Multiple Websites & Blogs
Should lawyers have multiple websites or blogs? Here are some reasons why you might.
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?”
How Many Computers Do You Use?
I own and regularly use 4 computers: A Mac mini, my home office desktop and primary machine; A Samsung ARM Chromebook, my primary portable (a/k/a couch computer); A ThinkPad T400, running Ubuntu and serving time as a desktop with a 24″ external monitor at the office; and An old Dell Inspiron, running Windows 7 for [...]
Three Myths About Solo Attorneys (Part 2 of 2)
Solo attorneys have actual offices, are not afraid of dealing with big law attorneys, and often use better technology than big firm counterparts.
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.
Weekend Reading: “On Being a Happy, Healthy, and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical Profession”
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the profession that you are about to enter is one of the most unhappy and unhealthy on the face of the earth — and, in the view of many, one of the most unethical. The good news is that you can join this [...]
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.
Do Your Clients Care if You Use Dropbox?
Have any of your clients told you not to store their files in Dropbox?
DSM 5 Being an Attorney is Now Officially a Psychological Disorder
While being an attorney is not really a new psych disorder, the DSM 5 represents a significant change in the type and manner of psychological and psychiatric diagnoses.
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!
Don’t Be Facebook Friends with Clients — the Ethical Perspective
Ethics of why attorneys should not be Facebook friends with their clients and how they can navigate social media ethically.
Hearsay: The Basics
We take a look at the basics of hearsay. A nice primer for those studying for the bar, or attorneys who find themselves losing these objections a lot.
Interview with Chris Wheaton: Suing Debt Collectors
An interview with Minnesota consumer rights attorney Chris Wheaton.
Nominate the Best Law Firm Websites (2013 Edition) [UPDATED]
It’s time for our 4th annual Best Law Firm Websites. Nominate your picks for best website right here, in the comments.
A New Lawyer’s Guide to Teaching a CLE (Part 1 of 2)
Teaching a CLE can be a lot of work, but new lawyers will reap benefits when they do, including public speaking experience and networking exposure.