The Commodore Amiga 4000 is a true law office workhorse. We’ve got three A4000s humming in the office, two just upgraded from the 500 and one upgraded from the Commodore 64. As with many aging computers, though, how do you eke out another year without having to shell out the big bucks to upgrade to a Packard Bell or to one of the newer Wangs? With careful planning, solid optimization, and a bit of luck, you can continue to get good mileage out of your Amiga. Here’s how we do it. [Read more...]
When we wrote about using the slide rule to calculate your personal brand, we never anticipated such an overwhelming response. Our affiliate income from House of Slide Rulers has been phenomenal. Recognizing an obvious and crying need for calculating things, we are excited to announce today the availability of the C. Hank Index Metric for Professionals, or CHIMP for short. [Read more...]
High-powered attorneys like myself are notorious for letting off steam in completely inappropriate ways. Just yesterday I pissed my pants in front of an associate,* just to make sure he understood the commitment to stay at your desk to get a blog post out the door. It worked. He quit. I then knew that that he did not have what it took to be what I imagined him to be. For instance, I couldn’t afford to have him in trial, in the middle of critical cross-examination, suddenly asking the court to go wee-wee. At least that’s my theory. [Read more...]
You probably have not been following the dustup between male and female attorneys about who does what better, who works harder, and how each prefers to be insulted or ignored. It started with a blog post on Crime and Federalism, written by a guy, and it grew from there. Carolyn Elefant asked a series of questions about what it means to be a lawyer mom, which prompted a Huckleberry reply from a lawyer dad, which prompted more comments, which prompted a bunch of tweets. Prompted by this, I thought I’d lay out the challenges I face as a lawyer dad, contrasting the other lawyer dad’s experience for continued one-upmanship. [Read more...]
We’ll be the first to admit that, in a vast inter-connected multi-media world, simple goals for your practice get lost in all that vastness. Worse, your practice goals may also get muddled, set aside, or even co-opted as you try to figure out how to pursue them. We’ve certainly been there, adrift without an anchor and not able to act on things that, in retrospect, are simple and basic. Which brings us to today’s basic question that perplexes a surprising number of experienced lawyers: what if your butt itches?