How to Gain Credibility as an Inexperienced Lawyer
As a young lawyer, I found myself answering questions from a group of 100 or so judges and attorneys. The big question — other […]Read more
Solos: Don’t Go Partnering With Non-Lawyers Quite Yet
When it comes to the question of non-lawyer ownership of law firms, there are often a few voices in the crowd that seem to […]Read more
What’s a Primary Care Lawyer?
A primary care lawyer has nothing to do with health care, unless you consider ‘peace of mind’ a healthy thing. The primary care lawyer […]Read more
Top 3 Tips for Pursuing a Novel Litigation Strategy
Being a litigator or trial attorney sometimes means going out on a limb with an untested or novel legal theory. Testing the waters of […]Read more
How About a Pop-Up Law Firm?
If you can’t get a traditional practice off the ground, maybe it’s time to hang your shingle on a kiosk. So what if people […]Read more
Should I Use Emojis in Court?
An emoji is worth a thousand words, and that’s a legal problem. According to a Santa Clara University Law School professor, emojis and emoticons […]Read more
Why Are Patent Lawyers Always in Demand?
Patent attorneys are often cast out from the traditional legal community of sharks, rainmakers, and ambulance chasers. But, unlike every other type of lawyer, […]Read more
What’s in Your Disengagement Letter?
A lawyerly disengagement letter is a bit like a ‘Dear John’ letter. Attorneys write them at the end of legal engagements, ideally with kindly […]Read more
How to Capitalize on Media Mentions
So you got your Andy Warhol minutes of fame from a news story, but now what? Start a reality TV show? Hire a crowd? […]Read more
Should You Correct a Boss, Lead Attorney, or Co-Counsel, in the Courtroom?
A dilemma that no junior associate hopes to encounter is seeing their boss make a mistake in the courtroom. However, whether or not it’s […]Read more