Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day 2016


  • Justice Clarence Thomas broke his 10-year silence and asked questions in court this morning. [CNN]
  • There's not much else to link for news right now, but someone suggested we discuss the state of attorney billboard advertising in Las Vegas. While this has always been a special feature of our community, there are several billboards lately that raise the question of when is it okay to call yourself (in an unqualified) matter voted top lawyer or highest-rated injury attorneys. Anyone want to remind of the standard for attorney advertising? Is there a rule against billboard beards in attorney ads? Should there be? 

16 comments:

  1. NewlyMintedAttorney: Hot or Lawyer Hot?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Neither. Or both. I don't care, and I'm fine with that. My life is awesome. I enjoy my family, I enjoy my hobbies that relieve the stress of being a lawyer, and I enjoy the outdoors. As long as my kids are happy to spend time with me, and my spouse considers me a partner and friend, the viewpoints of random strangers are pretty meaningless in comparison.

      Delete
    2. ^^^ That sounds Mormon Lawyer Hot.

      Delete
    3. Hearing a bit of hypocrisy from Not So Newly Minted. Other people's viewpoints are meaningless yet you post your opinion quite frequently. The implication is your opinion matters while the others do not. Hmmmmm? Maybe I am misinterpreting and I do typically enjoy your posts.

      Delete
    4. On this particular subject, yeah. My opinion matters. My spouse's opinion on this subject matters. Other peoples'? Not so much.

      Delete
  2. An AV rating used to mean something. Now they give them out to anyone with a pulse.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All those awards are a joke. You get them when you advertise with the organization.

      Delete
    2. That's not actually true, they don't just give them out if you advertise with them. That said, if you have enough attorney friends around town who are willing to give you a good rating, it's not too difficult to get an AV rating. And they can't all be from the same firm, so if you have an AV rating, it at least shows that you're not a huge dick and you have some good networking skills.

      Delete
  3. Here is a nice write up on LV Attorney Bob Nersesian in the New York Post. Nice work, Bob!

    http://nypost.com/2016/02/27/cheated-gamblers-are-turning-the-tables-on-casinos/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Enough said........CALL ED! I hope my Boyd '13 Degree pays off. I need a better job...construction defect litigation is not what it used to be.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anybody have recommendations in town what attorney handles real estate closings?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm guessing you're new in town? Come from East of the Mississippi? Or are you talking about large, commercial closings?

      Delete
    2. In Nevada, lawyers are almost never involved in residential closings. The escrow and title functions are handled by the title company. Rarely is a lawyer involved except in some luxury transactions or in residential transactions involving more complicated issues (weird easements, water, land, mineral rights, etc.).

      Delete
  6. Anyone in the know on Snell & Wilmer; I heard they lost several partners in the last couple of months.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am sure they will turn up after a few days, no worse for the wear.

    ReplyDelete