Hiring a Progressive Firm
201705.22
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Hiring a Progressive Firm

When I began practice, I would spend long, grueling days trapped to my desktop computer pouring over research and drafting.  Fast forward to 2017 and the practice of law has joined the progress of cyber-land along with other professions.  Burton McKinnish strives to be on the cutting edge of not only legal research but technology…

What Your Attorney Being a Board Certified Trial Specialist Means
201703.27
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What Your Attorney Being a Board Certified Trial Specialist Means

Ethics rules in most states are strict when it comes to attorneys referring to themselves as a “specialist” or “specializing.”  What does it mean if your attorney is a board certified specialist.   In the age of social media and rampant attorney advertising, any attorney can bring in clients.  Often potential clients see a pop-up…

Miserable Company
201701.15
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Miserable Company

Being a self-employed attorney sucks most days.  You have more to do than you can say grace over and no matter how hard you work you are never, repeat never caught up much less ahead.  What that means is on Sunday night when you are at dinner with your family you aren’t really there.  Sure…

Practice Tip: What does the Judge see?
201510.06
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Practice Tip: What does the Judge see?

Something interesting happened to me in one of my Social Security hearings this morning.  First, a little background in Social Security hearing procedures for those who are unfamiliar with how the Social Security Administration prepares a file for a disability hearing. The Social Security hearing office will gather medical records and scan these records into…