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Correlation Or Coincidence?…Desperate Law Schools = Lowest Bar Exam Pass Rate In A Decade!

Interesting statistics about the future of the law profession due to the ‘collapse’ in the number of law school applications! Two articles this week from two different publications concerned the state of the profession of law from the perspective of the new crop of prospective lawyers who are applying to law schools and who will ultimately […]

Long Island CLE November 10: Top 10 Real Estate Closing Roadblocks (Includes Ethics Credits)

Hallmark Abstract Service, Boom Business Network, Gargano Law Group And Sterling National Bank Are Pleased To Present The Following CLE Program… The Top 10+ Difficult Issues That Cause Problems with Real Estate Closings (…and the attorney’s ethical duty to overcome them) 2 CLE Credits in Ethics and Professionalism Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Cost To […]

Law School Debt: The Numbers For 2014 Graduates!

For those students who took on debt to attend law school, some of the dollar amounts that they accumulated is astounding! The question ultimately then becomes whether many will be able to pay that debt back and therefore, whether the investment was a good one? Some will of course get great paying jobs and have little problem, while for […]

Ever Wonder How The Lifestyles Of Top Law Partners Can Vary?

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Probably not, particularly given the fact that the average income for the 354,000 attorney’s who filed as solo practitioners was $49,130 in 2012! Given that average income statistic I would therefore assume that few if any are expressing pity for the disparity in the lifestyles between the top and the bottom rungs of the Am Law […]

Do’s And Don’ts: Telling A Client Bad News!

While there’s nothing better than telling a client great news, conversely, the bad news contact can be one that’s extremely difficult to initiate! As a result, sometimes we are tempted to take the easy way out! In residential real estate, some examples of the disappointing news that may have to be conveyed includes… The sellers rejected the offer […]

DOES YOUR COMPANY NEED A LEGAL CHECKUP?

For any of us who own a business, we face a variety of known and unknown risks that can range from simply presenting a hiccup all the way to an event that might potentially impede our ability to move forward as a going concern! Hopefully none ever come to fruition but, the question still remains […]

Be Our Guest For A 2-Credit Ethics CLE On Long Island, March 31, 2015

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We Look Forward To Seeing You There! Simply RSVP Using The Link In The Invitation Below Please join Thomas Kokinias, Senior Vice President at Sterling National Bank, Hallmark Abstract, and Fidelity National Title Group for a complimentary CLE Seminar and Breakfast. Ethical Issues and Transactional Pitfalls Course Description: In this seminar, we will address some practices […]

Which BigLaw Partners Bill At The Highest Hourly Rates? (List)

In what is always one of the more popular articles of the year, presenting the list of BigLaw firms sporting partners who charge the highest hourly rates! As a caveat, however, while it’s interesting to see the hourly rates at the top of the legal food chain, at the same time it’s an extremely painful […]

Is the US facing a coming shortage of lawyers?

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This question is based on a recent study showing that in Fall 2014 enrollment in law schools has reached a 27-year low! Is this decline in law school enrollment a harbinger of the US facing a shortage of lawyers at some point in the future? And, if we do face a shortage, before you start […]