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Tips for staying ethical online

Lawyers must abide by ethical rules in all areas of their practice — including how they market themselves online. Here are a few tips lawyers should keep in mind:

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Bringing ‘mind-mapping’ into the courtroom

Toss the term “mind-mapping” into conversation and you’ll likely draw sideways glances. It sounds like something that would happen aboard alien spacecraft, and, in raw form, it looks like the doodles of a bored college student. But Columbia, S.C.-based consumer ...

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Overwhelmed? You won’t be if you take charge

“I’m so overwhelmed that I just don’t have time to take care of myself.” Those were the first and last words of a very short conversation I had recently with an obviously harried lawyer. Do you feel the same way? ...

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Android apps for lawyers

If you’re a lawyer who loves Android devices but haven’t yet figured out which apps will help you in your law practice, you’re in luck. What follows are some great Android apps that will help you to stay on top ...

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How to alienate a jury (without even trying)

Winning a jury trial requires effective presentation of the evidence and argument. But let’s face it: You’re a lot more likely to win if the jurors like and trust you.

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Making it easier for lawyers to move

Every lawyer knows that states take the lead responsibility in governing our profession. To be sure, there are some federal constitutional issues involved. For instance, the Supremacy Clause allows lawyers to practice certain types of purely federal law even in ...

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Managing by the book

Documenting policies and procedures can be a practical tool to help any law firm, even a small or virtual one, assess its operation against objective standards. That makes “The Business of Law” understandable — and makes the firm stronger as ...

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Mining social media for evidence

Mining social media for evidence to support a case is all the rage these days. That’s because lawyers are finally comprehending the popularity and vast reach of social media. As a result, attorneys are quickly realizing that social media has ...

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