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Does anyone know the name of any insurance defense or PI firm that allows associates to work remotely from out of the state of Florida?

Seeking a new path away from litigation, eyeing in-house counsel roles. Skilled in labor and employment law, I aim to reduce motion practice and writing. Keen on roles involving presentations and lega… more

Tips and tricks for brand new attorney (just passed bar) starting out in ID

Having my client deduct time spent mollifying a crucial expert who hasn't been paid by said client in months so he can prep for trial is probably it for me here in ID.


Plaintiff withdrew their motion for sanctions after being reamed by the judge for wasting his time and being given the option to continue the hearing and trial or withdraw the motion and have the tria… more

Anyone ever have an opposing attorney be such a pain in the ass to deal with that your firm has to institute new policies with dealing with the entire opposing firm?


Has anyone ever heard of Quinteros Prieto wood Boyer? Would you recommend for an associate position?


How many hours a week would you expect to be in the office every week to hit a 2400 yearly billable?

Partners: how many months after hiring does an associate have to miss the monthly billing requirement before you let them go?


Carrier just had me settle a trial ready winnable case at way more than its worth, at an amount he probably could have settled at presuit. Every time a client just throws money at one of my cases I g… more


anyone been threatened with sanctions for making plaintiff do mediation (in state where it’s required by law), and making the plaintiff appear in person when you were ordered by the court to have a cl… more


Will I be pigeonholed in workers comp defense after 3 years? I’ve been at my current firm doing workers comp defense for exactly a year now. I need to be in my current state for another 2 years but th… more

Any reason NOT to switch to an in house carrier from ID if $ is a wash for now? Is the ID partner ceiling high?


Does any do Workers Comp and if so, would you recommend it as a practice?


What do you think is a reasonable billable requirement for a first year associate?

I’ve consistently increased my numbers since getting my first license in May and my second license in October. There’s also an ex… more


Settled with a plaintiff today that alleged $4mil+ in damages from lost earnings potential from not getting a degree he never applied for and pain and suffering for the rest of his life from post conc… more


What are some outside the box ways of generating business in ID. Most of our work comes from panels and the partners handle that end. Us associates are not expected to generate business and can'… more


Thoughts on outsourcing discovery? I’m a Florida Paralegal (currently in ID) tossing around the idea of starting my own discovery company. My concept would be to assist firms as a consultant/contract… more


Does anyone here have any insight as to what a ID associate (Worker’s Comp, General Liability) should be making with about 1 year of experience? I love my firm and absolutely do not want to lateral, b… more


I got a douche of a Plaintiff’s attorney trying to bully me who is representing one of the largest insurance companies in the country into settling today. First he tried selling it as saving the clien… more

Getting a wave of adjusters denying me authority to settle cases that should settle or where a discount is to be had. I know they're seeing the same nuclear verdicts we are. What's going on?


Anyone ever have to go to Small Claims Court? We just got assigned a case where a Plaintiff is disagreeing with the insurance company’s repair estimate for their vehicle from a fender bender.

Anyone have any suggestions for getting a client to cooperate with discovery. We were retained by a insurance company for their insured and he has not returned emails or phone calls in about 4 weeks. … more


I work at a small Midwest ID firm doing mostly MVAs for an Insurance Carrier. Currently have a case where where plaintiff is claiming extensive lost wages from missing tips from working as a bartender… more

Clients are on one with deductions lately. Apparently paralegals should be doing discovery responses.


What is the consensus on whether to mention in depo reports to a client that a Plaintiff or witness is attractive? I know its inappropriate, but we can't deny that kind of thing matters to jurors… more


Post your best billing descriptions/narratives:


Does anyone else have carriers that take FOREVER to pay bills, especially expert bills? I’m so frustrated as I have bills that are overdue and I’ve brought to the carrier’s attention but she just ignores them. more


I just started working in ID and Workers Comp. and have no substantial work experience in either. The closest experience I have is some personal injury work. Any advice transitioning into this area of… more

What’s a good salary to expect doing workers comp defense in Florida?

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How badly are our adjusters treated where they work? One just pleaded with me to reschedule a call because Hurrican Ian took out his power. Like, where does he work where he thinks he needs to ask f… more


PLC just hit me with a MTC and sanctions because an insured took too long to give me depo dates while he underwent cancer treatment. This is after agreeing to extend discovery by two months. Should … more

Anyone else noticing carriers becoming even more of a pain in the ass lately?


What YOE should I expect before I start doing depositions?

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