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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    RIP Richard Strafer

    RIP Richard Strafer
    RIP Richard Strafer.What a tragedy. Richard was a friend. A really great guy. Brilliant lawyer. He could spot a great issue and crank out a 50-page perfect brief faster than anyone I knew. Here's the DBR obit:Miami criminal appellate lawyer…
  • Jul 20

    #SeersuckerDay at the USSC meeting

    #SeersuckerDay at the USSC meeting
    #SeersuckerDay at the USSC meeting in DC. That's Judge Bill Pryor and Judge Charles Breyer.Judges Pryor and Breyer start new USSC tradition! #SeersuckerDay pic.twitter.com/GY2Xte4TzS— SentencingCommission (@TheUSSCgov) July 19, 2017
  • Jul 19

    Judge Rosenbaum starts her opinion with a GoT quote

    Judge Rosenbaum starts her opinion with a GoT quote
    Judge Rosenbaum starts her opinion with a Game of Thrones quote.  And it's Tyrion Lannister, Hand of Daenerys Targaryen.  Looks like she was watching the premier with the rest of us on Sunday night.  Here's the intro:“A…
Rank this Week: 37

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Jul 19

    Writing Well: What's at stake, anyway?

    Writing Well: What's at stake, anyway?
    You and your firm are judged by every piece of writing that goes out the door. --A wise person, possibly Dan White, lawyer-writer-humorist Henry Miller, American writer (1891-1980)...
  • Jul 19

    Some days Jack Kerouac got it exactly right.

    Some days Jack Kerouac got it exactly right.
    Kerouac sometimes got the thrill and promise of simply being alive pitch perfect. The famous "mad to be saved" passage happens early on, in the first chapter On The Road. ...the only people for me are the mad ones, the...
Rank this Week: 103

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jul 18

    Valorem recognized as Leading Core Firm and Leading Recommended Firm for Manufacturing Industry

    Valorem recognized as Leading Core Firm and Leading Recommended Firm for Manufacturing Industry
    I am honored to report that “Clients recognize Valorem Law Group for its unparalleled client relationships in the brand new BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18…
  • Jul 18

    Space can make you more creative

    Space can make you more creative
    Not outer space.  No, the point is that the space you meet in, the space you operate in, or the space you interact with people in can make you more creative.  Everyone has been to a conference in a hotel ballroom, right. …
  • Jul 12

    A real live mythical creature speaks about alternative fee

    A real live mythical creature speaks about alternative fee
    Utah Business recently published Industry Outlook: Legal, which featured a question about alternative fees.  It appears that Utah is an hourly billing utopia, immune to much of the turmoil firms face in the rest of the country. …
Rank this Week: 117

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 23

    Prosecutor Convicted Of Lunchtime DUI Agrees To Supension

    Prosecutor Convicted Of Lunchtime DUI Agrees To Supension
    A stipulated disposition of a two-year suspension with all but 60 days stayed has been approved by the California State Bar Court Hearing Department The case involves a series of alcohol-related driving incidents. Notably, one took place…
  • Jul 23

    A Slow and Painful Probate Proce

    A Slow and Painful Probate Proce
    A one year suspension has been imposed by the Tennessee Supreme Court for neglect of a probate matter. The Board of Professional Responsibility posted this summary Mr. Kennedy served as executor of an estate that was opened in 1987. In...
  • Jul 22

    Up In Not Smoking

    Up In Not Smoking
    A divided United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld an interpretation of the airplane smoking ban prohibiting inflight use of electronic cigarettes. Underlying petitioners’ arguments and those of the dissent…
Rank this Week: 148

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 21

    Private No More: Exposing the Praxis of Comparative Law for What It I

    Private No More: Exposing the Praxis of Comparative Law for What It I
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., Privacy Revisited: A Global Perspective on the Right to Be Left Alone (2016). Russell Miller I liked Privacy Revisited, not the least because Ronald Krotoszynski’s book – both explicitly and implicitly…
  • Jul 20

    Courtesy Without Copyright

    Courtesy Without Copyright
    Robert Spoo, Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 637 (2017). David Fagundes It is now a familiar point that positive law accounts for only part of the systems…
  • Jul 19

    Disruptive Platform

    Disruptive Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016), available at SSRN. Margot Kaminski Until recently, the law of the online platform involved intermediary liability for online content and safe harbors like CDA §230 or DMCA…
Rank this Week: 216

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    One of the saddest phrases in English is…

    One of the saddest phrases in English is "some assembly required". That's why the gloomy Swedes spell it "En viss montering krävs"
  • Jul 13

    Harvard is moving to ban frats and…

    Harvard is moving to ban frats and sororities. Good. My undergraduate college did not allow national Greek organizations, but there were local frats and sororities. For the most part these were off-campus housing options with different sorts…
  • Jul 11

    I've been wanting to go to Zingerman's…

    I've been wanting to go to Zingerman's Deli for years, and fate finally sent me a deposition in Ann Arbor. Classic delicatessen is rare anywhere, and Zingerman's is said to be one of the best in the country. All the way across Ontario (and…
Rank this Week: 220

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 212

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Jul 20

    Steve Koch, '82: Emanuel's Right-Hand Man Leaving City Hall

    Steve Koch, '82: Emanuel's Right-Hand Man Leaving City Hall
    Steve Koch, '82, Deputy Mayor of Chicago, who played a key role in rebuilding Chicago's finances and boosting its post-recession economy, is leaving City Hall. …
  • Jul 19

    Jared Grusd, '00: How Digital Publishing is Evolving for the Future

    Jared Grusd, '00: How Digital Publishing is Evolving for the Future
    Forbes interviews Jared Grusd, '00, CEO of HuffPost (rebranded from Huffington Post), on the rebrand of HuffPost being about reaching its true audience. He also talks about how every publication is in a battle to figure out a model that works…
  • Jul 19

    David Rubenstein, '73: Recipient of 2017 American Spirit Award

    David Rubenstein, '73: Recipient of 2017 American Spirit Award
    The National WWII Museum held its recent American Spirit Awards gala to celebrate “individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the WWII years and throughout…
Rank this Week: 317

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 276

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 293

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
  • Jul 19

    Is There a Right to a Home’s View?

    Is There a Right to a Home’s View?
    Your client bought a home with a beautiful view but has just learned that this view will soon be blocked. Do you know your client’s rights and how to protect them? Under English common law, views were well protected: Under the doctrine…
  • Jul 17

    4 Things Expert Witnesses Should Read Before Trial

    4 Things Expert Witnesses Should Read Before Trial
    In addition to the file materials used in preparing for deposition—and that should be reviewed again for trial—there are at least four types of written materials that every expert witness should carefully read and analyze before…
Rank this Week: 376

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Ms. JD Honors - Submit Your Nominations!

    Ms. JD Honors - Submit Your Nominations!
    Ms. JD is proud to continue honoring exceptional women and men making contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession through Ms. JD Honors. The Ms. JD Honors Reception will take place in connection with Ms. JD’s next…
  • Jul 8

    You’ll Move Mountains, Kid: By Mastering Minutes as a Mommy!

    You’ll Move Mountains, Kid: By Mastering Minutes as a Mommy!
    When I began law school as a single mother of two small children, I did not fully appreciate how much hard work it was going to take to be both a successful law student and a good mother at the same time.  It has been extremely…
  • Jul 7

    Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice for New Lawyer

    Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice for New Lawyer
    Q: I am new at the firm, and I have a legal assistant who has already saved me several times. She is invaluable, and I wanted to show my appreciation, so I invited her to lunch. At first, she eagerly accepted, but as the date was approaching…
Rank this Week: 402

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 18

    Reputation Management Company Can Remove Over 150,000 Webpages With Negative Review

    Reputation Management Company Can Remove Over 150,000 Webpages With Negative Review
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Reputation Management Company can help Lawyers & Business Owners with it’s ability to remove over 150,000 unwanted webpages or reviews that could tarnish a…
  • Jul 16

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jul 10

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 354

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Focused on practice management and growing your business. By Jan Copley.

http://www.copleycoaching.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Thanksgiving 2012

    Thanksgiving 2012
    It’s Thanksgiving again. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I like it that we use the day to mark the start of a season of good cheer. I also very much like the concept of the holiday — to give thanks for what we have.
  • Nov 16

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two
    In my previous blog posting, I wrote about being subjected to a serious network mistake: brazenly asking for business. It’s unfortunate, but at the same meeting, I was exposed to another networking technique that served to annoy me and…
  • Nov 14

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One
    I just got back from the monthly meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a nice organization composed of private fiduciaries, home healthcare service professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants,…
Rank this Week: 367

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 23

    Could the President Pardon Himself?

    Could the President Pardon Himself?
    A topic that’s making the rounds becomes increasingly less academic: Could President Trump put an end to the Russian scandal by pardoning himself? The Constitution does not address the question of self-pardons. And a pardon need not require…
  • Jul 23

    ABA Censures Texas Southern’s Law School

    ABA Censures Texas Southern’s Law School
    From the ABAJournal blog: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law has been publicly censured by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar after gender discrimination allegations from a female associate…
  • Jul 22

    Fewer Summer Associates, Higher Salarie

    Fewer Summer Associates, Higher Salarie
    From JDJournal: For the past several years, there has been an average decrease in summer hires of 2.02 percent at the 92 Am Law 200 firms that participated in The American Lawyer’s Summer Associates Survey. Despite this the survey…
Rank this Week: 531

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 21

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog
    New Column Recently, I was scrolling through family photos on my phone when I found a very moving shot of my extended family at a dinner with their heads bowed. They looked so devout, so meditative, so centered and focused on the real. Except…
  • Jul 21

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog
    New Column Recently, I was scrolling through family photos on my phone when I found a very moving shot of my extended family at a dinner with their heads bowed. They looked so devout, so meditative, so centered and focused on the…
  • Jul 20

    Client Won’t Pay: What Are You Going to Do About It?

    Client Won’t Pay: What Are You Going to Do About It?
    You may recall this LexisNexis report: “Law Firm Billing Survey: Collections Conversations Leave Lawyers Uncomfortable.” Duh. In what industry is a "collections conversation" a comfortable thing? The report is three years old, but…
Rank this Week: 454

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • May 16

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
  • Feb 13

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service
    The following Guest Post is from technology guru, Tom Lambotte from GlobalMac IT: Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting the…
Rank this Week: 498

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    What Does Swagger Look Like?

    What Does Swagger Look Like?
    What does swagger look like? Watching a tennis tournament on TV recently, commentators began talking about whether certain competitors looked like they belonged in the big leagues. Who had swagger? […] The post What Does Swagger Look…
  • Jun 8

    Deliberate Practice and “Peak”

    Deliberate Practice and “Peak”
    When we suggest to our workshop participants that they should practice the skills we have honed, we often get skeptical stares. Body language scrunches up and shoulders turn away. Eye […] The post Deliberate Practice and…
  • May 23

    Nikki Haley Stood Up – Stand Up When You Have the Floor

    Nikki Haley Stood Up – Stand Up When You Have the Floor
    Last month at the United Nations emergency Security Council meeting on Syria, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley did something I’ve been urging women to do for about a year: she stood up […] The post Nikki Haley Stood Up –…
Rank this Week: 491

Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • May 31

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence
    Linda Kohanov is one of the pioneers in the area of building emotional intelligence skills through human/equine interaction. Based on the theories she discusses in her numerous bestsellers, her organization Eponaquest offers…
  • Apr 21

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3
    So we realize the depth and breadth of the competition that artificially intelligent technology can pose to our traditional legal practices. We are, after all, not able to access as many sources and certainly not as fast and perhaps not as…
  • Apr 10

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 2

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 2
    Sure, as we were saying, we lawyers could use some extra computing capacity, but isn’t there something unique about dispensing legal services that makes our positions secure from the onslaught of robots with artificial intelligence? For…
Rank this Week: 429

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 30

    Kamagra tablette

    Kamagra tablette
    Elle a reduit les problemes de sante sexuelle chez les hommes dans une mesure importante.
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile
    Your mobile product pages are probably the least explored quick win opportunity your marketing team could exploit. To benefit fully; we need to understand the important differences between mobile and desktop. Often however, we see retailers…
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
Rank this Week: 488

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 530

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 410

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 21

    How Lawyers Work: Scott Bassett, Virtual Lawyer and Tech Enthusiast

    How Lawyers Work: Scott Bassett, Virtual Lawyer and Tech Enthusiast
    n this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Scott Bassett, a lawyer, professor, musician, and tech enthusiast. How Lawyers Work: Scott Bassett, Virtual Lawyer and Tech Enthusiast was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jul 20

    Know Your Weaknesse

    Know Your Weaknesse
    We look at how to evaluate your own weaknesses, and how the knowledge of those weaknesses can help you turn them into strengths. Know Your Weaknesses was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jul 19

    Podcast #129: The Business of Public Access to Law, with Tim Stanley

    Podcast #129: The Business of Public Access to Law, with Tim Stanley
    In this episode, we discuss the business of public access to law with one of its pioneers, Tim Stanley, and wonder why it's taking so long for courts and legislatures to get on board. Plus, a little karma. Podcast #129: The Business of Public…
Rank this Week: 696

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 20

    Challenge to sex offender registration in Pennsylvania

    Challenge to sex offender registration in Pennsylvania
    As I have argued, for some time in courts-martial, sex offender registration is effectively a punishment in today’s society–despite what legislators and courts say.  Well, now we have an interesting decision from the…
  • Jul 2

    UCMJ and MCM changes coming

    UCMJ and MCM changes coming
    The DoD Joint Service Committee on Military Justice has some new “publications” on its website.  But more importantly, there are a number of proposed changes not yet on their site (but which are available on CAAFLog). A draft…
  • Jun 24

    Copious rations and heaping serving

    Copious rations and heaping serving
    The military does not have Alford pleas. In an Alford Plea, the criminal defendant does not admit the act but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge. The court will pronounce the defendant guilty. The defendant may plead…
Rank this Week: 662

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    Learning how to be more thankful

    Learning how to be more thankful
    Last Thanksgiving I made a particularly strong effort to be pay attention to what I’m thankful for in my…
  • May 30

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict
    You’ll all be well versed to many of my complaints about working in the legal profession by now. Besides for the obvious day to day politics there are other things that make whatever you’re doing a part of your life. When…
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
Rank this Week: 590

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017
    In 2015, Heidi Alexander posted a great list of women in the field of legal technology on the Law Technology Today blog. Last year, she brought the concept to the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center to turn it into an annual…
  • Mar 30

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection
    I had a great time at the recent ABA TECHSHOW 2017. Congratulations to Adriana Linares and the whole TECHSHOW team. I would sum up my experience as fun, fun, fun. If you want more details than that, including the reflections and insights of…
  • Feb 15

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
Rank this Week: 698

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Dec 27

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model
    A Recurring Revenue Business Model LegalZoom® which started as a legal document web site based on individual transactions is gradually shifting towards a new business model based upon recurring revenue. Under the guidance of Premira, a…
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
Rank this Week: 627

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

http://blog.lawspacematch.com/
  • Jan 14

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta
    According to Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, referencing commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, says Atlanta's economy is rebounding! According to Sams, the region's second-largest…
  • Jan 8

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice
    As a sponsor for Run for Justice facilitated by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, LawSpaceMatch was a part of the 1,200 participants raising $25,000 for the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The run was on November 10, 2012,…
  • May 1

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 587

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

Offers step-by-step instructions showing how to get more out of Time Matters software.

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
  • Jul 22

    Hotfix for Time Matters 16.2

    Hotfix for Time Matters 16.2
    To fix two important issues affecting the Billing Matters BillFlow Manager and the link to QuickBooks, LexisNexis has pulled the Time Matters 16.2 release. The development team is working on a Hotfix for release in the near future.
  • Jun 28

    A Better Time Matters Website

    A Better Time Matters Website
    So that you can more conveniently view everything about Time Matters and cloud practice management...
  • Jun 26

    Fix for Viewing Images with Time Matter

    Fix for Viewing Images with Time Matter
    If you cannot view photos and images from Document records within Time Matters on your Windows 10 computer, here is a fix.
Rank this Week: 1233

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 21

    How to Be Happier in Your Career and Personal Life

    How to Be Happier in Your Career and Personal Life
    Even if you are not a CEO or an entrepreneur, but just a hard-working lawyer, it is possible to be happier in your career and your personal life: “Here are 8 strategies I’ve compiled through... The post How to Be Happier in Your…
  • Jul 20

    Lawyer Says He Missed Deposition Because Notice Went To Junk Email Folder

    Lawyer Says He Missed Deposition Because Notice Went To Junk Email Folder
    Raise your hand if you’ve had something legitimate go to your junk folder due to your email provider’s over-zealous filtering: “A Wisconsin lawyer has informed a federal court that he and his client missed a... The post…
  • Jul 19

    Despair Ahead: Millennial Lawyers and the Legal Job Market

    Despair Ahead: Millennial Lawyers and the Legal Job Market
    Are millenial lawyers headed for a rude awakening in the legal job market? Are lawyers at any level immune? “We recently learned of the shocking story of Robert Chu, a medical school graduate who committed... The post Despair Ahead:…
Rank this Week: 853

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Jul 21

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog
    New Column Recently, I was scrolling through family photos on my phone when I found a very moving shot of my extended family at a dinner with their heads bowed. They looked so devout, so meditative, so centered and focused on the real. Except…
  • Jul 21

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

    Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog
    New Column Recently, I was scrolling through family photos on my phone when I found a very moving shot of my extended family at a dinner with their heads bowed. They looked so devout, so meditative, so centered and focused on the…
  • Jul 20

    Client Won’t Pay: What Are You Going to Do About It?

    Client Won’t Pay: What Are You Going to Do About It?
    You may recall this LexisNexis report: “Law Firm Billing Survey: Collections Conversations Leave Lawyers Uncomfortable.” Duh. In what industry is a "collections conversation" a comfortable thing? The report is three years old, but…
Rank this Week: 1526

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Jul 21

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone
    An extra-terrestrial alien visiting Earth in 2007 and returning, now, one decade later, might, at first glance, notice little difference in smartphones between times. For example, most-recent iPhone models superficially appear very similar to…
  • Jul 12

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"
    The Campaign for Accountability (CA) has released a report on Google's "influence" on academic papers.  Notably, The Chronicle for Higher Education states that "The Campaign for Accountability" is funded by Google's…
  • Jul 11

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection
    In most intellectual property law courses and many property courses in the U.S., the INS v. AP case is taught.  In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court created the INS misappropriation claim which essentially protects the gathering of…
Rank this Week: 1319

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 20

    Facing and Overcoming Law Firm Business-Development Challenge

    Facing and Overcoming Law Firm Business-Development Challenge
    I was pleased to have been invited recently to contribute my thoughts to an article by Jody Glidden, cofounder and CEO of Introhive. Introhive provides relationship intelligence automation (RIA) support to law firms and other…
  • Jul 13

    Lessons from HBO’s Game of Thrones about Email Security

    Lessons from HBO’s Game of Thrones about Email Security
    A recent article in The Verge describes the challenges faced by the wildly popular Game of Thrones series on HBO when it comes to protecting secrecy around the plots of future episodes. Among the steps…
  • Jul 6

    Gary Kasparov: “Work with – Don’t Fear – Intelligent Machines”

    Gary Kasparov: “Work with – Don’t Fear – Intelligent Machines”
    In a humorous and entertaining, but also thought-provoking, TED Talk, Gary Kasparov recounts his historic confrontation with IBM’s “Deep Blue” in 1997: the never-to-be-forgotten day when the world champion chess…
Rank this Week: 1089

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jul 17

    If you only had a short time to live, would one last conference call be your highest priority? NYT: The Lawyer, The Addict

    If you only had a short time to live, would one last conference call be your highest priority? NYT: The Lawyer, The Addict
    A feature in the New York Times this weekend, The Lawyer, the Addict, is a compelling read, made so in large part by the writer's viewpoint from outside of the profession. Those of us in the profession have repeatedly heard...
  • Jul 11

    Personal property inventory by smart phone and email

    Personal property inventory by smart phone and email
    Today’s law practice tip was inspired by Norman, Oklahoma master police officer Paul Evans and his observations from an article in The Norman Transcript. Some may not consider this a law office management tip, but if you’ve ever…
  • Jun 30

    Improving Access to Justice

    Improving Access to Justice
    Access to justice availability is a significant problem today. At least that’s the belief of every organization that has studied the issue. The fact that this problem appears to be growing is a challenge for society. The legal…
Rank this Week: 891

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

Provides practice management tips for Oregon lawyers. By Beverly Michaelis.

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 17

    The Consequences of Technological Incompetence — NWSidebar

    The Consequences of Technological Incompetence — NWSidebar
    Being tech savvy isn’t just a “good thing.”  As this repost from NW Sidebar points out, it is key to avoiding potential malpractice and ethics complaints. Being a Luddite can be expensive, embarrassing,…
  • Jul 10

    Are Limited License Legal Technicians Coming to Oregon?

    Are Limited License Legal Technicians Coming to Oregon?
    With the success of the Washington Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) experiment, will Oregon finally dip its toe into paraprofessional licensing? The answer appears to be yes. In June 2017 the OSB Futures Task Force submitted its…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Independence Day!

    Happy Independence Day!
    Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!  
Rank this Week: 861

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 14

    Even When Big Data Favors Your Clients, Doesn’t Mean You’ll Sleep at Night

    Even When Big Data Favors Your Clients, Doesn’t Mean You’ll Sleep at Night
    These days, the legal industry is obsessed with data . In my view, that’s a positive trend. Access to large amounts of information outside of any single lawyer’s experience yields trends that enable us to better assess our…
  • Jul 11

    Trading Big Law for Legacy

    Trading Big Law for Legacy
    For a quarter of a century, superstar commercial litigator Roberta Kaplan  was what I like to call “big law famous.” In other words, I imagine that  Kaplan, a litigation partner at powerhouse law firm Paul…
  • Jul 10

    Even Court-Appointed Criminal Work Needs to Be Treated Like A Business, Not a “Vocation” For Solo Lawyer

    Even Court-Appointed Criminal Work Needs to Be Treated Like A Business, Not a “Vocation” For Solo Lawyer
    If you had a long-time client who failed to pay his bills on time year after year, and consistently leaving you with shortfalls, at some point, you’d simply stop taking his cases and search for more reliable clients instead. And if you…
Rank this Week: 1042

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    The Last Mile of Contracts: Why Human Teams Are Still Essential

    The Last Mile of Contracts: Why Human Teams Are Still Essential
    You might think that everything about contracts has been automated. But in fact, that’s not true. Here’s a quick rundown on technology for contracts and why we still need humans to help create, analyze, and manage contracts.…
  • Jun 21

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say
    Law firm management needs to think more about their clients. Right now, they expend more energy on boosting profitability with inward measures than they do on client service. That cannot be sustainable. Protecting long-term profitability…
  • Jun 13

    A New Era of Managing and Finding Experience in Large Law Firm

    A New Era of Managing and Finding Experience in Large Law Firm
    Experience management – the ability to find relevant matters and lawyers with specific experience – has emerged as core in large law firms for both knowledge management and marketing. I explain here its importance and…
Rank this Week: 925

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jun 29

    Video Update: Inception Retrospection

    Video Update: Inception Retrospection
    As US readers get ready for a brief July 4th break, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who joined us for Inception17 last month. The event grew 40% over 2016, with great participation and passion from the risk community.Special…
  • Jun 9

    On Client Selection (Presidential Edition)

    On Client Selection (Presidential Edition)
    Several interesting stories in the news. This one on client selection and risk management was certainly eye catching: "Four top law firms turned down requests to represent Trump" --"Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed…
  • Jun 8

    LegalKEY Replacement (Four Reasons Why)

    LegalKEY Replacement (Four Reasons Why)
    From the team at FileTrail comes: "4 Reasons It’s Time To Replace LegalKEY" --"If you haven’t heard, future development for LegalKEY is over. However, that’s no surprise to anyone still using LegalKEY. Although the company…
Rank this Week: 1053

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Apr 20

    No, not all evictions go quickly

    No, not all evictions go quickly
    Typically, it takes a landlord less than a month to evict a tenant for violating his or her lease but that is not always the case. In Arkansas, the eviction… The post No, not all evictions go quickly appeared first on Nobles Law Firm.
  • Apr 19

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’
    It’s been quite some time since you good people were treated to a legal-themed old time radio (OTR) episode, so rejoice — the long wait has come to an end.… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When…
  • Apr 19

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace
    Ever since Arkansas voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than one employer has wondered what impact the law will have on the workplace. Fortunately, the Arkansas… The post Medical marijuana in the…
Rank this Week: 903

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Feb 22

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM
    Three Plaintiffs have filed suit in the Northern District Court of Illinois against an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. They claim that the Defendant failed to timely file their action in connection with an airplane crash. On August 24,…
  • Feb 22

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM
    Three Plaintiffs have filed suit in the Northern District Court of Illinois against an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. They claim that the Defendant failed to timely file their action in connection with an airplane crash. On August 24,…
  • Feb 10

    FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT FINAL FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM TO ACCRUE

    FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT FINAL FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM TO ACCRUE
    January 25, 2017.  The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that a plaintiff may go forward with a legal malpractice suit against defense attorney, Robert Lithman, and associated law firms. The plaintiffs in the…
Rank this Week: 1507

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Feb 22

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer
    The first time I stumbled across my life coach’s website and saw her latest program on career change I remember thinking: Why the hell would I change careers? I want to be a lawyer. Fast forward a few years to me enrolling in her…
  • Sep 16

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp
    I was a counselor at summer camp last month. Sounds banal enough. But what would you say if I told you some of my campers were older than me? I went to summer camp for grown-ass women, and it was even more than I hoped it’d be. I…
  • Apr 9

    Networking for Lawyers Redux

    Networking for Lawyers Redux
    We’re having a vet behaviorist come to our house. Yep. We’re those people. But we used to be waaaaaaay further out on the ridiculous end of the spectrum before we had a baby. We flew our (then only) dog to Vegas to be the flower…
Rank this Week: 1431

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 874

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Dec 28

    Rebooting the Blog

    Rebooting the Blog
    In January 2016 I’ll have been “writing” this blog for 12 years. I put “writing” in quotes because the truth is I’ve written it for nine, ignored it for two and abandoned it for one. It still gets a handful…
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend
    Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here. We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and two days later made the Today…
  • Dec 29

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
Rank this Week: 878

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
Rank this Week: 893

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Offers thoughts on law practice management and technology issues. By Ross Kodner and the MicroLaw team.

http://rossipsa.com
  • Sep 8

    So What is This “Microsoft Office 365??”

    So What is This “Microsoft Office 365??”
    It can be just about anything you want it to be. All of the Microsoft Office 365 plans are per-user subscriptions, at a price any small to mid-size business can afford. Even for much larger business, it’s an attractive hassle-free…
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
Rank this Week: 864