First, I'm taking suggestions. If there is anything you want me to include or change, email me at email@example.com. Do not email me with questions. If you want to pay me, that's a different story. But if there is something that you'd like to see here, let me know.
Second, I never explicitly said so, but if anyone wants to guest blog, you're more than welcome. However, I have and will always have complete editorial control. That isn't to say that I have any interest in changing someone's post, but there are some things I will allow and some things I won't. As long as you don't intend on being a jerkoff or a stupid, your post will go though. I'm assuming that people actually want to guest blog, but I could be wrong.
murum aries attigit (h/t Popehat). I read stuff like that and wonder what the hell I've been doing with my career. It also makes me realize that I'm not working nearly hard enough. Head over to Randazza's blog; you'll probably feel the same way. No-Fault can beat you down and make you feel like it isn't worth getting up, but it pales in comparison to the toll criminal defense can take on an attorney (h/t Simple Justice). On a happier note, Evan Schaeffer's blawg review #38 is great. He gives Ten New year's Resolutions for Bloggers. One of my favorites is something I have managed to do at my other blog, but not here–Resolution 2: Prove You Have a Personality. Two obsticles are in my way. One, while I have a personality, it's ugly and when people first meet me they usually want to kick me in the face. Two, it takes more effort to put yourself into the posts than it does to do a quick copy and paste job with a little analysis.
Crime and Federalism is a must read. I've mentioned this over at the no-fault blog, but I don't get much in the way of overlap here. Mike, the author, recommends The Last Psychiatrist, and so do I. It's a pain to read because of the ads, but it's worth it. Most of you appear to work in big fancy firms, so my guess is that you don't get around to Toiletlaw. You should. It is one of the most well written blogs out there.
As I write this, I see that Turkewitz covered a some of same stuff in his Linkworthy (End of Year Edition). After you read that, make sure to read about his fight with Class Counsel in the Yahoo suit. It isn't really a fight. More of a water balloon vs. shotgun thing. Lawyerist has a post: Dual Monitors Do Not Double Productivity. It's dead wrong. But there's nothing wrong with bad ideas, so it isn't all bad.
Worst lawyer in Houston? Not by a country mile.
Finally, one of my favorite posts from the past few weeks: Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling. While
your you're there, read Why I'd Rather be punched in the testicles than call customer service.