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3 Trends Solos and Smalls Should Leverage

3 Trends Solos and Smalls Should Leverage

Whether your goals are more clients, better clients, more money, more efficiency or more time for your practice, your family or yourself, making the most of the advances in the…

Why Are Lawyers So #^&^%$ Stressed?

Why Are Lawyers So #^&^%$ Stressed?

  It is common knowledge that lawyers are very high (pun not intended) on the list of professionals who suffer from stress related substance abuse, a fact confirmed by a…

Will Artificial Intelligence Put Lawyers Out of Business?

Will Artificial Intelligence Put Lawyers Out of Business?

  The consensus is in: Yes, it will. And Watson’s progeny, Ross the Robolawyer will push them out the door.                 &nbsp…

They Can’t Teach This in Law School

They Can’t Teach This in Law School

Sometimes life and leadership lessons come not from elite schools or expensive seminars, but from right around the corner. I’ve been a practicing lawyer for more than three decades…

Hey Mark Cuban-next time the Feds come to slap you around, hire a Shark!

Hey Mark Cuban-next time the Feds come to slap you around, hire a Shark!

What’s with the gratuitous lawyer slams Mark Cuban hands out on occasion? I get that some people consider lawyers deal killers or meddling middlemen (and sometimes they are…

Some Lawyers Can Be Generalists As Their Specialty…

Some Lawyers Can Be Generalists As Their Specialty…

These are the days of the specialist, in almost every aspect of work. And that is certainly true of lawyers. A lawyer who specializes in employment law will get to…

We’re About To Be Liberated

We’re About To Be Liberated

So says Michael Milken and Igor Tulchinsky in their April 11, 2017, essay in the Wall Street Journal How Technology Liberates Human Capital. They are not promising lawyers and client…

Next Steps

Next Steps

Much has been written about the loss of law firm jobs to in-house legal departments where companies…

Seth Godin is Right About the Future of Law Practice

Seth Godin is Right About the Future of Law Practice

Seth’s take on the future of lawyers, law firms and the practice of law is very similar to what I have been thinking and saying for years. Of course…

Not Exactly A Rant, Just A Concern

Not Exactly A Rant, Just A Concern

I was defending a business client, negotiating with opposing counsel who had threatened to sue my client, who operates in an industry governed by several hyper-technical federal and state…