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In Palmer v. Superior Court, the court has held that the attorney-client privilege may apply to intra-firm communications with a law firm’s in-house counsel concerning a present client threatening a malpractice claim. Palmer provides guidance on establishing a genuine attorney-client relationship with in-house counsel that enjoys the protection of the privilege should a claim later materialize.

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Social Media use is on the rise. According to Pew Research Center, 52% of online adults now use two or more social media sites. Social media can spread complaints like wildfire. How should you respond to negative social media comments? Read our Tip of the Month for important information on how you can minimize the damaging effects negative social media comments can have on your firm.

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When it comes to unrepresented individuals who are party to a transaction or litigation, clarifying representation is very important. This article provides an answer to the question, how does a non-engagement letter protect us from claims?

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The recession of the last few years has caused many law firms to reevaluate their expenses. While thoughtful frugality can help keep a firm on solid financial footing, too much cost-cutting could put a firm in jeopardy.

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Given law firms’ fluid real estate needs, they often find themselves with either too much or too little space. When a firm has unused offices, it often makes good sense to sub-let to sole practitioners, resulting in a classic “win-win.” The solo is able to access the larger firm’s professional office space and infrastructure at a reasonable cost, and the firm receives rent payments to help defray its fixed costs.

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