On The Facebook Burglar and Other Judgmentally-Challenged Individuals

Two stories in today’s Washington Post illustrate the growing role of Facebook in facilitating the prosecution of criminal offenses in the D.C. area. In the first, the Post describes how a 25-year-old Arlington man was arrested after threatening… Read More

On Networking, Referrals, and Friendships

In a couple of hours, I am going to put aside the motion to suppress I have been working on.  I will shower and shave, and put on a jacket and a tie.  I will leave the comfort… Read More

On The Man I Love To Hate And Twitter

I admit it:  I am a closet reader of Scott Greenfield’s Simple Justice. A couple of months or so ago, I interpreted a couple of things Greenfield posted both here and on his own blog as unfairly critical… Read More

On-Line Reputations and Bloggers Who Spam

Bloggers get all sorts of spam. Sometimes spammers use a compliment to get you to approve their comment:  “Terrific work!” someone tried to post on my site yesterday.  “This is the type of information that should be shared… Read More

What Lawyers Put In Their Biographies; What Clients Actually Look For

Courtesy of Matt Homann of the [non]billable hour:

On the Traffic And Quality of a Website

Talking about website traffic numbers is almost like talking about how much money you make. People can volunteer the information if they wish, but you normally don’t ask during the course of polite conversation. If your numbers are… Read More

On Becoming A Solo Criminal Defense Attorney Right Out of Law School

A couple of days ago I was contacted by a colleague here in town on a criminal case she had just taken on. My colleague set up her own firm right out of law school, and this is… Read More

On Bringing in New Clients as a D.C. Criminal Defense Lawyer

I was in contact this morning with a former colleague at the Philadelphia public defender’s office who eventually plans to go into private practice herself and who tells me she has always been impressed by my willingness to… Read More

“Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Video

Courtesy of Jeff Adachi and the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, here is a public service video entitled “Innocent Until Proven Guilty.”

On Attempting to Measure “Success” on Twitter

A couple of weeks ago, somebody appropriated my name, photograph and biographical information for over a month to tweet some of the most inane things you have ever seen on Twitter.  (And that is saying a lot.)  Although… Read More