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Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

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

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 84

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: 69

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/
  • Dec 7

    Scenes From A Non-Traditional Marriage

    Scenes From A Non-Traditional Marriage
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals agreed with the lower court the a child's grandparents should have custody After a five-day custody merits hearing, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County granted physical and legal custody of the sole…
  • Dec 7

    Privilege Assertion Subject To Immediate Appellate Review

    Privilege Assertion Subject To Immediate Appellate Review
    Kathleen Maloney and Dan Trevas summarize another Ohio Supreme Court decision A court order compelling the production of materials, which would allegedly breach the confidentiality guaranteed by attorney-client privilege, is a final,…
  • Dec 7

    Ohio Judicial Candidate Suspended: Ad Suggested Incumbant Served Whiskey To Minor

    Ohio Judicial Candidate Suspended: Ad Suggested Incumbant Served Whiskey To Minor
    Dan Trevas has his usual excellent summary of a discipline decision on the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court An unsuccessful candidate for judge of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals today was suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court...
Rank this Week: 111

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 6

    Ouch

    Ouch
    UpTights received a call from a solicitor today.  Not just any solicitor but the senior partner at a massive firm which provides her with a lot of work.  However, it would be accurate to say that they have never quite seen eye to…
  • Dec 5

    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…
  • Dec 2

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post In the days of yore, people had more ideas of their own and there was even an era when people would come up with innovations galore. Nonetheless, it has been discovered…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Nov 30

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event
    Anyone who sells legal services to corporate America knows the important role procurement professionals play in the acquisition of legal services.  Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the premier group for legal procurement, Buying Legal…
  • Nov 30

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team
      My Valorem colleagues and I are honored to have been named to the 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team.   This is our fifth consecutive year to have been named to the A-Team. BTI’s identified the firms awarded this…
  • Nov 15

    Prevention Is The Answer To The Question of How Law Departments Can Do More With Le

    Prevention Is The Answer To The Question of How Law Departments Can Do More With Le
    According to a survey of corporate counsel at large U.S. corporations reported by Law.com, nearly 70% of law departments expect their annual operating budget to be flat or decrease in 2017. Let me say that again—nearly 70% of law…
Rank this Week: 140

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

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

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

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

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

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

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

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

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: 102

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 7

    Metzel: Your View on the Practice of Law will Shape your Legal Career

    Metzel: Your View on the Practice of Law will Shape your Legal Career
    Sage advice from Andi Metzel that will help shape your legal career: “….another 294 lawyer members were admitted to the Indiana bar. Amidst the celebrations of surviving the bar exam and outpouring of pride for... The post…
  • Dec 5

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017
    It’s getting closer and closer to the New Year, when people start looking in earnest for a new in-house job.  And why not start by looking at the happiest companies? “If you work full time,... The post The Happiest Companies…
  • Dec 2

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has another free webinar that offers CLE in many jurisdictions: Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Social media is a part of the litigation... The post Best…
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
  • Dec 5

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?
    Stacy-Ann Elvy, Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond, 44 Hofstra L. Rev. 839 (2016).Nancy KimWhen Amazon announced that it was expanding its Dash Button Program, its stock went up 2.3%.…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Dec 2

    1L Diversity Scholarship

    1L Diversity Scholarship
    Arent Fox is seeking applications for its annual Diversity Scholarship Program. The New York office will award one first-year law student $20,000 ($10,000 to be awarded during their 1L summer, $5,000 to be awarded upon…
  • Dec 1

    Would Mandatory Paid Childcare Leave Make US #1?

    Would Mandatory Paid Childcare Leave Make US #1?
    I discovered two things today --- seemingly independent but connected, I think.  These things are important for all women, those with children and those who love the children of others, and they are important to me. First of all, I read…
  • Nov 29

    Ms. JD Chats: Law Firm 1L Program

    Ms. JD Chats: Law Firm 1L Program
    First year hiring is open! Join Ms. JD and our panel of esteemed lawyers and diversity professionals on Thursday, December 15th at 3:00 PM ET for a discussion of their law firm's 1L hiring programs, including their specific diversity…
Rank this Week: 296

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Nov 23

    A Critical Thanksgiving for Solos and Small

    A Critical Thanksgiving for Solos and Small
    This Thanksgiving, for the first time in years, I am thankful to be a small firm lawyer.  On the cusp of a new administration where civil liberties may be eviscerated and private property rights may fall victim to private infrastructure…
  • Nov 16

    [Sponsored] Practice Management Software You Can Seamlessly Integrate Into Your Firm

    [Sponsored] Practice Management Software You Can Seamlessly Integrate Into Your Firm
    In the practice of law, time is money. Ask any lawyer what he or she looks for most in legal technology, and the answer will immediately be efficiency. Having everything you need in one place, without having to switch platforms, is not simply…
  • Nov 7

    Make Money Mondays: Post-Election Day Post

    Make Money Mondays: Post-Election Day Post
    Although the 2016 presidential race pitting Hillary Clinton against the Donald Trump has dominated the news for the past year, the reality is that the outcome of tomorrow’s election is unlikely to have an immediate impact on most…
Rank this Week: 342

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/
  • Nov 10

    Such Want of Ungentlemanly Conduct — Worth the Read

    Such Want of Ungentlemanly Conduct — Worth the Read
    O’Keeffe, Eamonn (2016) ““Such Want of Gentlemanly Conduct:” The General Court Martial of Lieutenant John de Hertel,” Canadian Military History: Vol. 25: Iss. 2, Article 2. <Available at:…
  • Nov 8

    If true, a disturbing practice in AF courts-martial involving SVC’s.

    If true, a disturbing practice in AF courts-martial involving SVC’s.
    The SVC also testified at the post-trial Article 39(a), UCMJ, session. When asked by the trial defense counsel if it was the “standard in practice as an SVC to meet with the military judge ex parte,” the SVC stated,…
  • Oct 29

    Appellate (and trial) advocacy

    Appellate (and trial) advocacy
    John Wesley Hall’s website is an excellent resource for issues involving the Fourth Amendment–FourthAmendment.com.  In pointing to a search warrant case Mr. Hall quotes from the opinion. We remind McCollum’s counsel…
Rank this Week: 290

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    On Corruption, Our Coming Election And Beyond

    On Corruption, Our Coming Election And Beyond
    “Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” — Thomas Jefferson “History…
  • Jul 11

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t
    One month before FBI Director James Comey announced his recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton based on her use of a private email server, I tried to assess the prospect of indictment based on analysis of the known facts and…
  • Jun 6

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi
    A simple Google search turns up numerous articles on the pending FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server. Reflecting an election season marked by harsh and exaggerated rhetoric,…
Rank this Week: 325

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 13

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App
    LEAP legal practice management software just became first to market with a cloud-based document assembly solution. LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web Apps was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 13

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano
    This week, Sam talks with Michele DeStefano, law professor and founder of LawWithoutWalls, about how to be a creative problem solver. Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano was originally published on…
  • Sep 12

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment
    MyCase users who currently accept credit card payments using Authorize.Net have until the end of 2016 to switch to MyCase Payments. MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payments was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 409

idealawg

idealawg

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

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

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

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

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

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

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

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service
    An excellent interview about the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in client service is coming up on April 26! Sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), this teleconference will feature my wise, knowledgeable colleague Dr.…
Rank this Week: 266

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
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
Rank this Week: 2524

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/
  • Dec 7

    Recent Conflicts News & Update

    Recent Conflicts News &amp; Update
    A few stories and updates of note, starting with the latest from Bill Freivogel:"Screening; Electronic Files: Estate of Kennedy v. Stuart A. Rosenblatt, C.P.A., 2016 WL 6543629 (N.J. App. Div. Nov. 4, 2016). This opinion’s description…
  • Dec 6

    Outside Counsel Guidelines -- Keeping up on the Conversation

    Outside Counsel Guidelines -- Keeping up on the Conversation
    Always important to listen to the client side of the equation. Here is a recent article from Sterling Miller, former General Counsel for Sabre Corporation (and Travelocity prior to that): "Ten Things: Preparing Outside Counsel Guidelines…
  • Nov 30

    Positional Conflicts – Those Tweets & Posts (May) Create Serious Conflicts Problem

    Positional Conflicts &ndash; Those Tweets &amp; Posts (May) Create Serious Conflicts Problem
    "Tweeting, Blogging Lawyers Warned About Positional Conflicts" -- "Lawyers who blog or tweet about legal developments should be cautious 'when stating positions on issues' because 'those stated positions could be adverse to an interest of a…
Rank this Week: 4012

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Dec 7

    Fee Agreements: Do It Right

    Fee Agreements: Do It Right
    Wondering if your fee agreements are all they could be?  Clear, easily understood, ethical, and most importantly – designed to meet your needs and those of your clients? Fee Agreements: Ethical Dos and Don’ts is a…
  • Dec 5

    Get Your Financial House in Order Now

    Get Your Financial House in Order Now
    For the last few years I’ve shared an annual tradition with you: getting financial records organized for year-end. This entails gathering up receipts, identifying deductible expenses, updating your accounts, running reports, and…
  • Nov 28

    What to do with Client Funds that Net Interest

    What to do with Client Funds that Net Interest
    Client funds that can earn net interest must be placed in an interest-bearing trust account for the benefit of the client. Oregon RPC 1.15-2(c).  Here are the logistics: Type of Account Typically, an interest-bearing account would…
Rank this Week: 3857

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 7

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice
    Law practice management software provider Clio released its first annual Legal Trends Report on October 17. The survey is a compilation of data aggregated from 40,000 Clio subscribers in the continental U.S. The data, representing usage…
  • Dec 7

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice
    Law practice management software provider Clio released its first annual Legal Trends Report on October 17. The survey is a compilation of data aggregated from 40,000 Clio subscribers in the continental U.S. The data, representing usage…
  • Dec 6

    Loneliness: Taking Care to Stay Connected

    Loneliness: Taking Care to Stay Connected
    Mountain climbers are fastidious about the lines they trust their lives to, and scuba divers are constantly checking the tanks and regulators on which they depend. In the hectic world of practicing law — when one interruption is so…
Rank this Week: 3045

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
  • Dec 7

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice
    Law practice management software provider Clio released its first annual Legal Trends Report on October 17. The survey is a compilation of data aggregated from 40,000 Clio subscribers in the continental U.S. The data, representing usage…
  • Dec 7

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice

    Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice
    Law practice management software provider Clio released its first annual Legal Trends Report on October 17. The survey is a compilation of data aggregated from 40,000 Clio subscribers in the continental U.S. The data, representing usage…
  • Dec 6

    Loneliness: Taking Care to Stay Connected

    Loneliness: Taking Care to Stay Connected
    Mountain climbers are fastidious about the lines they trust their lives to, and scuba divers are constantly checking the tanks and regulators on which they depend. In the hectic world of practicing law — when one interruption is so…
Rank this Week: 2354

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/
Rank this Week: 1372

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/
  • Dec 6

    Judge William Pryor rules in favor of "Gay-Straight Alliance" club at middle school

    Judge William Pryor rules in favor of &quot;Gay-Straight Alliance&quot; club at middle school
    Interesting in light of his consideration for the Supreme Court.  The opinion, written by Judge Pryor, and joined by Judge Marcus and a visiting judge, is here.  The intro:This appeal requires us to decide whether a complaint that a…
  • Dec 6

    11th Circuit approves posting oral arguments on its website

    11th Circuit approves posting oral arguments on its website
    Finally!The only other Circuit that hasn't joined us in the 21st century is the 10th.Congrats to the Free Law Project for making this happen.
  • Dec 5

    Summary of Trump's SCOTUS pick

    Summary of Trump's SCOTUS pick
    There's a nice website summarizing all 21 potential nominees here.  It's got lots of interesting tidbits, including significant rulings and writings.In other news, big ups to Ashley Litwin, Lisa Lauck, and Marc Seitles for their…
Rank this Week: 2207

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: 4662

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    As it happens my law school is housed in a…

    As it happens my law school is housed in a building named for John Lord O'Brian, a one-time United States Attorney most famous for prosecuting Eugene V. Debbs. I guess that is several degrees less horrible than being named for a pro-slavery…
  • Nov 30

    It really doesn't make any difference that…

    It really doesn't make any difference that Sir Elton John has declined to perform at the inauguration: Trump is going to tell us that Elton blew the roof off and nearly half the country will believe it. The real question is who will actually…
  • Nov 21

    To Wooster College Friday for the American…

    To Wooster College Friday for the American Moot Court Association's Regional Tournament. Buffalo State has entered teams for the past four years, but two years ago we were snowed in. Last year was the first time I went with the team. We've…
Rank this Week: 2164

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Speak the Truth and Nothing But the Truth-But it doesn’t have to be the “whole” truth

    Speak the Truth and Nothing But the Truth-But it doesn’t have to be the “whole” truth
    What does “integrity” mean in an interview situation?  Certainly, you have the obligation to tell the truth during a job interview.  But having an obligation to tell the truth does not imply an obligation to to share…
  • Nov 30

    Helping “Professionals” in Need During the Holiday Season

    Helping “Professionals” in Need During the Holiday Season
    The holidays are a time to remember the needy–those who are struggling to pay for basic necessities. We are all compelled to do what we can to help those less fortunate than us and the holiday season is a good reminder to act. Whether…
  • Nov 22

    In a Tight Market for Talent, it is Time to Get Out of the Box

    In a Tight Market for Talent, it is Time to Get Out of the Box
    I’m starting to get into my year end marketing mode.  December tends to be a slower month for hiring simply because it is harder to get hiring managers to focus.  But as I’ve said before, the holidays are a good time for…
Rank this Week: 552

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/
  • Dec 4

    Should Law Firms Fear Losing Clients? (Altman Weil 2016 CLO Survey)

    Should Law Firms Fear Losing Clients? (Altman Weil 2016 CLO Survey)
    Should law firms fear losing clients? Many do already but just how much should they worry? The 2016 Altman Weil CLO Survey provides insight. The report opens with worrying data: 53% of law departments say they shifted a…
  • Nov 27

    Legal Market on the March

    Legal Market on the March
    The legal market has been on the march in the last few days, despite the the long US Thanksgiving weekend. I highlight here, in two related groups, a few news items of note… Law Firm Business Services Staffing May Be Up For Grabs…
  • Nov 22

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Legal – Why the Hype?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Legal – Why the Hype?
    I’ve been thinking lately about why there is so much hype recently among lawyers and legal market commentators about artificial intelligence (AI). I was not ready to put hands to keyboard for a full explanation, so on Sunday I recorded…
Rank this Week: 612

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: 1410

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Dec 1

    A Moonshot Without Talking to The Astronaut

    A Moonshot Without Talking to The Astronaut
    One rule of smart use of social media is to not immediately blog or post in response to something that makes you unhappy or upset. But we lawyers think we know when it is appropriate to bend the rules, don't...
  • Nov 29

    Email Attachments vs Client Portal

    Email Attachments vs Client Portal
    So which is more secure- an unencrypted email attachment or a client portal? Well, that is sort of a trick question because most everything is more secure than an unencrypted email attachment. And normally one would use the phrase "secure...
  • Nov 28

    Trust Accounting Tips - A Podcast and a Seminar

    Trust Accounting Tips - A Podcast and a Seminar
    Trust account management is an important subject for lawyers in private practice and our Digital Edge podcast Trust Accounting for Lawyers has some great information and tips from a knowledgeable authority. Sheila Blackford is an attorney and…
Rank this Week: 2275

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
Rank this Week: 1067

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/
  • Dec 1

    Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?

    Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?
    NRDC's Hinerfeld: "They win lawsuits." Several years ago, I wrote "Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?" at the request of Environmental Protection Magazine, where I had a bi-monthly column and feature commitment. Based on my trip…
  • Nov 30

    JDH, Jr. 1933

    JDH, Jr. 1933
    John Daniel Hull, II. 1900 - 1988. My grandfather--always a class act. I spent most of his last 15 or so Thanksgivings with him in Missouri with just him & my grandmother Alene, who died at 102. J. Dan had...
  • Nov 30

    Consciousness.

    Consciousness.
    Good morning, fellow American workers. Now in our 228th year of America. Which free speech, expression and ideas can I have today? Is there a list?...
Rank this Week: 2189

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Nov 30

    Care about your clients? …let them know.

    Care about your clients? …let them know.
    After working with thousands of lawyers, I have learned that there is a tremendous gap between the way they perceive their interactions with their clients and how they actually interact. When I ask lawyers if they care about…
  • Nov 23

    The Successful Lawyer – Now Available on your Computer, Tablet or Smartphone

    The Successful Lawyer – Now Available on your Computer, Tablet or Smartphone
    The Second Edition of The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice is now available in both paperback and Kindle versions. Among the kudos the first edition of this book attracted was one from Tom Peters, the…
  • Nov 16

    Law Firms Can’t Afford to Underestimate IT

    Law Firms Can’t Afford to Underestimate IT
    The most recent issue of PwC UK’s Annual Law Firms’ Survey 2016 is out, and legal journalist Neil Rose has written an excellent and comprehensive summary of its findings. “The Big Law Firm of the Future:…
Rank this Week: 2053

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: 2398

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Nov 30

    You’re not selling what we’re buying

    You’re not selling what we’re buying
    Demand is flat or falling at large law firms, says the newest Wells Fargo survey released yesterday. Revenue is now being driven solely by hourly rate increases, the last remaining income enhancement button that law firms…
  • Oct 13

    Playing the client’s game

    Playing the client’s game
    Some years ago, when I was working for the Canadian Bar Association, real estate lawyers in Canada became deeply troubled about losing their lead role in residential real estate transactions. They complained that they…
  • Oct 13

    Playing the client’s game

    Playing the client’s game
    Some years ago, when I was working for the Canadian Bar Association, real estate lawyers in Canada became deeply troubled about losing their lead role in residential real estate transactions. They complained that they…
Rank this Week: 4983

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check
    Julia Williams and I represented David Goodson, an Illinois attorney, who was sued by First American Bank when a check he deposited turned out to be a fraudulent check. Goodson did not know that the check was fraudulent. Instead, he believed…
  • Nov 26

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff
    This case, Fox v. Seiden, has already made two trips to the Illinois Appellate Court. It is interesting because it is the rare case in which the court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff. The underlying case was captioned…
  • Nov 26

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne
    There appears to be near 100% enforcement for lawyers who wrongfully notarize or witness documents that where the lawyer did not personally witness the signature. This case illustrates that trend. It also shows that the ARDC Hearing Board can…
Rank this Week: 2425

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
  • Nov 26

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of
    By Mark Rosch One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org's Wayback Machine. Since its…
  • Oct 20

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work
    Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. Now, the product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called "G Suite." 
  • Oct 20

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection
    Anyone using public wi-fi hotspots to connect to the Internet should be concerned about the security and privacy of the information they are sending back and forth over those connections. There are many security options you can employ to…
Rank this Week: 4644

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Nov 22

    Annual Cultural Heritage Seminar on December 9, 2016

    Annual Cultural Heritage Seminar on December 9, 2016
    Antiquities & Museums: Past, Present and Future Scenarios, Best Practices and Ethical Considerations 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (3 hours of CLE including 1 hour of Ethics) Cocktail Reception to Follow New Orleans Museum of Art Our panel of speakers…
  • Nov 21

    Lawyers who Lunch on November 30, 2016

    Lawyers who Lunch on November 30, 2016
    Join members of the New Orleans Chapter of Federal Bar Association for “Lawyers who Lunch” on November 30th at 12 noon. This is a casual lunch for lawyers of all practice areas to network and enjoy the fine cuisine of…
  • Nov 19

    Malcolm Monroe Federal Practice Seminar & Admission Ceremony on December 7, 2016

    Malcolm Monroe Federal Practice Seminar &amp; Admission Ceremony on December 7, 2016
    CLE Registrations accepted through December 7th. Earn 4 Hours of CLE credit including Ethics, Professionalism, and Law Practice Management Get sworn in to all of the Federal Courts in Louisiana Annual Holiday Party to follow Join…
Rank this Week: 498

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: 4948

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Nov 21

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut
    With the unfailing support of my wife, Becky Cassidy, the assistance of my able associate, Matt Shagam, and the diligent efforts of our business manager, Linda Jackman, we opened a new law firm, Rich Cassidy Law on November 1, 2006. Our new…
  • Oct 2

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?
    The News Story Burlington’s CBS TV affiliate, WCAX, Channel 3, covered the subject of my last post, “Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patients.” Reporter Kyle Midura…
  • Sep 20

    Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patient

    Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patient
    Do Hard Cases Make Bad Law? The idea that hard cases make bad law is often repeated,[1] but is not always correct. Law professors using the Socratic Method often change the facts of a hypothetical to flesh out the meaning and limitations of a…
Rank this Week: 4943

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
  • Jul 28

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them
    Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise.…
Rank this Week: 3348

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]
    Educational webinar on how Metajure ILLUMINATE can help firms that already have a traditional document management system (DMS) in place and how it can turn the firm’s DMS into the knowledge management system they need.The post Tap the…
  • Nov 4

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument
    NetDocuments is a robust cloud-based document management system, allowing firms to control, manage and collaborate on documents – from any location. Clio is the leading cloud-based practice management system for solo to midsized law…
  • Oct 28

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
Rank this Week: 3086

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/
  • Nov 16

    4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking

    4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking
    Lawyers are in a competitive market. To enjoy competing, you need to innovate your law practice. To innovate, try this: The IDEA Strategy Model. As you’ll see, the IDEA Strategy Model leverages design thinking to harness innovation. To…
  • Nov 8

    Microsoft Outlook Tips for PC Lawyers [Webinar]

    Microsoft Outlook Tips for PC Lawyers [Webinar]
    Announcing the next in our Webinars for Busy Lawyers series! Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers and join us on November 29th at noon (eastern) to find out how you can use Outlook more effectively on your PC, with Adriana Linares. About this…
  • Nov 4

    How to Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day as a Lawyer

    How to Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day as a Lawyer
    We love lawyers like it’s our job. (It pretty much is.) So we know how to celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day. Step 1: Make more time for yourself. (Yes. This is actually humanly possible. Read on.) Heidi recently compiled her best…
Rank this Week: 4101

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

Covers the practice of law with advice and insights. By Gregory Adam Napier

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Nov 14

    Christmas Conflict

    Christmas Conflict
    The words Christmas and conflict really do not belong together and yet, the holidays seem to offer lots of opportunities for conflict. Family members come together, expectations run high. Time runs low. Stresses increase. It is an odd thing…
  • Nov 9

    What cost peace?

    What cost peace?
    Peace does have a price. The degree of peace we have experienced on our own soil as a country was paid for with the lives of soldiers in foreign battle fields. I do not mean to belittle the terrorist attacks … Continue reading →
  • Mar 21

    MEDIATION is a COST SAVER

    MEDIATION is a COST SAVER
    I recently published an article detailing some of the impending budget cuts for the Kentucky courts entitled “Mediaiton is the Future“. As the cost of litigating conflicts rise ever higher to society and litigants, mediation…
Rank this Week: 641

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/
  • Nov 10

    Craft the Spoken Word with as Much Care as the Written Word

    Craft the Spoken Word with as Much Care as the Written Word
    As public speakers, it helps to think about crafting our spoken word in similar terms to when we are writing. Take as much care when you speak as when you write. Instead of reading over what you wrote, listen as you speak. Here’s what…
  • Sep 6

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video
    We always encourage the lawyers we coach to practice alone, aloud, and a lot. We also suggest that they make video of themselves so they can watch their presentation. This suggestion, of course, is often met with grunts, groans, and…
  • Jul 6

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech

    Win Back the Floor in Professional Speech
    “Excuse me. I’d like to hear what you have to say when I’m finished.” I had the pleasure of leading a program at NALP’s Professional Development Institute last December with Paula Monopoli,…
Rank this Week: 3719

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

Covers law practice excellence, profit and success. By Steve Riley.

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Nov 9

    Lawyers: 2 Simple Lists Can Result in Big Wins for 2017

    Lawyers: 2 Simple Lists Can Result in Big Wins for 2017
    The holidays are nearly here, and for many lawyers that means using this time to sit back and reflect on their successes or failures of the last year. Some of you will armchair quarterback yourselves over what you should or should not have…
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?

    Lawyers: Do You Have a Practice Growth Mindset?
    Do you only see what you want to see? Your mindset, or view of the world, is the key to setting the pace for growth in your firm. The amazing difference between a lawyer who grows quickly and profitably and one who does not has everything to…
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?

    Lawyers: Should you make the switch to Apple?
    Converting from PC-based systems to Macintosh computers seems to be a very popular question these days among solo and small firm lawyers. The popularity of the Apple product line among attorneys is exceptionally deep, and its overall customer…
Rank this Week: 2878

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 1015