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You Don’t Want to Go Into Business with Your Business Partner’s Spouse! And Other Reasons Why You Need an Operating Agreement

Written by Megan M-P., OLN Freelance Attorney Nothing pleases me more than a client who walks through my doors with a great idea for a…

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Fiduciary Access to Digital Accounts

Written by Tom W., OLN Freelance Attorney. Life is increasingly lived in cyberspace, with email, financial and social media accounts capturing information ranging from the…

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Legal Outsourcing: The New Law Firm Model

Since 2006, the upheaval in the legal industry has created massive layoffs, law firm closures, and serious reduction in associate compensation. The shifting marketplace has…

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Follow These Two Rules and Conquer Your Fears

As part of our business growth, my business partner and I started a reading program to continue our learning in the field of business and…

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Asking the Right Question (Or the Importance of Issue Crafting)

Written by Megan M-P., OLN Freelance Attorney. When I was young, I saw a played called Copenhagen, set during World War II. The play’s characters…

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Outsourcing to a Contract Attorney and the Duty of Confidentiality – Ethical Series, Part 5

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. A question often arises regarding the ethical duty of confidentiality when a law firm turns over confidential client information in conjunction…

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Don’t Waste Time – Increase Your Productivity

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. I constantly find myself wishing I had five more hours in my day. I know that I am not alone. But…

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The Benefits of Hiring a Contract Attorney

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Last week I sat in a meeting with a room full of lawyers. The attorney next to me was exhausted. She…

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California Addresses Ethics Behind Contract Attorneys in OCBA Formal Opinion

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. In California, the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) recently published Formal Opinion 2014-1 in which it addressed hiring attorneys using in-state,…

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The “GET List” To Beat Fatigue

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Do you ever feel so exhausted that you fear if you sit down, you might not be able to get back…

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