Check out this post about excess verbiage in blogs at Instabloke. I plead guilty. I promise to do better. Good lesson about every kind of writing. Marketing materials. Emails. Letters to clients. Briefs. Each word should be essential to the communication.
I have spent more than a little time writing about high hourly rates and the hourly rate economic model. I have spent very little time writing about timekeeping policies. But I was fascinated to read the policies of several firms that were published at Above the Law, a blog that "provides news and gossip about… Continue Reading
Was just perusing a new blog I’ve started to follow, 800ceoread, and saw the post title "You Can’t Win A Fight With Your Client." The post is about a book by the same title, authored by Tom Markert, who also penned the book, "You Can’t Win A Fight With Your Boss." Both seem sensible if… Continue Reading
Very powerful post by my good friend Gerry Riskin in his great blog, Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices. The post, Doom and Gloom for the legal profession–it’s coming, contains Gerry’s prediction that “our legal profession is in for very rough times.” Gerry is very much a “glass-half-full” person, so reaching this conclusion in spite of his… Continue Reading
A friend of mine passed along this quote from Scott Turow (apparently from a recent ABA Journal article); "One reason that dollars times hours continues to prevail is because its hard to devise a fair alternative. Columbus setting out from Spain, destined, in some minds, to sail off the end of the Earth,… Continue Reading