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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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…


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Before You Tweet… Top Ethical Risks of Using Social Media

Social media use by people of all ages has grown exponentially in recent years. In response, many law firms have established profiles on popular social networking sites...


By: Daniel Garrie and Peggy Leen

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How to Use Discovery Special Masters, Forensic Neutrals and Technical Special Masters

Disputes are becoming increasingly complex. The average civil litigation in federal courts takes upwards of 24 months to resolve on the merits.2


By: The NBI Team

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Asked & Answered: Breaking into Entertainment Law

We recently had the opportunity to interview Katrina Brede, attorney and shareholder at Bracepoint Law, to get an inside perspective on practicing in entertainment law.


By: Recap courtesy of the NBI Team

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Reopening the Workplace: Top Employer Considerations

As states begin phasing out or lifting stay-at-home orders across the nation, many employers are seeking guidance on what steps they need to take to safely and defensibly bring employees back...


By: The NBI Team

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Introducing Hotshot to the NBI All Inclusive CLE Pass

There’s a bevy of literature on the pros, cons and ideal use of macro and micro learning, but the long and short of it is, sometimes you just need a 10-minute rundown on an immediate problem...

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