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Have you ever thought about how much money you’ve lost by not having the right contract in place? For example: You have an online consult and the client’s ready to seal the deal. But you don’t have a standard engagement agreement to send and by the time you draft one, the client has hired someone……
Last week, the New York Times reported on a recent study by WalletHub which ranked each state on its suitability for remote work. The survey evaluated two primary factors: employer-friendly characteristics such as the number of people already working remotely and worker-specific features such as cost of electricity and Internet and average housing and lot sizes.……
Just a quick note to let readers know that the Legal ClauseIt chock full of plug & play power pacts for 21st century lawyers will be available for purchase next week.  If you haven’t yet signed up to receive advance notice of our special launch deal, sign up here – and in exchange, you can……
After the law firm where I worked as an associate twenty five years ago gave me six months to find a new job, I had a crazy idea.  What if I didn’t look for a job at all and instead decided to start my own law firm? And even crazier, what if that law firm……
Lawyers have reasonably discretion over what terms to include in a Retainer Agreement depending upon the type of case and applicable ethics rules.  That said, there are some hard don’ts, i.e., terms that you don’t want to ever include.  Here’s a quick sampling: 1.         Don’t Overpromise – Avoid representations in your Retainer Agreement like “we……
Did you know that your Retainer Agreement can make you money? That is, if you’re not using one of those stale, eight-page tomes chock full of legalese that clients can’t understand. Or one of those outdated forms from a retired lawyer that still references fax machines and billing rates for secretaries.  Here’s the problem.  There……
When entrepreneurs launch a startup, they can find dozens of high-quality , affordable online resources to create the types of documents and agreements needed to start and operate a business.  Some of the best known free offerings from biglaw firm, Orrick or payment processor, Stripe Atlas include incorporation documents and employee agreements. And many enterprising attorneys have……
A year ago this week, the pandemic took the nation by storm. Yet at the time, none of us could predict that the novel corona virus would shut down courts and place many law firms that hadn’t kept pace with, or weren’t willing to learn new technology at risk. And so two months into the……
At least fifteen years ago (maybe more), my husband bought a Garmin GPS navigational system for our car. Though I dutifully punched my destination into our new toy, I found myself deviating every time my printed-out Mapquest instructions or my own instinct conflicted and sent me on another route. As an end result of trying……