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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/
  • Apr 23

    Failure To Cooperate Interim Suspension

    Failure To Cooperate Interim Suspension
    The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for failure to respond to a disciplinary investigation. The attorney's felony conviction for intimidation was affirmed by the Indiana Court of Appeals last year In May 2014, Smith and his…
  • Apr 23

    Rector-Lawyer Disbarred For Child Porn Conviction

    Rector-Lawyer Disbarred For Child Porn Conviction
    The Florida Supreme Court disbarred an attorney convicted on child pornography charges. Bruce Charles Fehr, P.O. Box 1031, Coleman, disbarred effective immediately, following a Jan. 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1995) Fehr pleaded…
  • Apr 23

    Default On Failure To Appear Charge

    Default On Failure To Appear Charge
    An attorney who failed to appear after he had been released on his own recognizance should be disbarred, according to a recent recommendation of the California State Bar Court Review Department In early 2014, Respondent was arrested on a…
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/
  • Apr 20

    Wordsworth on Writing, Working, Lawyering.

    Wordsworth on Writing, Working, Lawyering.
    Writing--any kind of writing--is hard work. The most inspired "work moments" I've had are in this category: watching someone struggle with getting to the right word or phrase under pressure and when they are tired. The first time…
  • Apr 19

    Rule 7: Know The Client.

    Rule 7: Know The Client.
    See Rule 7: Know the Client. Every great client wants you to know him, her or it. Take time out to learn the client's stock price, day-to-day culture, key management figures, industry players, industry reputation, overall goals and major…
  • Apr 19

    My Rum Diary: Growing up Hunter S. Thompson.

    My Rum Diary: Growing up Hunter S. Thompson.
    Kurtz. He got off the boat. He split from the whole goddamn program. --Captain Willard, Apocalypse Now (1979) Thompson had a way of keeping anyone unfriendly to the very idea of him beyond even mere curiosity. Just unaware. In...
Rank this Week: 76

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 123

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 21

    How Lawyers Work: Greg Siskind, Immigration Lawyer and Bike Nerd

    How Lawyers Work: Greg Siskind, Immigration Lawyer and Bike Nerd
    In this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Greg Siskind, founding partner of Siskind Susser, PC, an immigration law firm. How Lawyers Work: Greg Siskind, Immigration Lawyer and Bike Nerd was originally published on…
  • Apr 20

    Dissolving a Law Firm Checklist

    Dissolving a Law Firm Checklist
    When you need to dissolve your law firm, there are a lot of administrative and financial details to tackle. Make sure you keep track of all the details and close your law firm down properly with this checklist. Dissolving a Law Firm Checklist…
  • Apr 20

    Chrometa’s Passive Timekeeping Helps Capture Every Minute of Your Day

    Chrometa’s Passive Timekeeping Helps Capture Every Minute of Your Day
    Chrometa is passive timekeeping that records every minute you work and automatically reports it on your timesheet. Chrometa’s Passive Timekeeping Helps Capture Every Minute of Your Day was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 125

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

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

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

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

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

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

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

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

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Dave Barry to speak at the District's Bench & Bar conference

    Dave Barry to speak at the District's Bench & Bar conference
    It looks like a good conference, with lots of our judges speaking and participating. It's Friday May 12 and there are interesting panels. It should be revealing to hear what the judges have to say about topics like criminal sentencing and…
  • Apr 19

    Melgen trial winding down

    Melgen trial winding down
    Dr. Salomon Melgen's trial is winding down... It's in week 7 and closing arguments are expected next week. From the AP:The Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor tied to corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Sen.…
  • Apr 17

    What's next for Trump and the Judiciary?

    What's next for Trump and the Judiciary?
    Justice Gorsuch takes his seat today on the Supreme Court.  But there are still a ton of vacancies around the country at the District and Circuit levels (as well as U.S. Attorney positions).  David Lat at Above the Law takes a look…
Rank this Week: 159

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: 221

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: 223

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 19

    Procrastination May Be Genetic

    Procrastination May Be Genetic
    Procrastination may be genetic – wow! Now when will we get around to doing something about it…. “While procrastination seems like a character flaw, it evolved for a reason. “The genes progressed down generations…
  • Apr 18

    Jobhunter Beware: Ten Signs Of A Toxic Company Culture

    Jobhunter Beware: Ten Signs Of A Toxic Company Culture
    Liz Ryan, CEO/founder of Human Workplace, gives ten signs of a toxic company culture. If you are seeing these red flags while looking for an in-house counsel job, beware! Here are a couple at the top of her... The post…
  • Apr 17

    Cloud Computing: Contracting Nuts & Bolts – CLE & Networking (Free CLE, 4/26, NYC)

    Cloud Computing: Contracting Nuts & Bolts – CLE & Networking (Free CLE, 4/26, NYC)
    The New York In-House Counsel Meetup is having another event on April 26th that offers free CLE – here are the details: “The “Cloud” may have replaced the alphabet soup of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and... The post Cloud…
Rank this Week: 236

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
  • Apr 19

    Choosing How We Make Choice

    Choosing How We Make Choice
    Cass R. Sustein, The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016).Aditi BagchiCass Sunstein’s thoughts about the ethics of regulation are of more than theoretical interest. He…
Rank this Week: 270

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: 299

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Apr 23

    FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO GET QUALITY EDUCATION IN INDIA

    FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO GET QUALITY EDUCATION IN INDIA
    The Right to Education has now become the fundamental right under Article 21A Constitution of India, although, United Nations (UN) Conventions and the Principles recognized this right many years ago. Universal Declaration of Human Rights…
  • Apr 12

    Why Women Lawyers Leave Firms:  Astonishing New Statistic

    Why Women Lawyers Leave Firms:  Astonishing New Statistic
    Why do women lawyers leave? I have been pondering, speaking about and writing about this issue for a decade.  It is fundamental that, before we can try to fix our profession with solutions like lateral hiring, mergers and expanding into…
  • Apr 9

    Attention Writers- Apply to be a Ms. JD Journalist!

    Attention Writers- Apply to be a Ms. JD Journalist!
    Are you interested in becoming involved with Ms. JD? Do you happen to enjoy writing and maybe even already write for our blog? If your answer to both questions is "YES", then we'd like to invite you to become a Ms. JD Journalist! The…
Rank this Week: 338

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 11

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle
    When lost in the desert or a thick forest terrains devoid of landmarks people tend to walk in circles. Blindfolded people show the same tendency; lacking external reference points, they curve around in loops as tight as 66 feet (20 meters) in…
  • Mar 14

    Dream big. Why not?

    Dream big. Why not?
    As a young boy, I vividly remember following Bobby Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. Like his brother Jack, Bobby was greatly admired in my Irish-American household. His death was met with great sadness. I sat riveted during…
  • Mar 13

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.
    I just spent a couple of minutes looking for the telephone number of someone who sent me an email.  No big deal, except that if it is your client’s time spent looking for your number, it is a big deal.  If you do something…
Rank this Week: 365

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life
    It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring clean your personal and professional…
  • Apr 21

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life
    It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring clean your personal and professional…
  • Apr 20

    10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay

    10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay
    If not now … The impulse to rethink her career hit sixth-year litigator Alma Asay just as she was about to embark on the Biglaw partnership track. Looking around, she realized she wanted to fix an issue that hits litigators who handle…
Rank this Week: 387

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: 396

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 19

    The Barron Henley Tour Stops in Oklahoma - Mastering Microsoft Word in The Law Office

    The Barron Henley Tour Stops in Oklahoma - Mastering Microsoft Word in The Law Office
    What tools do you primarily use in your law office? For most law firms, high up on the list of most-used tools are email and Microsoft Word. Law firms produce documents−lots of documents. Considering how much effort is expended each...
  • Apr 13

    Podcast - Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

    Podcast - Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
    There's a lot of discussion these days about Artificial Intelligence and how AI and robots are replacing many jobs. Lawyers are starting to listen and think about how this trend might impact them. For the near future, most of those...
  • Apr 10

    Client Portals: Why Attorneys are Flocking to Them

    Client Portals: Why Attorneys are Flocking to Them
    Client Portals: Why Attorneys are Flocking to Them is the subject for a live webinar this week (April 12) from the ABA Law Practice Division. It features two Oklahomans, Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 469

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: 470

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: 485

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: 489

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: 492

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to…

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to everyone else. The recently deceased Federal District Court Judge John Curtin was the model of what a judge should be: patient, knowledgeable, and fair. It was always a glad moment when you filed a new…
  • Apr 11

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins…

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins won a Pulitzer?
  • Apr 6

    I respect Bob Dylan's excursion into the…

    I respect Bob Dylan's excursion into the Great American Songbook, and even derive a mild pleasure from both Shadows in the Night and Fallen Angels but even though I know I am going to buy a copy of Triplicate I can't say that I am rushing out…
Rank this Week: 497

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection
    I had a great time at the recent ABA TECHSHOW 2017. Congratulations to Adriana Linares and the whole TECHSHOW team. I would sum up my experience as fun, fun, fun. If you want more details than that, including the reflections and insights of…
  • Feb 15

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
  • Jan 23

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming
    Blockchain technology is a topic that interests me greatly. It also is a favorite topic of my occasional co-author, Gwynne Monahan (often better known as @econwriter5 on Twitter). We have talked off and on for a while about collaborating on…
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • Apr 14

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole
    So goes the post of Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX). Similarly, the second portion of my bill addresses enhanced sentences for individuals with prior sex offenses. Our child exploitation laws consistently call for higher sentences when a defendant has…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
Rank this Week: 508

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: 554

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: 657

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: 736

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 738

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 20

    What’s Next Solo: Lawyer to Legal Tech, Nicole Black of MyCase

    What’s Next Solo: Lawyer to Legal Tech, Nicole Black of MyCase
    I’m very excited about this week’s What’s Next Solo, From Lawyer to Legal Tech feature about my co-author and friend, Nicole Black of MyCase. Niki and I met online 12 years as part of the early generation of law bloggers,…
  • Apr 19

    Women Owned Law Firm D.C. Launch – Free Event and Chance to Win Great Doorprize

    Women Owned Law Firm D.C. Launch – Free Event and Chance to Win Great Doorprize
    On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the Women Owned Law Firms  (WOL),  is holding its D.C. launch at the Fastcase  office in Washington D.C. Register here  now! This event is for women-owned law firms -but that’s not all.…
  • Apr 19

    Women Owned Law Firm D.C. Launch – Free Event and Chance to Win Great Doorprize

    Women Owned Law Firm D.C. Launch – Free Event and Chance to Win Great Doorprize
    On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the Women Owned Law Firms  (WOL),  is holding its D.C. launch at the Fastcase  office in Washington D.C. Register here  now! This event is for women-owned law firms -but that’s not all.…
Rank this Week: 754

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Aug 5

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity
    Ken Adams has a short lesson on spotting and eliminating syntactic ambiguity. “What is this ‘syntactic ambiguity’?” you ask. It’s what happens when the structure of a sentence makes the sentence subject to more than one…
  • Aug 4

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?
    Is a cat A “who” or a “that”?
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 789

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Gaining the Benefits of Legal AI for In-House Counsel

    Gaining the Benefits of Legal AI for In-House Counsel
    How can in-house counsel gain the benefits of legal artificial intelligence (AI)? That is the question I answered on April 12, 2017 in a webinar for the Buying Legal Council, the trade organization for legal…
  • Apr 2

    Upping the Game in Large Law Firm Online Legal Service

    Upping the Game in Large Law Firm Online Legal Service
    In December 2016, Goodwin announced an expansion of its Founders Workbench online legal service for emerging companies via a partnership with Shoobx. I follow large law firm online legal services carefully,…
  • Mar 28

    A Day of Legal Innovation in London: Client Innovation Space + Flex Staffing

    A Day of Legal Innovation in London: Client Innovation Space + Flex Staffing
    It may only be Tuesday, but is has already been an eventful week in innovation news from the London legal market. Two Magic Circle firms  and one Top 30 firm made noteworthy announcements today. Here is a quick recap, some additional…
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/
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: 885

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Apr 20

    Dreams of Risk: Inception 2017 is Nearly Here (With an Amazing Risk Track...)

    Dreams of Risk: Inception 2017 is Nearly Here (With an Amazing Risk Track...)
    We're in the home stretch for Inception 2017, with exciting new information to share on the details of the conference program and the (near and dear to my heart) risk track. I wanted to take a moment to highlight a slice of the great risk…
  • Apr 19

    Risk News Roundup (Professional Standards, Client Security Standards & More)

    Risk News Roundup (Professional Standards, Client Security Standards & More)
    A smattering from my recent reading list, starting with: "Fate of California Rule Overhaul Now in Court’s Hands" --"California’s multiyear initiative to update its standards governing lawyer conduct shifted to the state supreme…
  • Apr 17

    New Business Intake – Thomson Snell & Passmore Selects Intapp

    New Business Intake – Thomson Snell & Passmore Selects Intapp
    "Thomson Snell & Passmore Selects Intapp Open for New Business Intake" -- "Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP, a leading law firm in the South East and the oldest law firm in the world, has selected Intapp Open for new business intake.…
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: 942

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: 952

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 10

    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…
  • Apr 3

    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…
  • Mar 29

    The Rise in Legal Careers Connected to Popular TV Show

    The Rise in Legal Careers Connected to Popular TV Show
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Each day, individuals turn to television and their favourite shows as a way to relax and reboot after a long day or work or school. Throughout the world, 950 million…
Rank this Week: 956

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: 986

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 991

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    How to Use Video to Grow Your Law Practice [Webinar]

    How to Use Video to Grow Your Law Practice [Webinar]
    Video dominates marketing in 2017 and your law practice shouldn’t be an exception. In our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Nicole Abboud will get you started. Video is quickly becoming one of the most powerful and effective…
  • Apr 11

    5 Steps to Organize Projects and Increase Productivity in Your Law Practice

    5 Steps to Organize Projects and Increase Productivity in Your Law Practice
    Find out how to organize your projects so you can stop wasting time and energy in a chaotic law practice. Busy lawyers can’t create more hours in the day. But they can increase their productivity with this 3-part series! Parts 2 + 3…
  • Apr 6

    7 Ways to Increase Law Firm Billable Hours [Guest Post]

    7 Ways to Increase Law Firm Billable Hours [Guest Post]
    Let’s be honest. Tracking time and then generating invoices is the least fun part of being a lawyer or running a law firm. You went to law school to practice law, that’s your passion. Yet without the essential task of tracking…
Rank this Week: 1032

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second
    Bloomberg Markets reports that new software from JPMorgan Chase & Company has reduced the amount of time that lawyers and loan officers need to invest in interpreting loan contracts from tens of thousands of hours to mere…
  • Apr 13

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?
    The Lawyerist has introduced an interesting series of profiles of individual lawyers called “How Do Lawyers Work?” Not only do I find it intriguing to look into the work lives of other legal practitioners and…
  • Apr 6

    India’s Leading Law Firms Honoured at Leadership Summit in Mumbai

    India’s Leading Law Firms Honoured at Leadership Summit in Mumbai
    Congratulations to Edge International principal Bithika Anand, founder and CEO of Legal League Consulting, for her role in organizing the Leadership Summit and Excellence Awards, 2017, held in Mumbai in early February. The focus of the…
Rank this Week: 1040

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network
    If you are a professional services provider and you want to grow your business, you know the importance of marketing.  Whether you are a lawyer seeking to represent startup technology companies, an agency recruiter like me who is looking…
  • Jan 20

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
  • Jan 9

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing
    If marketing is important to your professional success, then you know the drill.  Other professionals are hard to reach.  You want to connect with potential referral sources.  You want to build your relationships with current…
Rank this Week: 1049