Consumers turn to Yelp more than any other web site when they’re looking for a lawyer. So reports the blog maintained by the self-proclaimed law-firm marketing guru Larry Bodine.
In the year 2000, when New Orleans lawyer Ernest Svenson was handling a case requiring an abundance of discovery -- meaning paper documents -- a friend offered use of his scanner. A somewhat novel piece of office equipment at the time, using the scanner allowed Svenson to organize the discovery on his laptop so he could access it easily and quickly. “It was an epiphany,” he says.
More than 1.2 million applications, or “apps,” are available at the iPhone App Store as of June 2014, according to a recent About.com article. Compare that with October 2008, when only 800 such apps existed.
A 68-year-old woman was sentenced to six months in jail after police found her having sex in public at her Florida retirement community. So reports The Smoking Gun.
Authorities arrested a Florida woman and charged her with felony child neglect for allowing her 7-year-old son to walk to the park by himself. So reports CBS News.
An insurance company paid a 73-year-old California man the $21,000 it agreed to pony up to settle a lawsuit in buckets of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. So reports NBC.
A federal appeals court held that a judge presiding over a custody case can’t be sued by the child’s father for having an affair with the child’s father. So reports the Detroit Free Press.
General Electric's general counsel's 2012 compensation package afforded him almost $11 million in cash, making him the highest paid general counsel on Corporate Counsel magazine's latest list of the nation's 100 highest paid GCs. So reports Law.com.
In the wake of the suicide of a dozen lawyers in Kentucky during the past three years, several organizations are looking at different ways to curb the tragic trend. Reports have cited as many as six suicides in the last year and 12 dating back to 2010.
After entering a guilty plea, John Farahi, founder of Newpoint Financial Services Inc., was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on March 20, according to a National Law Journal story. The Beverly Hills businessman admitted his role in a $20 million Ponzi scheme and the plea could have ramifications for former Nixon Peabody securities partner David Tamman, who was found guilty for his role in the scheme.
A Los Angeles nutrition company is locked in a legal battle with billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who has accused the company of perpetuating a pyramid scheme. Herbalife officials said the company will up their legal defense costs from $25 million to $40 million in the wake of Ackman’s accusations, according to a Los Angeles Times article.
A Florida jury awarded $23 billion in punitive damages to a woman claiming her husband died of lung cancer because the tobacco industry hid smoking risks. So reports CNN.
Three recent SCOTUS decisions prove that the justices are tech-savvy enough to accurately apply the law to emerging technology. So reports Salon.com.
A federal judge has held that California’s death penalty law is unconstitutional. So reports the San Francisco Gate.
Federal judges are divided over whether inmates have a right to confidential email communications with their counsel. So reports The New York Times.
Pet ownership in the United States has tripled since the 1970s, when, according to the Humane Society, approximately 67 million American families owned a pet. In 2012, that figure ballooned to more than 164 million, meaning a staggering 62% of American households included at least one pet. Correlated with the impressive number of American pets is the incredible amount of money spent on caring for them.
According to the American Bar Association, the United States is home to nearly 1.3 million attorneys. Of those, it is estimated that about one-third are solo practitioners.
It’s no secret competition among lawyers for a solid, paying client continues to grow fiercer with each passing day. Between law firm websites, social media websites like LinkedIn and Twitter, and good old fashioned television and radio commercials, countless opportunities for marketing one’s legal services avail themselves.
Diane Humetewa has become the first female Native American to serve as a federal judge. So reports the Huffington Post.
Dan Lukasik took a painful time in his life and made it the impetus to create a resource for others facing similar challenges.
Collections give attorneys a fun way to relieve stress.
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