Legal profession

While some may feel further study about the value of different types of legal services, through different models, is unnecessary
While these skills may be most evident in impact litigation focused on constitutional claims, lawyers also engaged in more
To the average person looking at the simple facts of the case, there was enough evidence in each of these cases to proceed with a trial. And yet, here we are, shaking our heads, wondering how the pursuit of justice was thwarted yet again.
In the diversity movement for the legal profession, just as in life, actions speak louder than words. So even though diversity and inclusion remains a hot topic in the business world, including for lawyers, it's continually important to spark more -- and more innovative -- action.
Scott Pratt, the bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series of legal thrillers, worked as a criminal defense lawyer before writing his first novel, An Innocent Client.
My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."
Another great article by Claire Cain Martin documents that younger professional women are more likely than their elders to plan on taking a career break when they have kids. For them, Sheryl Sandberg's famous advice -- Don't Leave Before You Leave -- can now be supplemented with new advice: Don't Leave When You Leave.
The perception of law graduates is that they are standing solemn holding a law degree, resumes, and a heavy burden of loan debt they can't pay off. However, this isn't the case for all graduates. Many are becoming savvier and using their versatile J.D. beyond the traditional practice of law.
Smart people overestimate the importance of being a smart person. To be the best lawyer, or the best collection of lawyers, is not enough; it doesn't even guarantee you stay in the game.
Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.
Second, remember the in-house counsel. With so much dialogue focusing on helping diverse lawyers in law firms, in-house lawyers
The line between what is acceptable and what is not as it pertains to shaming in the legal arena is murky at best. In the interest of not just those in the legal profession, but more importantly victims and the accused, it is time we get some clarity on these issues.
In comparing the results of the student and alumni surveys, both future as well as current lawyers see billable hour requirements as a major factor in a firm's level of family friendliness
The world is moving too fast for "yeah but" lawyers in a "why not" world. We have to incubate the next generation of lawyers to think like the entrepreneurs with whom they must work. We must train lawyers to become innovators and entrepreneurs in their own right.
Everything depends on the rule of law. That is true for a democracy. It is especially so for a diverse population. The rule
Being a lawyer means giving up some of the potential financial reward available in other pursuits. That loss is inherent
When cases to go court, they become a gamble. A crapshoot. If you have been involved in a civil court case that went to trial, you know it. People who should win, lose. And people who should lose, win.
The growth of third-party litigation financing (TPLF) may be the catalyst that ushers in a reversal of the legal market and an unprecedented resurgence of the legal profession.
Law firms also have a new model. The pyramid structure is no longer stable. That system, with large numbers of associates
Law schools should have reduced their class sizes long ago. Or at a minimum, we ought to have done our part to set realistic expectations. Even in a boom economy, only a minority of graduates from a minority of law schools were competitive for the entry-level slots at the one hundred largest law firms.