A San Diego law firm and online review site Yelp are engaged in a battle with multiple fronts it appears. Yelp's business practices have been called into question many times. This time, however, Yelp is the plaintiff and they are suing a local San Diego lawyer for allegedly posting fake reviews. Ars Technica has more: … Continue reading Yelp v. San Diego Attorney: Integrity, honesty and ethics at issue
I just purchased a new book for my Kindle: Death On A High Floor. Here is the official description: When the much-despised Marbury Marfan senior partner Simon Rafer turns up dead, with an ornate dagger buried between his shoulder blades, it comes as a surprise to no one. Simon was an abusive boss and had … Continue reading Death on a High Floor: Crime novel set in upper management of a huge law firm
If you've spent much time on my site, or talking to me in person, you know that I am not a fan of time-based billing, and am a huge proponent of value-based fees. Some of the worst offenders when it comes to time-based billing are lawyers -- but the winds of change are beginning to … Continue reading Alternative Fees accounting for larger share of revenue at top law firms
Jim Hassett, founder of LegalBizDev, and his brother Matt Hassett wrote an excellent article on value-based fees and other alternative fee arrangements. While directed primarily at lawyers (by far the worst abusers of the billable hour lifestyle), this report provides deep insight into a decade of one industry's look at equitable pricing of professional services. … Continue reading The Past and Future of Value-Based Fees and Alternative Fee Arrangements
Well, this is a new one... Steven A. Delchin, of Squire Sanders & Delcin, handles litigation and appellate cases. He is also the front man of an Ohio metal band named, Alternate Reality. To accompany their song, "The King That Never Was," Delchin and his bandmates created a music video using "a $69 Kodak pocket … Continue reading Metal Band Video as Legal Marketing?