Intemperate Internet Commenting By New Orleans Prosecutors Has Far-Reaching And Terrible Consequences
After federal prosecutors repeatedly made comments on a major news website encouraging the conviction of the defendants, a federal judge threw out convictions for five police officers found to have shot unarmed citizens during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Encrypt and Send Documents with docTrackr
For lawyers, maintaining client confidentiality is paramount. As such, lawyers have always had an obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that confidential client data remains secure. The good news is that lawyers today have more choices than ever when it comes to secure communication and collaboration with their clients, including docTrackr, a cloud-based service […]
In (Blank) We Trust
Earning trust is probably the most important thing you can do to earn more business. But some lawyer don't make trust building a priority.
New Florida Lawyer Advertising Rules
New Rules: Florida amends its rules regulating attorney advertising.
Big Brother and Your Law Firm Website
What if bar associations or ethics boards tracked everything you put on your website? The technology exists, as Carolyn Elefant points out. Docracy already does it for terms of service for companies like Twitter. It would be pretty easy to set up a service that tracked every change you make to your website and archive […]
Why Lawyers Should Beware of “Specializing”
Lawyers need to be careful when using the terms "specialize," "specialist," or "specialization."
LA Lawyer Suspended for Charging Legal Fees for Non-Legal Work
Katherine Guste was suspended from practice for two years for charging legal fees for non-legal services. Would you have done the same thing?
The Bifurcated Lawyering Mind
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.
Disbarred? It Could Be Worse …
Louisiana lawyer James Turnage was recently disbarred for practicing while disbarred...for 8 years. The Louisiana Supreme Court was not happy.
Experience Means, What, Exactly?
How much do you learn about a how good a lawyer is when you learn her year of licensure? Not much.
Lawyers Have No 1st Amendment Right Regarding Judges
The Eleventh Circuit rejected a lawyer's appeal for insulting a bankruptcy judge, ruling that the first amendment does not supersede professional conduct.
Your Mentor’s Advice Isn’t Gospel
A great mentor can be a terrific resource. But that doesn't mean you should take their word for everything.
Bank of America’s Ethically-Questionable Legal Fee Arrangement
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?
How To Turn Enemies Into Friends
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.
Lawyer Jokes, and You
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.