5 Engagement Vows For A New Client – Part II

Previously we took a look at 5 non-traditional “vows” that a new client can make to her attorney at the start of an engagement – promises that don’t usually appear in a standard engagement letter.   Today, we’ll consider a few non-traditional vows the lawyer can make to her client. Lawyer Vow #1: I promise […]

5 Engagement Vows For A New Client – Part I

One of the very first things that lawyers do when they start working with a new client is put together an engagement letter. It’s critically important to have written engagement terms in place, and also ethically required. Sample engagement letters are easy to find, and they usually satisfy basic ethical requirements, but they’re often short […]

How to Use Mind Maps – Legal Edition

Mind maps are a form of graphical note taking that help people organize their thoughts, clear their minds of clutter, and have a pretty picture to look at afterwards that’s a lot more useful than nasty notes scribbled on paper. We created a little 3 minute video you can watch to get started.

Parsing Non-Standard Data In Excel – A Workaround

This post is a little different from our usual content, but I thought it might be helpful to folks sharing a similar problem when trying to format data in Excel.   Sometimes I find it useful myself to read how people solve tricky little Excel issues, so I offer this up in that spirit. I […]

New Podcast Episode: Lisa Solomon on How Contract Lawyering Can Make Your Firm More Profitable

Nationally-known speaker Lisa Solomon, Esq., explains how solos and small firms can realize several benefits from outsourcing substantive legal work to independent, US-based contract (a/k/a freelance) lawyers.   Contract lawyers aren’t just for big firms anymore. In the full presentation Lisa covers what you need to know when considering this option.  Namely: 1.   Benefits […]