Altman Weil recently released: 2018 Law Firms in Transition, an Altman Weil Flash Survey.

From the introduction, comparing today to 2009 during the Great Recession:

The threat in 2018 is broader and more nuanced, arising primarily from the sweeping force of technology evolution over the last two decades that has resulted in the commoditization and

Hike’s over. It was….hard. Hiking 18-20 miles a day above 10,000 feet is tough for a desk jockey from sea level.

You know why there aren’t any tall mountains in this picture? Because this is what it looks like when you are on top of them.

The good news is my summer sabbatical from blogging

For two years I planned to take a 6-week sabbatical in the summer of 2015 to thru hike the Colorado Trail. It didn’t work out.

I had hip problems that made hiking impossible from 2014-2016. It didn’t matter. My wife developed serious health problems that would have pulled me off the trail if I had

After the panel discussion on social media at the Bar Convention and talking to people about Twitter, I am going to experiment with using Twitter in connection with this blog. Here is my Twitter feed.

I will still blog a couple of times a week. Twitter will allow me to do three things that

An interesting article recently hit the presses: The Curious Incident of the Falling Win Rate, by Alexander Lahav and Peter Siegleman. Here is the Article.

The study is based on federal court results nationwide for 1980 to 2010. It opens:

Between 1985 and 1995, the plaintiff win rate in civil cases adjudicated in federal

It’s Bar Convention week–probably the slowest non-Holidays week of the year for Mississippi lawyers. Even attorneys who don’t attend the Bar Convention often schedule vacations this week.

On Friday morning, I will be speaking at the Litigation and Appellate Sections meeting on an otherwise all-star panel about social media. On the panel:

  • Texas Supreme Court

A lot’s happened in the legal world since I last had time to blog.

The U.S. Supreme Court took a lesson from the Miss. Supreme Court’s playbook on joinder. Meanwhile, some non-Mississippi judges on the 5th Circuit locked Mississippi into 50th place upheld HB 1523.

That’s like letting Bama homers decide whether Ole Miss committed