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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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 10, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 10, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 10, 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 Legal Elite named
The state’s top lawyers are recognized in the 2015 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,131 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys.

“For the past 12 years, our 250,000 readers have turned to Florida Legal Elite as a guide to help select a trusted legal partner to handle a myriad of corporate assignments,” says Publisher Andrew Corty. “The July issue provides a valuable resource for these readers, and the FloridaTrend.com website offers another pathway to access this key information.”

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Florida Insurance Claims: Roof damage by wind or hail
Storm damage to your roof is covered under your homeowners and business owners property insurance policy.

Many times, the insurance company will do the right thing. Some times they don’t.  

Read more here about the common strategies to deny claims.

Miami Lawyer: Miami Lawyer adds Harold Truppman Esq. as a Miami Business Lawyer
Harold is a 1984 graduate of the University of Florida and a 1990 cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. While attending University of Miami, he also obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration and completed the Graduate Program in Management Studies. Bar admissions include Florida, Texas, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. His practice consists of representing policyholders in evaluating, settling and litigating insurance claims, real estate, probate and other complex commercial litigation as well as corporate law.

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Florida Insurance Law: Storm surge model updated for US, now what are we going to do about it?
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide has updated its hurricane model for the U.S. to help insurers and reinsurers better understand and quantify the risk from hurricanes.

The update features a hydrodynamic storm surge module that integrates storm parameters with elevation data to simulate location-specific storm surge inundation depth and extent.Storm surge results from a combination of variables, including storm size, strength, speed, and path, as well as tidal heights and coastal geography.

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Law Practice Tips: Creativity will make you better
Law is rarely considered a creative profession. Most of us think of creatives as being poets and artists, not rule-following lawyers. But creativity simply means you have the ability to think of new ideas, and that is something a good lawyer does every day. Whether you are interpreting a case in a novel way, trying to grow the pie in a negotiation, or reframing a bad fact, you need to hone your creativity. The good news is even if you do not consider yourself creative, there are ways you can cultivate creativity.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 6, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 6, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, July 6, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Legal Tech Tips: Digital Trial Binders
A few months ago, one of my favorite programs went completely free. I’ve been using OneNote since about 2003 when it came out. It has completely replaced my note-taking system. I have not taken a note on a yellow legal pad in years. I’ve talked to a lot of people, and not very many really understand OneNote or have ever heard of it. So, here’s how I use it in my legal practice. I’m going to show you how to replace trial binders with digital trial binders that hold more information and organize it better.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, July 3, 2015

Updates

UpdatesHere are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Miamilawyer1.com adds Harold Truppman, Esq as Miami Insurance Lawyer
Harold is a 1984 graduate of the University of Florida and a 1990 cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. While attending University of Miami, he also obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration and completed the Graduate Program in Management Studies. Bar admissions include Florida, Texas, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Harold’s practice consists of representing policyholders in evaluating, settling and litigating insurance claims, real estate, probate and other complex commercial litigation as well as corporate law.

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Miamilawyer1.com adds Jonathan Coto, Esq. as Miami Real Estate Lawyer
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jonathan is the Managing Partner of Coto & Palli, LLC. He received a B.A. in Finance from Florida International University in 2005 and acquired his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley in 2008 as the youngest graduate of the class at age 23.

Jonathan spent the first few years of his practice with a large real property firm as a litigation associate. In 2010, he partnered with Jose M. Palli to establish Coto & Palli, LLC. The practice specializes in the representation of domestic and international clients, focusing predominantly on the sale, purchase, lease and financing of commercial and residential properties. He also structures and negotiates financing on behalf of private equity funds as well as high net worth individuals. Jonathan serves as outside general counsel for several profit and not-for-profit Corporations and Condominium Associations.

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Florida Legal News: Florida Bar website is upgraded
When Bar members next visit The Florida Bar’s website, they’ll notice some changes made to the “Find a Lawyer” and member profile pages.

Here’s what’s new in the “Find a Lawyer” search feature. Read more here… 

Florida Legal News: Broward Judge removed from the bench
A Broward County judge will be removed from the bench for misconduct committed eight years before she was elected to the post.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled June 18 that Judge Laura Watson isn’t fit to serve as a judge because of the way she handled a $14.5 million settlement with Progressive Insurance over personal injury lawsuits.

Read more here… 

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, June 29, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Miamilawyer1.com adds Pablo Gonalez-Zepeda as Miami Debt Collection Lawyer
Pablo is a Miami Florida lawyer who has been practicing law since 2008. He began his law career in 1999 as a law clerk for John F. Cosgrove, Esq. (Florida Legislator and First Mayor of The Town of Cutler Bay). He earned a bachelors in Psychology, with honors, with an emphasis in Legal Psychology at Florida International University (“FIU”) in 2003. Upon graduating, he worked with Dr. Moran (Founder of FIU Legal Psychology Program) on Jury related issues in high profile criminal and civil trials; and he continues to serve as a trial consultant today.

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Florida Insurance News: Citizens may cut rates but not for South Florida
Only a quarter of South Florida residents insured by Citizens Property Insurance Co. will see rate decreases in 2016 compared with nearly two-thirds of policyholders everywhere else in the state if requested rates are approved by state insurance regulators and the state-owned carrier’s Board of Governors.

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