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3 Resolutions to Fuel Your Law Firm Growth Strategy

January 23, 2017 by Brian Knudsen

The New Year is already off to a fast start and if you haven’t identified resolutions for your law firm now is the ideal time to stop, reflect, and create a plan.  Taking time to take stock can be difficult, but the long term success of your law firm is dependent on your ability to make continuous improvements. Make 2017 the year you stop struggling and instead, use these three resolutions to fast track your growth strategy. Resolution 1: Measure One New Business Metric In order to execute on your law firm growth strategy you need to appropriately manage your … Read More

Start your Legal Research with WestSearch

January 23, 2017 by Jessica Zaiken

One of the most challenging aspects of online legal research is getting started. Sometimes, you will have an idea of search terms or concepts to use in a search, but in other situations, you may be confronted with a complicated hypothetical or unfamiliar area of the law. In these situations, finding the right legal research path can quickly become frustrating and stressful. Fortunately, the global search box on Westlaw, powered by WestSearch, is designed with these situations in mind, helping you find relevant results quickly. Just enter your search in plain language – or a variety of other ways – … Read More

It’s Not Your Vault: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

October 19, 2016 by Jared Correia

Editor’s note: Jared Correia is a paid guest blogger. In case you were instead focused on what you were going to be for Halloween — there is a Harry Potter costume in my closet; just sayin’ –you should know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  While it is true that some lawyers do spend more time thinking about their Halloween costumes than they do about cybersecurity, it doesn’t take a magician to improve the way that most law firms protect data online.  It just takes the right tools. . . . In the modern environment, legal services consumers … Read More

Congress Restricts Ticket-Buying “Bots”

December 19, 2016 by Jeff Matsuura

The United States Congress recently passed the “Better Online Ticket Sales Act” (BOTS Act). … Read More

How Will President Trump Reshape the Supreme Court?

November 15, 2016 by Jeremy Byellin

Donald Trump says he has big plans for the Supreme Court. How will he impact the course of the highest court in the land? … Read More

The virtues of investigating your judge and opposing counsel

December 28, 2016 by Jeremy Byellin

To best prepare for trial, attorneys should familiarize themselves with their opposing counsel and judge as individuals. … Read More

$7.5M for Minor’s E. Coli Infection Contracted at Amusement Attraction and Related Kidney Damage/ MRSA Infection

January 17, 2017 by Jury Verdicts

Jan. 17, 2017 $7.5M for Minor’s E. Coli Infection Contracted at Amusement Attraction and Related Kidney Damage/ MRSA Infection E.H., pro ami v. Dehn’s  Pumpkins  (Minn.Dist.Ct.) 2016 WL 7450827 Verdict summary 2014 WL 12625737 Plaintiff’s complaint   … Read More


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It is a matter of common knowledge that snow gathers on a car’s windshield during a snowstorm


It is a matter of common knowledge that snow gathers on a car’s windshield during a snowstorm.

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