Posts Tagged 'law'

Writing Tips For Large Projects

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Practicing law comes with many writing projects. Emails, internal memos, motions, oppositions and the like. And then there are “briefs.” One of the more ridiculous ways to describe the writing projects of the longest and most complex type, the word “brief” belies the undertaking it requires to create one. Briefs require, in fact, the most rigorous attention and devotion if they are to turn out right. But, to make the process more palatable, there are a number of things you ...

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How Accessible Is The Language of Law?

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As trial lawyers, the presentation of a case naturally includes the language and vocabulary we use to describe the case, the parties and the issues. We are tasked with presenting complicated topics and issues to a set of jurors, the vast majority of whom have no legal training whatsoever. And yet we become desensitized to the words we use offhandedly every day. Words like “motion,” “appellate,” and “summary judgment.” These are a part of our everyday vernacular and it is ...

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Finding And Hiring The Right Attorney

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Hiring an attorney is a significant, life-altering decision. Here are some tips for making the process less intimidating and increasing the likelihood of finding the right match for you.

To begin, consult with a lawyer you trust, even if you know that he or she is not the right attorney for your particular need. Real estate attorneys often know personal injury attorneys, and vice versa. If you don’t know any attorneys, then speak with a trusted family member or friend and ...

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“Can I Sue For That?”

Posted by: Michael Bogdanow

Have you, a family member or a friend ever been injured and wondered whether you (or they) could pursue a legal claim for damages? Or, if you are an attorney, have you ever been asked, “Can I bring a law suit for that?” If you’re an attorney, there have probably been times that you’ve given an answer similar to one that I’ve given: “Yes, you can file suit, it simply requires drafting a Complaint, paying a filing fee, filing the ...

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Working From Home

Posted by: Victoria Santoro

I’m writing this looking out our western-facing window, a beautiful panorama before me. The sun is streaming through the window. Yes, I am working from home. There is a time and a place for working from home. For me, today was a day that I needed a quiet corner to focus and marshall my thoughts, getting them down on paper for an opposition that will soon be due. I have an upcoming weekend getaway with my closest friend, and, quite ...

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Mentoring An Associate

Posted by: Michael Bogdanow, Managing Partner

In the nearly ten years that I’ve been managing Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C., one of the most important aspects has been mentoring – both my own mentoring of associates, and my ensuring that non-attorney staff members receive the mentoring they need. It entails an investment of time that is critical to the development of thoughtful, successful professionals who are actively and positively engaged in what they do. If you fail to provide serious, thoughtful mentoring, the result will ...

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Art and Law: More In Common Than You May Realize

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Michael Bogdanow, Managing Partner
MBogdanow@MeehanBoyle.com

Before applying to law school in the early 80’s, I had spent ten years studying, creating and teaching art, first as an undergraduate at Brandeis, then at Columbia’s School of the Arts M.F.A. program, then teaching and exhibiting. When I decided to simultaneously pursue a career in law while maintaining a career in art, my essay for law school applications was ...

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