Make 2020 The Year You Start…Join #NaLaLawFiMo!

January 7, 2020

Every year, you’ve promised yourself that this would be the year to start a law firm. Or to develop a legal tech app. Or a side business to your firm.  But then you glanced at the to-do list – setting up a website, incorporating, finding an office space or rental situation, reviewing the ethics of…

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…

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…