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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

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

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer
    A convicted defendant may be able to pursue a legal malpractice claim against his former attorneys without proof of actual innocence, according to a decision issued today by the Kansas Supreme Court. This case presents the question of whether…
  • Aug 28

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint
    An attorney who (through counsel) filed a defamation action against a former client who had complained to disciplinary authorities has been publicly reprimanded for authorizing the filing of a frivolous suit by the Louisiana Attorney…
  • Aug 28

    The Alderman

    The Alderman
    Summary of an Illinois Hearing Board report and recommendation in a matter involving an attorney named Cahnman The Respondent was charged in a three-count Complaint with having a conflict of interest and engaging in dishonesty. The charges of…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Aug 29

    Law Profession Quote of the Year.

    Law Profession Quote of the Year.
    "As far as I am concerned, associates do not require privacy unless they are on the commode." --Partner Emeritus commenting to More Bad News For Biglaw Associates? by David Lat at Above the Law Photo taken in August 1986...
  • Aug 28

    Pantheon: Lucy Liu, April 2009.

    Pantheon: Lucy Liu, April 2009.
    Lucy Liu Vogue China April 2009...
  • Aug 27

    Any NYC or DC lawyers out there with an unpublished novel?

    Any NYC or DC lawyers out there with an unpublished novel?
    If you do, visit Double Bridge Publishing. Double Bridge uses crowdsourcing to get unpublished books critiqued, edited, cover-designed, published, marketed and distributed....
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: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 28

    Posting Attorney-Client Communications On The Internet Is A Very Bad Idea

    Posting Attorney-Client Communications On The Internet Is A Very Bad Idea
    When you first see the headline “Lawyer Is Suspended for His Response to Internet Criticism,” it is easy to assume that a tech-hating functionary sitting in a professional responsibility office somewhere fundamentally…
  • Aug 28

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client
    Accepting credit cards is more convenient for clients and a more reliable way to get paid for lawyers.How to Accept Credit Cards from Clients was originally published on Lawyerist.
  • Aug 27

    5-Step Legal Marketing Plan, Step 4: Marketing Strategie

    5-Step Legal Marketing Plan, Step 4: Marketing Strategie
    It is time to put together concrete action tasks for getting clients through your door. Here are the best ways to grow your law firm's business:5-Step Legal Marketing Plan, Step 4: Marketing Strategies was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 117

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: 142

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 144

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika
    Your 8am death cone:Paula McMahon covers this big Flakka importation case:Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to importing more than 24 pounds of the main ingredient in the street drug flakka from China to Broward County.Federal authorities…
  • Aug 26

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."
    That's Henry Bell discussing Robert Feitel in this Herald article about lawyers and money laundering by Michael Sallah.  More:Robert Feitel, a veteran lawyer with a long history of prosecutions, charged into court as the Justice…
  • Aug 25

    Judge Williams rules that Mosely-Mayorga II will proceed

    Judge Williams rules that Mosely-Mayorga II will proceed
    Well, the opening round of Don King Productions, Inc. v. Shane Mosely was, in Judge Williams's view, pretty much even, which means that the Mosely-promoted Grudge Match between Mosely and Ricardo Mayorga will proceed this Saturday night at…
Rank this Week: 167

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: 210

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
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
  • Aug 27

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted
    A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable. But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled. Agreeing… The post IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted appeared on…
  • Aug 26

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not making…
  • Aug 25

    The Folly of Bragging About Long Hour

    The Folly of Bragging About Long Hour
    I have a friend who's a serial entrepreneur and whose latest entrepreneurial venture, his tenth or eleventh, has proven to be "the charm." Previously, he ran businesses in real estate, apparel, and hospitality; some of which did well, while…
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/
  • Aug 17

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 1. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and preparing new sections we…
  • Aug 14

    What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance

    What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance
    Kate Crawford & Tarleton Gillespie, What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint, New Media & Society (2014), available at SSRN.Rebecca TushnetThe problem of handling harassing and discriminatory…
  • Aug 12

    Making People Pay – and Pay, and Pay

    Making People Pay – and Pay, and Pay
    Wayne A. Logan and Ronald F. Wright, Mercenary Criminal Justice, 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1175 (2014).Mary FanWhile budget crises have sparked efforts to curb the costs of mass incarceration, financial considerations have also intensified…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 292

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/
  • Aug 25

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 28, 2015

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 28, 2015
    Good communication skills are essential to every aspiring attorney, and those already in practice. Here are 3 Ways Law Students Can Become More Confident Communicators while they are still in law school. For every 10 years you’ve been…
  • Aug 20

    August 26th is Women’s Equality Day!

    August 26th is Women’s Equality Day!
    Hey Ms. JD readers! Women's Equality Day is coming up on August 26th. We at Ms. JD want to know your experiences with inequality and your stories of shattering the glass ceiling. Write a blog (and put #EqualityDay in the title), send us a…
  • Aug 20

    The Future of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

    The Future of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law
    Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case of 2012-2013.   After all, Florida law had always recognized the right of self defense in the home under the “Castle Doctrine” from the seventeen century decree. …
Rank this Week: 356

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tool

    Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tool
    In Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite law practice management and technology experts to share their favorite tips and tricks for tackling everyday quandaries that can prevent you from keeping your practice humming along smoothly. In the end,…
  • Aug 28

    Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tool

    Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tool
    In Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite law practice management and technology experts to share their favorite tips and tricks for tackling everyday quandaries that can prevent you from keeping your practice humming along smoothly. In the end,…
  • Aug 27

    The Lawyer Who Liked to “One-Up”

    The Lawyer Who Liked to “One-Up”
    “I never seem to get it right enough with him,” Sara told me, as she expressed her frustrations about being on Terry's case team. “He always has to do it better than me.” I nodded. Terry was an ace litigator,…
Rank this Week: 395

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Aug 25

    Opening a Modern Law Office: Coping with Today's Rapidly Changing Law Firm Business Model

    Opening a Modern Law Office: Coping with Today's Rapidly Changing Law Firm Business Model
    Opening a law office is a very different operation today than a few decades ago. In my feature Opening a Modern Law Office: Coping with Today's Rapidly Changing Law Firm Business Model, I contrast several of the differences between those...
  • Aug 17

    Windows 10 Upgrade -- Should I do it now or later?

    Windows 10 Upgrade -- Should I do it now or later?
    NOTE: A group asked me to give them some comments on whether to upgrade to Windows 10 now or later. I did some research and and provided them a short paper with some links included. Word got out and I...
  • Aug 12

    Improving the Client Experience

    Improving the Client Experience
    We all appreciate today that the appearance of a law firm website is not just compared by consumers to other law firm websites, but to all other online content. It is more challenging to get some lawyers to appreciate that...
Rank this Week: 400

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

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/
  • Aug 28

    Valorem Law Group’s Why

    Valorem Law Group’s Why
    One of the most-watched TED talks is by Simon Sinek. Called “Start with Why,” Sinek compellingly argues that why an organization exists is more important to its success that what it does or how. Sinek offers Apple as an example,…
  • Aug 28

    Results of Valorem Survey of In-House Counsel on Hiring Prioritie

    Results of Valorem Survey of In-House Counsel on Hiring Prioritie
    Valorem Law Group recently surveyed in-house counsel.  A huge thank-you to the 42 in-house lawyers who responded. The question we asked was: When making a decision to hire a law firm to handle a litigation matter that is NOT…
  • Aug 26

    PaleoLaw.

    PaleoLaw.
    Words matter. I have chosen mine poorly. I am here to correct my ways. For the longest time, I have written critically of “BigLaw,” as if size itself was the problem. To be sure, most large law firms suffer from the problem, but…
Rank this Week: 437

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: 443

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: 462

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: 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: 488

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: 490

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: 494

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    So last week -- last Thursday morning, at…

    So last week -- last Thursday morning, at about 3:30-- I woke up with serious abdominal pain. After I ruled out ectopic pregnancy I really wasn't sure what might be the cause, so I vomited for a while, and went to sleep in the back bedroom so…
  • Aug 10

    To Gettysburg over the weekend, an…

    To Gettysburg over the weekend, an experience I am still processing.I've not been before, and had intended to defer going until I'd done some immersion study of both the Civil War in general, and the battle in particular. Now that I've been I…
  • Aug 4

    Joe Biden is 72 years old. Granted, he is…

    Joe Biden is 72 years old. Granted, he is a young 72. I like Joe Biden, but I like Bernie Sanders more. My only Bernie Sanders objection is that I feel sort of bad voting for an old white guy. In any event, I doubt that Joe Biden is going to…
Rank this Week: 522

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: 531

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
    Tom Mighell and I have had an especially good run of episodes recently on The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. I especially want to recommend the most recent one “Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?“ I had been seeing a…
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 535

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: 552

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/
  • Aug 26

    A not uncommon question

    A not uncommon question
    Military and civilian counsel military cases is bound by Service rules of professional responsibility as well as their bar.  The military RPC are based on the ABA Model Rules.  Thus, ABA interpretations can be meaningful and…
  • Aug 22

    Worth-the-read

    Worth-the-read
    Several relevant items for you this weekend. Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Computer searches usually happen in two stages. Agents take the computer, make a mirror image copy of its hard drive on a government…
  • Aug 21

    Spousal privilege

    Spousal privilege
    The NMCCA has issued an interesting published opinion on a government appeal. United States v. Rios.  From the opinion. The appellee is currently facing trial by special court-martial on numerous charges regarding larceny from the Marine…
Rank this Week: 585

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: 719

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

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

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
  • Jun 11

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power
    Today’s interview is with Brett Burney, Technology Consultant and Chair of the 2015 ABA Chicago TechShow from April 16-18.Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct has been modified to include familiarity Brian Powers is CEO…
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LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

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

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

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

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

    QuickBooks for Attorney

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

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 767

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

    Hyphens and dashes made simple by the Comma Queen

    Hyphens and dashes made simple by the Comma Queen
    What’s the difference between a hyphen, an en-dash, and an em-dash? And when should each be used? Mary Norris, a.k.a. the Comma Queen, answers these questions.
  • Jul 13

    Mark Herrmann v. the Pile-o’-Crap Syndrome

    Mark Herrmann v. the Pile-o’-Crap Syndrome
    A brief can help the judicial reader. Or it can be a big, stinking — well, Mark Herrman explains it better than I can.
  • Jun 9

    Another perspective on writing from form

    Another perspective on writing from form
    Megan Boyd has a good post at Lady (Legal Writer) on the use of forms in legal writing. She does not ban them, but she does offer some wise cautionary advice on using them. I am not a fan of...
Rank this Week: 803

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 805

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/
  • Aug 26

    Are Big Law Legal Technology Experts Failing? A Pre-ILTACon Question

    Are Big Law Legal Technology Experts Failing? A Pre-ILTACon Question
    Are Big Law legal technology experts failing at their jobs? I ask this question as the leading global tech experts from Big Law and not-so-Big Law are about to converge in Las Vegas at “ILTACon” (The International Legal Technology…
  • Aug 23

    Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Bloomberg Ask

    Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Bloomberg Ask
    It’s rare that the legal market makes the cover of Business Week. The current print issue (24-30 August 2015) cover story asks “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” The article describes the dust-up between lesser-ranked law schools…
  • Aug 17

    Do Large Law Firms Work Differently from Each Other?

    Do Large Law Firms Work Differently from Each Other?
    I wonder if lawyers at large law firms practice differently. With all the discussions about strategy and competitive differentiation, I rarely read about how lawyers do their work. And I believe this matters more than the market…
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/
  • May 29

    Modern Annotation

    Modern Annotation
    In our last post we discussed various methods you can use to search for statutes on Fastcase, but what tools are at your disposal once you find the statute section you are looking for? Ordinarily, if you are researching a particular law you…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 880

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/
  • Aug 27

    Syrup, Sugar, Sanctions, "Strategic," and Such

    Syrup, Sugar, Sanctions, "Strategic," and Such
    Interesting news via the National Law Journal: "Sanctions Sought Against Ex-Squire Patton Boggs Lawyer in Sugar Case" -- "Two corn refining companies that booted Squire Patton Boggs from its high stakes lawsuit against the sugar industry are…
  • Aug 26

    On Effective Law Firm Risk Management (Structures, Policies & Approaches)

    On Effective Law Firm Risk Management (Structures, Policies & Approaches)
    Our (gracious and understanding) friends at Paragon noted that the intra-firm privilege article we highlighted a few days ago was actually published quite some time earlier. (Your human editor clicked the wrong newsletter link in his haste to…
  • Aug 25

    Wave Goodbye to Waivers (Says One GC)

    Wave Goodbye to Waivers (Says One GC)
    The title in this one says it all: "Gilead Sciences’ GC Is Sick of Conflict Waivers" --"For Brett Pletcher, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of biotechnology giant Gilead Sciences, advance conflict waivers are a big pet…
Rank this Week: 927

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: 946

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: 951

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 24

    The Legal Cave

    The Legal Cave
    I went along with OldRuin to a negotiation today with the other side’s lawyers. They were pointing out a couple of technical deficiencies in our case which appeared to have no merit other than us not having ticked quite the right boxes…
  • Aug 24

    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…
  • Aug 22

    Weekend video: A Day in the Life of a Cambridge Law Student

    Weekend video: A Day in the Life of a Cambridge Law Student
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LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Aug 28

    In Warren Buffett’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?

    In Warren Buffett’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?
    David Rothman calls out an increasingly pervasive dichotomy of action by some of America's wealthiest corporate philanthropists in regard to supporting libraries, literacy and equal access to comprehensive public library collections. As…
  • Aug 23

    The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5)

    The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5)
    In Part 1 of her 5 part series, Lorette Weldon, Librarian and Adjunct Professor in Developmental Reading, discusses the reasons for and challenges of entering college freshmen who cannot read or write. Her emphasis is on the value of…
  • Aug 23

    Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today

    Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today
    Cheryl Niemeier answers the questions many members have following the decision to change the name of the Private Law Libraries-Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to the Private Law…
Rank this Week: 983

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: 987

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Aug 11

    Jon Stewart, Employment Discrimination, and the Problem of Pointing Out Microaggressions to Good White People

    Jon Stewart, Employment Discrimination, and the Problem of Pointing Out Microaggressions to Good White People
    on Stewart, Employment Discrimination, and the Problem of Pointing Out Microaggressions to Good White People Follow @yolandayoungesq JonStewart.jpg In the end, Jon Stewart, the retired host of the Daily Show and Wyatt Cenac, his former…
  • May 4

    Marilyn Mosby is the Latest Example of Why Black Lawyers Matter

    Marilyn Mosby is the Latest Example of Why Black Lawyers Matter
    Follow @yolandayoungesq   This article is the second in a series sponsored by The Cochran Firm, lawyers for the parents of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police near Dayton, Ohio, in … Read More
  • 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
Rank this Week: 1001

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: 1008

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    ABA’s GPSolo Comes to Boston – Discount for LOMAP Clients/Blog Reader

    ABA’s GPSolo Comes to Boston – Discount for LOMAP Clients/Blog Reader
    Ever wondered what it’s like to be Olivia Pope from ABC’s Scandal? Well, here’s your chance to find out at the American Bar Association’s GPSolo 2015 Solo & Small Firm Summit: Strategies for Success in Boston on…
  • Aug 27

    Risky Business: Lawyer Referrals and the Nuclear Option

    Risky Business: Lawyer Referrals and the Nuclear Option
    View image | gettyimages.com   The most successful law firms generate the bulk of their clients from referrals. Referrals are key to an effective law firm marketing plan because reliance on referrals can reduce the effort you have to put…
  • Aug 7

    The Sound Less the Fury: Listening for Your Marketing

    The Sound Less the Fury: Listening for Your Marketing
    View image | gettyimages.com   If you focus on content marketing to advertise your law firm, even in the age of video, you’re probably still pretty heavy into text. Meaning: you likely write a lot. You blog, you guest blog, you…
Rank this Week: 1016

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 24

    Windows 10 – Cool New Feature

    Windows 10 – Cool New Feature
    This is the last of three posts on Windows 10.  Previously I examined specifications, compatibility issues, and default settings for Microsoft’s new OS.  Today I review all the cool new features Windows 10 has to…
  • Aug 19

    NYSBA Crowdfunding Ethics Opinion

    NYSBA Crowdfunding Ethics Opinion
    In January and April I blogged about the ethics of crowdfunding. In May, when I co-authored Tread Carefully: Crowdfunding Your Law Practice with Amber Hollister, we reported: No jurisdiction, including Oregon, has published an…
  • Aug 17

    Windows 10 – Must-Change Default Setting

    Windows 10 – Must-Change Default Setting
    In my last post I discussed specifications and compatibility issues relating to Windows 10.  This week the focus is default settings.  Before you click away, consider the following: During installation, “express…
Rank this Week: 1046