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Archive for March 2007

Me and My Mac

Following in the footsteps of bloggers like Ernie the Attorney, Adriana Linares and of course, Grant Griffiths (I’m sure that there are many others, feel free to out yourselves in the comments), I finally broke down and succumbed to the appeal of the Mac. But as I describe in this guest post at Home Office…

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No malpractice insurance for blogging firms?

File this under the category of “gross misunderstanding of blogs and technology:” – a malpractice insurer’s recent decision to deny coverage to a law firm because of its weblogs. Apparently, the insurer believed that the blogs could potentially expose the firm to liability, either through an implication that the blog offered legal advice or somehow…

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Thank you, Nicole Black and Grant Griffiths

I’ve just posted this new project at my Offshore Renewable Energy Law Blog, and it couldn’t have happened without Nicole Black’s terrific inspiration (which I have shamelessly copied, albeit with what I hope is sufficient attribution) and Grant Griffiths’ unbridled enthusiasm for the Mac (and you can see my new little accomplice in the left…

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Cold Calling Works

I’ve always been a fan of the cold call ever since I started my practice back in 1993. Not a fan of making the calls, because I’m not fond of doing it, but rather, a fan of the returns that cold calls can bring. Of course, like many of the techniques I write about here,…

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Does work-life balance mean we need to settle for a B+?

My colleague and fellow solo blogger, Jill Pugh Employment Law Blog tipped me off to an interesting new resource, Ms-JD to address the growing number of women leaving the legal profession or failing to reach the upper echelons of the profession. The site seems promising, though thus far, there’s little mention of the law firm…

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Partners in love and law

We all know the song, Lawyers in Love, but did you ever wonder what happens to lawyers in love? With many of the dual lawyer couples whom I knew from the law school, once the couple had children, the woman either left the law or went on to an alternative career like teaching, while the…

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