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Should Your Law Firm Logo Include Scales of Justice?

September 17, 2019

When it comes to logos, turns out the design experts may have gotten it wrong, reports the Harvard Business Review .  After nearly a decade of simple, text-based logos like Google or Paypal or non-descriptive marks like Uber, seems that customers prefer and put their trust in descriptive logos. A descriptive logo is what the…

Why Marketing Articles Like This One Drive Me Crazy!

April 8, 2005

I have a peeve about a great many articles on marketing for law firms.  Some of the articles are apparently written by so-called experts who have clearly never practiced at a law firm.  Others reiterate…

Would You Apologize to Save Your Career?

April 8, 2005

Here’s a bit of sad piece from AP (4/8/05)  on Lawyer Refuses to Apologize to Judge, Goes  to Jail.  Though details of the incident are sketchy, the article brought this question to my mind:  would…

Lex Think, Lex Do

April 5, 2005

This past Sunday, I attended Lex Think, organized by fellow bloggers Matt Homann, Dennis Kennedy and Sherry Fowler.  I’d heard the conference described as a conference about nothing but in the end, it turned out…

Make Bar Complaints Public – At Least to Other Lawyers

April 5, 2005

As many of my fellow bloggers and readers know, I’m no fan of bar disciplinary programs.  Among other things, I believe that the bars disproportionally target solos and pursue sanctions for trivial infractions while sometimes…

The Bigger the Firm, The Bigger the Mistake

April 5, 2005

Newsflash:  like solos, even large firm attorneys can file complaints in the wrong place, miss the statute of limitations and conceal the mistake – as shown in this article,  Jury Awards Billy Blanks $15 Million…

Ethics, Technology and the Solo

April 4, 2005

I have a guest post over at Ben Cowgill’s Legal Ethics Blog on A Solo’s View on Ethics and Technology.  Clearly, as a solo, I owe much of my effectiveness today to improved and less…

Malpractice Insurance: Don’t Start Practice Without It

April 4, 2005

Here’s an article, 10 Misconceptions About Malpractice Insurance, Phillip Fraim, Small Firm Business (3/28/05)  that discusses some of the mistaken assumptions attorneys make in purchasing malpractice insurance.   For example, Fraim points out that many attorneys…