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LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day

    Happy Labor Day
    During the Labor Day holiday, we spent some time traveling to several “food spots” in Los Angeles that were highlighted by the food editor of the Los Angeles Times.  One of them was Bulgarini Gelato, maker of one of the best…
  • Aug 28

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Why Marketing Matters for Lawyers, Part 1

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Why Marketing Matters for Lawyers, Part 1
    Factors to Consider When Marketing You Firm: -Have a Marketing Plan -Consider the commonality between you and prospective clients. -Play the Numbers Game -The more people you can get in front of; the better the chance of someone engaging you.…
  • Aug 24

    A global market react

    A global market react
    As we begin to look at how the profession will change in 2015 and beyond, we must look at the Australian market. Here, large accounting firms are  adding major law practice components to their stable of professionals. In at least two…
Rank this Week: 1437

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 1

    Charge It: Client’s objection to fees should freeze credit card charges and cash transfer

    Charge It: Client’s objection to fees should freeze credit card charges and cash transfer
    What can you do if your lawyer’s holding money or property that belongs to you (either you paid in advance or the lawyer collects money for you) but you want to object to some or all of the fees and … Continue reading →
  • Sep 1

    Judges with Grudges: Judge investigated for six year feud against lawyer

    Judges with Grudges: Judge investigated for six year feud against lawyer
    The wheels of justice depend on having competent judges — without them, there’s little or no “justice” in the justice system.  To maintain order and respect for the system, it helps if the judges also play the…
  • Aug 31

    Warrior Mentality: Avoid declaring war on your family

    Warrior Mentality: Avoid declaring war on your family
    A few decades ago, lawyers were ethically prohibited from most types of advertising — the bars thought it was “unprofessional” (and encouraged competition).  Unfortunately, finding the right lawyer is the most important…
Rank this Week: 1408

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 1

    There is a Blog on Plagiarism

    There is a Blog on Plagiarism
    And it offers quite a bit of material. Topics covered are content theft, plagiarism, and copyright infringement. You can access it here. (ljs)
  • Aug 31

    Using "actor network theory" to better train law students in legal research

    Using "actor network theory" to better train law students in legal research
    If you want to know what "actor network theory" is and how it could possibly relate to the teaching of legal research, then you'll need to read Judith Lihosit's (U. San Diego Legal Research Center) new article entitled Breaking…
  • Aug 30

    Using in-class "microlawyering" to give students experiential training in trusts and estates practice

    Using in-class "microlawyering" to give students experiential training in trusts and estates practice
    This is a new "legal skills" article by Professor Alyssa Dirusso (Cumberland) called Microlawyering and Simulations in Estates and Trusts Courses and can be found at 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 739 (2014). From the introduction: If…
Rank this Week: 3134

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
Rank this Week: 2178

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 1

    They’ve already made up their mind

    They’ve already made up their mind
    How many times during a trial do you try to guess what the members are thinking, and what their decision is – I would suggest we do that many times throughout a trial.  We do this because we are responding to a client’s…
  • Aug 30

    Prosecutors favorite-we’ve always done it that way

    Prosecutors favorite-we’ve always done it that way
    Friend Christian Capece liked a post on Linked-In “The most dangerous phrase is, “we’ve always done it that way.”” That amused me because it immediately brought to mind United States v. Fosler. And Fosler came to…
  • Aug 29

    The ambiguity of consent or lack of consent in sexual assault case

    The ambiguity of consent or lack of consent in sexual assault case
    The title of the article which is a must read: Honest False Testimony in Allegations of Sexual Offences.
Rank this Week: 279

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Sep 1

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Aug 25

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Aug 18

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 970

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast
    Fans of old-time Hollywood movies probably recognize the homage to the famous line from Sunset Boulevard in the title of the newest episode of the The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast, “Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up.” In…
  • Jul 31

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article
    The July/August issue of Law Practice magazine is now out, the theme is “Big Ideas,” and one of the big ideas included in the issue is covered in an article I wrote. In “Link to article,” I dive into the ways that…
  • Jun 24

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology
    William Barns Graham at the GC Research Club interviewed me a while back about technology as it relates to in-house counsel, some of my uses of technology, collaboration and other topics. The interview originally ran in two parts, but has…
Rank this Week: 574

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Aug 31

    Think twice before asking for “any and all” document

    Think twice before asking for “any and all” document
    Before I get to the topic at hand, allow me a brief rant.  Can anyone explain how the phrase “any and all documents” (typically used in Rule 34 request for documents) covers any document not covered by a a request for…
  • Jul 10

    Kudos to Jeff Carr

    Kudos to Jeff Carr
    Regular readers know that Jeff Carr, the General Counsel of FMC Technologies, is my mentor, my client and my friend.  Our relationship evolved in that order.  I am very proud of each of these steps in the growth of our personal…
  • Jul 7

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA
    Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future.  The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to non-hourly…
Rank this Week: 100

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 462

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Aug 31

    Lawyers in Bondage: Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll.

    Lawyers in Bondage: Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll.
    Below during the performance of "Rollin' and Tumblin'" at the May 2005 Cream reunion concerts in London, a man in his 30s or 40s dancing in the audience was briefly captured on film for about 12 seconds dancing respectfully and...
  • Aug 30

    After Labor Day, "I'm taking care of business, woman can't you see?'

    After Labor Day, "I'm taking care of business, woman can't you see?'
    I admire Scots. I think of them as useful, employable Irish people who are good with money and drunk only twice a week. Average White Band is a good example of Scots-ness. They are hard-working Baby Boomer Scots with an...
  • Aug 30

    In America, what does it mean to be educated?

    In America, what does it mean to be educated?
    Education is not about getting a job. If you think the opposite, however, consider that the "just about getting a job"' rationale may be unique to the United States as a leading developed nation. What attributes aside from specific…
Rank this Week: 114

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

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

    Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate

    Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate
    Job opportunity! Wolf, Baldwin, a busy, 8 attorney law firm in Pottstown, Montgomery County (additional offices in Reading and West Chester) seeks a senior associate with significant experience in estate administration and probate to manage…
  • Aug 29

    Job opening – Executive Director

    Job opening – Executive Director
    The Lycoming Law Association has a job opening.  They are looking for a part-time Executive Director to provide professional management for this organization and its 200 plus members. As such, familiarity with lawyers and law offices,…
  • Jul 31

    The Latest Fraudulent Bank Check Scam

    The Latest Fraudulent Bank Check Scam
    You are probably wondering why the scam artists keep coming up with new ways to try to rip you off.  It’s because they are well paid to do it by uninformed people who take their bait, including attorneys throughout the U.S. …
Rank this Week: 1238

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 29

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive
    Here are some of the items that once appeared at the top of this weblog, but which now appear only in its archives: A simple formula for escaping the law by writing a legal thriller; An annotated federal-court decision in...
  • Jun 28

    When We Were King

    When We Were King
    I read about the boxing documentary When We Were Kings in J. Michael Lennon's recent biography of Norman Mailer, Norman Mailer: A Double Life-- Released in February 1997, the film won several awards, including the Academy Award for best…
  • Apr 28

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog
    "I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something," by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom-- Part of what was so great about those early years of blogging was how chaotic it was — a flurry...
Rank this Week: 450

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Happy Woman, Successful Rainmaker: An ABA Article

    Happy Woman, Successful Rainmaker: An ABA Article
    I was the issues editor for the August Issue of the ABA Law Practice Division Webzine.  The August issue was focused on Women Rainmakers as we prepare for the ABA Law Practice Women Rainmaker's Workshop in San Diego on November 7-8,…
  • Aug 27

    Oregon Department of Justice Seeking Applications for Honors Attorney Program

    Oregon Department of Justice Seeking Applications for Honors Attorney Program
    The Oregon Department of Justice would like to inform you of opportunities available through the Department’s Honors Attorney Program. The Department is now seeking applications for the September 2015 program. Briefly, the Honors…
  • Aug 27

    What you don’t know about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

    What you don’t know about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    Ms. JD's Global Education Fund Spotlight on Worldwide Education Issues Blog Series -- Health and Education Issues In many communities around the world, education is a luxury that only the privileged elite can afford. The implications of a…
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Aug 29

    In memoriam: Jeremiah Healy

    In memoriam: Jeremiah Healy
    See Jeremiah Healy obituary The Guardian (August 22, 2014). See also Jeremiah Healy, Who Created Boston Private Eye, Dies at 66 NYTimes (September 28, 2014). &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software…
  • Aug 5

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"
    The so-called conjunction paradox has bedeviled modern theorizing about burdens of proof ever since L Jonathan Cohen introduced the paradox some decades ago. Kevin Clermont makes a powerful argument that multivalent logic rather…
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
Rank this Week: 932

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Aug 29

    Some suggested iPhoneJD reading

    Some suggested iPhoneJD reading
    I'm a big fan of Jeff Richardson's iPhone JD blog and with the recent Apple new product announcement date scheduled on September 9 in a much larger-than-usual venue, you don't want to miss out on Jeff's in the news roundup...
  • Aug 25

    Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014

    Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014
    Get your technology news update here. Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014 is my column for the August "Back to School" issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal. I cover lots of tech developments with some serious and some…
  • Aug 20

    Reading Online News Items (2014 Edition)

    Reading Online News Items (2014 Edition)
    How many times do you see "Visit my blog!", "We have great news articles online here" or "See our website for more"? How often do you actually follow up just to see what is there? My guess is the honest...
Rank this Week: 2026

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Aug 29

    CLIMATE CHANGE AND TERRORISM: NOT AN “EITHER OR” CHOICE

    CLIMATE CHANGE AND TERRORISM: NOT AN “EITHER OR” CHOICE
    I have purposely avoided putting politically infused content on social media because my work transcends the political, and I don’t want the two to be linked. But this morning (8/29/14) I read a Wall Street journal OP-Ed by (Republican)…
  • Aug 28

    KEY ISSUES TO TACKLE IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE NOW

    KEY ISSUES TO TACKLE IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE NOW
    Earlier this summer I was interviewed for a research project and master’s thesis by an EY (rebranded from Ernest & Young) Fellow in Ireland. For one of the questions, I generated a long list that provides an overview of…
  • Aug 18

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY
    Have you ever found yourself literally bolt up awakened by an idea that just kept coming and wouldn’t quit? My inspiration for Cross-Generational Conversation Day was the stunning example of determination and resiliency of a 36-year-old…
Rank this Week: 2460

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
Rank this Week: 3492

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 29

    Hello You Must Be Going

    Hello You Must Be Going
    An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set…
  • Aug 29

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior…
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 133

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

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

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve
    It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the…
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
Rank this Week: 1908

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve
    It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the…
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
Rank this Week: 480

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Like-Kind Exchange: Lawyers Should Network with Other Professionals, Too

    Like-Kind Exchange: Lawyers Should Network with Other Professionals, Too
    Lawyers have a reputation for being aggressively confident; but, that notion has mostly been buttressed by television and movie depictions of trial attorneys. (Maybe I’m just playing devil’s advocate here, though.) Most of the…
  • Aug 22

    Automate Your Email with Simple Scheduling Tool

    Automate Your Email with Simple Scheduling Tool
    “Inbox Zero” means keeping your inbox empty or nearly empty at all times, thus reducing distraction and increasing efficiency.  Inbox Zero, per its founder Merlin Mann, and its related email and task management methodology…
  • Aug 20

    Law of Inertia: Change Management Within Law Firm

    Law of Inertia: Change Management Within Law Firm
    Every business travels upon a strong current, built of inertia. As work gets done, and as business picks up, ways to do things develop, and become processes — even if those ways were never meant to be formalized processes, but only…
Rank this Week: 1498

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student
    Miami in August?  He needs to schedule this trip for beginning of the Spring semester...Anyway, Justice Kennedy had this to say (via UM News):He had expected answers such as The Verdict, To Kill a Mockingbird, or A Few Good…
  • Aug 27

    This is an incredible story

    This is an incredible story
    What happened here?The jury agreed with the defense and had reasonable doubt about whether the dad did it..The jury believed that the dad did it and the jury excused his behavior.The jury didn't know and didn't care. pollcode.com free…
  • Aug 26

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge
    Alyson Palmer has this great article about her research into the complaints about judges filed with the 11th Circuit.  The very public suspension of Judge Fuller because of his arrest for domestic violence led her to investigate.…
Rank this Week: 132

Innovate

Innovate

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

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Are you ready to thrive in your practice?

    Are you ready to thrive in your practice?
    By Julie FlemingThree offerings for you this week.   1.  Join me in NYC on September 23 for a 1-day workshop, The RainMaster Paradigm Revealed: A NEW Model for Thriving in the…
  • Aug 20

    Should you (could you) join a board

    Should you (could you) join a board
    By Julie FlemingClients often ask me about the business development value of joining a nonprofit’s Board of Directors, and (as with most activities) the value varies depending upon your objectives and the board you might…
  • Aug 13

    Why you MUST act

    Why you MUST act
    By Julie FlemingOverthinking can ruin your plans. One of the biggest mistakes I see lawyers make is coming up with a good, solid plan and then discarding it before ever giving it a shot. Overthinking takes the oomph out of a…
Rank this Week: 2985

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Aug 28

    Another Law Firm Trumpets ISO 27001 Security Certification

    Another Law Firm Trumpets ISO 27001 Security Certification
    We've covered law firm adoption of the ISO 27001 information security standard over the years. Many firms see this as a quick path to addressing client concerns about managing sensitive data, and several view it as a competitive…
  • Aug 27

    Law Firm Conflicts Allegations in the New

    Law Firm Conflicts Allegations in the New
    A few interesting stories making news. First: "The mysterious case of Hewlett-Packard’s Autonomy deal"-- "...one of the law firms that represented the shareholders in their case against H-P directors, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP,…
  • Aug 17

    Information Security Policies & Practices -- Protecting Client Information

    Information Security Policies & Practices -- Protecting Client Information
    via Law Technology News "Law Firm Data Breaches: Protecting Clients --  Maintaining diligent protocols and educating personnel are crucial tools to protect client data" -- "Data threats against law firms can be generated from internal or…
Rank this Week: 3761

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Laying Groundwork to Becoming a General Counsel – A Recruiter’s Perspective

    Laying Groundwork to Becoming a General Counsel – A Recruiter’s Perspective
    The road to becoming a general counsel – a perspective from Jay Kim, a recruiter and Managing Director at MLA’s San Francisco office: “Although there is no prescribed or set path to the general counsel (GC) role, there are…
  • Aug 27

    Corporate Counsel Symposium (September 17 – 19, 2014, Phoenix)

    Corporate Counsel Symposium (September 17 – 19, 2014, Phoenix)
    Join the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) at the 11th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium (9/17-9/19, Phoenix), an interactive and cutting-edge program, designed to equip those who direct corporate legal departments…
  • Aug 27

    Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Personal Brand

    Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Personal Brand
    Whether or not you are currently looking for a new job, attorneys should make sure that they develop their personal brand and take care to showcase it through outlets like LinkedIn.  Read on for a recent article by Stan Robinson, Jr., a…
Rank this Week: 247

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2487

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Girl Is Gone

    The Girl Is Gone
    I saw it coming a year ago but that didn’t prepare me for the reality that she is no longer here. Oh, sure, she’ll be back but as a visitor or a guest, not a resident of this house where she grew up. Only two days have passed…
  • Aug 22

    If We Change Rules to Allow Non-Lawyers to Own Law Firms, How About Changing Them to Let Lawyers Compete?

    If We Change Rules to Allow Non-Lawyers to Own Law Firms, How About Changing Them to Let Lawyers Compete?
    Last week, Jordan Furlong lavished praise on the Canada Bar Association’s new report, Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada. As you might expect, the Report reads like a legal futurist’s wish list,…
  • Aug 20

    Pros and Cons of LobbyConning for Solos and Small

    Pros and Cons of LobbyConning for Solos and Small
    Many folks often complain about the cost of legal conferences – but trust me, the $300-$500 price range is pocket change compared to many events in my industry that start at one thousand dollars. If that’s true for conferences…
Rank this Week: 669

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Aug 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…
  • Jul 3

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
Rank this Week: 1129

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
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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 27

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing
    All law-firm websites plans should be created with this one simple idea in mind.
  • Aug 26

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph
    "By replacing formulaic openers with forceful arguments," says Burlingame, "lawyers can capture the judge's attention, enhance their credibility, and show from the outset why their clients should win."
  • Aug 24

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
    Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
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Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Legal Malpractice Case Against Mayer Brown Dismissed For Failure to Allege Causation

    Legal Malpractice Case Against Mayer Brown Dismissed For Failure to Allege Causation
    This case, William L. Gunlicks v. Mayer Brown LLP, 2014 IL App (1st) 130845-U, is far too important to be reported in an unpublished opinion. Sadly, the opinion is unpublished for reasons that are unfathomable. The compliant alleges that…
  • Aug 22

    Legal Malpractice Case Dismissed For Lack of Privity

    Legal Malpractice Case Dismissed For Lack of Privity
    Scott v. Burgin, DC: Court of Appeals 2014 – Google Scholar. The issue of privity frequently arises in legal malpractice litigation. A party lacks privity when the party did not have an attorney-client relationship with the lawyer.…
  • Aug 5

    North Carolina Charges Prosecutor With Concealing DNA Evidence

    North Carolina Charges Prosecutor With Concealing DNA Evidence
    The case is North Carolina State Bar v. Paul T. Jackson, 14 DHC 20. The case is part of a growing trend to bring disciplinary charges against prosecutors who fail to disclose exculpatory evidence. The important facts, as set forth in the…
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Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
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Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 21

    20 Early Warning Signs for Payment Issue

    20 Early Warning Signs for Payment Issue
    by Mark A. Cobb It doesn’t matter whether you are a material supplier delivering products to a subcontractor, a subcontractor performing work directly for a GC, or a GC building a structure for an owner, you expect to be paid for the…
  • Aug 15

    New Arbitration Rules for Construction Case

    New Arbitration Rules for Construction Case
    by Mark A. Cobb Beginning this summer, there is a new set of supplementary rules for the arbitration of construction cases. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) promulgated these rules in an attempt to lower participants’ costs…
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Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Aug 26

    All Voices Meeting — Sedona Conference (Nov. 7)

    All Voices Meeting — Sedona Conference (Nov. 7)
    FOR FBA MEMBERS ONLY Join the Hon. Stephen Higginson of the 5th Circuit and other distinguished jurists and senior members of the Bar at The Sedona Conference (TSC) “All Voices” Meeting.  The event is an interdisciplinary…
  • Aug 22

    Malcolm W. Monroe Seminar — December 3, 2014

    Malcolm W. Monroe Seminar — December 3, 2014
    The Annual Malcolm W. Monroe Federal Practice Seminar is scheduled for December 3, 2014.  The seminar will take place at 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, La. from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Attendance at the Malcolm W. Monroe Seminar will fulfill…
  • Aug 19

    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 pending) Join lawyers and experts in the following fields for a fascinating and informative program on:…
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Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    We are going to have to wait for the album…

    We are going to have to wait for the album of standards, but what we are getting instead is pretty exciting: the "Complete" Basement Tapes. Finally we will be able to read Greil Marcus' Invisible Republic and listen to the music he's writing…
  • Aug 25

    Funny about Burger King: it seems to exist…

    Funny about Burger King: it seems to exist as much as a sort of a corporate investment vehicle as it does as a hamburger chain. This latest thing-- merging with Tim Horton's and moving to Canada-- is just one more complex maneuver, and it…
  • Aug 24

    What are the criteria for my Personal Hit…

    What are the criteria for my Personal Hit Single of The Summer? Well, I suppose they are somewhat amorphous. Rule #1: When it comes on the car radio you either turn it up (if you are riding shotgun) or yell, "Turn that up!" (if you are…
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Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Review of WordRake: Editing Tool for Lawyer

    Review of WordRake: Editing Tool for Lawyer
    At the ABA tech show in March 2014, the Accellis Team stumbled upon a document-editing software called WordRake. Created by lawyer and New York Times bestselling author Gary Kinder, WordRake is a powerful add-on to Word designed specifically…
  • Aug 6

    Review of MetaJure Document Management System

    Review of MetaJure Document Management System
    More law firms are recognizing the gains to be had by investing in a document management system. Document management enables firms to electronically store, retrieve, manage, and deliver business documents. But not all document management…
  • Aug 6

    Accellis Technology Group Partners with MetaJure to Offer Law Firms Enhanced Document Management Capabilitie

    Accellis Technology Group Partners with MetaJure to Offer Law Firms Enhanced Document Management Capabilitie
    Accellis Technology Group, a leading provider of IT consulting and managed services for the legal industry, together with MetaJure, developer of the first automated document management system (DMS) for the legal industry, today announced a…
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Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 25

    Credit Cards, Square, and PayPal Revisited

    Credit Cards, Square, and PayPal Revisited
    Accepting credit cards for payment is a business practice some lawyers avoid because they are fearful of the ethical implications. The process can be intimidating, unless you know the answers to some common questions.  Here is a quick…
  • Aug 21

    More Business Plan Magic: Part Two

    More Business Plan Magic: Part Two
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Form a plan of action to continually address new challenges so your practice can grow and thrive! Form a plan of action to continually address new challenges so your practice can grow and thrive! No…
  • Aug 19

    eCourt Mandatory in Oregon Effective December 1

    eCourt Mandatory in Oregon Effective December 1
    The following announcement was posted yesterday on the Oregon Judicial Department Web site: Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, Oregon Supreme Court, has approved a plan for the move to a mandatory eFiling requirement for attorneys filing cases…
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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/
  • 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...
  • 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...
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Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Meet Your New Lawyer, IBM Watson

    Meet Your New Lawyer, IBM Watson
    Will IBM Watson be your new lawyer? Perhaps someday. For now, I tackle an easier question: what role can Watson play in Big Law? I speculate here so welcome comments and corrections. Last week at the…
  • Aug 16

    ILTA Talk Preview: Legal Inflection Point: Innovate Now

    ILTA Talk Preview: Legal Inflection Point: Innovate Now
    The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual conference begins this weekend in Nashville.  Here is a brief preview of the panel on which I am speaking on Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014, at 130pm CDT. The panel is Legal…
  • Jul 31

    Big Law Changing or Being Disrupted?

    Big Law Changing or Being Disrupted?
    The legal market has seen a running debate since the economic crash: is Big Law being disrupted?  My short answer is no, it’s only changing. It’s not the three conferences in February alone on this question that prompt…
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The Law Coach Blog

The Law Coach Blog

By Ron Burdge.

http://thelawcoach.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Women Lawyers Just Don't Handle Trials The Same

    Women Lawyers Just Don't Handle Trials The Same
    Now, there's nothing wrong with that. It's just a fact. And every man who has tried a case against a woman attorney knows it.They view things differently. And that gives them a different viewpoint on the witnesses, the evidence, the Jury -…
  • Jun 12

    Now YOU Can Follow the CIA

    Now YOU Can Follow the CIA
     The CIA is famous for its secret legal briefs to justify electronic eavesdropping and following of all of the rest of us. Well, it turns out that now you can follow them too.Although burdened with all of the spying work, the CIA found…
  • Jun 7

    Lack of Good Faith in Mediation Prompts Sanction

    Lack of Good Faith in Mediation Prompts Sanction
    A federal Magistrate Judge in Pennsylvania imposed sanctions against a corporate defendant for failing to mediate in good faith. It's a warning with reading about.In Grigoryantis v Safety-Kleen Corp., US District Court, WD, PA, Case No.…
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Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Covers the practice of law in Texas. By Henry Hunter.

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Aug 21

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished
    Why do I practice School Law? Because we live in a topsy turvey world where a school would suspend a student for saying, “bless you” after another student sneezed! Common courtesy, that’s good manners, gets you punished!…
  • Jun 30

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby holding that a closely held private company cannot be compelled to provide health insurance benefits that violate the religious beliefs of the owners. Hobby Lobby had objected to the requirement in…
  • Jun 23

    Ritchie v. Rupe

    Ritchie v. Rupe
    In a minority shareholder dispute with a closely held corporation, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the trial and appellate courts decisions for the Plaintiff.  At trial, the jury found in favor of the Plaintiff who had alleged…
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Job Search Strategie

    Job Search Strategie
    by Beth Hansen“Dead End” any of your leads:  follow up on any employer you haven’t heard from.I met with a 2L one year and asked her if she had heard from everyone she interviewed with.  She said “all but…
  • Aug 20

    Seventh Annual Employment Event in Washington DC

    Seventh Annual Employment Event in Washington DC
    Save the Date -- 7th Annual Employment in Washington DC EventThe JRCLS Mid-Atlantic Chapter will be hosting our 7th Annual Employment in Washington DC Event on September 11, 2014.  The event will be held at the Milton A. Barlow…
  • Aug 12

    Registration Open for Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference & Career Fair, October 24 & 25

    Registration Open for Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference & Career Fair, October 24 & 25
    Student and Recent Graduate RegistrationRegistration Fee: $25 per studentStudents and recent graduates may register to attend the Conference and Career Fair from August 12 to October 10. All applications for interviews must be submitted by 6…
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On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
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Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • 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…
  • Aug 7

    Who’s your biggest competitor?

    Who’s your biggest competitor?
    That’s a question I sometimes like to ask when visiting a law firm or speaking to an audience of lawyers: “Who is your biggest competitor?” I usually let the respondent decide what “biggest” means —…
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