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  • Aug 15, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Building a-typically extraordinary teams | Cringey responses to web reviews | DOJ’s A2J redux

Building good teams often requires valuing the unique strengths of each member. For legal teams, diversity of thought and perspective can make all the difference when solving problems. If everyone thinks the same way, creative...

Great Minds Think Differently book cover
  • Jul 10, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Advocacy for the unpopular: Where’s the line? | U.S. Rep. Raskin on impeachment | Bill of Rights for the earth?

When someone hires a lawyer, they are entitled to a level of zealous advocacy. Ethical guidelines bind the lawyer to be loyal and give their clients their all.  But there are limits to even zealous...

Earth through crystal ball
  • Jun 11, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Summer reading list | When citizen sleuths slip up | Regulating riots

Ever notice how when someone asks for reading recommendations on social media, the comment threads blow up?  Folks love to share their favorite reads. They seem to equally enjoy seeing what books are on the...

Steps made of books
  • May 28, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Reigning-in risks | ‘Limitless’ vacation, pro or con? | Authors talk toxins and labor camps

As noted recently by Digital Detectives, ransomware and cyber breaches spiked during the pandemic.  There are some understandable reasons for the increase in hacking. One is that data security protocols took a back seat in...

slide into base
  • Apr 23, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

$2K per hour? | WFH hacks worth keeping | Chauvin trial strategies examined

Revelations about former AG Eric Holder’s $2,295 hourly billing rate created a media buzz. Is the rate (which as reported reflects a 10% discount) too high? Or is it completely fair given Holder’s specialized expertise?...

Dollar signs
  • Apr 9, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Reputation management and the birth of Gritty | ‘Spark of life’ evidence | Young Lawyer Rising

There’s really never any risk that a conversation with Jared Correia will be boring. That said, when I saw his latest podcast featured reputation management, I was expecting a fairly straightforward interview. I should have...

Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers mascot
  • Mar 26, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Legal Trends for Solos | BigLaw Bonuses | Lead Magnets | ‘Watergate Girl’ Dishes

Clio broke new ground five years ago by turning its internal data outward and sharing what it was learning about the legal profession. The Legal Trends Report quickly gained prominence in the industry data space...

Watergate Girl book cover
  • Mar 19, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Capitol Rioters & Merrick Garland | The Chicago 7 | Biden’s Cybersecurity Imperative

With the confirmation of Merrick Garland came a pledge to make prosecuting Capitol rioters a number one priority. The investigation faces numerous hurdles, including the sheer number of individuals charged. To date, some 300 people...

Cyber image
  • Mar 12, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Decamping to the Tropics | Google for Trial Courts | Infectious Disease Niche | Making Booze

Even with vaccines on the horizon, decamping to a tropical paradise sounds absolutely dreamy about now. That may be because the Midwest, while sunnier these days, is still prone to snow and bitter cold in...

Beach in Puerto Rico
  • Feb 19, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Can Defamation Suits Save the Media? | SolarWinds Lessons for Lawyers | How Families are Erased

As a longtime journalist, defamation suits tend to make me cringe. Yet as I write this, I am struck by a recent interview of Erik Connolly and the $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News,...

Erasing Family promotional image
  • Feb 5, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Executive Orders Reviewed | Fashion & the Law Explored | How Highlight Reels Can Energize & Humanize

Executive orders are flying out of the Oval Office faster than the news cycle. The orders cover a wide variety of issues: mask mandates, the Keystone XL pipeline, and travel bans. Are they all legal...

Highlight Reel
  • Jan 14, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

History of Lynch Mobs | A Chaotic News Cycle Rundown | LIBOR Under the Radar | Best/Worst in Legal Marketing?

A breadth of topics captured my interests this week at Legal Talk Network. One more for my Goodreads wish list comes from The Modern Law Library. Host Lee Rawles speaks with historian Jane Dailey, the...

White Fright book jacket