A lateral hire is attractive. They are already trained. They already have experience. They have already been vetted. Usually, the objective of hiring someone laterally is filling an existing need in the firm or organization with as close of a match as possible, usually from outside the firm or organization. For me, it was an […]
Rather than best practice, my law firm was really hodgepodge. Most of my practices, I adopted from attorneys I worked for. I copied several practice forms from a “Bridge the Gap” continuing legal education course. I changed a sentence or two in my forms as I bumped into cases that suggested a change. When a problem […]
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility – Uncle Ben An Attorney Superpower Almost every study shows that the legal industry has been slow to embrace technology. That is understandable. Traditional methods have been working for over a century, why change? Even in legal research, where technology flourishes, there are still landmines waiting for lawyers who […]
This Continuing Legal Education Course follows the fictionalized story of Chip Langford as he leaves his small farm town and moves to Birmingham to become a lawyer and owner of a small finance company. You can’t help but route for Chip as he struggles to fill the role of husband, father, church leader, public servant, […]
Resolving to be more productive, be a better provider, save more or give more – those are all great resolutions. But what if everything good you do this year is at risk because of an enemy, a hidden enemy? And what if that hidden enemy is in your camp – your office or even your […]
You are not being honest if you burn your tongue and don’t tell everyone else that the soup is hot. – Serbian Proverb So a common question people ask me is, “why do you want to keep talking about this?” And there are many answers. After all, it isn’t pleasant to talk about getting sued […]
This week before the 2016 new year, I am pulling back the slingshot to see how far the ripples might go.