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Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 29

    Records Management for Personal Stuff

    Records Management for Personal Stuff
    Another great post by Patti Spencer, Esquire details which personal records you should keep permanently.  If you tend to hoard more than you should, maybe this will enable you to throw some things away without worry.  Read…
  • Jul 14

    Job Opening – Accounting Manager, Law Firm

    Job Opening – Accounting Manager, Law Firm
    Immediate job opening:  A Montgomery County, PA law firm has an opening for an Accounting Manager. The responsibilities include overall direction and supervision of accounting operations, general ledger, financial reporting, accounts…
  • Jun 30

    Can You Deduct Business Expenses Combined With Vacation Activity?

    Can You Deduct Business Expenses Combined With Vacation Activity?
    It’s common practice to  add some vacation activity to  a business trip to help defray the cost.  When and to what extent is it really deductible?  Today’s post is written by guest blogger Patti S. Spencer,…
Rank this Week: 1858

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/
  • Jul 29

    Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headline

    Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headline
    Members Named to LGBT Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” List BASF members John Hendricks, Hendricks Murry and Kyle Wong, Cooley, were both included on the National LGBT…
  • Jul 29

    Former BASF President Appointed to California Court of Appeal

    Former BASF President Appointed to California Court of Appeal
    California Governor Brown recently announced the appointment of San Francisco Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry Stewart to serve as a justice on California’s Court of Appeal. The announcement was made at San…
  • Jul 29

    Nixon Peabody Honored by ACLU for Probono Work for LGBT Student

    Nixon Peabody Honored by ACLU for Probono Work for LGBT Student
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California recently presented a team of Nixon Peabody attorneys with the 2014 LGBT Advocacy Award in recognition of their pro bono efforts. The Nixon Peabody team…
Rank this Week: 3026

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/
  • Jul 29

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School
    National Jurist has published its list of best value law schools. What were its criteria?: The National Jurist looks at a number of academic and financial variables, including the law school's price of tuition, student debt accumulation,…
  • Jul 28

    U. Pittsburgh School of Law seeks to hire professor for its environmental law clinic

    U. Pittsburgh School of Law seeks to hire professor for its environmental law clinic
    Here is the job announcement: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLINIC FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical…
  • Jul 28

    The Subtlety of Word

    The Subtlety of Word
    Small alterations in phrases can cause changes in meaning. Take a language more nuanced than our own—Italian. Here are 100 ways to say “I love you” in Italian, from Italian.about.com For starters, here are five: Ti amo! (I love you!)...
Rank this Week: 1780

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 29

    One Small Niche Practice, One Giant Leap for a Law Practice

    One Small Niche Practice, One Giant Leap for a Law Practice
    Be That Lawyer: Niche Practice for Lawyers from Carolyn Elefant   I’ve presented and written about the benefits of niche practice for solos on numerous occasions. It’s not a particularly original concept -many, many, many,…
  • Jul 25

    Move It Or Lose It

    Move It Or Lose It
    Legend has it that Southwest Airlines started with a business plan sketched on the back of a cocktail napkin up by founders Herb Kelleher and Rollin King back in the mid-1960s.   Back then, the federal government regulated airline rates,…
  • Jul 24

    Are You the Perfect Lawyer for the Job?

    Are You the Perfect Lawyer for the Job?
    This isn’t a solo story per se, but one with some lessons – a reminder that the perfect lawyer for the job or the client isn’t always the one with the biggest firm or the stellar credentials of the fanciest offices. From…
Rank this Week: 1127

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Jul 29

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco
    If you are in the San Francisco area, consider checking out the LegalTech Startup Weekend. I'll be one of the mentors for the event along with several other founders of legal tech companies, including LawPal, Ravel, One400, Judicata,…
  • Jun 13

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession
    I attended GSummit in San Francisco this week. (The "G" stands for gamification.) This annual conference looks at ways to increase user engagement through gamification and games. With all of the online "noise" surrounding us and the…
  • Jun 5

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book
    I am updating the second edition to the Virtual Law Practice book that I wrote back in 2010. The book pretty much needs to be completely re-written based on the way that technology has changed since I wrote about the set up of online delivery…
Rank this Week: 1951

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Excellent Christgau interview, and…

    Excellent Christgau interview, and excellent news: he is publishing a memoir
  • Jul 28

    It appears that the narrative about the…

    It appears that the narrative about the Republican Party's prospective Presidential field is going to be what a bunch of intellectuals they all are. As a rule, by the time the New York Times gets a hold of an idea it is already established…
  • Jul 25

    Fridays are law days (sometimes) here at…

    Fridays are law days (sometimes) here at Outside Counsel. Today let's consider Cappiello v. IDC Publications. Professor Siegel featured it about a year ago, but I just now came across it, and it is the sort of nifty thing that Erie v.…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jul 29

    Free Equal Justice Works Webinar on Managing Student Debt, July 31, 1 p.m. MDT

    Free Equal Justice Works Webinar on Managing Student Debt, July 31, 1 p.m. MDT
    In March, President Obama’s 2015 budget was released. To the dismay of many, it proposed capping Public Service Loan Forgiveness at $57,500. Now it is Congress’ turn to act.Equal Justice Works July 31 webinar, Drowning in…
  • Jul 28

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help
    by MariLee Allred, On Campus Recruiting Manager, BYU Law Career ServicesIf you are participating in on campus interviews, please keep the following in mind to help you be most triumphant:1) Double check your interview dates, times, and…
  • Jul 21

    Broadening Your Horizon

    Broadening Your Horizon
    Broadening Your Horizons:  Considering a Non-Traditional CareerA nontraditional job search is very similar to a legal job search: you need to decide what you want and then find out what is available. In order to have an effective job…
Rank this Week: 637

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/
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    LRM rises . . .

    LRM rises . . .
    On occasion I note civilian court opinions that reference or rely on military appellate case law. In my view, because of technology we see more courts, especially federal courts, cite to military appellate case law. In United States v.…
  • Jul 27

    The older the worse

    The older the worse
    The older the alleged other acts the worse the case for admission of MRE 404(b) matter in my view. Trial counsel will often seek to admit prior bad acts through MRE 404(b).  The UCMJ does not have rules of evidence in the statute, the…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Jul 29

    ALMS For The Disbarred

    ALMS For The Disbarred
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who assisted a company called ALMS in drafting trusts sold by non-lawyers to senior citizens. After nine days of hearings, the attorney was found to have engaged in dishonesty, failures…
  • Jul 28

    Interviewing With The Enemy

    Interviewing With The Enemy
    The District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee has a new opinion on an important real-world issue When a lawyer is seeking employment with an entity or person adverse to his client, or with the adversary's lawyer, a conflict of...
  • Jul 28

    Worst Report Affirmed

    Worst Report Affirmed
    In October 2012, I posted a comment about a report of a District of Columbia hearing committee that absolved four lawyers who I believe were proven to have engaged in serious misconduct involving the abuse of an elderly woman suffering...
Rank this Week: 347

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 29

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

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

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

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
  • Jul 25

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school
    My hypothesis was that the larger the law school, in terms of students enrolled, the more graduates it would have who are the general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. To keep the data tractable and the plot below legible, I took the 150…
Rank this Week: 318

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 29

    Understanding and Working with Anxiety

    Understanding and Working with Anxiety
    Suffering from anxiety can be a debilitating to your practice and mental health. Learn how to manage your anxiety with these tips.Featured image: "DESCRIPTION
  • Jul 28

    Law Firm SEO Has Not Changed in 40 Year

    Law Firm SEO Has Not Changed in 40 Year
    The goals of your marketing strategy are not about you, they are about your clients. The sooner you realize that, the better your marketing strategy will be.
  • Jul 26

    There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing

    There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing
    If the people you want to sign your retainer agreement cross the line between offline and online as easily as pulling a phone out of their pockets, then you should too.
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
Rank this Week: 384

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 29

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer
    Movies transport us. They take us to different times and places, bringing laughter in one moment and tears in the next. But no matter how outlandish the plot, at their core movies examine the human condition. We tell stories about ourselves…
  • Jul 25

    The Lawyer Whose Eagle Eye Led to This Week’s Health Law Ruling

    The Lawyer Whose Eagle Eye Led to This Week’s Health Law Ruling
    Months after the Affordable Care Act became law, employment benefits lawyer Thomas Christina paced in his Greenville, S.C., office with its oil portrait of a greenhouse. He was reading the statute to learn its impact on clients. By his…
  • Jul 24

    Insider tips to legal department transformation

    Insider tips to legal department transformation
    For today’s general counsel to have the impact that large businesses have come to expect, they must transform not only their way of thinking, but the very operation of their departments. The post Insider tips to legal department…
Rank this Week: 205

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 29

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney
    Question: A partner from a local firm is joining our practice in a few weeks. It's been several years since we hired a senior lateral attorney, and, honestly, it didn't go so well the last time we did. Can you give some good tips on…
  • Jul 28

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate
    It's unavoidable. If the goal you and your colleagues have set for your firm is a high rate of growth, you are going to be banging your heads against a wall every day. So it’s important to know up front whether that wall is made of…
  • Jul 25

    Trending: Client Service

    Trending: Client Service
    What’s the biggest predictor of a law firm’s success? Hint: It’s not the firm’s bottom line. The No. 1 thing impacting a firm’s long-term viability is client satisfaction. Several articles over the past month…
Rank this Week: 407

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
  • Jul 29

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney
    Question: A partner from a local firm is joining our practice in a few weeks. It's been several years since we hired a senior lateral attorney, and, honestly, it didn't go so well the last time we did. Can you give some good tips on…
  • Jul 28

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate
    It's unavoidable. If the goal you and your colleagues have set for your firm is a high rate of growth, you are going to be banging your heads against a wall every day. So it’s important to know up front whether that wall is made of…
  • Jul 25

    Trending: Client Service

    Trending: Client Service
    What’s the biggest predictor of a law firm’s success? Hint: It’s not the firm’s bottom line. The No. 1 thing impacting a firm’s long-term viability is client satisfaction. Several articles over the past month…
Rank this Week: 3107

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 576

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/
  • Jul 28

    Parker Posey: And all she wants to do is dance.

    Parker Posey: And all she wants to do is dance.
    They're picking up prisoners--and putting them in a pen. All she wants to do is dance. --Danny Kortchmar/WB Music Corp. ASCAP (1984) Get "Party Girl" (1995) and watch her dance in the last scene. Add Ms. Posey to our...
  • Jul 26

    The Economist has had it with Putin; calls out France, Italy, Germany, US and UK.

    The Economist has had it with Putin; calls out France, Italy, Germany, US and UK.
    The West as Appeasement Weenies? See Russia, MH17 and the West: A web of lies. Screaming excerpts: Since the murders of the passengers of MH17 the responses have been almost as limp. The European Union is threatening far-reaching…
  • Jul 26

    Prisoner of Rock 'n' Roll: Best rock refrain ever.

    Prisoner of Rock 'n' Roll: Best rock refrain ever.
    Lord, take me downtown, I'm just lookin' for some tush. --Gibbons, Beard & Hill...
Rank this Week: 238

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jul 28

    Review of TrialDirector 6.5 Plus Nine Tips for Video Deposition

    Review of TrialDirector 6.5 Plus Nine Tips for Video Deposition
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: "We hold these truths to be self-evident" may have sufficed for the Declaration of Independence but trials require more proof. Because showing while telling is more persuasive, trial presentation…
  • Jul 28

    Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC

    Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC
    Can the iPad perform productivity tasks? Obviously. But can it perform them more efficiently than a PC? This is the more important question, which we continually research. In this issue of TL Research, we explain three tasks that the iPad...
  • Jul 25

    Attention Corel and Microsoft; Prevent Windows Shutdown Woes; Download a Dropbox Folder to Your iPad

    Attention Corel and Microsoft; Prevent Windows Shutdown Woes; Download a Dropbox Folder to Your iPad
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Donald Lowrey, Are Corel and Microsoft Listening to Lawyers? Steven Levy, How to Prevent Losing Work From a Windows Shutdown Jerry Gonzalez, How to Download an Entire Dropbox Folder to Your…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Jul 28

    Key Tips for Writing the Law School Resume

    Key Tips for Writing the Law School Resume
    Turning in a boring, generic resume with your law school application will do nothing to improve your chances for admission. But show admissions officers a well-written, concise and engaging resume, and they will not only be impressed, they…
  • Jul 22

    Recap - Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Prep

    Recap - Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Prep
    [View the story "Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Prep Skills" on Storify]
  • Jul 18

    Mentors Matter: Some of the Best Advice I’ve Received

    Mentors Matter: Some of the Best Advice I’ve Received
    I've been practicing law for 18 years.  In that time, I've externed for a Federal Bankruptcy Judge and worked at three different firms.  I've read many articles on how to make it in a man's world, how to succeed in BigLaw, how to…
Rank this Week: 169

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

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

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 4071

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jul 28

    Louisiana Campaign to Preserve Civil Legal Aid

    Louisiana Campaign to Preserve Civil Legal Aid
    In May 2014, the FBA, New Orleans Chapter, adopted a resolution in support of the Louisiana Campaign to Preserve Civil Legal Aid.    It  joined the efforts of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana State Bar Association…
  • Jul 23

    AWARD RECIPIENTS TO BE HONORED AT 2014 ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS LUNCHEON

    AWARD RECIPIENTS TO BE HONORED AT 2014 ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS LUNCHEON
    The following awards will be presented at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on August 28, 2014.  We hope you will join us in congratulating and thanking the award recipients and their families for their dedication.…
  • Jul 23

    FBA New Orleans Chapter’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

    FBA New Orleans Chapter’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on August 28, 2014.  The meeting will take place at The Westin New Orleans, Canal Place.   Click here for more information…
Rank this Week: 907

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 28

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
    In comparing the conditional scholarship universe between the 2011-12 academic year and the 2012-13 academic year (with a brief look at 2013-14) there are a handful of things worth noting. First, as shown in Table 1, the number of law...
  • Jul 8

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004
    Nothing promotes de-cluttering one's office like a move or new furniture. A colleague is retiring; I bought his table and standup desk, and gave up the humungous thing they gave me when I showed up. It meant tossing lots and...
  • Jun 17

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*
    Via Facebook, I saw that my friend Joan Heminway had some interesting things to say about the private-public distinction in securities law over at our sister blog, Business Law Prof. I heartily recommend it. But with my usual instinct for...
Rank this Week: 4279

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: 391

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
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
Rank this Week: 4121

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 28

    Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon [Infographic]

    Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon [Infographic]
    The 2013 Professional Liability Fund Annual Report is now available for Oregon lawyers on the PLF Web site.  The report reveals the following legal malpractice claim trends and data:    
  • Jul 25

    Notice from the Washington Attorney General’s Office: Beware of Loan Modification Scams Soliciting Washington Lawyer

    Notice from the Washington Attorney General’s Office: Beware of Loan Modification Scams Soliciting Washington Lawyer
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:From the Washington Attorney General’s Office: The Washington Attorney General’s Office, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and other state agencies across the country, along with…
  • Jul 21

    Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pa

    Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pa
    The Professional Liability Fund is expanding its free shred events statewide for Oregon lawyers.  We will be in the following cities in August: August 2 – Pendleton August 9 – Astoria August 23 – Grants Pass For…
Rank this Week: 3090

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/
  • Jul 27

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"
    This is a very interesting essay (but – perhaps this is a minor point – I have grave reservations about William Deresiewicz's suggestion to weight SAT scores to help offset the disadvantages that applicants from lower…
  • Jul 13

    On the recording of confession

    On the recording of confession
    See Jennifer Mnookin's Op-Ed  on the recording of confessions. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Jul 3

    Period. Full Stop?

    Period. Full Stop?
    Jennifer Schuessler, If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue NYTimes (July 2, 2014) Extract: Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s…
Rank this Week: 1122

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jul 27

    Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community

    Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community
    Young people are heavy users of cell phones, but most do not know they can read library e-books for free on their phones. In this cutting-edge essay, David Rothman tells how libraries could use "cell phone book clubs" to reach out both to…
  • Jul 27

    What Does the Hathitrust Decision Mean For Libraries?

    What Does the Hathitrust Decision Mean For Libraries?
    The library community welcomed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust. The decision has implications for libraries that go far beyond the specific facts of the case. This paper by…
  • Jul 18

    Information Quality Resource

    Information Quality Resource
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide focuses on the specific topic of identifying reliable and actionable Information resources on the internet, specifically critical for researchers in all sectors. With the proliferation of non attributable, un-vetted,…
Rank this Week: 2207

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/
  • Jul 27

    More on Security: ISO 27001 and GRC for Law Firm

    More on Security: ISO 27001 and GRC for Law Firm
    Previously, we noted that ILTA has posted the recordings of several sessions at their recent Law Firm Information Security Symposium (LegalSEC). Here are more relevant and interesting sessions:ISO 27001 for Law FirmsISO 27001 can be a…
  • Jul 24

    There is Only One Lord of the (Risk) Ring?

    There is Only One Lord of the (Risk) Ring?
        As first covered in June (poetically), we noted a disqualification motion tied to a matter involving a fight over merchandising rights to the "Lord of the Rings." Now, fresh off the pages of Variety, comes an…
  • Jul 23

    Law Firm CIO Responds to Suggestions Industry Security is Lacking

    Law Firm CIO Responds to Suggestions Industry Security is Lacking
    Industry expert, Judith Flournoy, CIO at Kelley, Drye & Warren and chairwoman of ILTA’s legal security working group, takes to the pages of Law Technology News to address frequent stories suggesting that law firms are a juicy and…
Rank this Week: 1445

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

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

    STOP TO NOTICE

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

    DEFROCKED LAWYER

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

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR
    PRESS RELEASE  ********  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 30, 2014   FROM: Lauren Paulson   TO: OREGONIAN/Media   RE: OREGON STATE BAR, OREGON SUPEME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE Thomas Balmer   CONTACT: Lauren…
Rank this Week: 1637

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

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

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
  • Jul 14

    What is Average for a Lawyer?

    What is Average for a Lawyer?
    Sunday mornings … reading Thomas L. Friedman’s columns in the NYT is just the best.  He titillates the mind, which is particularly dangerous when I’ve been over caffeinated on a peaceful summer morning on the back…
  • Jun 11

    The Sedona Conference loses its Founder

    The Sedona Conference loses its Founder
    This week we were saddened to learn of the death of Richard G. Braman, the founder of The Sedona Conference®.  Richard’s vision helped make TSC a leader in advancing law and policy in the areas of complex litigation, antitrust…
Rank this Week: 4329

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/
  • Jul 25

    Outlook Tip: Finding Unread Mail

    Outlook Tip: Finding Unread Mail
    Regardless of the different techniques and services you might use to manage your Outlook Inbox, there will come a day when you amass too many messages in your Inbox and thereby lose track of your unread messages.  When that happens, you…
  • Jul 18

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad
    I consider myself an agnostic, as battles get fought between the ultimate utility of Apple versus Microsoft products. I use Windows products at work, and have a PC laptop at home; but, I also have an iPad (and have had an Android smartphone…
  • Jul 16

    August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer

    August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer
    This summer, Boston is the place to be for legal conferences, with a number of major organizations invading, in support of significant events. The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), the National Association of Bar Executives…
Rank this Week: 1054

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Jul 25

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK
    As was expressed in 2004-5 surveys and again in 2014, Boomers want to keep working beyond traditional retirement age. Now there’s evidence they mean it. A recent study by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave of workers over age...
  • Jul 4

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”
    Today (July 4th) I watched the full, original, uncut version (3 hours long) of the 1972 film “1776” - a serious and funny musical film I have always loved. This time I found it more mesmerizing and powerful than ever....
  • Jun 21

    WHAT’S THE BEST REASON FOR FLEXIBILITY?

    WHAT’S THE BEST REASON FOR FLEXIBILITY?
    If you’d like more flexibility for all generations in work arrangements and the criteria for how work is evaluated, raise your hand. OK – I see you out there. A recent national survey of 1,000 employers by the Society for...
Rank this Week: 409

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!
    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success is a free one-hour webinar sponsored by the folks at The Form Tool. It is set for Thursday, July 31st at 10:00 a.m. CDT. I shared this information with a few of my...
  • Jul 23

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper
    This post may not have the lyrical flair of The Three Tenors, but hopefully you will find something useful (if not quite musical) by following the fusion of the thoughts of the three law professors that I recommend to you...
  • Jul 18

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?
    Lawyers are very skilled at creating legal documents and one of the values they provide to their clients is quality documents based on research, precedent and experience. So most of the time, a client would be in no position to...
Rank this Week: 1475

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    How Secure is Your IT Network? [Quiz]

    How Secure is Your IT Network? [Quiz]
    This rich, interactive quiz is designed to provide you with a high-level assessment of your firm’s security capabilities. Find out how prepared your firm is against a security breach and identify possible areas of weaknesses.
  • Jul 21

    Client Spotlight: Nicola, Gudbranson and Cooper, LLC.

    Client Spotlight: Nicola, Gudbranson and Cooper, LLC.
    We’ve had the pleasure of working with Gloria Merritt at Nicola Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC since 2010. Nicola Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC provides legal solutions to business owners and executives, professionals, and governmental…
  • Jul 14

    Cyber Security Threats to Small and Mid-Sized Firms: Why Now?

    Cyber Security Threats to Small and Mid-Sized Firms: Why Now?
    With all the discussion lately about law firm security and the expectations for increased diligence in protecting your data, it’s understandable that many firms are asking – why now? In this post, we'll review the growing…
Rank this Week: 544

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 474

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

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

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App
    We’re excited to announce that, after a long wait, we’ll be updating the whole family of Fastcase apps soon; including brand new apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Although Fastcase was the first legal research app for…
  • Apr 24

    Episode 30: This Email Will Self-Destruct in 10 Day

    Episode 30: This Email Will Self-Destruct in 10 Day
    We’re back for more legal geekery with some cool, important, and amusing stories today. (Not necessarily in that order.) Care to reward our dedication to getting back into the swing of things by subscribing to the podcast and…
  • Apr 23

    Episode 29: Can Robots Write Better Contracts Than Me? (Probably.)

    Episode 29: Can Robots Write Better Contracts Than Me? (Probably.)
    Welcome back to The Law Review Podcast and welcome to this apology episode. We’ve been hard at work polishing up the TopForm software we purchased from LexisNexis, and that’s resulted in my not having days, nights, and/or…
Rank this Week: 1098

Innovate

Innovate

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

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Jul 23

    How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

    How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile
    By Julie FlemingLinkedIn is, de facto, the preeminent social media platform for professional purposes. As of May 2014, LinkedIn featured over 300 million mostly professional users, growing by two new members per second. (Read this article for…
  • Jul 16

    A mentor’s legacy…

    A mentor’s legacy…
    By Julie FlemingMy first legal job was serving as a clerk for the Hon. J. Owen Forrester of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. I knew I wanted to be a litigator, and so working for a trial judge was my idea…
  • Jul 9

    Fear can be good news!

    Fear can be good news!
    By Julie FlemingI’ve been talking about fear with my clients quite a lot recently. (If you’re feeling fear, trust me, you aren’t the only one!) Sometimes it’s the fear of taking a step–more accurately, the…
Rank this Week: 4369

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Jul 22

    LawFest 2014: Something rather special

    LawFest 2014: Something rather special
    … The stage is set for an inspiring #LawFest – for lawyers, courtesy of the inspirational @LBCWiseCounsel pic.twitter.com/U4Bv10iMBa — Jerry Angrave (@Empathyce) July 18, 2014 I go to a fair few legal conferences every year…
  • Jul 12

    Reinvent Law London 2014 – It’s all about the people

    Reinvent Law London 2014 – It’s all about the people
    … I usually write a review of Reinvent Law London: having done so for the first such event, when it was called LawTech Camp London 2012, and the second, Reinvent Law London 2013. This year I was speaking at Reinvent Law London 2014. I…
  • Jul 11

    Tweets on Improving a Law Firm

    Tweets on Improving a Law Firm
    … My last post was on what I said about improving a law firm at Reinvent Law London 2014. This post is on what others said on Twitter about my talk. Interest seemed to be piqued most on pop-up law and having fun. Two of the…
Rank this Week: 4444

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    California Penal Code Section 626.8

    California Penal Code Section 626.8
    JLS is middle school in the Palo Alto Unified School District. The school is located adjacent to Mitchell Park. The JLS Athletic Fields is an open, unfenced field located between the school fence and the park, with a pathway marking the…
Rank this Week: 2474

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: 2999

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Jul 22

    Overcoming Fear (One Year Later)

    Overcoming Fear (One Year Later)
    It’s been a year since I last practiced law. Note I didn’t say it’s been a year since I quit. A year ago, I was more than 40 weeks pregnant with Gwyneth. I worked right up until my due date,... Read More...
  • Jun 4

    9 Remedies for the Miserable Lawyer

    9 Remedies for the Miserable Lawyer
    Not all lawyers are miserable. But I think it’s fair to say that we all know at least a jillion or so who are. At least. And my guess is that since you’re reading this, you consider yourself to be... Read More...
  • Apr 17

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi
    I cannot tell you how relieved I am that spring is finally here! Lawdy, it’s been a rough winter in so many ways. And I know many of you can relate. Now that all the snow days, cabin fever and sniffly […]
Rank this Week: 4102

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jul 21

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...
    ... is that “defective drug attorneys” doesn’t mean the same thing as “defective-drug attorneys.”
  • Jul 15

    From soup to nuts: True and false range

    From soup to nuts: True and false range
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox has a helpful post on true and false ranges, usually phrased as “ranging from x to y.” She gives helpful examples of each and a simple test for avoiding use of false ranges.
  • Jul 14

    Writers, don’t less this happen to you.

    Writers, don’t less this happen to you.
    The quotation of the day comes from one of my favorite writing teachers, Roy Peter Clark: We writers say we want more praise for our work, but, when it comes, we are often not ready to accept it. We are...
Rank this Week: 1074

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice is Not Tolled By An Appeal

    Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice is Not Tolled By An Appeal
    I last discussed this problematic topic on June 30th. This unpublished decision, Godbold v. Karlin & Fleisher, LLC, 2014 IL App (1st) 131523-U, illustrates a malpractice trap contained in Illinois law. Usually, the rule in Illinois is…
  • Jul 18

    ARDC Brings Case Against Prosecutor for Failing to Disclose That Witness Changed His Story

    ARDC Brings Case Against Prosecutor for Failing to Disclose That Witness Changed His Story
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a rare case where a prosecutor is being accused of wrongdoing for failing to disclose that a witness changed his story and for allegedly misleading the court about the witness’ testimony. What is odd…
  • Jul 15

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a copy of a complaint filed by the ARDC against a lawyer. The lawyer was accused of forging his own lawyer’s name and signature on pleadings filed in a divorce case. (Obviously, these are allegations in…
Rank this Week: 4012

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 18

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat
    by Marsha Hunter Who spoke persuasively at yesterday’s Senate hearings on the GM ignition switch scandal? There were plenty of lawyers in the room and on the hot seat, so you’d think the level of public speaking would be…
  • Jun 19

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
  • Jun 12

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 897