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How in the world can you not know who your client is?
From time to time I get involved in conversations with lawyers who have called in with a question or concern and as we talk through the situation it becomes clear that part of the problem is the lawyer doesn’t seem to know who his client is. These are the times I find...
Infographic-Marijuana Lessons for Canada: USA vs Portugal...
From Europe to North America, the legalization of marijuana is a hotly debated and discussed topic. The subject of marijuana is no longer taboo or something to hide. It is now a substance that is openly accepted and progressively regulated in many places. Already there...
Again with the Metadata? Enough Already!
I have been writing and lecturing about metadata for years. (And in case you have forgotten, metadata is the “hidden” information about the electronic documents we create that we’re all supposed to be worried about.) I guess for some of late, I’ve run on with the topic...
How in the world can you not know who your client is?
From time to time I get involved in conversations with lawyers who have called in with a question or concern and as we talk through the situation it becomes clear that part of the problem is the lawyer doesn’t seem to know who his client is. These are the times I find...
Infographic-Marijuana Lessons for Canada: USA vs Portugal...
From Europe to North America, the legalization of marijuana is a hotly debated and discussed topic. The subject of marijuana is no longer taboo or something to hide. It is now a substance that is openly accepted and progressively regulated in many places. Already there...
Again with the Metadata? Enough Already!
I have been writing and lecturing about metadata for years. (And in case you have forgotten, metadata is the “hidden” information about the electronic documents we create that we’re all supposed to be worried about.) I guess for some of late, I’ve run on with the topic...
Is it time to redesign your law firm's website? Here are some things...
In the web design industry it’s often assumed companies redesign their websites every 2-3 years. As we know, technology evolves rapidly and so does graphic design, user interfaces, and marketing communication. In order to maintain credibility online it’s important not...
Lawyer Civility: I Ain’t Got Time for That
A recent story of lawyers hating on lawyers dislodged a memory from my early days of practice and I thought I’d share it with you here. For the most part, the lawyers I engaged with, especially the more seasoned lawyers, were always pleasant and professional outside...
Legal Ethics: US and England Compared
The perception of attorneys in the US is dismal. The perception of the legal profession in the US is unfortunately unfavorable in general. A 2007 Gallup Poll looking at “unfavorable attitudes” showed that only advertising executives (58% highly unfavorable) and...