The holidays are almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking about presents. Today’s gadget is the perfect present—inexpensive and something you’ll really use. Once you own it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! One of the frustrating things about traveling is trying to find an outlet for your phone, tablet, […]
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The American Bar Association (ABA) reported recently that law is the second-most sleep-deprived profession—second not to doctors, but to home health-care professionals. The ABA reported that home health aides sleep an average of six hours and fifty-seven minutes per night; lawyers sleep an average of seven hours—to which the popular legal blog Above the Law […]
Much of my practice includes advising and representing clients in mediation as well as serving as a mediator. Here are some tips that can help busy solos save time and money in mediation: Be prepared. Prepare yourself. What do you want out of mediation? What are your client’s goals? What information will help you reach […]
When I was still working for the city and dealing with every street drunk and druggie in Denver, when my Victim’s Advocate Maria and I were going through oversized aerosol cans of disinfectant and gallons of Purell on a regular basis, I came to realize that everyone who goes into criminal law, whichever side of […]
As a criminal defense lawyer, I’m always looking for easier and faster ways to get paid. That means I’m also looking for ways to make it easier for clients to get me their money. Since everybody pays for everything with credit cards these days, shouldn’t they be able to do that for legal services? It’s […]
A co-counseling arrangement can allow a solo or small firm lawyer to explore new and complex areas of law. Co-counseling agreements may also allow a lawyer to take on matters that he or she might not otherwise feel comfortable taking on. The co-counseling arrangement does all of this, while significantly reducing the danger of committing […]
Above the Law blogger Jay Shepherd discussed “The Key Question for Shingle-Hangers” in a February post. His question to potential solos is: Do you want to run a business, or do you want to practice law? For Shepherd, the best answer is to want to be an entrepreneur, writing: “Don’t get me wrong: I love […]