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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.

Give Me The Hard Way

  Earlier this week I had a two hour drive, followed by a non-stop five hour deposition, followed by a two hour drive home. It was a long day. A grueling day to some extent. The type of day they ...

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Review: So Good They Can’t Ignore You

First off: God I hope this book becomes popular. It’s not perfect, but an entire generation needs to hear its message. I recently received a review copy of Cal Newport’s “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” Newport achieved a cult ...

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The Power(lessness) of Attorney

  This past week I drafted my first power of attorney. For those unaware, a “power of attorney” is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing ...

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Taking the Oath

  I’ve taken an Oath before, when I first swore in as an attorney. This week, I took a second one: I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of ...

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Running In Philadelphia

  Quick aside: I’ll be in Philadelphia, PA September 15-18th to run the Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon and to visit my wife’s sister and her husband. Not sure what my schedule is going to be like while I’m there but ...

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The Best Social Networking Site For Lawyers

  This past week I spent significant time at what I believe to be the best social networking site for lawyers. While I was there saw a former law school professor who I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. ...

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Review: Writing To Win

Roughly a month ago I received a review copy of Steven Stark’s Writing To Win. It’s taken this long for me to get the review up because A) I’ve been busy and B) I always fully read any book I receive and Writing To ...

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How to Succeed as a New Lawyer

  This past week I attended a rather lengthy CLE geared to new/young lawyers. The presenters were all either judges or lawyers who had been practicing 20+ years. While each presenter lectured on their specific topic, they also took a ...

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