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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 30

    Judge May Judge Miss America Prelim

    Judge May Judge Miss America Prelim
    Did not see this one coming from the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Opinion Number: 2017-08 Date of Issue: March 15, 2017 ISSUES 1. May a judge serve as a “judge” for preliminary Miss America pageant competitions? ANSWER: Yes.…
  • Mar 29

    The Burdens Of Law Firm Leadership

    The Burdens Of Law Firm Leadership
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends a one-year suspension of an attorney who engaged in billing falsehoods over a three-year period. As a member of a law firm, the Respondent generally billed on an hourly basis but on rare…
  • Mar 29

    Faster Not Better When Illegal

    Faster Not Better When Illegal
    A public reprimand has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court of an attorney who counseled and assisted his client's immigration fraud. In 2012, Respondent was hired by a United States citizen living in New Jersey to assist his wife,...
Rank this Week: 91

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 30

    How Not to Answer Salary Questions During Interview

    How Not to Answer Salary Questions During Interview
    Getting peppered with salary-related questions at an interview? Don’t answer them, or at least that is the viewpoint of Molood Noori of BreakYourBarriers.com: “You should not answer this question. I’ll give you a scenario…
  • Mar 27

    What To Say When a Recruiter Call

    What To Say When a Recruiter Call
    Are you prepared for a call from a recruiter? Liz Ryan, the CEO/founder of Human Workplace and author of Reinvention Roadmap gives her thoughts on how best to prepare: “Before you get on the phone with [the…
  • Mar 26

    Being a Lawyer is a Total Bore

    Being a Lawyer is a Total Bore
    The next survey will reveal that lawyers are total bores: “Lawyers and people employed in the legal sector are the most bored in the workplace with 8 out of 10 admitting they find their job... The post Being a Lawyer is a Total Bore…
Rank this Week: 264

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 30

    Ethics and Litigation Finance

    Ethics and Litigation Finance
    Regarding this interesting issue, increasingly making news, comes a survey report sponsored by an entity in the financing space, in conjunction with the news site Above the Law, offering a good overview of several risk and ethics…
  • Mar 29

    EVENT: Risk Roundtable in San Francisco

    EVENT: Risk Roundtable in San Francisco
    Our next Risk Roundtable event as co-sponsored by ILTA and will take place on Wednesday, April 5th at the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster.Allison Martin Rhodes, Partner at Holland & Knight, will provide an overview of the…
  • Mar 28

    For the Record: Records Management System Swap Outs Continue (Latest Example)

    For the Record: Records Management System Swap Outs Continue (Latest Example)
    Legal IT Insider Reports: "Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Selects FileTrail for Its New Records Management Solution" -- "FileTrail, a leader in information records management software for the enterprise, announces Nelson Mullins…
Rank this Week: 754

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 718

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 30

    “Live Your Magic” Series Inspires Readers of All Age

    “Live Your Magic” Series Inspires Readers of All Age
    I am taking a break from my usual subject matter today to let you know about a remarkable series of books and videos created by my long-time friend Larry Anderson, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Larry’s journey began when he…
  • Mar 16

    “Chat Bot” Offers Free Legal Advice to Refugee

    “Chat Bot” Offers Free Legal Advice to Refugee
    The Telegraph reports that a university student has developed a way to provide free legal advice via Facebook Messenger to refugees who are looking for asylum in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Joshua Browder, who has…
  • Mar 9

    Law Firm Success Depends on Success of Firm’s Lawyer

    Law Firm Success Depends on Success of Firm’s Lawyer
    I was pleased to be invited by The Law Office Management Association (TLOMA) of Ontario to create an article based on my book, The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice, for the February, 2017 issue…
Rank this Week: 2589

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 30

    How to Use Aged A/R Report

    How to Use Aged A/R Report
    KPIs help law firms figure out how they are doing in objectively quantifiable terms. However, most small firms don't fully leverage that sort of information. Here's how using an aged A/R report can help you. How to Use Aged A/R Reports was…
  • Mar 29

    Podcast #113 How to Build a Mom (and Dad)–Friendly Law Firm, with Michelle Browning Coughlin

    Podcast #113 How to Build a Mom (and Dad)–Friendly Law Firm, with Michelle Browning Coughlin
    In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, MothersEsquire founder Michelle Browning Coughlin talks about how being a parent—especially a mom—can make it harder to practice law, and what firms can do to be more…
  • Mar 28

    The Mind-Blowing Legal Tech I Didn’t See at ABA TECHSHOW

    The Mind-Blowing Legal Tech I Didn’t See at ABA TECHSHOW
    Most legal technology has moved from disruption to competition, and that's just fine. But there's more coming … The Mind-Blowing Legal Tech I Didn’t See at ABA TECHSHOW was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 4116

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 30

    Law and Virtue

    Law and Virtue
    Kimberley Brownlee, What’s Virtuous About the Law?, 21 Legal Theory 1 (2015).Sean CoyleIn this interesting and clearly argued article, Kimberley Brownlee investigates the extent to which the law can serve as a model of virtue. She…
  • Mar 29

    Is It Time to Examine the Concept of Originality in Musical Works?

    Is It Time to Examine the Concept of Originality in Musical Works?
    Emma Steel, Original Sin: Reconciling Originality in Copyright with Music as an Evolutionary Art Form, 37 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 66 (2015).Andres GuadamuzCopyright often makes little sense, particularly when you explain it to people who are…
  • Mar 28

    An Opportunity for Demand Side Innovation

    An Opportunity for Demand Side Innovation
    Rebecca S. Eisenberg & W. Nicholas Price II, Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side, Oxford Academic J.L. & Biosciences (2017).Nicolas TerryThe intersection of healthcare information goods, resulting products, and the…
Rank this Week: 751

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 30

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit
    Analysis of a new report on $19.6 billion of approved legal department invoices reveals that to maximize firm profits, partners should focus on developing and retaining senior associates and providing clients with services in multiple…
  • Mar 30

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit
    Analysis of a new report on $19.6 billion of approved legal department invoices reveals that to maximize firm profits, partners should focus on developing and retaining senior associates and providing clients with services in multiple…
  • Mar 29

    Communicating with Millennials: What’s the Preference?

    Communicating with Millennials: What’s the Preference?
    Question: "A growing number of millennials are joining older generations in law firms. What are generational communication differences, why do they matter, and can understanding them improve performance across our firm?" In this edition of…
Rank this Week: 2865

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 30

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit
    Analysis of a new report on $19.6 billion of approved legal department invoices reveals that to maximize firm profits, partners should focus on developing and retaining senior associates and providing clients with services in multiple…
  • Mar 30

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit

    Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profit
    Analysis of a new report on $19.6 billion of approved legal department invoices reveals that to maximize firm profits, partners should focus on developing and retaining senior associates and providing clients with services in multiple…
  • Mar 29

    Communicating with Millennials: What’s the Preference?

    Communicating with Millennials: What’s the Preference?
    Question: "A growing number of millennials are joining older generations in law firms. What are generational communication differences, why do they matter, and can understanding them improve performance across our firm?" In this edition of…
Rank this Week: 3496

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 29

    History

    History
    People are tribal; we are proud of our tribes. Why not WASP History Studies in colleges? Or Caucasian History? Or White History? Sure. We all know history is written mainly by the victors. And further that America, e.g., was forged...
  • Mar 28

    Tramps Like Us: Heidelberg Castle.

    Tramps Like Us: Heidelberg Castle.
    Around 1620, Jacques Fouquières painted Germany's Heidelberg Castle, a famous structure in both German history and art, in "Hortus Palatinus" (below). Although the Castle has been in splendid ruin for most of its history, artists…
  • Mar 27

    Getting Paid: Pedestrian Tip No. 3 on Invoicing to Avoid Hating Life.

    Getting Paid: Pedestrian Tip No. 3 on Invoicing to Avoid Hating Life.
    If you are a professional services biller, your bills should genuinely reflect value and effort. Your descriptions in each bill of the work performed should be honest, in plain English and bounce off the page with "problem-solving".…
Rank this Week: 117

IP Finance

IP Finance

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

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Mar 29

    Good Practices Concerning Intellectual Property Ownership: Articles by Novagraaf

    Good Practices Concerning Intellectual Property Ownership: Articles by Novagraaf
    In a helpful series of articles, the law firm Novagraaf addresses the issue of good practices concerning intellectual property ownership (particularly internationally) that make the future transfer of intellectual property easier. …
  • Mar 27

    Trump Proposes to Cut Government Funding for Research

    Trump Proposes to Cut Government Funding for Research
    CNN recently reported on President Trump’s proposed budget and noted serious cuts to government funding for research.  Specifically, the article states: The National Institutes of Health budget would be cut by $5.8 billion, meaning…
  • Mar 16

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency
    No topic in technology licensing is more vexing than standard-setting organizations (SSO’s), standard essential patent (SEP) owners and FRAND terms. Anders Møller, a recent graduate of Oxford engaged as an independent economist,…
Rank this Week: 493

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 29

    The Art of Saying No

    The Art of Saying No
    Sometimes, we receive too many requests on which to expend our time and resources, for example, one more committee assignment, one more request to review a manuscript. At the Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Robin Bernstein offers…
  • Mar 28

    We Need the Oxford Comma

    We Need the Oxford Comma
    What is the Oxford comma? An article in The Guardian (here) explains: The Oxford comma is used before the words “and” or “or” in a list of three or more things. Also known as the serial comma, its aficionados say...
  • Mar 28

    Opposition to Proposed Elimination of Rule Requiring Full-Time Faculty to Teach at Least Half of Every Law School’s Upper-Level Course

    Opposition to Proposed Elimination of Rule Requiring Full-Time Faculty to Teach at Least Half of Every Law School’s Upper-Level Course
    "The American Bar Association is considering deep-sixing a rule requiring full-time faculty to teach at least half of every law school’s upper-level courses—a proposal likely to ruffle the feathers of professors who fear it would…
Rank this Week: 248

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: 1973

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    My friend Lisa Sommer Devlin represented…

    My friend Lisa Sommer Devlin represented one of these executed men, and shared a piece of baconfrom his last meal with him. The whole story is interesting, but it's hers, so I won't tell it here. Instead I will note that for all its…
  • Mar 28

    A puff of white smoke from a window at…

    A puff of white smoke from a window at O'Brian Hall, and... UB Law has a new dean! This is very nice, because it took an ungodly amount of time during which all sorts of laundry was hung out, including the story which broke on Sunday about…
  • Mar 26

    I understand why there are Hold Steady…

    I understand why there are Hold Steady albums and Craig Finn solo albums-- what surprises me is that I really like both. The new Craig Finn is pretty great.
Rank this Week: 868

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 29

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust
    The purpose of a trust document is to convey information to its intended audience. But that audience is typically a very disparate group in terms of its education in general and its knowledge of trusts and taxes in particular. How can you…
  • Mar 27

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?
    Whether and how you discuss damages in your opening statement and closing argument is a strategic consideration. A plaintiff discussing damages in the opening may turn jurors off, but not doing so can be a tactical mistake. Defendants usually…
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
Rank this Week: 877

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Mar 29

    The Rise in Legal Careers Connected to Popular TV Show

    The Rise in Legal Careers Connected to Popular TV Show
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Each day, individuals turn to television and their favourite shows as a way to relax and reboot after a long day or work or school. Throughout the world, 950 million…
  • Mar 27

    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 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…
Rank this Week: 796

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Mar 29

    Call For Speakers: Ark Group’s Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference – October 2017

    Call For Speakers: Ark Group’s Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference – October 2017
    Ark Group’s 13th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference will be taking place once again in New York (at New York Law School) this coming October 18-19, 2017. This is your opportunity to share innovative ideas,…
  • Feb 12

    The Future of Knowledge Management: Collaboration and Interaction – Law Schools Promoting KM

    The Future of Knowledge Management: Collaboration and Interaction – Law Schools Promoting KM
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 11 of my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers, called “The Future of Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession.” 11.2 Collaboration and Interaction. It is difficult to talk about the…
  • Feb 6

    What is a Knowledge Management Network?

    What is a Knowledge Management Network?
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers. Members of what I like to call a Knowledge Management Network are not really members of the KM department. Rather, they are like KM…
Rank this Week: 1152

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 28

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1. The Miami Herald covers Willy Ferrer's move to H&K here.2. It's a busy criminal justice week in the Supreme Court.  SCOTUSBlog summarizes them this way:Lee v. United States, No. 16-327, to be argued March 28, 2017Issue: Whether it…
  • Mar 27

    Fane Lozman wants back in the Supreme Court

    Fane Lozman wants back in the Supreme Court
    You all remember him -- he's the guy who won the floating home case.  Well, he's back.  From Curt Anderson:Four years ago, Fane Lozman won an improbable longshot victory when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him that his floating…
  • Mar 23

    How would you answer this question?

    How would you answer this question?
    While Gorsuch is being grilled on these important questions, Labor nominee Alex Acosta is quietly having his hearings.  From the Miami Herald:“Why cut a non-prosecution deal despite your staff saying you shouldn’t?”…
Rank this Week: 83

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 28

    A Day of Legal Innovation in London: Client Innovation Space + Flex Staffing

    A Day of Legal Innovation in London: Client Innovation Space + Flex Staffing
    It may only be Tuesday, but is has already been an eventful week in innovation news from the London legal market. Two Magic Circle firms  and one Top 30 firm made noteworthy announcements today. Here is a quick recap, some additional…
  • Mar 18

    Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives)

    Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives)
    I was recently interviewed about my elevator pitch, blogging, and the future of legal tech for the ROSS Intelligence blog by Kathleen Killin (#LegalTechLives with Ron Friedmann, Consultant at Fireman & Company +…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Contract Management

    The Future of Contract Management
    What is the future of contract management? I ask for two reasons. First, we have seen an explosion in software start-ups focused on various elements of drafting or managing contracts. And second, in the last month I saw demos of…
Rank this Week: 756

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Mar 28

    The Endangered Legal Profession

    The Endangered Legal Profession
    Editor’s Note:  It’s not often that I’ll invite a marketer or SEO consultant to post at my blog because I’ll get nothing but bland content or a listicle full of backlinks to leverage my blog’s traffic. But…
  • Mar 23

    Are Solos Still Being Told Not to Use Social Media?

    Are Solos Still Being Told Not to Use Social Media?
    The above insert comes from a recent “Practice Insight” from my malpractice insurer, CNA.  Though I’ve been a satisfied CNA customer for 16 years (I moved to CNA post- 9/11 when the D.C. Bar’s “preferred…
  • Mar 21

    Two Ethics Rules Ripe for Constitutional Challenge: Anyone Want to Take This On?

    Two Ethics Rules Ripe for Constitutional Challenge: Anyone Want to Take This On?
    In Part I of the Post , I blogged about solo Ekaterina Schoenefeld’s nine year battle to have New York’s out-of-state lawyer bonafide office requirement invalidated as unconstitutional.  Schoenefeld’s fight, however,…
Rank this Week: 538

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Mar 28

    eCourt Malpractice Traps 2017 – Last Call!

    eCourt Malpractice Traps 2017 – Last Call!
    Polish your Oregon eCourt knowledge and avoid potential malpractice traps with this 2017 CLE update. Topics include: Relation Back Malpractice Traps – Defining filing “acceptance,” notification of rejected filings, the…
  • Mar 27

    Cost per Case Analysis and Your Firm’s Marketing Decision

    Cost per Case Analysis and Your Firm’s Marketing Decision
    The following is a guest post, courtesy of Deanna Powers, eGeneration Marketing. There are more than 12,000 attorneys in the state of Oregon. Many firms, particularly small firms or solo practitioners, may not be able to hire someone to…
  • Mar 21

    Best of 60 Tips in 60 Minutes – 2017 ABA TECHSHOW

    Best of 60 Tips in 60 Minutes – 2017 ABA TECHSHOW
    Yesterday I shared the Best in Mobile Apps for IOS and Android from the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW.  Today: the Best of 60 Tips in 60 Minutes with ideas on: Blockchain Technology [A direct payment solution that bypasses banks] Document…
Rank this Week: 860

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
  • Mar 27

    USB Device Promises Unlimited Storage

    USB Device Promises Unlimited Storage
    The annual Consumer Electronics Show is filled with new and proposed products that will fill the shelves of your local electronics shop (or online store) in the next six to 12 months. Some are amazing; some are visionary; some are outlandish;…
  • Mar 3

    Size Matters to Google | Increases File Size Limit for Incoming Email Attachment

    Size Matters to Google | Increases File Size Limit for Incoming Email Attachment
    In a blog post, Google announced that Gmail users can now receive email attachments up to 50MB in size. By way of an explanation, Google recognizes that, "sometimes you need to receive large files as direct email attachments." The key phrase…
  • Feb 7

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon
    Google has announced that Gmail will stop working on versions of Google’s Chrome browser older than v53 at the end of 2017. The announcement cited security upgrades in newer versions of the browser as a reason for not supporting…
Rank this Week: 4849

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 27

    How to Secure a Mac-Based Law Practice [Webinar]

    How to Secure a Mac-Based Law Practice [Webinar]
    If you’re a lawyer using a Mac – it’s time for a security check. In our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Tom Lambotte will walk you through it – in 30 minutes or less. On April 10 at 12pm (eastern), Tom…
  • Mar 7

    Automation in Law Practice: Where to Start (and Why!)

    Automation in Law Practice: Where to Start (and Why!)
    Implementing automation in your law practice can save you time and money. Here’s what you need to know. In the current state of the legal market, the demand for legal services is high, but clients are looking to pay less. This plays out…
  • Mar 1

    Startup Workshop in Springfield

    Startup Workshop in Springfield
    The post Startup Workshop in Springfield appeared first on Mass LOMAP.
Rank this Week: 4937

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 27

    iPhone users should take a look at the iPhone app, Workflow

    iPhone users should take a look at the iPhone app, Workflow
    Apple bought the Workflow app last week--and they apparently do not plan to kill it. As an iPhone user who was always going to get around to trying Workflow, I now think big things are ahead for this app and...
  • Mar 13

     The TECHSHOW Edition of Law Practice Magazine

     The TECHSHOW Edition of Law Practice Magazine
    It is the week of ABA TECHSHOW and a good way to get warmed up is to check out the TECHSHOW edition of Law Practice Magazine. The cover story is A Golden Age of Legal Tech Start-Ups by Bob Ambrogi....
  • Mar 10

    Suggested Articles and Posts from January and February in the Reading Room

    Suggested Articles and Posts from January and February in the Reading Room
    Our monthly Reading Room features reading suggestions for you from January and February, 2017 which cover a wide range of topics for the forward-thinking lawyer. Topics include "white dwarf law firms," the Smart Person's Guide to Apple's…
Rank this Week: 2585

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

    Pragmatic Ideas for Ways to Spend the Rest of the 3L Year

    Pragmatic Ideas for Ways to Spend the Rest of the 3L Year
    Law school graduation is less than two months away for third-year students. Here are some ideas – maybe needlessly pragmatic ones – on how to spend the rest of the last semester at law school, in addition to school work,…
  • Mar 22

    10 Signs You’re a Horrible Boss And How To Correct It

    10 Signs You’re a Horrible Boss And How To Correct It
    The problem is not them; it's YOU! You're done working with the most monstrous bosses of all times. You probably swore to yourself that when the time comes for you to manage people, you will do things differently. That day has now come -…
  • Mar 21

    After the MPRE

    After the MPRE
    I took the MPRE on Saturday, March 18th. The exam was two hours, sixty questions. I will admit: I was not prepared. I had my game face on throughout the exam, but after I walked out, I felt slightly shell shocked. I felt the process was…
Rank this Week: 965

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Divorce Malpractice Claim Fails Due to the Lack of Expert Testimony

    Divorce Malpractice Claim Fails Due to the Lack of Expert Testimony
    The plaintiff filed a malpractice claim against her divorce lawyers. However, her claim did not succeed because she did not provide expert testimony. That testimony, from a family law lawyer, would be necessary to show negligence. This is one…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyer Is Sued For Holding The File

    Lawyer Is Sued For Holding The File
    Lawyers have rights to hold the client’s file or other property as security for payment. Here the lawyer held on to a former divorce client’s file indefinitely. The client eventually sued the lawyer for legal malpractice –…
  • Mar 14

    ARDC Reprimands Lawyer who Issued Power of Attorney to Elderly Client’s “Friend.”

    ARDC Reprimands Lawyer who Issued Power of Attorney to Elderly Client’s “Friend.”
    http://www.iardc.org/HB_RB_Disp_Html.asp?id=12328 The ARDC has recently filed several elder abuse cases. This is one of those cases. According to the Review Board, the facts were as follows: Respondent graduated from law school in 1989. He…
Rank this Week: 685

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: 784

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Mar 22

    So I wrote a book

    So I wrote a book
    This book, to be precise: This is Law Is A Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm. It’s 224 pages in paperback format, runs 15 chapters, and clocks in at about 75,000 words. It explains why the balance of power in the…
  • Mar 15

    Getting over technology

    Getting over technology
    Since the start of the year, I’ve received three different media calls asking me about the role of artificial intelligence in the law. Partly to make good use of the notes I prepared for these calls, and partly so that…
  • Jan 24

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market
    Georgetown Law School and the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute are ready to call it: the party’s officially over. The 2017 edition of their annual Report on the State of the Legal Market is unequivocal…
Rank this Week: 4766

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 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 13

    Backgrounder

    Backgrounder
    As part of due diligence defense counsel want to know as much about a witness as possible–that’s OK and ethical.  Many of us have found helpful information on social media accounts. The gist of Formal Opinion 466 is that,…
  • Mar 13

    “Justice” Gorsuch-Worth-the-Read

    “Justice” Gorsuch-Worth-the-Read
    Sophie J. Hart & Dennis M. Martin, Essay: Judge Gorsuch and the Fourth Amendment, 69 Stan. L. Rev. Online 132 (March 2017).
Rank this Week: 333

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: 4717

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 14

    Dream big. Why not?

    Dream big. Why not?
    As a young boy, I vividly remember following Bobby Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. Like his brother Jack, Bobby was greatly admired in my Irish-American household. His death was met with great sadness. I sat riveted during…
  • Mar 13

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.
    I just spent a couple of minutes looking for the telephone number of someone who sent me an email.  No big deal, except that if it is your client’s time spent looking for your number, it is a big deal.  If you do something…
  • Feb 21

    An example of where elite businesses go, but law firms fear to tread

    An example of where elite businesses go, but law firms fear to tread
    The title is simple enough: success = experimentation.  Here is Peter Diamandis’ thesis: Today’s most successful companies, the ones that are “crushing it,” started as a series of crazy ideas, followed by…
Rank this Week: 219

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

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

    An attorney’s fear of asking for money

    An attorney’s fear of asking for money
    Nothing seems to turn attorneys into quivering lumps of goo than asking a prospect for a retainer check. I don’t care if their area of practice is family law, estate planning, commercial litigation, elder law, etc. If you have a…
  • Nov 9

    Lawyers: 2 Simple Lists Can Result in Big Wins for 2017

    Lawyers: 2 Simple Lists Can Result in Big Wins for 2017
    The holidays are nearly here, and for many lawyers that means using this time to sit back and reflect on their successes or failures of the last year. Some of you will armchair quarterback yourselves over what you should or should not have…
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?
    Do you only see what you want to see? Your mindset, or view of the world, is the key to setting the pace for growth in your firm. The amazing difference between a lawyer who grows quickly and profitably and one who does not has everything to…
Rank this Week: 3218

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1454

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Mar 8

    An Eleven Second Plan to Relieve Stre

    An Eleven Second Plan to Relieve Stre
    Feeling Stressed? In most of its incarnations, practicing law is stressful. There are deadlines everywhere. Delay abounds. Clients are waiting. And they want results! Details matter. Opponents resist. Judges are skeptical. Jurors too. Et…
  • Dec 8

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge
    Judge for a Day We don’t have a regular small claims court judge in my county (Chittenden County, which is in the greater Burlington, Vermont area), and for some years the Vermont Judiciary has covered this docket by appointing…
  • Nov 21

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut
    With the unfailing support of my wife, Becky Cassidy, the assistance of my able associate, Matt Shagam, and the diligent efforts of our business manager, Linda Jackman, we opened a new law firm, Rich Cassidy Law on November 1, 2006. Our new…
Rank this Week: 851

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Forgetting Your ‘Strong Password’? Make it unforgettable.

    Forgetting Your ‘Strong Password’? Make it unforgettable.
    The password is one of the best cybersecurity defenses you have and it’s completely free. The more complex it is, the harder it is to guess. This post will teach you how to create and, perhaps more importantly, remember your strong…
  • Nov 17

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]
    Educational webinar on how Metajure ILLUMINATE can help firms that already have a traditional document management system (DMS) in place and how it can turn the firm’s DMS into the knowledge management system they need.The post Tap the…
  • Nov 4

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument
    NetDocuments is a robust cloud-based document management system, allowing firms to control, manage and collaborate on documents – from any location. Clio is the leading cloud-based practice management system for solo to midsized law…
Rank this Week: 3089

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Mar 6

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 2017

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 2017
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA for lunchtime CLEs this March.  Federal judges and seasoned practitioners will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Programs will be held in U.S. District Court at…
  • Mar 5

    25th Anniversary Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 6, 2017

    25th Anniversary Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 6, 2017
    Please join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a discussion on ethics and professionalism on April 6th from 3 to 5 pm. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge Rubin’s contribution…
  • Mar 4

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12, 2017

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12, 2017
    A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12 at 12 noon. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch…
Rank this Week: 1223

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Feb 28

    Predictable Litigation Result

    Predictable Litigation Result
    The results from litigating always fall into one of two outcomes: either one party wins and the other loses or both parties lose. This is because litigation is an adversarial process where parties seek to beat one another. And, both ……
  • Nov 14

    Christmas Conflict

    Christmas Conflict
    The words Christmas and conflict really do not belong together and yet, the holidays seem to offer lots of opportunities for conflict. Family members come together, expectations run high. Time runs low. Stresses increase. It is an odd thing…
  • Nov 9

    What cost peace?

    What cost peace?
    Peace does have a price. The degree of peace we have experienced on our own soil as a country was paid for with the lives of soldiers in foreign battle fields. I do not mean to belittle the terrorist attacks … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1747

TechnoEsq

TechnoEsq

Covers the use of technology and computers in the legal profession. By Finis Price.

http://www.technoesq.com
  • Feb 27

    Google Friendly Website Design For Lawyer

    Google Friendly Website Design For Lawyer
    Web Design Technology For Law Firms If you are getting ready to create a website, you may be trying to make the decision between a Template based website and a custom site. However, no matter what kind of site you choose, if you have a…
  • Feb 27

    Choosing the Right Law Firm

    Choosing the Right Law Firm
    How do you choose a great attorney? Most of us will need to find a good attorney in our lifetime at least once. Law is complicated and it is always good to have a good attorney in your corner, things happen in a spur of a moment and you never…
  • Jan 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
Rank this Week: 1525

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

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

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
  • Jan 28

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205
    MA Supreme  Judicial Court appeal hearing in Nadeau V. Thorn. 1-5-2017.  http://www.suffolk.edu/sjc/archive/2017/SJC_12205.html Summary: Administrative Law; MassHealth Benefits– Whether the settlor is entitled to…
  • Jan 27

    THIS IS SERIOUS…

    THIS IS SERIOUS…
    As Ming Ming on Wonder pets says THIS IS SERIOUS…a ten year lookback period for MaineCare Planning, block grants (when the State’s money runs out, MaineCare eligibility runs out). The long-term care planning landscape is likely…
Rank this Week: 1889

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: 2768

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
  • Jan 23

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming
    Blockchain technology is a topic that interests me greatly. It also is a favorite topic of my occasional co-author, Gwynne Monahan (often better known as @econwriter5 on Twitter). We have talked off and on for a while about collaborating on…
  • Jan 5

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017
    For quite a few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
Rank this Week: 2578

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network
    If you are a professional services provider and you want to grow your business, you know the importance of marketing.  Whether you are a lawyer seeking to represent startup technology companies, an agency recruiter like me who is looking…
  • Jan 20

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
  • Jan 9

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing
    If marketing is important to your professional success, then you know the drill.  Other professionals are hard to reach.  You want to connect with potential referral sources.  You want to build your relationships with current…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
  • Feb 4

    Watch State of Washington v. Donald J. Trump et al from Federal Court February 3

    Watch State of Washington v. Donald J. Trump et al from Federal Court February 3
    The Western District of Washington has cameras in its courtrooms as part of an experiment with video right now. Let’s show our support for it by watching yesterday’s hearing. Both lawyers prepared quickly for this hearing. How did…
  • Nov 10

    Craft the Spoken Word with as Much Care as the Written Word

    Craft the Spoken Word with as Much Care as the Written Word
    As public speakers, it helps to think about crafting our spoken word in similar terms to when we are writing. Take as much care when you speak as when you write. Instead of reading over what you wrote, listen as you speak. Here’s what…
  • Sep 6

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video
    We always encourage the lawyers we coach to practice alone, aloud, and a lot. We also suggest that they make video of themselves so they can watch their presentation. This suggestion, of course, is often met with grunts, groans, and…
Rank this Week: 1036

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Feb 3

    Grace Under Pressure: A Polyvagal Guide to Reducing Stress and Creating Compassionate Connection

    Grace Under Pressure: A Polyvagal Guide to Reducing Stress and Creating Compassionate Connection
    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Dana, an expert on Polyvagal Theory. The program was sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute, an organization about which I have blogged here several times in the past (to see…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 151

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Feb 1

    How to Write Effective Argument Heading

    How to Write Effective Argument Heading
    Argument headings (also called point headings) play two important roles in legal briefs. First, they serve a rhetorical purpose: they let the reader know what’s addressed in the text that follows and (if effectively phrased) point the…
  • Jan 1

    3 Easy-to-Keep Legal-Writing Resolutions for 2017

    3 Easy-to-Keep Legal-Writing Resolutions for 2017
    Losing weight, saving more and getting organized are popular New Year’s resolutions for personal improvement. Similar resolutions can help you improve your legal writing. To make these legal-writing resolutions easy to keep, each…
  • Dec 1

    How to Work With Freelance Lawyers, Part 3: Special Considerations at the Beginning and End of an Engagement

    How to Work With Freelance Lawyers, Part 3: Special Considerations at the Beginning and End of an Engagement
    Over the past two months, we’ve discussed how to decide what to delegate to a freelance lawyer and the importance of clear communication to a successful engagement with a freelance lawyer. Two additional best practices can help you…
Rank this Week: 4628