It is late May 2020 in the Imperial Valley of California.  The sun is high and hot.  Temperatures exceed 110 degrees.  The Novel Coronavirus is also running hot.  The only two hospitals in the entire Imperial Valley are swamped with sick Covid patients.  They have more patients than they can possibly treat.  They need to find hospitals that can take some of their patients.  When they call other Southern California hospitals, they find some are more interested in making sure they get paid than they are in helping out in a time of need.            …
Recently, a client told me about an employee who not only quit, but burned bridges with the company, its management and many co-workers on his way out the door. This accomplished nothing. Worse, before the bridge was burned (to the ground), the company would have considered rehiring this person in the future. People get mad, disagree and are frustrated at times. This certainly can happen when someone is leaving a company. This is short-sighted. These type of actions can seriously affect your future opportunities.  In business, acting on emotions can have a long lasting effect. You may never even know…
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ONC’s final rule on Information Blocking implements the 21st Century Cures Act and fleshes out what is and is not a prohibited information blocking practice.  However, not all health care organizations and their vendors are on the hook for complying with this new regulation. In my post today, I want to drill down on the scope of health care providers that must comply with the Information Blocking Rule.…
Why do law librarians and legal writing professors make such a big deal about the cite-checking process? In this blog post I will give some examples of legal research and cite-checking (or Shepardizing) gone horribly wrong.  Imagine that you’re standing before your legal writing professor and arguing your appellate brief, or that you’re being shadowed by your supervising attorney during your first court appearance, or that you’re presenting your brief to a senior partner that you greatly admire.  Now imagine that you didn’t take the time to properly check your work and missed a crucial piece of information.  As a…
I continue to produce videos related to the LIRA book, which you might be interested in, possibly for use in courses.  As I produce more videos, I add them to the full collection in this post, which you might want to bookmark. Here are the latest videos: Mediating with LIRA.  Mediate.com University.  $49.  August 2020.  50 minutes. They Should Call It Negotiation School, Not Law School.  Presentation for Becky Jacobs’s ADR Course.  This discusses the hidden curriculum that mostly ignores clients and negotiation, and it provides a general introduction to negotiation with practical advice.  University…
Congrats! A video of you just went viral! But is this always a good thing? Sure, if that was your intention. But videos or social media posts can spread like wildfire for all the wrong reasons. You also may not be able to control the narrative associated with going viral. So, what can you do if you go viral on the Internet – and you wish you didn’t? As Internet attorneys, we see “going viral, gone bad” situations quite often, and have assisted clients with addressing viral content. Sometimes, that means suing for defamation or false light, when professional reputations are affected and damages are incurred.   Suing for Defamation and False Light for Damages or an Injunction.  Firstly, if the viral content online is defamatory, you have the option to sue, either for an injunction or for damages, sometimes…
  The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 that shut down countless schools and businesses obviously has people wondering about the impact of the pandemic on various professional services, including legal services. Any crisis on this scale calls for equally large-scale crisis management strategies and tactics. Fortunately, today’s remote communication options have enabled many law firms across […] The post COVID-19 and Legal Services: Challenges, Trends, and Safeguards appeared first on Harrison Law.…
Filing the paperwork to start a business in the USA is relatively easy. Future business owners have a menu of options that includes LLCs, C-corps, etc. to consider. This is a painless process most of the time. However, business owners need to know the different obligations that regulatory agencies impose when creating a legal entity. Limited Liability Corporations or LLCs The easiest way to start a business is by creating a Limited Liability Corporation or… The post LLC or C-Corp. Which is the Best to Start a Business? appeared first on Legal Business Global.…
In this episode of the Law Firm Marketing Decoded Podcast, we discuss the value in understanding your potential clients’ concerns and search behavior, the importance it has to your overall marketing efforts, and how to reliably predict topics of interest that drive more potential clients to your law firm. The post Understanding What Drives Your Potential Clients’ Search Behavior appeared first on LawLytics.…