The practical skills required for running and growing your practice are covered in titles California Basic Practice Handbook, California Client Communications Manual, and Fee Agreement Forms Manual, among other valuable resources. These publications are also available in OnLAW, which gives you the added advantages of the web: speed, search capabilities, portability, and links to cited cases and codes. We have many CLE webinars and On Demand programs that address Law Practice Skills as well.
Litigate attorney fee awards with confidence using this comprehensive and nuanced guide, authored by recognized authority Richard M. Pearl.
Learn how to quickly evaluate a case and determine the appropriate range of damages in actions across many practice areas. Includes discussion of the taxability of settlements and judgments.
Rapidly identify frequently encountered issues in a wide array of practice areas; avoid traps that otherwise might be overlooked in evaluating a case; and decide whether a client’s issue is one you can realistically handle. Especially useful for newly admitted practitioners and those transitioning to new practice areas.
Establish and maintain effective communications with your client—from initial contact and retention to the conclusion of a case. This manual provides you with more than 65 sample letters and essential forms, as well as practice tips and succinct discussion of ethical and other issues you must consider in evaluating and representing clients.
1 hour MCLE Credit including 1 hour in Legal Ethics
Although you hope that it never happens, clients sometimes die unexpectedly during litigation. In the event that a client dies, a multitude of issues arise, some quite complex. Mark Schmuck from Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, in San Jose, will take you step by step and inform you about what to do when your client dies unexpectedly. The ethical and legal responsibilities of the attorney of record for a deceased client will be covered. Mark will also take you through what to do in a number of hypothetical situations.
1 hour MCLE Credit including 1 hour in Legal Ethics. Specialization: Family Law; Estate Planning, Trust & Probate
There are a variety of reasons why a law practice closes, some are planned such as when retiring or merging firms, and others can be unplanned such as in disability or death. In each of these instances, you, or the person assigned to close down your practice, cannot walk away from the ethical responsibilities involved in this task. In this program, Shirish Gupta, Flashpoint Law & Flashpoint Mediation, San Mateo, will discuss the ethical issues that arise when closing down a legal practice. Shirish will give you practical advice about how to prepare for and execute this end of practice event.
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