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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/
  • Apr 27

    An Agressive Marketing Strategy Gets An Attorney Suspended In Two Place

    An Agressive Marketing Strategy Gets An Attorney Suspended In Two Place
    A reciprocal one-year suspension has been imposed by the New Jersey supreme Court based on an identical Pennsylvania suspension. From the report of the Disciplinary Review Board The Joint Petition set forth the factual basis for…
  • Apr 27

    Client Who Had Goal "To Be An Ass" Forfeited Right To Appointed Counsel

    Client Who Had Goal "To Be An Ass" Forfeited Right To Appointed Counsel
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that a criminal defendant forfeited his right to counsel We review whether Jack Suriano's actions, which caused three attorneys appointed by the State Public Defender to withdraw in rapid succession,…
  • Apr 26

    Connecticut Upholds Statute Of Limitations In Bar Discipline Matter

    Connecticut Upholds Statute Of Limitations In Bar Discipline Matter
    The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld as mandatory the six-year disciplinary statute of limitations for most violations The issue that we must decide in this case is whether the six year limitation period set forth in Practice Book § 2-32…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Apr 27

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap
    Nelson Sabatini, Joseph Antos, Howard Haft & Donna Kinzer, Maryland’s All-Payer Model—Achievements, Challenges, And Next Steps, Health Affairs Blog (Jan. 31, 2017).David OrentlicherWhile the Affordable Care Act has done…
  • Apr 26

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family
    Michael Boucai, Is Assisted Reproduction an LGBT Right?, 2016 Wisc. L. Rev. 1065 (2017).Douglas NeJaimeFor decades, same-sex couples have made claims—in both politics and law—to parenthood. Many of these claims relate to the…
  • Apr 25

    The Staying Power of Injustice and the Prolonged History of the Trafficking of Indian Children in The Other Slavery

    The Staying Power of Injustice and the Prolonged History of the Trafficking of Indian Children in The Other Slavery
    Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (2016), available at Amazon.Ann TweedyThe Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America is a devastating encyclopedic…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Apr 27

    Your government at oral argument

    Your government at oral argument
    Have you ever had a judge (or Justice) respond to an argument by saying, "Oh, come on." (via the NY Times):Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. tried to test the limits of the government’s position at a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday…
  • Apr 26

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy
    At long last, the en banc 11th Circuit today decided United States v. Roy.  The opinions span 287 pages.  Judge Carnes wrote the majority opinion, finding harmless error in conducting trial without counsel present during a portion…
  • Apr 26

    Mistakes or Fraud?

    Mistakes or Fraud?
    The issue has been framed as "mistakes vs. fraud" in the Melgen trial, which is now with the jury.  From the PBP: Acknowledging Dr. Salomon Melgen made some mistakes as he struggled to treat more than 100 patients a day at…
Rank this Week: 139

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 11

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle
    When lost in the desert or a thick forest terrains devoid of landmarks people tend to walk in circles. Blindfolded people show the same tendency; lacking external reference points, they curve around in loops as tight as 66 feet (20 meters) in…
  • Mar 14

    Dream big. Why not?

    Dream big. Why not?
    As a young boy, I vividly remember following Bobby Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. Like his brother Jack, Bobby was greatly admired in my Irish-American household. His death was met with great sadness. I sat riveted during…
  • Mar 13

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.
    I just spent a couple of minutes looking for the telephone number of someone who sent me an email.  No big deal, except that if it is your client’s time spent looking for your number, it is a big deal.  If you do something…
Rank this Week: 161

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 14

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole
    So goes the post of Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX). Similarly, the second portion of my bill addresses enhanced sentences for individuals with prior sex offenses. Our child exploitation laws consistently call for higher sentences when a defendant has…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Apr 26

    Still working on Maggie's Farm?

    Still working on Maggie's Farm?
    "It's a shame the way she makes me sweep the floor..."...
  • Apr 20

    Wordsworth on Writing, Working, Lawyering.

    Wordsworth on Writing, Working, Lawyering.
    Writing--any kind of writing--is hard work. The most inspired "work moments" I've had are in this category: watching someone struggle with getting to the right word or phrase under pressure and when they are tired. The first time…
  • Apr 19

    Rule 7: Know The Client.

    Rule 7: Know The Client.
    See Rule 7: Know the Client. Every great client wants you to know him, her or it. Take time out to learn the client's stock price, day-to-day culture, key management figures, industry players, industry reputation, overall goals and major…
Rank this Week: 264

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 26

    Can Trying To Be Likable Kill Your Career?

    Can Trying To Be Likable Kill Your Career?
    Finally some tangible proof that there are lawyers who are trying to be likeable: “A long time ago, in a law firm far, far away, when I was a mid-level associate, I was assigned to... The post Can Trying To Be Likable Kill Your Career?…
  • Apr 25

    How to Make the Leap from Director of Legal to GC

    How to Make the Leap from Director of Legal to GC
    The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how a Director of Legal can make the leap to a GC position.  She also gives the background on typical experience profiles and other factors that you can... The post How to Make the Leap from…
  • Apr 24

    Take Control of Your Search – Engage a Legal Career Coach

    Take Control of Your Search – Engage a Legal Career Coach
    By Amy Goldstein of Grayson Allen, Guest Contributor You’ve decided it is time to explore the market and look for new opportunities. As part of this process, you should reach out to the recruiters you... The post Take Control of Your…
Rank this Week: 292

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 330

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 369

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Jan 8

    CORRUPTION AND TOP COURT

    CORRUPTION AND TOP COURT
    To: Justice Elena Kagan United States Supreme Court 1 First Street Northeast,  Washington, DC 20543   Re:  Judicial Corruption  by Lauren Paulson   Thursday, January 8, 2015 Dear Justice Kagan:     Not so…
  • Dec 29

    DISHONOR IN 9TH CIRCUIT

    DISHONOR IN 9TH CIRCUIT
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014   Chief Judge Sidney Thomas--Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals James F. Battin Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse 2601 2nd Ave. North Billings, MT 59101   Re:  Judicial Complaint Manifold …
  • Nov 25

    THE ROAD TO JUSTICE

    THE ROAD TO JUSTICE
    JUSTICE, TRUTH AND BEAUTY  Are Needed Right Now by Lauren (Pug) Paulson Poet Emily Dickinson tells us she died for beauty.  Her fellow traveler observed that truth, for which he died, is a kinsman to beauty.  Justice, on the…
Rank this Week: 346

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: 382

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/
  • Apr 27

    Why Bad Bosses Sabotage Their Team

    Why Bad Bosses Sabotage Their Team
    From KelloggInsight: Jon Maner, a professor of management and organizations at Kellogg School of Management, has studied a specific breed of bad boss—those who intentionally sabotage their teams’ cohesion in order to protect their own…
  • Apr 27

    Requiem For My Law School

    Requiem For My Law School
    Jill Switzer, an alum of Whittier Law School, has written a moving tribute on the demise of her alma mater. I think the last four paragraphs are especially significant: "If you’ve never read Brian Tamanaha’s blistering indictment of…
  • Apr 26

    Gender & Race Inequality on the Blawgosphere?

    Gender & Race Inequality on the Blawgosphere?
    Here’s the abstract: The use of the Internet and other digital media to disseminate scholarship has great potential for expanding the range of voices in legal scholarship. Legal blogging, in particular, with its shorter, more informal form,…
Rank this Week: 440

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
  • Apr 25

    Jamil Jaffer, '03: New Law Clerk for US Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Jamil Jaffer, '03: New Law Clerk for US Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch
    When Jamil Jaffer, '03, testified in favor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch last month, he recalled the day in 2006 when he and Michael Davis started working for Gorsuch as law clerks at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • Apr 24

    Kim Daniels, '94: Announced as St. Francis College Commencement Speaker 2017

    Kim Daniels, '94: Announced as St. Francis College Commencement Speaker 2017
    St. Francis's undergraduate ceremony will feature keynote speaker Kim Daniels, '94, a member of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. Original…
  • Apr 24

    Scott Baker, '00: Installed as Kirsh Professor

    Scott Baker, '00: Installed as Kirsh Professor
    Scott Baker, '00 has been installed as the inaugural William F. and Jessica L. Kirsch Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Original source:  …
Rank this Week: 427

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

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

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

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

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

    QuickBooks for Attorney

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

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 448

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

http://blog.lawspacematch.com/
  • Jan 14

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta
    According to Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, referencing commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, says Atlanta's economy is rebounding! According to Sams, the region's second-largest…
  • Jan 8

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice
    As a sponsor for Run for Justice facilitated by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, LawSpaceMatch was a part of the 1,200 participants raising $25,000 for the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The run was on November 10, 2012,…
  • May 1

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 424

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 27

    Freelance Legal Work Agreement

    Freelance Legal Work Agreement
    If you are planning on hiring an attorney for freelance work, there are several things you should keep in mind. This sample work agreement will help you define the scope of work, compensation, and more. Freelance Legal Work Agreement was…
  • Apr 27

    Embroker Helps Streamline Buying Malpractice Insurance

    Embroker Helps Streamline Buying Malpractice Insurance
    Embroker leverages the power of technology to bring you a better way to purchase malpractice insurance. Embroker Helps Streamline Buying Malpractice Insurance was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Apr 26

    Podcast #117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo Practice, with Erin Gerstenzang

    Podcast #117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo Practice, with Erin Gerstenzang
    In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, we talk to Erin Gerstenzang about her solo criminal defense practice and the challenges of going solo, especially for newer lawyers. Podcast #117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo…
Rank this Week: 593

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile
    Your mobile product pages are probably the least explored quick win opportunity your marketing team could exploit. To benefit fully; we need to understand the important differences between mobile and desktop. Often however, we see retailers…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 510

Law People

Law People

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

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

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender

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

    Culture and Competence

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

    Migrating to a New Platform

    Migrating to a New Platform
    This blog has outlived its initial platform!  Please bear with us as we migrate to a new one over the next month. Our new look and functions will be worth it.  The Team at Law People Blog
Rank this Week: 553

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 556

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech
    The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) has issued a report titled, “Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight.”  The GAO Report provides a description of the FinTech industry broken down by…
  • Apr 23

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice
    Unless South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority receive $680 000 in funding before the end of the month, an application will be launched to liquidate the non-profit which will likely see the collapse of the self regulated body, and…
  • Apr 23

    The Indie film industry: still looking for its long tail

    The Indie film industry: still looking for its long tail
    What happened to the idea of the "long tail", as popularized by Chris Anderson over a decade ago? The very fact that this blogger feels the need to revisit the notion suggests the extent to which it has fallen into disfavor. In brief,…
Rank this Week: 729

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Writing Your Way to New Busine

    Writing Your Way to New Busine
    There was a time not that long ago when I counseled lawyers not to spend too much time writing and publishing articles. Back then, they were largely passive, short-lived marketing efforts. Today, however, as clients conduct their own internet…
  • Apr 27

    Writing Your Way to New Busine

    Writing Your Way to New Busine
    There was a time not that long ago when I counseled lawyers not to spend too much time writing and publishing articles. Back then, they were largely passive, short-lived marketing efforts. Today, however, as clients conduct their own internet…
  • Apr 26

    How Smart Lawyers Solve Problem

    How Smart Lawyers Solve Problem
    The people we represent may not have an undergraduate degree much less a J.D.; often they have barely completed high school. We need to stop and think every day about who we truly represent. Our clients? Ourselves? The legal profession? All…
Rank this Week: 741

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/
  • Apr 27

    Everything You Need to Know About Female Lawyer’s Dress Code

    Everything You Need to Know About Female Lawyer’s Dress Code
    Style and fashion are something that a lawyer must take seriously. Most problems of lawyers are their fashion and style, being either a hit or miss. Sometimes, lack of fashion sense can damage a lawyer’s reputation. Dressing sloppy or…
  • Apr 26

    A Primer for Lawyer/Moms: Just Out and a Must Have

    A Primer for Lawyer/Moms: Just Out and a Must Have
    I first met Lori Mihalich-Levin soon after her first baby was born and when she was in the overwhelmed-by-baby-and-the-thought-of-returning-to-work stage.   Our lunches were enjoyable but a bit somber.  She was struggling, and I…
  • Apr 24

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered…To Jail

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered…To Jail
    What should you expect when you’re arrested? Well, it’s guaranteed to involve a very uncomfortable ride in the back of a police car, and fastened to your wrists will be a pair of shiny silver handcuffs that consistently pinch your…
Rank this Week: 686

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection
    I had a great time at the recent ABA TECHSHOW 2017. Congratulations to Adriana Linares and the whole TECHSHOW team. I would sum up my experience as fun, fun, fun. If you want more details than that, including the reflections and insights of…
  • Feb 15

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
  • Jan 23

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming
    Blockchain technology is a topic that interests me greatly. It also is a favorite topic of my occasional co-author, Gwynne Monahan (often better known as @econwriter5 on Twitter). We have talked off and on for a while about collaborating on…
Rank this Week: 768

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 724

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: 650

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: 651

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: 654

practice management blog

practice management blog

From the law practice management (lpm) committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.

http://dcbalpm.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jul 14

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
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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/
  • Apr 27

    Hollywood Conflicts Allegations Always Make Headline

    Hollywood Conflicts Allegations Always Make Headline
    (You are about to witness the strength of risk knowledge.) Straight out of the Hollywood Reporter comes: "Judge Asked to Disqualify Universal's Law Firm From 'Straight Outta Compton' Suit" -- "After a brief pause, thanks to the death of the…
  • Apr 26

    WEBINAR: Replace LegalKEY & ARM. Budget for FileTrail

    WEBINAR: Replace LegalKEY & ARM. Budget for FileTrail
    Our expert risk consulting colleagues at InOutsource are co-hosting a webinar on replacing LegalKEY and ARM (FileSurf) records management systems.We've covered some of the risks associated with legacy systems. For firms looking to plot a…
  • Apr 24

    Indemnity Increasing Indeed In OCG

    Indemnity Increasing Indeed In OCG
    "BigLaw Losing Fight Over Indemnity In Counsel Guidelines" --"In a buyer’s market for BigLaw services, corporate clients are increasingly demanding — and getting — firms to shoulder the risk of unforeseen or unwelcome…
Rank this Week: 875

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Apr 18

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017
    Please join Judge Jay Zainey, U.S. District Court – EDLA, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court – MDLA, and Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst, U.S. District Court – WDLA, for a discussion on the federal district…
  • Apr 17

    Perspectives from the Bench and Bar on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion on May 24, 2017

    Perspectives from the Bench and Bar on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion on May 24, 2017
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society will co-host a lunchtime CLE on diversity in the legal profession on May 24, 2017, at 12 noon in U.S. District…
  • Apr 10

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Michael North on May 4, 2017

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Michael North on May 4, 2017
    A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Michael North on May 4th 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…
Rank this Week: 866

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
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
  • Mar 27

    USB Device Promises Unlimited Storage

    USB Device Promises Unlimited Storage
    The annual Consumer Electronics Show is filled with new and proposed products that will fill the shelves of your local electronics shop (or online store) in the next six to 12 months. Some are amazing; some are visionary; some are outlandish;…
Rank this Week: 896

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/
  • Feb 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network
    If you are a professional services provider and you want to grow your business, you know the importance of marketing.  Whether you are a lawyer seeking to represent startup technology companies, an agency recruiter like me who is looking…
  • Jan 20

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1017

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: 801

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    We're Posting to Social Media!

    We're Posting to Social Media!
    Check out all of our social media pages: Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/greensborobarFollow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/GreensboroBar Connect with us on LinkedIn!…
  • Oct 9

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education
    https://www.elon.edu/E/law/news/new-law-curriculum-fall-2015.html
  • Oct 8

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.
    Greensboro Bar Association members are invited to attendSWEARING IN CEREMONY October 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. Courtroom 4C of the Guilford County Courthouse Reception Immediately Afterwards at Churchill's on Elm in Downtown GreensboroThe Young…
Rank this Week: 899

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/
  • Apr 27

    Of Dental Schools and Law Schools (LWB Farewell Series)

    Of Dental Schools and Law Schools (LWB Farewell Series)
    First, I want to thank Bill for welcoming me to The Legal Whiteboard several years ago. It was an honor to be welcomed as a contributor and it has been a privilege to have a blog outlet readily available for...
  • Apr 27

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....* (LWB Farewell Series)

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....* (LWB Farewell Series)
    The post below was originally written on June 17, 2014 by LWB's thoughtful and witty editor Jeff Lipshaw. Jeff and I met roughly 12 years ago when he entered the teaching market. Before signing up for the hazing of becoming...
  • Apr 26

    Why Believe in Others (LWB Farewell Series)

    Why Believe in Others (LWB Farewell Series)
    As I work through the LWB archive, this one really stood out. Take the four minutes to watch this video, which basically says everyone wants meaning in their lives yet many factors thwart an open acknowledgement of this need. I...
Rank this Week: 1314

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: 1456

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    This Saturday is the final event in the…

    This Saturday is the final event in the Buffalo State Trump's First 100 Days program. For my piece of it I ended up inviting the Hon. Lawrence Vilardo, of the Federal District Court for the Western District of New York to address the class on…
  • Apr 18

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to…

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to everyone else. The recently deceased Federal District Court Judge John Curtin was the model of what a judge should be: patient, knowledgeable, and fair. It was always a glad moment when you filed a new…
  • Apr 11

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins…

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins won a Pulitzer?
Rank this Week: 1372

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/
  • Apr 26

    How to Manage Obstacles to Productivity in Law Practice

    How to Manage Obstacles to Productivity in Law Practice
    Find out how to manage productivity obstacles in your law practice so your time doesn’t slip away unnoticed. Mastering productivity is critical to the quality of your work and life – and it can be a serious challenge. This post is…
  • Apr 20

    How to Use Video to Grow Your Law Practice [Webinar]

    How to Use Video to Grow Your Law Practice [Webinar]
    Video dominates marketing in 2017 and your law practice shouldn’t be an exception. In our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Nicole Abboud will get you started. Video is quickly becoming one of the most powerful and effective…
  • Apr 11

    5 Steps to Organize Projects and Increase Productivity in Your Law Practice

    5 Steps to Organize Projects and Increase Productivity in Your Law Practice
    Find out how to organize your projects so you can stop wasting time and energy in a chaotic law practice. Busy lawyers can’t create more hours in the day. But they can increase their productivity with this 3-part series! Parts 2 + 3…
Rank this Week: 1074

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
  • Apr 26

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene
    Once you find a qualified interpreter, apply these eight tips to maximize the interpreter’s usefulness in court or at trial. Locate interpreters where they can hear and be heard. One of the most challenging aspects of simultaneous court…
  • Apr 24

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal
    A possible accommodation for an employee’s disability may be the use of an assistive animal in the workplace. What considerations should go into deciding whether to allow this accommodation? Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • Apr 21

    Are Insurance Agreements Discoverable?

    Are Insurance Agreements Discoverable?
    The existence of insurance is often key to a lawsuit and one of the first orders of business in discovery. There are statutory provisions allowing for discovery of the existence and contents of insurance agreements—as well as limits on…
Rank this Week: 1403

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 24

    Choice of Entity for New Lawyer

    Choice of Entity for New Lawyer
    Choosing a legal structure and entity type for your law firm seems like an easy decision. But is it? Consider the following scenarios: New lawyer establishes law practice with the goal of becoming an associate If this is you, being a…
  • Apr 18

    On Demand CLE Store Now Open

    On Demand CLE Store Now Open
    If you weren’t able to attend eCourt Malpractice Traps 2017 or one of my other recent CLEs, don’t fret.  On demand CLE is now one click away through Selz. Visit my online store to download these programs from 2017…
  • Apr 17

    To Boldly Go Solo

    To Boldly Go Solo
    How do you know if solo practice is right for you?  Do you have what it takes to organize, manage, and assume all the risks of running a law practice? As Bill Nye would say, please consider the following: Independence … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1079

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Apr 20

    No, not all evictions go quickly

    No, not all evictions go quickly
    Typically, it takes a landlord less than a month to evict a tenant for violating his or her lease but that is not always the case. In Arkansas, the eviction… The post No, not all evictions go quickly appeared first on Nobles Law Firm.
  • Apr 19

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’
    It’s been quite some time since you good people were treated to a legal-themed old time radio (OTR) episode, so rejoice — the long wait has come to an end.… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When…
  • Apr 19

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace
    Ever since Arkansas voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than one employer has wondered what impact the law will have on the workplace. Fortunately, the Arkansas… The post Medical marijuana in the…
Rank this Week: 1313

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    ndSync

    ndSync
    Wouldn't it be nice if your cloud documents were also available offline? Now they are, via ndSync. The post ndSync appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • Mar 6

    Forgetting Your ‘Strong Password’? Make it unforgettable.

    Forgetting Your ‘Strong Password’? Make it unforgettable.
    The password is one of the best cybersecurity defenses you have and it’s completely free. The more complex it is, the harder it is to guess. This post will teach you how to create and, perhaps more importantly, remember your strong…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1300

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
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
  • Jan 28

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205
    MA Supreme  Judicial Court appeal hearing in Nadeau V. Thorn. 1-5-2017.  http://www.suffolk.edu/sjc/archive/2017/SJC_12205.html Summary: Administrative Law; MassHealth Benefits– Whether the settlor is entitled to…
  • Jan 27

    THIS IS SERIOUS…

    THIS IS SERIOUS…
    As Ming Ming on Wonder pets says THIS IS SERIOUS…a ten year lookback period for MaineCare Planning, block grants (when the State’s money runs out, MaineCare eligibility runs out). The long-term care planning landscape is likely…
Rank this Week: 1281

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Dec 28

    Rebooting the Blog

    Rebooting the Blog
    In January 2016 I’ll have been “writing” this blog for 12 years. I put “writing” in quotes because the truth is I’ve written it for nine, ignored it for two and abandoned it for one. It still gets a handful…
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend
    Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here. We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and two days later made the Today…
  • Dec 29

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
Rank this Week: 1390

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 1210