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Fixed fees: both sides of the debate (access required)

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Is it possible for lawyers to embrace some other type of billing besides hourly billing? In particular, is it possible for lawyers to embrace fixed-fee or task-based billing, in which a fee for a specific task is determined before the ...

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Debt relief work spells bar trouble for Va. lawyer (access required)

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A Virginia lawyer who signed on to work with a national debt relief service ended up with a public admonition from the Virginia State Bar in June. The national company, meanwhile, was shut down on the order of a federal ...

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Tech Toolkit: 3 top security issues your firm needs to address (access required)

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Numerous technology tools can help to lock down systems, including software and hardware controls as well as mobile-specific products. But even with all that firepower, security breaches are still common, and some experts believe that every company has already been ...

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‘Redskins’ trademark loss doesn’t matter much (access required)

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For those who are fans of both trademarks and the NFL’s team in Washington, last month’s decision of the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, affirming the cancellation by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of the “Redskins” mark, may ...

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To win clients, you must play the networking game (access required)

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Establishing a strong network is a key component to developing business. It sets the stage for more client work and referrals. It’s therefore highly advantageous to your practice to attend events, meet new contacts and raise your visibility as part ...

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