Saturday, July 26, 2008

Job search tips

Check out this article for 7 tips for keeping up with your job search in this not-so-great economic times.
Job Hunting in this Unsteady Economy

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Should dogs be billionaires?

Gary Becker and Richard Posner have an interesting take on wealthy heiress' Leona Helmsley's decision to leave her dog $12 million and leave another $5- $8 billion in a charitable trust for the welfare of dogs in general. This will be especially interest to those of you that might want to create a trust for the care of pets after their owners have passed away. Check out the article here.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Advice for New Lawyers on how to get a job

Check out this video offering advice on how to get a law job in this economy.

Are Lawyer's becoming a "Luxury Good"?

In a recent article, the ABA Journal examines the trend of more and more individuals tackling the court systems without the benefit of counsel. The lack of affordable legal counsel is a growing problem, but one rooted more in current law school economics than in the greed of individual attorneys. After all, Sallie Mae still wants that check no matter how much good you are doing in the community.

Keep your briefs short or else

In first year legal writing, we all learn the importance of succinct, yet clear and concise writing. Unfortunately, not every lawyer learns this lesson. This ABA article describes how one judge reacts to one lawyer's very lengthy complaint.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cha Cha! It's not just a Latin Dance anymore

I just wanted to let you know about a new search service called Cha Cha. It's a peopled power search engine, which means that you either call 1-800-2CHACHA and ask a question, or text your question to CHACHA (242242) and the answer will sent back to you by text within a couple of minutes. It works like no other search engine! It's really great when you don't have easy access to the internet and you just need some quick information!

All of the questions you send to Cha Cha are answered by one of their 10,000 human guides, which means it works just like asking your friends. Best of all, it's totally free. You can use Cha Cha to get a quick legal definition or to find out the the other party in an important supreme court case, or use it just for basic state laws or codes. You can find out more at

Also check out this ABA article on how to become a google master by conducting a more efficient search.