Last week Joshua Browder, the Founder of DoNotPay.com, announced via Twitter that the app now allows anyone in all 50 states to sue any person or business for up to $25,000. According to Mr. Browder’s … [Read more...]
A Trip to the Court Services Center
Last week while the entire nation was focused on the highest court in our land, I had the opportunity to see how our court system handles the most vulnerable people in the court system: the poor, … [Read more...]
Should Law Be an Undergraduate Degree?
Last week, Ron Friedman of Prism Legal put a poll on Twitter asking whether law school should be 2 years or 3 years, and if 3 years, should that 3rdyear offer more “practical” training. 60% of … [Read more...]
What is Law School For?
Seth Godin, the famous marketing expert, recently wrote a few blog posts about the value of our current public education system in America. Check out his posts here and here. Born in the … [Read more...]
Having a 21st Century Lawyer Education
If you are going to be a successful 21st century lawyer, you need to have a 21st century legal education. As I wrote here and here, most lawyers are taught how to practice law as if it were the 19th … [Read more...]
The Ghost of Lawyers Future
"The good old days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems." - Billy Joel In every adaptation of A Christmas Carol that I have seen, the Ghost of Christmas Future looks like … [Read more...]
The Ghost of Lawyers Present
…Oh how times have changed. Look around you. In 2017, you probably still recognize the industry you know and love, but it’s not the same industry you started in years ago. When was the last … [Read more...]
The Ghosts of Lawyers Past
You might be wondering: what is 21st century lawyering? Good question. Practicing law today is not exactly the same as when I started my career in 1998. Don’t get me wrong. The technical legal work … [Read more...]
The Lawducation Podcast Coming Soon!
So I have some more news to share. I'm starting a podcast in January. I am hard at work lining up guests for a new podcast called Lawducation in the 21st Century which will be found on the podcast … [Read more...]
21st Century Lawyering at Suffolk Law School
Hello Everyone! After a long absence I am returning to blogging. I guess I just have too much to say right now to keep it all to myself. One of the reasons for my sudden urge to speak up is an … [Read more...]
How Do You Define your Services?
Getting out of work on time, the lawyer showed up at the networking event with a stack full of business cards in his pocket eager to pass them out. As he introduced himself to a fellow attendee, he … [Read more...]
Ask and You Shall Receive
Last week, we talked about the one thing you shouldn't say to your potential referral sources if you want them to send business your way. Telling people how busy you are is the kiss of death when … [Read more...]
I am Very Busy
I sat down at the table excited to talk to a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. As we ordered lunch, I asked him how things were going. “Things are good. I’m busy.” He told me things were going so … [Read more...]
Recharge your Batteries – Take a Vacation
Good morning! I can’t believe it’s the last Monday in August. Little Miss heads back to school this week to start 3rd Grade. I’m a little sad. Not just because my baby girl is growing up, but that … [Read more...]
You Need Help to Achieve Amazing Things
Happy Monday! Did you watch any of the Summer Olympics? My family loved watching the swimming and the running. It’s fun to watch sports, like water polo, volleyball, and rowing, that you don’t see … [Read more...]