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What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

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

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Jun 22

    Hell's Kitchen, NYC

    Hell's Kitchen, NYC
    Jacob Riis photo of Bandits' Roost (1890) Old neighborhoods, like old people, have strong personalities. And they are feisty as Hell. The above photograph of an alley in Hell's Kitchen, then in its second century, was taken long before...
  • Jun 21

    Solstice: The Longest Day.

    Solstice: The Longest Day.
Rank this Week: 474

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
  • Jun 23

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence
    Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good…
  • Jun 21

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case
    One of the key parts of liability testimony in a car accident case is the chronology of the accident: the parties’ conduct before the impact, the impact, and conditions after impact. The parties are most likely to dispute the first…
  • Jun 19

    It’s Time to Review Your Calendaring System

    It’s Time to Review Your Calendaring System
    Missed deadlines caused by failure to properly calendar matters are the most significant cause of malpractice claims against attorneys. Without a good docket control system, even the most knowledgeable practitioner may miss a deadline or not…
Rank this Week: 2888

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jun 23

    Online Degrees for Those Entering the Legal Profession

    Online Degrees for Those Entering the Legal Profession
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Learning about the various areas of the law has never been easier or more accessible. There are many different options open for those who are eager to work in the legal…
  • Jun 23

    5 Business Degrees you’ve Probably Never Considered

    5 Business Degrees you’ve Probably Never Considered
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When people think of business degrees, they usually think of the obvious, like a degree in business administration, a degree in marketing, or a degree in business…
  • Jun 23

    Think you don’t need a car accident lawyer? Read this before deciding

    Think you don’t need a car accident lawyer? Read this before deciding
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post No matter how careful you are on the road, you can’t control every last element and what that means is that there is a chance you might get into an accident. It…
Rank this Week: 656

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/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform
    Nicholas Bagley, Federalism and the End of Obamacare, 127 Yale L.J. F. 1 (2017). Amy Monahan In our era of increasingly divisive politics and fiery rhetoric, particularly around Obamacare and efforts to repeal it, Nicholas…
  • Jun 22

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet
    Morgan N. Weiland, Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (2017). Enrique Armijo In Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core, Morgan Weiland tells a story of…
  • Jun 21

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest
    Ruth Colker, Public Restrooms: Flipping the Default Rules, 78 Ohio St. L. J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Ruthann Robson The site of toilets as a social justice struggle is at least as old as plumbing. Biological…
Rank this Week: 4828

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
  • Jun 23

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work
    There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any scenario. Most of…
  • Jun 23

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work
    There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any scenario. Most of…
  • Jun 22

    Ensure Steady Cash Flow with LawPay’s Scheduled Payments Feature

    Ensure Steady Cash Flow with LawPay’s Scheduled Payments Feature
    Lawyers spend far too much of their valuable time chasing after unpaid invoices instead of working billable hours. Being able to schedule payments in advance provides both you and your clients with unmatched convenience, and helps ensure…
Rank this Week: 2660

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jun 23

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work
    There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any scenario. Most of…
  • Jun 23

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work
    There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any scenario. Most of…
  • Jun 22

    Ensure Steady Cash Flow with LawPay’s Scheduled Payments Feature

    Ensure Steady Cash Flow with LawPay’s Scheduled Payments Feature
    Lawyers spend far too much of their valuable time chasing after unpaid invoices instead of working billable hours. Being able to schedule payments in advance provides both you and your clients with unmatched convenience, and helps ensure…
Rank this Week: 170

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Jun 22

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth
    Let’s start with a confession: try as he may, this blogger still finds the valuation of trademarks and brands a bit of a black box. For sure, there are some fine books that attempt to explain how this kind of valuation is done (see,…
  • Jun 20

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?
    One of the pressing problems in the United States has been access to legal services, particularly to the poor and the middle class.  For sure, the wealthy have access to lawyers, but the poor and middle class apparently struggle. …
  • Jun 16

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced on June 15, 2017 the award of $258 million in research funding to six U.S. companies: Advanced Microsystems, Cray, Intel, HP, NVIDIA, and IBM.  The research funding is to support the development of…
Rank this Week: 2176

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jun 22

    Four Big Firm Habits You Need to Break

    Four Big Firm Habits You Need to Break
    Obscurity is not security, nor will it get you clients when you make the jump from a big firm to a small firm or solo practice. Four Big Firm Habits You Need to Break was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jun 21

    Metadata Worksheet

    Metadata Worksheet
    You should put your website's metadata to work for you. This spreadsheet can help you track your primary and secondary keywords, meta descriptions, and more. Metadata Worksheet was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jun 21

    Podcast #125: Public Access to Law Under Threat, with Carl Malamud

    Podcast #125: Public Access to Law Under Threat, with Carl Malamud
    In this podcast, we talk to Carl Malamud about public access to law and how it is threatened. We discuss how lawyers benefit from public access to law and how they can help increase it. Podcast #125: Public Access to Law Under Threat, with…
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • Jun 22

    Larry Cunningham on Assessment

    Larry Cunningham on Assessment
    What Law Schools Can Learn about Assessment from Other Disciplines Some great advice: I came away from the conference with the following takeaways about how these other disciplines are using assessment: They use assessment data to improve…
  • Jun 22

    Student’s Mic Cut During Graduation Speech

    Student’s Mic Cut During Graduation Speech
    The graduating high school senior issued some polite, but critical remarks about the school’s administration, and suddenly, his mic was cut off. The other students gave him a standing ovation. When will administrators ever learn? Cutting…
  • Jun 22

    World's Longest Legal Case

    World's Longest Legal Case
    Some may remember “Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, the fictional case in Bleak House by Charles Dickens. It was based on the real case of Jennens v. Jennens, which continued for 117 years until the legal fees exhausted the estate. And there’s...
Rank this Week: 943

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: 2727

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/
  • Jun 22

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct
    The Ohio Supreme Court revoked admission based on conduct that the applicant failed to disclose. Michael Alexander Callam, of Macedonia, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0092109, was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 17,…
  • Jun 22

    No Misconduct Found In Unusual New Jersey Case

    No Misconduct Found In Unusual New Jersey Case
    The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed with a dissent from the censure recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board and dismissed ethics charges against an attorney for conduct in the wake of a friend's suicide. The court concluded that the…
  • Jun 22

    "You're The Investigator, You Figure It Out"

    "You're The Investigator, You Figure It Out"
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney. The case involved a number of complaints Rule 8.4(c) provides that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or…
Rank this Week: 198

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
  • Jun 22

    Owen Byrd, '89: Profiles in Innovation

    Owen Byrd, '89: Profiles in Innovation
    Checking in with a leading voice in legal technology, on the occasion of a major new product launch. Original source:  …
  • Jun 19

    Alden Guild, '57: Remembered, Honored: 1929-2017

    Alden Guild, '57: Remembered, Honored: 1929-2017
    Alden Guild, '57, who lived a long life — rich with family, friends and achievements — died on January 13, 2017 at the age of 87. Original source:  …
  • Jun 16

    David Fromkin, '53: 1932-2017

    David Fromkin, '53: 1932-2017
    David Fromkin, '53, a nonacademic historian whose definitive book on the Middle East warned the West against nation-building by partitioning antagonistic religious groups behind arbitrary boundaries, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 84. …
Rank this Week: 4802

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 22

    10 Things the Nicest People Never Do

    10 Things the Nicest People Never Do
    Aaah, another refreshing list of things lawyers never do: “Some of the most successful people I know are also the nicest. That’s no coincidence, since no one ever does anything worthwhile alone — and that... The post 10…
  • Jun 20

    Helping Your Coworkers In The Morning Can Ruin Your Day

    Helping Your Coworkers In The Morning Can Ruin Your Day
    Time to print out copies of this study so you can hand them out while saying “I’d love to help, but………………..”: “You arrive at work and one of your coworkers immediately stops…
  • Jun 19

    Exactly What Recruiters Are Thinking While Reading Your Resume

    Exactly What Recruiters Are Thinking While Reading Your Resume
    Art Markman, PhD, professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, gives his thoughts on what recruiters are thinking while reading your resume: “You might think every recruiter is different.…
Rank this Week: 258

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jun 22

    Making Sure Your Law Firm Goes Down in History

    Making Sure Your Law Firm Goes Down in History
    Some law firms make history, others write their own history.  At least, that’s what I gathered from this Humphrey Keenlyside’s article  in Bloomberg, discussing the apparent tradition of large law firms producing an…
  • Jun 19

    A How To Guide on Using the MyShingle Online Legal Job Board

    A How To Guide on Using the MyShingle Online Legal Job Board
    Last week, MyShingle soft-launched our online Job Fair for Solo or Small Law Firms seeking to hire law students or new lawyers as interns, clerks or associates or for temporary or project-based work; Legal Tech Companies looking for new…
  • Jun 9

    How Long Before Ravel’s Commitment to Free Law Unravels After the LEXIS Acquisition?

    How Long Before Ravel’s Commitment to Free Law Unravels After the LEXIS Acquisition?
    Remember Ravel  – that cool legal research system that was ever so generously scanning every book in the Harvard Law Library to make it all available online at no cost?  In yesterday’s big legal news, LEXIS…
Rank this Week: 164

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jun 22

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 17, 2017

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 17, 2017
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Governor John Bel Edwards will serve as our keynote speaker. A…
  • Apr 18

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017
    Please join Judge Jay Zainey, U.S. District Court – EDLA, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court – MDLA, and Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst, U.S. District Court – WDLA, for a discussion on the federal district…
  • Apr 17

    Perspectives from the Bench and Bar on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion on May 24, 2017

    Perspectives from the Bench and Bar on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion on May 24, 2017
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society will co-host a lunchtime CLE on diversity in the legal profession on May 24, 2017, at 12 noon in U.S. District…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • Jun 22

    Implicit Bia

    Implicit Bia
    One of the dirty little secrets of the criminal justice system is implicit bias.  This article by the Marshall Project shows what one district court is doing about the problem:There’s something of a formula to the first morning of…
  • Jun 21

    Senior Judge Roger Vinson order cross removed from park

    Senior Judge Roger Vinson order cross removed from park
    Senior Judge Roger Vinson has this interesting and sure-to-be-challenged order removing a cross from a Northern Florida park:A cross that has stood in Bayview Park for the last 48 years must be removed within 30 days, a federal…
  • Jun 19

    Should there be a retrial in Cosby?

    Should there be a retrial in Cosby?
    Many have been asking why the Double Jeopardy Clause of our Constitution doesn't prohibit a retrial of Bill Cosby after his hung jury.  Although the Supreme Court decided this issue back in the early 1800s and said that Double Jeopardy…
Rank this Week: 125

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jun 22

    AU Law Firm Credits “People Focus” for Its Succe

    AU Law Firm Credits “People Focus” for Its Succe
    The managing partner of the Australian office of US-based Squire Patton Boggs, one of the most successful law firms in the world ($US1 Billion global revenue with more than 1500 lawyers, and offices in 21 countries), attributes the…
  • Jun 15

    “Managers” and “Makers” and the Use of Time

    “Managers” and “Makers” and the Use of Time
    Author, computer scientist and venture capitalist Paul Graham makes an interesting distinction between “managers” and “makers” when it comes to time management – particularly when it comes to scheduling…
  • Jun 8

    What Lawyers Can Learn about Customer Service from Nordstrom

    What Lawyers Can Learn about Customer Service from Nordstrom
    When James A. (Jim) Cranston heard enthusiastic praise for Nordstrom’s personal shopping service, he decided to find out more about it. He quickly realized that the store’s individual approach to clients was as…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Jun 21

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say
    Law firm management needs to think more about their clients. Right now, they expend more energy on boosting profitability with inward measures than they do on client service. That cannot be sustainable. Protecting long-term profitability…
  • Jun 13

    A New Era of Managing and Finding Experience in Large Law Firm

    A New Era of Managing and Finding Experience in Large Law Firm
    Experience management – the ability to find relevant matters and lawyers with specific experience – has emerged as core in large law firms for both knowledge management and marketing. I explain here its importance and…
  • May 29

    Quoth the RAVN: How iManage’s RAVN Acquisition Will Affect the Legal Market

    Quoth the RAVN: How iManage’s RAVN Acquisition Will Affect the Legal Market
    [My business partner Joshua Fireman of Fireman & Company co-authored this blog post. It was first published by the International Association of Legal Technology (ILTA) at the ILTA KM blog and the ILTA corporate blog, both on 25 May 2017.]…
Rank this Week: 1384

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    ARDC Files Complaint Against Lawyer Who Failed to Prevent Conversion by Partner

    ARDC Files Complaint Against Lawyer Who Failed to Prevent Conversion by Partner
    This case (which is merely a complaint now that has not been proven) is a reminder that an attorney can be prosecuted by the ARDC for failing to safeguard client funds when he personally did not convert the funds. In this case, the…
  • May 28

    Appellate Court Holds that Expert Not Needed Where Legal Malpractice Was Obviou

    Appellate Court Holds that Expert Not Needed Where Legal Malpractice Was Obviou
    This case is potentially important. It addresses a long-running issue – when a plaintiff must hire a legal malpractice expert. The Plaintiff must do so when expert testimony is needed to explain the standard of care to the jury. Here,…
  • May 26

    Maryland Court Disallows Long-Delayed Legal Bill

    Maryland Court Disallows Long-Delayed Legal Bill
    This is case is worth reading because it involved a law firm that did legal work for a client for a period 12 years, but never billed the client. The firm claimed that it had entered into an oral agreement with the client to defer billing…
Rank this Week: 2757

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    Microsoft’s Focused Inbox

    Microsoft’s Focused Inbox
    Focused Inbox will be coming to an Outlook 2016 near you. Focused Inbox allows you to concentrate on the most important emails that matter to you. The post Microsoft’s Focused Inbox appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • Jun 14

    Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List

    Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List
    For the fourth consecutive year, MSPmentor has listed Accellis Technology Group to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 Global list. The post Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List appeared first on Accellis Technology…
  • Jun 12

    Join us @ Jam 4 Justice 2017

    Join us @ Jam 4 Justice 2017
    Accellis Technology Group is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 2016 Jam for Justice! More than 800 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser, which raises money to help secure justice and…
Rank this Week: 2967

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1214

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/
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender
    In 2002, Lester Packingham became a convicted sex offender at the age of 21, after he pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child – having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Packingham got into hot water with the law again in…
  • Jun 17

    How difficult is it to get a federal court to overturn a court-martial conviction

    How difficult is it to get a federal court to overturn a court-martial conviction
    I have discussed before how very difficult it is for an appellant to get a federal court to review and overturn a court-martial conviction. Here is Randolph v. United States, a federal circuit case reviewing an attempt to get relief via the…
  • Jun 17

    No, sorry

    No, sorry
    The CAAF daily journal for 15 June 2017 has this entry:  No. 17-0003/AR. U.S. v. Christopher B. Hukill. CCA 20140939. On consideration of Appellee’s petition for reconsideration of this Court’s decision, United States v.…
Rank this Week: 208

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jun 19

    Lawyer Websites: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Lawyer Websites: The good, the bad, and the ugly
    What goes into a well-designed law firm website?  A photo of the city skyline? A copy of your latest legal brief?  Your phone number in 6 point font in the footer?  Probably not, and here’s why. Don’t…
  • Jun 12

    Time Off and Avoiding Burnout

    Time Off and Avoiding Burnout
    Feeling weary, fatigued, overwhelmed, or stressed?  Working continually without rest or relaxation leads to burnout.  And it takes more than the occasional three-day weekend for your mind and body to recuperate. This is my…
  • Jun 5

    eChecks and eCourt

    eChecks and eCourt
    The most recent issue of the Capitol Insider reminded bar members that OJD eFiling now accepts electronic checks (eChecks) as a payment method.  You can setup an eCheck account at the OJD HTML 5 eFiling Site.  (If…
Rank this Week: 778

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    Learning how to be more thankful

    Learning how to be more thankful
    Last Thanksgiving I made a particularly strong effort to be pay attention to what I’m thankful for in my…
  • May 30

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict
    You’ll all be well versed to many of my complaints about working in the legal profession by now. Besides for the obvious day to day politics there are other things that make whatever you’re doing a part of your life. When…
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
Rank this Week: 4738

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/
  • Jun 15

    TIM INITIATIVE: An Incredible Man (and the Making of a Champion)

    TIM INITIATIVE: An Incredible Man (and the Making of a Champion)
    Seven years ago, when Matthew O’Leary and I were still fresh out of law school, wide-eyed and swimming with big sharks, we ran into each other at a wine festival. Two brand new lawyers talking shop in the summer sun. Somehow the…
  • Jun 15

    6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Lawyer

    6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Lawyer
    Business lawyers handle your company’s most sensitive legal matters. Needless to say, you should hire someone who is not only exceptional at practicing business law, but you need to feel comfortable working with the attorney and have a…
  • Jun 14

    Inspiring Women Human Rights Lawyer

    Inspiring Women Human Rights Lawyer
    While Amal Clooney may dominate headlines for her fashion and much more importantly, her work in human rights and women’s rights, it is important for women lawyers--aspiring or practicing alike--to know about more of the many…
Rank this Week: 1538

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jun 15

    Dispatches, but not from the brink

    Dispatches, but not from the brink
    Something I used to do here at Law21 was to regularly gather and publish links to reports, articles and columns I’ve written elsewhere. It occurred to me that I haven’t done one of these roundup posts for a while, so this seems…
  • Jun 1

    The rise of market pricing

    The rise of market pricing
    So yesterday, I posted some thoughts about the problems I saw with value pricing in the legal market. The post drew a lot of interest and several insightful comments, especially from Ron Baker, and I encourage you to read the post and…
  • May 31

    The problem with value pricing

    The problem with value pricing
    A day in the life of the corporate legal market: A law firm submits a bill to a client. The client doesn’t like the bill because the amount is higher than expected or seems incommensurate with the value of the service. The…
Rank this Week: 4732

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Jun 14

    Next Gen. Mediation

    Next Gen. Mediation
    There is a better model of mediation! Continue reading →
  • May 22

    Affordable Mediation

    Affordable Mediation
    I apologize for the redundancy, but I realized my last post that addressed the issue of affordable medation was quite long and so some may not have gotten to the important part. So far as I know, I am the … Continue reading →
  • Apr 14

    How Mediation can be like MMA

    How Mediation can be like MMA
    I know, you thought I was talking about Mixed Martial Arts. And, truth be told, I have seen some mediations that wanted to go the route of verbal MMA. But, even that can be turned to a productive session. Actually, … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1366

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jun 14

    Podcast: Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What?

    Podcast: Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What?
    Our podcast Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What? is quite exceptional if I do say so myself. Of course exceptional is much easier to accomplish when your podcast guest is an esteemed expert like Jordan...
  • Jun 8

    Manage Cyber-Attacks: Is It Really Not If You Will Be Attacked, But When?

    Manage Cyber-Attacks: Is It Really Not If You Will Be Attacked, But When?
    Manage Cyber-Attacks: Is It Really Not If You Will Be Attacked, But When? is my new column in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. This is a sobering subject, but it is critical for all law firms to appreciate this idea in...
  • Jun 7

    Protecting clients from scams in the name of the law firm

    Protecting clients from scams in the name of the law firm
    I wouldn’t usually post a local news item on my blog, but this video is worth watching. An individual showed up to close on the house he was buying only to learn that he had wired $54,000 out to an...
Rank this Week: 2492

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/
  • Jun 14

    Vanilla. Tastes good, but it’s a bad way to market.

    Vanilla. Tastes good, but it’s a bad way to market.
    If you spend any time reading law firm websites, you soon come to one conclusion: all of them were written by the same person.  We know this because all law firms say the same things–best schools, best lawyers, client-focused,…
  • Jun 14

    Law firms lose clients because of poor client service. What do they do about it?

    Law firms lose clients because of poor client service. What do they do about it?
    Truth be told, nothing.  Well, at least nothing of consequence.  Oh sure, there is the occasional in-house program on client service and websites are edited to talk about the firm’s commitment to client service.  But if…
  • Jun 13

    A seminar on the cost of 6 minute

    A seminar on the cost of 6 minute
    Really?  I just received an invitation to a seminar that stresses that the average attorney bills 6 minutes per day less than they did two years ago. Six minutes a day! According to this invitation, that costs firms more than…
Rank this Week: 80

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!
    by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our…
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
  • May 8

    The Davis-Bacon Act: A Primer for Contractor

    The Davis-Bacon Act: A Primer for Contractor
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal law that sets out minimum wage requirements for certain contractors, subcontractors, laborers and mechanics working on public buildings or public works projects receiving federal…
Rank this Week: 3713

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 9

    On Client Selection (Presidential Edition)

    On Client Selection (Presidential Edition)
    Several interesting stories in the news. This one on client selection and risk management was certainly eye catching: "Four top law firms turned down requests to represent Trump" --"Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed…
  • Jun 8

    LegalKEY Replacement (Four Reasons Why)

    LegalKEY Replacement (Four Reasons Why)
    From the team at FileTrail comes: "4 Reasons It’s Time To Replace LegalKEY" --"If you haven’t heard, future development for LegalKEY is over. However, that’s no surprise to anyone still using LegalKEY. Although the company…
  • Jun 5

    ITC Conflicts Allegation (Section 201)

    ITC Conflicts Allegation (Section 201)
    Here's another interesting one: "Chinese solar company pitches conflict of interest claim in Section 201 case" (free subscription) --"A Chinese solar panel producer is claiming that the law firm representing a U.S. solar company…
Rank this Week: 668

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/
  • Jun 8

    Deliberate Practice and “Peak”

    Deliberate Practice and “Peak”
    When we suggest to our workshop participants that they should practice the skills we have honed, we often get skeptical stares. Body language scrunches up and shoulders turn away. Eye […] The post Deliberate Practice and…
  • May 23

    Nikki Haley Stood Up – Stand Up When You Have the Floor

    Nikki Haley Stood Up – Stand Up When You Have the Floor
    Last month at the United Nations emergency Security Council meeting on Syria, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley did something I’ve been urging women to do for about a year: she stood up […] The post Nikki Haley Stood Up –…
  • May 8

    Your No-Device Vacation Await

    Your No-Device Vacation Await
    By Marsha Hunter You are going to take a device-free vacation. It is only a matter of time. Why not be on the cutting edge and start planning yours now? […] The post Your No-Device Vacation Awaits appeared first on Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 3756

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/
  • Jun 8

    How to Develop Client Relationships That Drive Referral

    How to Develop Client Relationships That Drive Referral
    Start with trust to drive word-of-mouth referrals for your law practice. A client service focus leads to more-effective client acquisition and retention as it helps transform a potential client into an actual client, an anxious client into a…
  • Jun 1

    Optimizing Your Online Reputation & Credibility

    Optimizing Your Online Reputation & Credibility
    Enhance your law firm’s credibility and reputation online to attract the right clients. Your next best client will likely go online for research before hiring a new lawyer. Are you easy to find? Does your online brand showcase the…
  • May 24

    Harnessing the Rewards of Social Media in Law Practice

    Harnessing the Rewards of Social Media in Law Practice
    Grow your law practice by reaching the clients you want through social media networks. Recent statistics show that 98% of business decision-makers are using social media, reading blogs, watching videos or listening to podcasts. Perhaps more…
Rank this Week: 4958

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

Offers step-by-step instructions showing how to get more out of Time Matters software.

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
  • May 31

    Outlook - Time Matters Option

    Outlook - Time Matters Option
    How to set Outlook 2013 and later to prompt automatically to save emails to Time Matters and show Time Matters Contact and Matter information in Outlook for saved emails.
  • Apr 28

    Time Matters - Save As a New Document

    Time Matters - Save As a New Document
    This illustrated tip shows you how to open and reuse and existing Word document to create a new one using Time Matters. It shows the path of least resistance for saving the new document via Time Matters.
  • Mar 29

    Time Matters Training for New User

    Time Matters Training for New User
    LexisNexis offers free OnDemand Training videos for new users of Time matters. To get started...
Rank this Week: 1495

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • May 30

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case
    See https://mirickoconnelltrustsandestateslawblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/sjc-rules-on-nadeau-and-daley-cases/.  
  • May 30

    Planning for Pet

    Planning for Pet
    I was recently quoted in the Bangor Daily News in an article A Trust fund for a pooch?   From time to time I do have clients interested in planning for their pets though it is not a frequent request.   Thankfully ……
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
Rank this Week: 2143

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • May 29

    Malpractice insurer gives bad advice about working with freelance lawyer

    Malpractice insurer gives bad advice about working with freelance lawyer
    I recently came across a risk management guide to working with freelance lawyers (a/k/a contact attorneys), published by Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina. While I would generally expect a guide published by a…
  • May 29

    Malpractice insurer gives bad advice about working with freelance lawyer

    Malpractice insurer gives bad advice about working with freelance lawyer
    I recently came across a risk management guide to working with freelance lawyers (a/k/a contact attorneys), published by Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina. While I would generally expect a guide published by a…
  • May 4

    Sarcastic Opinion Puts Flyspecking Lawyers in their Place

    Sarcastic Opinion Puts Flyspecking Lawyers in their Place
    Last month, I gushed about a brief in which the plaintiffs’ attorneys used snarky humor in opposing the defendants’ motion to dismiss or transfer the case to another district, opining that the brief at once grabbed the…
Rank this Week: 4597

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

Covers legal technology, practice management and items of interest to lawyers. By Nerino Petro.

http://compujurist.com
  • May 25

    QuickTip: Quick and easy ways to add lines in MS Word Document

    QuickTip: Quick and easy ways to add lines in MS Word Document
    Adding lines to documents or forms can be a challenge in Word if you want something other than a singe line across the page. Royalwise has a great post on 4 Creative Ways to Insert Horizontal Lines in Microsoft Word.
  • May 15

    Interesting article on how WannaCrypt initial variant was stopped last week

    Interesting article on how WannaCrypt initial variant was stopped last week
    The Malware Tech site has a very interesting article on how last weeks initial variant of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack was inadvertently stopped
  • Apr 26

    QuickTip: How to Quickly Delete Rows and Columns in Excel

    QuickTip: How to Quickly Delete Rows and Columns in Excel
    You are probably familiar with using the Excel Ribbon to delete ros and columns, but what if you want to do so quicker and without the need of your mouse? Here's a QuickTip for deleting rows or columns in Excel using a keyboard shortcut:
Rank this Week: 2494

This Business of Law

This Business of Law

The intersection of law practice, marketing, and technology. Leverage technology to increase revenue.

http://thisbusinessoflaw.com
  • May 24

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling
    If you’re an attorney who has been paying only marginal attention to the online security of your confidential client communications, perhaps this month’s ruling from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on…
  • Feb 13

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service
    Avvo has created a platform that connects lawyers who need paying clients with clients who need straightforward, unbundled legal services at a clearly-defined price.  And there are a lot of lawyers out there who need paying clients.…
  • Feb 1

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer
    Business development and marketing aren't what they used to be. The first step in successful business development is understanding today's consumer. The post Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer appeared first on This…
Rank this Week: 1213

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
  • May 18

    Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting

    Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting
    Did Google mean to take away the ability to turn off "Instant Predictions" in search? Or did it just get lost in the last update of the Chrome browser? I had a look at my Google Search Settings today and was surprised by...
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
Rank this Week: 4042

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017
    In 2015, Heidi Alexander posted a great list of women in the field of legal technology on the Law Technology Today blog. Last year, she brought the concept to the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center to turn it into an annual…
  • Mar 30

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection
    I had a great time at the recent ABA TECHSHOW 2017. Congratulations to Adriana Linares and the whole TECHSHOW team. I would sum up my experience as fun, fun, fun. If you want more details than that, including the reflections and insights of…
  • Feb 15

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
Rank this Week: 261

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • May 12

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    You’ve seen her with me in the commercials, at events, and during live TV appearances. My mom, Sue Morse, is a passionate supporter of our family and the law firm. Having her as a mom is by far my biggest “win.” In honor of…
  • Apr 24

    Help Support Literacy Programs at Bookstock 2017

    Help Support Literacy Programs at Bookstock 2017
    The Mike Morse Law firm is proud to serve as presenting sponsor for Michigan’s biggest used book and media sale, underway now through April 30 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia. To date, Bookstock has raised nearly $1.7 million for…
  • Mar 16

    $9.5 Million Settlement For Triathlete Injured In Bus Crash

    $9.5 Million Settlement For Triathlete Injured In Bus Crash
    Our client lost his right hand and suffered a traumatic brain injury, but despite these life-changing injuries, he is determined to move forward. His strength, will and determination are a true inspiration. We are proud to announce a $9.5…
Rank this Week: 4289

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Lawyers: How to Get Referrals from Existing Client

    Lawyers: How to Get Referrals from Existing Client
    When you think of your clients, do a few favorites come to mind? Do you know why they’re your favorites? Did they come from referrals? Have you taken time to write down the characteristics of these A+ clients to create a client profile?…
  • Apr 18

    Attorneys: Do you want to grow or sell your law firm?

    Attorneys: Do you want to grow or sell your law firm?
    Being a great attorney alone won’t significantly grow your practice’s revenue. And, studying to become the most certified lawyer in your market won’t add value to your practice if you’re hoping to eventually sell it.…
  • Mar 13

    An attorney’s fear of asking for money

    An attorney’s fear of asking for money
    Nothing seems to turn attorneys into quivering lumps of goo than asking a prospect for a retainer check. I don’t care if their area of practice is family law, estate planning, commercial litigation, elder law, etc. If you have a…
Rank this Week: 3075

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/
  • May 3

    Thank you for your readership

    Thank you for your readership
    The Legal Whiteboard ceased publication effective April 30, 2017. It was a wonderful ride for the editors. Thank you for your readership. For an explanation of why LWB ceased publication, see this farewell post. Going forward, Bill…
  • Apr 30

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (LWB Farewell Series)

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (LWB Farewell Series)
    This is my last Farewell Series Post -- a deep dive into the legal labor market from July 2015. I'll be producing more of this type of analysis as part of my ongoing research at Legal Evolution. What is more...
  • Apr 28

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)
    In October and November 2013, I had a series of three blog posts about changing demographics among law students. The first looked at changes in applicants from the top 240 feeder schools. The second documented a greater decrease in…
Rank this Week: 1823

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 30

    Kamagra tablette

    Kamagra tablette
    Elle a reduit les problemes de sante sexuelle chez les hommes dans une mesure importante.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 318

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

Covers enhancing the practice of law by maximizing the use of social media. By Gavin Ward.

http://wardblawg.com/
  • Apr 27

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
  • Apr 27

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
  • Feb 6

    Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?

    Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?
    Do you generate personal injury claims leads for sale in the UK? (qualified PI leads). Are you needing to sell PI domain names or websites? Or are you wanting a long-term solution of buying online assets that will give you local, high…
Rank this Week: 2201