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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Dec 2

    How Much Do Expert Witnesses Charge?

    How Much Do Expert Witnesses Charge?
    This information is valuable to those who are asked to serve as expert witnesses. According to a broad based survey by The Expert Institute, the average national rate for case review is $351. For depositions, it’s $459. For testimony,…
  • Dec 1

    Best law schools for bar exam preparation according to National Jurist Magazine

    Best law schools for bar exam preparation according to National Jurist Magazine
    National Jurist Magazine has compiled a list of 40 law schools that punch above their weight when it comes to helping students pass the bar exam. In other words, these are schools where students perform better than expected on the...
  • Dec 1

    26% of Law Firms Have Blog

    26% of Law Firms Have Blog
    From the Law Sites blog: The number of law firms with blogs has plateaued, neither growing nor dropping for four years straight, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report recently published by the American Bar Association’s Legal…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Dec 2

    Suspension For Domestic Violence

    Suspension For Domestic Violence
    A sanction imposed for domestic violence is summarized on the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge A hearing board suspended Philip M. Falco III (attorney registration number 27930) from the practice of law for nine months,…
  • Dec 2

    Running On Empty

    Running On Empty
    Reinstatement has been granted to a Colorado attorney who was suspended for advising clients with conflicting interests in a marijuana business. The principle issue was whether a single phone call violated his suspension In our view,…
  • Dec 2

    Car Trouble

    Car Trouble
    A recent case summary from the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and publicly censured Devra K. Carmichael (attorney registration…
Rank this Week: 132

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 2

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has another free webinar that offers CLE in many jurisdictions: Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Social media is a part of the litigation... The post Best…
  • Dec 2

    4 Keys to Mastering the Art of Delegation

    4 Keys to Mastering the Art of Delegation
    Advice for business-owners that can easily translate to the daily life of in-house counsel: “When running a business, the perpetual, though eternally unattainable goal, is to make yourself dispensable. All too often, business owners…
  • Dec 1

    8 Habits Of Happy Job Seeker

    8 Habits Of Happy Job Seeker
    If you’ve been playing the job search game for a month or a year you know how difficult it can be – here are some habits of happy job seekers that may help you on... The post 8 Habits Of Happy Job Seekers appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 260

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
  • Nov 28

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing
    Many times you can anticipate related services that you don’t intend to provide under the existing fee agreement with the client, but that the client might want provided. Like when you’re retained to negotiate a dispute, but not…
Rank this Week: 1119

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: 2290

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Judge Ungaro sentences Matt Greer to 3 year

    Judge Ungaro sentences Matt Greer to 3 year
    The other defendants received 18 months to probation. A fair and thoughtful sentencing determination with excellent lawyers all around. Here's the Miami Herald article.In other news, you gotta check out this disaster from the FBI and…
  • Nov 30

    Judge Ungaro hears sentencing arguments in Matthew Greer's case

    Judge Ungaro hears sentencing arguments in Matthew Greer's case
    It's Michael Sherwin and Michael Berger for the government.  And for Greer, it's Roy Black, Hy Shapiro, and Jackie Perczek.  Really great lawyering all around.  Jay Weaver from the Herald is covering the sentencing:The…
  • Nov 29

    Argument transcript in Beckles...

    Argument transcript in Beckles...
    ...is here.And the Supreme Court decided a double jeopardy case this morning, Bravo-Fernandez:The issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause does not bar the Government from retrying defendants, like petitioners, after a jury…
Rank this Week: 154

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 2

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post In the days of yore, people had more ideas of their own and there was even an era when people would come up with innovations galore. Nonetheless, it has been discovered…
  • Nov 29

    CheapSkate

    CheapSkate
    Had the most annoying solicitor in the world on the phone today, a woman whose name can only be CheapSkate.  She’s renowned throughout chambers though her real nickname is somewhat ruder.  Anyway, CheapSkate makes a habit of…
  • Nov 28

    Things You Need to Know About Chesapeake College Admission

    Things You Need to Know About Chesapeake College Admission
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Gaining an admission into Chesapeake College isn’t as difficult or competitive as you might think. Unlike other colleges, Chesapeake College makes it easy for you…
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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/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 938

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 1

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor
    Most lawyers deal with the printed word all day long. They’ve been trained to take in and share knowledge as text. As a writer, it’s a stretch for me to even conceive of presenting information in a simple Excel chart. My bible…
Rank this Week: 2411

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 1

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor
    Most lawyers deal with the printed word all day long. They’ve been trained to take in and share knowledge as text. As a writer, it’s a stretch for me to even conceive of presenting information in a simple Excel chart. My bible…
Rank this Week: 227

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Would Mandatory Paid Childcare Leave Make US #1?

    Would Mandatory Paid Childcare Leave Make US #1?
    I discovered two things today --- seemingly independent but connected, I think.  These things are important for all women, those with children and those who love the children of others, and they are important to me. First of all, I read…
  • Nov 29

    Ms. JD Chats: Law Firm 1L Program

    Ms. JD Chats: Law Firm 1L Program
    First year hiring is open! Join Ms. JD and our panel of esteemed lawyers and diversity professionals on Thursday, December 15th at 3:00 PM ET for a discussion of their law firm's 1L hiring programs, including their specific diversity…
  • Nov 23

    Soldier On: Boot Camp to Law School – Secret, and Not-So-Secret Interview Tip

    Soldier On: Boot Camp to Law School – Secret, and Not-So-Secret Interview Tip
      Normally, my monthly column translates valuable military skills into practical advice for succeeding in law school. This month, however, I want to stray just a bit. Instead, I want to share tips that will help you land and nail…
Rank this Week: 1834

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Dec 1

    A Moonshot Without Talking to The Astronaut

    A Moonshot Without Talking to The Astronaut
    One rule of smart use of social media is to not immediately blog or post in response to something that makes you unhappy or upset. But we lawyers think we know when it is appropriate to bend the rules, don't...
  • Nov 29

    Email Attachments vs Client Portal

    Email Attachments vs Client Portal
    So which is more secure- an unencrypted email attachment or a client portal? Well, that is sort of a trick question because most everything is more secure than an unencrypted email attachment. And normally one would use the phrase "secure...
  • Nov 28

    Trust Accounting Tips - A Podcast and a Seminar

    Trust Accounting Tips - A Podcast and a Seminar
    Trust account management is an important subject for lawyers in private practice and our Digital Edge podcast Trust Accounting for Lawyers has some great information and tips from a knowledgeable authority. Sheila Blackford is an attorney and…
Rank this Week: 2827

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
Rank this Week: 4258

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Dec 1

    Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?

    Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?
    NRDC's Hinerfeld: "They win lawsuits." Several years ago, I wrote "Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?" at the request of Environmental Protection Magazine, where I had a bi-monthly column and feature commitment. Based on my trip…
  • Nov 30

    JDH, Jr. 1933

    JDH, Jr. 1933
    John Daniel Hull, II. 1900 - 1988. My grandfather--always a class act. I spent most of his last 15 or so Thanksgivings with him in Missouri with just him & my grandmother Alene, who died at 102. J. Dan had...
  • Nov 30

    Consciousness.

    Consciousness.
    Good morning, fellow American workers. Now in our 228th year of America. Which free speech, expression and ideas can I have today? Is there a list?...
Rank this Week: 1005

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Nov 30

    Care about your clients? …let them know.

    Care about your clients? …let them know.
    After working with thousands of lawyers, I have learned that there is a tremendous gap between the way they perceive their interactions with their clients and how they actually interact. When I ask lawyers if they care about…
  • Nov 23

    The Successful Lawyer – Now Available on your Computer, Tablet or Smartphone

    The Successful Lawyer – Now Available on your Computer, Tablet or Smartphone
    The Second Edition of The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice is now available in both paperback and Kindle versions. Among the kudos the first edition of this book attracted was one from Tom Peters, the…
  • Nov 16

    Law Firms Can’t Afford to Underestimate IT

    Law Firms Can’t Afford to Underestimate IT
    The most recent issue of PwC UK’s Annual Law Firms’ Survey 2016 is out, and legal journalist Neil Rose has written an excellent and comprehensive summary of its findings. “The Big Law Firm of the Future:…
Rank this Week: 1029

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/
  • Nov 30

    Positional Conflicts – Those Tweets & Posts (May) Create Serious Conflicts Problem

    Positional Conflicts – Those Tweets & Posts (May) Create Serious Conflicts Problem
    "Tweeting, Blogging Lawyers Warned About Positional Conflicts" -- "Lawyers who blog or tweet about legal developments should be cautious 'when stating positions on issues' because 'those stated positions could be adverse to an interest of a…
  • Nov 29

    New European Data Privacy and Security Rules (GDPR)

    New European Data Privacy and Security Rules (GDPR)
    The newly launched GDPR Wiki site offers a plethora of information on these pending rules:"Coming to you in May 2018, the GDPR is the most significant development in data protection that Europe, possibly the world, has seen over the past…
  • Nov 27

    VIDEO: External Vendor Risk Management (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)

    VIDEO: External Vendor Risk Management (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)
    A recording of last summer's well attended session on vendor risk management is now available: "Vendor Procurement, Risk and Relationship Management" --Jointly produced by Intapp and HBR Consulting, this video explores the various factors…
Rank this Week: 4784

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: 2216

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/
  • Nov 30

    Helping “Professionals” in Need During the Holiday Season

    Helping “Professionals” in Need During the Holiday Season
    The holidays are a time to remember the needy–those who are struggling to pay for basic necessities. We are all compelled to do what we can to help those less fortunate than us and the holiday season is a good reminder to act. Whether…
  • Nov 22

    In a Tight Market for Talent, it is Time to Get Out of the Box

    In a Tight Market for Talent, it is Time to Get Out of the Box
    I’m starting to get into my year end marketing mode.  December tends to be a slower month for hiring simply because it is harder to get hiring managers to focus.  But as I’ve said before, the holidays are a good time for…
  • Nov 21

    Getting Beyond Industry Barriers-Part II (law firm edition)

    Getting Beyond Industry Barriers-Part II (law firm edition)
    In my last post, I suggested that changing industries is easier said than done for many professionals.  I also suggested 2 ways to overcome industry bias:  1) find opportunities through networking and 2) when it is feasible, accept…
Rank this Week: 432

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • 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…
  • Oct 13

    Playing the client’s game

    Playing the client’s game
    Some years ago, when I was working for the Canadian Bar Association, real estate lawyers in Canada became deeply troubled about losing their lead role in residential real estate transactions. They complained that they…
  • Oct 13

    Playing the client’s game

    Playing the client’s game
    Some years ago, when I was working for the Canadian Bar Association, real estate lawyers in Canada became deeply troubled about losing their lead role in residential real estate transactions. They complained that they…
Rank this Week: 4571

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 921

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    It really doesn't make any difference that…

    It really doesn't make any difference that Sir Elton John has declined to perform at the inauguration: Trump is going to tell us that Elton blew the roof off and nearly half the country will believe it. The real question is who will actually…
  • Nov 21

    To Wooster College Friday for the American…

    To Wooster College Friday for the American Moot Court Association's Regional Tournament. Buffalo State has entered teams for the past four years, but two years ago we were snowed in. Last year was the first time I went with the team. We've…
  • Nov 15

    “I’m not saying there was a…

    “I’m not saying there was a conspiracy, but if one wanted to upend the whole system, it would be foolish to do a full-frontal attack. Instead, go after a technical rule that’s so boring I don’t even teach it to my…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Nov 30

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event
    Anyone who sells legal services to corporate America knows the important role procurement professionals play in the acquisition of legal services.  Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the premier group for legal procurement, Buying Legal…
  • Nov 30

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team
      My Valorem colleagues and I are honored to have been named to the 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team.   This is our fifth consecutive year to have been named to the A-Team. BTI’s identified the firms awarded this…
  • Nov 15

    Prevention Is The Answer To The Question of How Law Departments Can Do More With Le

    Prevention Is The Answer To The Question of How Law Departments Can Do More With Le
    According to a survey of corporate counsel at large U.S. corporations reported by Law.com, nearly 70% of law departments expect their annual operating budget to be flat or decrease in 2017. Let me say that again—nearly 70% of law…
Rank this Week: 71

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check
    Julia Williams and I represented David Goodson, an Illinois attorney, who was sued by First American Bank when a check he deposited turned out to be a fraudulent check. Goodson did not know that the check was fraudulent. Instead, he believed…
  • Nov 26

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff
    This case, Fox v. Seiden, has already made two trips to the Illinois Appellate Court. It is interesting because it is the rare case in which the court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff. The underlying case was captioned…
  • Nov 26

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne
    There appears to be near 100% enforcement for lawyers who wrongfully notarize or witness documents that where the lawyer did not personally witness the signature. This case illustrates that trend. It also shows that the ARDC Hearing Board can…
Rank this Week: 2222

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Nov 28

    What to do with Client Funds that Net Interest

    What to do with Client Funds that Net Interest
    Client funds that can earn net interest must be placed in an interest-bearing trust account for the benefit of the client. Oregon RPC 1.15-2(c).  Here are the logistics: Type of Account Typically, an interest-bearing account would…
  • Nov 23

    What to Do When You Can’t Find Your Client — NWSidebar

    What to Do When You Can’t Find Your Client — NWSidebar
    An excellent article from our friends in Washington: What if you can’t contact your client and a deadline is near? Should you act to protect them, even if they can’t be reached? WSBA attorney Sandra Schilling explains the rules…
  • Nov 21

    My Desk, My Enemy

    My Desk, My Enemy
    Desks are the pedestals of our productivity. How we organize the stuff on them has a big effect on how well or if we get things done in a timely fashion. But just as important as these practical concerns is … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4819

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/
  • Nov 27

    Legal Market on the March

    Legal Market on the March
    The legal market has been on the march in the last few days, despite the the long US Thanksgiving weekend. I highlight here, in two related groups, a few news items of note… Law Firm Business Services Staffing May Be Up For Grabs…
  • Nov 22

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Legal – Why the Hype?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Legal – Why the Hype?
    I’ve been thinking lately about why there is so much hype recently among lawyers and legal market commentators about artificial intelligence (AI). I was not ready to put hands to keyboard for a full explanation, so on Sunday I recorded…
  • Oct 27

    Data Security Required. KM Demanded. AI Here: Armageddon or Utopia

    Data Security Required. KM Demanded. AI Here: Armageddon or Utopia
    This is a live post from the 12th Annual Ark Knowledge Management (KM) conference. (PDF of Agenda). I publish as a session ends so please forgive any typos or misunderstandings of meaning. This session is Data Security is Required.…
Rank this Week: 676

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work
    Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. Now, the product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called "G Suite." 
  • Oct 20

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection
    Anyone using public wi-fi hotspots to connect to the Internet should be concerned about the security and privacy of the information they are sending back and forth over those connections. There are many security options you can employ to…
Rank this Week: 661

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Nov 23

    A Critical Thanksgiving for Solos and Small

    A Critical Thanksgiving for Solos and Small
    This Thanksgiving, for the first time in years, I am thankful to be a small firm lawyer.  On the cusp of a new administration where civil liberties may be eviscerated and private property rights may fall victim to private infrastructure…
  • Nov 16

    [Sponsored] Practice Management Software You Can Seamlessly Integrate Into Your Firm

    [Sponsored] Practice Management Software You Can Seamlessly Integrate Into Your Firm
    In the practice of law, time is money. Ask any lawyer what he or she looks for most in legal technology, and the answer will immediately be efficiency. Having everything you need in one place, without having to switch platforms, is not simply…
  • Nov 7

    Make Money Mondays: Post-Election Day Post

    Make Money Mondays: Post-Election Day Post
    Although the 2016 presidential race pitting Hillary Clinton against the Donald Trump has dominated the news for the past year, the reality is that the outcome of tomorrow’s election is unlikely to have an immediate impact on most…
Rank this Week: 416

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Nov 22

    Annual Cultural Heritage Seminar on December 9, 2016

    Annual Cultural Heritage Seminar on December 9, 2016
    Antiquities & Museums: Past, Present and Future Scenarios, Best Practices and Ethical Considerations 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (3 hours of CLE including 1 hour of Ethics) Cocktail Reception to Follow New Orleans Museum of Art Our panel of speakers…
  • Nov 21

    Lawyers who Lunch on November 30, 2016

    Lawyers who Lunch on November 30, 2016
    Join members of the New Orleans Chapter of Federal Bar Association for “Lawyers who Lunch” on November 30th at 12 noon. This is a casual lunch for lawyers of all practice areas to network and enjoy the fine cuisine of…
  • Nov 19

    Malcolm Monroe Federal Practice Seminar & Admission Ceremony on December 7, 2016

    Malcolm Monroe Federal Practice Seminar & Admission Ceremony on December 7, 2016
    CLE Registrations accepted through December 7th. Earn 4 Hours of CLE credit including Ethics, Professionalism, and Law Practice Management Get sworn in to all of the Federal Courts in Louisiana Annual Holiday Party to follow Join…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 880

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Nov 21

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut
    With the unfailing support of my wife, Becky Cassidy, the assistance of my able associate, Matt Shagam, and the diligent efforts of our business manager, Linda Jackman, we opened a new law firm, Rich Cassidy Law on November 1, 2006. Our new…
  • Oct 2

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?
    The News Story Burlington’s CBS TV affiliate, WCAX, Channel 3, covered the subject of my last post, “Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patients.” Reporter Kyle Midura…
  • Sep 20

    Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patient

    Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patient
    Do Hard Cases Make Bad Law? The idea that hard cases make bad law is often repeated,[1] but is not always correct. Law professors using the Socratic Method often change the facts of a hypothetical to flesh out the meaning and limitations of a…
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Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
  • Jul 28

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them
    Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise.…
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Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]
    Educational webinar on how Metajure ILLUMINATE can help firms that already have a traditional document management system (DMS) in place and how it can turn the firm’s DMS into the knowledge management system they need.The post Tap the…
  • Nov 4

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument
    NetDocuments is a robust cloud-based document management system, allowing firms to control, manage and collaborate on documents – from any location. Clio is the leading cloud-based practice management system for solo to midsized law…
  • Oct 28

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
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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/
  • Nov 16

    4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking

    4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking
    Lawyers are in a competitive market. To enjoy competing, you need to innovate your law practice. To innovate, try this: The IDEA Strategy Model. As you’ll see, the IDEA Strategy Model leverages design thinking to harness innovation. To…
  • Nov 8

    Microsoft Outlook Tips for PC Lawyers [Webinar]

    Microsoft Outlook Tips for PC Lawyers [Webinar]
    Announcing the next in our Webinars for Busy Lawyers series! Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers and join us on November 29th at noon (eastern) to find out how you can use Outlook more effectively on your PC, with Adriana Linares. About this…
  • Nov 4

    How to Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day as a Lawyer

    How to Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day as a Lawyer
    We love lawyers like it’s our job. (It pretty much is.) So we know how to celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day. Step 1: Make more time for yourself. (Yes. This is actually humanly possible. Read on.) Heidi recently compiled her best…
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Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Nov 14

    Christmas Conflict

    Christmas Conflict
    The words Christmas and conflict really do not belong together and yet, the holidays seem to offer lots of opportunities for conflict. Family members come together, expectations run high. Time runs low. Stresses increase. It is an odd thing…
  • Nov 9

    What cost peace?

    What cost peace?
    Peace does have a price. The degree of peace we have experienced on our own soil as a country was paid for with the lives of soldiers in foreign battle fields. I do not mean to belittle the terrorist attacks … Continue reading →
  • Mar 21

    MEDIATION is a COST SAVER

    MEDIATION is a COST SAVER
    I recently published an article detailing some of the impending budget cuts for the Kentucky courts entitled “Mediaiton is the Future“. As the cost of litigating conflicts rise ever higher to society and litigants, mediation…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 6

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech
    “Excuse me. I’d like to hear what you have to say when I’m finished.” I had the pleasure of leading a program at NALP’s Professional Development Institute last December with Paula Monopoli,…
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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/
  • Nov 10

    Such Want of Ungentlemanly Conduct — Worth the Read

    Such Want of Ungentlemanly Conduct — Worth the Read
    O’Keeffe, Eamonn (2016) ““Such Want of Gentlemanly Conduct:” The General Court Martial of Lieutenant John de Hertel,” Canadian Military History: Vol. 25: Iss. 2, Article 2. <Available at:…
  • Nov 8

    If true, a disturbing practice in AF courts-martial involving SVC’s.

    If true, a disturbing practice in AF courts-martial involving SVC’s.
    The SVC also testified at the post-trial Article 39(a), UCMJ, session. When asked by the trial defense counsel if it was the “standard in practice as an SVC to meet with the military judge ex parte,” the SVC stated,…
  • Oct 29

    Appellate (and trial) advocacy

    Appellate (and trial) advocacy
    John Wesley Hall’s website is an excellent resource for issues involving the Fourth Amendment–FourthAmendment.com.  In pointing to a search warrant case Mr. Hall quotes from the opinion. We remind McCollum’s counsel…
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Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Nov 9

    Lawyers: 2 Simple Lists Can Result in Big Wins for 2017

    Lawyers: 2 Simple Lists Can Result in Big Wins for 2017
    The holidays are nearly here, and for many lawyers that means using this time to sit back and reflect on their successes or failures of the last year. Some of you will armchair quarterback yourselves over what you should or should not have…
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?
    Do you only see what you want to see? Your mindset, or view of the world, is the key to setting the pace for growth in your firm. The amazing difference between a lawyer who grows quickly and profitably and one who does not has everything to…
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?
    Converting from PC-based systems to Macintosh computers seems to be a very popular question these days among solo and small firm lawyers. The popularity of the Apple product line among attorneys is exceptionally deep, and its overall customer…
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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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Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Nov 8

    How to Find Election Law in Your Jurisdiction

    How to Find Election Law in Your Jurisdiction
    It’s Election Day, and there are a lot of tight races out there! As America heads to the polls, people on both sides of the aisle are wondering what happens if a result gets contested. Does your jurisdiction have automatic recounts?…
  • Oct 25

    Choose How You Print

    Choose How You Print
    Ever print something from a website and find that some of the page has been cut off or the URL is printed across the bottom of the page? Fastcase allows you to print clean, single or dual-column Word or PDF documents. Here’s how to…
  • Oct 7

    Fastcase 7 Innovation: Bottomless Searching

    Fastcase 7 Innovation: Bottomless Searching
    Navigating through web pages sometimes involves a lot of clicking. Click here, next page, previous page, last page, the number of page links that you need to click on is immense. Also, what if you need to go back? How many pages back was the…
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A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    On Corruption, Our Coming Election And Beyond

    On Corruption, Our Coming Election And Beyond
    “Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” — Thomas Jefferson “History…
  • Jul 11

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t
    One month before FBI Director James Comey announced his recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton based on her use of a private email server, I tried to assess the prospect of indictment based on analysis of the known facts and…
  • Jun 6

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi
    A simple Google search turns up numerous articles on the pending FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server. Reflecting an election season marked by harsh and exaggerated rhetoric,…
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Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

Covers legal technology, practice management and items of interest to lawyers. By Nerino Petro.

http://compujurist.com
  • Oct 10

    Scam of the Week – Insidious New IRS Social Engineering Attack

    Scam of the Week &ndash; Insidious New IRS Social Engineering Attack
    There is an insidious new IRS scam doing the rounds. They send you a phony IRS CP 2000 form and claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer. This is meant to get you worried.…
  • Aug 5

    The one site about Ransomware you need to check out

    The one site about Ransomware you need to check out
    Ransomware. It's what keeps me awake at night as a CIO and technologist. Also known as crpytoware, these malicious tools encrypt your data, delete or disable the ability to use built-in tools in your operating system to roll back to prior…
  • Mar 14

    Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel

    Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel
    Microsoft, I like Windows 10 but the way you are trying to force it on every Windows user leaves me cold. For those of you that are not aware of what is happening, Microsoft has taken a number of steps to, in my opinion, trick users into…
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The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Sep 23

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)
    Slide deck courtesy of Dan Katz at Chicago-Kent. Building Your Personal (Legal) Brand - Some Thoughts for Law Students and Others - Professor Daniel Martin Katz from Daniel Katz
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
  • Sep 5

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock
    For the last couple of years, Dan Katz has been telling me and anyone else who would listen that law will eventually be a subfield of finance. Following Dan's reasoning, this will occur because legal risk can be modeled and...
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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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Want to Be a Better Writer? - Make More Arguments Outside of Your Head

    Want to Be a Better Writer? - Make More Arguments Outside of Your Head
    For all the writing attorneys do in service of explanation and persuasion, most of us don't consider how to hone and expand that ability. Below are several ways you can sharpen your pencil (timely metaphor in the information age), mainly by…
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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 13

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App
    LEAP legal practice management software just became first to market with a cloud-based document assembly solution. LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web Apps was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 13

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano
    This week, Sam talks with Michele DeStefano, law professor and founder of LawWithoutWalls, about how to be a creative problem solver. Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano was originally published on…
  • Sep 12

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment
    MyCase users who currently accept credit card payments using Authorize.Net have until the end of 2016 to switch to MyCase Payments. MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payments was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
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