Katherine Guste was suspended from practice for two years for charging legal fees for non-legal services. Would you have done the same thing?
You organize your experiences in two ways. First, you are always in the moment, but that doesn’t have much to do with what you remember later.
Louisiana lawyer James Turnage was recently disbarred for practicing while disbarred…for 8 years. The Louisiana Supreme Court was not happy.
How much do you learn about a how good a lawyer is when you learn her year of licensure? Not much.
The Eleventh Circuit rejected a lawyer’s appeal for insulting a bankruptcy judge, ruling that the first amendment does not supersede professional conduct.
A great mentor can be a terrific resource. But that doesn’t mean you should take their word for everything.
Bank of America is trying to get a credit on its legal bills for referring customers to the law firms it uses. Is it ethical for the firms to do this?
Do you have an enemy or two? Instead of destroying your enemies, wouldn’t it be better (and more fun) to turn them into friends? It’s simple.
How you feel about and respond to lawyer jokes says a lot about you as a person and a lawyer. Hint: If you hate them, keep quiet about it.
Lie to a client? Lawyers do it, but they don’t realize it because they lie to themselves first.
You can’t live without lies. And as a wise judge pointed out recently, living requires lies. So does lawyering.