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What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 1122

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/
  • Apr 24

    La seguridad debe manejarse, pero no siempre son experto

    La seguridad debe manejarse, pero no siempre son experto
    El tema de seguridad está creciendo en consideración de que administra las pequeñas empresas y no es un experto en informática. Redes más pequeñas están en riesgo, pero afortunadamente puedes…
  • Apr 24

    Superb Fake label Heuer & Cartier

    Superb Fake label Heuer & Cartier
    Duplicate watches can&rsquot often be termed replica now considering that the identical look at designers have grown this sort of specialists for making identical that you could never have the ability to tell if it&rsquos serious and…
  • Apr 24

    Why Do Women Lawyers Leave?

    Why Do Women Lawyers Leave?
    Almost 40% of women leave the profession of law mid-career.  That is 2 to 3 times as many women as men, and it is a high percentage. For people outside the profession, it can appear to be lunacy to leave a high-paying job in a…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 3005

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 264

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Episode 30: This Email Will Self-Destruct in 10 Day

    Episode 30: This Email Will Self-Destruct in 10 Day
    We’re back for more legal geekery with some cool, important, and amusing stories today. (Not necessarily in that order.) Care to reward our dedication to getting back into the swing of things by subscribing to the podcast and…
  • Apr 23

    Episode 29: Can Robots Write Better Contracts Than Me? (Probably.)

    Episode 29: Can Robots Write Better Contracts Than Me? (Probably.)
    Welcome back to The Law Review Podcast and welcome to this apology episode. We’ve been hard at work polishing up the TopForm software we purchased from LexisNexis, and that’s resulted in my not having days, nights, and/or…
  • Apr 5

    Episode 25:

    Episode 25:
    It’s Friday for me, probably the weekend for you. Sounds like you don’t have a good excuse Is 2months job you viagra vs cialis late short only In, I primatene mist got definitely eyes “site” goes probably supposedly…
Rank this Week: 1655

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/
  • Apr 24

    Major Firm Rescinds 10 Job Offer

    Major Firm Rescinds 10 Job Offer
    Brown Rudnick has rescinded 10 of 23 job offers to students just before their graduation. Its press release states in part: Most of these associates were extended offers to work in our NY and Boston offices and we are not...
  • Apr 23

    It's official: Westlaw Classic will sunset on July 1

    It's official: Westlaw Classic will sunset on July 1
    We'd previously reported an unofficial story that Westlaw Classic would be phased out as of July 1, 2014. A number of law school library blogs are now reporting that Westlaw has confirmed the same with them (here, here, here and...
  • Apr 23

    Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request to Divert Raise

    Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request to Divert Raise
    A group of University of Oregon law faculty members made this proposal: The faculty recommends that the dean proceed with conversations with the Provost and the President regarding: reallocating funds for proposed faculty merit raises toward…
Rank this Week: 2637

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/
  • Apr 24

    Censure For False Statement To Match.com

    Censure For False Statement To Match.com
    A false statement to a third party resulted in an attorney's public censure by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. Here's the story Shortly after her admission in 2006, respondent opened her own practice and…
  • Apr 24

    Suspended Attorney Found In Contempt

    Suspended Attorney Found In Contempt
    One issue that we do not often see addressed in court opinions concerning bar discipline is compliance with orders of suspension. In a case decided today, the Florida Supreme Court held an attorney in contempt for failing to comply with...
  • Apr 24

    Judging Ethics In South Carolina

    Judging Ethics In South Carolina
    The South Carolina Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial has issued several recent opinions. A full-time magistrate may serve as vice-president of the alumni chapter of a college fraternity but should be careful to avoid support for…
Rank this Week: 300

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 24

    Uber Thoughts on Premium Pricing

    Uber Thoughts on Premium Pricing
    Last night, I stayed late at the office. By D.C. standards anyway.  Meaning that when I departed at 1:30 in the morning, the metro trains that I use to commute to the office were no longer running so I had to find alternative…
  • Apr 23

    Walmart Law’s Noble Root

    Walmart Law’s Noble Root
    Via Solo Practice University’s Susan Cartier-Liebel, I learned that $99 wills and have documents notarized  — at least at two Walmart locations in Canada. The services are offered through Axess , a bonafide law Canadian law…
  • Apr 16

    Are Solos Priced Out of SEO?

    Are Solos Priced Out of SEO?
    Last week, I shared some of the internet marketing lessons learned by online marketing companies. The bottom line: internet advertising can be pricey especially for small companies. This week, I’m publishing an article by Conrad Saam,…
Rank this Week: 442

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 24

    The incidental lawyer

    The incidental lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. As reported by Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks, LegalZoom’s press release celebrates the news, while…
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
Rank this Week: 4656

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/
  • Apr 24

    Robaina tax trial heating up

    Robaina tax trial heating up
    The blog hasn't really covered this tax trial involving the former mayor and his wife before Judge Ungaro, but it looks like there have been quite a number of interesting moments -- like the couple's previous criminal defense lawyer…
  • Apr 23

    RIP Myles Malman

    RIP Myles Malman
    He was a good guy, who most recently tried the B-Girls case in Miami before Judge Scola. I didn't realize he played baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  From their webpage:Malman graduated from FDU in 1967 and played…
  • Apr 22

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant
    Yes, Rumpole... Justice Scalia is on the right side again. The case is Navarette v. California.Here's the syllabus of Justice Thomas' opinion:A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the pickup truck occupied by petitioners because it…
Rank this Week: 341

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 24

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?
    The University of York is to embark on 2-year study in to whether maltreated children are best served by being put in care or kept at home with their families. Starting this month, the …
  • Apr 24

    Are first time buyers being left behind?

    Are first time buyers being left behind?
    Although recent news has displayed that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggests otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto the…
  • Apr 24

    Could you build your own home?

    Could you build your own home?
    A Canadian company called NOMAD Homes are the first to produce a flat packed home which measures only 100 square foot (9.2 square metres). For the manufacturing of the future prospect the organisation has opted for additional funding’s…
Rank this Week: 943

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Value Billing

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Value Billing
    Ed discusses how increase your value by understanding what is most important to your clients… Continue Reading
  • Apr 21

    Funded Job

    Funded Job
    In today’s newspaper, Don J. DeBenedictis, staff writer for the Journal, discusses law schools’ new approach to help law school graduates find jobs. This idea is one of several being discussed to match the supply and demand of…
  • Apr 17

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age, Part 2

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age, Part 2
    Ed continues his discussion of the issues involved in selling a law practice… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1333

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 24

    NLRB social media decisions limit employer action

    NLRB social media decisions limit employer action
    While recent rulings may strike additional fear in already-nervous companies trying to stay well within the parameters of the NLRA, there are a few steps legal departments can take to stay ahead of the game. The post NLRB social media…
  • Apr 23

    General Mills Reverses Legal Terms Amid Customer Outcry

    General Mills Reverses Legal Terms Amid Customer Outcry
    General Mills has taken out language it recently added to its legal terms of service that was reported to have stripped customers of their right to sue the company if they downloaded coupons, “like” the company on Facebook or…
  • Apr 21

    213 law firm jobs cut since January

    213 law firm jobs cut since January
    Seven prominent law firms have confirmed layoffs this year affecting an estimated 213 jobs. The Am Law Daily did the math and found that five out of six of the job cuts were support positions. It’s “looking a lot like layoff…
Rank this Week: 153

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Arguments about who should be canonized…

    Arguments about who should be canonized are even sillier than arguments about Halls of Fame, but that doesn't stop people from having them. Charley Pierce makes a couple of good points here. I agree that JPII absolutely had more to do with…
  • Apr 22

    We are pretty solidly Team Cat at Big…

    We are pretty solidly Team Cat at Big Pink. I like dogs, and would sort of like to have a dog, but there would have to be some pretty big changes in the way that we live to accommodate a dog, and I just don't see it happening. The cats are …
  • Apr 21

    A. started listening to the audiobook of…

    A. started listening to the audiobook of The Goldfinch on a trip I wasn't on, but correctly realized that it would be something I'd enjoy. As a result I came in late, but it is absolutely a novel I will be going back to. I've been thinking…
Rank this Week: 1319

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

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

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    His & Hers Summer Associate Dressing Tip

    His & Hers Summer Associate Dressing Tip
    By Gabriella Khorasanee For some reason, fashion advice is often geared to the ladies while the gents are expected to know the right from wrong because of their limited options. Well, a summer associate is a summer associate, and…
  • Apr 21

    Five Things Every First Year Associate Needs to Know

    Five Things Every First Year Associate Needs to Know
    The CareeristIf you're a new associate at a big firm, you're probably going through orientation—learning about firm policies, CLE requirements, and the best drafting and billing practices. All good and necessary stuff. But as…
  • Apr 17

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)
    by Hillary MantisWhether we are in good economic times or bad, lawyers have always been curious about non-traditional legal careers. You would like to use your J.D., but you don’t necessarily want to be a litigator or a corporate…
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Apr 24

    Shrink to Grow Your Law Practice

    Shrink to Grow Your Law Practice
    To grow your law practice, you have to get more clients, right? But is that really the best growth strategy? Not necessarily. For many law firms, the right strategy is to get better, not bigger. Pursuing growth — more clients, more…
  • Apr 23

    The Local Search Game

    The Local Search Game
    Let's say you're an average Joe who needs to find a local lawyer. Finding the right one can certainly be a difficult quest. Where do you start? Many might think a person's automatic first step would be to ask a few friends if they've used a…
  • Apr 22

    Winning at Local Search Launch

    Winning at Local Search Launch
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Rank this Week: 2733

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 24

    Shrink to Grow Your Law Practice

    Shrink to Grow Your Law Practice
    To grow your law practice, you have to get more clients, right? But is that really the best growth strategy? Not necessarily. For many law firms, the right strategy is to get better, not bigger. Pursuing growth — more clients, more…
  • Apr 23

    The Local Search Game

    The Local Search Game
    Let's say you're an average Joe who needs to find a local lawyer. Finding the right one can certainly be a difficult quest. Where do you start? Many might think a person's automatic first step would be to ask a few friends if they've used a…
  • Apr 22

    Winning at Local Search Launch

    Winning at Local Search Launch
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Rank this Week: 474

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Free Lunch and Learn

    Free Lunch and Learn
    All attendees will be entered into a door prize drawingOne hour of North Carolina CLE credit is available.All attendees will also receive a complimentary 14 day Lexis Advance trial ID for unlimited access to virtually everything we offer…
  • Apr 21

    Volunteer for May 17 Workday!

    Volunteer for May 17 Workday!
    MAY 17 WORKDAY PLANNEDWe need volunteers for Saturday, May 17.  The GBA’s community involvement committee is giving its adopted park (Sussmans Park) a little TLC and we need some volunteer worker bees.  We plan…
  • Apr 18

    Save the Date - Law Day Celebration - Tuesday, May 6 at Noon

    Save the Date - Law Day Celebration - Tuesday, May 6 at Noon
    SAVE THE DATELaw Day CelebrationTuesday, May 6, 2014NoonGuilford County Government PlazaThe Public is encouraged to attend
Rank this Week: 3131

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 24

    How to Offer Subscription Fee

    How to Offer Subscription Fee
    Subscription fees can be a great fit for legal services, depending on your practice area and whether your clients have ongoing legal needs. Here's how to offer them.How to Offer Subscription Fees is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
  • Apr 22

    The Best And The Worst Onscreen Cross Examination

    The Best And The Worst Onscreen Cross Examination
    Ladies and gentlemen, it is never a good idea to have a client that can turn into a terrifying monster and, should one find oneself with such a client, it is best not to provoke said client into hulking out.The Best And The Worst Onscreen…
  • Apr 21

    NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review

    NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review
    The NeatConnect is an excellent document scanner for heavy cloud users, and a pretty good scanner for everyone else, too.NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is © 2013 Lawyerist…
Rank this Week: 254

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Apr 23

    DEAR SENATOR WYDEN

    DEAR SENATOR WYDEN
    YES, I AM LISTENING TO YOU,   But Are You Listening to Me?   I don’t think so. Yesterday, my Senator Ron Wyden wrote to me in one of those e-mails that ends with a contribution request.     Not long ago I attended…
  • Apr 9

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR
    WOMEN AND WAR   Let Us Put Women In Charge of  War   My friend was not able to go on a skiing vacation with us this year because of disabilities caused by his year in the Vietnam War.  My service escaped those…
  • Feb 5

    THE KNOWN BIGOT

    THE KNOWN BIGOT
    THE BIGOT I KNOW     HE IS not CLOSE TO ME, OR IS HE?  LET ME INTRODUCE MY business ACQUAINTANCE,  mr. ED harnden, A DOWNTOWN LAWYER.   ONE DAY, DOWNTOWN,   I ASKED MY MOTHER….’WHY DO PEOPLE HATE…
Rank this Week: 83

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 23

    The State of Oregon’s Legal Industry

    The State of Oregon’s Legal Industry
    Where can we learn about the state of Oregon’s legal industry?  Data about demographics, employment, supply, and demand can hard to find – especially in one convenient location.  Now a new resource is available, thanks…
  • Apr 21

    Just Say No to Charging Clients Merchant Fee

    Just Say No to Charging Clients Merchant Fee
    Lawyers often ask if they may ethically charge clients for credit card merchant fees. There is no ethical barrier to passing on the merchant fee, or crediting the client for the net amount of the transaction only, if the client ……
  • Apr 16

    Legal Tech by the Number

    Legal Tech by the Number
    As we bid adieu to tips, sites, and other good stuff curated from this year’s ABA TECHSHOW, some interesting numbers for you – courtesy of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Who is Using the Cloud and Who is Using ……
Rank this Week: 4886

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
Rank this Week: 1663

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

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

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 753

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/
  • Apr 23

    Curve Ball: Beware of legal fee pitches from lawyer

    Curve Ball: Beware of legal fee pitches from lawyer
    We’ve worked with legal fee issues with many lawyers and law firms for more than 20 years now.  While you would think that lawyers understand how legal fees work and the issues they can raise, they often do not know ……
  • Apr 23

    Clients Uncovered: No insurance money for jailed lawyer’s client

    Clients Uncovered: No insurance money for jailed lawyer’s client
    Clients tend to make some assumptions about lawyers, including the assumption that lawyers are wealthy and carry lots of insurance from which clients can recover if the lawyer steals, overbills them, or commits malpractice. Unfortunately,…
  • Apr 13

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy
    In theory, a law firm is responsible for all the actions (and omissions) of all its lawyers, all its staff, and even its temps and contract staff (lawyers, paralegals, or whatever).  And, also in theory, the client is bound by ……
Rank this Week: 1973

Innovate

Innovate

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

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Apr 23

    How you earn your fee

    How you earn your fee
    By Julie Fleming“There’s a lot of conversation now about fees… Whether the billable hour should live or die and how to innovate ethical and effective fee arrangements, just to name two hot topics of discussion. I ran across…
  • Apr 16

    Reluctant Rainmakers’ Five Steps to a Profitable Practice

    Reluctant Rainmakers’ Five Steps to a Profitable Practice
    By Julie FlemingMost of us didn’t have any law school training about business development.  (Fortunately for today’s students, that’s starting to change.) Law school classes tended to assume that the clients would just…
  • Apr 9

    Build client value

    Build client value
    By Julie FlemingWhen you recognize a problem that a client is facing and you offer help, you create real value for your client. I’ve written previously about how an offhand conversation with my contractor Oldrich resulted in my…
Rank this Week: 2918

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
  • Apr 23

    Can Grandma Still Drive?

    Can Grandma Still Drive?
    One of the most difficult concepts to accept for those with some form of “incapacity” is a restriction on their ability to drive. And taking away the car keys from someone else is one of the hardest things to do. Here’s an…
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
Rank this Week: 2686

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Apr 23

    Seeking Outside the Box-er

    Seeking Outside the Box-er
    Are you one of those people that's embracing technology and using it in new and creative ways for your legal work? The ABA Journal has an interesting project underway, and it's seeking "legal rebels" who are "leveraging…
  • Mar 31

    Judges and Social Media

    Judges and Social Media
    It's hardly "news" that the legal profession generally is struggling to find ways to use social media for enhancing legal practice. And there certainly has been lots of virtual ink spilled over the issue of judges using social…
  • Mar 17

    Public Service Law Pays in Happiness Dividend

    Public Service Law Pays in Happiness Dividend
    It's probably no surprise to readers of this blog, but now it's confirmed. As reported in the ABA Journal Law News Now, a recent Florida State University University College of Law survey found that lawyers in "prestige" jobs, who…
Rank this Week: 3797

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/
  • Apr 23

    Michigan - Sufficiency of Evidence; Inference on Inference

    Michigan - Sufficiency of Evidence; Inference on Inference
    People v. LaFountain, 495 Mich. 968 (March 28, 2014): In this case, defendant only disputes whether there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding that her operation of a methamphetamine laboratory “involve[d] the…
  • Apr 12

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD
    John H. Mansfield, obituary, Boston Globe (April 13, 2014): MANSFIELD, John Howard Of Brookline, MA, died on April 10, 2014 at the age of 85. He was the John Watson Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Harvard Law School. Beloved husband of…
  • Apr 7

    Time to mobilize

    Time to mobilize
    It is time for Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians in the United States to mobilize. Mr. Putin probably wants to expand westward next. And Obama and Merkel cannot yet be counted on. &&& The dynamic evidence…
Rank this Week: 4750

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/
  • Apr 23

    New Risk Roundtable Events Announced

    New Risk Roundtable Events Announced
     We're pleased to announce several new Risk Roundtable events set for Toronto, Tampa and Orlando. (If you missed summaries on upcoming Boston, Houston, Dallas, or Chicago events, please see our previous update.) The Toronto…
  • Apr 21

    Risk News: Two Stories of Law Firm Malpractice Allegation

    Risk News: Two Stories of Law Firm Malpractice Allegation
    "Who Picks Counsel: Firm or Insurer?" --"O'Donnell, Ferebee, Medley & Frazer of Houston wants to select the lawyer who will defend the firm from some malpractice counterclaims instead of using a defense attorney picked by its liability…
  • Apr 17

    Law Technology News on Steps to Protect Client Data

    Law Technology News on Steps to Protect Client Data
    Law Technology News urges clients to take the lead in directing law firm information security practices: "8 Tips for Corporate and Outside Counsel to Protect Client Data"--"Corporate counsel must take the initiative to protect the company's…
Rank this Week: 4976

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/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 91

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Book recommendation: The Verdict by Nick Stone

    Book recommendation: The Verdict by Nick Stone
    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is…
  • Apr 22

    Put out to pasture

    Put out to pasture
    “Ah, Mr Wheaton,” said HeadClerk today. “I have a possession hearing for you in Lambeth.” There was silence in the clerks room as the other barristers passing through took in the full implications of what was being…
  • Apr 20

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 378

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Covers the practice of law in Texas. By Henry Hunter.

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Apr 22

    Proportionate Responsibility and Tort Action

    Proportionate Responsibility and Tort Action
    A friend and I were talking about a news story recently.  Apparently, a law student was arrested after he called a couple police officers out after seeing them abuse their authority and then break the law themselves. When he…
  • Jan 31

    Another’s Wrongdoing: The Lawyer’s Ethical Dutie

    Another’s Wrongdoing: The Lawyer’s Ethical Dutie
    On page 8 of this month’s Dallas Bar Headnotes was an article written by a former professor of mine, for whom I have great respect. While the article was interesting and thought-provoking for a young lawyer like myself, it occurs…
  • Jan 27

    Flippant Judge is Not Funny

    Flippant Judge is Not Funny
    Lowering the Bar and MyCase recently posted regarding litigation from back in 2003 between Hyperphase Technologies and Microsoft.  The District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin had set a deadline for filing any motions for…
Rank this Week: 2779

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tax on Legal Services in PA

    Tax on Legal Services in PA
    There’s no time to passively wait on this issue, folks.   Seniors are heavily in favor of tax on legal services, as it will replace property tax, and make it more affordable to hold onto their homes when limited to social…
  • Apr 15

    Security Issues on iPhone 5

    Security Issues on iPhone 5
    Attorneys who use the iPhone 5s should refrain from enabling Touch ID.  There have already been two patches in response to two security flaws.  But tech experts feel that the Touch ID feature is still a risk for phones carrying…
  • Mar 28

    Job Opening – Law Firm Office Administrator

    Job Opening – Law Firm Office Administrator
    Solnick & Levin is a small law firm in Jenkintown, PA with a busy personal injury and workers’ compensation practices.  They have a job opening for a Law Firm Office Administrator. The firm, which currently has 4 attorneys…
Rank this Week: 1729

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Coping with the Heartbleed security flaw (and future Heartbleeds)

    Coping with the Heartbleed security flaw (and future Heartbleeds)
    Surely you have heard of the Internet security threat Heartbleed by now. But the explanations seem a bit complicated and advice to change all of your passwords yet again seems so “been there, done that.” This is a serious…
  • Apr 4

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 - Interview with The TECHSHOW Chair

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 - Interview with The TECHSHOW Chair
    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 was a great success, breaking all of its previous attendance records. Congratulations to ABA TECHSHOW chair Natalie R. Kelly and the rest of the TECHSHOW planning board. For our Digital Edge podcast this month, Sharon Nelson…
  • Mar 17

    2014 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference set for June 19-21, 2014.

    2014 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference set for June 19-21, 2014.
    The 2014 Oklahoma Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference will be coming to the Hard Rock Casino Resort Tulsa June 19-21, 2014. Our speakers include Bryan Sims (who many of you know as The Connected Lawyer), Oklahoma Supreme Court Vice...
Rank this Week: 2252

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/
  • Apr 22

    Well-spoken at 94: Justice John Paul Steven

    Well-spoken at 94: Justice John Paul Steven
    To see and hear an extremely well-spoken retired Supreme Court Justice, click on the link below. Now 94 years old, Justice Stevens is better spoken than most of us in our prime. Does a lifetime of writing, speaking, and thinking carefully…
  • Apr 7

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side
    by Marsha Hunter At a trial skills program last month, I spent two days in individual coaching and video review. As the first day wore on, disturbing reports began to surface that someone on the faculty was instructing students to conduct…
  • Mar 13

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court
    by Marsha Hunter How hard can it be to read out loud in court? Surprisingly difficult and strangely tricky! 99.5% of the talking you do in court is extemporaneous. The other .05% of courtroom speech is one of two kinds: memorized verbatim…
Rank this Week: 2116

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

Covers lawyer compensation and law firm finance. By Jim Cotterman of Altman Weil, Inc.

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • Apr 22

    Should performance evaluations be linked to pay decisions?

    Should performance evaluations be linked to pay decisions?
    There are a variety of views on this topic of linking pay and performance evaluations.  My general response is to link the two because pay proportional to performance(r) is a critical element of best practices in lawyer…
  • Mar 14

    Realization

    Realization
    The profit metric that tells how efficiently work done at standard rates is converted into cash.  It does not tell you how fast this happens, just the amount of slippage that occurs from end to end.  There are key…
  • Mar 4

    Searching for better associate bonuse

    Searching for better associate bonuse
    Recent questions regarding changing associate bonus programs prompted me to note a few thoughts for all to consider.   1.  Associates generally like an objective effort driven bonus that they can control (at least to some…
Rank this Week: 4462

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: 1261

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Apr 21

    Mark Herrmann on how to write for real people.

    Mark Herrmann on how to write for real people.
    Does your job include giving written legal advice to non-lawyers? If so, then you should read Mark Herrmann’s latest at Above the Law.
  • Apr 18

    Walker Percy on good bourbon

    Walker Percy on good bourbon
    This essay by Walker Percy has nothing to do with legal writing, at least not directly. But it is a sweet piece of writing, and the best way to improve your own writing is to read good writing. So enjoy...
  • Apr 16

    Music can make you a better writer.

    Music can make you a better writer.
    Lately I have been thinking that learning to play music can make you a better writer. I cannot explain why, except that music develops your senses of rhythm, euphony, and structure. So I was happy to see this article exploring...
Rank this Week: 1583

Out-of-the-Box Lawyering

Out-of-the-Box Lawyering

Discusses the use of creative solutions by lawyers. By Adlph J. Levy.

http://www.outoftheboxlawyering.com
Rank this Week: 1587

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Apr 21

    Best of NBH: Name Your Ten Most Wanted

    Best of NBH: Name Your Ten Most Wanted
    Here’s another favorite idea from 2012: Identify Your Top Ten “Most Wanted” Clients.  Here’s the post: A simple idea from Jorge Barba at Game Changer:  Create a 10 Most Wanted Client List.  Who’s…
  • Apr 18

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea

    Best of NBH: Quarantine Your Best Idea
    Do you have Shiny Shiny Syndrome?  I do.  Here’s a post from January 2012 about a technique I still use: Many of the attorneys I work with suffer from the same thing I do: Shiny Shiny Syndrome.  You suffer from S3…
  • Apr 17

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech

    Best of NBH: Stop Fixing Your Own Tech
    Here’s a tech-related tip from this post: How many times has a quick technology fix turned into a day of un-billable time?  Trust me on this one, no matter how much (or little) work you have, your time is better spent building your…
Rank this Week: 709

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: 4703

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 20

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily
    Have you heard the parable about truths and facts trying to get heard and being ignored? In the second part of the tale, story comes along: she takes the same information, wraps it in a narrative and is heard. There are many versions of this…
  • Apr 16

    Life after law: Humor consultant

    Life after law: Humor consultant
    The job of this non-practicing lawyer includes writing comebacks to lawyer jokes! Read all about Malcolm Kushner's current career in this article from California Lawyer.
  • Apr 15

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you
    If you believe as I do that a mindful mediator is a more effective mediator—both because of his or her adept ability to utilize conflict resolution skills but more importantly because of the direct effect he or she has on the parties'…
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • Apr 20

    State of the US Legal Market Summed Up in 3 Tweet

    State of the US Legal Market Summed Up in 3 Tweet
    Each Friday I select three of the best and most interesting Tweets from the prior week as my “Tweets of the Week”.  Last week, I was struck by how my picks tell the current story of the legal market… With demand flat,…
  • Apr 14

    Where is the Excitement about the Future of the Legal Market?

    Where is the Excitement about the Future of the Legal Market?
    Every day I read about big and exciting changes in industry.  On Monday, the New York Times reported on the huge impact graphene could have in electronics and other industries, Forbes on the first artificial red blood…
  • Apr 10

    Middle Office Support for Law Firms – Captives v Outsourcing

    Middle Office Support for Law Firms – Captives v Outsourcing
    Many large US law firms own and operate low cost service centers. These “captives” provide a range of “middle office” support such as IT, finance, word processing, and business research. Since 2012, five US firms…
Rank this Week: 1138

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/
  • Apr 18

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School
    On June 5, we will host our fourth annual ‘super’ marketing conference: Building Relationships to Build Business. Suffolk University Law School will host, and the event is co-sponsored by Suffolk’s Center for Advanced Legal…
  • Apr 12

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!
    April 15 is just around the corner; and, you know what that means: It’s again time to pay the taxman. One of two certainties of existence comes around again. But, if you opened your own law practice this year, you’re not only…
  • Apr 4

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet
    It’s sort of a rite of passage at this point to go out to the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW (yes, that’s right: ALL CAPS), and to then write a recap post about your experience. I mean, everybody’s doing it:…
Rank this Week: 1665

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Apr 18

    ABA Day in Washington, 2014 — A Report from Capitol Hill

    ABA Day in Washington, 2014 — A Report from Capitol Hill
    Last week a delegation of Vermont lawyers — Vermont Bar Association President David Fenster, President-Elect Dan Richardson, Vermont Defender General Matt Valerio, American Bar Association State Delegate Fritz Langrock, VBA…
  • Apr 11

    Take a Moment and Read: “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment”

    Take a Moment and Read: “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment”
    I don’t usually use this forum just to promote someone else’s publication, but a recent article from the  Huff Post New York, “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment” April 11,…
  • Apr 3

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Active Listening

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Active Listening
    When I prepare a witness for a deposition, I cover certain fundamentals. Among the most basic are these: “Listen to the question. Let the questioner finish the question. Be sure you understand the question before you begin to answer it.…
Rank this Week: 4672