Mike Vraa

Mike Vraa

Mike runs a tenant hotline that takes over 15,000 calls per year. His first novel, Celebrity Bounty, is available now at michaelvraa.com.

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Mailbag: President’s Day Questions Answered!

You've got pressing Presidents' Day questions. We've got answers.

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How and Why to Hire a Law Student

Hiring a law student can be a valuable experience for both the firm and your student. Here are some tips to make sure the process goes smoothly.

10 More of the Funniest Lawyer-Movie Scenes of All Time

Here are ten legal-ish movie scenes that will (hopefully) make you laugh (and think) and maybe even convince you to seek out some movies you haven’t seen before.

“I Don’t Want a Free Lawyer, I Want a Real Lawyer”

Sometimes, people are a bit concerned that a free attorney isn't a "real" attorney. Here are some ways to combat that perception.

Webinar 101: Keeping an Audience That Doesn’t Want to Pay Attention

Delivering a webinar—where you have no live audience to give you feedback—is very different from conducting a CLE. Here are some tips to make sure your webinar isn't boring.

How to Represent a Diverse Clientele

Lawyers have to adjust their client relations to an increasingly diverse clientele. Here’s what you need to start doing to get it right.

How to Help Your Client Win on Daytime Court TV Shows

You might have a client who really wants to get on one of those terrible court television shows. If you can't stop them, here's how you might be able to help them.

How To Hire Your First Associate Attorney

You’ve made all the calculations and want to go ahead with hiring your first associate attorney. What do you do next? When you hire any employee, you have to consider a whole new range of issues.

How to Fire an Associate Attorney

Hopefully, you’ll never need to fire an associate attorney you hired. But once you decide that it’s time to fire your associate, here are some keys to minimizing potential problems.

Ace Your Initial Client Meetings

Your time is valuable and, like many lawyers, you may charge nothing for an initial meeting. Make sure you ask the right questions and get the right information before taking on your next client.