Recent Articles from dmc-admin
A drawing for a grand prize to lure in customers is something more often associated with car dealers than law firms. But a firm in North Carolina has plans to do exactly that. Those plans are the subject of an inquiry before the N.C. State Bar’s Ethics Committee. The filing before the committee says the […]
A bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday that would allow non-lawyer ownership of a professional corporation law firm is already getting some attention from the N.C. State Bar. The bill would allow non-lawyers to own up to 49 percent of a firm. Non-lawyers are banned from owning law firms by the American Bar Association’s Model […]
A Senate committee this week continued a fierce debate on the merits of a medical-malpractice bill that would cap noneconomic damages and make it harder to bring a claim against emergency room health-care providers. Members of the Judiciary I committee added more than a dozen proposed amendments to the bill, S. 33. Among them were: […]
The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued 10 published decisions Tuesday morning. Check our website and daily e-mail alerts throughout the week for digests of the opinions. The complete roundup of opinion digests will appear in next Monday’s paper.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued 14 published decisions Tuesday morning. Check our website and daily e-mail alerts throughout the week for digests of the opinions. The complete roundup of opinion digests will appear in next Monday’s paper.
Ever seen those e-mailed “deals of the day” that offer discounts on everything from manicures to margaritas at businesses in your area? You’ve probably never seen one offering 50 percent off an attorney’s services, but one N.C. family law firm wants to advertise through Groupon, the company that puts together the discount deals and forwards […]
Nigerian Dwarf Goat breeding is serious business. The cloven-hoofed creatures produce copious amounts of milk despite their size, make good house pets and fetch hundreds of dollars on the open market. So when Keith and Marie Harrell, owners of the NC PromisedLand goat farm in North Carolina, felt that their reputation as dwarf goat breeders […]
The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued 29 published decisions Tuesday morning. Check our website and daily e-mail alerts throughout the week for digests of the opinions. The complete roundup of opinion digests will appear in next Monday’s paper.
Just as North Carolina’s Supreme Court has fallen under criticism that it does not write enough opinions, leaving attorneys in some practice areas lacking crucial guidance, the U.S. Supreme Court is under fire for writing too much – but not saying enough. A front-page article in the New York Times last week focused on criticism […]
Dear Editor: I am writing to share a “proud to be a lawyer” moment with your readers. On Friday morning I got a call from a friend about a woman who is dying of breast cancer. She is recently divorced, in the middle of an equitable distribution proceeding and has no will. I knew enough […]
By AMY McCULLOUGH, Dolan Media Newswires [email protected] The weak economy has taken its toll on the workers’ compensation insurance industry and a speedy recovery is unlikely, A.M. Best Co. Inc. said in a special report. The insurance rating organization said the workers’ compensation insurance industry’s net premiums written plunged 14.5 percent to $12.3 billion[...]
I've been giving a lot of thought to how Big Law can effectively use social media ever since I spoke at King & Spalding's Atlanta office in mid-August. During my presentation on social media, a member of the audience asked if I was aware of any large law firms that were using social media well. No single firm stood out in my mind, and for good reason.
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