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In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Feb 23

    Recognition for “Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time”

    Recognition for “Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time”
    I am honored that my recent post, Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time, has been selected by the editorial team of SmallLaw, as its SmallLaw Pick of the Week.  SmallLaw is a popular email newsletter for…
  • Feb 2

    Timekeeping company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time

    Timekeeping company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time
    One of the great things about non-hourly billing is that it frees you from the tyranny of timesheets.  You stop thinking about billing and start thinking about results, about outputs, about deliverables.  That approach is an anthema…
  • Jan 29

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla
    Some people speaking with style.  Some put you to sleep.  Most law firm websites are the latter.  Law firms are so afraid of offending someone that they fail to capture the hearts of anyone. We’ve tried to be the former,…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Mar 4

    Cooperating witness killed in Haiti

    Cooperating witness killed in Haiti
    Jacqueline Charles has the sad story here:Oriel Jean — the former security chief of ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and whose testimony in U.S. courts a decade ago helped take down key figures in Haiti’s drug trafficking…
  • Mar 3

    11th Circuit investiture

    11th Circuit investiture
    The Daily Report covers them here:Undeterred by wintry weather, federal appeals court judges gathering in Atlanta this week officially welcomed their two newest colleagues with kind words, food and drink.A common theme for the separate …
  • Mar 2

    Terrorism cases make bad law

    Terrorism cases make bad law
    In U.S. v. Said, covered by the Herald, the government is again asking to disguise a witness in an upcoming trial:Prosecutors have taken the rare step of asking a federal judge to shut out the public during the testimony of two FBI undercover…
Rank this Week: 66

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 4

    Criminal Prosecution of In-house Counsel

    Criminal Prosecution of In-house Counsel
    The government has become increasingly aggressive in pursuing criminal claims not only against corporations, but also against in-house counsel and compliance personnel, for conduct once treated almost exclusively as civil. ; ; ; ; ; ; The…
  • Mar 2

    How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel

    How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel
    Being a lawyer is, by no means, an easy career. It’s demanding and stressful and can be downright nasty at times, which is why most attorneys revel in their vacations. The post How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel…
  • Feb 27

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot
    {summary}{body} The post Lawyers Replaced by Robots appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 146

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 131

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

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

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

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

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

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column
    My latest “Kennedy on Tech” ABA journal column is my attempt to answer a question I frequently hear from lawyers – “What mobile apps should I have?” One of the things that intrigues me most about our new world of…
Rank this Week: 140

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

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

    Five Checklists Every Law Firm Should Use Plus 47 More Must-Read

    Five Checklists Every Law Firm Should Use Plus 47 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 48 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...
  • Mar 2

    Is This the Perfect Laptop for Lawyers? Plus 57 More Must-Read

    Is This the Perfect Laptop for Lawyers? Plus 57 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 58 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...
  • Mar 2

    Preliminary Deposition Questions Plus 48 More Must-Read

    Preliminary Deposition Questions Plus 48 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 49 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
Rank this Week: 236

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 4

    Dear Lawyers: It’s Not Word, It’s You

    Dear Lawyers: It’s Not Word, It’s You
    Here are two important facts about Microsoft Word: Fact 1: 100% of the formatting problems you’ve experienced when drafting new documents can be completely avoided before they occur. Fact 2: When editing a document someone else drafted,…
  • Mar 3

    Podcast #9: Ali Grace Marquart’s Fashion Law Boutique

    Podcast #9: Ali Grace Marquart’s Fashion Law Boutique
    Entertainment lawyer Ali Grace Marquart recently made Forbes’ 2015 30 Under 30 list for law and policy. She talked about the unusual path she took to owning a successful fashion law boutique, what success means at this point in her…
  • Mar 2

    How to Keep Your Solo Practice Sustainable and Lean

    How to Keep Your Solo Practice Sustainable and Lean
    Make sure you can keep your solo practice running until it succeeds by keeping costs down and overhead low.
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Feb 28

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring
    Unusual for me, but I did a guilty plea case this week. Going in to the case and throughout the case the client was accused of a lot of offenses, some of which were a course of conduct over a period of time.  Not unusual, right, so we…
  • Feb 26

    Army 32 Procedure

    Army 32 Procedure
    Army Directive 2015-09 (Implementation of Section 1702 of the NDAA for FY14) Article 32 UCMJ Preliminary Hearing Here are Army procedures in which they attempt to regulate “new” Article 32 hearings. I’ll leave it to you to…
  • Feb 22

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition
    The version of the facts contained in the majority opinion is far more convincing than are the facts contained in the record of trial. It is not unusual for an appellate opinion to be selective in reciting the facts of a case relevant to the…
Rank this Week: 207

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: 261

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

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

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

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

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 213

Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender
    We published an entry on “That Old Crying Feeling” in 2011 that won the BlawgWorld Pick of the Week, and generated a lot of hits and discussion about displaying emotions in the office. We noted, among other things, that Michael…
  • Mar 26

    Culture and Competence

    Culture and Competence
    The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and TAGLaw recently published a survey showing the value of their culture to the growth strategies of mid-sized law firms. First, these high-culture…
  • Mar 25

    Migrating to a New Platform

    Migrating to a New Platform
    This blog has outlived its initial platform!  Please bear with us as we migrate to a new one over the next month. Our new look and functions will be worth it.  The Team at Law People Blog
Rank this Week: 234

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Mar 4

    Do You Keep Original Wills? Best Practices Say No

    Do You Keep Original Wills? Best Practices Say No
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Advice from WSBA’s Office of General Counsel regarding what to do with original will documents. If you have ever wondered what to do with original wills, the following advice from the WSBA Office of…
  • Mar 2

    10 Reasons to Buy a MacBook Pro for Your Solo Practice

    10 Reasons to Buy a MacBook Pro for Your Solo Practice
    What kind of performance do you expect in a laptop?  Do your “must haves” include: Fast startup Applications that load quickly Long battery life Top-notch camera and display Built-in hard drive encryption Built-in…
  • Feb 25

    New WSBA Advisory Opinions on Social Media and Lead Generation

    New WSBA Advisory Opinions on Social Media and Lead Generation
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:A summary of two advisory opinions issued recently from the Committee on Professional Ethics concerning Internet marketing and networking. Two new advisory opinions have recently been posted to help…
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • Mar 4

    No Cla

    No Cla
    A decision issued today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit The law firm of Leeds, Morelli & Brown PC, representing 587 plaintiffs with discrimination claims against their employer, defendant‐appellant Nextel…
  • Mar 4

    A Valuable Resource Is Restored To Practice

    A Valuable Resource Is Restored To Practice
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended for two years as a result of a bribery conviction. Kerr was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in September 2006, and became an associate attorney with the firm of Ogle &...
  • Mar 4

    When Morgan Stanley Talk

    When Morgan Stanley Talk
    Allegations of conflict of interest were properly alleged in litigation against the Blank Rome law firm, according to this decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. the complaint alleges that defendants…
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
  • Mar 3

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?
    Chris William Sanchirico, As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Omri MarianAs I was sitting down to draft this review of Chris Sanchirico’s paper, I…
  • Mar 2

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution
    Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (2013).Christopher SchmidtQuantitative scholars too often seem intent on sucking the complexities and nuances out of history. Sometimes,…
Rank this Week: 632

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con
    Leading a law firm is often compared to being the chief herder at a cat ranch. On the communications front, the managing partners at a law firm are challenged not only with what to say to their colleagues and clients but when and how to say…
  • Mar 3

    Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?

    Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?
    There was a time when a sizable listing and an AV Peer Review rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory was a lawyer's key to an endless flow of high-class clients. And today plenty of cash is still spent on premium listings in legal…
  • Mar 2

    Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal

    Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal
    It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is and maybe it isn't — it seems nearly impossible to…
Rank this Week: 504

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Feb 27

    The Cochran Firm: Why Selma Still Matter

    The Cochran Firm: Why Selma Still Matter
    The Cochran Firm, which has offices in over 20 cities, was among the companies participating in the initiative that provided the opportunity for middle and high school students to view the movie, Selma. In addition … Read More
  • Nov 8

    Pres. Obama nominates Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General

    Pres. Obama nominates Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General
    Loretta Lynch the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York has been nominated to be the 83rd United States Attorney General replacing Eric Holder. Read More
  • Sep 30

    The Caucus Issue 2014

    The Caucus Issue 2014
    OBABL is delighted to release The Caucus Issue 2014. When September arrives in Washington, D.C., it’s Caucus Season! On September 24th, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will convene its 44th Annual Legislative Conference.…
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • Feb 25

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide
    Brandi Robinson and Sherry Truong are first year law students at UC Hastings, Bay Area natives, and co-founders of the newly formed Hastings Food & Wine Law Society. As serious enthusiasts of all things gastronomic, we’ve been…
  • Feb 25

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception
    Ms. JD will host its annual Ms. JD Honors at Madame Tussauds in the heart of San Francisco on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. The reception will recognize the recipients of the 2015 Ms. JD Honors, given to women and men who…
  • Feb 24

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference
    Ms. JD's Annual Conference is almost here!  Here's what we are bumping here in the Bay (yay) Area in preparation for getting Stronger Together.1.  Independent Women Part 1, Destiny's Child 2.  Just a Girl, No…
Rank this Week: 336

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
Rank this Week: 380

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: 601

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: 756

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

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

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 513

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Covers the dilemmas facing the lawyer mom and the struggle to achieve the ever elusive state of being called work-life balance.

http://lawyer-mom.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom
    Over the past two years I’ve been debating the pros and cons of being a stay at home mom or stay at work mom and have picked the brains of countless other working moms who have already waded through this dilemma or are currently struggling…
  • Jun 7

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)
    Join WIPLA at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto from 5:30-7:30  p.m. this Thursday (6/9) for cocktails and friendly networking with your fellow female intellectual property litigators from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Jun 7

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)
    Join Ian C. Ballon, Author (E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d Edition) and Internet and IP litigator (Greenberg Traurig LLP) and Santa Clara Law School Professor Eric Goldman for a free breakfast seminar on Hot Topics in…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Mar 4

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable? Lady Gaga

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable? Lady Gaga
    Of course the answer is yes (subject to the Statute of Frauds), but how often do they deal with millions of dollars? When the plaintiff brought Stefani Germanotta (Lady G) to the defendant producer, they agreed orally to a sharing...
  • Mar 4

    Qatar to launch U.S.-style 3 year JD program with help from Harvard and Northwestern

    Qatar to launch U.S.-style 3 year JD program with help from Harvard and Northwestern
    This will be the first U.S.-style law school in the middle east. This "cutting edge" JD program will open in Fall, 2015. The National Law Journal has coverage here (subscr. req.). The following is Northwestern's press release: Hamad…
  • Mar 3

    Sweetbriar College to Close its Door

    Sweetbriar College to Close its Door
    Unexpectedly, Sweet Briar College has decided that its time has come. According to its leaders: Sweet Briar officials cited overarching challenges that the college has been unable to handle: the lack of interest from female high school…
Rank this Week: 1900

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: 1570

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/
  • Mar 4

    Event Reminder: San Francisco Risk Roundtable

    Event Reminder: San Francisco Risk Roundtable
    We're seeing great response to our upcoming Risk Roundtable set for San Francisco next week (Wednesday, March 11th at the office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP). Measure Twice, Cut Once: Improving the ROI in your COI…
  • Mar 4

    Ethics & People (Lawyers Lateraling, Staff Named)

    Ethics & People (Lawyers Lateraling, Staff Named)
     A few interesting updates addressing the people side of the equation. First, we've had great fun messing with Texas and its ethics opinion that non-lawyer staff cannot have the word "officer" in their title. (As of yet, we…
  • Mar 3

    Law Firm Conflicts – When the Subject (Patently) Matter

    Law Firm Conflicts – When the Subject (Patently) Matter
    Interesting update (and commentary) from the IPethics and INsights blog on subject matter conflicts (a topic we've seen a fair share of stories on recently): "Mass. Sup. Ct. Schedules Oral Argument on Subject Matter Conflicts in Patent…
Rank this Week: 4079

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Mar 4

    New Penn Law podcast series brings audiences “great minds on law and life”

    New Penn Law podcast series brings audiences “great minds on law and life”
    News release from Penn Law: The University of Pennsylvania Law School has launched a new podcast, Case in Point, a series that takes a dynamic new approach to podcasting in higher education and the law. With over one billion subscriptions…
  • Jan 11

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator
    The word "Truth" etched in the pieces of this sculpture on Canyon Road in Santa Fe If we disagree with someone, we typically view the other person as more influenced by bias than are we. That perception of bias can be a monumental…
  • Jan 10

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?
    An important topic: play. Fortunately it is receiving serious attention these days. For example, Current Biology has devoted an edition to it. An excerpt from the article "Playfuness and creativity": Having fun is a good reason to…
Rank this Week: 2385

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    See, Sort, Slice

    See, Sort, Slice
    There is one particular flavor of nerdy ennui that haunts legal minds: you think you are done researching an issue, but you still have a nagging suspicion you are missing a key case. All of your opinions are citing each other in a circle, but…
  • Feb 23

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster
    Organizing legal research can be daunting, especially at the beginning of your project. Often you will find portions of cases that are relevant to your issue, but the majority of the opinion is unimportant for your purposes. Long fact…
  • Feb 11

    Fastcase Legal Research App Update for iOS 8

    Fastcase Legal Research App Update for iOS 8
    The wait is over — Fastcase Version 3.0 for iOS 8 is now available in the app store!  You don’t need to do anything new — just download the update when you see it in the iTunes store. Apple’s iOS 7 release…
Rank this Week: 1318

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Mar 4

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 25 & 26, 2015

    Federal Practice CLE Series – March 25 & 26, 2015
    Join the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter for its annual Federal Practice CLE Series on March 25th and 26th.  The program includes members of the judiciary and seasoned practitioners discussing the latest developments in:…
  • Mar 4

    Practical Tips & Strategies for Law Students – Panel and Social on March 10, 2015

    Practical Tips & Strategies for Law Students – Panel and Social on March 10, 2015
    Join the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association for a panel discussion and social on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Phillips, 733 Cherokee Street, New Orleans.  Panelists will explore job interview…
  • Feb 20

    Unpopular Defendants: From John Adams to Guantanamo – March 3, 2015

    Unpopular Defendants: From John Adams to Guantanamo – March 3, 2015
    Serving the Profession through Pro Bono Work This two hour ethics and professionalism CLE features Ken Starr, distinguished academician, lawyer and public servant, Erin Arnold, clerk to the Hon. Jerry Brown, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Kathleen…
Rank this Week: 924

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
  • Mar 4

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose
    It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way…
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
Rank this Week: 1774

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/
Rank this Week: 4126

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
  • Mar 4

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con
    Leading a law firm is often compared to being the chief herder at a cat ranch. On the communications front, the managing partners at a law firm are challenged not only with what to say to their colleagues and clients but when and how to say…
  • Mar 3

    Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?

    Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?
    There was a time when a sizable listing and an AV Peer Review rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory was a lawyer's key to an endless flow of high-class clients. And today plenty of cash is still spent on premium listings in legal…
  • Mar 2

    Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal

    Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal
    It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is and maybe it isn't — it seems nearly impossible to…
Rank this Week: 1831

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: 4851

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Mar 3

    Uniformity vs. Creativity

    Uniformity vs. Creativity
    Are uniformity and creativity two competing concepts? Does striving for uniformity kill creativity? My column in the February 2015 Oklahoma Bar Journal is titled Uniformity vs. Creativity and I argue that law firms, especially small- to…
  • Feb 25

    And what about law schools?

    And what about law schools?
    You know when Newsweek is publishing a story on needed reforms for law schools that the conversation has extended past the legal community. Unfortunately rapid change has not been a trait of academia or of the legal community. But serious...
  • Feb 23

    Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue

    Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue
    Mediation and arbitration are receiving a lot more attention these days. Even online dispute resolution has gone from a concept to a reality. The January/February 2015 issue of GPSOLO magazine with its theme of Dispute Resolution is an…
Rank this Week: 2243

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

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

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership
    Go to the link to read all about building your future practice through leadership.http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/building-practice-through-leadership/?utm_source=LawSchools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0215SyndicateSchool
  • Feb 18

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition
    Go to this link to read all about the 3rd annual writing competition.http://www.sportslaw.org/publications/2015_SLA_Writing_Competition.pdf
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
Rank this Week: 4662

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book
    The American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law recently chose Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb, as an editor of a new book to be published. This book will be a practical, legal guide to the mechanics and…
  • Feb 22

    The Construction Contract Proce

    The Construction Contract Proce
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb is adjunct faculty at Thomas University.  Currently, he is leading a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Travis Williams, Jr., is our guest blogger.  In addition…
  • Feb 12

    The Lender’s Perspective on Construction Project

    The Lender’s Perspective on Construction Project
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb is adjunct faculty at Thomas University.  Currently, he is leading a class on construction law and business, and one of his students is today’s guest blogger.  Frederick Cruess is a…
Rank this Week: 3364

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: 2105

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Mar 3

    What Would Make You Want To Work for A Small Firm?

    What Would Make You Want To Work for A Small Firm?
    This post from January 2015 at Above the Law  questions why solos and small firms pay associates so little. Initially, the answer seemed self evident to me: sadly, some solos and smalls are just plain cheap, while others need the help…
  • Feb 27

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation
    I’ve long been a fan of free consultations for a couple of reasons. First, given the importance of the attorney-client relationship, it never made sense to put up obstacles  to clients seeking to vet different attorneys by forcing…
  • Feb 23

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without
    When I couldn’t get a response from a medical provider after I’d written a lengthy complaint more than two months earlier, I did what any disgruntled consumer would do: I took it to Twitter. Cognizant of the possibility of a…
Rank this Week: 2644

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    As is usually the case with music videos…

    As is usually the case with music videos I'm not so sure I see the connection between the song and the visual, but I love the noir look of this all the same.
  • Mar 1

    Good review of a complicated record: <a…

    Good review of a complicated record: <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/cahoots-19711111"> Jon Landau on The Band's Cahoots</a>.  It seems to me that Greil Marcus's conception of "the old, weird America"…
  • Feb 28

    I've been saying this for years. You want…

    I've been saying this for years. You want tort reform? Devise a more equitable social welfare system. You want medical malpractice reform? Socialize it. Easy-peasy. I suppose another alternative is just to throw accident victims out on the…
Rank this Week: 2267

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Mar 2

    How to win a hopeless case

    How to win a hopeless case
    I’ve often heard TheBusker chuckle about the many ways to win even the most hopeless of cases. ‘Everything’s winnable once you have a real, living and above all fallible judge sitting in front of you. Maybe you’ll…
  • Mar 2

    ‘Proof of Death’ by thriller-writer and barrister Chris Pearson

    ‘Proof of Death’ by thriller-writer and barrister Chris Pearson
    Lawyer Richard Troy doesn’t do mathematics. But when he accepts Chechen number theorist Aslan Ivanov as a client, he realises that life, love and death are all part of the same equation. Aslan possesses a proof of the Riemann Hypothesis…
  • Mar 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: 5009

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: 4498

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: 4553

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Mar 2

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

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am interested in the feedback loop between popular culture and the law. Recently, I watched “The Judge,” a Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. film.  And as I did, I wondered about…
  • Feb 16

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear
    Over the years there have been a number of proposals to permit jury verdicts in civil cases in Vermont to be made by less than a unanimous vote. Debate over these proposals seems to largely divide the bar along the lines of the clients the…
  • Feb 13

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”
    At its meeting in Houston, Texas on Monday, February 9, the American Bar Association House of Delegates called for the repeal of “Stand your Ground” laws. Some 33 states have adopted Stand Your Ground laws. At common law,…
Rank this Week: 4825

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Mar 1

    Archiving Transparency and Accountability: Step 3 to Information Literacy

    Archiving Transparency and Accountability: Step 3 to Information Literacy
    In Part 3 of Lorette Weldon's series she discusses the virtual assistant she created to review with clients the search methods that were covered in face to face customer interactions. Weldon emphasizes that this methodology creates and…
  • Mar 1

    That’s Write: Putting Aside the Keyboard and Using a Pen or Pencil Can be Good for Your Brain

    That’s Write: Putting Aside the Keyboard and Using a Pen or Pencil Can be Good for Your Brain
    Alan Rothman, expert knowledge manager, content strategist and project manager, discusses valuable lessons learned throughout his education that he continues to practice today. Specifically, the importance of hand written notes and hand…
  • Feb 21

    Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice

    Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice
    Ken Strutin's article is a comprehensive examination of how the concept of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) has become a battleground where medical evidence and legal presumptions clash, testing the limits of judicial wisdom. Strutin presents a…
Rank this Week: 2251

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • Feb 28

    California Penal Code Section 490.6

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

    Political Memorabilia Law

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

    California Unit Pricing Law

    California Unit Pricing Law
    When comparison shopping at the supermarket, trying to find the best bargain could be challenging because manufacturers produce canned, bottled and packaged goods in odd quantities. If we are comparing between a 5 lb. and 10 lb. bag of flour,…
Rank this Week: 1186

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/
  • Feb 28

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?
        A famous Chinese curse threatens: “May you live in interesting times.” Whether the result of a blessing or a curse, there is little doubt that the times we live in are interesting.  Even in the context of 5,000…
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
  • Jan 1

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015
    For many people, it’s traditional to look back on the previous year seeking hints as to how to improve and thrive in the year to come. Common wisdom tells us it’s beneficial to begin the New Year on a positive note, but that…
Rank this Week: 1652