FIRST, LET’S START WITH A BONUS STORY: Apparently if your firm stupidly followed to $180K, there’s a chance it’ll take that out of your bonuses. Here’s the miserly quote. THERE’S NOTHING AS NON-NEWS AS A KARDASHIAN STORY: Kim Kardashian did something. Or cares about something. Or something. Read some Kardashian news here. I ONCE DID … Continue reading “In Non-Bonus News — See Also”
As a law firm, there are a number of avenues which can help your firm build credibility online. From starting your own blog to answering questions on lawyer help forums. A platform that many businesses don’t seem to tap into is LinkedIn and we’re going to talk about it today. Most people mistake LinkedIn as … Continue reading “LinkedIn Guidelines For Lawyers”
Ari Kaplan interviews Nancy Mertzel, the former chair of Herrick Feinstein’s Intellectual Property Group, who recently founded Mertzel Law PLLC, a boutique IP law firm. Ari Kaplan: Tell us about you background and the genesis of Mertzel Law. Nancy Mertzel: I protect brand names and content. I help clients who have new products and new … Continue reading “From The Career Files: Strategies For Succeeding As A Solo”
The holiday season is nearly upon us, and it’s never too early to start making plans. We hope Above the Law will be the first ones on your list when you schedule your party destination plans! This year’s fête is at Axiom’s loft in SoHo. Here are all of the details: When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Where: Axiom, … Continue reading “You’re Invited!! Come To The Above The Law Holiday Party”
I spent last week in my former hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Law & Technology Conference. An attendee at one of my panel discussions asked me how we conducted reviews. She is a government attorney and their resources to review documents provided by opposing parties is limited. That’s a problem that everyone faces, … Continue reading “4 Ways to Maximize the Value of Reviewing Documents”
Sure, It’s Better Than Last Year: If you use interesting math, the California bar passage rate is up, but that’s still not great. When You Absolutely, Positively Must Respond To A Dumb Letter: Let this be your inspiration. You Must Read This Judge’s Awful, TMI Facebook Post: Be warned — it’ll make you angry. The … Continue reading “Cali Bar Exam Results Aren’t As Rosy As They Seem — See Also”
It’s Nearly Bonus Season: What kind of a payday do you think Biglaw will leave in the stockings of high-billing associates this year? Cast your vote now! Everything You Need To Know About 401(k)s At Small Law Firms: Joe Patrice breaks down the numbers so you don’t have to. Texas Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Dies: His family confirmed … Continue reading “Predicting Biglaw Bonuses — See Also”
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