We’re excited to bring you Sean Carter’s Thou Shalt Not Lie, Cheat and Steal: 10 Commandments For Avoiding Ethical Problems As a Lawyer.” Sean, a Harvard Law School Graduate, is a dynamic and fun speaker. You may have attended one of his sessions as each year, he travels cross-country to
Strict adherence to ethical standards is a fundamental piece of the legal profession. The vast majority of lawyers are extremely conscious of ethical obligations and highly concerned about avoiding even appearances of impropriety or misconduct. However, in any large sample there are always outliers, and the legal profession isn’t
It’s terrific to be busy. That said, sometimes “busy” can very quickly devolve into “swamped.” You want to take care of all of your clients while ensuring that each gets the absolute best service possible, yet that clock on the wall reminds you that there are only 24 hours
OK, I’m donning my flame-retardant gear. Here it goes. Bring it on. 🙂 Whenever I spot someone walking around with that popular, Shakespeare-inspired T-shirt: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” King Henry VI, Act IV, Scene II I stop and try to ask them to explain
Lack of cost certainty has to be one of the leading reasons why we don’t use more legal services. I can’t prove it, but I’ve always suspected there is a heck of a lot of potential legal work out there that doesn’t end up on lawyer laptops solely because of
First of all, business lawyers rock. They’re among the sharpest thinking professionals in business, routinely pulling together complex deal structures, making sense out of rules and regulations, and giving great general business advice to clients. (Disclosure: Yes I’m biased, I started my career as a business lawyer.) Since leaving law
Last Saturday was a beautiful, sunny South Florida day. One of those “Chamber of Commerce” specials. Awesome day for my dog and I to head to the dog park. We headed through the first set of gates, waved hello to a few familiar snouts, and entered the “small dog” area.
Part 2 of 2 in our leaked** letter detailing the worst billing practices in law firm history, from attorney Major Bill Fail. Installment 1 is found here… (**And entirely fake) LETTER CONTINUES…. 2. EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD ONE-LINER. Listing a single “Amount Due” on a bill (e.g. “Pay This Amount”)
Premised on the bedrock principle that the less revenue we bring in the less tax we pay, we surface the corollary: The more time we write off, the more bills we write down, the more tax we avoid. It’s that simple.
At this time of year it seems like everyone has a “bad customer service” story. I get to mix it up a little and report a really good one. The guys at the Apple store in Boca Raton, Florida – Steve (manager) and David K. (“Genius”) in particular – really