For Attorneys 6 Posts

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  • Jun 26, 2013
  • Kyle Bachus
  • For Attorneys

In an attempt to rein in the federal discovery process, the United States' Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure voted on June 3 to approve for public comment proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The proposed amendments to the discovery rules…

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  • May 30, 2013
  • H. Lee Thompson
  • For Attorneys

An associate at a law firm misfiles a real estate contract, causing the deal to fall apart. At what point should the law firm contact its malpractice insurance provider to alert them of the possibility of a malpractice claim coming down the pike? As the case described below illustrates,…

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  • May 23, 2013
  • Louis Marlin
  • For Attorneys

Freelance work offers a range of perks that can make it a pretty attractive way to earn your living: flexible hours, control over your vacation, the chance to be your own boss, and the freedom to focus on projects you choose. Of course, there are downsides to being self employed. Benefits…

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  • May 23, 2013
  • Jeffrey Phillips
  • For Attorneys

Time spent at work is not always time spent working. The constant connectivity of modern offices has changed the way business is done. It's also changed how individuals spend their time, with some studies suggesting that the average worker spends somewhere between one and two hours of work…

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  • Apr 26, 2013
  • Kyle Bachus
  • For Attorneys

There's been some controversy recently over the issue of billing – and specifically the accuracy or false "padding" of client bills. Typically, inaccurate bills come from one of two bad practices; billing for time not spent working, or billing for time spent working but exaggerating or…

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  • Apr 26, 2013
  • James Slater
  • For Attorneys

The nature of legal work means lawyers often come into contact with people during especially stressful or difficult times in their lives. A difficult client can turn even a simple issue into a much more complicated matter, and the impetus is often on the lawyer to handle the client without…

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