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Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Over the course of his 35-year career he was a solo practitioner, corporate lawyer, legal editor, Legal Aid staff attorney and insurance risk manager. Today he helps lawyers and firms put more mojo in their practice through marketing, work-life balance and reclaiming passion for what they do. He is available for consultations, retreats and presentations.

LSAT Takers On the Rise, But Law School Admissions Remain Flat

More people are signing up to take the LSAT, but that is not translating into a similar rise in law school applications. The February 2017 exam saw a 5.4 percent increase – the largest jump for that session in nearly eight years. This follows a 7.6 percent jump in December 2016 and a one percent rise in … Read More

Are You Pronouncing “Certiorari” Correctly?

If a judge mispronounces a word in open court, should you say it the right way – or should you go along with the error to avoid embarrassing the judge? Either way, you’re on the hot seat. And though it might sound like a small matter, it happens in big situations. Consider the 2015 U.S. Supreme Co… Read More

6 Ways To Tap Into Your Internal Goldmine

Have you been practicing awhile but don’t find that your income is rising in proportion with your age? If so, you might be suffering from what economists call a decline in your “return to experience.” “The return to experience is a way to describe what you get in return for aging,̶… Read More

8 Top Tips To Protect Your Firm Against a Cyberattack

Training your staff to spot looming cyber-threats before they strike is a key to data security at your firm. And when it comes to safeguarding digital communications, nothing beats good, old-fashioned encryption. Those are two suggestions from a panel of cybersecurity experts convened by Digital Guardian. An… Read More

Electronic Records Management Is a Hot Practice Niche

For some lawyers, ediscovery is nothing but a big headache, but for others it’s a pathway to lucrative new practice opportunities. Businesses large and small are clamoring for legal advice on how to handle their electronic records. They’re worried about regulatory compliance. They’re concerne… Read More

Wall-E and C3PO Enter the Legal Workforce

If you’ve been worried that robots may soon be coming to take your job, guess what? They’re already here. The international law firm Seyfarth Shaw has started using software robots that are trained by humans to move information between computer programs, according to this press release. The robots… Read More

Firm Bills 6,900 Hours for Work Done by Disbarred Lawyer

Here’s some free risk management advice: if you’re going to submit a request for attorney fees, make sure that 7,000 of those hours weren’t billed by a disbarred lawyer. It might result in your fee being slashed from $4.25 million to $450,000. That’s what happened recently to a Pennsyl… Read More