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Some Inspiration for Solo and Small Law Firms

April 20, 2018

Starting and running a law firm isn’t always the joyful journey that many of us imagine.  When it comes to the decision of whether to start a firm, many lawyers suffer from analysis paralysis, drawing up detailed business plans and weighing the pros and cons and waiting for “the right time,” (whenever that is) that…

Alabama Court Appointed Attorneys May Strike

February 22, 2005

We’ve already had a lengthy discussion over the reasonableness of $30-$40/hour court appointed rates back here. Now, there’s an interesting development relating to court appointed rates out of Alabama as reported in  Lawyers for Poor…

Should You Marry Your Law Partner?

February 22, 2005

Arnie Herz of Legal Sanity discusses what it’s like to work with a spouse and links to some other articles that discuss this issue.

Reid Blogs

February 22, 2005

My D.C. colleague and Law Practice Management Advisor, Reid Trautz recently started blogging at Reid My Blog.  As I can personally attest (having started my firm before Reid came on board with the D.C. Bar),…

On Line Tools for Family Law Attorneys

February 22, 2005

Here’s an article, Matrimonial Lawyers Have a Powerful Tool in the Internet, Jonathan Bick and Jonathan E. Von Kohorn, Small Firm Business (2/22/05) that offers a primer on how family law attorneys can use the…

Lawyer Sanctioned for Disclosing What A Judge Should Have

February 15, 2005

Here’s another outrageous story of judicial heavyhandedness.  This story,  Attorneys Sanctioned for Representing Client’s Challenges of Judicial Ethics (Empire Journal 2/14/05).  According to the article, the New York Appellate Division, First Department sanctioned two New…

That Slippery Downhill Spiral

February 15, 2005

I’m finding that it takes a strong stomach to blog about lawyers’ ethics transgressions.  Even though I’m careful and try to do the right thing with every action I take, I often feel as if…

Lack of A Retainer Can Cost Lawyers’ Their Fee

February 15, 2005

Next time you find yourself thinking about letting the retainer agreement requirement slide (“I trust the client,” or “There’s no time,” are some excuses that might run through your mind), think again.  Lack of a…

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