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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/
  • Sep 21

    A Marvelous Metaphor from “The Roosevelts”

    A Marvelous Metaphor from “The Roosevelts”
    I am always on the lookout for good metaphors. Introducing students to good ones helps them develop their persuasive skills. In Ken Burns’ new PBS series on the Roosevelts, George Will offers a memorable metaphor: The presidency is like…
  • Sep 21

    Paul Maharg on ETL Conference

    Paul Maharg on ETL Conference
    Paul Maharg has a detailed summary of the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers 3rd Annual Conference on his blog. He concludes, "My life is a sine curve, said David Thomson at the wrap-up — there are highs (seeing the innovation work) and...
  • Sep 20

    Appalachian School of Law considering affiliation with Emory & Henry College

    Appalachian School of Law considering affiliation with Emory & Henry College
    Appalachian School of Law, a stand alone institution in Grundy, WV, has begun discussions with Emory & Henry College (here's a map) about a possible "affiliation." You may recall that ASL laid off staff and lost a few faculty…
Rank this Week: 2416

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Sep 21

    Pantheon: Audrey Tautou.

    Pantheon: Audrey Tautou.
    Source: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe (2011)...
  • Sep 20

    Hôtel Costes, Paris, 239 rue Saint-Honoré.

    Hôtel Costes, Paris, 239 rue Saint-Honoré.
    All things in excess....
  • Sep 20

    The Book of Kells.

    The Book of Kells.
    Below is Folio 292r (circa 800) of The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament. It's housed at Trinity College Library, in Dublin, Ireland. This page opens the Gospel of John. Illustrations in...
Rank this Week: 1127

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/
  • Sep 21

    DIY Law: Legal forms patch the legal services gap, and usually work just fine

    DIY Law: Legal forms patch the legal services gap, and usually work just fine
    Legal forms have been around since there have been lawyers.  They save money, especially with hourly fees, and they help avoid common mistakes. Now, more than ever, potential clients are using forms they find online — cheap or free…
  • Sep 16

    Border Crossing: Texas discourages legal assistance for immigrating minor

    Border Crossing: Texas discourages legal assistance for immigrating minor
    Here are two reactions in two different states to the recent flood of young immigrants from Latin America who may be entitled to asylum or other relief.  (After all the initial panic, the “flood” is apparently subsiding…
  • Sep 15

    Morally Bankrupt: Lawyer failed to discharge clients’ claim to recover illegal fee

    Morally Bankrupt: Lawyer failed to discharge clients’ claim to recover illegal fee
    Sometimes, even if you win the litigation battle, you may lose the war if your opponent suddenly has no money — or you can’t find his or her assets.  This is a particular problem when it comes to suing people ……
Rank this Week: 2010

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 21

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)
    September 25, 2014; 2:00-4:00 p.m. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana 500 Poydras St., Courtroom C227, New Orleans, LA 70130 (2 hours of CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism) PANELISTS United States District Judge…
  • Sep 20

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    JURY TRIALS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 USA v. Austin, 13-cr-194, Judge Lemelle, 8:30am [This does not necessarily include all jury trials; and does NOT include bench trials, evidentiary hearings, non-trial criminal proceedings, oral…
  • Sep 18

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

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II
    OCTOBER 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (6.5 hours of CLE credit approved) *  registration fees include curator-guided tour and a catered lunch Join lawyers and…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

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

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
  • Sep 4

    CP distribution?

    CP distribution?
    Prof. Berman at sentecing law and policy invites our attention to an interesting new decision from the Third. US v. Husmann, No. 13-2688 (3d Cir. Sept 3, 2014) (available here) . We all of us have an a client who is charged with distribution…
Rank this Week: 188

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Paul Greenwood Elder Abuse Awareness CLE - October 24, 2014

    Paul Greenwood Elder Abuse Awareness CLE - October 24, 2014
    Friday October 24, 2014 9am-noonUNCG Elliott University CenterCheck-in & Networking begins at 8am; Event begins prompty at 9am.Paul Greenwood, an internationally recognized expert on the prosecution of elder abuse, will speak to an…
  • Sep 11

    Potter's House Volunteers Needed

    Potter's House Volunteers Needed
    The Greensboro Bar Association needs volunteers to assist with serving food to the less fortunate at the Greensboro Urban Ministry Potter's House. "Shifts" are from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and provide a good opportunity to give back to the…
  • Jun 19

    Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    The Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the Greensboro Bar Association, is happy to announce that our next Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up is Tuesday, June 24th at Geeksboro…
Rank this Week: 2902

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Weekend video: Interview with Lord Bingham, Part 1 of 4

    Weekend video: Interview with Lord Bingham, Part 1 of 4
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  • Sep 17

    Book recommendation: The Children Act by Ian McEwan

    Book recommendation: The Children Act by Ian McEwan
    Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the…
  • Sep 15

    Clothes make the man

    Clothes make the man
    ‘I assume that you don’t intend to go to court like that BabyBarista?’ It was HeadofChambers. ‘Er, yes, that’s exactly what I’m about to do. Is there something wrong?’ ‘Is there something wrong?…
Rank this Week: 787

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Connecticut Supreme Court Holds That Lawsuit Against Lawyer Falls Under Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitation

    Connecticut Supreme Court Holds That Lawsuit Against Lawyer Falls Under Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitation
    Meyers v. LIVINGSTON, ADLER, PULDA, 87 A. 3d 534 – Conn: Supreme Court 2014 – Google Scholar. One recurring theme in lawsuits against lawyers is whether the plaintiff can sue for breach of contract and thereby obtain a longer…
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Court Denies Lawyer’s Request To Discharge Legal Malpractice Verdict

    Bankruptcy Court Denies Lawyer’s Request To Discharge Legal Malpractice Verdict
    IN RE JAHRLING, Bankr. Court, ND Illinois 2014 – Google Scholar. Jahrling is an Illinois lawyer who filed for bankruptcy protection. A creditor who had won a legal malpractice judgment against Jahrling sought to block the discharge of…
  • Sep 11

    A Troubling ARDC Prosecution

    A Troubling ARDC Prosecution
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. The ARDC has asserted a problematic claim against a lawyer who split a fee with another lawyer who did some of the work on the matter. I believe that the claim represents a misreading of the text of Rule 1.5(e).…
Rank this Week: 1996

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/
  • Sep 19

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand
    The Illinois Review Board has remanded a matter where it concluded that violation of the following rule justified the rehearing of proven serious misconduct. The Rule: (a) Post‑Trial Motions. Except as provided herein, post-trial motions…
  • Sep 19

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation
    An attorney who "failed to safeguard entrusted funds of at least $1 million" in connection with real estate transactions was placed on probation for six months by order of the Pennsylania Supreme Court. The misconduct arose in a…
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
Rank this Week: 421

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

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

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

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

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

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

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 2039

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Sep 19

    Cyclists, Motorists, and the Theory of Move Over Law

    Cyclists, Motorists, and the Theory of Move Over Law
    Fay Wein is an avid bicycle-rider, content and communication specialist, and director of marketing at a New York firm. She examines the increasingly contentious arena in which cyclists and motorists are increasingly clashing, on city streets…
  • Sep 19

    How cell phone book clubs could help get young people reading and change their live

    How cell phone book clubs could help get young people reading and change their live
    Journalist and SF/fantasy novelist Bertel King, Jr. talks about effective methods and programs to engage young people in the enjoyment and value of reading as soon and as often as possible. He discusses how removing as many roadblocks and…
  • Sep 19

    How to read e-books on a $20 cell phone: Tips for the cash-strapped and plain adventurou

    How to read e-books on a $20 cell phone: Tips for the cash-strapped and plain adventurou
    The LG Optimus Dynamic Android Phone, aka the LG 38c or the LGL38C, is a smartphone that David Rothman bought new on Amazon for $20, excluding shipping. Rothman calls out the importance of this device in relationship to its potential impact…
Rank this Week: 2782

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Sep 19

    Review of Practical Law Plus Five Legal Technology Tip

    Review of Practical Law Plus Five Legal Technology Tip
    Coming today to SmallLaw: It's challenging to stay on top of your practice area let alone expand your practice to an adjacent practice area. Thomson Reuters' Practical Law consists of checklists, model documents, practice notes, and more for…
  • Sep 18

    Paperless Office Pain Points; Reviews of SmartFax, X1; Software Subscription

    Paperless Office Pain Points; Reviews of SmartFax, X1; Software Subscription
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Ted Palmer, Solutions for Paperless Law Office Pain Points Christopher Holly, Review: X1 (Desktop and Email Search) Steve Perlmutter, Review: SmartFax John Courtade, Zenesi and the Software…
  • Sep 17

    Rocket Matter iPad Edition: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Rocket Matter iPad Edition: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers the new iPad app for a popular practice management system (see article below), a portable scanner that works with Android and iOS devices, a communications automation iPhone app, and device for improving…
Rank this Week: 939

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 4723

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
  • Sep 19

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation
    The following is a guest blog post by Hon. Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District Court Judge in Anoka, Minnesota and Gael B. Strack, JD, CEO and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego. The arrests of Ravens…
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
Rank this Week: 1883

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

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

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip

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

    Not Your Average Business Plan

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

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

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
    The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there.…
Rank this Week: 1059

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/
  • Sep 19

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job…

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
  • Sep 19

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict
    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
  • Sep 18

    Insider Trading Charges Leveled at Another Wilson Sonsini Employee

    Insider Trading Charges Leveled at Another Wilson Sonsini Employee
     With coverage breaking across major media, including the New York Times, CNBC, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, eyes turn once again to Wilson Sonsini on the topic of insider trading. Readers may remember that in 2011 a Wilson…
Rank this Week: 1670

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 19

    Featured In-House Counsel Jobs (9/19/14)

    Featured In-House Counsel Jobs (9/19/14)
    TGIF! If you are looking for in-house counsel jobs, check out some featured postings from our GoInhouse.com and DataPrivacyCareers.com job boards: Executive Counsel – Labor and Employment – GE, New York NY, Georgia Legal Counsel…
  • Sep 19

    Who Represents the Fortune 500?

    Who Represents the Fortune 500?
    Who represents the Fortune 500? Corporate Counsel has issued their list for 2014, so check it out to see if your outside counsel made the list. The list gives an overall ranking, as well as a breakdown of mentions by major subject matter…
  • Sep 18

    Proactive Is Better than Reactive – Lessons from the NFL

    Proactive Is Better than Reactive – Lessons from the NFL
    An interesting article looks at the recent crises facing the NFL and argues why being proactive is better than reactive – for everyone, including in-house counsel: “What does all of this mean to in-house counsel or corporate…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Sep 19

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?
    That's what all of the court observers are saying after yesterday's en banc argument (watch here*).  Here's one example, by Pamela MacLean:The government may have struck out with the majority of an 11-judge panel of the…
  • Sep 18

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

    Should Judge Fuller resign?
    In addition to Judge Kopf's posts on the subject, there is growing noise that Fuller needs to step down -- this time from members of the Congress.  From the Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama's two U.S. senators on Wednesday called for U.S.…
  • Sep 16

    Judge Rosenbaum's first published opinion in the 11th Circuit starts this way

    Judge Rosenbaum's first published opinion in the 11th Circuit starts this way
    Before WILSON, WILLIAM PRYOR and ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judges. ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judge: It was a scene right out of a Hollywood movie.  On August 21, 2010, after more than a month of planning, teams from the Orange County…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 942

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 19

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off
    Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty — say…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A
    The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers in general tend to be more susceptible to problems like these.…
  • Sep 17

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley
    For legal technology, it's been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice…
Rank this Week: 1004

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
  • Sep 19

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off
    Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty — say…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A
    The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers in general tend to be more susceptible to problems like these.…
  • Sep 17

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley
    For legal technology, it's been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice…
Rank this Week: 2833

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending September 19, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending September 19, 2014
    We constantly hear about the importance of networking but are you using your network to full advantage? Former colleagues can be an important link to new opportunities. With the news that women have fallen further behind in client development…
  • Sep 17

    2015 Writers in Residence Applications Due November 1st!

    2015 Writers in Residence Applications Due November 1st!
    Do you feel your creative spirit fading as you work tirelessly to perfect your legal writing skills? Do you miss composing prose that is not in the passive voice or that does not require bluebooking? Would you like…
  • Sep 16

    Young Women Lawyers:  Tweet With Caution!

    Young Women Lawyers:  Tweet With Caution!
    In the past few years, we have seen that Tweets can get you in trouble. For example, according to an article in the Washington Post titled, "The tweet can set you free --- from your job," several women journalists have sacrificed good jobs…
Rank this Week: 335

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    LawBiz® Registry Offers Easy Way to Buy and Sell Law Practice

    LawBiz® Registry Offers Easy Way to Buy and Sell Law Practice
    Lawyers from around the country continue to call me, asking for information on how to sell their practices. In response,we recently opened our LawBiz® Registry.  Visit the archives  for articles about buying and selling law…
  • Sep 18

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Trust Account

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Trust Account
    What responsibility does a lawyer have when a financial institution fails and a client’s trust money is held by the financial firm? Ed Poll answers this question as he talks about Trust Accounts this week… Continue Reading
  • Sep 15

    CALBar annual conference in San Diego

    CALBar annual conference in San Diego
    I attended the CALBar annual conference this past weekend in San Diego.  Great learning and networking all in one place.  I was there for a meeting of the Law Practice Management & Technology Section of the CalBar, and since…
Rank this Week: 2793

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

Covers lawyers, legal websites, legal news and legal resources. By Onecle.

http://law.onecle.com
  • Sep 18

    California Unit Pricing Law

    California Unit Pricing Law
    When comparison shopping at the supermarket, trying to find the best bargain could be challenging because manufacturers produce canned, bottled and packaged goods in odd quantities. If we are comparing between a 5 lb. and 10 lb. bag of flour,…
  • Jul 22

    Convicted Murderer Sues the State For Taking Too Long to Execute Him

    Convicted Murderer Sues the State For Taking Too Long to Execute Him
    A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found California’s implementation of the death penalty to be unconstitutional. In that case, Judge Cormac J. Carney vacated the death sentence of…
  • Jun 21

    Arkansas Supreme Court Opinion

    Arkansas Supreme Court Opinion
    The Arkansas Judiciary website offers Arkansas Supreme Court Published Opinions. This collection includes unofficial copies of published opinions starting from the Spring Term of 1837. I am fascinated by court opinions, not so much from a…
Rank this Week: 4514

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

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

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

    2015 PMF Application Information Session

    2015 PMF Application Information Session
    The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Office invites interested applicants to join us for two upcoming webcasts, conducted through Adobe Connect, to provide information for the Class of 2015 PMF application. The Class of 2015…
  • Sep 17

    Fellowships at Auschwitz

    Fellowships at Auschwitz
    Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is an innovative program for graduate students - in Business, Journalism, Law, Medicine, and the Seminary - that examines contemporary ethical issues, using the Holocaust,…
  • Sep 15

    What I Wish I Had Done

    What I Wish I Had Done
    I began law school in August 1992 and graduated in April 1995.  I look back on the experience as one of the best times of my life but there are things I should have done differently:1)  I should have spent more time looking…
Rank this Week: 1479

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Sep 18

    BigLaw levels up

    BigLaw levels up
    My older brother used to give my teenaged self (with some justification) a hard time about playing Dungeons & Dragons. I eventually grew tired of the cracks about wasting time in a fantasy world, though, and I assembled what I…
  • Aug 19

    Why law firms need R&D investment

    Why law firms need R&D investment
    Lawyers hardly ever talk about research and development. We might be the only major industry or professional sector that fails to do so. Last year, total spending on R&D by the world’s 1,000 largest companies was…
  • Aug 14

    Watershed: The CBA Futures Report

    Watershed: The CBA Futures Report
    This morning, the Canadian Bar Association released the widely anticipated Final Report of its CBA Legal Futures Initiative, “Futures: Transforming The Delivery Of Legal Services In Canada.” I had the benefit of…
Rank this Week: 824

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: 1194

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    I am often struck by how often the…

    I am often struck by how often the policies proposed by the Right are not only wrong, but demonstrably, historically wrong. This is true pretty much across the board-- on foreign policy and on domestic policy. For example, the arguments…
  • Sep 16

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of…

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of "Perfect Recordings": Volume One, Volume Two, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5. Somebody assembled them into a Rdio playlist, which is here. There is quite a bit that I am familiar with, and some things…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State…

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State sweatshirts with fake bullet holes and bloodstains. Obviously this is appalling, but you know what? As far as I am able to tell, Neil Young and his harmony buddies kept the money from "Ohio" and nobody…
Rank this Week: 519

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Sep 18

    An Interesting Thought About Resume

    An Interesting Thought About Resume
    The following is a quote from Mark Horstman, one of the principals of Manager Tools, in his most recent Things I Think I Think. (I am a huge fan of Manager Tools’ podcasts, which I strongly recommend.) We take grief frequently for…
  • Sep 9

    Shame on you NFL, Baltimore Raven

    Shame on you NFL, Baltimore Raven
    By now, everyone has heard that Ray Rice has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens and had his laughable two game suspension increased to “indefinite”.  And the increased punishment is being lauded by sports pundits everywhere.…
  • Sep 2

    Some things I think I think

    Some things I think I think
    Do you remember Andy Rooney?  He used to do commentary on 6o Minutes.  Big, bushy eyebrows.  But the thing I will always remember is when he would ask “Did you ever wonder….?” and then go into some offbeat…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Sep 18

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down
    Mike Cassidy at the Boston College Law School has an interesting essay on curricular reform forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Education. Here's the abstract: With growing consensus that legal education is in turmoil if not in crisis, law…
  • Sep 4

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law
    Plexus, a NewLaw law firm based in Australia, has just released a new legal product that purports to apply artificial intelligence to a relatively common, discrete legal issue -- detemining whether a proposed trade promotion (advertisement in…
  • Aug 24

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw
    Nashville, TN. It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch. At least for me, that is the big takeaway from the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, which...
Rank this Week: 1511

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: 2195

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 17

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

    The Evolution of Online Marketing for Lawyers: Don’t Get Left Behind
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to help grow your business! Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to…
  • Sep 15

    Cyber Security and Data Breach Response

    Cyber Security and Data Breach Response
    “Cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.”  Barack Obama, President of the United States The Identity Theft Resource Center has documented over 500 data…
  • Sep 12

    The State of Law Firm Security

    The State of Law Firm Security
    Viruses are More Common at Law Firms than Encryption, ABA Survey Shows “Nearly half of law firms were infected with viruses, spyware or malware last year, according to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. At the same time,…
Rank this Week: 1843

Innovate

Innovate

Covers practicing law as a business and a profession. By Lex Inova Consulting.

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It
    By Julie FlemingA longer newsletter than usual this week, with three important sections. 1. A must-read article for those of you working in large firms: Pay Gap Increases Between Equity and Non-Equity Partners. Two brief excerpts will show…
  • Sep 10

    What’s your vision for your practice?

    What’s your vision for your practice?
    By Julie FlemingLast week, I attended a business seminar focused on hiring and managing employees. I was surprised that the program started by asking us attendees to identify our business vision and what we stand for. I was even more…
  • Sep 3

    Consistency Makes it Simple

    Consistency Makes it Simple
    By Julie FlemingI often enjoy the EarlyToRise.com  newsletter, which recently included an excerpt from Sharon LaBelle’s book The Art of Living, which distilled Epictetus’s The Virtuous Are Consistent as follows:…
Rank this Week: 3146

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Sep 16

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer
    It's probably axiomatic that public service lawyers are by and large self-motivated. But even the most self-starting people sometimes need a little nudge to get them going past a particularly tough day. So for those dark and dreary days,…
  • Aug 4

    This Award Could Be for You!

    This Award Could Be for You!
    If ever there was an award for readers of this blog, this must be it! The New York Law Journal is seeking "to recognize Lawyers Who Lead by Example, attorneys in our community who have made an outstanding contribution by...
  • Jun 25

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline
    CAPS member Michael Fallon alerted us to a new online website for reporting government misconduct. It's an easy-to-use resource (literally "point and click") for alerting the State's Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) of…
Rank this Week: 3739

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

Covers disaster planning, law practice management, insurance, marketing and security. By Freedman Consulting.

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 16

    H H Gregg Needs to Learn About Customer Service

    H H Gregg Needs to Learn About Customer Service
    I purchased a Danby Wine Cooler from the H H Gregg Montgomeryville, PA store in late 2011.  I did my research at the big box stores, and even visited a few.  They had the right model at the right price. I also bought the…
  • Sep 14

    In What World is a Trip to the ER Romantic?

    In What World is a Trip to the ER Romantic?
    More of my readers know me through printed word, rather than in person.  So I can understand how you might be puzzled by the title.  As Desi would say, “Lucy, you’ve got a lot of ‘splaining to do!”  This…
  • Sep 11

    Attorney Seeking Job Opportunity

    Attorney Seeking Job Opportunity
    An accomplished attorney with substantial experience working in the public sector.  Has significant litigation experience, particularly in the areas of child advocacy, child day care licensing and mental health.  A…
Rank this Week: 1915

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Sep 16

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session
    ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Sessions Join ILTA for this Webinar on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. GMT / 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT / 10:00 a.m. MDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT. REGISTER online here. Description: If…
  • May 15

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago
    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014, set for June 10th- 11th near Chicago, is designed to bring together professionals working with SharePoint in their firms or law departments.  The format of the two-day event includes a SharePoint…
  • Jan 12

    Law Firm RFP Questions About Knowledge Management – Crowd Sourcing Comments for My KM Book

    Law Firm RFP Questions About Knowledge Management – Crowd Sourcing Comments for My KM Book
    Readers of the blog know that for the past few weeks, I have been crowd sourcing comments for my KM book that will be published by the ABA in early 2014.  Thanks to all who have commented here and sent me emails with other comments.…
Rank this Week: 2054

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    New Home for the Braves Underway!

    New Home for the Braves Underway!
    Through our blog, the construction lawyers of the Cobb Law Group try to provide industry professionals with the latest information, case law, trends and interests.  Although there are some very sizeable construction projects going on…
  • Sep 8

    Legal Fees and Construction Lawyer

    Legal Fees and Construction Lawyer
    We are thrilled to confirm that Cobb Law Group’s rates are among the most competitive in the nation! In the September 2014 edition of the ABA Journal (the official journal of the American Bar Association), reveals the national averages…
  • Aug 26

    Subcontracting Law Book Gets Great Review

    Subcontracting Law Book Gets Great Review
    In the Summer 2014 edition of The Construction Lawyer (Volume 34, Number 3), noted construction attorney, Adrian L. Bastianelli, III wrote a glowing review of Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide which was…
Rank this Week: 3692

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Sep 15

    Podcast: How to Provide Client Hand-holding in Virtual Law Practice

    Podcast: How to Provide Client Hand-holding in Virtual Law Practice
    Last month I joined in on a podcast for the ABA Journal with reporter Stephanie Francis Ward, Michelle Crosby, founder of Wevorce, and Fred Rooney, Director of Touro Law Center's International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development. The…
  • Aug 11

    Online Legal Services Gets a Boost from ABA & Rocket Lawyer Partnership

    Online Legal Services Gets a Boost from ABA & Rocket Lawyer Partnership
    I was surprised and happy to hear the news today that the ABA announced its partnership with Rocket Lawyer on a pilot project to help match up ABA members with online clients. I've been researching and writing about lawyer collaboration…
  • Jul 31

    ILTA Article – Teaching Tomorrow’s Lawyers Legal Tech Skill

    ILTA Article – Teaching Tomorrow’s Lawyers Legal Tech Skill
    An article I co-authored with Ron Dolin entitled Course Correction: Teaching Tomorrow's Lawyers Legal Tech Skills, was published in the newest edition of the ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine.
Rank this Week: 1264

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Sep 15

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Repetition

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Repetition
    One of the best mediators that I have ever seen in action makes a practice of repetition. No, I don’t mean that he repeats what he says over and over. I mean that he listens carefully to one side of the dispute and before he turns…
  • Sep 12

    The Limits of Judicial Impartiality

    The Limits of Judicial Impartiality
    Some years ago,  I visited the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Inscribed on a plaque outside the courtroom is language from the first constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: “It is essential to the…
  • Sep 8

    Military Justice in the United Kingdom: Justice is Not Simple.

    Military Justice in the United Kingdom: Justice is Not Simple.
    Today, OnLawyering.com is fortunate to have a guest post by Robert Seymour, a retired Judge Advocate. In the United Kingdom, Judge Advocates preside over courts martial. Judge Advocates are civilian lawyers appointed in the same way…
Rank this Week: 4887

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 15

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

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

    Future Fridays: Hitch Your Niche To Another Law Firm

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

    Whose Client Is It Anyway?

    Whose Client Is It Anyway?
    Rob Jordan’s recent Above the Law column, The (Alleged) Uber-fication of Legal Services  comprehensively compares the latest crop of  lawyer match-making services and platforms designed to connect consumers and small business…
Rank this Week: 427

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Sep 15

    What is Your Job Description?

    What is Your Job Description?
    The Law Practice Magazine Sept/Oct 2014 issue is out and the theme is law firm Finance. As always. there is lots of good content, including Starting a Financial Relationship With Your Client- Packaging your fee agreement with an eye toward...
  • Sep 11

    The Future of Wearable Technology for Lawyer

    The Future of Wearable Technology for Lawyer
    With the recent Apple announcement about the Apple Watch coming in 2015, it is a good time to contemplate whether wearable technology will be good for lawyers, not so good or somewhere in between. Our new podcast is The Future...
  • Sep 10

    New iPhone 6 Appears to Make Both iOS and Android Users Happy

    New iPhone 6 Appears to Make Both iOS and Android Users Happy
    Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD.com posts Why lawyers will love the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Jeff Taylor of DroidLawyer.com posts Android Lawyers Won’t Love the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They each posted respectful comments on each…
Rank this Week: 2758

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2597

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
  • Aug 27

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
  • Jul 18

    Asking the Right Question

    Asking the Right Question
    In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, journalist Warren Berger discusses the importance to effective leadership of asking the right questions – with the emphasis on the word “right.” “How you question is…
Rank this Week: 2676

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Lawyers: Get Ready for the End of Year Sprint

    Lawyers: Get Ready for the End of Year Sprint
    How are you approaching the end of the year? Yes, we haven’t even reached Halloween, but it’s not too early to decide how you will maximize your time and efforts during the last few months of 2014. If you’ve been following…
  • Aug 13

    Doubling Your Revenue is a Competitive Advantage

    Doubling Your Revenue is a Competitive Advantage
    What would it mean to the growth of your practice if you innovated your way into doubling your revenue? Significantly more revenue would certainly give your law firm a competitive advantage over the other players in your market. For more than…
  • Apr 7

    Lawyers: Don’t Let Technology Steal Your Client

    Lawyers: Don’t Let Technology Steal Your Client
    Look, I’m no Henny Penny. But it is true that I’ve been warning any lawyers that will listen how recent changes in technology are encroaching on legal services they provide to clients. For more than a few years, I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 3236

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/
  • Sep 10

    Tips for Better Presenting Photographs in Court - Michael Kelleher

    Tips for Better Presenting Photographs in Court - Michael Kelleher
    Michael Kelleher This article was first published by Michael Kelleher on the Cogent Legal Blog at cogentlegal.com/blog/2014/08/tips-for-photographs-in-court Well-presented photographs are powerful tools for litigators. In this post,…
  • Sep 9

    Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

    Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning
    Learn from Zsa Zsa’s Family Conservatorship Feud Anyone who has a lot of money and gets married nine times (as legendary actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has) can expect a family fight or two about...
  • Sep 9

    Legal Writing Tip: Get Active in Your Editing; Eliminate Passive Voice

    Legal Writing Tip: Get Active in Your Editing; Eliminate Passive Voice
    One of my chief editing tips is to read your document repeatedly, each time scanning for only one thing – excessive commas, unnecessary capitalization, throat-clearing, etc. The first scan should probably be devoted to eliminating…
Rank this Week: 2616