Attorneys

What should an attorney do if he or she gets a negative online review?  This post will discuss how to respond. Remaining level-headed and courteous can turn a negative review into a positive for the firm.

The doctrine of admission pro hac vice permits the temporary admission of an unlicensed attorney to practice law in a specific jurisdiction and for a specific case. This post discusses the ABA Model Rule on pro hac vice.

Often, nonprofit boards seek attorneys to serve, based on their knowledge and experience that may be useful. Attorneys also enjoy serving as a way of giving back to the community. But there are some pitfalls that this post discusses.

Sometimes an attorney needs to withdraw from a case, or step into one partway through. This post discusses the ethical rules for withdrawing from or entering into a case that is already underway.

The Supreme Court case, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, limits how much inherent power a court has to award attorney fees as a sanction for discovery abuse.

Learn more about the Colorado ethics rules for dividing fees among lawyers in different firms through an analysis of a recent case from the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Why would you hire an attorney rather than do it yourself with help from a CD or website? Aside from providing knowledge and skills you may not have, a good attorney should help you by thinking in certain ways. Let’s examine some of those ways.

Attorneys and sometimes other intellectuals get teased that they “think like a lawyer.” (Perhaps the real problem is “talking like a lawyer,” which is boring, incomprehensible, or both.) “Thinking like a lawyer” is the point of three expensive years of law school.