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Puffing Professionals: Law firm immune for false statements to client

Here’s an example of how the legal system, through gatekeeping judges, seems to protect its own — lawyers.  There are many hurdles, some unique to lawyers, protecting lawyers from the consequences of their alleged mistakes by prematurely tossing claims that … Continue reading

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The Retention Dance: Law firm claims duty to forward potential client’s inquiry to his employer

Nearly all law firms now have websites, which are primarily marketing tools to impress potential clients.  I suppose some firms would say their websites are not looking for business, they are just “informational,” whatever that means, but that’s certainly how … Continue reading

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Stupid Poor People: Bar study finds people think lawyers don’t make a difference

The American Bar Foundation, an arm of the ABA and thus devoted to helping to advance the cause of lawyers and the business of law, has studied how poor people deal with their “legal” problems and is shocked, shocked by … Continue reading

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DIY Law: Legal forms patch the legal services gap, and usually work just fine

Legal forms have been around since there have been lawyers.  They save money, especially with hourly fees, and they help avoid common mistakes. Now, more than ever, potential clients are using forms they find online — cheap or free — … Continue reading

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Warrior Mentality: Avoid declaring war on your family

A few decades ago, lawyers were ethically prohibited from most types of advertising — the bars thought it was “unprofessional” (and encouraged competition, which the legal establishment naturally considered to be a bad thing).  But clients need reliable, readily-available information … Continue reading

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Lawyer Glut: Until everyone has a lawyer they can afford, there’s no glut

While individual lawyers and law firms sometimes suffer in economic recessions, like everyone else, they usually do much better than most.  In the most recent real estate bubble recession, lawyers with business depending on some investments, some business transactions, and … Continue reading

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Finding Attorney Right: If at first you don’t succeed, hire, hire again.

Unfortunately there just isn’t any easy, reliable way to locate the “right attorney” for your situation, especially one you can afford (unless you’ve got six figure money laying around).  Ideally you want a local lawyer with lots of experience with … Continue reading

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Curve Ball: Beware of legal fee pitches from lawyers

We’ve worked with legal fee issues with many lawyers and law firms for more than 20 years now.  While you would think that lawyers understand how legal fees work and the issues they can raise, they often do not know … Continue reading

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Make It Rain: Aspiring rainmakers advised to be dominant, obsessed, risk takers

As with any business, law firms depend on obtaining new clients not just to grow, but to replace clients who leave or — perish the thought — resolve their legal needs.  Some firms attract business through advertising, and now websites, … Continue reading

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Lien On You: Anti-consumer advice disguised as free consumer advice

In exchange for having a monopoly on the practice of law, lawyers are supposed to help the public understand the law and help those who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.  Lawyers like to consider themselves professionals, and these are … Continue reading

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