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Author Archives: Keith Lee

I run this joint. I like to write, talk, and think about law, professional development, technology, and whatever else floats my boat. I practice law in Birmingham, AL.

How To Leave A Law Firm

Last week a lawyer contacted me and posed the following question: If I opened my own practice in January what are my obligations to my clients? Can I take the files with me automatically? I’m pretty close to opening my own ...

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What’s The Point Of Legal Blogging?

Last week, Carolyn Elefant, author of MyShingle, discussed her blogging anniversary. She’s been writing at MyShingle for 14 years, making it one of the longest running legal blogs. It’s definitely the longest running legal blog focused on solo practice. But in ...

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Review: Typography For Lawyers (2nd Edition)

A couple weeks ago I received a review copy of Matthew Butterick‘s Typography For Lawyers (TFL), 2nd edition from the publisher. It’s not a new release, it actually came out last year. But it’s something that I’ve been meaning to read and ...

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What Is Natural Networking?

If you don’t have a book of business, you’re disposable. That’s doubly true in the current legal employment malaise. There are other ways to be indispensable — bill incredible amounts of hours, develop mastery over an esoteric area of law, have invaluable ...

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Holiday Party Small Talk

It’s that time of year again. The dreaded holiday party season. Lots of time with strangers and acquaintances you’re barely familiar with. That weird Ricky guy from HR. And you have to make small talk and interact with all of ...

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Fake News Thought Police

“Fake news” is currently a hot topic in, well, the news. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs (NPR) Fake News and the Internet Shell Game (NYT) Trump’s fake-news presidency (WaPo) At the same time as fake news ...

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Did The CEO Of Reddit Pierce Section 230

One of my long-running themes regarding technology companies is that they often act without taking into consideration the legal repercussions of their actions. I know that tech companies believe they need to move fast and break things, but not if ...

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You’re Being Played By Twitter

There doesn’t seem to be much available out there about Social Media from a gamification perspective that is accessible to regular users as opposed to designers or math-types. Gamification is the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications, particularly consumer-oriented ...

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How To Break Things In A Law Firm

There is often a gap between the way things function and the way things ought to function. Law firms in particular are susceptible to this problem. Law firms are bastions of doing things “the way they’ve always been done.” This is because lawyers are ...

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The Ten Commandments of Brief Writing

Brief writing is part art and part science. How you develop your theme, present your arguments, structure your facts. While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) ...

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