Your Greatest Flaws May Be Your Greatest Gift

January 12, 2022

So many lawyers, myself included, focus on what we do wrong rather than what we get right.  So we’ll hang our head in shame over our messy office, without acknowledging the extraordinary work product that we produced.  We’ll fret about our disorganization without giving ourselves credit for hitting deadlines and showing up.  We’ll spend hours…

If You Must Hire An Unpaid Intern, Here’s a Contract for That

June 3, 2021

For many law students, the summer of 2021 has proved challenging.  With the pandemic grip still tight back in the fall of 2020, many firms cut back or cancelled summer programs entirely to avoid another…

New Retainer Clause Alert – Payment Apps + Engagement Agreement = Quick Cash for Lawyers

June 1, 2021

By 2021, most law firms  universally accept credit card payments from client with the blessing of regulators.  Nevermind that lawyers lagged behind other small businesses and other professionals, and that regulators had to be pulled…

Power Pacts $199

May 5, 2021

Have you ever thought about how much money you’ve lost by not having the right contract in place? For example: You have an online consult and the client’s ready to seal the deal. But you…

Make Money Monday: Where You Need To Be Remote

May 3, 2021

Last week, the New York Times reported on a recent study by WalletHub which ranked each state on its suitability for remote work. The survey evaluated two primary factors: employer-friendly characteristics such as the number of…

Free Excerpt from Power Pacts: Retainers

April 30, 2021

Just a quick note to let readers know that the Legal ClauseIt chock full of plug & play power pacts for 21st century lawyers will be available for purchase next week.  If you haven’t yet…

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

April 27, 2021

After the law firm where I worked as an associate twenty five years ago gave me six months to find a new job, I had a crazy idea.  What if I didn’t look for a…

SIX HARD DON’TS FOR RETAINER AGREEMENTS

April 26, 2021

Lawyers have reasonably discretion over what terms to include in a Retainer Agreement depending upon the type of case and applicable ethics rules.  That said, there are some hard don’ts, i.e., terms that you don’t…