Being “Social” Can Affect Your Personal Injury Settlement

Billions of people use social media daily, with some people posting every detail of their life on display for their friends and family. What many don’t realize is, regardless of privacy settings, social content can still be found.It’s important to ensure your personal injury clients are aware that their social media posts can heavily affect their claim...

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Michael Cowen Obtains Board Certification in Truck Accident Law

Our office is proud to announce attorney Michael Cowen has obtained his board certification in truck accident law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is the first attorney in the state of Texas to receive this certification! He is also 1 of only 14 attorneys in the United States (at the time of this publishing) to receive this certification from the NBTA. The elaborate screening of credentials which all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses,...

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Law and Lunch in 2019 – Looking Sunny with a Chance of Brainstorms

Starting this April, we’re Launching a monthly brainstorm luncheon! How it Works: Each month, we will choose up to 10 plaintiff attorneys to attend our luncheon. Attorneys who are attending the next luncheon can submit a case 3 weeks before the luncheon, which they want to be selected for discussion with the group. The CRP team will review all submissions and will choose 1 case to be the focus of the meeting. A brief synopsis of the case and goals for the brainstorming session will be shared with all meeting attendees 2 weeks before the luncheon. On the meeting day, we will...

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Put Yourself First in 2019

There’s no doubt the legal industry can often be overwhelming and stressful. Between managing a law firm, marketing your firm, working up your cases, and taking on the stress of your client’s worries, it can really take a toll on our overall well-being and state of mind. As we end 2018, it's important to reflect so we can learn and grow in the new year. When you begin to make resolutions and set goals for 2019, be sure to include your mental health as a priority. Find a way to schedule time for yourself to help bring clarity and a clear mind....

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New Rules and Regulations for Paralegals are Now in Effect

As of November 1st, new rules regulating paralegals went into effect in Utah. According to the new rules, licensed paralegal practitioners (referred to as LPPs) will be allowed to practice law without a lawyer’s supervision in cases involving the following: Temporary separation, divorce, parentage, cohabitant abuse, civil stalking, custody and support, and name change Forcible entry and detainer Debt collection matters in which the dollar amount in issue does not exceed the statutory limit for small claims cases For these cases, LPPs can assist clients in the following ways: Choose, fill out, file and complete service of legal forms Review and explain...

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Study Says Sleep Deprived Individuals Are More Likely To Crash

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study to determine the relationship between sleep deprivation and motor vehicle crashes. The findings are alarming. 7% of all crashes in America involve driver drowsiness. 16% of all fatal crashes in America involve driver drowsiness. Drivers who got less than 4 hours of sleep are 15x more likely to cause a collision. Falling asleep at the wheel isn’t the only problem either. When sleep-deprived drivers are on the road, there is an increased risk of misjudging the road and traffic, or even failing to notice something on their route. As a firm who...

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“Alexa, find a personal injury attorney near me.”

Voice search is no longer just for hearing the weather forecast or playing music. Voice search is continuing to grow; Pew Research Center reports 46% of Americans use digital voice assistants. Furthermore, comScore predicts by 2020 that 50% of searches will be done by voice. Initially, you may not think potential clients will use voice search to find an attorney, but the legal industry is already buzzing on how this trend will affect legal marketing. To evolve with the shifting trends, law firms will need to adjust their marketing strategies to include tactics for digital voice devices. Typing vs Talking When people type...

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Benefits of Recurring Internal Communication

Many times, when a firm operates with multiple locations, teams find it difficult to stay in touch and informed on what is happening within the other offices. Sometimes it’s even hard to stay connected with what’s happening in a single busy office with lots of staff and attorneys working on their own caseloads. We’ve found it very helpful to create a monthly newsletter called “Communique,” which we circulate internally once a month to share information and celebrate together more frequently. Here are some topics we cover, but we encourage you to think about your firm and what would work best...

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Picture This!

At Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock, we pride ourselves on keeping our law firm on the cutting-edge of litigation. For us, that doesn’t just mean staying up to date on the latest technologies available to use in and out of the courtroom or the latest rulings in our industry, it also means maintaining fresh and up to date marketing materials, especially your firm’s photos. When clients and peers view our website and marketing materials, we want them to see the true faces behind our firm, get a look into our offices and know exactly what to expect. It’s always striking to...

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The Importance of Case Management Software for Attorneys

It’s important your firm is working as efficiently as possible. In this digital era, there are so many software options available to help your firm run more smoothly. Here at CRP, we rely heavily on case management software. It’s helped transform our firm; we’re more organized, effective, and profitable. Here are some of the benefits: MANAGE LEADS Create the most effective lead intake forms within your case management software. Your team can ask potential clients case-specific questions in order to properly designate the lead. Once the lead is created, team members are able to review the lead, track referrals, create a new case,...

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