Midnight in Paris with Steve Jobs

Our normal Friday segment, the Legal Productivity App of the Week, is on hiatus to celebrate the man who brought us apps in the first place, Steve Jobs. I’m a big history nut, especially intellectual history. And like Woody Allen’s nostalgic characters in Midnight in Paris, I tend to romanticize the past and overlook the […]

Casey Anthony Not Guilty; Jury Still Out on Us

The criminal trial of the decade – at least so far – is now over.  When I heard that the jury had reached a verdict so quickly, I knew (well … I was pretty sure …) what was coming. It seems like a solid majority of the rest of the world wasn’t ready for it. […]

Summer Fashion Tips for Women Lawyers

Recently we featured an article titled “5 Summer Dressing Tips for Lawyers“. One of our readers, Cate Eranthe, pointed out that all the tips were for men. She offered to write a piece for women lawyers to round out our offering. Thanks Cate! Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the weather just went from […]

How Law Firms Can Commit to Victory Via Boats, Tattoos, and The Art of War

Down here in South Florida, we’re still licking our wounds after the Heat lost to Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Alas. 🙁 One thing is certain. Jason Terry, of the Mavs, certainly turned some heads with his prescient (some would say arrogant) bicep tattoo of the NBA’s championship trophy. Granted, Terry said he would remove […]

Sexy Math For Lawyers: The Birthday Paradox

Lawyers continuously deal with concepts of probability. Understanding probabilities can be an extremely useful way to persuade, craft useful analogies, and – in some cases – either create or disprove reasonable doubt.

3 Observations On The Casey Anthony Trial

The big Casey Anthony trial, what some have called the trial of the decade, has been underway now for some time. While watching some of the Anthony trial, I picked out three practices that I found particularly interesting, each of which have nothing to do with the facts at issue. I’d appreciate some feedback from our pros, both to learn and to enlighten my latest “reality TV” habit.

7 Ways Your Law Firm Can Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Last month the Centers for Disease Control issued a tongue-in-cheek blog post: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. The idea is to talk about emergency preparedness, using the rise of the undead as an example crisis. As hurricane season officially kicks into high gear in the United States, and with devastating floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes plaguing much […]

Funny Videos For Lawyers on a Friday

It’s Friday and the productivity theme of our blog notwithstanding (he writes, lawyerly), it’s the official day dedicated to non-productive use of the interwebs. When I was in law school we didn’t have laptops, let alone YouTube.   However, the absence of YouTube most assuredly gave me the advantage of simply not being able to record […]