Anybody can hang out a shingle and start a small law firm, but the attorneys who will succeed must invariably learn something about the business of law.
There are, in theory, so many resources available that one might think it would be hard…
Earlier this year, I tested an idea – what if a group of lawyers grabbed a virtual cup of coffee every Monday morning and chatted about their progress building a profitable law firm that prioritizes the attorney’s well being?
The Business of Law – its not something we really think about until we need to know something about it.
Every time I’ve needed to find a lawyer who can help me understand the law, argue a point in a motion or brief, or figure out the pra…
“I can’t take a day off or a vacation. Someone has to get the work done.”
If you are a lawyer and that is the reason you are not taking a vacation, or at least a day off, then you are bailing water from a sinking ship.
Working to k…
In the past decade or so, Attig | Steel has talked with thousands of veterans seeking help with their VA Claims and Court Appeals.
During that time, we have reviewed all kinds of VA claims, at all stages of appeal, and communicated with Vetera…
Every appeal to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) begins by filing a Notice of Appeal with the CAVC.
Shortly after receiving a Notice of Appeal, the CAVC assigns a docket number. The CAVC Docket Number is the reference number th…
Today’s video starts off with an overview of a recent precedential decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in the case of Moody v. Wilkie, Cause No. 16-1707.
Click here to read the CAVC’s panel decision in&n…
Coffee w/ Chris: (Monday, October 29, 2018)
What Financial Metrics are important to evaluate your law firm’s progress?
If you get behind the wheel of any car, there are certain metrics you will find on the dashboard. Are there similar metric…
What to do when you get back from a Legal Conference?
I just returned home from a multi-day legal conference: this time the Fall Conference for the National Organization for Veterans Advocates (NOVA) in Washington, D.C.
Here’s what I’l…
Taking care of your law firm’s most important asset.
Law is a service business. We help people resolve the disputes which impact their ability to live.
That makes your law firm’s most important asset … you.
How to drive MASSIVE revenue to your Veterans law firm.
I was talking to attorney the other day, and I told her that I believe that drive and focus are the 2 biggest indicators of success for attorneys building a unique brand for their own la…
This case involves the application of a duplicitous legal standard by the BVA to a veteran’s TDIU appeal, in what is called a “reasons and bases” error by the Board of Veterans Appeals.
While it favored a VA C&P medical opinion…
This case involves several issues but centered around two: the veteran’s entitlement to increased TBI (Traumatic-Brain-Injury) and migraine ratings.
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (TBI & Migraine Ratings).
The veteran in this case was in a c…
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC: PTSD rating higher than 50-percent.
The veteran appealed to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) seeking a PTSD rating higher than 50-percent. The VA had performed a VA C&P examination and opinion in January 2019. Rely…
Racist Ideas, Attitudes, and Behavior
On March 1, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it proposed disciplinary action against three Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) attorneys and two judges who had repeatedly sent racist…
By: Yalitza Ledgister, writing for “The Bridge”
One day my son came home from school and, pointing to his brown arms, asked, “Mom, why can’t I have white skin?”
After the initial shock and parent-fail slap wore off, I…
Even as protestors march across bridges across the nation, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate, history teaches us that America is resistant to acknowledging the persistent racism that plagues this country and even worse, resistant to do…
“I am a Black man who jogs” was written by Augustus Turner, Mr. Turner retains all copyright to the image and content; it is republished here with his permission.
Augustus Turner is a husband, a father, a soldier, and an attorney.…