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Six Ways Citrix ShareFile Improves Attorneys' Workflow - Free

May 27, 2015

Your clients, co-counsel and experts need multiple, large files from you immediately. And to meet your ethical obligations to protect client data, you need a way to keep those files safe. Fortunately, there's an easy answer. Explore this white paper provided by Citrix ShareFile to learn how you can improve your workflow.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Litigators (who aren't wild about eDiscovery) - Free

January 30, 2015

Effective litigators learn how to survive modern discovery by grasping the basics, avoiding major pitfalls, taking advantage of great tools, and keeping their eyes on the big picture. This guide is meant to help. Read this guide for critical survival steps for the eDiscovery beginner or intermediate player.

Key Strategies for Effective Jury Selection - Free

July 18, 2014

Preview: In spite of its importance to your case, jury selection is not a task you typically get a lot of time to complete. The fact that the same interpersonal skills that make for a good trial lawyer also prove helpful in selecting jurors can work to your advantage. However, like so many aspects of the legal profession, jury selection is something that takes time and practice to perfect.

How to Effectively Market Your Legal Services - Free

June 4, 2014

Knowledge of marketing legal services is limited for most attorneys, but cannot be ignored if you want to survive into the future. Rarely does the discussion include marketing aspects of legal services in law school or legal education courses. Preservation of their pipeline of cases is a deterrent for discussion among peers. So, what are you to do when it comes to marketing your legal services? This white paper explores that question while offering tips and strategies on effectively marketing what your law firm has to offer.

Dealing with a Dishonest Client - $10.00 Free for Silver Members Free for Gold Members 

April 15, 2014

In the field of law, dealing with a dishonest client takes on an entirely new meaning because of the potential liability that the lawyer takes on simply by choosing to represent that person. If a client or a third party that is associated with a client misrepresents a position, you need to make sure that it does not negatively affect your practice. Even if you are able to protect yourself from the fallout of that particular case, your reputation may become entangled with that client so thoroughly that you cannot get any other work in the industries that would otherwise be your bread and butter. This white paper includes a few of the strategies that you can employ when you are trying to deal with a dishonest client, with a special emphasis on the field of law.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Daubert Motions - Free

March 13, 2014

In many types of legal cases, expert testimony is crucial in the fact finder’s ability to decide an ultimate issue in the case. Expert testimony may shed light on a plaintiff’s injuries and whether that injury was a pre-existing condition or somehow connected to a causal factor in a personal injury case. Expert testimony is frequently crucial in the context of medical malpractice cases, personal injury cases and even in discussing accident scene reenactments within the courtroom. Download this white paper to learn what you need to know about Daubert motions.

10 Tips for Drafting a Document Retention Policy - $10.00 Free for Silver Members Free for Gold Members 

February 24, 2014

Possession is 9/10 of the law, and proper documentation is 9/10 of possession. Document retention policy is not standardized in any way; it is the "art form" of the legal profession. The attorney that has the best document retention policy will be the attorney that supplies the best service for his clients. If you are looking to become the best attorney for your clients that you possibly can be, then you should strive to improve your document retention policy based on models of past success. Although there are no set rules, there are tried-and-true tropes that will help you create the absolute best policy that you can. This white paper provides 10 rules for creating your own document retention policy so that your clients can trust you and you will have your documents in order for the courts should they ask for them.

Best Practices for Records Management - $10.00 Free for Silver Members Free for Gold Members 

November 26, 2013

There are few laws that are taken more seriously than those that govern the privacy and integrity of personal information. In recent decades, the increasing number of identity theft incidents and other electronic types of fraud has placed a spotlight on the management of everything from client legal records to their medical information, insights into their finances, and more. For the average law firm, all of these types of records tend to intersect based on the unique type of case being pursued and the unique type of information required to assist a client through each step of a legal procedure. Managing these records successfully must absolutely be a key focus of every law firm, no matter its size. The reasons for this are numerous, and are outlined in this white paper.

Sweepstakes and Contests: Legal Issues - $10.00 Free for Silver Members Free for Gold Members 

October 31, 2013

Companies use sweepstakes and contests as a way to create buzz or excitement about a specific product, service or promotion. These promotions generally seem fair and straightforward; however, there are a number of federal and state legal requirements that must be met if a company seeks to use a sweepstakes or contest to promote its business venture. If the necessary legal requirements are not met, a promotion may be considered an illegal lottery prohibited by state and federal law. Even though a promotion may not be considered an illegal lottery, it will still be regulated by federal and state laws regarding sweepstakes and contests. Download this white paper to learn about the legal issues with sweepstakes and contests.

An Overview of the Fair Housing Act - Free

September 27, 2013

The federal Fair Housing Act, or Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, was signed into law by President Johnson on April 11, 1968, just one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Download this white paper to learn who is protected under the FHA, what is prohibits, who enforces it, the process for pursuing a claim, and more.

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