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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/
  • Oct 22

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)
    Bradlee with Washington Post owner Katherine Graham in 1971. Ben Bradlee's death saddens me and many, many other people. In the 1970s and 1980s, Washington Post managing editor Bradlee was an idol to me and most of my friends...
  • Oct 21

    Clients don't want perfect. They want excellent. And excellent is a lot harder.

    Clients don't want perfect. They want excellent. And excellent is a lot harder.
    Clients 99.5% of the time are not paying you to be perfect. Clients don't want perfect. (In the rare times they do want perfect, they will let you know, Justin.) Clients want excellent. Be excellent, not perfect. See, e.g., "Rule...
  • Oct 21

    "It's nice to be Dr. Ruth..."

    "It's nice to be Dr. Ruth..."
    Long story, but yesterday morning I had breakfast here in New York with Ruth Westheimer (Dr. Ruth) who at 86 is just one month older than my own Mom and just as sharp and vibrant. I met her about 10...
Rank this Week: 1230

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/
  • Oct 22

    The Lawyer Commercial of the Month

    The Lawyer Commercial of the Month
    Talk about product branding, here is a video advertising Texas attorney Bryan Wilson, who proclaims that he is “The Law Hawk.” Would you hire this guy? (ljs)
  • Oct 22

    Massive Academic Fraud At The University of North Carolina

    Massive Academic Fraud At The University of North Carolina
    I am a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina. I graduated in December 1979 with an M.A. in Music History. I had fine teachers such as Thomas Warburton, James Haar, and Howard Smither. However, today I am very...
  • Oct 22

    What Law Schools Are Doing To Change Legal Education.

    What Law Schools Are Doing To Change Legal Education.
    Many law schools have adopted innovative programs to provide their students with better educations. Legal Education in Transition: Trends and Their Implications by Sheldon Krantz and Michael A. Millemann discusses some of these programs.…
Rank this Week: 2716

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: 1751

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/
  • Oct 22

    So You Think You Know Search – Best Practices in Law Firm Search and the Future (Live Ark KM Post)

    So You Think You Know Search – Best Practices in Law Firm Search and the Future (Live Ark KM Post)
    The final Day One session of the 10th Annual Ark KM conference addresses enterprise search in “So You Think You Know Search…?”, which addresses “the disconnect between what law firms think they know about…
  • Oct 22

    Client Facing KM at Baker Donelson – Live Ark KM Post

    Client Facing KM at Baker Donelson – Live Ark KM Post
    What is the future of client-facing legal knowledge management? That is the topic of this Ark KM 10th Annual Conference.  The session description and speaker information is appended below. (Live post: please forgive typos and errors.)…
  • Oct 17

    Innovating New Products and Services in Legal Market

    Innovating New Products and Services in Legal Market
    What will clients of the future want from their lawyers? The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference addresses this with three 8-minute TED-style talks. This is a live blog post (please forgive typos or errors). Ron Dolin, Legal…
Rank this Week: 2781

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Beware of Another Microsoft Office Zero-Day Flaw

    Beware of Another Microsoft Office Zero-Day Flaw
    On Tuesday, Microsoft warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a recently discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Office. Users are sent an attachment that will open a Power Point or Office document (.pptx, .pptm, .ppt, .docx,…
  • Oct 2

    Amicus Attorney Keyboard Shortcut

    Amicus Attorney Keyboard Shortcut
    Underutilized tools within the program include the use of HotKeys or those keyboard shortcuts that help users move quickly throughout the program. Firms familiar with the program may recognize a few off this master list of key combinations to…
  • Sep 25

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Security & Compliance Services for Law Firm

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Security & Compliance Services for Law Firm
    National Legal Technology Firm Expands Law Firm Cyber Security and Compliance Management Resource
Rank this Week: 3529

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/
  • Oct 22

    Divorce Tennessee Style

    Divorce Tennessee Style
    A Tennessee attorney has been censured for using improper means to obtain evidence in her own divorce. The story is told in this opinion from a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee...
  • Oct 22

    Ethics Journal Current Developments Issue Is Out

    Ethics Journal Current Developments Issue Is Out
    My favorite issue of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics -our yearly compilation of student notes on current developments in ethics law - has just hit the street. This issue holds up well with the past editions and gives the...
  • Oct 22

    No Show Lawyer Gets Disbarred

    No Show Lawyer Gets Disbarred
    A recent disciplinary decision from the Maryland Court of Appeals This attorney discipline matter concerns an attorney who accepted $2,500 from a client as a retainer for a divorce case, had no further communication with her client, performed…
Rank this Week: 111

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    No one ever told me I had to research the law!

    No one ever told me I had to research the law!
    In a recent decision, Bluestein v. Central Wisconsin Anesthesiology, S.C., Nos. 13-3724, 14-1256 and 14-1257, the Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of Bluestein’s claim that she was wrongly terminated in violation of the Americans…
  • Oct 19

    A Word of Advice – Don’t Let Nonlawyers Use Your Electronic Filing Password

    A Word of Advice – Don’t Let Nonlawyers Use Your Electronic Filing Password
    Matter of Davis 2014 NY Slip Op 07080. A bankruptcy lawyer was disciplined for allowing a third party to use his electronic login to file bankruptcy petitions. The pertinent part of the opinion states: “At issue were four involuntary…
  • Oct 8

    ARDC Charges Lawyer Stole From Trusts For His Own Kid

    ARDC Charges Lawyer Stole From Trusts For His Own Kid
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. If true, this is an ugly awful tale in which a lawyer, Robert M. Stephenson, stole from trusts established by his parents for the benefit of his own children. The key allegations are set forth in the complaint:…
Rank this Week: 1787

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Charley Pierce on the perils of an elected…

    Charley Pierce on the perils of an elected judiciary.
  • Oct 22

    I'm not sure why the 92nd Street Y chose…

    I'm not sure why the 92nd Street Y chose The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance before Justice Breyer's talk the role of law and lawyers in society-- it wouldn't have been my choice. I suppose there is a core truth in Liberty Valance that goes…
  • Oct 17

    Albums That Never Were. In the mid-to-late…

    Albums That Never Were. In the mid-to-late 70's this was a popular sort of mixtape: constructing albums that hadn't been released by bands and artists from solo projects, B sides, compilations, soundtracks and the like. Back then a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1221

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
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
Rank this Week: 925

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 1273

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 22

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research
    I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was…
  • Oct 21

    Fortune 500 codes of conduct – in a searchable database!

    Fortune 500 codes of conduct – in a searchable database!
    The University of Houston Law Center has recently released a free online database providing codes of conduct for Fortune 500 companies The post Fortune 500 codes of conduct – in a searchable database! appeared on…
  • Oct 17

    Emory Deputy GC Recounts Legal Issues in Treating Ebola Patient

    Emory Deputy GC Recounts Legal Issues in Treating Ebola Patient
    When an organization is facing a serious crisis or challenge, you can bet that its in-house lawyers are heavily involved. The Ebola crisis is no exception: “A top lawyer at Emory University said Tuesday that even with a decade of…
Rank this Week: 300

Innovate

Innovate

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

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 6)

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 6)
    By Julie FlemingWelcome to part 6 of a 10-part series, Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It. To view the previous posts in this series, click on the category above titled Nine Reasons You’re…
  • Oct 15

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 5)

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 5)
    By Julie FlemingWelcome to part 5 of a 10-part series, Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It. To view the previous posts in this series, click on the category above titled Nine Reasons You’re Losing…
  • Oct 8

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 4)

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 4)
    By Julie FlemingWelcome to part 4 of a 10-part series, Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It. To view the previous posts in this series, click on the category above titled “Nine Reasons You’re Losing…
Rank this Week: 3129

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Oct 22

    Book recommendation: 21st Century Solicitor: How to Make a Real Impact as a Junior Commercial Lawyer by Steve Weiner

    Book recommendation: 21st Century Solicitor: How to Make a Real Impact as a Junior Commercial Lawyer by Steve Weiner
    This might be news: success as a twenty-first century solicitor is not dependent on your technical aptitude alone. Sorry. As well as the basic requirements of understanding and applying the law superbly, you are also now expected to master a…
  • Oct 21

    I’m appealing

    I’m appealing
    UpTights was against OldSmoothie today and his pupil reported what happened later in the day. When she turned up, she looked more uneasy than usual. ‘I’ve started a new diet,’ she said somewhat defensively as she approached.…
  • Oct 19

    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: 1260

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/
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
Rank this Week: 322

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 22

    Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?

    Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?
    The year's end is right around the corner, along with the holiday season. So, what do you really want for a holiday gift? How about getting paid for the work you did during the year? The holidays can be extra hectic for lawyers with the…
  • Oct 21

    Best Way to Organize Your Contact

    Best Way to Organize Your Contact
    If you are like most lawyers, you have done little to organize or manage one of your most important business development assets — your contacts. Why is it so important to keep track of the people you know? Most clients will tell you…
  • Oct 20

    You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)

    You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)
    When you speak to potential clients, your goal is to hear them say, “You’re hired!” — or words to that effect. Then out goes the engagement letter, in comes the retainer and off to work you go. Isn't that the point of…
Rank this Week: 904

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
  • Oct 22

    Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?

    Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?
    The year's end is right around the corner, along with the holiday season. So, what do you really want for a holiday gift? How about getting paid for the work you did during the year? The holidays can be extra hectic for lawyers with the…
  • Oct 21

    Best Way to Organize Your Contact

    Best Way to Organize Your Contact
    If you are like most lawyers, you have done little to organize or manage one of your most important business development assets — your contacts. Why is it so important to keep track of the people you know? Most clients will tell you…
  • Oct 20

    You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)

    You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)
    When you speak to potential clients, your goal is to hear them say, “You’re hired!” — or words to that effect. Then out goes the engagement letter, in comes the retainer and off to work you go. Isn't that the point of…
Rank this Week: 2824

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Demise of Law Firm Websites Plus 72 More Must-Read

    The Demise of Law Firm Websites Plus 72 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 73 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Oct 21

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers speech recognition software for lawyers that works with nearly any microphone such as the one on your smartphone (see article below), a cloud word processor with new spreadsheet functionality, an iOS…
  • Oct 20

    How to Get a Proper Email Address Using Google Apps for Work Plus 51 More Must-Read

    How to Get a Proper Email Address Using Google Apps for Work Plus 51 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 623

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: 136

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: 388

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Guidance

    Ebola Guidance
    It seems that everyone is in an Ebola panic.  We’re all secretly worried a pandemic will mark the beginning of the end of life as we know it.  Personally, I think that most of us has just viewed one too many movies or TV shows…
  • Oct 6

    Why Family-Owned Businesses Fail

    Why Family-Owned Businesses Fail
    Business litigation attorney Edward T. Kang — Managing Member of  Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC in Philadelphia — recently appeared as a guest columnist in the September 2014 monthly edition of Philadelphia Business…
  • Sep 16

    H H Gregg Needs to Learn About Customer Service

    H H Gregg Needs to Learn About Customer Service
    I purchased a Danby Wine Cooler from the H H Gregg Montgomeryville, PA store in late 2011.  I did my research at the big box stores, and even visited a few.  They had the right model at the right price. I also bought the…
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • Oct 20

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
  • Oct 7

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?
    The title of an earlier essay posed a threshold question for legal ed reform: "If We Make Legal Education More Experiential, Would it Really Matter?" (Legal Whiteboard, Feb 2014) (PDF). I answered "yes" but admitted it was…
Rank this Week: 2711

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Oct 20

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”
    Today I received my copy of Steven Pinker’s book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Judging by the notes on the dust cover, it should be good. Pinker is a cognitive scientist...
  • Oct 10

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one
    In this month’s ABA Journal, Bryan Garner offers 10 useful tips for better legal writing. His tips are directed primarily toward younger lawyers, but more experienced lawyers may find a refresher beneficial.
  • Oct 8

    The curse of knowledge: the root of incomprehensible writing.

    The curse of knowledge: the root of incomprehensible writing.
    Bryan Garner tells participants in his seminars that good writing makes the reader feel smart, while bad writing makes the reader feel stupid. What is the root of this kind of bad writing? Mark Herrmann has an idea about that,...
Rank this Week: 1034

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/
  • Oct 20

    LSAT Vocabulary

    LSAT Vocabulary
    One question we are often asked concerns the vocabulary required to do well on the LSAT. Students worry that they might need an especially large vocabulary, or perhaps a working knowledge of legal or logical terms. With that in mind,…
  • Oct 20

    SAVE THE DATE! Ms. JD’s Seventh Annual Conference: Stronger Together is Set for March 5-6, 2015

    SAVE THE DATE! Ms. JD’s Seventh Annual Conference: Stronger Together is Set for March 5-6, 2015
    Ms. JD is proud to announce that its Seventh Annual Conference on Women in the Law will be March 5-6, 2015 in San Francisco, in partnership with UC Hastings College of the Law.  While the conference is several months away, Ms. JD…
  • Oct 17

    U.S. Policy and Advocacy Summer 2015 Law Student Intern

    U.S. Policy and Advocacy Summer 2015 Law Student Intern
    Job Title:  U.S. Policy and Advocacy Summer 2015 Law Student Intern Department: U.S. Policy and Advocacy Program Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing…
Rank this Week: 526

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Oct 20

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Michael North (Oct. 30)

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Michael North (Oct. 30)
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Magistrate Judge Michael North of the Eastern District of Louisiana.   The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at…
  • Oct 20

    Cocktails With the Court — November 19, 2014

    Cocktails With the Court — November 19, 2014
    Cocktails With the Court is a great opportunity to meet other young lawyers and members of the federal judiciary in our community.  Sign up today!  The post Cocktails With the Court — November 19, 2014 appeared first on New…
  • Oct 15

    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…
Rank this Week: 509

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/
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3143

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 20

    Getting the Most out of the New PLF Website

    Getting the Most out of the New PLF Website
    Have you visited the Professional Liability Fund website lately?  On September 22, we launched with a completely new look and a host of new features: Use the Cart to aggregate content throughout the site – register for Upcoming…
  • Oct 13

    I Say Of Counsel You Say…

    I Say Of Counsel You Say…
    Of Counsel relationships remain a strong area of interest for lawyers who are drawn to the idea of creating a professional affiliation. In that quest, there are many misunderstandings about what an of counsel relationship is:…
  • Oct 10

    Editing TOA codes in Word

    Editing TOA codes in Word
    Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Recently, I was teaching a class about creating and generating a Table of Contents (TOC) and a Table of Authorities (TOA) in Word at the Department of Justice, where I work…
Rank this Week: 1011

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Oct 20

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?
    By now, you’ve probably read about Stacy Ehrisman, the Georgia attorney who filed a judicial complaint against immigration judge J. Daniel Pelletier after he denied her unopposed continuance request due to maternity leave and then…
  • Oct 16

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid
    A recent decision by a New York court, rejecting a law firm’s breach of contract claim to recover $2.3 million in legal fees from a client highlights both the importance of a detailed written representation agreement and yet another…
  • Oct 14

    New York Bar Recognizes that Virtual Lawyers May Be More Accessible to Client

    New York Bar Recognizes that Virtual Lawyers May Be More Accessible to Client
    Slowly but surely, these times they are a changing. In Ethics Opinion 1025, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) clarified that its advertising rules – which require lawyers to list a physical address on letterhead and business…
Rank this Week: 579

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Oct 19

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?
    Take a look at this story about Ched Evans, an English footballer who played for Sheffield United, released from prison after serving half of a 5 year term for raping a 19 year-old girl. He was making $4.8 million dollars a year before his…
  • Oct 13

    After All, It’s Indoor Work And There Is No Heavy Lifting

    After All, It’s Indoor Work And There Is No Heavy Lifting
    Viewed from a certain perspective, practicing law is a lot of work. But the right question is “compared to what?” The summer after my freshmen year in college, I took a job with a man named Luke. He ran a small business…
  • Sep 29

    Clarence Darrow: Archetype of an American Trial Lawyer — Part II

    Clarence Darrow: Archetype of an American Trial Lawyer — Part II
    Last time,  I focused on Clarence Darrow’s cases and other accomplishments as recounted in John A. Farrell’s biography, Clarence Darrow, Attorney for the Damned (Vintage Books: New York, 2011; 561 pp. $12.92). But Darrow…
Rank this Week: 4773

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/
  • Oct 19

    More things I think I think

    More things I think I think
    Several readers offered very nice comments on my original Some Things I Think I Think post, so I’ve decided to continue thinking.  Well, at least sharing things I think I think. A recent Wall Street Journal article Lawyers, Judges…
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
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  • Oct 18

    IAC by not filing motion

    IAC by not filing motion
    Can a failure to file a pretrial motion equal ineffective assistance of counsel?  The BLUF is yes in some cases.  In some instances I have argued IAC on appeal for failing to make a meritorious motion.  The NMCCA has…
  • Oct 17

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game
    Some years ago I represented a Soldier accused of multiple assaults and rapes of his wife, and of his girlfriends.  The rapes allegedly included him choking the complaining witness during the rapes. He told me – and later the…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Oct 19

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List
    Whether you are changing careers, retiring, or merging with another firm, there are many reasons why you might need to close up your law office.  Even if you don’t have plans to do so any time soon, it is prudent to prepare a…
  • Oct 10

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution
    Life is a continuing struggle for additional time. Not that we can ‘add time’ to our terranean existence. The best we can do is to use the time we are allotted more wisely; and, in the business context, that means being as…
  • Oct 7

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?
    #476900827 / gettyimages.com About three seconds. That’s how much time visitors will give your website before forming a first (and, perhaps fixed and final) impression. (There are versions of this parable in which time gets extended…
Rank this Week: 4780

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/
  • Oct 18

    Everybody Does It (Wrong): Thousands of wrongs don’t make a right

    Everybody Does It (Wrong): Thousands of wrongs don’t make a right
    For most of us (even lawyers), the law may be illogical, obscure, counter-intuitive, unfair, and so on, but we’re taught that the law is “the law.”  One difference between a lawyer and a civilian is that the experienced…
  • Oct 5

    Sales Job: Reminding lawyers to appreciate their customers, er client

    Sales Job: Reminding lawyers to appreciate their customers, er client
    Lawyers are professionals, or want special treatment as professionals, but at bottom most of them are just in the law business for the money.  Here is advice from someone who makes her living telling lawyers, especially contingent fee…
  • Sep 29

    Lucky Charms: Law firms add offshore offices for low cost, high profit document review

    Lucky Charms: Law firms add offshore offices for low cost, high profit document review
    One of the largest law firms in the world is touting its new “back office” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, joining a prior “back office” in the Philippines.  These operations seek to use ultra low cost personnel at…
Rank this Week: 955

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Oct 17

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research
    The annual Meaningful Play Conference (@meaningfulplay, #mplay) is being held this week at Michigan State University. This game conference takes an academic approach to how games can be used to educate and persuade the players.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.  You can read the full post here.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.
Rank this Week: 1832

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student
    … … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers…
  • Oct 11

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy
    … On 9 October 2014 I was in London for LawSmash. Nine people associated with the law in one way or another took to the stage at the basement bar in the Star of Kings to do stand-up comedy for the first time. The comedians for the…
  • Oct 4

    Tods Murray is no more – Another Scottish law firm bites the dust

    Tods Murray is no more – Another Scottish law firm bites the dust
    … It was very sad to hear of the demise yesterday of another well known Scottish law firm. Tods Murray was formed in 1856 and by 2014 was ranked the 14th top Scottish law firm by The Lawyer based on turnover of £12.4…
Rank this Week: 3789

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/
  • Oct 16

    Is the California Sky Grey? (Raining on Professional Rules Update)

    Is the California Sky Grey? (Raining on Professional Rules Update)
    Interesting news and updates coming out of the Golden State: "California Justices Tell State Bar to Redo Proposals for Updating Lawyer Conduct Rules" -- "The California Supreme Court has told the state bar to go a different direction in…
  • Oct 15

    IP Conflict Allegation Causes Firm Withdrawal

    IP Conflict Allegation Causes Firm Withdrawal
    In September we published an article on IP conflicts (and associated webinar recording): "IP Matters: Navigating a Complex Conflicts Landscape," Now comes an interesting cast of IP conflicts allegation in the news: "Mega Firm Withdraws From…
  • Oct 14

    Advance Conflict Waivers Causing Conflicts?

    Advance Conflict Waivers Causing Conflicts?
    Interesting article in the Legal Intelligencer: "Some Conflict Waivers Are Rubbing GCs the Wrong Way" -- "General counsel who spoke to The Legal said they are increasingly seeing advance-waiver clauses in engagement letters from large law…
Rank this Week: 698

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • Oct 16

    Political Memorabilia Law

    Political Memorabilia Law
    California has a law that targets political memorabilia. Found at Civil Code Section 1739, this law regulates the sale, advertisement for sale, and offer for sale of “any political item which is purported to be an original political…
  • Sep 18

    California Unit Pricing Law

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

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

    Convicted Murderer Sues the State For Taking Too Long to Execute Him
    A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found California’s implementation of the death penalty to be unconstitutional. In that case, Judge Cormac J. Carney vacated the death sentence of…
Rank this Week: 4509

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

Provides business information about the litigation support and electronic discovery industry.

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery
    ATLANTA, GA and DENVER, CO--Oct 16, 2014) - DTI, the largest privately held legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in the U.S. providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, today announced the acquisition of…
  • Oct 10

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M
    The Wall Street Journal reported on October 7 that Microsoft has signed a letter of intent to acquire an Israeli text-analysis vendor, Equivio.The Journal said Microsoft may pay $200 million for the startup.Equivio has been working with…
  • Oct 10

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution
    Austin, Texas -- October 07, 2014 Advanced Discovery, a leading provider of electronic discovery services and software for law firms and corporations worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Responsive Data Solutions (RDS), based in…
Rank this Week: 3097

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Oct 16

    People Ask: “I never get to see my child, do I have to pay support?”

    People Ask: “I never get to see my child, do I have to pay support?”
    Do I have to pay child support if I don't have custody or get to see my child? This is a common question I hear and the answer is ... Continue reading →
  • Sep 24

    Divorce: Reducing cost and contention

    Divorce: Reducing cost and contention
    The emotional, relational and spiritual costs of divorce are so high and, if divorce must occur, such costs can .... Continue reading →
  • Sep 22

    The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:

    The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:
    Family Court Judges and Domestic Relations Commissioners have long used private, independent lawyers to facilitate resolving custodial and timeshare disputes in divorces. These lawyers are appointed by the judge as a Guardian ad Litem who is…
Rank this Week: 1639

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2731

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Marketing Plan 101

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Marketing Plan 101
    Ed reveals how to define your target market and the tactics necessary to reach it… Continue Reading
  • Oct 7

    Speak and Write for Succe

    Speak and Write for Succe
    Gary Kinder, founder and CEO of WordRake® writes the following: “…Each of us has three vocabularies: 1.    our reading or comprehension vocabulary – by far the largest; 2.    our writing…
  • Oct 5

    Bring Your Best Game!

    Bring Your Best Game!
    A day of college football upsets … and UCLA was no exception …. My wife and I were guests on the field before the game.   As in football, lawyers must bring their best game to court and to the office every day if they want…
Rank this Week: 1205

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Oct 16

    Partner compensation: Start making sense

    Partner compensation: Start making sense
    I was chatting recently with a U.S. law firm managing partner, who asked me about the Canadian health-care system and how I’d compare it to its American counterpart. Stepping carefully around that minefield, I did…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t think like a lawyer

    Don’t think like a lawyer
    This article was just published in the “I Wish I’d Known” column in the October 2014 issue of Student Lawyer, a terrific publication of the ABA’s Law Student Division. My thanks to Marilyn Cavicchia…
  • Sep 18

    BigLaw levels up

    BigLaw levels up
    My older brother used to give my teenaged self (with some justification) a hard time about playing Dungeons & Dragons. I eventually grew tired of the cracks about wasting time in a fantasy world, though, and I assembled what I…
Rank this Week: 726

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: 4913

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/
  • Oct 15

    How to Start a Successful Law Practice

    How to Start a Successful Law Practice
    UTAH STATE BAR BASIC/INTERMEDIATE COURSE3rd Annual "How to Start a Successful Law Practice" SeminarUtah State Bar CLE Law Firm Management 101A seminar designed for new, small firm and rural lawyersand all others who would like to start…
  • Oct 3

    A Suit For You

    A Suit For You
    A suit is an absolute must when you're in the courtroom. Wearing a suit that fits your style, and more importantly, your body, is key to helping you have the confidence you need to perform at your highest potential. Adatto is a…
  • Oct 2

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application
    The Class of 2015 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application launched Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time.Please access the application via USAJobs at…
Rank this Week: 3584

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street

    Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street
    I was very pleased to have been interviewed for the cover story of the October 2014 Illinois Bar Journal titled Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street. It is available online. Patrick Lamb of Valorem Law Group in Chicago, the author...
  • Oct 9

    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition

    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition
    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition is a really nice article by Tulsa, Oklahoma attorney Robert P. Redemann. I strongly recommend it to any lawyer, even those who might not be involved with depositions. Sometimes…
  • Oct 8

    Client: 'Can My Parents Pay for My Attorney Fees?' Lawyer: 'Yes, but...'

    Client: 'Can My Parents Pay for My Attorney Fees?' Lawyer: 'Yes, but...'
    Some lawyers and I recently were discussing the problems of family law cases in which the parents are paying for a child’s attorney’s fees. It is a very common situation, given the finances of many young married couples. Parents…
Rank this Week: 1209

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 1075