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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 28

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)
    The behavior of the trial judge requires the grant of a new trial, according to a decision issued Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The jury had returned a defendant's verdict in a medical malpractice action Having reviewed the record...
  • May 28

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension
    An 18-month suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court of an attorney In April 2014, respondent broke into her ex-husband’s home and stole a man’s diamond ring (valued at approximately $13,000) and a woman’s Rolex watch…
  • May 28

    Getting Into Jail

    Getting Into Jail
    The Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the interim suspension of an attorney who is the subject of this post on the web page of the Lafource Parish Sheriff's Department Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people face criminal charges following an…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • May 27

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.
    Don't all call or visit at once but I implore all Facebook, LinkedIn IN friends to make or maintain "live" relationships with everyone they digitally befriend. 100% virtual relationships miss much--and I think miss the point. SM…
  • May 24

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?
    A recent dispatch from my friend Partner Emeritus, who for political reasons is touring familiar points south and scouting residential properties: Dan, one of the sexual fantasies on my bucket list entails me dressing up as a British naval…
  • May 18

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.
    Well-written plain English opinion yesterday U.S. District Judge Richard. R. Leon. DDC May 17, 2016 handgun decision...
Rank this Week: 74

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 19

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?
    Friend and colleague Hartley Goldstone was recently interviewed for Family Wealth Report about his new book Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors and Trust Creators coauthored with Jay Hughes and Keith Whitaker.…
  • Apr 12

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman
    Gary Friedman will present on 3 days (2-hour keynote on July 15th, full day on July 16th, and one and one-half hours on July 16) at the 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat. The event will be held outside Colorado Springs at The Franciscan Retreat…
  • Mar 29

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service
    An excellent interview about the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in client service is coming up on April 26! Sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), this teleconference will feature my wise, knowledgeable colleague Dr.…
Rank this Week: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

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

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

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

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

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 120

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 143

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 148

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 26

    Broward lawyer Alan Koslow charged with money laundering

    Broward lawyer Alan Koslow charged with money laundering
    Another only-in-South-Florida-story.  And Paula McMahon has all of the details.  Yikes:Well-known Broward lawyer and lobbyist Alan Koslow was charged Thursday with a federal money-laundering conspiracy after prosecutors said he and…
  • May 25

    Another EDNY Judge steps up

    Another EDNY Judge steps up
    This time it's Judge Block, who wrote this wonderful sentencing opinion explaining how devastating collateral consequences are and deciding that probation was sufficient punishment.  The whole thing is definitely worth a read.  Why…
  • May 25

    Another win for Lewis Tein

    Another win for Lewis Tein
    This time to the tune of $4 million. Congrats to them for proving the haters wrong.
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Jun 25

    White & Case Diversity

    White & Case Diversity
    Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case, embedded in all we do as one firm in our offices around the world. As a truly global law firm, we recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds who strengthen…
  • Jun 25

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship
    Go to the link to read about this awesome opportunity!https://m.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internship
  • May 6

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary…
Rank this Week: 214

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
  • May 18

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search
    Retail SEO: Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search Product page optimisation is an oft-overlooked area of retail SEO. The key objection I tend to encounter is that there’s just so many pages, people struggle to know where to…
Rank this Week: 219

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 26

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has an upcoming webinar that provides free CLE in a number of states: Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Join Practical Law and the Wage & Hour Defense Institute…
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
Rank this Week: 240

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 29

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline
    Jotwell is now indexed on HeinOnline. This includes all reviews since we started publishing in October 2009.
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
  • May 26

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling
    Charlotte Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock, and Nantiya Ruan, Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours and Income Instability, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015) available at SSRN.Charlotte GardenMany…
Rank this Week: 263

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (and sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete...
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 294

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 25

    LSAT Course Scholarship Opportunity through PowerScore

    LSAT Course Scholarship Opportunity through PowerScore
    Hello Ms. JD readers! Summer is just around the corner. And for many pre-law students, this means LSAT preparation. For those of you in the Los Angeles area, PowerScore is offering scholarships for their two-day course in July. Simply click…
  • May 25

    Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Summer LSAT Course Giveaway with PowerScore!

    Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Summer LSAT Course Giveaway with PowerScore!
    To celebrate Ms. JD's pre-law programming, Ms. JD Pre-Law Sponsor, PowerScore, is giving away a LSAT prep course to one lucky Ms. JD reader. Enter to win a PowerScore Live Online Course using the widget below! Attend 12…
  • May 24

    Leading By Example

    Leading By Example
    One of the approaches I have taken to my legal career is to seek out female lawyers who love what they do and learn about their path. Some of them have become mentors, while others remained one-off conversations. My discussions with them…
Rank this Week: 345

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 27

    Make It Easier to Get Paid with Clio’s New Trust Requests Feature

    Make It Easier to Get Paid with Clio’s New Trust Requests Feature
    Clio-using lawyers get paid on the same day they issue a bill. Most law firms wait an average of three months for clients to pay their bills. Clio-using lawyers have an advantage over these law firms because they don’t have to spend…
  • May 27

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation
    For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly. This…
  • May 27

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation
    For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly. This…
Rank this Week: 390

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 28

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement
    Last week, BTI Consulting reported that alternative fee arrangements have “soared to an all time high,” noting that AFAs generated savings of nearly 14%, or an average of $2.7 million for law departments.   These savings…
  • Apr 21

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible
    Michael Rynowecer of BTI Consulting had a great, must-read post today on his Mad Clientist blog. In the post, which I strongly recommend, Michael makes these points: Spending on AFAs is way up—nearly 20% CAGR over 4 years Outside…
  • Feb 9

    A special note of thanks to our client

    A special note of thanks to our client
    I wrote my first blog post on April 10, 2005, and I have published 968 posts since then.  To be candid, not all of the posts related to client service issues, the blog’s name notwithstanding.  But a good many of the posts have…
Rank this Week: 392

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: 399

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
Rank this Week: 402

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 446

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 467

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/
  • Dec 28

    Rebooting the Blog

    Rebooting the Blog
    In January 2016 I’ll have been “writing” this blog for 12 years. I put “writing” in quotes because the truth is I’ve written it for nine, ignored it for two and abandoned it for one. It still gets a handful…
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend
    Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here. We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and two days later made the Today…
  • Dec 29

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
Rank this Week: 481

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

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

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

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

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 485

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 484

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 486

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    A good way to know if an article by a law…

    A good way to know if an article by a law professor about the Supreme Court, or Constitutional law is legit or horseshit it is to skip to the bottom first to check out where the professor teaches. Today's NYTimes has a piece by a guy named…
  • May 26

    Hey, it's Miles Davis' birthday! I am…

    Hey, it's Miles Davis' birthday! I am going to celebrate with some late Miles: Dark Magus maybe, or Tutu. Then I am going to watch Dingo, which my brother got me.
  • May 24

    Bob Dylan's birthday. I'll figure out a…

    Bob Dylan's birthday. I'll figure out a way to mark it later; my copy of the new standards set doesn't arrive until tomorrow.
Rank this Week: 502

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
  • Feb 15

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday
    Long-time readers of this blog will know that today is the blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. I started this blog on February 15, 2003, and we (my blog and me) are marking its thirteenth birthday today. That makes DennisKennedy.Blog a…
  • Feb 14

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast
    The 2015 ABA TECHREPORT is out. The TECHREPORT is a set of free articles where the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has legal technology expert analyze and summarize data from the 2015 ABA Legal Technology…
Rank this Week: 513

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 29

    Just a reminder–IAC possibly on sentencing

    Just a reminder–IAC possibly on sentencing
    We tend to focus on IAC issues to do with the merits, which on occasion includes a failure to investigate.  Here is a CAAF reminder, to us andACCA. No. 16-0468/AR. U.S. v. James H. Lee. CCA 20140309. On consideration of the petition for…
  • May 29

    Sexual assault and law of war-worth the read

    Sexual assault and law of war-worth the read
    Something here for the downrange SJA/BJA. You’ll remember this: Joseph Goldstein, U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies, N.Y. Times (Sept. 20, 2015),http://nyti.ms/1KrOuSM. Continue reading →
  • May 29

    It’s hearsay-worth the read

    It’s hearsay-worth the read
    Captain John S. Reid, as this “Is It Hearsay? A Practical Primer,” in 43 The Reporter, No. 2 (2016), for a quick and good review of the various hearsay rules.  
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 543

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 675

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
  • Jun 16

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
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LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
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My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • May 18

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire
    Bryan Marble, principal at AmazeLaw  is a law firm vendor offering various web, blogging and SEO solutions for law firms. But perhaps because Marble is married to a lawyer, he’s one of the few law firm vendors that I’ve ever…
  • May 17

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant
    Talk about lazy blogging.  I happened to come across this March 2015 post  at Findlaw’s Law Firm Business Blog  recommending that law firms consider setting up an informational booth or table at the outdoor festivals,…
  • May 16

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project
    Google is famous for its twenty percent project initiative which encourages employees to spend twenty percent of their time experimenting with their own ideas. Other behemoth tech companies like LinkedIn, Facebook and Apple have adopted their…
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the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
  • Mar 9

    Comma chameleon

    Comma chameleon
    Writers and editors often struggle over whether to insert or delete a comma. Often the choice depends, not on rules, but on what you are trying to say. For example, tonight on a social medium, I shared a post about...
  • Mar 7

    A lovely guide to punctuation.

    A lovely guide to punctuation.
    Here is the useful and beautifully done Punctuation Guide, by Jordan Penn, J.D. (Hat tip to Roy Jacobsen.)
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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 18

    What are the Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader and COO Thinking? (Live from P3)

    What are the Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader and COO Thinking? (Live from P3)
    This is a live post from P3, the Practice Innovation Conference. This session is What are the Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader and COO Thinking?.  I have appended the session description and speaker bio at the end of this…
  • May 18

    Data Visualization for Law Firms (Live from P3)

    Data Visualization for Law Firms (Live from P3)
    This is a live post from P3, the Practice Innovation Conference. This session is Data Visualization for Law Firms.  I have appended the session description and speaker bio at the end of this post.  [I post this as a…
  • May 17

    The Science of Data in Support of Pricing (Live from P3)

    The Science of Data in Support of Pricing (Live from P3)
    This is a live post from P3, the Practice Innovation Conference. This session is The Science of Data in Support of Pricing.  I have appended the session description and speaker bio at the end of this post.  [I post this as a…
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Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
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The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

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

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
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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/
  • May 26

    Conflicts, Referred

    Conflicts, Referred
    "Referral Fee Requires Conflicts Analysis, Early Consent" --“A lawyer who expects to receive a fee for referring a client must confirm that the referred matter doesn't present a conflict of interest and must get the client's written…
  • May 25

    Risk News (the Less Risky Way)

    Risk News (the Less Risky Way)
    This updated is basically a giant arrow to the May issue of the excellent Lawyer’s Lawyer Newsletter via Hinshaw, available in full here. This one is definitely full of the red meat issues we typically sniff all over the web for, neatly…
  • May 24

    Insight, Intelligence, Inspiration – Inception (and Beyond)

    Insight, Intelligence, Inspiration – Inception (and Beyond)
    With apologies for a bit of a blogging absence, and with great gratitude thanks to the many risk professionals who joined us last month in San Francisco at Inception 2016, (and to the many readers who popped up and proffered the secret risk…
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Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
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Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    SnakesAndLadder

    SnakesAndLadder
    After a terrible day at court yesterday OldSmoothie had some advice: ‘It’s like snakes and ladders BabyB.  You climb to the top of one ladder only to go hurtling down to the bottom just a few moves later.  Happens to us…
  • May 23

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • May 19

    Immigration Law developments by Danielle Cohen

    Immigration Law developments by Danielle Cohen
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post The substance of this post was first published on http://www.daniellecohenimmigration.com/ In the last year there have been some judgements in Immigration Law,…
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Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender
    We published an entry on “That Old Crying Feeling” in 2011 that won the BlawgWorld Pick of the Week, and generated a lot of hits and discussion about displaying emotions in the office. We noted, among other things, that Michael…
  • Mar 26

    Culture and Competence

    Culture and Competence
    The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and TAGLaw recently published a survey showing the value of their culture to the growth strategies of mid-sized law firms. First, these high-culture…
  • Mar 25

    Migrating to a New Platform

    Migrating to a New Platform
    This blog has outlived its initial platform!  Please bear with us as we migrate to a new one over the next month. Our new look and functions will be worth it.  The Team at Law People Blog
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KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
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LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • May 22

    Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016

    Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016
    Marcus Zillman's new comprehensive guide is focused on journalism resources and sites of ongoing value in your process to refine topical and subject matter research and deliver actionable work product. This guide is a value added discovery…
  • May 21

    Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

    Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence
    Alan Rothman's article is based on a TechCrunch.com posting, The Next Stop on the Road to Revolution is Ambient Intelligence. Rothman offers an insightful analysis on how the rapidly expanding universe of digital intelligent systems wired…
  • May 21

    New Economy Resources 2016

    New Economy Resources 2016
    This guide by Marcus Zillman aggregates significant actionable sources for researchers focused on the "new economy," including current and historical government data, analytics and alerts from Open Source providers, the private sector, and…
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On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Mar 2

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council
    Rhonda Mims the Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility for leading international law firm Paul Hastings has been named the board chair of The Executive Leadership Council. Read More
  • Mar 1

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!
    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women of color in the legal profession. Everyday this month, we will be posting to our Facebook and Twitter accounts profiles of exceptional leaders using the … Read More
  • Feb 13

    Unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia puts SCOTUS in the spotlight

    Unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia puts SCOTUS in the spotlight
    The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday focused attention on the significance of the Supreme Court and on diversity of the judiciary. Read More
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Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    4 Ways to Use Video Marketing to Attract New Clients and Grow Your Practice [Guest Post]

    4 Ways to Use Video Marketing to Attract New Clients and Grow Your Practice [Guest Post]
    As you may have heard, our annual marketing conference will be held on June 2-3 at MCLE, Boston.  (Hey, it’s not too late to sign up!)  One of our keynote speakers for the conference is Michael Mogill, president of Crisp Video…
  • May 25

    Super Marketing Conference Previews [Video]

    Super Marketing Conference Previews [Video]
    If you’re still on the fence about registering for this year’s Super Marketing Conference, find out why you should. Here our some of our speakers previewing their topics and inviting you to join us for #SuperMarket6! Select…
  • May 19

    Finders’ Mutation: Getting Discovered Online

    Finders’ Mutation: Getting Discovered Online
    Back in the day, you could hide from the internet.  There was a time (like when horseless carriages were in general use) when potential clients would not look for or vet lawyers online — at least not aggressively.  This was a…
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Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • May 23

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm
    If your practice is growing and you have more work than you can reasonably handle, it may be time to hire staff.  Oddly, what seems like a natural progression can also be stressful.  Among other things, you may be wondering:…
  • May 16

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow
    How can you be more productive?  One simple solution is to visualize your workflow by tracking to-dos and tasks in a way that keeps them front and center. Kanban – inspired by lean and “just-in-time” manufacturing…
  • May 12

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam
    From NW Sidebar: Fraudsters continue to try and entice lawyers with too-good-to-be-true legal engagements, using professional, official-looking cashier’s checks to introduce their schemes. Here’s one that a lawyer recently…
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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 25

    “Thank you” can be hard to say

    “Thank you” can be hard to say
      An article in Fast Company provides an excellent reminder to those of us who feel awkward when someone offers us a compliment: Simply saying “Thank you” is often the most gracious and most appropriate response. In…
  • May 18

    Jorge Carey receives the Latin Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jorge Carey receives the Latin Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award
    I extend my heartiest congratulations to my friend Jorge Carey who has received a lifetime achievement award from Latin Lawyer. During his formative years Carey, who is chairman of the largest law firm in Chile, completed a Master of…
  • May 11

    May Issue of Edge International Communiqué now available online

    May Issue of Edge International Communiqué now available online
    I am pleased to draw your attention to the May issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC), recently published on the Edge International website. The issue leads off with a welcome to the newest…
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