The Gentleman Lawyer’s Guide to Facial Hair

Throughout history the beard has served as a sign of royalty, virility, and badassness in various cultures. A shorn beard used to be a sign of shame. Even today, many would argue that a proper beard makes a man more intimidating to his enemies. And since lawyering is about 90% mental, you should all listen [...]

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Making a List: The Conflicts Check

Our rules of professional conduct dictate that we hold certain information in confidence. We hold that confidence to the exclusion of all others, and can even resist a subpoena to protect our clients’ secrets. Similarly, we take an oath to zealously advocate for our clients. In an ideal world, these two responsibilities would never run [...]

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Know Your Weaknesses

I am horrible at taking notes. Not just my handwriting, which is admirably atrocious. But the act of taking notes itself. I tend to keep it all in my head, which is silly because I also have a lackluster memory. On more than one occasion, my receptionist has rung through and said they have someone [...]

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Learning from Others

Today’s original post was about iOS7. I was going to tell you how cool it is and how the security features will be really nice for lawyers. But then I stumbled on a flipbook full of quotes from eighteen business leaders. The quotes are more like small nuggets of advice. I found myself jotting down [...]

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MyCase Releases Quickbooks Integration; Rocket Matter Revamps Client Portal

If you were too busy reading about the new iPhones announced yesterday, you may have missed two major updates in the world of online practice management software. MyCase announced Quickbooks integration and Rocket Matter announced a new client portal, as well as some other smaller updates. We’ve had a chance to get our hands on [...]

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