How Federal Prosecutors Get You With the Tiniest Evidence
Note to self: federal prosecutors are really good at turning local crimes into federal ones. Take the case of a former Chicago police officer […]Read more
Clients May Hire You If You Act Like Them
You know how people have dogs that look like them? If not, go to a Wag Dog Festival and see people competing for “Best […]Read more
How Not to Collect Your Attorney’s Fees
In the law business, there are ways to collect attorney’s fees and ways not to collect them. In hourly cases, collecting fees in advance […]Read more
Etymology of Great Legal Words: Certiorari, aka Cert.
When it comes to great legal words, few are as baffling as certiorari. Though most lawyers know that it’s something that SCOTUS can grant, […]Read more
What Is a Lawyer in the Modern World?
Being a lawyer is not what it used to be. A generation ago, lawyers typically researched the law in a library and met clients […]Read more
3 Tips to Avoid Legal Marketing Mishaps
Marketing your law practice is important. There are many ways to do so, and just as many ways not to. Attorneys frequently struggle with […]Read more
How to Be a Happy Lawyer
Often the requirements of the job simply make attorneys miserable. Three extra years of schooling and passing an exam were supposed to make life […]Read more
Why Are Women Lawyers Thriving in Health Care Law?
If a “perfect storm” means a confluence of conditions ending in disaster, what would be the opposite? The darkness before light? A cloud with […]Read more
Should You Fight Mandatory Arbitration?
No one likes to be backed into a corner, including mandatory arbitration. It’s one thing to agree to arbitrate, but quite another to be […]Read more
3 Easy Tips to Turn Old Pleadings Into Forms
Over time, attorneys tend to specialize and focus their legal practices rather narrowly. As such, attorneys often litigate the same issues, and file the […]Read more