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McGlinchey Stafford PLLC publishes the CAFA Law Blog. The CAFA Law Blog is the leading online resource for information, case analyses, and insights regarding the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, better known as "CAFA." CAFA's enactment in February, 2005 revolutionized existing class action law, practice and strategies. Today's rapidly evolving CAFA class action landscape is now virtually unrecognizable to many class action practitioners, parties and courts. Countless ambiguities and uncert ...
 
Counsel to Counsel is a periodic podcast produced by Stephen Seckler of Seckler Legal Recruiting and Coaching (www.counseltocounsel.com). It addresses important career and marketing issues facing attorneys. The target audience is associates, counsel and partners at law firms of all sizes; but the podcast also addresses issues that are relevant to in-house counsel, law students or any lawyer who is looking for career insights inside or outside of the law. Counsel to Counsel is aimed at indivi ...
 
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Guests: Taly Goody is a personal injury lawyer, and Michelle Fonseca-Kamana exclusively practices lemon law. Both immersed themselves in social media, successfully leveraging the platforms as free marketing channels. Topics: Using social media to market a practice Their process for creating videos “The Power of Planning” Why they use YouTube and Fa…
 
Author and speaker, Dr. Stefanie Johnson, shares her best practices to forge strong relationships between leaders and teams, inspire greater productivity, and create a positive environment for everyone. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to ESQ.Mark…
 
In this part three, our coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial continues. Professor David Schultz from the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline University returns. We talk about the witnesses, their emotional testimony, and distrust of the police as well as the importance of timing and vantage point for interpreting what was going on during …
 
When Yale suspended one of its high profile professors for two years citing a pattern of sexual harassment, one wondered if the penalty went far enough considering former students believed Rubenfeld's wife Amy Chua bore some responsibility for the events and remained on the faculty. Fast forward and now Chua is publicly battling with the administra…
 
Autonomous killer robots have certainly grabbed a lot of screen time over the years, but is our world really going to end in an AI-fueled war? Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Brigadier General Patrick Huston to discuss his role at the Pentagon and dispel some of the most common myths about AI and its military applications. As a self-described …
 
Joyce Tong Oelrich and Zohra Tejani, the founders of Tong Tejani, which specializes in government contracts and has mainly technology-sector clients, kept initial client feedback about subscription pricing in mind when they formally launched their firm in May 2020. Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications and Nota.…
 
Google takes center stage in news updates as Gyi and Conrad discuss two moves that may diminish opportunities for free lawyer advertising on the platform. Top billing goes to Google’s Local Pack change from a three-pack to a two-pack. The two also shift gears on earlier advice about Google My Business Messaging. Eek. Google is sending messages to y…
 
New Hampshire vs. Massachusetts is a monster case about taxes and federalism that could impact employers all over the United States. Who’s going to win and who’s going to lose? Sam Megally from K & L Gates joins us to law-splain. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: JD Supra article from K&L Gates by William LeDoux, Sam Megally, Cindy Ohlen…
 
To continue demystifying the attorney grievance and discipline process, On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway welcome Mark Armitage of Michigan’s Attorney Discipline Board (ADB). Mark explains how complaints move from the Attorney Grievance Commission to the ADB, outlines the types of cases that often require disciplinary action, and clea…
 
The pandemic impacted the practice of law in unpredictable ways, especially for new lawyers. Host Sonia Russo taps into the lessons learned by James Liu, Michelle Garcia, and Shawn Hoover on how to manage their careers and ensure clients have adequate representation during a time of scarce resources and more limited access to justice. Stay tuned fo…
 
Dealing with a rude, difficult, or offensive person can be a real challenge. But what happens when that person is a client, a co-worker, or even worse, your boss? It might be tempting to simply tell them off or quit but that could derail your career. Host Sonia Russo delves into the workplace experiences of Melissa Lessell, Eric Sternberg, Melanie …
 
Why should clients care about who owns their lawyer’s law firm? Does it matter? Are the clients still being taken care of? We answer these questions and more about the new Alternative Business Structures for law firms taking root around the country. Andy Halaby from Greenberg Traurig joins us. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: ABA Journa…
 
It’s time for the fourth and final pillar of the Second Brain project – sharing. Dennis and Tom discuss their differing theories on this pillar and explain what “sharing” might look like within their individual projects. Next, in the second installment of their “Hot or Not” segment, they discuss the increase in sales of desktop computers and give t…
 
Lawyerist Operations Director, Paige Atkins, shares her best practices for hiring a virtual assistant. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Lawmatics, Postali, ESQ.Marketing, SweetProcess, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.…
 
In the second part of this series, we continue our discussion about the Derek Chauvin Trial with Professor David Schultz, talking about the criminal charges and what the prosecution will need to prove to get a conviction. Later on, we discuss jury selection, concerns about security, and a unique Minnesota evidence law that might make the prosecutio…
 
Not since the NCAA tournament has Georgetown been so hyped and so disappointed. The GULC fell out of the vaunted "T14" in the US News Law School Rankings to be replaced by UCLA. But why do we persist in a "14" ranking? And what else did the new US News formula bring us? Joe and Kathryn also chat about vaccine appointments and the (potentially) comi…
 
As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Dr. Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the…
 
Expert Service Provider Dr. Ernest Chiodo discusses the analysis of low-impact automobile accidents and the impact on claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.
 
From his incredible skill to his entertainingly ruthless trash-talk, Larry Bird was one of the best. Jared shares some of his favorite stories about the Hick from French Lick, and points out that the L.A. Lakers were, and still are, a steaming pile of, well… you know. (1:50) Jared then welcomes guest Shawn Hill to chat about online reviews and thei…
 
It’s the biggest criminal trial in a generation and believe it or not we’re still learning a lot about George Floyd and Derek Chauvin. In this series of episodes, we’re going through it point by point to talk about evidence, witnesses, and legal strategies with Professor David Schultz from the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline Universi…
 
In this episode, we return to a coaching session with Beth Masterman. If you haven’t heard Part I, you should go back and listen to that first. In today’s episode, several months have now past and Beth and I are continuing to explore my next career move. To recap, Steve, is a 9th year real estate associate at Smith Johnson, an AmLaw 100 firm. Steve…
 
On this episode we discuss when police officers are allowed to enter your home without a warrant and the Supreme Court case (Lange v. California) that could change how all of that works. Professor David Gray from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law joins us to break it down. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Reute…
 
On March 24th, 2021, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling and upheld the effective ban on the open carry of firearms in the state of Hawaii. Coming in the wake of multiple high-profile mass shootings around the country, the case of Young v. Hawaii is likely to be a contentious development in the ongoing gun debate. To brie…
 
Voting for the State Bar of Texas’ president-elect candidates will take place in the month of April! Podcast host Rocky Dhir welcomes candidates Sara Dysart and Laura Gibson to learn about their backgrounds, discuss a variety of issues from diversity to COVID-19 to access to justice and more, and hear what each hopes to bring to the role of State B…
 
Legal marketing expert, Delisi Friday, shares her specific do’s and don’ts when it comes to marketing across the legal industry. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to SweetProcess, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode…
 
We all heard about famous actresses making bribes to get their kids into elite colleges but who was the mastermind behind it and how did it all work? Jennifer Levitz, author and national reporter for The Wall Street Journal joins us for a deep dive about ‘Operation Varsity Blues’, the biggest college admissions scandal ever. Special thanks to our s…
 
Jumping off a listener question, host Carl Morrison devotes an entire episode to answering common questions he hears about an increasingly hot topic: paralegal certification. Questions tackled: Why get certified? Do certificate paralegals make more money? What’s the difference between a certificate and a certification? Which certification program i…
 
Just like workers’ compensation, states have varying approaches to vocational rehabilitation. Voc rehab expert Rhonda Jellenik and host Judson Pierce discuss how state programs differ and what role counselors like Jellenik play in the legal and job training processes. Whether called on by a plaintiff or defendant, Jellenik helps determine whether t…
 
In the United States, the right to counsel in civil cases is currently a very complex issue. Some states provide counsel in certain types of civil cases, but not others; while other states may have little or no access to civil counsel in any matters. With this complicated picture in mind, what should be done to attain more equality throughout our n…
 
As special bonus season intensifies, Kathryn muses about compensation leadership and what the value of going big. Joe talks about vaccines and returning to in-person events and we recap the goings on at CUNY and Michigan where the deans faced pressure over past incidents. Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®, Lexicon and Nota.…
 
Laurien Gilbert from Cornerstone Research joins us to discuss price gouging and how things have evolved through COVID and the emergencies beyond. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Previous Episode: ‘Price Gouging’ Cornerstone Research article by Laurien Gilbert ‘Price Gouging and the Pandemic: An Economic Perspective’ Proskauer article b…
 
Heightened data privacy, security, economic, and legal pressures all serve to underscore why a comprehensive and effective contract management program is essential in today’s business environment. Organizations that fail to regularly evaluate and update contract management platforms and processes expose themselves to a host of operational, legal an…
 
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused there to be fewer court filings in some jurisdictions, Howard Bashman’s blog, How Appealing, continues to share multiple posts on a daily basis about appellate law and legal news. Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.
 
Dr. Roger Blair and Ms.Tirza Angerhofer from the University of Florida join us to discuss Alaska’s 1 billion dollar lawsuit against the poultry industry as well as others in food production. If you like dinner... you should definitely tune it. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Anchorage Daily News article by James Brooks ‘Alaska Seeks Mo…
 
In this new age of all-virtual conferences, there have certainly been a few growing pains throughout the process of moving content online. So, how did TECHSHOW 2021 fare in this new medium? Dennis and Tom share thoughts on their attendee experiences this year, discussing which elements of the conference were highly successful and pointing out a few…
 
For the first time ever, Clio has released a special trends report focused specifically on solo law firms! To talk about how this report came about and the helpful data it has to offer solo attorneys, Sharon Nelson and guest host John Simek welcome Clio’s CEO Jack Newton. Jack shares some of the most surprising insights gleaned from their solo surv…
 
Marketing & Partnerships Director, Laura Briggs, interviews Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, about all things document automation. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to CosmoLex, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring th…
 
After Willkie Farr announced another round of seasonal bonuses, Davis Polk went over the top and announced another two rounds of bonuses. The good times keep rolling in Biglaw. Joe and Kathryn also discuss the impending release of the US News and World Report Law School rankings -- could there be a big change this year? And a disturbing study from …
 
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon faces more challenges on criminal law reform but this time from his constituents through recall efforts. Joshua Spivak returns to give us the skinny. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Previous Episodes: Suing Gascon! Recalling Newsom ABA News article ‘Judge Rules Mostly in Favor of LA Co…
 
Jill Wine-Banks was barely 30 when she became an assistant Watergate special prosecutor investigating President Richard M. Nixon. In Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, Wine-Banks (who was then known as Jill Wine Volner) shares her experience battling political obstruction, courtroom legal wrangling and the …
 
So much of legal marketing over the past decade has emphasized generating client leads. And, for the most part, those focused on lead generation are seeing those leads come in. But are those leads turning into appointments and paying clients? Kara Prior, the co-founder of James Publishing’s Marketing Amplifier program, says there’s a gap between ge…
 
Lawyers have a lot of annoying habits, but Jared’s figured out the worst—referring to their fellow humans as “nonlawyers.” Not only is it demeaning to, well, everyone, but it can also be the source of an unhealthy culture between lawyers and their legal staff. Be honest now . . . have you fallen into this pattern? Don’t worry! Jared has some great …
 
Joshua Spivak, Senior Fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Institute, walks us through California’s attempt to recall its 40th Governor, a journey of signatures, extensions, certifications, and possible elections. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: KCRA (NBC) article by Brandi Cummings ‘Newsom Recall: What to know about California’s process for Go…
 
Counsel to Counsel is now in it’s third year and with this episode, we decided to try something a little different. Many people ask me to explain what coaching is. While I’ve written about the subject and had on today’s guest in an earlier episode to talk about coaching, I thought that doing a mock coaching session would be a great way to demonstra…
 
In this part 2, we continue our conversation with Walter Olson from the CATO about the history, legality, and policy considerations of raising the minimum wage. What are the long-term implications? Tune in and find out! Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Hunton Andrews Kurth article by Jessica N. Vara ‘Proposed Federal Minimum Wage Raise …
 
More than two months after the event, federal prosecutors continue to file charges against individuals involved in the January 6th U.S Capital riot. In his confirmation hearings, now confirmed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland stated that charging those involved in the Capitol Riot would be his #1 priority. “We begin with the people on the grou…
 
In 1968, anti-war and anti-establishment groups converged in the City of Chicago to protest U.S. participation in the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention. The protests eventually turned violent as Chicago police clashed with protestors in the streets, creating some of the most indelible images of the era. The political activists, who …
 
In 1968, anti-war and anti-establishment groups converged in the City of Chicago to protest U.S. participation in the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention. The protests eventually turned violent as Chicago police clashed with protestors in the streets, creating some of the most indelible images of the era. The political activists, who …
 
In 1968, anti-war and anti-establishment groups converged in the City of Chicago to protest U.S. participation in the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention. The protests eventually turned violent as Chicago police clashed with protestors in the streets, creating some of the most indelible images of the era. The political activists, who …
 
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