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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

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Welcome to the NBI Blog!

Here at NBI, we understand that learning doesn’t start and end with CLE courses . We are excited to launch this new platform to share timely legal news, practice tips and CLE compliance updates.


By: Guest Author, Dana L. Bacsi, Esquire

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Employment Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and Harassment in the workplace is unlawful. Employment decisions must be based on legitimate job-related criteria. It is inappropriate to act in a manner that reflects negatively on in


By: Guest Author, Patrick A. Wright

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Quick Tips for a Family Law Temporary Orders Hearing

In the family law practice, attorneys commonly encounter temporary orders hearings. These hearings put temporary orders in place for each party to follow until a final decree is entered. While each he


By: Guest Author, Samantha R. Thornton

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Preparation/Interpretation and Practical Application

I am not sure about anyone else, but clients are always sending or bringing me things they think a. will help their case, b. want our office to be aware of, or c. are unsure what it is and think, "I t

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