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Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 4

    “Blood Antiquities” – Annual Cultural Heritage Seminar on October 15, 2015

    “Blood Antiquities” – Annual Cultural Heritage Seminar on October 15, 2015
    Tomb Raiders and Terrorist Financing: Cutting off the Islamic State’s Illicit Traffic in “Blood Antiquities” With the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the world rightfully asked how a militant faction…
  • Sep 2

    Cocktails with the Court on September 17, 2015

    Cocktails with the Court on September 17, 2015
    The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association invites you to Cocktails with the Court on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5 – 7 pm at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, 701 Tchoupitoulas Street, 2nd Floor…
  • Aug 30

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!
    Join the Federal Bar Association The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of attorneys involved in federal law. With more than 16,000 members nationally and…
Rank this Week: 363

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: 824

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/
  • Sep 4

    Prevention: The next step in the (r)eveolution of law

    Prevention: The next step in the (r)eveolution of law
    In the beginning, we solved problems but did so inefficiently and unpredictably. That was Old Law. Most clients don’t like Old Law because they are under budget and performance pressure. Then we learned to be efficient and predict the…
  • Aug 31

    Pushing work down to lower priced lawyers: why is that a good thing?

    Pushing work down to lower priced lawyers: why is that a good thing?
    This just caught my eye. The data – some $18 billion in legal invoices – suggests the largest law firms have modified staffing models and reassigned IP litigation work to more junior partners in an effort at cost control. Are we…
  • Aug 31

    Take 2: A lesson from the healthcare industry

    Take 2: A lesson from the healthcare industry
    There are certain mistakes made by doctors or other healthcare professionals that result in the need for further treatment. An example is sponge that is left behind during surgery, which generally necessitates further surgery.  Insurance…
Rank this Week: 80

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 4

    This Is What Happens When Lawyers Try To Be Funny

    This Is What Happens When Lawyers Try To Be Funny
    Attempts at humor usually fall flat. —Guide for Counsel in Cases to Be Argued Before the Supreme Court of the United States, Part II, pg. 10 (October Term 2014). So says the highest court in the land, but it hasn’t stopped lawyers…
  • Sep 3

    Vehicles Lawyers Should Not Drive

    Vehicles Lawyers Should Not Drive
    Your car says a lot about you to your clients. When clients pull into your parking lot and see your ride, or see you show up to their arraignment, they are making judgments about your abilities as a lawyer by the type of vehicle you drive. Is…
  • Sep 2

    Briefs: 800-Pound Gorilla Launches Practice Management Software, Etc.

    Briefs: 800-Pound Gorilla Launches Practice Management Software, Etc.
    Microsoft is about to launch a practice-management solution. Or something. Actually, it’s not clear what it is launching, who it will be for, or what you will do with it. (Aaron and I talk more about this on next week’s podcast,…
Rank this Week: 352

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 4

    Spite No Mitigation

    Spite No Mitigation
    The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for at least 30 days A division of the Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa found [the attorney] violated several rules by failing to deposit an advance fee into his...
  • Sep 4

    Removed And Disbarred

    Removed And Disbarred
    The Mississippi Supreme Court removed a Chancery Court judge from office as a res ult of h is conviction for obstruction of justice. From the statement of agreed facts The Formal Complaint in this matter contains various allegations regarding…
  • Sep 3

    F Bombs Deployed

    F Bombs Deployed
    An encounter with police after an attorney on vacation at Eagle Ridge Resort had struck an object with his car and not stopped has resulted in a complaint filed by the Illinois Administrator. He had been drinking prior to the...
Rank this Week: 413

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 4

    GC Agenda for September 2015 (Adv.)

    GC Agenda for September 2015 (Adv.)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, provides a round-up of US legal issues each month.  The US GC Agenda is based on interviews with advisory board members and leading experts from PLC Law Department Panel Firms, and comes from…
  • Sep 3

    Florida law firms can send text-message ads to prospective client

    Florida law firms can send text-message ads to prospective client
    Rejecting a recommendation by an advertising subcommittee, the Florida Bar’s board of governors has OK’d the use of cellphone text messages for advertising law firm… The post Florida law firms can send text-message ads to…
  • Sep 2

    Artificial intelligence to be ‘the norm’ in law firms by 2020

    Artificial intelligence to be ‘the norm’ in law firms by 2020
    Artificial intelligence at law firms and in-house legal departments near you. Don’t worry – before they replace us, the robots will work with us – and then they’ll send us off to the people zoo: “All law…
Rank this Week: 143

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Sep 4

    How to Give Tough Feedback

    How to Give Tough Feedback
    I once worked with a midlevel manager who, when advised of someone's shoddy work or bad behavior, would inevitably respond with a simple, "Okay, I'll tell her." And that was exactly what he would do: Take the person aside, metaphorically hold…
  • Sep 4

    How to Give Tough Feedback

    How to Give Tough Feedback
    I once worked with a midlevel manager who, when advised of someone's shoddy work or bad behavior, would inevitably respond with a simple, "Okay, I'll tell her." And that was exactly what he would do: Take the person aside, metaphorically hold…
  • Sep 3

    Content Syndicators Find Readers for Lawyers’ Writing

    Content Syndicators Find Readers for Lawyers’ Writing
    When lawyers and law firms get focused on “creating content” (for those of you living in caves, that's what "writing" is now called), they think mostly about the subject matter. And that makes a lot of sense, for obvious reasons.…
Rank this Week: 3247

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 4

    How to Give Tough Feedback

    How to Give Tough Feedback
    I once worked with a midlevel manager who, when advised of someone's shoddy work or bad behavior, would inevitably respond with a simple, "Okay, I'll tell her." And that was exactly what he would do: Take the person aside, metaphorically hold…
  • Sep 4

    How to Give Tough Feedback

    How to Give Tough Feedback
    I once worked with a midlevel manager who, when advised of someone's shoddy work or bad behavior, would inevitably respond with a simple, "Okay, I'll tell her." And that was exactly what he would do: Take the person aside, metaphorically hold…
  • Sep 3

    Content Syndicators Find Readers for Lawyers’ Writing

    Content Syndicators Find Readers for Lawyers’ Writing
    When lawyers and law firms get focused on “creating content” (for those of you living in caves, that's what "writing" is now called), they think mostly about the subject matter. And that makes a lot of sense, for obvious reasons.…
Rank this Week: 155

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 3

    Will the "digital burrito" replace backpacks as a student staple?

    Will the "digital burrito" replace backpacks as a student staple?
    This New York Times article observes that as e-readers and other digital devices replace traditional textbooks, backpack makers are having to rethink this back-to-school staple. For instance, Jan Sport which has been making the kind of…
  • Sep 3

    A Job: Be an Online Juror

    A Job: Be an Online Juror
    Who knew there was such a business? From Daily Worth: Join an Online Jury “Trial attorneys are frequently looking for people to weigh in on real cases that may not have gone to court yet,” Martin says. “They rely upon...
  • Sep 2

    Review: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century!

    Review: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century!
    The new issue of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing is out,and it contains my review of Steven Pinker's recent book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century! Here is the conclusion: In...
Rank this Week: 396

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/
Rank this Week: 557

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 554

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Sep 3

    Leadership Training - ABA Lead Law 2015

    Leadership Training - ABA Lead Law 2015
    The American Bar Association just sent me a notice that this week's early bird deadline for its ABA Lead Law 2015 has been extended until September 8. It will be held at Gunther Theatre, Peace Center in Greenville, SC on...
  • Aug 31

    Starting (or Restarting) Your Law Firm with "Why?"

    Starting (or Restarting) Your Law Firm with "Why?"
    Patrick J. Lamb of the Valorem Law Group spends more time than the average lawyer thinking about the operations of law firms. He is the author of the book Alternative Fees for Litigators and Their Clients. He has written and...
  • Aug 31

    How to Attract Clients in the Digital Era -Digital Edge Podcast

    How to Attract Clients in the Digital Era -Digital Edge Podcast
    I thought this was a very nice podcast on a timely topic. I'm just going to repeat much of Legal Talk Network's description of How to Attract Clients in the Digital Era. On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon...
Rank this Week: 867

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: 2623

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 3927

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Former AUSA Michael Garofola (and Bachelorette contestant!) back in the new

    Former AUSA Michael Garofola (and Bachelorette contestant!) back in the new
    S.F. Lawyers beat me to it.  Earlier this year, Garofola, a former Davis Polk & Wardwell associate and federal prosecutor, took a break from his job as general counsel for Trans Pacific Polymers and Gulf Energy and Chemical Company…
  • Sep 3

    PB Post live tweeting federal trial in WPB (UPDATED)

    PB Post live tweeting federal trial in WPB (UPDATED)
    Joe Zada is waiting for a verdict in West Palm Beach. Big fraud case with lots of shenanigans.  The Palm Beach Post live tweeted closing arguments here.  And here's a nice summary from the online paper:Joseph Zada didn’t show…
  • Sep 1

    SCOTUS: Bond for ex-Governor

    SCOTUS: Bond for ex-Governor
    I've never seen the Supreme Court do this before, but it granted bond for former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell yesterday in this order.  From the Richmond Times-Disptach:In a surprise to some observers, the U.S. Supreme Court on…
Rank this Week: 136

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: 266

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Every now and then I meet someone who I…

    Every now and then I meet someone who I can't figure out. "There must be more," I think. "What lies beneath that exterior that I'm not seeing?" Frequently in this situations I will ask someone who knows the person better, and very often what…
  • Aug 31

    I will miss having Oliver Sacks in the…

    I will miss having Oliver Sacks in the world. He was a complicated guy. The one time I met him I came away with the sense that I'd never met anyone more engaged and interested in the world around him. I hope that impression was correct-- he…
  • Aug 18

    So last week -- last Thursday morning, at…

    So last week -- last Thursday morning, at about 3:30-- I woke up with serious abdominal pain. After I ruled out ectopic pregnancy I really wasn't sure what might be the cause, so I vomited for a while, and went to sleep in the back bedroom so…
Rank this Week: 973

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 3

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne
    Tracey Lindberg, Birdie (2015).Val NapoleonI have thought about Tracey Lindberg’s novel, Birdie every day since I read it.1 The novel is an irreverent, evocative, funny, and hard-hitting book that causes me to think and ask questions…
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
Rank this Week: 1081

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 2

    Reinvent Law Channel: Check It Out

    Reinvent Law Channel: Check It Out
      I invite you to check out a series of videos about law in the 21st century that recently attracted my attention. The series is being posted online by the Reinvent Law Laboratory, an initiative of Michigan State…
  • Aug 26

    New General Counsel at Client Companies a Wake-Up Call: Rynowecer

    New General Counsel at Client Companies a Wake-Up Call: Rynowecer
    Michael B. Rynowecer, President and Founder of the BTI Consulting Group, warns law firms that they should consider the appointment of new general counsel at any of their major clients to be a “wake up call.” He…
  • Aug 19

    Baker & McKenzie Partner Speaks out on Benefits of Social Media

    Baker & McKenzie Partner Speaks out on Benefits of Social Media
    Eduardo C. Leite, the Global Chairman at Baker & McKenzie – one of the oldest and most prominent law firms in the world – has written a persuasive article for Bloomberg  on the benefits his firm has…
Rank this Week: 582

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Self comparison and the myth of perfection

    Self comparison and the myth of perfection
    Self comparison and the myth of perfection:  We live in a society where “perfect” is normal. From stunning models on TV, the food we eat, and people we follow on social media – everything and everyone seems perfect. As…
  • Sep 1

    Winning the Law Firm Job Interview

    Winning the Law Firm Job Interview
    By Paul Freiberger Whether a job interview is a success depends on many things both great and small: how you dress, how you speak, your body language, your facial expression, the “quality” of your handshake and, not least, what…
  • Aug 31

    Through Her Determination - Katherine Larkin-Wong

    Through Her Determination - Katherine Larkin-Wong
    Endurance, Determination and Persistence, all three characteristics I witnessed when attending the Stronger Together Conference in San Francisco. I was surrounded by women who were zealous to jump over the lines of discrimination despite…
Rank this Week: 1395

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Speaking Lessons from the Supreme Court

    Speaking Lessons from the Supreme Court
    Taking a trip for the holiday weekend? Upload some podcasts of the Supreme Court to take along and listen to some great examples of public speaking. To learn more, read my guest blog on listening to the Supreme Court to improve your speaking…
  • Aug 26

    Gesturing is One Key to Good Public Speaking for Attorney

    Gesturing is One Key to Good Public Speaking for Attorney
    Huffington Post just published an excellent article on gesturing and its importance in public speaking. The author suggests twenty different hand gestures speakers should try adding to their repertoire. You doubtless already have…
  • Aug 12

    Cumberbatch Thwarted by Cell Phone

    Cumberbatch Thwarted by Cell Phone
    by Marsha Hunter Alas, alack, curses, fie, etc. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet in London, and if you are don’t have a ticket yet, you are surely out of luck. If you have a friend who is going, now you won’t be able to…
Rank this Week: 1610

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Outline for Georgia Construction Contract

    Outline for Georgia Construction Contract
    The Cobb Law Group makes every effort to get its readers informed about changes in the law, but occasionally, we offer basic guides to improve the foundations of business.  Thus, beginning with this blog entry, we embark on a multi-blog…
  • Aug 20

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University where he has taught Leadership, Management,Economics and most recently Construction Law to upper level students and MBA candidates. He enjoys teaching,…
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
Rank this Week: 1834

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 2

    Avoid the Dangers of Missing E-Data

    Avoid the Dangers of Missing E-Data
    Most discovery requests will require production of electronic data. Even if you’re tech savvy, it’s better not to go it alone because the sanctions for missing something can be huge, as Delta Airlines and defense counsel in a…
  • Aug 31

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy
    People today can (and do) work from anywhere—connected through the Internet, WiFi, and cloud-based platforms with a variety of mobile devices. This makes preventing confidential and proprietary business information from “walking…
  • Aug 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
Rank this Week: 2968

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
Rank this Week: 4221

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 2

    When Faced With Loss. Say Anything

    When Faced With Loss. Say Anything
    Interacting with a coworker who’s just suffered the death of a loved one is awkward enough in a traditional workplace, according to this June 2015 article from Forbes – which also helpfully offers some best practices on what to do…
  • Sep 1

    Second to Last First Day

    Second to Last First Day
    Today, for the second to last time, I snapped a first-day photo of my younger daughter before she departed for the bus. On this go-round, Mira is a junior, so after next year, my first-day photo snapping will end – and as with my older…
  • Aug 28

    Now That Men Are Leaving BigLaw, Does That Mean It’s OK for Women to Leave As Well?

    Now That Men Are Leaving BigLaw, Does That Mean It’s OK for Women to Leave As Well?
    Eight years ago, at a conference sponsored by Ms. JD , I attended a gripe-session about the hardships of big law for women, to which I responded by listing the benefits of starting one’s own firm. As I described here, my remarks were…
Rank this Week: 903

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Sep 2

    Book recommendation: Law, Liberty and the Constitution: A Brief History of the Common Law by Harry Potter

    Book recommendation: Law, Liberty and the Constitution: A Brief History of the Common Law by Harry Potter
    Throughout English history the rule of law and the preservation of liberty have been inseparable, and both are intrinsic to England’s constitution. This accessible and entertaining history traces the growth of the law from its…
  • Sep 1

    In my dream

    In my dream
    “What would be your dream life, BabyB?” asked OldRuin over coffee this morning. “I’ve no idea,” I replied. “But I guess it’d have to involve having financial security for my mother. Maybe pay off her…
  • Aug 31

    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: 657

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Sep 1

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case
    A judge in Baltimore is expected to hear preliminary motions in the Freddie Gray case on Wednesday. In May, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced indictments against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray who…
  • Aug 11

    Jon Stewart, Employment Discrimination, and the Problem of Pointing Out Microaggressions to Good White People

    Jon Stewart, Employment Discrimination, and the Problem of Pointing Out Microaggressions to Good White People
    on Stewart, Employment Discrimination, and the Problem of Pointing Out Microaggressions to Good White People Follow @yolandayoungesq JonStewart.jpg In the end, Jon Stewart, the retired host of the Daily Show and Wyatt Cenac, his former…
  • May 4

    Marilyn Mosby is the Latest Example of Why Black Lawyers Matter

    Marilyn Mosby is the Latest Example of Why Black Lawyers Matter
    Follow @yolandayoungesq   This article is the second in a series sponsored by The Cochran Firm, lawyers for the parents of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police near Dayton, Ohio, in … Read More
Rank this Week: 648

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 1

    Windows 7 and 8 Updates Include Data Mining Feature

    Windows 7 and 8 Updates Include Data Mining Feature
    Should you install the latest Windows update?  Depends how you feel about data mining. Similar to Windows 10, the most recent updates for Windows 7 and 8 will collect data on users.  Unfortunately, the features that gather data on…
  • Aug 31

    Getting Your Head into the Cloud

    Getting Your Head into the Cloud
    Whether you’re setting up a practice for the first time or upgrading existing technology, odds are you’re taking a long, hard look at the cloud. Here is a checklist to help you through the process. Getting Started…
  • Aug 24

    Windows 10 – Cool New Feature

    Windows 10 – Cool New Feature
    This is the last of three posts on Windows 10.  Previously I examined specifications, compatibility issues, and default settings for Microsoft’s new OS.  Today I review all the cool new features Windows 10 has to…
Rank this Week: 3705

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Sep 1

    What's driving the demographic gap between BigLaw leaders and their CEO/GC clients?

    What's driving the demographic gap between BigLaw leaders and their CEO/GC clients?
    The illustration to the left was just published in The American Lawyer. It accompanied a story on how law firm leaders are significantly older than leaders in the large corporations they serve. See MP McQueen, The Generation Gap: BigLaw's…
  • Aug 12

    Of Transfers and Law-School-Funded Position

    Of Transfers and Law-School-Funded Position
    1. Many Elite Law Schools with Large Numbers of Transfers also Have Large Numbers of Law-School-Funded Positions Several weeks ago, I participated in two separate conversations. One was about when law-school-funded positions should be…
  • Aug 6

    How is the entry-level legal job market in Australia?

    How is the entry-level legal job market in Australia?
    Not good. There are more law graduates than jobs, yet law schools are making matters worse by admitting more students in order to generate subsidies for other parts of the university. That the basic charge of the Australian Law Students...
Rank this Week: 2460

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Finally, A Law Firm Offers Contract Management Software and Service

    Finally, A Law Firm Offers Contract Management Software and Service
    Introduction Law firms make good money drafting contracts. Absent a dispute, however, executing a contract ends a law firm’s business on that contract. That has long struck me as a lost opportunity. Why only set up the rights and…
  • Aug 26

    Are Big Law Legal Technology Experts Failing? A Pre-ILTACon Question

    Are Big Law Legal Technology Experts Failing? A Pre-ILTACon Question
    Are Big Law legal technology experts failing at their jobs? I ask this question as the leading global tech experts from Big Law and not-so-Big Law are about to converge in Las Vegas at “ILTACon” (The International Legal Technology…
  • Aug 23

    Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Bloomberg Ask

    Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Bloomberg Ask
    It’s rare that the legal market makes the cover of Business Week. The current print issue (24-30 August 2015) cover story asks “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” The article describes the dust-up between lesser-ranked law schools…
Rank this Week: 1756

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    District Court Rejects Rooker-Feldman Defense to Legal Malpractice Claim

    District Court Rejects Rooker-Feldman Defense to Legal Malpractice Claim
    Source: Sheth v. Premier Bank, Dist. Court, WD Wisconsin 2015 – Google Scholar The plaintiff in this case, Kamlesh Sheth, lost a state court foreclosure case. Sheth then sued a law firm for legal malpractice and the bank that obtained…
  • Aug 31

    Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Against Lawyer who Defended Another Lawyer for 17 year

    Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Against Lawyer who Defended Another Lawyer for 17 year
    Source: LAMET v. Levin, Ill: Appellate Court, 1st Dist., 3rd Div. 2015 – Google Scholar This is a legal malpractice case that the Illinois court held was barred by the six-year statute of repose and also by the two-year statute of…
  • Aug 4

    Statute of Limitations Bars Claims Against Lawyer

    Statute of Limitations Bars Claims Against Lawyer
    William Carlson and Willis Capital, LLC v. David J. Fish and the Fish Law Firm, P.C., Shawn M. Collins and The Collins Law Firm, P.C., 2015 IL App (1st) 140526. This is a decision of the Illinois Appellate Court affirming the dismissal of a…
Rank this Week: 3300

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Lawyers: Tech tips from a client

    Lawyers: Tech tips from a client
    One of my longtime clients, Attorney Mark Metzger, was featured in an article for Above the Law on how he created his own amazing document assembly program. Mark is a member of one of the Atticus Dominate Your Market™ quarterly…
  • Aug 14

    Lawyers: Have you registered for the fall semester?

    Lawyers: Have you registered for the fall semester?
    “Classes are starting soon!” My attorney friends, did that bring back any of your law school anxiety? Don’t worry, Atticus has lawyers covered with several great courses lined up — from The Practice Builder™…
  • Aug 12

    Lawyers: Try Sincere and Unique Holiday Marketing

    Lawyers: Try Sincere and Unique Holiday Marketing
    Summer is coming to a close, and it’s time to begin planning your law firm’s holiday marketing strategy. I’m not talking about advertising. I’m talking about connecting with the very people who put coins in your…
Rank this Week: 4300

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Catching Up – Here, There and Everywhere

    Catching Up – Here, There and Everywhere
    I’ve had quite a few articles, podcasts and other things appear over the last few months, but not on this blog. It seemed like a good time to catch up and point to some of those. Tom Mighell and I have continued a good run of episodes…
  • Jun 30

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
    Tom Mighell and I have had an especially good run of episodes recently on The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. I especially want to recommend the most recent one “Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?“ I had been seeing a…
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
Rank this Week: 622

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Aug 31

    Lessons in paragraph building

    Lessons in paragraph building
    Here are links to two articles by Stephen V. Armstrong and Timothy P. Terrell on “the art and architecture of paragraphs,” published in the two most recent issues of Perspectives: Part I: Focus Part II: Flow Whether you’re a novice...
  • Aug 5

    Hyphens and dashes made simple by the Comma Queen

    Hyphens and dashes made simple by the Comma Queen
    What’s the difference between a hyphen, an en-dash, and an em-dash? And when should each be used? Mary Norris, a.k.a. the Comma Queen, answers these questions.
  • Jul 13

    Mark Herrmann v. the Pile-o’-Crap Syndrome

    Mark Herrmann v. the Pile-o’-Crap Syndrome
    A brief can help the judicial reader. Or it can be a big, stinking — well, Mark Herrman explains it better than I can.
Rank this Week: 1318

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Aug 31

    DON’T FOCUS ON ONE GENERATION: The Business Case for Multi-GENgagement

    DON’T FOCUS ON ONE GENERATION: The Business Case for Multi-GENgagement
    I’ll be blunt: Building your talent strategy primarily around one generation is a big mistake! As the new and “radical” kids on the block, the large Gen Y/Millennial cohort has captured the attention of the ever-growing…
  • Aug 17

    HOW CAN YOU TEACH (GENERATIONAL) PERSPECTIVE?

    HOW CAN YOU TEACH (GENERATIONAL) PERSPECTIVE?
    This cross-generational conversation lays the foundation for more understanding, empathy and working out solutions together rather than holding on to rigid opinions that criticize without possibility of useful solutions.
  • Jun 19

    What Business Can Learn About Millennials from the S.F.49er

    What Business Can Learn About Millennials from the S.F.49er
    Some lessons for other industries from how the San Francisco 49ers changed their operating approach with their Gen Y/Millennial players - a case study
Rank this Week: 2091

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/
  • Aug 29

    Here, There and Everywhere: Basic Tactics for Building Referral Network

    Here, There and Everywhere: Basic Tactics for Building Referral Network
      View image | gettyimages.com   Last time, we addressed the importance of refining your tactics in attempting to acquire consistent referrals from other lawyers. This time, it probably makes sense to tell you where to develop those…
  • Aug 28

    ABA’s GPSolo Comes to Boston – Discount for LOMAP Clients/Blog Reader

    ABA’s GPSolo Comes to Boston – Discount for LOMAP Clients/Blog Reader
    Ever wondered what it’s like to be Olivia Pope from ABC’s Scandal? Well, here’s your chance to find out at the American Bar Association’s GPSolo 2015 Solo & Small Firm Summit: Strategies for Success in Boston on…
  • Aug 27

    Risky Business: Lawyer Referrals and the Nuclear Option

    Risky Business: Lawyer Referrals and the Nuclear Option
    View image | gettyimages.com   The most successful law firms generate the bulk of their clients from referrals. Referrals are key to an effective law firm marketing plan because reliance on referrals can reduce the effort you have to put…
Rank this Week: 3420

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Aug 28

    In Warren Buffett’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?

    In Warren Buffett’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?
    David Rothman calls out an increasingly pervasive dichotomy of action by some of America's wealthiest corporate philanthropists in regard to supporting libraries, literacy and equal access to comprehensive public library collections. As…
  • Aug 23

    The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5)

    The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5)
    In Part 1 of her 5 part series, Lorette Weldon, Librarian and Adjunct Professor in Developmental Reading, discusses the reasons for and challenges of entering college freshmen who cannot read or write. Her emphasis is on the value of…
  • Aug 23

    Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today

    Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today
    Cheryl Niemeier answers the questions many members have following the decision to change the name of the Private Law Libraries-Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to the Private Law…
Rank this Week: 1747

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    How to Create an Effective Technology Committee

    How to Create an Effective Technology Committee
    Most firms understand that technology is a necessity to running a business, but not all IT projects and products are implemented effectively. Hey, we all make mistakes. It’s the ability to learn from those mistakes is what can make or…
  • Aug 24

    MetaJure Demonstration

    MetaJure Demonstration
    Attend a free, 15 minute on-demand demonstration of MetaJure Automated Document Management system. If you’re interested in implementing a new document management system, this video will provide you with the knowledge you need to…
  • Aug 20

    4 Signs You’re Not Ready for Document Management Software

    4 Signs You’re Not Ready for Document Management Software
    Are you tired of crawling through forests of digital folders, disappearing directories, or forgetting where you saved your documents? Have you finally decided that Document Management system just what your firm needs to get organized?…
Rank this Week: 4822

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 760

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/
  • Aug 27

    Syrup, Sugar, Sanctions, "Strategic," and Such

    Syrup, Sugar, Sanctions, "Strategic," and Such
    Interesting news via the National Law Journal: "Sanctions Sought Against Ex-Squire Patton Boggs Lawyer in Sugar Case" -- "Two corn refining companies that booted Squire Patton Boggs from its high stakes lawsuit against the sugar industry are…
  • Aug 26

    On Effective Law Firm Risk Management (Structures, Policies & Approaches)

    On Effective Law Firm Risk Management (Structures, Policies & Approaches)
    Our (gracious and understanding) friends at Paragon noted that the intra-firm privilege article we highlighted a few days ago was actually published quite some time earlier. (Your human editor clicked the wrong newsletter link in his haste to…
  • Aug 25

    Wave Goodbye to Waivers (Says One GC)

    Wave Goodbye to Waivers (Says One GC)
    The title in this one says it all: "Gilead Sciences’ GC Is Sick of Conflict Waivers" --"For Brett Pletcher, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of biotechnology giant Gilead Sciences, advance conflict waivers are a big pet…
Rank this Week: 967

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

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

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom
    Two months ago, I returned home from a summer family road trip to a message from Michael Barbaro, a reporter with the New York Times.  He had some questions about a real estate lawsuit my firm had handled.  Little did I know at…
  • Jan 7

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered
    Surprisingly little has been written on Florida’s medical necessity defense, although the Amendment 2 campaign to legalize medical cannabis prompted some renewed discussion of the doctrine.  Still, medical necessity…
  • Nov 6

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I
    Dear Mr. President: I know your administration has much to think about in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which by any account were a difficult event for your party.  But one issue, at least, should be…
Rank this Week: 2154

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/
  • Aug 26

    A not uncommon question

    A not uncommon question
    Military and civilian counsel military cases is bound by Service rules of professional responsibility as well as their bar.  The military RPC are based on the ABA Model Rules.  Thus, ABA interpretations can be meaningful and…
  • Aug 22

    Worth-the-read

    Worth-the-read
    Several relevant items for you this weekend. Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Computer searches usually happen in two stages. Agents take the computer, make a mirror image copy of its hard drive on a government…
  • Aug 21

    Spousal privilege

    Spousal privilege
    The NMCCA has issued an interesting published opinion on a government appeal. United States v. Rios.  From the opinion. The appellee is currently facing trial by special court-martial on numerous charges regarding larceny from the Marine…
Rank this Week: 183

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 25

    Job Opening – Commercial Litigation Associate

    Job Opening – Commercial Litigation Associate
    McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has a job opening for a full-time Associate Attorney with 1-5 years’ experience who is interested in working in a civil law practice, with a focus in commercial litigation. The associate…
  • Aug 20

    Upgrade to Windows 10?

    Upgrade to Windows 10?
    Microsoft has cleverly delivered pop-up invitations for free upgrades to Windows 10.  Should you take advantage and become an early adopter?  In my usual pragmatic manner, I advise against it unless you want to unwittingly become an…
  • Aug 18

    Increasing Emotional Intelligence

    Increasing Emotional Intelligence
    The concept of emotional intelligence — EQ — hit my radar screen about 25 – 30 years ago while attending a seminar presentation by Dr. Larry Richard, who at the time was a consultant with Altman Weil.  He is now…
Rank this Week: 2089

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/
  • Aug 23

    Getting To Know You: Your first step with a new client may be your last

    Getting To Know You: Your first step with a new client may be your last
    Lawyers dealing with all sorts of clients — sophisticated or not so sophisticated — need to start the potential relationship off right.  “Playing lawyer” with a nervous or demanding client can backfire. …
  • Aug 19

    Born That Way: Taking US citizenship for granted and taking it away for nothing

    Born That Way: Taking US citizenship for granted and taking it away for nothing
    Not all politicians are lawyers, but many are.  Lawyers do have more training than most people in the history, structure, content, and process of making and enforcing law, which is helpful since they are supposed to make and enforce the…
  • Aug 2

    Puffing Professionals: Law firm immune for false statements to client

    Puffing Professionals: Law firm immune for false statements to client
    Here’s an example of how the legal system, through gatekeeping judges, seems to protect its own — lawyers.  There are many hurdles, some unique to lawyers, protecting lawyers from the consequences of their alleged mistakes by…
Rank this Week: 2953

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Aug 23

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit
    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit Millions of people around the globe enter the United States every year for better opportunities. New York being the financial capital of the nation is…
  • Jun 24

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver
    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver Nothing can be worse than being dangerously injured in an accident, which leaves you with broken bones and smashed vehicle. Many a times, in such situations, we have to forcefully answer few questions…
  • May 25

    The Perfect Practice

    The Perfect Practice
    The Ideal Practice For the final three years, I have been asking myself over and more than again, “What can make the prefect practice?” As our consulting firm grows, the more I inquire myself this query How would I be capable to…
Rank this Week: 1698