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Contracts: Law Firm-Fee Agreement-Unpaid Fees

Defendant retained plaintiff to file suit on its behalf in a contract case. When defendant failed to pay plaintiff’s invoices, it commenced suit against defendant and its president, who had provided a personal guarantee for the fee agreement. The district ...

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Save time and money: Use technology wisely

Whenever I evangelize the importance of keeping up with technological changes, the most common response I hear from other lawyers is that they don’t have enough time to sort through the ever-increasing number of choices available to them. After I ...

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Short-term action plans for challenging times

Even today, despite the drastic changes taking place within so many firms, some attorneys claim that practicing law is not a business but a profession. And some of these folks, unfortunately, have had the seniority to dilute or completely override ...

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Lawyer who hesitates to market skills may be lost

We frequently encounter lawyers who tell us they are too busy to market their services. “I can barely keep up with client demands now. So why do I need to market?” these lawyers ask. Lawyers who neglect certain fundamental marketing ...

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With humility, a job loss can be your gain

In Do the Right Thing, Boston-based consultant Gretchen Neels offers advice on professional etiquette and other behavioral issues that might arise in a law practice. Q. I never thought I would find myself looking for work two years after graduating ...

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In the News

John Rourke and Tom Niemann opened law firm Niemann Rourke in west St. Louis County. Rourke and Niemann have business and commercial, fidelity and surety, construction and real estate and civil litigation practices. The lawyers, who have almost 40 years ...

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Cutting overhead can be a painful procedure

The cost represented by people is the largest expense at all law firms, including those with hundreds or even thousands of lawyers and staff, small firms or even solo practices. There is no question that lawyers and law firms need ...

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