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