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Make Money Mondays: Security As A Selling Point, Part II

May 20, 2019

Eight and a half long years ago, I suggested that solo and small law firms share their security practices with clients as an added selling point for their practices. Of course, back in 2010, many solos and smalls hadn’t yet started using the cloud, email was still considered relatively secure and paper-less and virtual law…

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…

Free Divorces for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2005

You’ll want to go over to David Giacalone’s f/k/a and read this post about presumably solo attorney Brad Margolis’ (no other attorneys are listed at his website) marketing stunt giving away a free divorce for…

Is $400 an Hour Pro Bono?

February 9, 2005

In this prior post, we discussed whether discounts given by solo and small firm lawyers on work performed for low income clients might count as pro bono.   For those who don’t endorse that idea, consider…

The 94 Hour Day

February 7, 2005

A Connecticut solo Timothy Spayne recently paid the federal government $1.24 million to settle charges that he overbilled the Electric Boat corporation for representing the company’s employees in workers compensation claims as reported in Billing…

Making Mistakes

February 7, 2005

Ever make mistakes?   If you do, don’t despair.  Mistakes give you two opportunities:  one to make the underlying correction and one to show what type of lawyer you really are.  That’s the theme of my…