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With my blog’s 18th birthday approaching next week, I’ve often wondered how I’ve stayed relevant after all these years. Despite a clunky-looking site, middling SEO and spotty posting, my traffic remains strong and readers continue to return and subscribe. Yet, I don’t offer many paid programs on building a 7-figure firm in 7 days or……
On June 18, 2020, New York regulators revised an onerous ethics rule that broadly banned law firms from advertising services under trade names. The revised version of Rule 7.5 (available here because the online rules don’t appear to have been updated) allow trade names so long as they are not “deceptive, false or misleading.” The……
I’ve been listening to Barack Obama’s excellent memoir Promised Land which just ten chapters in, has dispelled a number of my misconceptions about Obama’s trajectory to the presidency. Based on Michelle Obama’s equally excellent memoir, Becoming, I’d viewed her husband’s rise as a carefully plotted climb rather than the product of serendipity and sometimes reluctant……
It’s been a tough year – but as I wrote last year, there’s much to be thankful for. Whether this year has been a long and winding road or smooth sailing, or something in between, we can give thanks just to be here for the ride. Despite the best laid plans, starting a law firm……
For years, legal futurists have lamented that the legal profession hasn’t been able to develop fully do-it-yourself products with the same widespread adoption rate as Turbotax. Most commentators blame outdated ethics rules and protectionism for the lack of success but in truth, the fault lies with clients.   Because many clients don’t want a DIY solution……
OK, so 2020 hasn’t exactly been a banner year. But look at it this way – things can only get better next year. And one way that you might consider making 2021 better is by making it the year that you start your law firm. I’ve been hosting this webinar annually for a few years……
Granted, I often pat myself on the back for being ahead of the curve. But even this is too much.  No way I knew a year ago when I recommended Holiday Phone Calls as an alternative to cards that just three months later, we’d fall deep into an all-encompassing  pandemic that has complicated the sending……
Do you remember your first? For me, it was an accomplished older gentleman who had worked for various contractors on marine-related projects and now hoped to start a non-profit organization to support educational activities on ocean thermal energy.  We met at a lunch that I hadn’t intended to attend – the venue was an hour……