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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/
  • Jul 22

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest
    The Illinois Review Board finds that no misconduct was proven and recommends that ethics charges be dismissed in a matter involving an attorney already suspended in an unrelated matter. This matter arises out of the Administrator's one-count…
  • Jul 22

    "Silly" Contempt

    "Silly" Contempt
    An attorney's resignation was accepted by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. In September 2015, the Committee brought 20 charges against respondent alleging that he committed professional misconduct by, inter…
  • Jul 21

    Judge's Facebook And Web Pages Not Unethical

    Judge's Facebook And Web Pages Not Unethical
    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has sanctioned a judge charged with misconduct in statements he made in a letter to counsel regarding a court proceeding in which he was a party, and based on his judge-related Internet and social media...
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/
  • Jul 18

    What Matters.

    What Matters.
    #allcatslivesmatter #alldogslivesmatter To be completely honest, I am not sure about anyone else....
  • Jul 11

    Answering Interrogatories.

    Answering Interrogatories.
    Several years ago, my friend and Renaissance man Ray Ward at his superb the (new) legal writer flagged a nicely done nuts-and-bolts resource for answering written interrogatories by Manhattan's Judge Gerald Lebovits which appeared in the…
  • Jul 11

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".
    I see them in the streets I see them in the field I hear them shouting under my feet And I know it's got to be real. Oh, Lord, deliver me All the wrong I've done You can deliver...
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: 118

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: 149

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/
  • Jul 22

    Ferguson building being evacuated (updated)

    Ferguson building being evacuated (updated)
    Not sure what's going on over there other than a fire alarm went off and everyone is milling around outside. Will update if any further information becomes available.Update (2pm) -- Apparently the King building has been evacuated as well.…
  • Jul 22

    Former Miami AUSA and Bachelorette contestant still making new

    Former Miami AUSA and Bachelorette contestant still making new
    This time Mike Garofola makes news for dating habits in NYC.  From the New York Post:Ever since Michael Garofola, 36, moved to New York in October, his calendar has been packed with different women penciled in for dinner or drinks. As…
  • Jul 21

    Michelle Obama wins the Republican Convention

    Michelle Obama wins the Republican Convention
    First, she gave the best speech of the convention.But then this.  She is the coolest First Lady ever:Meantime, Cruz is already running for 2020.  Woweee:Can't we all just hug it out?
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: 216

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile
    Your mobile product pages are probably the least explored quick win opportunity your marketing team could exploit. To benefit fully; we need to understand the important differences between mobile and desktop. Often however, we see retailers…
  • 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…
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
  • Jul 22

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role
    Premise: The role of in-house counsel has evolved and status has been elevated. Expectations have been raised by the C-Suite. The department must be managed like other business units, with adherence to budget, performance standards, and…
  • Jul 21

    List of Legal Tech Startups Grow

    List of Legal Tech Startups Grow
    Here are the latest additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. The post List of Legal Tech Startups Grows appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 20

    Job Interviewing for New Attorney

    Job Interviewing for New Attorney
    As a new attorney, you've spent the past few years demonstrating what you know. From your first class on procedure to the grueling demands of the bar exam, you've become an expert at proving that you know the law. The post Job Interviewing…
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/
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?
    Leah M. Litman, Taking Care of Federal Law, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1289 (2015).Peter ShaneThe passing of Justice Antonin Scalia removes from the Supreme Court its most strident modern advocate of the “unitary executive”…
  • Jul 21

    Culture as Keystone

    Culture as Keystone
    Gwendolyn Gordon, Culture in Corporate Law or: A Black Corporation, a Christian Corporation, and a Māori Corporation Walk into a Bar ... , 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 353 (2016).Marcia L. McCormickRecent Supreme Court decisions that embrace…
  • Jul 20

    You as a Brand: A Legal History

    You as a Brand: A Legal History
    Samantha Barbas, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America (2015).Lyrissa B. LidskyDr. Samantha Barbas’ book, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America, makes an original, important, and engaging contribution to the history…
Rank this Week: 267

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: 295

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/
  • Jul 18

    SAVE THE DATE - Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law

    SAVE THE DATE - Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law
    Ms. JD is excited to announce the date and location for its next annual conference - March 3, 2017 at Northwestern School of Law.  Stay tuned for more details! You can view information on the format and topics covered at the…
  • Jul 18

    Webinar - Sexual and Domestic Violence Awarene

    Webinar - Sexual and Domestic Violence Awarene
    Sexual and domestic violence has dominated many headlines over the past few months.  This webinar focuses on what law students and lawyers should be aware of and what they can do to help.  The webinar is presented by previous Ms. JD…
  • Jul 18

    Ms. JD Launches Inaugural NWLSO Leadership Council - Positions Open!

    Ms. JD Launches Inaugural NWLSO Leadership Council - Positions Open!
    Ms. JD is home to the National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO), a national organization dedicated to connecting and empowering women law students.  Through NWLSO, Ms. JD connects with existing women’s law student…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • Jul 7

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine
    See my post in the ABA Journal. The post Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Business appeared first on In Search of Perfect Client Service.
  • Jun 30

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice
    I feel like I am under assault. From CNN: Somebody else, who has never shown any regard for workers, has never fought on behalf of social justice issues … they don’t suddenly become a populist because they say something…
  • Jun 30

    These hourly rates are breathtaking

    These hourly rates are breathtaking
    Just read this: MoFo, which submitted its first monthly fee statement earlier this week, is serving as special renewable energy counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors. The firm is seeking $641,212 in compensation for work…
Rank this Week: 386

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Ways to Improve Your Clients’ Experience Today

    Five Ways to Improve Your Clients’ Experience Today
    Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference in life — and in business. From a customer service perspective, the little things can build loyalty more effectively than any advertising or marketing campaign. You…
  • Jul 22

    Five Ways to Improve Your Clients’ Experience Today

    Five Ways to Improve Your Clients’ Experience Today
    Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference in life — and in business. From a customer service perspective, the little things can build loyalty more effectively than any advertising or marketing campaign. You…
  • Jul 21

    Understand Your Goal and Work Backward

    Understand Your Goal and Work Backward
    One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” I mention this quote every time I speak, no matter the topic. Why? Because it applies to everything we do in…
Rank this Week: 391

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
  • Jul 19

    David Franklin, '97: Named Next State Solicitor General, Replacing Carolyn Shapiro, '95

    David Franklin, '97: Named Next State Solicitor General, Replacing Carolyn Shapiro, '95
    Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan announced Thursday that David Franklin, '97, will replace Carolyn Shapiro, '95, as the state’s next solicitor general, saying in a statement that his “wealth of experience and knowledge of the law…
  • Jul 15

    Richard Leverett, '10: Inspired by Parent's Legacy of Encouragement

    Richard Leverett, '10: Inspired by Parent's Legacy of Encouragement
    Richard Leverett credits his late parents — Richard and Betty Leverett — for encouraging him to discover the path that has led him to success as an attorney, chief of staff for Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and now AT&T…
  • Jul 13

    Kim Daniels, '94: Named to Vatican's Secretariat for Communication

    Kim Daniels, '94: Named to Vatican's Secretariat for Communication
    The Vatican has named Kim Daniels, '94, as a member of the Secretariat for Communications, a body created by Pope Francis last year to manage and overhaul Rome’s different news and media outlets. …
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/
  • Jul 21

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat
    Today I’m going to be a bit presumptuous. I’m going to strongly suggest that your law firm needs a retreat to better focus on changes in the legal service marketplace and how law firms should be using their technology today....
  • Jul 11

    Welcome to the intangible law firm (and Law21 is back in business)

    Welcome to the intangible law firm (and Law21 is back in business)
    Jordan Furlong returns to blogging at his Law21.ca blog after an 18 month break. if you don't know who Jordan is, you can check here. But he is well-known in my professional circles as an engaging presenter and writer on...
  • Jul 5

    My Big Idea: Shall We Cut to the Chase?

    My Big Idea: Shall We Cut to the Chase?
    If you are wondering how something can be both a cliché and a big new idea, I'll concede that is a good question. Bear with me. Since 2013, Law Practice Magazine has featured its "Big Ideas" themed issue in July....
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: 448

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: 468

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: 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

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: 487

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: 488

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    A long, civil FB exchange with a…

    A long, civil FB exchange with a mild-mannered HS acquaintance who I haven't spoken with since HS has me reflecting once again over the reality of persuasive discourse. Simply put, there really isn't such a thing: people will believe what…
  • Jul 22

    In theory I should like Kendra Shank just…

    In theory I should like Kendra Shank just fine, but the reality is that I go from "that was okay" to "that was actually embarrassing" with her. Ms. Shank's new one is a duo with Geoff Keezer on piano, and since I like Keezer a great deal I…
  • Jul 21

    When the dust settles it will be…

    When the dust settles it will be interesting to look at what this year's Presidential campaign tells us about money in politics. I've been thinking  for a while that Sanders' argument was self-refuting: he raised a ton of dough, and…
Rank this Week: 502

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable
    One of my favorite writing outlets these days is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog. I’m a regular participant in a series of monthly roundtable discussions by LTRC board members on technology…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Jul 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
  • Jul 12

    How broad is the evidentiary privilege in MRE 513

    How broad is the evidentiary privilege in MRE 513
    Very broad. Or, that’s how I interpret a 2-1 Order in H.V v. Kitchen and Randolph (RPI), MISC D. No. 001-06 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. 8 July 2016). At trial, the defense sought mental health records of the complaining witness.…
  • Jul 11

    Prosecutors must disclose Brady-plus material about police misconduct

    Prosecutors must disclose Brady-plus material about police misconduct
    There is an excellent post at Volokh Conspiracy. Here’s the problem in a nutshell: So much at trial can turn on the testimony of a police officer. For a criminal defendant, life and liberty may depend on the ability to impeach the…
Rank this Week: 534

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: 548

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
Rank this Week: 737

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…
Rank this Week: 744

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Duty of Technology Competence Doesn’t Mean Technology Paranoia

    The Duty of Technology Competence Doesn’t Mean Technology Paranoia
    Last month’s announcement of the marriage between Microsoft and LinkedIn had ethics gurus coming out of the woodwork, warning of a parade of horribles that would flow from the pairing. When the deal was initially launched, ethics CLE…
  • Jul 21

    Are Solos Honest With Themselves When It Comes To Success?

    Are Solos Honest With Themselves When It Comes To Success?
    Recently, Bob Ambrogi reported  on the results of a survey on management and technology challenges faced by solo and small law firms of up to 30 lawyers, conducted by the Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Firm Law Group . Among the various…
  • Jul 7

    As If Solos & Smalls Weren’t Regulated Enough, Professor Leslie Levin Wants Malpractice Insurers To Regulate Us Too

    As If Solos & Smalls Weren’t Regulated Enough, Professor Leslie Levin Wants Malpractice Insurers To Regulate Us Too
    At a time when solo and small law firms are losing ground to non-lawyer providers that aren’t subject to the same onerous and costly regulation , Professor Leslie Levin comes up with this proposal: why not subject solos and smalls to…
Rank this Week: 771

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.)
Rank this Week: 791

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/
  • Jul 18

    Flex by Fenwick – A Strategic Approach to Service Delivery

    Flex by Fenwick – A Strategic Approach to Service Delivery
    FLEX by Fenwick is Fenwick & West LPP‘s 90-lawyer-strong interim in-house counsel business that “is the only service backed by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides custom solutions for interim in-house legal…
  • Jul 12

    Do Large Law Firms Have to Start from Scratch to Automate?

    Do Large Law Firms Have to Start from Scratch to Automate?
    A recent article about aircraft production observed that automation requires starting from scratch. Wow. It made me wonder if that’s so for law firms?. Airplane Makers Automate to Meet Surging Demand in the Wall…
  • Jul 4

    What’s Easier to Learn? Law or Statistics?

    What’s Easier to Learn? Law or Statistics?
    “Much of the ‘knowledge’ of lawyers can be acquired and accessed by many other means. The only thing over which a law firm has an entrenched monopoly are those aspects of risk and ‘assurances’ to the client that…
Rank this Week: 804

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. An…
  • Mar 14

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit
    Service Provides Free Legal Research to Hundreds of Thousands of Lawyers WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) – Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships…
  • Jan 7

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)
Rank this Week: 868

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…
Rank this Week: 906

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/
  • Jun 30

    WEBINAR: Managing External Vendor Risk (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)

    WEBINAR: Managing External Vendor Risk (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)
    Here's an upcoming webinar, on a timely topic, which may be of interest: Vendor Procurement, Risk and Relationship Management.Jointly produced by Intapp and HBR Consulting, this event will explore the various factors causing firms to pay…
  • Jun 29

    UPDATE: 2016 Risk Survey Reports Published

    UPDATE: 2016 Risk Survey Reports Published
    An exciting update to share (inasmuch as risk news actually excites – though, since I'm talking to "my people" in this corner of the internet, I feel safe using the adjective): "2016 Law Firm Risk Roundtable Survey Highlights Evolving…
  • Jun 28

    Brexit, Stage Risk

    Brexit, Stage Risk
    Brexit is making big news and big waves. Here are some of the latest stories on this significant development:"Law Firms Face Uncertain Future As Brexit Result Hits Markets" --"Clifford Chance senior partner Malcolm Sweeting said the so-called…
Rank this Week: 919

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...
Rank this Week: 939

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 19

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test
    Consideration has been given for the writing and publishing of this post A big heads up for a new app called PersonalityMatch which allows you to take a free personality test and you can also invite your partner and friends to do the…
  • Jul 18

    ‘Missing Books: A Wander through One Man’s Library’ by Brian Harri

    ‘Missing Books: A Wander through One Man’s Library’ by Brian Harri
    This is a book for the book-lover. The loss of a library can be a catastrophe, but Brian Harris has made the most of his by inviting the reader to take a trip through the contents of his bookshelves, past and present – from…
  • Jul 18

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 951

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
Rank this Week: 963

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…
Rank this Week: 970

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jun 30

    Pain Science and the Administration of Justice

    Pain Science and the Administration of Justice
    Ken Strutin's article is a survey of legal scholarship and medical research concerning the study of pain and its significance for the administration of civil and criminal justice. The complexity of pain's impact on each individual's life is…
  • Jun 30

    Text to speech in new $80 Kindle demolishes lobbyists’ case against legally required TTS

    Text to speech in new $80 Kindle demolishes lobbyists’ case against legally required TTS
    David Rothman argues forcefully for uniform, immediate government and industry support for and implementation of text-to-speech technology. Rothman highlights Amazon's use of Bluetooth-based TTS in the new $80 Kindle. The reader permits blind…
  • Jun 30

    What is Access to Justice?

    What is Access to Justice?
    Sarah Glassmeyer's article and infographic document and visualize her perspective on what access to justice means, who participates, and what aspects of it can be improved via technology
Rank this Week: 977

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jul 20

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice
    Jeree Thomas has joined the Campaign for Youth Justice in Washington, DC as the organization's new policy director. Read More
  • 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
Rank this Week: 988

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/
  • Jul 20

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]
    Find out how work planning can improve your time management and organization. Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.com and attorney, joined me on this episode of the Legal Toolkit podcast to talk about time management and organization. One of the…
  • Jul 13

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]
    How can you harness emergent technology like smart contracts, Bitcoin, and blockchain to help you serve your clients better? Heidi recently spoke with Josh Stark, head of Operations & Legal at Ledger Labs, to find out how emergent…
  • Jul 7

    Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?

    Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?
    Everybody’s law practice is in the cloud but yours? Using the cloud in your practice can provide a plethora of benefits for a law practice, including increased mobility, productivity, and even security. Once you’ve made the…
Rank this Week: 1020

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 22

    UTCR Amendment

    UTCR Amendment
    2016 features a host of normal cycle and out-of-cycle amendments to the Uniform Trial Court Rules.  All are effective August 1, 2016.  For a complete list, see the summary provided here, pages 1-5.  Key changes, including…
  • Jul 20

    How to Win with Small Firm Resource

    How to Win with Small Firm Resource
    On Monday I featured tips on how to tame the digital chaos, one of the many presentations at the inaugural 2016 OSB Solo & Small Firm Section Conference. Today’s post is a compilation of gems from “You Don’t…
  • Jul 18

    Getting a Grip on Digital Distraction

    Getting a Grip on Digital Distraction
    Last week I promised to continue sharing the “best of” tips from the inaugural Oregon State Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference. Today I’m featuring Paul J. Unger of Affinity Consulting who gave practical,…
Rank this Week: 1045

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online
    The July issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. Sean Larkan leads off this issue with “Building Trust: The Inviolable…
  • Jun 29

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail earlier this month, Allison Speigel, a commercial litigator with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, argues convincingly that the billable hour may be at the root of the disaffection of so many…
  • Jun 22

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm
    Friedrich Blase, Global Director in Legal Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, is warning traditional law firms – especially the larger ones – of the potential threat to their existence of alternative…
Rank this Week: 1048