How to Prevent a Dumpster Fire

How to prevent a dumpster fire? Don’t let one get started. I’d say about 99% of Americans feel like this right about now: Regardless of the current state of the economy or your own business affairs, how can you prevent a dumpster fire? The answer: call a lawyer…before it’s too late. Americans have a tendency […]

Breaking The Tendency: Don’t Be A One-Trick Pony

Over the past few months, it’s become more and more clear that law schools and law firms are training future attorneys that the only way for them to be successful in the legal profession is to be a “one-trick pony”, or, stated otherwise, to be hyper-specialized in one nuanced area of the law. While this […]

Think less like a sheep and more like a SEAL

Philosoraptor asks: Maybe…but probably not in the past couple weeks, especially if you run a small business.  It’s hard enough when times are good to make things happen and plan for the future.  But what about the times like these, when a dangerous virus is surreptitiously spreading around the globe?  When your state or local government […]

Don’t wait till you hit rock bottom!

How do you know it’s time to get a lawyer?  Many people wait till they’re like this guy: For a business owner, hitting rock bottom might look like being sued, getting caught up in a nasty “divorce” with your business partner, having a rogue employee steal your intellectual property…the list goes on.  You definitely need a lawyer if you’ve hit […]

Communication is good for love and lawyering

People make relationships a lot harder than they should be, and client relationships are no exception. A recent survey found that only 29% of in-house counsel are “very satisfied” with their outside law firms, with the rest being somewhat satisfied or outright dissatisfied.  Most of the reasons for dissatisfaction boiled down to communication issues.  The good news […]

Goodbye, “Go-By”: A Lawyer’s Guide to Better Document Drafting Using Automation

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.0.4″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.0.4″ column_structure=”2_3,1_3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.0.4″ type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” admin_label=”Text”]Ahh, go-bys. Since the dawn of Microsoft Word, lawyers have been copying and pasting from old documents to create new ones. Need to draft a motion for summary judgment? No problem — just pull up that brief you drafted last year, hit “save as,” […]