Monthly Archives: January 2014

Attorney Tip #5 – Talk Like A Lawyer

No, we don’t mean speak to your clients using “legalese.”  We mean the exact opposite. On January 1, 2012, the ABA Journal re-published “More Than Just Words: This Is What It Really Means to Talk Like a Lawyer” by Jim … Continue reading

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Manhattan Judge Rules For The Legal Consumer – Again!

Manhattan Civil Court Judge Frank P. Nervo issued an opinion on January 14, 2014 denying a law firm’s $126,000+ legal fee request for recovery of a $6,400 security deposit in a residential lease case.  The “BigLaw” firm, Mayer Brown LLP, submitted the 14 … Continue reading

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Robbing The Elderly . . . Sanctioned By The Court?

A guardian, conservator, or other-termed fiduciary, often an attorney, is appointed by the court when certain elders (and others) are incapable of caring for themselves and/or their property, and they need protection.  But who protects these elders when the fiduciaries … Continue reading

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The End Of An Era?

We returned to the office from holiday Monday morning only to learn that Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf is leaving the blogosphere.  Judge Kopf’s blog, Hercules and the Umpire, may only have been active for less than a year, but it is filled with judicial … Continue reading

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