Posts from the ‘Business of Law’ category

Book Review: Johnny Carson

  Almost anyone living on the North American continent in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s who appreciated a good laugh, had access to a television set,…

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An Ethical Practice in Today’s Electronic World

  A funny thing happened on the way to my law office. Everything changed. When I first began practicing law, there were some attorneys to whom…

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[POINT] Why Lawyers Need to Stop Writing Like Eighteenth Century Barristers [COUNTERPOINT] The Importance of Being Prolix

Point: WITNESSETH Our Profession Modernizing Our Drafting Practices  Why Lawyers Need to Stop Writing Like Eighteenth Century Barristers It’s 2014. You’re in your high-rise office on…

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2014 DBA Award Winners

Award of Merit: Judge Richard Gabriel Lawyer. Judge. Trumpet Player. These are just a few of the words that describe Richard Gabriel—and none of them comes…

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Career Hack: Valuable Advice for Women in Law

  “When I was in your spot in law school, the issue of being a woman in law was nonexistent for me…. It never occurred to…

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The Business Side of Going Green: How to measure it and how to get recognized

A school facilities manager looked at me once and said: “We don’t need a plaque to tell us we built a green school.” “You might not…

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A Lawyer’s Guide to Going Paperless

  Going completely “paperless” in many law firms is not yet possible, but aiming for an office with much less paper is not only possible, but…

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Retrofitting Your Office

  In 15 years in the field of architecture, I have been confronted almost daily with issues of sustainability in design. But, I also have taken…

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Lawyers as Leaders in Sustainability

  Not every lawyer can work for Earthjustice or the Western Resource Advocates. In fact, very few do. But lawyers can still play an important role…

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A Return to Civility in the Legal Profession: The Demise of Pitbull Lawyering

  It’s not exactly a surprise that the legal profession is not viewed favorably among most Americans. Some lawyers attribute our fall from the public’s grace…

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