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How to Educate the Jury about the Burden of Proof Before the Trial

For jurors, the burden of proof in a civil action is a mystery. The vast majority of jurors have no idea what the civil burden of proof is, as they are only familiar with the criminal standard (i.e., beyond a reasonable doubt). And by the time the jurors reach the end of the trial, they’ve more »

How to Avoid Social Media Landmines

Just days away from a huge trial, you’re scrambling to prepare for trial and you’re convinced that you’re on the verge of winning the biggest trial of your career. Then your case implodes. Your trusty paralegal brings social media posts of your client selling her services as a prostitute. The social media posts are worse more »

How to Protect Your Settlement from Medicare

Happiness is in the air when you settle the cases. High fives, smiles and good will are everywhere, but then your trusty paralegal reminds you that there is a HUGE Medicare lien. This puts a major damper on your celebration party. Your mind is racing with thoughts about challenging the Medicare lien, but it might more »

How a Lawsuit Can Ruin Your Clients (…and What You Can Do to Avoid It)

Winning a big injury case may not be everything that your clients expected. Sudden wealth—whether from a settlement, inheritance or lottery—isn’t all that’s it’s cracked up to be. About 70% of people who win a lottery or get a big windfall actually end up broke within 7 years, according to the National Endowment for Financial more »

Discovering the Forbidden Secrets of Electronic Medical Records

When it comes to medical records, you never get what you ask for. With rare exception, the hospital (or doctors’ office) will send you an incomplete set of medical records, despite your clear request for the “entire” medical records. And an incomplete set of medical records can be a major problem. Let’s say you make more »

The Best Lesson a Father Can Give His Son

This was a lesson that I would never forget. During a summer gig working as a grunt at Shearson Lehman Brothers in NYC in 1983, I over-heard stockbrokers talking about copper as an investment and I became intrigued. A fan of investing, I spent time studying everything I could about copper from supply and demand, more »

Our Team’s Playbook

Our Team’s Playbook John H. Fisher, P.C. 278 Wall Street Kingston, New York 12401 845-802-0047 JFisher@FisherMalpracticeLaw.com www.ProtectingPatientRights.com www.UltimateInjuryLaw.com Table of Contents Introduction:       Our Best Advice for You Chapter 1:          Why We Exist: Our Purpose, Values and Mission Chapter 2:          What You Can Expect: A Day in the Life of Our Law Firm Chapter 3: more »

How to Build a Foundation of Trust with Your Clients

Your clients have no idea what a lawsuit involves. Your clients don’t know what to expect or what they will have to do. A lawsuit can be downright scary for your clients, but it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve accepted a new case for litigation, explain the process completely to your clients and eliminate more »

POSITION CONTRACT FOR MARY HUDGENS

Mary, we are very excited to begin working with you! We believe you will make an excellent addition to our team. Why Your Position Contract Exists In order to give you guidance and help you succeed, we prepared this “Position Contract” to describe the basic duties and tasks you will have as our “Problem Solver more »

Financial Planning for the Savvy Plaintiffs’ Lawyer

There’s good and bad news with a huge settlement. It’s always good when your bank account gets fatter, but the not-so-good news is you have to share 50% of your legal fee with Uncle Sam (a/k/a the IRS). Ouch! For savvy plaintiffs’ lawyers, there is a unique solution. Since 1996, the IRS allows plaintiffs’ lawyers more »

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