18 04, 2021

Part 1: Understanding anger and its impact on lawyers

By |2021-04-15T12:49:09-04:00April 18th, 2021|Law|

Many lawyers grapple with how to work with people who are angry: clients who are volatile, co-workers who are frequently upset, opposing counsel who bully or demean, or partners who quickly fly off the handle over what seems like the smallest issue. Additionally, some lawyers may reluctantly acknowledge that they, too, struggle with controlling their anger at times, which leaves them feeling embarrassed, out of control, and at risk of doing damage to their careers.

16 04, 2021

The new noncompete?

By |2021-04-07T14:18:50-04:00April 16th, 2021|Employment, Law|

To try to find out whether this was a trend or whether I was reading too much into Judge McGuire’s statement, I informally polled several employment litigation practitioners to see if any of them had experience with these kinds of cases. Here are just a few that I found and what I think they mean for the future of employment litigation.

13 04, 2021

COVID claim must meet malpractice standard

By |2021-04-13T10:53:22-04:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, Law|

A ruling by a Newport News, Virginia judge illustrates one of the hurdles faced by lawyers seeking to sue over COVID-19 infections acquired in group facilities. A wrongful death lawsuit claiming an unwritten no-mask [...]

12 04, 2021

Zoom etiquette guidance offered to lawyers

By |2021-03-30T10:12:10-04:00April 12th, 2021|Business, Law|

In 2012, the American Bar Association acknowledged the indisputable influence of technology on the practice of law when it modified comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1 to state that maintaining technology competence is part of the ethical obligations of lawyers.

12 04, 2021

Legally structuring your physical structures

By |2021-04-01T09:13:35-04:00April 12th, 2021|Business, Law|

Just as a properly designed building foundation is critical to accomplish the goal of holding up the walls of the building, the properly designed legal foundation is critical to accomplish the owner’s goals relating to taxation, liability protection and exit strategies.

6 04, 2021

Experts, ABA do not recommend replying to bad online reviews

By |2021-04-06T14:09:47-04:00April 6th, 2021|Business, Law|

Potential clients’ faith in online reviews is welcome if a lawyer or law firm under consideration has a five-star rating, but a single bad review can have an ongoing harmful effect. Broadly found that one bad review from a disgruntled client will turn away 30 clients on average.

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