4 Tips To Avoid Malpractice For The Estate Planner

Estate Planning should documented down to the last detail. With these simple steps below, you can help prevent a future case for malpractice. Make sure the scope of the representation is clean, clear, and correct. All too often lawyers are less than precise with the language used to define the scope of the representation. Many […]

5 tips for Attorney Fee Agreements

Most attorney-client relationships start the same way—with a fee agreement or engagement letter. Sometimes lawyers view the fee agreement as nothing more than a contract for legal services. It certainly is that, but also is so much more because it shapes everything that comes after the retention and provides the framework for the relationship. Identify […]

5 things to consider when buying your first drone

More and more people are joining the drone craze. And it’s no mystery why – drones are really fun to fly and the images you can get are mind-blowingly cool. In this blog, I am focusing mostly on the hobbyist – which just means someone using a drone for personal entertainment rather than commercial purposes. […]

Tips for Use of Technology in the Courtroom

The world is changing. As lawyers, we must keep up or get left behind. A big part of being a trial lawyer is taking complicated facts and turning them into a simple yet compelling narrative—the art of storytelling. And, as every good storyteller knows, you need to understand and communicate with your audience. Every lawyer […]

5 Things to Consider Before You Hit Record

Advances in technology have made it very easy to record what people say. Not so long ago, the decision to record a phone call or personal meeting required advance planning. People did not walk around with recording equipment at the ready, so a decision to record usually required a specific purpose and a plan to […]

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Dallas Attorney Preserves Family Law Ruling in Stabbing Case

After Charles Douglas Mitchell awoke in bed one morning to his girlfriend — who suffered from bipolar disorder — stabbing him in the neck, he quickly won an order from a family law court that prevented her from having access to the child. But he needed Chad Baruch‘s appellate skills to make that tragic ruling enforceable. […]

Brave New World: Three Take-Aways from ABA Formal Opinion 477

The obligation for lawyers to keep and protect a client’s secrets is nearly as old as the profession itself.  But the proliferation of technology has complicated what steps lawyers must take to satisfy this obligation. As the technology changes, so do the rules for lawyers. On May 4, 2017, the American Bar Association Standing Committee […]