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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 26

    Trump and Clinton: Compare Their Positions on Education

    Trump and Clinton: Compare Their Positions on Education
    Education Weekly provides a detailed comparison of their stands on a multiplicity of education issues—from “academic standards” to “bullying.” You can access it here. (ljs)
  • Jul 26

    Getting Off on the Right Foot with a New Bo

    Getting Off on the Right Foot with a New Bo
    At Chronicle Forums, a reader asks this question: So we have a new VPAA starting soon, and he asked to meet with me in mid-July to discuss the department I chair, its majors, etc. I have three goals: 1) Clearly...
  • Jul 25

    UALR Learning Outcome

    UALR Learning Outcome
    I will first examine the learning outcomes of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. I have chosen UALR because it is headed by Michael Hunter Schwartz, who was the first legal education scholar...
Rank this Week: 1187

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    I've met Kevin Gaughan a few times; he has…

    I've met Kevin Gaughan a few times; he has generally impressed me as being sort of a combination of well-intentioned goofball and cartoon character egoist. As a gadfly I suppose he has had some success. Here is Bruce Jackson's take on his…
  • Jul 22

    A long, civil FB exchange with a…

    A long, civil FB exchange with a mild-mannered HS acquaintance who I haven't spoken with since HS has me reflecting once again over the reality of persuasive discourse. Simply put, there really isn't such a thing: people will believe what…
  • Jul 22

    In theory I should like Kendra Shank just…

    In theory I should like Kendra Shank just fine, but the reality is that I go from "that was okay" to "that was actually embarrassing" with her. Ms. Shank's new one is a duo with Geoff Keezer on piano, and since I like Keezer a great deal I…
Rank this Week: 2057

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 26

    If

    If
    If you are being prosecuted in the Air Force. If your military defense counsel is not raising this issue. WHETHER THE AFCCA ERRED WHEN IT FAILED TO GRANT RELIEF WHERE THE MILITARY JUDGE INSTRUCTED THE MEMBERS, “IF BASED ON YOUR…
  • Jul 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
  • Jul 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
Rank this Week: 378

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Female lawyers give advice to men

    Female lawyers give advice to men
    The American Lawyer’s Careerist got some feedback from women lawyers after reporting on a study showing that women were penalized at work for assertive… The post Female lawyers give advice to men appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 25

    Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal service

    Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal service
    On Thursday, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched an application to become a regulator of five reserved legal services. The post Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal services appeared on…
  • Jul 22

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role
    Premise: The role of in-house counsel has evolved and status has been elevated. Expectations have been raised by the C-Suite. The department must be managed like other business units, with adherence to budget, performance standards, and…
Rank this Week: 127

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: 4716

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: 1226

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 26

    Assistant Public Defender Convicted And Public Defender Loses Job

    Assistant Public Defender Convicted And Public Defender Loses Job
    The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended an attorney who had not adequately responded to ethics charges. 13WMAZ reported on criminal charges in April 2016 A Macon attorney admitted in federal court that she tried to sell drugs to a GBI...
  • Jul 26

    Right To Appointed Counsel Upheld In Termination Of Parental Rights Case

    Right To Appointed Counsel Upheld In Termination Of Parental Rights Case
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that an indigent parent has the right to appointed counsel in a matter involving termination of parental rights. From the headnotes On August 1, 2013, with the agency’s consent, J.E.V. and D.G.V.…
  • Jul 26

    Ticket-Fixing Judge Reinstated In Ohio

    Ticket-Fixing Judge Reinstated In Ohio
    The Columbus Dispatch has a story of a judge's reinstatement to the Ohio Bar. Former Franklin County Judge Harland H. Hale's license to practice law was reinstated today by the Ohio Supreme Court. Hale's license was suspended in 2014 for...
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Jul 26

    HRC's VP nominee Tim Kaine clerked on the 11th Circuit

    HRC's VP nominee Tim Kaine clerked on the 11th Circuit
    Back in 1983-84, Tim Kaine clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson.  Here's a portion of the wiki entry for now Senior Judge Anderson, who assuredly had an impact on Kaine:On April 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter nominated Anderson to a newly…
  • Jul 25

    11th Circuit now being ridiculed for its Johnson jurisprudence

    11th Circuit now being ridiculed for its Johnson jurisprudence
    Noah Feldman has this essay in Bloomberg about the Johnson mess in the 11th Circuit, and it's not a pretty picture.  The conclusion, in support of Judge Martin and her frequent dissents on the Johnson orders:Yet no other court of appeals…
  • Jul 22

    Ferguson building being evacuated (updated)

    Ferguson building being evacuated (updated)
    Not sure what's going on over there other than a fire alarm went off and everyone is milling around outside. Will update if any further information becomes available.Update (2pm) -- Apparently the King building has been evacuated as well.…
Rank this Week: 123

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 26

    Solos and Smalls Snagging More Big Clients: Here’s Why

    Solos and Smalls Snagging More Big Clients: Here’s Why
    Crains reports that increasingly, tiny law firms are winning work from Fortune 500 companies  that previously went to big firm competitors. The reasons are what you’d expect – first and foremost, companies get better value by…
  • Jul 22

    The Duty of Technology Competence Doesn’t Mean Technology Paranoia

    The Duty of Technology Competence Doesn’t Mean Technology Paranoia
    Last month’s announcement of the marriage between Microsoft and LinkedIn had ethics gurus coming out of the woodwork, warning of a parade of horribles that would flow from the pairing. When the deal was initially launched, ethics CLE…
  • Jul 21

    Are Solos Honest With Themselves When It Comes To Success?

    Are Solos Honest With Themselves When It Comes To Success?
    Recently, Bob Ambrogi reported  on the results of a survey on management and technology challenges faced by solo and small law firms of up to 30 lawyers, conducted by the Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Firm Law Group . Among the various…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Jul 26

    Clear writing makes a difference

    Clear writing makes a difference
    Clear writing makes a difference. For the skeptic, we now have proof. Using 50 readability measures, the study’s authors found that by a huge amount, a more readable, easy to understand brief is more likely to prevail over a less…
  • Jul 7

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine
    See my post in the ABA Journal. The post Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Business appeared first on In Search of Perfect Client Service.
  • Jun 30

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice
    I feel like I am under assault. From CNN: Somebody else, who has never shown any regard for workers, has never fought on behalf of social justice issues … they don’t suddenly become a populist because they say something…
Rank this Week: 79

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 26

    Of Firms and Fee

    Of Firms and Fee
    Kathryn Judge, Intermediary Influence, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 573 (2015).Tom C.W. LinProminent economic theories rooted in the seminal work of Ronald Coase have long suggested that firms in a marketplace exist and work to reduce transaction…
  • Jul 25

    Classing up the Agency

    Classing up the Agency
    Administrative Conference of the United States, Aggregate Agency Adjudication, Final Report (June 9, 2016) Administrative Conference of the United States, Administrative Conference Recommendation 2016-2, Aggregation of Similar Claims in…
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?
    Leah M. Litman, Taking Care of Federal Law, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1289 (2015).Peter ShaneThe passing of Justice Antonin Scalia removes from the Supreme Court its most strident modern advocate of the “unitary executive”…
Rank this Week: 721

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?
    A change has crept up on us in the past couple of years. Just when you were starting to roll your eyes back into their sockets at the talk of "the death of email," up popped expressions like "WhatsApp me that file" or "I just Vibered my…
  • Jul 26

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?
    A change has crept up on us in the past couple of years. Just when you were starting to roll your eyes back into their sockets at the talk of "the death of email," up popped expressions like "WhatsApp me that file" or "I just Vibered my…
  • Jul 25

    Talk Like You Drive — With Care

    Talk Like You Drive — With Care
    Nothing draws a smirk or an arched eyebrow in certain circles as quickly as mispronunciation of the brand name of an automobile. This faux pas is especially damning when entertaining clients in businesses related to the auto industry, but…
Rank this Week: 253

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

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

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?
    A change has crept up on us in the past couple of years. Just when you were starting to roll your eyes back into their sockets at the talk of "the death of email," up popped expressions like "WhatsApp me that file" or "I just Vibered my…
  • Jul 26

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?
    A change has crept up on us in the past couple of years. Just when you were starting to roll your eyes back into their sockets at the talk of "the death of email," up popped expressions like "WhatsApp me that file" or "I just Vibered my…
  • Jul 25

    Talk Like You Drive — With Care

    Talk Like You Drive — With Care
    Nothing draws a smirk or an arched eyebrow in certain circles as quickly as mispronunciation of the brand name of an automobile. This faux pas is especially damning when entertaining clients in businesses related to the auto industry, but…
Rank this Week: 549

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 25

    Judicial rumbling

    Judicial rumbling
    This week there have been an unusual number of cases adjourning at the judges own order with reasons given such as “too little court time”, “cases not settling” and “inaccurate time estimates”. Whatever it…
  • Jul 25

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jul 19

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test
    Consideration has been given for the writing and publishing of this post A big heads up for a new app called PersonalityMatch which allows you to take a free personality test and you can also invite your partner and friends to do the…
Rank this Week: 745

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Professor Alschuler Takes A Shot at Judge Easterbrook

    Professor Alschuler Takes A Shot at Judge Easterbrook
    This post does not discuss a legal malpractice issue but an issue of appropriate judicial conduct. Professor Alschuler represented former Governor George Ryan in several of his post-conviction appeals. He is an Emeritus Professor of the…
  • Jul 17

    Iowa Holds Actual Innocence Is Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice

    Iowa Holds Actual Innocence Is Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice
    This is an important issue for legal malpractice attorneys. Is a former criminal defendant required to show actual innocence before he can sue for legal malpractice? Most courts have answered this question with “Yes,” but some…
  • Jul 10

    Lawyer’s Outside Business Interest Dooms Coverage Claim

    Lawyer’s Outside Business Interest Dooms Coverage Claim
    This case presents an all too familiar story: a lawyer obtains malpractice insurance but does not realize or understand that the insurance policy contains an exception for any outside business interest. David Marks was the trustee of two…
Rank this Week: 2544

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
Rank this Week: 1160

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 25

    Best Practices for Exchanging Electronic Document

    Best Practices for Exchanging Electronic Document
    Happy Monday!  Recently I’ve been featuring content from the Solo & Small Firm Section Conference.  Today is no exception. Barron Henley of Affinity Consulting was a conference headliner.  His…
  • Jul 22

    UTCR Amendment

    UTCR Amendment
    2016 features a host of normal cycle and out-of-cycle amendments to the Uniform Trial Court Rules.  All are effective August 1, 2016.  For a complete list, see the summary provided here, pages 1-5.  Key changes, including…
  • Jul 20

    How to Win with Small Firm Resource

    How to Win with Small Firm Resource
    On Monday I featured tips on how to tame the digital chaos, one of the many presentations at the inaugural 2016 OSB Solo & Small Firm Section Conference. Today’s post is a compilation of gems from “You Don’t…
Rank this Week: 4110

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    The (Shared) Week In Review

    The (Shared) Week In Review
    This Week in Law - AI, Oh My!. If you are interested in where the unevenly distributed future for artificial intelligence exists today, this podcast is a pretty good summary. Andrew Arruda of Ross Intelligence ("Your Brand New…
  • Jul 15

    The Week in Review

    The Week in Review
    Yes, I know about the spacing and the fonts.Daily Practices for Lives That Are Anything But Routine By Mike Ethridge over at Lawyers in Search of Soul.  I have written before about the importance of a number of daily ore regular…
  • Jul 8

    What I Have Been Reading and Sharing This Week

    What I Have Been Reading and Sharing This Week
    Trying to get back in the swing of writing from time to time in this medium. Please enjoy what I have been reading and sharing this week. Comment welcome via Twitter or LinkedIn.Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the…
Rank this Week: 4676

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 22, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 22, 2016
    With the bar exam in a few days, here are a few tips for the final week of bar prep. Old Lady Lawyer: Effective Lawyering Is More Than Just Knowing The Law Your Career Path Isn't a Straight Line—Dave Stachowiak, Executive VP of Talent…
  • Jul 21

    Like Cinderella, But Different

    Like Cinderella, But Different
    As a little girl I did not dress up in princess costumes.  I couldn’t imagine my future wedding.  I did not dream of the day my prince would come.  Instead I dreamt of court rooms, board rooms, and corner offices. …
  • Jul 18

    SAVE THE DATE - Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law

    SAVE THE DATE - Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law
    Ms. JD is excited to announce the date and location for its next annual conference - March 3, 2017 at Northwestern School of Law.  Stay tuned for more details! You can view information on the format and topics covered at the…
Rank this Week: 400

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jul 21

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat
    Today I’m going to be a bit presumptuous. I’m going to strongly suggest that your law firm needs a retreat to better focus on changes in the legal service marketplace and how law firms should be using their technology today....
  • Jul 11

    Welcome to the intangible law firm (and Law21 is back in business)

    Welcome to the intangible law firm (and Law21 is back in business)
    Jordan Furlong returns to blogging at his Law21.ca blog after an 18 month break. if you don't know who Jordan is, you can check here. But he is well-known in my professional circles as an engaging presenter and writer on...
  • Jul 5

    My Big Idea: Shall We Cut to the Chase?

    My Big Idea: Shall We Cut to the Chase?
    If you are wondering how something can be both a cliché and a big new idea, I'll concede that is a good question. Bear with me. Since 2013, Law Practice Magazine has featured its "Big Ideas" themed issue in July....
Rank this Week: 806

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

    Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
    In the last blog entry, I showed how to customize the Ribbon in Microsoft Office. In this post, I will demonstrate and show you how to customize something called the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). The post Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar…
  • Jul 15

    A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding LEDES (In plain English)

    A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding LEDES (In plain English)
    Many lawyers come to us knowing little about LEDES. While LEDES may sound scary and complex, it’s really not. The following post provides an overview of the benefits and application of using LEDES in a law office setting. The post A…
  • Jul 15

    A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding LEDES (In plain English)

    A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding LEDES (In plain English)
    Many lawyers come to us knowing little about LEDES. While LEDES may sound scary and complex, it’s really not. The following post provides an overview of the benefits and application of using LEDES in a law office setting. The post A…
Rank this Week: 3283

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

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

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice
    Jeree Thomas has joined the Campaign for Youth Justice in Washington, DC as the organization's new policy director. Read More
  • Mar 2

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council
    Rhonda Mims the Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility for leading international law firm Paul Hastings has been named the board chair of The Executive Leadership Council. Read More
  • Mar 1

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!
    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women of color in the legal profession. Everyday this month, we will be posting to our Facebook and Twitter accounts profiles of exceptional leaders using the … Read More
Rank this Week: 935

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]
    Find out how work planning can improve your time management and organization. Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.com and attorney, joined me on this episode of the Legal Toolkit podcast to talk about time management and organization. One of the…
  • Jul 13

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]
    How can you harness emergent technology like smart contracts, Bitcoin, and blockchain to help you serve your clients better? Heidi recently spoke with Josh Stark, head of Operations & Legal at Ledger Labs, to find out how emergent…
  • Jul 7

    Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?

    Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?
    Everybody’s law practice is in the cloud but yours? Using the cloud in your practice can provide a plethora of benefits for a law practice, including increased mobility, productivity, and even security. Once you’ve made the…
Rank this Week: 1116

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jul 18

    What Matters.

    What Matters.
    #allcatslivesmatter #alldogslivesmatter To be completely honest, I am not sure about anyone else....
  • Jul 11

    Answering Interrogatories.

    Answering Interrogatories.
    Several years ago, my friend and Renaissance man Ray Ward at his superb the (new) legal writer flagged a nicely done nuts-and-bolts resource for answering written interrogatories by Manhattan's Judge Gerald Lebovits which appeared in the…
  • Jul 11

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".
    I see them in the streets I see them in the field I hear them shouting under my feet And I know it's got to be real. Oh, Lord, deliver me All the wrong I've done You can deliver...
Rank this Week: 427

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/
  • Jul 18

    Flex by Fenwick – A Strategic Approach to Service Delivery

    Flex by Fenwick – A Strategic Approach to Service Delivery
    FLEX by Fenwick is Fenwick & West LPP‘s 90-lawyer-strong interim in-house counsel business that “is the only service backed by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides custom solutions for interim in-house legal…
  • Jul 12

    Do Large Law Firms Have to Start from Scratch to Automate?

    Do Large Law Firms Have to Start from Scratch to Automate?
    A recent article about aircraft production observed that automation requires starting from scratch. Wow. It made me wonder if that’s so for law firms?. Airplane Makers Automate to Meet Surging Demand in the Wall…
  • Jul 4

    What’s Easier to Learn? Law or Statistics?

    What’s Easier to Learn? Law or Statistics?
    “Much of the ‘knowledge’ of lawyers can be acquired and accessed by many other means. The only thing over which a law firm has an entrenched monopoly are those aspects of risk and ‘assurances’ to the client that…
Rank this Week: 2705

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Jul 17

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of "Why?"

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of "Why?"
    Pierre Schlag, with whom I’ve maintained a friendly correspondence for a number of years, was kind enough to pass along a draft of his article The Law Review Article and his new novel American Absurd: A Work of Fiction (Bowen...
  • Jul 14

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend
    The 2nd Annual International Legal Hackers Summit takes place this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The event includes an impressive array of keynotes, panels, workshops, demos, and cultural activities from leaders of the legal hacking, legal…
  • Jul 12

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management
    To law students in the Chicago area, here is a great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge innovations and methodologies affecting modern law practice. I am pleased to offer up to ten slots for a program tomorrow, July 13, at…
Rank this Week: 1842

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
  • Jul 11

    The intangible law firm

    The intangible law firm
    Remember all those ludicrous predictions you kept hearing about how law firms were someday going to invest heavily in intelligent technology that could do legal work? Funny thing about that: someday is today. Here’s…
  • Jul 6

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption
    In a post last month, Ron Friedmann poured cold water on the notion that large law firms were anywhere close to being “disrupted” — to losing the commercial legal services market to high-tech NewLaw…
Rank this Week: 4891

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jul 14

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Professor Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law…
  • Jul 13

    The Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies on August 26, 2016

    The Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies on August 26, 2016
    This one hour CLE will explore the current nomination controversy, the history of the court, and possible areas of reforms, including Professor Turley’s proposal in Congress to expand the Supreme Court to 19 members. This program…
  • Jun 17

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016
    Join the Younger Lawyers Division as they host Morning at the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  The program will begin at 8:30 am in U.S. District Court and be followed by observations of motions and sentencing by…
Rank this Week: 1522

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. An…
  • Mar 14

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit
    Service Provides Free Legal Research to Hundreds of Thousands of Lawyers WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) – Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships…
  • Jan 7

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)
Rank this Week: 884

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
Rank this Week: 4192

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
  • Jul 7

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal
    The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a woman’s malpractice complaint against her attorney, finding that the trial court’s Rule 12(b)(6) Order was improper.   Elaine Chenore hired Attorney Robert Plantz…
  • Jun 22

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit
    Creditors of a bankrupt conglomerate have sued Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York state court, after allegations that Skadden acted unethically in failing to disclose or obtain waivers for multiple conflicts. The plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 1192

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Jul 11

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t
    One month before FBI Director James Comey announced his recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton based on her use of a private email server, I tried to assess the prospect of indictment based on analysis of the known facts and…
  • Jun 6

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi
    A simple Google search turns up numerous articles on the pending FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server. Reflecting an election season marked by harsh and exaggerated rhetoric,…
  • Apr 14

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System
    hack 2.  n.  An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. Definition of “hack,” Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. “Hacking might be characterized…
Rank this Week: 508

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 10

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online
    The July issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. Sean Larkan leads off this issue with “Building Trust: The Inviolable…
  • Jun 29

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail earlier this month, Allison Speigel, a commercial litigator with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, argues convincingly that the billable hour may be at the root of the disaffection of so many…
  • Jun 22

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm
    Friedrich Blase, Global Director in Legal Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, is warning traditional law firms – especially the larger ones – of the potential threat to their existence of alternative…
Rank this Week: 636

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: 4865

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

Covers legal research and writing, and building a contract lawyer practice . By Lisa Solomon.

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Jul 6

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is known for many things: for being Texas’s “Tweeter Laureate”; for being on Donald Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court justices despite repeatedly mocking the…
  • Oct 28

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should Be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should Be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf
    If you’re not a legal-writing nerd like me, you may be skeptical about whether good typography really has any effect on the persuasiveness of a brief. After all, I’m sure you’ve received at least one decision that made you…
  • Oct 28

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf
    If you’re not a legal-writing nerd like me, you may be skeptical about whether good typography really has any effect on the persuasiveness of a brief. After all, I’m sure you’ve received at least one decision that made you…
Rank this Week: 4198

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech
    “Excuse me. I’d like to hear what you have to say when I’m finished.” I had the pleasure of leading a program at NALP’s Professional Development Institute last December with Paula Monopoli,…
  • Jun 10

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose
    Have you seen it? The TED Talk with 30 million views? You know, the Wonder Woman power pose? If you have, you have a general idea of what I’m writing about. If not, read on, and then click to the talk after you have read this post.…
  • Jun 3

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp
    Our upcoming June NITA program is sold out, but if you are looking for something unique, check out NITA Drills: A Witness Examination Boot Camp. Our colleagues Michael A. Kelly and Ben B. Rubinowitz will present…
Rank this Week: 1259

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable
    One of my favorite writing outlets these days is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog. I’m a regular participant in a series of monthly roundtable discussions by LTRC board members on technology…
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
  • Feb 15

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday
    Long-time readers of this blog will know that today is the blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. I started this blog on February 15, 2003, and we (my blog and me) are marking its thirteenth birthday today. That makes DennisKennedy.Blog a…
Rank this Week: 299

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jun 30

    Pain Science and the Administration of Justice

    Pain Science and the Administration of Justice
    Ken Strutin's article is a survey of legal scholarship and medical research concerning the study of pain and its significance for the administration of civil and criminal justice. The complexity of pain's impact on each individual's life is…
  • Jun 30

    Text to speech in new $80 Kindle demolishes lobbyists’ case against legally required TTS

    Text to speech in new $80 Kindle demolishes lobbyists’ case against legally required TTS
    David Rothman argues forcefully for uniform, immediate government and industry support for and implementation of text-to-speech technology. Rothman highlights Amazon's use of Bluetooth-based TTS in the new $80 Kindle. The reader permits blind…
  • Jun 30

    What is Access to Justice?

    What is Access to Justice?
    Sarah Glassmeyer's article and infographic document and visualize her perspective on what access to justice means, who participates, and what aspects of it can be improved via technology
Rank this Week: 2065

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/
  • Jun 30

    WEBINAR: Managing External Vendor Risk (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)

    WEBINAR: Managing External Vendor Risk (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)
    Here's an upcoming webinar, on a timely topic, which may be of interest: Vendor Procurement, Risk and Relationship Management.Jointly produced by Intapp and HBR Consulting, this event will explore the various factors causing firms to pay…
  • Jun 29

    UPDATE: 2016 Risk Survey Reports Published

    UPDATE: 2016 Risk Survey Reports Published
    An exciting update to share (inasmuch as risk news actually excites – though, since I'm talking to "my people" in this corner of the internet, I feel safe using the adjective): "2016 Law Firm Risk Roundtable Survey Highlights Evolving…
  • Jun 28

    Brexit, Stage Risk

    Brexit, Stage Risk
    Brexit is making big news and big waves. Here are some of the latest stories on this significant development:"Law Firms Face Uncertain Future As Brexit Result Hits Markets" --"Clifford Chance senior partner Malcolm Sweeting said the so-called…
Rank this Week: 1002

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Question: An owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor owed us money so we sued them in our state (not Georgia!); the court awarded a judgment in our favor, but the defendant – debtor now resides or transacts…
  • May 18

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract
    by Mark A. Cobb We always enjoy sharing great blog articles with you. Sometimes, the topics just happen by themselves, sometimes they are based upon a real-life experience with a client or opposing counsel, other times they are more…
  • May 5

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned…
Rank this Week: 3422

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Lawyers: Protect Your Vacation … from Yourself!

    Lawyers: Protect Your Vacation … from Yourself!
    Is it possible for you to take a vacation and not check your email? Ninety percent of the lawyers I meet will say no and that they feel better checking email once, twice, two hundred times a day while on vacation. It makes them feel in…
  • Jan 13

    Lawyers: Can you get your inbox to zero?

    Lawyers: Can you get your inbox to zero?
    Aiming for an email inbox count of zero sounds about as reasonable to most lawyers as finding a unicorn galloping about town. Many attorneys start with such a goal, and then they give up after some effort and go back to what they were doing…
  • Nov 18

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016
    I know you’re busy. All attorneys are busy. When I attend bar conferences, the lawyers there all trade stories about how busy they are. The real issue is not how busy you are, but how effective you are. The end of the year is a perfect…
Rank this Week: 3097

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: 2541

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile
    Your mobile product pages are probably the least explored quick win opportunity your marketing team could exploit. To benefit fully; we need to understand the important differences between mobile and desktop. Often however, we see retailers…
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
Rank this Week: 507

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: 4690

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • May 27

    Judge Rules That That the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justify the Release of a Drug Offender

    Judge Rules That That the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justify the Release of a Drug Offender
    “Earth’s most impassable barriers – as Lincoln the lawyer knew, as Lincoln the writer knew – are often those formed not of walls and trenches, nor even of mountains and oceans, but of laws and words.”[1] Senior…
  • May 3

    Deflategate is a Legal Vacuum

    Deflategate is a Legal Vacuum
    Last week the Second Circuit Court of Appeals[1] upheld the ruling of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend Tom Brady for four games because of his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal. It is a decision that should have been no…
  • Apr 1

    Should Your Law Firm Have a Social Mission?

    Should Your Law Firm Have a Social Mission?
    That question has been running through my mind anew since I happened to pick up the March issue of Inc. Magazine last weekend. The cover story, Why Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Wants You to be Evil,” pits traditional…
Rank this Week: 4868