Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Summer 2018, Volume 24, Issue 3

Letter From the Editor

By Omar Sebastian Anorga

Mr. Anorga represents businesses and individuals with various legal problems, and he strives to always resolve these problems in a smart, and cost-effective manner. Mr. Anorga has vast experience with litigating legal disputes in both state and federal court. Lastly, The Anorga Law Firm, Inc., has a large stable of Spanish-speaking business owners, and Mr. Anorga is able to communicate with them in their native language.

The third issue of the PRACTITIONER is bookended by a pair of outstanding mediation articles. The opening article, by prominent mediator Jeff Kichaven, "Mediating with Goliath" is about what an attorney, especially those practicing in solo or small firms, can do to level the playing field when mediating against big-firm opposing counsel, and those mediators who repeatedly mediate with these types of firms. The closing article, by long-time trial attorney Clark Rivera, is entitled "Your Next Mediation: Think It Through," is a mini-action guide on the mediation process and how to effectively use that process to maximize efforts and potential settlement results.

Next, Neil Wertlieb provides us with an important update on the approved new and amended Rules of Professional Conduct, which become operative on November 1, 2018. In the second issue of the PRACTITIONER for this year, Neil provided us with an in-depth look at these new and amended Rules, and spelled out the potential affects these Rules could likely have on your practice and, particularly, solo practitioners.

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