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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/
  • Jul 28

    Emma Goldman on voting.

    Emma Goldman on voting.
    If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. --Emma Goldman (1869–1940) Anarchist, Activist, Writer, Leader, Bad-Ass....
  • Jul 28

    Just another prisoner of rock 'n' roll.

    Just another prisoner of rock 'n' roll.
    Junior Walker: "Shoot 'em 'for he run now."...
  • Jul 28

    FDR on voting.

    FDR on voting.
    Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. -- FDR (1882-1945) Patrician, Activist, Charmer, Leader, Bad-Ass....
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Jul 28

    Stable Median LSATs, but Declining Bar Passage Rate

    Stable Median LSATs, but Declining Bar Passage Rate
    How do we reconcile these apparently contradictory facts? In his recent article, Legal Education at a Crossroads: A Response to Measuring Merit: The Shultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admissions, Adam Lamparello explains that the law…
  • Jul 27

    Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School

    Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School
    John Dernbach has published the fourth edition of his valuable book, Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School: Not Just to Survive (Wolters Kluwer). To my mind, it is the best book on the subject. I have recommended earlier...
  • Jul 27

    "Teaching Business Associations with Group Oral Midterms: Benefits and Drawbacks"

    "Teaching Business Associations with Group Oral Midterms: Benefits and Drawbacks"
    This is a (not quite) new article by Professor Joan Heminway (Tennessee) posted on SSRN here back in January (hat tip to the TaxProf blog). From the abstract: I focus in this Article on a particular way to assess student...
Rank this Week: 1700

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/
  • Jul 28

    When dealing with shotgun pleadings, are we following the law?

    When dealing with shotgun pleadings, are we following the law?
    Every so often—as our friend South Florida Lawyers has pointed out—the Eleventh Circuit tells us something about “shotgun pleadings,” which, roughly, are pleadings that don’t conform to the federal pleading…
  • Jul 28

    John Oliver on Minimum Mandatory Sentences!

    John Oliver on Minimum Mandatory Sentences!
    Does this resonate with any of you?
  • Jul 27

    Day 1 for guest bloggers: FAIL

    Day 1 for guest bloggers: FAIL
    Well, that was a bust. Sorry readers. Hopefully more content will come through soon. In the meantime, here's Paula McMahon on a new fraud case:Eight more South Florida residents have been indicted on federal charges they were involved in a…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 2675

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/
  • Jul 28

    Battle Joined In North Carolina Litigation

    Battle Joined In North Carolina Litigation
    An answer denying any ethical misconduct has been filed in the second of two cases brought against a North Carolina attorney in connection with her successful efforts to free an innocent man on death row. The complaint alleges that the...
  • Jul 28

    Failure To Heed Censure For Current Client Conflict Leads To Suspension

    Failure To Heed Censure For Current Client Conflict Leads To Suspension
    A disciplinary case is reported on the web page of the Tennessee courts The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a 180-day suspension of Memphis attorney Homer L. Cody’s law license. In 2011, the Board of Professional…
  • Jul 27

    Pardon My French But Prosecutor Misconduct Against Pro Se Death Penalty Defendant Merits Suspension

    Pardon My French But Prosecutor Misconduct Against Pro Se Death Penalty Defendant Merits Suspension
    The Delaware Supreme Court agreed with its Board on Professional Responsibility that an attorney's conduct as the prosecutor in a murder case violated seven ethics rules. It disagreed on sanction and suspended the attorney for six months and…
Rank this Week: 388

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
  • Jul 28

    Holly Kulka, '91, Named Global Chief Compliance Officer for Standard & Poor's Ratings Service

    Holly Kulka, '91, Named Global Chief Compliance Officer for Standard & Poor's Ratings Service
    Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and will be a member of…
  • Jul 22

    Tom Huyck, 77

    Tom Huyck, 77
    Long-time Hyde Park resident and lawyer, William Thomas “Tom” Huyck passed away peacefully in his sleep July 10 after a long illness. He was 77. Original…
  • Jul 22

    Scott Kafker, '85, Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court

    Scott Kafker, '85, Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court
    Appeals Court Judge Scott Kafker of Swampscott, who three weeks ago became Gov. Charlie Baker's first judicial nominee, was confirmed on Wednesday by the Governor's Council to lead the Appeals Court as its next chief justice. …
Rank this Week: 375

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 28

    Podcast #27: Omar Ha-Redeye on Incubating the Future of Access to Justice

    Podcast #27: Omar Ha-Redeye on Incubating the Future of Access to Justice
    Omar Ha-Redeye is (among other impressive things) co-founder of Fleet Street Law, a law practice incubator focusing on innovation and increasing access to justice. In today's podcast, he talks about how the legal industry is changing and what…
  • Jul 27

    Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb Scam

    Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb Scam
    At the end of the day, you need to be smart. Not every scammer follows the same Nigerian prince formula. Lawyers are specific targets for scammers. Always do your due diligence to avoid being scammed.Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb…
  • Jul 24

    The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word Feature

    The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word Feature
    Microsoft Word doesn't always win awards from users for its intuitiveness. Here are five features that could be a lot easier than they are, with some suggestions for working around them in a pinch.The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word…
Rank this Week: 359

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
  • Jul 28

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive
    Lawyers often need to use persuasive skills in their work — convincing a judge or jury with an argument, persuading another party in a contract negotiation, convincing a client to pursue a realistic path. Yet when it comes to marketing,…
  • Jul 28

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive
    Lawyers often need to use persuasive skills in their work — convincing a judge or jury with an argument, persuading another party in a contract negotiation, convincing a client to pursue a realistic path. Yet when it comes to marketing,…
  • Jul 27

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or…
Rank this Week: 2877

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 28

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive
    Lawyers often need to use persuasive skills in their work — convincing a judge or jury with an argument, persuading another party in a contract negotiation, convincing a client to pursue a realistic path. Yet when it comes to marketing,…
  • Jul 28

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive
    Lawyers often need to use persuasive skills in their work — convincing a judge or jury with an argument, persuading another party in a contract negotiation, convincing a client to pursue a realistic path. Yet when it comes to marketing,…
  • Jul 27

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or…
Rank this Week: 1408

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/
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
Rank this Week: 266

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 28

    ‘Successful’ law firms of the future will have non-lawyer CEO

    ‘Successful’ law firms of the future will have non-lawyer CEO
    While regulatory hurdles remain in the US, non-lawyer CEOs may soon be calling the shots at law firms across the pond: “In the next five to ten years, most UK law firms will ask non-lawyer managers to make strategic business decisions…
  • Jul 24

    Strategies to Ease Work Overload

    Strategies to Ease Work Overload
    Work demands are becoming more intense in an age when digital technology keeps workers tethered to the workplace. People subject to repeated stress may experience… The post Strategies to Ease Work Overload appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 23

    GE Exec: $1,000 Per Hour Lawyers Have Climbed 75%

    GE Exec: $1,000 Per Hour Lawyers Have Climbed 75%
    “Our outside counsel costs are increasing – faster than the rate of inflation. If we look at lawyers whose rate are $1,000 an hour, the number of those lawyers have increased by 75 percent,” said Ann Klee, VP of Global…
Rank this Week: 117

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 27

    No touchy feely at the Bar

    No touchy feely at the Bar
    “I feel that the Apple Watch is going to take off, you know,” said PupilFodder. “Young lady,” said HeadofChambers sternly, “psychologists feel, not barristers.” She looked flustered and started to…
  • Jul 27

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jul 25

    Weekend video: Chris Burkard: The joy of surfing in ice-cold water

    Weekend video: Chris Burkard: The joy of surfing in ice-cold water
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Rank this Week: 4973

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jul 27

    Top Five Scanning Apps Plus 68 More Must-Read

    Top Five Scanning Apps Plus 68 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 69 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...
  • Jul 24

    The Knowledge Management Revolution in Litigation Plus Redaction Utilitie

    The Knowledge Management Revolution in Litigation Plus Redaction Utilitie
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Given advancements in productivity thanks to technology, does your litigation practice really need an assistant for grunt work? Or could you spend this money more wisely? In this issue of LitigationWorld,…
  • Jul 24

    Three Tech Toys for Legal Professionals; Brain Cancer and Smartphones; En and Em Dashe

    Three Tech Toys for Legal Professionals; Brain Cancer and Smartphones; En and Em Dashe
    Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles: Scott Bassett, Three Tech Toy Recommendations for Lawyers (Bluetooth Keyboard, Bluetooth Headset, Laptop) Miriam Jacobson, The Brain Cancer Risk of Smartphones Frank Brancato, En and Em…
Rank this Week: 598

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jul 27

    Digital Edge Podcast: How Lawyers Can Do More in Less Time

    Digital Edge Podcast: How Lawyers Can Do More in Less Time
    Our Digital Edge podcast this month is titled "How Lawyers Can Do More in Less Time" and features Allison Shields. Allison is co-author, with Daniel J Siegel, of the book from the ABA How to Do More in Less Time:...
  • Jul 23

    A New Appellate Court Opinion on "Pocket Dialing"

    A New Appellate Court Opinion on "Pocket Dialing"
    Yes, I know we all call it something else other than "pocket dialing," but congratulations to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for using a more polite term. Huff vs Spaw (Download in PDF) was issued this week. I...
  • Jul 13

    The Amazon Echo− Evidence and Data Privacy

    The Amazon Echo− Evidence and Data Privacy
    One of my son's friends has an Amazon Echo and he has it doing cool tricks, so my son mentioned that he would love to have one. We responded in typical parent fashion, noting that he could see about getting...
Rank this Week: 2552

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/
  • Jul 27

    Quote of the day-week-year

    Quote of the day-week-year
    Sixty years after Congress created the UCMJ to protect accused servicemembers from abusive and arbitrary punishment, a significant faction in Congress now believes it must be almost completely dismantled and restructured because is is not…
  • Jul 27

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review
    There are some interesting articles for military justice practitioners in the Summer 2015, MLR. Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and…
  • Jul 25

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence
    At trial, the Government repeatedly sought to use Edwards’s silence after he was Mirandized as substantive proof of guilt as well as for impeachment purposes. Over Edwards’s objection, the Government emphasized in its closing that…
Rank this Week: 523

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in…

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in the July New York Bar Journal on the question of whether filing a 90 Day Demand to Resume Prosecution waives the defendant's right to further discovery. There is a split in the Departments on this, and…
  • Jul 26

    Well, this explains a lot. For a long time…

    Well, this explains a lot. For a long time I've wondered how any sane person coluld possibly think the NYTimes is liberal. Maybe it is because it is being evaluated by its readership rather than by its content. In today's Magazine there is…
  • Jul 23

    This past weekend -- the past few weeks…

    This past weekend -- the past few weeks really-- have had me thinking about what it is that our job actually is in our glamor profession. I had two major events coming to a peak at the same time, and in many ways the two, which on their face…
Rank this Week: 569

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
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 698

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 27

    Oregon eCourt – Where are we now?

    Oregon eCourt – Where are we now?
    Judging by the numbers, Oregon eCourt is a success.  In February, March, and April of this year an average of 65,666 documents were filed electronically using the Odyssey eFile and Serve system:  Easy-Peasy or a Bumpy Ride? The…
  • Jul 26

    Track changes: Display for review options (Word 2010 and 2013)

    Track changes: Display for review options (Word 2010 and 2013)
    Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:People who use Track Changes sometimes find the Display for Review options confusing.  For one thing, some users don’t realize that changing the Display for Review…
  • Jul 20

    Avoiding a #PrimeDayFail With Your Client

    Avoiding a #PrimeDayFail With Your Client
    Online retailer Amazon touted last week’s Prime Day as “Black Friday” in July.  Judging by the sales, it was a success.  At the same time, Prime Day was also a huge let-down, leaving many customers angry and…
Rank this Week: 4241

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/
  • Jul 26

    Why Do GCs Pay Lawyer Rates for Document Review in eDiscovery?

    Why Do GCs Pay Lawyer Rates for Document Review in eDiscovery?
    On Thursday, the Second Circuit called into question whether the document review work of contract lawyers in eDiscovery is “legal work”. Read about it in the Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg Business of…
  • Jul 15

    An eDiscovery Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (Live Post)

    An eDiscovery Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (Live Post)
    This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description Closing Keynote:  A Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, United States…
  • Jul 15

    Driving Efficiencies in the Law Practice (Live Post)

    Driving Efficiencies in the Law Practice (Live Post)
    This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 1:30 pm  Panel Session:   Driving Efficiencies in the Law Practice Advances in…
Rank this Week: 683

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jul 25

    Cut and Paste Opinions: A Turing Test for Judicial Decision-Making

    Cut and Paste Opinions: A Turing Test for Judicial Decision-Making
    Ken Strutin argues that cut-and-paste is a laudable method for reducing transcription errors in copying citations and quotations. However, he identifies that a problem arises when it is used to lift verbatim sections of a party's arguments…
  • Jul 25

    Library Research Guides: Best Practice

    Library Research Guides: Best Practice
    Many librarians have a set of research guides that they are responsible for keeping up to date, but finding time to devote to this important task can be extremely difficult. As libraries migrate to LibGuides 2.0, many are using this…
  • Jul 4

    Human Resources Management Meets Big Data in Devising Systems to Identify Star Employee

    Human Resources Management Meets Big Data in Devising Systems to Identify Star Employee
    Alan Rothman provides much needed insight and perspective regarding the employee performance and productivity metrics, big data, and identifying future leaders within an organization. Although HR professionals and software applications have…
Rank this Week: 2633

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/
  • Jul 24

    Some thoughts on the Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management

    Some thoughts on the Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management
    Pam Woldow and Doug Richardson penned a terrific post, Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management.  I wanted to compliment them and share some thoughts on the 5 excuses. 1. My clients don’t want or need LPM.  I…
  • Jul 9

    Example of bad budget methodology

    Example of bad budget methodology
    I just read something that made me say “wow, that is soooo wrong.”  Out loud.  Here is what I read (from Today’s General Counsel, Jun/Jul 2015, p. 42: Compounding the problem is the fact that most complex cases are…
  • Jun 18

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?
    According to Bloomberg BNA, Honeywell General Counsel Katherine Adams has determined that e-auctions are the ticket to lower legal fees. For those unfamiliar with the process, an e-auction is where the the corporate counsel throws chum in the…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Jul 24

    Vereins: Very Interesting Conflicts Considerations (and News)

    Vereins: Very Interesting Conflicts Considerations (and News)
    Bloomberg BNA has a fascinating update and analysis: "Dentons’ Disqualification and Legal Advertising: Stir But Don’t Shake" --"The Swiss verein enables member firms operating under the Dentons brand to maintain their own finances…
  • Jul 23

    Risk News: Disqualifications Denied

    Risk News: Disqualifications Denied
    Several interesting updates to share on the disqualification front. First up, more on the Skadden front: "Judge Declines to Boot Skadden, Despite Alleged Conflicts" -- "A federal judge in Santa Ana ruled on Tuesday that Skadden Arps should…
  • Jul 14

    On Containing Contractor Conflicts & Other Risk

    On Containing Contractor Conflicts & Other Risk
    Two good updates from the Daily Report on the topic of contractor lawyer risk management. First: "What to Do When Hiring a Contract Attorney" --"For law firms that hire a contract attorney as an employee who works exclusively for the…
Rank this Week: 1219

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/
  • Jul 24

    Improving Your Public Speaking Skill

    Improving Your Public Speaking Skill
    The Articulate Attorney just received a 5-star review and we’re celebrating! Foreword Reviews calls the book “a valuable tool for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills.” The review continues,…
  • Jul 10

    Online Coaching for Lawyers Just Gets Better and Better

    Online Coaching for Lawyers Just Gets Better and Better
    By Marsha Hunter Microsoft’s rollout of Skype for Business has been a hot topic in technology circles this year. Last week, they launched a preview of the new technology available to its Office 365 enterprise customers. “With…
  • Jun 16

    Channeling Adrenaline for Successful Public Speaking

    Channeling Adrenaline for Successful Public Speaking
      You have an important public speaking engagement in 48 hours. Just thinking about it sets your heart racing. There doesn’t seem to be enough time to craft and polish your ideas, but you calm your nerves by working on your…
Rank this Week: 3951

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/
  • Jul 24

    Fastcase 50: Jared’s Big Debut

    Fastcase 50: Jared’s Big Debut
    Jared has finally made it to the big leagues being named one of Fastcase 50’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders” in the legal industry. Why? Well, if you know Jared, I’m…
  • Jul 17

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 6: Handling Large Project

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 6: Handling Large Project
    View image | gettyimages.com   Well, this is it: the final installment of our time management series. (Read parts one, two, three, four, and five, if you want to catch up.) It’s been real; but, it had to end sometime; and, this is…
  • Jul 15

    Guest Post: Going Solo? Tips to Get You Off the Ground

    Guest Post: Going Solo? Tips to Get You Off the Ground
    View image | gettyimages.com   It’s not easy to start a law practice as a young lawyer, especially on your own. (Good thing groups like Starting Out Solo are around, huh?) Now, I can tell you about all kinds of tricks; but,…
Rank this Week: 4898

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/
  • Jul 24

    The Importance of A Professional Mentor

    The Importance of A Professional Mentor
    A professional mentor, be it someone you dine with once a month or someone you call daily, is essential for anyone pursuing a career. These mentors could be past advisers, professors, neighbors, or family. What's key is that they have your…
  • Jul 23

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 24, 2015

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 24, 2015
    Serving as first chair at trial is a big deal. Unfortunately, implicit bias appears to be one of the reasons women are underrepresented in this coveted position. An ABA report, First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table,…
  • Jul 23

    More Lessons from the NAWL Conference 2015

    More Lessons from the NAWL Conference 2015
    In the last blog, I reported some of the content from the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Conference last week titled "Harnessing Our Power To Lead."  The topic of leadership in the law profession is very important to me, as…
Rank this Week: 344

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding
    A precept of reproducible research, such as survey results that allow readers to understand the methodology and credibility of the findings, is to make generous use of “N = some number”. That conventional shorthand for “how…
  • Jul 23

    Choices on plots that involve flipping axes, using points instead of bars, and axis labels for interval

    Choices on plots that involve flipping axes, using points instead of bars, and axis labels for interval
    We can take one more look at the seminal Winston & Strawn plot, now streamlined and improved as discussed previously. A few graphical design choices deserve comment. We emphasize, however, that graphical design choices are many, which…
  • Jul 21

    Attractive spacing and width of bars on plots; informative label

    Attractive spacing and width of bars on plots; informative label
    Returning once again to the same plot from the Winston & Strawn survey report, but shifting from criticism, we should praise several aspects of the original plot. The somewhat-narrow width of the bars makes a more appealing impression…
Rank this Week: 859

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    July, 2015 Edition of Edge International Communiqué Now Available

    July, 2015 Edition of Edge International Communiqué Now Available
    It is my pleasure to draw the attention of readers of this blog to the most recent issue of Edge International Communique (EIC). In addition to an item I contributed on how to move forward to achieve your firm’s strategic plan, the…
  • Jul 16

    The Digital Future: Will Your Firm Survive?

    The Digital Future: Will Your Firm Survive?
    I encourage readers of this blog to devote a few minutes of serious consideration to a new video from McKinsey & Company. In it, McKinsey Digital’s strategy leader Jay Scanlan reminds us of the scope and speed of change that…
  • Jun 10

    Getting Specific: Marketing by Industry Sector

    Getting Specific: Marketing by Industry Sector
    Clients are hungry to find lawyers who really understand their businesses, but some firms are reluctant to market their services to specific industries. Most lawyers fear that if they mention specific industry groups with their list of…
Rank this Week: 2501

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
Rank this Week: 1692

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

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

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
  • Jul 3

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (concerns about long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not…
Rank this Week: 671

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
Rank this Week: 3580

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    10 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Managed Service Provider

    10 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Managed Service Provider
    So you’ve been working with the same Managed Service Provider for years now and after taking a look at your year-to-date expenditures, you find yourself wondering if you’re really getting what you’re paying for. But is it…
  • Jul 9

    3 of My Favorite Features in Worldox GX4

    3 of My Favorite Features in Worldox GX4
    Worldox GX4 is out and a few people have been blogging about it. But what makes it worth upgrading? Sometimes there just isn’t enough stuff to make the move worth it. Well, this is not one of those times. Worldox GX4 is loaded with new…
  • Jun 26

    10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Practice Management System

    10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Practice Management System
    A common mistake I find is firms investing in a Practice Management system, only to end up utilizing 10% of its features. If you just invested $5,000 for a software and one year later you’re only using the calendar and contact modules,…
Rank this Week: 3454

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jul 20

    Obergefell v. Hodges and the Supreme Court as Arbiter of Constitutional Dispute

    Obergefell v. Hodges and the Supreme Court as Arbiter of Constitutional Dispute
    I was overjoyed to learn that the United States Supreme Court had decided in Obergefell v. Hodges,[1] that the states must allow same-sex marriage. I thought of my many friends and family members who are gay, and what this decision means to…
  • Jun 24

    The Model Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act Explained

    The Model Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act Explained
    Last week I testified before Rhode Island’s Special Legislative Commission to Study Changes to the Law of Joint Tortfeasors. Legislation about tort law is a notoriously difficult matter. The interests of the plaintiff’s and…
  • May 26

    “The Fall and Rise of Lawyers,” Aspiring Lawyers, Law Schools and Bar Associations: Take Notice!

    “The Fall and Rise of Lawyers,” Aspiring Lawyers, Law Schools and Bar Associations: Take Notice!
    On Saturday, CNN published an important story on the status and future of the American legal profession. The story, by University of Tennessee Law Professor Benjamin H. Barton, The Fall and Rise of Lawyers, (May 23, 2015), asserts that sole…
Rank this Week: 4980

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4981

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jul 18

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?
    The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, with the ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) is convening a national conference in…
  • Jun 19

    The Uberization of Legal Service

    The Uberization of Legal Service
    The legal profession will not be immune from the rise of the uberized economy. Consumers want to purchase only the legal services they need. This means that the trend towards offering “unbundled” or “limited legal…
  • Apr 28

    Software Eats the Legal Profession

    Software Eats the Legal Profession
    Marc Andreessen quipped in 2011: “Software is eating the world”. The legal profession is not immune from this development. Law has a high information component. In a large sense, law is information or as Bill Palin, the young…
Rank this Week: 4345

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: 2745

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

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

    Job Opening – Bilingual Associate Attorney

    Job Opening – Bilingual Associate Attorney
    The Law Office of Marcia Binder Ibrahim, LLC, located in Montgomery County, PA, has a job opening for an associate attorney with at least five years of criminal and/or immigration experience. The firm handles criminal and family matters, and…
  • Jun 25

    Job Opening / Opportunity for Experienced Estate Paralegal in Wilmington, DE

    Job Opening / Opportunity for Experienced Estate Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
    Gawthrop Greenwood, PC is a mid-size 100+ year old law firm headquartered in West Chester, PA.  They have a job opening / opportunity for a full-time experienced Estate Paralegal for their Wilmington, DE office.  The desired…
  • Jun 25

    Job Opening / Opportunity for Mid-level Associate

    Job Opening / Opportunity for Mid-level Associate
    The law firm of Flaster/Greenberg PC has a job opening / opportunity for a Midlevel Associate in Family Law / Commercial Litigation  to work out of their Cherry Hill office, with occasional travel to their Philadelphia office.…
Rank this Week: 1136

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jul 16

    Annual Meeting and Luncheon on August 27, 2015

    Annual Meeting and Luncheon on August 27, 2015
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place.  A cocktail hour will begin at 11 a.m., with the luncheon to…
  • Jul 15

    Supreme Court Review CLE on August 28, 2015

    Supreme Court Review CLE on August 28, 2015
    Supreme Court Review: Highlights of the Supreme Court’s Last Term and a Preview of the Upcoming Term Accomplished litigator Mr. Paul M. Smith, a partner in Jenner & Block’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the…
  • Jul 11

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle on August 12, 2015

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle on August 12, 2015
    The next Lunch with the Court will be held on June 23rd at 12 noon with the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle.  The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members…
Rank this Week: 2683

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Jul 14

    How to win business online: Legal Futures From Click 2 Client Conference 2015 – Reviewed

    How to win business online: Legal Futures From Click 2 Client Conference 2015 – Reviewed
    … The first Legal Futures From Click 2 Client Conference (sponsored by NatWest and mmadigital) took place last year and I was privileged to be invited to speak at it on the topic of making the best of social media. I thoroughly enjoyed…
  • May 26

    Legal Practice Management Conference 2015 – Reviewed

    Legal Practice Management Conference 2015 – Reviewed
    … On 19 May 2015 I travelled down to London for the Legal Practice Management Conference organised by the Legal Support Network. Billed as “the only event for practice managers in small to medium law firms” it is aimed…
  • May 23

    Notarising and Grass Cutting – Providing flexible and accessible legal service

    Notarising and Grass Cutting – Providing flexible and accessible legal service
    … Yesterday (Friday) afternoon a potential new client called my law firm, Inksters, looking for a Notary Public to notarise documentation for her today (Saturday). She had already called a good number of law firms in Glasgow but the…
Rank this Week: 3649

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

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

    Another perspective on writing from form

    Another perspective on writing from form
    Megan Boyd has a good post at Lady (Legal Writer) on the use of forms in legal writing. She does not ban them, but she does offer some wise cautionary advice on using them. I am not a fan of...
  • Jun 1

    Over the page limit? Make it shorter and better.

    Over the page limit? Make it shorter and better.
    Does your draft brief exceed the court’s page limit? Before asking the court for extra pages, try these tips by Mark Herrmann for getting the brief under the page limit.
Rank this Week: 468

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/
  • Jul 13

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
  • Jun 20

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future
         Everyone knows that technology has transformed every industry, market sector and profession, but few really understand how Artificial Intelligence (sometimes referred to as AI) is about to change everything…
  • Jun 1

    A Hopeful Glimpse Into Law’s Future From A Surprising Source

    A Hopeful Glimpse Into Law’s Future From A Surprising Source
    Even as the legal profession undergoes painful change, new opportunities arise! In this column, I often engage in what some might call alarmism and others might call realism. Whatever you want to call it, if you don’t already know…
Rank this Week: 2789

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: 4779

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Jul 7

    These days you don't see events like this involving supreme court justice

    These days you don't see events like this involving supreme court justice
    From the ABA Journal, we learn of the colorful history of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field. The events described in the article were hardly all that added color to his life story. For a more complete look at the man, read this review of…
  • Jun 22

    Join us next week for a teleseminar on Polarity Thinking in trusts and estate

    Join us next week for a teleseminar on Polarity Thinking in trusts and estate
    On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 12 Eastern, 9 Pacific AM, I will be moderating a teleseminar for Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI). The program description is below. Because of the topic and speakers, this will be an hour that is very…
  • May 30

    Good to see more attention to mediation of sibling disputes about end-of-life matter

    Good to see more attention to mediation of sibling disputes about end-of-life matter
    Just published, a New York Times article on the use of mediation for disputes between siblings. Excerpt from "Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent": It doesn’t matter how successful people are; when…
Rank this Week: 247

Solo in Minneapolis

Solo in Minneapolis

Covers practicing law as a solo attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Joe Flanders.

http://www.soloinminneapolis.com/
  • Jul 6

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)
    I have reached the point where I could really use some help from another lawyer. I knew this day would come. It is part of my business plan. Yet, I don’t really know how to hire someone and I am not sure I want to. I can see it being a…
  • Jul 23

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
  • Jul 23

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
Rank this Week: 4048

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Possessory Lien Over Documents In the Cloud

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Possessory Lien Over Documents In the Cloud
    What is an attorney’s possessory lien? It is a lien that an attorney can use to block the client from access to the file. The attorney, however, cannot enforce the lien in court. In a recent unpublished decision the Illinois Appellate…
  • Jul 2

    Clinton – Leveraging Social Media EXC Version

    Clinton – Leveraging Social Media EXC Version
  • Jun 20

    June 16 – Ethics 2015

    June 16 – Ethics 2015
    Thanks to the Law Bulletin for allowing me to present at this Seminar. My topic was “Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Practice.” The Law Bulletin staff could not have been more helpful or accommodating.   Source: June 16…
Rank this Week: 2738

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
Rank this Week: 507