Why & How to Hire Bilingual Employees

In an increasingly global marketplace, legal professionals possessing bilingual abilities are more and more in demand, as law firms are looking to meet the needs of their customers. As the population of non-English speakers in the United States continues to grow, hiring bilingual employees becomes important in meeting the unique language needs of clients seeking […]

On Solo Practice, Rankings, and “Real” Lawyers

When I read Professor Muller’s blog post that Susan referred to in Why Law School Professor’s Rankings Are Worse Than USNWR, from April 16, 2013, I decided to add my two-cents worth to the conversation. In 2003, I was working as in-house IP counsel for a large multinational manufacturing company.  We were selling some companies, […]

How I Snagged a Great Domain Name

Is there a website domain name that you wish you could get your hands on for your law firm? Have you wondered how to do it? Perhaps someone owns it, but they don’t actually have a website up. That’s the situation I found myself in. The owner had a multi-year registration, but hadn’t posted a […]

Why Law School Professors’ Rankings Are Worse Than USNWR

I came across this blog post  written by an Associate Professor of Law, Derek Muller, wherein he defines and describes law grads based upon what he deems successful and, quite frankly, it really steams my clams. Real Lawyers (Required bar passage, full-time, long-term) “Advantaged” Non-Lawyers (JD advantage, full-time, long-term) The Professionals (Professional, full-time, long-term) Career Baristas (Non-professional, full-time, […]

Running the Gauntlet

I’ve been following people online for more than eight years and blogging myself close to six years.  In that time I’ve watched many online acquaintances (and some true friends) run the gauntlet. Today, ‘running the gauntlet’ means to go through a series of criticisms or harsh treatments at the hands of one’s detractors. They’ve suffered the […]

Legal Zoom, Rocket Lawyer – We Fear What We Don’t Understand and To Our Detriment

(Please note: the factual information presented is from disparate sources including presentations I’ve attended, personal conversations with employees from branded networks, independent sources, and my own research over the last two years. SPU is not affiliated with any branded network) Intriguing title, I know. However, I learned a lot recently from the proverbial horses’ mouths.  Most any lawyer I […]