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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Irfan Khan Strikes Back

    Irfan Khan Strikes Back
    You remember Irfan Khan, the supposedly big terrorism case that was dismissed a few summers ago. Well, Khan is seeking revenge. From the AP:Irfan Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan with a wife and two children, worked hard to…
  • Oct 1

    Poll on Judge Fuller

    Poll on Judge Fuller
    The Daily Report is running a poll on what should happen to Judge Fuller.  Here's the poll, and here's the latest from Alyson Palmer of the DR on what's going on:The Associated Press reported that it obtained a recording of the 911 call…
  • Sep 30

    “Miami is replete with people who utilize illegal funds and live a luxurious, unbelievable lifestyle.”

    “Miami is replete with people who utilize illegal funds and live a luxurious, unbelievable lifestyle.”
    That was Judge Lenard, sentencing Alvaro Lopez Tardon --convicted of spending in Miami, drug proceeds earned in Spain -- to 150 years in federal prison.  From the Miami Herald:A federal judge put a uniquely Miami spin on the $20 million…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 178

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/
  • Oct 1

    Not So Grandson

    Not So Grandson
    A municipal court judge has been reprimanded by the South Carolina Supreme Court for intervening in a driving while suspended charge against her grandson Respondent's grandson was charged with Driving under Suspension, 1st offense. The matter…
  • Oct 1

    Gang Related

    Gang Related
    A recent disbarment is summarized in the October 2014 California Bar Journal In 2013, Markman pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit a crime and multiple counts of bringing drugs into jail and possession of a controlled substance in…
  • Oct 1

    Social Insecurity

    Social Insecurity
    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has imposed a reprimand and other sanctions on an attorney for ethical violations relating to a fee dispute with his law firm. The court agreed with its Lawyer Disciplinary Board that only two...
Rank this Week: 211

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Oct 1

    13 Billing Tips to Keep Clients Happy Plus 50 More Must-Read

    13 Billing Tips to Keep Clients Happy Plus 50 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 51 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...
  • Sep 30

    Review of Abacus Private Cloud Plus 82 More Must-Read

    Review of Abacus Private Cloud Plus 82 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 83 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...
  • Sep 26

    Reviews of Slack, ActiveWords; A Dual Cell Phone Lawyer; WordPerfect DOS Ethical Issue

    Reviews of Slack, ActiveWords; A Dual Cell Phone Lawyer; WordPerfect DOS Ethical Issue
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Neil Squillante, Review: Slack Andrew Shear, Why I Use a Feature Phone and an iPhone Mark Olberding, WordPerfect DOS, Windows XP, and Legal Ethics Robin Meadow, Review: ActiveWords 2.1…
Rank this Week: 199

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: 208

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/
  • Sep 30

    The Rule

    The Rule
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Sep 29

    No closure on Maggie's farm.

    No closure on Maggie's farm.
    Well, I try my best to be just like I am. But everybody wants you to be just like them They say sing while you slave--and I just get bored. I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more....
  • Sep 29

    American Authentic: Ben Bradlee is 93, ailing and irreplaceable.

    American Authentic: Ben Bradlee is 93, ailing and irreplaceable.
    You had a lot of Cuban or Spanish-speaking guys in masks and rubber gloves, with walkie-talkies, arrested in the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at 2:00 in the morning. What the hell were they in there for? What were they...
Rank this Week: 238

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: 227

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 1

    The Law Firm Purge Has Begun

    The Law Firm Purge Has Begun
    BTI’s just completed research[1] with over 300 General Counsel finds two trends driving how the litigation market will unfold in 2015: Bet-the-company matters have dropped by 50%. Aggressive settlement strategies and heightened focus on…
  • Sep 30

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year
    Who made the cut for the best legal departments of the year for 2014? The Recorder’s tally lists some prominent companies – did your legal department make the list? “The Recorder has named Gilead Sciences and Palo Alto…
  • Sep 26

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller
    The next time you are asked to field calls, emails, texts, online chats, video chats, faxes and electronic meeting requests all at the same time, remind your colleagues that your brain will continue shrinking as a result: “If you are…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
  • Sep 18

    An Interesting Thought About Resume

    An Interesting Thought About Resume
    The following is a quote from Mark Horstman, one of the principals of Manager Tools, in his most recent Things I Think I Think. (I am a huge fan of Manager Tools’ podcasts, which I strongly recommend.) We take grief frequently for…
Rank this Week: 276

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
  • Sep 30

    Sharon Zezima, ’89: Relishing Doing on “M&A Work on Steroids”

    Sharon Zezima, ’89: Relishing Doing on “M&A Work on Steroids”
    Earlier this year, Sharon Zezima, ’89, led the legal team for the initial public stock offering (IPO) of GoPro, Inc., the high-flying San Mateo, California–based company that she joined last September as General Counsel and…
  • Sep 29

    Roger E. Reynolds, '61, 1936-2014

    Roger E. Reynolds, '61, 1936-2014
    Original source:  http://www.pims.ca/academics/news-and-announcements/post/roger-e-reynold... It is with sadness that the Council of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies reports the passing…
  • Sep 26

    Jesse Ruiz, '95, Wins Hispanic National Bar Association's "Latino Lawyer of the Year" Award

    Jesse Ruiz, '95, Wins Hispanic National Bar Association's "Latino Lawyer of the Year" Award
    Original source:  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/df9a27c10b6d6ba38ba001440/files/b1cad0b1-3... 2014 HNBA “Latino Lawyer of the Year” Award Jesse H. Ruiz is a partner in the Corporate and…
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • Oct 1

    Stacked deck

    Stacked deck
    The Coast Guard has an interesting opinion in United States v. Sullivan, on a members panel stacking. A military accused does not have the same “jury” right as a civilian accused, but he does have the right to a panel (jury) that…
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    Here are a couple of articles worth the read if you have some time this weekend. The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies, Melissa Hamilton, University of Houston Law…
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
Rank this Week: 370

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank
    Let’s look at the Fortune 500 companies broken into equal-sized revenue categories and see if there is any pattern about the law school of their top lawyers. The plot below shows 20 revenue categories increasing from $4.8 billion for…
  • Jul 29

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist
    A Shepard’s diagram typically describes the composition of soil in terms of three materials: clay, silt, and sand. The pyramid labels each portion according to the respective proportions of those materials in a particular clump of soil.…
  • Jul 28

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 348

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Oct 1

    Influential But Uninformed: What Scotus Knows About Policing

    Influential But Uninformed: What Scotus Knows About Policing
    Seth W. Stoughton, Policing Facts, 88 Tulane L. Rev. 847 (2014).Elizabeth JohSift through any number of Fourth Amendment decisions from the Supreme Court, and you will find many general observations about the police: that theirs is a…
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
Rank this Week: 410

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
  • Oct 1

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.  With…
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
Rank this Week: 490

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 15

    Try Before You Buy: Can Testing Potential Hires Work for Solo and Small Law Firm

    Try Before You Buy: Can Testing Potential Hires Work for Solo and Small Law Firm
    We’ve all been there. After months of sitting on the fence about bringing an assistant or paralegal or associate on board to help dig you out from under, you place an ad or ask around to colleagues for recommendations. You’re…
  • Sep 12

    Future Fridays: Hitch Your Niche To Another Law Firm

    Future Fridays: Hitch Your Niche To Another Law Firm
    The niche practice as the future of law is also yesterday’s news. Meaning that the benefits of niche practice have been well documented forever, nowhere more extensively than at Chuck Newton’s Third Wave Blog, which is jam packed…
  • Sep 9

    Whose Client Is It Anyway?

    Whose Client Is It Anyway?
    Rob Jordan’s recent Above the Law column, The (Alleged) Uber-fication of Legal Services  comprehensively compares the latest crop of  lawyer match-making services and platforms designed to connect consumers and small business…
Rank this Week: 477

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 4

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market
    While the unbundling trend may be starting out with larger firms for startups and entrepreneurs, it will make its way to down to smaller sized firms and encompass many more areas of law. All lawyers can benefit from learning techniques for…
  • Sep 3

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help
    Whether you are calling another member of your firm, or another attorney that you know, be respectful of the other attorney's time and advice.
  • Sep 2

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial
    How can lawyers use social media during jury selection without crossing ethical lines? How can jurors use social media during trial?
Rank this Week: 552

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    What Compliance Officers Really Do

    What Compliance Officers Really Do
    It’s an old meme, but it made me laugh.
  • Mar 17

    Evacuation Day and Compliance

    Evacuation Day and Compliance
    March 17 is more known for that other holiday where everything is green. You night not be celebrating today if it were not for the events of 1776. In 1776, British forces had occupied Boston for years. The local militia and Continental army…
  • Mar 11

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!
    The National Labor Relations Board continues to wreck havoc on companies’ social media policies. That latest to get steamrolled in Boch Honda. I grew up with Ernie Boch’s commercial proclaiming that his costs are less so his…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 528

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: 549

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    New Blog Design

    New Blog Design
    This post is a test of my new blog redesign. A big thank you to Aaron and Dylan Lopez at Inno Software for the redesign and revamping of my blog and website and for being so great to work with. There’s still work for me to do, but the…
  • Aug 31

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast
    Fans of old-time Hollywood movies probably recognize the homage to the famous line from Sunset Boulevard in the title of the newest episode of the The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast, “Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up.” In…
  • Jul 31

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article
    The July/August issue of Law Practice magazine is now out, the theme is “Big Ideas,” and one of the big ideas included in the issue is covered in an article I wrote. In “Link to article,” I dive into the ways that…
Rank this Week: 674

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/
  • Sep 25

    The LSAT: Understanding the Architecture of Argument (part 2)

    The LSAT: Understanding the Architecture of Argument (part 2)
    In my last post, I emphasized the importance of understanding the argument that is made in an LR, and I said that once you understood the argument—that is, once you figured out that the speaker was saying ‘I conclude ZZZ on the…
  • Sep 25

    Why We Need Men in the Conversations abut Retention of Women Lawyer

    Why We Need Men in the Conversations abut Retention of Women Lawyer
    Why do we need the men?  I hear this too much when I attend conferences of women lawyers around the country.  The sentiment is that women lawyers have the power to succeed on their own, and we do not need the men to help us do…
  • Sep 25

    Mortgage Lending Discrimination Reveals the Need for More Comprehensive Maternity Leave

    Mortgage Lending Discrimination Reveals the Need for More Comprehensive Maternity Leave
    FirstBank Mortgage Partners (based in Jackson, TN), has agreed to pay a settlement of $35000 to rectify allegations that it violated the Fair Housing Act by denying a mortgage loan to an application of maternity leave. The complaint,…
Rank this Week: 589

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster
    This article can also be viewed at our updated site thenutmeglawyer.com Your office always engages in the best practices when it comes to your clients' confidentiality, this goes without saying. You've got the latest anti-virus software…
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
Rank this Week: 594

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: 676

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    South Carolina Joins the Fastcase Family

    South Carolina Joins the Fastcase Family
    We’re thrilled to welcome the South Carolina Bar to the Fastcase family as the 27th State Bar Association to provide its members with access to the Fastcase research service. As of October 1, South Carolina Bar members will enjoy access…
  • Sep 22

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite
    It’s easy to find great results in Fastcase – and easy to save key documents and record time in Clio. But both tasks just got easier. Today, we’re announcing the integration of the best research and practice management…
  • Sep 22

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite
    It’s easy to find great results in Fastcase – and easy to save key documents and record time in Clio. But both tasks just got easier. Today, we’re announcing the integration of the best research and practice management…
Rank this Week: 769

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/
  • Sep 29

    Conferences to Consider for October: COLPM Futures and Ark KM

    Conferences to Consider for October: COLPM Futures and Ark KM
    Each October for several years I have attended two excellent conferences. Ark KM is the leading, privately organized conference for law firm knowledge management professionals.  The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference…
  • Sep 26

    Legal KM Rapid Tour: The ILTA 2014 Encore Webinar

    Legal KM Rapid Tour: The ILTA 2014 Encore Webinar
    These are my real time notes from an ILTA webinar on 26 September 2014 that recaps – in one hour – the six hour-long knowledge management session at the 2014 annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association,…
  • Sep 4

    A Brief History of Legal KM

    A Brief History of Legal KM
    I am writing a book chapter on knowledge management and preparing for my 10th Annual Ark KM conference panel on ’10 Years Gone: From Content to Tools to Productivity’. To prepare for both, I wrote a brief history of…
Rank this Week: 781

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 29

    IOLTA Accounts and Partnerships – Dos and Don’t

    IOLTA Accounts and Partnerships – Dos and Don’t
    Forming a partnership? Among the many issues partners must address is responsibility for the IOLTA account.  Presumably, you and your partner or partners will use a common lawyer trust account – this would be the norm. …
  • Sep 22

    Opening or Converting Old Forms – Tips for Mac User

    Opening or Converting Old Forms – Tips for Mac User
    As Mac users know, not all legal forms are Mac-friendly (especially older forms).  For example, what if a colleague sends you a document created in Microsoft Word 97/Windows? If you have Pages, you should be able to open a Word ……
  • Sep 17

    The Evolution of Online Marketing for Lawyers: Don’t Get Left Behind

    The Evolution of Online Marketing for Lawyers: Don’t Get Left Behind
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to help grow your business! Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to…
Rank this Week: 878

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

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

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

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

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

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

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

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 776

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: 869

Blawfields

Blawfields

Discusses current legal issues.

http://blawfields.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Tales from the MPRE

    Tales from the MPRE
    Because my MPRE score expired, I had to retake it.  After spending a couple hours with students about to begin their third year of law school, I have some observations: The MPRE is a weird exam.  It is easy in that you can normally…
  • Aug 11

    Free LSAT Advice

    Free LSAT Advice
    Prior to and during law school, I was an LSAT tutor both on my own and (at a different time) for one of the large test preparation companies.  I'm not particularly fond of the LSAT.  Rather, I couldn't believe that my performance on a…
  • Aug 3

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam
    Many of the other people who took the bar exam with me last week are now on well-deserved vacations and have an entire month of relaxation before beginning work again.  I, on the other hand, am back working.  The joys of being a practicing…
Rank this Week: 771

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/
  • Oct 1

    Mary Oliver on Punctuation

    Mary Oliver on Punctuation
    Here, poet Mary Oliver reads her breathless poem “Seven White Butterflies.” You will be interested in her prefatory comments. (ljs)
  • Oct 1

    Reforming the First Year of Law School II

    Reforming the First Year of Law School II
    On Monday, I argued that it is as important to reform the first year of law school as it is to add practical courses to the second and third years. Law schools need to teach basic skills before they can...
  • Sep 30

    Tips for making excuses that may get you off the hook

    Tips for making excuses that may get you off the hook
    This article from the Wall Street Journal surveys several business experts and academics for tips on how to make excuses for a botched job that have a better chance of being well received by the boss. That's not to suggest...
Rank this Week: 1002

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 1

    How to Handle Disagreements in the Law Office

    How to Handle Disagreements in the Law Office
    Working together in a law office isn't always rainbows and puppies. There can be some serious dustups, and we all know what that means — somebody's work isn't getting done. We asked a couple of experts from the Association of Legal…
  • Sep 30

    Turn Clients into Client-Advocates: The Brand Experience

    Turn Clients into Client-Advocates: The Brand Experience
    Research suggests that life experiences, not material things, are the key to happiness. Nonetheless, by and large people still choose to spend more of their money on material items because they believe they’re of greater value. After…
  • Sep 29

    Resigned to Being in the Rut?

    Resigned to Being in the Rut?
    Lawyers can easily find themselves, very early in their careers, in a predicament of epic proportions. It happens when you don’t know what to do next, and end up in a rut — a long, deep track made by the repeated passage of the…
Rank this Week: 1007

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 30

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II
    OCTOBER 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (6.5 hours of CLE credit approved) *  registration fees include curator-guided tour and a catered lunch Join lawyers and…
  • Sep 29

    ANNUAL FEDERAL JUDGES’ RECEPTION — November 6, 5-8 p.m.

    ANNUAL FEDERAL JUDGES’ RECEPTION — November 6, 5-8 p.m.
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association requests your presence at its annual tribute honoring the federal judiciary’s contribution to our community.  Thursday, November 6, 2014 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Federal Ballroom…
  • Sep 29

    All Voices Meeting — Sedona Conference (Nov. 7)

    All Voices Meeting — Sedona Conference (Nov. 7)
    FOR FBA MEMBERS ONLY Join the Hon. Stephen Higginson of the 5th Circuit and other distinguished jurists and senior members of the Bar at The Sedona Conference (TSC) “All Voices” Meeting.  The event is an interdisciplinary…
Rank this Week: 1349

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/
  • Sep 29

    Opening Social for Foreign Service Student Organization

    Opening Social for Foreign Service Student Organization
  • Sep 24

    Thank You Note

    Thank You Note
    Two Words That MatterWords of Wisdom from:  Mary Crane & Associates Newsletter.Expressing your appreciation for someone’s time and effort may be among the softest skills around. Yet, hard data and numerous studies confirm that…
  • Sep 23

    Scholarship Opportunity for Law Student

    Scholarship Opportunity for Law Student
    Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law StudentsBanner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for lawstudents. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering…
Rank this Week: 1085

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

Cover tech solutions and issues for law firms. By Accellis Technology Group.

http://accellis.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1195

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/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 1299

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip
    Referral marketing, as opposed to direct marketing, targets people with the potential to send you business. Successful firms rely on a high percentage of referrals to keep their practice booming. A referral network must be developed and…
  • Sep 12

    Not Your Average Business Plan

    Not Your Average Business Plan
    Do you have a business plan for your practice?  If you are like most of the attorneys I speak with, you don’t currently have one and you cringe at the thought of it. I used to recommend writing a business plan as both the first…
  • Sep 5

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
    The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there.…
Rank this Week: 960

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

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

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

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

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

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

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 1031

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Jul 26

    STOP TO NOTICE

    STOP TO NOTICE
    BUTTERFLYS WERE THE FIRST INDICATION If One Just Stops to Take Notice   Nothing Special brought me here.  To Eileen’s Garden.  A tattered chaise lounge, a small table supporting red wine. The still deer hid in the dense…
  • Jul 22

    DEFROCKED LAWYER

    DEFROCKED LAWYER
          COUNTRY LAWYER LAUREN (Pug) PAULSON, THE TWO ‘JEFF’S’AND THE OREGON STATE BAR   This is a tale of how the Leading Lawyers in Oregon dither while the 13,000 loyal lawyers of the Oregon State Bar…
  • Jul 19

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR
    PRESS RELEASE  ********  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 30, 2014   FROM: Lauren Paulson   TO: OREGONIAN/Media   RE: OREGON STATE BAR, OREGON SUPEME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE Thomas Balmer   CONTACT: Lauren…
Rank this Week: 1315

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

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

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Iris Data Acquires Clarity Litigation Support

    Iris Data Acquires Clarity Litigation Support
    KANSAS CITY, June 16 2014 — Iris Data Services, a leading provider of discovery solutions, today announced the successful acquisition of Clarity Litigation Support. Clarity is a top discovery and litigation support firm with offices…
  • Jun 12

    Ricoh Canada agrees to acquire Commonwealth Legal

    Ricoh Canada agrees to acquire Commonwealth Legal
    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jun 11, 2014 -- Ricoh Canada Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Legal Inc. The acquisition is anticipated to close within the next 60 days.  The transaction…
  • May 14

    OmniVere Launches After Acquisition of Three eDiscovery Provider

    OmniVere Launches After Acquisition of Three eDiscovery Provider
    CHICAGO, IL -- 05/13/14 -- OmniVere, a new leader in the eDiscovery industry, announced the formation of the business through the acquisition of three of the leading providers of discovery services. OmniVere is creating one of the most…
Rank this Week: 1132

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: 1203

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: 1431

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/
  • Oct 1

    Session Recordings: The A-to-Z of IG

    Session Recordings: The A-to-Z of IG
    Here are two more recordings from the annual ILTA conference worth a listen. These updates focus on information governance and feature several speakers we've featured at past Risk Roundtable events and webinars:Build Enterprise…
  • Sep 30

    Session Recordings: Open vs. Closed DMS, Data Security Regulation

    Session Recordings: Open vs. Closed DMS, Data Security Regulation
    Here are more recordings from the annual ILTA conference worth a listen:Is Your DM Locked Down or Opt-In?Do you require all documents be stored in the firm's DMS, or do you let the user decide? How do you manage security? We'll hear from…
  • Sep 29

    HIPAA is Here – Is Your Law Firm in Compliance?

    HIPAA is Here – Is Your Law Firm in Compliance?
    With the government starting to make noise about upcoming audits, and the September 22 deadline for all organizations to update grandfathered business associate agreements that have not yet been brought into compliance with the new Omnibus…
Rank this Week: 1403

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Watched Twenty Feet From Stardom last…

    Watched Twenty Feet From Stardom last night. Great music, obviously. Interesting stories, too. The structure of it was notable, and I want to dwell on that a bit. The movie is about backup singers, and it features one who broke through after…
  • Sep 30

    "We are in the habit of seeing untended…

    "We are in the habit of seeing untended nature as a sort of blankness, awaiting human work to fill it." The reason I believe that the climate crisis is an urgent problem is that there will inevitably be human suffering as a result, and I…
  • Sep 24

    A couple of thoughts on "How Gary Hart's…

    A couple of thoughts on "How Gary Hart's Downfall Forever Changed American Politics".1.  Why is it that the New York Times, or people who write for the New York Times, act as though they have discovered something, even when the thing…
Rank this Week: 1715

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Oct 1

    Book recommendation: Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders by John Mortimer

    Book recommendation: Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders by John Mortimer
    Horace Rumpole – cigar-smoking, claret-drinking, Wordsworth-spouting defender of some unlikely clients – often speaks of the great murder trial which revealed his talents as an advocate and made his reputation down at the Bailey…
  • Sep 30

    Blustering buffoon

    Blustering buffoon
    ‘One of the great advantages of being a barrister is that it’s almost completely unaccountable to the people who employ you in the first few formative years of practisc.’ It was OldSmoothie lecturing one of the new pupils.…
  • Sep 28

    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: 2110