You may have noticed that the law firms everyone has heard of charge some really high rates. Are these rates justified? Here’s an analysis from a totally unbiased small-firm lawyer.
What can the Mueller report teach lawyers about making recommendations to clients?
Six important ethics tips for lawyers who blog. All the disclaimers.
You probably know the Sunk Cost Fallacy and how it applies to litigation. But do you understand the Sunk-Cost-Fallacy Fallacy?
What lawyers–and other busy people–can learn from a scene from this Civil Rights-movement drama.
In Book III of his Metamorphoses, the ancient Greek poet Ovid tells the story of Narcissus, the child of a naiad, Liriope, and the river-god Cephisus. Narcissus was “most beautiful” but had a “pride so fierce no boy, no girl, could touch him.” One day a rejected youth prayed for Narcissus to get his comeuppance, and Nemesis, the Goddess of Vengeance, “judged the plea was righteous.” So she cursed Narcissus to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool. Narcissus endlessly stared at the pool, even pressing his lips to the water to kiss his own image. But […]
People have different communication styles. But what’s better for courtroom, the teacher or the storyteller?
So many litigators describe themselves as “aggressive.” But do aggressive lawyers actually get better results for clients?
The “elevator speech” may not be the best way for lawyers–and other professionals–to connect with prospective clients.
Wish you had more time to read the latest in the legal press? I have the solution. Read these five stories now, and they will cover 90% of the legal industry news that will come out the rest of the year. What can I say, except “you’re welcome.” 1. Lateral Partner Moves BigLaw Partner Frank Whitebread Leaves Smith, Jones & Davis to Join Jones & Smith WorldLaw 100 firm Jones & Smith announced this week that Frank Whitebread is joining the firm as a shareholder. Whitebread, a well-known transactional lawyer who does M&A deals in the energy industry, was formerly […]