Why Oppose When They Can Amend?
“Judicial economy” is a hard-sell to some clients. They don’t really care about the judge’s workload or the time it takes to prepare, oppose, […]Read more
5 Gritty Tips to Persuade Clients to Settle
Being a lawyer means seeking justice on behalf of clients. However, lawyers understand that justice, particularly in the civil sense, is about dollars and […]Read more
Don’t Give Inmates Anything But Advice
Steven M. Cohen apparently was concerned about his client’s oral hygiene in jail, so he gave the man a toothbrush. That resulted in a […]Read more
Against People-Pleasing: Why Lawyers Should Be Hardcore
Troubling the leaders of his day with questions, Socrates was the gadfly of Athens. So said Plato, his student and chronicler of his trial. […]Read more
Are Elder Bankruptcy Cases a Growing Niche?
For elder law attorneys, an unfortunate trend seems to be on the upswing among the client base: individuals over the age of 65 filing […]Read more
How to Help Your Settlement Get Government Approval
Tom Petty will likely be forever remembered by plaintiff’s lawyers for one reason, and one reason alone … wait for it … wait for […]Read more
How to Say ‘Seasons Greetings’ on a Budget
It’s not too early to think about seasons greetings, and for some things it’s probably too late. So let’s just talk about what you […]Read more
Should Juries Know If a Witness Is Undocumented?
The legal issues surrounding undocumented immigrants are varied and often controversial. When it comes to disclosing a defendant, litigant, or even a witness’s immigration […]Read more
Can ‘Best Practices’ Be Bad for Your Law Practice?
Before Copernicus published his book ‘On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres,’ the scientific community traditionally thought that the Earth was the center of the […]Read more
What’s in a Footnote? An Answer to THE ‘Internet’ v. ‘internet’ Question
For years, grammarians and spell checkers have been telling you to capitalize the word “internet.” Then, a couple years back, a change in the […]Read more