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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/
  • Apr 26

    Are you an outstanding mentor to lawyers or know someone who is?

    Are you an outstanding mentor to lawyers or know someone who is?
    Professor and Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz of U. Arkansas (Little Rock) School of Law is heading up a study to determine what personal characteristics make-up an outstanding lawyer mentor. The results of the study will be published by the…
  • Apr 26

    Teaching Our New Student Body

    Teaching Our New Student Body
    Many law schools are encountering students with lower LSAT scores and G.P.A.s. This new student body may require a rethinking of teaching methods and curriculum. Over at Best Practices for Legal Education (April 16) Professor Margaret Moore…
  • Apr 25

    "Deals or No Deals: Integrating Transactional Skills in the First Year Curriculum"

    "Deals or No Deals: Integrating Transactional Skills in the First Year Curriculum"
    This is a new article by Professor Lynnise Pantin (New York Law School) and available at 41 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 61 (2014). From the introduction: In the wake of criticism of legal education from both outside the academy and...
Rank this Week: 2402

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 26

    Do Your Homework - How to Choose the Right Law School

    Do Your Homework - How to Choose the Right Law School
    Law school can be an expensive and time-consuming investment, so it’s very important to fully vet the law schools you are interested in attending so that you can make the best long-term decision.  Before you decide to go to law…
  • Apr 23

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!
    Interested in learning more about the law review community? Believe in the importance of diversity on law reviews? Want to work with Ms. JD and the NYU Law Review? Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee! Join Ms. JD's…
  • Apr 20

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm
    April 20, 2015 Yale Law Women (YLW) is pleased to announce its tenth annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list. YLW congratulates these firms for their leadership in developing and implementing family friendly policies and practices. The…
Rank this Week: 694

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 26

    The Wealth Gap: A Tale of Two School Librarie

    The Wealth Gap: A Tale of Two School Librarie
    David Rothman provides insight into the inequities in the availability of public school library resources between different areas within D.C.
  • Apr 26

    Amicus Curiae: Information in the Service of Justice

    Amicus Curiae: Information in the Service of Justice
    From Ken Strutin's introduction to this guide: In the legal system, such intonements have taken on the form of specialized briefs called amicus curiae ("friend of the court"). And through extension and by complement they have appeared in the…
  • Apr 26

    How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar In 2015 (Part 1)

    How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar In 2015 (Part 1)
    Nicole Black surveys the new landscape for access to legal research databases, which previously cost a considerable sum - back in the day when Westlaw and Lexis had cornered the market. Today researchers have a range of reliable, affordable…
Rank this Week: 529

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 26

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support
    From the web page of the Colorado Supreme Court The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Bruce A. Logan (Attorney Registration Number 14187) from the practice of law for ninety…
  • Apr 25

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State
    A suspension of six months and a day was imposed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of an attorney who listed himself as admitted in that jurisdiction while on administrative suspension The respondent was admitted to the bar of…
  • Apr 24

    Not A Big Winner

    Not A Big Winner
    Not a legal profession but a decision worth noting from the Iowa Supreme Court This case requires us to apply ordinary contract principles to an extraordinary event. While playing a penny slot machine, a casino patron obtained a win of...
Rank this Week: 133

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 26

    Risk Management Survey Report: Priorities, Attitudes & Approache

    Risk Management Survey Report: Priorities, Attitudes & Approache
    Global insurance broker Willis has published: “Risk Barometer: A Study on how Attitudes And Approaches to Risk Management differ between U.K. Law Firms.” While the report focuses on the UK, the topics covered and findings are sure…
  • Apr 22

    Breaking Risk News: The "Appearances and Matters" Edition

    Breaking Risk News: The "Appearances and Matters" Edition
     Several updates on the theme appearance. First: "'Appearance of impropriety' is now dead in Kentucky" -- "In any event, the former Model Code included Canon 9, which stated 'A Lawyer Should Avoid Even the Appearance of Impropriety.'…
  • Apr 21

    Take the Disqualification, Leave the Cannoli

    Take the Disqualification, Leave the Cannoli
    North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (subscription required) reports: "Blurred lines between corporate client and its CEO gets law firm disqualified" -- "In The Godfather, Michael Corleone assures his brother that 'It’s not personal, Sonny.…
Rank this Week: 1295

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/
  • Apr 26

    A long trail

    A long trail
    No. 15-0330/AR. U.S. v. Kenneth A.R. Pinkela. CCA 20120649.  On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on…
  • Apr 19

    This is important to today as well

    This is important to today as well
    The Washington Post has a report today: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against…
  • Apr 11

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH
    Under the “old” Article 32, the right to call and examine witnesses and to obtain production (discovery) of evidence was pretty robust. All Services except the Air Force and Coast Guard routinely recorded the audio of the…
Rank this Week: 181

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 26

    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematic

    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematic
    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics Mathematics as the Science of Quantity and Structure James Frankl ISBN9781137400727Publication DateApril 2014FormatsHardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) PublisherPalgrave…
  • Apr 26

    AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS

    AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS
    THE SYDNEY SCHOOL: MATHEMATICS, THE SCIENCE OF STRUCTURE   AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS We are a school of philosophers of mathematics centred in Sydney, Australia. Our line is realist (about structure and…
  • Apr 13

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
    Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 538

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

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

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?
    My experience and research suggests that Gen Y/Millennials do want to lead and occupy top positions. However, many Millennials are turned off by the cultures typically find in organizations.
  • Mar 19

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS
    For years one of the primary ways to call attention to a diversity issue and to build strength for a specific “minority” group has been to create an “affinity group.” The group would aim to build networks, confidence,…
  • Feb 2

    END SILOS: THE CASE FOR A COALITION ON INCLUSION AND TRUE OPPORTUNITY

    END SILOS: THE CASE FOR A COALITION ON INCLUSION AND TRUE OPPORTUNITY
    In the month of Love (Valentines Day) and Leadership (Presidents Day), I am making a pitch for breaking down silos and creating a coalition on inclusion and true opportunity. A primary reason dealing with intergenerational challenges at work…
Rank this Week: 2168

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Weekend video: An Astronaut’s View of Earth

    Weekend video: An Astronaut’s View of Earth
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  • Apr 24

    Book recommendation: The Man Who Left by Theresa Weir

    Book recommendation: The Man Who Left by Theresa Weir
    THE MAN WHO LEFT is a memoir about the importance of fathers. It’s about the men who leave, and the men who stay. It’s a familiar story. Father leaves his wife and children and never looks back. Theresa Weir was five when her…
  • Apr 22

    Book recommendation: Judicial Whispers (Caper Court) by Caro Fraser

    Book recommendation: Judicial Whispers (Caper Court) by Caro Fraser
    For Leo Davies, a charming, brilliant barrister at one of London’s most prestigious chambers, life is good. It is only when he applies to take silk and become a QC that whispers begin of his scandalous sexual past. Leo, a man who has…
Rank this Week: 3610

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Apr 25

    Car Accident Lawyer In Lodi

    Car Accident Lawyer In Lodi
    Automobile Accident Lawyer In Lodi Automobile accidents have turn out to be frequent in Lodi, California, United States along with rest of the globe. No 1 can ignore the fact that a lot of car accidents occurs each and every day. These…
  • Mar 26

    Accident attorney riverside will help

    Accident attorney riverside will help
    Accident lawyer riverside will support It’s accurate that even the best drivers in the globe can have an accident. And not only this accident is anything that can take location at anytime and anyplace that is the cause it is named so.…
  • Jan 25

    Practice Meat

    Practice Meat
    Practice Meat A handful of instances a 12 months, each and every year, I brush off the patio furniture in the back yard, eliminate the cover from the propane fuel barbecue and wipe it down. My pals commence to arrive we break out the wine and…
Rank this Week: 4198

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 25

    Exit Stage Right: Immigration lawyer migrates from courthouse when government reneges on deal

    Exit Stage Right: Immigration lawyer migrates from courthouse when government reneges on deal
    The legal system is schizophrenic:  Lawyers are supposed to owe a high professional duty to do whatever they can, but within some vague bounds, for their clients.  To be the client’s legal champion, but to dial it back for the…
  • Apr 21

    Flat World: Flat fees aren’t a legal billing panacea

    Flat World: Flat fees aren’t a legal billing panacea
    The legal industry press is forever proclaiming the demise of hourly billing in favor of flat fees.  Despite all the hype, nothing has really changed:  In the part of the legal and business press catering to “biglaw,”…
  • Apr 20

    Rating Your Lawyer: Setting hourly rates is an art, like collecting them

    Rating Your Lawyer: Setting hourly rates is an art, like collecting them
    In the legal and business press, as well as the general public impression of lawyers, setting hourly rates for lawyers is thought to be a mysterious but quasi-scientific process.  Court cases would encourage you to believe that, too,…
Rank this Week: 3104

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 25

    Compromise with Legal

    Compromise with Legal
    Tom Fishburne started drawing cartoons on the backs of Harvard Business School cases. His cartoons have grown by word of mouth to reach 100,000 business readers each week and have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company,…
  • Apr 24

    Seem smart in meetings without trying

    Seem smart in meetings without trying
    Crucial tips for those who spend the majority of their lives in meetings – and in meetings about planning future meetings: “Americans hold about 11 million meetings a day on average, and workers say about one-third of that meeting…
  • Apr 23

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House
    As an in-house lawyer, there are real advantages to streamlining procedures and processes, said Cara Bradley, deputy general counsel at Xylem Inc. The question corporate legal departments should be asking themselves is, “What does…
Rank this Week: 68

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 24

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement
      In my latest Secure Your Data series post, I provided my top digital data security tips, including tip #7: Vetting Providers. This bonus guest post digs deeper into your due diligence obligations. Attorney Louise Leduc Kennedy, whose…
  • Apr 23

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4
    View image | gettyimages.com   It’s that time of year again: time for your annual marketing check-up. LOMAP’s 5th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference will take place June 4, 2015 at MCLE This year’s…
  • Apr 10

    Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security

    Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security
    View image | gettyimages.com   If you’re a regular reader of ours, you’ll know we frequently write and speak on issues of data security — we can’t get enough of it! We rarely publish to this blog about items…
Rank this Week: 4651

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: 3393

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: 2470

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 24

    Character Formatting in Word and WordPerfect Plus Impactful Changes for Your Website

    Character Formatting in Word and WordPerfect Plus Impactful Changes for Your Website
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Formatting characters makes headings and key phrases stand out. You should know how to insert true section symbols, change the case of selected text, change the typeface, and more. In this issue of SmallLaw word…
  • Apr 23

    Backup Plans; Reviews of Datto, Mozy Pro, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts, ScanSnap; Cost Recovery Tip

    Backup Plans; Reviews of Datto, Mozy Pro, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts, ScanSnap; Cost Recovery Tip
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Jeffrey Franklin, Our Backup Plan; Reviews of Datto and Mozy Pro Robin Meadow, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts Fine Print Robert Rice, How We Handle Cost Recovery Michael O'Connor, Review:…
  • Apr 22

    Worldox GX4: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Worldox GX4: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers document management software that automates the creation of document profiles (see article below), a cloud practice management application for bankruptcy lawyers, an iOS PDF app, and a help desk application…
Rank this Week: 1119

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 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 3233

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/
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 86

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 24

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?
    If you’re looking to steal a rival law firm’s Google Thunder, the coast is clear (except in North Carolina) opines Professor Eric Goldman in a soon-to-be-published SSRN article, Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive…
  • Apr 13

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice
    Like law, the energy and utility industry where I spend my days has traditionally been heavily regulated.  What that means is that rules for participants or relief for consumers come by way of regulatory commissions rather than statute…
  • Apr 6

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself
    Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can…
Rank this Week: 618

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/
Rank this Week: 1379

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 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 40

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 24

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 389

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 24

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 3077

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 23

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog
    First was the well-covered story of the Supreme Court ruling that traffic stops couldn't be extended, even briefly, to allow for drug-sniffing dogs to take a whiff around the car (yes, Rumpole, that was Scalia in the majority).And next is…
  • Apr 22

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)
    That's how the appellant in this Federal Circuit case cited to a case so that it counted as one word instead of 14. The court wasn't amused:The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure limit anappellant’s opening brief to 14,000…
  • Apr 21

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?
    That was the question yesterday before the Supreme Court, which was looking at the Armed Career Criminal Statute. From the Washington Post:Johnson was subject to an enhanced sentence because he had previous convictions. But he said that one…
Rank this Week: 440

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Apr 23

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General
    The United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the 83rd United States Attorney General on Thursday by a vote of 56-43, Lynch will be the first African-American woman to hold the post. Read More
  • Apr 4

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has released a new list of rising star attorneys. Read More
  • Mar 25

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior
    1963 was a landmark year in the struggle for civil rights in America. The killing of Medgar Evers and the 16th Street Church bombing served as stark reminders of the racial hatred that plagued the nation. The Birmingham Campaign and the…
Rank this Week: 4272

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    What Your Password Says About You

    What Your Password Says About You
    Think of how many passwords you are required to create and recall on a daily basis – you’re password for work, Facebook, Amazon, personal e-mail, and so on. It’s no wonder that when it comes time to change a password or…
  • Apr 10

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide
    With so many advancements in the world of technology, lawyers have thousands of options for technology tools throughout their practice. The pace at which new products are being introduced – all promising to save you time and money…
  • Apr 10

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW
    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW National Legal Technology Firm Expands Cyber Security Services tailored to the Legal Industry Cleveland, OH – Accellis Technology Group, a…
Rank this Week: 4184

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: 2429

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 22

    Fake Legal Websites using Profiles of Real Lawyer

    Fake Legal Websites using Profiles of Real Lawyer
    Several publications, including the BBC online, are warning the public to double-check the credentials of lawyers they find on the Internet before giving them any personal banking or credit-card information. There are growing numbers of…
  • Apr 15

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC
    The April, 2015 issue of Edge International Communique is now available online. Check out feature articles by three of my Edge International colleagues: – David Cruickshank talks about improving client relationships – Bithika…
  • Apr 8

    Does EQ Trump IQ?

    Does EQ Trump IQ?
    In my experience, a significant number of lawyers could benefit from “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) training. We have accessed online testing and EQ training courses for a few individuals in our client firms. The metrics…
Rank this Week: 3006

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 22

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator
    This month's Digital Edge podcast, Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigators, features Tom Mighell, author of the ABA book, iPad in One Hour for Litigators, Second Edition. While there are now many interesting versions of tablets and...
  • Mar 20

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer
    Our Digital Edge podcast on Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer was so good that I have already listened to it again. But that is not bragging because what Sharon Nelson and I did was to sign up...
  • Mar 6

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    Whether you have never been to an ABA TECHSHOW or you have been to several in the past, it is time to sign up to attend this year. With the increasing daily use of technology in lawyer's practices and the...
Rank this Week: 2941

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 22

    Everything TECHSHOW – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Everything TECHSHOW – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    I Want It All! I had hoped to offer readers a post to all 2015 ABA TECHSHOW tweets, but after cultivating about 1800 from Saturday and Friday’s sessions, Storify crashed. The Bad News The Storify script failed and the story…
  • Apr 21

    60 Sites in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

    60 Sites in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW
    Yesterday I presented a compilation of the popular 60 Apps in 60 Minutes (iOS edition).  Today’s post is dedicated to 60 Sites in 60 Minutes – another excellent presentation from the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. As before,…
  • Apr 20

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW
    60 Apps in 60 Minutes is always a popular presentation at the ABA TECHSHOW.  This year, I used Storify to cultivate the top apps recommended for iOS devices by the esteemed Jeff Richardson, Joe Bahgat, Tom Mighell, and Adriana…
Rank this Week: 4713

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law
    By Mark A. Cobb As an active participant in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, I already knew what a terrific experience the Annual Meeting would be; however, this year’s meeting truly exceeded all…
  • Mar 23

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners…
  • Mar 9

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling
    Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University. Currently, he is teaching a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Eric Persson., is today’s guest blogger, and he is…
Rank this Week: 2152

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: 2475

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Every Patriots' Day I like to take a…

    Every Patriots' Day I like to take a moment to think about Katherine Switzer. She wasn't the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (Bobbi Gibb ran it without a number in 1966 and in '67, the year that "K.V. Switzer" officially entered), but…
  • Apr 19

    Driven from bed by pain in his toe one…

    Driven from bed by pain in his toe one October night, Ben Franklin imagined a parley with his tormentor: FRANKLIN. Eh! Oh! eh! What have I done to merit these cruel sufferings? GOUT. Many things; you have ate and drank too freely, and too…
  • Apr 18

    These are cool: Marvel Unveils Beautiful…

    These are cool: Marvel Unveils Beautiful NYC-Themed Covers in the Wake of DC Moving to California.
Rank this Week: 2982

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Apr 19

    Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed

    Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed
    … My concern on seeing the cover of ‘Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw – How to be successful, 2015 to 2045′ was that this was very much a futurist book that would assist today’s lawyer no…
  • Apr 4

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud
    … A couple of weeks ago there was a power outage in central Glasgow that affected parts of the G2 and G3 postcodes. This included my law firm’s HQ: The Inksterplex. Power was out for a little over an hour. When it…
  • Mar 14

    Rainmakers and Trailblazers – Reviewed

    Rainmakers and Trailblazers – Reviewed
    … Rainmakers and Trailblazers by Kim Tasso claims in the introduction to provide:- “step-by-step, pragmatic advice to what an individual lawyer (senior or junior, serving commercial or consumer markets) might do to get started in…
Rank this Week: 2059

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 533

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I
    Every year at ABA TECHSHOW, we get the results of the ABA’s annual technology survey. This year we learned that only 30% of lawyers say they use a web-based service.1 Wait, what? 70% of lawyers don’t use email? They don’t do…
  • Apr 17

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3
  • Apr 16

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software
    When it comes to practice management software, there are two features that to distinguish some options from others. Email First, email. While older practice management software like Time Matters includes email, it is clunky. Once you’ve…
Rank this Week: 474

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    Insured’s Prior Knowledge Of An Error Causes Coverage To Be Denied

    Insured’s Prior Knowledge Of An Error Causes Coverage To Be Denied
    One common story that I have observed over the years is that legal malpractice insurers frequently deny coverage on the basis that the attorney knew of his own error (or the possibility of a claim) prior to the policy period. The recently…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Malpractice Claim Against Real Estate Lawyer Barred by Statute of Limitation

    Legal Malpractice Claim Against Real Estate Lawyer Barred by Statute of Limitation
    This is an unpublished decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, captioned Ilija Vasilj v. Harvey Teichman, 2015 IL App (1st) 133955-U. The Appellate court affirmed a decision to grant summary judgment to the lawyer on statute of limitations…
  • Apr 10

    California Court of Appeals Upholds Estate Planning Claim Against Lawyer

    California Court of Appeals Upholds Estate Planning Claim Against Lawyer
    Paul v. Patton :: 2015 :: California Court of Appeal Decisions :: California Case Law :: California Law :: U.S. Law :: Justia. This opinion discusses an issue which comes up often – to whom does the estate planner’s duty lie? The…
Rank this Week: 3129

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: 3360

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Apr 16

    Thank You, American Law Institute

    Thank You, American Law Institute
    I learned Tuesday that I have been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. I am really very pleased to be elected. The American Law Institute is described as “the leading independent organization in the United States…
  • Mar 16

    A Lawyers’ Canon?

    A Lawyers’ Canon?
    The idea of a “Western Canon” is a body of books and cultural achievements that are broadly accepted as most important and influential in shaping our culture. One example is Harold Bloom’s, The Western…
  • Mar 2

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am interested in the feedback loop between popular culture and the law. Recently, I watched “The Judge,” a Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. film.  And as I did, I wondered about…
Rank this Week: 3580

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: 1384

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Attorneys: Learn Greatness in 200 Free Step

    Attorneys: Learn Greatness in 200 Free Step
    Greatness is rarely an overnight experience. Anyone who has watched great litigators try cases knows these attorneys’ skills are the results of years of trial work. They didn’t get great at trying cases by accident or by deciding…
  • Mar 10

    Could a temp-to-permanent hiring process keep bad apples from ruining your staff?

    Could a temp-to-permanent hiring process keep bad apples from ruining your staff?
    When you hire someone for a position in a law firm, the interview process is daunting from both sides of the desk. You want to make the perfect hire, and the candidate wants to land the job. But there are many factors that could make the…
  • Feb 18

    Four Cornerstones to Creating a Competitive Advantage as a Law Firm

    Four Cornerstones to Creating a Competitive Advantage as a Law Firm
    Most attorneys want to build a competitive advantage for their practice. However, if you don’t have the ability to master four cornerstones, it won’t happen. It is similar to being a race car driver: If one of your four tires is…
Rank this Week: 3778

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Music of Your Voice

    The Music of Your Voice
    We recently sent out our Professional Development Email Newsletter. Find a video link we included in the newsletter below. Read the full newsletter here. Want to sign up for our newsletter? Click here. THE MUSIC OF YOUR VOICE When we stand to…
  • Mar 10

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student
    I had the pleasure of presenting The Always Articulate Attorney, a public speaking skills program, at the University of Chicago Law School recently. My lecture was part of  the law school’s Keystone Professionalism &…
  • Jan 30

    New Witness Preparation Book

    New Witness Preparation Book
    We’ve had an exciting couple of weeks with the launch of our new book The Articulate Witness: An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath. In our work helping lawyers with witness preparation, we notice that witnesses feel…
Rank this Week: 4367

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/
  • Apr 13

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015
    This blog posting is designed to do three things. First, following up on recent discussions regarding trends in applicants by Al Brophy at The Faculty Lounge and Derek Muller at Excess of Democracy, I provide a detailed analysis to project...
  • Apr 12

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court
    Back in February, I wrote a post on Early Days of Legal Analytics, which discussed some of the innovations of Lex Machina, a legal start-up that uses Big Data to value contested patents and develop a litigation strategy designed to...
  • Mar 18

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference
    Registration is now open for LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching 2015. The conference is Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST at American University Washington College of Law. It is also available for live viewing by webcast....
Rank this Week: 2397

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 12

    Litigation Funding for the Masse

    Litigation Funding for the Masse
    This post reports on a recent conversation with Dylan Beynon, a co-founder of Legal Funding Central, a recent legal tech start-up. LFC provides an online marketplace for litigation funding for plaintiffs with a focus on personal…
  • Apr 6

    Allen & Overy Legal Tech Initiative – R&D at Last but a Question

    Allen & Overy Legal Tech Initiative – R&D at Last but a Question
    I have long suggested that law firms invest in research and development to deliver more value to clients. Now one has. The Lawyer (UK, April 7) writes in Allen & Overy invests seed corn funding into…
  • Mar 22

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future
    Good design sells. Design Gains Importance as Devices Get More Personal (NYT, 19 March 2015) focused on tech wearables. Principles for wearables, however, apply everywhere. Success requires ensuring such easy use…
Rank this Week: 992

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 11

    Unbundled Legal Services: Opportunity or Threat?

    Unbundled Legal Services: Opportunity or Threat?
    Lawyers are part of a Changing World. If you’ve been reading this blog recently, you know that we’ve been focusing on the hard realities of a rapidly evolving legal profession, along with lawyers’ general reluctance to…
  • Feb 28

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?
        A famous Chinese curse threatens: “May you live in interesting times.” Whether the result of a blessing or a curse, there is little doubt that the times we live in are interesting.  Even in the context of 5,000…
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
Rank this Week: 2545