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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 28

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded
    The Delaware Supreme Court imposed a public reprimand of a criminal defense attorney who violated the terms of a protective order that he had a hand in drafting. The court For the reasons meticulously outlined by the Board, the record...
  • Feb 27

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay
    A busy day in Kansas for gender-based misconduct. A district court judge was suspended without pay for 90 days by the Kansas Supreme Court based on these findings Respondent engaged in harassment as well as gender bias by making repeated...
  • Feb 27

    "Dirty Bitch" Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension

    "Dirty Bitch" Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension
    A stayed three-year suspension with probation has been imposed by the Kansas Supreme Court on an attorney appointed to defend a criminal case. The attorney was concerned that a witness had moved out of state and was not there for...
Rank this Week: 177

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Feb 28

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?
        A famous Chinese curse threatens: “May you live in interesting times.” Whether the result of a blessing or a curse, there is little doubt that the times we live in are interesting.  Even in the context of 5,000…
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
  • Jan 1

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015
    For many people, it’s traditional to look back on the previous year seeking hints as to how to improve and thrive in the year to come. Common wisdom tells us it’s beneficial to begin the New Year on a positive note, but that…
Rank this Week: 3453

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    I've been saying this for years. You want…

    I've been saying this for years. You want tort reform? Devise a more equitable social welfare system. You want medical malpractice reform? Socialize it. Easy-peasy. I suppose another alternative is just to throw accident victims out on the…
  • Feb 27

    You know what would be nice? I'd like it…

    You know what would be nice? I'd like it if the US changed its currency to honor persons other than Presidents. Of course, not all of our dough has Presidents on it-- Benjamin Franklin's there, and I'd keep him, so not every rap song would…
  • Feb 26

    Haruki Murakami is a Red Sox fan? This is…

    Haruki Murakami is a Red Sox fan? This is disappointing.
Rank this Week: 245

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Podcasts for Lawyer

    Podcasts for Lawyer
    I have written previously about the benefits of podcasts: interesting, relevant, and timely content pushed directly to your device (so you don't have to go looking for it) that you can enjoy whenever you want.  What's not to like? And if…
  • Dec 31

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013
    Five Must-Reads for Graduates (and Everyone Else).  Thanks to Jay Bilas for retweeting this piece and with one click making it the most popular post of the year by far.Computer and KM Stuff Good Lawyers Should Know (First Draft). …
  • Nov 26

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password
    Earlier this month the South Carolina Supreme Court ordered all members of the South Carolina Bar and all foreign legal consultants to log-in to the Attorney Information System (AIS) and 1) adopt a stronger password; 2) choose and answer…
Rank this Week: 3883

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Feb 27

    Weekend video: Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Q&A

    Weekend video: Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Q&A
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  • Feb 25

    Book recommendation: The Law Machine by Marcel Berlin

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

    Simple

    Simple
    ‘Nothing’s ever simple any longer.’ It was OldSmoothie lamenting once again. ‘The bigger picture’s been lost forever and we’re all just buried in details and small print.’ ‘And whose fault do…
Rank this Week: 964

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: 3235

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Feb 27

    Successful Appellate Brief

    Successful Appellate Brief
    The results of an empirical study correlating success in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with the length of appellate briefs and the experience of the lawyers writing the briefs found a correlation with longer briefs and experienced…
  • Feb 27

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    I am sad to report that Hofstra law professor and former dean Monroe Freedman died yesterday. Monroe was one of the leaders in the legal ethics field; in fact, I think you could call him a giant in that area....
  • Feb 27

    "Teaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers and Dispute-Resolvers"

    "Teaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers and Dispute-Resolvers"
    This is a new article posted to SSRN, here, by Professors Andrea Schneider (Marquette), Jill Cross (Pace) and John Lande (Missouri). From the abstract: No matter what area of law students might end up practicing, dispute resolution and…
Rank this Week: 1793

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Feb 27

    Do NOT Let Your Client Write Your Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

    Do NOT Let Your Client Write Your Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
    "Shipley basically let his client write his brief, and the thing turned into an utter shitshow. Witness the nightmare hellscape that is the question presented in this case …"
  • Feb 27

    How to Listen to Podcast

    How to Listen to Podcast
    How to listen to podcasts, including some podcast recommendations and the best podcast managers for your iPhone, Android, Mac, or Windows device.
  • Feb 26

    Actually, Legal Jobs Aren’t Recovering

    Actually, Legal Jobs Aren’t Recovering
    Look at that sad little hill in the red line. Firms started hiring, then apparently realized the work wasn't coming back and laid off everyone they hired back.
Rank this Week: 193

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3332

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

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

    Reviews of MessageSave and X1, Bates Stamps; Time Matters and WordPerfect X7; Paragraph Numbering; Apple Watch; Much More

    Reviews of MessageSave and X1, Bates Stamps; Time Matters and WordPerfect X7; Paragraph Numbering; Apple Watch; Much More
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Robin Meadow, Review: MessageSave and X1 Together John Dorst, Three Products We Use for Bates Stamp Matthew Appleton, Time Matters and WordPerfect X7 Integration in the Works Steven…
  • Feb 26

    Synergy Tools 1.0: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Synergy Tools 1.0: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire The feature article of today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a Windows utility that automates common law office document tasks. The Roundup section covers an online store for interactive legal forms, a virtual legal…
  • Feb 25

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

    How to Take Control of Email Plus 40 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 164

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
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 2028

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Feb 27

    The Cochran Firm: Why Selma Still Matter

    The Cochran Firm: Why Selma Still Matter
    The Cochran Firm, which has offices in over 20 cities, was among the companies participating in the initiative that provided the opportunity for middle and high school students to view the movie, Selma. In addition … Read More
  • Nov 8

    Pres. Obama nominates Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General

    Pres. Obama nominates Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General
    Loretta Lynch the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York has been nominated to be the 83rd United States Attorney General replacing Eric Holder. Read More
  • Sep 30

    The Caucus Issue 2014

    The Caucus Issue 2014
    OBABL is delighted to release The Caucus Issue 2014. When September arrives in Washington, D.C., it’s Caucus Season! On September 24th, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will convene its 44th Annual Legislative Conference.…
Rank this Week: 1305

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 27

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation
    I’ve long been a fan of free consultations for a couple of reasons. First, given the importance of the attorney-client relationship, it never made sense to put up obstacles  to clients seeking to vet different attorneys by forcing…
  • Feb 23

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without

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

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

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To
    You’ve got to applaud Austin, Texas based lawyer, Lee DiFilippo. Whereas many attorneys with experience in corporate transactions, not to mention a CPA degree in their back pocket might focus on representing Fortune 500 companies or…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
  • Feb 24

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation
    Michael Sullivan & Daniel J. Solove, Radical Pragmatism, in The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism 324 (Alan Malachowski ed., 2013), available at SSRN.Mark KendeConstitutional interpretation debates generally do not focus on legal…
Rank this Week: 319

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot
    {summary}{body} The post Lawyers Replaced by Robots appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Feb 26

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

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

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

    Two Step from Law Firm Life to an In-House Gig
    Some law firm associates looking to move in-house may need to practice their dance moves to increase their chances, as Alexis Lamb, Esq., a Managing Director of the Princeton Legal Search Group relates in a recent post:…
Rank this Week: 294

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient
    Processes are the means by which we get things done, and checklists can keep us on top of what needs to get done. That’s why pilots, surgeons and astronauts use checklists extensively. They help eliminate the fear of forgetting…
  • Feb 26

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim

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

    Can You Be a Better Boss?

    Can You Be a Better Boss?
    Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Supervising staff can be a challenge, but any lawyer can be a good boss with a little conscious effort. In this edition of "Ask the…
Rank this Week: 887

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

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

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient
    Processes are the means by which we get things done, and checklists can keep us on top of what needs to get done. That’s why pilots, surgeons and astronauts use checklists extensively. They help eliminate the fear of forgetting…
  • Feb 26

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim

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

    Can You Be a Better Boss?

    Can You Be a Better Boss?
    Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Supervising staff can be a challenge, but any lawyer can be a good boss with a little conscious effort. In this edition of "Ask the…
Rank this Week: 1434

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

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

    Clients want excellent--not perfect. Excellent is way harder.

    Clients want excellent--not perfect. Excellent is way harder.
    Clients 99.5% of the time are not paying you to be perfect. Clients don't want perfect. In the rare instances they do want perfect, they will let you know. So clients want excellent. Be excellent, not perfect. See, e.g., "Rule...
  • Feb 26

    It's Legal, Mostly: New Stoners Movie Starring DC's Hipoisie.

    It's Legal, Mostly: New Stoners Movie Starring DC's Hipoisie.
    As of 12:01 a.m. today, persons 21 and older in the District of Columbia can: • Possess 2 ounces or less of marijuana; • Share 1 ounce or less with another person at least 21 years old, as long as...
  • Feb 25

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

    Did the GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee just go hippie on us?
    From the website of the House Appropriations Committee today: Hearings Budget Hearing - Quality of Life in the Military Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:30 AM in 2362-B Rayburn Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…
Rank this Week: 136

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Feb 26

    Army 32 Procedure

    Army 32 Procedure
    Army Directive 2015-09 (Implementation of Section 1702 of the NDAA for FY14) Article 32 UCMJ Preliminary Hearing Here are Army procedures in which they attempt to regulate “new” Article 32 hearings. I’ll leave it to you to…
  • Feb 22

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

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

    Cell tower positioning

    Cell tower positioning
    It has been some time since I’ve had a case where it was necessary to have “cell tower” evidence to “locate” the client. Here is an interesting piece in The New Yorker. On May 28th, Lisa Marie Roberts, of…
Rank this Week: 448

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench
    This is such great news.  Congrats to Mary Barzee Flores on this nomination!
  • Feb 26

    One fish, two fish

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

    Summary of the en banc argument

    Summary of the en banc argument
    Aly Palmer from the Daily Report has this nice summary of the en banc arguments yesterday: Backed by groups concerned about government intrusion on privacy, a criminal defense attorney on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to put the…
Rank this Week: 41

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    4 Reasons You Should Integrate Clio with NetDocument

    4 Reasons You Should Integrate Clio with NetDocument
    NetDocuments is a robust cloud-based document management system, allowing firms to control, manage and collaborate on documents – from any location. Clio is the leading cloud-based practice management system for solo to midsized law…
  • Feb 18

    What’s Your Technology Report Card?

    What’s Your Technology Report Card?
    Imagine the state of technology at your firm was evaluated or graded on five “subjects” (i.e., math, chemistry, literature). What would those be? In other words, what high-level benchmarks can a firm look at in order to gain a…
  • Feb 18

    Accellis Technology Group Named 2015 NEO Success Award Winner

    Accellis Technology Group Named 2015 NEO Success Award Winner
    Accellis is proud to announce our selection by Smart Business magazine as a 2015 NEO Success Award winner. This is the fifht time that we have received this recognition.
Rank this Week: 2370

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 225

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Feb 25

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide
    Brandi Robinson and Sherry Truong are first year law students at UC Hastings, Bay Area natives, and co-founders of the newly formed Hastings Food & Wine Law Society. As serious enthusiasts of all things gastronomic, we’ve been…
  • Feb 25

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception
    Ms. JD will host its annual Ms. JD Honors at Madame Tussauds in the heart of San Francisco on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. The reception will recognize the recipients of the 2015 Ms. JD Honors, given to women and men who…
  • Feb 24

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference
    Ms. JD's Annual Conference is almost here!  Here's what we are bumping here in the Bay (yay) Area in preparation for getting Stronger Together.1.  Independent Women Part 1, Destiny's Child 2.  Just a Girl, No…
Rank this Week: 380

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    And what about law schools?

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

    Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue

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

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

    Friday Five- Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    Attorney@Work gave me the opportunity to share my thoughts today on their regular Friday Five feature. I hope my Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers will be useful food for thought for many lawyers. They...
Rank this Week: 500

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Feb 25

    New WSBA Advisory Opinions on Social Media and Lead Generation

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

    eCourt, Lawyers with Disabilities, and the ADA

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

    Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship

    Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship
    Calling all Oregon lawyers: are you taking advantage of your right to file a “notice of termination of relationship?” ORS 9.380(2) was amended in 2011 to allow withdrawal by filing a simple notice, provided two conditions are met.…
Rank this Week: 967

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Feb 24

    Can Lawyers Really Have It All?

    Can Lawyers Really Have It All?
    I remember standing outside an Ann Taylor display window as a tween and telling my mom, “I’m going to dress like that when I grow up. I’ll be a lawyer and make enough money to buy whatever clothes I want. And whatever…
  • Feb 7

    Lawyers Suck at Listening

    Lawyers Suck at Listening
    Oh, don’t act so shocked. You know it’s true. Even if you’re an exceptionally sensitive lawyer, you’re still stuck dealing with other lawyers. And you’re not exactly a fan of being cut off, condescended to and…
  • Jan 29

    What You Can (and Should) Do With a Law Degree

    What You Can (and Should) Do With a Law Degree
    There’s really only one thing you can do with your law degree: Be a lawyer. Kind of weird coming from a lawyer life coach, I know. But hear me out. Take a minute to think about how many law grads you know who went to law school without…
Rank this Week: 3781

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

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

    Nobody’s perfect. Not even Strunk & White

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

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

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

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing
    Would you like your writing to be as powerful as Johnny Cash’s lyrics? Here is a good place to start: stick with short words. As an example, here are the lyrics to Folsom Prison Blues. Most words are just one...
Rank this Week: 671

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Feb 24

    "Wipe that Smirk Off Your Face!" And Other Things Plaintiffs' Lawyers Don't Really Say to Opposing Counsel

    "Wipe that Smirk Off Your Face!" And Other Things Plaintiffs' Lawyers Don't Really Say to Opposing Counsel
    "My co-counsel Ron Motley and I have filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry on behalf of the State of Mississippi to get the state reimbursed Medicaid costs for treating people with smoking-related illness. If you'd be interested in…
  • Feb 20

    From My Sketchbook

    From My Sketchbook
    This is Lone Peak at Big Sky, Montana, drawn from a photo. I'll be headed there next week. Weather permitting, the Lone Peak Tram will be taking me to the very tip of the mountain. It's possible to ski off...
  • Feb 13

    Mark Twain on Mardi Gras, circa 1883

    Mark Twain on Mardi Gras, circa 1883
    From Life on the Mississippi (1883): The largest annual event in New Orleans is something which we arrived too late to sample--the Mardi-Gras festivities. I saw the procession of the Mystic Crew of Comus there, twenty-four years ago--with…
Rank this Week: 1309

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

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

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster

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

    Fastcase Legal Research App Update for iOS 8

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

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase
    Anytime you’re researching statutes, or anything else, it’s important to know that the research you’re doing is up to date. Fastcase makes that information easy to check, with currency information for every jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 806

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Just today, in reviewing materials preparatory to moving my office after 25 years at one location, I reviewed the June 6, 1983 issue of Time magazine. Two articles were of particular significance. One was the cover article about…
  • Feb 19

    Follow the Money … Act Based on the Evidence

    Follow the Money … Act Based on the Evidence
    Jerry Maguire said “Follow the Money. A former labor union leader said “Follow the bank account, not the budget, to see how much money is really available to offer union members-employees. Why is it, then, that some politicians…
  • Feb 17

    Malpractice and Bar Discipline May Not Be the Same

    Malpractice and Bar Discipline May Not Be the Same
    Today, Ed will be talking with Cindy Shapiro. Cindy is a partner at Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford, Stockalper & Moore LLP. She’s practiced professional liability defense since 1994. Her practice includes defending professionals…
Rank this Week: 1957

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

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

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

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

    Timekeeping company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time

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

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla
    Some people speaking with style.  Some put you to sleep.  Most law firm websites are the latter.  Law firms are so afraid of offending someone that they fail to capture the hearts of anyone. We’ve tried to be the former,…
Rank this Week: 107

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

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

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

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level
    When you survey your clients to assess how satisfied they are with your law department, you want confidence that you have tapped a representative group by their levels. One way to visualize the responses you get from your survey by a…
Rank this Week: 237

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm

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

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

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

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

    Legal Market Revival (?) and Trends – Live from the Legal Tech Blogger Breakfast
    This is a live blog post from the Legal Tech NY 2015 bloggers breakfast. [Apologies for lack of links – I did not have names before the session. As with all live posts, please forgive typos and errors.] Molly Miller of ALM is the…
Rank this Week: 1048

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Feb 22

    The Construction Contract Proce

    The Construction Contract Proce
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb is adjunct faculty at Thomas University.  Currently, he is leading a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Travis Williams, Jr., is our guest blogger.  In addition…
  • Feb 12

    The Lender’s Perspective on Construction Project

    The Lender’s Perspective on Construction Project
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb is adjunct faculty at Thomas University.  Currently, he is leading a class on construction law and business, and one of his students is today’s guest blogger.  Frederick Cruess is a…
  • Feb 9

    Georgia’s Right to Repair Act: Homeowner’s Pre-litigation Requirements for Construction Defect Claim

    Georgia’s Right to Repair Act: Homeowner’s Pre-litigation Requirements for Construction Defect Claim
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Georgia Legislature enabled the Right to Repair Act (O.C.G.A. § 8-2-35, et seq.) in 2004 to reduce construction-related litigation by providing resolution alternatives for legitimate construction…
Rank this Week: 2824

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Covers legal fees, malpractice, ethics, lawyer selection, and current legal events. By John Toothman.

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 3785

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Feb 21

    Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice

    Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice
    Ken Strutin's article is a comprehensive examination of how the concept of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) has become a battleground where medical evidence and legal presumptions clash, testing the limits of judicial wisdom. Strutin presents a…
  • Feb 21

    No Paperwhite read-aloud for you! FCC again lets Amazon and friends diss people with disabilitie

    No Paperwhite read-aloud for you! FCC again lets Amazon and friends diss people with disabilitie
    David Rothman continues his reporting on the status of Text to Speech applications that have yet to be added to E-Ink readers due to the FCC's extension of vendor exemptions from complying with a key benefit for the disabled that is part of…
  • Feb 16

    Step 2 to Information Literacy

    Step 2 to Information Literacy
    In Part 2 of Lorette Weldon's series, she emphasizes that to promote information literacy you would have to practice what you preach. You must retain customer interaction information so that you may add to it in forthcoming interactions. Thus…
Rank this Week: 1944

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

Covers the practice of law with advice and insights. By Gregory Adam Napier

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Feb 20

    We have a new iHome: www.troutmannapier.com

    We have a new iHome: www.troutmannapier.com
    I hope you all will take a moment to visit our firm's new website by clicking this link: Troutman & Napier, PLLC or typing in http://www.troutmannapier.com/ Continue reading →
  • Feb 9

    Family Law and Bankruptcy Jurisdictional Intersection

    Family Law and Bankruptcy Jurisdictional Intersection
    You see, the divorce decree created an obligation between the ex-husband and ex-wife even though a third party was the direct creditor.... Continue reading →
  • Dec 23

    Merry Christma

    Merry Christma
    May you find for yourself and extend to your family the grace and love this Christmas season represents.
Rank this Week: 3005

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/
  • Feb 20

    A Corny Conflicts Title, A Not-So-Sweet Disqualification

    A Corny Conflicts Title, A Not-So-Sweet Disqualification
    We covered the preliminary ruling late last year, which now has been updated: "Law firm Squire Patton Boggs removed from corn syrup lawsuit after merger" -- "A U.S. judge has disqualified newly-merged law firm Squire Patton Boggs from…
  • Feb 19

    Event: San Francisco Risk Roundtable

    Event: San Francisco Risk Roundtable
    We're pleased to announce our upcoming Risk Roundtable set for San Francisco on Wednesday, March 11th at the office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Improving the ROI in your COI (conflicts of…
  • Feb 18

    Event: Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM)

    Event: Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM)
    The 14th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference which will be held February 25–27, 2015 in Chicago. The LMRM Conference will again offer interactive panels led by leaders in their fields, who are professional…
Rank this Week: 2584

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Feb 20

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

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

    Federal Practice CLE Serie

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

    Human Trafficking Seminar & CLE on February 26, 2015

    Human Trafficking Seminar & CLE on February 26, 2015
    Human trafficking is a crisis with both global and local implications. Join the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, Eden House, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana for a…
Rank this Week: 918

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

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

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

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition

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

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

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

    Law School to Lawyer

    Law School to Lawyer
    Young Lawyers Division & UMBA presentLaw School to LawyerYou are invited to meet attorneys in a casual setting to learn about the transition from law school to lawyer.  Attend a resume review session where practicing attorneys will…
Rank this Week: 4047

Apple Briefs

Apple Briefs

Covers using Macintosh computers and software in a law practice. By Jeffrey Kabbe.

http://www.applebriefs.com/
  • Feb 18

    What a long, strange trip it’s been

    What a long, strange trip it’s been
    It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since I last updated Apple Briefs. In the past three years we have moved to a larger office, grown our staff to six team members, and served hundreds of great families. Over that time,…
  • Jan 19

    Getting published just got a whole lot easier

    Getting published just got a whole lot easier
    Apple has released quite a few products in the past couple of years. I am loving Final Cut Pro X. And some of the iPhone upgrades have been tremendous. But I don’t think I have been quite as excited about a new product since the iPad was…
  • Oct 9

    Steve’s Legacy Redux

    Steve’s Legacy Redux
    I have learned a few things in the days since Steve Jobs passed.  First, I really wish I could write like John Gruber, Walter Isaccson, and others. Second, I have learned just how many people had strong feelings for Steve’s contribution to…
Rank this Week: 5023

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

Covers law practice excellence, profit and success. By Steve Riley.

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Four Cornerstones to Creating a Competitive Advantage as a Law Firm

    Four Cornerstones to Creating a Competitive Advantage as a Law Firm
    Most attorneys want to build a competitive advantage for their practice. However, if you don’t have the ability to master four cornerstones, it won’t happen. It is similar to being a race car driver: If one of your four tires is…
  • Feb 4

    Webinar: 7 Traps that Stop Attorneys from Growing Revenue

    Webinar: 7 Traps that Stop Attorneys from Growing Revenue
    One things that really frustrates me as a coach is seeing otherwise great lawyers step into easily avoidable traps that keep them from growing a practice and revenue. These traps are right in front of you. They’re pretty big and noisy.…
  • Jan 9

    Lawyers and New Year Resolution

    Lawyers and New Year Resolution
    I recently read an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal about the best way to make your New Year’s resolutions stick. It got me to thinking about why so many lawyers struggle with their goals and what keeps them from making…
Rank this Week: 4467

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Feb 16

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear
    Over the years there have been a number of proposals to permit jury verdicts in civil cases in Vermont to be made by less than a unanimous vote. Debate over these proposals seems to largely divide the bar along the lines of the clients the…
  • Feb 13

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”
    At its meeting in Houston, Texas on Monday, February 9, the American Bar Association House of Delegates called for the repeal of “Stand your Ground” laws. Some 33 states have adopted Stand Your Ground laws. At common law,…
  • Feb 4

    Got Link Rot? Try Permalink!

    Got Link Rot? Try Permalink!
    Jill Lepore’s article, The Cobweb: Can the Internet be Archived?, from last week’s New Yorker (January 26, 2015) discusses an issue for courts and lawyers. Footnoting, a lawyerly habit, is all about documenting your proof. As…
Rank this Week: 2634

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4444

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

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

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

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

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

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column
    My latest “Kennedy on Tech” ABA journal column is my attempt to answer a question I frequently hear from lawyers – “What mobile apps should I have?” One of the things that intrigues me most about our new world of…
Rank this Week: 437