Category Archives: Tips

Yet Another Cautionary Tale

In 2000, Elizabeth Berardi hired New York law firm Phillips Nizer to help negotiate and draft a post-nuptial agreement with her husband.  According to a May 17, 2016 article on abajournal.com titled, “Judge OKs malpractice suit over law firm’s successful … Continue reading

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How Emotionally Intelligent is Your Lawyer?

Emotional intelligence is defined by Oxforddictionaries.com as “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.”  We discussed in our last post how beneficial to the attorney/client relationship an attorney’s … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Prince . . . It Can Happen To You

The untimely death of the multi-talented musician Prince has the media outlets abuzz and those fascinated by The Purple One awash in stories about his life.  We at LPR are among his many fans.  Delving into the mass of articles, we … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #14 – 5 Coffee Challenge

Believing that “more lawyers could benefit from slowing down and taking time to build relationships,” Canary General Counsel Josh Beser, created a program to teach lawyers to network using casual conversation over coffee.  Interviewed by abajournal.com for an April 1, 2016 … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Erin Andrews . . . It Can Happen To You

This week, Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million by a Tennessee jury in her peeping tom lawsuit.  The lawsuit was against the owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University where she was staying, as well as against Michael David Barrett, … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #13 – Know Your Stuff or Get Help

There are many areas of the law, and no lawyer is an expert in all of them.  So before you offer legal advice and/or services that venture into an area of the law that is not within your expertise, be sure … Continue reading

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RIP Justice Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on February 13, 2016.  As arguably the most staunchly conservative jurist on the Court, his opinions often drew ire from opponents.  But what is now emerging is a more intimate look at … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #12 – Simplicity and Clear Communication

There is a breed of lawyer that writes long-winded filings to the court, thinking that the length and complexity of his/her words will impress and win over the judge.  Roya Behnia does not agree.  Ms. Behnia, recent senior vice president, general … Continue reading

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The ABA Journal’s 9th Annual Blawg 100 – A Great Resource

The ABA Journal announced this year’s Blawg 100 in a December 1, 2015 post titled The 9th Annual Blawg 100.  In its post, the ABA Journal showcases blogs chosen with the help of its readers and bloggers, with certain of … Continue reading

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What’s “An Agreement To Agree”?

Well, for starters, it’s not enforceable in Texas.  And it can form the basis of a hefty legal malpractice suit as a client of Texas law firm Andrews Kurth discovered when the jury awarded him about $200 million against the firm. According … Continue reading

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