Go Rural, Young Lawyer!
In tough economic times like these, some new lawyers may want to open their minds to a different type of risk and go west — or north, or south, or east — to find a job beyond their urban dreams.
This Post is Privileged and Confidential
Email disclaimers should be sparingly used, appear at the beginning rather than the end of the email, and state that information in the email is confidential or privileged only when it really is.
We have talked about the problems with bar associations, wondered whether they are still useful, and suggested ways for them to stay relevant. This is one bar association president's answer.
Networking Strategies for Introverted Lawyers
The introverted lawyer is at risk of malpractice as well as slow intake.
Avoid Ethics Complaints by Taking Notes
Beyond providing a first line of defense against a client's ethics complaint, notes can be helpful in tracking previous conversations with a client.
The More Things Change, the More Hourly Billing Will Stay the Same
Hourly billing is not going anywhere, despite the latest blawg buzz---and here's why.
Wash That Client Right Out of Your Hair
Knowing when it is time for withdrawal from dysfunctional attorney-client relationships.
Planning For What You Did Last Summer
If you are a first or second-year law student, you cannot afford to return to school in September without a long list of the things you did this summer to better position yourself to ultimately get a job in this tough economy.
Pssst, Buddy—Wanna Buy a Client?
As traditional advertising methods wane, lawyers are getting excited by new methods of attracting clients through the internet. All those potential clients out there, yearning to find the lawyer of their dreams — all they need is a little encouragement. A little channelling. A system of connecting clients with lawyers. And lawyers will be eager to pay to have pre-screened clients sent their way — as long as they do not violate any ethics rules.
A Family and Friends Plan for Your Law Firm
What should you do when friends and family want you to give them legal advice?
Stop Bashing BigLaw
If one read only the solo blawgs, it would seem all large law firms are lumbering, inefficient, selfish behemoths, so knocked off balance by this recession that they are about to keel over and smash their marble conference room tables.
Emailing clients at work: privilege trumps employer policy
When attorneys email clients at work, can an employer's access to those emails destroy attorney-client privilege?
A CLE presenter is born
Recently, I noted on a listserv that one of the cheapest ways to get CLE credits and market oneself at the same time is to teach CLEs. In Minnesota, presenters can receive credit for the time spent preparing the seminar, plus the organizers usually let the presenters attend the rest of the program for free. […]
Your honor, I move to strike
For the most part, rude or obnoxious behavior between attorneys does not result in an ethics violation. But sometimes, lawyers can just go too far. An excerpt from the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Decision in In re Greenburg (May 5, 2009): “During the hearing, Mr. Greenburg suggested that “some hanky-panky” on the part of Mr. Lewis […]