Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Churn That Bill, Baby!”

So wrote a lawyer from DLA Piper, a prominent international law firm, in an email to another firm lawyer celebrating the assignment of “random people working full time on random research projects in standard ‘churn that bill, baby!’ mode . . .” … Continue reading

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Steubenville Rape Case: A Conflict of Interest Handled Properly

The guilty verdict is in, handed down by Judge Thomas Lipps in the Ohio teen rape case that gripped so many: Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl. “Arrogance” was the hauntingly descriptive word used by … Continue reading

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Clients Calling the Shots? A Legal Ethics Counsel’s Perspective

Every month, one member of the District of Columbia Bar’s Legal Ethics Counsel or Bar Counsel, writes an article in the Washington Lawyer (the District of Columbia Bar journal) posing an ethical issue and providing guidance to lawyers how to deal with it.   … Continue reading

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The Cost of Good Legal Writing . . . Worth It?

In the March 2013 issue of the ABA Journal is an article written by Bryan Garner titled Why Lawyers Can’t Write.  Mr. Garner is president of LawProse Inc., editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, and an author (including a book with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia). … Continue reading

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Surviving An Attorney/Client Relationship Breakdown

There you are all alone, your lawyer has turned against you, treating you like the enemy.  Perhaps you questioned his/her strategy, competence, or billings, and s/he reacted like a cornered cat.  What do you do? Jim Moorhead, Harvard College and … Continue reading

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