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
When Do ‘Summer Hours’ End?
For many lawyers, ‘summer hours’ are nothing more than wishful thinking, or simply a frustrating way for the firm to cut costs. The very […]Read more
Falsifying Billable Hours: Never Worth It
Is it a victimless crime for a lawyer to overstate a legal bill but never send the bill to the client? Probably not, but […]Read more
Open Office Floor Plans for Law Offices: Yay or Nay?
More and more law firms are adopting the holy grail of office floor plans, the open concept office. These floor plans eschew private working […]Read more
Legal Support Staff Is on the Move
Remember calling tech support, and the help was speaking to you from another country? Well, get used to it for law office help, too. […]Read more
When Do Law Firm Mergers Mean Layoffs?
While it’s hard to predict the weather, it’s a good bet the sun will come up tomorrow for most people. If you are in […]Read more
How to Deal With Crazy Law Partners
When explosive attorney Marc Kasowitz sent profanity-laden messages to a public relations professional, the law firm had to duck and cover. Ronald Rossi, a […]Read more