Daily Dispatch


Tempted by a Personal Injury Case?

By | Sep.11.14 | 2 Comments

I’m always cautioning lawyers about the hazards of dabbling, reminding them that there really is no such thing as a "simple" will or contract. It's not that I want them to avoid[...]

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Product Review

Cloud and Clear: Abacus Pivots

By | Sep.10.14 | No Comments

It is the nature of an abacus to shift — beads making time, marking off distance and space. An experienced abacist knows the score. Still, you’ve gotta have the stones to mak[...]

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Get to the Point

Three Tips for Better Client Status Reports

By | Sep.09.14 | No Comments

Ethics rules require you to keep your client informed (see ABA Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4). The client’s guidelines may require interval and event reporting. But sometimes[...]

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Shy? How to Make It in a Networking World

By | Sep.08.14 | 1 Comment

Question: I'm an inexperienced lawyer, and naturally timid. How can I be expected to thrive in a networking environment? What's the best way to follow up after meeting someone new?[...]

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New Associates: How to Become an Excellent Attorney

By | Sep.05.14 | 4 Comments

A family friend will be starting his career at a large law firm this fall. Asked to provide some advice, I started compiling tips and recommendations — things to do and not to d[...]

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Back to Basics

How to Master Your Fear of Speaking

By | Sep.04.14 | 1 Comment

Yes, we can hear the jokes now. A lawyer who is afraid to speak is like a vegan at a steakhouse — not only rare (no pun intended) but also a bit laughable. But wait. To many a la[...]

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