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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/
  • Feb 24

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference
    Ms. JD's Annual Conference is almost here!  Here's what we are bumping here in the Bay (yay) Area in preparation for getting Stronger Together.1.  Independent Women Part 1, Destiny's Child 2.  Just a Girl, No…
  • Feb 24

    Ms. JD’s Stronger Together Conference on March 5-6, 2015:  You Need to be There!

    Ms. JD’s Stronger Together Conference on March 5-6, 2015:  You Need to be There!
    Ms. JD’s Annual Conference, "Stronger Together," in San Francisco will start with the Ms. JD Honors awards ceremony on Thursday, March 5th and continue on Friday, March 6th with all day conference panels and activities.…
  • Feb 22

    Three Myths about the LSAT Experimental Section

    Three Myths about the LSAT Experimental Section
    We talk a lot with students gearing up for the LSAT about the ideal way to take an LSAT practice test, and one of the pieces we stress the importance of including is the Experimental Section. If you want a thorough discussion of the…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Feb 26

    One fish, two fish

    One fish, two fish
    The Supremes reversed the 11th Circuit in the Sarbanes-Oxley Fish case yesterday.  The N.Y. Times has the coverage: A narrowly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Florida fisherman, throwing out his conviction for tossing…
  • Feb 25

    Summary of the en banc argument

    Summary of the en banc argument
    Aly Palmer from the Daily Report has this nice summary of the en banc arguments yesterday: Backed by groups concerned about government intrusion on privacy, a criminal defense attorney on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to put the…
  • Feb 23

    Tuesday is en banc day at the 11th Circuit

    Tuesday is en banc day at the 11th Circuit
    There are three cases being heard en banc tomorrow in the 11th Circuit:U.S. v. Alexander Roy (is it structural error when defense counsel is not present for a period of a trial -- panel said yes)U.S. v. Quartavious Davis  (is a warrant…
Rank this Week: 69

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Feb 23

    Recognition for “Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time”

    Recognition for “Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time”
    I am honored that my recent post, Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time, has been selected by the editorial team of SmallLaw, as its SmallLaw Pick of the Week.  SmallLaw is a popular email newsletter for…
  • Feb 2

    Timekeeping company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time

    Timekeeping company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time
    One of the great things about non-hourly billing is that it frees you from the tyranny of timesheets.  You stop thinking about billing and start thinking about results, about outputs, about deliverables.  That approach is an anthema…
  • Jan 29

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla
    Some people speaking with style.  Some put you to sleep.  Most law firm websites are the latter.  Law firms are so afraid of offending someone that they fail to capture the hearts of anyone. We’ve tried to be the former,…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Feb 25

    Did the GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee just go hippie on us?

    Did the GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee just go hippie on us?
    From the website of the House Appropriations Committee today: Hearings Budget Hearing - Quality of Life in the Military Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:30 AM in 2362-B Rayburn Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…
  • Feb 22

    "50 Shades of Grey" is an overwhelmingly limp cinematic experience bordering on fraud. Do not see it.

    "50 Shades of Grey" is an overwhelmingly limp cinematic experience bordering on fraud. Do not see it.
    In case you're Bevis or Butthead and might actually like this movie I won't spoil it for you by backing up this post with any concrete examples--but I made the mistake of seeing "50 of Shades Grey" on Friday...
  • Feb 20

    "No enemies" usually means he or she was never even in the game.

    "No enemies" usually means he or she was never even in the game.
    Here's the best advice on hiring, staffing and re-staffing I could ever give anyone. Please don't stand behind, endorse or recommend a candidate for employment, partnership or board membership--especially candidates over say, the age of…
Rank this Week: 167

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: 171

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/
  • Feb 26

    File This Under The Heading "Cautionary Tale"

    File This Under The Heading "Cautionary Tale"
    An attorney who had violated the duty of confidentiality has been admonished by the Vermont Professional Conduct Board. The attorney is a solo practitioner admitted in 1986. She rents office space in a building that also houses a number of...
  • Feb 26

    A Sanction With Teeth

    A Sanction With Teeth
    The two-year suspension of a dentist for his involvement in a criminal scheme was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department. The court rejected the suggestion that the sanction imposed by the Board of…
  • Feb 26

    Gone To Texa

    Gone To Texa
    An 84-year-old attorney consented to a three year suspension by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for unauthorized practice in a Louisiana case. The attorney has never been admitted in Louisiana. He filed a declaratory judgment action in a…
Rank this Week: 254

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
Rank this Week: 256

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Feb 26

    Hiring Employees Using Craigslist

    Hiring Employees Using Craigslist
    Craigslist's basic interface, low-cost listings, and wealth of potential applicants will more than likely get you the right person for your law firm — even if the list of applicants seems daunting to sift through at first.
  • Feb 26

    MM.LaFleur: The Best Workwear Company You’ve Never Heard Of [Sponsored]

    MM.LaFleur: The Best Workwear Company You’ve Never Heard Of [Sponsored]
    As professional women, we’ve all been there: You’re standing in front of your closet at 7am, frantically trying to devise an outfit that will take you from your first meeting, to a client lunch, to a presentation, and then to…
  • Feb 25

    State Bars’ Antitrust Immunity May Not Last Much Longer

    State Bars’ Antitrust Immunity May Not Last Much Longer
    Avvo General Counsel Josh King on the Supreme Court’s decision in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission: The court made no bones about it, siding with the FTC: the regulatory bodies of self-regulated…
Rank this Week: 282

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
  • Feb 14

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level
    When you survey your clients to assess how satisfied they are with your law department, you want confidence that you have tapped a representative group by their levels. One way to visualize the responses you get from your survey by a…
Rank this Week: 285

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Jan 11

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator
    The word "Truth" etched in the pieces of this sculpture on Canyon Road in Santa Fe If we disagree with someone, we typically view the other person as more influenced by bias than are we. That perception of bias can be a monumental…
  • Jan 10

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?
    An important topic: play. Fortunately it is receiving serious attention these days. For example, Current Biology has devoted an edition to it. An excerpt from the article "Playfuness and creativity": Having fun is a good reason to…
  • Dec 21

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia
    Thanksgiving in Manassas, Virginia This season often brings with it memories fond to hard, and glad to sad. Did you know that nostalgia is a focus of much research? And that it has many benefits? Enjoy or at least value those thoughts of the…
Rank this Week: 283

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 296

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    How to Take Control of Email Plus 40 More Must-Read

    How to Take Control of Email Plus 40 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Feb 25

    How to Get Started With OneNote Plus 44 More Must-Read

    How to Get Started With OneNote Plus 44 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 45 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Feb 23

    How I Won a Low-Budget Trial With Help From Five Apps and an iPad Plus a Judge's Brief Writing Tip

    How I Won a Low-Budget Trial With Help From Five Apps and an iPad Plus a Judge's Brief Writing Tip
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Litigator Stephen Hayes had a problem — a client with no money and an opposing party with no assets whose legal fees were paid by his parents. In this issue of LitigationWorld, Stephen explains how he...
Rank this Week: 289

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 26

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined
    In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch appeared at media events and did indeed speak to reporters, repeatedly uttering the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” Now, reports have surfaced the Lynch has…
  • Feb 24

    Two Step from Law Firm Life to an In-House Gig

    Two Step from Law Firm Life to an In-House Gig
    Some law firm associates looking to move in-house may need to practice their dance moves to increase their chances, as Alexis Lamb, Esq., a Managing Director of the Princeton Legal Search Group relates in a recent post:…
  • Feb 23

    Brain Drain in the Legal Profession?

    Brain Drain in the Legal Profession?
    According to the results of the latest bar exam, it is. The National Conference of Bar Examiners announced that scores from the July 2014 multistate test were down significantly from where they were a year prior. In an attempt to explain this…
Rank this Week: 333

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition
    Go to this link to read all about the 3rd annual writing competition.http://www.sportslaw.org/publications/2015_SLA_Writing_Competition.pdf
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
  • Jan 15

    Law School to Lawyer

    Law School to Lawyer
    Young Lawyers Division & UMBA presentLaw School to LawyerYou are invited to meet attorneys in a casual setting to learn about the transition from law school to lawyer.  Attend a resume review session where practicing attorneys will…
Rank this Week: 339

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
  • Feb 1

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition
    I’ve been thinking lately about whether changes in technology should be causing us revisit ideas and approaches that we have tossed aside or put on the back burner for many years. In simplest terms, the question would be if high-speed…
  • Feb 1

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column
    My latest “Kennedy on Tech” ABA journal column is my attempt to answer a question I frequently hear from lawyers – “What mobile apps should I have?” One of the things that intrigues me most about our new world of…
Rank this Week: 346

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/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 349

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 23

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without
    When I couldn’t get a response from a medical provider after I’d written a lengthy complaint more than two months earlier, I did what any disgruntled consumer would do: I took it to Twitter. Cognizant of the possibility of a…
  • Feb 13

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To
    You’ve got to applaud Austin, Texas based lawyer, Lee DiFilippo. Whereas many attorneys with experience in corporate transactions, not to mention a CPA degree in their back pocket might focus on representing Fortune 500 companies or…
  • Feb 13

    New Law Firm, New Turf

    New Law Firm, New Turf
    Like the entrepreneurialclients it serves, Washington D.C.-born Innovista Legal is taking a new risk just a few months after its September launch, moving to a 3000-square foot space in Richmond Virginia, reports Richmond Biz Sense. There, the…
Rank this Week: 384

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: 369

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • 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...
  • Mar 4

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson
    For someone that has been blogging actively since 2004 and driven more web content than probably any lawyer or law firm in the world, I love the following series of posts by Ernie the Attorney where some of the top...
Rank this Week: 440

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 26

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim
    Every lawyer wrestles with getting and keeping clients. Actually, it is quite normal to constantly wonder: "Where do I start?" "Are we spending enough on marketing ... or spending too much on the wrong things?" "What are the right things?"…
  • Feb 25

    Can You Be a Better Boss?

    Can You Be a Better Boss?
    Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Supervising staff can be a challenge, but any lawyer can be a good boss with a little conscious effort. In this edition of "Ask the…
  • Feb 24

    10 Strategies for Bringing More Love into the Law

    10 Strategies for Bringing More Love into the Law
    Last week, Christy Cassisa introduced us to the concept of "companionate love" in the workplace. It's a type of emotional culture in which relationships are based on warmth, caring and connection — and, as Christy detailed in Part One,…
Rank this Week: 482

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Feb 25

    And what about law schools?

    And what about law schools?
    You know when Newsweek is publishing a story on needed reforms for law schools that the conversation has extended past the legal community. Unfortunately rapid change has not been a trait of academia or of the legal community. But serious...
  • Feb 23

    Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue

    Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue
    Mediation and arbitration are receiving a lot more attention these days. Even online dispute resolution has gone from a concept to a reality. The January/February 2015 issue of GPSOLO magazine with its theme of Dispute Resolution is an…
  • Jan 30

    Friday Five- Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Friday Five- Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    Attorney@Work gave me the opportunity to share my thoughts today on their regular Friday Five feature. I hope my Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers will be useful food for thought for many lawyers. They...
Rank this Week: 469

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/
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Feb 22

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition
    The version of the facts contained in the majority opinion is far more convincing than are the facts contained in the record of trial. It is not unusual for an appellate opinion to be selective in reciting the facts of a case relevant to the…
  • Feb 21

    Cell tower positioning

    Cell tower positioning
    It has been some time since I’ve had a case where it was necessary to have “cell tower” evidence to “locate” the client. Here is an interesting piece in The New Yorker. On May 28th, Lisa Marie Roberts, of…
  • Feb 21

    Collateral consequences of being Titled

    Collateral consequences of being Titled
    As many of you know, when CID/NCIS/OSI/CGIS starts an investigation into you they make a record.  The subject line is your name plus other information.  This is what is know as being “Titled.” That information is…
Rank this Week: 570

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: 560

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 669

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 687

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 685

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 24

    Nobody’s perfect. Not even Strunk & White

    Nobody’s perfect. Not even Strunk & White
    Here is a sentence from Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, 76–77 (4th ed. 2000): Do not be tempted by a twenty-dollar word when there is a ten-center handy, ready and able. The problem: in the same book, page...
  • Feb 23

    Huh? (Another lesson in how not to write a brief.)

    Huh? (Another lesson in how not to write a brief.)
    On my Louisiana Civil Appeals blog, another lesson in how not to write a brief.
  • Feb 22

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing
    Would you like your writing to be as powerful as Johnny Cash’s lyrics? Here is a good place to start: stick with short words. As an example, here are the lyrics to Folsom Prison Blues. Most words are just one...
Rank this Week: 736

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster
    Organizing legal research can be daunting, especially at the beginning of your project. Often you will find portions of cases that are relevant to your issue, but the majority of the opinion is unimportant for your purposes. Long fact…
  • Feb 11

    Fastcase Legal Research App Update for iOS 8

    Fastcase Legal Research App Update for iOS 8
    The wait is over — Fastcase Version 3.0 for iOS 8 is now available in the app store!  You don’t need to do anything new — just download the update when you see it in the iTunes store. Apple’s iOS 7 release…
  • Nov 21

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase
    Anytime you’re researching statutes, or anything else, it’s important to know that the research you’re doing is up to date. Fastcase makes that information easy to check, with currency information for every jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 729

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 795

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

Covers legal technology, law firm management, business travel and the New York Yankees. By Monica Bay.

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • Jun 22

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title
    I'm still reeling over the news that the Texas State Bar's ethics committee has declared that law firms in that state can no longer use the words "officer" or "Prinicipal" in job titles for nonlawyer employees, including…
  • Jun 22

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!
    Time sure flies, doesn't it! I confess, I've been a bit absorbed with other tasks, so it's fun to get back to The Common Scold! And ironically, my first return post addresses the same issue as my last one: It's time for LegalTech West Coast!…
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 837

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
  • 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…
  • Apr 15

    Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    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: 722

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/
  • Feb 25

    Information on Writing Competition

    Information on Writing Competition
    George Washington University’s law school has up-to-date information on virtually every legal writing competition (here). I understand that often, a competition receives few or no entries. Thus students have a realistic opportunity of…
  • Feb 25

    NALP chief is cautiously optimistic about improving job market for new law grad

    NALP chief is cautiously optimistic about improving job market for new law grad
    The Executive Director for the National Association of Law Placement ("NALP"), James Leipold, states in an article for the National Law Journal that the job market for new law grads has been steadily, if modestly, improving for the…
  • Feb 24

    First Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minute

    First Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minute
    From the ABA Career Center. You can access the text here (powerpoint style). You also can access the 30 minute webinar here—free if you are an ABA member. Membership is free to law students. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 1091

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Feb 25

    Book recommendation: The Law Machine by Marcel Berlin

    Book recommendation: The Law Machine by Marcel Berlin
    Marcel Berlins, a former practising lawyer, has written several books and presented a number of television series, including The Law Machine. He presents ‘Law in Action’ on BBC Radio 4 and writes a weekly legal column in the…
  • Feb 23

    Simple

    Simple
    ‘Nothing’s ever simple any longer.’ It was OldSmoothie lamenting once again. ‘The bigger picture’s been lost forever and we’re all just buried in details and small print.’ ‘And whose fault do…
  • Feb 23

    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: 1033

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/
  • Feb 22

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm
    Lawyers and law firms have a reputation for resisting new things. Yet both have changed quite a bit in recent decades. Understanding these changes, and how to encourage future ones, was the topic of a presentation – Strategies…
  • Feb 13

    The Bar Dithers, Rich Firms Get Richer, and NewLaw Grow

    The Bar Dithers, Rich Firms Get Richer, and NewLaw Grow
    Each Friday, I publish Tweets of the Week. I pick them individually, not considering how they fit together. My picks today (below) tell a nice story, one that needs more than 140 characters… Toby Brown wrote this…
  • Feb 4

    Legal Market Revival (?) and Trends – Live from the Legal Tech Blogger Breakfast

    Legal Market Revival (?) and Trends – Live from the Legal Tech Blogger Breakfast
    This is a live blog post from the Legal Tech NY 2015 bloggers breakfast. [Apologies for lack of links – I did not have names before the session. As with all live posts, please forgive typos and errors.] Molly Miller of ALM is the…
Rank this Week: 926

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Feb 20

    Unpopular Defendants: From John Adams to Guantanamo – March 3, 2015

    Unpopular Defendants: From John Adams to Guantanamo – March 3, 2015
    Serving the Profession through Pro Bono Work This two hour ethics and professionalism CLE features Ken Starr, distinguished academician, lawyer and public servant, Erin Arnold, clerk to the Hon. Jerry Brown, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Kathleen…
  • Feb 18

    Federal Practice CLE Serie

    Federal Practice CLE Serie
    Join the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter for its annual Federal Practice CLE Series on March 25th and 26th.  The program includes members of the judiciary and seasoned practitioners discussing the latest developments in…
  • Jan 29

    Human Trafficking Seminar & CLE on February 26, 2015

    Human Trafficking Seminar & CLE on February 26, 2015
    Human trafficking is a crisis with both global and local implications. Join the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, Eden House, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana for a…
Rank this Week: 880

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 1054

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 1019

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/
  • Jan 30

    New Witness Preparation Book

    New Witness Preparation Book
    We’ve had an exciting couple of weeks with the launch of our new book The Articulate Witness: An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath. In our work helping lawyers with witness preparation, we notice that witnesses feel…
  • Jan 1

    A Love Letter to Tasmania

    A Love Letter to Tasmania
    by Marsha Hunter When I was invited to return to the Law Society of Tasmania’s Advocacy Convention in Hobart, I was thrilled. The 2014 program lived up to its 2012 reputation, and was even better. Yesterday I wrote a blog post about a…
  • Dec 31

    The Lonely Woman in Advocacy Training

    The Lonely Woman in Advocacy Training
    by Marsha Hunter I was lonely during the last two training programs of 2014. In one, I was the only woman on the faculty. In the other, I was the only woman at the course! Before you read on, let me also say that I loved both courses, my…
Rank this Week: 943

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jan 9

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice
    I am delighted to recommend to you a new book by my esteemed colleague and friend, Patrick J. Lamb. Alternative Fees for Litigators and their Clients is published by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. Most law firms…
  • Dec 26

    Listen up!

    Listen up!
    __________ Many of the thousands of lawyers we have trained in client relations skills, or coached to enhance their book of business, have told us that listening is the most important skill they can possess. Invest 7 minutes and 47 seconds to…
  • Dec 4

    Why Google Values Predictability

    Why Google Values Predictability
    _________________________ A recent post on the Human Capital League website talks about “The Boring Trait that Google Looks for in its Leaders.” Contrary to what most of us might think, the article says, “The most important…
Rank this Week: 1042

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
Rank this Week: 1051

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
  • Jul 7

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System
     A bill was introduced in the North Carolina legislature that would narrow the definition of the “practice of law” to exclude sell-help legal materials, including books, software, and legal information. [ See House Bill 663…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 1067

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Feb 25

    New WSBA Advisory Opinions on Social Media and Lead Generation

    New WSBA Advisory Opinions on Social Media and Lead Generation
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:A summary of two advisory opinions issued recently from the Committee on Professional Ethics concerning Internet marketing and networking. Two new advisory opinions have recently been posted to help…
  • Feb 23

    eCourt, Lawyers with Disabilities, and the ADA

    eCourt, Lawyers with Disabilities, and the ADA
    At the Corner of Law Practice and Disability In October of 2014, the PLF added At the Corner of Law Practice and Disability to its collection of CLEs available on the PLF website. This program discusses EEOC and ADA requirements; ……
  • Feb 17

    Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship

    Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship
    Calling all Oregon lawyers: are you taking advantage of your right to file a “notice of termination of relationship?” ORS 9.380(2) was amended in 2011 to allow withdrawal by filing a simple notice, provided two conditions are met.…
Rank this Week: 1311