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Can you mess up taking a deposition? I walkways feel like I don’t know what I’m doing when taking a dep.

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We consolidated two appeals stemming from the same trial court order re msj. The appellants filed separate briefs. Do I to file two App briefs or can I file one?

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What origination % are insurance defense firms giving to the attorney that brings in the file/client?

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What does your opposing counsel do that pushes you over the top and just makes you want to settle the case? (Plaintiff and defense answers welcome). Mine: requesting 15 depositions of people that wil… more

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How many years of experience does an insurance defense attorney need to have to bill at a senior partner rate vs junior partner?

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I just started doing insurance defense 3 months ago. A few of my billing entries have been cut. I feel very bad. Does anybody have any tips for writing better time entries?

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My firm typically does insurance defense, but we take plaintiffs cases here and there. Is it typical that work done by associates on contingency cases isn’t counted toward their billable hour requirem… more

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Curious thoughts: What would you say puts the most pressure on insurance companies to settle cases? Upcoming trial, risk of bad faith exposure, a bad witness, a screw up pre-suit, etc?

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Covid-19 coverage: what are you seeing? Where are we headed?

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How does your firm compensate attorneys who bring in new business/clients?

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Serious question: I know I am an attorney but this so outside my area. I was rear ended about a year ago and I need to either settle with the insurance company or sue them. Could someone provide some … more

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What is BNI?

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Riddle me this Batman: Im told that I can bill X amount for X task but no more, or warned that I may not plan and prepare for certain things even though I do (lost time) Exhibit A: Can’t bill to plan… more

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How many hours a day (on average) do you have to work in order to bill 7 hours per day?

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What are some narratives or tricks of the trade that you use to reclaim lost time for work done that is not billable??

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Is it common for insurance companies to disallow legal research or cap the hours you can spend doing legal research? Do you think that capping the hours for research can breed bad attorneys or even wo… more

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Does anyone else feel like they work BigLaw hours for 1/4 of the pay?

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If an insurer wrongly denies coverage for a property loss and business interruption claim, can the insurer still rely on the policy provisions to limit the type and extent of the recoverable damages?

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