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66% of litigation attorneys point to writing as an essential skill.
The writing is on the wall:
To be a great lawyer ...
... you need to be a great writer too.
Law School Teaches You Everything You Need To Know To Be Great Lawyer, Right...
Baseball and foulballs: Do the dangers mandate a transformation of America's game?
Violence in sports has never been more controversial than it is today. The difficult note on that debate often falls into whether or not the sport is inherently...
Gender equality continues to be a struggle in the legal profession.
Women's Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26th. According to the National Women’s History Project:
Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress...
Marijuana in the NFL: How a rule change could create an unfair advantage
Twenty-six substance abuse suspensions covering a total of 145 games. That’s what the NFL looks like in just 2017 (so far). The NFL’s substance abuse policy has...
Law school: It’s another new year for law students ... from 1Ls to 3Ls. Here’s a stockpile of info to help you start the school year right.
Torts, the Socratic Method, syllogistic reasoning, case briefings, stare decisis, hornbooks and...
Marijuana today is an echo of yesterday's Prohibition. And like the beer companies of old, marijuana is poised for a Budweiser-sized explosion.
During Prohibition, the money-making mindset never ceased. Some “entrepreneurs” produced...
By Kathy Bazoian Phelps
PONZI SCHEME ROUNDUP: July 2017
Below is a summary of the activity reported for July 2017. The reported stories reflect at least 10 new Ponzi schemes worldwide: over 58 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved...
Legal writing is smart writing, but even the smartest of lawyers can botch basic writing .
Basic writing wasn’t in your law school curriculum.
But legal writing sometimes suffers from a lack of the basics.
Unless you were a pre-law English...
“Pre-populated” voting instructions: Streamlining proxy voting “to a point that raises questions."
By Eric Geringswald
In a recent post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation ,...
Solo and small law lawyers: If you’re launching your career, here’s a plan to help you reach your goals.
By Sara Shore
Twitter / LinkedIn
If you want to reach your solo/small law goals, you need to plan for the must-haves. Here...
Gender diversity efforts are—for many law firms—yielding little in the way of results.
Law360, New York (July 23, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level...
The Declaration of Independence gets a lot of love on the 4th of July. But almost as important as the 4th: the 2nd of August.
On August 2nd, 1776, Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. There were 56 congressional delegates who signed...
New Associates: Read about predictive analytics, how to be a happy lawyer, and avoiding writing blunders
I See … Data in Your Future
Predictive analytics are shaping the future of legal technology. Explore tools for data-driven lawyers...
Artificial intelligence and the practice of law: If you're waiting for it to arrive, you're already behind.
Star Trek opened with these four famous words: “Space: The Final Frontier.” Foreboding and yet adventurous, these words...
Rising Stars for 2017: 156 attorneys under 40, hailing from more than 75 law firms and spanning 35 practice areas.
Law360, New York (July 16, 2017, 3:02 PM EDT) -- We're pleased to announce Law360's Rising Stars for 2017, our list of 156...
Accountability and leadership: Your role is not to hold anyone accountable. Your role is to lead, inspire and support.
By Lakeshia Ekeigwe
Twitter / LinkedIn
I had a very interesting conversation with my client Lynn (not her real name). Lynn...
By Kathy Bazoian Phelps
PONZI SCHEME ROUNDUP: June 2017
Below is a summary of the activity reported for June 2017. The reported stories reflect: 4 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 44 years of newly imposed sentences for people...
Justice Breyer believes judges should consider the goals and context of a vague law or a statute and consider the consequences of different possible interpretations.
By Sindhu Sundar
Over the past two decades, Justice Stephen Breyer has earned...
Super lawyers and super heroes: They’re faster than a speeding bullet. ... More powerful than a locomotive. ... Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
“Super” deserves its place as a legal adjective. From super lawyers...
"Shark": Webster defines it as "sometimes dangerous to humans." Lawyers aren't dangerous. The truth is, they're critical to good law.
It’s almost Shark Week 2017 (Discovery Channel/July 23-30). And you love it!...