Tag Archives: Advice

Bill Campbell’s Leadership Advice

Silicon Valley lost their “Coach” last week when Bill Campbell died.  Mr. Campbell, who had been head football coach at Columbia, an Apple executive and board member, and chairman and CEO of Intuit, was an adviser to Steve Jobs and … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #14 – 5 Coffee Challenge

Believing that “more lawyers could benefit from slowing down and taking time to build relationships,” Canary General Counsel Josh Beser, created a program to teach lawyers to network using casual conversation over coffee.  Interviewed by abajournal.com for an April 1, 2016 … Continue reading

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What’s “An Agreement To Agree”?

Well, for starters, it’s not enforceable in Texas.  And it can form the basis of a hefty legal malpractice suit as a client of Texas law firm Andrews Kurth discovered when the jury awarded him about $200 million against the firm. According … Continue reading

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Attorney Fear And The Effect On You

We have written before about the attorney/client relationship and the benefits of understanding your attorney’s perspective.  Shedding more light on the subject, University of Missouri emeritus professor of law John Lande has researched and compiled a list of common attorney … Continue reading

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How Do Law Firms Hire Attorneys . . . And Why Should You Care?

So, how do law firms hire attorneys?  Well, according to University of Colorado Law School Dean Philip Weiser, law firms seek to hire attorneys based on pedigree: those who went to the best law schools and got the highest grades.  In … Continue reading

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Observing Jury Verdict Grief

Our favorite blogging judge, Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, has written yet another blog post that caught our attention titled, A grief observed, posted on July 1, 2015 on Herculesandtheumpire.com.  Referencing C.S. Lewis’ book A Grief Observed, … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Ellen Pao . . . It Can Happen To You

Ellen Pao, the former BigLaw associate who sued her venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, for sex-discrimination, now owes the firm its litigation costs and possibly its attorney fees according to the abajournal.com June 19, 2015 article titled … Continue reading

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Watch What You Say . . . The Little Blue Man Might Be Listening

Have you ever noticed while watching TV or movie courtroom scenes when the attorneys sitting at either the plaintiff or defense table covers the microphone with their hands when talking with their clients?  That’s because in most courtrooms there is an audio recording … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To BB King . . . It Can Happen To You

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer BB King is currently in hospice care in his home, while his long-time manager and certain of his children are fighting over control of his affairs.  As reported by the BBC in a May … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Playboy . . . It Can Happen To You

Playboy Enterprises recently filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against its attorneys for failing to settle an employee whistleblower lawsuit within the insurance policy limits, thereby exposing Playboy to a verdict in excess of the policy limits.  According to an April … Continue reading

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