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Should I Go to Law School?

{Time to Read: 3 minutes} Don’t do it unless you think you’ll enjoy it, and then don’t do it unless you can afford it. “Should I go to law school?” is a common question. When occasionally asked my opinion, I have a standard answer: “Not unless you’ve worked in a law office.” I don’t care […]

Negotiations Commence upon Signing of the Contract

An agreement depends more than anything upon the honor of the parties. The title of this article expresses how some people approach contracts: It’s more important to tie up the other party entering the agreement than it is to worry about whether, in fact, I have to honor the terms – because once I have […]

Legal Services Without Lawyers

Technology offers an opportunity – or a steamroller, depending on how you look at it – for changing the way legal services are delivered, and therefore how lawyers charge for them. I recently attended a conference called Reinvent Law at the Great Hall at Cooper Union – famous for, among other things, Abraham Lincoln delivering […]

Can You Protect Yourself from ILSA?

And I don’t mean Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman’s character in Casablanca).  I mean the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act.  A Federal court just let someone out of a deal just because the sponsor didn’t file a property report with HUD and give it to the purchasers with seven days to rescind.  First, if you […]