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Navigating the 2016 Talent Market

Sarah Pisani, Nelson & Associates In today’s talent market, finding and retaining qualified employees can be challenging. In a 2015 survey, nearly 30% of U.S. companies reported experiencing a candidate…

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Legal Writing Tip: Don’t Distract Readers or Ruin Your Writing with Citations

Savannah Blackwell Despite the efforts of legal writing guru Bryan Garner to promote use of “citational” footnotes, placing citations in the main body of the brief or memo remains the…

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V-HUB: Working Together to Serve Veterans Seeking Legal Help [Infographic]

Read more about the V-Hub: Download and print the V-Hub flyer to spread the word to members of the community. Lawyer Referral and Information Service to Play Central Role in Coordinating…

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Over $1 Million Settlement in LRIS Police Brutality Case Rights a Wrong

By David Fiol, Brent, Fiol & Pratt Imagine yourself as a 61-year old African-American from Oakland who has worked as a union plumber for 35 years. You read newspapers religiously,…

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Changing Where You Practice

By John Allison, J.D., The Coach for Lawyers, LLC Lawyers consider changing where they practice for a number of reasons. A lawyer may be laid off or a law firm…

Should we “put all citations in footnotes”—or not?

By Savannah Blackwell Everyone agrees legal brief writers should strive for clear, orderly prose and a coherent chain of argument. At the same time, we must show there is legal…

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Perfectly Matched Client and Attorney = Another Successful LRIS Referral

By Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Mixing family matters with business matters can strain even the closest of relationships. The additions of a step-family, a church, various…

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LRIS Welcomes New Immigration Case Coordinator

The San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service welcomed Carlos Pinzon-Hamilton in December 2015 as its new Immigration Case Coordinator. Pinzon-Hamilton is responsible for organizing and admin-istering the Attorney of…

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Six-figure Settlement for Bicyclist Struck by Car

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Anyone who walks, drives, or rides a bike in San Francisco knows that the streets can be a dangerous place where hundreds…