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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/
  • Jan 25

    “Composed of” v. “Comprised of”

    “Composed of” v. “Comprised of”
    The bottom line, use “composed of.” “Comprised of” is always wrong. Our faculty is comprised of the finest legal minds in the country. Our faculty is composed of the finest legal minds in the country. Pick the second version. The...
  • Jan 25

    The Latest Issue of Perspectives is Out

    The Latest Issue of Perspectives is Out
    The Fall 2014 issue of Perspectives is out, with 84 pages of articles. You can access it here. (ljs)
  • Jan 24

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    From Touro Law School, here is an 18 page, up-to-date bibliography of books and articles dealing with reforming legal education. If you are facing up to this issue, here is the place to start. Please click here. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 760

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/
  • Jan 25

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2015 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2015 Survey
    I report here on a recent, privately-conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Survey Background and Questions. This survey is conducted annually in December to prepare for a meeting of KM professionals to discuss KM…
  • Jan 20

    DoLessLaw 2014 Recap: Value via Prevention and Doing Le

    DoLessLaw 2014 Recap: Value via Prevention and Doing Le
    Since 2012, I have written and spoken about the theme of Do Less Law. See my Do Less Law blog posts and #DoLessLaw Tweets. Corporate law departments that want to reduce cost and improve outcomes cannot simply settle for bringing work…
  • Jan 11

    Will We Ever Say Goodbye to Email?

    Will We Ever Say Goodbye to Email?
    Most professionals experience the tyranny and terror of email. Yet they remain wed to it? Will that ever change? Everyone knows the problems: constant distraction, ridiculous volumes, rampant misuse of copying, too many accidental…
Rank this Week: 1212

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Jan 25

    BIGGEST MISTAKES BY LEADERS RE: ADDRESSING SUCCESSION PLANNING

    BIGGEST MISTAKES BY LEADERS RE: ADDRESSING SUCCESSION PLANNING
    Checklist of mistakes by leaders to avoid in succession planning. Avoid these for best results. Mistakes and misconceptions fall into 4 categories.
  • Dec 31

    CELEBRATE AND ELEVATE! - 2015 IS YOUR YEAR

    CELEBRATE AND ELEVATE! - 2015 IS YOUR YEAR
    Elevate into 2015!!! It’s been a great year… and 2015 will be even better! Not just because I am a congenital optimist (guilty!), but also because we have a clear purpose and you in my life supporting that purpose. Spark...
  • Dec 23

    ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE- With Thank

    ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE- With Thank
    Continuing a 25-year tradition, we have made a donation to City Harvest in the name of our clients, referrers, advocates and dedicated colleagues. We support City Harvest’s efforts to “rescue” high quality and nutritious…
Rank this Week: 1586

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Beheadings, stonings, chopping off hands.…

    Beheadings, stonings, chopping off hands. Hideous misogyny.  Lavish financing of Sunni terrorists. Actively outlawing religions other than Islam. The world is full of horrible places, but Saudi Arabia has to be right at the top of the…
  • Jan 22

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful,…

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful, and I don't know anyone outside of the political machine that would disagree. There are a lot of things that are bad about it, but one big thing is that the legislators are allowed to take outside…
  • Jan 16

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the…

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the current generation of rock and roll musicians have become so professionalized that you wonder whether they are getting enough joy out of what is a difficult and frequently under-remunerative career. I…
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • Jan 25

    Practice Meat

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

    Stark Law

    Stark Law
    Stark Law There is a practice referred to as Physician self-referral. This is when a doctor refers a patient to a health care facility, which he has portion ownership, fiscal interests or investment in. It is thought to be a conflict of…
  • Nov 26

    Lastest Attorney Practice New

    Lastest Attorney Practice New
    Modest Business Specialist: How Do You Find And Select A Attorney? What are your major places of practice? What is the breakdown of the sort of work you typically do? How often do you handle issues like mine? Are there other lawyers in your…
Rank this Week: 3999

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/
  • Jan 25

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip
      In my first post of this series on securing your data, I addressed the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Part of the my discussion followed the…
  • Jan 17

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice
    View image | gettyimages.com   Even in an increasingly cloud-based world, physical location still matters. The cloud itself, after all, is really just access to remote servers, hosted by someone, somewhere . . . hopefully not in North…
  • Jan 9

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014
    The year 2014 brought us major products like Apple’s iPhone 6 and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, but what about legal-specific products? Well, fortunately, Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer (TL) has that…
Rank this Week: 4945

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee
    Beery v. Chandler, Dist. Court, ED Missouri 2015 – Google Scholar. Plaintiff sued his former personal injury lawyer for legal malpractice, alleging that the lawyer negligently advised him to reject a settlement offer. The lawyer sued…
  • Jan 21

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360
    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360. The allegations are that Mayer Brown, which represented General Motors, drafted a release of JP Morgan’s UCC lien. JP Morgan did not object after the release of…
  • Jan 16

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme
    Todd A. Duckson v. Continental Casualty Company, 14-1465 MJD/JJK (D. Minn. 12 8 2014). Lawyers often get into trouble with legal malpractice insurers when they become involved in outside businesses. Most legal malpractice policies exclude…
Rank this Week: 1194

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jan 24

    Why we are blind to our own typo

    Why we are blind to our own typo
    Here is an interesting article by Nick Stockton explaining why it’s so hard to catch our own typos. He ends with a hint that most of us already know: when proofreading, print a hard copy and edit by hand. One...
  • Jan 1

    Banished word

    Banished word
    Lake Superior State University has released its 40th annual list of banished words, including commentary from some of the folks who nominated them. Check them out, and resolve to not use or misuse them in 2015.
  • Dec 1

    Less is more. Really.

    Less is more. Really.
    If you really have the goods, modesty is more effective than piling it on. Mark Herrmann explains this principle.
Rank this Week: 915

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/
  • Jan 24

    Prosecutor discipline?

    Prosecutor discipline?
    Remember Napue v. Illinois, 360 U.S. 264 (1959)?  Here’s the Justia summary. At petitioner’s trial in a state court in which he was convicted of murder, the principal state witness, an accomplice then serving a 199-year…
  • Jan 24

    Worth your read-pretrial agreement

    Worth your read-pretrial agreement
    Military law and practice requires that any pretrial agreement discussions be conducted between the defense, the prosecutors, and the convening authority.  The military judge is not allowed to be involved.  The military…
  • Jan 22

    Worth the watch –

    Worth the watch –
Rank this Week: 189

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Jan 24

    Lender Exchange Fiasco

    Lender Exchange Fiasco
    … Lender Exchange is a secure portal for lenders to manage their conveyancing panels. It is operated by Decision First, a joint venture between title insurance company First Title and Decision Insight. Law firms must pay a fee (ranging…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student
    … … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers…
  • Oct 11

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy
    … On 9 October 2014 I was in London for LawSmash. Nine people associated with the law in one way or another took to the stage at the basement bar in the Star of Kings to do stand-up comedy for the first time. The comedians for the…
Rank this Week: 3676

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/
  • Jan 24

    Unjust To Disbar?

    Unjust To Disbar?
    Reciprocal (but not identical) discipline was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department based on an attorney's 2012 disbarment in New Jersey. The court ordered a two-year suspension the Special Referee…
  • Jan 24

    Former Governor Suspended

    Former Governor Suspended
    From the web page of the Virginia State Bar Effective January 29, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Robert Francis McDonnell’s license to practice law in Virginia based on his conviction for eleven felonies…
  • Jan 23

    No Guilty Knowledge

    No Guilty Knowledge
    An interesting decision from a single justice of the Maine Supreme Court dismissed disciplinary charges arising from his work as his law firm's senior associate representing GMAC in a large number of foreclosure actions. It was reported to…
Rank this Week: 292

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 454

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/
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend
    Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here. We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and two days later made the Today…
  • Dec 29

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
  • Dec 29

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo
    Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s…
Rank this Week: 669

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: 1569

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Cobb to Present Live Webinar on How to Create Better Construction Contracts for Free

    Cobb to Present Live Webinar on How to Create Better Construction Contracts for Free
    Clear your schedule and mark your calendars, Georgia Construction Contract Attorney, Mark Cobb, will be leading a Webinar on Better Customer Contracts: 15Free Things You Can Do To Create Better Sales Contracts. When:  Wednesday, January…
  • Jan 22

    Cobb on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show

    Cobb on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show
    by Mark A. Cobb Earlier this week, I had a wonderful experience: I was invited to be interviewed on the Atlanta Legal Experts radio show to discuss Georgia Construction Law. It was quite an honor to be asked to appear on this show as Atlanta…
  • Jan 8

    Cobb Interviewed in Expert Serie

    Cobb Interviewed in Expert Serie
    Our firm’s founding partner, Mark Cobb, was recently chosen to the be the inaugural interview for a new series called the Construction Expert Interview Series. Mark was chosen to participate because of his leadership in Georgia…
Rank this Week: 1561

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jan 23

    New Client Inquiry on Line One

    New Client Inquiry on Line One
    "New Client Inquiry on Line One" is my column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal this month. There’s a lot of discussion about attorney marketing and client development. Many firms now market via some form of social media. But sometimes…
  • Jan 5

    It's Time To Love Technology

    It's Time To Love Technology
    Lawyers tend to have a love/hate relationship with technology. Of course, that's often true for any of us who use today’s technology for our work. But for many lawyers, these feelings are quite pronounced and, without offering any…
  • Dec 23

    Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced.

    Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced.
    Dennis Kennedy, legal technology guru and former technology columnist for the ABA Journal, has announced his Blawggie Awards for 2014 -- the 11th edition of the honor. In much the same way that prestigious art exhibits often have a single...
Rank this Week: 858

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/
  • Jan 23

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?
    We think her fifth Academy Award nomination is the charm for this astonishingly versatile and hard-working actress, author and human being....
  • Jan 21

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    As readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat, worked on the Hill a total of 4 years for two fine and mega-bright men, a Wisconsin senator (D) and later...
  • Jan 21

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    Look, as readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat and have some strong GOP leanings on some issues. (On the last item, re: my partial inner GOPness, I've had...
Rank this Week: 825

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
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
  • Jan 16

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law
    Regardless of whether a job applicant has an apparent disability, employers should always follow these 10 steps to reduce the risk of liability for running afoul of the anti-discrimination provisions of the ADA or the FEHA. Both the Americans…
Rank this Week: 2277

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/
  • Jan 23

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat
    Many firms have created a job for “pricing.” The reason for doing so is that firms don’t have much experience with non-hourly billing, but clients are demanding non-hourly fee arrangements.  Since the firms want to make…
  • Jan 13

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement
    My friend Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the legal procurement organization, Buying Legal Council.  Silvia and her group are holding a conference in New York City on February 2, 2015, Pricing and Collaboration.  The program…
  • Jan 9

    Lawyers Can’t Help Themselves: Client Gouging is just a way of life

    Lawyers Can’t Help Themselves: Client Gouging is just a way of life
    In reading my morning mail, this post caught my eye: Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Fees.  So I read the post, written by the CFO of a firm named Rivkin Radler.  It contains 5 suggestions on how to raise your rates and…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Jan 23

    Conflicts Waivers – "Still Waiving After All These Years"

    Conflicts Waivers – "Still Waiving After All These Years"
    The New York Law Journal Reports: "Judge Rejects Disqualification of Law Firm in Joint Defense" -- "A Commercial Division judge has rejected a motion to disqualify a law firm from representing parties in a joint defense because 'virtually all…
  • Jan 22

    On Subject Matter Conflict

    On Subject Matter Conflict
    The IPethics and INsights blog provides another update worth noting: "Massachusetts Supreme Court To Tackle Thorny Issue Of Subject Matter Conflicts In Patent Prosecution" -- "This action arose from a civil malpractice lawsuit filed in April…
  • Jan 8

    Will Big Breaches Create More Trickle Down Impact for Law Firms?

    Will Big Breaches Create More Trickle Down Impact for Law Firms?
    A reader sent in world of today's report in the Wall Street Journal: "Puzzle Forms in Morgan Stanley Data Breach." (With additional detail here.) The articles dig into the details of an internal breach (and associated allegations of…
Rank this Week: 1315

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jan 23

    Hands On Lawyers and One Future for Legal Service

    Hands On Lawyers and One Future for Legal Service
    What’s the most effective way for lawyers to protect their clients from a data breach of  Sony-like magnitude? Sure, they can sponsor trainings for clients, develop handbooks and checklists and purchase cyberinsurance. Or lawyers…
  • Jan 21

    A Place Where Solos Can Work Away

    A Place Where Solos Can Work Away
    To me, there’s nothing more depressing than the concept of the staycation  – essentially, spending valuable days off from work hanging around the house and area where you live. Sure, I get the concept of local sightseeing (I…
  • Jan 16

    California Bar Offers A Reason to Keep Your Website and Blog Separate

    California Bar Offers A Reason to Keep Your Website and Blog Separate
    Should a law firm blog be incorporated into a website or function as a freestanding entity? That’s a question that’s been asked almost since the beginning of time, with at least two experts – Sam Glover and Kevin…
Rank this Week: 676

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Jan 23

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer
    The Machiavellian Lawyer once said: To excel in a law firm, make yourself indispensable. Start by identifying a type of knowledge within the firm that is highly-valued but in short supply. Exploit this shortage by making yourself an expert.…
  • Jan 20

    Travel Blogging Through the Year

    Travel Blogging Through the Year
    I took this photo of a lighthouse from a boat somewhere near Ushuaia, Argentina, in 2010. Ushuaia is near the tip of South America. In case you are thinking about a long trip to South America (and you should!), I...
  • Jan 15

    Your Daily Dose of Art History . . .

    Your Daily Dose of Art History . . .
    . . . and a chance to put some apples on the blog-- These apples are courtesy of Paul Cézanne. After you have had your fill, check out this article from Humanities, "Paul Cézanne Revered the Old Masters, yet Influenced...
Rank this Week: 1816

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
  • Jan 20

    Measuring Serendipity

    Measuring Serendipity
    Bhaven N. Sampat, Serendipity (Mar. 8, 2014), available at SSRN.Mark McKenna“Serendipity, the notion that research in one area often leads to advances in another, as been a central idea in the economics of innovation and science and…
Rank this Week: 799

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015
    William Gallagher Associates, an insurance broker and risk management company, compiled what it sees as the top business risks in all categories for the coming year. Number one is a risk that hasn’t received much attention. It derives…
  • Jan 21

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award
    In late December, Dennis Kennedy announced the 11th Edition of his popular Blawggie awards, which tout his choices of top legal blogs in a variety of categories. Dennis Kennedy is a well-known lawyer (VP, Senior Counsel at MasterCard),…
  • Jan 20

    BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming

    BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming
    Duane Morris pro bono counsel A. Nicole Friant Stewart left the law firm in December to become an organic farmer in California. Friant Stewart and… The post BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming appeared on…
Rank this Week: 157

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 23

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud
    In nearly seven years of building and leading a company that provides practice management solutions for the legal profession, you hear a lot about the pains and joys of being a lawyer. I’ve engaged with hundreds (if not thousands) of…
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare
    What’s not to like about a large, highly targeted B2B market with low competition? Not much. That’s why SlideShare has become the Internet’s largest platform for sharing presentations. With 60 million unique visitors every…
  • Jan 21

    Target Practice: Writing for Marketing

    Target Practice: Writing for Marketing
    Ask any parent of a small child, and they’ll tell you: Caillou is a whiny little puke. On the scale of fears for parents, seeing that a "Caillou" episode is coming on the television, and knowing that you won’t have the dexterity…
Rank this Week: 480

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
  • Jan 23

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud
    In nearly seven years of building and leading a company that provides practice management solutions for the legal profession, you hear a lot about the pains and joys of being a lawyer. I’ve engaged with hundreds (if not thousands) of…
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare
    What’s not to like about a large, highly targeted B2B market with low competition? Not much. That’s why SlideShare has become the Internet’s largest platform for sharing presentations. With 60 million unique visitors every…
  • Jan 21

    Target Practice: Writing for Marketing

    Target Practice: Writing for Marketing
    Ask any parent of a small child, and they’ll tell you: Caillou is a whiny little puke. On the scale of fears for parents, seeing that a "Caillou" episode is coming on the television, and knowing that you won’t have the dexterity…
Rank this Week: 2985

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/
  • Jan 22

    Pre-Law Reading Radar

    Pre-Law Reading Radar
    Hello Ms. JD Readers! On my lunch break from work this afternoon, I found myself at the doors of the Los Angeles Public Library. Etched high above the entrance was a gem of wisdom: “Books alone are liberal and free. They give to all…
  • Jan 21

    Rabiah’s version of “You don’t look like a lawyer”

    Rabiah’s version of “You don’t look like a lawyer”
    Audio version of this blog post: https://soundcloud.com/rabiag/rabiah-guls-version-of-you Inspired by Bianca Gay’s blog post on this website entitled “But You Don’t look like a Lawyer…” I also wanted to…
  • Jan 20

    The 2015 Ms. JD Fellowhip Application is now open!

    The 2015 Ms. JD Fellowhip Application is now open!
    The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is now open for applications! In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 1129

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
  • Jan 22

    Steven C. Todrys, '78, Joins Evercore as a Senior Advisor

    Steven C. Todrys, '78, Joins Evercore as a Senior Advisor
    Evercore announced today that Steven C. Todrys has joined the Firm’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Advisor with a focus on transactional tax and structuring solutions. …
  • Jan 20

    Adam Bonin, ’97, Begins Column in Philadelphia Magazine

    Adam Bonin, ’97, Begins Column in Philadelphia Magazine
    In his first column for Philadelphia Magazine, Adam Bonin calls for an end to the judicial fundraising charade. Original source:  …
  • Jan 20

    Henry G. Manne, '52, 1928-2015

    Henry G. Manne, '52, 1928-2015
    A towering figure in legal education, Manne was one of the founders of the Law and Economics movement, the 20th century’s most important and influential legal academic discipline. Henry Girard Manne died on January…
Rank this Week: 938

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Make Your Life Easier With This Simple Password System

    Make Your Life Easier With This Simple Password System
    Disclaimer: This is not an article on how to create a secure password. We’ve all read those…we all know it’s something we’ll ‘eventually get around to doing’, right? Don’t worry, I won’t tell.…
  • Jan 15

    How An Email Archiver Saved One Firm $30,000

    How An Email Archiver Saved One Firm $30,000
    No too long ago, a law firm client of ours was representing a community association that wanted to cancel a $25,000 (approximate) job with their landscaping company. The association claimed they sent an email to the law firm requesting that…
  • Jan 9

    3 Essential Takeaways From the Sony Hack

    3 Essential Takeaways From the Sony Hack
    In late November, a large amount of internal documents and spreadsheets containing information on Sony Pictures’ employees and senior executives was leaked to the public. While a flurry of stories and rumors continue to be published,…
Rank this Week: 3484

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jan 22

    Reviews of ActiveWords, TValue, dtSearch; Body Position and Tablets; Three New Question

    Reviews of ActiveWords, TValue, dtSearch; Body Position and Tablets; Three New Question
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Stephen Hayes, Review: ActiveWords for Naming Documents Adron Beene, Review: TValue for Amortization Calculations Carol Baker, Review: dtSearch for a Briefs Knowledge Base Christian…
  • Jan 21

    How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm Plus 39 More Must-Read

    How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm Plus 39 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Jan 19

    This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000 Plus 58 More Must-Read

    This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000 Plus 58 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 59 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Jan 22

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”
    That was one Florida Judge running for re-election back in 2002 (see par. 46). The Supreme Court heard argument this week on whether judges running for election in Florida should be able to personally solicit campaign contributions. …
  • Jan 21

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench
    Wow, what an accomplishment for such a good and nice man.  Last week the Court recognized Judge Gonzalez at the Ft. Lauderdale courthouse (good thing it wasn't raining!).  Lots of law clerks, friends and family attended, including…
  • Jan 19

    Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi
    Guy Lewis and Michael Tein, along with Dexter Lehtinen, just blew up the Death Star.  It was a long war, but they have finally won to the tune of over $1 million in sanctions against the Tribe's lawyers.  Kudos to Lewis and Tein's…
Rank this Week: 94

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jan 22

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON JANUARY 29, 2015 – JUDGE JOSEPH C. WILKINSON, JR.

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON JANUARY 29, 2015 – JUDGE JOSEPH C. WILKINSON, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be held on January 29th at 12 noon with Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar…
  • Jan 18

    OPEN HOUSE AT ATTORNEY CONFERENCE CENTER — JAN. 21, 2-5:30 P.M.

    OPEN HOUSE AT ATTORNEY CONFERENCE CENTER — JAN. 21, 2-5:30 P.M.
    The Federal Bar Association – New Orleans Chapter is pleased to announce that the Michaelle Pitard Wynne Attorney Conference Center has moved to its new location on the second floor of the Hale Boggs Federal Building. Join the FBA for…
  • Nov 17

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no…
Rank this Week: 748

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
Rank this Week: 4953

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
  • Jan 1

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015
    For many people, it’s traditional to look back on the previous year seeking hints as to how to improve and thrive in the year to come. Common wisdom tells us it’s beneficial to begin the New Year on a positive note, but that…
  • Nov 21

    The Tortoise and The Lobster

    The Tortoise and The Lobster
    The Legal Profession Is Losing the Technology Race Faster Than You Think      The legal profession continues to move at its traditionally measured tempo even as the winds of change blow past us like a rocket plane passing a…
Rank this Week: 2195

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3019

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phone

    Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phone
      We thought that our cell phones were safe from ransomware, like CryptoLocker, which has been infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in the U.S.  Not so!  A recent article in CNet Daily News reports that there are as…
  • Jan 15

    Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant

    Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant
    MacElree Harvey, LTD, a mid-sized law firm based in West Chester, PA has an excellent opportunity available for a Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for supporting the CFO/COO to ensure accurate, appropriate, effective, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 632

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jan 20

    Practice Alerts for Oregon Lawyer

    Practice Alerts for Oregon Lawyer
    Professional Liability Fund Practice Alerts are a quick, easy way for Oregon lawyers to stay informed about developing legal news and practice management announcements. With an RSS feed you can subscribe to alerts and receive new posts…
  • Jan 12

    Crowdfunding Your Law Practice

    Crowdfunding Your Law Practice
    Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who…
  • Jan 6

    The Top 10 NWSidebar Posts of 2014

    The Top 10 NWSidebar Posts of 2014
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:As the year’s end approaches, a look at our top 10 most popular posts from 2014. As the year’s end approaches, a look at our top 10 most popular posts from 2014. We covered a wide variety…
Rank this Week: 4582

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jan 18

    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…
  • Jan 11

    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…
  • Jan 4

    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: 1337

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/
  • Jan 17

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

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)
    Tina Stark, a pioneer in transactional skills education, has an interesting and highly readable take on how to organize a modern law school curriculum, including the first year. It's all insightful, but I think the most powerful suggestion is…
  • Jan 6

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost
    I have set forth here -- Download AALS Presentation Jan. 2015 -- a link to the PowerPoint slides I presented yesterday at the AALS Conference session sponsored by the Section on Law School Administration and Finance. The presentation was…
  • Jan 4

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client
    Washington, DC. The AALS Section of Professional Responsibility hosted a vigorous discussion today on the evolving ethical duty of competency, a topic partially inspired by the recent changes to Model Rule 1.1 cmt. 8 (requiring lawyers to…
Rank this Week: 2769

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jan 17

    Step 1 to Information Literacy

    Step 1 to Information Literacy
    This is the first of a three part series by Lorette Weldon. She discusses the role of “The Three T’s” - talking, tinkering, and traveling, in relationship to building a bond between librarians and customers seeking reference…
  • Jan 4

    Tell the FCC to Require Read-Aloud for Future Kindles and Other E Ink Device

    Tell the FCC to Require Read-Aloud for Future Kindles and Other E Ink Device
    David H. Rothman calls attention to a pivotal upcoming event for readers everywhere: On Jan. 28, 2015 if the Federal Communications Commission makes the right choice and sticks to its past inclinations, a regulatory waiver will expire. The…
  • Dec 31

    Cameras in the Streets: Focus on Justice

    Cameras in the Streets: Focus on Justice
    2014 has been a watershed for the national and international role of citizen photo journalists who have impacted in myriad ways events which have in turn sparked debate, protests, and legal action - increasing the scrutiny of activity…
Rank this Week: 1075

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/
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
  • Jan 15

    Law School to Lawyer

    Law School to Lawyer
    Young Lawyers Division & UMBA presentLaw School to LawyerYou are invited to meet attorneys in a casual setting to learn about the transition from law school to lawyer.  Attend a resume review session where practicing attorneys will…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4758

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Jan 16

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"
    Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility…
  • Dec 30

    Are These Really the "Worst Policy Ideas of 2014?"

    Are These Really the "Worst Policy Ideas of 2014?"
    If you believe that the best way to move forward is to learn from history, make sure you take a look at the Washington Post's blog post called, 11 of the Worst Policy Ideas of 2014. You may not agree...
  • Nov 13

    Happy Birthday FOIL!

    Happy Birthday FOIL!
    Unlike some of us, FOIL continues to thrive and grow as it ages. Remarkably, 40 years has passed and the "Open Records Law" continues to benefit many, not to mention its impressive ability to adapt and continue to work with...
Rank this Week: 3621

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Jan 14

    The #1 Reason Why January Sucks for Setting Goal

    The #1 Reason Why January Sucks for Setting Goal
    I don’t love setting new year’s resolutions. It’s tough enough for me to set personal and professional goals without all the pressure of “designing my perfect year” or “getting it right for the new…
  • Nov 20

    And the Winner Is…

    And the Winner Is…
    Before I do the big reveal, I want to thank everyone who applied for the 2014 No Excuses Scholarship. Please know that I read each and every application — multiple times — and this was not an easy decision. At.... Read…
  • Nov 11

    Applications for the No Excuses Scholarship Are OPEN!

    Applications for the No Excuses Scholarship Are OPEN!
    What Will You Do With Six FREE Coaching Sessions? Will you work up the nerve to finally start your own business? Conquer stress (and the related feeling of dread each morning) as you find a workable balance for your busy... Read More...
Rank this Week: 2290

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
  • Jan 13

    New Minnesota Expungement Law Allows for Sealing of Certain Criminal Record

    New Minnesota Expungement Law Allows for Sealing of Certain Criminal Record
    A new Minnesota criminal-record expungement law allows people convicted of misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and some nonviolent felonies to ask a judge to seal their criminal records.
  • Jan 12

    Google Apps for Work Adds Mobile Device Management Tools for iOS Device

    Google Apps for Work Adds Mobile Device Management Tools for iOS Device
    Google recently released a Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool for iOS devices that access cloud-stored data in Google's paid Apps for Work (Education and Government) cloud productivity suites.
  • Jan 11

    South Carolina, North Carolina, California In-Person MCLE Seminar

    South Carolina, North Carolina, California In-Person MCLE Seminar
    Company principals, Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will present the following in-person Continuing Legal Education seminars in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Los Angeles, California during January and February. Since 1999, Internet For…
Rank this Week: 4781