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Announcing…Our New York Neighborhood Office!

Next Generation Legal Services is proud to announce that we now have TWO great offices in the Bellingham area to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our new office is at Gateway Centre in the historic York Neighborhood – 1313 East Maple Street (next to the infamous Boomer’s Drive In). It features MORE space, [..]

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Bellingham Pride is Just Around the Corner and We Will Be There!

Did you know that “Bellingham Pride”, Washington’s own Pride Festival is happening on July 12th and 13th, 2014, just one month from now? I was surprised to find that even some long-time residents of Whatcom County don’t know that Bellingham has its very own Pride Festival, which has been an annual tradition for 14 years, [..]

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Casemaker Daily Digest: NextGen’s Secret Weapon

The law is constantly changing. Especially these days, things move incredibly fast in the legal world. Too fast even to wait for books to be published and shipped or for other, slower methods of legal education for attorneys. That is why Next Generation Legal Services commits a significant amount of time to attending legal seminars [..]

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The Secret Life of…Estate Planning

I have been doing some research recently on estate planning needs in my local community, and uncovered some shocking statistics on the high number of Americans who have not yet created an estate plan (of course, you know what they say about statistics, but I think that these numbers paint a picture, so I will [..]

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Introducing Right-Pricing for Legal Services

The Billable Hour is “So Five Minutes Ago”! For decades, attorneys have customarily billed clients “by the hour” and so, the first question I am often asked by a potential client is: “what is your hourly rate”? We are challenging the “billable hour” with our very own flat-rate legal services. Despite the ubiquity of hourly billing [..]

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Secure Client Portals – What are they and how do I get one?

If you have visited a doctor in the 21st century, you have probably been invited to visit a “Patient Portal” to view your patient records and test results onine as well as your doctor appointments. Did you know that we have harnessed this powerful technology for use in the legal world? You can read all [..]

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We’re famous!

Check out the story about Next Generation Legal Services published in the Bellingham Herald this past week!  How exciting for our new firm to be getting some positive press already: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/09/3579290/new-law-firm-opens-in-bellingham.html

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Why I Started a Desk-Free Law Firm

Earlier in my career, I worked as a law clerk in a smaller law firm in a smaller Pacific Northwest city. We had a client who I always thought of as one of our “best clients”. Now, I know an attorney isn’t supposed to have favorites and I am fond of all of my clients, [..]

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