A client receives the lawyer’s bill, contends that it is too high, and refuses to pay it unless the invoice is written down. That's a dilemma that is occurring with increasing frequency in these tough economic times.Read More »
When lawyers enter legal practice, they understand that certain aspects of what they will be doing will change during their careers. There will be new laws and regulations, new court decisions from which to take emerging precedents, and technological advances that will make once-common office tools virtually extinct.
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It would seem that physicians could use something like the lawyers’ Rule of Professional Conduct 1.3: one should “act with reasonable diligence and promptness” in representing a client or in treating a patient.Read More »
The most cost-effective business development strategy for any firm is to expand current services with existing clients. Current clients are already in hand and don’t have to be identified and wooed. They offer great potential for leverage, as new services can be provided without significant startup costs.Read More »
Some while back I heard a comment, spoken in regard to the passage of such high-impact national legislation as the health reform law and the Dodd-Frank Act, that “there have been more causes of legal action created in the last six months than in all of recorded history.”Read More »
Recently a lawyer in his late 60s called me to discuss his future. At one point he had considered selling his practice and retiring. But, he said, he enjoys what he does and financially cannot see his way to retiring. In the end, because of his tax situation, he declined to sell his practice.Read More »
Last year, a group of large national and international law firms petitioned the American Bar Association with a complaint about state bar regulation, contending that, given their multi-state corporate practices, such firms are restricted by the separate state bar admission requirements on issues like conflicts of interest, liability and lawyer mobility.Read More »