In a rather embarrassing admission, attorney Mark Klein has stated his clients are “always right.” It is a shocking statement to most lawyers. “I always thought clients were just mistaken when they said ‘my case is a clear cut winner,’ but, as it almost always turns out, they are correct,” stated the Sacramento solicitor. Klein…
At conferences throughout the year, I’m often pigeonholed by attendees, who look at my name and ask me this question: “Who the fuck are you?” After I explain who I am and I buy a few rounds of drinks, people start talking to me. After a few more drinks, I tell them why my advice…
Reason No. 2,341 that I hate being a lawyer: when a friend or family member asks for my legal advice.
There’s something about a law degree that draws closeted stand-up comedians into its tractor beam
The Declaration of Independence alleges the King was a pirate and maybe even a necromancer. And its demand for relief was the existence of America. USA USA!
We’re not going to tell you how (yet) to be a badass motherfucker. We just don’t see any ethical problems.
To be a successful big firm lawyer, you need to understand the art of manufactured outrage. Most successful solo attorneys have developed the skill of manufacturing outrage over years of being the little guy and overlooked for major litigation. As a big firm attorney, though, you’ll need to manufacture outrage easily and on the spot.…
As I start my fifth year as a licensed liar, here are the things I wish I had been told when I first started
The “Old Codger Lawyer,” a species of lawyer that is at least two generations behind but still proudly unaware of it.
Most team-building exercises work well, like tailgating in a parking lot before a partner’s big ERISA trial. But others are not such a good idea.