Subcontracting… for the Firm’s Benefit New Orleans, Louisiana— I’ve written previously about my insistence that lawyers should outsource their international work.  I’ve also modified my thinking a bit, at least as far as nomenclature of the idea, opting instead to call it subcontracting.  At ClioCon this morning, Clio’s CEO, Jack Newton, offered a brief synopsis of his company’s 2017 Legal...Continue Reading…
Peggy and I are in New Orleans this week for the Clio Cloud Conference (ClioCon, for short), in the hope of picking up some knowledge about the massive changes underway in the legal tech industry.  To be sure, mine is a very odd practice, and would not exist but for the wide range of technological marvels...Continue Reading…
How to Serve Process in Puerto Rico This conversation happens pretty frequently.  At first glance, it might seem like a silly discussion to have, but in reality, most of us don’t have a good handle on the geography or history behind it because we were never really exposed to it in high school.  And who paid attention then, anyway? Caller:  “Hey, Aaron,...Continue Reading…
Serving Overseas: Employment Litigation My practice area is a very tight niche, and explaining it to colleagues sometimes means getting into very tall weeds.  Odd conversations tend to follow my CLE lectures.  Or bar association happy hours.  Or tours of farwaway legislative chambers. I’ll describe what I do, and the colleague I just met will express appreciation for what I illustrated, tell me...Continue Reading…
Enforcement of U.S. Judgment in China– Don’t Pop Any Corks Just Yet This past weekend (Labor Day), the wires were abuzz with excitement– in transnational litigation circles, anyway– about a Chinese court’s unprecedented  enforcement of a U.S. judgment.  READ THAT SENTENCE AGAIN.  Really.  I’ll wait. Yes, folks.  A court in the People’s Republic of China was handed a decision from a court in the United States of America, was...Continue Reading…