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Ex-RI Lawyer Charged with Stealing Client Funds

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawyer has been charged with misappropriating $1.1 million of his clients' money. State Police said they've charged Robert Natal with 11 counts of felony unlawful appropriation. Authorities said Natal mishandled money he received from real estate closings...

Looking for a best friend

"Best friend" strategies really do work for law firms, but they require thorough research, a solid business case, and realistic expectations. Going global has become a two-way journey. Since the late 1990s, firms in mature legal markets in Europe and North America have looked...

Good surprises

Are you better than you think you are? One of the most unpleasant surprises in the practice of law is to learn that a client is dissatisfied with something that you believed that you did quite well. Bad news like this is unwelcome, but it can be the first step to managing a major vulnerability...

LexisNexis Introduces Due Diligence Dashboard

LexisNexis is pleased to provide you with yet another tool to manage your risks and provide exceptional client service : Due Diligence Dashboard! What is Due Diligence Dashboard (DDD) and what does it do? LexisNexis® Due Diligence Dashboard (DDD) empowers law firms to mitigate their financial...

Year-end countdown: accounts receivable

As we approach the end of September, firms with fiscal years ending in December should already be taking the first steps in their year-end fee collection campaign. Your firm's billing team will probably do most of the heavy work, but in well-managed law firms the billing partner for each file...

Making Junior Associates Cost-Effective

Yesterday I noted the issues raised by a WSJ piece on clients looking askance at paying going rates for first- and second-year associates . There are really only three ways to resolve this issue, beyond, of course, extending the status quo: Firms bill out junior associates at lower rates...