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Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 27

    Oooop

    Oooop
    In today’s CAAF Journal we see: No. 16-0615/AF. U.S. v. Zavian M.T. Addison. CCA S32287. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that…
  • Jul 26

    If

    If
    If you are being prosecuted in the Air Force. If your military defense counsel is not raising this issue. WHETHER THE AFCCA ERRED WHEN IT FAILED TO GRANT RELIEF WHERE THE MILITARY JUDGE INSTRUCTED THE MEMBERS, “IF BASED ON YOUR…
  • Jul 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Jul 27

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1.  FNU is not the same as FIU.  That was easy.  But it took the 11th Circuit 50 pages.  KMW affirmed.2.  Bar complaints were filed in the Miccosukee case against Bernardo Roman and Jose "Pepe" Herrera. From the…
  • Jul 26

    HRC's VP nominee Tim Kaine clerked on the 11th Circuit

    HRC's VP nominee Tim Kaine clerked on the 11th Circuit
    Back in 1983-84, Tim Kaine clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson.  Here's a portion of the wiki entry for now Senior Judge Anderson, who assuredly had an impact on Kaine:On April 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter nominated Anderson to a newly…
  • Jul 25

    11th Circuit now being ridiculed for its Johnson jurisprudence

    11th Circuit now being ridiculed for its Johnson jurisprudence
    Noah Feldman has this essay in Bloomberg about the Johnson mess in the 11th Circuit, and it's not a pretty picture.  The conclusion, in support of Judge Martin and her frequent dissents on the Johnson orders:Yet no other court of appeals…
Rank this Week: 77

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: 85

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/
  • Jul 27

    No Conditional Admissions In Minnesota Bar Discipline; Attorney Sanctioned For Fee Sharing And Knifing Former Miss South Dakota's Boyfriend

    No Conditional Admissions In Minnesota Bar Discipline; Attorney Sanctioned For Fee Sharing And Knifing Former Miss South Dakota's Boyfriend
    The Minnesota Supreme Court imposed an indefinite suspension with no right to reapply for five years on charges alleging two counts of misconduct: (1) an improper referral and fee-sharing arrangement and (2) a first-degree assault conviction.…
  • Jul 27

    A Letter To A Debtor

    A Letter To A Debtor
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed with the district court that a lawyer's letter to a debtor did not create a cause of action. The court rejected the claim that the letter was...
  • Jul 27

    Attorney Consents To Disbarment For Threatening To Shoot His Son

    Attorney Consents To Disbarment For Threatening To Shoot His Son
    An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment as a consequence of a felony conviction On March 19, 2015, an amended information was filed in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, charging Movant with one…
Rank this Week: 92

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Female lawyers give advice to men

    Female lawyers give advice to men
    The American Lawyer’s Careerist got some feedback from women lawyers after reporting on a study showing that women were penalized at work for assertive… The post Female lawyers give advice to men appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 25

    Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal service

    Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal service
    On Thursday, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched an application to become a regulator of five reserved legal services. The post Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal services appeared on…
  • Jul 22

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role
    Premise: The role of in-house counsel has evolved and status has been elevated. Expectations have been raised by the C-Suite. The department must be managed like other business units, with adherence to budget, performance standards, and…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Jul 27

    Congratulations Chicago's Hillary Rodham, Wellesley '69

    Congratulations Chicago's Hillary Rodham, Wellesley '69
    Nicely done. Even though you've been in the national spotlight since age 21, you are thank God no natural pol. That's why the accomplishment means so much to so many of us. You are very much what Greek thinkers had...
  • Jul 18

    What Matters.

    What Matters.
    #allcatslivesmatter #alldogslivesmatter To be completely honest, I am not sure about anyone else....
  • Jul 11

    Answering Interrogatories.

    Answering Interrogatories.
    Several years ago, my friend and Renaissance man Ray Ward at his superb the (new) legal writer flagged a nicely done nuts-and-bolts resource for answering written interrogatories by Manhattan's Judge Gerald Lebovits which appeared in the…
Rank this Week: 157

TechnoEsq

TechnoEsq

Covers the use of technology and computers in the legal profession. By Finis Price.

http://www.technoesq.com
  • Jan 11

    Ghostwriting in Legal Blog

    Ghostwriting in Legal Blog
    Kevin O’Keefe over at LexBlog has a fantastic article discussing the question of whether ghostwritten Lawyer Blogs are unethical. This is an issue which has been percolating for some time. This has been hastened by companies such as FindLaw…
  • Nov 8

    Join Me at MILOfest November 10-12

    Join Me at MILOfest November 10-12
    MILOfest (the 3 day convention for Mac using lawyers from MILO) is November 10-12 in Orlando this year. I will be speaking on OS X Lion as well as using the iPad in your law practice. Many more talented speakers will be there including, Mark…
  • Oct 10

    Launch of iPadESQ – iPad Apps for Lawyer

    Launch of iPadESQ – iPad Apps for Lawyer
    TechnoEsq is proud to announce the launch of iPadESQ, a website dedicated to lawyers using the iPad in their legal practice.
Rank this Week: 137

practice management blog

practice management blog

From the law practice management (lpm) committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.

http://dcbalpm.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jul 14

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
  • Jul 26

    Clear writing makes a difference

    Clear writing makes a difference
    Clear writing makes a difference. For the skeptic, we now have proof. Using 50 readability measures, the study’s authors found that by a huge amount, a more readable, easy to understand brief is more likely to prevail over a less…
  • Jul 7

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine
    See my post in the ABA Journal. The post Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Business appeared first on In Search of Perfect Client Service.
Rank this Week: 308

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting
    I recently read Greg McKeown‘s excellent book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Lots of good ideas in the book, but the one that has stuck with me is the “quarterly personal offsite meeting.” I’ve…
  • Jun 30

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable
    One of my favorite writing outlets these days is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog. I’m a regular participant in a series of monthly roundtable discussions by LTRC board members on technology…
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
Rank this Week: 299

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: 228

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/
  • Jul 21

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 22, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 22, 2016
    With the bar exam in a few days, here are a few tips for the final week of bar prep. Old Lady Lawyer: Effective Lawyering Is More Than Just Knowing The Law Your Career Path Isn't a Straight Line—Dave Stachowiak, Executive VP of Talent…
  • Jul 21

    Like Cinderella, But Different

    Like Cinderella, But Different
    As a little girl I did not dress up in princess costumes.  I couldn’t imagine my future wedding.  I did not dream of the day my prince would come.  Instead I dreamt of court rooms, board rooms, and corner offices. …
  • Jul 18

    SAVE THE DATE - Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law

    SAVE THE DATE - Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law
    Ms. JD is excited to announce the date and location for its next annual conference - March 3, 2017 at Northwestern School of Law.  Stay tuned for more details! You can view information on the format and topics covered at the…
Rank this Week: 532

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

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

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

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

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit
    Service Provides Free Legal Research to Hundreds of Thousands of Lawyers WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) – Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships…
  • Jan 7

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)
Rank this Week: 371

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
  • Mar 9

    Comma chameleon

    Comma chameleon
    Writers and editors often struggle over whether to insert or delete a comma. Often the choice depends, not on rules, but on what you are trying to say. For example, tonight on a social medium, I shared a post about...
  • Mar 7

    A lovely guide to punctuation.

    A lovely guide to punctuation.
    Here is the useful and beautifully done Punctuation Guide, by Jordan Penn, J.D. (Hat tip to Roy Jacobsen.)
Rank this Week: 475

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: 247

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/
  • Jul 29

    Setting Limits at Work

    Setting Limits at Work
    A few months ago, I spoke to a friend of mine who does transactional work for a large law firm.  He was bemoaning the fact that the pace of his workload was unsustainable.  He felt like he was drinking from a fire hose. …
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
Rank this Week: 227

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    We're Posting to Social Media!

    We're Posting to Social Media!
    Check out all of our social media pages: Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/greensborobarFollow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/GreensboroBar Connect with us on LinkedIn!…
  • Oct 9

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education
    https://www.elon.edu/E/law/news/new-law-curriculum-fall-2015.html
  • Oct 8

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.
    Greensboro Bar Association members are invited to attendSWEARING IN CEREMONY October 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. Courtroom 4C of the Guilford County Courthouse Reception Immediately Afterwards at Churchill's on Elm in Downtown GreensboroThe Young…
Rank this Week: 522

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 231

Women In Law Daily

Women In Law Daily

Reviews information, news, and discussion concerning women in the practice of law.

http://womeninlawdaily.wordpress.com
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Nov 18

    Glass ceiling?

    Glass ceiling?
    Interesting discussion in the comments on the new NAPL study here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/11/17/women-in-biglaw-pounding-against-the-glass-ceiling/ I’m glad I’m not in Biglaw.
Rank this Week: 488

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: 1845

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/
  • Jul 27

    Sixth Annual Western Region Legal Writing Conference: Awakening the Force: LWI and the Development of Professional Identity

    Sixth Annual Western Region Legal Writing Conference: Awakening the Force: LWI and the Development of Professional Identity
    From Jeffrey E. Proske and Hether C. Macfarlane: Exciting news! It’s not too late to register for the Sixth Annual Western Region Legal Writing Conference which will be held at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law on...
  • Jul 27

    The “One Simple Rule” for Succeeding in a Law Firm

    The “One Simple Rule” for Succeeding in a Law Firm
    According to recruiter Harrison Barnes: In fact, most attorneys who work in law firms are exposed to a literal parade of people coming into their offices, going out to lunch with them, texting them, taking them out for drinks, emailing...
  • Jul 27

    Massachusetts adopts Uniform Bar Exam

    Massachusetts adopts Uniform Bar Exam
    Massachusetts joins 24 other states in adopting the Uniform Bar Exam beginning in 2018. The UBE consists of essay questions, multiple choice and "skills" assessments (such as asking students to draft documents based on the supplied…
Rank this Week: 2535

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    I've seen Blue Öyster Cult enough…

    I've seen Blue Öyster Cult enough over the years for the conclusion to be obvious: they are one of my all-time favorite bands. I saw them when they were Soft White Underbelly, and I've seen them every time they've come through Buffalo in…
  • Jul 26

    I've met Kevin Gaughan a few times; he has…

    I've met Kevin Gaughan a few times; he has generally impressed me as being sort of a combination of well-intentioned goofball and cartoon character egoist. As a gadfly I suppose he has had some success. Here is Bruce Jackson's take on his…
  • Jul 22

    A long, civil FB exchange with a…

    A long, civil FB exchange with a mild-mannered HS acquaintance who I haven't spoken with since HS has me reflecting once again over the reality of persuasive discourse. Simply put, there really isn't such a thing: people will believe what…
Rank this Week: 2541

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
  • Jul 27

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement
    When you’re working for a contingent fee, i.e., you’ll be paid a percentage of the recovery, don’t forget to discuss the payment of costs in your fee agreement with your client. Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
Rank this Week: 1661

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 27

    How to Succeed in Practice

    How to Succeed in Practice
    Succeeding in practice requires momentum, courage, and hard work.  No one knows that better than a solo practitioner or small firm lawyer. Whether you’re starting out, retooling, or want to make a change, consider this sage…
  • Jul 25

    Best Practices for Exchanging Electronic Document

    Best Practices for Exchanging Electronic Document
    Happy Monday!  Recently I’ve been featuring content from the Solo & Small Firm Section Conference.  Today is no exception. Barron Henley of Affinity Consulting was a conference headliner.  His…
  • Jul 22

    UTCR Amendment

    UTCR Amendment
    2016 features a host of normal cycle and out-of-cycle amendments to the Uniform Trial Court Rules.  All are effective August 1, 2016.  For a complete list, see the summary provided here, pages 1-5.  Key changes, including…
Rank this Week: 3843

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 27

    How I Managed to Get Something Out of Rjon Robins’ How to Manage A Small Law Firm

    How I Managed to Get Something Out of Rjon Robins’ How to Manage A Small Law Firm
    I’ll be honest. I never expected that I’d ever attend a How to Manage a Small Law Firm Program, let alone get value from it.  Most coaching programs don’t work for me as I don’t take well to instruction, the nuts…
  • Jul 26

    Solos and Smalls Snagging More Big Clients: Here’s Why

    Solos and Smalls Snagging More Big Clients: Here’s Why
    Crains reports that increasingly, tiny law firms are winning work from Fortune 500 companies  that previously went to big firm competitors. The reasons are what you’d expect – first and foremost, companies get better value by…
  • Jul 22

    The Duty of Technology Competence Doesn’t Mean Technology Paranoia

    The Duty of Technology Competence Doesn’t Mean Technology Paranoia
    Last month’s announcement of the marriage between Microsoft and LinkedIn had ethics gurus coming out of the woodwork, warning of a parade of horribles that would flow from the pairing. When the deal was initially launched, ethics CLE…
Rank this Week: 2359

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/
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
  • Jul 26

    Of Firms and Fee

    Of Firms and Fee
    Kathryn Judge, Intermediary Influence, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 573 (2015).Tom C.W. LinProminent economic theories rooted in the seminal work of Ronald Coase have long suggested that firms in a marketplace exist and work to reduce transaction…
  • Jul 25

    Classing up the Agency

    Classing up the Agency
    Administrative Conference of the United States, Aggregate Agency Adjudication, Final Report (June 9, 2016) Administrative Conference of the United States, Administrative Conference Recommendation 2016-2, Aggregation of Similar Claims in…
Rank this Week: 4467

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Project Management ABC’

    The Project Management ABC’
    A Curmudgeon's Perspective. The Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity ("A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers") got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new trends and…
  • Jul 27

    The Project Management ABC’

    The Project Management ABC’
    A Curmudgeon's Perspective. The Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity ("A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers") got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new trends and…
  • Jul 26

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?
    A change has crept up on us in the past couple of years. Just when you were starting to roll your eyes back into their sockets at the talk of "the death of email," up popped expressions like "WhatsApp me that file" or "I just Vibered my…
Rank this Week: 2960

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
  • Jul 27

    The Project Management ABC’

    The Project Management ABC’
    A Curmudgeon's Perspective. The Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity ("A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers") got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new trends and…
  • Jul 27

    The Project Management ABC’

    The Project Management ABC’
    A Curmudgeon's Perspective. The Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity ("A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers") got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new trends and…
  • Jul 26

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?

    Team Communication Tools: Why All the Buzz?
    A change has crept up on us in the past couple of years. Just when you were starting to roll your eyes back into their sockets at the talk of "the death of email," up popped expressions like "WhatsApp me that file" or "I just Vibered my…
Rank this Week: 1992

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Judicial rumbling

    Judicial rumbling
    This week there have been an unusual number of cases adjourning at the judges own order with reasons given such as “too little court time”, “cases not settling” and “inaccurate time estimates”. Whatever it…
  • Jul 25

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jul 19

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test
    Consideration has been given for the writing and publishing of this post A big heads up for a new app called PersonalityMatch which allows you to take a free personality test and you can also invite your partner and friends to do the…
Rank this Week: 4981

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Professor Alschuler Takes A Shot at Judge Easterbrook

    Professor Alschuler Takes A Shot at Judge Easterbrook
    This post does not discuss a legal malpractice issue but an issue of appropriate judicial conduct. Professor Alschuler represented former Governor George Ryan in several of his post-conviction appeals. He is an Emeritus Professor of the…
  • Jul 17

    Iowa Holds Actual Innocence Is Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice

    Iowa Holds Actual Innocence Is Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice
    This is an important issue for legal malpractice attorneys. Is a former criminal defendant required to show actual innocence before he can sue for legal malpractice? Most courts have answered this question with “Yes,” but some…
  • Jul 10

    Lawyer’s Outside Business Interest Dooms Coverage Claim

    Lawyer’s Outside Business Interest Dooms Coverage Claim
    This case presents an all too familiar story: a lawyer obtains malpractice insurance but does not realize or understand that the insurance policy contains an exception for any outside business interest. David Marks was the trustee of two…
Rank this Week: 1895

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    The (Shared) Week In Review

    The (Shared) Week In Review
    This Week in Law - AI, Oh My!. If you are interested in where the unevenly distributed future for artificial intelligence exists today, this podcast is a pretty good summary. Andrew Arruda of Ross Intelligence ("Your Brand New…
  • Jul 15

    The Week in Review

    The Week in Review
    Yes, I know about the spacing and the fonts.Daily Practices for Lives That Are Anything But Routine By Mike Ethridge over at Lawyers in Search of Soul.  I have written before about the importance of a number of daily ore regular…
  • Jul 8

    What I Have Been Reading and Sharing This Week

    What I Have Been Reading and Sharing This Week
    Trying to get back in the swing of writing from time to time in this medium. Please enjoy what I have been reading and sharing this week. Comment welcome via Twitter or LinkedIn.Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the…
Rank this Week: 4426

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jul 21

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat

    Change is Underway in Law Firms: Here is the proposed agenda for your law firm retreat
    Today I’m going to be a bit presumptuous. I’m going to strongly suggest that your law firm needs a retreat to better focus on changes in the legal service marketplace and how law firms should be using their technology today....
  • Jul 11

    Welcome to the intangible law firm (and Law21 is back in business)

    Welcome to the intangible law firm (and Law21 is back in business)
    Jordan Furlong returns to blogging at his Law21.ca blog after an 18 month break. if you don't know who Jordan is, you can check here. But he is well-known in my professional circles as an engaging presenter and writer on...
  • Jul 5

    My Big Idea: Shall We Cut to the Chase?

    My Big Idea: Shall We Cut to the Chase?
    If you are wondering how something can be both a cliché and a big new idea, I'll concede that is a good question. Bear with me. Since 2013, Law Practice Magazine has featured its "Big Ideas" themed issue in July....
Rank this Week: 2566

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

    Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
    In the last blog entry, I showed how to customize the Ribbon in Microsoft Office. In this post, I will demonstrate and show you how to customize something called the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). The post Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar…
  • Jul 21

    Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

    Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
    In the last blog entry, I showed how to customize the Ribbon in Microsoft Office. In this post, I will demonstrate and show you how to customize something called the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). The post Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar…
  • Jul 15

    A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding LEDES (In plain English)

    A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding LEDES (In plain English)
    Many lawyers come to us knowing little about LEDES. While LEDES may sound scary and complex, it’s really not. The following post provides an overview of the benefits and application of using LEDES in a law office setting. The post A…
Rank this Week: 3119

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jul 20

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice

    Attorney Jeree Thomas joins the Campaign for Youth Justice
    Jeree Thomas has joined the Campaign for Youth Justice in Washington, DC as the organization's new policy director. Read More
  • Mar 2

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council
    Rhonda Mims the Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility for leading international law firm Paul Hastings has been named the board chair of The Executive Leadership Council. Read More
  • Mar 1

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!

    We’re Saluting #LadyLawyers All Month! Join Us!
    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women of color in the legal profession. Everyday this month, we will be posting to our Facebook and Twitter accounts profiles of exceptional leaders using the … Read More
Rank this Week: 1122

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/
  • Jul 20

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]
    Find out how work planning can improve your time management and organization. Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.com and attorney, joined me on this episode of the Legal Toolkit podcast to talk about time management and organization. One of the…
  • Jul 13

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]
    How can you harness emergent technology like smart contracts, Bitcoin, and blockchain to help you serve your clients better? Heidi recently spoke with Josh Stark, head of Operations & Legal at Ledger Labs, to find out how emergent…
  • Jul 7

    Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?

    Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?
    Everybody’s law practice is in the cloud but yours? Using the cloud in your practice can provide a plethora of benefits for a law practice, including increased mobility, productivity, and even security. Once you’ve made the…
Rank this Week: 4087

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/
  • Jul 18

    Flex by Fenwick – A Strategic Approach to Service Delivery

    Flex by Fenwick – A Strategic Approach to Service Delivery
    FLEX by Fenwick is Fenwick & West LPP‘s 90-lawyer-strong interim in-house counsel business that “is the only service backed by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides custom solutions for interim in-house legal…
  • Jul 12

    Do Large Law Firms Have to Start from Scratch to Automate?

    Do Large Law Firms Have to Start from Scratch to Automate?
    A recent article about aircraft production observed that automation requires starting from scratch. Wow. It made me wonder if that’s so for law firms?. Airplane Makers Automate to Meet Surging Demand in the Wall…
  • Jul 4

    What’s Easier to Learn? Law or Statistics?

    What’s Easier to Learn? Law or Statistics?
    “Much of the ‘knowledge’ of lawyers can be acquired and accessed by many other means. The only thing over which a law firm has an entrenched monopoly are those aspects of risk and ‘assurances’ to the client that…
Rank this Week: 2158

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Jul 17

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of "Why?"

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of "Why?"
    Pierre Schlag, with whom I’ve maintained a friendly correspondence for a number of years, was kind enough to pass along a draft of his article The Law Review Article and his new novel American Absurd: A Work of Fiction (Bowen...
  • Jul 14

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend
    The 2nd Annual International Legal Hackers Summit takes place this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The event includes an impressive array of keynotes, panels, workshops, demos, and cultural activities from leaders of the legal hacking, legal…
  • Jul 12

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management
    To law students in the Chicago area, here is a great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge innovations and methodologies affecting modern law practice. I am pleased to offer up to ten slots for a program tomorrow, July 13, at…
Rank this Week: 2515

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
  • Jul 11

    The intangible law firm

    The intangible law firm
    Remember all those ludicrous predictions you kept hearing about how law firms were someday going to invest heavily in intelligent technology that could do legal work? Funny thing about that: someday is today. Here’s…
  • Jul 6

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption
    In a post last month, Ron Friedmann poured cold water on the notion that large law firms were anywhere close to being “disrupted” — to losing the commercial legal services market to high-tech NewLaw…
Rank this Week: 4980

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jul 14

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 25, 2016

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

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

    The Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies on August 26, 2016
    This one hour CLE will explore the current nomination controversy, the history of the court, and possible areas of reforms, including Professor Turley’s proposal in Congress to expand the Supreme Court to 19 members. This program…
  • Jun 17

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016
    Join the Younger Lawyers Division as they host Morning at the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  The program will begin at 8:30 am in U.S. District Court and be followed by observations of motions and sentencing by…
Rank this Week: 864

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
Rank this Week: 1306

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
  • Jul 7

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal
    The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a woman’s malpractice complaint against her attorney, finding that the trial court’s Rule 12(b)(6) Order was improper.   Elaine Chenore hired Attorney Robert Plantz…
  • Jun 22

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit
    Creditors of a bankrupt conglomerate have sued Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York state court, after allegations that Skadden acted unethically in failing to disclose or obtain waivers for multiple conflicts. The plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 2396

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • 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,…
  • Apr 14

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System
    hack 2.  n.  An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. Definition of “hack,” Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. “Hacking might be characterized…
Rank this Week: 633

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 10

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online
    The July issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. Sean Larkan leads off this issue with “Building Trust: The Inviolable…
  • Jun 29

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail earlier this month, Allison Speigel, a commercial litigator with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, argues convincingly that the billable hour may be at the root of the disaffection of so many…
  • Jun 22

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm
    Friedrich Blase, Global Director in Legal Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, is warning traditional law firms – especially the larger ones – of the potential threat to their existence of alternative…
Rank this Week: 2449

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: 4942

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Jul 6

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

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is known for many things: for being Texas’s “Tweeter Laureate”; for being on Donald Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court justices despite repeatedly mocking the…
  • Oct 28

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should Be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should Be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf
    If you’re not a legal-writing nerd like me, you may be skeptical about whether good typography really has any effect on the persuasiveness of a brief. After all, I’m sure you’ve received at least one decision that made you…
  • Oct 28

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf
    If you’re not a legal-writing nerd like me, you may be skeptical about whether good typography really has any effect on the persuasiveness of a brief. After all, I’m sure you’ve received at least one decision that made you…
Rank this Week: 1285