The Case for Electronic Case Files

January 2, 2013
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This is the scene after an associate attorney was rear ended by a tractor-trailer on a snowy turnpike. After his spinning car came to rest, he walked away. But his files were not so fortunate. See that piece of cardboard sticking out from where his trunk once was? That was a banker box full of […]

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Fun With Pleadings

September 7, 2012
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An attorney from Oklahoma alerted me to a recent paper scuffle that took place in the District Court in and for Tulsa County. Apparently a civil defense attorney took issue with the plaintiff’s attorney’s alleged habit of delay in mailing pleadings and filed with the court a “Notice of Failure to Timely Deliver Filed Pleadings” […]

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Fat Daddy’s Submarine Test, Date TBD

August 16, 2012
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John Mayer’s new album, Born and Raised, contains a song that has already become one of my all-time favorite songs. Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967 tells the tale of a man who wants to escape to a new world and after much study and tinkering finds himself alone in the ocean in a “homemade, […]

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Confessions of an Addict

June 19, 2012
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I have a confession, I’m an addict. It started early on in life but I only recently began to understand the impact of my condition. I don’t remember the first time I “used” but I know by college I was a full-fledged junkie. You might wonder how I kept this from my parents. The truth […]

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How to Build the Ultimate Treadmill Desk

January 31, 2012

Many people desire a fit and healthy body. It is easy to read through fitness magazines and websites and dream of a beach-ready figure. The demands of work and family often crowd out the hard part, finding time to actually exercise.  It is even worse if you have a desk job where you tend to […]

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Mobile Timeslips on the iPad with iSlips

December 22, 2011

As I have discussed here before, it can be a pain keeping track of your billing in six minute increments. It is even more of a chore to keep track of time when you are on the go. Trying to go back and recreate a day or a week out of the office can be […]

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Cornbread Dressing

November 20, 2011

Dressing? Stuffing? Around my house we call it dressing because it doesn’t get stuffed into anything. This recipe is my grandmother’s and is one of my all-time favorite foods from my youth. When I was growing up she would make this every Thanksgiving and sometimes for other gatherings as well. Before she passed away I […]

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Why Our Society Sucks

November 15, 2011

Hot Mama loves Pinterest. I am not going to discuss the relative positives and negatives of the site at this time. But one positive I have noticed is she can “pin” a recipe and I can login to see what interests her when I am making plans for dinner. Recently she pinned, and I made, […]

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10 Years

September 1, 2011

Hot Mama and I recently celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary and I have been reflecting a lot on where we have been, where we are, and where we are going to be in the future. This is my favorite picture from that day. The wedding was in July which usually spells oppressive heat but […]

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Old School Alternative Dispute Resolution

August 11, 2011

Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, hosts the aptly-named Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips Blog and recently shared a link to a story in the Oklahoma Bar Journal where a long-practicing attorney shares the experience of his first trial fresh out of law school. Check out the story, it’s short and worth […]

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Do I Still Get My Tickets?

August 5, 2011

I came across an interesting report of Operation Iron Snare on YardBarker.com where an Alabama Sheriff’s department rounded up child support-owing parents by claiming they won tickets to the Alabama-Auburn football game. And, no, he did not get his tickets.

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