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Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 1281

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 12

    Sale To Friend Draws Indefinite Suspension

    Sale To Friend Draws Indefinite Suspension
    The Kansas Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended an attorney convicted of drug offense On May 13, 2014, the Douglas County, Kansas, District Attorney's office filed an amended information charging the respondent with two counts of…
  • Feb 11

    Child Of The Judge

    Child Of The Judge
    A new opinion from the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee ISSUES Whether potential ethical violations are raised for a judge when a law firm publicly acknowledges, promotes, or markets the fact that an attorney with the law firm is…
  • Feb 11

    Late-Writing Bar Applicant Denied Admission (For Now)

    Late-Writing Bar Applicant Denied Admission (For Now)
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant who was found to have twice written after time was called on the bar examination. Lingyu Jia of Columbus, Ohio, is a 2013 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University...
Rank this Week: 414

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Feb 12

    ABA is Investigating Discrimination Complaint against BYU Law

    ABA is Investigating Discrimination Complaint against BYU Law
    From the Salt Lake Tribune: Law school accreditors are investigating Brigham Young University amid allegations that the LDS Church-owned institution's policies violate nondiscrimination standards by expelling students who live in same-sex…
  • Feb 12

    Survey of law students finds that most prefer face-to-face instruction over the online variety

    Survey of law students finds that most prefer face-to-face instruction over the online variety
    In a special Op-Ed over at the TaxProf blog, Touro Law Professor Dan Subotnik discusses an anonymous poll he took of students enrolled in his trusts and estates class in which he asked whether they preferred face-to-face instruction or the...
  • Feb 11

    Should You Avoid “Time is of the Essence Clauses?

    Should You Avoid “Time is of the Essence Clauses?
    What’s wrong with employing such a clause? According to veteran real estate lawyer Jeffrey Ammon: (1) Nonlawyer readers can’t figure out what it means (and courts are often no help). (2) Even if the clause had a generally accepted…
Rank this Week: 2129

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Feb 12

    Justice Remains Elusive

    Justice Remains Elusive
    A decade has past and, based on my experience with more litigants than I can count, justice remains elusive. That is why I am excited to take my law degree plus my courtroom and litigation experience and combine it with my prior career in the…
  • Feb 20

    We have a new iHome: www.troutmannapier.com

    We have a new iHome: www.troutmannapier.com
    I hope you all will take a moment to visit our firm's new website by clicking this link: Troutman & Napier, PLLC or typing in http://www.troutmannapier.com/ Continue reading →
  • Feb 9

    Family Law and Bankruptcy Jurisdictional Intersection

    Family Law and Bankruptcy Jurisdictional Intersection
    You see, the divorce decree created an obligation between the ex-husband and ex-wife even though a third party was the direct creditor.... Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2679

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Feb 12

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development
    Big firm or small, trials or deals, there's a single question the partners ask about young associates: "Is she a keeper?" And, while legal skills certainly count, we all know what ultimately swings the pendulum on that question, don't we?…
  • Feb 12

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development
    Big firm or small, trials or deals, there's a single question the partners ask about young associates: "Is she a keeper?" And, while legal skills certainly count, we all know what ultimately swings the pendulum on that question, don't we?…
  • Feb 12

    How to Show Your Client You Don’t Really Care

    How to Show Your Client You Don’t Really Care
    Sure, it is no more important to show gratitude for a client on Valentine's Day than any other day of the year. But, confronted with mountains of heart-shaped boxes and an avalanche of sweetheart sales, it's only natural for some to ponder,…
Rank this Week: 1468

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 12

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development
    Big firm or small, trials or deals, there's a single question the partners ask about young associates: "Is she a keeper?" And, while legal skills certainly count, we all know what ultimately swings the pendulum on that question, don't we?…
  • Feb 12

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development

    Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development
    Big firm or small, trials or deals, there's a single question the partners ask about young associates: "Is she a keeper?" And, while legal skills certainly count, we all know what ultimately swings the pendulum on that question, don't we?…
  • Feb 12

    How to Show Your Client You Don’t Really Care

    How to Show Your Client You Don’t Really Care
    Sure, it is no more important to show gratitude for a client on Valentine's Day than any other day of the year. But, confronted with mountains of heart-shaped boxes and an avalanche of sweetheart sales, it's only natural for some to ponder,…
Rank this Week: 736

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Feb 12

    The Unintended Consequences of the Internet of Thing

    The Unintended Consequences of the Internet of Thing
    Refrigerators that automatically help you prepare your shopping list. Thermostats that adjust the temperature to your liking when they detect you are heading home on your commute. A device on the front door that sends a picture to you of...
  • Feb 4

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member
    Every year I try to persuade lawyers to attend ABA TECHSHOW. I know lawyers are busy, but there is really no better chance to hear from so many experts in one location and to make great law office technology purchasing...
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind
    So what is a professional? Wikipedia explains the term this way: "A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training...
Rank this Week: 423

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    ABA TECHSHOW: 2 Discounts + 2 Presentations by Heidi

    ABA TECHSHOW: 2 Discounts + 2 Presentations by Heidi
    Early Bird registration for this year’s ABA TECHSHOW ends in THREE DAYS. You can add our Discount Code (EP1620) to the early rates for additional savings over the standard rate. This year, the conference will run from March 16 through…
  • Feb 5

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]
    We know you just want to do your job. If you’re an unemployed or underemployed attorney, Jared is talking to you. For 80 seconds. Spoiler Alert: We announce LCL’s new Work Search Group, led by LCL psychologist Shawn Healy, Ph.D,…
  • Jan 28

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else
    So, you had a bad day.  Happens to the best of us.  Even so, you shouldn’t let it color your vision of the future.  Let’s take the example of legal technology applications. When lawyers deign to upgrade their…
Rank this Week: 4831

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 12

    Is NewLaw Sticky Enough to Survive a Recession?

    Is NewLaw Sticky Enough to Survive a Recession?
    Yesterday, TechCrunch contributer Bastiann Janmaat pondered this question: Are startups selling to startups building a house of cards? Bastian observes: B2B companies whose customers are other early stage B2B companies put themselves doubly…
  • Feb 9

    Make Money Monday: Paid Client Consults Without Avvo or the ABA

    Make Money Monday: Paid Client Consults Without Avvo or the ABA
    Both Avvo and the ABA have recognized the need for individuals and small business owners to get quick answers from lawyers. To this end, Avvo launched Avvo Advisors last year where a user can pay 39 bucks for a fifteen minute Q and A session…
  • Feb 4

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?
    Scrolling through #LegalTech on Twitter, a new name came across my feed: StandIn, described as kind of an Uber for court appearances. Since many other #altlaw sites that self-describe as Uber rarely live up to the hype, I decided to see how…
Rank this Week: 298

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    My Favorite Features in Amicus Attorney Premium 2016

    My Favorite Features in Amicus Attorney Premium 2016
    Recently Gavel & Gown has released a new update to their Amicus Attorney Premium Edition with their 2016 version. Below are a few of my favorite features along with ‘what’s new in 2016’.
  • Feb 5

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out
    During a Document Management software implementation, rumors run amok. Firm members fear they have lost their documents or have lost control of everything. Sometimes they feel that the change in workflow is too great. This is not the case,…
  • Jan 28

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of our series of building a law firm cybersecurity plan, we discussed the critical first steps of cybersecurity – identification of sensitive data and verification of where it resides within your network. However, simply…
Rank this Week: 3400

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 12

    How to Know When to Start Your Legal Job Search

    How to Know When to Start Your Legal Job Search
    Sometimes when you are in the thick of it, it’s impossible to take a step back and figure out when it is time to move on.  This post at The Law Recruiters Blog gives a bit of a humorous take on the subject: “We all know the…
  • Feb 11

    How In-House Lawyers Can Say No to Taking on More Work

    How In-House Lawyers Can Say No to Taking on More Work
    It’s not easy to say “no” in a busy law department or even if you are the only attorney working for an organization.  However, if you cannot do the work or do it efficiently, on-time and while fulfilling your other…
  • Feb 10

    The Profiles of Legal Interviews Gone Wrong

    The Profiles of Legal Interviews Gone Wrong
    I am certain that each of you have read countless articles on what to do in interviews and how to handle yourself throughout the interview process in order to get your dream job. In my almost 15 years at Major, Lindsey & Africa, I have…
Rank this Week: 199

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
Rank this Week: 1207

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    BREAKING -- Judge Abdul K. Kallon nominated to 11th Circuit

    BREAKING -- Judge Abdul K. Kallon nominated to 11th Circuit
    This is big news.  The nomination comes out of Alabama to fill Judge Dubina's seat.  This would be the first African American judge to serve on the 11th Circuit out of Alabama.  More to follow...(H/T Glenn Sugameli).
  • Feb 11

    Huge win for the FPD's office...

    Huge win for the FPD's office...
    ...in the Florida Supreme Court for Tracy Dreispul who raised the issue in the 11th Circuit.  This is going to affect a lot of cases. This case is before the Court for review of a question of Florida law certified by the United States…
  • Feb 10

    Love is in the air...

    Love is in the air...
    ... at the PD's office!  Check out this nice Herald article about two APDs:It was not love at first sight, no. Brad Horenstein and Daniela Torrealba met when they were taken to lunch by their respective bosses while working as interns…
Rank this Week: 115

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending February 12, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending February 12, 2016
    Paulette Brown, American Bar Association President, laments law as 'Least Diverse' Profession. After dismal finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, Carly Fiorina is no longer in the 2016 presidential race. When announcing…
  • Feb 10

    The Top Five Reasons to Attend Ms. JD’s Superwomen JDs Conference on February 19!

    The Top Five Reasons to Attend Ms. JD’s Superwomen JDs Conference on February 19!
    Ms. JD looks forward to welcoming attendees from across the country to its 8th Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Superwomen JDs, on Friday, February 19th at NYU School of Law.  Registration and speaker information is available here.…
  • Feb 9

    Reputation Is the Next Currency

    Reputation Is the Next Currency
    Young professionals have a lot on their mind today, not least of which is surviving in the world of our chosen career endeavor. We are constantly conscious of our social adaptability and the overall ability to fit in.  With the growing…
Rank this Week: 705

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Feb 11

    HIPAA Has Legs: Are Firms Really Ready?

    HIPAA Has Legs: Are Firms Really Ready?
    We've covered the new HIPAA rules for some time, including a recent note a few weeks ago about one firm trumpeting their compliance leadership position in this space. New updates: "2016 HIPAA Audits to Begin: Are you Confident in Your HIPAA…
  • Feb 10

    REMINDER: Risk Survey Deadline Looming

    REMINDER: Risk Survey Deadline Looming
     For those interested in receiving copies of the 2016 Law Firm Risk Survey reports (when available), please take note of this reminder (and the invitations in your inbox).The survey will be open for one more week. (The final report…
  • Feb 9

    Commerce, Conflicts, Collections & More

    Commerce, Conflicts, Collections & More
    Money and related risk matters making news. First, fascinating developments for those following the public listing of law firms in Australia: "High Court judge warns of conflicts facing listed law firms" --"When a High Court judge this week…
Rank this Week: 1247

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Feb 10

    February, 2016 issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    February, 2016 issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    I am pleased to draw the attention of readers of this blog to the most recent issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC). The issue features articles by two of my colleagues at Edge International. Sam Coupland offers…
  • Feb 3

    A Virtual Legal Assistant for GCs from Riverview Law

    A Virtual Legal Assistant for GCs from Riverview Law
    The battle to outfit lawyers with useful virtual assistants is heating up. A few weeks ago we reported on the evolution of IBM Einstein for use in legal settings. Now, Riverview Law, one of the largest legal-services and private practice…
  • Jan 20

    Empathy Key to Success with Business Client

    Empathy Key to Success with Business Client
    In a recent article in Bloomberg BNA: Big Law Business, Susie Lees, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Allstate Corporation, gets specific about how Allstate selects and retains outside law firms for the work…
Rank this Week: 1103

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 10

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. In a recent case, a disenchanted suitor not only sued to recover gifts he made to his former lover but also reported those gifts to the IRS as income payments! See Diane Blagaich, TC Memo 2016–2.…
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
Rank this Week: 724

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    It's funny the things that stick with you.…

    It's funny the things that stick with you. Years and years ago there was a comic strip called Moon Mullins.  I couldn't tell you much about it: the titular character was a former boxer, but that doesn't enter into the strip I'm…
  • Feb 9

    I don't recall what year I ran the 5th…

    I don't recall what year I ran the 5th Avenue Mile, but I remember that it was a beautiful fall day, and I remember that the race was rescued by Donald Trump. The concept of a straightaway mile race on a city street was pretty new. Milers are…
  • Feb 8

    The sportswriters at the Buffalo News…

    The sportswriters at the Buffalo News often seem to have an adversarial relationship with the Buffalo Bills, and this is, I think, unfortunate. The relationship WNY has with this team is deep and wide: when the Bills win, everybody's Monday…
Rank this Week: 1310

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/
  • Feb 10

    Open Doors 1L Job Shadow Program Expands in 2016

    Open Doors 1L Job Shadow Program Expands in 2016
    In March 2015 the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law launched the Open Doors...
  • Feb 9

    Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Award

    Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Award
    Thanks to Morrison & Foerster for inviting JDC’s Gloria Chun and Katie Danielson (pictured with James Brosnahan) to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area’s...
  • Feb 8

    Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Complete Pro Bono Pledge Hour

    Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Complete Pro Bono Pledge Hour
    In 2015, BASF launched the “Pro Bono Pledge,” a call to action encouraging members and law firms to give back with pro bono service. A set of pro bono pledges,...
Rank this Week: 1357

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Feb 9

    A special note of thanks to our client

    A special note of thanks to our client
    I wrote my first blog post on April 10, 2005, and I have published 968 posts since then.  To be candid, not all of the posts related to client service issues, the blog’s name notwithstanding.  But a good many of the posts have…
  • Feb 9

    “We just raise them every year.”

    “We just raise them every year.”
    Great article by Sara Randazzo in today’s Wall Street Journal, Legal Fees Cross New Mark: $1,500 an Hour.  Set aside the wisdom of such rates when firms provide discounts on demand and realization rates average near 80%.  What…
  • Feb 2

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?
    Most complain that their law firms are not meeting their needs. Some law departments bring work in-house.  Some change law firms.  But the problems persist. Outside the law department, companies solve this kind of problem by…
Rank this Week: 108

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
  • Feb 8

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson
    Original source:  http://www.sidley.com/en/sidley-pages/convers... A conversation with alumna Virginia Aronson For some, the idea of retirement inspires the call of a deep plush couch.…
  • Feb 2

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016
    Original source:  http://www.startribune.com/obituary-martin-sk... Thousands run the Twin Cities Marathon each fall. Martin “Skip” Burke was the man who made the event happen. As the…
  • Feb 2

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue
    Original source:  https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/news-insights/... Joel W. Nomkin, a partner in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice in Phoenix, and Charles G. Curtis, Jr., '82, a partner in…
Rank this Week: 451

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Feb 8

    Should You Barter Your Legal Services?

    Should You Barter Your Legal Services?
    Bartering is “… A method of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.” [Wikipedia]. For a lawyer, bartering might…
  • Feb 5

    Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney

    Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney
    From our friends at NW Sidebar: Attorney Ally Kennedy Garcia offers her tips for gaining a foothold for success in a law firm. Source: Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney
  • Feb 5

    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday!
      Fortunately my “helper” is a little more benign:
Rank this Week: 4822

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2016 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2016 Survey
    Each year, Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I organize a meeting of global legal KM professionals to discuss trends, issues, and opportunities. In prep for it, we conduct a survey of invitees in November, December, and January. We use…
  • Feb 4

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)
    This is a live blog post from a private large law firm meeting. The presenter is Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, at of Littler. Zev has practiced in law firms and a law department. He then studied for a Ph.D in…
  • Jan 31

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?
    A recent report suggests Big Law is having its Kodak moment. Before the turn of the century, “Kodak moments” were good. That successful marketing slogan prompted many snapshots. Today, a Kodak moment more…
Rank this Week: 2716

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case
    This is a legal malpractice case arising out of a divorce case. Plaintiff alleged that her ex-husband concealed assets during the divorce case and that her lawyers were negligent in failing to discover those assets. The lawyer defendants…
  • Jan 30

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”
    This is a legal malpractice case from Mississippi where the plaintiff hired an attorney, Omar Nelson, to bring a wrongful death action against the makers of Plavix. The plaintiff alleged that she asked Nelson to handle the case when he was an…
  • Jan 18

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!
    Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a legal fee award because the lawyers who obtained the award failed to retain copies of their written timesheets after they entered the data into a computer program. Aliano v. Sears, Roebuck…
Rank this Week: 1380

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: 2040

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: 4864

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 159

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 2

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen
    What is the serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma? Why should you use it? The Comma Queen has the answers.
  • Jan 27

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction
    Here’s something you don’t see every day: a defendant convicted of robbery and aggravated assault wins his appeal because the trial court, in instructing the jury, repeatedly used the phrase and/or to describe the elements of the crimes.…
  • Jan 21

    Rapping Strunk & White

    Rapping Strunk & White
    Listen to my rap ’Bout Strunk & White And your writing will be phat And your prose will be tight.
Rank this Week: 854

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 2552

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every…
  • Jan 21

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?
    Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get…
  • Jan 5

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia
    By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty   Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed…
Rank this Week: 3516

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: 4706

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jan 29

    Federal Practice CLE Series – Tuesdays in March 2016

    Federal Practice CLE Series – Tuesdays in March 2016
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA on Tuesdays at noon this March.  Federal judges and seasoned practitioners will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Programs will be held in U.S. District Court and…
  • Jan 1

    FBA Labor & Employment Section’s Traveling CLE on February 26, 2016

    FBA Labor & Employment Section’s Traveling CLE on February 26, 2016
    Employment Law in a Nutshell The New Orleans Chapter of the FBA joins the FBA’s Labor & Employment Section to bring national speakers to address important employment topics that provide local practitioners with critical…
  • Dec 22

    Intellectual Property CLE on March 3, 2016

    Intellectual Property CLE on March 3, 2016
    Blue Dog, Bead Dog and Other NOLA Intellectual Property Issues Join Lesli Harris, Stone Pigman, and Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, for a CLE exploring intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Jan 28

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20
    Brian Johnson just returned from The Hillman Advocacy Program (http://hillmanadvocacy.com/) held at the United States District Courthouse for the Western District of Michigan. 2016 marks the Hillman’s 35th year and Brian’s 20th…
  • Jan 12

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne
    by Brian K. Johnson Is it helpful or unhelpful to be self-conscious? As human beings, we sometimes have a dramatically heightened awareness of our own behaviors. Public speaking makes this happen. We perceive our own actions through the…
  • Jan 6

    Gestures and Car Batterie

    Gestures and Car Batterie
    I haven’t needed to jump-start a car battery in a long time. When I lived in Minnesota, the thermometer dipped below zero and batteries wouldn’t start. They needed a jump. The same occurs with gestures. We use the…
Rank this Week: 943

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jan 26

    Thank You President Obama For Ending Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prison

    Thank You President Obama For Ending Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prison
    By Marcy Mistrett In a historic moment yesterday, President Obama used his executive authority to end the use of solitary confinement for youth in the federal prison system. This action is incredibly important to the … Read More
  • Dec 14

    Lawyer turned musician partners with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

    Lawyer turned musician partners with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
    For nearly thirty years Paula Boggs distinguished herself in the practice of law first as an attorney in the Army General Counsel’s, then as a White House lawyer, later as a federal prosecutor, and finally … Read More
  • Sep 1

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case
    A judge in Baltimore is expected to hear preliminary motions in the Freddie Gray case on Wednesday. In May, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced indictments against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray who…
Rank this Week: 945

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2016

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2016
    For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
  • Dec 31

    Are There Really Too Many Lawyers?

    Are There Really Too Many Lawyers?
    Last summer, I was asked the question “Are there really too many lawyers?” I wrote a reply and remembered the other day that I never posted it. Unlike when you write something for a print publication and might have to wait months…
  • Dec 21

    Announcing the 2015 Blawggie Awards – Twelfth Edition

    Announcing the 2015 Blawggie Awards – Twelfth Edition
    Welcome to the 2015 edition of Dennis Kennedy’s annual Best of Law-related Blogging Awards, affectionately known as the “Blawggies.” The Blawggies, which honor the best law-related blogs as determined from my personal and…
Rank this Week: 766

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: 1343

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jan 24

    Does 3D Printing Pose a Challenge to the Patent System?

    Does 3D Printing Pose a Challenge to the Patent System?
    3D printing is a growth market - for vendors, consumers, and for public libraries (providing them in combination with maker spaces - "a shared work area where people build things collaboratively.”) Within the sphere of this innovative…
  • Jan 24

    Bill Gates: A billionaire book critic who apparently shuns e-book

    Bill Gates: A billionaire book critic who apparently shuns e-book
    E-book pioneer and advocate David Rothman's commentary shines a critical light on the reading habits of Microsoft founder Bill Gates who reads his average 50 books each year, in print format. The potential impact of Microsoft in the e-book…
  • Jan 18

    The Growing Need to Standardize and Validate Online Education Credentials for the Job Market

    The Growing Need to Standardize and Validate Online Education Credentials for the Job Market
    Learning new skills to support more effective engagement in a competitive job market has attracted many job seekers and employees to online education, most often through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Alan Rothman is proficient in the…
Rank this Week: 2706

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 4001

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/
  • Jan 19

    Biglaw Trouble: Big client fee savings are bad for biglaw

    Biglaw Trouble: Big client fee savings are bad for biglaw
    Big savings in legal fees for big clients is really bad news for “biglaw.”  There are perhaps 50 US law firms grossing over $1 billion per year and the gross legal product, last time I checked, was a little under ……
  • Jan 16

    Human Experimentation: Lawyers may “moonlight” outside expertise

    Human Experimentation: Lawyers may “moonlight” outside expertise
    Most lawyers must have a bachelor’s degree (in any subject), plus an advanced degree from an accredited law school (usually a Juris Doctor, with some exceptions), then they must satisfy various state licensing requirements and pass a…
  • Jan 13

    Eyeballing It: The eyewitness myth

    Eyeballing It: The eyewitness myth
    Our legal system regularly runs over the rights, and lives, of criminal defendants who are legally innocent until found guilty.  In addition to faulty verdicts and unsupported charges, common issues include the scarcity of competent,…
Rank this Week: 2775

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Jan 18

    Changes in Composition of the LSAT Profiles of Matriculants and Law Schools Between 2010 and 2015

    Changes in Composition of the LSAT Profiles of Matriculants and Law Schools Between 2010 and 2015
    In late December 2014, I posted a blog analyzing how the distribution of matriculants across LSAT categories had changed since 2010 based on the LSAC’s National Decision Profiles and on law school 50th percentile LSATs and 25th percentile…
  • Jan 11

    Building the Legal Startup

    Building the Legal Startup
    If I were in northern California tomorrow evening, I would be headed to Stanford Law to attend this interesting program: Building the Legal Start-up January 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 5:00 – 9:00pm Room 290, Stanford Law School...
  • Dec 31

    Conditional Scholarship Programs: Comparing 2014-15 with 2011-12

    Conditional Scholarship Programs: Comparing 2014-15 with 2011-12
    A few years ago, the Council for the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved revisions to Standard 509, requiring that law schools post a chart identifying the number of conditional scholarships given to incoming first…
Rank this Week: 2128

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Lawyers: Can you get your inbox to zero?

    Lawyers: Can you get your inbox to zero?
    Aiming for an email inbox count of zero sounds about as reasonable to most lawyers as finding a unicorn galloping about town. Many attorneys start with such a goal, and then they give up after some effort and go back to what they were doing…
  • Nov 18

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016
    I know you’re busy. All attorneys are busy. When I attend bar conferences, the lawyers there all trade stories about how busy they are. The real issue is not how busy you are, but how effective you are. The end of the year is a perfect…
  • Oct 9

    New Book & Webinar for Lawyers: The Domestic Assistant Advantage

    New Book & Webinar for Lawyers: The Domestic Assistant Advantage
    Two years ago, I led a webinar for lawyers about why they should consider hiring a domestic assistant. It took me a while, but I finally compiled the content of that course into a new book: “The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to The…
Rank this Week: 3219

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1782

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jan 4

    Truth is Stranger than Fiction

    Truth is Stranger than Fiction
    Review: John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away (Seattle, WA: Bennett & Hastings Publishing 2015) 361 pages, $18.95 “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth…
  • Dec 14

    The Joys of “To Do” Lists — Wunderlist

    The Joys of “To Do” Lists — Wunderlist
    Organization has never come easily to me. I am focused on the substance of my work and it’s hard to find time and energy for getting and staying well-organized. But not being well organized makes things harder and slower. Many years…
  • Nov 9

    “Young Mr. Lincoln:” No Jackleg Lawyer

    “Young Mr. Lincoln:” No Jackleg Lawyer
    “Youngmrlincoln“. Via Wikipedia. Last weekend, I watched a classic lawyer movie, Young Mr. Lincoln. The 1939 film, directed by John Ford, stars a young Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln deciding to pursue a career in the law, and…
Rank this Week: 4870

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Dec 31

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!
    Dear friends, clients, colleagues and valued networks, 2016 will be a momentous year!!! Make it so for you. * The presidential campaigns will finally be over. * So will “Downton Abbey.” * The Mets will win the World Series (OK,...
  • Dec 15

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!
    New York, March 20, 2015 View from my window And it’s been in the mid-60s temperature-wise these last few days in mid-December!!! Nature is full of surprises… and so are people. Your preconceived notions about members of a…
  • Dec 6

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!
    After the events of the past week and month, I feel that simply saying Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays is insufficient. Instead, and in the spirit of the holidays, I am asking myself – and you – what can we...
Rank this Week: 1892