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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/
  • Nov 26

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has imposed a two-year suspension of an attorney who also was an opthalmologist. The attorney achieved some level of notoriety last year when the same court suspended her for not having a current email…
  • Nov 26

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant
    An applicant for admission to the Ohio Bar disclosed two alcohol-related incidents that had taken place in 2010. One involved a reckless driving conviction that was pled down from driving under the influence; the other an open container of…
  • Nov 25

    Stroke That Wasn't Leads To Increased Reciprocal Discipline

    Stroke That Wasn't Leads To Increased Reciprocal Discipline
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered an indefinite suspension with possible reinstatement after one year as reciprocal discipline based on sanctions imposed in Delaware. Notably, the sanction in Delaware was a public reprimand. The…
Rank this Week: 228

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Nov 26

    Review of DraftLaw Plus 59 More Must-Read

    Review of DraftLaw Plus 59 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 60 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
  • Nov 26

    The Completely Virtual Lawyer Plus 48 More Must-Read

    The Completely Virtual Lawyer Plus 48 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 49 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Nov 25

    Runaway Billing Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

    Runaway Billing Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week
    Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc.…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Nov 26

    Happy Turkey Day

    Happy Turkey Day
    Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.If you are working today and need a break, check out Judge Martin's 20-page dissent from an en banc denial (another example of no rehearing where the government won).Or if you want a more fun read,…
  • Nov 25

    "I'm kind of just fading away."

    "I'm kind of just fading away."
    That's current 11th Circuit Clerk of Court John Ley on his retirement. If you are interested in becoming the new 11th Circuit Clerk, check out the announcement here.  Salary is in around $165k.  Alyson Palmer covers the story…
  • Nov 24

    More en banc new from the 11th Circuit

    More en banc new from the 11th Circuit
    This time it's from Judge Rosenbaum's barbershop case, which the blog covered here.  The order granting hearing en banc is just a one-liner vacating the panel decision.The panel decision started this way:It was a scene right out of a…
Rank this Week: 69

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Nov 26

    Stand Up for Solos: Our Horton Moment

    Stand Up for Solos: Our Horton Moment
    I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. But ensuring a future for solos and smalls is too important a task to let slide. And so, I intend to file comments to the Commission. And you should too. Because the  Commission that declare…
  • Nov 25

    People Regret Not Working Harder – Not Working Too Hard

    People Regret Not Working Harder – Not Working Too Hard
    One of the most annoying memes dominating my Facebook feed lately is this one: Deathbed Regrets: The 5 Wishes of Most Dying People. I’m not bothered so much about the incessantly plauditory comments the meme invokes (so true! great…
  • Nov 24

    Please Attend the Iron Lawyer Competition at Georgetown Law Dec. 3

    Please Attend the Iron Lawyer Competition at Georgetown Law Dec. 3
    I am so excited to be judging the upcoming round of the Iron Lawyer Competition, to be held at Georgetown Law School, 11 am – 1 pm December 3, 2014, details here . I blogged about the inaugural round of the event back in April 2013, and…
Rank this Week: 405

Innovate

Innovate

Covers practicing law as a business and a profession. By Lex Inova Consulting.

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business: The Big Picture

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business: The Big Picture
    By Julie FlemingOver the last 10 weeks, I’ve serialized the article Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It.  To recap, the nine ways you’re losing business are: You aren’t…
  • Nov 19

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 10)

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 10)
    By Julie FlemingWelcome to part 10 of a 10-part series, Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It.  Next week, I’ll summarize the entire series and show you some next steps so that you can go into 2015…
  • Nov 12

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 9)

    Nine Ways You’re Losing Business (part 9)
    By Julie FlemingWelcome to part 9 of a 10-part series, Nine Ways You’re Losing Business—and What to Do About It  Reason No. 8: You’re marketing your practice using someone else’s plan. Law schools rarely teach…
Rank this Week: 3288

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Nov 26

    Six Steps to Better Deposition

    Six Steps to Better Deposition
    Depositions are often frightening and difficult experiences. Use these six tips to ease your anxiety and own the room.
  • Nov 25

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame
    The ABA Journal adds Lawyerist — in the Blawg 100 since 2009 — to its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame!
  • Nov 25

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer
    Inboxes are meant to be emptied, not used for long-term storage. That goes double for your email inbox, which is far more useful if you empty it on a regular basis.
Rank this Week: 397

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Nov 26

    Best five Law Practice Place

    Best five Law Practice Place
    Top 5 Law Practice Areas If you are a student who wishes to study law in future, you might often wonder which practice area you should choose. With different law practice areas, you might often get confused. Secondly, it is the demand for a…
  • Nov 23

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash
    Publisher: CBS Local Date Published: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:53:28 -0800 Description: CHICAGO (CBS) – An 18-year-old man wanted for burglary was arrested early Friday, after he allegedly stole two vehicles, and led police on multiple…
  • Nov 22

    Understanding Tracy Morgans Traumatic Brain Injury

    Understanding Tracy Morgans Traumatic Brain Injury
    Publisher: Daily Beast Date Published: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:41:15 -0800 Description: Her father told reporters that Constand, who has returned to her native Canada, had been good friends with Cosby, which is why it took her a full year to work…
Rank this Week: 4188

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/
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
Rank this Week: 531

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
Rank this Week: 3073

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
  • Nov 26

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!
    Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to take a step back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For busy lawyers, taking the time to do this doesn’t come naturally. So I’m going to make it easy for you. I’m here to…
  • Nov 25

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer
    Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox, Box and Google Drive may help streamline the way we store and share sensitive documents, but they require an additional layer of security to ensure that confidential files stay safe. Recently,…
  • Nov 24

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike
    Similar-sounding words can have very different meanings. Sound-alike words have tripped up many a scribe. Because you may be spelling the word correctly but misusing it for the context, spell-check is of no help. Watch out! Incorrect usage…
Rank this Week: 2959

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Nov 26

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!
    Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to take a step back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For busy lawyers, taking the time to do this doesn’t come naturally. So I’m going to make it easy for you. I’m here to…
  • Nov 25

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer
    Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox, Box and Google Drive may help streamline the way we store and share sensitive documents, but they require an additional layer of security to ensure that confidential files stay safe. Recently,…
  • Nov 24

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike
    Similar-sounding words can have very different meanings. Sound-alike words have tripped up many a scribe. Because you may be spelling the word correctly but misusing it for the context, spell-check is of no help. Watch out! Incorrect usage…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • Nov 25

    National Jurist Magazine ranks top moot court program

    National Jurist Magazine ranks top moot court program
    The rankings are based on the methodology used by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at U. Houston School of Law which rates each law school based on its combined score for all ABA approved moot court competitions. The BAI then invites...
  • Nov 25

    Caribbean Law Classes Over the Winter Break

    Caribbean Law Classes Over the Winter Break
    The University of Baltimore Law School and Hofstra Law School are offering law courses in sunny Curacao: Consider a program in an exotic destination like Curaçao, which is jointly offered by the University of Baltimore School of Law and…
  • Nov 25

    Beware of Avvo

    Beware of Avvo
    Recently, Avvo, a website that rates professionals, created a profile and rated me. (Of course, anyone who picks a lawyer based on a website like this deserves what he or she gets.) Because I don't practice law, I asked Avvo...
Rank this Week: 2119

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
  • Nov 5

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification
    See new report on eyewitness identification published by the National Academies Press. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
Rank this Week: 1027

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: 2212

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    Naturally I have been thinking about the…

    Naturally I have been thinking about the grand jury's failure to issue a true bill in the Darren Wilson case. I’ve never done any grand jury work, but as a trial lawyer I know this: a good way to lose a case is to over-try it. Three…
  • Nov 23

    I don't do a great deal of appellate work,…

    I don't do a great deal of appellate work, although I enjoy it. I was rusty when I appeared before the 4th Department last month, but I felt okay about it because I know and respect the judges who were on the bench, and therefore had  a…
  • Nov 22

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State…

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State PolySci professor coach two moot court teams for a tournament that will be taking place this weekend. Unfortunately, snow happened, and they aren't able to get out and go to Ohio for the competition. I'm…
Rank this Week: 122

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 25

    It is the season for miracles!

    It is the season for miracles!
    It is that season again, just as it is every year.  Everywhere around us, miracles will be occurring.  All we have to do is open our eyes to see. You probably think this has something to do with Christmas.  Nope. …
  • Nov 17

    Still thinking: More things I think I think

    Still thinking: More things I think I think
    The wheels in my brain are still slowly moving, so here’s more of what’s on my mind. I hate it when lawyers or firms “publish” “articles” that refer to “reports” without identifying them or…
  • Oct 30

      I have the great privilege of…

      I have the great privilege of presenting with Nancy Jessen, Managing Director of Huron Consulting, in a webinar on November 10, 2014.  The program is Disrupt Law: Keys to Employ ‘Disruptive’ Legal Service Strategies…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Nov 25

    On Thank You Notes.

    On Thank You Notes.
    The Governess, 1739, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) In case your Governess never told you, you're from Mountain Grove, Missouri* or you were stoned all seven years at Hotchkiss, remember that when thanking anyone for something…
  • Nov 25

    On Thank You Notes.

    On Thank You Notes.
    The Governess, 1739, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) In case your Governess never told you, you're from Mountain Grove, Missouri* or you were stoned all seven years at Hotchkiss, remember that when thanking anyone for something…
  • Nov 25

    Evergreen Post: On Thank You Notes.

    Evergreen Post: On Thank You Notes.
    In case your Mother or Governess never told you, you're from Utah, or you were stoned the whole seven years at Hotchkiss, let us remind you to never thank anyone for something truly important--a meeting, referral or a dinner--with anything...
Rank this Week: 241

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Nov 25

    Holiday Gifts for Lawyers – 2014 Guide

    Holiday Gifts for Lawyers – 2014 Guide
    Struggling to find holiday gifts for lawyers? Fortunately, the venerable Reid Trautz has done it again – and assembled a list that will make your online or (gasp) offline shopping a snap: “Well, the holidays are upon us, so…
  • Nov 20

    Psychiatric ward attendant, emptying garbage cans among first jobs of Top Corporate Counsel winner

    Psychiatric ward attendant, emptying garbage cans among first jobs of Top Corporate Counsel winner
    Sometimes an in-house counsel’s current job is like the first job of other in-house counsel: “The Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top Corporate Counsel winners may be at the top of their lofty profession, but that…
  • Nov 18

    10 Commandments for External Counsel (from an In-House Counsel)

    10 Commandments for External Counsel (from an In-House Counsel)
    by Tig Pocock, Guest Contributor While technical skill is important in selecting an external lawyer, in most cases there will be a number who can do the work. So how to stand out? 1. Understand my business and goals This is the most…
Rank this Week: 281

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

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

    How can legal writing help you develop business?

    How can legal writing help you develop business?
    Mark Herrmann has some advice about that.
  • Oct 20

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”
    Today I received my copy of Steven Pinker’s book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Judging by the notes on the dust cover, it should be good. Pinker is a cognitive scientist...
  • Oct 10

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one
    In this month’s ABA Journal, Bryan Garner offers 10 useful tips for better legal writing. His tips are directed primarily toward younger lawyers, but more experienced lawyers may find a refresher beneficial.
Rank this Week: 644

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
  • Nov 24

    Janet Steinmayer, '80, Shares Her Vision as the New President of Mitchell College

    Janet Steinmayer, '80, Shares Her Vision as the New President of Mitchell College
    On the job for five months, Mitchell College President Janet Steinmayer has a clear vision of where the small, liberal arts school will be in a few years. Original…
  • Nov 12

    Bo Rutledge, '97, Named Dean of Georgia Law

    Bo Rutledge, '97, Named Dean of Georgia Law
    Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, a leading scholar in the fields of international dispute resolution, arbitration and the U.S. Supreme Court, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Law. …
  • Nov 11

    Abner Mikva, '51, To Receive Medal of Freedom

    Abner Mikva, '51, To Receive Medal of Freedom
    Abner Mikva, 88, will receive the medal — bestowed for contributions to U.S. security, world peace and culture — at the White House on Nov. 24. Original…
Rank this Week: 285

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
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 1686

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Nov 24

    “Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer”

    “Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer”
    One of the benefits of travel is the opportunity it creates to reflect on the familiar from a fresh perspective. In London recently, an architectural feature stimulated my thinking about a public controversy at home. Over the main entrance…
  • Nov 19

    The Collateral Consequences Resource Center Goes Live!

    The Collateral Consequences Resource Center Goes Live!
    I am delighted to be a founding Director of the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, Inc.  Here is the announcement of our new website: “The Collateral Consequences Resource Center website is launching on November 19,…
  • Oct 19

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?
    Take a look at this story about Ched Evans, an English footballer who played for Sheffield United, released from prison after serving half of a 5 year term for raping a 19 year-old girl. He was making $4.8 million dollars a year before his…
Rank this Week: 4897

Reid My Blog!

Reid My Blog!

Covers management, governance and ethics for lawyers. By Reid Trautz.

http://reidtrautz.typepad.com/reidmyblog/
  • Nov 24

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyer

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyer
    Well, the holidays are upon us, so the hunt begins in earnest to find the right gifts for lawyers. Lawyers are a singularly difficult group of people to find gifts for and--almost to a person—they really don’t like any gift...
  • Nov 4

    This Lawyer's View of an iPhone 6+

    This Lawyer's View of an iPhone 6+
    It's been a month since I got my new iPhone 6+, and I waited this long to report on it because I wanted to put it through its paces and live with a little bit see the pluses and minuses....
  • Oct 12

    What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)

    What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)
    I haven’t blogged in many months. As spring turned to summer, and summer to fall I had the intention, just not the time. So on a rainy first day of a three-day weekend, here is what I accomplished this summer:...
Rank this Week: 3197

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Nov 24

    Are you eCourt Ready?

    Are you eCourt Ready?
    On December 1, 2014, eCourt will become mandatory for the eleven circuit courts that currently have the Oregon eCourt system, including the eFiling requirement.  Follow these steps to get ready for the mandatory transition: Get…
  • Nov 18

    Beware of Bad Check Scams Aimed at Lawyer

    Beware of Bad Check Scams Aimed at Lawyer
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue to plague law offices, what they look like, and how to spot them. An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue…
  • Nov 17

    Learn by Doing: Acrobat Tips and Trick

    Learn by Doing: Acrobat Tips and Trick
    Mandatory eCourt in Oregon is just around the corner. By court rule, all documents submitted through the eFiling system must be in PDF or PDF/A format and practitioners need to get up to speed now. How can you become a power ……
Rank this Week: 1808

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 24

    Up periscope under the radar

    Up periscope under the radar
    On 29 August 2014, the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense issue a report, Evaluation of DoD Compliance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In connection with the U.S. sex offender registry’s, there is now…
  • Nov 22

    Thinking upgrade

    Thinking upgrade
    “Adolescents, more than adults, tend to discount the future and to afford greater weight to the short-term consequences of decisions.” Kim Taylor-Thompson, States of Mind/States of Development, 14 STAN. L. & POL’Y REV.…
  • Nov 21

    Test

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Rank this Week: 262

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Nov 23

    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…
  • Nov 22

    Weekend video: Lord Bingham and Shami Chakrabarti – The Rule of Law

    Weekend video: Lord Bingham and Shami Chakrabarti – The Rule of Law
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  • Nov 19

    Book recommendation: More Uncommon – by A.P. Herbert

    Book recommendation: More Uncommon – by A.P. Herbert
    The second of two volumes which explore the humorous side of English law, written by a former lawyer and independent MP. Whether writing about the possibility of Brigitte Bardot becoming an MP, or whether a cheque can be written on an egg,…
Rank this Week: 1269

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Webinar: Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyer

    Webinar: Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyer
    On November 24, I am doing a webinar for the ABA titled "Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyers." I'm very excited about this program and this topic for two reasons: 1) This is one of my favorite topics...
  • Nov 20

    'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast

    'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast
    It's the holiday season and time for our annual Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast. Sharon Nelson and I have researched far and wide to find the most fun new gadgets and electronic devices that a lawyer...
  • Nov 11

    Thinking About Tomorrow

    Thinking About Tomorrow
    I've spend a lot of time thinking about tomorrow-the legal profession's tomorrow. This week at the Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, I get to spend several hour teaching and learning at a CLE program I organized called Tools for…
Rank this Week: 581

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Covers legal fees, malpractice, ethics, lawyer selection, and current legal events. By John Toothman.

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Nov 23

    Tag, You’re Not It: Notice by regular mail isn’t notice

    Tag, You’re Not It: Notice by regular mail isn’t notice
    The law confuses the general public and invites distrust, including assumptions that it relies on arbitrary technicalities to facilitate manipulation in favor of the connected, powerful, or wealthy.  People expect the law to use common…
  • Nov 11

    Watching The Watchdog: State ethics committee member steals $3 million

    Watching The Watchdog: State ethics committee member steals $3 million
    We’ve noted before the frequency of problems with lawyers who deal with the elderly, or anyone who needs a guardian or has an estate that needs to be watched for them.  Older people often have substantial assets and may have…
  • Nov 9

    DIY Criminal Law: Georgia replacing prisoners’ lawyers with legal database

    DIY Criminal Law: Georgia replacing prisoners’ lawyers with legal database
    Picking on unpopular groups, like prisoners, is how some politicians woo votes.   Before every election there is a race to panic the public about non-existent criminal epidemics as an excuse to jack up the sentences, take away…
Rank this Week: 2976

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

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

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

    The Tortoise and The Lobster

    The Tortoise and The Lobster
    The Legal Profession Is Losing the Technology Race Faster Than You Think      The legal profession continues to move at its traditionally measured tempo even as the winds of change blow past us like a rocket plane passing a…
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
Rank this Week: 3319

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Nov 21

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice
    Anyone who has sincerely tried to improve in some area of personal or professional life probably understands the value of feedback. But what this lawyer did to get feedback is rare and perhaps surprising. From Sherwood Park News: How do you…
  • Nov 16

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!
    Is stress bad for you? Not all of it. In fact, a life without stress would be neither healthy nor enjoyable. You do NOT want to wake up to days that are stress-free. Your clients don't want that for you either. With the right stress, you are…
  • Nov 2

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?
    I call to your attention two no-fee teleseminars being offered this month by the Purposeful Planning Institute; one or both might be worth your time. Take a look below for all the information. If you want to join either call, get your…
Rank this Week: 224

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate
    Copy and paste the file below in to your web browser to see the newest law student edition of the syndicate.file:///C:/Users/cssec/Downloads/LawStudents_1114.html
  • Nov 7

    Diversity Fellowship Opportunity

    Diversity Fellowship Opportunity
    Ballard Spahr - Salt Lake City Diversity Fellowship Program (1L) At Ballard Spahr, our goal is to improve the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups and ensure full access to opportunities for all individuals to the benefit…
  • Nov 6

    JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

    JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project
    The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are pleased to announce the fifth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2015.  The…
Rank this Week: 4694

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase
    Anytime you’re researching statutes, or anything else, it’s important to know that the research you’re doing is up to date. Fastcase makes that information easy to check, with currency information for every jurisdiction…
  • Nov 13

    Free CLE webinars for South Carolina attorneys — first one TODAY!

    Free CLE webinars for South Carolina attorneys — first one TODAY!
    Can’t make our live training today in Greenville? No problem. Sign up for our free online webinar happening at the same time (2p) and learn how to use Fastcase to research smarter. We’ve scheduled three webinars just for South…
  • Nov 4

    Live CLE Trainings to Welcome South Carolina Attorneys to Fastcase

    Live CLE Trainings to Welcome South Carolina Attorneys to Fastcase
    You may have seen our earlier post about how to log into Fastcase, but what do you do once you’re all logged in? Why not learn from the experts and get some free CLE credit at the same time? We’re heading to Greenville and…
Rank this Week: 1251

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/
  • Nov 21

    An Interview with Jessie Kornberg—First Female CEO of Bet Tzedek

    An Interview with Jessie Kornberg—First Female CEO of Bet Tzedek
    Jessie Kornberg, who previously served as Ms. JD’s executive director, recently was named the first female CEO of legal services nonprofit Bet Tzedek. Ms. Kornberg will leave her position with Los Angeles-based firm Bird Marella in…
  • Nov 21

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending November 21, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending November 21, 2014
    When Deborah Misir requested a trial delay due to her high-risk pregnancy, the judge questioned her travel plans and her request has now been denied. In recent months, we’ve also seen a judge refusing to postpone a hearing forcing an…
  • Nov 19

    The Protégé Effect: Teaching as a Study Tool in Law School

    The Protégé Effect: Teaching as a Study Tool in Law School
    My poor husband, a lawyer, has had the misfortune of experiencing law school twice. First, he actually completed it himself, and now he lives through it again as I explain endless legal doctrines to him each semester at home. He's a good…
Rank this Week: 190

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Nov 20

    "Lawyer" or "Attorney"?

    "Lawyer" or "Attorney"?
    Which do you prefer? According to Garner's "Dictionary of Modern American Usage," the two "are not generally distinguished even by members of the legal profession." Once upon a time, a lawyer was defined as a person who practices law,…
  • Nov 17

    Time Out for Deposition Question

    Time Out for Deposition Question
    I can write seriously too: see "Anatomy of a Good Deposition Question," an article I did for Lawyerist, published today.
  • Nov 13

    Advice to Young Lawyers #24

    Advice to Young Lawyers #24
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m in a terrible bind. There’s a partner in our 1,127-attorney firm named Mr. B who everyone is scared of, including me. Unfortunately, I got assigned to his practice group yesterday. Even though I’m a…
Rank this Week: 527

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Hard Truths About Email & Document Management (and How to Make it all Work)

    Hard Truths About Email & Document Management (and How to Make it all Work)
    As email communication and electronic document exchange become increasingly popular, keeping it all organized and accessible can often be a challenge. Some of the biggest concerns firms members face after moving into a document management…
  • Nov 5

    5 Reasons Your Firm Should Work With a Certified Consultant

    5 Reasons Your Firm Should Work With a Certified Consultant
    Throughout our years of supporting and installing software, we’ve been called in to many horrific situations where a firm was either completely dead in the water or faced thousands of dollars in damages due to oversights made during an…
  • Nov 4

    NetDocuments Demonstration

    NetDocuments Demonstration
    Attend a free, 15 minute on-demand demonstration of NetDocuments Document Management system. NetDocuments enables law firms of all sizes to create, secure, manage, access, and collaborate on documents and email anywhere, anytime, on any…
Rank this Week: 3792

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 20

    Task Management Re-Visited (with Todoist)

    Task Management Re-Visited (with Todoist)
    I struggled a long time to find task management software I like. That struggle has ended: Todoist has been meeting my needs for 2 months now. Let me start with some context. At Fireman & Company we have tried several…
  • Nov 5

    Big Law – Still a Buyer’s Market

    Big Law – Still a Buyer’s Market
    This week Altman Weil released its 2014 Chief Legal Officer Survey. It confirms the buying power of general counsels remains strong. The survey presents a range of interesting results. I call your attention to two findings that explain…
  • Oct 23

    Legal Market and Large Law Firm Trends from TRI COO – CFO Conference

    Legal Market and Large Law Firm Trends from TRI COO – CFO Conference
    This is a live blog post from the Law Firm COO & CFO Forum by Thomson Reuters. The opening session is The Market Setting – Trends Driving New Approaches to Legal Practice, which covers large law firm trends and the legal market..…
Rank this Week: 1256

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Nov 20

    And the Winner Is…

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

    Applications for the No Excuses Scholarship Are OPEN!

    Applications for the No Excuses Scholarship Are OPEN!
    What Will You Do With Six FREE Coaching Sessions? Will you work up the nerve to finally start your own business? Conquer stress (and the related feeling of dread each morning) as you find a workable balance for your busy... Read More...
  • Nov 6

    The Return of Free Training Calls!

    The Return of Free Training Calls!
    It’s about damn time, wouldn’t you say? I’m excited to get back to monthly-ish training calls and especially this one about managing stress during the holiday season: 4 Research-Backed Methods for Beating Stress During the…
Rank this Week: 2926

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 20

    Risk News: Conflicts & Disqualification (Accusations & Attempts)

    Risk News: Conflicts & Disqualification (Accusations & Attempts)
    First, from Law360 (paywall/free trial): "Wiley Rein Fights Atty's DQ Bid In Continental Policy Suit" --  "Wiley Rein LLP on Monday told a New York federal judge that the firm shouldn’t be disqualified from representing…
  • Nov 19

    White Paper: Law Firm Information Security & Confidentiality - Managing the Delicate Balance

    White Paper: Law Firm Information Security & Confidentiality - Managing the Delicate Balance
    ILTA's recently published Fall White Paper features an article on the increasingly complex challenge of balancing compliance vs. convenience when it comes to law firm information security.  Co-authored by Rudy Moliere (Director of…
  • Nov 18

    Decisions of Note: Conflicts Allegations & Disqualification

    Decisions of Note: Conflicts Allegations & Disqualification
    When it comes to expert Bill Freivogel, we're not exactly sure when he has time to do things other than legal research (though we know he does). Here are several recent decisions he's flagged:"HLP Props., LLC v. Con. Ed. Co. of N.Y.,…
Rank this Week: 1371

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Nov 19

    Reducing the Expense in Legal Separation or Divorce

    Reducing the Expense in Legal Separation or Divorce
    For this service as scrivener, I am able to charge my lowest possible flat rate that includes a consultation and preparation of the documents... Continue reading →
  • Oct 16

    People Ask: “I never get to see my child, do I have to pay support?”

    People Ask: “I never get to see my child, do I have to pay support?”
    Do I have to pay child support if I don't have custody or get to see my child? This is a common question I hear and the answer is ... Continue reading →
  • Sep 24

    Divorce: Reducing cost and contention

    Divorce: Reducing cost and contention
    The emotional, relational and spiritual costs of divorce are so high and, if divorce must occur, such costs can .... Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2853

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    You know what “… hits the fan”

    You know what “… hits the fan”
    When an organization is arrogant and ignores the best interests of its members or customers, there will be no support for the organization in challenging times. The State Bar of California finds itself, once again, in a time of challenge with…
  • Nov 12

    The Law Suffers and Benefits as Do Other Economic Endeavor

    The Law Suffers and Benefits as Do Other Economic Endeavor
    Jeffrey Toobin, legal writer for the New Yorker Magazine, notes in this week’s edition the following: “… As with law firms, the top law schools are doing fine. Graduates of the most highly regarded institutions may not have…
  • Nov 6

    LawBiz® Legal Pad On the Road!: Practice Development

    LawBiz® Legal Pad On the Road!: Practice Development
    How do you set yourself apart from your competition? Here’s a hint – don’t lower your fees!… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2505

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Nov 17

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

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no…
  • Nov 13

    2014 Holiday Party

    2014 Holiday Party
    The post 2014 Holiday Party appeared first on New Orleans Federal Bar Association.
  • Nov 13

    Thank you to our 2014 Federal Judges Reception Sponsor

    Thank you to our 2014 Federal Judges Reception Sponsor
    Special thanks to Alliance Overnight Document Service, L.L.C. The post Thank you to our 2014 Federal Judges Reception Sponsors appeared first on New Orleans Federal Bar Association.
Rank this Week: 869

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 2307

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Nov 16

    Guide To Privacy Resources 2015

    Guide To Privacy Resources 2015
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide is a comprehensive listing of privacy resources currently available on the Internet that impact your email, smartphones, websites, hard drives, files and data. Sources include associations, indexes, search engines as…
  • Nov 10

    NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again

    NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again
    Nicole Black lauds the the leading edge role taken by the New York State Bar in determining issues related to lawyer use of cloud computing and client confidential data. In two different opinions handed down in the latter half of this year,…
  • Nov 10

    Criminal, privacy implications of drone

    Criminal, privacy implications of drone
    Nicole Black discusses a recent NJ case that raises significant questions about the future of privacy and the use of drones for surveillance purposes by both private individuals and governmental entities. Cases such as this one involving the…
Rank this Week: 1415

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
Rank this Week: 2021

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: 3136