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From commenter Iwonprose on Randall’s post “Does More Pro Se Litigants = Fewer Clients?”: My experience with attorneys is that they don’t really care about you and only want paid. My opinion is they are overpaid and rarely ever do a good job. You know more about your case than they do. You are more […]
According to Ruby Receptionists, January second is the busiest day of the year for its call center. That sounds about right for my litigation practice. I always felt like we got mobbed in early January with people who were finally ready to take care of their problems after the holidays (and perhaps some holiday-related problems). […]
CPA/attorney and LAB member, Jeff Vandrew, on the difference between entity choice and tax status: A single member LLC has a choice of the following tax statutes: disregarded entity (like a sole proprietorship), S-corporation, or C-corporation. A multi-member LLC has a choice of the following tax statutes: partnership, S-corporation, or C-corporation. A corporation has a […]
In the LAB, Nicole Black is (unsurprisingly) full of good information on ethics and the cloud: Also, the ABA recently revised Model Rule 1.1 to require lawyers to not only to maintain a knowledge of law and a level of skill in the practice of law, but it also now requires lawyers to have (and […]
Scott Greenfield on the importance of thinking — and the difficulty in getting paid for it. Try an experiment. Bill ’em for thinking. Thinking. There’s no code for that. Why would that be? Thinking is a good thing. I try to do it whenever I can, and most of the time, it turns out to […]
This sentence, from young “virtual lawyer” Rachel Rogers, gives me the willies. There have been times when I’ve woken up in the morning and I have new clients. They’ve found me online somehow and I’ve never had any interaction with them, but now they’re my clients. It’s pretty sweet. I’m trying to decide if there […]
Greg Broiles may call himself a fuddy-duddy (he’s relucant to upgrade from Windows XP), but he’s got some seriously good advice for anyone looking to upgrade Windows: