Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

Are You Applying the Right Strategy to Settle Your Case?

By Guy Kornblum, Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison   Experienced lawyer or more junior, I ask the question:  are you applying the right techniques for giving you the best chances…

Need a Mediator? BASF’s Mediation Services Panelists Offer a Wide Spectrum of Skills

This month we are highlighting some of BASF’s more than 50 Mediation Services Panelists and their areas of expertise. BASF mediators can assist with almost any type of dispute, whether for…

Why It’s a Good Idea to Keep Track of Your Time in Contingency Fee Cases

William Balin, Balin & Kotler Many contingency fee attorneys balk at keeping track of their time on each case. In fact, there is no rule that requires contingency fee attorneys…

Paralegal Corner: Maintaining Marketability (and Sanity!) in a Competitive Job Market

Javier Morelos, Hersh FamilyLaw Practice The Bureau of Labor and Statistics lists the San Francisco Bay Area as the top-paying metropolitan area in the nation for paralegals, but it is…

Going Solo? Don’t Do it Alone – The Case for Joining a Legal Incubator

Hamid Yazdan Panah Going solo can be a daunting proposition, but it is not without its benefits. For some, the idea of being their own boss is reason enough to…

Caught in a Trap: Presley’s Fiduciary Dilemma

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna After ten years of marriage, Lisa Marie Presley is all shook up after discovering that her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood,…

Seeking New Solos!

Community Law Practice Incubator Start Your Own Practice − Serve the Community Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? Apply now to participate in the…

Are Your Employment Policies Up To Date?

Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, Fairgrieve Law Office As a business owner, there is much to keep on top of. Insurance, office space, technology, cash flow, not necessarily in that order. That doesn’t…

Finances & Profitability: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, risk management,…

Through the Looking Glass of the Depp-Heard Marriage

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna In the aftermath of the domestic violence allegations made by Amber Heard (“The Danish Girl”) about her husband of fifteen…