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Welcome to our monthly newsletter for attorneys and support staff highlighting various areas of law, new rules and regulations and law office management tips.


Predatory Lending

Reverse Mortgages - Pros and Cons

Save New Jersey Homes Act

Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

The ABC's of Workout Agreements for Commercial Transactions

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007


Corporate Dissolution

Good Faith and Fair Dealing Under NJ-RULLCA

Is it a Bird? A Plane? Or is it a Limited Liability Company?

LLCs - Ten Things You Might Not Know

Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act


Estate Administration and Planning News

Estate Updates


Revocable Living Trusts
Do You Need One in New Jersey?


Landlord Tenant Update

New Tenancy Rules

Residential Tenant Security Deposits

Tenant Security Deposits - New Legislation in Effect

Law Office Management

Are You Protected From Identity Theft?

Attorneys - Is Your License on the Line!

Compliance and Your Law Practice

Credit Reports - What to Watch Out For

Data Destruction - Is It Gone?

Delegating - A Better Slant on Time Management

Did You Know?

Does Your Support Staff Need a "PTIN"

Ethical Considerations Before Using Email and Storage in the Cloud

Ethical Considerations of a Paralegal

Going Green - Making Your Office Environmentally Friendly

Going Green - Making Your Office Environmentally Friendly - Part II

Goal Setting - Another Law Office Management Tool

Help! How Do I Control All These E-Mails?

How to Hire the Best Employees

Increase Your Bottom Line - Proper Utilization of Legal Assistants

Launching Your Firm's Web Site

Money Management: Improving the Firm's Bottom Line

Outsourcing and The Law Firm

Paperless Office - Scanners

Paralegal Ethics: Considering the Firm's Responsibilities

Protecting Your Passwords

Smartphones, iPads, Etc.

Top Marketing Tips

Litigation/Trial Law/ Personal Injury

Best Practices - A Review

Drafting the Legal Memorandum

Filing Suit Under the Federal Tort Claims Act

N.J.S.A. 39:6A-8 Tort Exemption - Limitation on the Right to Non-Economic Loss

Personal Injury - Summarizing Medical Records

Structured Settlements

The Freedom of Information Act

The Rules, They Are A'Changin



Alternative Dispute Resolution - The Better Alternative

Anxiety, Anxiety - How Can We Sleep?

The Electronic Signature - E-Sign

E-Evidence - Electronic Evidence

Free Research Resources

HIPPA - What are the Rules?

Internet Update - Legal Specialty Sites

Lead Paint Law Goes Into Effect April 22, 2010

Legal Trends

LinkedIn A Marketing Tool for Attorneys

Rule Changes September 1, 2010

The Freelance Paralegal

The Internet - Personal Jurisdiction

The Recovery of Files - Computer Forensics

Video Conferencing Comes in the Law Office Mainstream

Real Estate

Bulk Sales Notification

Changes in Foreclosure Motion Practice

Child Support Judgment is a Priority Lien

Expedited Foreclosure of "Vacant and Abandoned Properties"

Foreclosure Practice - Who's on First

Mortgage Cancellation - The New Alternative

New Fees in Superior Court

New Jersey Home Ownership Security Act of 2002

New Private Well Testing Requirements

Real Estate Appraisals - How Are They Determined?

Real Estate News

Real Estate Updates

Residential Mortgage Foreclosures - New Requirements

Simplified Process to Foreclose on Vacant Property

Tax Appeal Filings

Tenant in Possession - Closing Title

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Title Insurance - Enhanced Coverage

USA Patriot Act

Trusts & Estates

Do You Have a POLST?

Fact Gathering: Decedent's Estate

Healthcare Directives

Hints on Gathering Data for Preparation of the 1040 - 1041

The Living Will


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