I always believe that there is a grand conspiracy, intentional or otherwise, to slow things down for the summer. Lawyers and judges vacation, clients are less interested in stressful depositions, and generally, the practice of law slows down for the summer. It has always been this way as long as I can remember. It is a good time to work on more time intensive cases or re-assess how the year has gone and what cases are getting ready for trials and need extra attention.