Category Archives: Resources

Preparing for a Negotiation

Preparing for Negotiation

By John Allison, J.D., The Coach for Lawyers, LLC   When preparing for a negotiation on behalf of a client, the first step is to set aside the adversarial mindset….

Increase Your Referral Sources and Make an Impact in the Community

By Emmy Pasternak, Outreach and Case Development Manager, LRIS   When a lawyer decides to join the panel of experienced attorneys through the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, their motivation…

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Lawyers Should be on Twitter and Here’s Why

    The original version of this article was published at www.susankostal.com  on November 15, 2017. I’ve been immersed in social media lately (beyond my typical compulsion), and thinking a…

Legal Writing Tips

Legal Writing Tip: Heed the Bench’s Preferences

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor   Ross Guberman, the acclaimed legal writing consultant and author of Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates and Point Taken:…

Setting Injustice Right: Tenant’s Wrongful Eviction Generates Half Million Dollars in Damages

By Carole Conn, LRIS Public Service Programs Director In March 2016, SF-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Services (LRIS) Supervisor, Antonio Hernandez, fielded an incoming call. The caller was a 64-year…

Legal Writing Tip

Legal Writing Tip: Include a Summary of Argument

By Savannah Blackwell Under the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, opening briefs must include a summary of argument that appears after the statement of the issues and the statement of…

Law Firm Differentiation – Going Beyond “Full Service” & “Client Focused”

By Clayton Dodd, Law Office of Peter N. Brewer On October 12, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association hosted a panel discussion about law firm…

Hiring Expert Witnesses

By John Allison, J.D., The Coach for Lawyers, LLC Expert witnesses can express opinions about matters within the scope of their expertise.  They are indispensable in cases involving medical, scientific…

Seeking Bilingual Spanish Speaking Attorneys with Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts Experience

The San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is currently seeking bilingual Spanish speaking attorneys with experience in Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts. If you would like to receive…

Lawyer Referral Service Participates in Fleet Week Event

The SF-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) was invited to participate at the SF Fleet Week Veterans’ Resource Fair. Bilingual legal interviewer Princess Bustos provided attendees with materials related…