What Is Drug Court Practice?
As the opioid epidemic continues to make front-page news, legal practitioners have opportunities to be part of the remedy. President Donald Trump’s commission on […]Read more
Judge Tells Lawyer: No Sidewalk Speeches
Most lawyers know the ethics rule on trial publicity, but never have occasion to worry about it. The rule prohibits a lawyer from making […]Read more
Passing the File After Being DQ’d by a Judge
Even the best conflict checking system won’t be able save you from getting disqualified if a case unfolds into a conflict, or some other […]Read more
How to Overcome Sickness From Work Stress
Alyson, an ambitious attorney, had a stroke when she was 35. She was going to court that day, but suddenly her body went limp. […]Read more
Will Lawyers Ever Practice in Outer Space?
When the topic of Space Law comes up, some lawyers are bound to roll their eyes, while others will start scanning their memories of […]Read more
What to Do When a Witness Is Blowing a Deposition
It happens to every attorney who has appeared for a deposition. It’s that moment when it goes south, when the witness says something so […]Read more
What to Do When You’re Kicked Off a Case
It’s embarrassing to get fired, and even more so when it’s executed in public. Then there’s the ultimate dismal dismissal, when a judge kicks […]Read more
Can a Lawyer Write a Book About a Client?
Sometimes a client’s story will be so interesting you’ll think to yourself that it would make a great book or movie. However, before you […]Read more
Initial Demands: Do You Set a Realistic Dollar Amount?
Setting an amount for an initial demand can often be a rather nerve-wracking exercise in futility. You know the other side isn’t going to […]Read more
Constructing a Flexible Fixed-Fee Project
Law firms are looking everywhere for alternative fee agreements that work. Flat fee, hybrid fee, premium fee, break-up fee, budgeted fee; the list goes […]Read more