Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 24, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 24 July 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 841

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

Florida Insurance Claims: The independent adjuster is an oxymoron
Those that work in the insurance claims process regularly are familiar with the term "independent adjuster." It is one that many of us know and understand, and some readers of this blog may even be independent adjusters. To those outside the insurance industry, a review of the term "independent adjuster" can give a misconception as defined by Florida law. Why is it a misconception you may ask? Let's look at the definition. Here is the statutory definition for "independent adjuster" in Florida.

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Florida Insurance News: Can we force baseball ballparks to install netting to protect us?
Fans in box seats at Major League Baseball games might have less use for their gloves if Oakland A's fan Gail Payne gets her way.

Payne cited the estimated 1,750 fans a year who are struck by balls, mostly fouls, in a group lawsuit seeking to force major league stadiums throughout the U.S. to erect safety nets from "foul pole to foul pole."

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Tobacco Litigation: Big Tobacco still tries to deny reality with the "not me" defense
Do you remember a time way back when the link between smoking and cancer wasn't clearly established? Anyone who was around at the time is at least 60 years old at this point.

Back in 1964, the Surgeon General released a landmark study that linked tobacco with potentially fatal health risks, such as heart disease and lung cancer. Small-scale studies beginning in the late 1920s suggested a possible connection, and major research efforts were underway by the 1950s,as explained by the American Cancer Society. But the Surgeon General report marked the first time the federal government took a stand on the issue.

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Thank you for reading (and sharing). Stay tuned for next week's weekly review for Law Practice Tips and Florida Insurance Law!

 

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 20, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 20 July 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 847

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 20, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Legal Industry Trends: Five Future Practice Areas to Consider
As the legal market begins to pick up, not all practice areas are growing equally. The growth in a few areas is far outpacing the rest. How can you tell which practice areas are booming these days? Look at who's hiring.

What's booming according to legal staffing companies? Several distinct practice areas have seen increased hiring and growth, reports Lawyer and Statesmanmagazine. These areas are expected to see continued growth over the next few years as well -- great news for a firm looking to expand.

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Thank you for reading (and sharing). Stay tuned for next week's weekly review for Law Practice Tips and Florida Insurance Law!

 

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 17, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 17 July 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 807

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

Law Productivity Tips: 4 Ways to Boost Your Gmail Productivity for Good
According to Radicati Group, the volume for both sent and received email messages on a daily basis isestimated to be over 205 billion in 2015. The pace isn't slowing down, either; the projected amount for the year 2019 is over 246 billion messages daily.

Considering that the total number of messages is constantly growing (which is probably going to happen in your case, too), some practical advice is needed to handle all the emails that are waiting for you.

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Legal Marketing: Basic SEO Tips for Lawyer Websites & Blog
The content on your website and blog that you so thoughtfully crafted is only meaningful if someone who has a problem finds it, and finds you. You can, of course, go deep–in practice and pocket–and employ an SEO agency to help you move up in the rankings. There are a few reputable ones serving the legal profession and the cost is worth it if you want to appear near the top in search engine results. But for most of us, basic search engine optimization will do. Here's a few quick, simple steps to take every time you put a piece of content out.

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Florida Legal News: Florida Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of Workers Comp law
A legal challenge to the constitutionality of Florida workers' compensation system that was thrown out by a state appeals court may be headed to the Florida Supreme Court.
The plaintiffs in the case have asked the state's high court to hear their appeal of the state's Third District Court of Appeals ruling on June 24 dismissing their case.

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Legal Industry Trends: Why Solos Make Little Money
I recently read Paul Campos's article The Collapsing Economics of Solo Legal Practice. He states that the average compensation for solo practitioners has declined sharply over the last 25 years. He also suggests that the median solo practitioner is earning less than $35,000 per year (and this statistic does not include new attorneys).

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Law Practice Tips; Avoiding Burnout and Anxiety
Soon after graduating from New York University School of Law and joining the corporate practice of a white-shoe Manhattan law firm, Will Meyerhofer gained 45 pounds, was sleep-deprived and was frequently sick. "I was a nervous wreck. I was shattered," says Meyerhofer, who'd also graduated from Harvard. "Even though I got to the very top, I was treated like an idiot and I felt I didn't belong in the field. I was a mess. At the end of the day, I really only looked forward to seeing my dog."

Not surprisingly, this experience triggered major anxiety for Meyerhofer, who often found himself "curled up in a ball, crying, losing it." Even after he left the profession, he had panic dreams about being back at the firm.

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