Trial Guides for iPad: Review
Trial Guides is a simple ebook reader for trial related ebooks. Trial Guides is also a publishing company that publishes (surprise) books on trial practice and trial techniques. They have an excellent selection of popular titles for trial lawyers. The app itself is a no frills, basic e-reader. I suspect the entire reason to have […]
Origins of the Legal Writing Wars: Constructing Sentences
Most lawyers have enough ability to write readable prose, but their style choices doom them to failure. Many of those choices have historical roots.
Origins of the Legal Writing Wars, Part Three
Here's the true story of why lawyers became obsessed with the written word.
How to Build Your Law Practice Like a Kid
The basic principles of running a law practice are the same common-sense business principles kids use in neighborhood businesses.
Negotiation Myths vs. Reality
Old-school maxims about how to negotiate are often incorrect. Social science is showing us how to get better results.
3 Mistakes New Attorneys Make During Presentations
I love public speaking. But, like writing, I firmly believe that public speaking can be improved throughout one’s career. As a newer attorney, here are the areas that I continue to work on.
Good Facts > Good Law
Every case, and every set of facts is different. Whether you are interacting with opposing counsel or the court, good facts should be front and center.
Origins of the Legal Writing Wars, Part Two
This week, we continue our search for the roots of why legal writing is such a godawful mess. Unsurprisingly, it's partly the fault of the French.
Someone Will Hate You. Congratulations — Now Deal with It
People will hate you as a lawyer. You need to deal with it and keep your reputation intact.
Relationships Often Matter More Than Results
You may be a great lawyer. But that has a limited amount of impact on your future. How people feel about you matters just as much, or more.
Fear Not Beginning Sentences with And or But
Old superstitions die hard. Yes, you can begin sentences with And and But
A New Lawyer’s Guide to Teaching a CLE (Part 2 of 2)
The nuts and bolts of putting together a CLE: first, pick a topic that won’t make established attorneys wonder “who does she think she is?”
Origins of the Legal Writing Wars, Part One
Why is legal writing so awful? The answer, like most answers, is to be found in history.
The Mental Fortitude Necessary to Practice Law
From the moment you start practicing law, people are going to tell you that you aren't very good at your job.
Our Favorite Books About Lawyering (and Other Stuff)
Looking for some summer reading? Check out some of our writers' favorite books---and they are not all about lawyers!