Make Money Monday: Use It or Lose It

August 3, 2020

A couple of months before the pandemic hit, tidy-up evangelist Marie Kondo released a new book, Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life , which applies Kondo’s decluttering principles to the workplace context.  As this article describes, Kondo advises readers to decide what to keep and what to cull by asking themselves a particular  object…

Screening Clients – Rules and Exceptions

March 17, 2005

This article, In Search of the Perfect Client, Joanne Cronrath Bamberger, Small Firm Business (3/14/05) offers up the standard, perfunctory advice on screening clients.  Red flags include refusal to pay a retainer fee (a sign…

Anonymous Associates

March 11, 2005

I’ve always explained that the reason I went solo was because a big firm wasn’t big enough.  Not big enough for my ego or aspirations, not even big enough to fit two tiny words –…

Clout Trumps – So Use It to Market

March 10, 2005

This article, Unusual Ally Came to Jain’s Rescue:  SEC, Seattle Times (3/10/05) – about a former SEC counsel-turned-private lawyer who finagled a deal for a client found guilty of violating insider-trading rules whereby the SEC…

When a Solo Goes to Trial

March 10, 2005

It’s hard enough getting ready for a trial, but as a solo, there’s even more to think about because of staffing constraints, as Kimberly Fanady points out  in this piece, Flying Solo at Trial, Small…

Security Breach At LEXIS

March 10, 2005

This article, Personal Data Bared in LexisNexis breach,  Oregonlive.com (3/10/05) reports that intruders managed to steal customer passwords and access personal information from LexisNexis’ Accurint database.  Lexis acquired Seisent, parent company of Accurint, (a darling…

Lawyers Beware: The World [Wide Web] Is Watching

March 7, 2005

David Giacalone has a great post at f/k/a that should serve as a reminder to unscrupulous, unethical or merely careless or inept attorneys that even if the Bar can’t – or won’t penalize you for…

Looking at the Yellow Pages from A Client’s Perspective

March 7, 2005

Evan Schaeffer of Legal Underground examines, from a prospective client’s perspective,  what it must be like to hire a lawyer from the Yellow Pages in his most recent podcast installment of  Law Related Things That…