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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2016 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP (WSHB) was ranked #4 in the United States by American Lawyer in its annual Diversity Scorecard Survey. WSHB rose from 7th place last year to 4th place this year in the annual AmLaw Diversity Survey, considered the “gold standard” for rankings that ranks firms according to a score based on their combined percentage of minority lawyers and minority partners in U.S. offices. “Historically, law has not been among the most diverse of professions,” said partner Domingo Tan, Chair of WSHB’s Recruiting Committee. “This trend […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2016 – One of the nation’s top law firms for female lawyers is also one of the best in the country for minority attorneys. Legal publication Law360 honored Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP with another top ranking. The “Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys” survey ranked the top 100 law firms in the nation based on firm minority representation at the partner and non-partner levels as well as its total number of minority attorneys. Law firms on this list have made “headway in shaking up a stubbornly bleak picture of diversity […]


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Los Angeles, CA (April 22, 2016) – WSHB ranked tenth in Law360’s list of “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys,” a survey published based on the firm’s female representation at the partner and non-partner levels and its total number of female attorneys. “I’m not surprised, this place is awesome,” said Jade Tran, partner in the WSHB Orange County office. “When female attorneys talk to me about the problems they encounter at their firms, it’s such a foreign concept. I feel very lucky.” According to Law360, “For the firms that nabbed spots on the list, the number of women at […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2015 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, a national law firm with 18 offices nationwide, announces attorney Kelly Waters will join its New Jersey office as partner effective immediately. Waters brings more than 20 years of litigation expertise defending product liability, general liability and commercial matters in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Waters also serves as a Municipal Court Judge in the Township of Union, New Jersey. Waters has defended major manufacturers of motor vehicles and motorcycles, pharmaceuticals and […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2015 – The Bigger Law Firm magazine, volume 35, discusses the advantages of using EagleEye Agreement Checker, software that automates the review of legal documents and contracts by recognizing and resolving problems, including ambiguity, accuracy and discrepancies. Using EagleEye can help attorneys reduce the time spent manually checking documents, allowing them to concentrate more time on the production of quality legal content and provide clients with faster turnaround. Initially introduced in 2012, this program helps lawyers draft more precise contracts by providing more accurate references, punctuation and review of defined terms. The […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2015 – In the September issue of Bigger Law Firm magazine, Kerrie Spencer explains how a new product called Lítera SmartSend can help prevent firms from committing major email errors, such as sending clients’ confidential information to opposing counsel. Such an egregious error would be in violation of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. A technology company called Lítera designed the Microsoft Outlook add-in that can help protect client confidentiality and simultaneously increase productivity. SmartSend provides a safe and secure environment in which attorneys who are sending emails along with confidential […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2015 – The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) has opened enrollment for two new eLearning courses focusing on the Financial Management and Legal Industry Business Management. The newly developed curricula offer fresh ideas and solutions for legal management professionals to gain expertise in law firm financial and legal industry trends. Those working toward the Certified Legal Manager (CLM) designation may earn educational credits through these innovative online sessions. The business of law is changing every day, and ALA’s eLearning system is designed to meet the needs of industry leaders in a flexible format […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2015 – Legal practice managers’ average pay rose 18 percent in 2014. The latest industry-leading research findings on compensation and benefits trends in law firms was released today by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). The Enhanced Law Firm Compensation & Benefits Survey data shows that practice area administrator salaries increased by an average of 18 percent in 2014, with principal law firm administrators faring nearly as well with a 15.3 percent increase, and Paralegal Mangers a 12.6 percent increase. The 1,169 participants in the survey receive a discount on the final data, […]


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Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2015 – The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) will present its Finance Conference for the Legal C-Suite May 17 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The one-day event will focus on cutting‐edge management, profitability, innovation, strategic and leadership topics in law firm finance. Advanced education and C-level speakers will offer solutions for busy law firm finance professionals. Attendees can expect specialized subject matter, networking opportunities and an expo where they can explore new products and solutions and meet with vendors. “It provides a level of education to CFO and C-Suite managers […]


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Clearwater, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November October 10, 2014 – Darryl Rouson served his first term as a Florida House of Representatives member in 2008. Having been re-elected 2 more times since then, the 2014-2016 term will serve as his final allowed consecutive term. With no major opposition, things are looking good for the veteran House representative. But he takes nothing for granted. Rouson is looking to spend his final term in a battle to ensure voter convenience and protection of their rights to participate in government and its decisions. He’s also focusing on consumer rights and their ongoing battle […]


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WSHB’s commitment to diversity to be celebrated at DRI conference in October Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2014 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP has been selected to receive the DRI’s Law Firm Diversity Award at the 2014 DRI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, October 23, 2014. DRI is the nation’s leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Each year, DRI’s Annual Professional Achievement and Service Awards celebrate and honor outstanding performance by law firms and individuals. “This award demonstrates a significant commitment to diversity,” said J. Michael Weston, DRI President, in […]


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ALA and Nesso Strategies Announce the Managing Partner Executive Director Forum Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2014 – The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) announces a new interactive educational event, The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum in Orlando, Florida on February 23-24 in partnership with Nesso Strategies. Designed to explore and develop leadership skills and experience, The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum is a hands-on workshop that enables Managing Partners and Executive Directors to collaborate on shared leadership and management challenges. “Today, more than ever, the working relationship among the law firm executive team, lawyers plus executive administrators, is critical […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2014 – Texas law firm the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC adds attorney Luis Cuellar to its staff of attorneys as Of Counsel. Luis is a Victoria Texas native and will be handling the litigation department in the Victoria and Austin offices. Luis Cuellar is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and has lived in Austin for several years. Luis has extensive experience in family law matters and has tried cases in Austin, Bastrop, and Lockhart. Luis is bilingual. The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr PLLC is a […]


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Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2014 Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2014 – At its Conference & Expo in Toronto this week, the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) inducted its board of directors for 2014-15. Leading the association and serving as President for 2014-15 is Paula Barnes of Burr & Forman in Nashville, Tennessee and Paul Farnsworth of Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP in Rochester, New York continuing his service as Past President of the Board. The Board includes the following individuals: President: Paula K. Barnes Burr & Forman, LLP Nashville, TN President-Elect: Teresa Walker Waller Lansden […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2014 – Mr. Anderson was involved with the robbery of a fast food restaurant a little over a decade ago in Missouri. He was convicted, appealed, and lost his appeal. However, because of a clerical error by the state, no one ever came to collect him since he was out on bond. In fact, his attorney didn’t even tell him to turn himself in, to just wait, that it was normal for it to take a week or two. First weeks went by, then those weeks turned into months, the months turned into […]


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Participants are paid to review branding material and provide feedback on proposed designs. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2014 – When law firms rebrand, create new marketing literature or design a new website, they want to know what their target market thinks. Anyone who has hired a lawyer in the United States after 2004 can now receive compensation for participation in a Custom Legal Marketing focus group. To qualify, a focus group participant must have retained a lawyer within the last 10 years. Both the focus group member and the retained attorney must have been (and be) […]


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User-friendly website provides interactive resources for small to mid-sized law firms Lisle, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2014 – Protexure Lawyers, a competitive professional liability insurance program from AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd., today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website: www.protexurelawyers.com. The website will enable tech-savvy lawyers to get a complimentary insurance quote, manage their account, and renew their coverage with a short form application – online and at their convenience. Plus, they can access online tools, information and resources that will help them grow their business and navigate their insurance options. “We redesigned our website to create […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2014 – Attorney Alex Hernandez Jr., normally practices on the plaintiff side of the bar but when a small business owner called him and told him she was being sued Hernandez stepped in and represented the small business owner on the defensive side. The small business owner had no insurance and was being sued for over six figures. Hernandez litigated the case for over a year and at the end it was his client who got the best end of the deal, they settled for pennies compared to what the small business […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2013 – A New York State Supreme Court Judge has ruled that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation exceeded its legal authority by passing a smoking ban in state parks in April of 2012. Joshpe Law Group LLP, a Manhattan-based law firm, filed the Article 78 proceeding on behalf of C.L.A.S.H., a smokers’ rights organization founded and run by Audrey Silk. The suit argued that any statewide curtailment on smoking rights could only be passed through legislation, not bureaucratic decision-making. The judicial opinion concluded that the Parks […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of car and truck accidents and a recent report from Erie Insurance notes distraction is the cause of 1 in 10 auto accidents. Driving when you’re “lost in thought” can be deadly or cause major harm, says Atlanta personal injury attorney Jim Rice. The study done by Erie Insurance reports that teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is the cause. Texting while driving (TWD) is a big crash […]


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