Category Archives: Practice Tips

How Having the Right Paralegals Changes a Law Firm

Staffing is important to the success of a law firm. While the top priority should be to recruit top legal talent, it’s also essential to hire a strong support staff. When the right paralegals join a firm or practice, both productivity and client satisfaction can increase. What Paralegals Do Paralegals support attorneys by performing a […]

Lawsuits Against Firms Handling Sensitive Data Expected to Rise

ABA Journal reports on the increasing need for cyber liability insurance among law firms, as these firms increasingly “handle loads of sensitive, private data of clients, third parties and others in the course of conducting business.” ABA writes that the loss of such data “can have many negative repercussions, including lawsuits, regulatory investigations, fines and penalties, […]

Law Schools Loosen Admissions Requirements

The New York Times reports that law schools across the country are “admitting students with lesser qualifications, including those with a lower admissions test score,” as they struggle to “keep their classrooms full.” According to a new study by nonprofit advocacy group Law School Transparency, roughly one third of law schools had entering classes “with at least […]

5 Master’s Degrees That Can Help Advance Your Career As An Attorney

Earning a master’s degree will allow you to pull together your experience as an attorney and expand in another area that you have a deep interest in. A master’s degree can provide greater job security and income. These five master’s degree programs can place you on the pathway to advancing your career as an attorney. […]

Must-Read for Attorneys: Common SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Magnus Simonarson, the Executive Vice-President of Consultwebs, has written an excellent article that should be required reading for any lawyers interested in improving their Internet presence. Here are the opening paragraphs: Consultwebs has successfully been helping law firms and clients connect since 1999. Throughout the past 16-plus years, we have gained a lot of insight about […]

What You Can Expect as a First-Year Criminal Defense Lawyer

You finally have a first-rate law degree! But there’s a lot of things about being a lawyer that law school doesn’t teach. Your first year as a criminal defense attorney will be strenuous, stressful, eye-opening, educational, and fulfilling. You’ll learn as much that year as you did in three years of law school. Here’s what […]

How Law Firms Can Improve Client Service

(Image Source: “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” Sam Walton Increasing revenue, building loyal client relationships, and having a competitive edge over rivals – these are just a few of the many goals of a law firm. Do you know there’s a […]

Four Easy Ways Small Law Firms Can Cut Costs

(Image credit: The ultimate goal of running a business is to make profit. When running a business in a challenging economy, when customers and profits are hard to come by, several entrepreneurs take the road often taken to maintain their bottom line – cutting costs. Law firms are no different. As the volatility of […]

Thinking About Law? Best Four Degrees to Consider

According to the American Bar Association (ABA), about 120,000 law students enroll in school every year. The legal field is challenging, but provides plenty of opportunities for career advancement. In fact, there are a variety of different educational opportunities for law students. Below introduces four degrees that every law student should consider. Political Science Students […]

Is A Career In Law Worth It? Six Reasons You Should Pursue A Law Education And Career

Becoming an attorney takes many years of studying, but in the end, it is a rewarding career choice. You’re looking at around a four year undergraduate degree, three years of law school, and another six months in passing the bar exam and getting sworn in. It requires both personal and financial sacrifices. These are six […]

Best Ways to Build the Necessary Skills for a Career in Law

Becoming a lawyer can be a difficult path, yet a rewarding career later on. Lawyers work in many different areas, such as criminal or commercial, and perform a variety of complex tasks. Successful lawyers are skilled with managing stress, multi-tasking, and dealing with mentally and emotionally intense situations. However, a lawyer needs more skills before […]

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Most people know that lawyers basically make our livings with words. And sometimes we need a little help so that we don’t keep using the same word too often in a brief or a jury argument. That’s when our old friend the thesaurus comes in handy. One good online thesaurus site is From the […]

Five Things That Future Personal Injury Lawyers Should Know

Personal injury lawyers deal with cases related to physical and psychological injuries, like those caused by accidents or medical malpractices and negligence etc. It is their responsibility to ensure that the rights of their clients are protected and that they receive a reasonable compensation for the injuries caused. The work hours are usually long and […]

Business Law Basics: What Your Start-Up Needs To Know

Starting a business can be a worthwhile and profitable venture. However, there are many legal and regulatory issues that you may need to be aware of before you begin operations, while you are in business and even if you decide to dissolve the company. Let’s take a look at six legal issues that you and […]

Not Guilty: What Every Law Student Should Know About Preparing A Defense

There are two sides to every story in a criminal case. Of course, the prosecution has the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, but raising reasonable doubt is the job of the defense attorney. Credible reasonable doubt is raised through preparation of the defense. Every criminal defense attorney must take these steps in their […]

Six Signs You Should Pursue A Career In Law

Some people are naturally inclined towards one career path or another. A career in law is no different. While many are innately good at this type of work, with the right amount of patience and effort, almost anyone can pursue a career in law if they are passionate enough. These are six signs that you […]

Five Things You Need to Have a Successful Personal Injury Trial

Personal injury law firms have an extensive list of open cases, requiring as much personal attention as the last. In addition to their current caseload, administrative, accounting and marketing tasks must be completed to keep the firm running on a full time basis. Increasing your chances of success early on during trial will help reduce […]

Five Rewarding Careers Every Law Student Should Consider

When most students enter law school, they do so with the idea of becoming attorneys. However, today’s legal world offers many new and exciting career opportunities for those students who want to use their legal training in a variety of fields. Electronic Information Attorney As more and more information is sent online, the legal field […]

Should Texas Allow Online Law Degrees?

Seriously? An online law degree? That’s a proposal from a Texas Legislator (a non-lawyer of course). Here are excerpts from an article in Texas Lawyer: What if you could skip those grueling law school classes, hit up the Internet for a law degree and still become a licensed lawyer in Texas? Rep. James White, R-Woodville, […]

Advanced Technology Wins Personal Injury Cases

Technology has changed the law profession. If you watched any part of the O.J. Simpson trial back in the mid-nineties, you might remember hearing, “Put that up on the ELMO, please.” The ELMO was the type of projector used in the case as the main way of presenting evidence in the trial, reports Presentation Solutions. […]