We have blogged in this space many times about mandatory arbitration clauses and their negative impacts on consumers. The Supreme Court has upheld these types of clauses in consumer contracts on several occasions in the recent past. Now, according to a recent article by Mandy Walker in Consumer Reports, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Al Franken (D...
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On Friday, February 19, the Advocate Capital, Inc. office celebrated our monthly employee appreciation event by hosting a ping pong tournament! The decorations were USA-themed and employees even wore sweatbands to get into the ping pong spirit.
We enjoyed delicious sandwiches, chips and cookies from our local Potbelly Sandwich Shop, but then it was time f...
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Be sure to watch Mr. Swanson’s latest interview with Maryland Attorney Kevin Goldberg of law offices of Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester, as he discusses what existing coverage you should know about in your existing auto insurance policy.
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.
Exceptional, socially significant cases that were won or settled within the calendar year 2015 are eligible for this year’s award. The cases won or settled by finalists cover a broad range of public interest work, including but not limited to civil rights, consu...
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I just returned from Miami Beach, FL where I attended my first Rainmaker Retreat. Stephen Fairley and his team at The Rainmaker Institute put on an incredible two-day program that is absolutely chocked full of dozens of ideas and principles for growing your law firm.
Some of the topics that were very expertly covered were Social Media Marketing, Newslette...
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Will you be attending the AAJ Winter Convention in Boca Raton on February 27 – March 2?
Michael J. Swanson, Jeff Glueck and I will be representing Advocate Capital, Inc. at booth #413 throughout the convention. Stop by and discover The Advocate Flexline™, our brand new product combination that gives contingent-fee law firms the most powerful funding solut...
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By now you should understand the importance and necessity of an online social media presence as a business owner or brand. Posting, sharing, connecting, tweeting, etc. can potentially take up a lot of time, especially if you do all of these things multiple times throughout the day. That is until you take these 7 tips and apply them.
In a Mashable article...
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In a recent article, Nicole Black of MyCase.com shared some great time saving tips that lawyers can utilize.
Here are a few from her list:
• Legal Research – Ms. Black recommends using the new Google Scholar browser extension to cut down on time and money. Available on Chrome and Firefox, this “browser add-on that makes it even easier to seamlessly cond...
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I do. In fact, I have been known to binge watch NetFlix episodes on my tablet before turning off the light. I never gave much thought to how my phone or tablet impact my ability for a good night sleep.
Apparently, staring at screens at night before bed is bad, and worse than experts initially thought. Your phone and tablet emit photons and the way your br...
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Last month I wrote a blog highlighting the benefits and advantages an employee wellness program can have on your firm’s employees and your bottom line.
Recently, I purchased a keyboard stand for my office that allows me to stand at my desk and work instead of sit. My “stand” set up is pictured here. It is painfully simple and cost under $80 total.
I did t...
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