How to Grow My Law Practice

How to Grow My Law Practice

General Legal, Lawyers, Legal Matters
There are many ways to grow a law practice. But before you can start growing your business, you first need to make sure that it is in a healthy state. Whether you work for a globally successful firm or are just starting a new practice as a sole proprietor, growth is key to staying afloat in this highly competitive industry. With that being said, if you have ever researched common queries such as ‘how to grow my solo law practice' you will know all too well that there is a lot of convoluted and conflicting information out there. In this article, we will discuss some of the basic steps that you need to take to ensure that your law firm is running smoothly and primed for growth. Identify opportunities to…
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How To Increase In-house Diversity?

How To Increase In-house Diversity?

General Legal, International Differences, Lawyers, Legal Matters
With the ever-changing social climate, more and more incidences of ethnic and racial discrimination occur in the workplace. This is not just a problem with one ethnic group but a problem with the corporate world. There has been a recent upsurge in the number of lawsuits filed against companies for sexual harassment. Often, these lawsuits allege that the plaintiff was not treated as an equal. Although sexual harassment is not recognized as a legal concept in the United States, if the company has a sexual harassment policy and makes a sincere effort to comply with equal opportunity laws, this litigation can be avoided. What is In-house Diversity? In-house diversity is a term that has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, the meaning of the term is susceptible to a…
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Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Law Firm

Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Law Firm

General Legal, Lawyers, Legal Matters
I've been a lawyer for a few years now, and I've had a lot of experiences. Whether I've been helping my clients or just having some lame conversations with other lawyers about the firm, I feel like I've learned a lot. Here are some things I wish I knew before starting my own law firm: Assemble Your Team When deciding whether to go to law school, it is important to find the right school that will give you the training you need and the mentorship you desire. But there is more to law school than just the classroom. There are also extracurricular activities you can take part in, which can make your experience in law school more fulfilling. Although I have a great team, I can't share the best part…
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Trademark Registration Law in the EU

Trademark Registration Law in the EU

General Legal, Legal Matters
OVER THE LAST MONTH, the EU Trademark Registration Directive has been a hot topic in the EU Intellectual Property (IP) community. On 4 December 2014, the Directive's transposition into national law is expected to be completed. This will allow the EU trademark community to focus on the Directive's substantive provisions, with the final stage of the Directive's transposition expected in the Spring of 2015. The EU is famous for banning all sorts of products from entering its member states. Even though these products are rarely ever banned for this reason alone, the mere existence of the sanctions can be incredibly damaging.  This is often the case with products that are banned for the sake of avoiding consumer confusion, rather than because they are dangerous, and it is in that context…
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Tips to Help Siblings Avoid or Resolve an Estate Battle

Tips to Help Siblings Avoid or Resolve an Estate Battle

General Legal, Legal Matters
The older sibling has always seemed to hold the upper hand in a family's estate battle, but the power balance has shifted with the advent of technology. Today's parents and grandparents have access to legal documents through the internet, but not everyone has the time or the inclination to research their options. So, skipping the legal part and digging a little into the other side of the coin might help the peace process. When parents pass away, it is sometimes necessary to make important decisions regarding the care and maintenance of their estate. Whether the parents have created a will or not, their estate may still need to be managed by a family member, such as a sibling. If a family member is unwilling or unable to take care of…
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Why Are Record Expungements Important?

Why Are Record Expungements Important?

General Legal, Legal Matters
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many advocates have mounted a renewed push for the expungement of felony convictions from the records of thousands of people after they're released from prison or dismissed from community service for something such as misdemeanor crimes. The idea is that millions of people either charged or convicted of felonies have their records on file, making it difficult for those people to find and retain jobs, housing, and other necessities. Records are often sealed due to concerns about the victim's privacy, but records are also often sealed due to public safety concerns. In either case, a sealed record should not be an excuse for the general public to carry on as if the person who committed the offense never existed. It is incumbent upon…
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