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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/
  • Dec 20

    Walt Whitman on Becoming a Teacher

    Walt Whitman on Becoming a Teacher
    At Education Week, educator Eric Sundberg uses a poem by Walt Whitman to discuss what it takes to be a teacher. The poem, very Whitmanesque is about becoming a poet, but Sundberg eloquently applies it to teachers. Breathtaking daunting,…
  • Dec 20

    LinkedIn's list of the top skills that got people hired in 2014

    LinkedIn's list of the top skills that got people hired in 2014
    LinkedIn has compiled a list of the top skills that got people hired in 2014 based on an analysis of the skills and experience data found in over 330 million of its members' profiles. The skills that made the list...
  • Dec 19

    The ABA’s Secret Listserv

    The ABA’s Secret Listserv
    Some “old news” that I just uncovered. Robert Steinbuch has written about the ABA’s secret email list for law school deans: I found it curious to learn that the ABA has an email list that it shields from the gaze...
Rank this Week: 2377

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Weekend video: Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

    Weekend video: Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep
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  • Dec 17

    Book recommendation: Shark by Will Self

    Book recommendation: Shark by Will Self
    4 May 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be lying in the grounds of Kent State University, shot dead by the National Guard. On…
  • Dec 14

    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: 5001

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Dec 20

    SLICING AND DICING THE BOOMER GENERATION and the workplace implication

    SLICING AND DICING THE BOOMER GENERATION and the workplace implication
    Here’s an illustration of what we mean when we say the generational cohorts are defined by “formational Influences.” And we need to look beyond “convenient” Census Bureau definitions by birth year. Humorist P.J.…
  • Dec 7

    INVOLVE YOUNGER GENERATIONS IN SUCCESSION PLANNING

    INVOLVE YOUNGER GENERATIONS IN SUCCESSION PLANNING
    The crucial alignment of the generations with organizational objectives will require a greater focus on people at all levels, a greater representation of all ages and types of diversity, and a greater effort to harness the wisdom and…
  • Nov 5

    PERKS, BENEFITS, MOTIVATION AND WHAT PEOPLE WANT

    PERKS, BENEFITS, MOTIVATION AND WHAT PEOPLE WANT
    Following in Facebook’s footsteps, Apple Inc. is about to start “selling” something new. The latest announcement from Apple is getting as much attention in some quarters as the latest iPhones and iPads. Steve Jobs might even…
Rank this Week: 3102

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 20

    A Tale of Two Tiers: the State of Legal Education in 2 Chart

    A Tale of Two Tiers: the State of Legal Education in 2 Chart
    If there were ever a market in need of adjustment, it is law.
  • Dec 19

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition
    The document’s metadata clearly shows who authored the document (Google redacted the author’s name), the author’s company, and even the template drafting program.
  • Dec 19

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season
    Prepare ahead this holiday season to avoid ethical issues that can come up from your absence in the office and urge to give off-the-cuff legal advice.
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Dec 20

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation
    The Utah Supreme Court has reversed findings of misconduct, concluding that the accused attorney had been denied due process. A screening panel found that the attorney violated Rules 1.2, 1.4 and 8.4(a). The attorney had not been placed on…
  • Dec 20

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction
    An attorney who had obtained power of attorney from an elderly client was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals for misappropriation and deceit. The attorney was added to a joint bank account that had over $14,000 on balance.…
  • Dec 19

    Whereabouts Unknown

    Whereabouts Unknown
    An attorney who was charged with felony receiving stolen property failed to appear for court proceedings. His whereabouts are presently unknown. As a result, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered an indefinite suspension. The attorney is…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Dec 19

    Big day Sunday for all you pagans in New York, DC, LA and Dublin.

    Big day Sunday for all you pagans in New York, DC, LA and Dublin.
    Sunday the 21st is the winter solstice. It has big meanings in science, spirituality, religions and world history and culture. Many scholars believe that winter solstice, in effect, drove the date for celebrating Christmas. The retention of…
  • Dec 18

    Cuba

    Cuba
    Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes...
  • Dec 17

    Yeats on Writing Well

    Yeats on Writing Well
    Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. --W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)...
Rank this Week: 1195

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: 2972

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    During this special holiday season, the attorneys and staff of the Cobb Law Group would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, friends, colleagues, and vendors for their support. We truly believe that our clients are among the…
  • Dec 11

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville
    For the past several semesters, Mark Cobb has been an adjunct professor in the Thomas University School of Business. He has taught primarily in the MBA programs focusing on leadership and business economics. In January 2015, however, Mark…
  • Nov 26

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract
    In a case decided on November 17, Inland Atlantic Old National Phase I, LLC et. al. v. 6425 Old National, LLC, the Fourth Division Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled on fiduciary duties owed under joint venture agreements, applied rules of…
Rank this Week: 1626

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 226

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Disaster Preparedness Always Needed

    Disaster Preparedness Always Needed
    Disaster Preparedness Always Needed Within the last few days, a major law firm’s (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP) Los Angeles office has been severely impacted. One of the largest fires seen in the Los Angeles area (Da Vinci…
  • Dec 17

    Another swing for the politico

    Another swing for the politico
    A member of the California State Legislature announced that he will ask for “…a financial and operational audit…” of the State Bar. In his press statement, the Assemblyman said he wants the State Auditor…
  • Dec 17

    Purchasing a Lamborghini is easier than purchasing a house

    Purchasing a Lamborghini is easier than purchasing a house
    Achieving success in business—including, of course, the business of law—is an art. The artist (lawyer) must create a scene on a canvas (atmosphere) that draws in clients, making clients want to immerse themselves in that canvas.…
Rank this Week: 2758

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    Legal Separation v Divorce

    Legal Separation v Divorce
    One would be hard pressed to find an attorney in Kentucky who would bring up, much less advocate, the use of legal separation over that of a dissolution of marriage (divorce) in situations where... Continue reading →
  • Nov 26

    Passive Bullying

    Passive Bullying
    ... refuse to respond to discovery requests or even comply with the orders of the court. All this while they take secret glee in seeing their almost-ex run up attorney bills. This is essentially passive bullying..... Continue reading →
  • Nov 19

    Reducing the Expense in Legal Separation or Divorce

    Reducing the Expense in Legal Separation or Divorce
    For this service as scrivener, I am able to charge my lowest possible flat rate that includes a consultation and preparation of the documents... Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2836

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
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 1758

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Dec 19

    Success Through Succession Plan

    Success Through Succession Plan
    Do your or your law firm have a succession plan? If you don’t you’re not alone. CNBC reports that a majority of financial advisors — more than two thirds – don’t have a succession plan for their own business…
  • Dec 18

    2014: The Year of New Law, No Hashtag

    2014: The Year of New Law, No Hashtag
    In May of 2014, Jordan Furlong published a comprehensive list of the universe of NewLaw business models – some that increase lawyers’ efficiencies, others that marginalize or eliminate the need for lawyers. But even though 2014…
  • Dec 16

    Two Lessons in One: Law Firm Trade Names & Easy Data Compilation

    Two Lessons in One: Law Firm Trade Names & Easy Data Compilation
    Do you ever have a bunch of data that you need to compile but don’t want to take the time of fussing with Excel spreadsheets or creating tables? In this kind of situation, I’ll create my own data intake using Google’s Free…
Rank this Week: 942

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: 1069

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 19

    Online Shopping? Five Security Tip

    Online Shopping? Five Security Tip
    Even if your firm has a policy against it, there’s a chance that online shopping is happening in your office — especially during the height of the holidays. Why be concerned? For one, hackers are actively working to compromise any…
  • Dec 18

    How to Ask for Feedback

    How to Ask for Feedback
    If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Come in here and shut the door," because you "need some feedback" on that project you just finished, you may have an instant aversion to the word “feedback.” For many of us,…
  • Dec 17

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate
    Forgive me, but I’m going to jump on my soapbox today. I’m a licensed attorney in Arizona and we have a mandatory bar, so all of us have to pay to play. In 2014, I paid $460 for my bar dues, and Arizona was ranked 10th in the…
Rank this Week: 494

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
  • Dec 19

    Online Shopping? Five Security Tip

    Online Shopping? Five Security Tip
    Even if your firm has a policy against it, there’s a chance that online shopping is happening in your office — especially during the height of the holidays. Why be concerned? For one, hackers are actively working to compromise any…
  • Dec 18

    How to Ask for Feedback

    How to Ask for Feedback
    If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Come in here and shut the door," because you "need some feedback" on that project you just finished, you may have an instant aversion to the word “feedback.” For many of us,…
  • Dec 17

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate
    Forgive me, but I’m going to jump on my soapbox today. I’m a licensed attorney in Arizona and we have a mandatory bar, so all of us have to pay to play. In 2014, I paid $460 for my bar dues, and Arizona was ranked 10th in the…
Rank this Week: 3113

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 262

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Updated Resume Place Website

    Updated Resume Place Website
    Announcing the updated Resume Place website!The best federal career website on the internet is now mobile, more efficient, and still full of free information and plenty of federal job search help.Since our original website launched in 1996,…
  • Dec 12

    A New LL.M Program in China

    A New LL.M Program in China
    There is a new LL.M. program of Peking University School of Transnational Law. Peking University, the top university in China, has a School of Transnational Law that is starting an English-language LL.M. program in August, 2015. …
  • Nov 21

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate
    Copy and paste the file below in to your web browser to see the newest law student edition of the syndicate.file:///C:/Users/cssec/Downloads/LawStudents_1114.html
Rank this Week: 1034

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Dec 18

    The First Cyber War or Just Another Security Breach?

    The First Cyber War or Just Another Security Breach?
    Sony Pictures announced the cancellation of the opening of the movie “The Interview” after a well-publicized cyber-attack and threats of attacks on theaters showing the movie. This was a fast developing situation and media reports…
  • Dec 11

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - the 3rd time is the charm!

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - the 3rd time is the charm!
    They say the third time is the charm. And everyone I know who has tried the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 says it is a really great machine. My podcast teammate Sharon Nelson has one and she loves it. Sharon is...
  • Dec 8

    Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape

    Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape
    The November 2014 issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal featured a theme of “Navigating the Changing Legal Profession.” There are a number of noteworthy articles contained in this issue and it is our pleasure to share them with you.…
Rank this Week: 2746

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/
  • Dec 18

    Advancing Women in the Law – An Interview on the Value of Sponsorship

    Advancing Women in the Law – An Interview on the Value of Sponsorship
    In a recent book published by Attorney at Work, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, author Ida Abbott discusses the importance of sponsorship to the advance of women’s careers. By focusing on an audience of men, Ida provides a…
  • Dec 10

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 3: Technology Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 3: Technology Solution
      #174457155 / gettyimages.com   In Part 1 in our series on time management, we covered some basic solutions. In Part 2, we addressed some email management techniques. Now, we’ll consider a variety of technology solutions that…
  • Dec 5

    Nostradami: Law Practice Management Predictions for 2015

    Nostradami: Law Practice Management Predictions for 2015
    #463907857 / gettyimages.com   That’s messed up, right? It’s almost 2015. I know, I’m shocked, too. Here’s my face. With 2015 (wait, what?!) rolling up around the corner, it’s time for the [FILL IN YEAR]…
Rank this Week: 4942

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/
  • Dec 18

    11th Circuit rules for Cheney Mason

    11th Circuit rules for Cheney Mason
    This is a pretty interesting case:This case involves a law student’s efforts to form a contract by accepting a “million-dollar challenge” that a lawyer extended on national television while representing a client accused of…
  • Dec 18

    Lots of SDFLA new

    Lots of SDFLA new
    Acquittals, spies being returned, and all sorts of other fun. One story that was under the radar yesterday was President Obama's stingy list of pardons (only 12!) and commutations. There was one SDFLA case:-- Bernard Bryan Bulcourf –…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board
    Congrats to Silvia Piñera-Vazquez and the Raskins for their across the board Not Guilty verdict for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Juan F. Martinez before Judge Altonaga.
Rank this Week: 112

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

     Two years probation. When Lawrence…

     Two years probation. When Lawrence and I first talked about his case I told him that the criminal justice system is a big, slow machine that only grinds one way. Mercifully, after six years his outcome has left him bruised and abraded,…
  • Dec 17

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced.…

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced. Here is my story for The Public about what has happened so far, and what we might expect.
  • Dec 12

    One of the concepts that underlies my…

    One of the concepts that underlies my Lawyers in Movies project is that we frequently misapprehend who the real heroes of the Law are. In many ways I believe that the story of America is a story about the Law. Part of what distinguishes the…
Rank this Week: 975

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/
  • Dec 18

    Close Encounters of the Ethical and Conflicts Kind

    Close Encounters of the Ethical and Conflicts Kind
    Several stories showcasing the atypical. First up: "Leave to appeal granted in novel conflict of interest case" -- "A Toronto law firm has obtained leave to appeal an order of a judge who removed it from a case on the basis of conflict of…
  • Dec 17

    Risk Updates: Conflicts Edition

    Risk Updates: Conflicts Edition
      First up, two partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge highlight a trend we've certainly witnessed here on the risk blog: "Motions to Disqualify: Four Things to Know" -- "Few things are worse for an attorney than getting a new big…
  • Dec 16

    Today's Hottest Risk Update: "Swiss Cheese," The Duke, Vereins & More

    Today's Hottest Risk Update: "Swiss Cheese," The Duke, Vereins & More
    Today's post has everything. It's another example of general media coverage of risk issues we frequent. (And, perhaps, a suitable subject for SNL's Stefon, were he to summarize legal battles, as this one has everything... Dukes, Vereins, Fee…
Rank this Week: 1500

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/
  • Dec 18

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig
    The Marine Corps Times reports the court-martial conviction of a female guard at Miramar Naval Consolidated Brig, CA. Kohlman’s misconduct came to light when the prisoner, Shane Bardes, came forward last year with a detailed…
  • Dec 17

    Military justice humour

    Military justice humour
  • Dec 15

    For your calendar

    For your calendar
    At the 2015 Innocence Summit, the nation’s leading prosecutors, researchers, defense attorneys, citizen activists, exonerees, and others will come together to debate how the Innocence Movement can overcome old…
Rank this Week: 133

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 18

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction
    Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the…
  • Dec 15

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon
    If your corporate counsel isn't throwing around obscure legal terms, give them a copy of Latham & Watkins' "Book of Jargon—U.S. Corporate and Bank Finance." ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon…
  • Dec 12

    Surveys Suggest Law Firm Confidence at Year End

    Surveys Suggest Law Firm Confidence at Year End
    It’s simply remarkable just how much data is circulating in the legal industry about the state of things.  Last week we examined five law department surveys in the hunt for insights as we turn the corner into 2015. These studies…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Dec 17

    Law Student Perspective on Serial: Truth in the Criminal Justice System

    Law Student Perspective on Serial: Truth in the Criminal Justice System
    By now everyone has at least heard of the wildly successful podcast Serial.  I had been avoiding it for weeks because I knew it was the kind of show I would get obsessed with at the expense of my to-do list.  But last weekend I…
  • Dec 17

    Pre-Law Perspective on Serial: What is the evidence going to show?

    Pre-Law Perspective on Serial: What is the evidence going to show?
    Although I was late jumping on the Serial bandwagon, I was quickly hooked after listening to the first episode. If you haven’t been listening, I highly recommend taking sometime to catch up on the true crime story being shared in…
  • Dec 12

    8 Nights of Chanukah: Life Hacks for the Legal Mind

    8 Nights of Chanukah: Life Hacks for the Legal Mind
    The holiday ornaments are up in my office building’s lobby, so you know it’s official: festivus is nigh. As I somehow move into smaller and smaller apartments in this pastoral, no-name town that is San Francisco, my yearning for…
Rank this Week: 144

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Dec 16

    Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator

    Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator
    A Paoli, PA law firm has a job opening for an experienced law firm billing coordinator.  This person will compile, manage, and execute attorney billing.  This person may also perform a variety of other accounting and…
  • Dec 2

    Job Opportunity – Attorney

    Job Opportunity – Attorney
    The Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office in Williamsport, PA has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender.  A recent JD graduate who has passed the Bar is suitable.  Applicant must also be a member of the Pennsylvania…
  • Oct 23

    Do You Dream of Becoming In-house Counsel?

    Do You Dream of Becoming In-house Counsel?
    I wish I had a dollar for every attorney who has asked me over the years how to go about getting their dream in-house counsel position.  Most attorneys imagine that in-house counsel work nine to five, have exorbitant salaries, great…
Rank this Week: 1315

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Dec 16

    Practicing Law Online Ebook

    Practicing Law Online Ebook
    Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes…
  • Nov 6

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback
    I was honored to be asked to participate in the ABA President’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services this year and next. This Commission is calling for Issues Paper feedback now through December 10th. For my legal…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Law Levels Up

    Consumer Law Levels Up
    Two new options for consumer legal services entered the market in the past week. They are different in nature, but both provide alternatives for legal assistance and guidance. Both include different levels of legal guidance from licensed…
Rank this Week: 770

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
  • Nov 4

    Vote!

    Vote!
    The United States fought hard for a constitutional democracy, but came short by initially limiting the vote to white men. It’s been the voting since then that has resulted in a broader section of the population having the right to vote.…
Rank this Week: 1099

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Dec 15

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer
    The Machiavellian Lawyer once said: The young lawyer should never adopt the attitude of a know-it-all, even if he believes himself to be wiser than his peers. Rather, he should let others speak first. He should be content to watch,...
  • Dec 15

    A Business Tip for Lawyer

    A Business Tip for Lawyer
    "Represent only clients you like" -- advice from J.D. Hull. If only lawyering were so simple for all of us! But it's a nice sentiment just the same . . .
  • Dec 9

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer
    It's my book How to Feed a Lawyer (and Other Irreverent Observations from the Legal Underground). From the Amazon reviews-- I titled this "Hodgman for the Legal Set", because I think fans of one would enjoy the other ... It...
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Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Dec 15

    What Should I Do About Lost or Stolen Client Files?

    What Should I Do About Lost or Stolen Client Files?
    Is there any worse feeling than having your briefcase or laptop stolen? While it can be hard to bounce back from such an experience, there are immediate steps you should take  if you discover that confidential client files have been…
  • Dec 8

    Scanning Documents for eCourt

    Scanning Documents for eCourt
    In my last two posts, I’ve discussed the 10 steps all practitioners should take to get ready for eCourt and how to manage the anxiety and stress of transitioning to the eCourt system. This week the focus is on two … Continue…
  • Dec 1

    Submitting Your First eCourt Filing

    Submitting Your First eCourt Filing
    Mandatory eCourt begins today for the eleven circuit courts that currently have the Oregon eCourt system.  In last week’s post, I described 10 steps to get ready for eFiling. Today I want to address how to manage the stress…
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Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
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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/
  • Dec 14

    Business of Law Innovation – FT North America Award

    Business of Law Innovation – FT North America Award
    The Financial Times recently released its 2014 North America Innovative Lawyers. Five firms won the top business of law award (“Stand Out”): Seyfarth Shaw: “Developed SeyfarthLink, an online tool that enables…
  • Dec 8

    Cognitve Computing and IBM Watson – Marc Teerlink of IBM Present

    Cognitve Computing and IBM Watson – Marc Teerlink of IBM Present
    This is a live blog post from the 2014 ITA Collaborative Conference. Presenting is Marc Teerlink, Chief Business Strategist of IBM’s Watson Group. (Please excuse typos and typos.) Seven Principles: Disruption. It’s all about…
  • Dec 7

    ILTA 2014 Law Firm Tech Survey – Highlight

    ILTA 2014 Law Firm Tech Survey – Highlight
    The ILTA 2014 Law Firm Tech Survey was just released. The International Legal Technology Association each year conducts a comprehensive survey of law firm technology. At 301 pages, the report is packed with information. I…
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the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Dec 12

    Give some silent time to introverted clients.

    Give some silent time to introverted clients.
    By some estimates, introverts make up nearly half of the population.  If you’re an extrovert, that means that many of your clients think and process information quite differently than you do. So what can you do to even the…
  • Oct 10

    The Weekender #1

    The Weekender #1
    Welcome to the first edition of the NBH Weekender!  I’ve been saving up lots of stuff to share with you this week, so here you go: Five simple emails you should send every week. A better brainstorming method from Google that…
  • May 20

    Ask Better Interview Question

    Ask Better Interview Question
    Online retailer Zappos is well known for its commitment to company culture and customer service, going so far as to offer new hires $2000 after their first few weeks on the job to quit if they don’t like their new jobs.…
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Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Lawyers: What do you offer so pricing isn’t an issue

    Lawyers: What do you offer so pricing isn’t an issue
    In any industry, regardless of what services or products you sell, pricing (or value) is always an issue. It can be a significant buying barrier when an uneducated customer attempts to make a value conscious decision when hiring for a…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyers: Don’t miss this workshop!

    Lawyers: Don’t miss this workshop!
    We’re five weeks away from the return of the Double Your Revenue™ workshop. Registration has opened and the seats are filling. As a subscriber to my newsletter and blog, I would hate for you to miss out on getting into this…
  • Sep 10

    Lawyers: Get Ready for the End of Year Sprint

    Lawyers: Get Ready for the End of Year Sprint
    How are you approaching the end of the year? Yes, we haven’t even reached Halloween, but it’s not too early to decide how you will maximize your time and efforts during the last few months of 2014. If you’ve been following…
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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
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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/
  • Dec 11

    The Vietnam Peace Talks and the Idiocy of Lawyer

    The Vietnam Peace Talks and the Idiocy of Lawyer
    The talks to settle the war in Vietnam were stalled for five months while the participants negotiated the shape of the table at which talks would occur.  Five months!! I wonder how many mothers lost their sons during that five month…
  • Dec 11

    For Law Departments’ consideration: Self Help is an investment in a solution

    For Law Departments’ consideration: Self Help is an investment in a solution
    Ronald Reagan once famously said the nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  His quote tapped into our natural fear of both the government and…
  • Dec 10

    How not to ask about your client service

    How not to ask about your client service
    Valorem’s Director of Operations just received a letter from a firm vendor that very carefully explained Net Promoter Scores and the importance of the company of receiving a 9 or 10 (on a 10 pt scale).  The letter went to explain…
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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/
  • Dec 10

    BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSFER MARKET

    BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSFER MARKET
    What do we know about the transfer student market in legal education? Not enough. But that will begin to change in the coming weeks. NUMBER/PERCENTAGE OF TRANSFER STUDENTS HAS INCREASED MODESTLY Up until this year, the ABA Section of Legal...
  • Dec 2

    The Market for Law School Applicants -- A Milestone to Remember

    The Market for Law School Applicants -- A Milestone to Remember
    In early 2013, Michael Moffitt, the dean of Oregon Law, was interviewed by the New York Times about the tumult affecting law schools. Moffitt, who is a very thoughtful guy, reponded, "I feel like I am living a business school...
  • Nov 26

    The Michael S. Maurer Crossword Puzzle

    The Michael S. Maurer Crossword Puzzle
    Apropos of not much at all, I noticed when printing my New York Times crossword puzzle this morning that its constructor was the same Michael S. Maurer who is the named benefactor of Bill Henderson's school. I knew Mickey Maurer...
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Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Law Firm Cyber Security Threat Matrix

    Law Firm Cyber Security Threat Matrix
    Amid the seemly never ending reports regarding the latest cyber security breaches is a key question that never seems to get answered – what, exactly, are we at risk from, and what are we supposed to do about it? Download this…
  • Dec 2

    Amicus Attorney Exchange Sync Troubleshooting Tip

    Amicus Attorney Exchange Sync Troubleshooting Tip
    While running the sync is a great option, a few complications may arise when trying to maintain it. Below I’ve listed a few situations that may cause an interruption to the Amicus Exchange sync functionality. The purpose of this article…
  • Dec 1

    Don’t Be A Victim of This Microsoft Phone Scam

    Don’t Be A Victim of This Microsoft Phone Scam
    Just the other day, my friend received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft technical support. They informed her that they found a problem on her computer and that they could fix it, but they would need to log in. She…
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Innovate

Innovate

Covers practicing law as a business and a profession. By Lex Inova Consulting.

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Dec 10

    News you can use

    News you can use
    By Julie FlemingThursday’s webinar Build a Rock Solid Book of Business has been postponed due to a family member’s hospitalization. I’ll send information on the new date as soon as it’s set. (And if you missed the…
  • Dec 3

    Don’t miss this no-fee webinar!

    Don’t miss this no-fee webinar!
    By Julie FlemingDo you ever wonder why the plan that a colleague used to land business just doesn’t seem to work for you? Are you tired of facing a choice between doing billable work (so you have receivables today) and doing business…
  • Nov 26

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business: The Big Picture

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business: The Big Picture
    By Julie FlemingOver the last 10 weeks, I’ve serialized the article Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It.  To recap, the nine ways you’re losing business are: You aren’t…
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Reid My Blog!

Reid My Blog!

Covers management, governance and ethics for lawyers. By Reid Trautz.

http://reidtrautz.typepad.com/reidmyblog/
  • Dec 8

    The Best Gifts for Lawyers All in One Place

    The Best Gifts for Lawyers All in One Place
    There's definitely been an increase in the number of bloggers suggesting gift ideas for lawyers since I launched my first holiday gift guide for lawyers in 2005. This year there seems to be a good number of ideas in addition...
  • Nov 24

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyer

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyer
    Well, the holidays are upon us, so the hunt begins in earnest to find the right gifts for lawyers. Lawyers are a singularly difficult group of people to find gifts for and--almost to a person—they really don’t like any gift...
  • Nov 4

    This Lawyer's View of an iPhone 6+

    This Lawyer's View of an iPhone 6+
    It's been a month since I got my new iPhone 6+, and I waited this long to report on it because I wanted to put it through its paces and live with a little bit see the pluses and minuses....
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On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Dec 8

    The Old Bailey in Action

    The Old Bailey in Action
    As lawyers, we are practicing historians. We argue precedent and try to prove what happened in our cases. I started watching “Rumpole of the Bailey,” — a mid-1970s BBC television series about a fictional  London…
  • Dec 1

    “Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer” — Part II

    “Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer” — Part II
    Last time I wrote about the inadequacy of the criminal justice system to “protect the children of the poor” from child abuse. Whether or not the Psalms are divinely inspired, they often contain real wisdom. According to the…
  • Nov 24

    “Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer”

    “Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer”
    One of the benefits of travel is the opportunity it creates to reflect on the familiar from a fresh perspective. In London recently, an architectural feature stimulated my thinking about a public controversy at home. Over the main entrance…
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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/
  • Dec 7

    Do As They Say: Bar officials flunk basic spreadsheet skill

    Do As They Say: Bar officials flunk basic spreadsheet skill
    One of the functions performed by the state bar organizations in the US is to administer the process of licensing new lawyers.  This has anti-competitive implications because many bars also act as the trade association for lawyers…
  • Dec 6

    Unethical Clients: Professional coach advises lawyers to avoid strip club

    Unethical Clients: Professional coach advises lawyers to avoid strip club
    Like most lawyers, I run into people who, upon learning that I’m a lawyer, assume all sorts of things about what I must do for a living, how I think, what’s wrong with me, and so on.  These have a … Continue reading…
  • Dec 4

    Debt to Society: Prosecutors lending official letterhead to debt collector

    Debt to Society: Prosecutors lending official letterhead to debt collector
    People call or email me all the time with situations they think involve unethical or incompetent behavior by lawyers.  Malpractice and unethical conduct are two different things and they are handled very differently — one by the…
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idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
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Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Dec 4

    Why Google Values Predictability

    Why Google Values Predictability
    _________________________ A recent post on the Human Capital League website talks about “The Boring Trait that Google Looks for in its Leaders.” Contrary to what most of us might think, the article says, “The most important…
  • Nov 10

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!
    Kudos to the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP for ranking as one of the top law firms in the US for its percentage of female partners. A nationwide survey by Law360 showed that Verrill Dana is among the top 25 firms in the country with the…
  • Sep 25

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea
      I was privileged to have been asked by the American Bar Association to write an article about the future of the legal profession for “The Annual Big Ideas Issue” of Law Practice Magazine (July/August 2014). Click on the…
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