Tag Archives: Attorneys

If It Can Happen To Tom Cruise . . . It Can Happen To You

So what does filing a lawsuit really entail?  Well for starters, depending on the type of lawsuit and the allegations, it can entail getting grilled about intimate details of your personal life – just ask Tom Cruise. In response to … Continue reading

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5 Questions To Ask Before Filing A Lawsuit

The thought of filing a lawsuit may seem empowering because you feel you have been wronged and want your day in court, but the reality of litigation is rarely understood.  Before stepping into the litigation arena, we suggest there are … Continue reading

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“Setting Your Expectations”

Common sense – one of the legal consumer’s best tools for navigating the attorney client relationship – can be found in the unlikeliest of places, even in a home remodeling magazine: No matter where you are in the home remodeling … Continue reading

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Is Your Lawyer Guilty Of “Punchbowling”?

On legalproductivity.com, in an August 19, 2013 post titled, The Worst Business Lawyer Habit: “Punchbowling,” author Mike Moore told the story of an in-house attorney who turned a simple two-page contract to engage outside counsel into “an 8 page single-spaced monstrosity.”  The in-house attorney’s … Continue reading

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Why Law School Cost and Curriculum Matter To Legal Consumers

President Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate and former law school professor, recently weighed in on the debate on the duration of law school, stating: I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years … Continue reading

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A Commentary On Law Firm Life

In The Female Lawyer Exodus, Marlisse Silver Sweeney shares her experiences inside a law firm.  Appearing in The Daily Beast on July 31, 2013, the article examines the legal industry’s lack of work-life balance and the exit of so many women (and men) from … 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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Clichés Lawyers Love? Read On . . .

It’s hard to imagine that there are clichés about lawyers that lawyers love, but Vivia Chen, a former corporate lawyer who is now chief blogger for The Careerist, posted Top 10 Annoying Clichés Lawyers Love on April 15, 2013.  LPR’s favorites: 5. “You … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #2 – Think Like a Client

Frank H. Wu, Chancellor and Dean of UC Hastings College of the Law, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on February 13, 2013 looking back at his time practicing law from his current perspective as a client.  Mr. Wu offers a handful of realizations … Continue reading

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Attorneys Can Learn from These Tennessee Teens

We at LPR were so taken by a news piece reported today by Good Morning America that we had to blog about it.  Tennessee Homecoming King Nominees Give Crown to Another Teen reports on three homecoming king nominees who gave the … Continue reading

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