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Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State…

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State PolySci professor coach two moot court teams for a tournament that will be taking place this weekend. Unfortunately, snow happened, and they aren't able to get out and go to Ohio for the competition. I'm…
  • Nov 21

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of…

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of a Mike Nichols retrospective, but in fact he was so prolific that it is difficult to avoid his work. Last week, for example, we watched Closer, a movie that surprised me-- I kept getting exasperated…
  • Nov 17

    Here's a modest ethical dilemma: you can…

    Here's a modest ethical dilemma: you can be an organ donor, or you can donate your body to a medical school, but you can't do both. (You can donate your corneas and still give your body to a medical school, but that's it.) My inclination is…
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Nov 21

    Sorry for the slow blogging

    Sorry for the slow blogging
    It's been a crazy week, but we've had some great guest posts.  Thanks for those!We'll end the week with a post about judges starting to question these fake stings.  From the NY Times:“Stash-house stings” like this one in…
  • Nov 18

    Judge Robin Rosenberg Invested as District Court Judge by ADAM RABIN

    Judge Robin Rosenberg Invested as District Court Judge by ADAM RABIN
    Adam Rabin, the author of this post, is a partner at McCabe Rabin.  Photo credit to Daniel Portnoy Photography.On November 14, Southern District of Florida Chief Judge Michael Moore swore in Judge Robin Rosenberg as a District Court…
  • Nov 17

    A 'humble giant' by Bill Cooke

    A 'humble giant' by Bill Cooke
    Bill Cooke, the author of this post, is a Miami photojournalist and publisher of the Random Pixels blog. I first met Judge William Hoeveler sometime around 1990, right after he'd been assigned to preside over the trial of…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 116

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/
  • Nov 22

    Pat Moynihan on The Irish.

    Pat Moynihan on The Irish.
    There's no point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually. I guess that we thought we had a little more time. --Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then-Assistant Secretary for Labor, a...
  • Nov 20

    I hardly knew ye: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963)

    I hardly knew ye: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963)
    Tomorrow, November 22, marks the 51st anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination in downtown Dallas, Texas. He was 46 years old. If Kennedy had lived, and were alive today, he would be 97--not a completely inconceivable age for him to…
  • Nov 20

    Storytelling: To Judges, Juries, Friends and Foes.

    Storytelling: To Judges, Juries, Friends and Foes.
    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. --Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Chekhov with Maxim Gorky in Yalta, probably 1900...
Rank this Week: 155

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Nov 21

    Equil Smartpen 2: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Equil Smartpen 2: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Originally published in our free TL NewsWire newsletter. Instead of reading TL NewsWire here, sign up now to receive future issues via email. YOUR DIGITAL PAPER MATE Handwritten notes remain a fixture of legal practice. They have largely…
  • Nov 21

    Review of TrialPad 4 in a Trial; PDF Security for E-Filing; 4K Monitors; Question of the Week

    Review of TrialPad 4 in a Trial; PDF Security for E-Filing; 4K Monitors; Question of the Week
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Patrick Lanius, Review: TrialPad 4 in a Medical Malpractice Trial (Defense) John Mueller, Tip: How to Secure PDF Documents for E-Filing Tom Trottier, 4K Monitors Have Arrived Question of…
  • Nov 21

    TranscriptPad 2: Read Our Exclusive Report

    TranscriptPad 2: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Originally published in our free TL NewsWire newsletter. Instead of reading TL NewsWire here, sign up now to receive future issues via email. TRANSCRIPT REVIEW FOR THE IPAD FAN Preparing reports of relevant deposition testimony used to…
Rank this Week: 148

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
  • Mar 4

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson
    For someone that has been blogging actively since 2004 and driven more web content than probably any lawyer or law firm in the world, I love the following series of posts by Ernie the Attorney where some of the top...
Rank this Week: 163

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Nov 20

    "Lawyer" or "Attorney"?

    "Lawyer" or "Attorney"?
    Which do you prefer? According to Garner's "Dictionary of Modern American Usage," the two "are not generally distinguished even by members of the legal profession." Once upon a time, a lawyer was defined as a person who practices law,…
  • Nov 17

    Time Out for Deposition Question

    Time Out for Deposition Question
    I can write seriously too: see "Anatomy of a Good Deposition Question," an article I did for Lawyerist, published today.
  • Nov 13

    Advice to Young Lawyers #24

    Advice to Young Lawyers #24
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m in a terrible bind. There’s a partner in our 1,127-attorney firm named Mr. B who everyone is scared of, including me. Unfortunately, I got assigned to his practice group yesterday. Even though I’m a…
Rank this Week: 186

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Nov 17

    Still thinking: More things I think I think

    Still thinking: More things I think I think
    The wheels in my brain are still slowly moving, so here’s more of what’s on my mind. I hate it when lawyers or firms “publish” “articles” that refer to “reports” without identifying them or…
  • Oct 30

      I have the great privilege of…

      I have the great privilege of presenting with Nancy Jessen, Managing Director of Huron Consulting, in a webinar on November 10, 2014.  The program is Disrupt Law: Keys to Employ ‘Disruptive’ Legal Service Strategies…
  • Oct 27

    Still Thinking: More Things I think I think.

    Still Thinking: More Things I think I think.
    Random thoughts from over the past weekend. People like recently-fired PGA President Ted Bishop, who was fired for referring to professional golfer Ian Poulter as “a little girl, “make me long for a return to the days of …
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
  • Nov 18

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (forthcoming 2015).Amy Salyzyn“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”     -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Nov 21

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending November 21, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending November 21, 2014
    When Deborah Misir requested a trial delay due to her high-risk pregnancy, the judge questioned her travel plans and her request has now been denied. In recent months, we’ve also seen a judge refusing to postpone a hearing forcing an…
  • Nov 18

    Different Faces of Follow Up

    Different Faces of Follow Up
    Though follow up can take many different approaches, the overall non-negotiable component involves any action step which provokes the other party (existing client, prospect, etc.) to want to continue contact with you. You are focused on…
  • Nov 16

    How Are Your Listening Skills?

    How Are Your Listening Skills?
    Listening skills are some of those things that we all need to improve from time to time. Achieving good listening skills is a critical step toward growth as a manager or an employer in all legal-related businesses, and it is even more…
Rank this Week: 291

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
  • Jul 7

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System
     A bill was introduced in the North Carolina legislature that would narrow the definition of the “practice of law” to exclude sell-help legal materials, including books, software, and legal information. [ See House Bill 663…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 325

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 290

Naked Ownership

Naked Ownership

A blawg devoted to all things legal in Louisiana.

http://www.nakedownership.com/
  • Jan 29

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?
    Well, now we know. According to the Madisonville City Council, • A bed and breakfast must be a one-family dwelling.• The exterior of the building shall maintain a residential appearance.• The facility shall be the residence of the…
  • Jan 29

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?
    Well, now we know. According to the Madisonville City Council, • A bed and breakfast must be a one-family dwelling.• The exterior of the building shall maintain a residential appearance.• The facility shall be the residence of the…
  • Jan 29

    Mandeville police have too much discretion in DWI arrests...

    Mandeville police have too much discretion in DWI arrests...
    So reads this headline from the Times-Picayune: A report on how the Mandeville Police Department handles suspected drunken drivers blames an outdated standards manual and inadequate training for giving patrol officers too much discretion in…
Rank this Week: 279

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Nov 22

    Thinking upgrade

    Thinking upgrade
    “Adolescents, more than adults, tend to discount the future and to afford greater weight to the short-term consequences of decisions.” Kim Taylor-Thompson, States of Mind/States of Development, 14 STAN. L. & POL’Y REV.…
  • Nov 21

    Test

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  • Nov 19

    Military justice changes coming?

    Military justice changes coming?
    From DefenseNews:  Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., told reporters on Tuesday that Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders want to finish the compromise version of the 2015 National Defense…
Rank this Week: 531

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Nov 22

    Weekend video: Lord Bingham and Shami Chakrabarti – The Rule of Law

    Weekend video: Lord Bingham and Shami Chakrabarti – The Rule of Law
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  • Nov 19

    Book recommendation: More Uncommon – by A.P. Herbert

    Book recommendation: More Uncommon – by A.P. Herbert
    The second of two volumes which explore the humorous side of English law, written by a former lawyer and independent MP. Whether writing about the possibility of Brigitte Bardot becoming an MP, or whether a cheque can be written on an egg,…
  • Nov 17

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 504

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Nov 21

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice
    Anyone who has sincerely tried to improve in some area of personal or professional life probably understands the value of feedback. But what this lawyer did to get feedback is rare and perhaps surprising. From Sherwood Park News: How do you…
  • Nov 16

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!
    Is stress bad for you? Not all of it. In fact, a life without stress would be neither healthy nor enjoyable. You do NOT want to wake up to days that are stress-free. Your clients don't want that for you either. With the right stress, you are…
  • Nov 2

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?
    I call to your attention two no-fee teleseminars being offered this month by the Purposeful Planning Institute; one or both might be worth your time. Take a look below for all the information. If you want to join either call, get your…
Rank this Week: 477

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/
  • Nov 21

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has reversed an order denying judicial recusal and ordered that the entire Bergen County judiciary be recused from a criminal case. The reason? The defendant has allegedly threatened the lives of two county…
  • Nov 21

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied an application to sit for the July 2014 bar examination but will permit the applicant to reapply at a later date. The problem involved the applicant's law school admission non-disclosure of alcohol-related…
  • Nov 20

    Unconditionally Rejected

    Unconditionally Rejected
    The Florida Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant who received his law degree in April 2005 and passed the bar exam in February 2006. The court rejected the recommendation of the Board of Bar Examiners to admit the...
Rank this Week: 485

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Nov 20

    Psychiatric ward attendant, emptying garbage cans among first jobs of Top Corporate Counsel winner

    Psychiatric ward attendant, emptying garbage cans among first jobs of Top Corporate Counsel winner
    Sometimes an in-house counsel’s current job is like the first job of other in-house counsel: “The Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top Corporate Counsel winners may be at the top of their lofty profession, but that…
  • Nov 18

    10 Commandments for External Counsel (from an In-House Counsel)

    10 Commandments for External Counsel (from an In-House Counsel)
    by Tig Pocock, Guest Contributor While technical skill is important in selecting an external lawyer, in most cases there will be a number who can do the work. So how to stand out? 1. Understand my business and goals This is the most…
  • Nov 18

    In-house Counsel as In-house Teacher

    In-house Counsel as In-house Teacher
    You can do the work under pressure and deliver on-time – but can you teach it? If you can, you will add long-term value to your organization: “There is some agreement among corporate counsel that business managers must…
Rank this Week: 508

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
  • Nov 12

    Bo Rutledge, '97, Named Dean of Georgia Law

    Bo Rutledge, '97, Named Dean of Georgia Law
    Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, a leading scholar in the fields of international dispute resolution, arbitration and the U.S. Supreme Court, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Law. …
  • Nov 11

    Abner Mikva, '51, To Receive Medal of Freedom

    Abner Mikva, '51, To Receive Medal of Freedom
    Abner Mikva, 88, will receive the medal — bestowed for contributions to U.S. security, world peace and culture — at the White House on Nov. 24. Original…
  • Nov 11

    Albert Foer, '73, To Step Down After 17 Years Leading AAI

    Albert Foer, '73, To Step Down After 17 Years Leading AAI
    Albert Foer, founder, president and CEO of the American Antitrust Institute, announced Monday he will step down effective January 2015 after 17 years at the group's helm. …
Rank this Week: 407

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Reflections on 2014 College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference

    Reflections on 2014 College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference
    A few weeks ago, I was honored to be inducted as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, joining a group full of people I have long admired and gotten the opportunity to speak, write and work with over the years. Even better, I…
  • Sep 29

    New Blog Design

    New Blog Design
    This post is a test of my new blog redesign. A big thank you to Aaron and Dylan Lopez at Inno Software for the redesign and revamping of my blog and website and for being so great to work with. There’s still work for me to do, but the…
  • Sep 29

    New Blog Design

    New Blog Design
    This post is a test of my new blog redesign. A big thank you to Aaron and Dylan Lopez at Inno Software for the redesign and revamping of my blog and website and for being so great to work with. There’s still work for me to do, but the…
Rank this Week: 487

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

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

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

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

    Sex or Home Improvement?

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

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale
    Colleagues far more experienced than I have told me that when you are trying a case in front of a jury that it is essential that every thing you do has a purpose. Don’t stare at the jurors, don’t be a nuisance in the courtroom…
Rank this Week: 505

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: 447

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: 412

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Offers thoughts on law practice management and technology issues. By Ross Kodner and the MicroLaw team.

http://rossipsa.com
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
  • Apr 15

    Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
Rank this Week: 495

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

http://blog.lawspacematch.com/
  • Jan 14

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta
    According to Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, referencing commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, says Atlanta's economy is rebounding! According to Sams, the region's second-largest…
  • Jan 8

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice
    As a sponsor for Run for Justice facilitated by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, LawSpaceMatch was a part of the 1,200 participants raising $25,000 for the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The run was on November 10, 2012,…
  • May 1

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 484

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 358

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
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 1046

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase
    Anytime you’re researching statutes, or anything else, it’s important to know that the research you’re doing is up to date. Fastcase makes that information easy to check, with currency information for every jurisdiction…
  • Nov 13

    Free CLE webinars for South Carolina attorneys — first one TODAY!

    Free CLE webinars for South Carolina attorneys — first one TODAY!
    Can’t make our live training today in Greenville? No problem. Sign up for our free online webinar happening at the same time (2p) and learn how to use Fastcase to research smarter. We’ve scheduled three webinars just for South…
  • Nov 4

    Live CLE Trainings to Welcome South Carolina Attorneys to Fastcase

    Live CLE Trainings to Welcome South Carolina Attorneys to Fastcase
    You may have seen our earlier post about how to log into Fastcase, but what do you do once you’re all logged in? Why not learn from the experts and get some free CLE credit at the same time? We’re heading to Greenville and…
Rank this Week: 805

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Nov 20

    'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast

    'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast
    It's the holiday season and time for our annual Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast. Sharon Nelson and I have researched far and wide to find the most fun new gadgets and electronic devices that a lawyer...
  • Nov 11

    Thinking About Tomorrow

    Thinking About Tomorrow
    I've spend a lot of time thinking about tomorrow-the legal profession's tomorrow. This week at the Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, I get to spend several hour teaching and learning at a CLE program I organized called Tools for…
  • Nov 10

    "Hire Slow, Fire Fast" or "Hire Smarter, Fire Less"?

    "Hire Slow, Fire Fast" or "Hire Smarter, Fire Less"?
    “Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is an often-used phrase when it comes to hiring new staff. Like many clichés there is a lot of truth in this phrase. In my Practice Management Advice column for the new Law Practice Magazine, I...
Rank this Week: 587

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: 967

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Nov 17

    Product Development for Lawyer

    Product Development for Lawyer
    Editor’s Note:  I’m very excited to host this post by Eva Hibnick and Allen Rodriguez, co-founders of a law innovation agency, One 400, focusing on helping law firms build products, create inbound marketing channels and…
  • Nov 14

    Flexible Legal Arrangements Can Work – At Least Some of the Time…

    Flexible Legal Arrangements Can Work – At Least Some of the Time…
    It’s all about the clients. And what’s great to hear is that many of today’s clients don’t just tolerate but increasingly, are coming to accept lawyers for whom work-life balance matters. At least that’s been the…
  • Nov 12

    It’s That Time of Year for the Law Firm Annual Report

    It’s That Time of Year for the Law Firm Annual Report
    Do you send holiday cards each year with little business to show for your effort? That’s not surprising. After all, many firms are inundated with holiday cards and may do little more than glance at yours. So why not start a new…
Rank this Week: 1091

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!
    Kudos to the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP for ranking as one of the top law firms in the US for its percentage of female partners. A nationwide survey by Law360 showed that Verrill Dana is among the top 25 firms in the country with the…
  • Sep 25

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea
      I was privileged to have been asked by the American Bar Association to write an article about the future of the legal profession for “The Annual Big Ideas Issue” of Law Practice Magazine (July/August 2014). Click on the…
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
Rank this Week: 1080

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/
  • Nov 5

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification
    See new report on eyewitness identification published by the National Academies Press. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
Rank this Week: 972

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Duty, Honor, Country: Jo Ann Harri

    Duty, Honor, Country: Jo Ann Harri
    One of my heroes is gone. Jo Ann Harris, tenacious prosecutor for the Department of Justice and NITA teacher extraordinaire, died of lung cancer last week in New York. She had been ill for two years, but when Brian Johnson and I…
  • Oct 27

    OnRamp Fellowship Opportunity for Women Re-entering the Legal Profession

    OnRamp Fellowship Opportunity for Women Re-entering the Legal Profession
    Our colleague and friend Caren Ulrich Stacy has announced that her OnRamp Fellowship program is now accepting applications.The  goal of this program is replenishing the pipeline of experienced women lawyers in law firms. The Fellowship…
  • Oct 3

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence
    by Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter Direct examination is pivotal to the outcome of your trial. Your client’s story unfolds on direct, under your orchestration. The substance of their answers, the relationship they develop with…
Rank this Week: 1014

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

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

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Oct 10

    The Weekender #1

    The Weekender #1
    Welcome to the first edition of the NBH Weekender!  I’ve been saving up lots of stuff to share with you this week, so here you go: Five simple emails you should send every week. A better brainstorming method from Google that…
  • May 20

    Ask Better Interview Question

    Ask Better Interview Question
    Online retailer Zappos is well known for its commitment to company culture and customer service, going so far as to offer new hires $2000 after their first few weeks on the job to quit if they don’t like their new jobs.…
  • May 17

    When do your biz clients update you?

    When do your biz clients update you?
    There’s a web-based serviced called UpdateMyVC, which purports to automate a startup’s communication with its investors. What I really liked is the list of questions that get answered in the monthly update.  Here are a few:…
Rank this Week: 611

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

Covers lawyer compensation and law firm finance. By Jim Cotterman of Altman Weil, Inc.

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • Jun 23

    Pricing

    Pricing
    Pricing should reflect a fair value to the client for the product/service/result provided and the market in which they are provided.  Thus hourly rates vary by location, practice specialty, practitioner experience and work/issue…
  • Jun 9

    The Trouble with Billing Rate

    The Trouble with Billing Rate
    The long historic ability of the legal profession to raise rates well in excess of inflation year over year has largely ended.  Two factors combine to raise a practitioner’s hourly rate – 1) an elevator lift of all rates to…
  • May 24

    Financial transparency

    Financial transparency
    Law firms are somewhat unique in the amount of information that is publicly available regarding their finances.  Most closely held businesses do not operate in such an open manner.  Of course, the accuracy of that publicly available…
Rank this Week: 808

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: 693

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 1079

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Jan 9

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

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity.
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • Nov 22

    New employment numbers by BLS suggests law school class of 2016 will have better job prospect

    New employment numbers by BLS suggests law school class of 2016 will have better job prospect
    The ABA Journal Blog has the story here. What it boils down to is that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has changed the way it calculates projected job openings in the legal services sector. Until now, the BLS based its...
  • Nov 22

    Should the Drop in MBE Scores Affect our Teaching?

    Should the Drop in MBE Scores Affect our Teaching?
    As we have reported, scores on the Multistate Bar Exam have declined, and that decline has raised a minor ruckus. Over at Best Practices for Legal Education (Nov. 14), Margaret Moore Johnson raises a difficult issue: would traditional…
  • Nov 22

    The Harpo Marx Family Rule

    The Harpo Marx Family Rule
    November 23 is Harpo Marx’s Birthday. In honor of the late comedian, here are his Family Rules: Harpo Marx Family Rules 1 Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it...
Rank this Week: 1852

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Nov 22

    Accident Lawsuit Funding Reports Firm Dedication on Funding Cases for Car …

    Accident Lawsuit Funding Reports Firm Dedication on Funding Cases for Car …
    Publisher: SYS-CON Media (press release) Date Published: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:56:15 -0800 Description: Motor Vehicle Accident cases which cause personal injury can be complex in nature at times and ALF is one of the only companies in the legal…
  • May 9

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method
    Marketing yourself in a solo practice is a tough matter to deal with. This should be taken seriously since this determines what you would be in the future and how established your name is in the industry. Marketing a solo practice is common…
  • Mar 23

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client
    If an accident or injury occurs and a person dies because of the fault of another entity, any other immediate or distant family members and spouse or dependents may bring the case to the court and file a wrongful death claim. This wrongful…
Rank this Week: 3747

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Tortoise and The Lobster

    The Tortoise and The Lobster
    The Legal Profession Is Losing the Technology Race Faster Than You Think      The legal profession continues to move at its traditionally measured tempo even as the winds of change blow past us like a rocket plane passing a…
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
Rank this Week: 1476

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate
    Copy and paste the file below in to your web browser to see the newest law student edition of the syndicate.file:///C:/Users/cssec/Downloads/LawStudents_1114.html
  • Nov 7

    Diversity Fellowship Opportunity

    Diversity Fellowship Opportunity
    Ballard Spahr - Salt Lake City Diversity Fellowship Program (1L) At Ballard Spahr, our goal is to improve the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups and ensure full access to opportunities for all individuals to the benefit…
  • Nov 6

    JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

    JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project
    The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are pleased to announce the fifth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2015.  The…
Rank this Week: 4648

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 4179

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
  • Nov 21

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work
    How long have you been a subscriber to Attorney at Work? Those of you who have been with us from the very beginning have been receiving “one really good idea every day” since December 2010. By our count, today marks 1,000 really…
  • Nov 20

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?
    Question: “I’m a young female lawyer working in a midsize law firm. It’s fairly obvious that women are treated as second-class citizens around here. Are there ways that you have seen to effectively battle this bias —…
  • Nov 19

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm
    Businesses of all shapes and sizes set aside time at year's end to review their mission statement, strategic plan and operational plan. Unfortunately, few solo and small law firms see the value in using these particular business-planning…
Rank this Week: 2659