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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/
  • Apr 17

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)
    by Hillary MantisWhether we are in good economic times or bad, lawyers have always been curious about non-traditional legal careers. You would like to use your J.D., but you don’t necessarily want to be a litigator or a corporate…
  • Apr 14

    1Ls in the Phoenix Area in May - Workshop/Reception with Snell & Wilmer

    1Ls in the Phoenix Area in May - Workshop/Reception with Snell & Wilmer
    1Ls in the Phoenix area in May:You just started or are about to begin your first legal job. It is a very exciting time, but it also can cause some anxiety. How do you succeed in this position? What should you do to gain the most out of …
  • Apr 14

    Things I Wish I'd Known as a First Year Associate

    Things I Wish I'd Known as a First Year Associate
    By Jay HarringtonA family friend will be graduating from law school this spring and starting his career at a large law firm next fall. Asked to provide some advice, I started compiling tips and recommendations — things to do and…
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Apr 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 18, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 18, 2014
    Happy Friday!  This week's news coverage has been focused on a central theme: confidence.  While women are undoubtedly as competent as men, we often lag behind our male colleagues in self-assuredness.  Take a look at why…
  • Apr 17

    Internet defamation: the problem of the modern century

    Internet defamation: the problem of the modern century
    Make no mistake: every upside has a downside. Therefore, every advantage we get from the advanced technology can, in a certain situation is turned into a downside. Take for example, the speed of which the information travels with. When that…
  • Apr 17

    Is Being Waitlisted for Law School Your Problem?

    Is Being Waitlisted for Law School Your Problem?
    It is that time of year again.  Prospective students have applied to law schools, and some are being waitlisted.  That can be both a hopeful and a frustrating experience, depending on the school and the applicant's expectations, and…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Jan 2

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim
    The principal victims of this phenomenon have been those lawyers who become trapped in the culture of short-termism. That culture is especially rampant among the prestigious big firms, where, as a group, lawyers are the unhappiest. Steven J.…
  • Dec 27

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve
    1.   Has your management mandated (or gently suggested) that you reduce your spend on litigation? Would it be a good career move if you achieved a reduction in total spend? 2.   Do your law firms spend more than the…
  • Dec 27

    Now this is a mission statement

    Now this is a mission statement
    Everybody wants the next great thing. Even us. So we are a music store, who became an airline, who became a soft drink company, who became over 200 different businesses all over the planet united by one simple common thought: We want to do…
Rank this Week: 126

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Apr 9

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR
    WOMEN AND WAR   Let Us Put Women In Charge of  War   My friend was not able to go on a skiing vacation with us this year because of disabilities caused by his year in the Vietnam War.  My service escaped those…
  • Feb 5

    THE KNOWN BIGOT

    THE KNOWN BIGOT
    THE BIGOT I KNOW     HE IS not CLOSE TO ME, OR IS HE?  LET ME INTRODUCE MY business ACQUAINTANCE,  mr. ED harnden, A DOWNTOWN LAWYER.   ONE DAY, DOWNTOWN,   I ASKED MY MOTHER….’WHY DO PEOPLE HATE…
  • Jan 22

    UPDATED TABLE OF CONTENTS (JANUARY, 2014)

    UPDATED TABLE OF CONTENTS (JANUARY, 2014)
    CURRENT TABLE OF CONTENTS   TABLE OF CONTENTS  (Note Foreclosure Law Articles-and on Drones Torture, Due Process -Below)   1. Welcome To A New Blog Site for Oregon Lawyers(2/4/07)2. Opening Page -- Purpose of This Blog…
Rank this Week: 133

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: 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/
  • Apr 19

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.
    On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, Irish republican leaders staged an Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland. The uprising, the most significant Irish revolt since 1798, took place mainly in Dublin. It was unsuccessful. The British…
  • Apr 18

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.
    Mother died and left me reckless, Daddy died and left me wild. No, I'm not good lookin', I'm some sweet woman's angel child. --William Samuel McTier (1898–1959)...
  • Apr 18

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.
    The MC5 truly believed in the power of rock & roll to change the world. --Rolling Stone Below is the MC5's Wayne Kramer singing "Ramblin' Rose" at Wayne State University in Detroit in July 1970, two months after the...
Rank this Week: 239

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 18

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel
    By building the right team, establishing roles, and keeping lines of communication open, general counsel will be able to successfully guide a company through any crisis. The post 3 keys to crisis management for general counsel appeared on…
  • Apr 17

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher
    By Megan Grandinetti, Esq. The Lawyer’s Health Coach One of my clients (“Sara”) recently hired me to help her deal with a new kind of pressure she was experiencing at her new law firm.  Sara went from Big Law to Tiny…
  • Apr 16

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014
    By Ben Cooper, Barrister-at-Law and Executive Director at GRMSearch. Ben also specialises in placing American lawyers into job opportunities in Asia. 2013 INTO 2014 2013 was very much a year of maintenance with encouraging areas of growth and…
Rank this Week: 235

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/
  • Apr 17

    Thursday's news and note

    Thursday's news and note
    1. The dude who disrupted the Supreme Court got time served. From the AP:A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been…
  • Apr 15

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house
    Another Judge Marra/Fred Haddad matchup. From Paula McMahon:Well-known Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud was sentenced to ten months of house arrest and two years of probation on Friday for helping to hide a huge 12.08 carat yellow…
  • Apr 14

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder
    Some fireworks from the Sentencing Commission last week when 11th Circuit Judge Pryor said that AG Holder disrespected the judicial branch by not opposing the proposed two level decrease in the drug guidelines. More from NLJ:The United…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Apr 19

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper
    A Massachusetts attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in the course of representing an elderly client. According to a summary of the case An elderly client hired the respondent to represent her in a divorce action filed by her…
  • Apr 19

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a attorney convicted of a felony offense. NBCi4.com had the story of the arrest A local attorney was arrested after he allegedly tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's home and...
  • Apr 19

    A Friend On The Bench

    A Friend On The Bench
    A state district court judge who improperly interfered with a pending matter involving a friend has been publicly reprimanded hy the Nebraska Supreme Court. ...here is essentially no dispute that [Judge] Schatz used his judicial authority to…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 272

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 18

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice
    The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our "New Math, New Money" download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner asked a…
  • Apr 16

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
Rank this Week: 325

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
  • 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…
  • Nov 19

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You
    A solicitor can be employed in a number of different ways throughout our lives. Without seeking the proper guidance of one, legal disputes can be extremely difficult to come through unscathed. Solicitors can discuss your permissible legal…
Rank this Week: 393

Law Practice Strategy

Law Practice Strategy

Discusses practice management solutions for solos and small firms.

http://lawpracticestrategy.com/
  • Apr 3

    What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013

    What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013
    ABA TECHSHOW 2013 starts this week in Chicago, April 4-6, so for this ”Product Beat’ we have a preview of some wares being demonstrated in the exhibition hall. . .” Donna Seyle‘s insight: If you won’t get to…
  • Apr 3

    The ReInvent Law Channel

    The ReInvent Law Channel
    Where The Revolution Will Be Televised! Donna Seyle‘s insight: Selected videos from ReinventLawSiliconValley are up and running! See on reinventlawchannel.com
  • Apr 2

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore
    When you’re an associate receiving positive feedback for your intelligence, diligence, and impeccable work product, it’s hard to fathom the need to start learning an entirely different set of skills for the later phases of your…
Rank this Week: 385

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Reproducible research as an aspirational goal for legal metric

    Reproducible research as an aspirational goal for legal metric
    In the sciences, a recent movement is often referred to as “reproducible research.”  What it  espouses is a philosophy of transparency regarding data and analysis – share the data you collected, what you did to it,…
  • Dec 1

    The “industry” of a company and a way to create an index of diversification with entropy measurement

    The “industry” of a company and a way to create an index of diversification with entropy measurement
    Mostly for lack of a better way to classify companies, benchmark surveys ask respondents to choose from a list of “industries.”  We see those lists all the time: manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, and so on.  In…
  • Nov 30

    Currency conversion and some methodology decisions for benchmark studie

    Currency conversion and some methodology decisions for benchmark studie
    Some benchmark surveys ask for spending data in U.S. dollars and leave it to the participants to convert their non-dollar spending however they choose to do so.  Other surveys, including GC Metrics, accepts data in whatever currency the…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 483

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    #ABATECHSHOW: LinkedIn How-to Session and Much More

    #ABATECHSHOW: LinkedIn How-to Session and Much More
    It’s time for ABA TECHSHOW and I’m wrapping up my preparations. Hope to see you there. If you can’t be there, remember that you can get a peek of what is happening at the conference by checking out the Twitter hashtag…
  • Feb 15

    Happy Eleventh Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Eleventh Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Eleven years ago today, with an allusion to Babylon 5 and the ideas that I needed to produce my own RSS feed and experiment with new types of writing, I launched this blog. I called the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. Much has happened with…
  • Jan 27

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2014

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2014
    For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
Rank this Week: 545

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 1

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone
    Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone for Your Law PracticeI recently saw a trailer for the movie "Her". As far as I can tell, actor Joaquin Phonenix plays the part of a lonely mustached man who falls in love with his smart phone's Siri…
  • Jan 25

    10.5 Reasons to Blog

    10.5 Reasons to Blog
    The Nutmeg Lawyer is moving.  You can find this guest post by attorney Cliff Tuttle Jr. by clicking here  or visiting us at www.thenutmeglawyer.net
Rank this Week: 486

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: 496

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Some states import federal dollars, others…

    Some states import federal dollars, others export them in the form of taxes. There's a cool interactive map here.I thought about this last weekend while admiring the very handsome bridge over the Mississippi in Cape Giradeau:Isn't that a…
  • Apr 17

    Gabriel García Márquez dead.…

    Gabriel García Márquez dead. The world just got a little less magical.
  • Apr 17

    The case against my friend Lawrence Brose…

    The case against my friend Lawrence Brose now moves into the sentencing phase, which means that it is far from over. This, in turn, means that Brose is still not really able to comment-- but I still can, and have, and will.First of all, this…
Rank this Week: 669

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Review of WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); Legal Services Demand and Supply; Multiple Monitors; Spaces After Period

    Review of WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); Legal Services Demand and Supply; Multiple Monitors; Spaces After Period
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Karl M. Rowe, Review: WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); WordPerfect Workflows Lee D. Cumbie, Legal Fees: Beware the Race to the Bottom Bill McFarlane, Forget Lawyers: Here's Who Really…
  • Apr 18

    Reviews of Olympus Digital Recorders, Yola, RingCentral; Worldox Migration

    Reviews of Olympus Digital Recorders, Yola, RingCentral; Worldox Migration
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Gil Marquez, Review: Olympus DS-5000 and DS-7000 Michele Peters, Review: Yola (Law Firm Websites) Philip Landsman, Review: RingCentral (Including Fax Lines) Ron Fox, Dates in Document Names…
  • Apr 17

    NetDocuments ndOffice: Read Our Exclusive Report

    NetDocuments ndOffice: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud document management system that works from within Microsoft Office (see article below), a video hosting service, deposition transcript management and video editing software, and an iPad note-taking…
Rank this Week: 585

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 16

    Life after law: Humor consultant

    Life after law: Humor consultant
    The job of this non-practicing lawyer includes writing comebacks to lawyer jokes! Read all about Malcolm Kushner's current career in this article from California Lawyer.
  • Apr 15

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you
    If you believe as I do that a mindful mediator is a more effective mediator—both because of his or her adept ability to utilize conflict resolution skills but more importantly because of the direct effect he or she has on the parties'…
  • Apr 11

    April edition of MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY now online

    April edition of MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY now online
    Click to read the April 2014 edition of Mindfulness Research Monthly. This new edition includes 61 new cites: 16 Interventions, 21 Associations, 7 Methods, 15 Reviews, and 2 Trials.
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Apr 14

    Where is the Excitement about the Future of the Legal Market?

    Where is the Excitement about the Future of the Legal Market?
    Every day I read about big and exciting changes in industry.  On Monday, the New York Times reported on the huge impact graphene could have in electronics and other industries, Forbes on the first artificial red blood…
  • Apr 10

    Middle Office Support for Law Firms – Captives v Outsourcing

    Middle Office Support for Law Firms – Captives v Outsourcing
    Many large US law firms own and operate low cost service centers. These “captives” provide a range of “middle office” support such as IT, finance, word processing, and business research. Since 2012, five US firms…
  • Mar 25

    Steps to Survive the Coming Competition

    Steps to Survive the Coming Competition
    [This post was first published at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Exposition Blog on 3 Feb 2014.  Conference info here.] Many in the legal market talk about a “New Normal” where margin pressure is the norm. Is…
Rank this Week: 641

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 16

    Are Solos Priced Out of SEO?

    Are Solos Priced Out of SEO?
    Last week, I shared some of the internet marketing lessons learned by online marketing companies. The bottom line: internet advertising can be pricey especially for small companies. This week, I’m publishing an article by Conrad Saam,…
  • Apr 15

    Second Circuit Seeks Second Opinion on the Meaning of “Office” for Purposes of Non-Resident Lawyers – Update

    Second Circuit Seeks Second Opinion on the Meaning of “Office” for Purposes of Non-Resident Lawyers – Update
    For nearly three years, I’ve been tracking solo Ekaterina Schoenefeld’s challenge to the constitutionality of New York Judicial Code 470, which imposes an in-state office requirement – but only on nonresident lawyers.…
  • Apr 14

    An Indiana Ethics Opinion That May Kill Legal Start Up

    An Indiana Ethics Opinion That May Kill Legal Start Up
    Via the Legal Profession Blog, comes a recent Indiana ethics decision reprimanding a lawyer who’d practiced 41 years without incident for participating Law Tigers , a site that helps members of the public find a motorcycle attorney.…
Rank this Week: 829

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Feb 15

    Judge makes history when she overturns Va. same-sex marriage ban

    Judge makes history when she overturns Va. same-sex marriage ban
    On Thursday Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia made history when she overturned the state of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. It was a landmark decision which was…
  • Feb 11

    Paulette Brown to Become ABA President in 2015

    Paulette Brown to Become ABA President in 2015
    Paulette Brown, chief diversity officer at Edwards Wildman and a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, is one step closer to becoming the president of the American Bar Association. On February 9, during … Read More
  • Feb 10

    Former White House lawyer nominated for ambassadorship

    Former White House lawyer nominated for ambassadorship
    Cassandra Q. Butts a former Deputy White House Counsel to President Barack Obama has been nominated by the President to serve as the next United States Ambassador to The Bahamas. Read More
Rank this Week: 811

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: 839

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,…
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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea
    With a capped fee, there is no upside for the lawyer. The best-case scenario is he gets paid for exactly the hours he worked.Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
Rank this Week: 1050

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
  • Apr 17

    Britains damaged coastline!

    Britains damaged coastline!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 17

    Could a garage really be this expensive?

    Could a garage really be this expensive?
    Imagine having a garage worth more than your house? A derelict spacious garage located in London had been listed in an auction then sold for an immense sum of £550,000 marking it the most expensive property in its sector around…
Rank this Week: 1021

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side
    by Marsha Hunter At a trial skills program last month, I spent two days in individual coaching and video review. As the first day wore on, disturbing reports began to surface that someone on the faculty was instructing students to conduct…
  • Mar 13

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court
    by Marsha Hunter How hard can it be to read out loud in court? Surprisingly difficult and strangely tricky! 99.5% of the talking you do in court is extemporaneous. The other .05% of courtroom speech is one of two kinds: memorized verbatim…
  • Mar 3

    M.J. TOCCI AND ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING: CONFRONTING OFFENSIVE SPEECH

    M.J. TOCCI AND ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING: CONFRONTING OFFENSIVE SPEECH
    by Marsha Hunter Two weeks ago we lost an exceptional teacher and tireless mentor for women lawyers, M.J. Tocci. She died in hospice after a years-long battle with cancer. Friends and colleagues have been remembering her inspiring…
Rank this Week: 1002

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Apr 1

    Article in Legal IT Today: The Engagement Game

    Article in Legal IT Today: The Engagement Game
    I wrote an article about the use of games for legal services in the March issue of Legal IT Today, an online legal tech publication. You can read the full article starting on page 31 of the publication.
  • Mar 26

    Slides: Class from Law Practice Tech & Management Course

    Slides: Class from Law Practice Tech & Management Course
    Below is a sample of the slides from a live session that expanded on the topic of how to choose technology for your law firm. I wanted the students to know what an API was and how that might affect their selection, as well as how to look for…
  • Mar 25

    ABA Journal Article on Virtual Practice

    ABA Journal Article on Virtual Practice
    The ABA Journal published an article entitled "Lawyers’ definitions of virtual practice vary, but not when it comes to finding success". The article runs through the different definitions of virtual law practice and the wide variety of…
Rank this Week: 1018

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

Covers legal technology, practice management and items of interest to lawyers. By Nerino Petro.

http://compujurist.com
  • Mar 24

    New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in time for ABA TECHSHOW!

    New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in time for ABA TECHSHOW!
    ABA TECHSHOW is fast approaching and in addition to all of the other sessions, there are a number of sessions for Android users. And just in time for TECHSHOW, PCmag.com has come out with their new list of the Best 100 Android Apps. There…
  • Mar 11

    Does your State have a Security Breach Notification Law?

    Does your State have a Security Breach Notification Law?
    With the continuing onslaught of data breach stories, every lawyer should be aware whether their state has such a law on the books and what it requires in the event of a breach. The National Council of State Legislatures has compiled a chart…
  • Feb 21

    Dropbox updates its TOS: Adds Government Data Requests Principal

    Dropbox updates its TOS: Adds Government Data Requests Principal
    Dropbox has a bit of a history when it comes to securing your information and who has access to it. Dropbox recently announced changes in its Terms of Service and its Privacy policy. The interesting piece of this to me is the Government Data…
Rank this Week: 953

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 19

    Weekend video: An Interview with John Grisham about Sycamore Row

    Weekend video: An Interview with John Grisham about Sycamore Row
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  • Apr 16

    Spring Forward in Your Career

    Spring Forward in Your Career
    Brought to you by our friends at the Sellick Partnership Friday 21st March sees a new season arriving and the country saying goodbye to a cold, wet winter. Although it can be tempting to forget all of the career analysis you’ve been…
  • Apr 15

    Justice for sale

    Justice for sale
    OldSmoothie was looking particularly smug today, even for him. “Yes, I’ve just got £10,000 on the brief for tomorrow’s one day trial,” he mentioned at least twice just when I was within hearing. “Why on…
Rank this Week: 1208

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/
  • Apr 18

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea
    Do you have Shiny Shiny Syndrome?  I do.  Here’s a post from January 2012 about a technique I still use: Many of the attorneys I work with suffer from the same thing I do: Shiny Shiny Syndrome.  You suffer from S3…
  • Apr 17

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech
    Here’s a tech-related tip from this post: How many times has a quick technology fix turned into a day of un-billable time?  Trust me on this one, no matter how much (or little) work you have, your time is better spent building your…
  • Apr 16

    Best of NBH: Counting Card

    Best of NBH: Counting Card
    I’ve always thought the idea from this post was a powerful way to understand the gift of time and what you can accomplish in a year: Resolve to Count Cards, using this this incredibly powerful exercise I first ran across in…
Rank this Week: 1464

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 17

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"
    Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative…
  • Jan 30

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work
    Doug Sundheim recently published an article in The Harvard Business Review on a subject of relevance to anyone involved in organizational management – whether in the field of law or any other discipline. His focus is “the chasm…
  • Jan 30

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?
    According to a recent article in Philanthropy Daily, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has banished PowerPoint presentations from meetings of his staff. Instead he requires speakers to prepare six-page summaries of what they want to say. His meetings…
Rank this Week: 1437

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
  • Dec 3

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency
    I recently delivered a webinar to a group of associates at one of my law firm clients, as part of the firm’s internal CPD and training program. (I referred them to my recent posts about associates, which probably didn’t make them…
Rank this Week: 1203

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Mar 23

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client
    If an accident or injury occurs and a person dies because of the fault of another entity, any other immediate or distant family members and spouse or dependents may bring the case to the court and file a wrongful death claim. This wrongful…
  • Mar 23

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help
    If you want to move abroad, you need to know that it is a complex process with a lot of documents, clearance procedures and legal procedures. The same thing goes for moving to the United states. In fact, immigration law is considered to be…
  • Mar 23

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?
    From womb to tomb – everybody goes through the hands of a medical practitioner – be it a duly-licensed physician, a nurse, a therapist, a midwife, or a witch doctor. The doctor is bound to the Oath of Hippocrates while the rest…
Rank this Week: 1326

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    Compliance Lessons From My Dog

    Compliance Lessons From My Dog
    My dog has taught me a few lessons about compliance. (That’s me and Ghost taking a well-deserved nap.) Start early. We started dog training early to focus on developing good habits at an early stage. (We did lose a few shoes while he…
Rank this Week: 1161

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: 1234

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
Rank this Week: 1131

The Law Coach Blog

The Law Coach Blog

By Ron Burdge.

http://thelawcoach.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    What is the best source of good brief writing tips?

    What is the best source of good brief writing tips?
    Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers, often sends grammar, writing, drafting and other tips to its members and each one is a jewel. It seems like every day or two I get one of these email tips and each one is to the point and worth…
  • Nov 27

    Practicing Law Profitably

    Practicing Law Profitably
    Here's a link to an updated version of a presentation on Practicing Law Profitably that was given in 2009 at a national conference in Philadelphia. Think of it as an early Christmas present from us to you!Ron Burdgewww.TheLawCoach.comHelping…
  • Jun 19

    Did a Penguin Sit on Your Web Site?

    Did a Penguin Sit on Your Web Site?
    Penguin is the new sheriff of search results.Watch out for the itchy finger on the trigger. The Penguin was turned loose by Google. That's bad news for some lawyer websites - but also a golden opportunity for many others.First the bad…
Rank this Week: 1232

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: 1121

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: 1462

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

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

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

    Thanksgiving 2012

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

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two

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

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One
    I just got back from the monthly meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a nice organization composed of private fiduciaries, home healthcare service professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants,…
Rank this Week: 1463

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://coloradodivorcemediation.com/blog/mediation/index.htm
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • Apr 23

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)
    In discussing disappointment's natural place in the landscape of life, psychotherapist Michael Miller, Ph.D., recently wrote in a popular magazine's feature article:Empathy helps turn anger into sorrow. When sorrow becomes mutual, it begins…
Rank this Week: 1251

practice management blog

practice management blog

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

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

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

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

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
  • Jun 7

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace
    Recently I ran accross Law Clerk Connection – a marketplace in which “clerks” (and presumably paralegals and maybe lawyers) can connect with “lawyers” (and perhaps small law firms or small companies) that need work done. In other…
Rank this Week: 1239