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Make Money Monday: Hold Your Own Prime Day

July 22, 2019

Last Monday and Tuesday, online behemoth Amazon held its fifth annual Prime Day, a shopping holiday  of a sort where Amazon offers exclusive bargains and deals to Amazon Prime customers. The benefits of Prime Day are self-evident: Amazon can show appreciation for existing customers by offering deep discounts while racking up sales – to the…

Wanted: Spanish Speaking Lawyers. Will Train.

December 8, 2004

Here’s an interesting idea:  The Iowa Bar Association Wants Lawyers to Speak Spanish AP (December 8, 2004).   The bar would have the state’s lawyers take Spanish lessons  to help the state’s fast-growing Hispanic population.   …

Making Ends Meet When Starting A Firm

December 8, 2004

This article, Money Matters, from Small Firm Business (12/6/04) offers new shinglers advice on money matters, from how to make ends meet when starting out to funding retirement.  The article is really too brief to…

What A Client’s Going To Do

December 6, 2004

Of all of the articles written on how to best deal with clients, I find ones such as this, Learn to Love Your Lawyer , Mark Obbie, Inc.com (December 2004) most valuable.  Why’s that?  Because…

More on Lawyer Rates

December 6, 2004

Reader attorney Frank Kautz passed on to me this link to the “Laffey Matrix,” which lists the court approved hourly rates for fee shifting case in the District of Columbia.   The rates start at $105/hr…

How Do Your Rates – and Income – Stack Up?

December 6, 2004

Solo practioners in Central New York make about $50,000 a year, making them on average the lowest paid lawyers in the state, followed by solos in Buffalo who, in second place, earn $67,000.  These statistics…

Another Reason to Back Up

December 5, 2004

As if you needed another reason to back up your files, this article offers one that may not have occurred to you but is yet another compelling reason to keep doing it.

A Perspective on the Lynne Stewart Trial

December 5, 2004

By Mark Sindler A rather lengthy criminal prosecution in a Manhattan federal courtroom is nearing its end after having begun in June 2004. It has notoriety if only because the lead defendant is a well-known…