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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • May 24

    "Exercising Common Sense, Exorcising Langdell: The Inseparability of Legal Theory, Practice and the Humanities"

    "Exercising Common Sense, Exorcising Langdell: The Inseparability of Legal Theory, Practice and the Humanities"
    A new article by Professor Harold Lloyd (Wake Forest) and available at 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1213 (2014) and on SSRN here. From the abstract: Maintaining that theory without practice is empty and practice without theory is blind, this...
  • May 24

    The Hottest Law School Graduation Speaker

    The Hottest Law School Graduation Speaker
    US Attorney Preet Bharara may be famous for prosecuting Wall Street but he is also gaining fame as the hottest law school graduation speaker. According to the Wall Street Journal the US attorney for the Southern District of New York,...
  • May 24

    Inspirational Story

    Inspirational Story
    Journalist Martin Snapp is my college classmate. Here is his recent online column (May 14) about Lily, a young woman who overcame enormous odds to go to college and then to law school. To read more about Lily, please click...
Rank this Week: 2939

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/
  • May 23

    Monkey Business Leads To Proposed Disbarment

    Monkey Business Leads To Proposed Disbarment
    An attorney who had misappropriated funds from beneficiaries of the estate of Chico Marx should be disbarred, according to a recent unpublished recommendation of the California State Bar Court Review Department. [The] misconduct arose out of…
  • May 23

    False Tales Of Woe Lead To Consent Disbarment

    False Tales Of Woe Lead To Consent Disbarment
    An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for disbarment by consent on the following admitted facts In 2011, Respondent represented Staples the Office Superstore East (a subsidiary of Staples, Inc.; hereafter, "Staples"), the…
  • May 22

    Mississippi Supremes Call For Truce In Judge-Public Defender War

    Mississippi Supremes Call For Truce In Judge-Public Defender War
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a Hinds County judge did not have the authority to prohibit a public defender from practice before the court on grounds of alleged general lack of competence. Rather, such a determination is the...
Rank this Week: 1948

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/
  • May 23

    What to Look for When You Need a Franchise Lawyer

    What to Look for When You Need a Franchise Lawyer
    If you are thinking about embarking on a franchise business, it is important that you work together with a good franchise lawyer. This will help you to find the best organization for your needs and it will ensure that all the legal aspects…
  • May 23

    Connecting to Nature During Times of Transition

    Connecting to Nature During Times of Transition
    Sometimes it can be challenging to make shifts in mindset and behavior patterns when we are in transtiion from one chapter of our lives into the next.  After exams this semester, my final semester, it made sense to take a couple of days…
  • May 21

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending May 22, 2015

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending May 22, 2015
    On Wednesday, United Airlines and Boeing collaborated in a unique aircraft delivery celebrating women as a jet set off for Chicago, piloted by an all-female flight crew, and with every seat occupied by women from every level of United…
Rank this Week: 515

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: 724

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • May 23

    Notarising and Grass Cutting – Providing flexible and accessible legal service

    Notarising and Grass Cutting – Providing flexible and accessible legal service
    … Yesterday (Friday) afternoon a potential new client called my law firm, Inksters, looking for a Notary Public to notarise documentation for her today (Saturday). She had already called a good number of law firms in Glasgow but the…
  • Apr 19

    Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed

    Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed
    … My concern on seeing the cover of ‘Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw – How to be successful, 2015 to 2045′ was that this was very much a futurist book that would assist today’s lawyer no…
  • Apr 4

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud
    … A couple of weeks ago there was a power outage in central Glasgow that affected parts of the G2 and G3 postcodes. This included my law firm’s HQ: The Inksterplex. Power was out for a little over an hour. When it…
Rank this Week: 3882

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Weekend video: J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement

    Weekend video: J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement
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  • May 20

    Book recommendation: May it Please Your Lordship by Toby Pott

    Book recommendation: May it Please Your Lordship by Toby Pott
    Toby Potts has just qualified as a barrister and is about to embark on a career in one of the world’s oldest professions. Stirring speeches to rapt juries, triumphant press interviews and enormous fees paid by grateful clients. he can…
  • May 18

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 2019

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • May 22

    And You Thought Biglaw Layoffs Were Over

    And You Thought Biglaw Layoffs Were Over
    Silly Rabbit. Remember this scathing piece about layoffs at white-shoe firms from 2013? While it was only two years ago, there has not been much in the news recently about large firm layoffs. Until now. Butler & Hosch,…
  • May 22

    Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice

    Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice
    Many solo attorneys are too quick to add staff or another attorney. Before making that type of investment, make sure you can handle the short-term impact on your practice and pocketbook. Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your…
  • May 21

    The Secret To Conquering The LSAT Could Be Just To Skip It

    The Secret To Conquering The LSAT Could Be Just To Skip It
    Unless you are from another planet, you know that the fortunes of law schools have sunk drastically since the the go-go years of the last decade, where literally every person you ever met decided to go to law school. After watching…
Rank this Week: 186

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team
    Coming today to SmallLaw: TechnoLawyer members have ranted for years about paragraph numbering in Microsoft Word. So when we heard about Infoware's Word Renovation Tools (Word RT), we asked lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland…
  • May 21

    Summation 5.6: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Summation 5.6: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a comprehensive litigation software suite that now includes a module for case analysis (see article below), a new legal research and drafting tool for corporate lawyers, a cloud application for creating…
  • May 21

    Corporate Counsel Are Opening Up Their Wallets Plus 45 More Must-Read

    Corporate Counsel Are Opening Up Their Wallets Plus 45 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 46 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…
Rank this Week: 147

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 908

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • May 22

    Recent Visualization Projects Involving US Law and The Supreme Court

    Recent Visualization Projects Involving US Law and The Supreme Court
    Examples of the use of visualizations and graphical representations of data and documents in the legal arena are increasing. Alan Rothman's article includes examples from the public and private sectors as well as academia.
  • May 22

    Computer Savviness: Step 4 to Information Literacy

    Computer Savviness: Step 4 to Information Literacy
    Lorette Weldon shares her roadmap to Computer Savviness - be flexible enough to learn new concepts, methods, and technology developed for different kinds of communities - and do not be not averse to discovering and trying new applications and…
  • May 17

    IBM’s Watson is Now Data Mining TED Talks to Extract New Forms of Knowledge

    IBM’s Watson is Now Data Mining TED Talks to Extract New Forms of Knowledge
    Alan Rothman's commentary offers actionable information about a new technology from IBM called Watson that is a powerful tool for researchers whose work engages data mining, knowledge management and competitive intelligence. Rothman attended…
Rank this Week: 2875

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    I'm starting to outline a law school…

    I'm starting to outline a law school course which I'm tentatively calling "Civil Practice". The idea is that it will be a sort of omnibus practice course, which will include elements of New York Practice-- a subject dear to me- along with…
  • May 21

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B.…

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B. King. I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to overstate his importance to music, or to American culture. He ranks with Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington-- all giants, and all essential…
  • May 20

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is…

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is that although the narrative of American jurisprudence teaches us that judges are the heroes, its portrayal in popular culture is closer to the truth: the real heroes are the lawyers. It's the lawyers…
Rank this Week: 668

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • May 22

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing
    Previously I posted about The Right SEO for Your Law Practice Digital Edge podcast where Jennifer Ellis indicated that good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) now costs more than most law firms would be willing to pay, particularly small law…
  • May 15

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice
    We hosted attorney Jennifer Ellis for our Digital Edge podcast "Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm." Jennifer manages the online presence of the law firm where she works and also assists law firms with their websites, social...
  • May 12

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?
    Most lawyers hate filling out timesheets to record their billable time. Lawyers are also not perfect at accomplishing this, leading every company with a time and billing product to tout how much money can be made if only every bit...
Rank this Week: 1014

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/
  • May 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
  • May 21

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again
    Here's the opinion by visiting Judge Ebel, a senior 10th Circuit judge.  The Montgomery Advertiser has this report on the former Alabama Governor:A federal appeals court Wednesday denied former Gov. Don Siegelman's bid for a new trial,…
  • May 20

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1.  Follow up on the "intactivist" post from yesterday.  The lawyer decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit.  From the Sun-Sentinel:A federal lawsuit concerning a circumcision fight between two South Florida parents…
Rank this Week: 102

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 22

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know
    Professor and FCPA expert Mike Koehler is back with his latest installment on FCPA issues: “Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement agency rhetoric and resolution documents not…
  • May 21

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion
    Want to increase efficiency and contain legal department costs? Sometimes it helps to see how others are achieving success.  The Association of Corporate Counsel recently announced 12 Value Champions that are worth a look: “General…
  • May 20

    Stunned markets take stock of listed law firm

    Stunned markets take stock of listed law firm
    The extraordinary upward trajectory of Slater + Gordon, the first publicly listed law firm in the world, has stunned critics and seems to suggest that this model could be a viable business strategy. The post Stunned markets take stock of…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • May 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
  • May 19

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic
    Jens Clausen and Neil Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (2015).Dennis PattersonThe relationship between the mind and the brain is a topic of immense philosophical, scientific, and popular interest.1 The diverse but…
Rank this Week: 552

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
  • May 22

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
  • May 21

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office
    “I’m tired of hearing about ‘improving the client experience.’ People come to me because I do excellent work. They don’t care if I’m nice.” Might sound familiar, but it’s only half right. Your…
  • May 20

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer
    Young lawyer or  slightly more "mature," every lawyer can use a few pointers on avoiding the awkwardness of business travel. Former columnist William Melater offers help in this classic “how to” from the Attorney at Work…
Rank this Week: 770

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 22

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
  • May 21

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office
    “I’m tired of hearing about ‘improving the client experience.’ People come to me because I do excellent work. They don’t care if I’m nice.” Might sound familiar, but it’s only half right. Your…
  • May 20

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer
    Young lawyer or  slightly more "mature," every lawyer can use a few pointers on avoiding the awkwardness of business travel. Former columnist William Melater offers help in this classic “how to” from the Attorney at Work…
Rank this Week: 234

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • May 21

    Dialogues on Inclusion: A Panel Discussion on Breaking Barriers in the Legal Profession on June 29, 2015

    Dialogues on Inclusion: A Panel Discussion on Breaking Barriers in the Legal Profession on June 29, 2015
    A CLE and Reception Honoring the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle Please join the Hon. Carl E. Stewart, Wayne J. Lee, María Pabón López, and Christopher J. Alfieri for a discussion on breaking the historic barriers of racial,…
  • May 20

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!
    Join the Federal Bar Association in May and receive 3 free CLE hours in 2015. The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of attorneys involved in federal law.…
  • May 20

    Special Immigrant Juvenile Status CLE – A Focus on Louisiana on May 28, 2015

    Special Immigrant Juvenile Status CLE – A Focus on Louisiana on May 28, 2015
    PB&J – Pro Bono & Juveniles and the New Orleans Pro Bono Project invite all to a free CLE “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) – a Focus on Louisiana”. To be held on May 28, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 at…
Rank this Week: 2715

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: 729

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • May 20

    Writing Tips from a Pro

    Writing Tips from a Pro
    Whether asked to deliver a speech or write an article for a magazine whose audience is primarily non-lawyers, many lawyers find it a challenge to present their ideas in a clear, straightforward fashion without resorting to legalese. In a…
  • May 6

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?
    Sam Glover, founder of The Lawyerist, believes that all lawyers must be familiar with the fundamental operating principles of the technology that we use every day. In his opinion, basic knowledge of the internet and how computers work is…
  • Apr 29

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective
    I was pleased to have been invited to contribute an article to the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of Administrator’s Advantage, the newsletter of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. In it, I outline some of the…
Rank this Week: 510

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: 3051

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • May 20

    Your Brand is You

    Your Brand is You
    Going from one generation to another in the 1980s when I was asked to be the law firm’s Chief Operating Officer was difficult enough … and dysfunctional if seen from a 50,000 foot level. But, today, with four generations in the…
  • May 12

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client
    From 2000 to 2007, over 42,000 legal malpractice lawsuits were reported to liability (malpractice) insurers, according to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability. This committee segregated 21 root…
  • May 11

    Even Lawyers Can Be Taxed

    Even Lawyers Can Be Taxed
    In 2009, the voters of the city of San Francisco approved proposition Q. The net effect of this initiative was to tax the payroll of partnerships, including lawyers, hedge fund managers and doctors. The California Supreme Court recently…
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
  • May 3

    False reports and false claim

    False reports and false claim
    1 May 2015 saw the release of a number of reports and memorandums regarding military sexual assault.  Some initial takeaways (which in my view certain people are either deliberately ignoring or misreporting). No POD, the conviction rate…
Rank this Week: 220

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Quickly Preview Documents in Worldox Using the Viewer Tool

    Quickly Preview Documents in Worldox Using the Viewer Tool
    The viewer allows you to quickly preview and scan though a list of documents or photos. If you partner the text search with the view, you can search all documents for a unique word of phrase and be taken to that word or phrase, which will…
  • May 20

    Using Time Entry Assistant in Amicus Attorney

    Using Time Entry Assistant in Amicus Attorney
    If at the end of each day or month you are scratching your head wondering where your time was spent, you should start using the Time Entry Assistant within Amicus Attorney Premium Edition.
  • May 15

    Which type of hackers represent the biggest threat to law firms?

    Which type of hackers represent the biggest threat to law firms?
    Hackers represent much of the threat landscape for many industries, and the legal industry is no exception. With pop culture today portraying them as both heroes and villains, it is sometimes difficult to really understand what exactly is…
Rank this Week: 1951

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: 2461

Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • May 20

    DS7.0: Fresh Topics, New Challenges and Solution

    DS7.0: Fresh Topics, New Challenges and Solution
    Counsel On Call’s Discovery Symposium 7.0 was recently held in Nashville, Tenn. The annual two-day event was a good balance of relevant large data topics, fun networking between in-house attorney peers, and open dialogue on the issues…
  • May 5

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue
    It’s hard to believe that our annual Discovery Symposium is here already. This is now our sixth year of hosting a select group of clients and Fortune 500 legal departments in Nashville for two days of programming from their in-house…
  • Mar 19

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised
    This guest post is by Eric Griffin, a director at Counsel On Call. Eric works closely with clients to design innovative and cost-effective legal solutions in a variety of verticals and practice areas. Just over a week ago, Ryan McLead of…
Rank this Week: 4264

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
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 2115

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/
Rank this Week: 1568

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • May 19

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Legal Assistant in Wyomissing

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Legal Assistant in Wyomissing
    Berks County is a lovely area of PA.  The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller is a mid-sized law firm serving clients throughout Berks County and southeastern Pennsylvania. It has been one of the leading law firms since 1945.  The firm…
  • May 4

    Estate Paralegal Job Opportunity / Opening in West Chester, PA

    Estate Paralegal Job Opportunity / Opening in West Chester, PA
    The mid-size law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, which is located in West Chester, Chester County, PA, is steeped in rich history. They have a job opening / opportunity for an Estate Paralegal with a minimum of five years’ experience.…
  • May 4

    Associate Attorney job opening / opportunity

    Associate Attorney job opening / opportunity
    The small, growing 4-attorney Jenkintown, Montgomery County, PA law firm of Solnick & Levin LLC is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years of plaintiff personal injury experience.  The desired candidate must be able to work…
Rank this Week: 2709

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/
  • May 19

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 5: Managing Procrastination

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 5: Managing Procrastination
    View image | gettyimages.com   In this, the fifth in our series on time management (parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all also available), we’ll address . . . okay, procrastination. (Deep sigh) Maybe I should watch ‘Mad Men’ or…
  • Apr 24

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement
      In my latest Secure Your Data series post, I provided my top digital data security tips, including tip #7: Vetting Providers. This bonus guest post digs deeper into your due diligence obligations. Attorney Louise Leduc Kennedy, whose…
  • Apr 23

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4
    View image | gettyimages.com   It’s that time of year again: time for your annual marketing check-up. LOMAP’s 5th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference will take place June 4, 2015 at MCLE This year’s…
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On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • May 19

    Wall Street Journal Lifts National Profile of Collateral Consequence

    Wall Street Journal Lifts National Profile of Collateral Consequence
    Monday’s Wall Street Journal (May 18, 2015), raised the national understanding of the problems presented by the proliferation of the collateral consequences of criminal convictions. The print article, published on page A3 of the…
  • Apr 16

    Thank You, American Law Institute

    Thank You, American Law Institute
    I learned Tuesday that I have been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. I am really very pleased to be elected. The American Law Institute is described as “the leading independent organization in the United States…
  • Mar 16

    A Lawyers’ Canon?

    A Lawyers’ Canon?
    The idea of a “Western Canon” is a body of books and cultural achievements that are broadly accepted as most important and influential in shaping our culture. One example is Harold Bloom’s, The Western…
Rank this Week: 2093

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/
  • May 18

    Ladies and Gentlemen!

    Ladies and Gentlemen!
    If, as an advocate, your habit is to say “ladies and gentlemen of the jury, ” you may sometimes be wrong. Check out Brian K. Johnson’s blog post on why you should let go of this old-fashioned phrase at Attorney at…
  • Apr 14

    The Music of Your Voice

    The Music of Your Voice
    We recently sent out our Professional Development Email Newsletter. Find a video link we included in the newsletter below. Read the full newsletter here. Want to sign up for our newsletter? Click here. THE MUSIC OF YOUR VOICE When we stand to…
  • Mar 10

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student
    I had the pleasure of presenting The Always Articulate Attorney, a public speaking skills program, at the University of Chicago Law School recently. My lecture was part of  the law school’s Keystone Professionalism &…
Rank this Week: 1221

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • May 18

    Five tips for working with Reveal Codes in WordPerfect

    Five tips for working with Reveal Codes in WordPerfect
    Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Long-time WordPerfect users swear by Reveal Codes, a quick and easy way of viewing the formatting instructions – codes – that are inserted into a document when you…
  • May 18

    Why Hiring Staff Pays YOU

    Why Hiring Staff Pays YOU
    Last week I blogged about client retention.  I ended that post with the following thought: If we all know what to do to keep clients and cultivate referrals, why is it so hard? Answer: because you’re trying to juggle…
  • May 12

    Office 2016 Preview

    Office 2016 Preview
    Interested in what the next version of Office has to offer?  Feeling a bit daring? Microsoft is offering a free preview of Office 2016 to all users. What’s New in Office 2016 Check out this post from CRN highlighting 10 ……
Rank this Week: 1653

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • May 18

    2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry

    2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry
    The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 2, the 40th and last day of the 2015 legislative session. From that date, Governor Deal had 40 days to sign or veto the 312 bills that successfully passed both houses. To date, the…
  • Apr 21

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law
    By Mark A. Cobb As an active participant in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, I already knew what a terrific experience the Annual Meeting would be; however, this year’s meeting truly exceeded all…
  • Mar 23

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners…
Rank this Week: 3866

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/
  • May 17

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference
    On May 5 and 6, I attended IBM’s World of Watson conference. I report here my reflections about the conference, IBM Watson, and Watson’s potential in the legal market. This is part I of a two-part post and focuses only…
  • May 6

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)
    This is a live post from the World of Watson conference, hosted by IBM Watson. [RF: This is live blog post. I strive accurately to report highlights of what I hear. Please forgive typos and anything I misunderstand. Comments in square…
  • May 6

    IBM World of Watson: Transforming Industries (Live from World of Watson)

    IBM World of Watson: Transforming Industries (Live from World of Watson)
    This is a live post from the World of Watson conference, hosted by IBM Watson. [RF: This is live blog post. I strive accurately to report highlights of what I hear. Please forgive typos and anything I misunderstand. Comments in square…
Rank this Week: 743

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

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

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    A Celebration of Play

    A Celebration of Play
    (This is a piece I wrote in connection with my 25th college reunion.  I wanted to put it here so I could link to some of the references mentioned therein).My undergraduate experience continues to nurture (it is our "alma mater" after…
  • Feb 28

    Podcasts for Lawyer

    Podcasts for Lawyer
    I have written previously about the benefits of podcasts: interesting, relevant, and timely content pushed directly to your device (so you don't have to go looking for it) that you can enjoy whenever you want.  What's not to like? And if…
  • Dec 31

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013
    Five Must-Reads for Graduates (and Everyone Else).  Thanks to Jay Bilas for retweeting this piece and with one click making it the most popular post of the year by far.Computer and KM Stuff Good Lawyers Should Know (First Draft). …
Rank this Week: 4795

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • May 15

    START LIVING YOUR LEGACY AT WORK

    START LIVING YOUR LEGACY AT WORK
    Most of us would like to feel we have made a difference. Working on a client engagement that included the challenges of transitioning planning for partners in their early 60s, I developed a series of “legacy exercises” focused on…
  • Apr 25

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?
    My experience and research suggests that Gen Y/Millennials do want to lead and occupy top positions. However, many Millennials are turned off by the cultures typically find in organizations.
  • Mar 19

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS
    For years one of the primary ways to call attention to a diversity issue and to build strength for a specific “minority” group has been to create an “affinity group.” The group would aim to build networks, confidence,…
Rank this Week: 1133

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/
  • May 14

    Further Thoughts on the July 2014 Bar Results -- A Response to Erica Moeser

    Further Thoughts on the July 2014 Bar Results -- A Response to Erica Moeser
    Late last fall, Erica Moeser responded to a letter from Dean Kathryn Rand of the University of North Dakota (on behalf of a large number of law school deans), reiterating that the NCBE had double-checked its scoring of the MBE...
  • May 13

    Andy Perlman Appointed Dean of Suffolk Law

    Andy Perlman Appointed Dean of Suffolk Law
    A friend and colleague! Here's the press release.
  • May 12

    Reply to Reply to Lipshaw on Private Law

    Reply to Reply to Lipshaw on Private Law
    John Goldberg (left) and Henry Smith (right) at the new and interesting New Private Law blog flattered me with a serious and thoughtful response to my earlier post. (This is a version of a comment I posted over there.) The...
Rank this Week: 2892

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
Rank this Week: 4353

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Unhappy Litigant Cannot Sue The Opposing Party’s Lawyer

    Unhappy Litigant Cannot Sue The Opposing Party’s Lawyer
    Workforce Solutions v. Sara L. Pettinger and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C., 2105 IL (1st) 121265-U. In 2006, Workforce sued Urban Services of America, Inc., for breach of contract when Urban allegedly failed to pay for…
  • May 12

    Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Litigation Malpractice Case

    Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Litigation Malpractice Case
    The case is captioned USF Holland, Inv. v. Radogno, Cameli and Hoag, P.C., Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 2014. The case arose out of an underlying personal injury case in which Holland was sued for damages after one of its trucks…
  • Apr 28

    ARDC Hearing Board Dismisses Charges Against Lawyer

    ARDC Hearing Board Dismisses Charges Against Lawyer
    Filed April 27. The ARDC charged a lawyer handling a divorce, Justin Tedrowe, with wrongfully altering a form, obstructing justice and defrauding an opponent. Tedrowe sucessfully defended himself at trial. An accusation that a lawyer altered…
Rank this Week: 2526

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
  • May 13

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015
    James Evans, a top officer at Union Pacific Corp. for 16 years, died Monday at age 94, the Omaha-based railroad company said. Original source:  …
  • May 11

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO
    Comcast named Michael J. Cavanagh as its chief financial officer Monday. Original source:  …
  • May 4

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"
    Think about it. Beyond your income taxes, how much money would you give to help the government? For one Wall Street titan the answer is hundreds of millions of dollars. …
Rank this Week: 731

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: 2622

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/
  • May 11

    Question about Waiver of Privilege Against Self-Icrimination

    Question about Waiver of Privilege Against Self-Icrimination
    Is it time to reconsider the (odd?) rule that defense testimony in a criminal trial about the defendant's out-of-court statements does not constitute a waiver of the defendant's privilege against self-incrimination? See  Both sides rest…
  • May 10

    Streams of Consciousness - or Chunks?

    Streams of Consciousness - or Chunks?
    What are we (inference theorists) to make of…
  • May 2

    Canada: Admissibility Requirement: Independence and Impartiaility of Expert

    Canada: Admissibility Requirement: Independence and Impartiaility of Expert
    Supreme Court of Canada holds that expert opinion is admissible only if the expert is 'independent" and "impartial." But this rule is hedged to accommodate certain "realities" of Canada's adversary system of litigation. See White Burgess…
Rank this Week: 2058

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
  • Feb 15

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
  • Feb 1

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition
    I’ve been thinking lately about whether changes in technology should be causing us revisit ideas and approaches that we have tossed aside or put on the back burner for many years. In simplest terms, the question would be if high-speed…
Rank this Week: 481

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • May 7

    Lawyers: Use this test to determine the profitability of your flat fee

    Lawyers: Use this test to determine the profitability of your flat fee
    Many of my coaching clients who are confident in their hourly rates are concerned about ways of determining profitability for their fixed price, or flat fee, services. They want to know how to reach a profit margin that will make them the…
  • Apr 14

    Attorneys: Learn Greatness in 200 Free Step

    Attorneys: Learn Greatness in 200 Free Step
    Greatness is rarely an overnight experience. Anyone who has watched great litigators try cases knows these attorneys’ skills are the results of years of trial work. They didn’t get great at trying cases by accident or by deciding…
  • Mar 10

    Could a temp-to-permanent hiring process keep bad apples from ruining your staff?

    Could a temp-to-permanent hiring process keep bad apples from ruining your staff?
    When you hire someone for a position in a law firm, the interview process is daunting from both sides of the desk. You want to make the perfect hire, and the candidate wants to land the job. But there are many factors that could make the…
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