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By: The NBI Team

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

CLE Developments

We want to assure you that the health and safety of our customers, speakers and staff is our top priority. As concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic change daily, we will continue to...

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By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Don’t Miss Your September 2020 CLE Deadline

To say 2020 has upended our normal routines is an understatement, and CLE deadlines are no exception.

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By: The NBI Team

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Now Available OnDemand: Top CLE Courses to Watch From Summer 2020

As fall quickly approaches, attorneys continue to navigate the complexities of practicing amidst a global health emergency. If you didn’t have a chance to tune into NBI’s live summer CLE...

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By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

How Legal Project Management Can Improve the Client Intake Process

Every new client deserves the attention and focus of their attorney, but much of the intake process is administrative in nature. Over the years, many attorneys have learned that...

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By: The NBI Team

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

3 Tips for Firing and Discipline Decisions

Whether advising a client or addressing personnel issues within the firm, the topic of terminating or disciplining an employee is never easy. Some successful wrongful termination claims result...

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By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Making the Most Out of ADR Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 and the coronavirus lockdowns have dramatically changed the litigation landscape. While court systems across the country continue to remain shut down, most non-essential appearances...

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By: The NBI Team

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Honing Your Niche in Times of Economic Uncertainty

Career and business development strategies are critical elements for any successful law practice. Although a period of economic instability can reduce business and revenue flow...

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By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Privacy Developments: The Fast-Tracked Uniform State Privacy Law

The legal community has been buzzing recently about the development and enactment of state privacy legislation. To that end, the development of a uniform state law for data privacy is...

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By: The NBI Team

Thursday, August 20, 2020

5 Essential Techniques for Getting Paid

Like any business, law firms can only operate so long without cash flow. New income ensures the firm meets payroll and keeps the lights on, among other expenses. While a steady stream of clients...

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By: The NBI Team

Monday, August 17, 2020

3 Tips for Controlling Incoming Documents in a Paperless Law Firm

The so-called “paperless office” has been the talk of the legal field for several years now. In theory, this concept results in a fully digitized office that reduces waste...

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By: Kendra Brodin & Lisa Watson

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Challenge of Retaining Top Talent for Law Firms

Attracting and retaining new attorney talent is an ever-present challenge for law firms of all sizes. We recently asked Kendra Brodin & Lisa Watson of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister for their advice...

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By: The NBI Team

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Introducing Live Online Seminars

At NBI, the past 6 months have spurred broader reflections on how we can better serve our customers through 2020 and beyond. One of the biggest and most immediate questions we wrestled with was…

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By: Daniel B. Garrie & Andrew S. Nadolna

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Customizing Traditional Models of Mediation to Work in Today’s Covid-19 Environment

Mediation is often viewed by lawyers as a “this” or “that” on the spectrum from facilitative to evaluative. In reality, experienced neutrals view mediation as a process customized to the needs of...

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By: The NBI Team

Thursday, July 30, 2020

5 Email Mistakes Every Attorney Needs to Stop Making

Many attorneys use email as their primary means of communication because it’s efficient, convenient, and provides an electronic paper trail. However, attorney use of email raises numerous...

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By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

What Every Attorney Should Know About SBA Loans

Small and medium-sized businesses are frequently in need of capital; law firms are no exception. Unlike some businesses, lawyers notoriously run into cash flow issues. This is especially true for...

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By: Grover Cleveland

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Q&A: How Can New Lawyers Provide Value in Today’s Environment?

We recently had the opportunity to interview Seattle lawyer, speaker and author, Grover Cleveland to get his thoughts on how 2020 law grads can best prepare for career success during uncertain times.

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By: The NBI Team

Thursday, July 16, 2020

4 Ways to Improve Client Communications During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted American law firms in ways no other outbreak has. In addition to the added complications presented by remote hearings and court delays...

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By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Civil Disobedience

The United States is facing significant civil unrest. For many, now is the ideal time to take on systemic problems through free speech, engagement, and even civil disobedience.

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By: The NBI Team

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Four Tips for Taking and Defending Socially Distant Depositions

In many states across the country, COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the flow of litigation in state and federal courts. The pandemic might have slowed cases to a halt in some jurisdictions...

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By: The NBI Team

Friday, June 26, 2020

5 Ways the SECURE Act is Changing Retirement Planning

The goal of the Act is to make saving for retirement easier and more accessible. By simplifying the law and adding additional flexibility, there are many ways for individuals to benefit from...

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