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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: 72

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 24

    How Lawyers Work: Greg McLawsen, Nomadic Immigration Attorney

    How Lawyers Work: Greg McLawsen, Nomadic Immigration Attorney
    In this edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Greg McLawsen, an immigration attorney who uses technology and innovation to serve his clients. How Lawyers Work: Greg McLawsen, Nomadic Immigration Attorney was originally published on…
  • Mar 24

    The Bad Clients You Don’t Take Will Be the Best Money You Never Made

    The Bad Clients You Don’t Take Will Be the Best Money You Never Made
    Never try and convince yourself that any client is a good client. It’s not that simple. The Bad Clients You Don’t Take Will Be the Best Money You Never Made was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Mar 23

    How to Calculate Client Acquisition Cost

    How to Calculate Client Acquisition Cost
    KPIs are quantifiable values that show how well a firm is doing, but most small law firms don't take advantage of using them. Here's how to assess your client acquisition cost. How to Calculate Client Acquisition Cost was originally published…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 13

    Backgrounder

    Backgrounder
    As part of due diligence defense counsel want to know as much about a witness as possible–that’s OK and ethical.  Many of us have found helpful information on social media accounts. The gist of Formal Opinion 466 is that,…
  • Mar 13

    “Justice” Gorsuch-Worth-the-Read

    “Justice” Gorsuch-Worth-the-Read
    Sophie J. Hart & Dennis M. Martin, Essay: Judge Gorsuch and the Fourth Amendment, 69 Stan. L. Rev. Online 132 (March 2017).
Rank this Week: 146

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

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

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
Rank this Week: 206

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
  • Mar 20

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Mar 23

    How would you answer this question?

    How would you answer this question?
    While Gorsuch is being grilled on these important questions, Labor nominee Alex Acosta is quietly having his hearings.  From the Miami Herald:“Why cut a non-prosecution deal despite your staff saying you shouldn’t?”…
  • Mar 21

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate
    It's not official yet because she is undergoing her FBI background check.  But that should happen soon.  She grew up in Ft. Pierce and went to Yale Law School.  Seems like an excellent choice.
  • Mar 19

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."
    That was Judge Jordan, dissenting in a death penalty case (Madison vs. Alabama DOC) in which Judge Martin writes for the majority (Wilson joined) that Vernon Madison is incompetent and therefore cannot be executed. Jordan says that's not the…
Rank this Week: 306

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Mar 23

    Are Solos Still Being Told Not to Use Social Media?

    Are Solos Still Being Told Not to Use Social Media?
    The above insert comes from a recent “Practice Insight” from my malpractice insurer, CNA.  Though I’ve been a satisfied CNA customer for 16 years (I moved to CNA post- 9/11 when the D.C. Bar’s “preferred…
  • Mar 21

    Two Ethics Rules Ripe for Constitutional Challenge: Anyone Want to Take This On?

    Two Ethics Rules Ripe for Constitutional Challenge: Anyone Want to Take This On?
    In Part I of the Post , I blogged about solo Ekaterina Schoenefeld’s nine year battle to have New York’s out-of-state lawyer bonafide office requirement invalidated as unconstitutional.  Schoenefeld’s fight, however,…
  • Mar 20

    Make Money Mondays: Lessons From Customer Service Can Help Client Service

    Make Money Mondays: Lessons From Customer Service Can Help Client Service
    Although I don’t think that lawyers should treat clients as customers, nevertheless, lessons from customer service can sometimes be useful in managing clients. I found the suggestions in this piece, The New Customer Service Trend…
Rank this Week: 223

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 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network
    If you are a professional services provider and you want to grow your business, you know the importance of marketing.  Whether you are a lawyer seeking to represent startup technology companies, an agency recruiter like me who is looking…
  • Jan 20

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
  • Jan 9

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing
    If marketing is important to your professional success, then you know the drill.  Other professionals are hard to reach.  You want to connect with potential referral sources.  You want to build your relationships with current…
Rank this Week: 292

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 319

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: 291

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/
  • Mar 24

    St. Genevieve: "I know it, I see it. The Huns will not come..."

    St. Genevieve: "I know it, I see it. The Huns will not come..."
    Get down on your knees and pray! I know it, I see it. The Huns will not come. Sainte Genevieve (422-512) saved Parisians from the Huns, the legend goes, in 451. People had started to flee Paris in anticipation...
  • Mar 23

    Rule 3: Ensure That Everyone Knows That The Client Is The Main Event

    Rule 3: Ensure That Everyone Knows That The Client Is The Main Event
    Rule Three: Ensure That Everyone In Your Firm Knows That The Client Is the Main Event. Conveying what you are doing for clients and how you will accomplish that needs to be transmitted clearly to everyone in your firm: from...
  • Mar 22

    'Life' Decisions.

    'Life' Decisions.
    1. 'Good' Life Decisions v. 2. 'Bad' Life Decisions v. 3. Not Really Making Any 'Life' Decisions At All? How many of us really lead something other than Cookie-Cutter or Uber-Conformist Lives, anyway? In short, have you ever had a...
Rank this Week: 390

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 21

    Conducting a Long-Distance Legal Job Search

    Conducting a Long-Distance Legal Job Search
    How do you land an in-house gig when you live far from the company you are pining for? Sonya Som, partner in Major Lindsey & Africa’s Chicago/ Midwest office, gives her always eloquent and practical thoughts:…
  • Mar 21

    What is the Ideal Length of Time to Stay in the Same In House Job?

    What is the Ideal Length of Time to Stay in the Same In House Job?
    The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how long an attorney should stay in the same in house job: “The most appropriate length of time to stay in a role or in an organization company... The post What is the Ideal Length of Time to…
  • Mar 20

    High-Paying Job Listings Skew Toward Male Applicant

    High-Paying Job Listings Skew Toward Male Applicant
    Interesting data analysis on the language of high-paying job listings and its impact on applicants: “Would you consider yourself a driven, experienced leader eager to get your hands dirty? Then you’re likely a man. Job... The post…
Rank this Week: 448

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/
  • Mar 21

    Public Firm, Public Conflicts Allegation

    Public Firm, Public Conflicts Allegation
    Touching on a multiple issues and topics we've previously covered: "Slater and Gordon accuses class action firm of conflict" -- "The $100 million legal battle over the share-price collapse of listed law firm Slater and Gordon has…
  • Mar 20

    IP Conflicts: Always challenging for the intellectual

    IP Conflicts: Always challenging for the intellectual
    Following the news about Ropes & Gray, BNA conducted an interview with Greg Sueoka, former Fenwick & West managing partner: "Prominent IP Lawyer on 100 Lawyers and Staff Leaving Ropes & Gray" -- "One of the big stories last week…
  • Mar 19

    When the story ends... (Ethics opinion on firm dissolutions)

    When the story ends... (Ethics opinion on firm dissolutions)
    "Dissolving Firms Must Still Put Clients First, DC Bar Says""Despite numerous requirements facing attorneys during a law firm’s dissolution, the principal obligation for lawyers and the firm during the process must be to focus on the…
Rank this Week: 354

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/
  • Mar 14

    Dream big. Why not?

    Dream big. Why not?
    As a young boy, I vividly remember following Bobby Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. Like his brother Jack, Bobby was greatly admired in my Irish-American household. His death was met with great sadness. I sat riveted during…
  • Mar 13

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.
    I just spent a couple of minutes looking for the telephone number of someone who sent me an email.  No big deal, except that if it is your client’s time spent looking for your number, it is a big deal.  If you do something…
  • Feb 21

    An example of where elite businesses go, but law firms fear to tread

    An example of where elite businesses go, but law firms fear to tread
    The title is simple enough: success = experimentation.  Here is Peter Diamandis’ thesis: Today’s most successful companies, the ones that are “crushing it,” started as a series of crazy ideas, followed by…
Rank this Week: 446

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
  • Mar 3

    Size Matters to Google | Increases File Size Limit for Incoming Email Attachment

    Size Matters to Google | Increases File Size Limit for Incoming Email Attachment
    In a blog post, Google announced that Gmail users can now receive email attachments up to 50MB in size. By way of an explanation, Google recognizes that, "sometimes you need to receive large files as direct email attachments." The key phrase…
  • Feb 7

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon
    Google has announced that Gmail will stop working on versions of Google’s Chrome browser older than v53 at the end of 2017. The announcement cited security upgrades in newer versions of the browser as a reason for not supporting…
  • Jan 4

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
    Every year, barely after the New Year, the consumer technology industry comes together in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES¨) - the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. There they introduce and…
Rank this Week: 416

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

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

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
  • Jun 16

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 397

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

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

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

    How to Be a Resource

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

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

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

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 454

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: 327

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
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/
  • Mar 24

    Should We Use And/Or?

    Should We Use And/Or?
    In a recent article, Ira says yes. “And/Or' and the Proper Use of Legal Language (March 6, 2017).” Maryland Law Review, forthcoming. His argument: And/or, however, is not ambiguous at all. It has a definite, agreed-upon meaning: when used…
  • Mar 24

    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan

    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan
    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan. Abstract "Brian Leiter famously described the legacy of American legal realism as a ‘naturalized jurisprudence predicated on a pragmatic outlook’. This essay offers a…
  • Mar 23

    Professor Arthur Miller on the Importance of Legal Research

    Professor Arthur Miller on the Importance of Legal Research
    Last week, I wrote a post criticizing Professor Jason Yackee for his lack of awareness of the role and importance of legal writing professors in law schools, as expressed in his two comments on the TaxProf Blog. (here) Now, I...
Rank this Week: 1152

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/
  • Mar 24

    No Right For Firms To Accept Outside Investment

    No Right For Firms To Accept Outside Investment
    An opinion issued today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Plaintiffs‐Appellants Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, a limited liability law partnership, and Jacoby & Meyers USA II, PLLC, a related professional limited…
  • Mar 24

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    The Kansas Supreme Court ordered a partially-stayed two-year suspension of an attorney, affirming findings of a hearing panel that he had engaged in escrow violations and a prohibited business transaction with his client. The court rejected…
  • Mar 24

    Protecting Vulnerable Hoosiers: State May Sue Foreclosure Defense Law Firm

    Protecting Vulnerable Hoosiers: State May Sue Foreclosure Defense Law Firm
    The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the denial of summary judgment in favor of defendant law firms Consumer Attorney Services, P.A., The McCann Law Group, LLP, and Brenda McCann (collectively “Defendants”) appeal the trial court’s denial…
Rank this Week: 576

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/
  • Mar 24

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
Rank this Week: 758

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
  • Mar 24

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017
    ABA TECHSHOW has been the place to learn what's new in legal technology for more than 30 years — particularly on the small firm side. Last week in Chicago, we scoped out the ABA TECHSHOW 2017 exposition hall. Here are a few highlights,…
  • Mar 24

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017
    ABA TECHSHOW has been the place to learn what's new in legal technology for more than 30 years — particularly on the small firm side. Last week in Chicago, we scoped out the ABA TECHSHOW 2017 exposition hall. Here are a few highlights,…
  • Mar 23

    Referral Madness! Stay on Top of Staying in Touch

    Referral Madness! Stay on Top of Staying in Touch
    This is something old-school lawyers say a lot: "Your best sources of referrals are your existing clients." And, for word-of-mouth, referral-based law firms, it’s probably true that referrals from other lawyers or from existing clients…
Rank this Week: 643

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 24

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017
    ABA TECHSHOW has been the place to learn what's new in legal technology for more than 30 years — particularly on the small firm side. Last week in Chicago, we scoped out the ABA TECHSHOW 2017 exposition hall. Here are a few highlights,…
  • Mar 24

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017

    What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2017
    ABA TECHSHOW has been the place to learn what's new in legal technology for more than 30 years — particularly on the small firm side. Last week in Chicago, we scoped out the ABA TECHSHOW 2017 exposition hall. Here are a few highlights,…
  • Mar 23

    Referral Madness! Stay on Top of Staying in Touch

    Referral Madness! Stay on Top of Staying in Touch
    This is something old-school lawyers say a lot: "Your best sources of referrals are your existing clients." And, for word-of-mouth, referral-based law firms, it’s probably true that referrals from other lawyers or from existing clients…
Rank this Week: 751

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Mar 22

    So I wrote a book

    So I wrote a book
    This book, to be precise: This is Law Is A Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm. It’s 224 pages in paperback format, runs 15 chapters, and clocks in at about 75,000 words. It explains why the balance of power in the…
  • Mar 15

    Getting over technology

    Getting over technology
    Since the start of the year, I’ve received three different media calls asking me about the role of artificial intelligence in the law. Partly to make good use of the notes I prepared for these calls, and partly so that…
  • Jan 24

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market
    Georgetown Law School and the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute are ready to call it: the party’s officially over. The 2017 edition of their annual Report on the State of the Legal Market is unequivocal…
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Mar 18

    Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives)

    Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives)
    I was recently interviewed about my elevator pitch, blogging, and the future of legal tech for the ROSS Intelligence blog by Kathleen Killin (#LegalTechLives with Ron Friedmann, Consultant at Fireman & Company +…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Contract Management

    The Future of Contract Management
    What is the future of contract management? I ask for two reasons. First, we have seen an explosion in software start-ups focused on various elements of drafting or managing contracts. And second, in the last month I saw demos of…
  • Feb 8

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey
    I report here on a recent, privately conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I conduct this survey in preparation for a meeting of KM professionals in February. Learning about current KM…
Rank this Week: 541

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Mar 16

    “Chat Bot” Offers Free Legal Advice to Refugee

    “Chat Bot” Offers Free Legal Advice to Refugee
    The Telegraph reports that a university student has developed a way to provide free legal advice via Facebook Messenger to refugees who are looking for asylum in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Joshua Browder, who has…
  • Mar 9

    Law Firm Success Depends on Success of Firm’s Lawyer

    Law Firm Success Depends on Success of Firm’s Lawyer
    I was pleased to be invited by The Law Office Management Association (TLOMA) of Ontario to create an article based on my book, The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice, for the February, 2017 issue…
  • Mar 2

    Shift from “Case” to “Task” Approach Will Impact Law-Firm Management

    Shift from “Case” to “Task” Approach Will Impact Law-Firm Management
    A recent article in Corporate Counsel draws our attention to a paper published by Morris Ratner, associate professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, on the impacts on legal practice of…
Rank this Week: 1167

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

Features news and commentary on the law and culture of lawyers. By Richard T. Cassidy.

http://onlawyering.com
  • Mar 8

    An Eleven Second Plan to Relieve Stre

    An Eleven Second Plan to Relieve Stre
    Feeling Stressed? In most of its incarnations, practicing law is stressful. There are deadlines everywhere. Delay abounds. Clients are waiting. And they want results! Details matter. Opponents resist. Judges are skeptical. Jurors too. Et…
  • Dec 8

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge
    Judge for a Day We don’t have a regular small claims court judge in my county (Chittenden County, which is in the greater Burlington, Vermont area), and for some years the Vermont Judiciary has covered this docket by appointing…
  • Nov 21

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut
    With the unfailing support of my wife, Becky Cassidy, the assistance of my able associate, Matt Shagam, and the diligent efforts of our business manager, Linda Jackman, we opened a new law firm, Rich Cassidy Law on November 1, 2006. Our new…
Rank this Week: 1035

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Mar 6

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 2017

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 2017
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA for lunchtime CLEs this March.  Federal judges and seasoned practitioners will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Programs will be held in U.S. District Court at…
  • Mar 5

    25th Anniversary Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 6, 2017

    25th Anniversary Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 6, 2017
    Please join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a discussion on ethics and professionalism on April 6th from 3 to 5 pm. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge Rubin’s contribution…
  • Mar 4

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12, 2017

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12, 2017
    A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12 at 12 noon. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch…
Rank this Week: 591

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Feb 3

    Grace Under Pressure: A Polyvagal Guide to Reducing Stress and Creating Compassionate Connection

    Grace Under Pressure: A Polyvagal Guide to Reducing Stress and Creating Compassionate Connection
    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Dana, an expert on Polyvagal Theory. The program was sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute, an organization about which I have blogged here several times in the past (to see…
  • Apr 19

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?
    Friend and colleague Hartley Goldstone was recently interviewed for Family Wealth Report about his new book Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors and Trust Creators coauthored with Jay Hughes and Keith Whitaker.…
  • Apr 12

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman
    Gary Friedman will present on 3 days (2-hour keynote on July 15th, full day on July 16th, and one and one-half hours on July 16) at the 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat. The event will be held outside Colorado Springs at The Franciscan Retreat…
Rank this Week: 654

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 1039

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

About accident & injury law, diversity, health law, insurance law, law practice management, lawyer lifestyle, small law firms, tax law, women in the law, and legal humor. By Kim R. Brown.

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor
    There are instances when issues arise between the contractor and the owner most probably due to damages caused by the home construction or renovation. In these circumstances, the owner has the right to demand repairs from the contractor.…
  • Aug 2

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    My former law partner once argued with me that being in our law firm partnership was like being in a marriage, to which I quipped, “Yes, only without the love and affection part.”  Smile. And, having been married more than…
  • Jun 3

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
Rank this Week: 624

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Dec 31

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!
    Dear friends, clients, colleagues and valued networks, 2016 will be a momentous year!!! Make it so for you. * The presidential campaigns will finally be over. * So will “Downton Abbey.” * The Mets will win the World Series (OK,...
  • Dec 15

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!
    New York, March 20, 2015 View from my window And it’s been in the mid-60s temperature-wise these last few days in mid-December!!! Nature is full of surprises… and so are people. Your preconceived notions about members of a…
  • Dec 6

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!
    After the events of the past week and month, I feel that simply saying Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays is insufficient. Instead, and in the spirit of the holidays, I am asking myself – and you – what can we...
Rank this Week: 534

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

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

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

    Rebooting the Blog

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

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

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

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
Rank this Week: 839

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 735

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: 647

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: 683

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: 564

Temporary Attorney: The Sweatshop…

Temporary Attorney: The Sweatshop Edition

Covers the life of temporary attorneys.

http://temporaryattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Nancy Pelosi And The Student Lending Scam

    Nancy Pelosi And The Student Lending Scam
    "It's not often that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi camps under the GOP tent, but that's just what happened recently when she broke ranks with Bay Area Democrats and the Obama administration and voted to keep billions of dollars in…
  • Mar 16

    Graveyard of Dreams: De Novo's "Night Shift"

    Graveyard of Dreams: De Novo's "Night Shift"
    De Novo sent this email out yesterday afternoon. $30 flat to start work the same day and pull a mandatory "all nighter."
  • Jan 13

    Columbia Law School PR Machine Kicks Into Attack Mode

    Columbia Law School PR Machine Kicks Into Attack Mode
    Reeling from a recent New York Times article in which law schools were exposed for cooking the books and turning their graduates into lifetime indentured debt slaves, many of whom wind up in cockroach infested document review facilities…
Rank this Week: 828

Minority Defense Litigator

Minority Defense Litigator

Address issues relevant to minority trial lawyers who defend civil litigation. By Charles E. Griffin.

http://minoritydefenselitigator.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 880

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Lawyer Is Sued For Holding The File

    Lawyer Is Sued For Holding The File
    Lawyers have rights to hold the client’s file or other property as security for payment. Here the lawyer held on to a former divorce client’s file indefinitely. The client eventually sued the lawyer for legal malpractice –…
  • Mar 14

    ARDC Reprimands Lawyer who Issued Power of Attorney to Elderly Client’s “Friend.”

    ARDC Reprimands Lawyer who Issued Power of Attorney to Elderly Client’s “Friend.”
    http://www.iardc.org/HB_RB_Disp_Html.asp?id=12328 The ARDC has recently filed several elder abuse cases. This is one of those cases. According to the Review Board, the facts were as follows: Respondent graduated from law school in 1989. He…
  • Mar 14

    An Obvious Holding – The Insured Has A Duty to Read His Insurance Policy

    An Obvious Holding – The Insured Has A Duty to Read His Insurance Policy
    Plaintiffs, Charles Faber and Karen Faber, filed suit against insurance agencies and related individuals, claiming insurance malpractice. Defendants moved for summary judgment on the basis that Plaintiffs’ claims were barred by the…
Rank this Week: 2879

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Never think for a minute that Bob Dylan…

    Never think for a minute that Bob Dylan doesn't know exactly what he is doing.[T]here’s always some precedent – most everything is a knockoff of something else. You could have some monstrous vision, or a perplexing idea that you…
  • Mar 21

    We are currently binging on "The…

    We are currently binging on "The Americans", a spy drama about two Soviet plants, a husband and wife, set in the 80's. It's an interesting blend of things-- the spycraft is sometimes over the top, but that stuff is also blended with an…
  • Mar 20

    Chuck Berry invented an art form. His…

    Chuck Berry invented an art form. His genius is undeniable, and as my friend Captain X has observed, it is pretty notable that the America he wrote about was substantially barred to him for most of his life. Also, his catalogue is much…
Rank this Week: 1272

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: 4841

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Mar 21

    Best of 60 Tips in 60 Minutes – 2017 ABA TECHSHOW

    Best of 60 Tips in 60 Minutes – 2017 ABA TECHSHOW
    Yesterday I shared the Best in Mobile Apps for IOS and Android from the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW.  Today: the Best of 60 Tips in 60 Minutes with ideas on: Blockchain Technology [A direct payment solution that bypasses banks] Document…
  • Mar 20

    Best of Mobile Apps – 2017 ABA TECHSHOW

    Best of Mobile Apps – 2017 ABA TECHSHOW
    This year’s TECHSHOW did not disappoint.  The Best in Mobile Apps for IOS and Android included great suggestions for scanning, scheduling, managing projects, reading PDFs, aggregating email, stopping spam, encrypting data,…
  • Mar 13

    New Ethical Guidelines for Client File

    New Ethical Guidelines for Client File
    Last week the Oregon State Bar issued OSB Formal Opinion 2017-192, which supersedes OSB Formal Opinion 2005-125.  This is the second opinion in the last six months to address the subject of client files. Opinion 192 provides answers to…
Rank this Week: 5053

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Mar 20

    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…
  • Mar 13

    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…
  • Mar 6

    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: 4773