Advice for attorneys on how they can best respond with digital detractors attempting to soil their reputation online.
Especially in family law cases, appellate courts are scrutinizing the size of the fee in relation to the size of the issues involved, and the trend of calling out and criticizing lawyers in family cases suggests that we might have to start rethinking the way in which we calculate our fees.
Collaborative law is an impressive dispute resolution process that offers significant benefits for disputants in appropriate cases. In CL, lawyers and clients sign a four-way “participation agreement” promising to use an interest-based approach to negotiation and fully disclose all relevant information.
Use of the internet has significantly increased the speed with which lawyers can communicate. With increased speed comes the risk of making a mistake, including transmitting information to an unintended recipient, otherwise known as making an “inadvertent disclosure.”