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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/
  • Jun 25

    "Lip Service And Poppycock"

    "Lip Service And Poppycock"
    A federal court order suspending an obstreperous attorney for 180 days was imposed nunc pro tunc and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. By decision and order dated January 22, 2016,…
  • Jun 25

    Pressures Of Practice

    Pressures Of Practice
    A Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended a 30-month suspension of an attorney nunc pro tunc to his January 2016 interim suspension for false internal firm billings over a three-year period. The committee found that at least 428 billing…
  • Jun 24

    Pissing Contest

    Pissing Contest
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied review to a Spirit Airline pilot who had failed a urine test taken after he had landed a plane in Fort Lauderdale. Swaters’s specimen was sent to...
Rank this Week: 474

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jun 25

    Five Interview Questions Your Students Should Expect

    Five Interview Questions Your Students Should Expect
    Recently, we interviewed a candidate for a job, and I asked a question that I thought the candidate should have expected. The poor guy froze for almost 30 seconds. At the risk of stating the obvious, students applying for jobs...
  • Jun 25

    ABA Journal: ABA threatened with 1-year suspension of law school accreditation power

    ABA Journal: ABA threatened with 1-year suspension of law school accreditation power
    ABA threatened with 1-year suspension of law school accreditation powers by Stephanie Francis Ward. "A Department of Education panel on Wednesday recommended that the ABA’s accreditation power for new law schools be suspended for one…
  • Jun 24

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie
    As you probably know, the Supreme Court has upheld the part of the university’s admissions program that includes diversity as a factor. Here is National Public Radio’s summary. And here is a longer report from the Washington Post. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 1825

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/
  • Jun 25

    Dude, where's my ABA?

    Dude, where's my ABA?
    From a comment I made on line yesterday but I thought important enough to put here. Both the American Bar Association and its journal have been a big disappointment. I was once proud of my membership. My law firm once...
  • Jun 24

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Old Blighty voted yesterday to leave the EU. About 52 to 48% spread with 72% of population voting. Scotland and London voted to stay. Wales and northern England voted to leave. My take? Britain is unforgivably selfish for rejecting (1)...
  • Jun 22

    Anyone want to share a foxhole with Speaker Ryan?

    Anyone want to share a foxhole with Speaker Ryan?
    Anyone want to share a foxhole with Speaker Ryan? I just read that Paul Ryan will not raise money for Donald Trump. I'm not voting for Trump. Even though I like him a lot. But can you believe the Smallness...
Rank this Week: 277

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jun 25

    Worth the Read on military prosecutor

    Worth the Read on military prosecutor
    A friend brought to my attention this little item for our weekend reading. NOTES: PROSECUTORIAL POWER AND THE LEGITIMACY OF THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM. 123 HARVARD L. REV. 937 (2010). Is the concluding paragraph correct? Continue…
  • Jun 20

    Yes, Denedo, there really are collateral consequence

    Yes, Denedo, there really are collateral consequence
    Since Denedo, and definitely since Padilla, military defense counsel must tell a client about the potential for deportation. A former U.S. Marine from Jamaica who was convicted by special court-martial of having sex with a girl younger than…
  • Jun 20

    JPP on, on, on

    JPP on, on, on
    The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Judicial Proceedings Since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (“the Panel”).
Rank this Week: 146

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    I am declaring Paul Simon's "Wristband" my…

    I am declaring Paul Simon's "Wristband" my personal hit single of the summer. As ever the criteria for this designation are fluid, but if I am in a car when the song comes on and I say, "Hey, turn it up," that is a leading indicator
  • Jun 24

    As an American I have lived my life as…

    As an American I have lived my life as part of an ongoing social science experiment. That's what the (old, white) men who wrote our Constitution were doing-- they were concocting a system from a set of abstract ideas. Other countries have…
  • Jun 22

    It now appears that Omar Mateen, the…

    It now appears that Omar Mateen, the Orlando mass murderer, was mostly a deranged person, and not so much a terrorist in the political sense. The reason this makes a difference is that it goes to what sorts of legislative measures might…
Rank this Week: 2347

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/
  • Jun 24

    JDC Staff Attorney Defends Tenants Against Eviction

    JDC Staff Attorney Defends Tenants Against Eviction
    The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes Taylor Pospichel back as a staff attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP). Pospichel worked at HAP as a legal advocate, then staff...
  • Jun 24

    Attorney Volunteers with JDC to Help Ease Consumers’ Fear

    Attorney Volunteers with JDC to Help Ease Consumers’ Fear
    The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize Robert Fletcher as Volunteer of the Month for July. Fletcher has been a frequent and integral volunteer for JDC’s Consumer...
  • Jun 24

    Shelter Clinic Provides Legal Services to Homele

    Shelter Clinic Provides Legal Services to Homele
    The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks the attorney and law student volunteers of the Shelter Clinic, a project directed by JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) attorneys Laura Chiera and...
Rank this Week: 1458

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Amicus Attorney Users Ask…Who is Abacus?

    Amicus Attorney Users Ask…Who is Abacus?
    On May 17 2016, Abacus Data Systems announced the acquisition of Gavel & Gown Software, Inc., makers of the popular practice management, time, billing and accounting suite Amicus Attorney. The move came as a surprise to many users of the…
  • Jun 17

    Social Engineering: Manipulating the Human Mind

    Social Engineering: Manipulating the Human Mind
    Frank Abigale, the notorious youthful con-man made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio’s film ‘Catch Me If You Can’, recently sat down with Rob Wright of TechTarget to discuss his thoughts on cybercrime and social engineering. His…
  • Jun 17

    Customizing the Microsoft Office Ribbon

    Customizing the Microsoft Office Ribbon
    There are several actions and commands that everyone uses a bit more than what’s standard within Microsoft Office. A lot of times, those actions/commands are hidden and tucked away in different tabs or not present at all. Luckily,…
Rank this Week: 3076

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jun 24

    To Demur or Not to Demur?

    To Demur or Not to Demur?
    A demurrer can be an excellent tool to challenge the legal sufficiency of allegations in an opponent’s pleadings. In deciding whether to demur to a complaint, defense counsel should consider not only whether a demurrable defect appears…
  • Jun 22

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set
    When a date is set for trial or a hearing at which your client needs to appear, don’t just pick up the phone—write your client a letter. This letter has two purposes: it informs your client of the date and it requests that he or…
  • Jun 20

    Using a Retirement Plan to Start a Busine

    Using a Retirement Plan to Start a Busine
    Ever wanted to start a business using a retirement plan? There’s a way to roll over plan benefits into a new business without paying taxes and penalties, but you have to be careful. Two recent cases illustrate how not to do it. In…
Rank this Week: 1135

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jun 24

    How Solos and Smalls Feel About Those $180k Biglaw Salaries.

    How Solos and Smalls Feel About Those $180k Biglaw Salaries.
    For the past two weeks, the tiny-minded legal world has been obsessed with one issue: Cravath’s announcement  that it would raise starting first year associate salaries to $180,000 (the first significant movement from the $160,000…
  • Jun 21

    Solo Cycle: Tips for Bicycling Lawyer

    Solo Cycle: Tips for Bicycling Lawyer
    Welcome back, Peter T. Anderson, D.C. Bike Lawyer  whom we profiled last week about his niche bike practice. This week, Peter discusses the recreational side of biking, sharing his expert tips on must-have bike gear for commuting…
  • Jun 16

    Pedaling a Practice: Meet Peter T. Anderson, D.C. Bike Lawyer

    Pedaling a Practice: Meet Peter T. Anderson, D.C. Bike Lawyer
    Ever wonder what it’s like to turn a personal passion into a practice area?   Peter T. Anderson an associate at the small, D.C.-based practice, Grenier Law Group  is doing just that; leveraging his love for recreational…
Rank this Week: 234

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
  • Jun 23

    Saving Auer

    Saving Auer
    Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, The Unbearable Rightness of Auer, U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.William FunkIn 1945 the Supreme Court decided the case of Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., in which it stated…
  • Jun 22

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract
    Rachel Arnow-Richman, Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Alex B. LongI’m always pleasantly surprised when I stumble across a piece of scholarship that seeks to solve a doctrinal…
Rank this Week: 4663

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy
    Work can be stressful. Sure, sometimes you really enjoy your work, particularly when things are going your way. And, of course, you know the things you can do to reduce and manage your own stress levels. (Don't you?) But is it possible that…
  • Jun 24

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy
    Work can be stressful. Sure, sometimes you really enjoy your work, particularly when things are going your way. And, of course, you know the things you can do to reduce and manage your own stress levels. (Don't you?) But is it possible that…
  • Jun 23

    Purge Toxic Clients from Your Practice, Part 1

    Purge Toxic Clients from Your Practice, Part 1
    To dramatically enhance your productivity, zero in on the biggest source of stress and wasted time: toxic clients. Some lawyers fight to hold on to business at all costs. After all, it’s an article of faith that it’s easier to…
Rank this Week: 3315

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

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

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy
    Work can be stressful. Sure, sometimes you really enjoy your work, particularly when things are going your way. And, of course, you know the things you can do to reduce and manage your own stress levels. (Don't you?) But is it possible that…
  • Jun 24

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy

    Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy
    Work can be stressful. Sure, sometimes you really enjoy your work, particularly when things are going your way. And, of course, you know the things you can do to reduce and manage your own stress levels. (Don't you?) But is it possible that…
  • Jun 23

    Purge Toxic Clients from Your Practice, Part 1

    Purge Toxic Clients from Your Practice, Part 1
    To dramatically enhance your productivity, zero in on the biggest source of stress and wasted time: toxic clients. Some lawyers fight to hold on to business at all costs. After all, it’s an article of faith that it’s easier to…
Rank this Week: 2754

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

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

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

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

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

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned…
Rank this Week: 3388

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Soft Launch: Building Out a Niche, the Safe Way [Video]

    Soft Launch: Building Out a Niche, the Safe Way [Video]
    If you’re considering moving your practice into a niche but have reservations, Jared has a one minute tip that will make your decision easier. For more information on niche practice development, check out: -‘The Expertise Effect:…
  • Jun 17

    Got Debt? Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs for Lawyers [Guest Post]

    Got Debt? Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs for Lawyers [Guest Post]
    As you know, it’s not an easy time to graduate from law school. Student debt has reached outrageous sums. Our guest blogger, Andrew Josuweit knows first-hand about student debt, as he watched his own debt rise to $107,000. He decided to…
  • Jun 10

    Techno Dabble: How To Build an Informal, Internal Support Network

    Techno Dabble: How To Build an Informal, Internal Support Network
    Sometimes, when you buy software, you don’t just buy software; what may come attached are certain accoutrements, one of which may be a support package, which may be fairly costly in its own right, and oftentimes a continuing…
Rank this Week: 4086

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise
    Allstate's top lawyer is pushing back on first-year associate salaries rising to $180,000. The post Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raises appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jun 22

    EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hire

    EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hire
    The legal services arm of Big Four accounting giant EY has picked up new partners in Canada, Argentina and Chile. The post EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hires appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jun 21

    Are LinkedIn Endorsements Important?

    Are LinkedIn Endorsements Important?
    The post Is it important for me to have LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements on my profile? appeared first on The Lawyer Whisperer. The post Are LinkedIn Endorsements Important? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 2362

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm
    Friedrich Blase, Global Director in Legal Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, is warning traditional law firms – especially the larger ones – of the potential threat to their existence of alternative…
  • Jun 15

    AmLaw 100 firms embrace IBM’s ROSS (based on Jeopardy-winning Watson)

    AmLaw 100 firms embrace IBM’s ROSS (based on Jeopardy-winning Watson)
    The website Futurism.com has announced that the first “artificially intelligent attorney,” ROSS, will be employed by the law firm BakerHostetler “to handle their bankruptcy practice, which at the moment consists of…
  • Jun 8

    Economy Class, Business Class, and Air Rage: A Podcast

    Economy Class, Business Class, and Air Rage: A Podcast
    I got a shout-out from my elder son Dan Riskin on a recent episode of his podcast Recent Paper, Decent Puzzle. I’ve enjoyed listening to this new series of podcasts – and I’m not saying that just because I am the father of…
Rank this Week: 2287

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?
    The legal media has lately had a mania for tech headlines. Many commentators claim that tech, especially artificial intelligence (AI), will do something to Big Law. I disagree. Tech more likely will do something…
  • Jun 13

    Machine Learning (AI) to Answer to Legal Questions: Blue J Legal

    Machine Learning (AI) to Answer to Legal Questions: Blue J Legal
    With artificial intelligence headlines appearing daily, making sense of it is hard. I doubt it will disrupt Big Law but believe it can create significant practice efficiencies. To get beyond the hype, it’s helpful to look at…
  • May 30

    Who’s Managing Big Law Alternative Staffing?

    Who’s Managing Big Law Alternative Staffing?
    Altman Weil’s recently released 2016 Law Firms in Transition survey is good reading for all law firm management. For me, the questions it raises are the number of non-partner track lawyers and who’s managing Big Law…
Rank this Week: 2065

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: 224

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit
    Creditors of a bankrupt conglomerate have sued Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York state court, after allegations that Skadden acted unethically in failing to disclose or obtain waivers for multiple conflicts. The plaintiffs…
  • Jun 13

    Illinois Appeals Court Rules Attorney’s Lack of Communication Cost Client

    Illinois Appeals Court Rules Attorney’s Lack of Communication Cost Client
    The Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit of the state of Illinois has affirmed a judgment in Estate of Stanley Cora v. John C. Jahrling. Attorney John Jahrling had represented Stanley Cora in a home sale with knowledge that there was a…
  • Apr 3

    Is my accountant liable for referring me to a phony investment scheme?

    Is my accountant liable for referring me to a phony investment scheme?
    ISSUE: I was an investor in a ponzi scheme. I lost six figure numbers when the head of the scheme was arrested and jailed and has stated that he spent all his investor’s money playing in high stakes commodities trading. I was referred…
Rank this Week: 1693

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock
    You remember the case.  It's the law Judge Cooke struck down and then the 11th Circuit reversed 2-1 (the opinion was amended 3 times before the court took the case en banc).  The AJC covers it here:Several of the 11 judges on the…
  • Jun 21

    Copy-gate resolved

    Copy-gate resolved
    The parties worked out their differences in the middle of the litigation (background here).  The defense already had presented Rossana Arteaga-Gomez as a witness, but before the prosecutors and agent could be called as witnesses, a plea…
  • Jun 21

    You gotta read this dissent

    You gotta read this dissent
    It's by Justice Sotomayor in Utah v. Strieff.  It's a good reminder of why the Supreme Court really needs diversity so that it different perspectives are represented.  The opinion is also a good reminder that after Justice Alito,…
Rank this Week: 452

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

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

    “It’s just $10 an hour.” Not quite.

    “It’s just $10 an hour.” Not quite.
    I was having lunch with a friend a few days ago and we started talking about the legal industry’s move to pay starting lawyers $180,000 a year. Plus benefits.  To me, salaries of this kind are the product of the criminally insane,…
  • Jun 22

    The myth of bigger as a strategy

    The myth of bigger as a strategy
    Seth Godin had an insightful post in his blog today, Bigger for?. He writes about the pains of checking into a huge hotel, where no one knows your name, there is always a line at check-in and the gym is full at 5 in the morning. Bigger helps…
  • Apr 28

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement
    Last week, BTI Consulting reported that alternative fee arrangements have “soared to an all time high,” noting that AFAs generated savings of nearly 14%, or an average of $2.7 million for law departments.   These savings…
Rank this Week: 85

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Protect Yourself from Spear Phishing and Ransomware

    Protect Yourself from Spear Phishing and Ransomware
    Here is a guest post from my colleague Laura A. Calloway, Director of Service Programs for the Alabama State Bar. She has been a practice management advisor for a few weeks longer than I have (and, even after all these...
  • Jun 8

    So much to read online, so little time

    So much to read online, so little time
    With so much information available on the Internet, I appreciate it when others I trust sort through a lot of material and recommend the best choices to me. Twitter is one of my primary news aggregators as I follow a...
  • May 26

    What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standard

    What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standard
    When I speak to lawyers about cloud computing, I still often get the question "But how do I know who is holding my client's information and whether I can trust them?" Generally speaking I tell them there are contractual safeguards...
Rank this Week: 2370

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jun 20

    Load of pony

    Load of pony
    Yesterday I received an informal consultation form on barristers’ wigs. One minute we hear that they are about to be banned, the next not. What we never hear about is the number of little ponies which have to be killed in the…
  • Jun 20

    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…
  • Jun 15

    6 Crucial Things to Know about Chicago’s Pension Reform Law

    6 Crucial Things to Know about Chicago’s Pension Reform Law
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post In recent months, Chicago attempted to reform its pension law. The reform proposed by Governor Rauner contained significant measures that would have impacted more than…
Rank this Week: 184

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jun 20

    Using “Soft Skills” to Improve Client Retention

    Using “Soft Skills” to Improve Client Retention
    “Soft Skills” are attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with others.  They include traits like diplomacy, patience, empathy, problem solving, conflict resolution, adaptability,…
  • Jun 16

    Quick Tip: Fix Launch Problems with Outlook 2016

    Quick Tip: Fix Launch Problems with Outlook 2016
    If Outlook 2016 hangs at the processing/start screen, odds are you have a conflict with an add-in.  For example, Kaspersky’s anti-spam add-in, which recently caused problems for me. The link above explains how to fix this…
  • Jun 13

    Digital Distraction: A Thief of Client Relationships?

    Digital Distraction: A Thief of Client Relationships?
    Technology has its good points.  Mobile devices and apps give us 24/7 access to information and knowledge.  “As long as we have the Internet, we can be productive,” or so we tell ourselves.  But is it possible that…
Rank this Week: 4070

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: 4928

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jun 17

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016
    Join the Younger Lawyers Division as they host Morning at the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  The program will begin at 8:30 am in U.S. District Court and be followed by observations of motions and sentencing by…
  • Jun 15

    ADR CLE: Collaboration in Action on July 13, 2016

    ADR CLE: Collaboration in Action on July 13, 2016
    Today’s headlines are filled with disputes that are being handled through ADR.  Presented by the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the FBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section, this two hour CLE…
  • Jun 14

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Professor Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law…
Rank this Week: 2587

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

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

    Lawyers: Protect Your Vacation … from Yourself!

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

    Lawyers: Can you get your inbox to zero?

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

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016
    I know you’re busy. All attorneys are busy. When I attend bar conferences, the lawyers there all trade stories about how busy they are. The real issue is not how busy you are, but how effective you are. The end of the year is a perfect…
Rank this Week: 3073

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Tennessee Court Upholds Legal Malpractice Claim Based on Prenuptial Agreement

    Tennessee Court Upholds Legal Malpractice Claim Based on Prenuptial Agreement
    This case is captioned Dustin Scott Roberts v. William R. Ray, No E2015-01522-COA-R3-CV, filed April 13, 2016. Roberts retained Ray to draft a prenuptial agreement. Later when Roberts was undergoing a divorce the trial court held that the…
  • Jun 12

    Dobbins v. Vedder Price and Zager, 2016 IL App (1st) 151175-U

    Dobbins v. Vedder Price and Zager, 2016 IL App (1st) 151175-U
    This is another decision affirming, as time-barred, a legal malpractice case. Plaintiffs alleged that they hired Vedder Price to represent them in a commercial real estate transaction in 2003. Plaintiffs signed personal guarantees. The…
  • Jun 10

    Statute of Repose Dooms Long-Running Legal Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Repose Dooms Long-Running Legal Malpractice Claim
    This legal malpractice claim is a spin-off from other long running litigation filed by Prospect Development LLC against the City of Prospect Heights arising out of a real estate deal that went sour.  The defendant attorney in the legal…
Rank this Week: 1545

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: 1535

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jun 10

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose

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

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp
    Our upcoming June NITA program is sold out, but if you are looking for something unique, check out NITA Drills: A Witness Examination Boot Camp. Our colleagues Michael A. Kelly and Ben B. Rubinowitz will present…
  • May 5

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt
    Studying others as they speak in public is an important step in developing your own personal style. Whether they are top-notch presenters or inexperienced speakers, you can learn from them. Find good role models and steal their ideas. Adapt…
Rank this Week: 787

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jun 10

    ACI Conference for Women Lawyers in the Life Science Practice Space

    ACI Conference for Women Lawyers in the Life Science Practice Space
    I am so pleased to be a part of a conference that will convene in Boston on July 28 and 29, 2016 to address the issues of leadership and advancement for women lawyers in life science law.  I will be moderating a panel titled "Tales from…
  • Jun 9

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending June 10, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending June 10, 2016
    Hillary Clinton Has Clinched Democratic Nomination, Survey Reports. Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Dean of the N.C. Central University law school, was recently tapped by President Barack Obama to serve on an advisory board for historically black…
  • Jun 9

    Joint us at Battle of the Bands San Francisco - June 15!

    Joint us at Battle of the Bands San Francisco - June 15!
    Lawyers Who Rock: Banding Together to End Domestic Violence Returns to San Francisco Join us in San Francisco on June 15 for an epic battle-of-the-bands fundraiser, Banding Together to End Domestic Violence.   This fun…
Rank this Week: 138

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jun 7

    Outside Counsel Guidelines (Threats & Risks) are Just in the Air...

    Outside Counsel Guidelines (Threats & Risks) are Just in the Air...
    The Risk Zeitgeist of the day continues to focus on OCGs and terms of business. Nancy Beauchemin from InOutsource recently published her own analysis and insight on these issues in Corporate Counsel magazine: "Hidden Compliance Threats to…
  • Jun 6

    IP Matters, IP Conflicts, IP Insight

    IP Matters, IP Conflicts, IP Insight
    Michael E. McCabe, Jr. does some excellent reporting and analysis on IP matters. Here's some of his latest work worth noting:"Mass. Court Nixes Conflict Claim Against Gillette Former In-House IP Attorney Who Provided Competitor With…
  • Jun 5

    Panama Lessons ("On business intake" or "Be careful with those clients, Eugene...")

    Panama Lessons ("On business intake" or "Be careful with those clients, Eugene...")
    "Law Firms Look for Lessons—and Clients—in Panama Papers Leak" --"While many firms are getting updates and looking for opportunities in the wake of the leak, at least one, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, has formally set…
Rank this Week: 4830

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Jun 6

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi

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

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System
    hack 2.  n.  An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. Definition of “hack,” Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. “Hacking might be characterized…
  • Aug 27

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom
    Two months ago, I returned home from a summer family road trip to a message from Michael Barbaro, a reporter with the New York Times.  He had some questions about a real estate lawsuit my firm had handled.  Little did I know at…
Rank this Week: 1564

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • May 31

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition
    At the beginning of the spring semester, Indiana University's Maurer School of Law school transitioned to a new website with a more modern look but a much more rigid architecture. As often happens with new website launches, there were…
  • May 31

    Should Colorado court documents be free on public library computers?

    Should Colorado court documents be free on public library computers?
    Jeff Roberts of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition raises the question of expanding free public access to court documents in Colorado. Specifically, he identifies the only location where a non-lawyer can view and request copies of…
  • May 30

    Why is audiobook production taking off? Thank e-books and digital media

    Why is audiobook production taking off? Thank e-books and digital media
    Chris Meadows shares the facts about an interesting and significant uptick in audiobook production. He notes that digital audiobooks have been growing more popular ever since the introduction of the iPod, but in the last five or six years…
Rank this Week: 2351

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

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

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

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

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

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

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
Rank this Week: 1563

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: 4718

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • May 27

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

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

    Deflategate is a Legal Vacuum

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

    Should Your Law Firm Have a Social Mission?

    Should Your Law Firm Have a Social Mission?
    That question has been running through my mind anew since I happened to pick up the March issue of Inc. Magazine last weekend. The cover story, Why Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Wants You to be Evil,” pits traditional…
Rank this Week: 4885

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • 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...
  • Mar 9

    Comma chameleon

    Comma chameleon
    Writers and editors often struggle over whether to insert or delete a comma. Often the choice depends, not on rules, but on what you are trying to say. For example, tonight on a social medium, I shared a post about...
  • Mar 7

    A lovely guide to punctuation.

    A lovely guide to punctuation.
    Here is the useful and beautifully done Punctuation Guide, by Jordan Penn, J.D. (Hat tip to Roy Jacobsen.)
Rank this Week: 666

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

Covers lawyer compensation and law firm finance. By Jim Cotterman of Altman Weil, Inc.

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • May 9

    Evolving leverage

    Evolving leverage
    Changes in leverage are positively correlated with partner profits (as are the other four profit levers - utilization, pricing, realization and margin).  Increase leverage and partner profits increase, if all else remains the same.…
  • Jun 23

    Pricing

    Pricing
    Pricing should reflect a fair value to the client for the product/service/result provided and the market in which they are provided.  Thus hourly rates vary by location, practice specialty, practitioner experience and work/issue…
  • Jun 9

    The Trouble with Billing Rate

    The Trouble with Billing Rate
    The long historic ability of the legal profession to raise rates well in excess of inflation year over year has largely ended.  Two factors combine to raise a practitioner’s hourly rate – 1) an elevator lift of all rates to…
Rank this Week: 1363

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/
Rank this Week: 1814

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

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

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service
    The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services was created last year by then ABA President William C. Hubbard to explore ways to meet the legal needs of the underserved. The Commission does its work by…
Rank this Week: 4207

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

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

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Apr 27

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will
    The untimely death of the artist finally known as Prince is an important lesson for everyone.  It seems Prince died without a Will, “intestate” as they say, so apparently he made no provision for handling his valuable estate,…
  • Apr 24

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order
    There are people who love to threaten litigation over trivial, non-justiciable slights that should be thrown out of court, probably with sanctions.  This is pretty common with certain insecure or uneducated fools, especially bullies like…
  • Apr 23

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation
    In the old “Perry Mason era,” a law firm was mostly lawyers (almost all men), each with a secretary (almost all women) — the more wood on the walls, the better.  And each lawyer had a fairly big, personal office,…
Rank this Week: 2765

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

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

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday
    Long-time readers of this blog will know that today is the blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. I started this blog on February 15, 2003, and we (my blog and me) are marking its thirteenth birthday today. That makes DennisKennedy.Blog a…
  • Feb 14

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast
    The 2015 ABA TECHREPORT is out. The TECHREPORT is a set of free articles where the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has legal technology expert analyze and summarize data from the 2015 ABA Legal Technology…
Rank this Week: 193

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 19

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?
    Friend and colleague Hartley Goldstone was recently interviewed for Family Wealth Report about his new book Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors and Trust Creators coauthored with Jay Hughes and Keith Whitaker.…
  • Apr 12

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman
    Gary Friedman will present on 3 days (2-hour keynote on July 15th, full day on July 16th, and one and one-half hours on July 16) at the 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat. The event will be held outside Colorado Springs at The Franciscan Retreat…
  • Mar 29

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service
    An excellent interview about the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in client service is coming up on April 26! Sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), this teleconference will feature my wise, knowledgeable colleague Dr.…
Rank this Week: 214

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 12

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount
    I’m looking forward to my first visit to Hong Kong to participate in what promises to be a great KM event: Ark Group’s 15th Annual KM Asia conference on November 18-19, 2015. I’ll be speaking on a panel that explores what is…
  • Sep 6

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10
    I had the great pleasure of hosting a presentation called Tech Gadgets: Those You Need, Those You Want and Those That Make You Wonder at the 2015 ILTA Conference in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun to research and review dozens of tech…
Rank this Week: 1702