Curmudgeon’s Perspective

Is It Senior-Lawyer Wisdom or Just Weariness?

By | Jun.16.14 | 3 Comments

Oh, I admit I was a little hard on my colleagues, but in my defense, their idea was an old one we tried years ago to no avail. Still, I guess they felt I was a …Continue reading »

There’s Always a Mordred in Law Firms

By | Mar.19.14 | 1 Comment

Joe stormed into my office and demanded to borrow my nine iron. It has a nice feel and weight, and I use it to practice swings in the office when I feel tense or meditative. …Continue reading »

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Change, Period

By | Feb.10.14 | 1 Comment

The other day my son was bemoaning the new development on the edge of town that was once an empty grassland with a nice sweeping view. Changes, he lamented, seemed to be coming faster and …Continue reading »

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Project Management Basics: A Refresher for Lawyers

By | Jan.22.14 | 2 Comments

The recent Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity (“A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers“) got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new trends and …Continue reading »

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Lawyers and Social Media: Facebook ‘Em, Danno!

By | Oct.17.13 | No Comments

Krebbs came to me for advice. It seems one of his associates had called in sick the day they were to prepare massive final documents for a filing, leaving Krebbs high and dry to finish it …Continue reading »

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Tomatoes, Squash, Associates and Weeds

By | Sep.24.13 | 1 Comment

Each spring when I plant my garden, I have great expectations for all the vegetables I’ll be harvesting. By June, the new plants start to look a little like the pictures in the catalog, but here …Continue reading »

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It’s a New Day

By | Jul.16.13 | 2 Comments

It’s gone now, but I remember clearly the coffee shop where we used to gather in the mornings to brace ourselves for the day and generally shoot the shit with each other. We were a …Continue reading »

The Last Lawyers to Starve

By | Jun.25.13 | 2 Comments

Every year, law schools crank out twice as many baby lawyers as there are job openings, and every year we hear that the traditional market for lawyers is shrinking. The United States already has more …Continue reading »

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Cue the Zombie Lawyers

By | Apr.01.13 | 1 Comment

I sat in court recently listening as the plaintiff’s monotonous lawyer droned on about trivial irrelevancies. I watched the judge pretend to pay attention while most likely checking his Twitter feed. The few others in …Continue reading »

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The Myth of Multitasking in the Legal Labyrinth

By | Jan.24.13 | 2 Comments

The other day I overheard my grandkids talking about me, and lawyers in general. The older one was trying to explain what it is lawyers do by repeating a comparison I’d once made between myself …Continue reading »