Category Archives: Solo & Small Firm

What kind of lawyer would you prefer?

I do not know what is wrong with me!? I had need to consult with an attorney long ago before… Continue reading

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Personal Soap Box: Insight Communications, Inc & the “bundling” trap

First of all, Insight is engaging in poor business practices in that they effectively punish people who become loyal customers. The second lesson then is that our reluctance to change is our enemy. The third lesson is that when a company gets large enough, they no longer have to reckon with the individual customer. Continue reading

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How much is too much?

This article regarding Steve Beshear and the legal fees associated with the demise of Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company is likely the first of many on this topic. The article is focusing on the ramifications for Steve Beshear’s bid for … Continue reading

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I’m Billing Time Redux This song captures the prevailing attitude in many law firms nicely – especially large ones.

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Is justice affordable?

This post at LexingtonLawyers highlights a real struggle in the legal community between greed and the value of services. It is true that for many impoverished Americans, legal representation is out of reach. Lawyers should assist in pursuing justice for … Continue reading

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Free

A potential client called my office the other day. This person was expecting their spouse to serve divorce papers in the next few days and wanted to know what to expect. I talked to this person for a little over … Continue reading

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Writer’s block

It has been a number of days since I have posted. I have been busy, but this time that is not the reason. The reason is I have had writer’s block. I have been reading stories in the news about … Continue reading

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Exactly!

I can’t say it any better so I will simply qoute the Greatest American Lawyer: One of the hazards of our profession is more subtle. Many lawyers are so desensitized by the fact that they have to take “positions” in … Continue reading

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Sometimes good guys finish first!

Sorry for the absence – hopefully it was noticed! Last week involved a hearing in a rather intense custody battle and I have been digging out my desk these past days. My opponent inspired this prior post. True to his/her … Continue reading

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Justice may be blind – but she’s loaded!

The web is alive with news that at least one New York law firm has bumped up the starting salary of their new associations to $160,000.00. See Above the Law for a start. Here is Lexington, Kentucky Stoll Keenon Ogden … Continue reading

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