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In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • May 27

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?
    That's what the Eastern District of NY is alleging in this sweeping indictment against nine FIFA executives. The NY Times has this front page coverage: Swiss authorities conducted an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to…
  • May 26

    School's out!

    School's out!
    Summer is here and we've hit the home stretch on the school year, but these students have much bigger concerns.  From the Miami Herald:Caleb Fadet, who grew up in a working-class family in North Miami, seemed to be making all the right…
  • May 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
Rank this Week: 110

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 27

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine
    Ditching the legalese has its virtues and, for some GCs, it’s a requirement: “Lawyers are so famously fluent in their own jargon that the rest of the world has furrowed its brow and given this language its own name —…
  • May 22

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know
    Professor and FCPA expert Mike Koehler is back with his latest installment on FCPA issues: “Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement agency rhetoric and resolution documents not…
  • May 21

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion
    Want to increase efficiency and contain legal department costs? Sometimes it helps to see how others are achieving success.  The Association of Corporate Counsel recently announced 12 Value Champions that are worth a look: “General…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • May 26

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?
    The Georgia Supreme Court extends Padilla In Alexander v. State, decided on May 11, the Georgia Supreme Court agreed that a failure to advise on parole issues from a guilty plea was ineffective assistance under Strickland v. Washington.…
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
Rank this Week: 137

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 27

    How to Clean Up Your Writing

    How to Clean Up Your Writing
    Maybe you’ve read the stories about the candidate who wasn’t hired because of spelling errors in the resumé. Or the firm that lost the bid in response to a request for proposal because of grammatical errors on its website.…
  • May 26

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer
    Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample interests beyond the practice of…
  • May 22

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
Rank this Week: 145

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • May 27

    “Bring Your Child To Co-Work Day” Could Soon Be Here

    “Bring Your Child To Co-Work Day” Could Soon Be Here
    From the Department of Someone Really Should Have Thought of This Sooner comes the idea of a co-working space with built-in day care: [Portland entrepreneur Glaucia] Martin-Porath says she’s already got a child care provider lined up…
  • May 27

    Fountain Pens For The Absolute Beginner

    Fountain Pens For The Absolute Beginner
    Just because fountain pens are no longer the signifier of success they once were does not mean you should avoid writing with one. Here are some fountain pens to consider if you are just starting out and do not want to find out that you…
  • May 26

    You Can’t Afford the Future of Law

    You Can’t Afford the Future of Law
    We hear a lot of talk about “big data” and how it will drive law practice in the future. In theory, someday you will have every bit of relevant practice data at your fingertips and you will be able to use that to predict how…
Rank this Week: 183

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 200

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: 195

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 27

    How to Create YouTube Videos That Attract New Clients Plus 34 More Must-Read

    How to Create YouTube Videos That Attract New Clients Plus 34 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 35 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...
  • May 26

    Best iPhone Weather Apps Plus 63 More Must-Read

    Best iPhone Weather Apps Plus 63 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 64 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...
  • May 22

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team
    Coming today to SmallLaw: TechnoLawyer members have ranted for years about paragraph numbering in Microsoft Word. So when we heard about Infoware's Word Renovation Tools (Word RT), we asked lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 229

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 30

    Will the Future of Law Look Like the Future of Medical Practice?

    Will the Future of Law Look Like the Future of Medical Practice?
    As with the legal profession, medicine is rapidly changing, driven by technological advancements, cost pressures and physician shortages.  Healthline reports on some of the  new business models cropping up in response. One company,…
  • Apr 28

    Document Automation Isn’t the Only Disruptive Legal Technology…And What That Means for Solos & Small

    Document Automation Isn’t the Only Disruptive Legal Technology…And What That Means for Solos & Small
      Thanks to technology, advance directives- legal documents that specify what actions should be taken if patients are no longer able to care for themselves – are readily available. Free advance directive forms abound online at…
  • Apr 27

    Summer Fellowships at LOCE & MyShingle

    Summer Fellowships at LOCE & MyShingle
    Both my firm and this blog, MyShingle.com are sponsoring 2-3 paid, 6-week fellowships this summer for rising 1-Ls or 2-Ls.  The position is posted online here. You can apply either through that site, or directly to me by sending the…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 275

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: 315

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Writing Tips from a Pro

    Writing Tips from a Pro
    Whether asked to deliver a speech or write an article for a magazine whose audience is primarily non-lawyers, many lawyers find it a challenge to present their ideas in a clear, straightforward fashion without resorting to legalese. In a…
  • May 6

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?
    Sam Glover, founder of The Lawyerist, believes that all lawyers must be familiar with the fundamental operating principles of the technology that we use every day. In his opinion, basic knowledge of the internet and how computers work is…
  • Apr 29

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective
    I was pleased to have been invited to contribute an article to the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of Administrator’s Advantage, the newsletter of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. In it, I outline some of the…
Rank this Week: 334

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: 316

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/
  • May 27

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?
    With the June LSAT fast approaching (a little under two weeks!), test takers are more eager than ever to maximize the value of their remaining study time. And that's exactly what I want to discuss: how, with only two weeks and likely a…
  • May 26

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe
    Learning the rules of law firms is critical to your success there.  I have included a lot of material about how law firms work in my book, Best Friends at the Bar:  The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen…
  • May 25

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel
    On May 18th, I attended the Committee on Women in the Legal Profession of the New York City Bar Association's fourth annual General Counsel Panel, which discussed how women general counsels manage crises and their role in protecting their…
Rank this Week: 399

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • May 27

    Managing teams of skilled professionals gathered on the fly

    Managing teams of skilled professionals gathered on the fly
    Years ago, seeking to address an RFP (request for proposal) of a large prospective client, I assembled a team of skilled specialists. I was flattered that they all said “yes” to joining me, knowing only me and the prospective…
  • May 20

    Your Brand is You

    Your Brand is You
    Going from one generation to another in the 1980s when I was asked to be the law firm’s Chief Operating Officer was difficult enough … and dysfunctional if seen from a 50,000 foot level. But, today, with four generations in the…
  • May 12

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client
    From 2000 to 2007, over 42,000 legal malpractice lawsuits were reported to liability (malpractice) insurers, according to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability. This committee segregated 21 root…
Rank this Week: 372

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 351

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
  • Mar 6

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)
    Like many professionals, lawyers take pride in their ability to perform at the highest level of their professional capabilities. But even when they’ve reached this peak, the best lawyers never stop learning. That's why they are…
Rank this Week: 373

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: 378

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Bernie Sanders is polling pretty much…

    Bernie Sanders is polling pretty much where all the lunatics who are running for the Republican nomination are polling, but all of Sanders' coverage talks about how he is a long shot, or a dark horse. I suppose that's true, even though none…
  • May 26

    I'm just going to throw this out there,…

    I'm just going to throw this out there, and think about it a bit more before I write about it more. One of the things that vexes me about the current state of our glamor profession is the undercurrent on anti-intellectualism that seems to run…
  • May 22

    I'm starting to outline a law school…

    I'm starting to outline a law school course which I'm tentatively calling "Civil Practice". The idea is that it will be a sort of omnibus practice course, which will include elements of New York Practice-- a subject dear to me- along with…
Rank this Week: 427

Law People

Law People

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

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender
    We published an entry on “That Old Crying Feeling” in 2011 that won the BlawgWorld Pick of the Week, and generated a lot of hits and discussion about displaying emotions in the office. We noted, among other things, that Michael…
  • Mar 26

    Culture and Competence

    Culture and Competence
    The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and TAGLaw recently published a survey showing the value of their culture to the growth strategies of mid-sized law firms. First, these high-culture…
  • Mar 25

    Migrating to a New Platform

    Migrating to a New Platform
    This blog has outlived its initial platform!  Please bear with us as we migrate to a new one over the next month. Our new look and functions will be worth it.  The Team at Law People Blog
Rank this Week: 431

practice management blog

practice management blog

From the law practice management (lpm) committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.

http://dcbalpm.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jul 14

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
Rank this Week: 540

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/
Rank this Week: 671

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: 691

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/
  • May 27

    Overbilling Suspension

    Overbilling Suspension
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted a two-year consent suspension of an "independent staff attorney" who inflated his bills while employed as a $40 per hour document reviewer for Drinker Biddle. The attorney was employed…
  • May 27

    Prosecutor Disbarred After Rape Plea

    Prosecutor Disbarred After Rape Plea
    The Delaware Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of a former prosecutor who pleaded guilty to rape charges. Delaware Online has details of the criminal case A former Delaware criminal prosecutor pleaded guilty Monday to raping a…
  • May 27

    No Place Like Nome

    No Place Like Nome
    Alaska Dispatch News has a report on ethics charges against a recently-appointed judge of the Nome Superior Court. The News summarizes: The statements taken from recorded court proceedings and listed in the complaint are as follows: • On…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • May 25

    Legal IBM Watson: Business Model and Reasoning Mode

    Legal IBM Watson: Business Model and Reasoning Mode
    In my prior post, IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference, I reported on my IBM’s World of Watson conference. Here, I offer thoughts about Watson and the business model to support it in the legal…
  • May 17

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference
    On May 5 and 6, I attended IBM’s World of Watson conference. I report here my reflections about the conference, IBM Watson, and Watson’s potential in the legal market. This is part I of a two-part post and focuses only…
  • May 6

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)
    This is a live post from the World of Watson conference, hosted by IBM Watson. [RF: This is live blog post. I strive accurately to report highlights of what I hear. Please forgive typos and anything I misunderstand. Comments in square…
Rank this Week: 829

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 820

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: 720

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/
  • May 18

    Ladies and Gentlemen!

    Ladies and Gentlemen!
    If, as an advocate, your habit is to say “ladies and gentlemen of the jury, ” you may sometimes be wrong. Check out Brian K. Johnson’s blog post on why you should let go of this old-fashioned phrase at Attorney at…
  • Apr 14

    The Music of Your Voice

    The Music of Your Voice
    We recently sent out our Professional Development Email Newsletter. Find a video link we included in the newsletter below. Read the full newsletter here. Want to sign up for our newsletter? Click here. THE MUSIC OF YOUR VOICE When we stand to…
  • Mar 10

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student
    I had the pleasure of presenting The Always Articulate Attorney, a public speaking skills program, at the University of Chicago Law School recently. My lecture was part of  the law school’s Keystone Professionalism &…
Rank this Week: 936

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
  • May 13

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015
    James Evans, a top officer at Union Pacific Corp. for 16 years, died Monday at age 94, the Omaha-based railroad company said. Original source:  …
  • May 11

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO
    Comcast named Michael J. Cavanagh as its chief financial officer Monday. Original source:  …
  • May 4

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"
    Think about it. Beyond your income taxes, how much money would you give to help the government? For one Wall Street titan the answer is hundreds of millions of dollars. …
Rank this Week: 736

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/
  • May 6

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary…
  • Mar 3

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership
    Go to the link to read all about building your future practice through leadership.http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/building-practice-through-leadership/?utm_source=LawSchools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0215SyndicateSchool
  • 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
Rank this Week: 753

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/
  • May 27

    New York Event: CNA Large Law Risk Management Forum

    New York Event: CNA Large Law Risk Management Forum
    Our colleagues at CNA write in with an invitation to attend their upcoming large law risk management forum, designed for firm management and senior risk professionals:"We are pleased to invite you to a complimentary seminar focusing on law…
  • May 26

    "Preposterous" Conflicts (Potentially Important Precedents)

    "Preposterous" Conflicts (Potentially Important Precedents)
    Significant ink spilled in recent days on a conflict accusation facing Kirkland and Ellis. First, Kirkland responds to Mylan's disqualification attempt: "Kirkland Blasts 'Preposterous' Mylan Conflicts Claims Ahead of Hearing" -- "Kirkland…
  • May 20

    Book Review: Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law: Causes and Cure

    Book Review: Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law: Causes and Cure
    Intapp principal consultant and legal industry veteran Alexa Kokinos writes in with her review of Richard E. Flamm's latest: "Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law: Causes and Cures" [direct link to…
Rank this Week: 1214

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/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
Rank this Week: 1088

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
  • May 27

    How to Clean Up Your Writing

    How to Clean Up Your Writing
    Maybe you’ve read the stories about the candidate who wasn’t hired because of spelling errors in the resumé. Or the firm that lost the bid in response to a request for proposal because of grammatical errors on its website.…
  • May 26

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer
    Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample interests beyond the practice of…
  • May 22

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
Rank this Week: 1240

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • May 22

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing
    Previously I posted about The Right SEO for Your Law Practice Digital Edge podcast where Jennifer Ellis indicated that good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) now costs more than most law firms would be willing to pay, particularly small law…
  • May 15

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice
    We hosted attorney Jennifer Ellis for our Digital Edge podcast "Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm." Jennifer manages the online presence of the law firm where she works and also assists law firms with their websites, social...
  • May 12

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?
    Most lawyers hate filling out timesheets to record their billable time. Lawyers are also not perfect at accomplishing this, leading every company with a time and billing product to tout how much money can be made if only every bit...
Rank this Week: 1206

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/
  • May 11

    Question about Waiver of Privilege Against Self-Icrimination

    Question about Waiver of Privilege Against Self-Icrimination
    Is it time to reconsider the (odd?) rule that defense testimony in a criminal trial about the defendant's out-of-court statements does not constitute a waiver of the defendant's privilege against self-incrimination? See  Both sides rest…
  • May 10

    Streams of Consciousness - or Chunks?

    Streams of Consciousness - or Chunks?
    What are we (inference theorists) to make of…
  • May 2

    Canada: Admissibility Requirement: Independence and Impartiaility of Expert

    Canada: Admissibility Requirement: Independence and Impartiaility of Expert
    Supreme Court of Canada holds that expert opinion is admissible only if the expert is 'independent" and "impartial." But this rule is hedged to accommodate certain "realities" of Canada's adversary system of litigation. See White Burgess…
Rank this Week: 1089

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Apr 29

    What the Amazon Echo Taught Me About Knowledge Management (Hint: UX)

    What the Amazon Echo Taught Me About Knowledge Management (Hint: UX)
    Have you met Alexa? She is the voice of Amazon Echo, Amazon.com’s new artificially-intelligent device that listens to you and answers your questions. And with the latest software upgrade, it (she?) has entered the home automation…
  • Sep 16

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session
    ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Sessions Join ILTA for this Webinar on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. GMT / 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT / 10:00 a.m. MDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT. REGISTER online here. Description: If…
  • May 15

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago
    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014, set for June 10th- 11th near Chicago, is designed to bring together professionals working with SharePoint in their firms or law departments.  The format of the two-day event includes a SharePoint…
Rank this Week: 1250

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Apr 28

    Software Eats the Legal Profession

    Software Eats the Legal Profession
    Marc Andreessen quipped in 2011: “Software is eating the world”. The legal profession is not immune from this development. Law has a high information component. In a large sense, law is information or as Bill Palin, the young…
  • Mar 14

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar
    H&R Block launched an experimental and innovative service in Texas in January to assist immigrants in completing INS forms. The forms were powered by software and H&R Block’s role was to provide a service to…
  • Mar 10

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR
    It’s no secret that the Federal court system is broken, Understaffed and overworked Federal U.S. District court judges rarely hold trials any more – encouraging the parties to settle and keep their conflicts out of the Federal…
Rank this Week: 1045

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Apr 6

    Do you want your articles to be read?

    Do you want your articles to be read?
    For practicing lawyers, the purpose of writing articles is to develop business. By writing authoritatively, you can establish your knowledge of the subject you’re writing on. And with any luck, your article will be read by someone in a…
  • Apr 1

    7 grammar myths debunked

    7 grammar myths debunked
    The good folks at the OED debunk 7 grammar myths you may have learned in school.
  • Mar 13

    Comma queen

    Comma queen
    Here is the first of a series of YouTube videos by the Comma Queen, a.k.a. Mary Norris, copy editor for the New Yorker. As a proofreader and editor, I love her long, graceful deletes!
Rank this Week: 1155

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Spring Statute Tip

    Spring Statute Tip
    Statutes can sometimes be tricky to find, especially if you do not have an exact citation. Fastcase has several ways you can access statutes, depending on how much information you know at the beginning of your search. Browse If you are not…
  • Mar 4

    See, Sort, Slice

    See, Sort, Slice
    There is one particular flavor of nerdy ennui that haunts legal minds: you think you are done researching an issue, but you still have a nagging suspicion you are missing a key case. All of your opinions are citing each other in a circle, but…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1201

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo
    Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s…
Rank this Week: 1336

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

Provides business information about the litigation support and electronic discovery industry.

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery
    ATLANTA, GA and DENVER, CO--Oct 16, 2014) - DTI, the largest privately held legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in the U.S. providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, today announced the acquisition of…
  • Oct 10

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M
    The Wall Street Journal reported on October 7 that Microsoft has signed a letter of intent to acquire an Israeli text-analysis vendor, Equivio.The Journal said Microsoft may pay $200 million for the startup.Equivio has been working with…
  • Oct 10

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution
    Austin, Texas -- October 07, 2014 Advanced Discovery, a leading provider of electronic discovery services and software for law firms and corporations worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Responsive Data Solutions (RDS), based in…
Rank this Week: 1034

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 30

    Share Documents Securely

    Share Documents Securely
    You can share documents securely with clients and others using Time Matters 13 and later. Two aspects of this service set it apart from alternatives: (1) It makes receiving documents really easy for your clients. (2) It allows you to send…
  • Jul 29

    PDF File from a Word Document

    PDF File from a Word Document
    Create a PDF File Fast in Time Matters You can quickly create both a PDF file and a Document record from a Word document using a handy Time Matters feature. Right-click on any Word document listed on the Document tab of a Contact or Matter.…
  • May 29

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template
    ActionStep has powerful options for inserting pronouns into merged documents. Pronouns (he, she, her, theirs, etc) depending on the gender and number of participants (contacts).
Rank this Week: 1203

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

Covers the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer. By Alex Craigie.

http://atcounseltable.wordpress.com
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 981