Clear & Convincing

  • It's Friday afternoon. Your busy week is about to end. But first, you must write your weekly blog. Staring at a blank computer screen or legal pad can be daunting. Even though you’ve been immersed in the law all week, what would your readers ...

  • "Limited Scope Representation (LSR) refers to the concept of a lawyer agreeing with a client to handle only some part(s) of the client's legal matter. The term 'unbundling' is sometimes used to refer to this method of client service."—American ...

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    Meet the Press

    “I just got a call from Josh,” Lance said to Linda in her office. “Josh, the reporter?” Linda asked. Lance nodded. “He’s doing a story on elder abuse, and he knows we focus on elder law.” “That’s great,” Linda said. “The publicity ...

  • If you haven’t visited LinkedIn in the last three months to review your profile, it’s time for an update. LinkedIn is one of the most powerful social networking tools for lawyers. Consider that more than 93% of lawyers use LinkedIn (ABA 2016 ...

  • Before LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and websites, law firms used regularly published newsletters to stay in touch with clients and contacts. Now you can use e-newsletters to show your expertise in an area of practice and show that you care ...

  • Clients come to law firms in many ways. Some through personal contacts, others find you on the internet, and some come to you through paid TV advertising or seeing your name on a billboard. Let’s assume your original goals for the year were ...

  • The Master Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan, comprised of attorneys who have been in practice 30 or more years or are 60 and older, surveyed its 19,000-plus members last spring. Experienced lawyers were asked about words of wisdom ...

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    Network with the SBM

    “Join groups, special-interest bars, or other avenues to meet other lawyers and keep an open mind toward areas of law you are not familiar with. Be involved in a bar section. Join a group. Stay connected.” Words of Wisdom, Master Lawyers ...

  • “What is Instagram?” Lance asked Jennifer, an associate at L & L Law Firm. “It’s a social networking app,” she answered. “It’s made for sharing photos and videos from your smartphone.” “Some of the lawyers were taking pictures around ...

  • Twitter has grown from its early days as a way for friends to stay in touch to be both a networking tool and news source. Twitter’s mission statement is: “To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without ...

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