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Tips to Make Your Law Firm Stand Out

Marvin Mitchelson, the famed Hollywood divorce lawyer, had an office that stood out. From his office-length window across from the Los Angeles Country Club, […]

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  26 July 2017
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Parrot Evidence Rule, Like Parol Evidence Rule, but for Crime

Not many lawyers ever actually get to grapple with the great legal conundrum of the Parrot Evidence Rule. Surprisingly, it’s somewhat similar to the […]

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  26 July 2017
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When Whistleblowing Breaks the Law, Are Your Clients Protected?

Whistleblower cases can present legally fascinating constitutional law actions involving a few different First Amendment issues. When a whistleblower discloses information to the public, […]

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  25 July 2017
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BigLaw Gets Another Boutique Law Firm

Closing in on almost 4,000 lawyers, DLA Piper picks up law firms like a tire tread picks up rocks — it’s rolling. Continuing its […]

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  25 July 2017
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3 Transgender Policies to Help Attract Top Talent for Your Firm

Lawyers, take a moment to be proud of your profession. For the past several years, law firms have ranked highest on the Human Rights […]

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  25 July 2017
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Tips on Productivity: Go Slow and Steady

Many years ago, I drove a 1969 Volkswagen almost 1,000 miles up and down the California coast to attend a deposition. It was a […]

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  24 July 2017
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Pleading for the Public: How Readable Is Your Writing?

When drafting a pleading, most practitioners focus on proving their case to a judge, and never give a second thought about the general public […]

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  21 July 2017
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When Pleading Do You Write plaintiff, Plaintiff, or PLAINTIFF?

Your legal writing style, believe it or not, matters. Judges, and their clerks, appreciate clear writing devoid of unnecessary terms and phrases. However, when […]

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  21 July 2017
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Solo Lawyers: Tips for Working on Your Summer Vacation

‘Working vacation’ is an oxymoron, especially for solo attorneys. So why do we plunge head first into the ritual? It’s like starting a journey, […]

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  20 July 2017
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Time to Raise Your Billable Rate?

When is it time to raise your billable rate? When you want to buy a new BMW. Just kidding, sort of. Deciding when to […]

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  20 July 2017
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