Why We Need More Secretaries

Why We Need More Secretaries For the last 30 years, there has been a reduction in the number of secretaries in law and other professional services, both in name and in number.  Partly driven by automation and technological changes and partly driven by cultural changes...

Karate Strategy in Legal Negotiation: Part 2

Karate Strategy in Legal Negotiation: Part 2 Never feint You should never feint. Yes, people talk about throwing feints all the time, but a good fighter never really throws a feint. Feint is a technique that is not intended to hit. The difficulty with this is that...

Why Law School is Backwards

Why Law School is Backwards Law students learn a set of core subjects, some electives, and then once they have finished their degree will do some practical legal training and be required to have some sort of experience in a firm before they are able to become admitted...

Stop Robot Slavery

Stop Robot Slavery I saw a guy wearing a t-shirt that said, “Stop Animal Slavery.” I thought of the cruel and inhumane conditions that my two golden retrievers are forced to endure (by their own accounts): never enough food, insufficient pats, and hard work each day...

What I Learned from Owning an Ediphone

What I Learned from Owning an Ediphone As much as I like new technology, I have a quaint interest in old technology. A few years ago, I began purchasing vintage office equipment. From antique shops and swap meets, I acquired typewriters and candlestick phones. But one...

Why Lawyers Should Wear Suits

Why Lawyers Should Wear Suits A few years ago, the start-up culture began infusing into the legal profession. Trendy offices began appearing with bean bags, ping pong tables, and silly job descriptions like “Chief Happiness Wizard.” I do think that there are many...

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