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Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Importance of Time Management and Atticus

Time management is one of the most difficult problems a lawyer faces -- it truly is. I attended the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee last month.

At the Convention, Mark Powers (President of Atticus) spoke about time management strategies for your practice. He was great! He offered a lot of insight into the blatantly obvious "traps" that lawyers fall into all the time with their practices, e.g.: poor time managment, failing to delegate non-legal duties, etc. All of this results in running out of time to get things done, working weekends, missing out on family time, not marketing your practice, and so on. Most, if not all, of these "traps" can be avoided with careful time management. That's where Mark comes in to help.

Here's the link to his Web site:
Click on the "Articles" tab at the top and read the article entitled: "Ranking Your Clients: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

Mark and Atticus can change how you practice law -- for the better!

Get your life back and keep your law practice!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Runaway Juries?

Why is it that when I file a lawsuit (medical malpractice, car wreck case, etc.) and I don't ask for a jury, the defense does?

If juries are so "out of control" why does the defense almost ALWAYS ask for one?

Food for thought.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Statutes of Limitation for Every State

Here's a link to a Web site that has the statute of limitations (personal injury) for each state, to wit:

(Please read my disclaimer at the top of this Blog; I am in no way endorseing this site or its contents.)

Friday, July 07, 2006

Did Somebody Say "Mary Carter"?

Have you ever heard of a "Mary Carter" agreement? I had not, not until today.
If you have, then you know what I'm talking about (i.e., a type of settlement agreement in a multi-party lawsuit). If you haven't, you can read about it at this link:

I thought this might be of interest to some of the younger lawyers out there like myself.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Supreme Court of Florida Overturns $145 Billion Punitive Damage Award

Today the Florida Supreme Court overturned a $145 billion dollar punitive damage award. The Court held that the award was excessive as a matter of law.

Here's the link to the story:

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Have a Great 4th!


I will be out of pocket and will not post anything until after Tuesday.

Enjoy this weather, the food, fun, your families, and the fireworks!

Have a great 4th!