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Office 365 or Google Apps — Which to Choose?

The future may be arriving, but it choosing between Office 365 and Google Apps is still a complex endeavor. Here is what you need to know.


Making It Sing: How Rhetorical Writing Techniques Can Improve Legal Writing

Legal writing does not need to resemble a cross between a nineteenth century sermon and a treatise on higher mathematics.


Alternative Billing That is Friendly for Lawyers and Clients

Clients are demanding alternatives to the billable hour, and that is changing how solos and firms are behaving in light of these new expectations.


How To Serve Clients Pro Bono

Attorneys doing pro bono work are on the decline. Here's how you can help.


How Lawyers Get into Trouble with Technology

When it comes to lawyers using technology, it appears that common sense is a lot like Bigfoot. You hear people talk about it, but you don’t invest your own money looking for proof.


The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst

If you want to read a book about the pros and cons of the death penalty, this is not it. The Death of Punishment fails to do much more than further Professor Robert Blecker's career as a crusader for the death penalty.


Bar Associations are Failing Lawyers

There are 33 mandatory state bar associations and 20 voluntary state bars. Each of them is failing their members.


A Civil Justice System With No Trials

"If we continue on the current path, our judicial branch will look far different 25 years from how it does today—and we may not like what we see."


Retiring into a Bright Sadness

This article by Daniel Farr was originally published in the September 2013 issue of the NW Lawyer, the bar journal for the Washington State Bar Association. — Ed. I was tired after 40 years of practicing law. It was time for a new road map: more music with the band, flannel shirts, bike riding, road trips, grandparenting, […]


Law Firm Culture for Laterals

“Culture” is a complex and potentially-challenging puzzle. More importantly, it will dictate the level of satisfaction and enjoyment you will find at a firm. Fail to take culture seriously, and you will be looking for a job again, and quickly. But if you take it seriously, you will go a long way towards securing a more stable home.


Recognizing, Owning, and Fixing Your Mistakes

Now is not the time to panic. Now is time to figure out what to do next. You should not grovel, and you should not shift the blame. By acknowledging your mistakes and taking swift action, you can preserve your superior’s confidence in your abilities.


Seven Summer Items Your Professional Wardrobe Cannot Do Without

In order to be a successful lawyer, among other things, you have to dress the part. Whether you routinely meet with clients, or step up in court, or sit behind a desk all day drafting, it’s a good idea to invest in a great suit or two every season. The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look fresh and professional and put together.


Logikcull: the Choice for Mobile E-Discovery?

Guest post by Denise Gessner and Cameron Tschannen. The effect technology has had on the legal field over the last few years is clear, as the amount of discoverable data and the number of discovery software providers continue to rise. Attorneys and legal professionals alike, once they accept that e-discovery is discovery, are left to […]


Why You Should Use Text Expanders

Guest post by Dan Sherman. Computers are designed to make repetitive jobs easier. One thing we do more than anything else is type. If you are like me, you type the same thing several times during a day. What if you could train your computer to do the repetitive typing for you? That’s where text […]


The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court (Book Review)

Guest post by Barry Edwards. Do not read Jeffrey Toobin’s latest book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, if you want to hold on to any illusions about the sanctity of the United States Supreme Court. The Court is just as soiled with rank political calculations as the other two branches […]