Category Archives: Resources

Legal Writing Tip: Don’t Get Fouled up by Commonly Confused or Misused Words and Phrases

Savannah Blackwell Here’s our final installment (at least for now) on the popular topic of tackling troublesome words and phrases. Either/or; Neither/nor “Neither” should be followed by “nor;” “either” should…

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…

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,…

The Calming Voice on the Other End of the Line

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager The legal interviewers of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) are a team of professional individuals who bring an abundance of…

Legal Writing Tip: Common Usage Errors, Continued

Savannah Blackwell Here are more commonly confused words and expressions: E.g or I.e.? The first stands for the Latin expression exempli gratia and means “for example,” such as in the…

Mayor Backs Continued Funding for Immigration Collaborative

On April 27 at a press conference at City Hall, Mayor Ed Lee honored BASF and the 12 other organizations in the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC) for…

Marketing & Business Development: 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, finances, risk management,…

May 2016: A Month in the Life of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service [Infographic]

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Warning Signs of Law Firm Changes Ahead: Potential Merger, Acquisition, or Failure

Clayton Dodds, Law Office of Peter N. Brewer In recent years, some of San Francisco’s largest law firms have been the subject of wholesale changes. Failed mergers, toxic acquisitions, and…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Celebrates 70th Anniversary

This month, the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) officially turns 70 years old. The dynamic growth and changes to the program over the last seven decades are a reflection…