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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/
  • Jan 19

    Talkin About My Generation

    Talkin About My Generation
    The Columbus Dispatch has (and an alert reader forwarded to us) a story on another of the recent spate of posted Ohio Bar disciplinary charges A Columbus lawyer faces disciplinary charges for allegedly accepting thousands of dollars in legal…
  • Jan 19

    Disbarment For Bank Robbery

    Disbarment For Bank Robbery
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney convicted of bank robbery and related offense. From the Disciplinary Review Board report Respondent pleaded guilty to an April ii, 2013 information charging him with bank robbery, simple…
  • Jan 19

    A Sad Emoticon

    A Sad Emoticon
    The Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has charged an attorney with misconduct in connection with his retention by Ms. Carla Stanley to file a motion to secure a judicial release of a third party. He allegedly failed to escrow and advance fee...
Rank this Week: 172

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/
  • Jan 19

    We see you, Judge Ed Carnes. We see you!

    We see you, Judge Ed Carnes. We see you!
    He is having too much fun in this Kardashian case before the 11th Circuit.  The introduction:Kimberly, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian appeal the district court’s denial of their motion to compel arbitration of Kroma Makeup,…
  • Jan 17

    Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter detained

    Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter detained
    No surprise there.  And his lawyer, Bob Berube, agreed to it.  The Sun-Sentinel has the details about the hearing where evidence came out that he thought he was under "mind control" and had visited jihadi chat rooms:Accused airport…
  • Jan 17

    Haitian Senator appears in Southern District of Florida; Snow Day in Miami; Jon Sale meets with Mayor Guliani

    Haitian Senator appears in Southern District of Florida; Snow Day in Miami; Jon Sale meets with Mayor Guliani
    Interesting questions about whether he was lawfully taken from Haiti or not.  The Miami Herald has some coverage:With dozens of T-shirt clad supporters and his wife looking on, former Haiti rebel leader and Senator-elect Guy Philippe…
Rank this Week: 204

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: 248

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 18

    Even Lawyers Need to Play

    Even Lawyers Need to Play
    Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of "Star Trek," says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in my youth, it was easier to get me to eat…
Rank this Week: 96

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
  • Jan 18

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion
    When considering whether to move for summary judgment or summary adjudication, always assess whether there are better procedures available for narrowing the issues or terminating the litigation. Keep the following chart handy to help you…
  • Jan 13

    Say It Early and Often

    Say It Early and Often
    The most important concept to remember in organizing your statements to the jury, whether during opening statement or closing argument, is the “rule of primacy”: Jurors tend to believe what they hear first and most frequently.…
  • Jan 11

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right
    Employers often set up an “introductory” or “probationary” period for initial evaluation of new employees. There’s often a performance evaluation at the end of this period, and employers may believe they have…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Jan 18

    The Goal of the Women's March?

    The Goal of the Women's March?
    Is there a reason for the Women's March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 21? Has a reason even been given yet? If someone will lend me a camera with an attached audio-video professional, I'd be happy to interview Saturday's...
  • Jan 17

    Baudelaire: Great Cities.

    Baudelaire: Great Cities.
    What strange phenomena we find in great cities. All we have to do is to stroll about with our eyes open. --Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) A friend in Buenos Aires....
  • Jan 17

    I'm an HRC voter. I wish our new POTUS Donald J. Trump well.

    I'm an HRC voter. I wish our new POTUS Donald J. Trump well.
    I wish our new POTUS well. A few things: 1. I've worked as an employee for Congress twice--a Democratic Senator and GOP Representative, both from large northern diverse states. 2. National politics and particularly civil rights activism have…
Rank this Week: 163

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jan 5

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017
    For quite a few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
  • Dec 29

    Wrapping Up 2016 at DennisKennedy.Blog – More Content Than I Expected

    Wrapping Up 2016 at DennisKennedy.Blog – More Content Than I Expected
    I didn’t do a lot of posting to my blog in 2016, so I thought I’d do a 2016 wrap-up post to point you to the writing and other work I published in other places. But first – a little gift to readers who act before the offer…
  • Aug 31

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)
    Allison Shields and I were talking the other day about LinkedIn and whether it was time to write a new edition of our book, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers. Whether or not it’s time for a new edition, it became clear that we (meaning…
Rank this Week: 89

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Jan 19

    An opportunity to publish a "micro-essay" on the legal skills law schools aren't teaching but should

    An opportunity to publish a "micro-essay" on the legal skills law schools aren't teaching but should
    Here's your chance to get a publication credit while also reaching a large audience of professors, law librarians, practitioners, judges and others interested in legal skills pedagogy. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (with a…
  • Jan 19

    How Other Countries Celebrate Inauguration

    How Other Countries Celebrate Inauguration
    From the D.C. Bar blog, short descriptions of ceremonies in other countries. You can access these descriptions here. (ljs)
  • Jan 19

    The Importance of Clarity in Will Drafting, with Examples of Poor Drafting

    The Importance of Clarity in Will Drafting, with Examples of Poor Drafting
    Acting NY Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits has published a second short piece on drafting wills. This one emphasizes the importance of clarity in drafting. He offers several examples in which poor drafting created unintended ambiguities…
Rank this Week: 1373

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: 4690

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    I love the historic Market Arcade building…

    I love the historic Market Arcade building where our offices are, and am very impressed with the way the landlord, Sinatra Realty, runs the place. One of the challenges of the place has always been the restaurant, which has been two different…
  • Jan 12

    I wonder if there are enough Senate…

    I wonder if there are enough Senate Republicans with the spine to trip up some of Trump's Cabinet nominees. I wouldn't have guessed Marco Rubio, and frankly the mere fact that they all knuckled under during the campaign isn't encouraging. The…
  • Jan 6

    I'd be really interested in knowing if at…

    I'd be really interested in knowing if at any point Donald Trump's campaign had an actual electoral strategy. Was there polling? Did they know that there were people out there like this? Did they see a path to the necessary electoral votes…
Rank this Week: 2189

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2363

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jan 19

    Second Chance Solo

    Second Chance Solo
    What are older lawyers to do when their time expires at big law due to stringent mandatory retirement deadlines?  Some may decide to stop practicing law entirely – but for those who aren’t yet ready to leave to the courtroom,…
  • Jan 13

    Layaway Plan for Legal Service

    Layaway Plan for Legal Service
    Everyone is familiar with layaway plans. Most common in the context of retail (think Toys R Us  or Walmart, to name just a few), layaway plans give customers the option of depositing a fraction of the cost of the item they want to buy,…
  • Jan 11

    Do I Need A Payroll Service for My Solo Law Firm and Which One Should I Choose?

    Do I Need A Payroll Service for My Solo Law Firm and Which One Should I Choose?
    Although I’ve probably employed thirty people over the lifetime of my practice — as contractors, part-time associates, law clerks, or of-counsel, I never used a payroll service until a year ago.  Up until very recently,…
Rank this Week: 2255

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 19

    4 Signs You’re Stuck in a Career Rut

    4 Signs You’re Stuck in a Career Rut
    In law as with many jobs, years spent nose-down in documents can make you oblivious to the fact that you are in a career rut.  Do yourself a favor and take a quick self-assessment: “You... The post 4 Signs You’re Stuck in a…
  • Jan 18

    Where Are The Jobs? Are Humans The Horses Of The 21st Century?

    Where Are The Jobs? Are Humans The Horses Of The 21st Century?
    Being put out to pasture takes on a new, more imminent meaning: “The documentary Humans Need Not Apply is fascinating. It states “as mechanical muscles pushed horses out of the economy, mechanical minds will do... The post Where…
  • Jan 17

    The Billable Hour Isn’t Dying – It’s Already Dead

    The Billable Hour Isn’t Dying – It’s Already Dead
    The next time your outside counsel quotes an hourly rate, simply explain that the billable hour died long ago: “Most law firms say they use the billable hour model for pricing most of their work,... The post The Billable Hour…
Rank this Week: 2185

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jan 19

    Complacency about artificial intelligence: A silent law-firm killer?

    Complacency about artificial intelligence: A silent law-firm killer?
    It is tempting for law firm leaders to assume that what they do is simply far too sophisticated to be seriously threatened by artificial intelligence. Anyone feeling complacent on this subject would do well to…
  • Jan 12

    Should Managing Partners Structure Their Days like Multimillionaires do?

    Should Managing Partners Structure Their Days like Multimillionaires do?
    In the past two years, Kelsey Humphreys, a contributing writer at Entrepreneur.com, has interviewed successful individuals from a range of fields for her podcast and video series The Pursuit. Her interviewees have included, among many…
  • Jan 9

    REGISTER NOW FOR BTI WEBINAR (noon to 1 p.m. ET this Thursday, January 12th)

    REGISTER NOW FOR BTI WEBINAR (noon to 1 p.m. ET this Thursday, January 12th)
    BTI’s Market Outlook and Client Service Review 2017 Attention: Law Firm Leaders and Senior Support Teams: I strongly recommend you register for this complimentary webinar to be hosted by my much respected friend Michael…
Rank this Week: 2219

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/
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
Rank this Week: 4700

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
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 19

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
    I’m often reminded of a situation that happened several years ago. I was sitting in a building lobby killing time before an appointment. In the lobby was a small coffee shop. The line was long — out the door. The dutiful employee…
  • Jan 18

    Even Lawyers Need to Play

    Even Lawyers Need to Play
    Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of "Star Trek," says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in my youth, it was easier to get me to eat…
Rank this Week: 2338

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/
  • Jan 18

    8 Tips to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Digital Marketing

    8 Tips to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Digital Marketing
    You’re a lawyer with a website. Now what? These days most attorneys have a website (and, if you don’t, we need to talk). But, a website doesn’t automatically get you business. There is a lot more to online marketing then…
  • Jan 11

    Start 2017 with a Plan for Your Career as a Lawyer

    Start 2017 with a Plan for Your Career as a Lawyer
    To compete as a lawyer, you need a vision defining your future success. And then you plan. Career and business plans do not need to be complex and complicated. They serve a simple purpose to mold and nudge you to think, feel, and behave in…
  • Jan 9

    Your Invitation to Our January 12th Breakfast Gathering

    Your Invitation to Our January 12th Breakfast Gathering
    Hello Friends, Clients, and Colleagues, The end of 2016 brought about a number of changes for LOMAP and its parent organization, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. We bid farewell to Rodney and Jared, but welcomed a new practice advisor, Susan…
Rank this Week: 4096

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jan 18

    GMail Phishing Attack is Sophisticated and Scary. Protect Yourself

    GMail Phishing Attack is Sophisticated and Scary. Protect Yourself
    This week we learned of a new Gmail phishing attack that is sophisticated, ingenious and is going to compromise a lot of Gmail accounts. Read the Forbes story This Gmail Phishing Attack Is Fooling Even Savvy Users and then share...
  • Jan 16

    Client Confidentiality, Personal Privacy and Digital Security

    Client Confidentiality, Personal Privacy and Digital Security
    Data security and keeping confidential information confidential is an area of concern for everyone who uses computers and the Internet. The number of online threats continue to multiply and the average computer user has to be aware of some…
  • Jan 9

    The Four Corners of Law Practice Management

    The Four Corners of Law Practice Management
    What is the meaning of law practice management today? In the Jan./Feb 2017 issue of Law Practice Magazine, I try to briefly provide a framework of the basics in my column, the Four Corners of Law Practice Management. Can you...
Rank this Week: 2146

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jan 17

    Not a penny more

    Not a penny more
    Old Smoothie popped round to UpTights’ room yesterday.  They have a case listed against each other next week and he wanted to try and settle it early.  OldSmoothie is for a mother who was knocked over by a drunk driver and…
  • Jan 15

    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…
  • Jan 10

    Diva

    Diva
    Apparently there was an opera singer dining on High Table in Gray’s Inn Hall last night.  The diva surrounded by some of the country’s most distinguished barristers and judges. “Doesn’t open her mouth for less…
Rank this Week: 5031

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/
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted by the President

    Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted by the President
    The New York Times reports: President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic…
  • Jan 15

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you
    A Facebook post about military sexual assault training: “There’s no need to try to understand why sexual assaults are up 550% in the Military. All women have no ability to think after one drink and are not responsible for their…
  • Jan 13

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest
    The most potentially relevant is McWilliams v. Dunn, No. 16-5294, involves a question regarding the degree of independence needed for appointed mental health experts under Ake v. Oklahoma. Then there are: Weaver v. Massachusetts, No.…
Rank this Week: 1290

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/
  • Jan 17

    Legal Operations – What We Know Now

    Legal Operations – What We Know Now
    Legal business operations, especially in corporate law departments, is on the rise.  Lawyers in both law firms and law departments require an array of business and administrative support. That support makes a huge…
  • Jan 10

    Best of my 2016 Posts Now in an eBook by Legal Business World

    Best of my 2016 Posts Now in an eBook by Legal Business World
    My friends at Legal Business World, a Dutch global publisher, offered to publish an eBook of the best of my 2016 blog posts. Working with them I have assembled about 20 blog posts in three categories: Changes in Law Firm Service Delivery…
  • Jan 8

    Is 2017 the Year of Legal Data Analytics? Jackson Lewis’ New Team

    Is 2017 the Year of Legal Data Analytics? Jackson Lewis’ New Team
    In this post, I interview Jackson Lewis Principal Eric J. Felsberg about a team of statisticians and data scientists he leads. (See the firm’s 22 November 2016 press release for additional detail.) Introduction I think 2017 is more…
Rank this Week: 580

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jan 17

    Practical Advice for Virtual Law Office

    Practical Advice for Virtual Law Office
    Last week we discussed the ethical implications of WSBA Advisory Opinion 201601, “Ethical Practices of the Virtual Law Office.”  As the Committee on Professional Ethics noted, virtual practitioners must take care with…
  • Jan 11

    Fee Agreements: Last call!

    Fee Agreements: Last call!
    Looking for tips on how to improve your fee agreements, need an ethics refresher, or want to incorporate terms that help avoid client misunderstandings? Fee Agreements: Ethical Dos and Don’ts is a live, in-depth Webinar designed to help…
  • Jan 9

    The Ethics of Virtual Law Practice

    The Ethics of Virtual Law Practice
    In late October, the Washington State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics issued Advisory Opinion 201601, “Ethical Practices of the Virtual Law Office.” What did they have to say?  Let’s find out. Physical…
Rank this Week: 3872

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: 4982

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Mediator Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action

    Mediator Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action
    Goldstein was retained as a mediator by Barrett and his then wife. After meeting with the couple, Goldstein drafted a post-nuptial agreement that Barrett and his wife later signed. (A post-nuptial agreement is one that a married couple enters…
  • Jan 4

    Legal Malpractice Case Dismissed Because Expert Does Not Explain How Negligence Caused Injury to Client

    Legal Malpractice Case Dismissed Because Expert Does Not Explain How Negligence Caused Injury to Client
    This case is interesting because it dismisses a legal malpractice claim because the expert did not reveal how the negligence of the attorney caused the injury of the plaintiff. The opinion does not shed as much light on the facts of the case…
  • Jan 3

    Poor Case Preparation Dooms Legal Malpractice Case

    Poor Case Preparation Dooms Legal Malpractice Case
    In Barkal v. Gouveia and Associates, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed a grant of summary judgment for an attorney defendant. The decision was issued on December 27, 2016, and will be published. Barkal alleged that Gouveia breached the…
Rank this Week: 2361

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    ACBA Nationwide acce

    ACBA Nationwide acce
    Below please see your current access level through the Alameda County Bar Association (left) versus the plan you can access by paying the $195/year upgrade cost (right). Free Member Benefit Premium Alameda County Bar Association Upgrade…
  • Jan 4

    How to Browse Libraries on Fastcase 7

    How to Browse Libraries on Fastcase 7
    Searches are a great way to find materials with specific words or phrases, but when you’re just starting to investigate a new subject, sometimes the fastest way to find the controlling statute or rule is to browse through the library,…
  • Nov 8

    How to Find Election Law in Your Jurisdiction

    How to Find Election Law in Your Jurisdiction
    It’s Election Day, and there are a lot of tight races out there! As America heads to the polls, people on both sides of the aisle are wondering what happens if a result gets contested. Does your jurisdiction have automatic recounts?…
Rank this Week: 1064

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jan 11

    Optimizing your law firm for trust

    Optimizing your law firm for trust
    Journalism, my former profession, is undergoing two related crises simultaneously. One of them, playing out in your news cycle right now, concerns the ways in which journalists should analyze and present important information to the…
  • Nov 30

    You’re not selling what we’re buying

    You’re not selling what we’re buying
    Demand is flat or falling at large law firms, says the newest Wells Fargo survey released yesterday. Revenue is now being driven solely by hourly rate increases, the last remaining income enhancement button that law firms…
  • Oct 13

    Playing the client’s game

    Playing the client’s game
    Some years ago, when I was working for the Canadian Bar Association, real estate lawyers in Canada became deeply troubled about losing their lead role in residential real estate transactions. They complained that they…
Rank this Week: 5035

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/
  • Jan 9

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing
    If marketing is important to your professional success, then you know the drill.  Other professionals are hard to reach.  You want to connect with potential referral sources.  You want to build your relationships with current…
  • Jan 3

    Just Say “Not Right Now”

    Just Say “Not Right Now”
    It’s the New Year and if you are like many successful professionals, expect the headhunter calls to increase in the coming weeks.  Simply put, we in the recruiting business know that this is a good time of year to connect with…
  • Dec 12

    Talking Politics and Religion at Your Job Interview

    Talking Politics and Religion at Your Job Interview
    Barack Obama took a lot of flack for that comment in 2008.  On the one hand, he was marketing to his supporters and he struck a chord.  At the same time, he managed to alienate a significant part of the electorate.  Obama was…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Jan 8

    The 2017 Ms. JD Fellowship Application is Now Open!

    The 2017 Ms. JD Fellowship Application is Now Open!
    The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is now open for applications! In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship.  The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to…
  • Jan 6

    Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice for New Lawyer

    Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice for New Lawyer
    Q: I have decided I should switch practice groups, because the one I am in is not giving me much mentoring. But I have not had much success getting work from the new group. Any advice on what to do? A: Yes. Finding a good “fit”…
  • Jan 6

    The Journey: New Year, New Adventure

    The Journey: New Year, New Adventure
    It’s that time of the year again - that time of the year when we make resolutions to transform ourselves for the better over the next twelve months. While New Year’s resolutions are a fun and traditional part of ringing in the New…
Rank this Week: 441

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jan 6

    Securing Civil Appointments in Federal and State Courts on February 2, 2017

    Securing Civil Appointments in Federal and State Courts on February 2, 2017
    A complimentary program for lawyers interested in seeking civil appointments in federal and state courts.  Hear directly from federal judges from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United…
  • Jan 5

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Susie Morgan on January 26, 2017

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Susie Morgan on January 26, 2017
    A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Susie Morgan on January 26 at 12 noon. 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 Court…
  • Jan 4

    Beyond Judicial Clerkships: Alternative Federal Careers Program on January 26, 2017

    Beyond Judicial Clerkships: Alternative Federal Careers Program on January 26, 2017
    Join the FBA for a panel discussion with lawyers from local federal agencies who will explain how they came to their current positions and what they entail. This event is open to members of the Tulane and Loyola law school communities. The…
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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
  • Jan 4

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
    Every year, barely after the New Year, the consumer technology industry comes together in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES¨) - the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. There they introduce and…
  • Nov 26

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of
    By Mark Rosch One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org's Wayback Machine. Since its…
  • Oct 20

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work
    Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. Now, the product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called "G Suite." 
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Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • Jan 3

    Is Providing Successor Trustees with Guidance Beneficial?

    Is Providing Successor Trustees with Guidance Beneficial?
    I have never seen a trust drafted by another lawyer that attempted to provide guidance to a successor trustee but I have seem many successor trustees operating in the complete dark for years.  Often the result is the failure to ……
  • Jul 29

    Revised Additional Instructions for Advance Health Care Directive

    Revised Additional Instructions for Advance Health Care Directive
    Sometime ago now I blogged about the importance of empowering clients to prepare additional instructions regarding their wishes that go beyond what traditional boilerplate Advance Health Care Directives and/or Living Wills…
  • Apr 28

    Are we there yet?

    Are we there yet?
           Planning takes time.  Meaningful planning requires vigilance, doesn’t it?  How do you as an estate planner maintain vigilance?  Assuming the client wanted to patriciate,…
Rank this Week: 1699

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
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In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jan 2

    Valorem turns 9!

    Valorem turns 9!
        Today, my partners and I celebrate Valorem’s 9th birthday. When you celebrate a big birthday like this, you have to turn to the Chairman of the Board for insight. One of my favorite Frank songs is “That’s…
  • Nov 30

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event
    Anyone who sells legal services to corporate America knows the important role procurement professionals play in the acquisition of legal services.  Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the premier group for legal procurement, Buying Legal…
  • Nov 30

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team
      My Valorem colleagues and I are honored to have been named to the 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team.   This is our fifth consecutive year to have been named to the A-Team. BTI’s identified the firms awarded this…
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legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

Covers legal research and writing, and building a contract lawyer practice . By Lisa Solomon.

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
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The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Dec 31

    Blogging about the Law

    Blogging about the Law
    … As 2016 comes to a close I post my first blog post on this blog this year. Yes… The last blog post on here (and that was a guest post) was posted just over a year ago on 27 December 2015. So why has it taken me a year to blog?…
  • Dec 27

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer
    … This is a guest post by Michael Kusznir a Trainee Solicitor who first posted it on LinkedIn Pulse on 15 December 2015 under the headline ‘6 months as a Trainee: what I’ve learnt and come to understand’. It caught my…
  • Sep 20

    Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneur

    Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneur
    … I will be giving a keynote address on ‘small law firms as entrepreneurs’ at the Law Society (England & Wales) Small Firms Division annual conference 2015. This conference takes place in two locations on two…
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eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

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

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model
    A Recurring Revenue Business Model LegalZoom® which started as a legal document web site based on individual transactions is gradually shifting towards a new business model based upon recurring revenue. Under the guidance of Premira, a…
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • 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),…
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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/
  • Dec 11

    EVENT: Toronto Risk Roundtable (January 2017)

    EVENT: Toronto Risk Roundtable (January 2017)
    Our next Risk Roundtable event in our series on outside counsel guidelines is set for January 11th in Toronto. We're delighted to feature Simon Chester, Senior Counsel, Client Solutions at Gowling WLG, as our guest speaker.He'll revisit…
  • Dec 8

    VIDEO: Law Firm Perspective: Risk Case Study

    VIDEO: Law Firm Perspective: Risk Case Study
    Here's a seven minute video interview of Andy Jurczyk, CIO of Seyfarth Shaw on his firm's investment in risk technology:Intapp Open — A Journey Forward"We just recently finished the Open implementation, and finally brought our new…
  • Dec 7

    Recent Conflicts News & Update

    Recent Conflicts News & Update
    A few stories and updates of note, starting with the latest from Bill Freivogel:"Screening; Electronic Files: Estate of Kennedy v. Stuart A. Rosenblatt, C.P.A., 2016 WL 6543629 (N.J. App. Div. Nov. 4, 2016). This opinion’s description…
Rank this Week: 4020

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It
    IntroductionIt’s that time of year: reflection and some soul-searching about what to do differently when we turn over a new leaf on January 1st. Let me offer a modest proposal.The New Body PartEveryone reading this post has a…
  • Sep 14

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet
    “Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” — SenecaAny reader of this effort (or my various social…
  • Aug 20

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016

    Some Good Reads (Listens) for 2016
    Below is a list (without specific description or review- at least for now) of some of the books I have picked up, or purchased via Audible, recently. It won't be too difficult to figure out that several of these were recommended specifically…
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On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Dec 8

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge
    Judge for a Day We don’t have a regular small claims court judge in my county (Chittenden County, which is in the greater Burlington, Vermont area), and for some years the Vermont Judiciary has covered this docket by appointing…
  • Nov 21

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut
    With the unfailing support of my wife, Becky Cassidy, the assistance of my able associate, Matt Shagam, and the diligent efforts of our business manager, Linda Jackman, we opened a new law firm, Rich Cassidy Law on November 1, 2006. Our new…
  • Oct 2

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?
    The News Story Burlington’s CBS TV affiliate, WCAX, Channel 3, covered the subject of my last post, “Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patients.” Reporter Kyle Midura…
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Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
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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/
  • Dec 8

    Announcing Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering

    Announcing Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering
    I'm delighted to be able to say that my book, Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering, is now available for pre-order in hardcopy or e-book through Routledge's website. Here's the description: The concept of learning to ‘think…
  • Sep 23

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)
    Slide deck courtesy of Dan Katz at Chicago-Kent. Building Your Personal (Legal) Brand - Some Thoughts for Law Students and Others - Professor Daniel Martin Katz from Daniel Katz
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
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Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
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Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]
    Educational webinar on how Metajure ILLUMINATE can help firms that already have a traditional document management system (DMS) in place and how it can turn the firm’s DMS into the knowledge management system they need.The post Tap the…
  • Nov 4

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument
    NetDocuments is a robust cloud-based document management system, allowing firms to control, manage and collaborate on documents – from any location. Clio is the leading cloud-based practice management system for solo to midsized law…
  • Oct 28

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
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Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Nov 14

    Christmas Conflict

    Christmas Conflict
    The words Christmas and conflict really do not belong together and yet, the holidays seem to offer lots of opportunities for conflict. Family members come together, expectations run high. Time runs low. Stresses increase. It is an odd thing…
  • Nov 9

    What cost peace?

    What cost peace?
    Peace does have a price. The degree of peace we have experienced on our own soil as a country was paid for with the lives of soldiers in foreign battle fields. I do not mean to belittle the terrorist attacks … Continue reading →
  • Mar 21

    MEDIATION is a COST SAVER

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