Leave Your Comfort Zone


I was out of town recently and stopped in at a gym I had never been to before. It’s always an interesting experience to be in a new gym for the first time. Beyond just learning the layout of the ...

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Review: 2016 Comprehensive Survey of Lawyer Incubators


Last month, the ABA issued its first ever report on “lawyer incubators.” What is a lawyer incubator you ask? Lawyer incubators have emerged as models that enable newly-admitted lawyers to acquire the range of skills necessary to launch successful practices ...

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How To Delegate And Manage Staff For New Lawyers


If you’re a new associate at a law firm, more than likely you’ll also have staff. A paralegal or a legal assistant. There might be runners and clerks. As a lawyer, you’re above them in the hierarchy of things, even ...

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Suing The Machine – Algorithmic Litigation


Some gig-economy workers and unions are bringing this question to court. They argue that these companies’ algorithms exert so much control over workers that they are really employees in the eyes of the law and thus owed hourly minimum wages, ...

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You Should Cut Down A Tree


Over the Labor Day weekend, I labored. Particularly, I cut down a tree, by hand, with an ax. I’d wager that less than 5% of the people who read this blog have ever cut down a tree. I recommend it. ...

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LSAT: Don’t Call It A Comeback

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Back around 1997, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) started trending upwards. It generally kept trending upwards until 2009. But then the recession hit in 2008. The subsequent contraction of the legal industry generated volumes of bad news regarding the prospects of law ...

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How To Write (Better) Requests For Production

How To Write Better Requests For Production

Lazy lawyers tend to make discovery requests formulaic. They have “stock” or “off-the-shelf” discovery requests they use for almost every case. This make make things easy, but it also means not exercising due diligence when it comes to preparing a ...

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Is Bitcoin Legal Money?

Bitcoin Legal Money

This past week there was a fair bit of noise as to whether Bitcoin is legal money or not, spurred on by Florida v. Espinoza, a recent case in Miami, Florida. This pithy line struck a chord with many: The court is not ...

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The Lawyer Party

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The Lawyer Party Since 1984, every Democratic nominee for President and Vice President has been a lawyer. Most Republican nominees have not been lawyers1Romney only kind of counts. He got a joint MBA/JD, but went into finance. What does that mean? Not sure really. ...

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