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FOOTBALL Here are your Picks of the Pole for the college and pro games of the weekend of Nov. 11-14. Overall football record thus far: NFL Pre-season (completed): 6-3 College football: Last week : 11-13……Season record: 88-82 NFL football: Last week: 4-5………..Season record: 31-44 TOTAL RECORD THUS FAR: 125-129 COLLEGE FOOTBALL DOUBLE PLAYS: Oklahoma -17 […]
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Fourth Tier South Texas College of Law Changes Its Name Yet Again for Second Time Within the Last Five Months
What’s in a Name?: On November 7, 2016, the Houston Chronicle published a piece from Gabrielle Banks, under the headline “Another new name announced for Houston law school.” Check out this opening:
“The dean of Houston’s 93-year-old law school announced Monday morning the school will henceforth be known as South Texas College of Law Houston, on the heels of an injunction by a federal judge barring the school from using the name Houston College of Law while a trademark suit played out in court.
The new name is designed to avoid confusion with the University of Houston’s Law Center while still helping potential students find the Houston-based law school.
Just after South Texas College of Law announced its Houston-focused name in June, the University of Houston regents sued for trademark infringement.
UH attorneys argued that those interested in their institution had become confused about with school was which when viewing the new branding at college fairs and online.
In mid-October U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison found that UH had a strong likelihood of prevailing at trial on the grounds that the new law school name prominently featuring the words Houston and Law along with a new red-and-white color scheme were likely to confuse consumers in the marketplace. The judge upheld UH’s motion for an injunction.
At a subsequent hearing before Judge Ellison, Houston College of Law’s attorneys acquiesced, agreeing to take down billboards and banners and revise Internet and letterhead branding. The attorneys said the school would share its new name confidentially with lawyers for UH Friday, and the parties complied with that agreement. If UH didn’t see the proposed name as problematic, the downtown law school would move forward.
“We agreed to it and we don’t have any problems with it at all,” said Dona Cornell, general counsel for UH. As for the lawsuit, Cornell said, “I totally anticipate its going to be over in very short order.” [Emphasis mine]
Who wouldn’t want to attend a cesspool named $ouTTTTh TTTTexa$ Commode of Law Hou$TTTTon?!?! Hell, senior centers are more selective in who they admit than this steaming pile of excrement! Furthermore, the bathroom stalls at old age homes smell better than a degree from this toilet.
Prior Name Change in June 2016: Back on June 23, 2016, Above the Law featured a Kathryn Rubino entry labeled “Law School’s Name Change Sparks Ire, Potential Lawsuit.” Take a look at this portion:
“Just yesterday we told you about South Texas College of Law’s decision to change its name to Houston College of Law. The only problem? A little less than four miles away there is already a University of Houston Law Center, and they share the same red school color.
Tipsters and folks on social media had an immediate reaction, nearly all of it negative. Changing your school’s name after 93 years is bound to be controversial, especially when there is a good chance the school could be confused with one significantly ahead of it in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings.”
And now, the University of Houston Law Center is weighing in on the issue. They are not pleased. From Dean Leonard Baynes:
It has come to the University of Houston’s attention that South Texas College of Law has announced that it is changing its name to Houston College of Law. The University of Houston Law Center has an established history of nearly 70 years in the City of Houston. The University of Houston is concerned about the significant confusion this creates in the marketplace and will take any and all appropriate legal actions to protect the interests of our institution, our brand and our standing in the communities we serve.” [Emphasis mine]
I’m sure it was a mere set of coincidences the pigs initially changed their name to Houston College of Law – and amended the school colors to match those of the University of Houston. What are the odds? Then again, I suppose the $TTTTCL cockroaches felt they could claim that this was an “error.”
Ranking: As you can see, $ouTTTTh TTTTexa$ Commode of Law-Hou$TTTTon is rated as a FOURTH TIER TRASH CAN, by US “News” & World Report. What a great distinction, huh?!?! Perhaps, the dolts only wanted to change their name to Houston COL in order to be placed earlier in the Rank Not Published section – since those garbage pits are listed alphabetically.
Conclusion: Avoid this cesspool at all costs, despite whatever name changes it undergoes in the next several months or years, lemming. In the final analysis, a TTTT law degree isn’t worth the paper it is printed on, fool. Case in point: full-time tuition at this ABA-accredited dung heap stands at $30,600 – for the 2016-2017 academic year. Have fun trying to repay back massive amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, when you are relegated to jobs making $45K or less, per year, Bitch! Does that strike you as a wise investment, Stupid?!?!
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As they say in the legal profession, time is money. While most attorneys are measured by their proverbial “books of business,” the last thing they want to do is spend valuable time updating their client rolodexes.
After all, clients pay top dollar for expert legal counsel, not data entry.
Last week, we shared an anecdote about a database administrator at AmLaw 200 law firm who discovered a staggering 210,000 additional contacts for their firm simply by using the InterAction IQ signature capture feature, which begs the question, how does it work?
The InterAction IQ signature capture feature uses “passive” data capture. In other words, every time an attorney receives a new email IQ automatically mines the firm’s exchange server using passive data collection and compares the email signature to the most recent contact data available in InterAction. In essence, with InterAction’s existing data change management functionality, provided a contact exists in an attorney’s contact collection, the attorney or BD professional doesn’t need to do a thing and those changes are immediately passed onto them which can either be reviewed or automatically made.
Now going back to the firm with 210,000 newly discovered contacts, just think about the time it would take an attorney or member of the BD team to manually enter and update that information. Chances are this is a significant chunk of time that could otherwise be better spent focused on more pressing billable client or BD related-work.
And, if unearthing thousands of potential new connections isn’t enough to motivate law firms to care about using passive data capture via IQ, here’s are 3 other reasons to consider:
To learn more about IQ’s signature capture feature and how IQ can inform the law firm BD process, take a read through this new IQ E-book.
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The University of Texas baseball program and head coach David Pierce announced today the signing of 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2018 season.
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“One of the biggest flaws with alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) not succeeding in law firms, is most law firms don’t understand their economics,” says Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., CLM, executive director of Long Island, New York and New Jersey based regional law firm, Rivkin Radler, LLP.
Mr. Esposito believes law firms focus too heavily on rate setting. By contrast he suggests, firms need to take into account law firm expenses. In other words, focus not just how much the firm charges clients, but how much it costs the firm to produce the work and keep clients happy.
“Right now it’s a client’s market, cautions Mr. Esposito, clients want focus and value, they want their law firms to work more efficiently and they want to pay less.”
To address this, firms need to understand their data, he says.
“You have to read and understand your data and you have to look at billable hours and monitor those hours and ask the questions. Are the hours increasing or decreasing? Are the billing numbers low, are they high?” What is the realization for billing and collections?
The goal, he says, is to bring that information forward to answer important business questions, such as:
What can we do ensure the work an attorney brings into the firm will actually make the firm money?
To answer this question accurately, he recommends law firms consider the following profit/loss formula:
“Just because an attorney brings $3 million in work, adds Mr. Esposito, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a win for the firm, especially if it costs the firm $4 million to service the business.”
“It really comes down to how much it costs to produce the work,” he adds.
Once this information becomes realized, it benefit law firms in several important ways:
The only trouble is only a small percentage of firms are actually proactively adapting their practices to meet the changing demands of the business. Instead, too many firms approach their clients in a reactionary way.
“Law firms need to view the profession as a business,” he adds.
In addition, to understanding their economics and how the firm produces revenue, another important aspect of managing the firm more like a business, involves weeding out the good clients from the bad. Some attorneys know their value and turn clients away, he says, but astonishingly, some attorneys still discount their fees by up to 30 percent, in an attempt to succumb to client demands.
This is approach isn’t helping them, he adds.
“Just ask yourself, do I really want to cut my fees?” If the answer is no, then the firm most likely doesn’t need to keep that type of client in the firm.”
While there’s still a fundamental resistance to change by some law firms, Mr. Esposito believes those firms that proactively look at their business models, understand their economics to better address pricing issues and work more efficiently to adapt to evolving client demands, will be those poised to succeed in today’s highly competitive legal market.
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