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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/
  • Mar 31

    Airport Altercation

    Airport Altercation
    An Illinois Hearing Board has recommended that a petition for reinstatement to practice be denied. The attorney's first ethics violation involved her failure to disclose her client's death during settlement negotiations of a workers'…
  • Mar 31

    Prosecution Of Defense Attorneys Draws Scrutiny

    Prosecution Of Defense Attorneys Draws Scrutiny
    The Charlotte Observer has picked up on the stories that we ran concerning the North Carolina State Bar prosecution of two death penalty defense attorneys. Two defense attorneys face accusations of professional misconduct for a piece of their…
  • Mar 31

    Mother F***er

    Mother F***er
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court accepted the resignation of an attorney who had abused the trust of an elderly client. The title is a reference to the last two quoted paragraphs. The court told the story In 2005, Respondent began assisting...
Rank this Week: 597

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/
  • Mar 31

    The Barristers Club Open House is April 28

    The Barristers Club Open House is April 28
    The Barristers Club invites law students and attorneys to its annual Open House on April 28. The Open House is a unique opportunity for new lawyers to learn how to...
  • Mar 31

    Engage Your Summer Associates in Pro Bono Service With the Justice & Diversity Center

    Engage Your Summer Associates in Pro Bono Service With the Justice & Diversity Center
    Registration is open for the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project’s (HAP) Summer Associates in Public Service Program. The program enables firms to provide crucial legal services to...
  • Mar 31

    Magna Carta Celebrates Its 800th Anniversary

    Magna Carta Celebrates Its 800th Anniversary
    Eight hundred years ago, the sealing of Magna Carta on a grassy English meadow at Runnymeade by the Thames took place when barons coerced King John of England into granting...
Rank this Week: 1939

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    5 Basic Cyber Security Controls Every Firm MUST Have in Place

    5 Basic Cyber Security Controls Every Firm MUST Have in Place
    As we continue our discussion on what, specifically, law firms can do to create a security program, we recognize that a number of firms are still lagging when it comes to basic technical controls that play a major role in combating data…
  • Mar 26

    Win A Cyber Security & Network Assessment

    Win A Cyber Security & Network Assessment
    Take control of your network – enter to win a Cyber Security & Network Assessment from Accellis. This assessment will provide invaluable insight into your IT infrastructure – which can be used to plan your future IT direction,…
  • Mar 20

    One Simple Tool for More Powerful Searche

    One Simple Tool for More Powerful Searche
    Not too long ago, a law firm client of ours was working on a high-profile case involving an employee stealing a large sum of money from his employer through mail fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft. The defendant’s personal laptop was…
Rank this Week: 4727

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/
  • Mar 31

    Law Students and Attachment Disorder

    Law Students and Attachment Disorder
    In a lengthy posting on Law Crossing, Harrison Barnes offers a valuable discussion of attachment disorder and relates it to an attorney’s success on the job: What is so significant about this is that your career and the success you...
  • Mar 31

    Point-counterpoint on proposed word limit for federal appellate brief

    Point-counterpoint on proposed word limit for federal appellate brief
    As you may know, there's a proposed rule change to limit federal appellate briefs to 12,500 words (from 14,000). The National Law Journal has a point-counterpoint style post on the proposed rule change featuring opinions from several legal…
  • Mar 31

    The Scott Fruehwald Method of Slow Reading

    The Scott Fruehwald Method of Slow Reading
    When I was in college, many people were into speed reading, such as the Evelyn Wood Method of Speed Reading. The idea behind these approaches was to skip over unnecessary words like articles, prepositions, adjectives, and adverbs that slowed…
Rank this Week: 921

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/
  • Mar 31

    Judge Mark Fuller Strikes Back...

    Judge Mark Fuller Strikes Back...
    ...and claims that his drunk wife was faking it on the 911 call.  The "Brad Blog" has all of the details:The Birmingham attorney for U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller says that, despite 911 audio which seems to suggest otherwise,…
  • Mar 30

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing
    This time it's prisons.  The N.Y. Times Magazine took a close look at our prison system and it isn't pretty. The first article is about our SuperMax.  It's really really bad:Inmates at the ADX spend approximately 23 hours of each…
  • Mar 26

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge
    Here's an interesting piece on judicial productivity by Judge William Young and Jordan Singer.  It discusses how courtroom hours are way down across the board.  But our District still has quite a bit of in court hours, and we rank…
Rank this Week: 137

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 242

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Ross Douthat has questions; Outside…

    Ross Douthat has questions; Outside Counsel has answers:YesYesYes(a) Sure; (b)Yes; (c) Yes; (d) join the 21st Century; (e) no; (f) no(a) Yes; (b) noNo (a) No; (b) No *______________________________________________________________*…
  • Mar 28

    At UB Research & Writing is a three…

    At UB Research & Writing is a three semester course taught by non-tenure track faculty who almost certainly work harder and are better grounded than most  law school faculty, so I have a little bit of a problem with the program. That…
  • Mar 27

    A few months ago four partners from the…

    A few months ago four partners from the Commercial Litigation Department of an old-line Buffalo firm walked out and opened the Buffalo office of what had been up to that time a medium sized Rochester firm. This was big news for several…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 358

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/
  • Mar 31

    New Webinar Recording: New Business Intake & Conflicts (Building the Business Case)

    New Webinar Recording: New Business Intake & Conflicts (Building the Business Case)
     We saw tremendous interest in the recent webinar: New Business Intake & Conflicts (Making the Business Case to Invest).For those unable to attend live, a recording is now available online via this link.Session DetailsImproving…
  • Mar 30

    Engagements Matter (Conflicts, Disqualifications & "Hot Potatoes")

    Engagements Matter (Conflicts, Disqualifications & "Hot Potatoes")
    Interesting disqualification story including a bit of debate about engagement letters, a topic we've touched on repeatedly recently: "Greenberg Traurig Is Disqualified in 2 TitleMax Suits" --"Greenberg Traurig and Atlanta partner Mark Trigg…
  • Mar 18

    More Conflicting Opinions on the Billable Hour – "Unkillable Business Poison"?

    More Conflicting Opinions on the Billable Hour – "Unkillable Business Poison"?
    Several stories this week on economic matters touching risk issues. Following the article on business intake, client selection and revenue, yesterday we posted on "bombs waiting in our files," and today we continue the trend of pointing out…
Rank this Week: 1375

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 455

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 31

    Podcast #12: Ellie Krug on Starting a Firm and Litigating as Both a Man and as a Woman

    Podcast #12: Ellie Krug on Starting a Firm and Litigating as Both a Man and as a Woman
    Google is going to start directly penalizing websites that aren’t mobile device–friendly. We explain why this is important. Also, in its secret labs Google is learning to tell whether you are lying or not. Just something else to…
  • Mar 30

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook
    The busier your law practice, the more overwhelming your email inbox becomes. Here are three tools in Microsoft Outlook to help manage all those emails.
  • Mar 27

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy.

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy.
    To save you the frustrating experience I had with getting set up to podcast, here is my just-get-this-stuff list, which is also what we are using right now to record the Lawyerist Podcast.
Rank this Week: 128

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 31

    What is litigation finance?

    What is litigation finance?
    In recent years, litigation finance has seen something of a meteoric rise among lawyers and CFOs alike. And yet, the practice still remains something of a mystery. The post What is litigation finance? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Mar 30

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school
    A former partner at a Pennsylvania law firm who served at one point as president of her county bar association not only lacked a law… The post AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?
    “The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,” according to a telephone survey of 350 attorneys which was recently published by Robert Half Legal. Thirty-two percent of attorneys interviewed said…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Mar 31

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution
    Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, The Federal Asbestos Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL-875): Black Hole or New Paradigm?, 23 Widener L.J. 97 (2013).Linda MullenixHow many federal courts scholars can identify what is meant by the…
  • Mar 30

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination
    Phil Tiemeyer, Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013).Serena MayeriIn my employment discrimination course, I use Diaz v. Pan American Airlines (5th Cir. 1971), overturning Pan Am’s ban on…
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
Rank this Week: 351

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
  • Mar 31

    Just Passed the Bar: Want to Go Solo?

    Just Passed the Bar: Want to Go Solo?
    You've finished law school and passed the bar. Now the youthful energy that carried you through six, seven or eight years of higher education needs to focus on paying the bills. If you are like many new attorneys, you are carrying six figures…
  • Mar 30

    Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Referral

    Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Referral
    You’ve invested time and energy in creating a referral network, but building the network wasn’t an end in itself. The goal is getting and giving the referrals you need to sustain and grow your practice. So, when the calls start…
  • Mar 27

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic
    For our new Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we've invited a dream team of law practice technology experts to tell us their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly.…
Rank this Week: 3371

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 31

    Just Passed the Bar: Want to Go Solo?

    Just Passed the Bar: Want to Go Solo?
    You've finished law school and passed the bar. Now the youthful energy that carried you through six, seven or eight years of higher education needs to focus on paying the bills. If you are like many new attorneys, you are carrying six figures…
  • Mar 30

    Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Referral

    Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Referral
    You’ve invested time and energy in creating a referral network, but building the network wasn’t an end in itself. The goal is getting and giving the referrals you need to sustain and grow your practice. So, when the calls start…
  • Mar 27

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic
    For our new Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we've invited a dream team of law practice technology experts to tell us their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly.…
Rank this Week: 475

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Mar 31

    Work is in the air

    Work is in the air
    ‘I love the turning back of the clocks, BabyB.’ It was my solicitor SlipperySlope on another visit to chambers with his neice NurserySlope. ‘Why’s that?’ I asked innocently. ‘Oh, you know. Nights drawing…
  • Mar 30

    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…
  • Mar 23

    London Counsel

    London Counsel
    TheBusker gives as good as he gets when he encounters a plain-speaking opponent in a Yorkshire court
Rank this Week: 1287

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/
  • Mar 30

    Happy 70th birthday, Eric Patrick 'God' Clapton.

    Happy 70th birthday, Eric Patrick 'God' Clapton.
    Happy 70th Birthday Eric Patrick "God" Clapton (b. March 30 1945). I first heard you on Yardbirds tracks I started collecting at 13 but 2 weeks after my 15th birthday on March 10, 1968 you played a live version of...
  • Mar 27

    In praise of structure: For lawyers and other underachievers.

    In praise of structure: For lawyers and other underachievers.
    Above: E practicing Structure. This 2006 post is from our famous Evergreen Collection. We haven't seen a need to revise it much. Do we lawyers know how to get things done, done right and done on time? Do we...
  • Mar 27

    Religion as mental illness at best.

    Religion as mental illness at best.
    "In the course of history," Adouous Huxley famously wrote in the Saturday Evening Post on October 18, 1958, "many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country."…
Rank this Week: 434

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Mar 30

    Commingling and Lawyer Trust Account

    Commingling and Lawyer Trust Account
    Most lawyers are keenly aware of the prohibition against commingling personal funds with IOLTA funds.  However, this does not mean that a lawyer is never allowed to deposit the lawyer’s own funds into the IOLTA account. …
  • Mar 24

    3 Tips to Beat Procrastination

    3 Tips to Beat Procrastination
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Quick tips to help you get back on track when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Quick tips to help you get back on track when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Feeling overwhelmed by your work and unable to get…
  • Mar 23

    Finding Lost Will

    Finding Lost Will
    Occasionally we field calls at the PLF from lawyers or members of the public looking for a lost will.  If you find yourself in this position, here are some excellent tips, courtesy of the Washington State Bar Association: People…
Rank this Week: 1435

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
  • Mar 30

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.…
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
Rank this Week: 3534

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/
  • Mar 30

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware
    On 28 January 2015, DoD issued an instruction (DODI 1304.33) protecting against inappropriate relationships during recruiting and entry level training. Paragraph 1.a.(1)(k) of Enclosure (3) of this instruction expressly prohibits recruiters…
  • Mar 29

    Is there an SVC crisis?

    Is there an SVC crisis?
    I am for (and against) the SVC program.  I am mostly for it because it is necessary.  Over the years and prior to the Air Force start there were regulations in place that required the trial counsel to inform the “victim”…
  • Mar 10

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    A couple of items have come across the transom today which are worth the read to military practitioners. James E. Baker, Is Military Justice Sentencing on the March? Should it be? And if so, Where should it Head? Court-Martial Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 187

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1866

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/
  • Mar 26

    Ms. JD Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors!

    Ms. JD Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors!
    Ms. JD, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession, is very excited to welcome Jane Rosales and Erin Callahan to the Board of Directors. Erin Callahan attended her first Ms.…
  • Mar 25

    4 Laws and Safety Regulations for Women Trucker

    4 Laws and Safety Regulations for Women Trucker
    Nearly 200,000 women in the U.S. currently have a career in truck driving, and the male-dominated industry is seeing an increase in women earning their CDLs each year. Female drivers are four times more likely to pass the CDL exam on the…
  • Mar 23

    Worth the Wait: Navigating the Law School Waitlist Proce

    Worth the Wait: Navigating the Law School Waitlist Proce
    No one has ever said that the law school admissions process was fun. What can make it even worse is finding out one or several of your top law school choices have decided to place you on the waitlist. For many students, placing on the…
Rank this Week: 236

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Mar 26

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Associate Attorney

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Associate Attorney
    Job Opening / Opportunity in Williamsport, PA: McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is looking to hire a full-time associate attorney with 1-7 years experience who is interested in working in the general practice of law, with a…
  • Mar 16

    Job Opportunity — Office Manager / Paralegal / Assistant

    Job Opportunity — Office Manager / Paralegal / Assistant
    A growing solo practice PI firm in Conshohocken, PA is looking for someone who can do it all.  A great job opportunity!  The ideal candidate will have: three or more years’ experience in a plaintiffs personal injury law firm…
  • Mar 16

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Paralegal

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Paralegal
    Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, is a boutique trusts and estates law firm with 17 attorneys and 6 paralegals located 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia in West Conshohocken.  They have a job opening / opportunity…
Rank this Week: 2111

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Mar 26

    Accident attorney riverside will help

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

    Practice Meat

    Practice Meat
    Practice Meat A handful of instances a 12 months, each and every year, I brush off the patio furniture in the back yard, eliminate the cover from the propane fuel barbecue and wipe it down. My pals commence to arrive we break out the wine and…
  • Dec 26

    Stark Law

    Stark Law
    Stark Law There is a practice referred to as Physician self-referral. This is when a doctor refers a patient to a health care facility, which he has portion ownership, fiscal interests or investment in. It is thought to be a conflict of…
Rank this Week: 4717

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning
    NYTimes report:" As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the…
  • Mar 16

    Jury System and China

    Jury System and China
    See  http://www.fdi-law.com/en/view.php?id=2540 for dissertation "Jury System and China": Jury System and China发布日期:2012-02-24…
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
Rank this Week: 872

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Mar 25

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming
    In most law firms, brainstorming processes are dominated by power partners or simply those with force of personality. When this happens, the scope of the process is narrowed and many participants may be disenfranchised. If the goal of a…
  • Mar 19

    Do Lawyers Need to Blog?

    Do Lawyers Need to Blog?
    It may seem self-evident that Kevin O’Keefe, founder and CEO of LexBlog – the blogging site specifically designed for lawyers and law firms – would be of the opinion that lawyers ought to blog. But, as is often the case with…
  • Mar 11

    Does your Firm Need a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)?

    Does your Firm Need a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)?
    Awareness among businesses of the importance of customer experience has never been greater. By considering how companies assess this experience and work to improve it –  such as the introduction of the chief experience officer…
Rank this Week: 1799

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Mar 25

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior

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

    Aspiring lawyers get the chance to hear about the legal profession

    Aspiring lawyers get the chance to hear about the legal profession
    Diversity in the legal profession will once again be on the agenda during The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair which will take place April 10th and 11th in Washington, DC. The two-day conference … Read More
  • Mar 16

    Loretta Lynch confirmation vote expected this week

    Loretta Lynch confirmation vote expected this week
    Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s next attorney general could have her confirmation vote this week. The President announced his intention to nominate Lynch to succeed outgoing Attorney General Eric…
Rank this Week: 3911

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier

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

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling
    Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University. Currently, he is teaching a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Eric Persson., is today’s guest blogger, and he is…
  • Mar 3

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book
    The American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law recently chose Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb, as an editor of a new book to be published. This book will be a practical, legal guide to the mechanics and…
Rank this Week: 2963

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Mar 23

    23rd Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on May 14, 2015

    23rd Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on May 14, 2015
    Please join us on May 14, 2015 from 2 pm – 4 pm for our discussion on ethics and professionalism featuring Dr. Jack Bass and Professor Sally Richardson. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge…
  • Mar 22

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!
    Join the Federal Bar Association in March, April or May and receive 3 free CLE hours in 2015. The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of attorneys involved in…
  • Mar 21

    State vs. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure CLE – April 22, 2015

    State vs. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure CLE – April 22, 2015
    State Versus Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Similarities and Differences Please join the Hon. Jane Triche Milazzo, M. Nan Alessandra, and William D. Aaron, Jr. for an in depth discussion on the similarities…
Rank this Week: 630

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Mar 22

    Gamification in Law Firm

    Gamification in Law Firm
    Here is my draft working paper on Gamification in Law Firms which looks at the use of gamification in law firms to increase productivity and collaboration, among other benefits. This paper provides a framework for approaching…
  • Mar 9

    Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released

    Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released
    The second edition of my book, Virtual Law Practice, will be released from ABA LPD Publishing this month. (There will be a digital copy for sale in the coming months and eventually it gets released on Amazon for those of you who want other…
  • Dec 16

    Practicing Law Online Ebook

    Practicing Law Online Ebook
    Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes…
Rank this Week: 3974

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/
  • Mar 22

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future
    Good design sells. Design Gains Importance as Devices Get More Personal (NYT, 19 March 2015) focused on tech wearables. Principles for wearables, however, apply everywhere. Success requires ensuring such easy use…
  • Mar 8

    Big Law, Fast Food, and Lawyer Exceptionalism

    Big Law, Fast Food, and Lawyer Exceptionalism
    Reading McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul in the New York Times this weekend got me thinking about Big Law and the legal market. What could fast food possibly have to do with Big Law? Maybe nothing. But many markets try…
  • Feb 22

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm
    Lawyers and law firms have a reputation for resisting new things. Yet both have changed quite a bit in recent decades. Understanding these changes, and how to encourage future ones, was the topic of a presentation – Strategies…
Rank this Week: 1849

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Covers legal fees, malpractice, ethics, lawyer selection, and current legal events. By John Toothman.

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Mar 21

    Innocent Targets: Target class action settlement worthless to consumer

    Innocent Targets: Target class action settlement worthless to consumer
    Consumer class actions are supposed to bundle many small consumer claims together so justice will be done.  Normally, such small claims wouldn’t be viable on their own because there’s not enough at stake to justify the legal…
  • Mar 15

    Legal Roulette: Malpractice insurer seeks to drop claims after the fact

    Legal Roulette: Malpractice insurer seeks to drop claims after the fact
    Insurance is a form of gambling:  You put your bet down (call it a premium), then the wheel of life starts spinning, and you see what happens while the wheel spins for the term of your policy.  If the ball … Continue reading…
  • Mar 11

    Atlantic City Casino: Contingent fees are not for everyone

    Atlantic City Casino: Contingent fees are not for everyone
    New Jersey sued Exxon Mobil for billions in environmental damages, using a private law firm, which gets a big piece of the taxpayers’ pie, even though the state has plenty of lawyers of its own who are paid much less.  ……
Rank this Week: 1960

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Mar 20

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

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

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    Whether you have never been to an ABA TECHSHOW or you have been to several in the past, it is time to sign up to attend this year. With the increasing daily use of technology in lawyer's practices and the...
  • Mar 3

    Uniformity vs. Creativity

    Uniformity vs. Creativity
    Are uniformity and creativity two competing concepts? Does striving for uniformity kill creativity? My column in the February 2015 Oklahoma Bar Journal is titled Uniformity vs. Creativity and I argue that law firms, especially small- to…
Rank this Week: 1544

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    “Selling” is an essential for all professional

    “Selling” is an essential for all professional
    “Marketing” is no longer only for the rarefied equity partner. Quinn Emanuel, a major law firm, announced it will require Associates and Of Counsel attorneys to actively participate in at least one marketing effort during the…
  • Mar 20

    Increasing price of legal services and technology as the antidote

    Increasing price of legal services and technology as the antidote
    The number of new lawyers admitted to the bar was lower in 2014 than in 2013; in addition, law school admissions were considerably lower than in previous years. That suggests there will be fewer lawyers ready and able to fill the ranks of the…
  • Feb 23

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Just today, in reviewing materials preparatory to moving my office after 25 years at one location, I reviewed the June 6, 1983 issue of Time magazine. Two articles were of particular significance. One was the cover article about…
Rank this Week: 1064

idealawg

idealawg

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

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

    Life-after-law story: She writes mystery novels and nonfiction too

    Life-after-law story: She writes mystery novels and nonfiction too
    As a lawyer, Leslie Budewitz was well-qualified to write Books, Crooks, and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, winner of the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. She also writes cozy mystery…
  • Mar 14

    Another piece of research on negotiation tactics: Can offering a range give you an edge?

    Another piece of research on negotiation tactics: Can offering a range give you an edge?
    Does offering a range of numbers as opposed to one single number help you reach your goal in negotiations? Maybe so. From "Offering a Range of Numbers Can Lead to an Edge in Negotiations" (Mind for Business blog of Association for…
  • Mar 4

    New Penn Law podcast series brings audiences “great minds on law and life”

    New Penn Law podcast series brings audiences “great minds on law and life”
    News release from Penn Law: The University of Pennsylvania Law School has launched a new podcast, Case in Point, a series that takes a dynamic new approach to podcasting in higher education and the law. With over one billion subscriptions…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Mar 19

    Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service

    Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service
    Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Northeastern University Law Professor Deborah Ramirez to discuss her newest venture, JustiServ. I say “newest” because Professor Ramirez previously founded JusticeBridge, a law practice…
  • Mar 8

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 4: Systemic Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 4: Systemic Solution
    View image | gettyimages.com   This is the fourth of six installments in our series on time management. To recap: part 1 covered basic solutions, part 2 email management approaches and part 3 technology tools. Now, we come to part 4:…
  • Mar 4

    Leveraging Your Technology Competency – A Limited-Time Discount on the Legal Technology Audit

    Leveraging Your Technology Competency – A Limited-Time Discount on the Legal Technology Audit
    Technology has become essential in today’s law practice. Not only does it increase internal efficiencies, but it offers a competitive advantage to firms that leverage it properly. This month on our Lunch Hour Legal…
Rank this Week: 2395

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Mar 19

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS

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

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

    END SILOS: THE CASE FOR A COALITION ON INCLUSION AND TRUE OPPORTUNITY
    In the month of Love (Valentines Day) and Leadership (Presidents Day), I am making a pitch for breaking down silos and creating a coalition on inclusion and true opportunity. A primary reason dealing with intergenerational challenges at work…
  • Feb 1

    SURVEYS EXPLODE MYTHS RE: GEN Y’S WORK AMBITIONS

    SURVEYS EXPLODE MYTHS RE: GEN Y’S WORK AMBITIONS
    Data is exploding 2 myths about Gen YMillennials and work. One is that they all (OK, a large % of them) want to be entrepreneurs, that is, have their own business. The actual numbers reported (by Lindsay Gellman in the Wall Street Journal,…
Rank this Week: 1210

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/
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

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

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
  • Mar 9

    International Women’s Day: a thought

    International Women’s Day: a thought
    Yesterday was International Women’s Day.  There are a lot of great, strong women in my life, and I am all the better for it.  And while it is a fool’s errand to pick just one, I want to highlight just one, meaning no…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Mar 18

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference
    Registration is now open for LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching 2015. The conference is Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST at American University Washington College of Law. It is also available for live viewing by webcast....
  • Feb 7

    The Early Days of Legal Analytic

    The Early Days of Legal Analytic
    There is an interesting story in Forbes on Lex Machina, a legal start-up that provides analytics for use in patent litigation. See Dan Fisher, Stanford-Bred Startup Uses Moneyball Stats to Handicap Judges, Forbes, Feb. 2, 2015. The company…
  • Jan 17

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)
    Tina Stark, a pioneer in transactional skills education, has an interesting and highly readable take on how to organize a modern law school curriculum, including the first year. It's all insightful, but I think the most powerful suggestion is…
Rank this Week: 1869

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: 3987

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 1125

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3649

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Mar 16

    A Lawyers’ Canon?

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

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

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am interested in the feedback loop between popular culture and the law. Recently, I watched “The Judge,” a Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. film.  And as I did, I wondered about…
  • Feb 16

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear
    Over the years there have been a number of proposals to permit jury verdicts in civil cases in Vermont to be made by less than a unanimous vote. Debate over these proposals seems to largely divide the bar along the lines of the clients the…
Rank this Week: 4055

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
Rank this Week: 2737

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Mar 14

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar
    H&R Block launched an experimental and innovative service in Texas in January to assist immigrants in completing INS forms. The forms were powered by software and H&R Block’s role was to provide a service to…
  • Mar 10

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR
    It’s no secret that the Federal court system is broken, Understaffed and overworked Federal U.S. District court judges rarely hold trials any more – encouraging the parties to settle and keep their conflicts out of the Federal…
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
Rank this Week: 1339