How the Radical Movements of the 1960s Changed the Law and Challenged the Status Quo (Podcast)

I got the opportunity to host this month’s episode of “Asked and Answered.” I interviewed attorney and activist Paul Harris about his work stretching back to the 1960s. Harris, one of the radical “movement lawyers” featured in the cover story for the August issue of the ABA Journal, spoke about his work defending high-profile clients like Huey Newton, Leonard McNeil and others.

Coverage of 2017 Avvo Lawyernomics Conference

Here are the stories that came out of my live coverage of the 2017 Avvo Lawyernomics Conference (my fourth such conference – time flies!):

8th annual Lawyernomics conference will encourage attendees to bet on themselves.

Lawyers: Don’t be afraid to double down on data.

When should lawyers bet on themselves? Sometimes clients will give you the answer.

Podcast: What Lawyers Can Learn From Accountants

I really liked the intro the Legal Talk Network folks wrote for this podcast, so I’m just going to quote from it:

For a long time data had shown that law firms generally generated more revenue than accounting firms overall. However, that trend has shifted within the last eight years with accounting firms enjoying greater fiscal success. What changes did the accounting world make that allowed them to surpass legal market revenue? In this report from On The Road, host Victor Li talks with Intuit small business ecosystem evangelist David Leary about the impact that embracing technology, adopting the cloud, and business innovations can have on legal industry earnings.

UFC at MSG

“It was very, very, very, very, very hard,” Dana White said when asked about how long it took for the UFC to get into New York. “It took a very long time – longer than it should have.”

Too bad I’m not still living in New York. It would have been nice to see the show if, for other reason, than to bring things full circle. That and seeing Conor McGregor in action.

9th Circuit Strikes Copyright Suit Against Madonna

Harry Potter, Hawaii Five-0
Alito teased Biden, Joe.
John Fogerty, CCR,
That suit went very far.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
Sued over “Stairway,” despite its age.
Robin Thicke and “Blurred Lines.”
Did Harrison copy “He’s So Fine?”
They had lawyers, they had fight
Accused of violating copyright.
Matrix, Seinfeld, New Girl too.
Don’t forget the 2 Live Crew.
Plaintiffs filing lots of suits,
Defendants argue they are moot
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it,
Vogue.

Yeah. That lede got rejected. Oh well. I thought it was clever.

Madonna prevails in plagiarism lawsuit.

Coverage of 2016 Avvo’s Lawyernomics Conference

At 7th annual Avvo Lawyernomics, the emphasis will be on “unmarketing.”

In spite of regulations, lawyers should be bold with their advertising efforts.

Do lawyers really suck? No, and potential clients’ antipathy can be overcome.

The “magnet” of expertise draws clients, generates fees.

Here’s a link to a Storify for all of my Live-Tweets during the conference.