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Can a Single Fee Agreement Combine Flat Fees and Hourly Fees?

Can lawyers combine flat fee work and hourly work in a single fee agreement? Survey says maybe not.
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The ‘2xFISTed’ Bill

The “2xFISTed” acronym is a great way to turn billing into a marketing opportunity. It increases the likelihood that bills get paid promptly and speaks to the value you offer your client.
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Friday 5: Reasons to Send Your “Beyond the Bar Number” NWLawyer

Why you should send in your “Beyond the Bar Number” profile to be featured in an issue of NWLawyer.
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Emerging Regional Consensus: Prohibiting Indemnification by Plaintiffs’ Counsel

Rules in Washington and other northwest states protect settling defendants from outstanding Medicare liens.
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22
Jun
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Ever Consider Using Live Chat on your Law Firm Website?

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Some bold lawyers have introduced “live chat” functions on their websites to get leads, but is this a good idea?
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18
Jun

Inside Inclusion: Change is Necessary for Justice

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The Bar’s Joy Williams wrote an especially good primer on how to approach diversity and inclusion, in theory and practice.

A diverse group of legal professionals meeting in a boardroomIn President’s Corner of the June 2015 issue of NWLawyer, Barb Rhoades Weaver and I wrote an article on transgender awareness. Usually I post to this blog with reflections on my guest writers. Since I was a co-author for that particular article, I instead want to focus on another article in our June issue by Joy Williams, “Inside Inclusion.” Read more »

17
Jun

Legislative Roundup: Physicians, Patients and Politics

Takeaways from the 2015 legislative session, compiled by the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA).

by Morgan Gabse and representatives from the Washington State Medical Association
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15
Jun

Today in Legal History

June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, establishing certain fundamental rights as part of the law in England.
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June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, establishing certain fundamental rights as part of the law in England.

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June 15, 1215: King John of England sealed – not signed – Magna Carta, placing limits on the powers of the crown for the first time. Read more »

15
Jun

Exercise Can Make You a Better Lawyer

 
Some say there’s too little time in the day to be a serious lawyer and an athlete. Here are 10 reasons why you should make time.

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Some people might think there isn’t enough time in the day to be both a serious lawyer and a serious athlete. I disagree. In fact, I think some of the skills athletes must develop can actually improve and enhance a lawyer’s abilities, too — which makes it well worth your time. Read more »

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