Archive: Practice of Law

Tips to Improve Your Law Practice Next Year

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) On the first day of the holiday season, my favorite client gave to me . . . oh, everyone knows that tune. Let’s just cut to the chase and… Read More

Posted: December 28th, 2015
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Divorce: Time to Change How the Game Is Played

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) I love it when I am asked by a matrimonial client, “What is the best way to ‘beat the system’?”‘ Obviously, the best way to “beat the system” in… Read More

Posted: November 11th, 2015
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Untying the Knots in Clients’ Lives

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) As the city prepared for Pope Francis’ arrival last month, I had the opportunity to take my daughters to the “mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,” the Cathedral… Read More

Posted: October 15th, 2015
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How to Settle a Custody Case at the Outset

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) A close colleague once told me that he always attends the initial divorce conference or hearing with a completed property settlement agreement in the hope that the parties can… Read More

Posted: August 14th, 2015
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Perspectives on Building a Women-Owned Law Firm

Motherhood has been instrumental to Berner Klaw & Watson’s creation and evolution. Joni Berner started the practice after having her first child while at a large firm, finding the 60-plus hours per week incompatible with being a new mother. Margaret Klaw joined Berner when each had 5- and 2-year-olds

Professional New Year’s Resolutions

Megan Watson and Judy Stouffer, The Legal Intelligencer (online) It’s Jan. 2 and some of us probably made, and already broke, New Year’s resolutions. Since we will very likely never maintain our personal New Year’s… Read More

Posted: January 2nd, 2014
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