Highlights of the June 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on law practice management, succession planning, reputation management and more.
Many of us became lawyers because we weren’t inclined to go into “business.” But the truth is, whether you are an associate, solo or leading a full-service firm, you are running a business.
An organizational theory framework prompts us to think critically and systematically about choices and challenges us to ask if the firm’s structure or internal routines should be adjusted.
Be it a partnership, proprietorship, or corporation, the real asset of any law practice is the “book of business.”
By their very design, law firms encourage solo efforts rather than facilitate the face to face meetings that foster collaboration, teamwork and better client service.
Nowadays, negative comments from a disgruntled former client can be read worldwide and found in search results for the rest of your career.
It is amazing how taking cases involving people who do not have the resources to pay for their own cases have the ears of people who do.
Starting on July 1, 2014, to qualify for MCLE credit, Self-Study MCLE activities must have been prepared within five years from the date that you take (or view) that self-study activity.
If the trial courts get only $100 million more and we lose our reserves, we are facing further cuts in service.
You’d be surprised at the amount of information that Google is collecting about your website and its visitors.
Because of the limited time allocated to actual trial time, the trial took an agonizingly slow 32 days just to get to the liability verdict.
I have enough trouble keeping my kids and their friends from using “like” in their conversations, but as I sat in a hearing the other day, a lawyer used it at least five times in arguing a motion.
The story you are about to enjoy was written by the Hon. A. F. Bray, who was a force of nature in Contra Costa County. The county was privileged to have his love of history to guide us.
The online program that I have used for years is Access Law. I first learned of the program through the California State Bar.
The night was filled with a scrumptious BBQ buffet dinner, lucky raffle prize winners and hilarious comedy. Here are photos from the event…
On May 2, 2014, Hon. John Cope was sworn in at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in Martinez. Here are photos from the event…
Our next program is on June 17: Four Steps to Ethical and Empathic Client Relationships and Communications. Only $20 per program for members!