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 […]Read more
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, […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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, […]Read more
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 […]Read more
What’s Your Practice Worth?
Thinking about selling your practice? If so, the next question may help you make up your mind. How much is it worth? It’s hard […]Read more