Tag Archives: Attitude

Pulling Back The Curtain On BigLaw – And Many Smaller Firms Too

We’ve all seen or heard about the high-end law firms, the ones with the well-appointed offices and the high billable hour fees.  Large or small, some of these firms are harboring a secret – one that can affect how they treat … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #11 – Lessons From An Attorney Who Coaches Beauty Queens

The ABA Journal recently ran a story about an Alabama attorney who moonlights coaching beauty queens and others needing interview preparation.  In an December 1, 2014 article titled, Want to be the next Miss America? Then you might want to hire … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions For Attorneys

No matter how smart, savvy or successful you are as an attorney, a truly great attorney is first and foremost an adept service provider.  Begin 2015 by resolving to be the best provider of legal services you can be with these resolutions … Continue reading

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If All Lawyers Spent Time As Clients . . . Maybe The System Would Be Better

We stumbled on an article about a doctor’s eye-opening experience spending time as a patient, and it got us thinking: what if all lawyers spent time as clients?  Perhaps the best way to see how the system affects those who … Continue reading

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Should Clients Start Acting Like Consumers?

On this blog, we often refer to clients as legal consumers.  Clients who are paying for services provided by attorneys are consumers of legal services.  Hence the term “legal consumers.”  Inherent in that terminology is the concept that the legal industry is … Continue reading

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Law Firm Refunds Fees . . . Voluntarily!

Imagine you hire a high-end law firm to handle a dispute for you.  The firm handles the matter to your satisfaction and, while the bill seems high, you willingly pay the fee.  Now imagine several months later you receive a … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #5 – Talk Like A Lawyer

No, we don’t mean speak to your clients using “legalese.”  We mean the exact opposite. On January 1, 2012, the ABA Journal re-published “More Than Just Words: This Is What It Really Means to Talk Like a Lawyer” by Jim … Continue reading

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Judicial Assistance For Litigants Without Lawyers?

The D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure recently called out a D.C. Superior Court judge seeking senior status for “discourteous and impatient treatment of litigants.”  The Commission was created in 1970 to oversee the conduct of D.C.’s judges.   Reading the … Continue reading

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So You Want A Divorce . . .

We get a number of inquiries about finding attorneys from people contemplating separation and divorce and many voice concern about the expense and emotional toll the process takes. Now there’s help, and it’s publicly available. Laura Wasser, a celebrity family … Continue reading

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7 Habits of Smart Legal Consumers

Based on the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, a guest contributor on Moneyning.com reinterpreted the seven habits for financial frugality in a recent article: 7 Habits of Highly Frugal People.  The list is based upon the premise … Continue reading

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