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…

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…

Going Solo Right After Law School

February 7, 2005

One of our readers writes: I graduated law school last year and am finishing up another graduate degree…and am taking the bar this summer.  For law students with little “real world” legal training (some law…

To Martindale or Not To Martindale?

January 30, 2005

When I started my practice back in 1993, I paid for a real listing in Martindale-Hubbell (as opposed to the cheapie listing in the front blue plages) that I kept for four years. By 1997,…

What’s Coming…

January 28, 2005

In the past few months, we’ve acquired some new readers who may not be aware that this site has been around for two years, not just the two months that the archives would indicate.  I…

I Am A Maven!

January 25, 2005

I am a maven.   I’m not so sure that it’s true, but it’s very cool, nonetheless.

A Sanction That’s Deserved

January 25, 2005

As many of my readers know, I often find that the sanctions meted out by bar disciplinary committees to be either redundant or heavy-handed, such as punishing an attorney where he’s already been ordered to…