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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Why Lawyers Should NEVER Use Consumer-Grade Apps

I recently saw a discussion online regarding a lawyer, and his assistant’s, use of cloud storage. I am wanting to start using Gdrive so that I can review and edit my clerk’s letters/ proposed motions before they are filed. My ...

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A Nasty But Effective Negotiation Strategy

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Being an effective negotiator is an incredibly important aspect of being a lawyer. Whether it be a contract ...

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How To Write Interrogatories

So far I’ve covered two aspects of discovery drafting: How to Write (Better) Requests for Admissions How To Write (Better) Requests For Production So let’s round it out with the third prong of written discovery requests, interrogatories. Federal Interrogatory Rule Again, rules ...

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An Open & Shut Case: Whisper v. Yahoo

Encrypted or unencrypted. Distributed or hierarchical. Peer-to-peer or direct download. Open source or closed. These are opposing methods of handling and dealing with data. You likely use all of them in some fashion even if you’re not aware of it. There ...

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