Lawyers Who Aren’t Sure How Modern English Works
You don’t have to look far to find legalese in legal writing. Just take the standard closings in affidavits and declarations. Here are three variations used in just one jurisdiction. We can do better. Start by reading Bryan Garner. As Mark Hermann notes, the jury needs to know that you sound like a human being: Remember: Deposition […]
How To Be Better At Cross-Examination Than The Lawyer From Serial
Sometimes the best way to figure out how to do something is to first figure out how not to do it. If you want to learn how to cross-examine, why not start with listening (ending at 30:30) to how Cristina Gutierrez cross-examined Jay Wilds in the Adnan Syed case (the topic of last year’s Serial […]
You Have a Meeting and Your Car Won’t Start. Now What?
There is no other feeling quite like the anxiety that arises when a turn of the ignition results in the silence. Here is what you need to do to make sure you get to your appointment on time.
Three Microsoft Outlook Quick Tricks
As useful as it is to learn new techniques for increasing your productivity like using tasks and categories to organize your matter workload or make delegating easier, sometimes it's the little things — features you might not even think to look for — that can make otherwise mundane tasks much easier.
How to Auto-Number Discovery Requests in Microsoft Word
How to use Word’s SEQ field and Autotext to autonumber discovery requests.
How to Run Effective Meetings
Meetings can be a huge waste of time for lawyers. Make yours more effective and waste less time with these tips.
Five Microsoft Word Rules You Must Follow
Following these five rules of Microsoft Word will save you time, frustration, and money.
Internet Research Tips and Resources for Lawyers
Some of the most-useful Internet research tips and resources from Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch.
Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Fashionable, Professional Bags for Women Lawyers
This list of professional bags for women lawyers includes a wide range of names, styles, colors, and interesting lesser-known brands, all of which can accommodate a laptop.
Trust Accounting Basics
Proper trust accounting is vital to keeping attorneys out of ethics trouble. Learn the rules and know where to turn with questions.
How to Insert Hyperlinks in Word Documents
A step-by-step guide to adding hyperlinks to legal documents and converting Word documents to PDF.
How to Make Small Talk
Working the room” is the one business development tactic that strikes the most fear in lawyers. Most lawyers hate finding themselves at a reception at some conference or benefit, where they hope to meet a few new people in a crowd of hundreds. Here are some helpful hints to minimize the fear.
Court Practices May Ignore Your Fax Filing While A Default Is Taken Against You
Many courts allow filings by fax, but when you need it most and are up against a deadline, what happens if the court does not handle your filing in a timely fashion? What if the other side seeks a default while your faxed filing gathers dust?