This series presents fundamental information in several key areas of practice. Designed for the new attorney, or the attorney who has recently changed practice areas, started his/her own firm or expanded into new areas in a general practice, these manuals provide practical nuts and bolts information and lots of sample documents, forms, and checklists.How to Prepare Your First Residential Real Estate Settlement — Introduction; Capturing Real Estate Related Work; Initial Client Contact; What Do You Need; What To Look For?; What Now?; Settlement; Appendices.
How to Handle the First Client Meeting — Preliminary Matters; Interview; Referrals; Intake Sheets; Engagement/Fee Letter; Declining the Case; Is the Case Worth Taking?; Email.
How to Avoid Ethics Traps — Brief Overview of Attorney Disciplinary System; Types of Disciplinary Violations; Ethics Traps Update.
How to Conduct Effective and Efficient Discovery in the Personal Injury Case — Time for Discovery; Know Your Discovery Deadlines; Scope of Discovery; Discovery Methods; Depositions – More Than Just Gathering Information; Taking Depositions From the Plaintiff’s Perspective; Practical Considerations for Taking a Deposition from the Plaintiff’s Point of View; Discovery Specific to a Medical Malpractice Case; Discovery in Premises Liability Cases; Motion Practice in Philadelphia; Appendices.
How To Draft A Simple Will — What is a “simple” Will?; Relevant Provisions of the PEF Code How Do You Get Started?; Gather the Data; Organization of a Basic Will; Internal Integration (Safety); Witnesses; Execution Procedures; Document Safekeeping;
Number of Pages: 554 total