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Lawyering Has Changed A Lot In The Past Decade

The legal profession has progressed far in the past 10 years, and this makes one circumspect about how the legal profession will change in the next decade.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Staff Attorneys Are Treated As Second-Class Lawyers At Some Firms

Staff attorneys are lawyers just like traditional associates of a law firm and administrators should treat them more like how they treat other attorneys at a shop.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Staff Attorneys


Some Law Firms Have A Problem Keeping Up With The Joneses

Law firms sometimes do not have the resources or infrastructure needed to offer certain kinds of benefits provided by other shops.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Some Lawyers Are Unfairly Taking Advantage Of The Pandemic

Certain legal matters have become a little like the Wild West because of the pandemic.
Tags: Law, Courts, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Lawyers Can Be Pretty Territorial

Lawyers can be territorial about out-of-town attorneys who come to their areas to provide services.
Tags: Law, Courts, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Lawyers Should Thank And Compliment Each Other More Often

The legal profession doesn't have to be quite as adversarial as it is at times.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Lawyers Should Burden The Judiciary Less During The Pandemic

Lawyers should strive to burden the judiciary as little as possible for the remainder of the pandemic.
Tags: Law, Courts, Criminal Law, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Legal Professionals Should Call Other Lawyers ‘Counselor’ More Often

Using the term counselor benefits attorneys, and more lawyers should use this honorific when referring to other lawyers they encounter.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Law Firm Virtual Happy Hours Are A Good Idea

Law firm virtual happy hours are an important part of maintaining connections to a law firm in alternative ways to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
Tags: Technology, Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, COVID-19


Some Law Firms Have Misleading Employment Data

There are many ways that law firms fudge their employment numbers,
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Jordan Rothman


Some Lawyers Can Work On Their ‘Bedside Manner’

Lawyers often need to interact with clients in a personable and empathetic way during a representation.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Attorney-Client Relationship


Nice Litigators Finish First

Litigators can benefit from a civil and courteous attitude toward adversaries and other with whom they interact.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Litigation, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


More Lawyers Should Observe A Holiday Truce

Although there is no rule or procedure that requires lawyers to observe a kind of holiday truce, such an act is likely to preserve goodwill with adversaries.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Holidays and Seasons, Jordan Rothman


Image And Perception Are Important To Practicing Law

The practice of law is not always about who has the best legal strategy and knowledge.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


More Law Firms Should Buy Work-From-Home Items For Employees

Although practical matters need to be hammered out, this should not keep more firms from paying for work-from-home items needed to boost the productivity of virtual workers.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Some Law Firms Need Better LinkedIn Practices

Law firms should improve their LinkedIn practices to ensure that employees are not pressured into engaging with their employer’s content on LinkedIn.
Tags: Technology, Law, Social Media, Linkedin, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Law Firms Should Be Shamed For Reopening Offices Too Soon

Even if there is some elusive benefit to in-person collaboration, it is not worth risking the health and safety of employees.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Lawyers Have Much To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has not hurt lawyers as much as individuals in other industries.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Virtual Mediations Are Fairly Effective

Virtual mediations have been fruitful for a number of reasons.
Tags: Technology, Law, Zoom, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Law Firms Should Skip Attorney Reviews This Year

In this extraordinary -- yes, let's go with that adjective -- year, such reviews may do more damage than good.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Younger Lawyers Should Argue More Appeals And Motions

Judges are more likely to give younger lawyers the benefit of the doubt and flexibility than older attorneys who should know better about the practice of law.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Oral Advocacy


Lawyers Should Be Less Serious Sometimes

Lawyers can have a bigger impact in court and relate more to their clients if they are sometimes less serious.
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Legal Secretaries Deserve More Respect

It is disheartening to see that the roles of legal secretaries are vanishing at many law firms across the country.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Legal Secretaries, Jordan Rothman


Reflecting On My First In-Person Deposition Since The Shutdown

Much is missed by holding depositions through remote means.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Depositions, Jordan Rothman


Lawyers Should Send Fewer Return Receipt Letters During The Pandemic

Granted, going to the post office is one of life's greatest joys, but in this time of pandemic, let's all work together to stamp out those things that are inconvenient and unnecessarily overburden our postal system.
Tags: Law, Post Office, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Professional Paralegals Deserve More Respect

Professional paralegals can be extremely valuable to law firms, and more shops should respect and invest in professional paralegals.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Paralegals, Jordan Rothman


Associate Turnover Is Harmful To Law Firms

Partners should invest in their associates so they will stay at a law firm for as long as possible.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


With Apologies To Michael Scott, Lawyers Should Ditch Some Paper Products

If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it has shown us that we can use less paper.
Tags: Technology, Law, Paper, Michael Scott, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


‘Rake’ Should Be On Every Lawyer’s Quarantine Watch List

Pretty bummed it got canceled after only five seasons.
Tags: Television, Law, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Running A Law Firm With Family Can Be A Great Experience

Even if there are disputes, my brother and I can always hug it out, which would seem pretty weird for traditional law firm partners!
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19