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Welcome Lisa Needham, Our New Deputy Editor

I’m excited to announce that we’ve promoted Lisa Needham to Deputy Editor of Lawyerist. Starting today, she’ll be in charge of managing all our publishing channels, including the website, the Lawyerist Insider email newsletter, social networks, the Lawyerist Podcast, survival guides, books, etc. This is a pretty big change for us, but Lisa has substantial […]

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Marc Randazza, Klingon Lawyer

In this amicus brief, Randazza doesn’t just make the argument that Klingon has all the elements of a living language, he shows it.

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6 Ridiculous Ways to Make Your Next CLE Speech Memorable

Let’s face facts: CLEs are boring. In this article, I will introduce you to tools from sports, entertainment, and politics to make your next speech more exciting.

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Lawyers: Don’t Use SpamArrest

Imagine you are trying to contact a lawyer about hiring him. So you send him an email like a normal person does. Almost immediately, you get a reply: “What the hell? Who is David and why is he sending me spammy email?” That’s my first reaction pretty much every time. (My second reaction is to […]

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10 Places You Would Never Think to Advertise a Law Firm

From the clever to the unorthodox and the downright strange, here are a few places you would never think to advertise.

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6 Terrible Lawyer Tattoos

You may think getting a lawyer tattoo is a good. Think again, unless you would like to contribute to this fantastic list.

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“I Have a Dream”

Why courts are closed today.

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Six Degrees of Deliberation: 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Judicial Ties

Love them or hate them, more than half of all American presidents started with careers in law but ended up leading a country. What you may not know is that many 2016 presidential hopefuls have close ties to judges—whether it’s a spouse, sister, parent, or a judge they have clerked for.

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12 Times the Holidays and the Law Didn’t Mix as Well as Eggnog

The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time for good cheer, decking the halls with boughs of holly, snagging the perfect gifts, and racking up enough billable hours to make that sweet year-end bonus—or at least not to get fired. Why not add a dash of legal trivia to your holiday celebrations? Featured image: […]

“First Amendment Badass” Under Fire

Marc Randazza is an outspoken, high-profile, and very polarizing First Amendment lawyer. If you know him you probably love him or hate him. Not many people fall in between. He’s done some high-profile First Amendment work, and he’s sued people for downloading porn illegally. Today, he probably earned more haters from this article by Joe Mullin in Ars […]

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Good Luck Obeying These Parking Signs

Apparently, parking signs are meant to perpetually confuse drivers rather than point them in the right direction. Don't worry bikers, it's only a matter of time before these signs begin to apply to you.

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SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

It's your professional obligation to watch this, obviously.

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Vehicles Lawyers Should Not Drive

Your car says a lot about you to your clients. When clients pull into your parking lot and see your ride, or see you show up to their arraignment, they are making judgments about your abilities as a lawyer by the type of vehicle you drive. Is this shallow? Yes. 100%. But it’s reality. Sorry. […]

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5 Ways To Keep Your Client Occupied During Mediation Downtime

Let's spice things up with some much better ways to pass the time when you're locked in a room with someone (with whom you may only have a nodding acquaintance personally) for hours at a time.