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11 Ways for Personal Injury Attorneys to get Referral Cases

Just about every personal injury lawyer who is actively practicing law wants their practice to flourish through referrals, either from other lawyers of from members of the general public. Preferably, referrals will come from members of the general public as there are no co-counsel fees or kickbacks expected. In fact, the general rule is that compensating a non-lawyer with funds

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Are Google Local Services Ads for Attorneys “Ethical”?

Google offers attorneys localized advertisements that are intended to connect consumers with lawyers in their specific geographic locations. It’s a pay-per-lead service that is displayed above all other legal advertising. The search engine has been doing this for plumbers, electricians and others in the service industry for a few years now. Only three of such ads are displayed at a

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Ambulance Chasing by Personal Injury Lawyers Alive and Well in 2021

For some personal injury lawyers, a quality practice is all about the quantity of cases coming through their doors as opposed to the quality of those cases. In the mix, there might be some fairly valuable cases, but the objective of such personal injury law firms is to get new clients signed to a retainer agreement and get them out

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Bates Debated: A Brief History of Attorney Advertising in the United States

Long before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, attorney advertising in Britain was frowned upon by both barristers and the courts. Incitement of vexatious litigation and financing litigation without an interest in it were punishable, not by statute, but by an antiquated custom of professional disgust and shunning that could go all the way up to the bench.

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May Attorneys Use Pseudonyms?

In 2012, an ethics opinion from the State Bar of Arizona said that for heir law practice, attorneys should use the same name that matches their bar records, however, for nonlegal activities, such as writing books, attorneys may “adopt any name by which the lawyer chooses to be known.” Material Misrepresentation and the Ethics Opinion from the State Bar of

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Online Law Firm Promotions: You Can Still Win if You Don’t Play

Some law firm are offering prizes to the winners of online promotional campaigns that operate as inducements for purposes of marketing themselves and their services. The concept has been around for as long as entrepreneurism has, but there are times when the law firm promoting its services through a promotional campaign don’t even realize that state and federal statutes and

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Were There Less Personal Injury Cases in 2020 Due to COVID-19?

After its onset in the United States, COVID-19 significantly impacted the case volumes of personal injury and workers’ compensation practitioners. Even if a vaccine comes out tomorrow, that impact will still reverberate with law firms for years to come. It was Almost Immediate. As of October 2020, Millions of people have lost their jobs. Others, including some lawyers, are working

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Selecting a Name for a Law Firm

Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is a hugely successful law firm in New York City. It might be the most difficult law firm name in New York City to remember too. The law firm has been around for 100 years now, and just about everybody calls it Gair Gair. That’s far easier to remember, regardless of

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