August 22, 2013
No, this is not a Saturday Night Live skit. This is for real.
Straight cash, homie…
March 4, 2013
HA! HA! I’M MAKING MAGIC MOVING PICTURES ON MY PHONE! POWERS LIKE THAT OF A GOD! LAWYER MARKETEERS HAVE NOW FILLED MY PRACTICE WITH AWESOME!
(warning – use of bad words)
February 12, 2013
Do people used LinkedIn? I’m curious, because I don’t.
Now, if my math is right,* apparently 9,999,999 other people got this super special exclusive award.
I only assume fame and fortune will follow this special recognition. See you on my private island in the Caribbean.
*[ed— Showing my work: (200,000,000 x .05) – 1 = 9,999,999.]
December 7, 2012
In case you didn’t hear, the economy’s bad out there. And I guess when the economy is bad, people will try to make a buck anyway they can. Including trading Yelp reviews, apparently.
Enter the email I received yesterday though our firm’s online contact form. It appears to be from an internet marketing group based in Brooklyn that even has a Facebook and Google+ page. I have never heard of them, and I have no idea how they found me.
Here’s the email — I have mercifully redacted identifying information. Read the rest of this entry »
November 26, 2012
We are Popehat’s hat.
We made the 6th Annual ABA Blawg 100! Per our official ABA Blawg 100 profile:
Simple Justice’s Scott Greenfield calls Jordan Rushie and Leo Mulvihill “two kid lawyers with moxie, a sense of humor and a serious focus on what it means to start out in the practice of law.” These relatively new lawyers joined forces* early this year to blog and practice in their own small shop. In posts, they (mostly Rushie) log the unwritten rules they are gradually learning from experience and other practitioners about trial practice and finding clients.
Words of high praise from one of the internet’s foremost curmudgeons.
Thank you for the nomination — now vote for us here. [ed. – We’re under “Trial Practice.” Go figure.]
*The way this is written makes us sound like the Superfriends. Jordan would be Aquaman.
Update November 27, 2012: Eric Turkewitz has some nice words for us:
But the Blawg100 list does have value in that it can point readers to new blogs that they might not have noticed before, such as the Philly Law Blog — by two young lawyers with a fearless candor, acknowledging that they are young pups that are just learning. These are the kinds of guys that mentors love, the type who ask questions, work hard and don’t try to bluff with bad answers.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. We’re honored to be in the Blawg 100 list with you.
July 20, 2012
We have a new hand-lettered sign thanks to Working Class Creative. Click on the photo to see more of their stuff, or get in touch with them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3, 2012
I finally cracked. Look at this
Written on my iWhatever.*
*The obligatory signature of all Apple users. What a-holes.
April 22, 2012
"Marty, I always wear a suit to the office."
The year was 2008. I had just taken a job working for a guy James in suburban Pennsylvania. It was my first lawyer job. Before that, I had clerked for AnapolSchwartz, a firm regarded by many (including me) to be one of the best personal injury law firms in the country.
Now here I was working for a small neighborhood firm in suburban Philadelphia.
At first, every day I showed up dressed to the nines – a fresh suit, a tie, and a pressed white dress shirt. I was a big time Philly city lawyer who was going to show them how it was done. I was surprised to find that James wasn’t impressed. James never wore a suit to the office. For him, it was always khakis, a polo, or a button up shirt. No tie.
James once quipped after a video deposition: “One of these days I’m going to make a sleeve that looks like a suit and wear it to a video deposition. This way it looks like I’m wearing a suit on the video when I hand the witness documents.”
One day I dropped by his office and asked him about why he never wore a suit:
Read the rest of this entry »