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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/
  • Feb 20

    Crashing an Institute’s Internet—Easy!

    Crashing an Institute’s Internet—Easy!
    Here is an article from Forbes explaining how. The article is a bit technical, but you will get the idea. (ljs)
  • Feb 19

    Rules for Plain English Drafting

    Rules for Plain English Drafting
    At the blog for the Canadian law firm of Aird & Berlis, we find an example of an impossibly non-plain English contract provision and a plain English translation. In addition, we find this set of twelve rules for drafting in...
  • Feb 18

    How to Keep Up with Capitol Hill’s Doing

    How to Keep Up with Capitol Hill’s Doing
    News.Mic lists three platforms that will keep you abreast of legislation and Congressional committees and Congressional votes. The platforms are: GovTrack.us The Madison Project Congress.gov Countable PopVox For a description of what these…
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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
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Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
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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/
  • Feb 20

    Presidents' Day: Grover Cleveland checks back in.

    Presidents' Day: Grover Cleveland checks back in.
    Speaking of come-back kids, Grover Cleveland was president 1885-1889, was out of office for four years, and then president again 1893-1897. In November 1888, he and former Ohio senator Allen Thurman lost to Civil War general and lawyer…
  • Feb 20

    Happy Birthday, EJB.

    Happy Birthday, EJB.
    Our friend Ellen Bry, an actress and prime time television mainstay (St. Elsewhere, Dexter, Boston Legal, Monk, The Closer) for decades, also known as this blog's in-house photographer, usually works in television. A few years ago she played…
  • Feb 17

    William Beard Hull (1837-1929)

    William Beard Hull (1837-1929)
    William Beard Hull (1837-1929). Born Augusta County, Virginia. In 1856, as oldest son at 19, Bill on saddle horse served as his family's scout to move his parents Dan and Melissa and his six brothers and sisters to Kansas. They...
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Feb 20

    Judge William Zloch takes senior statu

    Judge William Zloch takes senior statu
    Thanks to a tipster, I see that Judge William Zloch took senior status on January 31, 2017.  That means that our District now has 3 open seats.  Judge Zloch was the Chief Judge of our District from 2000-2007.  Here's his wiki…
  • Feb 16

    En banc 11th Circuit rules in "Docs v. Glocks" case

    En banc 11th Circuit rules in "Docs v. Glocks" case
    The en banc 11th Circuit opinion in the "Docs v. Glocks" case is here.  There are two majority opinions for the en banc Court, one by Judge Jordan and one by Judge Marcus. Judge Jordan’s opinion is joined by Chief Judge Ed Carnes…
  • Feb 16

    Alex Acosta to be named Secretary of Labor

    Alex Acosta to be named Secretary of Labor
    Congrats to former U.S. Attorney and current Dean of FIU law school, Alex Acosta, for being named as the nominee for Secretary of Labor.Alex is a wonderful choice.  He's smart and ethical.  More importantly, he's a really good guy.
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Feb 20

    SHOCKER: When Lawyers Breach Confidentiality (for Profit)

    SHOCKER: When Lawyers Breach Confidentiality (for Profit)
    "Akin Gump Lawyer Accused of Trying to Sell Lawsuit Under Seal" --"A Washington lawyer at a prominent firm was arrested in a disguise while trying to sell a copy of a secret lawsuit involving a company that was under investigation by the U.S.…
  • Feb 8

    Big Conflicts Case Continues to Make Big New

    Big Conflicts Case Continues to Make Big New
    This one heated up in December, but is still worth noting, as we wait for the next update:"Why This California Case Is Driving a Wedge Between Law Firms and Clients" --"Dozens of major law firms are lining up against their corporate clients…
  • Feb 7

    Risk News: The Meta Meta Update

    Risk News: The Meta Meta Update
    In November, we noted an ethics opinion: "No ‘Web Bugs’ on E-mail to Opposing Counsel, Bar Panel Says." Now comes a related story – tied to when providing metadata is NOT allowed. (And, similarly, considering the different…
Rank this Week: 794

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Feb 20

    Choosing a Practice Area

    Choosing a Practice Area
    Last week I made an impassioned plea encouraging you to create a business plan.  A big part of the planning process involves selecting an area (or areas) of practice. Sounds easy enough, but is it? Don’t Choose a Practice Area…
  • Feb 13

    I Don’t Want to Create a Business Plan!

    I Don’t Want to Create a Business Plan!
    I get it.  I really do.  They involve work and you’re busy.  And if you’re not trying to sell someone on why they should give you money to start or grow your law practice, why would you bother? Because, my ……
  • Feb 6

    SEO Your Website Using Free Directory Listing

    SEO Your Website Using Free Directory Listing
    With so many good marketing folks to follow on social media, who should you choose? I previously featured two of my favorites here.  Another great contender is Edmund Yan of Yan Media. I like Edmund because his posts are concrete:…
Rank this Week: 600

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 20

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary
    Salary discussions are uncomfortable for many – in-house counsel included.  Before you start negotiating a salary, read on for tips from the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation: “You’re 96% sure that you’re…
  • Feb 17

    Busy is the New Stupid

    Busy is the New Stupid
    Worky work, busy bee? Well, busy is the new stupid according to Ed Baldwin, SPHR, GPHR: “I’ll attempt to make this a short post, because you’re busy, and I’m busy too. Really busy.  It’s one... The post Busy…
  • Feb 15

    The Fastest Way To Turn Around Career Burnout

    The Fastest Way To Turn Around Career Burnout
    As an in-house lawyer you have probably felt it at one time or another – learn some methods to turn around career burnout and to achieve your full potential: “We’ve all felt like we’re in... The post The Fastest Way To…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Feb 20

    Document Review Overbilling Draws Proposed Suspension

    Document Review Overbilling Draws Proposed Suspension
    A two-year suspension with the second year stayed on conditions has been proposed by the Ohio Board on Professional Responsibility for billing misconduct. The attorney worked as an independent contractor for a Cleveland law firm. She worked…
  • Feb 20

    Reinstated Granted Despite"Sloppy" Petition

    Reinstated Granted Despite"Sloppy" Petition
    The Louisiana Supreme Court reinstated an attorney suspended for a year and a day by consent in 2013 In 2013, we considered a joint petition for consent discipline filed by petitioner and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (“ODC”). The…
  • Feb 17

    Losing Strategy Does Not Establish Ethics Violation

    Losing Strategy Does Not Establish Ethics Violation
    A District of Columbia Hearing Committee proposes a 45-day suspension with automatic reinstatement for an attorney's alleged mishandling of a wrongful death case in Virginia federal court. In the underlying case During that [summary judgment]…
Rank this Week: 144

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Feb 20

    Mailbag: President’s Day Questions Answered!

    Mailbag: President’s Day Questions Answered!
    You've got pressing Presidents' Day questions. We've got answers. Mailbag: President’s Day Questions Answered! was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Feb 20

    Ruby Receptionists: Build Trust with Clients through Personal Connection

    Ruby Receptionists: Build Trust with Clients through Personal Connection
    Ruby Receptionists are receptionists for the 21st century. Their virtual receptionists take care of your calls so that you can take care of your law practice. Ruby Receptionists: Build Trust with Clients through Personal Connections was…
  • Feb 17

    Here’s Who Is Attending TBD Law in February 2017 (So Far)

    Here’s Who Is Attending TBD Law in February 2017 (So Far)
    * Indicates TBD Law alumni. Hosts Sam Glover* Website / Twitter / LinkedIn Aaron Street* Website / Twitter / LinkedIn Matt Homann* Website / Twitter / LinkedIn Lisa Needham*…
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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/
  • Feb 20

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice
    Bruce A. Green, Access to Criminal Justice: Where Are the Prosecutors? 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 515 (2016).Susan FortneyJurisdictions around the world have adopted “access to justice” as an objective for regulation of the legal…
  • Feb 17

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract
    Lauren Henry Scholz, Algorithmic Contracts, Stan. Tech. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Martha ErtmanMost law students are digital natives who have been using computers since grade school, while I, a baby boomer, remain an…
  • Feb 16

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight
    Kevin Stack, Preambles as Guidance, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1252 (2016).Michael E HerzFor decades, controversy has brewed over agency (ab)use of and (over)reliance on guidance documents. On one account, agencies turn to guidance in an end run…
Rank this Week: 501

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
  • Feb 20

    Important Reminders About Business Development

    Important Reminders About Business Development
    If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and business development…
  • Feb 20

    Important Reminders About Business Development

    Important Reminders About Business Development
    If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and business development…
  • Feb 17

    Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back

    Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back
    It’s only been about six weeks since you made your New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you are doing great. Perhaps your motivation is waning. Or maybe you're just not as far along as you'd planned. Wherever you stand in relation to…
Rank this Week: 2845

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 20

    Important Reminders About Business Development

    Important Reminders About Business Development
    If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and business development…
  • Feb 20

    Important Reminders About Business Development

    Important Reminders About Business Development
    If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and business development…
  • Feb 17

    Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back

    Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back
    It’s only been about six weeks since you made your New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you are doing great. Perhaps your motivation is waning. Or maybe you're just not as far along as you'd planned. Wherever you stand in relation to…
Rank this Week: 445

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Feb 13

    How susceptible are legal jobs to computerisation?

    How susceptible are legal jobs to computerisation?
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post With automation and artificial intelligence becoming increasingly large parts of modern-day technology, many people are worried that their jobs may be at risk of being…
  • Feb 13

    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: 4670

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/
  • Feb 19

    What #PROPELS Ms. JD Board Member Diana Stern

    What #PROPELS Ms. JD Board Member Diana Stern
    All of us at Ms. JD are gearing up for our Ninth Annual Conference themed Ms. JD P.R.O.P.E.L. "Promoting Retention, Opportunity, Partnership, Excellence, and Leadership" which will take place March 3, 2017 at Northwestern's Pritzker…
  • Feb 18

    NWLSO Newsletter Editor Position Now Open!

    NWLSO Newsletter Editor Position Now Open!
    Ms. JD is seeking an editor for their monthly National Women Law Student's Organization (NWLSO) newsletter, which compiles law student-related blog posts on the Ms. JD website, other pertinent articles and blog posts, job,…
  • Feb 17

    2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees Spotlight Series: 5 Q&A with Daissy Dominguez

    2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees Spotlight Series: 5 Q&A with Daissy Dominguez
    Daissy Dominguez 2017 Ms. JD Woman of Inspiration Award The following questions were formulated based on the Daissy's profile. 1. Why did you decide to open your own practice, Dominguez Legal Justice Center, LLC (DLJC), as…
Rank this Week: 367

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Feb 18

    Expanded Digital Edition of The Advocate

    Expanded Digital Edition of The Advocate
    See our expanded digital edition with expanded coverage of the Federal Judges’ Reception and the Annual Holiday Party! Click here. The post Expanded Digital Edition of The Advocate appeared first on New Orleans Federal Bar Association.
  • Feb 6

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 2017

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 2017
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA for lunchtime CLEs this March.  Federal judges and seasoned practitioners will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Programs will be held in U.S. District Court at…
  • Feb 6

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

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12, 2017
    A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12 at 12 noon. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch…
Rank this Week: 1121

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
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
  • Feb 10

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money
    When you’re negotiating settlement of an employment action, you have much more to consider than just “how much money.” There are many nonmonetary remedies that can—either alone or combined with money—bring the…
Rank this Week: 302

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 17

    College Financial Aid Offices Need A Good Education About the Risk Premium of Solo and Small Law Firm Practice

    College Financial Aid Offices Need A Good Education About the Risk Premium of Solo and Small Law Firm Practice
    As a widow who will have not only one  but two daughters in college in just a few months, I’ve been dutifully completing multiple financial aid forms on the off-chance that I may now qualify for a bit of assistance above the…
  • Feb 14

    Law Firm Defection: From Security to Liberty

    Law Firm Defection: From Security to Liberty
    Editor’s Note: It’s one thing to leave a biglaw firm for solo practice – that kind of thing happens all the time. But what happens if the firm that you leave is one that you built yourself? That decision can be much tougher…
  • Feb 13

    Make Money Mondays: Legal Tech Services That Make You Sticky to Client

    Make Money Mondays: Legal Tech Services That Make You Sticky to Client
    Although most legal marketing initiatives focus on client acquisition – think lead generation ,  SEO-powered blogging and good old fashioned networking – client retention offers far more bang for the buck. Studies show…
Rank this Week: 683

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: 643

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Feb 16

    ROSS Intelligence Update: How IBM Watson App Helps U.S. Lawyers with Legal Research

    ROSS Intelligence Update: How IBM Watson App Helps U.S. Lawyers with Legal Research
    A recent article from Medium’s Cognitive Business section explains how ROSS Intelligence, an IBM Watson app, conducts searches to help U.S. lawyers answer legal questions. The article explains that a question in plain English from…
  • Feb 9

    J+O Firm: Where Start-Ups Utilize Legal Counsel in New Way

    J+O Firm: Where Start-Ups Utilize Legal Counsel in New Way
    Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.  ~ Steve Jobs Rachel Johnson and Christina Oshan spent the beginning of their careers at large firms. They noticed…
  • Feb 2

    Manage Space as Well as Time to Increase Productivity

    Manage Space as Well as Time to Increase Productivity
    An article entitled “10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing your Work Life” by David Lavenda, published appropriately early in the new year by Entrepreneur, offers ten tips on improving your work-life productivity.…
Rank this Week: 2525

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

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

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming

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

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017
    For quite a few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Feb 15

    Links to my Art of Value podcast with Kirk Bowman

    Links to my Art of Value podcast with Kirk Bowman
    Kirk Bowman has become one of the leading voices on value billing. Kirk produces the “Art of Value” podcast. He has interviewed an range of people who have offered so many great ideas on value, pricing and billing, including Ed…
  • Feb 13

    A personal reminder about the value of experience

    A personal reminder about the value of experience
    On Saturday, I was sitting in my home office and I heard an episodic beeping sound that sounded like a smoke detector with a battery that needed replacing.  I checked all the smoke detectors and none were chirping, so I continued my…
  • Feb 7

    GE, like McDonalds, is outsourcing some corporate functions. How soon before it happens with law departments?

    GE, like McDonalds, is outsourcing some corporate functions. How soon before it happens with law departments?
    My last post recounted McDonalds’ creation of its own ad agency and posited the question whether bespoke law firms could be far behind.  Enter GE.  Yes, that GE. According to CFO.com, GE is transferring about 600 of its tax…
Rank this Week: 165

IP Finance

IP Finance

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

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index
    In February of 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its 2017 International IP Index.  (Index).  Unsurprisingly, the overall conclusion is that IP is the medicine for all that ills countries.  The 148 page Index…
  • Feb 14

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"
    OxFirst is hosting another free webinar which, like previous events, promises to be most worthwhile. The topic is ‘IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation’, and the event will take place on February…
  • Feb 10

    Israel's budget confirms expansion of IP incentives for tech

    Israel's budget confirms expansion of IP incentives for tech
    Israel's budget for 2017-18 confirms some measures for tech companies announced last year, with the changes applying from 1 January 2017.Firstly, the budget reiterates the 'innovation box' regime proposed last year, introducing a 6% corporate…
Rank this Week: 2078

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Well, this is kind of interesting. Forbes…

    Well, this is kind of interesting. Forbes has assembled a list of each state's favorite vinyl albums from 2016 based on eBay sales figures. The methodology: "Favorite" means the album a state buys at the highest rate compared to that state's…
  • Feb 10

    The Political Science Department at…

    The Political Science Department at Buffalo State is sponsoring a semester long project called The First 100 Days, which will consist of a series of lectures culminating with a day long series of presentations on April 29, 2017. I'm flattered…
  • Feb 6

    In Brooklyn over the weekend, and Boots…

    In Brooklyn over the weekend, and Boots and I went to the Brooklyn Public Library, mostly to visit the space, which has a family connection. The entrance is framed by gilded representations of literary characters, many with Brooklyn…
Rank this Week: 457

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Feb 13

    Digital Edge podcast: The Importance of Legal Writing

    Digital Edge podcast: The Importance of Legal Writing
    Does quality writing really make you a better lawyer? On this episode of The Digital Edge, The Importance of Legal Writing, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss legal writing with Gary Kinder, founder of the editing program WordRake.…
  • Feb 6

    How to Ethically Use Technology in Your Practice - Free Webinar this week

    How to Ethically Use Technology in Your Practice - Free Webinar this week
    I am teaching a free webinar on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm CENTRAL time. It is titled: How to Ethically Use Technology in Your Practice It is sponsored by MyCase. Here is the information: Keeping client confidences secure...
  • Feb 2

    Automation in Today’s Law Firm

    Automation in Today’s Law Firm
    The idea for my column, Automation in Today’s Law Firm, came during a holiday evening in the Calloway household, when my spouse and I were setting up several automated tasks, none of which had anything to do with the Internet...
Rank this Week: 751

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Feb 12

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

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

    What is a Knowledge Management Network?

    What is a Knowledge Management Network?
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers. Members of what I like to call a Knowledge Management Network are not really members of the KM department. Rather, they are like KM…
  • Aug 29

    Amazon Kindle Version Released: Knowledge Management for Lawyer

    Amazon Kindle Version Released: Knowledge Management for Lawyer
    I’m happy to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers was just released on the Amazon Kindle Platform! Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon and a few more for the Kindle version,…
Rank this Week: 454

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/
  • Feb 12

    A court-martial is not a gymkana

    A court-martial is not a gymkana
    We caution trial counsel…[as to] how difficult this area of the law can be. There are still issues to be resolved in this arena…. With precedents far from settled, only the bravest of advocacy acrobats ought to tempt fate. (They…
  • Feb 11

    Case to watch–jury nullification

    Case to watch–jury nullification
    The SCOTUS might soon give us an idea on the subject of jury nullification in Lee v. United States. Issue: Whether it is always irrational for a noncitizen defendant with longtime legal resident status and extended familial and business ties…
  • Feb 10

    Finally, ACCA agrees that MRE 412 applies to the prosecution as well

    Finally, ACCA agrees that MRE 412 applies to the prosecution as well
    Today we take up the defense’s assignment of error and address the application of Mil. R. Evid. 412 to the government. Does Mil. R. Evid. 412 apply to the government? Yes. Must the government follow the procedural requirements…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 952

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/
  • Feb 10

    THREE Days Left: Early Bird Discount for ABA TECHSHOW Extended

    THREE Days Left: Early Bird Discount for ABA TECHSHOW Extended
    This year’s conference is offering more tools than ever to help you optimize your lawyering. Every spring, the ABA Law Practice Division brings lawyers and technology together in Chicago, and we pass along an additional discount to…
  • Feb 3

    Resources for Attorneys Responding to Immigration Policy Change

    Resources for Attorneys Responding to Immigration Policy Change
    The recent executive actions affecting immigration policy necessarily affect immigration lawyers. We understand recent and upcoming policy changes will continue to be a politically divisive topic. We are a service for all lawyers, regardless…
  • Jan 31

    How to Manage a More Engaging Law Practice [Webinar]

    How to Manage a More Engaging Law Practice [Webinar]
    If you manage any employees in your law practice, you understand what an undertaking it is. Find out how to create a workplace that optimizes everyone’s performance – in 30 minutes or less – with our next edition of…
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Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

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

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

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

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

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

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

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

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

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey
    I report here on a recent, privately conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I conduct this survey in preparation for a meeting of KM professionals in February. Learning about current KM…
  • Feb 2

    The Changing Legal Ecosystem

    The Changing Legal Ecosystem
    I report here on the panel The Changing Legal Ecosystem from a private meeting of large law firm knowledge management professionals. The panelists are two founders of AI companies, a founder of managed legal services provider, and one…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Tech is Not Enough

    Legal Tech is Not Enough
    Legal tech is much ballyhooed  but is not enough to fix law firm and client problems.  The publisher of Legal IT Insider, also known as the Orange Rag, recently asked “leading legal tech suppliers and high profile management…
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Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
  • Feb 7

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon
    Google has announced that Gmail will stop working on versions of Google’s Chrome browser older than v53 at the end of 2017. The announcement cited security upgrades in newer versions of the browser as a reason for not supporting…
  • Jan 4

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
    Every year, barely after the New Year, the consumer technology industry comes together in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES¨) - the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. There they introduce and…
  • Nov 26

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of
    By Mark Rosch One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org's Wayback Machine. Since its…
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Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
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Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Feb 6

    How to Find Cases by a Specific Judge on Fastcase

    How to Find Cases by a Specific Judge on Fastcase
    There has been a vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States since the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016. This past week saw the nomination of Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch, of the United States Court of Appeals…
  • Jan 30

    How to Find Immigration Law on Fastcase

    How to Find Immigration Law on Fastcase
      The past weekend has seen many lawyers take a sudden and intense interest in immigration law. We here at Fastcase are happy to help! Below is a list of public links to documents you may find useful in researching the recent…
  • Jan 12

    ACBA Nationwide acce

    ACBA Nationwide acce
    Below please see your current access level through the Alameda County Bar Association (left) versus the plan you can access by paying the $195/year upgrade cost (right). Free Member Benefit Premium Alameda County Bar Association Upgrade…
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Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

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

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

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

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

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video

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

idealawg

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

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

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

    Grace Under Pressure: A Polyvagal Guide to Reducing Stress and Creating Compassionate Connection
    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Dana, an expert on Polyvagal Theory. The program was sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute, an organization about which I have blogged here several times in the past (to see…
  • Apr 19

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?
    Friend and colleague Hartley Goldstone was recently interviewed for Family Wealth Report about his new book Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors and Trust Creators coauthored with Jay Hughes and Keith Whitaker.…
  • Apr 12

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman
    Gary Friedman will present on 3 days (2-hour keynote on July 15th, full day on July 16th, and one and one-half hours on July 16) at the 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat. The event will be held outside Colorado Springs at The Franciscan Retreat…
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Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

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

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • Jan 28

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205

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

    THIS IS SERIOUS…

    THIS IS SERIOUS…
    As Ming Ming on Wonder pets says THIS IS SERIOUS…a ten year lookback period for MaineCare Planning, block grants (when the State’s money runs out, MaineCare eligibility runs out). The long-term care planning landscape is likely…
  • Jan 26

    Clio is great but have you considered Actionstep?

    Clio is great but have you considered Actionstep?
    I have been a Clio user for about 6 years but recently made the switch to Actionstep.  http://www.actionstep.com.  The move has been expensive, relatively, both in terms of cost and time, but we think in the long term the investment…
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Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jan 24

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market
    Georgetown Law School and the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute are ready to call it: the party’s officially over. The 2017 edition of their annual Report on the State of the Legal Market is unequivocal…
  • Jan 11

    Optimizing your law firm for trust

    Optimizing your law firm for trust
    Journalism, my former profession, is undergoing two related crises simultaneously. One of them, playing out in your news cycle right now, concerns the ways in which journalists should analyze and present important information to the…
  • Nov 30

    You’re not selling what we’re buying

    You’re not selling what we’re buying
    Demand is flat or falling at large law firms, says the newest Wells Fargo survey released yesterday. Revenue is now being driven solely by hourly rate increases, the last remaining income enhancement button that law firms…
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TechnoEsq

TechnoEsq

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

http://www.technoesq.com
  • Jan 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Jan 11

    Ghostwriting in Legal Blog

    Ghostwriting in Legal Blog
    Kevin O’Keefe over at LexBlog has a fantastic article discussing the question of whether ghostwritten Lawyer Blogs are unethical. This is an issue which has been percolating for some time. This has been hastened by companies such as FindLaw…
  • Nov 8

    Join Me at MILOfest November 10-12

    Join Me at MILOfest November 10-12
    MILOfest (the 3 day convention for Mac using lawyers from MILO) is November 10-12 in Orlando this year. I will be speaking on OS X Lion as well as using the iPad in your law practice. Many more talented speakers will be there including, Mark…
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California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
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On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
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legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
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The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Dec 31

    Blogging about the Law

    Blogging about the Law
    … As 2016 comes to a close I post my first blog post on this blog this year. Yes… The last blog post on here (and that was a guest post) was posted just over a year ago on 27 December 2015. So why has it taken me a year to blog?…
  • Dec 27

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer
    … This is a guest post by Michael Kusznir a Trainee Solicitor who first posted it on LinkedIn Pulse on 15 December 2015 under the headline ‘6 months as a Trainee: what I’ve learnt and come to understand’. It caught my…
  • Sep 20

    Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneur

    Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneur
    … I will be giving a keynote address on ‘small law firms as entrepreneurs’ at the Law Society (England & Wales) Small Firms Division annual conference 2015. This conference takes place in two locations on two…
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eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Dec 27

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model
    A Recurring Revenue Business Model LegalZoom® which started as a legal document web site based on individual transactions is gradually shifting towards a new business model based upon recurring revenue. Under the guidance of Premira, a…
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
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Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It
    IntroductionIt’s that time of year: reflection and some soul-searching about what to do differently when we turn over a new leaf on January 1st. Let me offer a modest proposal.The New Body PartEveryone reading this post has a…
  • Sep 14

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet
    “Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” — SenecaAny reader of this effort (or my various social…
  • Aug 20

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016
    Below is a list (without specific description or review- at least for now) of some of the books I have picked up, or purchased via Audible, recently. It won't be too difficult to figure out that several of these were recommended specifically…
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