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TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jan 22

    Reviews of ActiveWords, TValue, dtSearch; Body Position and Tablets; Three New Question

    Reviews of ActiveWords, TValue, dtSearch; Body Position and Tablets; Three New Question
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Stephen Hayes, Review: ActiveWords for Naming Documents Adron Beene, Review: TValue for Amortization Calculations Carol Baker, Review: dtSearch for a Briefs Knowledge Base Christian…
  • Jan 21

    How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm Plus 39 More Must-Read

    How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm Plus 39 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Jan 19

    This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000 Plus 58 More Must-Read

    This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000 Plus 58 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 59 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 111

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: 153

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/
  • Jan 26

    The Burris trial

    The Burris trial
    The Army JAG Corps has been rocked with some significant sexual assault allegations.  One of them involved Major Erik Burris, who until last year was the Chief of Justice (senior prosecutor) at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has now been…
  • Jan 26

    Less rapes nationwide

    Less rapes nationwide
    The FBI reports that allegation of  rapes (revised definition) declined 10.1 percent, in the first half of 2014.
  • Jan 26

    A reminder to appellate counsel

    A reminder to appellate counsel
    No. 14-0660/AR. U.S. v. Michael C. Budka. CCA 20120435.  On further consideration of the granted issues (74 M.J. __ (C.A.A.F. Oct. 23, 2014)), and the briefs of the parties, we first conclude that the United States Army Court of Criminal…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Jan 25

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2015 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2015 Survey
    I report here on a recent, privately-conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Survey Background and Questions. This survey is conducted annually in December to prepare for a meeting of KM professionals to discuss KM…
  • Jan 20

    DoLessLaw 2014 Recap: Value via Prevention and Doing Le

    DoLessLaw 2014 Recap: Value via Prevention and Doing Le
    Since 2012, I have written and spoken about the theme of Do Less Law. See my Do Less Law blog posts and #DoLessLaw Tweets. Corporate law departments that want to reduce cost and improve outcomes cannot simply settle for bringing work…
  • Jan 11

    Will We Ever Say Goodbye to Email?

    Will We Ever Say Goodbye to Email?
    Most professionals experience the tyranny and terror of email. Yet they remain wed to it? Will that ever change? Everyone knows the problems: constant distraction, ridiculous volumes, rampant misuse of copying, too many accidental…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Jan 23

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat
    Many firms have created a job for “pricing.” The reason for doing so is that firms don’t have much experience with non-hourly billing, but clients are demanding non-hourly fee arrangements.  Since the firms want to make…
  • Jan 13

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement
    My friend Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the legal procurement organization, Buying Legal Council.  Silvia and her group are holding a conference in New York City on February 2, 2015, Pricing and Collaboration.  The program…
  • Jan 9

    Lawyers Can’t Help Themselves: Client Gouging is just a way of life

    Lawyers Can’t Help Themselves: Client Gouging is just a way of life
    In reading my morning mail, this post caught my eye: Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Fees.  So I read the post, written by the CFO of a firm named Rivkin Radler.  It contains 5 suggestions on how to raise your rates and…
Rank this Week: 158

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Aug 4

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

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

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

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

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

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Jan 26

    Quotas: A Way to Further Gender Diversity on US Corporate Board

    Quotas: A Way to Further Gender Diversity on US Corporate Board
    According to the 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Directors, women in America held only 16.9 percent of board seats last year—virtually no change from the 16.6 percent in 2012.  Less than one-fifth of companies had even 25…
  • Jan 24

    GEF’s Spotlight on Women’s Rights & Education Series: Ebola’s Impact on Liberia’s School

    GEF’s Spotlight on Women’s Rights & Education Series: Ebola’s Impact on Liberia’s School
    Along with Sierra Leone and Guinea, the CDC has designated Liberia as a country with widespread ebola transmission. Ebola has impacted all facets of life in Liberia, including putting a halt to the educational system. President Ellen Johnson…
  • Jan 24

    Judge Masunaga: the Newest District Court Judge in Hawaii

    Judge Masunaga: the Newest District Court Judge in Hawaii
    Judge Margaret Kuroda Masunaga: Surrounded by her friends and family, Judge Margaret Masunaga was sworn in on December 2, 2014 as Third Circuit District Court judge by Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald. Judge…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Jan 26

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism
    Daniel Kato, Constitutionalizing Anarchy: Liberalism, Lynching, and the Law, 10 J. of Hate Stud. 143 (2012).Aziz RanaFor nearly a century in the American South, lynching as a practice of racialized violence persisted openly and with minimal…
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
Rank this Week: 478

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Keeping Better Note

    Keeping Better Note
    Yellow legal pads, containing what at least to a casual observer might seem unintelligible scribbles, abound in most lawyers' offices. Of course, good legal business practice dictates that we take copious and clear notes to identify work we…
  • Jan 23

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud
    In nearly seven years of building and leading a company that provides practice management solutions for the legal profession, you hear a lot about the pains and joys of being a lawyer. I’ve engaged with hundreds (if not thousands) of…
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare
    What’s not to like about a large, highly targeted B2B market with low competition? Not much. That’s why SlideShare has become the Internet’s largest platform for sharing presentations. With 60 million unique visitors every…
Rank this Week: 323

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Jan 25

    BIGGEST MISTAKES BY LEADERS RE: ADDRESSING SUCCESSION PLANNING

    BIGGEST MISTAKES BY LEADERS RE: ADDRESSING SUCCESSION PLANNING
    Checklist of mistakes by leaders to avoid in succession planning. Avoid these for best results. Mistakes and misconceptions fall into 4 categories.
  • Dec 31

    CELEBRATE AND ELEVATE! - 2015 IS YOUR YEAR

    CELEBRATE AND ELEVATE! - 2015 IS YOUR YEAR
    Elevate into 2015!!! It’s been a great year… and 2015 will be even better! Not just because I am a congenital optimist (guilty!), but also because we have a clear purpose and you in my life supporting that purpose. Spark...
  • Dec 23

    ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE- With Thank

    ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE- With Thank
    Continuing a 25-year tradition, we have made a donation to City Harvest in the name of our clients, referrers, advocates and dedicated colleagues. We support City Harvest’s efforts to “rescue” high quality and nutritious…
Rank this Week: 457

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee
    Beery v. Chandler, Dist. Court, ED Missouri 2015 – Google Scholar. Plaintiff sued his former personal injury lawyer for legal malpractice, alleging that the lawyer negligently advised him to reject a settlement offer. The lawyer sued…
  • Jan 21

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360
    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360. The allegations are that Mayer Brown, which represented General Motors, drafted a release of JP Morgan’s UCC lien. JP Morgan did not object after the release of…
  • Jan 16

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme
    Todd A. Duckson v. Continental Casualty Company, 14-1465 MJD/JJK (D. Minn. 12 8 2014). Lawyers often get into trouble with legal malpractice insurers when they become involved in outside businesses. Most legal malpractice policies exclude…
Rank this Week: 548

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015
    William Gallagher Associates, an insurance broker and risk management company, compiled what it sees as the top business risks in all categories for the coming year. Number one is a risk that hasn’t received much attention. It derives…
  • Jan 21

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award
    In late December, Dennis Kennedy announced the 11th Edition of his popular Blawggie awards, which tout his choices of top legal blogs in a variety of categories. Dennis Kennedy is a well-known lawyer (VP, Senior Counsel at MasterCard),…
  • Jan 20

    BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming

    BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming
    Duane Morris pro bono counsel A. Nicole Friant Stewart left the law firm in December to become an organic farmer in California. Friant Stewart and… The post BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming appeared on…
Rank this Week: 325

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: 477

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Aug 13

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

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
  • Aug 11

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

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

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
Rank this Week: 395

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

Covers legal technology, law firm management, business travel and the New York Yankees. By Monica Bay.

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • Jun 22

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title
    I'm still reeling over the news that the Texas State Bar's ethics committee has declared that law firms in that state can no longer use the words "officer" or "Prinicipal" in job titles for nonlawyer employees, including…
  • Jun 22

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!
    Time sure flies, doesn't it! I confess, I've been a bit absorbed with other tasks, so it's fun to get back to The Common Scold! And ironically, my first return post addresses the same issue as my last one: It's time for LegalTech West Coast!…
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 316

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
  • Dec 31

    Sex or Home Improvement?

    Sex or Home Improvement?
    Picture if you will it being two in the morning and you are in a deep slumber. It’s precisely at this moment you wake up to the sounds of something being pounded into the wall. It’s two in the freaking morning meaning that no…
  • Dec 10

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale
    Colleagues far more experienced than I have told me that when you are trying a case in front of a jury that it is essential that every thing you do has a purpose. Don’t stare at the jurors, don’t be a nuisance in the courtroom…
Rank this Week: 511

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: 239

Law in Moldova

Law in Moldova

By Alexei Ghertescu.

http://lawinmoldova.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 231

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Covers technology and the legal profession. By Nicole Black, Matthew Lerner and Gregory Bell.

http://21stcenturylaw.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog
    I’ve decided to stop cross-posting content both here and at my Sui Generis blog and will only be posting at Sui Generis from now on. But, rest assured, all of the content that I posted here is also posted at Sui Generis, so if you don’t…
  • Apr 7

    Different Strokes for Different Folk

    Different Strokes for Different Folk
    This week’s Daily Record column is entitled “Different Strokes for Different Folks” A pdf of the article can be found here and my past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Different Strokes for Different Folks During …
  • Apr 5

    Webinar: Preview of my New Book “Social Media for Lawyers” at 4/6 1pm EST

    Webinar: Preview of my New Book “Social Media for Lawyers” at 4/6 1pm EST
    Tomorrow, Tuesday April 6th at 1 pm EST Avvo is hosting a preview webinar of “Social Media for Lawyers: the Next Frontier,” my new book co-authored with Carolyn Elefant that will be published later this month by the American Bar…
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Jan 26

    Methods of Empathic Teaching and Learning

    Methods of Empathic Teaching and Learning
    I have always considered Paula Franzese a master teacher. In the Fall 2014 issue of The Law Teacher (page 54) (here), she writes about the importance of emphasizing empathy in the classroom: Traditional law school pedagogy exalts the linear,…
  • Jan 25

    Table of Contents and Introduction: Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World

    Table of Contents and Introduction: Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World
    Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, and Antoinette Sedillo López (eds.), Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World The editors of this follow up to Best Practices in Legal Education…
  • Jan 25

    How to pick a cost effective legal education.

    How to pick a cost effective legal education.
    This column from the USNWR Grad School blog offers tips for students shopping around for the best value in a JD. The advice includes carefully weighing career and life goals so you have a good idea going in whether your...
Rank this Week: 1017

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/
  • Jan 26

    Buehler? Buehler?

    Buehler? Buehler?
    We recently reported that the New York Second Department had reduced a New Jersey disbarment to a two-year reciprocal suspension. The Maryland Court of Appeals went the other way today -- a six-month suspension from Virginia drew disbarment…
  • Jan 26

    The Title Is Disbarred

    The Title Is Disbarred
    The South Carolina Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for misconduct in several matters Respondent's law practice included conducting residential real estate loan closings. In 2007, Chicago Title Company (Chicago Title) canceled respondent's…
  • Jan 26

    Theft Enabler Gets Suspended

    Theft Enabler Gets Suspended
    The Indiana Supreme Court ordered a suspension of not less than six months without automatic reinstatement of an attorney's whose failure to register a trust account facilitated another lawyer's thefts. Respondent maintained two…
Rank this Week: 2257

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: 4494

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

    Is Readbility a Myth?

    Is Readbility a Myth?
    In The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky says that a book's "difficulty" is subjective. The opening might grab you-- What's the most difficult book you've ever read? For me, at least within recent memory, there's no question—the book that was…
  • Jan 23

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer
    The Machiavellian Lawyer once said: To excel in a law firm, make yourself indispensable. Start by identifying a type of knowledge within the firm that is highly-valued but in short supply. Exploit this shortage by making yourself an expert.…
  • Jan 20

    Travel Blogging Through the Year

    Travel Blogging Through the Year
    I took this photo of a lighthouse from a boat somewhere near Ushuaia, Argentina, in 2010. Ushuaia is near the tip of South America. In case you are thinking about a long trip to South America (and you should!), I...
Rank this Week: 2497

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
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
Rank this Week: 2062

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 4189

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Exceptions to “No Damages For Delay” Clause

    Exceptions to “No Damages For Delay” Clause
    A “no-damages-for-delay” (NDFD) clause is a very common contract term that provides a defense for the delay-causing owner or general contractor to assert against the harmed party’s request for damages. This defense can be…
  • Jan 23

    Cobb to Present Live Webinar on How to Create Better Construction Contracts for Free

    Cobb to Present Live Webinar on How to Create Better Construction Contracts for Free
    Clear your schedule and mark your calendars, Georgia Construction Contract Attorney, Mark Cobb, will be leading a Webinar on Better Customer Contracts: 15Free Things You Can Do To Create Better Sales Contracts. When:  Wednesday, January…
  • Jan 22

    Cobb on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show

    Cobb on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show
    by Mark A. Cobb Earlier this week, I had a wonderful experience: I was invited to be interviewed on the Atlanta Legal Experts radio show to discuss Georgia Construction Law. It was quite an honor to be asked to appear on this show as Atlanta…
Rank this Week: 3302

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jan 26

    The Importance of Keeping Complete Client file

    The Importance of Keeping Complete Client file
    Do you keep a complete copy of your client files?  If not, does your reasoning fall into one of the following categories:   Let’s consider these arguments individually. Rationale: I don’t want to store the paper…
  • Jan 20

    Practice Alerts for Oregon Lawyer

    Practice Alerts for Oregon Lawyer
    Professional Liability Fund Practice Alerts are a quick, easy way for Oregon lawyers to stay informed about developing legal news and practice management announcements. With an RSS feed you can subscribe to alerts and receive new posts…
  • Jan 12

    Crowdfunding Your Law Practice

    Crowdfunding Your Law Practice
    Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who…
Rank this Week: 3980

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
  • Jan 26

    Keeping Better Note

    Keeping Better Note
    Yellow legal pads, containing what at least to a casual observer might seem unintelligible scribbles, abound in most lawyers' offices. Of course, good legal business practice dictates that we take copious and clear notes to identify work we…
  • Jan 23

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud
    In nearly seven years of building and leading a company that provides practice management solutions for the legal profession, you hear a lot about the pains and joys of being a lawyer. I’ve engaged with hundreds (if not thousands) of…
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare
    What’s not to like about a large, highly targeted B2B market with low competition? Not much. That’s why SlideShare has become the Internet’s largest platform for sharing presentations. With 60 million unique visitors every…
Rank this Week: 1860

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    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 18

    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 11

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 4814

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/
  • Jan 25

    Bill or Else: Managing partner threatens to fire late billers, the day before Thanksgiving

    Bill or Else: Managing partner threatens to fire late billers, the day before Thanksgiving
    Lawyers who bill by the hour need to keep track of their hours, which means writing them down (or entering them, including details of what was done), so the firm can issue timely bills to clients, usually monthly.  As you’d…
  • Jan 6

    Sticks and Stones: State court sanctions lawyer for comments about agency judge

    Sticks and Stones: State court sanctions lawyer for comments about agency judge
    In the name of avoiding criticism by lawyers that might undermine respect for the legal system, lawyers sometimes lose normal First Amendment rights to comment about legal issues, including judges, because they may be subject to ethical…
  • Jan 5

    Flattening Justice: State commission set to level civil justice system

    Flattening Justice: State commission set to level civil justice system
    Local, state, and federal courts are supported by taxpayers and, in some part, by various charges made by the court to file lawsuits, for example.  In return, the courts are supposed to provide a civilized way to resolve disputes between…
Rank this Week: 1912

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Beheadings, stonings, chopping off hands.…

    Beheadings, stonings, chopping off hands. Hideous misogyny.  Lavish financing of Sunni terrorists. Actively outlawing religions other than Islam. The world is full of horrible places, but Saudi Arabia has to be right at the top of the…
  • Jan 22

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful,…

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful, and I don't know anyone outside of the political machine that would disagree. There are a lot of things that are bad about it, but one big thing is that the legislators are allowed to take outside…
  • Jan 16

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the…

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the current generation of rock and roll musicians have become so professionalized that you wonder whether they are getting enough joy out of what is a difficult and frequently under-remunerative career. I…
Rank this Week: 2434

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Jan 25

    Practice Meat

    Practice Meat
    Practice Meat A handful of instances a 12 months, each and every year, I brush off the patio furniture in the back yard, eliminate the cover from the propane fuel barbecue and wipe it down. My pals commence to arrive we break out the wine and…
  • Dec 26

    Stark Law

    Stark Law
    Stark Law There is a practice referred to as Physician self-referral. This is when a doctor refers a patient to a health care facility, which he has portion ownership, fiscal interests or investment in. It is thought to be a conflict of…
  • Nov 26

    Lastest Attorney Practice New

    Lastest Attorney Practice New
    Modest Business Specialist: How Do You Find And Select A Attorney? What are your major places of practice? What is the breakdown of the sort of work you typically do? How often do you handle issues like mine? Are there other lawyers in your…
Rank this Week: 3781

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/
  • Jan 25

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip
      In my first post of this series on securing your data, I addressed the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Part of the my discussion followed the…
  • Jan 17

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice
    View image | gettyimages.com   Even in an increasingly cloud-based world, physical location still matters. The cloud itself, after all, is really just access to remote servers, hosted by someone, somewhere . . . hopefully not in North…
  • Jan 9

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014
    The year 2014 brought us major products like Apple’s iPhone 6 and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, but what about legal-specific products? Well, fortunately, Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer (TL) has that…
Rank this Week: 3933

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jan 24

    Why we are blind to our own typo

    Why we are blind to our own typo
    Here is an interesting article by Nick Stockton explaining why it’s so hard to catch our own typos. He ends with a hint that most of us already know: when proofreading, print a hard copy and edit by hand. One...
  • Jan 1

    Banished word

    Banished word
    Lake Superior State University has released its 40th annual list of banished words, including commentary from some of the folks who nominated them. Check them out, and resolve to not use or misuse them in 2015.
  • Dec 1

    Less is more. Really.

    Less is more. Really.
    If you really have the goods, modesty is more effective than piling it on. Mark Herrmann explains this principle.
Rank this Week: 2222

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Jan 24

    Lender Exchange Fiasco

    Lender Exchange Fiasco
    … Lender Exchange is a secure portal for lenders to manage their conveyancing panels. It is operated by Decision First, a joint venture between title insurance company First Title and Decision Insight. Law firms must pay a fee (ranging…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student
    … … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers…
  • Oct 11

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy
    … On 9 October 2014 I was in London for LawSmash. Nine people associated with the law in one way or another took to the stage at the basement bar in the Star of Kings to do stand-up comedy for the first time. The comedians for the…
Rank this Week: 3370

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend
    Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here. We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and two days later made the Today…
  • Dec 29

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
  • Dec 29

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo
    Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s…
Rank this Week: 2459

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jan 23

    New Client Inquiry on Line One

    New Client Inquiry on Line One
    "New Client Inquiry on Line One" is my column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal this month. There’s a lot of discussion about attorney marketing and client development. Many firms now market via some form of social media. But sometimes…
  • Jan 5

    It's Time To Love Technology

    It's Time To Love Technology
    Lawyers tend to have a love/hate relationship with technology. Of course, that's often true for any of us who use today’s technology for our work. But for many lawyers, these feelings are quite pronounced and, without offering any…
  • Dec 23

    Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced.

    Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced.
    Dennis Kennedy, legal technology guru and former technology columnist for the ABA Journal, has announced his Blawggie Awards for 2014 -- the 11th edition of the honor. In much the same way that prestigious art exhibits often have a single...
Rank this Week: 2496

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/
  • Jan 23

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?
    We think her fifth Academy Award nomination is the charm for this astonishingly versatile and hard-working actress, author and human being....
  • Jan 21

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    As readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat, worked on the Hill a total of 4 years for two fine and mega-bright men, a Wisconsin senator (D) and later...
  • Jan 21

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    Look, as readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat and have some strong GOP leanings on some issues. (On the last item, re: my partial inner GOPness, I've had...
Rank this Week: 2612

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/
  • Jan 23

    Conflicts Waivers – "Still Waiving After All These Years"

    Conflicts Waivers – "Still Waiving After All These Years"
    The New York Law Journal Reports: "Judge Rejects Disqualification of Law Firm in Joint Defense" -- "A Commercial Division judge has rejected a motion to disqualify a law firm from representing parties in a joint defense because 'virtually all…
  • Jan 22

    On Subject Matter Conflict

    On Subject Matter Conflict
    The IPethics and INsights blog provides another update worth noting: "Massachusetts Supreme Court To Tackle Thorny Issue Of Subject Matter Conflicts In Patent Prosecution" -- "This action arose from a civil malpractice lawsuit filed in April…
  • Jan 8

    Will Big Breaches Create More Trickle Down Impact for Law Firms?

    Will Big Breaches Create More Trickle Down Impact for Law Firms?
    A reader sent in world of today's report in the Wall Street Journal: "Puzzle Forms in Morgan Stanley Data Breach." (With additional detail here.) The articles dig into the details of an internal breach (and associated allegations of…
Rank this Week: 4153

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jan 23

    Hands On Lawyers and One Future for Legal Service

    Hands On Lawyers and One Future for Legal Service
    What’s the most effective way for lawyers to protect their clients from a data breach of  Sony-like magnitude? Sure, they can sponsor trainings for clients, develop handbooks and checklists and purchase cyberinsurance. Or lawyers…
  • Jan 21

    A Place Where Solos Can Work Away

    A Place Where Solos Can Work Away
    To me, there’s nothing more depressing than the concept of the staycation  – essentially, spending valuable days off from work hanging around the house and area where you live. Sure, I get the concept of local sightseeing (I…
  • Jan 16

    California Bar Offers A Reason to Keep Your Website and Blog Separate

    California Bar Offers A Reason to Keep Your Website and Blog Separate
    Should a law firm blog be incorporated into a website or function as a freestanding entity? That’s a question that’s been asked almost since the beginning of time, with at least two experts – Sam Glover and Kevin…
Rank this Week: 2120

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: 889

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Make Your Life Easier With This Simple Password System

    Make Your Life Easier With This Simple Password System
    Disclaimer: This is not an article on how to create a secure password. We’ve all read those…we all know it’s something we’ll ‘eventually get around to doing’, right? Don’t worry, I won’t tell.…
  • Jan 15

    How An Email Archiver Saved One Firm $30,000

    How An Email Archiver Saved One Firm $30,000
    No too long ago, a law firm client of ours was representing a community association that wanted to cancel a $25,000 (approximate) job with their landscaping company. The association claimed they sent an email to the law firm requesting that…
  • Jan 9

    3 Essential Takeaways From the Sony Hack

    3 Essential Takeaways From the Sony Hack
    In late November, a large amount of internal documents and spreadsheets containing information on Sony Pictures’ employees and senior executives was leaked to the public. While a flurry of stories and rumors continue to be published,…
Rank this Week: 3102

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jan 22

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON JANUARY 29, 2015 – JUDGE JOSEPH C. WILKINSON, JR.

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON JANUARY 29, 2015 – JUDGE JOSEPH C. WILKINSON, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be held on January 29th at 12 noon with Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar…
  • Jan 18

    OPEN HOUSE AT ATTORNEY CONFERENCE CENTER — JAN. 21, 2-5:30 P.M.

    OPEN HOUSE AT ATTORNEY CONFERENCE CENTER — JAN. 21, 2-5:30 P.M.
    The Federal Bar Association – New Orleans Chapter is pleased to announce that the Michaelle Pitard Wynne Attorney Conference Center has moved to its new location on the second floor of the Hale Boggs Federal Building. Join the FBA for…
  • Nov 17

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no…
Rank this Week: 901

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

Features news and commentary on the law and culture of lawyers. By Richard T. Cassidy.

http://onlawyering.com
Rank this Week: 4778