Question of the Week
552 ABA Journal articles on Question of the Week.
This week, we noted
a Martindale Legal Marketing Network survey of 6,900 solo and small-firm lawyers in which 68 percent reported they felt they were fairly compensated for their work.
May 23, 2018 1:26 PM CDT
This week we took note of Daniel Bliss
, a Michigan lawyer who reported in an annual survey conducted by the publishers of American Lawyer that he billed 3,600 hours last year. That's about 70 hours per week—every week.
May 16, 2018 1:08 PM CDT
Can reading literary fiction help lawyers develop more empathy? Or do reading such works warp your mind a little bit?
May 9, 2018 10:45 AM CDT
Last week, in a break from usual practice, the U.S. Supreme Court released audio of oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii
, which concerned the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban.
May 2, 2018 12:59 PM CDT
“I spent years studying how other law firms use their voice in social media. Some do a good job, but most do a really bad job,” lawyer Jessica Hoerman of…
Apr 25, 2018 11:19 AM CDT
Can a handwritten note stand out in a sea of emails and text messages?
Apr 18, 2018 11:32 AM CDT
After the revelation that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump's presidential campaign, had improperly harvested the data of tens of millions of Facebook users, a #DeleteFacebook movement emerged as people questioned whether they want to continue to entrust the social media platform with their personal data.
Apr 11, 2018 1:15 PM CDT
Lawyers are some of the loneliest professionals, according to a recent survey.
Apr 4, 2018 2:10 PM CDT
This week, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggested that students and others who participated in last Saturday's March for Our Lives rallies should demand more than just gun-control legislation—they should demand that the Second Amendment be repealed.
Mar 28, 2018 12:40 PM CDT
Last week, we took note of a Connecticut man who drove a stolen car to a court hearing on a stolen-car charge.
Mar 21, 2018 1:55 PM CDT
Last week, before former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison
for securities fraud, he was ordered to forfeit
more than $7 million from his own funds or "substitute assets."
Mar 14, 2018 12:50 PM CDT
Lawyers can place limitations on their contact with difficult clients as long as the lawyer still “promptly informs and consults with the client on matters within the lawyer’s duty of…
Mar 7, 2018 9:40 AM CST
“No man is fit to be a cheesemonger who cannot guess the length of a street.”
Feb 28, 2018 11:45 AM CST
You often can't hear the difference between the “right” and “wrong” versions of common expressions. But in this digital age when so much of our communication is typed, it's easy to fall into language traps—and see whether someone is misusing or misspelling a common expression.
Feb 21, 2018 1:28 PM CST
This month, law lecturer Matthew Channon of Exeter University in England encouraged lawyers from less privileged backgrounds to share their stories on Twitter.
Feb 14, 2018 12:50 PM CST
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