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idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 20

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily
    Have you heard the parable about truths and facts trying to get heard and being ignored? In the second part of the tale, story comes along: she takes the same information, wraps it in a narrative and is heard. There are many versions of this…
  • Apr 16

    Life after law: Humor consultant

    Life after law: Humor consultant
    The job of this non-practicing lawyer includes writing comebacks to lawyer jokes! Read all about Malcolm Kushner's current career in this article from California Lawyer.
  • Apr 15

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you
    If you believe as I do that a mindful mediator is a more effective mediator—both because of his or her adept ability to utilize conflict resolution skills but more importantly because of the direct effect he or she has on the parties'…
Rank this Week: 477

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/
  • Apr 20

    State of the US Legal Market Summed Up in 3 Tweet

    State of the US Legal Market Summed Up in 3 Tweet
    Each Friday I select three of the best and most interesting Tweets from the prior week as my “Tweets of the Week”.  Last week, I was struck by how my picks tell the current story of the legal market… With demand flat,…
  • Apr 14

    Where is the Excitement about the Future of the Legal Market?

    Where is the Excitement about the Future of the Legal Market?
    Every day I read about big and exciting changes in industry.  On Monday, the New York Times reported on the huge impact graphene could have in electronics and other industries, Forbes on the first artificial red blood…
  • Apr 10

    Middle Office Support for Law Firms – Captives v Outsourcing

    Middle Office Support for Law Firms – Captives v Outsourcing
    Many large US law firms own and operate low cost service centers. These “captives” provide a range of “middle office” support such as IT, finance, word processing, and business research. Since 2012, five US firms…
Rank this Week: 1261

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: 2219

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/
  • Apr 20

    What Upper Level Courses Should Students Take?

    What Upper Level Courses Should Students Take?
    Over at PrawfsBlawg, Professor Howard Wasserman argues that the following courses are the “canon” courses in law school. (Please click here.) • Evidence • First Amendment • Bus Orgs/Corps • Federal Courts (at least if you are even…
  • Apr 19

    The small college crisis resulting from declining enrollment

    The small college crisis resulting from declining enrollment
    This report from Bloomberg notes that many small colleges in the U.S. are under the same financial pressures that law schools face due to declining enrollments, increasing debt loads for students and poor job prospects for graduates. As a…
  • Apr 19

    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!
    A Happy Easter to our readers who celebrate the holiday. Here is the Hallelujah Chorus, compliments of George Frideric Handel and Andre Rieu. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 2405

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/
  • Apr 19

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.
    On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, Irish republican leaders staged an Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland. The uprising, the most significant Irish revolt since 1798, took place mainly in Dublin. It was unsuccessful. The British…
  • Apr 18

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.
    Mother died and left me reckless, Daddy died and left me wild. No, I'm not good lookin', I'm some sweet woman's angel child. --William Samuel McTier (1898–1959)...
  • Apr 18

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.
    The MC5 truly believed in the power of rock & roll to change the world. --Rolling Stone Below is the MC5's Wayne Kramer singing "Ramblin' Rose" at Wayne State University in Detroit in July 1970, two months after the...
Rank this Week: 675

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea
    With a capped fee, there is no upside for the lawyer. The best-case scenario is he gets paid for exactly the hours he worked.Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
Rank this Week: 756

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 19

    Weekend video: An Interview with John Grisham about Sycamore Row

    Weekend video: An Interview with John Grisham about Sycamore Row
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  • Apr 16

    Spring Forward in Your Career

    Spring Forward in Your Career
    Brought to you by our friends at the Sellick Partnership Friday 21st March sees a new season arriving and the country saying goodbye to a cold, wet winter. Although it can be tempting to forget all of the career analysis you’ve been…
  • Apr 15

    Justice for sale

    Justice for sale
    OldSmoothie was looking particularly smug today, even for him. “Yes, I’ve just got £10,000 on the brief for tomorrow’s one day trial,” he mentioned at least twice just when I was within hearing. “Why on…
Rank this Week: 928

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/
  • Apr 19

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper
    A Massachusetts attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in the course of representing an elderly client. According to a summary of the case An elderly client hired the respondent to represent her in a divorce action filed by her…
  • Apr 19

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a attorney convicted of a felony offense. NBCi4.com had the story of the arrest A local attorney was arrested after he allegedly tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's home and...
  • Apr 19

    A Friend On The Bench

    A Friend On The Bench
    A state district court judge who improperly interfered with a pending matter involving a friend has been publicly reprimanded hy the Nebraska Supreme Court. ...here is essentially no dispute that [Judge] Schatz used his judicial authority to…
Rank this Week: 320

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Some states import federal dollars, others…

    Some states import federal dollars, others export them in the form of taxes. There's a cool interactive map here.I thought about this last weekend while admiring the very handsome bridge over the Mississippi in Cape Giradeau:Isn't that a…
  • Apr 17

    Gabriel García Márquez dead.…

    Gabriel García Márquez dead. The world just got a little less magical.
  • Apr 17

    The case against my friend Lawrence Brose…

    The case against my friend Lawrence Brose now moves into the sentencing phase, which means that it is far from over. This, in turn, means that Brose is still not really able to comment-- but I still can, and have, and will.First of all, this…
Rank this Week: 626

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: 2211

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Review of WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); Legal Services Demand and Supply; Multiple Monitors; Spaces After Period

    Review of WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); Legal Services Demand and Supply; Multiple Monitors; Spaces After Period
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Karl M. Rowe, Review: WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); WordPerfect Workflows Lee D. Cumbie, Legal Fees: Beware the Race to the Bottom Bill McFarlane, Forget Lawyers: Here's Who Really…
  • Apr 18

    Reviews of Olympus Digital Recorders, Yola, RingCentral; Worldox Migration

    Reviews of Olympus Digital Recorders, Yola, RingCentral; Worldox Migration
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Gil Marquez, Review: Olympus DS-5000 and DS-7000 Michele Peters, Review: Yola (Law Firm Websites) Philip Landsman, Review: RingCentral (Including Fax Lines) Ron Fox, Dates in Document Names…
  • Apr 17

    NetDocuments ndOffice: Read Our Exclusive Report

    NetDocuments ndOffice: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud document management system that works from within Microsoft Office (see article below), a video hosting service, deposition transcript management and video editing software, and an iPad note-taking…
Rank this Week: 1034

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Apr 18

    Walker Percy on good bourbon

    Walker Percy on good bourbon
    This essay by Walker Percy has nothing to do with legal writing, at least not directly. But it is a sweet piece of writing, and the best way to improve your own writing is to read good writing. So enjoy...
  • Apr 16

    Music can make you a better writer.

    Music can make you a better writer.
    Lately I have been thinking that learning to play music can make you a better writer. I cannot explain why, except that music develops your senses of rhythm, euphony, and structure. So I was happy to see this article exploring...
  • Apr 8

    One space or two after sentences?

    One space or two after sentences?
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox provides historical perspective on a divisive question: do you type one space or two after sentences? My opinion and practice: one space. If you disagree, no big deal. Unless you’re trying to…
Rank this Week: 2891

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/
  • Apr 18

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School
    On June 5, we will host our fourth annual ‘super’ marketing conference: Building Relationships to Build Business. Suffolk University Law School will host, and the event is co-sponsored by Suffolk’s Center for Advanced Legal…
  • Apr 12

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!
    April 15 is just around the corner; and, you know what that means: It’s again time to pay the taxman. One of two certainties of existence comes around again. But, if you opened your own law practice this year, you’re not only…
  • Apr 4

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet
    It’s sort of a rite of passage at this point to go out to the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW (yes, that’s right: ALL CAPS), and to then write a recap post about your experience. I mean, everybody’s doing it:…
Rank this Week: 1853

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Apr 18

    ABA Day in Washington, 2014 — A Report from Capitol Hill

    ABA Day in Washington, 2014 — A Report from Capitol Hill
    Last week a delegation of Vermont lawyers — Vermont Bar Association President David Fenster, President-Elect Dan Richardson, Vermont Defender General Matt Valerio, American Bar Association State Delegate Fritz Langrock, VBA…
  • Apr 11

    Take a Moment and Read: “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment”

    Take a Moment and Read: “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment”
    I don’t usually use this forum just to promote someone else’s publication, but a recent article from the  Huff Post New York, “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment” April 11,…
  • Apr 3

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Active Listening

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Active Listening
    When I prepare a witness for a deposition, I cover certain fundamentals. Among the most basic are these: “Listen to the question. Let the questioner finish the question. Be sure you understand the question before you begin to answer it.…
Rank this Week: 1510

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
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
Rank this Week: 2012

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Apr 18

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea
    Do you have Shiny Shiny Syndrome?  I do.  Here’s a post from January 2012 about a technique I still use: Many of the attorneys I work with suffer from the same thing I do: Shiny Shiny Syndrome.  You suffer from S3…
  • Apr 17

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech
    Here’s a tech-related tip from this post: How many times has a quick technology fix turned into a day of un-billable time?  Trust me on this one, no matter how much (or little) work you have, your time is better spent building your…
  • Apr 16

    Best of NBH: Counting Card

    Best of NBH: Counting Card
    I’ve always thought the idea from this post was a powerful way to understand the gift of time and what you can accomplish in a year: Resolve to Count Cards, using this this incredibly powerful exercise I first ran across in…
Rank this Week: 1481

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 18

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel
    By building the right team, establishing roles, and keeping lines of communication open, general counsel will be able to successfully guide a company through any crisis. The post 3 keys to crisis management for general counsel appeared on…
  • Apr 17

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher
    By Megan Grandinetti, Esq. The Lawyer’s Health Coach One of my clients (“Sara”) recently hired me to help her deal with a new kind of pressure she was experiencing at her new law firm.  Sara went from Big Law to Tiny…
  • Apr 16

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014
    By Ben Cooper, Barrister-at-Law and Executive Director at GRMSearch. Ben also specialises in placing American lawyers into job opportunities in Asia. 2013 INTO 2014 2013 was very much a year of maintenance with encouraging areas of growth and…
Rank this Week: 189

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1610

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/
  • Apr 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 18, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 18, 2014
    Happy Friday!  This week's news coverage has been focused on a central theme: confidence.  While women are undoubtedly as competent as men, we often lag behind our male colleagues in self-assuredness.  Take a look at why…
  • Apr 17

    Internet defamation: the problem of the modern century

    Internet defamation: the problem of the modern century
    Make no mistake: every upside has a downside. Therefore, every advantage we get from the advanced technology can, in a certain situation is turned into a downside. Take for example, the speed of which the information travels with. When that…
  • Apr 17

    Is Being Waitlisted for Law School Your Problem?

    Is Being Waitlisted for Law School Your Problem?
    It is that time of year again.  Prospective students have applied to law schools, and some are being waitlisted.  That can be both a hopeful and a frustrating experience, depending on the school and the applicant's expectations, and…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 352

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 18

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice
    The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our "New Math, New Money" download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner asked a…
  • Apr 16

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
Rank this Week: 601

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
  • Apr 18

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice
    The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our "New Math, New Money" download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner asked a…
  • Apr 17

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
Rank this Week: 3054

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: 2334

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Apr 17

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi
    I cannot tell you how relieved I am that spring is finally here! Lawdy, it’s been a rough winter in so many ways. And I know many of you can relate. Now that all the snow days, cabin fever and sniffly […]
  • Apr 10

    4 Reasons to Do a Personal Quarterly Review (and a peek at mine)

    4 Reasons to Do a Personal Quarterly Review (and a peek at mine)
    At the end of March, I sat down for an hour and reviewed the goals and priorities that I set for the year. And for a little added accountability, I’m totes sharing with you. But before I dive into the details […]
  • Mar 20

    How to Be Kind to A-Holes at Work

    How to Be Kind to A-Holes at Work
    First, let me get this out of the way: kindness isn’t my strongest instinct. That doesn’t mean I’m a huge bitchface, either. What I mean is that I tend to be reactionary (a.k.a. hot-headed) or irreverent (read: a smartass)…
Rank this Week: 3000

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/
  • Apr 17

    Law Technology News on Steps to Protect Client Data

    Law Technology News on Steps to Protect Client Data
    Law Technology News urges clients to take the lead in directing law firm information security practices: "8 Tips for Corporate and Outside Counsel to Protect Client Data"--"Corporate counsel must take the initiative to protect the company's…
  • Apr 16

    ABA Webinar on HIPAA for Law Firm

    ABA Webinar on HIPAA for Law Firm
    Hat tip to Bill Freivogel for noting an upcoming webinar presented by the ABA, set for April 21 (1pm Eastern): "You Mean HIPAA Applies to Lawyers? Keeping Data Safe, Clients Happy and Your License Secure" --Lawyers have long been aware of…
  • Apr 14

    A New Era of Risk Management – Intapp Acquires the Frayman Group

    A New Era of Risk Management – Intapp Acquires the Frayman Group
    Today, Intapp announced the acquisition of the Frayman Group (TFG), a company offering risk management software for law firms. With this move, Intapp further extends its position as the leading provider of risk management software for the…
Rank this Week: 4807

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/
  • Apr 17

    A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal
    Recently, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles sent a memo to externs that read, in part: “I really don’t need to mention that cleavage and stiletto heels are not appropriate office wear (outside of ridiculous lawyer TV shows), do I?…
  • Apr 8

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?
    Counselor, ask yourself this question: There is a question all lawyers – both young and old – should be considering daily as the struggle to find a niche in this increasingly complex world confronting us. Our business clients are…
  • Mar 5

    Law as a Commodity

    Law as a Commodity
    Richard Susskind, a British writer and consultant to business on legal issues, has predicted in “The End of Lawyers” that the “commoditization” of the practice of law will do away with the need for traditional legal…
Rank this Week: 1885

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 17

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"
    Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative…
  • Jan 30

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work
    Doug Sundheim recently published an article in The Harvard Business Review on a subject of relevance to anyone involved in organizational management – whether in the field of law or any other discipline. His focus is “the chasm…
  • Jan 30

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?
    According to a recent article in Philanthropy Daily, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has banished PowerPoint presentations from meetings of his staff. Instead he requires speakers to prepare six-page summaries of what they want to say. His meetings…
Rank this Week: 880

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
  • Apr 17

    Britains damaged coastline!

    Britains damaged coastline!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 17

    Could a garage really be this expensive?

    Could a garage really be this expensive?
    Imagine having a garage worth more than your house? A derelict spacious garage located in London had been listed in an auction then sold for an immense sum of £550,000 marking it the most expensive property in its sector around…
Rank this Week: 1035

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2752

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/
  • Apr 17

    Thursday's news and note

    Thursday's news and note
    1. The dude who disrupted the Supreme Court got time served. From the AP:A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been…
  • Apr 15

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house
    Another Judge Marra/Fred Haddad matchup. From Paula McMahon:Well-known Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud was sentenced to ten months of house arrest and two years of probation on Friday for helping to hide a huge 12.08 carat yellow…
  • Apr 14

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder
    Some fireworks from the Sentencing Commission last week when 11th Circuit Judge Pryor said that AG Holder disrespected the judicial branch by not opposing the proposed two level decrease in the drug guidelines. More from NLJ:The United…
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Apr 17

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)
    by Hillary MantisWhether we are in good economic times or bad, lawyers have always been curious about non-traditional legal careers. You would like to use your J.D., but you don’t necessarily want to be a litigator or a corporate…
  • Apr 14

    1Ls in the Phoenix Area in May - Workshop/Reception with Snell & Wilmer

    1Ls in the Phoenix Area in May - Workshop/Reception with Snell & Wilmer
    1Ls in the Phoenix area in May:You just started or are about to begin your first legal job. It is a very exciting time, but it also can cause some anxiety. How do you succeed in this position? What should you do to gain the most out of …
  • Apr 14

    Things I Wish I'd Known as a First Year Associate

    Things I Wish I'd Known as a First Year Associate
    By Jay HarringtonA family friend will be graduating from law school this spring and starting his career at a large law firm next fall. Asked to provide some advice, I started compiling tips and recommendations — things to do and…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 2347

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 16

    Legal Tech by the Number

    Legal Tech by the Number
    As we bid adieu to tips, sites, and other good stuff curated from this year’s ABA TECHSHOW, some interesting numbers for you – courtesy of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Who is Using the Cloud and Who is Using ……
  • Apr 15

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research with Casetext and Mootu

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research with Casetext and Mootu
    One of the more interesting ideas discussed at ABA TECHSHOW was the concept of crowdsourcing legal research using Casetext or Mootus: “On Casetext, judicial opinions and statutes are annotated with analysis by prominent law…
  • Apr 14

    Still Pondering Paperless?

    Still Pondering Paperless?
    In my continuing series of top tweets from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW, today I am offering 10 thoughts to chew on if you are pondering going paperless.  (Including bonus tips from me!) And it saves trees! RT @Westlaw: Benefits of going…
Rank this Week: 4270

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 16

    Are Solos Priced Out of SEO?

    Are Solos Priced Out of SEO?
    Last week, I shared some of the internet marketing lessons learned by online marketing companies. The bottom line: internet advertising can be pricey especially for small companies. This week, I’m publishing an article by Conrad Saam,…
  • Apr 15

    Second Circuit Seeks Second Opinion on the Meaning of “Office” for Purposes of Non-Resident Lawyers – Update

    Second Circuit Seeks Second Opinion on the Meaning of “Office” for Purposes of Non-Resident Lawyers – Update
    For nearly three years, I’ve been tracking solo Ekaterina Schoenefeld’s challenge to the constitutionality of New York Judicial Code 470, which imposes an in-state office requirement – but only on nonresident lawyers.…
  • Apr 14

    An Indiana Ethics Opinion That May Kill Legal Start Up

    An Indiana Ethics Opinion That May Kill Legal Start Up
    Via the Legal Profession Blog, comes a recent Indiana ethics decision reprimanding a lawyer who’d practiced 41 years without incident for participating Law Tigers , a site that helps members of the public find a motorcycle attorney.…
Rank this Week: 496

Innovate

Innovate

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

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Reluctant Rainmakers’ Five Steps to a Profitable Practice

    Reluctant Rainmakers’ Five Steps to a Profitable Practice
    By Julie FlemingMost of us didn’t have any law school training about business development.  (Fortunately for today’s students, that’s starting to change.) Law school classes tended to assume that the clients would just…
  • Apr 9

    Build client value

    Build client value
    By Julie FlemingWhen you recognize a problem that a client is facing and you offer help, you create real value for your client. I’ve written previously about how an offhand conversation with my contractor Oldrich resulted in my…
  • Apr 2

    Procrastinating? What you don’t know can hurt your productivity.

    Procrastinating? What you don’t know can hurt your productivity.
    By Julie FlemingIn the fall of 2013, I offered a webinar titled Conquer Procrastination!
How to Manage Your Time to Build a Profitable Practice and a Rich Personal Life. It turned out to be one of my most popular offerings yet. I walked…
Rank this Week: 2504

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 15

    Security Issues on iPhone 5

    Security Issues on iPhone 5
    Attorneys who use the iPhone 5s should refrain from enabling Touch ID.  There have already been two patches in response to two security flaws.  But tech experts feel that the Touch ID feature is still a risk for phones carrying…
  • Mar 28

    Job Opening – Law Firm Office Administrator

    Job Opening – Law Firm Office Administrator
    Solnick & Levin is a small law firm in Jenkintown, PA with a busy personal injury and workers’ compensation practices.  They have a job opening for a Law Firm Office Administrator. The firm, which currently has 4 attorneys…
  • Mar 25

    A Guide for the Surviving Spouse

    A Guide for the Surviving Spouse
    Lancaster, PA attorney Patti S. Spencer is a nationally recognized Trusts, Estates and Taxation Lawyer, Writer and Expert Witness. Her areas of concentration include trusts: estate administration, settlement, and planning; inheritance tax:…
Rank this Week: 2839

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
  • Dec 3

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency
    I recently delivered a webinar to a group of associates at one of my law firm clients, as part of the firm’s internal CPD and training program. (I referred them to my recent posts about associates, which probably didn’t make them…
Rank this Week: 1070

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Apr 14

    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts (May 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m.)

    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts (May 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m.)
    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts: The Fight to Protect Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s Treasured Antiquities from Tomb Raiders and Art Smugglers  MAY 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m. Eastern District of Louisiana,…
  • Mar 18

    JURY TRIALS IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA — WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014

    JURY TRIALS IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA — WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014
    Trials scheduled for week of April 14, 2014 in the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans: Logiudice v. Nelson Coleman Correctional Center et al, 10-3213, Magistrate Judge Knowles, 8:30am Thompson v. Alabama Great Southern Railroad…
  • Mar 13

    SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE (July 9)

    SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE (July 9)
    The “Morning at the Federal Courthouse” program gives young lawyers and law students an opportunity to observe federal practice.   More information coming soon! The post SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL…
Rank this Week: 1804

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2348

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm
    Law offices working with sensitive information including wills and estates require a practice management system that stands out from the pack and supports the many needs of their practice area. While Amicus Attorney Premium Edition is…
  • Apr 10

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug
    Yesterday, researches announced a security flaw in OpenSSL, an encryption tool used to transmit secure data over the Internet. Simply put, they found a loophole that makes it possible for hackers to intercept encrypted data including…
  • Apr 2

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)
    Accellis Technology Group attended the ABA TECHSHOW 2014 last week in Chicago. For us, it’s a great way to stay current on new trends and products, as well as to ensure we understand the technology needs of today’s lawyers. With…
Rank this Week: 3577

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 13

    eCommerce Resources on the Internet

    eCommerce Resources on the Internet
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide is a comprehensive, diverse and wide ranging listing of eCommerce Resources on the Web. These resources include those in areas that include: associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites.
  • Mar 29

    3D Printing: The Manufactory of Knowledge

    3D Printing: The Manufactory of Knowledge
    Ken Strutin's article addresses the increasing use and impact, social and legal, of the emerging and high visibility technology known as 3D printing. The technology's use in a wide range of sectors - including education, manufacturing,…
  • Mar 23

    Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology

    Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology
    Elmer Masters, Director of Internet Development at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has a new column which he had graciously agreed to share with LLRX readers. In this article he examines the concept of using the…
Rank this Week: 2768

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/
  • Apr 13

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy
    In theory, a law firm is responsible for all the actions (and omissions) of all its lawyers, all its staff, and even its temps and contract staff (lawyers, paralegals, or whatever).  And, also in theory, the client is bound by ……
  • Apr 5

    Kardashian Effect: So what if lateral partners destablize ambitious law firms?

    Kardashian Effect: So what if lateral partners destablize ambitious law firms?
    For those who obsess about “biglaw” as though it were the ultimate in legal practice, rather than just a mutation, the increasingly destabilizing impact of vanity lateral partners with wads of portable business is troubling. …
  • Apr 1

    Stop The Madness: Bring commonsense to the table

    Stop The Madness: Bring commonsense to the table
    There are many areas of the law and skills lawyers might acquire.  But there are basically two types of lawyer in the larger sense:  Transactional lawyers and litigation or court lawyers.  Lawyers who go to court may do…
Rank this Week: 2076

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/
  • Apr 12

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD
    John H. Mansfield, obituary, Boston Globe (April 13, 2014): MANSFIELD, John Howard Of Brookline, MA, died on April 10, 2014 at the age of 85. He was the John Watson Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Harvard Law School. Beloved husband of…
  • Apr 7

    Time to mobilize

    Time to mobilize
    It is time for Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians in the United States to mobilize. Mr. Putin probably wants to expand westward next. And Obama and Merkel cannot yet be counted on. &&& The dynamic evidence…
  • Mar 27

    Gangsta Rap Lyrics as Evidence

    Gangsta Rap Lyrics as Evidence
    Lorne Manley, Legal Debate on Using Boastful Rap Lyrics as a Smoking Gun NY Times (March 26, 2014). &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 4607

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood
    Filed April 10. This is a case involving a lawyer who successfully obtained employment with DCFS. The ARDC charged that he falsified his Illinois Employment Application by listing employment at a company. By falsifying employment (and salary)…
  • Apr 11

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim
    Illinois has a statute of limitations (2 years from discovery) and a statute of repose (6 years from the alleged negligent act by the attorney). In estate planning matters, Illinois also has another provision 735 ILCS 5/13-214.3(d) which…
  • Apr 7

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue
    You are an employee of a corporation. Something bad happens and the corporation’s internal lawyer (or an outside lawyer) tells you he wants to talk to you. When the interview starts, he tells you that he does not represent you, he only…
Rank this Week: 2344

TecnoJurista

TecnoJurista

Spanish language blog about technology and its applications on the legal practice in Puerto Rico. By Orlando Ortiz Cintrón.

http://www.tecnojurista.com
  • Apr 11

    La nueva aplicación de la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico: Un paso de avance

    La nueva aplicación de la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico: Un paso de avance
    Resultó muy grato conocer esta semana que la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico ha lanzado al mercado una aplicación para dispositivos móviles. La misma es gratuita y está disponible para dispositivos Android a…
  • Mar 29

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad
    Tras años de especulaciones y rumores, el pasado jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014, marcó el esperado lanzamiento de las aplicaciones oficiales de Microsoft Office, entiéndase, Word, Excel y PowerPoint para las tabletas iPad de…
  • Mar 8

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)
    Después de cinco (5) meses fuera de circulación por diversos motivos, nuestro blog TecnoJurista regresa con nuevos bríos para compartir con nuestros colegas y amigos sobre los últimos avances…
Rank this Week: 3106