Practice of Law

By Michael Blasie Think. Good legal writing is not about following rules. Good legal writing is good judgment. Test and improve your judgment with two guidelines. Have A Good Reason For Everything You Write. Many attorneys stop thinking about writing after a few years. They form habits. They think they know what certain briefs should […]

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By Doug Striker Let’s say you’re looking for a lawyer to handle a rather complicated family matter. A friend recommends a lawyer whom he says is a legal genius, who works hard for his clients, knows the law inside and out, has a knack for finding legal loopholes, never loses a case, digs hard to […]

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By Doug Striker I was watching a commercial for an SUV the other day and laughed out loud at all the imagery they used to describe the vehicle’s capabilities: luxurious-looking date nights, kids hauling stinky sports gear, babies safely tucked away like chrysalises, and supremely messy, dangerous, off-road adventures. Will a family of 5 ever […]

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By Doug Striker The law industry is facing a giant image crisis. Simply put: clients don’t trust us! While this may not be all that new, it certainly took a turn for the worse after 2008. Prior to 2008, law firms held all the aces when it came to their relationships with clients. They charged […]

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Written by Clio Team, originally posted on July 12, 2017 Every law firm has its sights set on recording an ever-increasing amount of billable hours. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy—particularly for smaller firms that lack the resources and efficiencies that industry juggernauts enjoy. If you work at a small law firm, you likely spend more time […]

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This is a report of the last Small Firms, Big Success presentation on March 14 covering the Amended Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. Guest Blogger: Jonathan Culwell, esq. The Amended Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act has brought the liability of successful discrimination claims to small employers in Colorado. Sarah Parady and Danielle Urban shared their first-hand knowledge of litigating […]

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When you are a new solo attorney, your instinct might tell you to offer clients a wide range of legal services that cover broad areas of the law. This tactic seems like a surefire way to obtain new clients and help get your  law practice off the ground. But given the number of solo law […]

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By Daryl James Effective resolution of a collaborative case requires the best negotiation that you can bring to the table.  Command of the facts, willingness to consider other participants’ perspectives, creativity in generating options are all important parts of a good negotiator’s conscious skills. Patience and an ability to understand others’ emotional reactions are also […]

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The grey light slanted in through the thin spaces between decrepit Victorians and glared against my supervising attorney’s dirty windshield as we rolled through one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in West Oakland, California. We knocked on the door that was the last known address of our client. Baby Momma peered at us with one […]

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We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month. Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good one. Quick Tips Using AutoText to deal with repetitive text from Legal Office Guru 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for […]

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