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

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

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

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

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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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, August 7, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, August 7, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, August 7, 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 Law: Florida CFO appoints new Insurance Consumer Advocate
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the appointment of Sha’Ron James, a long-time voice for the people of Florida, as the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate effective August 3. The role of Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate is to independently and ardently represent the needs of policyholders when insurance decisions are made. James enters the role with a history highlighted by years of dedication advocating for Floridians on insurance-related matters.

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Miami Lawyer: Meet the new Miami Trademark Lawyer
Mr. Kirsch counsels and advises clients regarding the application for and ultimately the registration of State and Federal Trademarks. Every business selling a product or providing a service should seriously consider protecting the goodwill embodied in its name or logo. Every business in the process of developing its brand, should seriously consider clearing their name or logo prior to investing time, money, and energy in brand development, only to find out that they are infringing on the rights of another business. Mr. Kirsch has worked with newly formed start-up businesses as well as established corporate clients in establishing brand development and protection strategies.

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Legal News Updates: NLRB to rule on College Athletes bid to unionize
The National Labor Relations Board is expected to decide in coming weeks whether to give labor unions a foothold in college sports, a decision that could have a widespread impact on college athletics.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 3, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 3, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 3, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Miami Lawyer: See our latest addition, Miami Patent Lawyer
Mr. Kirsch has worked with individual inventors, start-up companies, as well as established corporate clients to secure and protect their valuable intellectual property rights. Protection provided to clients for their inventions in the fields of technology ranging from medical devices to automotive safety devices. As a Patent Lawyer, Mr. Kirsch gives each patent client the individual attention needed to fully understand the parameters of their invention and ensures that the patent application, once drafted, fully and accurately describes and claims the invention.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 31, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 31, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 31, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Miami Lawyer: Check out our new Miami Copyright Lawyer
Craig Kirsch, Esq. graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Law and is a Miami-based attorney licensed to practice before the State Courts of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Once intellectual property rights are obtained in the form of a Patent, Trademark, or Copyright, Mr. Kirsch can assist in the enforcement of those rights through litigation or the transfer of those rights through licensing or other contracts. Each situation is different and requires individual attention to determine the best course of action.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 27, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Legal Productivity Tips: A Simple Daily Routine to Maximize Productivity

You can use the Pomodoro Technique to focus on one task at a time, and adhere to the principles of effective calendaring, checklists, and touching tasks only once. But operating at optimal productivity every day starts with the simple and so-obvious-it’s-overlooked premise: preparing for the next day by writing down and prioritizing tasks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 13, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Florida Legal News: Florida Courts Need Equal and Increased Funding
If Florida wants to live up to its potential as the third largest state in the U.S., it will take better technology for its courts, better pay for its judges and court staff, and better access to courts for its residents.

Mixing humor, statistics, and a relentless argument, Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga used his State of the Judiciary Address at the Bar Annual Convention Judicial Luncheon to make the case for better funding for the courts.

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