Rule 1: Get Paid Up Front Rule 2: Don’t Win The Ethics War, Avoid the Ethics War (Foonberg the Great) Rule 3: 90% of Law School is a Waste, but Which 90%? Rule 4: Never Believe Career Services, Especially When They Tell The Truth Rule 5: Law School Is a Terrible Investment; Make the Most of
This report shows how attorney Adam Reposa of Austin has gotten jailed for contempt of court for using a lewd gesture at a prosecutor during a trial, made crazy ads and now created stickers bearing the seal of the City of Austin marking businesses as for “white people only” and affixed them to businesses in gentrifying
Sometimes I can be downright grouchy, truth be told; I have many faults and, sometimes, that’s one of them. But I haven’t yet lost my cool so badly as to write a letter to a client calling her an obscenity in print, wishing her malice and insulting her progeny. From page one of AGC v.
Scene: Essex (“of course”, said every Baltimore area practitioner to her/himself), afternoon docket. I am there with my client, about whom I will make no comment. The Court heard a “not guilty agreed statement of facts” (tantamount in general to a guilty plea) for a woman (not my client) who was accused of drunk driving
Friolo sued Frankel under the Maryland wage payment and collection statute, and the rest has been 14 years of trial and appellate history, including the appointment of a special master and three trips to Maryland’s highest court. A lot of the fighting has dealt with attorneys’ fees, specifically the reasonableness of requested fee-shifting under Md.
As I have discussed elsewhere, I am a big fan of Clio practice management software for law firms. I have often wished that I had something analogous to manage non-professional household projects, though Evernote comes close. Especially since Clio made a major upgrade to its management of escrow accounts as few years ago (allowing exclusion
Mark Britton of Avvo.com thinks that I should market to my clients in a way that suggests that I want to kiss them. Um, no. Lawyer jokes to the contrary aside, we are not sex workers. I used to advertise with Avvo, and had a moderately favorable opinion of Avvo with some reservations. I feel
I am pleased to report a successful year in the Mentoring Program through the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that works in close coordination with the Maryland Court of Appeals, particularly with the Hon. Lynne Battaglia of Maryland’s highest court. My mentee this year was a young aspiring family law attorney whose prior
The Maryland State Bar Association’s Bar Journal is always a worthy read but there are particular articles worth reading for many solo attorneys in the most recent issue. Preeminent attorney discipline attorney Alvin Frederick, Esquire, of Eccleston & Wolf and Associate Bar Counsel James Gaither, Esquire, provided an article on online professional ethics and cybersecurity,