This blog aims to provide encouragement to law students who are doing their best in a difficult, uncertain and (very) negative legal market. I hope that by providing some insight into the skills that helped me get though law school, you will also learn something to help you achieve your goals.
- Robot lawyers (again)In the July issue of Internet Newsletter for Lawyers Casey Flaherty forcefully makes the case against the hype surrounding AI and robots in legal, particularly by vendors talking up their own offerings. He is also somewhat sensitive to those who (…)Read the rest of this entry »
- Robots and the lawMy latest article for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers.
- How Twitter worksA number of commentators are referring to the Twitter libel case of Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins  EWHC 433 (QB). In particular, the How Twitter Works appendix has got some excited. The full judgment is now on BAILII and (…)Read the rest of this entry »
- Using a bus lane as a cash cowSeveral months back I followed an unfamiliar route across London twice in 10 days. Two weeks after the first incident I received a PCN for driving in a bus lane and 10 days later another one! I could not believe (…)Read the rest of this entry »
- Blogging for lawyers in 2017I wrote this 6 years ago. I can’t see that I would need to update it for 2017. All the talk these days is about social networking. Have you got a Facebook page? Do you Tweet? Are you LinkedIn? But (…)Read the rest of this entry »
- RSS is dying, right?My latest post on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: I am a long-time proponent of RSS but am aware that it is declining in visibility. Many sites large and small are not offering RSS feeds any more. What’s up? Read more
- The need for technological competenceMy latest post on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: Across the pond, in 2012, the American Bar Association formally approved a change to their Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent not (…)Read the rest of this entry »
- Brexit for lawyersExtracts from my latest post in Internet Newsletter for Lawyers about the legal and constitutional issues surrounding Brexit: As opinions on this change by the hour, your best bet is to follow the latest comments on Twitter from those lawyers (…)Read the rest of this entry »