When Do You Need A Therapist To Help With Life?

Here we go, again, talking about that taboo subject:  Being a lawyer and admitting you need help.  You don’t have to necessarily be depressed or even anxious.  But sometimes you just need an objective set of ears to listen and guide, help you sort through stumbling blocks, identify patterns of behavior or just validate your […]

What Would You Do With $10,000?

Our sponsor Clio (who has been with us since we opened our doors five years ago) believes in going big or going home.  Last week they received  an $18 million series C round of funding to keep improving Clio and to fuel their overseas expansion.  And they are sharing the wealth with all of you […]

The $75 Disaster

Mistakes piled up one after another as soon as Donna Shelton walked through the door.  In 2011, Shelton had signed a promissory note for a $40,000 loan.  She stopped making payments after one year and was promptly sued by the lender.  She came to attorney Marshall Austin’s office in 2012 with a copy of the […]

How to Prepare for the Bar Exam After Taking a Break

Recently I have been getting a number of emails from folks on how they should go about preparing for the bar exam after taking a break. I feel that this is becoming more and more common as, due to financial concerns, many bar studiers forgo taking the next bar exam and instead seek gainful employment […]

Smart Phones, Smarter Lawyers

It used to be that smartphones were novelties among lawyers. Not so much anymore. You likely can find a whole lot more smartphones than Mont Blanc pens in legal pockets these days. But can it be said with confidence that lawyers really understand their options and risks when it comes to the handy devices? This […]