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5 Free Practice Guides for Personal Injury Attorneys

By William Peacock, Esq. | Last updated on

Hey there reader,

You know all about our blogs. They're fun, informative, and handy. We attempt to inform about practice tips for small firm practitioners, new attorneys, and in-house counsel. We also lust mightily over gadgets and pontificate on the latest from SCOTUS and the rest of the courts.

But FindLaw is more than just blogs. We also have a pretty great (and free!) practice guides section. FindLaw's Anne C. O'Donnell joined us after years of practicing personal injury. We'd be remiss not to pass along her wisdom.

Here are five of our recent favorites:

2013 Year in Review - Personal Injury

Anne does our case summaries, so she sees a lot of law. In this rundown, she highlights some of the year's best practical articles on FindLaw, then reviews the most important personal injury cases from federal and California courts.

This is a beast of an article, worth reading, then bookmarking.

10 Do's and Don'ts for New Attorneys

Yes, we newbies will screw up. This article will hopefully reduce the number of times that we do so.

Tips for Your First Court Appearance

Speaking of newbies and not screwing up, have you made your first court appearance yet? If not, we promise: it's mildly terrifying. But you'll make it through. It'll be even easier with these tips.

7 Steps to Approaching Lien Claims in Personal Injury Cases

Everything is easier with a checklist, right? Once you've negotiated that settlement, the dividing of the pie begins, with insurance, Medicare, and other claimants lining up for their payout. This step-by-step guides you through the process of dealing with the various types of claimants, as well as factoring in their demands when negotiating the settlement.

Ten Tips for Writing an Effective Demand Letter

A subject near and dear to our hearts, a great demand letter can settle a matter with no animosity and no litigation. A bad one? It'll go viral.

Anne shares her tips for making sure your letter (a) gets the message across, (b) doesn't result in an ethics complaint and (c) doesn't end up being mocked on our blogs.

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