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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 24

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey
    I'm so sorry to report that two great men and great lawyers passed away yesterday. Please share your memories/stories in the comments and I will post them. Sad. I will follow up with more about each of them later today. From Judge…
  • Aug 23

    Judge Altonaga gives nod to IRS over Miccosukee

    Judge Altonaga gives nod to IRS over Miccosukee
    The Herald covers the big ruling here:The Miccosukee Indians have lost a contentious tax case that experts say will strengthen federal government efforts to collect more than $1 billion in overdue personal income taxes. U.S. District Judge …
  • Aug 22

    Rats.

    Rats.
    That's how this 7th Circuit opinion by Judge Easterbrook starts:Rats. This case is about rats. Giant, inflatable rats, which unions use to demonstrate their unhappiness with employers that do not pay union‐scale wages. Cats…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 58

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
  • Aug 20

    Guy de Maupassant: The Natural.

    Guy de Maupassant: The Natural.
    Bel-Ami: Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893...
Rank this Week: 89

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 24

    Lead change or hang on for dear life

    Lead change or hang on for dear life
    Change is.  Years ago, many people debated whether the legal industry was changing.  Truth be told, the debate was silly.  Change is.  The only question is the speed of change.  It used to be slow.  It took years…
  • Jul 28

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”
    My friend John Chisholm sent me an article on why diversity programs in law firms are failing. (Talk about a small world–An Aussie sending an article from a Canadian publication to a guy in Chicago!)  The article includes this…
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
Rank this Week: 201

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    There was a time when I considered myself…

    There was a time when I considered myself an expert at the NYC subway, but it's changed a lot and now I regard myself as merely adept. The torch has passed, and now it is LCA who is the subway ace. It is an arcane knowledge, but she seems…
  • Aug 11

    I'd forgotten that Pierre Teilhard de…

    I'd forgotten that Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was mixed up in the Piltdown Man hoax.
  • Aug 10

    This is Five Thirty Eight's electoral map…

    This is Five Thirty Eight's electoral map for today. Yesterday had Arizona a bit bluer, and that makes sense to me: Mormons vote, and they are not going to vote for Trump. I feel pretty good about Georgia, too. Atlanta is the capital of Black…
Rank this Week: 200

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile
    Your mobile product pages are probably the least explored quick win opportunity your marketing team could exploit. To benefit fully; we need to understand the important differences between mobile and desktop. Often however, we see retailers…
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 205

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 24

    The Rights Of The Disbarred

    The Rights Of The Disbarred
    As a follow on to my post about a D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility rule that was used to exclude relevant evidence in the hearing on the reinstatement petition of a convicted felon, I reprint the section of my article...
  • Aug 24

    Taxing Tom Clancy

    Taxing Tom Clancy
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has decided a case involving the estate of the late author Tom Clancy. A second codicil, executed several years after a will, had the effect of qualifying a family trust, created from the residuary estate,...
  • Aug 23

    Chicago-Style Pizza Unauthorized Practice Alleged

    Chicago-Style Pizza Unauthorized Practice Alleged
    A New York attorney has been charged with unauthorized practice by the Illinois Administrator. On July 1, 2005, Respondent leased an apartment from Dennis Martinek ("Martinek") at 111 Groveland Avenue in Riverside, Illinois…
Rank this Week: 214

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 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 19, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 19, 2016
    Teresa Wynn Roseborough, General Counsel for Home Depot, decided that in order to increase diversity in the legal field she needed to be innovative. Specifically she decided to make it a priority for Home Depot to choose outside law firms…
  • Aug 16

    Early Bird Tickets for Ms. JD’s Fourth Annual GEF Cocktail Benefit Sell out Thursday 8/18!

    Early Bird Tickets for Ms. JD’s Fourth Annual GEF Cocktail Benefit Sell out Thursday 8/18!
    Don't miss this opportunity to meet Bay Area lawyers and other professionals committed to giving voice to women in the legal profession in the US and worldwide. Monday, August 22, at Doc's Lab (124 Columbus St., San Francisco), Ms. JD's…
  • Aug 15

    It’s Bar Exam Prep Time! Interview with Attorney Gordon T. Herrin on His Best Advice

    It’s Bar Exam Prep Time! Interview with Attorney Gordon T. Herrin on His Best Advice
    Gordon T. Herrin is a personal injury lawyer at Herrin Kervin Personal Injury Attorneys in Convington, Louisiana. Mr. Herrin is very active in his community and is not only a member of the House of Delegates Louisiana Bar Association, but…
Rank this Week: 225

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 19

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?
    Friend and colleague Hartley Goldstone was recently interviewed for Family Wealth Report about his new book Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors and Trust Creators coauthored with Jay Hughes and Keith Whitaker.…
  • Apr 12

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman
    Gary Friedman will present on 3 days (2-hour keynote on July 15th, full day on July 16th, and one and one-half hours on July 16) at the 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat. The event will be held outside Colorado Springs at The Franciscan Retreat…
  • Mar 29

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service
    An excellent interview about the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in client service is coming up on April 26! Sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), this teleconference will feature my wise, knowledgeable colleague Dr.…
Rank this Week: 268

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 241

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

Provides business information about the litigation support and electronic discovery industry.

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery
    ATLANTA, GA and DENVER, CO--Oct 16, 2014) - DTI, the largest privately held legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in the U.S. providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, today announced the acquisition of…
  • Oct 10

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M
    The Wall Street Journal reported on October 7 that Microsoft has signed a letter of intent to acquire an Israeli text-analysis vendor, Equivio.The Journal said Microsoft may pay $200 million for the startup.Equivio has been working with…
  • Oct 10

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution
    Austin, Texas -- October 07, 2014 Advanced Discovery, a leading provider of electronic discovery services and software for law firms and corporations worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Responsive Data Solutions (RDS), based in…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 215

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: 247

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: 288

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 24

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening
    My title is from the title of a piece in Mother Jones. Federal agencies don’t have a uniform definition of sexual assault, and that has led to dramatically different estimates on the frequency of sexual violence in the United…
  • Aug 21

    Worth the read–false complaint

    Worth the read–false complaint
    Ginny Lefever Answers Your Questions About PTSD and Wrongful Conviction
  • Aug 18

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32
    Not Your Momma’s 32: Explaining the Impetus for Change Behind Key Provisions of the Article 32 Preliminary Hearing By Lieutenant Colonel John Loran Kiel Jr.pdf
Rank this Week: 375

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: 319

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Aug 4

    Some light summertime reading for you

    Some light summertime reading for you
    Even though Law21 was offline for the first half of 2016, I was still busy writing a number of articles and contributing columns to several publications worldwide. Now that they’ve all been published, and since, let’s face…
  • Jul 28

    The endangered partner

    The endangered partner
    Last time out, I wrote at some length about the coming obsolescence of law firm associates. So it now seems only fair to turn the spotlight onto the other category of lawyers within law firms: partners. (Equity partners, that…
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
Rank this Week: 335

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Offers thoughts on law practice management and technology issues. By Ross Kodner and the MicroLaw team.

http://rossipsa.com
  • Sep 8

    So What is This “Microsoft Office 365??”

    So What is This “Microsoft Office 365??”
    It can be just about anything you want it to be. All of the Microsoft Office 365 plans are per-user subscriptions, at a price any small to mid-size business can afford. Even for much larger business, it’s an attractive hassle-free…
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
Rank this Week: 402

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: 415

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: 326

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

Alternating layers of thoughts, tools, tricks, tips and other ingredients for a successful learning experience in law school and beyond. From Anastasia Pryanikova.

http://lawsagna.typepad.com/lawsagna/
  • Aug 12

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist
    The Brain Alchemist is my new blog  that I started on a new platform a few months ago.  I
  • Jun 2

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"
    "A Master Mind is the harmonious alliance of two or more minds that create a friendly environment to gather, classify and organize new information for fast and effective implementation." ~ Napoleon Hill Do you want to be an influential…
  • Apr 29

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 332

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Aug 24

    Gift Card Drive for Flood Relief

    Gift Card Drive for Flood Relief
    The New Orleans Chapter is holding a Gift Card Drive to assist with immediate needs and rebuilding. There will be a collection at their Annual Meeting on August 25, and any denomination will be appreciated. Gift cards for food, supplies and…
  • Jul 14

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Professor Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law…
  • Jul 13

    The Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies on August 26, 2016

    The Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies on August 26, 2016
    This one hour CLE will explore the current nomination controversy, the history of the court, and possible areas of reforms, including Professor Turley’s proposal in Congress to expand the Supreme Court to 19 members. This program…
Rank this Week: 565

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 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 792

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

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

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

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

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?
    Is a cat A “who” or a “that”?
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
Rank this Week: 713

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. Work…
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. An…
  • Mar 14

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit
    Service Provides Free Legal Research to Hundreds of Thousands of Lawyers WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) – Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships…
Rank this Week: 649

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Covers legal fees, malpractice, ethics, lawyer selection, and current legal events. By John Toothman.

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Apr 27

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will
    The untimely death of the artist finally known as Prince is an important lesson for everyone.  It seems Prince died without a Will, “intestate” as they say, so apparently he made no provision for handling his valuable estate,…
  • Apr 24

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order
    There are people who love to threaten litigation over trivial, non-justiciable slights that should be thrown out of court, probably with sanctions.  This is pretty common with certain insecure or uneducated fools, especially bullies like…
  • Apr 23

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation
    In the old “Perry Mason era,” a law firm was mostly lawyers (almost all men), each with a secretary (almost all women) — the more wood on the walls, the better.  And each lawyer had a fairly big, personal office,…
Rank this Week: 513

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 712

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

Covers disaster planning, law practice management, insurance, marketing and security. By Freedman Consulting.

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 8

    Differentiation Always Count

    Differentiation Always Count
    Do you fully understand what differentiation means when it comes to your marketing efforts, and ultimately your success?  I just read an amusing anecdotal blog post from the powerhouse legal recruiting firm of Major, Lindsey &…
  • Oct 7

    Job Opening / Opportunity: Bookkeeper for Philadelphia Law Firm

    Job Opening / Opportunity: Bookkeeper for Philadelphia Law Firm
    Job Description – Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant – FINAL The well-run successful small boutique law firm of Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC, located in Center City Philadelphia, has a job opportunity for an…
  • Aug 25

    Job Opening – Commercial Litigation Associate

    Job Opening – Commercial Litigation Associate
    McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has a job opening for a full-time Associate Attorney with 1-5 years’ experience who is interested in working in a civil law practice, with a focus in commercial litigation. The associate…
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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…
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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…
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About.com Law Practice Management…

About.com Law Practice Management Blog

Covers the business aspects of running a law office, including financial management, client relations, human resources, legal outsourcing, file management, risk management and time management for lawyers. By William Pfeifer.

http://law.about.com/b/
  • May 1

    Was the Supreme Court's Ruling in Padilla Retroactive or only Prospective? SCOTUS Agrees to Let Us Know.

    Was the Supreme Court's Ruling in Padilla Retroactive or only Prospective? SCOTUS Agrees to Let Us Know.
    Was the Supreme Court's ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky meant to be retroactive or only prospective? This is an important question at the heart of Chaidez v.
  • Apr 30

    Free Legal Technology Training Courses on National Law Day

    Free Legal Technology Training Courses on National Law Day
    Have you made plans on how you will spend Law Day 2012 on May 1? If you don't have any local events you plan to attend, consider getting some free legal technology training online. Affinity Consulting Group's Affinity University is offering…
  • Apr 30

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?
    Lawyers are known for working extremely long hours, sometimes seven days a week. But are they really increasing their productivity by putting in all that extra time? Not according to Geoffrey James in a Time Business article called Stop…
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Aug 24

    Innovative Book on Writing

    Innovative Book on Writing
    It is so easy to get stale in how we think about writing, so it’s helpful to have a new book with new ideas that make us think more deeply about the subject. Compliments to my blog colleague Scott Fruehwald...
  • Aug 24

    10 Body Language Tips to Make You Be More Likeable

    10 Body Language Tips to Make You Be More Likeable
    From JD Journal (here): Stand up tall, as though the top of your head is being pulled up by a string, but relax your shoulders. Stand with your feet as wide as your hips. Standing with your feet too wide...
  • Aug 24

    The Learning Curve (Summer 2016)

    The Learning Curve (Summer 2016)
    SUMMER 2016 GENERAL ISSUE: Letter from the Editors Jeremiah A. Ho 3 Formative Assessment Tools That Encourage Self-Regulated Learning and Meet ABA Standards 302, 304, and 314 Christina S. Chong Finding Your Voice: Professional Development…
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Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
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CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
  • Aug 22

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order
    According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a…
  • Aug 19

    What’s Confidential Among Co-Clients?

    What’s Confidential Among Co-Clients?
    Whenever you represent multiple clients on the same subject matter, there are confidentiality issues that can come up—and trip you up. An attorney has a duty not to disclose a client’s confidential communications or secrets. Bus…
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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 24

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day
    At least 80 of the largest U.S. law firms by revenue have been hacked since 2011, according to a Bloomberg report. Law Technology Today lists a few common mistakes lawyers make that can put their firm at risk, including: opening attachments…
  • Aug 23

    In-house lacks career progression opportunitie

    In-house lacks career progression opportunitie
    Before moving in-house, lawyers must consider their career progression and think two steps ahead to their next potential role, according to a legal recruiter. The post In-house lacks career progression opportunities appeared on…
  • Aug 18

    How to Become an Innovative Lawyer

    How to Become an Innovative Lawyer
    There is no single path to becoming an innovative lawyer. Every lawyer has a unique set of personality traits, skill sets, passions, and priorities. Successful lawyers draw from their personalities and exposure, fusing it with legal…
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Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

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

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption
    Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a Word document, which I then had to sign by hand. Compared to my…
  • Aug 24

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption
    Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a Word document, which I then had to sign by hand. Compared to my…
  • Aug 23

    Build a Major League Small Law Firm Using Data

    Build a Major League Small Law Firm Using Data
    Managing a winning major league ball club and operating a highly profitable law firm have more in common than meets the eye. It all comes down to numbers. You wouldn’t be in practice if you didn’t have talent, skill and vast…
Rank this Week: 1761

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption
    Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a Word document, which I then had to sign by hand. Compared to my…
  • Aug 24

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

    Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption
    Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a Word document, which I then had to sign by hand. Compared to my…
  • Aug 23

    Build a Major League Small Law Firm Using Data

    Build a Major League Small Law Firm Using Data
    Managing a winning major league ball club and operating a highly profitable law firm have more in common than meets the eye. It all comes down to numbers. You wouldn’t be in practice if you didn’t have talent, skill and vast…
Rank this Week: 3044

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 23

    Blame and claim

    Blame and claim
    Today I had the pleasure of appearing in front of the notorious JudgeLooseCannon.  He’s a gruff northerner who never shies away from showing his disdain for the petty-fogging ways of the southerners who surround him in his…
  • Aug 22

    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 17

    How much do Injury Lawyers Earn? (In the USA)

    How much do Injury Lawyers Earn? (In the USA)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Injury Lawyers, (often known as slipe and fall lawyers), can make quite a bit of money according to the type of lawyer they are, their experience, and of course what…
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legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

Covers legal research and writing, and building a contract lawyer practice . By Lisa Solomon.

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Aug 23

    Findlaw gives bad advice about hiring freelance lawyer

    Findlaw gives bad advice about hiring freelance lawyer
    Yesterday, Findlaw published Hiring a Remote Freelance Lawyer: is it Right for Your Practice?, by Jonathan Tung. Much of the advice in this trainwreck of a poorly-written post is wrong. The most significant piece of bad…
  • Jul 31

    Casetext’s CARA Analyzes Briefs to Help You Find More Relevant Case

    Casetext’s CARA Analyzes Briefs to Help You Find More Relevant Case
    What is CARA? Judges have clerks. Law professors have research assistants. Now, you, too, can have your own research assistant: one whose work takes seconds, not hours or days, to complete. Innovative legal research service Casetext recently…
  • Jul 6

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is known for many things: for being Texas’s “Tweeter Laureate”; for being on Donald Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court justices despite repeatedly mocking the…
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Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 23

    Ethical Trust Accounting and Unclaimed Funds – CLE Event

    Ethical Trust Accounting and Unclaimed Funds – CLE Event
    Who Should Attend Lawyers, staff, bookkeepers, administrators, office managers – anyone who handles trust funds in Oregon. Date and Time Ethical Trust Accounting – Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to…
  • Aug 22

    Protecting Your IOLTA and Operating Account

    Protecting Your IOLTA and Operating Account
    A recent headline reads: Bank Escapes Liability Where It Accepts Two-Party Check With Only One Endorsement Hey, wait a minute!  Isn’t the bank required to honor restrictions placed on my operating or IOLTA account?…
  • Aug 18

    Best Business Apps for the iPhone

    Best Business Apps for the iPhone
    Calling all friends and readers in or near Central Oregon – coming this October to Chandler Lab, Best Business Apps for the iPhone.   Make the most out of your iPhone by discovering over 25 top-rated business productivity…
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Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Statute of Repose Defeats Claim of Terra Museum

    The Statute of Repose Defeats Claim of Terra Museum
    The Terra Museum sued its former attorneys, DLA Piper, for legal malpractice arising out of a real estate deal gone bad. Terra claimed that, due to a drafting error, it was required to pay the other party to the real estate deal millions more…
  • Aug 17

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Legal Malpractice Claim Cannot Be Assigned 

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Legal Malpractice Claim Cannot Be Assigned 
    One of the longest-running controversies in the legal malpractice cases is whether the owner of a legal malpractice claim may assign it to another party. Once it was black letter law that a legal malpractice claim could not be assigned. In…
  • Aug 16

    Washington Holds That Actual Innocence Is Required Before A Criminal Defendant Can Sue His Attorney for Malpractice

    Washington Holds That Actual Innocence Is Required Before A Criminal Defendant Can Sue His Attorney for Malpractice
    I have written several times over the past year about the actual innocence rule, which requires a criminal defendant to prove actual innocence before he can sue his criminal defense lawyer for legal malpractice. Several courts have abandoned…
Rank this Week: 1833

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 22

    Make Money Mondays: Which of These 30 Elements of Customer Value Do You Offer Your Clients?

    Make Money Mondays: Which of These 30 Elements of Customer Value Do You Offer Your Clients?
    What makes a product or services appealing to customers or clients? For lawyers, most of us would say that most clients retain us because we’re in the business of solving problems. But that response is too limiting and may be costing us…
  • Aug 19

    Rocket Retainers & Power Pacts – Recordings Available Now!

    Rocket Retainers & Power Pacts – Recordings Available Now!
    Thanks to those who attended Rocket Retainers & Power Pacts. Maybe it’s just that it’s summer, but it didn’t attract as  large an audience as I would have liked. And so, if you’d like to listen to…
  • Aug 16

    Should Trademark Attorneys Use NameWarden to Find Clients?

    Should Trademark Attorneys Use NameWarden to Find Clients?
    For some reason, I’ve not seen much yet written about Namewarden, a docketing, defense, and new client finder  service for trademark lawyers, as described in founder Chris Gatewood’s bio in this post . According to the…
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The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

About accident & injury law, diversity, health law, insurance law, law practice management, lawyer lifestyle, small law firms, tax law, women in the law, and legal humor. By Kim R. Brown.

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor
    There are instances when issues arise between the contractor and the owner most probably due to damages caused by the home construction or renovation. In these circumstances, the owner has the right to demand repairs from the contractor.…
  • Aug 2

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    My former law partner once argued with me that being in our law firm partnership was like being in a marriage, to which I quipped, “Yes, only without the love and affection part.”  Smile. And, having been married more than…
  • Jun 3

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
Rank this Week: 1750

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 21

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?
    Introduction to Blockchain Interview on Its impact on Practice and Firms Both the legal and mainstream media have written many articles about the Blockchain. So I thought readers will appreciate hearing from three lawyers whose practices…
  • Aug 10

    How Law Firms Should Prepare for the Future of Legal Services (HighQ SmartLaw Book Contribution)

    How Law Firms Should Prepare for the Future of Legal Services (HighQ SmartLaw Book Contribution)
    HighQ, a UK-based software company serving the legal market, recently initiated  a conversation about SmarltLaw. It started with a website earlier this year. This month, the company released a short e-book that asked…
  • Jul 31

    The Coming Changes in How Lawyers Practice

    The Coming Changes in How Lawyers Practice
    In this century we have seen dramatic changes in the legal market. From a period of plenty, we moved to one of seeming scarcity. Many commentators suggest that the legal market has been, is being, or will be disrupted. I have a different…
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