Posts Tagged 'lawyer'

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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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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