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San Francisco

Today’s city is San Francisco, also commonly referred to as the heart of the “Bay Area.” San Francisco is located in the northern part of the state of California, midway along the western coastline of the United States. Many attorneys in Asia will...

U.S. Holiday Observances

In the United States, there are 10 federally-recognized holidays, but private employers are not required by law to give their employees any of the holidays off.

New York City

This post is the first in a series that will explain the differences between major American cities to attorneys residing abroad. Our goal is to provide you with an understanding of the featured cities in order to make it easier for you to interact with the attorneys and...

Legal English: “Ducks in a Row”

Today’s phrase is a business term often used in contract negotiations. The phrase “ducks in a row” is used to indicate a desirable level of organization and planning regarding work to be done. Here are some example sentences that use the phrase...

Tips for Communication: Social Etiquette

In the final installment of our series on communicating with American attorneys, we will cover a few points on general social etiquette. It is important to remember that the legal community in the United States is smaller than you might expect.

Tips for Communication: Phone Calls

In the second installment of our series on tips for communicating with American attorneys, we will examine one-on-one phone conversations.