Stealing the Courtroom Show: Should You Sign Up for Theater Classes?
Melvin Belli, the legendary ‘King of Torts’ and sometimes Hollywood actor, was known for his courtroom theatrics. Belli appeared in television and movies during […]Read more
Should You Sue ‘Judgment Proof’ Defendants?
As with so many legal questions, the answer to whether to sue a judgment proof defendant is this: it depends. That’s because, in part, […]Read more
Expand Your Immigration Practice, Learn Deportation Defense
One man’s crisis is another man’s opportunity. It’s a harsh saying, but better than “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” when it comes […]Read more
Are Traditional Law Firms Going Extinct?
After seven years at one firm, an attorney realized it was time to move on. The reason: the firm’s chief rainmaker was no longer […]Read more
The Rooney Rule: Are Law Firms Punting on Diversity?
You don’t have to be a football fanatic to know what it means to punt. If you know what the Rooney Rule is in […]Read more
Bonus of Pro Bono: How Doing Good Can Benefit Your Firm
Providing pro bono legal services isn’t always the easiest sell for attorneys. After all, you didn’t sink that much time and money into law […]Read more
Xbox 360 Case Kills ‘Death Knell’ Strategy
If you were playing ‘Call of Duty,’ what would be the point of pausing the game right before taking a lethal hit? If your […]Read more
Classic, Plain-Language Writing Tips
The plain language movement in legal writing started in the 1970s, about the time Plymouth rolled out the hemi-powered Barracuda. And you know what […]Read more
Justice Gap Widens: Low-Income Americans Face Battle for Legal Help
At the end of each day, Elinor’s disabled daughter had to crawl four flights of stairs to their apartment. It took more than an […]Read more
When to Request Judicial Recusal?
If your judge wants to hold you in contempt, you might want to request judicial recusal. But if you haven’t made the request before […]Read more