Here’s a common scenario: the defense lawyers send you release authorizations on standard pre-printed forms issued by the New York State Department of Health (Office of Court Administration Form 960). With the stamp of approval of the Department of Health, there can’t be anything wrong with these release authorizations, right? Not so fast, my friend. more »
New York courts have uniformly held that a defendant is not entitled to the blocked content of a plaintiff’s Facebook site by the mere existence of the site itself. The defendants may not obtain discovery of blocked social media postings absent the existence of some articulable basis for believing that the private content is material more »
Want to kick-start your lawyer website in just six weeks? Impossible, you say? If you do only one thing for your website, you should hire a blogger to write valuable content for the blog on your website with a new post every single day.
The ultimate goal is to differentiate your law practice from every other lawyer. Easier said than done, right? But here’s one thing you can do now that will instantly make your practice different. In New York, lawyers are ethically permitted to accept complete responsibility for case expenses in the event there is no monetary recovery, more »
What is the real purpose of a website for your law practice? No, it has nothing to do with fancy graphics and award-winning logos or the self-glorification of you and your partners. The only purpose of a website is to get clients and make money.
Would you take a suitcase full of cash, put it under your bed and leave it there for three years? Probably not, right? You want to earn interest on your money and that suitcase full of cash won’t earn a penny. Even if you put your money in a money market account, you’ll get at more »
Saving money isn’t easy—you’ve got bills to pay, kids to send to college and make the weekly payroll of your staff. Sometimes it’s a wonder there’s any money left for you. You know you’re supposed to be saving money, but you’ve got to pay the bills first. There’s an answer that is easy and takes more »
Have you ever made a big mistake because you didn’t know that your client did time at Sing-Sing for armed robbery (I have) or you didn’t know about the racy photos on her Facebook profile? Checklists can make your life a whole lot easier by making big screw-ups less likely.
Need to breathe life into your run-of-the-mill neck or back injury case? How about an interactive DVD that allows you to show the herniated disc from multiple angles and allows your medical expert to zoom in to show the injury in as much detail as she wants? And here’s the cool part, this is not more »
A big expense of a new personal injury case is the cost of getting your clients’ medical records. A complete set of medical records for a month-long hospitalization can cost more than $500 and that’s before you’ve decided whether to accept the case. A simple solution is to request the electronic medical records on a more »