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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/
  • Aug 1

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied the reinstatement petition of an attorney suspended for a federal false tax filing conviction. The Plain Dealer reported on the conviction Prominent Cleveland attorney Leslie W. Jacobs was sentenced Tuesday…
  • Aug 1

    Trending Away From Disbarment

    Trending Away From Disbarment
    An Illinois Hearing Board has recommended a suspension of nine months of an attorney who used a power of attorney to write himself checks from the account of an elderly woman. His defense Respondent, who had power of attorney for...
  • Jul 31

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC
    The Washington State Supreme Court sitting en banc has held in a legal malpractice matter arising from a joint venture agreement to operate a debt collection business In this opinion, we consider whether the trial court erred in applying…
Rank this Week: 58

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 31

    Eat the Rich: Happy Birthday to Steven Joyce Dryden.

    Eat the Rich: Happy Birthday to Steven Joyce Dryden.
    Two nights ago in DC's Shaw district, an assorted bunch of us celebrated the birth (July 29), continued existence and never-ending achievements of one Steven Joyce Dryden: father, friend, reporter, editor, world traveler, environmentalist, my…
  • Jul 31

    A Question of Standing: Does the GOP House have any class? Does it have a good lawyer?

    A Question of Standing: Does the GOP House have any class? Does it have a good lawyer?
    I used to like the GOP more. Whether or not I voted its way on a candidate or an issue, I liked what Republicans brought to the table in the national discourse. We need a two-party system in America. And...
  • Jul 30

    Daniel O'Connell: Celtic to the core.

    Daniel O'Connell: Celtic to the core.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
Rank this Week: 73

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 106

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 108

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: 146

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist
    A Shepard’s diagram typically describes the composition of soil in terms of three materials: clay, silt, and sand. The pyramid labels each portion according to the respective proportions of those materials in a particular clump of soil.…
  • Jul 28

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
  • Jul 25

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school
    My hypothesis was that the larger the law school, in terms of students enrolled, the more graduates it would have who are the general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. To keep the data tractable and the plot below legible, I took the 150…
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/
  • Aug 1

    Cloture invoked for Jill Pryor...

    Cloture invoked for Jill Pryor...
    ...but the Senate is now in recess till September.  So her final vote will happen then.
  • Jul 30

    Jill Pryor a step closer to the 11th Circuit

    Jill Pryor a step closer to the 11th Circuit
    Senator Reid has called for a cloture vote on Jill Pryor's nomination. It will be up for a vote on Friday morning, which means barring some craziness, she should be our newest 11th Circuit judge by early next week.She will fill Judge Birch's…
  • Jul 30

    Judge Gleeson gets justice

    Judge Gleeson gets justice
    He did it.  The blog previously covered his request to prosecutors to do the right thing and this New York Times piece covers the government's agreement at Judge Gleeson's urging:Francois Holloway has spent nearly two…
Rank this Week: 178

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/
  • Jul 29

    Free Equal Justice Works Webinar on Managing Student Debt, July 31, 1 p.m. MDT

    Free Equal Justice Works Webinar on Managing Student Debt, July 31, 1 p.m. MDT
    In March, President Obama’s 2015 budget was released. To the dismay of many, it proposed capping Public Service Loan Forgiveness at $57,500. Now it is Congress’ turn to act.Equal Justice Works July 31 webinar, Drowning in…
  • Jul 28

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help
    by MariLee Allred, On Campus Recruiting Manager, BYU Law Career ServicesIf you are participating in on campus interviews, please keep the following in mind to help you be most triumphant:1) Double check your interview dates, times, and…
  • Jul 21

    Broadening Your Horizon

    Broadening Your Horizon
    Broadening Your Horizons:  Considering a Non-Traditional CareerA nontraditional job search is very similar to a legal job search: you need to decide what you want and then find out what is available. In order to have an effective job…
Rank this Week: 196

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Aug 1

    Why I Ditched the iPad; Review of Sony ICD-P520; Achieving a Paperless Law Office; Document Naming Twist

    Why I Ditched the iPad; Review of Sony ICD-P520; Achieving a Paperless Law Office; Document Naming Twist
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Mark Klarich, Not Waiting for Godot: Why I Ditched My iPad William Reaves, Review: Sony Digital Recorder ICD-P520 Tim Tierney, The Six Steps to Paperless Law Office Steve Long, When to…
  • Aug 1

    Winston & Strawn's $20 Million Practice Area Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

    Winston & Strawn's $20 Million Practice Area Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week
    Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc.…
  • Jul 30

    Actionstep 14.7: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Actionstep 14.7: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud accounting, billing, and practice management application with a new technology for the fast pace and unpredictable nature of law firm work (see article below), a website that creates a printer…
Rank this Week: 216

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 1

    The Only Job With an Industry Devoted to Helping People Quit

    The Only Job With an Industry Devoted to Helping People Quit
    A recent piece in the Atlantic discusses the proliferation of individuals and businesses helping people quit the law. At the same time, scores of recent law graduates are looking for their first positions and, notwithstanding a recent…
  • Jul 30

    Barmageddon: The Biggest Bar Exam Disaster Ever?

    Barmageddon: The Biggest Bar Exam Disaster Ever?
    If graduating from law school with large loans in this job market isn’t stressful enough, news reports indicate significant technical issues may be preventing thousands of bar exams takers from uploading their tests. Is this a…
  • Jul 30

    A return to law firm life for two in-house attorney

    A return to law firm life for two in-house attorney
    Stories abound of Biglaw lawyers making the move to the in-house “promised land”, but for in-house lawyers, a return to law firm life is possible and often brings its own rewards: “It’s not often you see in-house…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Aug 1

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research
    Andrew M. Perlman, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, 90 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming 2014), available at SSRN.Carole SilverAndy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just…
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
Rank this Week: 265

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Jun 28

    When We Were King

    When We Were King
    I read about the boxing documentary When We Were Kings in J. Michael Lennon's recent biography of Norman Mailer, Norman Mailer: A Double Life-- Released in February 1997, the film won several awards, including the Academy Award for best…
  • Apr 28

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog
    "I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something," by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom-- Part of what was so great about those early years of blogging was how chaotic it was — a flurry...
  • Apr 7

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
Rank this Week: 276

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 31

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending August 1, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending August 1, 2014
    The recent Supreme Court term brought Justice Ginsburg much deserved fanfare from women nationwide.  So, what happens when you invite one of the most beloved Supreme Court Justices to your wedding?  Take a look at how Justice…
  • Jul 31

    Pre-Law Launch

    Pre-Law Launch
    With the launch of Ms. JD's Prelaw Prep Guide earlier this summer, Ms. JD recognizes that the pipeline of women in the legal profession stretches back beyond law school. As undergraduate and young professional women face…
  • Jul 28

    Key Tips for Writing the Law School Resume

    Key Tips for Writing the Law School Resume
    Turning in a boring, generic resume with your law school application will do nothing to improve your chances for admission. But show admissions officers a well-written, concise and engaging resume, and they will not only be impressed, they…
Rank this Week: 370

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 30

    ABA Seeks Nominees for Blawg 100 - Top Legal Blog

    ABA Seeks Nominees for Blawg 100 - Top Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association is once again seeking nominations for its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. You can find the form here (scroll to the bottom). While my blog hasn’t made this list in the last few...
  • Jul 25

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!
    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success is a free one-hour webinar sponsored by the folks at The Form Tool. It is set for Thursday, July 31st at 10:00 a.m. CDT. I shared this information with a few of my...
  • Jul 23

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper
    This post may not have the lyrical flair of The Three Tenors, but hopefully you will find something useful (if not quite musical) by following the fusion of the thoughts of the three law professors that I recommend to you...
Rank this Week: 373

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 1

    Five Tips for Making Positive Connection

    Five Tips for Making Positive Connection
    We all have habitual ways of relating to other people, and chances are your habits haven't changed much over the years. So ask yourself, does the way you communicate and behave foster positive relationships with clients, colleagues, family…
  • Jul 31

    Smart Ways Lawyers Can Use Email Marketing

    Smart Ways Lawyers Can Use Email Marketing
    It's clear that email is central to communications these days, with an estimated 122 billion emails sent per hour. So it's no wonder almost 70 percent of marketers rely on email as a core part of their marketing strategy — because it…
  • Jul 30

    The Expertise Effect: How Getting Narrow Can Grow Your Practice

    The Expertise Effect: How Getting Narrow Can Grow Your Practice
    There are countless ways lawyers can and do compete with one another for work. We have price — what work costs; process — how work is performed; personality — the lawyer’s and her firm’s; place —…
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
Rank this Week: 406

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

Covers legal technology, law firm management, business travel and the New York Yankees. By Monica Bay.

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • Jun 22

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title
    I'm still reeling over the news that the Texas State Bar's ethics committee has declared that law firms in that state can no longer use the words "officer" or "Prinicipal" in job titles for nonlawyer employees, including…
  • Jun 22

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!
    Time sure flies, doesn't it! I confess, I've been a bit absorbed with other tasks, so it's fun to get back to The Common Scold! And ironically, my first return post addresses the same issue as my last one: It's time for LegalTech West Coast!…
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 424

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/
  • May 20

    Ask Better Interview Question

    Ask Better Interview Question
    Online retailer Zappos is well known for its commitment to company culture and customer service, going so far as to offer new hires $2000 after their first few weeks on the job to quit if they don’t like their new jobs.…
  • May 17

    When do your biz clients update you?

    When do your biz clients update you?
    There’s a web-based serviced called UpdateMyVC, which purports to automate a startup’s communication with its investors. What I really liked is the list of questions that get answered in the monthly update.  Here are a few:…
  • May 13

    Best of NBH: Autopsy Your Dead File

    Best of NBH: Autopsy Your Dead File
    Remember the television show Quincy?  Jack Klugman played a Los Angeles medical examiner, and in every episode, his autopsy would reveal that the decedent (who’d seemingly died of “natural” causes) was a victim of…
Rank this Week: 456

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: 457

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • 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).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

    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.
Rank this Week: 458

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: 467

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/
  • 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...
  • Mar 4

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson
    For someone that has been blogging actively since 2004 and driven more web content than probably any lawyer or law firm in the world, I love the following series of posts by Ernie the Attorney where some of the top...
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
  • Jul 27

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"
    This is a very interesting essay (but – perhaps this is a minor point – I have grave reservations about William Deresiewicz's suggestion to weight SAT scores to help offset the disadvantages that applicants from lower…
  • Jul 13

    On the recording of confession

    On the recording of confession
    See Jennifer Mnookin's Op-Ed  on the recording of confessions. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 533

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article
    The July/August issue of Law Practice magazine is now out, the theme is “Big Ideas,” and one of the big ideas included in the issue is covered in an article I wrote. In “Link to article,” I dive into the ways that…
  • Jun 24

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology
    William Barns Graham at the GC Research Club interviewed me a while back about technology as it relates to in-house counsel, some of my uses of technology, collaboration and other topics. The interview originally ran in two parts, but has…
  • May 29

    Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals: A Podcast Serie

    Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals: A Podcast Serie
    I’ve done a number of presentations lately in all sorts of formats – solo, duo, panels and webcasts. For the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on the Legal Talk Network, Tom and I decided to record an episode in which we shared some…
Rank this Week: 542

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Anybody who was paying attention at the…

    Anybody who was paying attention at the time knew that the national media-- and particularly the New York Times-- was in the tank with the Bush Administration. The fact that Jill Abramson is now admitting it should be enough to keep something…
  • Jul 29

    Excellent Christgau interview, and…

    Excellent Christgau interview, and excellent news: he is publishing a memoir
  • Jul 28

    It appears that the narrative about the…

    It appears that the narrative about the Republican Party's prospective Presidential field is going to be what a bunch of intellectuals they all are. As a rule, by the time the New York Times gets a hold of an idea it is already established…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 611

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 10

    Kudos to Jeff Carr

    Kudos to Jeff Carr
    Regular readers know that Jeff Carr, the General Counsel of FMC Technologies, is my mentor, my client and my friend.  Our relationship evolved in that order.  I am very proud of each of these steps in the growth of our personal…
  • Jul 7

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA
    Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future.  The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to non-hourly…
  • Jun 23

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client
    I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association.  The three P’s are pricing,…
Rank this Week: 615

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 718

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: 727

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 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    LRM rises . . .

    LRM rises . . .
    On occasion I note civilian court opinions that reference or rely on military appellate case law. In my view, because of technology we see more courts, especially federal courts, cite to military appellate case law. In United States v.…
Rank this Week: 742

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jul 30

    Five grammar myths debunked ...

    Five grammar myths debunked ...
    ... by Ross Guberman. Bookmark Ross’s post so you’ll have it the next time a believer in these myths critiques your work.
  • Jul 21

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...
    ... is that “defective drug attorneys” doesn’t mean the same thing as “defective-drug attorneys.”
  • Jul 15

    From soup to nuts: True and false range

    From soup to nuts: True and false range
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox has a helpful post on true and false ranges, usually phrased as “ranging from x to y.” She gives helpful examples of each and a simple test for avoiding use of false ranges.
Rank this Week: 785

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 31

    Big Law Changing or Being Disrupted?

    Big Law Changing or Being Disrupted?
    The legal market has seen a running debate since the economic crash: is Big Law being disrupted?  My short answer is no, it’s only changing. It’s not the three conferences in February alone on this question that prompt…
  • Jul 17

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?
    Earlier this week Kevin Colangelo of Elevate Services wrote a nice blog post, The Business of Law: Addressing Law Firms’ Concerns Over “Control” in Managed Services Relationships. He explains the benefits of…
  • Jul 2

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?
    Another large law firm announced today the opening of a low-cost service center. Torys is opening in Halifax. The Globe & Mail in Bay Street law firm launches legal ‘incubator’ in Halifax reports that the…
Rank this Week: 801

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 1

    Future Friday: Solo Leverage, Part II

    Future Friday: Solo Leverage, Part II
    A long time ago in Internet years, I wrote that solos and smalls must come up with ways to diversify their services. That doesn’t mean having cheap rates for certain clients and full fees for others, but rather developing different…
  • Jul 29

    One Small Niche Practice, One Giant Leap for a Law Practice

    One Small Niche Practice, One Giant Leap for a Law Practice
    Be That Lawyer: Niche Practice for Lawyers from Carolyn Elefant   I’ve presented and written about the benefits of niche practice for solos on numerous occasions. It’s not a particularly original concept -many, many, many,…
  • Jul 25

    Move It Or Lose It

    Move It Or Lose It
    Legend has it that Southwest Airlines started with a business plan sketched on the back of a cocktail napkin up by founders Herb Kelleher and Rollin King back in the mid-1960s.   Back then, the federal government regulated airline rates,…
Rank this Week: 842

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: 873

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App
    We’re excited to announce that, after a long wait, we’ll be updating the whole family of Fastcase apps soon; including brand new apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Although Fastcase was the first legal research app for…
  • Apr 24

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

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

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

    Episode 29: Can Robots Write Better Contracts Than Me? (Probably.)
    Welcome back to The Law Review Podcast and welcome to this apology episode. We’ve been hard at work polishing up the TopForm software we purchased from LexisNexis, and that’s resulted in my not having days, nights, and/or…
Rank this Week: 876

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/
  • Jul 27

    More on Security: ISO 27001 and GRC for Law Firm

    More on Security: ISO 27001 and GRC for Law Firm
    Previously, we noted that ILTA has posted the recordings of several sessions at their recent Law Firm Information Security Symposium (LegalSEC). Here are more relevant and interesting sessions:ISO 27001 for Law FirmsISO 27001 can be a…
  • Jul 24

    There is Only One Lord of the (Risk) Ring?

    There is Only One Lord of the (Risk) Ring?
        As first covered in June (poetically), we noted a disqualification motion tied to a matter involving a fight over merchandising rights to the "Lord of the Rings." Now, fresh off the pages of Variety, comes an…
  • Jul 23

    Law Firm CIO Responds to Suggestions Industry Security is Lacking

    Law Firm CIO Responds to Suggestions Industry Security is Lacking
    Industry expert, Judith Flournoy, CIO at Kelley, Drye & Warren and chairwoman of ILTA’s legal security working group, takes to the pages of Law Technology News to address frequent stories suggesting that law firms are a juicy and…
Rank this Week: 912

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: 930

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jul 27

    Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community

    Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community
    Young people are heavy users of cell phones, but most do not know they can read library e-books for free on their phones. In this cutting-edge essay, David Rothman tells how libraries could use "cell phone book clubs" to reach out both to…
  • Jul 27

    What Does the Hathitrust Decision Mean For Libraries?

    What Does the Hathitrust Decision Mean For Libraries?
    The library community welcomed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust. The decision has implications for libraries that go far beyond the specific facts of the case. This paper by…
  • Jul 18

    Information Quality Resource

    Information Quality Resource
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide focuses on the specific topic of identifying reliable and actionable Information resources on the internet, specifically critical for researchers in all sectors. With the proliferation of non attributable, un-vetted,…
Rank this Week: 949

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 30

    Book recommendation: The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999 by Tom (later Lord) Lord Bingham

    Book recommendation: The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999 by Tom (later Lord) Lord Bingham
    This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition. John Griffith’s controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations…
  • Jul 29

    Big wigs, law suits and custard

    Big wigs, law suits and custard
    “My client today was quite a bigwig in the music industry by all accounts,” said BusyBody at chambers tea. “I love the idea of bigwigs,” said TheBusker. “I’ve always imagined these very important people…
  • Jul 28

    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: 959

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/
  • Aug 1

    LOMAP Discount Announced for MILOfest 2014

    LOMAP Discount Announced for MILOfest 2014
    The popular Mac Lovin’ fest is back this October 23-25 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.  If you use (or are thinking about using) Mac or iOS products in your law practice, this conference is for you.  MILOfest is an…
  • Jul 25

    Outlook Tip: Finding Unread Mail

    Outlook Tip: Finding Unread Mail
    Regardless of the different techniques and services you might use to manage your Outlook Inbox, there will come a day when you amass too many messages in your Inbox and thereby lose track of your unread messages.  When that happens, you…
  • Jul 18

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad
    I consider myself an agnostic, as battles get fought between the ultimate utility of Apple versus Microsoft products. I use Windows products at work, and have a PC laptop at home; but, I also have an iPad (and have had an Android smartphone…
Rank this Week: 970

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jun 28

    Danielle Holley-Walker named new dean of Howard University School of Law

    Danielle Holley-Walker named new dean of Howard University School of Law
    Danielle R. Holley-Walker has been named the new Dean of the Howard University School of Law. Read More
  • Jun 28

    Blake Morant named dean of GW Law School

    Blake Morant named dean of GW Law School
    Blake Morant has been named the next dean of The George Washington University School of Law. Morant had most recently been dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law. Read More
  • Jun 20

    Gayles, Yandle confirmed to the federal bench

    Gayles, Yandle confirmed to the federal bench
    The United States Senate this week confirmed the first openly gay African American male judge and the second African American lesbian to the federal bench. Read More
Rank this Week: 971

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    What Compliance Officers Really Do

    What Compliance Officers Really Do
    It’s an old meme, but it made me laugh.
  • Mar 17

    Evacuation Day and Compliance

    Evacuation Day and Compliance
    March 17 is more known for that other holiday where everything is green. You night not be celebrating today if it were not for the events of 1776. In 1776, British forces had occupied Boston for years. The local militia and Continental army…
  • Mar 11

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!
    The National Labor Relations Board continues to wreck havoc on companies’ social media policies. That latest to get steamrolled in Boch Honda. I grew up with Ernie Boch’s commercial proclaiming that his costs are less so his…
Rank this Week: 999

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Mighty Business Plan: Part One

    The Mighty Business Plan: Part One
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Six reasons to develop a business plan, plus a template to get you started! Six reasons to develop a business plan, plus a template to get you started! In the June WSBA Legal Lunchbox CLE, a poll…
  • Jul 28

    Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon [Infographic]

    Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon [Infographic]
    The 2013 Professional Liability Fund Annual Report is now available for Oregon lawyers on the PLF Web site.  The report reveals the following legal malpractice claim trends and data:    
  • Jul 25

    Notice from the Washington Attorney General’s Office: Beware of Loan Modification Scams Soliciting Washington Lawyer

    Notice from the Washington Attorney General’s Office: Beware of Loan Modification Scams Soliciting Washington Lawyer
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:From the Washington Attorney General’s Office: The Washington Attorney General’s Office, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and other state agencies across the country, along with…
Rank this Week: 1011

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Jul 31

    ILTA Article – Teaching Tomorrow’s Lawyers Legal Tech Skill

    ILTA Article – Teaching Tomorrow’s Lawyers Legal Tech Skill
    An article I co-authored with Ron Dolin entitled Course Correction: Teaching Tomorrow's Lawyers Legal Tech Skills, was published in the newest edition of the ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine.
  • Jul 29

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco
    If you are in the San Francisco area, consider checking out the LegalTech Startup Weekend. I'll be one of the mentors for the event along with several other founders of legal tech companies, including LawPal, Ravel, One400, Judicata,…
  • Jun 13

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession
    I attended GSummit in San Francisco this week. (The "G" stands for gamification.) This annual conference looks at ways to increase user engagement through gamification and games. With all of the online "noise" surrounding us and the…
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 18

    Asking the Right Question

    Asking the Right Question
    In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, journalist Warren Berger discusses the importance to effective leadership of asking the right questions – with the emphasis on the word “right.” “How you question is…
  • Jul 3

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
  • Jun 27

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 1053