Lawyer Fined for Refusing to Answer ‘Yes or No’ Question in Court
‘If you plan to have children, try not to have teenagers.’ That’s my joke to friends, and it came to mind when I read […]Read more
How to Write a Great Closing to Your Brief
A closing argument should be like opening a door, not closing one. After writing a brief to persuade your audience, you want to finish […]Read more
Talcum Powder Cases: Lawyer Advertising Done Right?
A jury has awarded $110 million in another talcum powder-cancer case, a further indictment against Johnson & Johnson and an endorsement for lawyer advertising. […]Read more
How to Save Client Relations If a Case Goes Over Budget
When it comes to going over a client’s budget, there really are two sides to the coin. On one side, you have a client […]Read more
New Group Helps Women Lawyers Open Law Firms
Women have closed the gender gap in law schools, and they are gaining in the attorney ranks. But they are far from parity in […]Read more
What to Do If You Have Bad Facts?
It’s hard to laugh at Bill Cosby’s jokes anymore. But it is ironic that one of his jokes was at issue in a critical […]Read more
Law Firm Sues Insurer After Ransomware Attack, $700K Lost Billings
Like other embarrassing crimes, malware attacks often are not reported — especially when law firms are the victims. It took a lawsuit for this […]Read more
What Are the Tax Implications of Confidentiality Clauses and Settlement Agreements?
As the tax season has passed and the basketball season winds down, here’s a story about how they crossed over years ago and still […]Read more
Real Judges Use Social Media
Judge Don R. Willett has more Twitter followers than any other judge, except perhaps Judge Judy. But Willett is a real judge. In fact, […]Read more
How Would Law Firms Be Affected by Trump’s Tax Plan?
President Trump’s proposed tax plan — touted as ‘the biggest individual and business tax cut in American history’ — would be a big break […]Read more