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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/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Feb 5

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa
    Actual innocence need not be proven for a defendant to sue a criminal defense attorney for malpractice, according to a decision of the Iowa Supreme Court In the present case, the plaintiff faults his former criminal defense attorneys for…
  • Feb 5

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me
    The Iowa Supreme Court has privately admonished an attorney who sent an ex parte email to the judge reviewing an arbitration award of a county bar association. His (non-frivolous) beef with the award was that his former attorney was the...
  • Feb 5

    Sex with Client Draws Suspension

    Sex with Client Draws Suspension
    From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court notes a decision to increase the length of an attorney's suspension. The Supreme Court has decided to increase the punishment recommended by a hearing panel to discipline an attorney for…
Rank this Week: 255

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
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 180

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Two interesting questions: how should…

    Two interesting questions: how should jurors be charged with respect to social media and wireless device usage; and should jurors be advised during voir dire that their social media presence may be viewed by the attorneys?
  • Feb 2

    Five Thirty Eight reports that "Trump won…

    Five Thirty Eight reports that "Trump won 39 percent of the vote among Iowans who decided on their candidate more than a month ago. But he took just 13 percent of voters who had decided in the last few days, with Rubio instead winning the …
  • Feb 1

    You don't hear enough about Jessie Jackson…

    You don't hear enough about Jessie Jackson these days, but as Pierce points out Jessie was as close as it gets to winning twice.
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Feb 2

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?
    Most complain that their law firms are not meeting their needs. Some law departments bring work in-house.  Some change law firms.  But the problems persist. Outside the law department, companies solve this kind of problem by…
  • Feb 1

    Clients speak clearly. Are law firms hearing the message?

    Clients speak clearly. Are law firms hearing the message?
    I recently read the 2016 Report On The State Of The Legal Market by Georgetown Law and Peer Monitor. I was struck by the clarity of the message being sent by clients, and equally struck by how law firms seem not to hear it.  Consider…
  • Jan 15

    A man hears what he wants to hear…

    A man hears what he wants to hear…
    I am sure Simon and Garfunkel never thought their lyrics would find their way into the law (this line has been used by judges in their opinions, so I am not breaking new ground) but when a line fits so perfectly, it is hard not to use…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 241

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: 179

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/
  • Feb 4

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc
    Here's the order.The third opinion was back in December.
  • Feb 4

    Jordan and Pryor agree...

    Jordan and Pryor agree...
    ...that sleeping during a murder trial is not ineffective.  After a strenuous debate earlier in the week (Jordan v. Pryor), we get this per curiam unpublished doozy (Julie Carnes also joined):We issued a certificate of appealability to…
  • Feb 3

    It's a very old Supreme Court

    It's a very old Supreme Court
    Four Justice are older than 75.  This op-ed wonders whether that's a problem.  It certainly will be a big deal for the next President.  From the conclusion:The problem of an aging judiciary extends beyond the Supreme Court to…
Rank this Week: 330

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 4

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?
    Scrolling through #LegalTech on Twitter, a new name came across my feed: StandIn, described as kind of an Uber for court appearances. Since many other #altlaw sites that self-describe as Uber rarely live up to the hype, I decided to see how…
  • Feb 2

    Solo Snags Bill Cosby As A Client Through Television Appearance

    Solo Snags Bill Cosby As A Client Through Television Appearance
    Do appearances as a commentator on local or national television translate into phone calls or clients? Not really, is the consensus of my solo and small law firm colleagues who’ve made it onto the air.  While my colleagues all…
  • Jan 27

    If Lawyer Trust Accounts Don’t Keep Clients’ Money Safe, Isn’t It Time to Get Rid Of Them?

    If Lawyer Trust Accounts Don’t Keep Clients’ Money Safe, Isn’t It Time to Get Rid Of Them?
    Client trust accounts are intended to safeguard clients’ property – whether it takes the form of a million-dollar settlement award that needs to allocated before distribution to the client, or a $5000 advance retainer fee that…
Rank this Week: 302

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
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/
  • Feb 2

    Gearing Up and Moving Forward

    Gearing Up and Moving Forward
    From spring onward, you have two tasks ahead of you. The first is to decide which law school to attend, and the second is to mentally prepare yourself for the challenges that law school brings. Cost-benefit analysis Law school is not just…
  • Feb 2

    Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

    Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
    Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D website: http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural Publish original research projects in various fields of Humanities, Culture, History, Politics, International Relations,…
  • Feb 1

    A Parliament of OWLs (Older Wiser Learners): Bog Bite, or the importance of proofreading

    A Parliament of OWLs (Older Wiser Learners): Bog Bite, or the importance of proofreading
    “Bog bite,” said W.  “I wrote that, and my computer thought, sure, bog is a word, so no spelling mistakes there.  I proofread it OVER and OVER, and never saw it.” H reported looking at a will, written by…
Rank this Week: 272

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Feb 2

    Piffling

    Piffling
    My opponent was much more senior than me today and it was clear from the off that he didn’t get on with the judge. I’m not sure whether it was his patronising manner or the judge’s irritation which came first but either way…
  • Jan 31

    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…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend video: Writers on Writing: Ian McEwan on Finding Confidence

    Weekend video: Writers on Writing: Ian McEwan on Finding Confidence
Rank this Week: 352

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 311

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jan 26

    Thank You President Obama For Ending Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prison

    Thank You President Obama For Ending Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prison
    By Marcy Mistrett In a historic moment yesterday, President Obama used his executive authority to end the use of solitary confinement for youth in the federal prison system. This action is incredibly important to the … Read More
  • Dec 14

    Lawyer turned musician partners with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

    Lawyer turned musician partners with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
    For nearly thirty years Paula Boggs distinguished herself in the practice of law first as an attorney in the Army General Counsel’s, then as a White House lawyer, later as a federal prosecutor, and finally … Read More
  • Sep 1

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case
    A judge in Baltimore is expected to hear preliminary motions in the Freddie Gray case on Wednesday. In May, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced indictments against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray who…
Rank this Week: 517

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Dec 3

    Recommended Bluetooth Headsets and Headphones; Reviews of HoudahSpot and Google Voice

    Recommended Bluetooth Headsets and Headphones; Reviews of HoudahSpot and Google Voice
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Tom Trottier, Recommended Bluetooth Headsets and Headphones and Usage Tips Fred Kruck, Review: HoudahSpot David Grabill, Review: Google Voice Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.…
  • Dec 3

    AccessData Summation 6.0: Read Our Exclusive Report

    AccessData Summation 6.0: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers software for all phases of the post-collection discovery process that you can use on demand only when needed (see article below), a Mac practice management app with cloud syncing, an app for using two...
  • Dec 3

    How to Create a PDF Ebrief Plus 44 More Must-Read

    How to Create a PDF Ebrief Plus 44 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 45 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
Rank this Week: 452

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Oct 12

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount
    I’m looking forward to my first visit to Hong Kong to participate in what promises to be a great KM event: Ark Group’s 15th Annual KM Asia conference on November 18-19, 2015. I’ll be speaking on a panel that explores what is…
  • Sep 6

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10
    I had the great pleasure of hosting a presentation called Tech Gadgets: Those You Need, Those You Want and Those That Make You Wonder at the 2015 ILTA Conference in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun to research and review dozens of tech…
  • Sep 2

    Upcoming Presentation: Building Cross-Departmental Collaboration for Effective Law Firm Knowledge Management

    Upcoming Presentation: Building Cross-Departmental Collaboration for Effective Law Firm Knowledge Management
    I’m really excited to head back to Sydney, Australia to participate in Ark Group’s Knowledge Management and Innovation 2015 Conference on November 24-25, 2015 at Rydges Sydney Central. I’ll have the pleasure of…
Rank this Week: 291

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 580

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 549

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: 539

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: 337

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Feb 5

    Touro’s Journal of Experiential Learning

    Touro’s Journal of Experiential Learning
    Volume 1, No.2 (Fall 2015) is now out (here). It offers articles on incubator and residency programs. Here is the table of contents: Introduction Incubator Development at Home and Abroad: Anecdotal Stories from the Trenches Fred Rooney, Guest…
  • Feb 5

    One professor's classroom experiment requiring students to take notes by hand

    One professor's classroom experiment requiring students to take notes by hand
    In this Chronicle of Higher Ed story, a professor of journalism at University of Kansas talks about her decision in 2013 to ban laptops from the classroom and instead require students to take notes by hand. Though the evidence is...
  • Feb 4

    Judicial Education and the Art of Judging

    Judicial Education and the Art of Judging
    The Journal of Dispute Resolution (here) has published an issue on the subject. Here is the Table of Contents: PDF Judicial Education and Regulatory Capture: Does the Current System of Educating Judges Promote a Well-Functioning Judiciary and…
Rank this Week: 1820

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

Cover tech solutions and issues for law firms. By Accellis Technology Group.

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out
    During a Document Management software implementation, rumors run amok. Firm members fear they have lost their documents or have lost control of everything. Sometimes they feel that the change in workflow is too great. This is not the case,…
  • Jan 28

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of our series of building a law firm cybersecurity plan, we discussed the critical first steps of cybersecurity – identification of sensitive data and verification of where it resides within your network. However, simply…
  • Jan 21

    Find Anything Fast: Search and OCR for Law Firm

    Find Anything Fast: Search and OCR for Law Firm
    Watch this on-demand webinar focused on better search techniques and tools to keep the documents, data and correspondence you need at your fingertips when you need it.
Rank this Week: 3118

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1855

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/
Rank this Week: 1642

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Feb 5

    Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney

    Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney
    From our friends at NW Sidebar: Attorney Ally Kennedy Garcia offers her tips for gaining a foothold for success in a law firm. Source: Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney
  • Feb 5

    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday!
      Fortunately my “helper” is a little more benign:
  • Feb 1

    Pledge to Get Paid in 2016

    Pledge to Get Paid in 2016
    How many times have you heard, “If you want to avoid collection problems, get your fee up front?”  Good advice, but how exactly do you make it happen?  Here are four sure-fire techniques: Use Evergreen…
Rank this Week: 3843

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 5

    GC: Law Firms Not Needed at Business Meeting

    GC: Law Firms Not Needed at Business Meeting
    One example of why law firms are often referred to as “outside counsel”: “When Big Law Business has asked general counsel over the last eight months where they’d like to see outside law firms improve, a good…
  • Feb 5

    Care from lawyers turned therapist

    Care from lawyers turned therapist
    Not only do many lawyers see therapists – but many lawyers see therapists who were once lawyers themselves: “When work became too much for Will Meyerhofer’s client, a twenty-something associate at a big law firm, she slipped…
  • Feb 4

    15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Attorney Should Follow

    15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Attorney Should Follow
    I’m sure there are some additional email etiquette rules that lawyers could add to this list (e.g., no Latin phrases and no usage of “e.g.”): “The average US employee spends about a quarter of the work week…
Rank this Week: 2195

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 2073

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/
  • Feb 5

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]
    We know you just want to do your job. If you’re an unemployed or underemployed attorney, Jared is talking to you. For 80 seconds. Spoiler Alert: We announce LCL’s new Work Search Group, led by LCL psychologist Shawn Healy, Ph.D,…
  • Jan 28

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else
    So, you had a bad day.  Happens to the best of us.  Even so, you shouldn’t let it color your vision of the future.  Let’s take the example of legal technology applications. When lawyers deign to upgrade their…
  • Jan 22

    Online Checkup: Google Yourself [Video]

    Online Checkup: Google Yourself [Video]
    Yes. Google yourself. Jared will tell you what’s at stake if you don’t. When you’re ready to start managing your reputation, head over to the Legal Toolkit podcast, Online Reviews: Yelp for Help. And after you’ve…
Rank this Week: 4080

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/
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
  • Feb 4

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface
    Elizabeth Y. McCuskey, Submerged Precedent, 16 NEV. L. J. __ (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Brooke D. ColemanIn the modern age, there is no shortage of information. The internet and the tools it has inspired lead many—myself…
  • Feb 3

    Corporate Intent and Corporate Crime: A Matter of Inference

    Corporate Intent and Corporate Crime: A Matter of Inference
    Mihailis Evangelos Diamantis, Corporate Criminal Minds, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyThe Yates Memo emphasizes the need to fight corporate crime by imposing criminal liability on…
Rank this Week: 4451

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
  • Feb 5

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website
    Want to update and improve your firm's website? Take a lesson from what the most successful and tech-savvy sites have in common. Here are five things designers are working on specifically for law firm websites. ... READ THE RESTThe post Top…
  • Feb 5

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website
    Want to update and improve your firm's website? Take a lesson from what the most successful and tech-savvy sites have in common. Here are five things designers are working on specifically for law firm websites. ... READ THE REST
  • Feb 4

    Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witne

    Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witne
    Expert witnesses often provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case. Why, then, do we procrastinate, delegate or simply rush the process of selecting an exceptional expert witness? Yes, it’s one more thing to…
Rank this Week: 1751

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 5

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website
    Want to update and improve your firm's website? Take a lesson from what the most successful and tech-savvy sites have in common. Here are five things designers are working on specifically for law firm websites. ... READ THE RESTThe post Top…
  • Feb 5

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website
    Want to update and improve your firm's website? Take a lesson from what the most successful and tech-savvy sites have in common. Here are five things designers are working on specifically for law firm websites. ... READ THE REST
  • Feb 4

    Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witne

    Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witne
    Expert witnesses often provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case. Why, then, do we procrastinate, delegate or simply rush the process of selecting an exceptional expert witness? Yes, it’s one more thing to…
Rank this Week: 2975

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Feb 4

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member
    Every year I try to persuade lawyers to attend ABA TECHSHOW. I know lawyers are busy, but there is really no better chance to hear from so many experts in one location and to make great law office technology purchasing...
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind
    So what is a professional? Wikipedia explains the term this way: "A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training...
  • Jan 14

    Thoughts on Social Media: Risks, Rewards and Uncertaintie

    Thoughts on Social Media: Risks, Rewards and Uncertaintie
    Have you heard of the new mind reading app? It lets you know the thoughts and emotions of others, especially those from your past that you have not seen in a long time. You can use it to find evidence...
Rank this Week: 2164

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/
  • Feb 4

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)
    This is a live blog post from a private large law firm meeting. The presenter is Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, at of Littler. Zev has practiced in law firms and a law department. He then studied for a Ph.D in…
  • Jan 31

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?
    A recent report suggests Big Law is having its Kodak moment. Before the turn of the century, “Kodak moments” were good. That successful marketing slogan prompted many snapshots. Today, a Kodak moment more…
  • Jan 27

    Automating Legal Advice: AI and Expert System

    Automating Legal Advice: AI and Expert System
    In 2015, we regularly read about automating legal advice with artificial intelligence (AI), especially with IBM Watson. In my view, the AI smoke – at least as described in many reports – exceeds the fire. In fact, I…
Rank this Week: 2101

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Feb 3

    A Virtual Legal Assistant for GCs from Riverview Law

    A Virtual Legal Assistant for GCs from Riverview Law
    The battle to outfit lawyers with useful virtual assistants is heating up. A few weeks ago we reported on the evolution of IBM Einstein for use in legal settings. Now, Riverview Law, one of the largest legal-services and private practice…
  • Jan 20

    Empathy Key to Success with Business Client

    Empathy Key to Success with Business Client
    In a recent article in Bloomberg BNA: Big Law Business, Susie Lees, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Allstate Corporation, gets specific about how Allstate selects and retains outside law firms for the work…
  • Jan 6

    Will greed spell doom for the world’s largest law firms?

    Will greed spell doom for the world’s largest law firms?
    Legal-issues writer Elizabeth Olson tackled the subject of the legal profession’s generational divide in “Graying Firms Wrestle with Making Room for Younger Lawyers,” an article recently published in the New York…
Rank this Week: 2590

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
  • Feb 2

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016
    Original source:  http://www.startribune.com/obituary-martin-sk... Thousands run the Twin Cities Marathon each fall. Martin “Skip” Burke was the man who made the event happen. As the…
  • Feb 2

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue
    Original source:  https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/news-insights/... Joel W. Nomkin, a partner in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice in Phoenix, and Charles G. Curtis, Jr., '82, a partner in…
  • Feb 2

    Ryan Walsh, '12: Appointed Chief Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Wisconsin.

    Ryan Walsh, '12: Appointed Chief Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Wisconsin.
    Original source:  https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/ag-... AG Schimel appoints Ryan Walsh as Chief Deputy Solicitor General Attorney General Brad Schimel announced today his…
Rank this Week: 4457

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 2

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen
    What is the serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma? Why should you use it? The Comma Queen has the answers.
  • Jan 27

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction
    Here’s something you don’t see every day: a defendant convicted of robbery and aggravated assault wins his appeal because the trial court, in instructing the jury, repeatedly used the phrase and/or to describe the elements of the crimes.…
  • Jan 21

    Rapping Strunk & White

    Rapping Strunk & White
    Listen to my rap ’Bout Strunk & White And your writing will be phat And your prose will be tight.
Rank this Week: 2210

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every…
  • Jan 21

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?
    Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get…
  • Jan 5

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia
    By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty   Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed…
Rank this Week: 3257

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/
  • Feb 1

    2016 Law Firm Risk Surveys Now Underway

    2016 Law Firm Risk Surveys Now Underway
     We're pleased to kick off the 2016 Law Firm Risk Survey program.Once again, we're running four separate exercises, inviting risk and IT stakeholders at participating mid-sized and large firms in each of four geographies – US, UK,…
  • Jan 26

    Fox First to Guard its Own HIPAA Henhouse (Law Firm Risk, Privacy & Compliance)

    Fox First to Guard its Own HIPAA Henhouse (Law Firm Risk, Privacy & Compliance)
    With (slight) apologies for the punny title, we note the important development highlighted by the Legal Intelligencer: "Fox Rothschild Creates HIPAA Privacy Officer Role" -- "The firm announced health care ­regulatory partner Elizabeth G.…
  • Jan 25

    Conflicts Survey Shows Speed is Staggeringly Crucial

    Conflicts Survey Shows Speed is Staggeringly Crucial
    A recent conflicts survey conducted by HBR Consulting surfaces interesting details on the current state of the conflicts world: "Survey Reveals Need for Speed in Conflicts Clearing of Laterals, New Business" --"A recent HBR Consulting…
Rank this Week: 3958

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 4442

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”
    This is a legal malpractice case from Mississippi where the plaintiff hired an attorney, Omar Nelson, to bring a wrongful death action against the makers of Plavix. The plaintiff alleged that she asked Nelson to handle the case when he was an…
  • Jan 18

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!
    Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a legal fee award because the lawyers who obtained the award failed to retain copies of their written timesheets after they entered the data into a computer program. Aliano v. Sears, Roebuck…
  • Jan 14

    Lawyers Recover Legal Fees Under A Common Fund Theory

    Lawyers Recover Legal Fees Under A Common Fund Theory
    The case at issue here, Tuggle Schiro & Lichtenberger, P.C., v. Country Preferred Insurance Company, 2015 IL App (4th) 141036-U is an unpublished opinion of the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District. The fee dispute arose…
Rank this Week: 1621

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jan 29

    Federal Practice CLE Series – Tuesdays in March 2016

    Federal Practice CLE Series – Tuesdays in March 2016
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA on Tuesdays at noon this March.  Federal judges and seasoned practitioners will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Programs will be held in U.S. District Court and…
  • Jan 1

    FBA Labor & Employment Section’s Traveling CLE on February 26, 2016

    FBA Labor & Employment Section’s Traveling CLE on February 26, 2016
    Employment Law in a Nutshell The New Orleans Chapter of the FBA joins the FBA’s Labor & Employment Section to bring national speakers to address important employment topics that provide local practitioners with critical…
  • Dec 22

    Intellectual Property CLE on March 3, 2016

    Intellectual Property CLE on March 3, 2016
    Blue Dog, Bead Dog and Other NOLA Intellectual Property Issues Join Lesli Harris, Stone Pigman, and Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, for a CLE exploring intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 822

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20
    Brian Johnson just returned from The Hillman Advocacy Program (http://hillmanadvocacy.com/) held at the United States District Courthouse for the Western District of Michigan. 2016 marks the Hillman’s 35th year and Brian’s 20th…
  • Jan 12

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne
    by Brian K. Johnson Is it helpful or unhelpful to be self-conscious? As human beings, we sometimes have a dramatically heightened awareness of our own behaviors. Public speaking makes this happen. We perceive our own actions through the…
  • Jan 6

    Gestures and Car Batterie

    Gestures and Car Batterie
    I haven’t needed to jump-start a car battery in a long time. When I lived in Minnesota, the thermometer dipped below zero and batteries wouldn’t start. They needed a jump. The same occurs with gestures. We use the…
Rank this Week: 3687

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2016

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2016
    For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
  • Dec 31

    Are There Really Too Many Lawyers?

    Are There Really Too Many Lawyers?
    Last summer, I was asked the question “Are there really too many lawyers?” I wrote a reply and remembered the other day that I never posted it. Unlike when you write something for a print publication and might have to wait months…
  • Dec 21

    Announcing the 2015 Blawggie Awards – Twelfth Edition

    Announcing the 2015 Blawggie Awards – Twelfth Edition
    Welcome to the 2015 edition of Dennis Kennedy’s annual Best of Law-related Blogging Awards, affectionately known as the “Blawggies.” The Blawggies, which honor the best law-related blogs as determined from my personal and…
Rank this Week: 2526

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1623