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How to Identify the Potential Clients You Really Should Say No To
Everyone makes a bad decision now and again. Unfortunately, if the bad decision was agreeing to take on a client that you really should have said no to, life just got a little more complicated. In short, you have likely signed up “a problem client.” When this happens,...
Presenting Electronically in Trial - Five Things to Think About
Last week I watched a trial.  Usually, I do this from the “hotseat,” running the electronic trial technology and presenting exhibits.  This time, I was there to be sure that the wireless network in the court room did not go down during trial.  [Lessons confirmed:  1 -...
Don’t Minimize the Importance of Managing Your Side of...
Over the years, numerous articles have been written on how to successfully manage attorney-client relationships. Typically, these articles emphasize effective and thorough communication skills, maintaining a professional presentation at all times and in all work spaces,...
How to Identify the Potential Clients You Really Should Say No To
Everyone makes a bad decision now and again. Unfortunately, if the bad decision was agreeing to take on a client that you really should have said no to, life just got a little more complicated. In short, you have likely signed up “a problem client.” When this happens,...
Presenting Electronically in Trial - Five Things to Think About
Last week I watched a trial.  Usually, I do this from the “hotseat,” running the electronic trial technology and presenting exhibits.  This time, I was there to be sure that the wireless network in the court room did not go down during trial.  [Lessons confirmed:  1 -...
Don’t Minimize the Importance of Managing Your Side of...
Over the years, numerous articles have been written on how to successfully manage attorney-client relationships. Typically, these articles emphasize effective and thorough communication skills, maintaining a professional presentation at all times and in all work spaces,...
Is the Death of the Legal Profession Upon Us?
Over the years, I have witnessed a few vigorous debates where the point of contention was whether the practice of law is a business or a profession and, let me tell you, this can be an emotionally charged topic. Things can get really exciting if in one of these debates...
If You Failed to Document It, It Never Happened.
  Please, can we just acknowledge that lawyers as a group are terrible when it comes to properly and thoroughly documenting their files? Of course, not you, but all the other lawyers out there sure are. You wouldn’t believe how bad it can get. I say this because with...
Yes, Virginia, There Really are Accidental Clients
I will share that I can appreciate a well-crafted cocktail; but I can also assure you that when I am in a situation where such beverages are being served, I never allow myself to get involved in a conversation about someone else’s legal problems and I strongly encourage...