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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
  • May 6

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer
    For lawyers, web marketing is what the French call a devoir — a “have to.” But most of us would rather wash our hands of it. We didn't go to school for an MBA or marketing degree. We have a whole desk full of case files…
  • May 6

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer
    For lawyers, web marketing is what the French call a devoir — a “have to.” But most of us would rather wash our hands of it. We didn't go to school for an MBA or marketing degree. We have a whole desk full of case files…
  • May 5

    Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting

    Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting
    There's always someone in the crowd who insists "this meeting is a waste of time and money!" And another who puts pen to paper to add up hourly rates before pronouncing just how much money is actually being wasted (never considering how much…
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • May 5

    Legal Writing Tip: Keep a Usage Guide Handy - Savannah Blackwell

    Legal Writing Tip: Keep a Usage Guide Handy - Savannah Blackwell
    Savannah Blackwell The art of persuasion is about the effective management of words. Speaking or writing compellingly requires a strong command of language. Lawyers would do well to learn to...
  • May 5

    BASF Bulletin Board: Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headline

    BASF Bulletin Board: Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headline
    SeLegue Sean Selegue Elected to State Bar Board of Trustees Sean Selegue, Arnold & Porter, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the State Bar of...
  • May 5

    Venable Signs on as Newest Leader Circle Firm

    Venable Signs on as Newest Leader Circle Firm
    The Bar Association of San Francisco would like to welcome Venable LLP to its Leaders Circle family. With close to 20 attorneys in its San Francisco office, Venable specializes in...
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • May 4

    Life in the Law School Lane: 3 Unspoken Law School Rule

    Life in the Law School Lane: 3 Unspoken Law School Rule
    As my second year comes to a close, I have been reminiscing a lot on what it has meant to be a law student. This was mostly sparked by a discussion I recently had in one of my classes, in which we discussed the “norms” of being a…
  • May 4

    Law Students Need to Learn Practical Business Skill

    Law Students Need to Learn Practical Business Skill
    As we all know, the legal job market is tough and getting tougher everyday.  Law school graduates are coming out into the workplace with fewer prospects to land that "big firm" job or even a salaried position with a smaller law firm or…
  • May 3

    FBA Conference on Women In Law Is a Great Succe

    FBA Conference on Women In Law Is a Great Succe
      Last week I was in New Orleans participating in the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Conference on Women in Law.  I loved meeting so many remarkable women lawyers and judges --- almost as much as I enjoyed the sights and sounds and…
Rank this Week: 204

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • May 2

    The Critical Importance of Documenting the Client File

    The Critical Importance of Documenting the Client File
    Law Practice Magazine's May/June 2016 issue is out and, oddly, even though I am on the LP Magazine's Editorial board I have not read many of the articles yet. I'm blaming ABA TECHSHOW for that. Documenting the Client File is...
  • Apr 28

    Legal Technology Like It's 1999

    Legal Technology Like It's 1999
    Since the death of Prince you have probably heard the phrase "Party like it's 1999" recently. I thought I'd spend a few minutes talking about the old days from someone who was actually doing law office technology consulting back in...
  • Apr 15

    Band Aid Planning

    Band Aid Planning
    Band-Aid Planning is the title of a post on SlawTips by my friend and colleague Barney (Bjorn) Christianson. (Slaw is the well-known Canadian online legal magazine for those of you who might be wondering about that.) I enjoyed Barney's…
Rank this Week: 221

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Mar 21

    MEDIATION is a COST SAVER

    MEDIATION is a COST SAVER
    I recently published an article detailing some of the impending budget cuts for the Kentucky courts entitled “Mediaiton is the Future“. As the cost of litigating conflicts rise ever higher to society and litigants, mediation…
  • Mar 18

    MEDIATION is the FUTURE

    MEDIATION is the FUTURE
    The budget from the Kentucky House of Representatives proposes cutting an additional $36.3 million dollars from the courts next year and $40.6 million for the year after that... Do you want to wait for months for your case to be tried by a…
  • Mar 14

    Mediating Rather than Litigating

    Mediating Rather than Litigating
    The process of mediating rather than litigating is simple. Instead of running out and hiring a lawyer right away, one or both spouses run out and find a mediator. The cost savings are instant because... Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 282

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 344

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: 280

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/
  • May 6

    Managing Email Attachments with inMailX: Product from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

    Managing Email Attachments with inMailX: Product from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]
    Charity Anastasio, our counterpart at the Washington State Bar’s LOMAP, found inMailX in the exhibit halls of ABA TECHSHOW 2016. We haven’t tried it yet, but if you deal in high volumes of email attachments, it definitely sounds…
  • Apr 29

    Tips for Lawyers on LinkedIn: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

    Tips for Lawyers on LinkedIn: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]
    Yet another product of Heidi’s time in Chicago last month at ABA TECHSHOW 2016: The official experts on LinkedIn for Lawyers shared 5 excellent tips for attorneys to get the most traction possible from LinkedIn, and…
  • Apr 22

    7 Tactics for Building Strong Passwords [Guest Post]

    7 Tactics for Building Strong Passwords [Guest Post]
    It’s a basic tenet of personal and professional data security: You need strong passwords, if you want to better secure your private information.  Even as that is a well-known proposition, the most common passwords are easily…
Rank this Week: 4021

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
  • May 6

    Is It Too Risky to SLAPP Back?

    Is It Too Risky to SLAPP Back?
    Your client got hit with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suit, i.e., a suit with a cause of action based on your client’s act in furtherance of a the constitutional right of petition or free speech in connection…
  • May 4

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
  • May 2

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand
    You’re representing someone injured in a car accident and you’ve reached the point at which you’re ready to send a demand letter to communicate a settlement offer to the defendant’s insurance carrier. But what should…
Rank this Week: 2390

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • May 6

    Future of Law Fridays: Lawyers and Legal Tech – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

    Future of Law Fridays: Lawyers and Legal Tech – Can’t We All Just Get Along?
    Just like oil and water, lawyers and legal technologists don’t mix well.  Too many lawyers remain dismissive of self-help and online solutions even if that’s all a client can afford, smugly chuckling to themselves –…
  • May 4

    Why Does the New York Law Journal Overlook Solos as Rising Stars?

    Why Does the New York Law Journal Overlook Solos as Rising Stars?
    According to the New York State Bar Association, the number of lawyers in solo or small firm practice in New York has doubled since 1997.  As of 2006, the vast majority of attorneys practicing law in New York State — 83.5 percent…
  • May 2

    Make Money Mondays: Develop In & Out Legal Service

    Make Money Mondays: Develop In & Out Legal Service
    Not surprisingly, most lawyers would rather handle one $30,000 case than 30 one-thousand dollar matters or 60 five-hundred dollar matters.  Managing thirty, or worse – 60 – different matters can involve significant…
Rank this Week: 2015

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 6

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer
    For lawyers, web marketing is what the French call a devoir — a “have to.” But most of us would rather wash our hands of it. We didn't go to school for an MBA or marketing degree. We have a whole desk full of case files…
  • May 6

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer

    Five Tips for Dealing with Web Marketer
    For lawyers, web marketing is what the French call a devoir — a “have to.” But most of us would rather wash our hands of it. We didn't go to school for an MBA or marketing degree. We have a whole desk full of case files…
  • May 5

    Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting

    Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting
    There's always someone in the crowd who insists "this meeting is a waste of time and money!" And another who puts pen to paper to add up hourly rates before pronouncing just how much money is actually being wasted (never considering how much…
Rank this Week: 2929

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/
  • May 6

    Mitigation Not "Extremely Unusual"

    Mitigation Not "Extremely Unusual"
    An attorney's proffered mitigation was not sufficient to allow a sanction less than disbarment for conversion of client funds and other misconduct, according to an opinion of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department.…
  • May 6

    Applicant's Failure To Participate In Character Review Dooms Admission For Now

    Applicant's Failure To Participate In Character Review Dooms Admission For Now
    The Ohio Supreme Court denied an application for bar admission on character and fitness grounds Myers initially applied to take the February 2013 bar examination but failed to receive final approval of his character and fitness in time to…
  • May 6

    Insufficient Evidence Of Malpractice

    Insufficient Evidence Of Malpractice
    A trial court's dismissal of a legal malpractice claim was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The plaintiff commenced an action for a divorce and ancillary relief against her former husband and…
Rank this Week: 779

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/
  • May 6

    Is it Time to Overrule the Trademark Classification Scheme?

    Is it Time to Overrule the Trademark Classification Scheme?
    Jake Linford, Are Trademarks Ever Fanciful?, 105 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Lisa Larrimore OuelletteTrademark law protects distinctive marks: ones that identify the source of goods or services and distinguish them from others…
  • May 5

    A Brave and Honest Examination of the Complexity of a Feminist Defence Etho

    A Brave and Honest Examination of the Complexity of a Feminist Defence Etho
    Abbe Smith, Representing Rapists: The Cruelty of Cross Examination and Other Challenges for a Feminist Criminal Defense Lawyer, 53 Am. Crim. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elaine CraigReading the work of those writing from a different perspective…
  • May 4

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability
    RonNell Anderson Jones & Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, Of Reasonable Readers and Unreasonable Speakers: Libel Law in a Networked World, Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThough it can be uplifting…
Rank this Week: 4447

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/
  • May 6

    The Girl's Guide to social media marketing for law student

    The Girl's Guide to social media marketing for law student
    We're long overdue for a check-in with the Girl's Guide to Law School blog which sent us a reminder about a series of excellent posts they'd previously published about why and how law students should be using social media to...
  • May 5

    Advice for Graduating Law Student

    Advice for Graduating Law Student
    Recently, my law school’s alumni association held its annual brunch for 3L law students. My colleague Anne Bowen Poulin served as the speaker. Among the pieces of advice she offered, one particularly struck me: When you receive invitations…
  • May 4

    Work Drive Matters: An Assessment of the Relationship between Law Students' Work-Related Preferences and Academic Performance

    Work Drive Matters: An Assessment of the Relationship between Law Students' Work-Related Preferences and Academic Performance
    Work Drive Matters: An Assessment of the Relationship between Law Students' Work-Related Preferences and Academic Performance by Jeffrey Minneti. Abstract: "This article explores the dimensions of law students' schoolwork-related…
Rank this Week: 1872

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • May 5

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned…
  • Apr 15

    Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia

    Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Many clients ask about Georgia’s Notice of Intent to File Lien requirements, and there are always surprised to hear the short answer: Georgia does not require any type of Notice of Intent to File Lien. However, the…
  • Feb 1

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every…
Rank this Week: 3226

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/
  • May 5

    Is Aventura bomber mentally ill?

    Is Aventura bomber mentally ill?
    From Paula McMahon:The bond hearing for a Hollywood man accused of planning to bomb an Aventura synagogue has been postponed to Tuesday.James Gonzalo Medina, 40, is accused of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction — a dummy…
  • May 4

    May the 4th be with you! (UPDATED)

    May the 4th be with you! (UPDATED)
    Happy Star Wars Day!Judge Rosenbaum has an interesting opinion about a bad cop here.  From the intro:Defendant-Appellant Timothy Filbeck was a lieutenant with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office. When his house was foreclosed upon,…
  • May 2

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple
    Mag court should be interesting today. Judge Turnoff is presiding. The Herald has more here:A Hollywood man was arrested Friday night by FBI agents while he was attempting to carry out an explosive attack on an Aventura synagogue, according…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • May 5

    Mexican David v. French Goliath: Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.

    Mexican David v. French Goliath: Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.
    Artist Unknown. "Mexican David defeating a French Goliath." --Time Magazine, May 5, 2010...
  • May 4

    Hoosier Daddy?

    Hoosier Daddy?
    Yesterday Donald Trump took the Indiana POTUS primary and he's the GOP guy. Frankly, America could do a lot worse. And flip a coin. HRC and Trump would be very similar presidents. Each will be a wartime, managerial and non-ideological...
  • May 1

    Byron Galvez: Oh Rosa.

    Byron Galvez: Oh Rosa.
    "Rosa", 1989, Byron Galvez (1941-2009)...
Rank this Week: 2153

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/
  • May 5

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt
    Studying others as they speak in public is an important step in developing your own personal style. Whether they are top-notch presenters or inexperienced speakers, you can learn from them. Find good role models and steal their ideas. Adapt…
  • Apr 21

    Remind Your Witness to Sit Up Straight

    Remind Your Witness to Sit Up Straight
    In preparing your witness for court, one simple, yet crucial, instruction can make a significant difference in their testimony: “Sit up straight.” Sitting up straight will help the witness breathe more easily and efficiently.…
  • Mar 29

    Public Speaking Infographic

    Public Speaking Infographic
    A colleague shared a helpful public speaking infographic. Click on the picture below to view the entire graphic:                       It contains a lot of interesting information…
Rank this Week: 3690

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 5

    The Clarifying Power of “No”

    The Clarifying Power of “No”
    One thing that new in-house attorneys have drilled into their heads is the importance of the legal department not being seen as a roadblock. This brings with it the avoidance of saying “no” –  and that’s not…
  • May 3

    Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cup

    Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cup
    Earlier this year, a California customer sued Starbucks, contending that the company routinely underfills its cups when dispensing hot coffee drinks. Now a new lawsuit… The post Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cups appeared on…
  • May 2

    Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000 lawyer

    Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000 lawyer
    The federal government employs 25,060 people under the job classification “general attorney,” costing the government $3.3 billion last year. In 12 states, the total number… The post Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000…
Rank this Week: 2209

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • May 5

    The Impact of Medical Negligence in the UK [Infographic]

    The Impact of Medical Negligence in the UK [Infographic]
    Consideration was given for the editing and publishing of this post Medical negligence in the UK is an increasing issue, with the number of cases increasing by 80% since 2008. Numerous commentators have written about the billions of dollars…
  • May 2

    BattleShip

    BattleShip
    Today I went along to a settlement conference with an insurer that usually instructs UpTights but got me today as she was already booked up. This is basically where both sides get together and chew over the fat on the case and eventually make…
  • May 2

    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: 4981

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • May 4

    Predictive Coding: Document Searches for the Courtroom

    Predictive Coding: Document Searches for the Courtroom
    A recent decision by the UK High Court means that litigation lawyers in Great Britain will now be allowed to present evidence based on automated searches of documents, rather than traditional searches conducted…
  • May 1

    Edge International Welcomes Two New Principal

    Edge International Welcomes Two New Principal
    I am very pleased to welcome two new principals to Edge International: Sam Coupland and Dr. Neil Oakes of FMRC, Australasia’s leading professional development consultancy. Sam Coupland has worked…
  • Apr 27

    BTI Survey Shows Dramatic Growth for AFA

    BTI Survey Shows Dramatic Growth for AFA
    A survey conducted by BTI Consulting Group in mid-2015 shows that alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) are experiencing a massive growth in popularity, particularly among larger clients. A report on the survey in BTI’s…
Rank this Week: 2113

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    Big Pink in the news! Actually, just in…

    Big Pink in the news! Actually, just in the background as the camera pans Lancaster Avenue to reveal Swedish cars, Sanders law signs and a gigantic statue of Lenin.
  • Apr 30

    Well hey, Greil Marcus' Real Life Top Ten…

    Well hey, Greil Marcus' Real Life Top Ten is back! In his Paris Review interview James Thurber relates an anecdote about Harold Ross which I think of every time I read anything by Marcus:I once wrote a piece called “The Beast in the…
  • Apr 28

    Spent last night trying to explain…

    Spent last night trying to explain substantive due process to my class, a task made more difficult by the fact that the concept is essentially incoherent, at least as it has evolved.
Rank this Week: 2207

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • May 3

    Deflategate is a Legal Vacuum

    Deflategate is a Legal Vacuum
    Last week the Second Circuit Court of Appeals[1] upheld the ruling of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend Tom Brady for four games because of his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal. It is a decision that should have been no…
  • Apr 1

    Should Your Law Firm Have a Social Mission?

    Should Your Law Firm Have a Social Mission?
    That question has been running through my mind anew since I happened to pick up the March issue of Inc. Magazine last weekend. The cover story, Why Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Wants You to be Evil,” pits traditional…
  • Mar 12

    Hon. John L. Pacht: John, Congratulations, Farewell and Good Luck!

    Hon. John L. Pacht: John, Congratulations, Farewell and Good Luck!
    “For everything, there is a season.” –Pete Seeger On Friday, one of our founders at Hoff Curtis, John L. Pacht, left us as Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin swore him in as a Superior Judge. Our Superior Court Judges are…
Rank this Week: 4944

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • May 3

    What Is the Value of Cooperation Within a Law Firm? — NWSidebar

    What Is the Value of Cooperation Within a Law Firm? — NWSidebar
    Despite of the solitary image of trial lawyers, there is increasing value for attorneys and firms that are willing and able to cooperate in order to foster an environment where team members work together for a greater good. via What Is…
  • May 2

    Using – and Clearing – Jump Lists in Windows 10

    Using – and Clearing – Jump Lists in Windows 10
    A great Windows 10 tip from Jan Berinstein at CompuSavvy: “Jump lists,” first introduced in Windows 7, are the right-click menus of options for the applications that appear in the Windows Taskbar (the horizontal bar that…
  • Apr 25

    Marketing and Client Development in Three Easy Step

    Marketing and Client Development in Three Easy Step
    Have you set goals for your law practice?   From a big picture perspective, all three choices are valid.  What they lack is a reasonable chance of success. You can greatly improve the odds of achieving your goals by taking…
Rank this Week: 3847

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 3

    Optimising for Google’s Quick Answer Box

    Optimising for Google’s Quick Answer Box
    “Answer Boxes” or “Rich Answers” are the search result features that appear at the top of some queries in Google Search. While they’ve been the subject of much debate (are they good for your site traffic? Is it…
  • Apr 27

    How to Monetise Your Content Marketing Campaign

    How to Monetise Your Content Marketing Campaign
    Before I begin, let me make one thing VERY clear: If you’ve come here hoping for a quick way to make money, you’re in the wrong place. Content marketing is not a lottery ticket or a get-rich-quick scheme. In fact, the main…
  • Apr 20

    What I Learned From Really Long Form Content Production

    What I Learned From Really Long Form Content Production
    I recently built a long form piece of content on the history of spaceflight as an experiment in creating long form content using React.js (repo here). As a result of that work, I’ve spent time thinking about how to think about tracking…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
Rank this Week: 1849

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 1156

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 30

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic
    Criminal law expert Ken Strutin's new article is yet another research tour de force - a collection of recent and notable developments concerning DNA as forensic science, metric of guilt, herald of innocence, and its emerging place in the…
  • Apr 29

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”
    Alan Rothman's article presents an engaging and enlightening perspective on the elements of serendipity and prodigious talent engaged in the world of inventors and their inventions, as well providing readers with an excellent book review.…
  • Apr 15

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?
    Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis…
Rank this Week: 2218

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 4444

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Accellis Technology Group Named “Best IT Services Company” in Northeast Ohio

    Accellis Technology Group Named “Best IT Services Company” in Northeast Ohio
    Cleveland, OH – Accellis Technology Group, Cleveland’s foremost Managed IT Services, Cybersecurity and Legal Consulting firm, was named “Best IT Services Company” during the 10th Annual OHTec Best of Tech Awards, held…
  • Apr 28

    5 Critical Elements of a Successful Law Firm Cybersecurity Program [Webinar]

    5 Critical Elements of a Successful Law Firm Cybersecurity Program [Webinar]
    Join and get ready to learn some immensely powerful tips and management approaches designed to safeguard your firm from today’s growing cyber threats. This webinar offers practical guidance and strategies for attorneys, law firms and…
  • Apr 25

    Join us @ Jam for Justice 2016

    Join us @ Jam for Justice 2016
    Accellis Technology Group is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 2016 Jam for Justice! More than 800 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser, which raises money to help secure justice and…
Rank this Week: 3071

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 28

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement
    Last week, BTI Consulting reported that alternative fee arrangements have “soared to an all time high,” noting that AFAs generated savings of nearly 14%, or an average of $2.7 million for law departments.   These savings…
  • Apr 21

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible
    Michael Rynowecer of BTI Consulting had a great, must-read post today on his Mad Clientist blog. In the post, which I strongly recommend, Michael makes these points: Spending on AFAs is way up—nearly 20% CAGR over 4 years Outside…
  • Feb 9

    A special note of thanks to our client

    A special note of thanks to our client
    I wrote my first blog post on April 10, 2005, and I have published 968 posts since then.  To be candid, not all of the posts related to client service issues, the blog’s name notwithstanding.  But a good many of the posts have…
Rank this Week: 2213

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: 4844

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service
    The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services was created last year by then ABA President William C. Hubbard to explore ways to meet the legal needs of the underserved. The Commission does its work by…
  • Feb 19

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service
    AVVO – the world’s largest online legal directory –  now enables lawyers to offer legal services directly to consumers through their platform. Beginning last year, AVVO offered the opportunity to consumers to…
Rank this Week: 1040

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

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

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Apr 27

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will
    The untimely death of the artist finally known as Prince is an important lesson for everyone.  It seems Prince died without a Will, “intestate” as they say, so apparently he made no provision for handling his valuable estate,…
  • Apr 24

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order
    There are people who love to threaten litigation over trivial, non-justiciable slights that should be thrown out of court, probably with sanctions.  This is pretty common with certain insecure or uneducated fools, especially bullies like…
  • Apr 23

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation
    In the old “Perry Mason era,” a law firm was mostly lawyers (almost all men), each with a secretary (almost all women) — the more wood on the walls, the better.  And each lawyer had a fairly big, personal office,…
Rank this Week: 2357

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
  • Feb 15

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday
    Long-time readers of this blog will know that today is the blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. I started this blog on February 15, 2003, and we (my blog and me) are marking its thirteenth birthday today. That makes DennisKennedy.Blog a…
  • Feb 14

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast
    The 2015 ABA TECHREPORT is out. The TECHREPORT is a set of free articles where the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has legal technology expert analyze and summarize data from the 2015 ABA Legal Technology…
Rank this Week: 2043

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/
  • Apr 24

    Should We Settle for Incremental Change in Big Law?

    Should We Settle for Incremental Change in Big Law?
    Mainstream media regularly reports on big changes in many markets. Two juxtaposed articles on the front page (below) of the Business & Tech section of the Wall Street Journal (21 April 2016) got me thinking…
  • Apr 12

    The Future of Legal Talent – Not Lawyers?

    The Future of Legal Talent – Not Lawyers?
    A Deloitte February 2016 report, Developing legal talent: Stepping into the future law firm, suggests that by 2025, UK law firms will need a broader skill mix to remain successful. I agree but take issue with Deloitte on how to…
  • Apr 7

    Learning from Hilton Palmer House’s Botched Service Delivery

    Learning from Hilton Palmer House’s Botched Service Delivery
    In this age, service delivery and user experience drive customer choice. Products and services must work: easy and pleasant to use. How many large law firms think about all the details of their clients’ experiences and…
Rank this Week: 2145

idealawg

idealawg

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

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

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

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

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

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

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

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service
    An excellent interview about the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in client service is coming up on April 26! Sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), this teleconference will feature my wise, knowledgeable colleague Dr.…
Rank this Week: 2182

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    Nebraska Court of Appeals Reinstates Legal Malpractice Case Against Personal Injury Firm

    Nebraska Court of Appeals Reinstates Legal Malpractice Case Against Personal Injury Firm
    This is a decision of the Nebraska Court of Appeals reinstating a legal malpractice claim against a personal injury attorney even though the underlying case was settled. The defendant attorney urged the client to accept a $45,000 settlement…
  • Apr 3

    Failure to Report A Claim To Insurer Causes Lawyer to Lose Coverage

    Failure to Report A Claim To Insurer Causes Lawyer to Lose Coverage
    The plaintiff sued a lawyer for legal malpractice. The lawyer failed to timely report the legal malpractice claim to his carrier and the claim was denied. The plaintiff then sued the insurer directly with no success for the same reason.…
  • Apr 3

    An Old But Important Statute of Limitations Case

    An Old But Important Statute of Limitations Case
    It is very common that someone will come into my office and explain that he is a victim of legal malpractice. Often, for reasons I don’t understand, the person waits more than two years after the underlying judgment before they contact…
Rank this Week: 1661

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Apr 17

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon
    I am excited to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers is now available on Amazon.com. Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon, but the wait is over. This will be especially helpful for those who…
  • Oct 12

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount
    I’m looking forward to my first visit to Hong Kong to participate in what promises to be a great KM event: Ark Group’s 15th Annual KM Asia conference on November 18-19, 2015. I’ll be speaking on a panel that explores what is…
  • Sep 6

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10
    I had the great pleasure of hosting a presentation called Tech Gadgets: Those You Need, Those You Want and Those That Make You Wonder at the 2015 ILTA Conference in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun to research and review dozens of tech…
Rank this Week: 1252

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

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

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System
    hack 2.  n.  An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. Definition of “hack,” Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. “Hacking might be characterized…
  • Aug 27

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom
    Two months ago, I returned home from a summer family road trip to a message from Michael Barbaro, a reporter with the New York Times.  He had some questions about a real estate lawsuit my firm had handled.  Little did I know at…
  • Jan 7

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered
    Surprisingly little has been written on Florida’s medical necessity defense, although the Amendment 2 campaign to legalize medical cannabis prompted some renewed discussion of the doctrine.  Still, medical necessity…
Rank this Week: 506

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Apr 11

    24th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on May 26, 2016

    24th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on May 26, 2016
    “Life, Death & the Courts: A Study of End of Life Decisions” Please join us on May 26, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm for a discussion on ethics and professionalism. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge…
  • Apr 10

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 16, 2016

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 16, 2016
    Please join Judge Lance M. Africk, U.S. District Court – EDLA, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court – M.D.L.A., and Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Hanna, U.S. District Court – MDLA, for a discussion on the federal…
  • Apr 10

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21, 2016

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21, 2016
    The next Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21 at 12 pm. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch with the…
Rank this Week: 727

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Apr 7

    Disqualifications (Attempted), Patents (Pursued), Conflicts (Contested) & Malpractice (Alleged)

    Disqualifications (Attempted), Patents (Pursued), Conflicts (Contested) & Malpractice (Alleged)
    Several interesting updates to share today. First: "Skadden Hit With Malpractice Suit By Evergreen Creditors" -- "Lenders who are owed $90 million by bankrupt Evergreen International Aviation Inc. on Thursday made good on their vow to sue…
  • Apr 6

    Feeling a Little Insecure about Information Security? (Lawsuits Coming?)

    Feeling a Little Insecure about Information Security? (Lawsuits Coming?)
    It looks like the source of the 'Panama Papers' was external: "'Panama papers' came from e-mail server hack at Mossack Fonseca" -- "The staggering, Wikileaks-beating “Panama Papers” data exfiltration has been attributed to the…
  • Apr 5

    A (Risky) Man, a (non-compliant) Plan, a (Perilous) Canal – Panama

    A (Risky) Man, a (non-compliant) Plan, a (Perilous) Canal – Panama
    Read any interesting articles lately about law firms, leaks and information security? The legal community is clearly abuzz at the revelations coming out of the leak from law firm Mossack Fonseca, described as the world’s fourth-largest…
Rank this Week: 3945

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1689

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: 4640

Lawdable

Lawdable

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

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • Mar 17

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold
    The following post is related to the upcoming Vanderbilt Law School’s conference on artificial intelligence, April 13-14 in Nashville. More information and registration can be found on the event website. Our robot overlords are…
  • Oct 9

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model
    Change requires “doers.” I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry—attorneys who have a real sense of where we are as a profession and where we need to go. However, in meeting…
  • May 20

    DS7.0: Fresh Topics, New Challenges and Solution

    DS7.0: Fresh Topics, New Challenges and Solution
    Counsel On Call’s Discovery Symposium 7.0 was recently held in Nashville, Tenn. The annual two-day event was a good balance of relevant large data topics, fun networking between in-house attorney peers, and open dialogue on the issues…
Rank this Week: 1066