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

#DonaldTrump, though backed by #SheriffArpaio, is losing in Arizona #ChickenTrump

No Democrat has won Arizona since 1996. That's about to change. Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton in spite of fucking Sheriff Arpaio (fuck is meant as an adjective). I will howl with laughter if Trump and McCain lose in Arizona, but it appears very possible.

#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



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#HonkyTonkAngel #99cents #Kindle


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01GW71B48?ref=aw_sitb_digital-text

 

My #GeorgeZimmerman story #TrayvonMartin


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01GXTEPEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1466041356&sr=1-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=Michael+Wells+Jr.&dpPl=1&dpID=513DOfksweL&ref=plSrch

 

70% of Americans don't like #ChickenTrump #DonaldTrump

That's it? I thought it was much higher. He's a real asshat so this doesn't surprise me. He simply can't win. He doesn't have the numbers.

Happy #MagnaCartaDay

801 years ago today King John gave concessions to the nobles at Runnymeade. This is often viewed as the beginning of our form of government. The concessions were relatively minor, but the king making concessions at all was quite significant.

Democrats are in the midst of a #filibuster for #guncontrol laws #Orlando

Filibusters don't occur often, but, when they do, it is a big deal. In response to the worst mass murder in U.S. history, Senate Democrats began a filibuster today in order to force the Senate to pass legislation addressing gun control.

It is a bold move, and Republicans won't have enough votes to get a cloture (halt of the filibuster).

I will monitor what happens and continue to update.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I've been neglecting my blogging in favor of other writing #lawyerslife #writerslife #amwriting

I used to blog on here multiple times per day. Having a baby, commuting, working a lot and doing other writing will has dent in that. But it's okay. I always come back to my first blog, like an old shoe. It is comfortable. And it has benefited me a great deal by leading to other publications, television appearances and notoriety in general.

Lawyers should write more #amwriting #writerslife

I write a lot. It is my favorite hobby, and the more I do it the better I like it. It is also cathartic because I get out some of the things in my head. I don't really care what people think. Of course, I enjoy when they buy my stories, books and novellas. But if it offends or angers them I don't feel sorry or apologize. That's their problem. Not mine.

Monday, June 6, 2016

#SocialSecurityDisability makes a difference #lawyerslife

Social Security disability cases make a big difference in people's lives. For example, my client had a $500,000 medical bill, which client couldn't afford. Who could? He had no health insurance to cover the bill, but I recently won him SSI. He then qualified for Medicaid. I was able to get the onset date (date he was disabled) in his SSI case amended such that it was BEFORE he went into the hospital. That meant Medicaid covered the whole bill. And that's as it should be. It was a very rewarding moment for me personally and as a lawyer.