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Wilmington, DE (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has opened a strategy center in Wilmington, Delaware, to help attorneys competitively market their firms in an effective and efficient manner. Wilmington, one of the most populous cities in the state, has enormous potential for attorney marketing. As the population continues to increase, competition for legal clients is also bound to get tougher. Custom Legal Marketing’s search engine marketing solutions can help lawyers compete in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware. Additionally, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) offers attorneys a No Competition Guarantee which means […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2018 – Data is king in marketing, and Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has it in spades with its new report and analytics lounge. Launched in January, the Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) Lounge integrates with multiple services and allows law firms to see their entire marketing campaign in a single dashboard. “Law firms deserve to see a clear picture of where their marketing dollars are going,” said Custom Legal Marketing Co-Founder Jason Bland. “CLM has always championed transparency in all its work for its clients.” Indeed, CLM built their original lounge […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2018 – Attorney Elga Goodman, founder of Elga Goodman Law, has a well-earned reputation for providing individuals, families and businesses in New Jersey with comprehensive estate planning services. Now, Elga is sharing her insights about Pet Trusts in an exclusive WHDA (105.5) podcast recognizing Pet Month. Elga’s discussion provides pet owners with important information about their options for their beloved pets when they are no longer around to care for them. While many assume that their pets will be cared for by surviving relatives or close friends, they are under no legal obligation […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2018 – The AARP Foundation sued a nursing home in Sacramento, California, and its management company for evicting a resident with Alzheimer’s disease without warning. Gloria Single, 83, was a resident of Pioneer House until her sudden eviction in March 2017. According to court documents, the facility sent Single to the hospital without her family’s approval, alleging she threw plastic tableware and behaved aggressively with staff. The hospital found nothing wrong with Single after conducting a psychological assessment on her. She was cleared to return to Pioneer House immediately. However, management refused […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2018 – A recent federal investigation revealed that more than 25 percent of serious cases involving the abuse of nursing home residents were not reported to law enforcement agencies. In addition, nursing homes failed to provide necessary medical care in incidents of physical abuse and sexual assault. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released an emergency alert that said 134 cases of potential abuse or neglect at nursing homes were found in 33 states. Illinois had the most cases at 17, while California had 13. Auditors examined […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history and to shine a light on women’s rights issues. For Custom Legal Marketing and 13 year old parent company, Adviatech, the value of women in the workplace is no secret nor is it a controversial topic for the San Francisco based company. While many tech companies struggle to answer uncomfortable questions about the gender makeup of their employees, Custom Legal Marketing boasts a 60 percent female workforce. What policies were implemented by […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – Scientists have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can be trained to identify the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease nearly 10 years before symptoms begin to emerge. A research team from the University of Bari in Italy developed an algorithm that can detect structural changes linked to the disease in different areas of the brain. They trained an AI using 67 MRI scans from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Of those, 38 were from Alzheimer’s patients while 29 belonged to healthy […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2018 – The Trump administration’s tax reform plan has left many individuals and families uncertain about its implications on their future. Gilfix & La Poll Associates is offering four free estate planning seminars that will cover key topics pertaining to the new tax law. These timely seminars are open to the public and will be held on February 20, 22 and 27 in California. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark R. Gilfix will lead the seminars titled: “The New Trump Tax Reform and Your Tax and Estate Planning.” At the heart of their […]


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Bigger Law Firm Magazine guides its readers through adapting to the latest in legal marketing and technology in the newest print issue. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 – Dexter Tam takes on link building in the feature article, describing the necessity of link connections through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that leads to higher rates on Google search engine results pages. SEO includes website content, promotion and links, noting that some links are more valuable than others due to their origin and domain authority. Staying proactive with link building can lead to further success for a firm; […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2017 – A recent Caring.com study revealed concerning data about the number of American adults who lack key estate planning documents. Among the 1,003 adults surveyed, 58 percent admitted to not having a will or living trust in place. As expected, the likelihood of having estate planning documents increased with age. While 81 percent of individuals aged 72 or older said they had a will or trust, the same was true for only one out of five millennials. The findings showed that the most common excuses for lacking estate planning documents were […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2017 – A survey conducted earlier this year revealed that two-thirds of adults age 40 and older feel unprepared for their own long-term care and have done little or no planning for it. In addition, an increasing number of Americans believe Medicare should pay for it. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research polled 1,341 older Americans nationwide about their views on current and future long-term care. Over 50 percent of survey respondents thought the government should take on a bigger role in helping people with long-term care expenses. In comparison […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2017 – Gilfix & La Poll Associates is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association as an official sponsor of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Silicon Valley. Members of the Palo Alto, California-based estate planning law firm have also formed a team to participate in the event. “Alzheimer’s affects millions of people in the country. Any little bit we can do to help can go a long way in making a difference in the lives of those who are battling the disease,” said attorney Michael Gilfix. “Families, members of the community and participants […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2017 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, a famous actor, died in 2014, and left behind his girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children, ages 10, seven and five. Because he did not wish to have “trust fund kids,” he had a will in which he left his estate, which was worth $35 million, to his girlfriend, who was to take care of their children. However, the lack of estate planning resulted in his estate incurring an estate tax in the amount of about $12 million. Had Hoffman married Mimi, his family would have realized […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – Law firms want to know how and why a client makes first contact, and Bigger Law Firm magazine has the answers. In the feature article, Brendan Conley explains the science behind how people, including clients, make decisions. He draws a series of distinctions between the perfectly rational, but fictional, beings that economists and others imagine people to be, and reactive, often illogical, real-world human beings. Understanding how decisions are made can help a firm make sound marketing decisions. As Dipal Parmar explains in the Virtual Impression update, a good website […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2017 – State and federal guidelines have been updated to improve diagnosis and care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The California Department of Public Health recently released new Alzheimer’s guidelines for the first time since 2008. The update reflects scientific progress, as well as changes in clinical practice and laws. The guidelines are designed to help doctors and other medical professionals document and diagnose the progressive disease more easily. They will also be able to direct patients to relevant community-based programs and services. “Alzheimer’s is a medical condition that is likely to […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2017 – Last fall, the famous playwright, Edward Albee, died. His last wish, expressed in his will, requests his two friends to destroy any unfinished manuscripts he left. The direction was filed by Albee in Long Island, New York, where he resided and died. While it is exceptional, it is not without precedent. Such instructions are referred to as dead hand control. Other artists, including Frank Kafka and a Beastie Boy, have tried to include these kinds of directions in their wills. Virginia estate planning attorney Lisa McDevitt, states “Artistic control encompasses more […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – Nationally known attorney Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates discusses the impact of President Donald Trump’s policies on the elderly population and individuals with disabilities in an article published recently in Trusts & Estates magazine. Titled “Trump Initiatives Affecting Vulnerable Populations,” the article provides an in-depth report and analysis of initiatives that are being ushered in by the new administration. Gilfix co-authored it with two other elder law and special needs planning attorneys for the July 2017 issue of the prestigious legal journal. “It is important for older […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm Magazine provides a map of marketing and technology strategies in the latest issue, available today. In the feature story, Brendan Conley dives into “client journey mapping,” a big-picture approach to marketing that will help firms develop a cohesive, end-to-end strategy. The client journey technique puts the client’s evolving relationship with the firm at the forefront. The firm’s marketing needs change at each successive stage of this relationship, from discovery and consideration to decision and engagement, and finally to lasting loyalty. BLF shines its Product Spotlight on Lawcus, […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2017 – There appears to be disagreement over the estate plan of the late Canadian-American actor Alan Thicke, who was most famous for his portrayal of a father who was a psychiatrist in the sitcom, “Growing Pains.” Alan Thicke suffered a heart attack last December while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. His two older sons, pop star Robin and Brennan, the co-executors of their father’s living trust, filed a petition in the Superior Court in Los Angeles, in hopes of obtaining directions on the interaction between the 1988 trust, […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2017 – The Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A./EastSide Title, Inc. is pleased to announce that Cindy Reilly has joined the firm as a Paralegal/Closing Coordinator. Cindy is a true native Floridian, born in Fort Lauderdale and raised off of Las Olas Boulevard. She attended Fort Lauderdale High School, then Colby-Sawyer College, graduating in 1984 with a B.S. in Psychology. She remained in the New England area after graduation, working for the ARC, mainstreaming and mentoring those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She eventually returned to Fort Lauderdale and worked for the American Swim […]


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