Lawyer Argues Case as Thomas Jefferson, is Disbarred Anyway (Video)
Despite his brave but bumbling efforts to defend himself (while in costume), Dennis Hawver was disbarred by the Kansas Supreme Court for “inexplicable incompetence” during a 2005 capital murder trial.
How to Improve Your Passwords
In this TED talk, Lorrie Faith Cranor, a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, breaks down the common mistakes that users make with passwords.
John Oliver Finds a Way to Put Cameras in the Supreme Court — Sort Of
Don't watch this unless you want to see Scalia depicted as an actual bulldog, Alito as a poodle, and the court reporter as a chicken.
Do Discounts Lead to More Past-Due Accounts?
This infographic from Lexis Nexis is based on a survey of Lawyerist newsletter subscribers this past July.
A Great Microphone for Webinars and Podcasts
I just did a short presentation via Skype for the Washington State Bar Association’s “Mission: Possible” conference, and the Twitter action was as much about my microphone as the substance of my talk (maybe substance is the wrong word, in that case). Anyway, for those who want to sound awesome over Skype and look good […]
Watch Texas Law Hawk Bryan Wilson Show Off His “Talons of Justice”
There aren’t many lawyer commercials you would call good, exactly, but there are definitely some entertaining ones. Here is the latest, from “Texas Law Hawk” Bryan Wilson.
The CIA’s Bestiary of Intelligence Writing is Really Weird
Fed up with the incessant repetition of buzzwords like viable analysis, multidisciplinary analysis, and nonstarter in CIA publications, two agency writers put together the Bestiary of Intelligence Writing.
Does anyone know if Bryan Garner can draw?
This Law School Study Group’s Notes Will Cost You $5,000
Many people become horrible versions of themselves while in law school. Even so, the person who presented the following confidentiality agreement — with a liquidated damages provision, natch — to his study group may be an outlier.
Clio is Now Popular Enough to Have a User Conference
Can lawyers actually get fired up about their practice management software? Apparently.
Clippy to Return in Microsoft Office 16?
"It’s mainly a tool to help Office users discover the vast amount of features that are available across all the individual apps."
New Lawyers and Law Practice: the Velociraptor You Don’t See
Some lawyers are so focused on marketing that they may get blindsided by other essential parts of a law practice: lawyering and running a business.
Good Luck Obeying These Parking Signs
Apparently, parking signs are meant to perpetually confuse drivers rather than point them in the right direction. Don't worry bikers, it's only a matter of time before these signs begin to apply to you.
This Week in Law: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon
This week I was on This Week in Law to talk about copyright, robot lawyers, Star Lord’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1? from Guardians of the Galaxy, trolls, and much more.
9 Epic Responses To Legal Threats
In the rare occasion where the absurdity of a threatened legal action matches up nicely with the devil-may-care attitude of a client, you get the stuff of internet magic: the epic smackdown letter.
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.