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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.

Bad Motion v. Good Motion: Motion to Compel

When writing a motion to compel for a judge, you want to make it persuasive. You don’t want to make it a chore to read. Honorable Randy Wilson, a District Judge out of Texas wrote an article in the Advocate juxtaposing two ...

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Lawyers Aren’t Free

Should you work for free? Last week on the Twitters, I noticed a post by Bob Ambrogi, offering details on a new website that wants to be “the WebMD of law:” The video site TalksOnLaw describes itself as on a ...

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I Just Had A Conversation With An AI Lawyer…

…it sucked. See below. LawBot Hi, I’m LawBot, a robot lawyer designed to help you through this situation. Please tell me your name or say anonymous if you would rather not. You Dude LawBot Nice to meet you, Dude. I ...

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Discipline Is Superior To Motivation

So a few days ago someone on the r/lawschool section of Reddit asked about how to keep up their motivation. Being Reddit, most of the responses were snarky jokes. But the person seemed to be seeking genuine advice, so I ...

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Google Settings: Protect Your Privacy In 3 Steps

Remember when Google’s motto used to be “don’t be evil?” Those were the days huh? Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that ...

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Churchill’s 5 Elements Of Persuasive Speaking

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, famed British Prime Minister during World War II, was not only a noted statesman, but also a gifted student of oration and history. Churchill wrote numerous pieces on history, the English language, and how to develop the ...

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Lawyer Destroys “Facebook Legal Notice” Meme

At some point, you’ve likely seen someone post some variation of the below from someone you’re friends with on Facebook: I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both ...

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Review: Clio Legal Trends Report 2016

For the first time ever Clio, the leading law practice management platform, has released its Legal Trends Report. Clio describes the report as: …the first ever data-driven report on the legal industry. It’s aimed at helping lawyers understand how the ...

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Why Lawyers Doubt Technology

There is a decree in almost all of the tech world and it is “failure.” What’s the chief mantra for Silicon Valley and the larger worlds of innovation and entrepreneurship? Some say it’s “Fail Fast, Fail Often.” Others say it’s “Fail ...

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