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Lawyer: Brunei prince ‘betrayed’ by ex-lawyers

NEW YORK CITY — Brunei’s Prince Jefri Bolkiah was exploited by two thieving British attorneys who took advantage of his trust and vulnerability as he faced the legal “fight of his life,” one of his lawyers said Tuesday in summing up his side of a multimillion-dollar dispute.

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Erie bar creates succession registry

A succession registry is being created for attorneys to designate who should be contacted to handle legal matters in the event of an emergency. The Erie County Bar Foundation ...

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More firms employing alternative billing methods

The hourglass is half empty, and time may be running short on traditional hourly billing, the most popular method used by attorneys in the region and the nation. Alternative billing is nothing new, but it’s stirred many responses from attorneys as its popularity grows ...

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Taking a look at apps for the legal profession

Armed with a suite of mobile device applications, attorneys are increasingly storing data in the cloud, dictating e-mails instead of writing them, scanning documents on the go and finding new efficiencies for their practices and their clients.

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Salaries slow for in-house counsel

A recent report shows the rate of salary increases for in-house legal counsel continues to slow through a rough economy. But in the big picture, lawyers aren’t starving. Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, a New Jersey-based legal industry consulting firm, released a study this month that surveyed more than 6,000 attorneys across nine levels and more than 5,000 non-attorney staff on pay rates.

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Online infraction leads to discipline

The recent reprimand of five attorneys from a Louisiana law firm for failing to supervise a non-lawyer employee who put up inaccurate information on the firm’s website offers lessons for lawyers outside the state.

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Attorneys: Get moving

It’s no secret that less activity leads to weight gain — something that lawyers, whose jobs involve a lot of sitting, might find creeping up on them. Those who squeeze exercise into their day might not experience ...

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A look at the ethics of Web 2.0 for lawyers

While many lawyers are taking advantage of abundant networking and marketing opportunities using Web 2.0 platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, they should be aware of a number of ethical pitfalls.

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