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Rapper Pras Michel Contests Conviction Because of Lawyer’s Use of AI

By Steven Ellison, Esq. | Last updated on

AI may someday prove to be a boon to practicing attorneys, but right now you might want to stick with the tools you know. A new AI program is being blamed in part for a defendant's conviction in a high-profile international conspiracy case. On April 26, 2023, Grammy-winning rapper…

Should You Sue Over Bad Reviews?

By Jeremy Conrad, Esq. | Last updated on

Your online reputation can be one of your most valuable assets. A significant amount of time and money is spent to ensure that prospective clients have a positive first impression. However, the internet is a fickle mistress and a single unhappy client can undo all your hard work. What should you do when someone is tarnishing your reputation? Should you sue? Fall From Grace That was the answer for one attorney according to a recent article by the ABA Journal.

What to Do When You Make a Mistake in Law Practice

By William Vogeler, Esq. | Last updated on

In case you haven't learned, you are wrong. It's as universally true as the Earth is the center of the universe. By the way, everybody except Copernicus used to believe that. Of course, they were wrong. So unless you are Copernicus, it's a good idea to admit that you are wrong -- at least sometimes. In life and in law practice, it is the beginning of understanding.

How Self-Help Forms Can Help You Gain, Not Lose, New Clients

By Laura Temme, Esq. | Last updated on

One of the most amazing things about living in the world today is having a wealth of information right at your fingertips. This can be annoying for many professionals, who more and more often are encountering clients who think their Google search can replace a professional degree. However, despite the frustrations that come with the rise in legal self-help forms, there are ways attorneys can use them to leverage new business.

Ex-MoFo Partner Accused in $400k Autism Care Fraud

By Tanya Roth, Esq. | Last updated on

The defense is that the paperwork just got overlooked. But how does that happen if one defendant is a former MoFo partner with a Stanford / Ivy League education? The facts will no doubt unfold further as Jonathan Dickstein, and his wife, Barclay Lynn, are arraigned for charges they defrauded the San Francisco school district and the state of California in the amount of $400,000.

How NOT to Handle In-Chambers Conferences

By William Vogeler, Esq. | Last updated on

There are a thousand things lawyers should do in court. Always respect the judge, make eye contact with jurors, be civil to opposing counsel, etc. But there are at least three rules for in-chambers conferences, and the most important rule is about what NOT to do. Think of it like the moment the gate comes down at a railroad crossing. In-Chambers Conferences Generally, chambers conferences serve to help the judge and attorneys communicate about procedural matters.

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