Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

Aug. 3, 2012 by

Most people understand the basic concept of Conflict of Interest, but it’s actually more complex than it may at first seem. Competing Interests In its simplest form, a Conflict of Interest arises when an attorney represents a client who is

Settle or Sue?

Settle or Sue?

Nov. 12, 2010 by

Only about 10% of filed lawsuits make it to the courtroom; many disputes that could lead to lawsuits are settled before litigation ever starts. One of the primary reasons for this is the concept of settlement. Once the parties bring the facts out and lay out their respective views of the situation, it is often discovered that there is a solution the defendant can offer and that the damaged party is willing to accept to resolve the dispute. The question of whether or not to accept a settlement offer always rests with the client.

Let me check my files and get back to you…

Let me check my files and get back to you…

Jul. 21, 2010 by

Everyone’s keeping a file on you; why aren’t you keeping a file?

Money for Nothing?

Money for Nothing?

May. 4, 2010 by

I received an inquiry from an administrative assistant in a client’s office today, and it was disclaimed with a note saying, “If you’ll charge a fee to answer this question, please ignore this message.” As I set about explaining how I decide what to charge for, it occurred to me this would make a good “open letter” to clients explaining about how I decide to bill or not bill.

Dreams Too Small

Dreams Too Small

Feb. 27, 2010 by

Upheaval in the legal profession has spawned much discussion in the press about how the practice of law is changing.  In particular, a great many newly minted lawyers are disillusioned (to put it lightly) at their dim prospects for finding

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Feb. 21, 2010 by

Welcome; here’s how I intend to use my blog.