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Legal Services
administrative law judge
In July, President Trump issued an executive order designed to make the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hiring process more efficient. But will this new appointment process negatively affect morale at the SSA — or the quality of service the agency provides?
Facebook ad policy changes
Facebook ad policy updates announced this year aim to make electoral campaigns and political advertising more transparent. The latest Facebook ad policy updates also mentioned “issue ads” — but what, exactly, are they? While most believe the new policy applies specifically to political posts and pages, we’ve noticed its reach goes beyond that. The new...
ovarian cancer
On July 12, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 22 ovarian cancer plaintiffs $4.69 billion in damages. This landmark St. Louis jury ruling against the talcum powder distributor is the largest ovarian cancer verdict awarded to date. Each plaintiff won $25 million in compensatory damages and at least $165 million in punitive...
social media challenges
If you’re using social media channels to market your legal practice, you’re certainly not alone. Nearly everybody in the industry uses social media marketing now, according to the Attorney at Work Social Media Marketing Survey. In fact, 96% of lawyers surveyed are trying to turn Facebook likes, Twitter retweets and LinkedIn connections into new clients....
disability lawyers
SSDI applications fell in 2016, which also means fewer claimants sought help from disability lawyers, according to SSA representation stats. The number of SSD cases paying legal fees to disability lawyers fell from 33,137 in 2015 to 30,109 in 2016. But last year, that number rose to 31,843 winning SSD cases every month, on average.
IVC filter verdict
On Friday, a Texas jury awarded plaintiff Jeffrey Pavlock, a 35-year-old Houston-area firefighter, $1.2 million following a three-week trial regarding injuries he sustained after implantation of a Cook Celect IVC filter. According to Pavlock, the device fractured, migrated and metal fragments perforated his aorta as well as his duodenum. The case was the first against...
tort cases
Emerging litigation trends to watch this summer include 16 Zofran tort cases for bellwether trials and New Jersey’s multicounty litigation. First, let’s explore how the New Jersey MCL trend, which could add thousands of caseload opportunities for mass tort lawyers nationwide. We’ll also explain how to quickly grow your clientele once you’re ready to take...
leads online
Client acquisition efforts are most effective when they use each individual stage of your sales funnel to target leads online. Is your business doing enough to gather bottom-of-the-funnel (BOFU) leads online? Chances are, the answer is no — it can be notoriously difficult to regularly reach these incredibly valuable prospects.
disability lawyer
According to Google Trends, “disability lawyer” searches are on the upswing after dropping significantly from October 2017 to February 2018. If you’re looking for Social Security disability leads, we rank the highest and lowest interest-level states below. We’ll also list some search trends involving terms specifically related to Social Security disability law.
unsecured debt
Unsecured debt is on the rise again, which leaving many consumers stuck with increasingly higher interest payments every month. Unsecured debt refers to any loan not backed with an underlying asset for collateral, such as your house or vehicle. And while unsecured debt is very common, lenders also carry more risk, which translates to higher...
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