How to Politely Trash Opposing Counsel in a Pleading
Yes, you have a duty to be civil with the court, your clients, opposing counsels, and even opposing parties. That means refraining from ad […]Read more
Why You Never Threaten Opposing Counsel
If you learn anything from street law, you learn never to threaten opposing counsel — especially in writing. It’s not just bad practice, it’s […]Read more
How to Get Past Writer’s Block When Drafting a Motion
Writer’s block can hit anyone at anytime, and it can have consequences that range from annoying to downright devastating. For us lawyers, when we’re […]Read more
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