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Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 30

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Seem smart in meetings without trying

    Seem smart in meetings without trying
    Crucial tips for those who spend the majority of their lives in meetings – and in meetings about planning future meetings: “Americans hold about 11 million meetings a day on average, and workers say about one-third of that meeting…
  • Apr 23

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House
    As an in-house lawyer, there are real advantages to streamlining procedures and processes, said Cara Bradley, deputy general counsel at Xylem Inc. The question corporate legal departments should be asking themselves is, “What does…
  • Apr 21

    US firms rush to set up drone department

    US firms rush to set up drone department
    So many law firms are setting up teams to help drone operators that Akin Gump has said that 'almost every firm has a drone practice'. The post US firms rush to set up drone departments appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Apr 24

    Not A Big Winner

    Not A Big Winner
    Not a legal profession but a decision worth noting from the Iowa Supreme Court This case requires us to apply ordinary contract principles to an extraordinary event. While playing a penny slot machine, a casino patron obtained a win of...
  • Apr 24

    Due Diligence Exclusion Negates Malpractice Claim

    Due Diligence Exclusion Negates Malpractice Claim
    No legal malpractice was established in a law firm's representation of an investor in a Ponzi scheme, according to an opinion of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. In this action for legal malpractice,…
  • Apr 24

    Unambiguou

    Unambiguou
    A Louisiana Hearing Board has proposed a full-stayed one-year suspension with six months of unsupervised probation of an attorney who (while represented by counsel) violated immunity provisions by suing a bar complainant. The complainant was…
Rank this Week: 122

Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • May 5

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue
    It’s hard to believe that our annual Discovery Symposium is here already. This is now our sixth year of hosting a select group of clients and Fortune 500 legal departments in Nashville for two days of programming from their in-house…
  • Mar 19

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised
    This guest post is by Eric Griffin, a director at Counsel On Call. Eric works closely with clients to design innovative and cost-effective legal solutions in a variety of verticals and practice areas. Just over a week ago, Ryan McLead of…
  • Feb 11

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way
    Counsel On Call has always done things differently in the legal marketplace. Differently for our clients. Differently for our attorneys. Differently in the results we focus on and achieve. We approach projects from a business perspective…
Rank this Week: 143

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 193

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Apr 23

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog
    First was the well-covered story of the Supreme Court ruling that traffic stops couldn't be extended, even briefly, to allow for drug-sniffing dogs to take a whiff around the car (yes, Rumpole, that was Scalia in the majority).And next is…
  • Apr 22

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)
    That's how the appellant in this Federal Circuit case cited to a case so that it counted as one word instead of 14. The court wasn't amused:The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure limit anappellant’s opening brief to 14,000…
  • Apr 21

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?
    That was the question yesterday before the Supreme Court, which was looking at the Armed Career Criminal Statute. From the Washington Post:Johnson was subject to an enhanced sentence because he had previous convictions. But he said that one…
Rank this Week: 315

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
  • Feb 1

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition
    I’ve been thinking lately about whether changes in technology should be causing us revisit ideas and approaches that we have tossed aside or put on the back burner for many years. In simplest terms, the question would be if high-speed…
  • Feb 1

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column
    My latest “Kennedy on Tech” ABA journal column is my attempt to answer a question I frequently hear from lawyers – “What mobile apps should I have?” One of the things that intrigues me most about our new world of…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Feb 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Apr 23

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!

    Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!
    Interested in learning more about the law review community? Believe in the importance of diversity on law reviews? Want to work with Ms. JD and the NYU Law Review? Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee! Join Ms. JD's…
  • Apr 20

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm
    April 20, 2015 Yale Law Women (YLW) is pleased to announce its tenth annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list. YLW congratulates these firms for their leadership in developing and implementing family friendly policies and practices. The…
  • Apr 17

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service
                Several years ago I served as an AmeriCorps member at Blue Mountain Action Council Pro Bono Program (BMAC). BMAC is a small legal aid program in a community in rural…
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • Apr 19

    This is important to today as well

    This is important to today as well
    The Washington Post has a report today: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against…
  • Apr 11

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH
    Under the “old” Article 32, the right to call and examine witnesses and to obtain production (discovery) of evidence was pretty robust. All Services except the Air Force and Coast Guard routinely recorded the audio of the…
  • Apr 8

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue
    On today’s CAAF daily journal we find: No. 15-0172/MC. U.S. v. Francis L. Captain. CCA 201300137.  On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal…
Rank this Week: 540

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
    Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Mar 25

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning
    NYTimes report:" As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the…
  • Mar 16

    Jury System and China

    Jury System and China
    See  http://www.fdi-law.com/en/view.php?id=2540 for dissertation "Jury System and China": Jury System and China发布日期:2012-02-24…
Rank this Week: 454

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

Covers lawyers, legal websites, legal news and legal resources. By Onecle.

http://law.onecle.com
  • Feb 28

    California Penal Code Section 490.6

    California Penal Code Section 490.6
    PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 490.6; LINE JUMPING, SAVING SPACE IN LINE FOR OTHERS, PROFANITY OR USE OF LASER PENS IS PROHIBITED. LASER PENS WILL BE PERMANENTLY CONFISCADED [sic]. VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK. During a…
  • Oct 16

    Political Memorabilia Law

    Political Memorabilia Law
    California has a law that targets political memorabilia. Found at Civil Code Section 1739, this law regulates the sale, advertisement for sale, and offer for sale of “any political item which is purported to be an original political…
  • Sep 18

    California Unit Pricing Law

    California Unit Pricing Law
    When comparison shopping at the supermarket, trying to find the best bargain could be challenging because manufacturers produce canned, bottled and packaged goods in odd quantities. If we are comparing between a 5 lb. and 10 lb. bag of flour,…
Rank this Week: 490

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: 605

Jim's Freelance Attorney Chronicle

Jim's Freelance Attorney Chronicle

Covers the legal, ethical and law firm management issues related to outsourcing legal services to freelance attorneys and service provider. By Jim Burke.

http://www.uslegalwriting.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    How To Botch Your Brief, Guaranteed.

    How To Botch Your Brief, Guaranteed.
    According to Jim McElhaney, a well-known commentator on litigation in general and legal writing in particular, there are 12 ways to screw up your brief.
  • Apr 22

    Client Confidentiality In The LISTSERV Age.

    Client Confidentiality In The LISTSERV Age.
    Most lawyers are careful to protect client confidences, but that is becoming more and more difficult to do. These days lawyers, especially those practicing alone or in small firms, often discuss their cases with their peers in other firms.
  • Mar 26

    Project-Based Attorneys: Are They Just A Phase?

    Project-Based Attorneys: Are They Just A Phase?
    In a recent article in The Legal Intelligencer, Melanie Klinghoffer and Greg Richter made the case that “project-based” lawyers make a lot of sense for “[m]anaging partners, practice group leaders and others with case management…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Apr 24

    Top Ten Family Friendly Law Firm

    Top Ten Family Friendly Law Firm
    Yale Law Women has released its list of the top 10 national family friendly firms. They are, in alphabetical order Arnold & Porter Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Duane Morris Hogan Lovells US Hunton & Williams Kirkland & Ellis…
  • Apr 24

    Have we finally hit bottom in law school applicants?

    Have we finally hit bottom in law school applicants?
    Professor Alfred Brophy blogging at the Faculty Lounge thinks so (and here). That prediction is based on the LSAC's latest numbers showing that the number of law school applicants is down 2.6% from last year at this time while the...
  • Apr 23

    Working in Collaborative Groups – The “Two Pizza” Rule

    Working in Collaborative Groups – The “Two Pizza” Rule
    Many of our readers explore our archive of past postings. One posting that they often access deals with the “two pizza rule. Here it is: Many graduate students don’t care for group projects, especially when a grade depends on the...
Rank this Week: 2226

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/
  • Apr 24

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement

    Secure Your Data: Bonus Guest Post, Tips for Reviewing Vender Service Agreement
      In my latest Secure Your Data series post, I provided my top digital data security tips, including tip #7: Vetting Providers. This bonus guest post digs deeper into your due diligence obligations. Attorney Louise Leduc Kennedy, whose…
  • Apr 23

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4

    LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4
    View image | gettyimages.com   It’s that time of year again: time for your annual marketing check-up. LOMAP’s 5th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference will take place June 4, 2015 at MCLE This year’s…
  • Apr 10

    Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security

    Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security
    View image | gettyimages.com   If you’re a regular reader of ours, you’ll know we frequently write and speak on issues of data security — we can’t get enough of it! We rarely publish to this blog about items…
Rank this Week: 5070

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 3338

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: 1939

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 24

    Character Formatting in Word and WordPerfect Plus Impactful Changes for Your Website

    Character Formatting in Word and WordPerfect Plus Impactful Changes for Your Website
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Formatting characters makes headings and key phrases stand out. You should know how to insert true section symbols, change the case of selected text, change the typeface, and more. In this issue of SmallLaw word…
  • Apr 23

    Backup Plans; Reviews of Datto, Mozy Pro, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts, ScanSnap; Cost Recovery Tip

    Backup Plans; Reviews of Datto, Mozy Pro, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts, ScanSnap; Cost Recovery Tip
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Jeffrey Franklin, Our Backup Plan; Reviews of Datto and Mozy Pro Robin Meadow, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts Fine Print Robert Rice, How We Handle Cost Recovery Michael O'Connor, Review:…
  • Apr 22

    Worldox GX4: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Worldox GX4: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers document management software that automates the creation of document profiles (see article below), a cloud practice management application for bankruptcy lawyers, an iOS PDF app, and a help desk application…
Rank this Week: 1614

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
  • Apr 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 2642

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 24

    Book recommendation: The Man Who Left by Theresa Weir

    Book recommendation: The Man Who Left by Theresa Weir
    THE MAN WHO LEFT is a memoir about the importance of fathers. It’s about the men who leave, and the men who stay. It’s a familiar story. Father leaves his wife and children and never looks back. Theresa Weir was five when her…
  • Apr 22

    Book recommendation: Judicial Whispers (Caper Court) by Caro Fraser

    Book recommendation: Judicial Whispers (Caper Court) by Caro Fraser
    For Leo Davies, a charming, brilliant barrister at one of London’s most prestigious chambers, life is good. It is only when he applies to take silk and become a QC that whispers begin of his scandalous sexual past. Leo, a man who has…
  • Apr 20

    Getting ahead at the Bar

    Getting ahead at the Bar
    Unfortunately for TheCreep it seems that the mini-pupils have already sussed him out since a quick tour of the walls of the Temple will reveal that his posters have all been slightly defaced with the first ‘a’ in the word…
Rank this Week: 4722

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 24

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?

    Lawyers Can Use Competitors’ Names to Advertise…But Should They?
    If you’re looking to steal a rival law firm’s Google Thunder, the coast is clear (except in North Carolina) opines Professor Eric Goldman in a soon-to-be-published SSRN article, Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive…
  • Apr 13

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice
    Like law, the energy and utility industry where I spend my days has traditionally been heavily regulated.  What that means is that rules for participants or relief for consumers come by way of regulatory commissions rather than statute…
  • Apr 6

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself
    Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can…
Rank this Week: 2481

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 944

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
  • Apr 24

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
  • Apr 22

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer

    Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyer
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 2624

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Apr 23

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General
    The United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the 83rd United States Attorney General on Thursday by a vote of 56-43, Lynch will be the first African-American woman to hold the post. Read More
  • Apr 4

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has released a new list of rising star attorneys. Read More
  • Mar 25

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior
    1963 was a landmark year in the struggle for civil rights in America. The killing of Medgar Evers and the 16th Street Church bombing served as stark reminders of the racial hatred that plagued the nation. The Birmingham Campaign and the…
Rank this Week: 4329

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    What Your Password Says About You

    What Your Password Says About You
    Think of how many passwords you are required to create and recall on a daily basis – you’re password for work, Facebook, Amazon, personal e-mail, and so on. It’s no wonder that when it comes time to change a password or…
  • Apr 10

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide
    With so many advancements in the world of technology, lawyers have thousands of options for technology tools throughout their practice. The pace at which new products are being introduced – all promising to save you time and money…
  • Apr 10

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW
    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW National Legal Technology Firm Expands Cyber Security Services tailored to the Legal Industry Cleveland, OH – Accellis Technology Group, a…
Rank this Week: 3953

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: 1846

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 22

    Fake Legal Websites using Profiles of Real Lawyer

    Fake Legal Websites using Profiles of Real Lawyer
    Several publications, including the BBC online, are warning the public to double-check the credentials of lawyers they find on the Internet before giving them any personal banking or credit-card information. There are growing numbers of…
  • Apr 15

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC
    The April, 2015 issue of Edge International Communique is now available online. Check out feature articles by three of my Edge International colleagues: – David Cruickshank talks about improving client relationships – Bithika…
  • Apr 8

    Does EQ Trump IQ?

    Does EQ Trump IQ?
    In my experience, a significant number of lawyers could benefit from “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) training. We have accessed online testing and EQ training courses for a few individuals in our client firms. The metrics…
Rank this Week: 2544

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 22

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator
    This month's Digital Edge podcast, Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigators, features Tom Mighell, author of the ABA book, iPad in One Hour for Litigators, Second Edition. While there are now many interesting versions of tablets and...
  • Mar 20

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer
    Our Digital Edge podcast on Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer was so good that I have already listened to it again. But that is not bragging because what Sharon Nelson and I did was to sign up...
  • Mar 6

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    Whether you have never been to an ABA TECHSHOW or you have been to several in the past, it is time to sign up to attend this year. With the increasing daily use of technology in lawyer's practices and the...
Rank this Week: 2511

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/
  • Apr 22

    Breaking Risk News: The "Appearances and Matters" Edition

    Breaking Risk News: The "Appearances and Matters" Edition
     Several updates on the theme appearance. First: "'Appearance of impropriety' is now dead in Kentucky" -- "In any event, the former Model Code included Canon 9, which stated 'A Lawyer Should Avoid Even the Appearance of Impropriety.'…
  • Apr 21

    Take the Disqualification, Leave the Cannoli

    Take the Disqualification, Leave the Cannoli
    North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (subscription required) reports: "Blurred lines between corporate client and its CEO gets law firm disqualified" -- "In The Godfather, Michael Corleone assures his brother that 'It’s not personal, Sonny.…
  • Apr 20

    Business Conflicts: One More Thing... Are You Feeling Lucky?

    Business Conflicts: One More Thing... Are You Feeling Lucky?
    Following last week's discussion of advanced waivers comes discussion of the impact of business conflicts, the other side of the coin, in our backyard here in Silicon Valley: "In Google-Apple Rivalry, a Conflict Not Easily Waived"…
Rank this Week: 4995

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 22

    Everything TECHSHOW – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Everything TECHSHOW – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    I Want It All! I had hoped to offer readers a post to all 2015 ABA TECHSHOW tweets, but after cultivating about 1800 from Saturday and Friday’s sessions, Storify crashed. The Bad News The Storify script failed and the story…
  • Apr 21

    60 Sites in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

    60 Sites in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW
    Yesterday I presented a compilation of the popular 60 Apps in 60 Minutes (iOS edition).  Today’s post is dedicated to 60 Sites in 60 Minutes – another excellent presentation from the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. As before,…
  • Apr 20

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW
    60 Apps in 60 Minutes is always a popular presentation at the ABA TECHSHOW.  This year, I used Storify to cultivate the top apps recommended for iOS devices by the esteemed Jeff Richardson, Joe Bahgat, Tom Mighell, and Adriana…
Rank this Week: 4816

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law
    By Mark A. Cobb As an active participant in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, I already knew what a terrific experience the Annual Meeting would be; however, this year’s meeting truly exceeded all…
  • Mar 23

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners…
  • Mar 9

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling
    Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University. Currently, he is teaching a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Eric Persson., is today’s guest blogger, and he is…
Rank this Week: 1192

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

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

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Apr 21

    Flat World: Flat fees aren’t a legal billing panacea

    Flat World: Flat fees aren’t a legal billing panacea
    The legal industry press is forever proclaiming the demise of hourly billing in favor of flat fees.  Despite all the hype, nothing has really changed:  In the part of the legal and business press catering to “biglaw,”…
  • Apr 20

    Rating Your Lawyer: Setting hourly rates is an art, like collecting them

    Rating Your Lawyer: Setting hourly rates is an art, like collecting them
    In the legal and business press, as well as the general public impression of lawyers, setting hourly rates for lawyers is thought to be a mysterious but quasi-scientific process.  Court cases would encourage you to believe that, too,…
  • Apr 14

    No Way Out: Court blocks lawyer’s attempt to dump non-paying client

    No Way Out: Court blocks lawyer’s attempt to dump non-paying client
    There are lots of stories about the games some lawyers play to induce reluctant or poor clients to pay up.  The usual theme is that the lawyer will undermine the client’s position to gain leverage to force the client to ……
Rank this Week: 2599

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: 1972

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Every Patriots' Day I like to take a…

    Every Patriots' Day I like to take a moment to think about Katherine Switzer. She wasn't the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (Bobbi Gibb ran it without a number in 1966 and in '67, the year that "K.V. Switzer" officially entered), but…
  • Apr 19

    Driven from bed by pain in his toe one…

    Driven from bed by pain in his toe one October night, Ben Franklin imagined a parley with his tormentor: FRANKLIN. Eh! Oh! eh! What have I done to merit these cruel sufferings? GOUT. Many things; you have ate and drank too freely, and too…
  • Apr 18

    These are cool: Marvel Unveils Beautiful…

    These are cool: Marvel Unveils Beautiful NYC-Themed Covers in the Wake of DC Moving to California.
Rank this Week: 1043

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Apr 19

    Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed

    Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed
    … My concern on seeing the cover of ‘Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw – How to be successful, 2015 to 2045′ was that this was very much a futurist book that would assist today’s lawyer no…
  • Apr 4

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud
    … A couple of weeks ago there was a power outage in central Glasgow that affected parts of the G2 and G3 postcodes. This included my law firm’s HQ: The Inksterplex. Power was out for a little over an hour. When it…
  • Mar 14

    Rainmakers and Trailblazers – Reviewed

    Rainmakers and Trailblazers – Reviewed
    … Rainmakers and Trailblazers by Kim Tasso claims in the introduction to provide:- “step-by-step, pragmatic advice to what an individual lawyer (senior or junior, serving commercial or consumer markets) might do to get started in…
Rank this Week: 1507

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 1149

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I
    Every year at ABA TECHSHOW, we get the results of the ABA’s annual technology survey. This year we learned that only 30% of lawyers say they use a web-based service.1 Wait, what? 70% of lawyers don’t use email? They don’t do…
  • Apr 17

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3
  • Apr 16

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software
    When it comes to practice management software, there are two features that to distinguish some options from others. Email First, email. While older practice management software like Time Matters includes email, it is clunky. Once you’ve…
Rank this Week: 4083

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Insured’s Prior Knowledge Of An Error Causes Coverage To Be Denied

    Insured’s Prior Knowledge Of An Error Causes Coverage To Be Denied
    One common story that I have observed over the years is that legal malpractice insurers frequently deny coverage on the basis that the attorney knew of his own error (or the possibility of a claim) prior to the policy period. The recently…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Malpractice Claim Against Real Estate Lawyer Barred by Statute of Limitation

    Legal Malpractice Claim Against Real Estate Lawyer Barred by Statute of Limitation
    This is an unpublished decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, captioned Ilija Vasilj v. Harvey Teichman, 2015 IL App (1st) 133955-U. The Appellate court affirmed a decision to grant summary judgment to the lawyer on statute of limitations…
  • Apr 10

    California Court of Appeals Upholds Estate Planning Claim Against Lawyer

    California Court of Appeals Upholds Estate Planning Claim Against Lawyer
    Paul v. Patton :: 2015 :: California Court of Appeal Decisions :: California Case Law :: California Law :: U.S. Law :: Justia. This opinion discusses an issue which comes up often – to whom does the estate planner’s duty lie? The…
Rank this Week: 1967

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: 3343

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Apr 16

    Thank You, American Law Institute

    Thank You, American Law Institute
    I learned Tuesday that I have been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. I am really very pleased to be elected. The American Law Institute is described as “the leading independent organization in the United States…
  • Mar 16

    A Lawyers’ Canon?

    A Lawyers’ Canon?
    The idea of a “Western Canon” is a body of books and cultural achievements that are broadly accepted as most important and influential in shaping our culture. One example is Harold Bloom’s, The Western…
  • Mar 2

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am interested in the feedback loop between popular culture and the law. Recently, I watched “The Judge,” a Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. film.  And as I did, I wondered about…
Rank this Week: 4782

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: 4775