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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 25

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State
    A suspension of six months and a day was imposed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of an attorney who listed himself as admitted in that jurisdiction while on administrative suspension The respondent was admitted to the bar of…
  • Apr 24

    Not A Big Winner

    Not A Big Winner
    Not a legal profession but a decision worth noting from the Iowa Supreme Court This case requires us to apply ordinary contract principles to an extraordinary event. While playing a penny slot machine, a casino patron obtained a win of...
  • Apr 24

    Due Diligence Exclusion Negates Malpractice Claim

    Due Diligence Exclusion Negates Malpractice Claim
    No legal malpractice was established in a law firm's representation of an investor in a Ponzi scheme, according to an opinion of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. In this action for legal malpractice,…
Rank this Week: 61

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 75

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 117

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I
    Every year at ABA TECHSHOW, we get the results of the ABA’s annual technology survey. This year we learned that only 30% of lawyers say they use a web-based service.1 Wait, what? 70% of lawyers don’t use email? They don’t do…
  • Apr 17

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3
  • Apr 16

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software
    When it comes to practice management software, there are two features that to distinguish some options from others. Email First, email. While older practice management software like Time Matters includes email, it is clunky. Once you’ve…
Rank this Week: 118

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 144

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: 147

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 23

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog
    First was the well-covered story of the Supreme Court ruling that traffic stops couldn't be extended, even briefly, to allow for drug-sniffing dogs to take a whiff around the car (yes, Rumpole, that was Scalia in the majority).And next is…
  • Apr 22

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)
    That's how the appellant in this Federal Circuit case cited to a case so that it counted as one word instead of 14. The court wasn't amused:The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure limit anappellant’s opening brief to 14,000…
  • Apr 21

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?
    That was the question yesterday before the Supreme Court, which was looking at the Armed Career Criminal Statute. From the Washington Post:Johnson was subject to an enhanced sentence because he had previous convictions. But he said that one…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Mar 3

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership
    Go to the link to read all about building your future practice through leadership.http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/building-practice-through-leadership/?utm_source=LawSchools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0215SyndicateSchool
  • Feb 18

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition
    Go to this link to read all about the 3rd annual writing competition.http://www.sportslaw.org/publications/2015_SLA_Writing_Competition.pdf
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
Rank this Week: 209

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 24

    Character Formatting in Word and WordPerfect Plus Impactful Changes for Your Website

    Character Formatting in Word and WordPerfect Plus Impactful Changes for Your Website
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Formatting characters makes headings and key phrases stand out. You should know how to insert true section symbols, change the case of selected text, change the typeface, and more. In this issue of SmallLaw word…
  • Apr 23

    Backup Plans; Reviews of Datto, Mozy Pro, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts, ScanSnap; Cost Recovery Tip

    Backup Plans; Reviews of Datto, Mozy Pro, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts, ScanSnap; Cost Recovery Tip
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Jeffrey Franklin, Our Backup Plan; Reviews of Datto and Mozy Pro Robin Meadow, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts Fine Print Robert Rice, How We Handle Cost Recovery Michael O'Connor, Review:…
  • Apr 22

    Worldox GX4: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Worldox GX4: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers document management software that automates the creation of document profiles (see article below), a cloud practice management application for bankruptcy lawyers, an iOS PDF app, and a help desk application…
Rank this Week: 218

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 25

    Compromise with Legal

    Compromise with Legal
    Tom Fishburne started drawing cartoons on the backs of Harvard Business School cases. His cartoons have grown by word of mouth to reach 100,000 business readers each week and have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company,…
  • Apr 24

    Seem smart in meetings without trying

    Seem smart in meetings without trying
    Crucial tips for those who spend the majority of their lives in meetings – and in meetings about planning future meetings: “Americans hold about 11 million meetings a day on average, and workers say about one-third of that meeting…
  • Apr 23

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House
    As an in-house lawyer, there are real advantages to streamlining procedures and processes, said Cara Bradley, deputy general counsel at Xylem Inc. The question corporate legal departments should be asking themselves is, “What does…
Rank this Week: 245

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 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 266

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • 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."
  • Mar 6

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)
    Like many professionals, lawyers take pride in their ability to perform at the highest level of their professional capabilities. But even when they’ve reached this peak, the best lawyers never stop learning. That's why they are…
Rank this Week: 287

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

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!
    Interested in learning more about the law review community? Believe in the importance of diversity on law reviews? Want to work with Ms. JD and the NYU Law Review? Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee! Join Ms. JD's…
  • Apr 20

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm
    April 20, 2015 Yale Law Women (YLW) is pleased to announce its tenth annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list. YLW congratulates these firms for their leadership in developing and implementing family friendly policies and practices. The…
  • Apr 17

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service
                Several years ago I served as an AmeriCorps member at Blue Mountain Action Council Pro Bono Program (BMAC). BMAC is a small legal aid program in a community in rural…
Rank this Week: 357

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator
    This month's Digital Edge podcast, Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigators, features Tom Mighell, author of the ABA book, iPad in One Hour for Litigators, Second Edition. While there are now many interesting versions of tablets and...
  • Mar 20

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer
    Our Digital Edge podcast on Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer was so good that I have already listened to it again. But that is not bragging because what Sharon Nelson and I did was to sign up...
  • Mar 6

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    Whether you have never been to an ABA TECHSHOW or you have been to several in the past, it is time to sign up to attend this year. With the increasing daily use of technology in lawyer's practices and the...
Rank this Week: 393

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 394

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: 410

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: 441

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

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

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

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

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

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

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

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

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

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: 468

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 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo
    Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 481

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: 499

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    Every Patriots' Day I like to take a…

    Every Patriots' Day I like to take a moment to think about Katherine Switzer. She wasn't the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (Bobbi Gibb ran it without a number in 1966 and in '67, the year that "K.V. Switzer" officially entered), but…
  • Apr 19

    Driven from bed by pain in his toe one…

    Driven from bed by pain in his toe one October night, Ben Franklin imagined a parley with his tormentor: FRANKLIN. Eh! Oh! eh! What have I done to merit these cruel sufferings? GOUT. Many things; you have ate and drank too freely, and too…
  • Apr 18

    These are cool: Marvel Unveils Beautiful…

    These are cool: Marvel Unveils Beautiful NYC-Themed Covers in the Wake of DC Moving to California.
Rank this Week: 534

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
  • Feb 1

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition
    I’ve been thinking lately about whether changes in technology should be causing us revisit ideas and approaches that we have tossed aside or put on the back burner for many years. In simplest terms, the question would be if high-speed…
  • Feb 1

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column
    My latest “Kennedy on Tech” ABA journal column is my attempt to answer a question I frequently hear from lawyers – “What mobile apps should I have?” One of the things that intrigues me most about our new world of…
Rank this Week: 538

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
    Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Mar 25

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning
    NYTimes report:" As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the…
  • Mar 16

    Jury System and China

    Jury System and China
    See  http://www.fdi-law.com/en/view.php?id=2540 for dissertation "Jury System and China": Jury System and China发布日期:2012-02-24…
Rank this Week: 544

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: 545

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 19

    This is important to today as well

    This is important to today as well
    The Washington Post has a report today: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against…
  • Apr 11

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH
    Under the “old” Article 32, the right to call and examine witnesses and to obtain production (discovery) of evidence was pretty robust. All Services except the Air Force and Coast Guard routinely recorded the audio of the…
  • Apr 8

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue
    On today’s CAAF daily journal we find: No. 15-0172/MC. U.S. v. Francis L. Captain. CCA 201300137.  On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal…
Rank this Week: 627

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    California Bar Licensing Is About to Change

    California Bar Licensing Is About to Change
    Two changes are about to occur in the lives of “want to be lawyers.” First, to appease their conscience, the Board of Trustees of the California State Bar considers requiring law students to take on one more obligation before…
  • Mar 20

    “Selling” is an essential for all professional

    “Selling” is an essential for all professional
    “Marketing” is no longer only for the rarefied equity partner. Quinn Emanuel, a major law firm, announced it will require Associates and Of Counsel attorneys to actively participate in at least one marketing effort during the…
  • Mar 20

    Increasing price of legal services and technology as the antidote

    Increasing price of legal services and technology as the antidote
    The number of new lawyers admitted to the bar was lower in 2014 than in 2013; in addition, law school admissions were considerably lower than in previous years. That suggests there will be fewer lawyers ready and able to fill the ranks of the…
Rank this Week: 739

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: 749

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: 756

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Apr 6

    Do you want your articles to be read?

    Do you want your articles to be read?
    For practicing lawyers, the purpose of writing articles is to develop business. By writing authoritatively, you can establish your knowledge of the subject you’re writing on. And with any luck, your article will be read by someone in a…
  • Apr 1

    7 grammar myths debunked

    7 grammar myths debunked
    The good folks at the OED debunk 7 grammar myths you may have learned in school.
  • Mar 13

    Comma queen

    Comma queen
    Here is the first of a series of YouTube videos by the Comma Queen, a.k.a. Mary Norris, copy editor for the New Yorker. As a proofreader and editor, I love her long, graceful deletes!
Rank this Week: 797

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 24

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?
    If you’re looking to steal a rival law firm’s Google Thunder, the coast is clear (except in North Carolina) opines Professor Eric Goldman in a soon-to-be-published SSRN article, Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive…
  • Apr 13

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice
    Like law, the energy and utility industry where I spend my days has traditionally been heavily regulated.  What that means is that rules for participants or relief for consumers come by way of regulatory commissions rather than statute…
  • Apr 6

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself
    Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can…
Rank this Week: 819

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

    Litigation Funding for the Masse

    Litigation Funding for the Masse
    This post reports on a recent conversation with Dylan Beynon, a co-founder of Legal Funding Central, a recent legal tech start-up. LFC provides an online marketplace for litigation funding for plaintiffs with a focus on personal…
  • Apr 6

    Allen & Overy Legal Tech Initiative – R&D at Last but a Question

    Allen & Overy Legal Tech Initiative – R&D at Last but a Question
    I have long suggested that law firms invest in research and development to deliver more value to clients. Now one has. The Lawyer (UK, April 7) writes in Allen & Overy invests seed corn funding into…
  • Mar 22

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future
    Good design sells. Design Gains Importance as Devices Get More Personal (NYT, 19 March 2015) focused on tech wearables. Principles for wearables, however, apply everywhere. Success requires ensuring such easy use…
Rank this Week: 823

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Spring Statute Tip

    Spring Statute Tip
    Statutes can sometimes be tricky to find, especially if you do not have an exact citation. Fastcase has several ways you can access statutes, depending on how much information you know at the beginning of your search. Browse If you are not…
  • Mar 4

    See, Sort, Slice

    See, Sort, Slice
    There is one particular flavor of nerdy ennui that haunts legal minds: you think you are done researching an issue, but you still have a nagging suspicion you are missing a key case. All of your opinions are citing each other in a circle, but…
  • Feb 23

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster
    Organizing legal research can be daunting, especially at the beginning of your project. Often you will find portions of cases that are relevant to your issue, but the majority of the opinion is unimportant for your purposes. Long fact…
Rank this Week: 882

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 22

    Breaking Risk News: The "Appearances and Matters" Edition

    Breaking Risk News: The "Appearances and Matters" Edition
     Several updates on the theme appearance. First: "'Appearance of impropriety' is now dead in Kentucky" -- "In any event, the former Model Code included Canon 9, which stated 'A Lawyer Should Avoid Even the Appearance of Impropriety.'…
  • Apr 21

    Take the Disqualification, Leave the Cannoli

    Take the Disqualification, Leave the Cannoli
    North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (subscription required) reports: "Blurred lines between corporate client and its CEO gets law firm disqualified" -- "In The Godfather, Michael Corleone assures his brother that 'It’s not personal, Sonny.…
  • Apr 20

    Business Conflicts: One More Thing... Are You Feeling Lucky?

    Business Conflicts: One More Thing... Are You Feeling Lucky?
    Following last week's discussion of advanced waivers comes discussion of the impact of business conflicts, the other side of the coin, in our backyard here in Silicon Valley: "In Google-Apple Rivalry, a Conflict Not Easily Waived"…
Rank this Week: 926

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: 941

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 25

    Weekend video: An Astronaut’s View of Earth

    Weekend video: An Astronaut’s View of Earth
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  • Apr 24

    Book recommendation: The Man Who Left by Theresa Weir

    Book recommendation: The Man Who Left by Theresa Weir
    THE MAN WHO LEFT is a memoir about the importance of fathers. It’s about the men who leave, and the men who stay. It’s a familiar story. Father leaves his wife and children and never looks back. Theresa Weir was five when her…
  • Apr 22

    Book recommendation: Judicial Whispers (Caper Court) by Caro Fraser

    Book recommendation: Judicial Whispers (Caper Court) by Caro Fraser
    For Leo Davies, a charming, brilliant barrister at one of London’s most prestigious chambers, life is good. It is only when he applies to take silk and become a QC that whispers begin of his scandalous sexual past. Leo, a man who has…
Rank this Week: 967

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
Rank this Week: 973

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: 977

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
Rank this Week: 992

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

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

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General
    The United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the 83rd United States Attorney General on Thursday by a vote of 56-43, Lynch will be the first African-American woman to hold the post. Read More
  • Apr 4

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has released a new list of rising star attorneys. Read More
  • Mar 25

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior
    1963 was a landmark year in the struggle for civil rights in America. The killing of Medgar Evers and the 16th Street Church bombing served as stark reminders of the racial hatred that plagued the nation. The Birmingham Campaign and the…
Rank this Week: 1002

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 24

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement
      In my latest Secure Your Data series post, I provided my top digital data security tips, including tip #7: Vetting Providers. This bonus guest post digs deeper into your due diligence obligations. Attorney Louise Leduc Kennedy, whose…
  • Apr 23

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4
    View image | gettyimages.com   It’s that time of year again: time for your annual marketing check-up. LOMAP’s 5th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference will take place June 4, 2015 at MCLE This year’s…
  • Apr 10

    Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security

    Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security
    View image | gettyimages.com   If you’re a regular reader of ours, you’ll know we frequently write and speak on issues of data security — we can’t get enough of it! We rarely publish to this blog about items…
Rank this Week: 1006

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 22

    Everything TECHSHOW – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Everything TECHSHOW – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    I Want It All! I had hoped to offer readers a post to all 2015 ABA TECHSHOW tweets, but after cultivating about 1800 from Saturday and Friday’s sessions, Storify crashed. The Bad News The Storify script failed and the story…
  • Apr 21

    60 Sites in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

    60 Sites in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW
    Yesterday I presented a compilation of the popular 60 Apps in 60 Minutes (iOS edition).  Today’s post is dedicated to 60 Sites in 60 Minutes – another excellent presentation from the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. As before,…
  • Apr 20

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW
    60 Apps in 60 Minutes is always a popular presentation at the ABA TECHSHOW.  This year, I used Storify to cultivate the top apps recommended for iOS devices by the esteemed Jeff Richardson, Joe Bahgat, Tom Mighell, and Adriana…
Rank this Week: 1034

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: 1040