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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/
  • Sep 26

    An Affair To Reprimand

    An Affair To Reprimand
    The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board web page reports On September 20, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Cameron Heaps Ippolito for violating a Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct that…
  • Sep 26

    Yeast Of the Misconduct: Bar Complaint Was "Craven, Cowardly, And Unmanly"

    Yeast Of the Misconduct: Bar Complaint Was "Craven, Cowardly, And Unmanly"
    A 30-day suspension has been imposed by the Virginia State Bar based on an agreed disposition. The complaint was counsel in a motor vehicle personal injury accident; respondent was opposing counsel. Respondent stipulated in the bar matter…
  • Sep 26

    A Long Time for A Fairly Simple Task

    A Long Time for A Fairly Simple Task
    An attorney who had neglected to pursue a divorce for a client was censured by the New Jersey Supreme Court. According to the report of the Disciplinary Review Board From late 2006 through 2012, respondent’s office seeking the status of...
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Sep 26

    United States v. Hills applies to MRE 414 as well

    United States v. Hills applies to MRE 414 as well
    No. 16-0704/AR. U.S. v. Dwight Harris, Jr. CCA 20131045. 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 the…
  • Sep 26

    Sentence Relief-Worth the Read

    Sentence Relief-Worth the Read
    This article showed that the vast majority of court-martial sentences are affirmed by AFCCA. On the rare occasion when sentence relief was granted, it was usually not based on factual sufficiency or sentence appropriateness. While there has…
  • Sep 25

    Junk Science Reign

    Junk Science Reign
    o starts a post at wrongfulconvictionsblog–Junk Science Reigns ____ So Much for True Science in the Courtroom. [W]hen the National Academy of Sciences report Forensic Science in the United States; A Path Forward was…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Sep 26

    Mistakes that Spell Checking Won’t Find

    Mistakes that Spell Checking Won’t Find
    If you type in a wrong word that has a valid synonym, a spellchecker won’t notice your error. At his blog, Wayne Scheiss gives several real-life examples of spellcheck goofs. Here are a few: The staff from Surgical Services, Medical...
  • Sep 26

    Dept. of Education No Longer Recognizes Accrediting Agency for Non Profit College

    Dept. of Education No Longer Recognizes Accrediting Agency for Non Profit College
    From Marketplace: The U.S. Department of Education has stopped recognizing the largest accreditor of for-profit colleges, citing numerous regulatory violations. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools had given its stamp…
  • Sep 26

    More Writing Advice from Mark Herrmann

    More Writing Advice from Mark Herrmann
    Prolixity And The Conservation Of Ambiguity. "The concept is this: Adding words does not always add clarity." (Scott Fruehwald)
Rank this Week: 1962

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 26

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC
    As the SVP of human resources, general counsel and secretary of Jockey International, Mark Jaeger is right where he wants to be in his career. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Jaeger was a good student with an interest in business and law.…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life
    My column this week at Above the Law rounds up 10 Tiny Tools to Simplify A Lawyer’s Life. I cover: ActiveWords. The post 10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Sep 22

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie
    Elevated first-year associate salaries seem to be the new normal at top law firms, but Michael Ray, Chief Legal Officer of Western Digital Corporation, thinks the new compensation schemes are “largely unsustainable.”…
Rank this Week: 388

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/
  • Sep 26

    Launching a New Law Practice Startup Workshop

    Launching a New Law Practice Startup Workshop
    We’re working with Starting Out Solo and a few of our favorite locals to host a law practice startup workshop this Friday, September 30th at 1pm. We’ve been hosting ‘group meetings’ for attorneys considering or just…
  • Sep 22

    4 Steps to Recruiting + Hiring Law Firm Employees Successfully

    4 Steps to Recruiting + Hiring Law Firm Employees Successfully
    Hiring law firm employees is one of the milestones along the journey to a successful and profitable practice. The need often arises quickly when the warning bell of too much work and too little time rings loudly. The biggest mistake is hiring…
  • Sep 16

    Susan Letterman White is our New Practice Advisor!

    Susan Letterman White is our New Practice Advisor!
    We are excited to finally, formally announce that we recently welcomed Susan Letterman White, JD, MS, as our newest Law Practice Advisor! Before joining LOMAP, Susan led Letterman White Consulting as its founder and Managing Partner and…
Rank this Week: 4688

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: 716

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 26

    Cocktails with the Court on September 29, 2016

    Cocktails with the Court on September 29, 2016
    The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association invites you to Cocktails with the Court on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm at Le Meridien, 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans. Cocktails with the Court…
  • Sep 12

    Cocktails with the Court on September 29, 2016

    Cocktails with the Court on September 29, 2016
    The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association invites you to Cocktails with the Court on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm at Le Meridien, 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans. Cocktails with the Court…
  • Sep 9

    Trends in Louisiana Chemical Exposure Cases on September 22, 2016

    Trends in Louisiana Chemical Exposure Cases on September 22, 2016
    Join Craig Isenberg as he explores current trends in Louisiana chemical exposure cases on September 22nd at 12 noon.   Does the defendant have the burden of proof?  Is scientific evidence needed to prove causation?  Can…
Rank this Week: 1691

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
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
  • Sep 23

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively
    Many lawyers believe that their productivity gets a boost when they multitask. Sadly, it may be just the opposite. But because multitasking isn’t going away anytime soon, lawyers can learn ways to break bad habits and multitask more…
  • Sep 21

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeffrey D. Polsky, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he counsels employers on California employment law issues, represents them in litigation, and writes for Fox Rothschild’s California…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Sep 26

    Duke upsets Notre Dame, 38-35. In South Bend.

    Duke upsets Notre Dame, 38-35. In South Bend.
    Amazing Saturday college football news. And in South Bend. Whoa. When I was a Duke student, few ever attended football games. Soccer and of course basketball is what drew student crowds....
  • Sep 24

    Sterling Hayden: Our Purest Lover of Being Alive.

    Sterling Hayden: Our Purest Lover of Being Alive.
    Although Hayden (1916-1986) was not in love with Hollywood or acting, he was a highly regarded actor who was cast in westerns, action films and film noir for over forty years, usually as a leading man. He was also a...
  • Sep 21

    Ben Disraeli on Bad Books.

    Ben Disraeli on Bad Books.
    Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) "Dizzy"...
Rank this Week: 1329

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 26

    Make Money Mondays: Mini Legal Service Packages, Take Two

    Make Money Mondays: Mini Legal Service Packages, Take Two
    Most lawyers are familiar with, and skeptical about offering mini legal services packages – which is really just a fancy name for unbundling . In other words, in contrast to a full service experience, from advice about a particular…
  • Sep 22

    UPDATE to Study Finds Solo Lawyers Bill Only Two Hours A Day

    UPDATE to Study Finds Solo Lawyers Bill Only Two Hours A Day
    You know the saying, “ask and ye shall receive?” It really works!  In yesterday’s post  Study Finds Solo Lawyers Bill Only Two Hours A Day, I questioned the results of a “Legal Trends Study” announced…
  • Sep 21

    Study Finds That Solo Lawyers Bill Only Two Hours A Day…But What Does That Mean?

    Study Finds That Solo Lawyers Bill Only Two Hours A Day…But What Does That Mean?
    Earlier this week at the Clio Cloud Conference, company co-founder Jack Newton announced the creation of the first Clio Legal Trends Report, the first such report based on data generated by Clio’s users.  Although the full report…
Rank this Week: 1200

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/
  • Sep 26

    Will tonight's debate feature UFOs?

    Will tonight's debate feature UFOs?
    What was that percentage?!?!I like this moment when Bill defends Hillary.Should be fun tonight.
  • Sep 23

    Justice Federico Moreno?

    Justice Federico Moreno?
    Former Chief Judge of the SDFLA, Federico Moreno, has made Donald Trump's short-list for Supreme Court Justices.  I love it.  Judge Moreno, who has been a district judge since 1990, would make a fantastic Justice.  He's smart,…
  • Sep 22

    Is flight from the police = reasonable suspicion or consciousness of guilt?

    Is flight from the police = reasonable suspicion or consciousness of guilt?
    Many courts have said yes over the years. See Illinois v. Wardlow, 528 U.S. 119 (2000).But the Supreme Court of Massachusetts has rightfully come out the other way in light of recent encounters between black men and the police:Second, as set…
Rank this Week: 61

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Best Legal Research Tools at Your Fingertip

    The Best Legal Research Tools at Your Fingertip
    If you’re an Oregon lawyer, the best legal research tools are only a mouse-click away on the OSB website.  Best of all, they’re free thanks to the revamped BarBooks platform. From the Member Login link on the OSB home…
  • Sep 23

    Picking Practice Management Software: A Guide for Lawyers — NWSidebar

    Picking Practice Management Software: A Guide for Lawyers — NWSidebar
    With all the different time and billing, practice management, and customer management programs these days, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your practice. Here are some red flags I’ve learned to recognize, as well as…
  • Sep 19

    Do You Know How to Resolve Lawyer Trust Account Issues?

    Do You Know How to Resolve Lawyer Trust Account Issues?
    A client’s relative offers to pay for your legal services.  Do you know how to structure this third-party payment? You receive a “retainer” of $5,000 to be accessed only if your client fails to pay her monthly bill…
Rank this Week: 4536

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/
  • Sep 26

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?
    Rebecca L. Sandefur, Elements of Professional Expertise: Understanding Relational and Substantive Expertise through Lawyers’ Impact, 80 Am. Soc. Rev. 909 (2015).Sida LiuLawyers play important roles in litigation. To scholars and law…
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
Rank this Week: 97

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
  • Sep 26

    The Future of Client Service

    The Future of Client Service
    I was recently challenged to explore what client service will look like in 2026. The good news is the conversation has already started, but the bad news is law firms have a long way to go. It is great that the idea of “client…
  • Sep 26

    The Future of Client Service

    The Future of Client Service
    I was recently challenged to explore what client service will look like in 2026. The good news is the conversation has already started, but the bad news is law firms have a long way to go. It is great that the idea of “client…
  • Sep 25

    What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

    What Will Law Look Like in 2026?
    As always, this year’s Futures Conference featured a crowd of wonderful speakers with provocative ideas. The theme of the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 program, “What will Law Look Like in 2026,”…
Rank this Week: 356

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    The Future of Client Service

    The Future of Client Service
    I was recently challenged to explore what client service will look like in 2026. The good news is the conversation has already started, but the bad news is law firms have a long way to go. It is great that the idea of “client…
  • Sep 26

    The Future of Client Service

    The Future of Client Service
    I was recently challenged to explore what client service will look like in 2026. The good news is the conversation has already started, but the bad news is law firms have a long way to go. It is great that the idea of “client…
  • Sep 25

    What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

    What Will Law Look Like in 2026?
    As always, this year’s Futures Conference featured a crowd of wonderful speakers with provocative ideas. The theme of the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 program, “What will Law Look Like in 2026,”…
Rank this Week: 3530

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Sep 26

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Sep 23

    Help With Mediating Your Civil Dispute

    Help With Mediating Your Civil Dispute
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Are you preparing to file for divorce? Is your marriage just starting out, but you want to get a prenuptial agreement? Maybe struggles with child support and custody are…
  • Sep 21

    Why You Might Consider Using a Motor Lawyer

    Why You Might Consider Using a Motor Lawyer
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post If you have been stopped for a driving offence, and are facing a fine, and points on your licence, contacting a motor lawyer could be a good idea. Doing so could save…
Rank this Week: 3340

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/
  • Sep 25

    Corporate Security Practices: Can Verizon Handle Yahoo?

    Corporate Security Practices: Can Verizon Handle Yahoo?
    This post describes a specific situation I encountered with Verizon but has some general implications for how individuals should remember to protect their own personal digital security. And how companies should protect…
  • Sep 16

    Delivering what clients want + getting paid for it (Live from #COLPM Futures)

    Delivering what clients want + getting paid for it (Live from #COLPM Futures)
    This is a live blog post from the College of Law Practice Management 2016 Futures Conference (link to PDF of agenda). As a live post, please forgive any typos or misunderstandings of meaning. This session is How will we better…
  • Sep 11

    Litigation Finance – How It Works at Bentham

    Litigation Finance – How It Works at Bentham
    I recently spoke with Dave Kerstein, an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Bentham IMF to learn more about litigation finance. Before sharing what I learned, some background… Background: My Long Interest in Applying…
Rank this Week: 645

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1417

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Sep 23

    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses $4.6 Million Jury Award and Orders New Trial

    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses $4.6 Million Jury Award and Orders New Trial
    This case involves a company, Henry S. Miller Commercial Company (“HSM”), who set up commercial property transactions by a buyer who claimed to be the beneficiary of a large trust fund. The buyer was in fact a truck driver who had…
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
Rank this Week: 2132

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/
  • Sep 23

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)
    Slide deck courtesy of Dan Katz at Chicago-Kent. Building Your Personal (Legal) Brand - Some Thoughts for Law Students and Others - Professor Daniel Martin Katz from Daniel Katz
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
  • Sep 5

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock
    For the last couple of years, Dan Katz has been telling me and anyone else who would listen that law will eventually be a subfield of finance. Following Dan's reasoning, this will occur because legal risk can be modeled and...
Rank this Week: 1963

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Sep 22

    How client succession is driving law firm consolidation

    How client succession is driving law firm consolidation
    Maybe, as the President of the United States believes, the world needs more Canada. What we do know is that the world evidently needs fewer Canadian law firms. It’s been a busy month in the Canadian legal marketplace. On…
  • Sep 1

    The ethics of innovation

    The ethics of innovation
    Earlier this year, a legal periodical called me up and asked my opinion of third-party litigation financing. As you might know, my view of this particular innovation (detailed here on three previous occasions) is not…
  • Aug 4

    Some light summertime reading for you

    Some light summertime reading for you
    Even though Law21 was offline for the first half of 2016, I was still busy writing a number of articles and contributing columns to several publications worldwide. Now that they’ve all been published, and since, let’s face…
Rank this Week: 3341

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/
  • Sep 21

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Discussing Risk (Trends, Conflicts, OCGs & More)

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Discussing Risk (Trends, Conflicts, OCGs & More)
    VIDEO: "Law Firm Risk Discussion" -- At the recent ILTA conference, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mike Guernon, director of new business and conflicts at Orrick, and seasoned Risk Roundtable veteran. This was part of the…
  • Sep 20

    Information Security: Certification, the Cloud and Client

    Information Security: Certification, the Cloud and Client
    Two interesting security updates to share. First, Philip N. Yannella, Partner and co-leader of Ballard Spahr’s privacy and security group, writes: "Law Firms Are Seeking Data Security Certification (Perspective)" --"In the wake of a…
  • Sep 19

    Conflicts News: Consistently Checked, Sides Switched

    Conflicts News: Consistently Checked, Sides Switched
    Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons US partners remind us: "Consistent Conflicts Checks Are Critical" --"Most lawyers dread the process of checking, evaluating and resolving conflicts of interest. Perhaps it's because 'conflicts' issues…
Rank this Week: 245

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: 3124

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Sep 20

    Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patient

    Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patient
    Do Hard Cases Make Bad Law? The idea that hard cases make bad law is often repeated,[1] but is not always correct. Law professors using the Socratic Method often change the facts of a hypothetical to flesh out the meaning and limitations of a…
  • Sep 6

    End of Summer Reflection

    End of Summer Reflection
    Labor Day has passed. And OnLawyering has inadvertently taken the whole summer off! I assure you that’s not because its principal has done the same. Just the opposite. For me it has been an outrageously busy and quite productive summer.…
  • May 27

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

    Judge Rules That That the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justify the Release of a Drug Offender
    “Earth’s most impassable barriers – as Lincoln the lawyer knew, as Lincoln the writer knew – are often those formed not of walls and trenches, nor even of mountains and oceans, but of laws and words.”[1] Senior…
Rank this Week: 521

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: 3453

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    Plaintiff Cannot Sue For Legal Malpractice Because His Claim Was Viable When He Fired the Lawyer

    Plaintiff Cannot Sue For Legal Malpractice Because His Claim Was Viable When He Fired the Lawyer
    This opinion of the Seventh Circuit discusses a legal malpractice case arising out of a class action. The plaintiff, Carlos Rocha, brought a class action against Federal Express. He alleged that Federal Express did not properly classify his…
  • Sep 18

    ARDC Files Complaint Against Immigration Lawyer

    ARDC Files Complaint Against Immigration Lawyer
    The case is captioned In the Matter of Scott I. Yu, No. 2016PR00104. Immigration malpractice is troubling for courts because Illinois does not allow a plaintiff to recover non-economic damages. Also, often the plaintiff has been deported so…
  • Sep 15

    Avvo’s Online Directory Is Protected by the First Amendment

    Avvo’s Online Directory Is Protected by the First Amendment
    I have written before about Avvo and how frustrating it can be to be reviewed on Avvo. Often the reviews are baseless angry rants. Indeed, one of the reviews on my own Avvo profile is by a person who never engaged me (and I believe never…
Rank this Week: 2750

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Sep 16

    OBA MAP Reading Room for August 2016

    OBA MAP Reading Room for August 2016
    Apparently, August was a big month for law practice management and technology articles. I ended up with twenty-six articles we have placed in the OBA Management Assistance Program Reading Room for the month. The linked articles range from…
  • Sep 12

    On Law Firm Profitability and Being a Jetson

    On Law Firm Profitability and Being a Jetson
    Law firms are businesses. Businesses should have the goal of being profitable. The September/October 2016 issue of Law Practice Magazine is the annual finance issue. The cover story is Increasing Law Firm Profitability by Instilling Values by…
  • Sep 6

    Big Data, Little Data: It’s All Useful Data

    Big Data, Little Data: It’s All Useful Data
    We hear a lot about big data these days. But what about our "little data?" By that I mean the routine information that we discard because we have never thought of trying to capture it. Here's my post on Attorney@Work...
Rank this Week: 1210

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/
  • Sep 16

    Women Lawyers Leveraging Social Networks: Presenting Your Best Self

    Women Lawyers Leveraging Social Networks: Presenting Your Best Self
    Social media has become a staple of personal interactions and brand management, but what kinds of content should job-seeking law students post online? Christina Martini (@TinaMartini10), National Hiring Partner-Associate Recruiting…
  • Sep 13

    So You’re a 3L Now? Tips on Securing a Post-Bar Job

    So You’re a 3L Now? Tips on Securing a Post-Bar Job
    The time is finally here. You’re a 3L now. The last two years as a 1L and 2L may linger a little, but they are far gone now. After the initial excitement of returning to law school, you might begin to fret a little at the thought of…
  • Sep 13

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel
    On September 12th Ms. JD sat down with a talented group of attorneys who work for companies of various sizes and name brands - each of whom has taken a different route to land in-house.  Our panel of experts shared how they…
Rank this Week: 211

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Infinite Variety

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Infinite Variety
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
  • Sep 8

    Effective Strategies for Sharing Legal Documents Securely

    Effective Strategies for Sharing Legal Documents Securely
    Watch an on-demand presentation on how to share and collaborate on documents with clients securely and efficiently. Get ready to learn some powerful tips and approaches designed to safeguard your digital files and improve collaboration on…
  • Sep 7

    Accellis Technology Group Ranked Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companie

    Accellis Technology Group Ranked Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companie
    CLEVELAND, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Accellis Technology Group, Cleveland's foremost Managed Services Provider, Cybersecurity and Legal Consulting IT firm, was ranked as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.The…
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Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

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

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?
    Do you only see what you want to see? Your mindset, or view of the world, is the key to setting the pace for growth in your firm. The amazing difference between a lawyer who grows quickly and profitably and one who does not has everything to…
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?
    Converting from PC-based systems to Macintosh computers seems to be a very popular question these days among solo and small firm lawyers. The popularity of the Apple product line among attorneys is exceptionally deep, and its overall customer…
  • Aug 5

    Lawyers: Proposed regulations offer marketing opportunity

    Lawyers: Proposed regulations offer marketing opportunity
    PDF of the proposed regulations.  
Rank this Week: 3382

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

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

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet
    “Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” — SenecaAny reader of this effort (or my various social…
  • Aug 20

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016
    Below is a list (without specific description or review- at least for now) of some of the books I have picked up, or purchased via Audible, recently. It won't be too difficult to figure out that several of these were recommended specifically…
  • Aug 11

    Want to Be a Better Writer? - Make More Arguments Outside of Your Head

    Want to Be a Better Writer? - Make More Arguments Outside of Your Head
    For all the writing attorneys do in service of explanation and persuasion, most of us don't consider how to hone and expand that ability. Below are several ways you can sharpen your pencil (timely metaphor in the information age), mainly by…
Rank this Week: 3174

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 13

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App
    LEAP legal practice management software just became first to market with a cloud-based document assembly solution. LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web Apps was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 13

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano
    This week, Sam talks with Michele DeStefano, law professor and founder of LawWithoutWalls, about how to be a creative problem solver. Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano was originally published on…
  • Sep 12

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment
    MyCase users who currently accept credit card payments using Authorize.Net have until the end of 2016 to switch to MyCase Payments. MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payments was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
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Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    9 Reasons to Use the New TopForm Web

    9 Reasons to Use the New TopForm Web
    The first and best bankruptcy filing software just got better. Much better. We’re pleased to introduce you to TopForm Web. It’s an all-online version of our popular TopForm software, and it’s a quantum leap forward in…
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. Work…
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. An…
Rank this Week: 1456

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 7

    September issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    September issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    The September, 2016 issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC) was posted recently on the Edge International website. The issue begins with our group’s tribute to our late partner Ed Wesemann, which I…
  • Aug 30

    Ed Wesemann: 1946 – 2016

    Ed Wesemann: 1946 – 2016
    Many long-time readers of this blog know of my close friendship, deep respect and profound affection for Edge colleague Ed Wesemann who recently was taken from us after a valiant battle with cancer. The full impact of our loss personally and…
  • Aug 10

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    The August issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. We start off with a warm welcome to Shirley Anne Fortina, our newest principal,…
Rank this Week: 1243

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: 2752

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/
  • Sep 6

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video
    We always encourage the lawyers we coach to practice alone, aloud, and a lot. We also suggest that they make video of themselves so they can watch their presentation. This suggestion, of course, is often met with grunts, groans, and…
  • Jul 6

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech

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

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose
    Have you seen it? The TED Talk with 30 million views? You know, the Wonder Woman power pose? If you have, you have a general idea of what I’m writing about. If not, read on, and then click to the talk after you have read this post.…
Rank this Week: 1885

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
  • Sep 4

    Google Kills Hangouts On Air

    Google Kills Hangouts On Air
    Google is apparently discontinuing the public "Hangouts On Air" feature. Hangouts On Air allowed users to broadcast a video stream (lecture, presentation, performance, or other event) and make it accessible to anyone with the URL. Public…
  • Sep 4

    Is Birthdatabase.com Gone Forever?

    Is Birthdatabase.com Gone Forever?
    One of our favorite unofficial sources for dates of birth, Birthdatabase.com, is currently unavailable. The site's URL redirects to the blog of an apparently defunct site called seeme.com.          …
  • Sep 4

    Google Introduces New Email Security Warning in Gmail

    Google Introduces New Email Security Warning in Gmail
    Google has introduced a new security warning system to flag potentially malicious incoming email messages in Google at Work's Gmail Inbox. This is in addition to Google's existing efforts to keep known "spam" out of users' Inboxes. Users…
Rank this Week: 3108

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)
    Allison Shields and I were talking the other day about LinkedIn and whether it was time to write a new edition of our book, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers. Whether or not it’s time for a new edition, it became clear that we (meaning…
  • Jul 26

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting
    I recently read Greg McKeown‘s excellent book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Lots of good ideas in the book, but the one that has stuck with me is the “quarterly personal offsite meeting.” I’ve…
  • Jun 30

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable
    One of my favorite writing outlets these days is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog. I’m a regular participant in a series of monthly roundtable discussions by LTRC board members on technology…
Rank this Week: 1226

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Aug 29

    Amazon Kindle Version Released: Knowledge Management for Lawyer

    Amazon Kindle Version Released: Knowledge Management for Lawyer
    I’m happy to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers was just released on the Amazon Kindle Platform! Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon and a few more for the Kindle version,…
  • Aug 4

    Three Tips For a More Focused and Productive Meeting

    Three Tips For a More Focused and Productive Meeting
    Everybody seems to hate meetings. We all complain about them. We’re too busy with real work to waste time sitting around, just talking. Well, I recently had a very good, focused, and productive planning meeting with my key managers.…
  • Apr 17

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon
    I am excited to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers is now available on Amazon.com. Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon, but the wait is over. This will be especially helpful for those who…
Rank this Week: 4335

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 4354

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/
  • Aug 24

    Lead change or hang on for dear life

    Lead change or hang on for dear life
    Change is.  Years ago, many people debated whether the legal industry was changing.  Truth be told, the debate was silly.  Change is.  The only question is the speed of change.  It used to be slow.  It took years…
  • Jul 28

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”
    My friend John Chisholm sent me an article on why diversity programs in law firms are failing. (Talk about a small world–An Aussie sending an article from a Canadian publication to a guy in Chicago!)  The article includes this…
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
Rank this Week: 385

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Aug 23

    Findlaw gives bad advice about hiring freelance lawyer

    Findlaw gives bad advice about hiring freelance lawyer
    Yesterday, Findlaw published Hiring a Remote Freelance Lawyer: is it Right for Your Practice?, by Jonathan Tung. Much of the advice in this trainwreck of a poorly-written post is wrong. The most significant piece of bad…
  • Jul 31

    Casetext’s CARA Analyzes Briefs to Help You Find More Relevant Case

    Casetext’s CARA Analyzes Briefs to Help You Find More Relevant Case
    What is CARA? Judges have clerks. Law professors have research assistants. Now, you, too, can have your own research assistant: one whose work takes seconds, not hours or days, to complete. Innovative legal research service Casetext recently…
  • Jul 6

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

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is known for many things: for being Texas’s “Tweeter Laureate”; for being on Donald Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court justices despite repeatedly mocking the…
Rank this Week: 4384

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

About accident & injury law, diversity, health law, insurance law, law practice management, lawyer lifestyle, small law firms, tax law, women in the law, and legal humor. By Kim R. Brown.

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor
    There are instances when issues arise between the contractor and the owner most probably due to damages caused by the home construction or renovation. In these circumstances, the owner has the right to demand repairs from the contractor.…
  • Aug 2

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    My former law partner once argued with me that being in our law firm partnership was like being in a marriage, to which I quipped, “Yes, only without the love and affection part.”  Smile. And, having been married more than…
  • Jun 3

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
Rank this Week: 2883

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
  • Jul 28

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them
    Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise.…
  • Jun 23

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Question: An owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor owed us money so we sued them in our state (not Georgia!); the court awarded a judgment in our favor, but the defendant – debtor now resides or transacts…
Rank this Week: 1257

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Aug 5

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity
    Ken Adams has a short lesson on spotting and eliminating syntactic ambiguity. “What is this ‘syntactic ambiguity’?” you ask. It’s what happens when the structure of a sentence makes the sentence subject to more than one…
  • Aug 4

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?
    Is a cat A “who” or a “that”?
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
Rank this Week: 1109