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…

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…

A Law Firm That’s Out of This World (at least, its fees are)

January 25, 2005

As lawyers, we all want our work to be regarded as “out of this world” – but just not in this way.   According to this article, South Gate Chases Legal Firms, LA Times (1/23/05),  a…

Solo in Hawaii?

January 25, 2005

If you’re thinking of going solo, why not try Hawaii?  According to this article from the Pacific Business News (1/24/05),  It’s a good time to be a lawyer in Hawaii.

How Much Can You Rely on What Your Client Tells You?

January 19, 2005

Even if you don’t practice criminal law, you should be interested in the U.S. Supreme Court’s eventual ruling in Rompilla v. Beard concerning ineffective assistance of counsel which was argued before the Court yesterday. (for…