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.
Even Judge Posner Has to Apologize for Careless Words Sometimes
Judge Richard Posner, famous for his outrageous proclamations, finally said something outrageous enough that even he felt he had to apologize ever-so-slightly.
Galactic Disputes: Judges Channel the Wisdom of Star Wars
Making legal jargon understandable to the general masses is a big job. Some more creative judges think outside of the box to get their point across through pop culture references. With all of the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it should come as no surprise that Star Wars references are seeping into judicial opinions. Arbitration […]
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.
9 Epic Responses To Legal Threats
In the rare occasion where the absurdity of a threatened legal action matches up nicely with the devil-may-care attitude of a client, you get the stuff of internet magic: the epic smackdown letter.
6 Times the Law Spoiled Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is upon us. For some, it’s the time of love and romantic gestures. For lawyers, however, it is more often a time for lawsuits.
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.
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.
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: […]
Legal Tech Startup Name Generator
Not only can Lawyerist tell you how to run your law startup, we will even name it for you.
The Best Moments From Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Who is Phoenix Wright? He's an improbable video game trial lawyer whose only superpower is that he's a really good lawyer... sort of. Gamemaker Capcom describes him as" the rookie defense lawyer new to the scene with the wildest cross-examination skills in town." That's one way of putting it.
The Strangest Things Lawyers Have Tried to Bill For
From recording billable hours to explaining fees to clients and reviewing the bill all over again, billing is rarely fun and provides little creative outlet. That is unless you’re doing it wrong.
Be a Know-it-all at Dinner with These Thanksgiving Law Facts
Here are a few fun legal facts about Thanksgiving to help you through awkward small talk around the Thanksgiving dinner table.
You Will Only Be Fined $3,000 if You Literally Shock a Witness
Let’s say you have a flair for the dramatic. Well, of course you do, because you are a lawyer. That’s all well and good. Courtroom technique books and blogs are riddled with suggestions about how to be innovative in your efforts to sell your client’s story to a judge and jury. We are pretty sure, […]
We Tried to Create the Worst Legal Writing Possible
Legalese is awful. To prove it, Sam Glover, Lisa Needham, and I combined forces to write the worst piece of legal writing we could. Here’s what we came up with: Clarity in Legal Writing: Unattainable Goal or Necessary Component of Effective Advocacy? The issue of clearness and conciseness in writing and preparing legal documents, e.g. court filings, pleadings, […]