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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/
  • Aug 4

    The Great Dissenter

    The Great Dissenter
    I don't always agree with Justice Scalia's dissent, but, usually, I find them entertaining. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, however, former Justice O'Connor clerk David Kravitz takes me to task. Mr. Kravitz believes that Justice Scalia's…
  • Aug 3

    DOM wins big in the Eleventh Circuit

    DOM wins big in the Eleventh Circuit
    Today, the Eleventh Circuit handed down a major victory to David Markus's client Dr. Vanja Abreu. In a lengthy opinion, the court reversed Dr. Abreu's conviction on a conspiracy charge, holding that the district court erred in denying her…
  • Jul 31

    Citing document number

    Citing document number
    How do you cite document numbers? Before you answer, let me explain what I’m talking about.The federal judiciary has a system that allows users to file documents in cases electronically—the Case Management/Electronic Case Files…
Rank this Week: 27

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
    Tom Mighell and I have had an especially good run of episodes recently on The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. I especially want to recommend the most recent one “Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?“ I had been seeing a…
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
  • Feb 15

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Twelve years ago today, I launched this blog. I decided to call the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog and I celebrated the birth day quietly today, with only a little fanfare, as we awaited a large winter storm predicted for St.…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Aug 3

    A prosecutor’s duty

    A prosecutor’s duty
    Amici are former federal prosecutors and senior Justice Department and government officials who have dedicated many years of service to the criminal justice system and have a continuing interest in preserving the fair and effective…
  • Jul 27

    Quote of the day-week-year

    Quote of the day-week-year
    Sixty years after Congress created the UCMJ to protect accused servicemembers from abusive and arbitrary punishment, a significant faction in Congress now believes it must be almost completely dismantled and restructured because is is not…
  • Jul 27

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review
    There are some interesting articles for military justice practitioners in the Summer 2015, MLR. Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and…
Rank this Week: 44

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?
    Question: I am an attorney looking to build my brand online. So what social media platforms should I get active in, or are any of them really that important? A person could go crazy keeping up with every single social media platform. It's…
  • Aug 4

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?
    Question: I am an attorney looking to build my brand online. So what social media platforms should I get active in, or are any of them really that important? A person could go crazy keeping up with every single social media platform. It's…
  • Aug 3

    When You’re Offered a Referral

    When You’re Offered a Referral
    Successful lawyers have many contacts willing to introduce them to prospects or others who can help them. Too many of these introductions are squandered because the lawyer being offered the introduction doesn’t manage the proffer…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Aug 4

    Making Bar Counsel's Job Harder

    Making Bar Counsel's Job Harder
    The District of Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that an attorney who had misappropriated entrusted funds and failed to participate in the disciplinary proceedings be disbarred. Nothing remarkable about that result but my…
  • Aug 3

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run
    The report of the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility in the case of Wayne Rohde, Board Docket No. D347-05, has been filed. You may remember the case - it involves an attorney who drove from the District of...
  • Aug 3

    Unneighborly Threat

    Unneighborly Threat
    The California Bar Journal reports a six-month suspension with credit for time served and probation for these incident In the first incident, on Oct. 16, 2011, a police officer saw Sterkin yelling obscenities at people and shattering wine…
Rank this Week: 131

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 4

    Bar Council chief says 30pc of lawyers in India are fake

    Bar Council chief says 30pc of lawyers in India are fake
    Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has made the shocking statement that 30 per cent of all lawyers in India hold fraudulent law degrees. The post Bar Council chief says 30pc of lawyers in India are fake appeared on…
  • Aug 1

    How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?

    How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
    This week on Twitter, a trending hashtag has been #ChangeTheWorldIn5Words. Tweeters share their five-word ideas and add the hashtag to their tweets. Some answers… The post How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words? appeared on…
  • Jul 31

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?
    “I do not want to work with you to select the words, develop the structure of a paragraph—or document—for that matter. What I want is a thoughtful piece where—if I choose—I can add insight or new thinking. Do not…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Aug 3

    A Little Inspiration:  Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Wins Multiple Diversity Award

    A Little Inspiration:  Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Wins Multiple Diversity Award
    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP – a Ms. JD sponsor – has recently received a number of diversity awards. It is one of only eight firms in the country to be named to both the Yale Law Women “Top Ten Family Friendly Firm”…
  • Aug 2

    Follow Your Passion

    Follow Your Passion
    If you went to law school because you wanted to help others or to work for a specific sector of public interest law, stick with it.  This is the best advice I have ever recieved about choosing what area of law I want to practice.…
  • Jul 30

    Sharpening your Skill

    Sharpening your Skill
    Around the corner we will find OCIs and anxious rising 2Ls who are creating color-coded charts and lists of firm interviews they’ve landed and strategies they’ll use. If you’re a pre-law student, you might feel momentarily…
Rank this Week: 276

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
  • Aug 3

    Chad Hummel, '88, Joins Sidley Austin LLP

    Chad Hummel, '88, Joins Sidley Austin LLP
    Litigator Chad Hummel has represented a number of clients at trial in cases involving competition law, IP, advertising and marketing, unfair competition and government investigations and prosecutions. …
  • Aug 3

    Roderick Palmore, '77, Joins Denton

    Roderick Palmore, '77, Joins Denton
    After more than 15 years leading the legal departments of corporate giants like Sara Lee and General Mills, Chicago lawyer and diversity advocate Roderick “Rick” Palmore is returning to law-firm life. …
  • Jul 30

    Cara B. Chomski, '13, Joins Outten & Golden LLP

    Cara B. Chomski, '13, Joins Outten & Golden LLP
    A 2013 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Ms. Chomski served as a member of the Employment Discrimination Project at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and was the Topic Access Editor and Comment Editor of…
Rank this Week: 331

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/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 303

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 280

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

Provides business information about the litigation support and electronic discovery industry.

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery
    ATLANTA, GA and DENVER, CO--Oct 16, 2014) - DTI, the largest privately held legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in the U.S. providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, today announced the acquisition of…
  • Oct 10

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M
    The Wall Street Journal reported on October 7 that Microsoft has signed a letter of intent to acquire an Israeli text-analysis vendor, Equivio.The Journal said Microsoft may pay $200 million for the startup.Equivio has been working with…
  • Oct 10

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution
    Austin, Texas -- October 07, 2014 Advanced Discovery, a leading provider of electronic discovery services and software for law firms and corporations worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Responsive Data Solutions (RDS), based in…
Rank this Week: 130

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 371

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

Alternating layers of thoughts, tools, tricks, tips and other ingredients for a successful learning experience in law school and beyond. From Anastasia Pryanikova.

http://lawsagna.typepad.com/lawsagna/
  • Aug 12

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist
    The Brain Alchemist is my new blog  that I started on a new platform a few months ago.  I
  • Jun 2

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"
    "A Master Mind is the harmonious alliance of two or more minds that create a friendly environment to gather, classify and organize new information for fast and effective implementation." ~ Napoleon Hill Do you want to be an influential…
  • Apr 29

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Aug 4

    Coal: Still standing. Barely.

    Coal: Still standing. Barely.
    In the Saturday, August 1 Washington Post,"New EPA rule on greenhouse gases the latest blow to King Coal". Excerpts: When coal was king, it fueled more than half of the nation’s electricity. It fired up American industry and…
  • Aug 4

    Clients pay for excellent, not for perfect. Forget about perfect.

    Clients pay for excellent, not for perfect. Forget about perfect.
    Clients 99.5% of the time are not paying you to be perfect. Clients don't want perfect. In the rare instances they do want perfect, they will let you know. So clients want excellent. Be excellent, not perfect. N.B. Excellent is...
  • Aug 2

    Potomac.

    Potomac.
    Below is a photograph of Georgetown near Key Bridge (the bridge barely out of the picture on the right) on the Potomac River and Georgetown University taken from Virginia. Barely hidden and on M Street, which runs parallel to the...
Rank this Week: 2293

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Law Firm Cybersecurity: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Data [SlideShare]

    Law Firm Cybersecurity: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Data [SlideShare]
    Many law firms regularly maintain a tremendous amount of highly confidential information – information which is used as currency by cyber criminals for trade. Yet, the vast majority of small to mid-sized firms still do not fully…
  • Jul 29

    What You Should Know Before Upgrading to Windows 10

    What You Should Know Before Upgrading to Windows 10
    Today marks the arrival date of the new Windows 10 operating system, a welcomed update for many. The new OS is far more familiar and intuitive than its predecessor, giving users back the familiar start menu, taskbar and desktop they've been…
  • Jul 20

    10 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Managed Service Provider

    10 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Managed Service Provider
    So you’ve been working with the same Managed Service Provider for years now and after taking a look at your year-to-date expenditures, you find yourself wondering if you’re really getting what you’re paying for. But is it…
Rank this Week: 3124

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/
  • Aug 4

    Five Essential Life Documents for Common Law Couple

    Five Essential Life Documents for Common Law Couple
    You can read about them here at Trust Advisor. The list won’t surprise you, but the explanatory text may be helpful. (ljs)
  • Aug 4

    Rutgers Law, Newark & Camden: ABA Approves Merger.

    Rutgers Law, Newark & Camden: ABA Approves Merger.
    Rutgers Law, Newark & Camden, ABA Approves Merger. On Friday, the Council of the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar approved the merger of Rutgers’ law schools. Now, one unified Rutgers Law…
  • Aug 4

    Interesting Course at UVA

    Interesting Course at UVA
    Law schools need to offer more courses like this one. Common Law I COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course we explore the kinds of arguments made by lawyers in contested cases. In each class session, a fact pattern and relevant precedents...
Rank this Week: 1907

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Aug 4

    Project Management for Small Law Firms Plus 42 More Must-Read

    Project Management for Small Law Firms Plus 42 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 43 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Aug 3

    Review of IBM Verse Plus 56 More Must-Read

    Review of IBM Verse Plus 56 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 57 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Jul 31

    Super Secret Apple Watch Tips; Reviews of Surface Pro 3, Everything Search Engine; Windows 10 Upgrade

    Super Secret Apple Watch Tips; Reviews of Surface Pro 3, Everything Search Engine; Windows 10 Upgrade
    Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles: Neil Squillante, Super Secret Apple Watch Tips Thomas F. McDow, Review: Surface Pro 3 Tom Trottier, Review: Everything Search Engine Don't miss this issue — or any future issues. How…
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Aug 4

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car
    The ability of machines to make ethical decisions is quickly becoming a critical component in the development of self-driving cars: Ultimately, these questions will drive fundamental changes in insurance and liability law. Google’s…
  • Jul 13

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
  • Jun 20

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future
         Everyone knows that technology has transformed every industry, market sector and profession, but few really understand how Artificial Intelligence (sometimes referred to as AI) is about to change everything…
Rank this Week: 1653

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 4

    Podcast #28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice

    Podcast #28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice
    Nicole Bradick explains what a virtual practice is and how to build one. But first, we talk about a baby who is crazy about a local personal injury lawyer, and the difficulty in combating link rot. Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law…
  • Aug 4

    6 Time Saving Email Tips You Need to Start Using (Sponsored)

    6 Time Saving Email Tips You Need to Start Using (Sponsored)
    Ever wonder how you can gain some time back to do the things that are most important to you? Do you feel like you’re chained to your desk or phone because you receive so many emails? You’re not alone. It is easy to let email take…
  • Aug 3

    Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed

    Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed
    Improving your SEO rankings is more than just manipulating temporary loopholes. Adopt these SEO secrets to improve your rankings and your firm.Real Lawyer SEO Secrets Revealed was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 4169

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Joe Biden is 72 years old. Granted, he is…

    Joe Biden is 72 years old. Granted, he is a young 72. I like Joe Biden, but I like Bernie Sanders more. My only Bernie Sanders objection is that I feel sort of bad voting for an old white guy. In any event, I doubt that Joe Biden is going to…
  • Jul 31

    Here's something that I don't think has…

    Here's something that I don't think has happened to me before: I am a character in a letter to an advice column.  In Through the Looking Glass Tweedledum and Tweedledee tell Alice that she is just a character in the Red King's dream, and…
  • Jul 27

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in…

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in the July New York Bar Journal on the question of whether filing a 90 Day Demand to Resume Prosecution waives the defendant's right to further discovery. There is a split in the Departments on this, and…
Rank this Week: 2244

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/
  • Aug 4

    Metrics and Legal Ops Professional

    Metrics and Legal Ops Professional
    In a recent post, I urged readers to visit a legal department with a large legal operations staff. The goal? To see the future of modern corporate law practice. Fortunately, Bloomberg Law recently videotaped a legal ops panel moderated by...
  • Aug 1

    Legal Analytics to Build Substantive Legal Strategy

    Legal Analytics to Build Substantive Legal Strategy
    Lex Machina and Ravel Law are two start-ups in the legal analytics space. Per an invite that arrived in my email yesterday, these companies are collaborating on an upcoming webinar that shows lawyers how to use legal analytics to build...
  • Jul 29

    "Solicitors 'in denial' about threat from accountants"

    "Solicitors 'in denial' about threat from accountants"
    That's the headline from today's Law Society Gazette, the publication of record for solicitors in England and Wales. The UK is fairly far along in liberalization of its legal markets, progressing from the Clementi Report in 2004 to the…
Rank this Week: 1910

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/
Rank this Week: 4489

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
  • Aug 4

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?
    Question: I am an attorney looking to build my brand online. So what social media platforms should I get active in, or are any of them really that important? A person could go crazy keeping up with every single social media platform. It's…
  • Aug 4

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?
    Question: I am an attorney looking to build my brand online. So what social media platforms should I get active in, or are any of them really that important? A person could go crazy keeping up with every single social media platform. It's…
  • Aug 3

    When You’re Offered a Referral

    When You’re Offered a Referral
    Successful lawyers have many contacts willing to introduce them to prospects or others who can help them. Too many of these introductions are squandered because the lawyer being offered the introduction doesn’t manage the proffer…
Rank this Week: 2458

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

Covers disaster planning, law practice management, insurance, marketing and security. By Freedman Consulting.

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 4

    Upcoming Seminar Presentations by Ellen Freedman

    Upcoming Seminar Presentations by Ellen Freedman
    I am often asked how to find out when and where I will be presenting a seminar.  And I repeatedly promise to blog about my upcoming presentations.  But usually I am too busy actually doing the presentations to take the time to write…
  • Jul 16

    Job Opening – Bilingual Associate Attorney

    Job Opening – Bilingual Associate Attorney
    The Law Office of Marcia Binder Ibrahim, LLC, located in Montgomery County, PA, has a job opening for an associate attorney with at least five years of criminal and/or immigration experience. The firm handles criminal and family matters, and…
  • Jun 25

    Job Opening / Opportunity for Experienced Estate Paralegal in Wilmington, DE

    Job Opening / Opportunity for Experienced Estate Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
    Gawthrop Greenwood, PC is a mid-size 100+ year old law firm headquartered in West Chester, PA.  They have a job opening / opportunity for a full-time experienced Estate Paralegal for their Wilmington, DE office.  The desired…
Rank this Week: 608

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 3

    King of the pupil

    King of the pupil
    With August now upon us, the Temple has been beset by a veritable plague of mini-pupils. Little worker ants strutting their stuff and cracking jokes about how stupid or thick this or that Law Lord is to have written this or that irrelevant…
  • Aug 3

    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 28

    Book recommendation: To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback by Harper Lee

    Book recommendation: To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback by Harper Lee
    ‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel…
Rank this Week: 5043

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
  • Aug 3

    When a Start-Up Needs an Employee Handbook

    When a Start-Up Needs an Employee Handbook
    Once a company grows to 20 employees or more, it may be time to create an employee handbook. Here are some common objections to this formality and how to overcome them. Employee handbooks have many advantages—from aiding new employees…
  • Jul 31

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial
    A mini-trial is basically a sophisticated settlement conference. When you have complex questions of mixed law and fact, a mini-trial may be your best way forward. A mini-trial is a voluntary, confidential, and nonbinding procedure consisting…
  • Jul 29

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case
    The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will…
Rank this Week: 2324

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 3

    Oregon Civil Procedure – Amendments Coming to UTCR 5.100

    Oregon Civil Procedure – Amendments Coming to UTCR 5.100
    Out-of-cycle amendments are coming to UTCR 5.100, which governs submission of proposed orders and judgments.  The amendments will affect conventional filers and eFilers, but are designed to address the following concerns raised by judges…
  • Jul 27

    Oregon eCourt – Where are we now?

    Oregon eCourt – Where are we now?
    Judging by the numbers, Oregon eCourt is a success.  In February, March, and April of this year an average of 65,666 documents were filed electronically using the Odyssey eFile and Serve system:  Easy-Peasy or a Bumpy Ride? The…
  • Jul 26

    Track changes: Display for review options (Word 2010 and 2013)

    Track changes: Display for review options (Word 2010 and 2013)
    Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:People who use Track Changes sometimes find the Display for Review options confusing.  For one thing, some users don’t realize that changing the Display for Review…
Rank this Week: 3887

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/
  • Aug 2

    A Short History of Legal Knowledge Management

    A Short History of Legal Knowledge Management
    Earlier this year, Stephen McGarry published an ebook, Leaders in Legal Business, with short essays by many legal market thought leaders. I was honored to write the chapter on legal knowledge management. That chapter is 2000+ words, so longer…
  • Jul 26

    Why Do GCs Pay Lawyer Rates for Document Review in eDiscovery?

    Why Do GCs Pay Lawyer Rates for Document Review in eDiscovery?
    On Thursday, the Second Circuit called into question whether the document review work of contract lawyers in eDiscovery is “legal work”. Read about it in the Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg Business of…
  • Jul 15

    An eDiscovery Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (Live Post)

    An eDiscovery Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (Live Post)
    This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description Closing Keynote:  A Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, United States…
Rank this Week: 2170

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jul 31

    Book-starved Utah boy begs postman for junk mail to read: How to respond?

    Book-starved Utah boy begs postman for junk mail to read: How to respond?
    David Rothman shares a recent story about a boy whose quest to read in spite of even minimal resources was captured and shared around the world, resulting in a flood of free books, thanks to the mail carrier who took the time to listen, and…
  • Jul 25

    Cut and Paste Opinions: A Turing Test for Judicial Decision-Making

    Cut and Paste Opinions: A Turing Test for Judicial Decision-Making
    Ken Strutin argues that cut-and-paste is a laudable method for reducing transcription errors in copying citations and quotations. However, he identifies that a problem arises when it is used to lift verbatim sections of a party's arguments…
  • Jul 25

    Library Research Guides: Best Practice

    Library Research Guides: Best Practice
    Many librarians have a set of research guides that they are responsible for keeping up to date, but finding time to devote to this important task can be extremely difficult. As libraries migrate to LibGuides 2.0, many are using this…
Rank this Week: 2255

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: 1573

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jul 30

    Risk News: Client Success, Conflicts & Insurance

    Risk News: Client Success, Conflicts & Insurance
    A potpourri of posts to present:First, today, firms increasingly understand and feel the market pull to focus specifically on client success -- not just delivering the services they've been engaged to perform, but delivering outcomes (and…
  • Jul 29

    Law Firm Insider Trading: New Allegations and New

    Law Firm Insider Trading: New Allegations and New
    Ex-Wilson Sonsini Staffer Seeks To Avoid Jail Over Trades -- "A former Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC information technology employee told a New York federal judge Wednesday he should not be sentenced to jail for trading on inside…
  • Jul 24

    Vereins: Very Interesting Conflicts Considerations (and News)

    Vereins: Very Interesting Conflicts Considerations (and News)
    Bloomberg BNA has a fascinating update and analysis: "Dentons’ Disqualification and Legal Advertising: Stir But Don’t Shake" --"The Swiss verein enables member firms operating under the Dentons brand to maintain their own finances…
Rank this Week: 4039

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 29

    $1600 an Hour for the Right Brand: A New All-Time High

    $1600 an Hour for the Right Brand: A New All-Time High
    When Michael B. Rynowecer, president of BTI Consulting Group, talks about the importance of your brand, he doesn’t mean your logo. He’s talking about the kind of profile that commands the new four-figure hourly rate that he says…
  • Jul 22

    July, 2015 Edition of Edge International Communiqué Now Available

    July, 2015 Edition of Edge International Communiqué Now Available
    It is my pleasure to draw the attention of readers of this blog to the most recent issue of Edge International Communique (EIC). In addition to an item I contributed on how to move forward to achieve your firm’s strategic plan, the…
  • Jul 16

    The Digital Future: Will Your Firm Survive?

    The Digital Future: Will Your Firm Survive?
    I encourage readers of this blog to devote a few minutes of serious consideration to a new video from McKinsey & Company. In it, McKinsey Digital’s strategy leader Jay Scanlan reminds us of the scope and speed of change that…
Rank this Week: 2131

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: 432

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma
    Bearing in mind the benefits of more reproducible research regarding legal management, a piece in the Economist, July 25, 2015 at page 8, makes a good point. That short article explains how pharmaceutical companies have not been publishing…
  • Jul 29

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic
    Surveyors sometimes weight their data to make the findings more representative of some other set of information. This point comes through in an article in the New York Times, July 23, 2015 at 83 regarding political polls. Pollsters may get…
  • Jul 24

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding
    A precept of reproducible research, such as survey results that allow readers to understand the methodology and credibility of the findings, is to make generous use of “N = some number”. That conventional shorthand for “how…
Rank this Week: 631

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 29

    MyShingle Is Back, Thank You.

    MyShingle Is Back, Thank You.
    Six weeks. Long time to go not just without posting, but without even reading other blogs. Now I am back. Resuming blogging was hard because my husband was here for the hundreds of posts I’ve penned except for this one.  Every post…
  • Jul 29

    Nine Years Later, Avvo Is Pretty Much the Only Game In Town

    Nine Years Later, Avvo Is Pretty Much the Only Game In Town
    Earlier this week,Avvo the first online lawyer rating site announced another round of funding – to the tune of $71.5 million – to expand product offerings and bring on new hires, reports the ABA Journal.  News of Avvo’s…
  • Jun 4

    In Memoriam, My Husband Bruce Israel, 58 Years Old

    In Memoriam, My Husband Bruce Israel, 58 Years Old
    Over the years, I’ve pierced this blog’s professional veil to share glimpses of my personal life: my ongoing struggle to balance parenthood and practice, my father’s passing, my daughters’ growing up and my…
Rank this Week: 2016

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jul 28

    Thoughts on Becoming President of the Uniform Law Commission

    Thoughts on Becoming President of the Uniform Law Commission
    This month, I experienced one of the most satisfying events of my professional career. At its 124th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, I was elected to a two year term as President of the Uniform Law Commission. You can find the…
  • Jul 20

    Obergefell v. Hodges and the Supreme Court as Arbiter of Constitutional Dispute

    Obergefell v. Hodges and the Supreme Court as Arbiter of Constitutional Dispute
    I was overjoyed to learn that the United States Supreme Court had decided in Obergefell v. Hodges,[1] that the states must allow same-sex marriage. I thought of my many friends and family members who are gay, and what this decision means to…
  • Jun 24

    The Model Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act Explained

    The Model Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act Explained
    Last week I testified before Rhode Island’s Special Legislative Commission to Study Changes to the Law of Joint Tortfeasors. Legislation about tort law is a notoriously difficult matter. The interests of the plaintiff’s and…
Rank this Week: 4853

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 27

    Digital Edge Podcast: How Lawyers Can Do More in Less Time

    Digital Edge Podcast: How Lawyers Can Do More in Less Time
    Our Digital Edge podcast this month is titled "How Lawyers Can Do More in Less Time" and features Allison Shields. Allison is co-author, with Daniel J Siegel, of the book from the ABA How to Do More in Less Time:...
  • Jul 23

    A New Appellate Court Opinion on "Pocket Dialing"

    A New Appellate Court Opinion on "Pocket Dialing"
    Yes, I know we all call it something else other than "pocket dialing," but congratulations to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for using a more polite term. Huff vs Spaw (Download in PDF) was issued this week. I...
  • Jul 13

    The Amazon Echo− Evidence and Data Privacy

    The Amazon Echo− Evidence and Data Privacy
    One of my son's friends has an Amazon Echo and he has it doing cool tricks, so my son mentioned that he would love to have one. We responded in typical parent fashion, noting that he could see about getting...
Rank this Week: 2057

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 24

    Some thoughts on the Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management

    Some thoughts on the Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management
    Pam Woldow and Doug Richardson penned a terrific post, Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management.  I wanted to compliment them and share some thoughts on the 5 excuses. 1. My clients don’t want or need LPM.  I…
  • Jul 9

    Example of bad budget methodology

    Example of bad budget methodology
    I just read something that made me say “wow, that is soooo wrong.”  Out loud.  Here is what I read (from Today’s General Counsel, Jun/Jul 2015, p. 42: Compounding the problem is the fact that most complex cases are…
  • Jun 18

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?
    According to Bloomberg BNA, Honeywell General Counsel Katherine Adams has determined that e-auctions are the ticket to lower legal fees. For those unfamiliar with the process, an e-auction is where the the corporate counsel throws chum in the…
Rank this Week: 2250

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/
  • Jul 24

    Improving Your Public Speaking Skill

    Improving Your Public Speaking Skill
    The Articulate Attorney just received a 5-star review and we’re celebrating! Foreword Reviews calls the book “a valuable tool for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills.” The review continues,…
  • Jul 10

    Online Coaching for Lawyers Just Gets Better and Better

    Online Coaching for Lawyers Just Gets Better and Better
    By Marsha Hunter Microsoft’s rollout of Skype for Business has been a hot topic in technology circles this year. Last week, they launched a preview of the new technology available to its Office 365 enterprise customers. “With…
  • Jun 16

    Channeling Adrenaline for Successful Public Speaking

    Channeling Adrenaline for Successful Public Speaking
      You have an important public speaking engagement in 48 hours. Just thinking about it sets your heart racing. There doesn’t seem to be enough time to craft and polish your ideas, but you calm your nerves by working on your…
Rank this Week: 3761

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 24

    Fastcase 50: Jared’s Big Debut

    Fastcase 50: Jared’s Big Debut
    Jared has finally made it to the big leagues being named one of Fastcase 50’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders” in the legal industry. Why? Well, if you know Jared, I’m…
  • Jul 17

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 6: Handling Large Project

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 6: Handling Large Project
    View image | gettyimages.com   Well, this is it: the final installment of our time management series. (Read parts one, two, three, four, and five, if you want to catch up.) It’s been real; but, it had to end sometime; and, this is…
  • Jul 15

    Guest Post: Going Solo? Tips to Get You Off the Ground

    Guest Post: Going Solo? Tips to Get You Off the Ground
    View image | gettyimages.com   It’s not easy to start a law practice as a young lawyer, especially on your own. (Good thing groups like Starting Out Solo are around, huh?) Now, I can tell you about all kinds of tricks; but,…
Rank this Week: 4113

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
Rank this Week: 3291

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: 4841

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jul 18

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?
    The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, with the ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) is convening a national conference in…
  • Jun 19

    The Uberization of Legal Service

    The Uberization of Legal Service
    The legal profession will not be immune from the rise of the uberized economy. Consumers want to purchase only the legal services they need. This means that the trend towards offering “unbundled” or “limited legal…
  • Apr 28

    Software Eats the Legal Profession

    Software Eats the Legal Profession
    Marc Andreessen quipped in 2011: “Software is eating the world”. The legal profession is not immune from this development. Law has a high information component. In a large sense, law is information or as Bill Palin, the young…
Rank this Week: 1029

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1569