It is essential for lawyers, legal staff, and clients, to have full understanding of the components of legal billing. Usually, there are two main types of payment: legal fees and a retainer.
Posted on 04 August 2014
While residential leases can also be complex, commercial leases carry a host of additional responsibilities you may not be aware of, such as ensuring universal access under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Posted on 07 July 2014
If you like what someone has written, is it okay to use in your blog? Yes you can, but within reason.
Posted on 04 June 2014
Planning for the future doesn’t stop with retirement accounts and estate management. You may be perfectly happy to live until old age of 80 – but what if you live until you are 90? Or longer?
Posted on 07 March 2014
What is the most effective way to market your business through Twitter? We may not know all of the answers but SmartRules would like to share what we have learned about interesting and effective tweeting.
Posted on 20 November 2013
The California code of civil procedure 1161 regards possession of real property by a tenant or executor or administrator of an estate, and the grounds under which said persons will be guilty of unlawful detainer.
Posted on 14 October 2013
The California Code of Civil Procedure 1013 (amended effective 1/1/2011) addresses the issue of service by mail in a court action, and what constitutes as proof of service to the court. The proof options can be one of several methods: 1) An affidavit with the exact title of the document served and filed, bearing […]
At A Glance Guides
Posted on 25 April 2014
Three common types of motions, motion to quash, motion to dismiss, and motion to sever, all appear to have the same goal – yet, which one will achieve your objective?
Posted on 26 February 2013
The Federal Court rules have recently changed. Amendments to the Federal Bankruptcy and Criminal Rules are effective December 1, 2012. Amendments are proposed to the federal Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules. Comments by February 15, 2013.
California Civil Codes
Posted on 03 January 2014
The California Courts have experienced numerous rule changes, amendments, repealed rules and new rules effective January 1, 2014.
Posted on 13 May 2014
The rise of E-discovery has engendered a separate body of Electronic Discovery law from select specialized high profile cases to becoming an integral part of routine civil and criminal litigation.
Posted on 28 February 2014
We’ve all deleted an important email or used the incorrect font. But while these errors may seem minor they can result in severe consequences ranging from penalties to losing a case entirely.
Posted on 23 May 2014
What can engender a legal malpractice suit? Sometimes simply a missed deadline, highlighting the importance of a solid calendaring system as well a means to easily keep track of local rules.
Posted on 21 May 2013
Beginning Monday, May 20th eFiling became mandatory for all cases filed in the Missouri Counties of Stoddard and Cape Girardeau. Missouri began rolling out the first phase of its eFiling system in September 2011. They carefully and successfully added a handful of courts during 2012, thus paving the way for adding 26 courts by the […]
Posted on 07 February 2014
The rules surrounding removal of civil actions can be daunting and strict compliance is required.