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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/
  • 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: 18

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 25

    LSAT Course Scholarship Opportunity through PowerScore

    LSAT Course Scholarship Opportunity through PowerScore
    Hello Ms. JD readers! Summer is just around the corner. And for many pre-law students, this means LSAT preparation. For those of you in the Los Angeles area, PowerScore is offering scholarships for their two-day course in July. Simply click…
  • May 25

    Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Summer LSAT Course Giveaway with PowerScore!

    Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Summer LSAT Course Giveaway with PowerScore!
    To celebrate Ms. JD's pre-law programming, Ms. JD Pre-Law Sponsor, PowerScore, is giving away a LSAT prep course to one lucky Ms. JD reader. Enter to win a PowerScore Live Online Course using the widget below! Attend 12…
  • May 24

    Leading By Example

    Leading By Example
    One of the approaches I have taken to my legal career is to seek out female lawyers who love what they do and learn about their path. Some of them have become mentors, while others remained one-off conversations. My discussions with them…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 61

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: 94

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 29

    Professional Formation and the Political Economy of the American Law School by Louis D. Bilioni

    Professional Formation and the Political Economy of the American Law School by Louis D. Bilioni
    Another important article on teaching professional identity to law students: Professional Formation and the Political Economy of the American Law School by Louis D. Bilionis. Abstract: "This article proposes that a comprehensive model…
  • May 29

    20th Annual Webby Award

    20th Annual Webby Award
    No, we weren’t invited to the party. But many serious and not-so-serious folks were. All award winners could give acceptance speeches, but only speeches with five or fewer words. If you noodle around here and have patience, you can hear...
  • May 29

    Top online job sites for law students seeking traditional as well as alternative career opportunities.

    Top online job sites for law students seeking traditional as well as alternative career opportunities.
    Hilary Mantis, a career advice columnist for National Jurist Magazine, has complied a list of top job sites for law students still looking for employment. Ms. Mantis provides recommended websites to visit based on whether you're looking for a…
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • May 29

    Just a reminder–IAC possibly on sentencing

    Just a reminder–IAC possibly on sentencing
    We tend to focus on IAC issues to do with the merits, which on occasion includes a failure to investigate.  Here is a CAAF reminder, to us andACCA. No. 16-0468/AR. U.S. v. James H. Lee. CCA 20140309. On consideration of the petition for…
  • May 29

    Sexual assault and law of war-worth the read

    Sexual assault and law of war-worth the read
    Something here for the downrange SJA/BJA. You’ll remember this: Joseph Goldstein, U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies, N.Y. Times (Sept. 20, 2015),http://nyti.ms/1KrOuSM. Continue reading →
  • May 29

    It’s hearsay-worth the read

    It’s hearsay-worth the read
    Captain John S. Reid, as this “Is It Hearsay? A Practical Primer,” in 43 The Reporter, No. 2 (2016), for a quick and good review of the various hearsay rules.  
Rank this Week: 172

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 28

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)
    The behavior of the trial judge requires the grant of a new trial, according to a decision issued Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The jury had returned a defendant's verdict in a medical malpractice action Having reviewed the record...
  • May 28

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension
    An 18-month suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court of an attorney In April 2014, respondent broke into her ex-husband’s home and stole a man’s diamond ring (valued at approximately $13,000) and a woman’s Rolex watch…
  • May 28

    Getting Into Jail

    Getting Into Jail
    The Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the interim suspension of an attorney who is the subject of this post on the web page of the Lafource Parish Sheriff's Department Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people face criminal charges following an…
Rank this Week: 191

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 27

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.
    Don't all call or visit at once but I implore all Facebook, LinkedIn IN friends to make or maintain "live" relationships with everyone they digitally befriend. 100% virtual relationships miss much--and I think miss the point. SM…
  • May 24

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?
    A recent dispatch from my friend Partner Emeritus, who for political reasons is touring familiar points south and scouting residential properties: Dan, one of the sexual fantasies on my bucket list entails me dressing up as a British naval…
  • May 18

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.
    Well-written plain English opinion yesterday U.S. District Judge Richard. R. Leon. DDC May 17, 2016 handgun decision...
Rank this Week: 170

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • May 18

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire
    Bryan Marble, principal at AmazeLaw  is a law firm vendor offering various web, blogging and SEO solutions for law firms. But perhaps because Marble is married to a lawyer, he’s one of the few law firm vendors that I’ve ever…
  • May 17

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant
    Talk about lazy blogging.  I happened to come across this March 2015 post  at Findlaw’s Law Firm Business Blog  recommending that law firms consider setting up an informational booth or table at the outdoor festivals,…
  • May 16

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project
    Google is famous for its twenty percent project initiative which encourages employees to spend twenty percent of their time experimenting with their own ideas. Other behemoth tech companies like LinkedIn, Facebook and Apple have adopted their…
Rank this Week: 147

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: 264

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: 285

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

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

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 132

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 214

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Setting Limits at Work

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

    A Profession in Decline?

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

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
Rank this Week: 287

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: 186

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 122

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • May 30

    AOL Toronto Helps Me Get Back On Track

    AOL Toronto Helps Me Get Back On Track
    Consideration was given for the editing and publishing of this post I was never a good student in school. I never applied myself or took my classes and studies seriously. I guess that would explain the horrible grades I was getting.  I…
  • May 30

    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…
  • May 23

    SnakesAndLadder

    SnakesAndLadder
    After a terrible day at court yesterday OldSmoothie had some advice: ‘It’s like snakes and ladders BabyB.  You climb to the top of one ladder only to go hurtling down to the bottom just a few moves later.  Happens to us…
Rank this Week: 4928

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 30

    Getting it Wrong on Right to Counsel, By the Number

    Getting it Wrong on Right to Counsel, By the Number
    Ingrid V. Eagly & Steven Shafer, A National Study of Access to Counsel in Immigration Court, 64 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (2015).Juliet StumpfI admit it. I’m a data geek. Not that I produce any of it myself—regression analysis makes my…
  • May 29

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline
    Jotwell is now indexed on HeinOnline. This includes all reviews since we started publishing in October 2009.
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
Rank this Week: 4447

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: 4433

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: 1526

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • May 27

    Judge Rules That That the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justify the Release of a Drug Offender

    Judge Rules That That the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justify the Release of a Drug Offender
    “Earth’s most impassable barriers – as Lincoln the lawyer knew, as Lincoln the writer knew – are often those formed not of walls and trenches, nor even of mountains and oceans, but of laws and words.”[1] Senior…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4729

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 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2304

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 27

    4 Ways to Use Video Marketing to Attract New Clients and Grow Your Practice [Guest Post]

    4 Ways to Use Video Marketing to Attract New Clients and Grow Your Practice [Guest Post]
    As you may have heard, our annual marketing conference will be held on June 2-3 at MCLE, Boston.  (Hey, it’s not too late to sign up!)  One of our keynote speakers for the conference is Michael Mogill, president of Crisp Video…
  • May 25

    Super Marketing Conference Previews [Video]

    Super Marketing Conference Previews [Video]
    If you’re still on the fence about registering for this year’s Super Marketing Conference, find out why you should. Here our some of our speakers previewing their topics and inviting you to join us for #SuperMarket6! Select…
  • May 19

    Finders’ Mutation: Getting Discovered Online

    Finders’ Mutation: Getting Discovered Online
    Back in the day, you could hide from the internet.  There was a time (like when horseless carriages were in general use) when potential clients would not look for or vet lawyers online — at least not aggressively.  This was a…
Rank this Week: 4037

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 27

    Make It Easier to Get Paid with Clio’s New Trust Requests Feature

    Make It Easier to Get Paid with Clio’s New Trust Requests Feature
    Clio-using lawyers get paid on the same day they issue a bill. Most law firms wait an average of three months for clients to pay their bills. Clio-using lawyers have an advantage over these law firms because they don’t have to spend…
  • May 27

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation
    For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly. This…
  • May 27

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation
    For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly. This…
Rank this Week: 2279

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Make It Easier to Get Paid with Clio’s New Trust Requests Feature

    Make It Easier to Get Paid with Clio’s New Trust Requests Feature
    Clio-using lawyers get paid on the same day they issue a bill. Most law firms wait an average of three months for clients to pay their bills. Clio-using lawyers have an advantage over these law firms because they don’t have to spend…
  • May 27

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation
    For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly. This…
  • May 27

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation

    On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentation
    For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly. This…
Rank this Week: 2916

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 26

    Broward lawyer Alan Koslow charged with money laundering

    Broward lawyer Alan Koslow charged with money laundering
    Another only-in-South-Florida-story.  And Paula McMahon has all of the details.  Yikes:Well-known Broward lawyer and lobbyist Alan Koslow was charged Thursday with a federal money-laundering conspiracy after prosecutors said he and…
  • May 25

    Another EDNY Judge steps up

    Another EDNY Judge steps up
    This time it's Judge Block, who wrote this wonderful sentencing opinion explaining how devastating collateral consequences are and deciding that probation was sufficient punishment.  The whole thing is definitely worth a read.  Why…
  • May 25

    Another win for Lewis Tein

    Another win for Lewis Tein
    This time to the tune of $4 million. Congrats to them for proving the haters wrong.
Rank this Week: 2113

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
Rank this Week: 2173

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 26

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has an upcoming webinar that provides free CLE in a number of states: Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Join Practical Law and the Wage & Hour Defense Institute…
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
Rank this Week: 2226

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    A good way to know if an article by a law…

    A good way to know if an article by a law professor about the Supreme Court, or Constitutional law is legit or horseshit it is to skip to the bottom first to check out where the professor teaches. Today's NYTimes has a piece by a guy named…
  • May 26

    Hey, it's Miles Davis' birthday! I am…

    Hey, it's Miles Davis' birthday! I am going to celebrate with some late Miles: Dark Magus maybe, or Tutu. Then I am going to watch Dingo, which my brother got me.
  • May 24

    Bob Dylan's birthday. I'll figure out a…

    Bob Dylan's birthday. I'll figure out a way to mark it later; my copy of the new standards set doesn't arrive until tomorrow.
Rank this Week: 2224

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Understanding Cyber Criminal Minds – The Long Play

    Understanding Cyber Criminal Minds – The Long Play
    Bloomberg News reported last year that 80% of the top 100 law firms had some sort of cyber breach. As those firms have grappled with the task of dealing with those incidents, the rest of the U.S. law firms have been left to wonder –…
  • May 20

    How to Change the Default Settings in Microsoft Word

    How to Change the Default Settings in Microsoft Word
    Think about the first time you opened Word after a version upgrade. You probably didn’t like the default font or the spacing, but you just changed it and got on with the business of work. Then you opened it up again, and made the same…
  • May 16

    SEC, FBI Continue to Sound Alarm for Security Preparedne

    SEC, FBI Continue to Sound Alarm for Security Preparedne
    A recent article on the modaq.com website makes a clear point on the government’s determination to not only encourage cybersecurity but also penalize those who do not chose to ignore it. Both the SEC and the FBI are sounding the warning…
Rank this Week: 3084

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/
  • May 26

    Conflicts, Referred

    Conflicts, Referred
    "Referral Fee Requires Conflicts Analysis, Early Consent" --“A lawyer who expects to receive a fee for referring a client must confirm that the referred matter doesn't present a conflict of interest and must get the client's written…
  • May 25

    Risk News (the Less Risky Way)

    Risk News (the Less Risky Way)
    This updated is basically a giant arrow to the May issue of the excellent Lawyer’s Lawyer Newsletter via Hinshaw, available in full here. This one is definitely full of the red meat issues we typically sniff all over the web for, neatly…
  • May 24

    Insight, Intelligence, Inspiration – Inception (and Beyond)

    Insight, Intelligence, Inspiration – Inception (and Beyond)
    With apologies for a bit of a blogging absence, and with great gratitude thanks to the many risk professionals who joined us last month in San Francisco at Inception 2016, (and to the many readers who popped up and proffered the secret risk…
Rank this Week: 3957

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 25

    “Thank you” can be hard to say

    “Thank you” can be hard to say
      An article in Fast Company provides an excellent reminder to those of us who feel awkward when someone offers us a compliment: Simply saying “Thank you” is often the most gracious and most appropriate response. In…
  • May 18

    Jorge Carey receives the Latin Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jorge Carey receives the Latin Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award
    I extend my heartiest congratulations to my friend Jorge Carey who has received a lifetime achievement award from Latin Lawyer. During his formative years Carey, who is chairman of the largest law firm in Chile, completed a Master of…
  • May 11

    May Issue of Edge International Communiqué now available online

    May Issue of Edge International Communiqué now available online
    I am pleased to draw your attention to the May issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC), recently published on the Edge International website. The issue leads off with a welcome to the newest…
Rank this Week: 1946

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: 4746

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • May 23

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm
    If your practice is growing and you have more work than you can reasonably handle, it may be time to hire staff.  Oddly, what seems like a natural progression can also be stressful.  Among other things, you may be wondering:…
  • May 16

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow
    How can you be more productive?  One simple solution is to visualize your workflow by tracking to-dos and tasks in a way that keeps them front and center. Kanban – inspired by lean and “just-in-time” manufacturing…
  • May 12

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam
    From NW Sidebar: Fraudsters continue to try and entice lawyers with too-good-to-be-true legal engagements, using professional, official-looking cashier’s checks to introduce their schemes. Here’s one that a lawyer recently…
Rank this Week: 3779

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • May 22

    Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016

    Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016
    Marcus Zillman's new comprehensive guide is focused on journalism resources and sites of ongoing value in your process to refine topical and subject matter research and deliver actionable work product. This guide is a value added discovery…
  • May 21

    Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

    Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence
    Alan Rothman's article is based on a TechCrunch.com posting, The Next Stop on the Road to Revolution is Ambient Intelligence. Rothman offers an insightful analysis on how the rapidly expanding universe of digital intelligent systems wired…
  • May 21

    New Economy Resources 2016

    New Economy Resources 2016
    This guide by Marcus Zillman aggregates significant actionable sources for researchers focused on the "new economy," including current and historical government data, analytics and alerts from Open Source providers, the private sector, and…
Rank this Week: 2171

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/
  • May 18

    What are the Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader and COO Thinking? (Live from P3)

    What are the Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader and COO Thinking? (Live from P3)
    This is a live post from P3, the Practice Innovation Conference. This session is What are the Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader and COO Thinking?.  I have appended the session description and speaker bio at the end of this…
  • May 18

    Data Visualization for Law Firms (Live from P3)

    Data Visualization for Law Firms (Live from P3)
    This is a live post from P3, the Practice Innovation Conference. This session is Data Visualization for Law Firms.  I have appended the session description and speaker bio at the end of this post.  [I post this as a…
  • May 17

    The Science of Data in Support of Pricing (Live from P3)

    The Science of Data in Support of Pricing (Live from P3)
    This is a live post from P3, the Practice Innovation Conference. This session is The Science of Data in Support of Pricing.  I have appended the session description and speaker bio at the end of this post.  [I post this as a…
Rank this Week: 2135

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • May 18

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract
    by Mark A. Cobb We always enjoy sharing great blog articles with you. Sometimes, the topics just happen by themselves, sometimes they are based upon a real-life experience with a client or opposing counsel, other times they are more…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3218

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
  • May 18

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search
    Retail SEO: Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search Product page optimisation is an oft-overlooked area of retail SEO. The key objection I tend to encounter is that there’s just so many pages, people struggle to know where to…
Rank this Week: 353

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

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

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

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

    Comma chameleon

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

    A lovely guide to punctuation.

    A lovely guide to punctuation.
    Here is the useful and beautifully done Punctuation Guide, by Jordan Penn, J.D. (Hat tip to Roy Jacobsen.)
Rank this Week: 587

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • May 16

    Law Firm Gives Incorrect Advice On Appeal Deadline But Still Defeats Malpractice Claim

    Law Firm Gives Incorrect Advice On Appeal Deadline But Still Defeats Malpractice Claim
    Proximate causation is often the issue that defeats a legal malpractice case. In this case, even though a law firm failed to timely appeal an interlocutory ruling, there was no malpractice because the ruling was correct. Thus, even if the…
  • May 8

    Withdrawal From A Lawsuit Does Not Bar A Legal Malpractice Claim

    Withdrawal From A Lawsuit Does Not Bar A Legal Malpractice Claim
    This is an important issue in legal malpractice cases. A lawyer represents a client in litigation. If the lawyer is granted leave to withdraw from that matter by the court, does that decision bar a legal malpractice claim by the client? The…
  • May 8

    Must A Lawyer Explain The Terms of A Marital Settlement Agreement To His Client?

    Must A Lawyer Explain The Terms of A Marital Settlement Agreement To His Client?
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of a lawyer in a legal malpractice claim. The plaintiff was a former client of a divorce attorney. She alleged that he breached the standard of care by failing to…
Rank this Week: 2351

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

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

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • May 9

    Evolving leverage

    Evolving leverage
    Changes in leverage are positively correlated with partner profits (as are the other four profit levers - utilization, pricing, realization and margin).  Increase leverage and partner profits increase, if all else remains the same.…
  • Jun 23

    Pricing

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

    The Trouble with Billing Rate

    The Trouble with Billing Rate
    The long historic ability of the legal profession to raise rates well in excess of inflation year over year has largely ended.  Two factors combine to raise a practitioner’s hourly rate – 1) an elevator lift of all rates to…
Rank this Week: 1032

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: 3684

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: 1452

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 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…
Rank this Week: 971