Tuesday, June 28, 2016

If you are a lawyer, keep writing #lawyerslife #amwriting

Lawyers have a lot to say, much of it useful. We often forget how helpful  what we know is to people. The law is supposed to practical, and lawyers are supposed to provide solutions. Lawyers often fear the blank page and the implications of opining on a topic in print. That's too bad. I write everyday, and I provide information, much of it helpful I believe. But I keep talking whether it be on a blog, social media, TV or the radio. People listen, and it does make a difference.

Monday, June 27, 2016

#SCOTUS reaffirms a woman's right to choose in landmark ruling

The Supreme Court reaffirmed a woman's right to choose by striking down a Texas law that imposed harsh abortion restrictions. It is a major ruling, and it represents a shift towards further expansion of pro choice by allowing for greater access to abortion. Great news. Finally progressive forces have won out over regressive policies from the right.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Law firms are getting smaller #lawpracticemanagement #lawyerslife

Law firms are changing, and that's great. For too long firms have been bloated dinosaurs, and you know what happened to dinosaurs. I don't understand why firms insist on having large staffs. That's stupid, but most of the firms who have large staffs and too many lawyers are not exercising much business judgment. This assumes they ever had business judgement.

Even large firms are streamlining their staffs because it is smart. Get a few good people to work for you, and work hard.

Monday, June 20, 2016

#Disney should expect a huge lawsuit based on #negligence and #attracrtivenuissance for #alligator killing of young child.

Disney had no warning in the lagoon where the little boy was drowned by the alligator. It appears Disney routinely pulls alligators out of that body of water. I am shocked there were no warning signs. Alligators are seen quite a bit down in Florida.

A body of water naturally attracts a child, and it is therefore an "attractive nuisance" because a child is lured into a dangerous place. Water is dangerous in and of it self, but it is downright fatal to anyone when you throw in an alligator.

Expect Disney to get the pants sued off of it or to settle quietly and confidentially prior to suit. Even after a lawsuit they may settle quietly and confidentially. Or they may get slapped with a huge verdict.

#PoliceBrutality breaks man's neck

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/06/20/video-shows-cop-slamming-mans-head-to-pavement-breaking-his-neck/


 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

#ChickenTrump losing in Arizona #DonaldTrump

That's sad. No Democrat has won Arizona since 1996. Even Romney won it by 10% points. I'm sure Republicans are long past the panic button. He's the worst Republican candidate maybe ever. That's saying a lot.

Friday, June 17, 2016

I wouldn't call this number #lawyerslife

Beware of "debt relief" agencies especially those that don't name themselves. 


 

Law firms should NOT have large, inefficient staffs #lawyerslife #lawpracticemanagement

Law firms are different these days. Law firms that thrive do not spend hoards of money on staff or unnecessary space. Anyone who has practiced for awhile knows historically staffs in law firms have been too large. Staff are left around because "she's a good old girl" whatever that means. It really means you are throwing money away to pay for gross inefficiencies. 

Another problem is too many lawyers. Even mega firms are reconsidering the need for large numbers of partners and associates when so much of the work can be done by contract attorneys more quickly and more cheaply.

The problem can be summed up: too many staff members, too many lawyers; and not enough good staff; and not enough good lawyers. 

#GeorgeZimmerman novella (How many ways can George Zimmerman die in fiction?) #Kindle #99cents #amreading