Category Archives: Practice Tips

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 […]

Featured Link — Thesaurus.net

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 Thesaurus.net. 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. […]

Starting Law School: What You Need to Expect the First Semester

Congratulations on the next big stage of your life! You are beginning law school and hoping to make all the difference in the world. You are a go-getter and can’t wait to start the long road ahead of you filled with sleepless nights and long hours of testing. But don’t fret too much. You can […]

Lawyer Dreams: What it Really Takes to Work in the Law

A legal career can be professionally and financially rewarding. What is also known is candidates have to consider the many challenges that come with working in the law. It’s going to demand a significant amount of your time, your finances, your energy, and your patience even before you reach a foothold in the profession. Before […]

The Intern: What to Expect from Your Internship with a Law Firm

Finding a career in law is becoming increasingly more difficult and competitive. Having a degree next to your name no longer guarantees you an interview, let alone a full time job. Obtaining internships while studying for your degree is a crucial component to later landing a job, and can often help open your eyes to […]

Law Schools Cutting Tuition See Enrollment Gains

The Wall Street Journal reports that law schools that have reduced tuition have seen increased fall enrollment. Three schools reduced tuition, while a fourth instituted a grant program to effectively reduce tuition. These schools saw enrollment increase by 22 percent to 52 percent for the fall. The schools reducing tuition were the University of Iowa College of […]

Five National Programs that Help U.S. Lawyers Get Involved with Pro Bono Work

Whether you run a small law firm of your own, or work within a large legal association, you probably have heard about the importance of doing pro bono legal work. Some corporations like to participate in this type of work in order to improve their reputation within the community, while recent law-school graduates use this […]

Five Mistakes That Are Common Amongst New Lawyers

Attorneys fresh out of law school are often very eager to get an immediate start on their careers. While making the start is important, new attorneys often make mistakes during this period of their lives that can cost them well into the future. This article will outline five common mistakes that new attorneys make that […]

Supreme Court to Consider Deadlines for Suing Federal Government

The AP reports that the Supreme Court “will consider how strict deadlines should be for people to sue the federal government for negligence.” The court on Monday agreed to hear two cases “where lawsuits were filed too late,” and the AP notes that in both cases, “a federal appeals court ruled it was fair to let them […]

ABA Says Attorneys May Search Potential Jurors’ Online Postings

The AP reports from San Francisco that the American Bar Association “says it’s ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service – and even jurors in deliberations,” but the ABA “does warn lawyers against actively ‘following’ or ‘friending’ jurors or otherwise invading their private Internet areas.” The AP notes […]

Featured Link — Date Calculator: Add To Or Subtract From A Date

I’m terrible at math, and have a special weakness for working with a calendar. That’s unfortunate, because lawyers frequently must calculate deadlines based upon past or future dates. Fortunately there are tools available to help those of us who are challenged in this area. One is the date calculator at TimeAndDate.com. This service enables you to […]