YourABA January 2012 Masthead

Your ABA January 2012

YourABA: 2011 year in review
YourABA features news and information to help you become a better lawyer, and in 2011, many of its articles focused on practice and business-management strategies to help overcome the still-stagnant economy. Rediscover some of best of 2011—what you still need to know in 2012. >>

Seven tips on ensuring client satisfaction

Featuring Edward Poll, strategic law firm planner (March)

Best practices on creating effective marketing emails
Featuring Aviva Cuyler and John Fruchter, e-marketers (January)

Crafting winning arguments: Advice from a seasoned litigator
Featuring Jeffrey T. Frederick, jury research expert (January)

Tips on winning discovery disputes
Featuring Joel Ewusiak, civil litigator (November)

General counsel discuss best practices on antitrust compliance
Featuring Jim Walden, white-collar defense and investigations litigator; Martha Rees, antitrust counsel; Anne Marie Cushmac, antitrust litigator; others (April/May)

Nine tips on protecting your reputation with judges
Featuring James G. Carr, chief judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (January)

Ethics of partnering with nonlawyers
Featuring Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, ethics counsel; Kenneth M. Mogill, professional ethics and criminal defense lawyer; others (June)

Improve your firm’s search ranking using Google Places
Featuring Steve Matthews, law firm web strategist (June)

Is my document secure enough?
Featuring Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke, legal technology experts (November)

Retaining diverse lawyers, eliminating hidden barriers
Featuring Kathleen Nalty, executive director, Center for Legal Inclusiveness (October)

Finding independence: Advice for women going solo
Featuring Karen M. Lockwood, diversity advisor; others (July)

Young lawyers: Advice on rising above your peers in this still-struggling economy
Featuring Betsy Collins, commercial and insurance litigator (July)

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Patent Associate
Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro LLP

San Francisco - Dec. 15

Attorney Development Manager
Hanson Bridgett LLP

San Francisco - Dec. 14

Spring & Summer Internship
The Jacobson Firm, P.C.

New York - Dec. 14

Patent Attorney
Ventana Medical Systems

Tucson, Ariz. - Dec. 2

Browse all job postings
on the ABA Job Board

Have judicial funding cuts affected you? Tell the ABA!

Cuts in funding for more than 40 state judiciaries are leading to court layoffs, closures and delays. Please help the ABA highlight the impact of this crisis by sharing how it affects your clients, your office and your community.

Email your story here >>

Eye on Ethics

Settlement authority

My professor would animate his stories with the adventures of fictitious characters Clyde Bushmat and Morton P. Lishnus. He posed to the class:

In a contentious pretrial settlement conference with opposing counsel, Bushmat is asked by Judge Lishnus, in frustration, “What are the limits of your client’s settlement authority?” Can Bushmat answer? Was it appropriate for Lishnus to ask?


Technology Translators

Legal technology trends for 2012

January is a time when many people pause to take stock of their lives and make plans for the months to come.  The chances are good that any plan for your practice will involve at least some element of technology.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the likely technology themes and trends for 2012 to help you make the best possible plans for your practice.



Big savings on job postings on the ABA Job Board!

Announcing two new opportunities for ABA members to find highly qualified legal candidates and save money while doing so:

- Free postings for internships and judicial clerkships!

- 50 percent off entry-level postings—a savings of $150!

Learn more >>

Member Advantage

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