Graham Martin

Graham Martin

Graham Martin is an attorney in Minneapolis, focusing on contracts. He runs the Pro and Contracts blog, and would like to become a senior partner in a law firm without being an associate first. If you have an in, you should take it first, but give him a heads-up as well.

Exude Professionalism: Get a Real Email Address

Email addresses from webmail providers are amateur-looking. Buy your own domain and set up a professional email address to grab your clients' attention and exude professionalism.

Male Jurors More Likely to Find Overweight Women Guilty

A recent study by Yale University psychologists finds a bias by male jurors against obese women. What does this mean for attorneys?

Law School Applications Down 24.6% Since Last Year

Law school applications in academic year 2012 are down sharply from last year. Will the trend continue, and what does this mean for current lawyers?

Top 10 Legal Stories of 2012

Check out The Atlantic's list of the Top 10 Legal News Stories of 2012.

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?

Office Lottery Pools Creating New Body of Case Law

According to a University of Louisville law professor, lottery office pools are creating their own body of case law.

Law Dean: Law School is Worth the Money

Lawrence Mitchell of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law argues that law school is assuredly worth the price. Is he right?

Report: Online Searchers Motivated to Find and Hire Lawyers

A LexisNexis survey reports that online searches for lawyers result in hiring lawyers more than 50% of the time. Adjust your marketing accordingly.

The Oatmeal is Being Sued…Again

A maker of greeting cards in Massachusetts is suing The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman for potential and unlikely confusion over their respective cards.

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.

Lawyer Biographies Are The Most Popular Law Firm Website Content

A recent LexisNexis study on law firm marketing shows that lawyer biographies are by far the most viewed content on law firm websites.

Law School Job Numbers Suit Dismissed with Prejudice

One of the many lawsuits brought against law schools for inflated employment numbers has been thrown out by a judge in Chicago.

News Flash: Beating Client with A Baseball Bat is Unethical

A West Virginia attorney has had his law license annulled for beating a client with a baseball bat. Whatever for?

NY and NJ Courts Still Closed; Some Deadlines Extended

New York and New Jersey courts remain closed in the wake of hurricane Sandy, and deadlines have been extended for affected cases.

The Legal Job Market IS as Bad as It Seems

The Washington Post published an article outlining the continuing problem with high law school enrollment and low legal career options.