Watch This Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Over-the-Top Ad
Choice quotes: “Consequences. They sure suck, don’t they?” “Laws are arbitrary.” “I may have a law degree, but I think like a criminal.” “I make jail visits … because I’ll probably be there visiting my friends, anyway.” “You keep your trap shut, and I’ll keep your trap open.” “Did I mention I’m Jewish?” (Judging by Twitter, […]
Nation’s Overachievers Losing Interest in Law School
Over at Associate’s Mind, Keith Lee crunched the numbers and realized that the decline in LSAT scores signifies just what you think it would signify: fewer top students are applying to law school. This is actually the continuation of a trend Lee identified last year, and it is a clear downward trend. Maybe smart college […]
How to Prepare for Oral Argument
The key to better oral argument is to get away from your outline and use a more "modular" approach when preparing.
Do Small Firms Have a Diversity Problem?
Just by asking about diversity, I set myself up as a target for people who either don't want to talk about diversity or don't believe there is a diversity problem in small firms. I felt like I was asking the NFL about concussions.
Pad & Quill’s Handmade iPad Mini Cases
I basically gushed about Pad & Quill’s iPad 2 cases when I reviewed them in two years ago, so I was excited to get a pair of cases to review with my iPad Mini.
Dropbox Amends its Terms of Service to Add Mandatory Binding Arbitration (Also, No More Class Actions)
From now on, you'll be using the American Arbitration Association if you have a dispute with Dropbox. Oh, and no more class actions, either.
Learn to Deal with Mentally-Ill Clients
It is not your imagination; some of your clients really are mentally ill. In fact, depending on the kind of law you practice, the percentage of your potential client base with a diagnosable personality disorder is probably substantially higher than the average.
Encryption: Enabling Basic Client File Security
Client file security through encryption is easy. Here's how to do it, and why you really need to.
How to Keep Track of Your Time
Even if you only put together your bill at the end of the month, you need to track your time as you go. These are the major tools for doing that.
Find Out How Much You Are Overbilling Your Clients
Waiting until the end of the month to record your time means adding 23% to the bill. Start billing in real time before your clients (or ethics boards) find this article and start asking questions.
Rocket Matter Adds Box Integration
Rocket Matter just added Box to the cloud storage services it integrates with. (Box prematurely announced the integration back in November.) Like its Dropbox integration, you can associate Box folders with your matters and navigate your client files from within Rocket Matter, making the integration fairly seamless. You can also associate billable time with anything in […]
Clio Unveils a Beautiful New UI Design
I met Jason LaRivière, Clio’s new creative director, right before Clio unveiled its beautiful iOS app last year. I was impressed. Legal software is not generally known for being great-looking, but bringing LaRivière on board showed Clio was serious about changing that unfortunate-but-accurate trend. The iOS app suggested a redesigned Clio could not be far behind, […]
Best Law Firm Websites, 2014 Edition
Out of over 50 nominations, we have narrowed the field down to the ten best law firm websites. There were many good nominations, but the top ten are some really excellent, responsive websites.
This Lawyer’s Epic Super Bowl Ad Will Blow You Away
This ad aired locally in Georgia during an entire two-minute commercial break. It has everything. Walls of flame. Sledgehammers. Heavy metal soundtrack.Just watch.
Freshbooks is Awesome, but Not For Accounting
Freshbooks is excellent billing software with a few accounting features grafted on. It is not accounting software. It is woefully unsuitable for accounting.