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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Why do you need a lawyer specializing in Contracts?

You will need a lawyer who can understand your business quickly; prepare the standard form contracts you will need with customers, clients and suppliers; and help you respond to contracts that other people will want you to sign. He will … Continue reading

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Holloween tip

Actaully saw a good tip at a bank yesterday.  They had a sign up which said (more or less) “So we can all have a safe Holloween, masks are not allowed in the bank. Please take your mask off before … Continue reading

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Businesses need lawyers with specialized skills.

Like doctors, lawyers are becoming increasingly specialized. Someone who does mostly wills, house closings and other “nonbusiness” matters is probably not a good fit for your business. At the very least, you will need the following sets of skills. The … Continue reading

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WHY EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS A LAWYER

I tell every business person I meet that every business needs two professionals: an accountant and a lawyer. The reasons for hiring an accountant are pretty obvious–you need someone to help you set up your “chart of accounts,” review your … Continue reading

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Reception area

Any good reception area should be properly designed to comfort and impress clients, intimidate other lawyers, and be comfortable for your employees.  But 1 thing is regularly overlooked:  security. So I’m going to post a few ideas just to be … Continue reading

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Reception area tip 1

Your receptionist should have a concealed panic button.  The button should connect to your office and set off a buzzer or flashing light or *something* that will immediately attract your attention.  Then you can decide what to do. Where should … Continue reading

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Reception Area tip 2

Chairs and furniture should be large, over-stuffed and/or fastened down so they can’t be picked up and used as a weapon.  Seems simple but family lawyers know how stressed out people can be.  Personally, I like very low (extra low … Continue reading

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Reception Area tip 3

Tell your receptionist to alert you to people who appear agitated while they are waiting.  Keep in mind this one fact:  your instincts and the instincts of your employees have evolved over millions of years to identify danger.  Listen you … Continue reading

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Recent absence

I haven’t posted for about 2 weeks now.  Not through lack of interest, O My No.  I’ve just been very busy preparing for and then trying a case.  Any of you lawyers reading this will understand–a 3 day jury trial … Continue reading

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Windows

About a year ago a Judge in Nevada (I think it was Reno but I’m not sure) was shot through his windows as he was looking out.  The shooter was a man with a rifle in a building across the … Continue reading

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