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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/
  • Oct 24

    No Beauty Or Culture In These Argument

    No Beauty Or Culture In These Argument
    An attorney who is not regularly engaged in the practice of law but rather serves as chief financial officer of the Charleston Academy of Beauty Culture ("CABC") was suspended for three months by the West Virginia Supreme Court of…
  • Oct 24

    Roeder Conviction Affirmed, Hard 50 Sentence Vacated

    Roeder Conviction Affirmed, Hard 50 Sentence Vacated
    The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of the killer of Dr. George Tiller. The court found no basis for the defense of necessity or imperfect self-defense of others. Among the other arguments rejected was prosecutorial…
  • Oct 24

    Crimes Draw Suspension

    Crimes Draw Suspension
    Two incidents of criminal conduct have led to an attorney's 181 day suspension by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The first involved a guilty plea to criminal endangerment The charges relate to an altercation between Benton and his then…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Oct 23

    Popular elections of American state judges is wasteful, anti-business, provincial, third-rate and a global joke.

    Popular elections of American state judges is wasteful, anti-business, provincial, third-rate and a global joke.
    On Tuesday, November 4, Americans will vote in mid-term federal elections for all House seats and one-third of the U.S. Senate seats. Moreover, except in Louisiana (with its general election in early December), voters in each state will vote…
  • Oct 23

    Pantheon: Nico

    Pantheon: Nico
    Born Christa Päffgen in Cologne (1938-1988)...
  • Oct 22

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)
    Bradlee with Washington Post owner Katherine Graham in 1971. Ben Bradlee's death saddens me and many, many other people. In the 1970s and 1980s, Washington Post managing editor Bradlee was an idol to me and most of my friends...
Rank this Week: 74

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 110

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Oct 23

    Legal Hackers, LLC, Seeks to Trademark LEGAL HACKERS

    Legal Hackers, LLC, Seeks to Trademark LEGAL HACKERS
    "The term “Legal Hackers” is currently pending trademark registration with the USPTO [by Legal Hackers, LLC]." Wait, what? That sounds like bullshit.
  • Oct 23

    Why Are Lawyers So Expensive? I’ll Tell You Why

    Why Are Lawyers So Expensive? I’ll Tell You Why
    There is a lot of discussion lately about the need for lower-cost legal fees. This is an important discussion for lawyers to have, but I think it is also important to stop and reflect on why hiring a lawyer is so expensive in the first place.
  • Oct 22

    The Enigmatic Em Dash

    The Enigmatic Em Dash
    Don't fear the em dash—it can add energy and much needed variety to your prose.
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Aug 4

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank
    Let’s look at the Fortune 500 companies broken into equal-sized revenue categories and see if there is any pattern about the law school of their top lawyers. The plot below shows 20 revenue categories increasing from $4.8 billion for…
  • Jul 29

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

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

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

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 148

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    11th Circuit "emergency" over

    11th Circuit "emergency" over
    On October 17, the 11th Circuit, per Chief Judge Carnes, issued an order putting an end to the emergency order that allowed cases to be decided by panels with only one active 11th Circuit judge.  Now we are back to at least 2 11th…
  • Oct 22

    Judge Gold formally retire

    Judge Gold formally retire
    The blog reported back in August the sad news that Judge Gold was formally retiring this month and that he would close his chambers and take inactive status.  John Pacenti of the Daily Business Review covered the story last week and…
  • Oct 21

    Supreme Court oral argument should be televised

    Supreme Court oral argument should be televised
    John Oliver is so good:
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Oct 15

    How to Start a Successful Law Practice

    How to Start a Successful Law Practice
    UTAH STATE BAR BASIC/INTERMEDIATE COURSE3rd Annual "How to Start a Successful Law Practice" SeminarUtah State Bar CLE Law Firm Management 101A seminar designed for new, small firm and rural lawyersand all others who would like to start…
  • Oct 3

    A Suit For You

    A Suit For You
    A suit is an absolute must when you're in the courtroom. Wearing a suit that fits your style, and more importantly, your body, is key to helping you have the confidence you need to perform at your highest potential. Adatto is a…
  • Oct 2

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application
    The Class of 2015 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application launched Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time.Please access the application via USAJobs at…
Rank this Week: 201

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
  • Oct 24

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability
    Trick or treat or employment law litigation? ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
  • Oct 23

    The Graying of the Legal Profession

    The Graying of the Legal Profession
    The legal profession is aging as the percentage of younger lawyers continues to shrink in a decades-long trend. In 1980, 36 percent of the nation’s… The post The Graying of the Legal Profession appeared on…
  • Oct 22

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research
    I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • Oct 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
Rank this Week: 270

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 29

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive
    Here are some of the items that once appeared at the top of this weblog, but which now appear only in its archives: A simple formula for escaping the law by writing a legal thriller; An annotated federal-court decision in...
  • Jun 28

    When We Were King

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

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog
    "I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something," by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom-- Part of what was so great about those early years of blogging was how chaotic it was — a flurry...
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Oct 23

    Really? Men Are Welcomed Too?

    Really? Men Are Welcomed Too?
    During Orientation Week for the newly admitted 1Ls at our law school, student organizations were petitioned to place information tables encouraging students to engage in extracurricular activities. For our newly created National Women Law…
  • Oct 22

    Planning Pitfalls for Lawyers and Professional

    Planning Pitfalls for Lawyers and Professional
    "A Plan is Nothing. Planning is Everything”  - Dwight Eisenhower Dear Ms. JD, Do you have your plan set for the rest of the year?  Strategic planning is about planning as it is about implementation. It’s a…
  • Oct 21

    The LSAT: How to Read the RC Passages (part 1)

    The LSAT: How to Read the RC Passages (part 1)
    There are several things I encourage my tutees to do when reading an RC passage (and I do recommend reading the passage first, thoroughly, and then working through the questions, rather than skimming the passage and then having to come back…
Rank this Week: 369

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Oct 15

    Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street

    Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street
    I was very pleased to have been interviewed for the cover story of the October 2014 Illinois Bar Journal titled Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street. It is available online. Patrick Lamb of Valorem Law Group in Chicago, the author...
  • Oct 9

    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition

    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition
    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition is a really nice article by Tulsa, Oklahoma attorney Robert P. Redemann. I strongly recommend it to any lawyer, even those who might not be involved with depositions. Sometimes…
  • Oct 8

    Client: 'Can My Parents Pay for My Attorney Fees?' Lawyer: 'Yes, but...'

    Client: 'Can My Parents Pay for My Attorney Fees?' Lawyer: 'Yes, but...'
    Some lawyers and I recently were discussing the problems of family law cases in which the parents are paying for a child’s attorney’s fees. It is a very common situation, given the finances of many young married couples. Parents…
Rank this Week: 381

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five for the Future

    Five for the Future
    The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference gathered more than 100 of the world’s leading authorities on the evolving practice of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and set them to work. Here are…
  • Oct 23

    2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced

    2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced
    InnovAction Awards were presented to law firm Higgs & Sons and the Legal OnRamp Fellowship at last week's 2014 Futures Conference in Boston. The College of Law Practice Management presents InnovAction Awards to recognize lawyers, law…
  • Oct 23

    New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use

    New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use
    Do you need advice about the ethics issues involved in social networking? Chances are your questions will be answered by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s recent Formal Opinion 2014-300. The 18-page opinion addresses issues that are…
Rank this Week: 391

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 409

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: 432

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: 458

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/
  • Oct 10

    The Weekender #1

    The Weekender #1
    Welcome to the first edition of the NBH Weekender!  I’ve been saving up lots of stuff to share with you this week, so here you go: Five simple emails you should send every week. A better brainstorming method from Google that…
  • May 20

    Ask Better Interview Question

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

    When do your biz clients update you?

    When do your biz clients update you?
    There’s a web-based serviced called UpdateMyVC, which purports to automate a startup’s communication with its investors. What I really liked is the list of questions that get answered in the monthly update.  Here are a few:…
Rank this Week: 462

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: 465

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: 466

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: 511

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/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 543

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    New Blog Design

    New Blog Design
    This post is a test of my new blog redesign. A big thank you to Aaron and Dylan Lopez at Inno Software for the redesign and revamping of my blog and website and for being so great to work with. There’s still work for me to do, but the…
  • Sep 29

    New Blog Design

    New Blog Design
    This post is a test of my new blog redesign. A big thank you to Aaron and Dylan Lopez at Inno Software for the redesign and revamping of my blog and website and for being so great to work with. There’s still work for me to do, but the…
  • Aug 31

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast
    Fans of old-time Hollywood movies probably recognize the homage to the famous line from Sunset Boulevard in the title of the newest episode of the The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast, “Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up.” In…
Rank this Week: 544

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 545

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/
  • Oct 19

    More things I think I think

    More things I think I think
    Several readers offered very nice comments on my original Some Things I Think I Think post, so I’ve decided to continue thinking.  Well, at least sharing things I think I think. A recent Wall Street Journal article Lawyers, Judges…
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
Rank this Week: 559

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: 588

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/
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  • Oct 18

    IAC by not filing motion

    IAC by not filing motion
    Can a failure to file a pretrial motion equal ineffective assistance of counsel?  The BLUF is yes in some cases.  In some instances I have argued IAC on appeal for failing to make a meritorious motion.  The NMCCA has…
  • Oct 17

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game
    Some years ago I represented a Soldier accused of multiple assaults and rapes of his wife, and of his girlfriends.  The rapes allegedly included him choking the complaining witness during the rapes. He told me – and later the…
Rank this Week: 696

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Controlling Clients’ Legal Cost

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Controlling Clients’ Legal Cost
    Ed discusses how to estimate future costs by listing your assumptions. Most clients don’t complain about hourly rates; they complain about the totality of their legal costs.  In order to control legal costs, one help is budgets.…
  • Oct 16

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Marketing Plan 101

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Marketing Plan 101
    Ed reveals how to define your target market and the tactics necessary to reach it… Continue Reading
  • Oct 7

    Speak and Write for Succe

    Speak and Write for Succe
    Gary Kinder, founder and CEO of WordRake® writes the following: “…Each of us has three vocabularies: 1.    our reading or comprehension vocabulary – by far the largest; 2.    our writing…
Rank this Week: 726

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: 741

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Oct 20

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”
    Today I received my copy of Steven Pinker’s book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Judging by the notes on the dust cover, it should be good. Pinker is a cognitive scientist...
  • Oct 10

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one
    In this month’s ABA Journal, Bryan Garner offers 10 useful tips for better legal writing. His tips are directed primarily toward younger lawyers, but more experienced lawyers may find a refresher beneficial.
  • Oct 8

    The curse of knowledge: the root of incomprehensible writing.

    The curse of knowledge: the root of incomprehensible writing.
    Bryan Garner tells participants in his seminars that good writing makes the reader feel smart, while bad writing makes the reader feel stupid. What is the root of this kind of bad writing? Mark Herrmann has an idea about that,...
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Oct 23

    Legal Market and Large Law Firm Trends from TRI COO – CFO Conference

    Legal Market and Large Law Firm Trends from TRI COO – CFO Conference
    This is a live blog post from the Law Firm COO & CFO Forum by Thomson Reuters. The opening session is The Market Setting – Trends Driving New Approaches to Legal Practice, which covers large law firm trends and the legal market..…
  • Oct 22

    So You Think You Know Search – Best Practices in Law Firm Search and the Future (Live Ark KM Post)

    So You Think You Know Search – Best Practices in Law Firm Search and the Future (Live Ark KM Post)
    The final Day One session of the 10th Annual Ark KM conference addresses enterprise search in “So You Think You Know Search…?”, which addresses “the disconnect between what law firms think they know about…
  • Oct 22

    Client Facing KM at Baker Donelson – Live Ark KM Post

    Client Facing KM at Baker Donelson – Live Ark KM Post
    What is the future of client-facing legal knowledge management? That is the topic of this Ark KM 10th Annual Conference.  The session description and speaker information is appended below. (Live post: please forgive typos and errors.)…
Rank this Week: 811

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: 820

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Oct 23

    Do Corporate Counsel Really Want Freebies – or Do they Want To Put Big law in Its Place?

    Do Corporate Counsel Really Want Freebies – or Do they Want To Put Big law in Its Place?
    In a buyer’s market for legal services, great work alone often isn’t enough to attract or retain a client. At least that’s what two in-house counsel advised in recent interviews posted at JD Supra and summarized at Daily…
  • Oct 20

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?
    By now, you’ve probably read about Stacy Ehrisman, the Georgia attorney who filed a judicial complaint against immigration judge J. Daniel Pelletier after he denied her unopposed continuance request due to maternity leave and then…
  • Oct 16

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid
    A recent decision by a New York court, rejecting a law firm’s breach of contract claim to recover $2.3 million in legal fees from a client highlights both the importance of a detailed written representation agreement and yet another…
Rank this Week: 832

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

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

    New Ways to Organize Your Favorite Documents on Fastcase

    New Ways to Organize Your Favorite Documents on Fastcase
    You asked for it. You got it. As of last week, you now have the ability to organize your favorite documents within Fastcase. Adding a case to your Favorite Documents is the best way to avoid reinventing the wheel — once you’ve…
  • Oct 1

    South Carolina Joins the Fastcase Family

    South Carolina Joins the Fastcase Family
    We’re thrilled to welcome the South Carolina Bar to the Fastcase family as the 27th State Bar Association to provide its members with access to the Fastcase research service. As of October 1, South Carolina Bar members will enjoy access…
  • Sep 22

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite
    It’s easy to find great results in Fastcase – and easy to save key documents and record time in Clio. But both tasks just got easier. Today, we’re announcing the integration of the best research and practice management…
Rank this Week: 886

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/
  • Oct 16

    Is the California Sky Grey? (Raining on Professional Rules Update)

    Is the California Sky Grey? (Raining on Professional Rules Update)
    Interesting news and updates coming out of the Golden State: "California Justices Tell State Bar to Redo Proposals for Updating Lawyer Conduct Rules" -- "The California Supreme Court has told the state bar to go a different direction in…
  • Oct 15

    IP Conflict Allegation Causes Firm Withdrawal

    IP Conflict Allegation Causes Firm Withdrawal
    In September we published an article on IP conflicts (and associated webinar recording): "IP Matters: Navigating a Complex Conflicts Landscape," Now comes an interesting cast of IP conflicts allegation in the news: "Mega Firm Withdraws From…
  • Oct 14

    Advance Conflict Waivers Causing Conflicts?

    Advance Conflict Waivers Causing Conflicts?
    Interesting article in the Legal Intelligencer: "Some Conflict Waivers Are Rubbing GCs the Wrong Way" -- "General counsel who spoke to The Legal said they are increasingly seeing advance-waiver clauses in engagement letters from large law…
Rank this Week: 920

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: 937

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Oct 22

    Book recommendation: 21st Century Solicitor: How to Make a Real Impact as a Junior Commercial Lawyer by Steve Weiner

    Book recommendation: 21st Century Solicitor: How to Make a Real Impact as a Junior Commercial Lawyer by Steve Weiner
    This might be news: success as a twenty-first century solicitor is not dependent on your technical aptitude alone. Sorry. As well as the basic requirements of understanding and applying the law superbly, you are also now expected to master a…
  • Oct 21

    I’m appealing

    I’m appealing
    UpTights was against OldSmoothie today and his pupil reported what happened later in the day. When she turned up, she looked more uneasy than usual. ‘I’ve started a new diet,’ she said somewhat defensively as she approached.…
  • Oct 19

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 959

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Oct 11

    Clients and Suicide: The Lawyer's Dilemma

    Clients and Suicide: The Lawyer's Dilemma
    Ken Strutin's article discusses an increasingly visible issue, suicide, here in the specific context of criminal law. He reviews how the stress of prosecution or litigation, whether it means risking a prison term, unemployment, bankruptcy,…
  • Oct 11

    Student Research Resources Library

    Student Research Resources Library
    Marcus P. Zillman developed this Student Research Resources Library to provide researchers with a comprehensive listing of reliable topical resources and sites available on the Internet.
  • Oct 11

    Internet-of-Things (IOT) Resource

    Internet-of-Things (IOT) Resource
    This is a comprehensive listing of Internet-of-Things (IOT) research resources and sites available on the Internet. Marcus P. Zillman developed this guide with the goal of highlighting the most current and actionable research resources…
Rank this Week: 960

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Sep 30

    The Caucus Issue 2014

    The Caucus Issue 2014
    OBABL is delighted to release The Caucus Issue 2014. When September arrives in Washington, D.C., it’s Caucus Season! On September 24th, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will convene its 44th Annual Legislative Conference.…
  • Sep 26

    Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General

    Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General
    United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced his intention to step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his successor on Thursday. Holder has served as the chief law enforcement officer of the … Read More
  • Sep 26

    On The Move: Michele L. Jawando joins The Center for American Progre

    On The Move: Michele L. Jawando joins The Center for American Progre
    Michele L. Jawando has joined The Center for American Progress as Vice President of Legal Progress, the center's legal policy program. In the new role Mrs. Jawando will be a part of the center's senior staff. Read More
Rank this Week: 981

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/
  • Oct 19

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List
    Whether you are changing careers, retiring, or merging with another firm, there are many reasons why you might need to close up your law office.  Even if you don’t have plans to do so any time soon, it is prudent to prepare a…
  • Oct 10

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution
    Life is a continuing struggle for additional time. Not that we can ‘add time’ to our terranean existence. The best we can do is to use the time we are allotted more wisely; and, in the business context, that means being as…
  • Oct 7

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?
    #476900827 / gettyimages.com About three seconds. That’s how much time visitors will give your website before forming a first (and, perhaps fixed and final) impression. (There are versions of this parable in which time gets extended…
Rank this Week: 982

KM Space

KM Space

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

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

    What Compliance Officers Really Do

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

    Evacuation Day and Compliance

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

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

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!
    The National Labor Relations Board continues to wreck havoc on companies’ social media policies. That latest to get steamrolled in Boch Honda. I grew up with Ernie Boch’s commercial proclaiming that his costs are less so his…
Rank this Week: 996

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 20

    Getting the Most out of the New PLF Website

    Getting the Most out of the New PLF Website
    Have you visited the Professional Liability Fund website lately?  On September 22, we launched with a completely new look and a host of new features: Use the Cart to aggregate content throughout the site – register for Upcoming…
  • Oct 13

    I Say Of Counsel You Say…

    I Say Of Counsel You Say…
    Of Counsel relationships remain a strong area of interest for lawyers who are drawn to the idea of creating a professional affiliation. In that quest, there are many misunderstandings about what an of counsel relationship is:…
  • Oct 10

    Editing TOA codes in Word

    Editing TOA codes in Word
    Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Recently, I was teaching a class about creating and generating a Table of Contents (TOC) and a Table of Authorities (TOA) in Word at the Department of Justice, where I work…
Rank this Week: 1022

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster
    This article can also be viewed at our updated site thenutmeglawyer.com Your office always engages in the best practices when it comes to your clients' confidentiality, this goes without saying. You've got the latest anti-virus software…
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
Rank this Week: 1047

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Oct 17

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research
    The annual Meaningful Play Conference (@meaningfulplay, #mplay) is being held this week at Michigan State University. This game conference takes an academic approach to how games can be used to educate and persuade the players.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.  You can read the full post here.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.
Rank this Week: 1058