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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: 2214

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Barracuda: Backup As A Service

    Barracuda: Backup As A Service
    Barracuda is now offering monthly payments for their line of firewall and backup appliances. Rather than make a one-time purchase, firms can simply subscribe to these devices “as a service”. This post will explain everything.The…
  • Aug 18

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: No Constant Condition

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: No Constant Condition
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
  • Aug 12

    DMS & OCR: Two Sides|Same Coin

    DMS & OCR: Two Sides|Same Coin
    If you own a DMS without OCR, your conflict and other searches will only ever be partial searches. DMS and OCR are two sides to the same coin; they go hand in hand. Each helps the other in finding things for their users.The post DMS &…
Rank this Week: 3431

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/
  • Aug 25

    Pet Writing Peeve

    Pet Writing Peeve
    Over at Lady (Legal) Writer, Megan Boyd has collected peeves that drive good writers crazy (here, August 4, 2016): --Starting sentences with: “It is important to note that” (@ksilverkelly), “Due to the fact that” (@daniel_l_real), and…
  • Aug 25

    New York Post: Music School Cranks Out Geniuse

    New York Post: Music School Cranks Out Geniuse
    Music School Cranks Out Geniuses "The Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center, which includes kindergarten through 12th grade, is the only city campus that makes music a core part of its curriculum. And its teachers credit the…
  • Aug 24

    How to turn your smartphone into a mobile document scanner

    How to turn your smartphone into a mobile document scanner
    Yup, there's an app for that too as we learn from this recent New York Times Personal Tech column. In fact, there are a several of them that are capable of turning a photo taken by your smartphone into a...
Rank this Week: 2763

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/
  • Aug 25

    "The Most Shocking, Unethical, And Unprofessional [Misconduct] As Has Ever Been Brought Before This Court"

    "The Most Shocking, Unethical, And Unprofessional [Misconduct] As Has Ever Been Brought Before This Court"
    The Florida Supreme Court has permanently disbarred two attorneys who set up opposing counsel for a DUI The Respondents in these two cases, Adam Robert Filthaut and Robert D. Adams, were members of a law firm, Adams & Diaco, P.A.,...
  • Aug 25

    Death Be Not Planned

    Death Be Not Planned
    A new one on me. A deceased attorney has been chided by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department for dying without a succession plan for his solo practice. James R. Hickey Jr. (hereinafter decedent) was admitted...
  • Aug 25

    Tamm Negotiated Discipline Imposed

    Tamm Negotiated Discipline Imposed
    The ethics saga of DOJ whistleblower Thomas Tamm ended after more than a decade with the adoption of a negotiated public censure by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Based upon respondent’s recognition that during the course of…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Aug 25

    Judge Cooke rules for Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN

    Judge Cooke rules for Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN
    The NYP covers the story here:A Florida judge has green-lighted Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records online to…
  • Aug 24

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey
    I'm so sorry to report that two great men and great lawyers passed away yesterday. Please share your memories/stories in the comments and I will post them. Sad. I will follow up with more about each of them later today. From Judge…
  • Aug 23

    Judge Altonaga gives nod to IRS over Miccosukee

    Judge Altonaga gives nod to IRS over Miccosukee
    The Herald covers the big ruling here:The Miccosukee Indians have lost a contentious tax case that experts say will strengthen federal government efforts to collect more than $1 billion in overdue personal income taxes. U.S. District Judge …
Rank this Week: 60

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: 469

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 417

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 25

    Technology Can Win or Lose the Case

    Technology Can Win or Lose the Case
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post The Internet: Best Friend and Worst Enemy For those in a divorce proceeding, some of the best advice as regards the internet is: exercise extreme caution. Certainly…
  • Aug 25

    Have You Been In A Motor Vehicle Accident Recently (for the USA)

    Have You Been In A Motor Vehicle Accident Recently (for the USA)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Have you or any of your family members have been in any motor vehicle accident? If the answer is yes, then you must go to a lawyer in order to seek legal advice for the…
  • Aug 23

    Blame and claim

    Blame and claim
    Today I had the pleasure of appearing in front of the notorious JudgeLooseCannon.  He’s a gruff northerner who never shies away from showing his disdain for the petty-fogging ways of the southerners who surround him in his…
Rank this Week: 4900

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The Expertise Effect: How to Grow with a Niche Law Practice

    The Expertise Effect: How to Grow with a Niche Law Practice
    If you want to see more growth, consider transitioning into a niche law practice. Almost every lawyer wants to command higher rates, attract more clients, and increase his or her profile in the marketplace. However, many are unable to achieve…
  • Aug 18

    New Requirement for Massachusetts Attorneys to Register Online

    New Requirement for Massachusetts Attorneys to Register Online
    The BBO’s new requirement for Massachusetts attorneys is effective September 1, 2016. Register online? This one should be easy to comply with. After all, as Heidi loves to remind us, the MRPC Amendments that took effect on July 1, 2015,…
  • Aug 16

    A Primer on Law Practice Startup Tech

    A Primer on Law Practice Startup Tech
    Law practice startup tech can shape your work-life balance. We saved the best for last in our Startup Questions series! The first five steps to get moving on your law practice startup tech: A laptop or tablet is ideal for mobile…
Rank this Week: 4859

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 25

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit
    For a practicing attorney, efficiency and accuracy are key components of effective work habits. If you can get your work done more quickly, and avoid mistakes such as typos (or overlooking something you meant to say), you will be more…
  • Aug 25

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit
    For a practicing attorney, efficiency and accuracy are key components of effective work habits. If you can get your work done more quickly, and avoid mistakes such as typos (or overlooking something you meant to say), you will be more…
  • Aug 24

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption
    Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a Word document, which I then had to sign by hand. Compared to my…
Rank this Week: 451

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
  • Aug 25

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit
    For a practicing attorney, efficiency and accuracy are key components of effective work habits. If you can get your work done more quickly, and avoid mistakes such as typos (or overlooking something you meant to say), you will be more…
  • Aug 25

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit
    For a practicing attorney, efficiency and accuracy are key components of effective work habits. If you can get your work done more quickly, and avoid mistakes such as typos (or overlooking something you meant to say), you will be more…
  • Aug 24

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption
    Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a Word document, which I then had to sign by hand. Compared to my…
Rank this Week: 2429

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Aug 24

    Gift Card Drive for Flood Relief

    Gift Card Drive for Flood Relief
    The New Orleans Chapter is holding a Gift Card Drive to assist with immediate needs and rebuilding. There will be a collection at their Annual Meeting on August 25, and any denomination will be appreciated. Gift cards for food, supplies and…
  • Jul 14

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Professor Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law…
  • Jul 13

    The Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies on August 26, 2016

    The Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies on August 26, 2016
    This one hour CLE will explore the current nomination controversy, the history of the court, and possible areas of reforms, including Professor Turley’s proposal in Congress to expand the Supreme Court to 19 members. This program…
Rank this Week: 1088

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
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
  • Aug 22

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order
    According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a…
  • Aug 19

    What’s Confidential Among Co-Clients?

    What’s Confidential Among Co-Clients?
    Whenever you represent multiple clients on the same subject matter, there are confidentiality issues that can come up—and trip you up. An attorney has a duty not to disclose a client’s confidential communications or secrets. Bus…
Rank this Week: 673

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 24

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day
    At least 80 of the largest U.S. law firms by revenue have been hacked since 2011, according to a Bloomberg report. Law Technology Today lists a few common mistakes lawyers make that can put their firm at risk, including: opening attachments…
  • Aug 23

    In-house lacks career progression opportunitie

    In-house lacks career progression opportunitie
    Before moving in-house, lawyers must consider their career progression and think two steps ahead to their next potential role, according to a legal recruiter. The post In-house lacks career progression opportunities appeared on…
  • Aug 18

    How to Become an Innovative Lawyer

    How to Become an Innovative Lawyer
    There is no single path to becoming an innovative lawyer. Every lawyer has a unique set of personality traits, skill sets, passions, and priorities. Successful lawyers draw from their personalities and exposure, fusing it with legal…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Aug 24

    Ms. JD Executive Director Search - Candidate Q&A Conference Call

    Ms. JD Executive Director Search - Candidate Q&A Conference Call
    As you know, Ms. JD is seeking an Executive Director! We invite all interested candidates to join us on Monday, August 29th at 8:00 pm EST for an Executive Director Candidate Q&A Conference Call. The dial-in phone number…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition:  And the winners are…

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition:  And the winners are…
    Thank you to everyone who participated in Ms. JD’s 2016 Public Interest Scholarship search. This year we had an amazing turnout of essays. From stories of creating support programs to implementing legislation , your essays truly…
  • Aug 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 19, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 19, 2016
    Teresa Wynn Roseborough, General Counsel for Home Depot, decided that in order to increase diversity in the legal field she needed to be innovative. Specifically she decided to make it a priority for Home Depot to choose outside law firms…
Rank this Week: 562

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/
  • Aug 24

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening
    My title is from the title of a piece in Mother Jones. Federal agencies don’t have a uniform definition of sexual assault, and that has led to dramatically different estimates on the frequency of sexual violence in the United…
  • Aug 21

    Worth the read–false complaint

    Worth the read–false complaint
    Ginny Lefever Answers Your Questions About PTSD and Wrongful Conviction
  • Aug 18

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32
    Not Your Momma’s 32: Explaining the Impetus for Change Behind Key Provisions of the Article 32 Preliminary Hearing By Lieutenant Colonel John Loran Kiel Jr.pdf
Rank this Week: 524

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/
  • Aug 24

    Lead change or hang on for dear life

    Lead change or hang on for dear life
    Change is.  Years ago, many people debated whether the legal industry was changing.  Truth be told, the debate was silly.  Change is.  The only question is the speed of change.  It used to be slow.  It took years…
  • Jul 28

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”
    My friend John Chisholm sent me an article on why diversity programs in law firms are failing. (Talk about a small world–An Aussie sending an article from a Canadian publication to a guy in Chicago!)  The article includes this…
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
Rank this Week: 97

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

Covers legal research and writing, and building a contract lawyer practice . By Lisa Solomon.

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Aug 23

    Findlaw gives bad advice about hiring freelance lawyer

    Findlaw gives bad advice about hiring freelance lawyer
    Yesterday, Findlaw published Hiring a Remote Freelance Lawyer: is it Right for Your Practice?, by Jonathan Tung. Much of the advice in this trainwreck of a poorly-written post is wrong. The most significant piece of bad…
  • Jul 31

    Casetext’s CARA Analyzes Briefs to Help You Find More Relevant Case

    Casetext’s CARA Analyzes Briefs to Help You Find More Relevant Case
    What is CARA? Judges have clerks. Law professors have research assistants. Now, you, too, can have your own research assistant: one whose work takes seconds, not hours or days, to complete. Innovative legal research service Casetext recently…
  • Jul 6

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is known for many things: for being Texas’s “Tweeter Laureate”; for being on Donald Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court justices despite repeatedly mocking the…
Rank this Week: 4486

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 23

    Ethical Trust Accounting and Unclaimed Funds – CLE Event

    Ethical Trust Accounting and Unclaimed Funds – CLE Event
    Who Should Attend Lawyers, staff, bookkeepers, administrators, office managers – anyone who handles trust funds in Oregon. Date and Time Ethical Trust Accounting – Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to…
  • Aug 22

    Protecting Your IOLTA and Operating Account

    Protecting Your IOLTA and Operating Account
    A recent headline reads: Bank Escapes Liability Where It Accepts Two-Party Check With Only One Endorsement Hey, wait a minute!  Isn’t the bank required to honor restrictions placed on my operating or IOLTA account?…
  • Aug 18

    Best Business Apps for the iPhone

    Best Business Apps for the iPhone
    Calling all friends and readers in or near Central Oregon – coming this October to Chandler Lab, Best Business Apps for the iPhone.   Make the most out of your iPhone by discovering over 25 top-rated business productivity…
Rank this Week: 4495

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Statute of Repose Defeats Claim of Terra Museum

    The Statute of Repose Defeats Claim of Terra Museum
    The Terra Museum sued its former attorneys, DLA Piper, for legal malpractice arising out of a real estate deal gone bad. Terra claimed that, due to a drafting error, it was required to pay the other party to the real estate deal millions more…
  • Aug 17

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Legal Malpractice Claim Cannot Be Assigned 

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Legal Malpractice Claim Cannot Be Assigned 
    One of the longest-running controversies in the legal malpractice cases is whether the owner of a legal malpractice claim may assign it to another party. Once it was black letter law that a legal malpractice claim could not be assigned. In…
  • Aug 16

    Washington Holds That Actual Innocence Is Required Before A Criminal Defendant Can Sue His Attorney for Malpractice

    Washington Holds That Actual Innocence Is Required Before A Criminal Defendant Can Sue His Attorney for Malpractice
    I have written several times over the past year about the actual innocence rule, which requires a criminal defendant to prove actual innocence before he can sue his criminal defense lawyer for legal malpractice. Several courts have abandoned…
Rank this Week: 2297

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/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 1055

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/
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
  • Aug 20

    Guy de Maupassant: The Natural.

    Guy de Maupassant: The Natural.
    Bel-Ami: Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893...
Rank this Week: 127

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

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

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor

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

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

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

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
Rank this Week: 2495

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/
  • Aug 21

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?
    Introduction to Blockchain Interview on Its impact on Practice and Firms Both the legal and mainstream media have written many articles about the Blockchain. So I thought readers will appreciate hearing from three lawyers whose practices…
  • Aug 10

    How Law Firms Should Prepare for the Future of Legal Services (HighQ SmartLaw Book Contribution)

    How Law Firms Should Prepare for the Future of Legal Services (HighQ SmartLaw Book Contribution)
    HighQ, a UK-based software company serving the legal market, recently initiated  a conversation about SmarltLaw. It started with a website earlier this year. This month, the company released a short e-book that asked…
  • Jul 31

    The Coming Changes in How Lawyers Practice

    The Coming Changes in How Lawyers Practice
    In this century we have seen dramatic changes in the legal market. From a period of plenty, we moved to one of seeming scarcity. Many commentators suggest that the legal market has been, is being, or will be disrupted. I have a different…
Rank this Week: 1401

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/
  • Aug 21

    Clients Canceled or Curtailed (Closing Can Cause Consternation)

    Clients Canceled or Curtailed (Closing Can Cause Consternation)
    Two partners from Dentons weigh in on the theme of closing matters and disengaging from client relationships with: "Don't Wait for the New Year to Close Old Files" --"The formal termination of an attorney-client relationship through a file…
  • Aug 18

    Conflicts Complexities (or "Unknown Unknowns, Knowable Unknowns, Etc...")

    Conflicts Complexities (or "Unknown Unknowns, Knowable Unknowns, Etc...")
    From "The Bencher" magazine comes: "Court Disqualifies Firm Based on Representation of Affiliated Subsidiary" --"...a recent decision by a federal district court in which a law firm was disqualified based on its representation of two adverse…
  • Aug 17

    Waivers Wavering?

    Waivers Wavering?
    A few stories worth reviewing in greater detail, before waving goodbye today. First: "Waivers Found Useless in Sprawling Medical Fraud Case" --"A law firm had a disqualifying conflict of interest in representing both the plaintiff in civil…
Rank this Week: 1434

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/
  • Aug 20

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016
    Below is a list (without specific description or review- at least for now) of some of the books I have picked up, or purchased via Audible, recently. It won't be too difficult to figure out that several of these were recommended specifically…
  • Aug 11

    Want to Be a Better Writer? - Make More Arguments Outside of Your Head

    Want to Be a Better Writer? - Make More Arguments Outside of Your Head
    For all the writing attorneys do in service of explanation and persuasion, most of us don't consider how to hone and expand that ability. Below are several ways you can sharpen your pencil (timely metaphor in the information age), mainly by…
  • Aug 6

    Here's to the Dissenters and Non-Conformist

    Here's to the Dissenters and Non-Conformist
    I very much enjoyed this HBR podcast episode featuring Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. Several important points:Follow for the Right Reasons. If you are part of an organization, you can't avoid some going…
Rank this Week: 4540

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    There was a time when I considered myself…

    There was a time when I considered myself an expert at the NYC subway, but it's changed a lot and now I regard myself as merely adept. The torch has passed, and now it is LCA who is the subway ace. It is an arcane knowledge, but she seems…
  • Aug 11

    I'd forgotten that Pierre Teilhard de…

    I'd forgotten that Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was mixed up in the Piltdown Man hoax.
  • Aug 10

    This is Five Thirty Eight's electoral map…

    This is Five Thirty Eight's electoral map for today. Yesterday had Arizona a bit bluer, and that makes sense to me: Mormons vote, and they are not going to vote for Trump. I feel pretty good about Georgia, too. Atlanta is the capital of Black…
Rank this Week: 173

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
  • Jul 28

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them
    Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise.…
  • Jun 23

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Question: An owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor owed us money so we sued them in our state (not Georgia!); the court awarded a judgment in our favor, but the defendant – debtor now resides or transacts…
Rank this Week: 3563

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?
    Converting from PC-based systems to Macintosh computers seems to be a very popular question these days among solo and small firm lawyers. The popularity of the Apple product line among attorneys is exceptionally deep, and its overall customer…
  • Aug 5

    Lawyers: Proposed regulations offer marketing opportunity

    Lawyers: Proposed regulations offer marketing opportunity
    PDF of the proposed regulations.  
  • Jun 13

    Lawyers: Protect Your Vacation … from Yourself!

    Lawyers: Protect Your Vacation … from Yourself!
    Is it possible for you to take a vacation and not check your email? Ninety percent of the lawyers I meet will say no and that they feel better checking email once, twice, two hundred times a day while on vacation. It makes them feel in…
Rank this Week: 3224

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Aug 12

    The Struggle for Perfectionism

    The Struggle for Perfectionism
    A young lawyer named Benjamin S. Wright followed me on Twitter today. That is not news. I tweet and re-tweet a lot of law practice management tips and every reader of my blog should be following me on Twitter. You...
  • Aug 8

    Podcast: Tips for Managing Technology from a Chief Information Officer

    Podcast: Tips for Managing Technology from a Chief Information Officer
    Having a great friend you haven't talked to in a while as a podcast guest is one of the perks of being a podcast host. Sharon Nelson and I got to do that when we interviewed Andy Adkins for his...
  • Jul 21

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat
    Today I’m going to be a bit presumptuous. I’m going to strongly suggest that your law firm needs a retreat to better focus on changes in the legal service marketplace and how law firms should be using their technology today....
Rank this Week: 1197

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Aug 10

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    The August issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. We start off with a warm welcome to Shirley Anne Fortina, our newest principal,…
  • Aug 3

    Edge International Welcomes Shirley Anne Fortina

    Edge International Welcomes Shirley Anne Fortina
    (This article is reprinted from the Edge International website, where it was posted on July 31, 2016) Edge International is very pleased to welcome Shirley Anne Fortina as our newest principal. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Shirley Anne…
  • Jul 10

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online
    The July issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. Sean Larkan leads off this issue with “Building Trust: The Inviolable…
Rank this Week: 2324

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Aug 5

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity
    Ken Adams has a short lesson on spotting and eliminating syntactic ambiguity. “What is this ‘syntactic ambiguity’?” you ask. It’s what happens when the structure of a sentence makes the sentence subject to more than one…
  • Aug 4

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?
    Is a cat A “who” or a “that”?
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
Rank this Week: 987

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

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

http://compujurist.com
  • Aug 5

    The one site about Ransomware you need to check out

    The one site about Ransomware you need to check out
    Ransomware. It's what keeps me awake at night as a CIO and technologist. Also known as crpytoware, these malicious tools encrypt your data, delete or disable the ability to use built-in tools in your operating system to roll back to prior…
  • Mar 14

    Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel

    Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel
    Microsoft, I like Windows 10 but the way you are trying to force it on every Windows user leaves me cold. For those of you that are not aware of what is happening, Microsoft has taken a number of steps to, in my opinion, trick users into…
  • Feb 19

    Locky Ransomware Infection is hitting end users!

    Locky Ransomware Infection is hitting end users!
    There is a nasty new ransomware infection called Locky that is running rampant currently. This malicious infection is being transmitted by Word documents attached to an email purporting to be an invoice. Check out the following articles and…
Rank this Week: 1190

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Aug 4

    Three Tips For a More Focused and Productive Meeting

    Three Tips For a More Focused and Productive Meeting
    Everybody seems to hate meetings. We all complain about them. We’re too busy with real work to waste time sitting around, just talking. Well, I recently had a very good, focused, and productive planning meeting with my key managers.…
  • Apr 17

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon
    I am excited to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers is now available on Amazon.com. Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon, but the wait is over. This will be especially helpful for those who…
  • Oct 12

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount
    I’m looking forward to my first visit to Hong Kong to participate in what promises to be a great KM event: Ark Group’s 15th Annual KM Asia conference on November 18-19, 2015. I’ll be speaking on a panel that explores what is…
Rank this Week: 1666

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Aug 4

    Some light summertime reading for you

    Some light summertime reading for you
    Even though Law21 was offline for the first half of 2016, I was still busy writing a number of articles and contributing columns to several publications worldwide. Now that they’ve all been published, and since, let’s face…
  • Jul 28

    The endangered partner

    The endangered partner
    Last time out, I wrote at some length about the coming obsolescence of law firm associates. So it now seems only fair to turn the spotlight onto the other category of lawyers within law firms: partners. (Equity partners, that…
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
Rank this Week: 917

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: 4878

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting
    I recently read Greg McKeown‘s excellent book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Lots of good ideas in the book, but the one that has stuck with me is the “quarterly personal offsite meeting.” I’ve…
  • Jun 30

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable
    One of my favorite writing outlets these days is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog. I’m a regular participant in a series of monthly roundtable discussions by LTRC board members on technology…
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
Rank this Week: 425

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jul 20

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice
    Jeree Thomas has joined the Campaign for Youth Justice in Washington, DC as the organization's new policy director. Read More
  • Mar 2

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council
    Rhonda Mims the Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility for leading international law firm Paul Hastings has been named the board chair of The Executive Leadership Council. Read More
  • Mar 1

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!
    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women of color in the legal profession. Everyday this month, we will be posting to our Facebook and Twitter accounts profiles of exceptional leaders using the … Read More
Rank this Week: 1523

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Jul 17

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of "Why?"

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of "Why?"
    Pierre Schlag, with whom I’ve maintained a friendly correspondence for a number of years, was kind enough to pass along a draft of his article The Law Review Article and his new novel American Absurd: A Work of Fiction (Bowen...
  • Jul 14

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend
    The 2nd Annual International Legal Hackers Summit takes place this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The event includes an impressive array of keynotes, panels, workshops, demos, and cultural activities from leaders of the legal hacking, legal…
  • Jul 12

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management
    To law students in the Chicago area, here is a great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge innovations and methodologies affecting modern law practice. I am pleased to offer up to ten slots for a program tomorrow, July 13, at…
Rank this Week: 2771

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. Work…
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. An…
  • Mar 14

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit
    Service Provides Free Legal Research to Hundreds of Thousands of Lawyers WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) – Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships…
Rank this Week: 960

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
Rank this Week: 4491

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
  • Jul 7

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal
    The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a woman’s malpractice complaint against her attorney, finding that the trial court’s Rule 12(b)(6) Order was improper.   Elaine Chenore hired Attorney Robert Plantz…
  • Jun 22

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit
    Creditors of a bankrupt conglomerate have sued Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York state court, after allegations that Skadden acted unethically in failing to disclose or obtain waivers for multiple conflicts. The plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 2625

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Jul 11

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t
    One month before FBI Director James Comey announced his recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton based on her use of a private email server, I tried to assess the prospect of indictment based on analysis of the known facts and…
  • Jun 6

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi
    A simple Google search turns up numerous articles on the pending FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server. Reflecting an election season marked by harsh and exaggerated rhetoric,…
  • Apr 14

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System
    hack 2.  n.  An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. Definition of “hack,” Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. “Hacking might be characterized…
Rank this Week: 1863

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/
  • Jul 6

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech
    “Excuse me. I’d like to hear what you have to say when I’m finished.” I had the pleasure of leading a program at NALP’s Professional Development Institute last December with Paula Monopoli,…
  • Jun 10

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose
    Have you seen it? The TED Talk with 30 million views? You know, the Wonder Woman power pose? If you have, you have a general idea of what I’m writing about. If not, read on, and then click to the talk after you have read this post.…
  • Jun 3

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp
    Our upcoming June NITA program is sold out, but if you are looking for something unique, check out NITA Drills: A Witness Examination Boot Camp. Our colleagues Michael A. Kelly and Ben B. Rubinowitz will present…
Rank this Week: 3906

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jun 30

    Pain Science and the Administration of Justice

    Pain Science and the Administration of Justice
    Ken Strutin's article is a survey of legal scholarship and medical research concerning the study of pain and its significance for the administration of civil and criminal justice. The complexity of pain's impact on each individual's life is…
  • Jun 30

    Text to speech in new $80 Kindle demolishes lobbyists’ case against legally required TTS

    Text to speech in new $80 Kindle demolishes lobbyists’ case against legally required TTS
    David Rothman argues forcefully for uniform, immediate government and industry support for and implementation of text-to-speech technology. Rothman highlights Amazon's use of Bluetooth-based TTS in the new $80 Kindle. The reader permits blind…
  • Jun 30

    What is Access to Justice?

    What is Access to Justice?
    Sarah Glassmeyer's article and infographic document and visualize her perspective on what access to justice means, who participates, and what aspects of it can be improved via technology
Rank this Week: 839