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Jaburg Wilk
April 27, 2015
Maintain professionalism at all times. Keep emotions under control. Advocating forcefully for the interest of our clients does not require bullying, condescension, foul language, or temper tantrums. This applies to co-workers, opposing counsel, and vendors. Be a "mensch". This week's JW way really intrigues me. I have often wondered how some people can't see the ef...
David Farren
April 22, 2015
You settle your case, and the defendant agrees to pay you a lot of money. All that’s left to do is to sign a “standard” settlement agreement prepared by the defendant’s attorney. You get to page 10 and see a paragraph titled “No Disparagement.” You see that this means neither party will “disparage” the other . . . ever. You call your attorney, who t...
Neal H. Bookspan
April 15, 2015
Yes, I know the title is a bit cheesy, but it is April 15, and, of course, I mean something else: Why is it so hard to be successful? Life is hard. Work is hard. Business is hard. Being successful is hard, let alone getting "ahead." And working hard doesn't mean you will be successful or get ahead, but it sure doesn't hurt. You need to put in time and do so smartl...
C. Cole Crabtree
April 7, 2015
On March 23, 2015, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, signed into law House Bill 2578. This new legislation relates specifically to Arizona's construction defect claims and revises the Purchaser Dwelling Actions statute - ARS § 12-1361, et al. The new law is effective the summer of 2015. The intent of this new law is to limit the number of construction defect laws...
Gary J. Jaburg
April 6, 2015
There are attorneys and firms that think of themselves as "professionals" and ignore the business aspects of practicing law and there are attorneys and firms that only think about making money. We are neither! We are professionals that understand that you make money by creating a great client experience, which translates to "happy clients" that want to pay their b...
Douglas O. Guffey
April 2, 2015
Providers of behavioral health services should be aware that the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), released in May 2013 after more than ten years in preparation, contains references to International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) codes, and not to the newer ICD-10 codes.  No public...
Neal H. Bookspan
March 31, 2015
It may be All About That Bass this year, but will any of us remember Meghan Trainor next year? No one plans to be a one hit wonder. Whether in music or business. We are overloaded in every field of business and all professions. The goal is to sustain your business or career over time. You do this by nurturing relationships and doing both short term, mid-term and l...
Gary J. Jaburg
March 28, 2015
I am proud of many of the values and behaviors that define the JW culture, but I’m most proud of our focus on delivering great legal service and advice in a cost efficient manner. This goes to the very core of what clients want from their attorney and the heart of our deliverables to our clients. We employ numerous other JW Way Fundamentals to achieve success...
Gary J. Jaburg
March 24, 2015
There are so many ways to show respect (and an equal number to show disrespect)....where to start? I think a good place is with a number of the JW Way Fundamentals we've implemented here at the firm.   #5 Listen Fully - giving people your undivided attention (how does it feel when you can tell the person you are talking to is typing, reading em...
Gary J. Jaburg
March 19, 2015
As high deductible health insurance plans are becoming more popular, an important component is health savings accounts (HSA).  In addition to having current tax advantages, there is specific tax treatment of HSA accounts upon the death of the account holder.  While not a requirement for HR departments, here is a quick tip that employees may find valuable...
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