Spouse Cheated? There’s an $8.8M Cause of Action for That
Alienation of affection is a holdover from another era, before chivalry and duels died. How old is it? Like Alexander Hamilton v. Aaron Burr […]Read more
Don’t Let Them See You Cry in Court
During emotional testimony, witnesses sometimes cry in court. It’s part of the courtroom drama. But it’s unusual to see a lawyer cry — at […]Read more
Why Sometimes Lawyers Should Work Alone
It wasn’t necessarily a compliment if somebody once said: “You should become a lawyer.” That’s because being good at argumentation is not the same […]Read more
Ethical Dilemma: Taking a ‘Good’ Case for a ‘Bad’ Cause
What do you do when a potential client comes in with a winner of a case that runs contrary to your personal beliefs? Read […]Read more
Is It Time to Open a Pot Practice in the Big Apple?
A pot practice used to be for small firms and solo practitioners, not big city lawyers. But that is changing as legalized marijuana use […]Read more
What to Do When the Judge Says ‘You Can’t Do That!’
Some lawyers just don’t get it. When a judge says “no,” it’s not an invitation to argue. It’s more like an invitation to sit […]Read more
3 Tips to Keep Busy During the Summer Lull
For many lawyers across the country, there are two significant lulls throughout the year: the holiday lull from Thanksgiving to New Years, and the […]Read more
5 Worst Body Language Signals in Court
When you’re in court, maintaining a professional demeanor is sometimes easier said than done. When emotions run high, or opponents act stupid, or witnesses […]Read more
Can You Make More Money as a Hermit Lawyer?
How can you build a practice if you are a hermit? We’re not talking full-bearded or Hobbit-like hermit. But let’s talk about attorneys who […]Read more
Is Your Solo Practice a Dead-End Job?
With the number of new, and experienced, lawyers that strike out solely, the optimism it takes to get a practice going often overshadows the […]Read more