Do You Know Thy 10 Legal Ethics Commandments?

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

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Amazing Ethics Violations

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

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Overwhelmed? Consider Outsourcing

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

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Hug A Defense Lawyer Today

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

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5 Bad Habits Of Business Lawyers

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

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Our Litigious Society and Dog Park Mayhem

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.

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Confidential Law Firm Tax Planning Memo! Leaked! Part 2 of 2

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”)

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