Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 24, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 24 August 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 912

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 24, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

FL Legal News: Lawyer texting to potential clients is not solicitation but can be regulated advertising
Reversing a decision of the Standing Committee on Advertising, the Bar Board of Governors has said a law firm can send texts to prospective clients as long as the messages comply with the Bar rules on written and email communications.

The board at its July 24 meeting accepted the recommendation of the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics, which reviews advertising appeals to the board.

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Legal Practice Tips: Webinar for how to run your law firm like a business
Because most attorneys get out of law school wanting to do good and make their mark, especially when hanging their own shingle. Unfortunately, the realities of owning a firm swoop in and make the day-to-day not just challenging, but downright frustrating.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 17, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 17 August 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 872

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 17, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Legal Practice Tips: Handling the infuriating email
When you're really angry, sometimes it's helpful to vent your anger (but do it in a constructive way). Start a new email — making sure to leave the "To" box blank and vent away. Say exactly what you think about the opposing counsel, her client, or whoever you're pissed off at. Give yourself at least a 24-hour cooling period, go back, and delete the email. (NEVER hit Reply and draft a vent email since you may accidentally send it.)

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Florida Insurance News: Drones being used to spot insurance fraud
Private investigator Paul Colbert have been chasing workers compensation fraud suspects for years the old fashioned way—hours, days and sometimes weeks of stakeouts by his team of undercover sleuths. Now, Colbert's discovered a new way to play the gotcha game. He's letting technology do the work with remote robotic cameras and sometimes even drones.

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Florida Law News: Florida lawyers react to reciprocity discussions
Here are some of the comments, pro and con, the Bar has received on the issue of allowing admission by motion in Florida, for those who meet certain conditions, for states that provide the same option for Florida Bar members.

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Florida Legal News: Broward County to revisit Uber ban
Commissioners will now vote at an upcoming meeting to set a public hearing date, then hold a public hearing in September to finalize the changes.

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FL Legal News: Reciprocity admissions for foreign lawyers is under fire despite national trends permitting the same
The newly installed president of the Florida Bar is walking back his suggestion that the state should make it easier for out-of-state lawyers to practice in Florida.

Bar president Ramón Abadin clarified his position after the idea of loosening Florida's bar admission rules provoked a heated and divided reaction from lawyers in Florida, some of whom fear such a shift would flood the state with out-of-state lawyers and undermine their business.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 10, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 10 August 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 827

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 10, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Legal Marketing Tips: Increasing your Digital Presence
Life in the Digital Age requires you to have a digital presence. You communicate via email, chat, and text through a plethora of different platforms, operating systems and applications. Your communication preferences will vary depending in part on your age and level of technical sophistication.

That said, to be successful in your career, your digital presence must cater to not only your needs, but those of your clients, co-workers, and prospective employers.

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