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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/
  • Aug 28

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student
    Miami in August?  He needs to schedule this trip for beginning of the Spring semester...Anyway, Justice Kennedy had this to say (via UM News):He had expected answers such as The Verdict, To Kill a Mockingbird, or A Few Good…
  • Aug 27

    This is an incredible story

    This is an incredible story
    What happened here?The jury agreed with the defense and had reasonable doubt about whether the dad did it..The jury believed that the dad did it and the jury excused his behavior.The jury didn't know and didn't care. pollcode.com free…
  • Aug 26

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge
    Alyson Palmer has this great article about her research into the complaints about judges filed with the 11th Circuit.  The very public suspension of Judge Fuller because of his arrest for domestic violence led her to investigate.…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jul 10

    Kudos to Jeff Carr

    Kudos to Jeff Carr
    Regular readers know that Jeff Carr, the General Counsel of FMC Technologies, is my mentor, my client and my friend.  Our relationship evolved in that order.  I am very proud of each of these steps in the growth of our personal…
  • Jul 7

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA
    Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future.  The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to non-hourly…
  • Jun 23

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client
    I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association.  The three P’s are pricing,…
Rank this Week: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 27

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing
    All law-firm websites plans should be created with this one simple idea in mind.
  • Aug 26

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph
    "By replacing formulaic openers with forceful arguments," says Burlingame, "lawyers can capture the judge's attention, enhance their credibility, and show from the outset why their clients should win."
  • Aug 24

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
    Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Rank this Week: 148

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: 168

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/
  • Aug 25

    Press Release:  Election of New Board Member Akunna Cook

    Press Release:  Election of New Board Member Akunna Cook
    Katie Larkin-Wong, Chair of Ms. JD’s Board of Directors, announced that the Board unanimously voted to appoint Akunna Cook to the Board.  "Akunna brings a wealth of experience to Ms. JD's Board," Katie stated regarding…
  • Aug 25

    Choosing Law School

    Choosing Law School
    When it comes to law schools, there are so many great choices. How do you even begin narrowing it all down? In this post, I hope to shed some light on how to choose law schools that will be a good match for you. HOW MANY SCHOOLS SHOULD I…
  • Aug 25

    Save-the-date: Ms. JD Global Education Fund Boston Cocktail Hour, September 13, 2014

    Save-the-date: Ms. JD Global Education Fund Boston Cocktail Hour, September 13, 2014
    Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund Presents: First Annual Boston Cocktail Hour Save the Date! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 1238 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138 Harvard Square On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Ms. JD’s…
Rank this Week: 182

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Laying Groundwork to Becoming a General Counsel – A Recruiter’s Perspective

    Laying Groundwork to Becoming a General Counsel – A Recruiter’s Perspective
    The road to becoming a general counsel – a perspective from Jay Kim, a recruiter and Managing Director at MLA’s San Francisco office: “Although there is no prescribed or set path to the general counsel (GC) role, there are…
  • Aug 27

    Corporate Counsel Symposium (September 17 – 19, 2014, Phoenix)

    Corporate Counsel Symposium (September 17 – 19, 2014, Phoenix)
    Join the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) at the 11th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium (9/17-9/19, Phoenix), an interactive and cutting-edge program, designed to equip those who direct corporate legal departments…
  • Aug 27

    Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Personal Brand

    Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Personal Brand
    Whether or not you are currently looking for a new job, attorneys should make sure that they develop their personal brand and take care to showcase it through outlets like LinkedIn.  Read on for a recent article by Stan Robinson, Jr., a…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Aug 28

    Do write "declination letters" confirming no representation to certain would-be clients.

    Do write "declination letters" confirming no representation to certain would-be clients.
    Lots of conversations with persons who approach your firm with a legal issue do not result in your getting hired. The matter might be too small, too insubstantial or not the kind of law you do. You usually know...
  • Aug 27

    Normal America: Maggie's Farm.

    Normal America: Maggie's Farm.
    Well, I try my best to be just like I am. But everybody wants you to be just like them They say sing while you slave--and I just get bored. I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more....
  • Aug 26

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.
    Or Overheard in Santa Monica. A true risk-taker college friend--no matter what they tell you 95% of Duke grads are not bust-out thinkers and leaders but instead very bright, pleasant, straight-up bourgeois citizens who play it safe;…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
  • Aug 28

    The Colbert Report

    The Colbert Report
    An attorney convicted of a tax offense has been suspended for two years by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The court noted In determining the appropriate measure of discipline to impose, the respondent asks…
  • Aug 27

    Eight Ball, Disbarred Pocket

    Eight Ball, Disbarred Pocket
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney well-known for his television advertising. Danny Jacobs of The Daily Record had the story of the bar proceedings. If you’re a Baltimore native of a certain age, you might recognize…
Rank this Week: 236

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank
    Let’s look at the Fortune 500 companies broken into equal-sized revenue categories and see if there is any pattern about the law school of their top lawyers. The plot below shows 20 revenue categories increasing from $4.8 billion for…
  • Jul 29

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist
    A Shepard’s diagram typically describes the composition of soil in terms of three materials: clay, silt, and sand. The pyramid labels each portion according to the respective proportions of those materials in a particular clump of soil.…
  • Jul 28

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 265

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 268

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/
  • Aug 28

    Men are victims too

    Men are victims too
    Domestic violence is bad.  But I would suggest that the issue is normally only dealt with as a women’s issue. This report should cause people to think – just a little bit – that men are not always the perpetrators, and…
  • Aug 16

    Political prosecutorial overreach

    Political prosecutorial overreach
    “That the power to prosecute is a fearsome thing, and, when employed as political tool, is the quick road to tyranny.”  Bill Otis, Politics & Prosecution, a Toxic Brew, 16 August 2014. I am not a libertarian, but I am one…
  • Aug 9

    The best evidence is the best evidence

    The best evidence is the best evidence
    Prof. Colin Miller, one of my favorite bloggers on evidence, addresses a best evidence issue raised in People v. Haggerty, No. 129, (N.Y. 2014). Haggerty was accused of defrauding Mayor Bloomberg.  During presentation of the prosecution…
Rank this Week: 275

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 287

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

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

    We are going to have to wait for the album…

    We are going to have to wait for the album of standards, but what we are getting instead is pretty exciting: the "Complete" Basement Tapes. Finally we will be able to read Greil Marcus' Invisible Republic and listen to the music he's writing…
  • Aug 25

    Funny about Burger King: it seems to exist…

    Funny about Burger King: it seems to exist as much as a sort of a corporate investment vehicle as it does as a hamburger chain. This latest thing-- merging with Tim Horton's and moving to Canada-- is just one more complex maneuver, and it…
  • Aug 24

    What are the criteria for my Personal Hit…

    What are the criteria for my Personal Hit Single of The Summer? Well, I suppose they are somewhat amorphous. Rule #1: When it comes on the car radio you either turn it up (if you are riding shotgun) or yell, "Turn that up!" (if you are…
Rank this Week: 315

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: 338

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: 342

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
  • Aug 26

    How to Market Your Service

    How to Market Your Service
    You are a member of an organization that holds quarterly dinner meetings with a speaker. You look at your calendar and realize the next meeting is Wednesday night — drat! But, dutifully, you show up just in time to sit down for the…
Rank this Week: 343

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
  • Mar 4

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson
    For someone that has been blogging actively since 2004 and driven more web content than probably any lawyer or law firm in the world, I love the following series of posts by Ernie the Attorney where some of the top...
Rank this Week: 361

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

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

    Happy Thanksgiving

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

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

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

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 421

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article
    The July/August issue of Law Practice magazine is now out, the theme is “Big Ideas,” and one of the big ideas included in the issue is covered in an article I wrote. In “Link to article,” I dive into the ways that…
  • Jun 24

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology
    William Barns Graham at the GC Research Club interviewed me a while back about technology as it relates to in-house counsel, some of my uses of technology, collaboration and other topics. The interview originally ran in two parts, but has…
  • May 29

    Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals: A Podcast Serie

    Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals: A Podcast Serie
    I’ve done a number of presentations lately in all sorts of formats – solo, duo, panels and webcasts. For the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on the Legal Talk Network, Tom and I decided to record an episode in which we shared some…
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 486

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Girl Is Gone

    The Girl Is Gone
    I saw it coming a year ago but that didn’t prepare me for the reality that she is no longer here. Oh, sure, she’ll be back but as a visitor or a guest, not a resident of this house where she grew up. Only two days have passed…
  • Aug 22

    If We Change Rules to Allow Non-Lawyers to Own Law Firms, How About Changing Them to Let Lawyers Compete?

    If We Change Rules to Allow Non-Lawyers to Own Law Firms, How About Changing Them to Let Lawyers Compete?
    Last week, Jordan Furlong lavished praise on the Canada Bar Association’s new report, Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada. As you might expect, the Report reads like a legal futurist’s wish list,…
  • Aug 20

    Pros and Cons of LobbyConning for Solos and Small

    Pros and Cons of LobbyConning for Solos and Small
    Many folks often complain about the cost of legal conferences – but trust me, the $300-$500 price range is pocket change compared to many events in my industry that start at one thousand dollars. If that’s true for conferences…
Rank this Week: 492

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster
    This article can also be viewed at our updated site thenutmeglawyer.com Your office always engages in the best practices when it comes to your clients' confidentiality, this goes without saying. You've got the latest anti-virus software…
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
Rank this Week: 494

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: 640

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Why Marketing Matters for Lawyers, Part 1

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Why Marketing Matters for Lawyers, Part 1
    Factors to Consider When Marketing You Firm: -Have a Marketing Plan -Consider the commonality between you and prospective clients. -Play the Numbers Game -The more people you can get in front of; the better the chance of someone engaging you.…
  • Aug 24

    A global market react

    A global market react
    As we begin to look at how the profession will change in 2015 and beyond, we must look at the Australian market. Here, large accounting firms are  adding major law practice components to their stable of professionals. In at least two…
  • Aug 21

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Tips for Increased Revenue

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Tips for Increased Revenue
    Ed offers 5 ways to increase your law firm’s revenue. 1. Emphasize collections. 2. Hire lateral lawyers to meet specific demands, a new practice area, a new need. 3. Leverage technology. 4. Create a cooperative compensation model that…
Rank this Week: 755

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Aug 27

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
  • Jul 18

    Asking the Right Question

    Asking the Right Question
    In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, journalist Warren Berger discusses the importance to effective leadership of asking the right questions – with the emphasis on the word “right.” “How you question is…
  • Jul 3

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
Rank this Week: 744

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Jun 28

    When We Were King

    When We Were King
    I read about the boxing documentary When We Were Kings in J. Michael Lennon's recent biography of Norman Mailer, Norman Mailer: A Double Life-- Released in February 1997, the film won several awards, including the Academy Award for best…
  • Apr 28

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog
    "I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something," by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom-- Part of what was so great about those early years of blogging was how chaotic it was — a flurry...
  • Apr 7

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
Rank this Week: 769

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    What Compliance Officers Really Do

    What Compliance Officers Really Do
    It’s an old meme, but it made me laugh.
  • Mar 17

    Evacuation Day and Compliance

    Evacuation Day and Compliance
    March 17 is more known for that other holiday where everything is green. You night not be celebrating today if it were not for the events of 1776. In 1776, British forces had occupied Boston for years. The local militia and Continental army…
  • Mar 11

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!
    The National Labor Relations Board continues to wreck havoc on companies’ social media policies. That latest to get steamrolled in Boch Honda. I grew up with Ernie Boch’s commercial proclaiming that his costs are less so his…
Rank this Week: 827

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 5

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"
    The so-called conjunction paradox has bedeviled modern theorizing about burdens of proof ever since L Jonathan Cohen introduced the paradox some decades ago. Kevin Clermont makes a powerful argument that multivalent logic rather…
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
  • Jul 27

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"
    This is a very interesting essay (but – perhaps this is a minor point – I have grave reservations about William Deresiewicz's suggestion to weight SAT scores to help offset the disadvantages that applicants from lower…
Rank this Week: 834

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: 844

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Aug 28

    KEY ISSUES TO TACKLE IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE NOW

    KEY ISSUES TO TACKLE IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE NOW
    Earlier this summer I was interviewed for a research project and master’s thesis by an EY (rebranded from Ernest & Young) Fellow in Ireland. For one of the questions, I generated a long list that provides an overview of…
  • Aug 18

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY
    Have you ever found yourself literally bolt up awakened by an idea that just kept coming and wouldn’t quit? My inspiration for Cross-Generational Conversation Day was the stunning example of determination and resiliency of a 36-year-old…
  • Jul 31

    Are Tech Companies Avoiding the Age Diversity Issue?

    Are Tech Companies Avoiding the Age Diversity Issue?
    Tech companies in general have a reputation for preferring young employees, whether or not they are really more tech savvy than older, experienced individuals. This is especially true in the Silicon Valley area culture. When the San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 877

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jul 30

    Five grammar myths debunked ...

    Five grammar myths debunked ...
    ... by Ross Guberman. Bookmark Ross’s post so you’ll have it the next time a believer in these myths critiques your work.
  • Jul 21

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...
    ... is that “defective drug attorneys” doesn’t mean the same thing as “defective-drug attorneys.”
  • Jul 15

    From soup to nuts: True and false range

    From soup to nuts: True and false range
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox has a helpful post on true and false ranges, usually phrased as “ranging from x to y.” She gives helpful examples of each and a simple test for avoiding use of false ranges.
Rank this Week: 922

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…
  • 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
  • Jun 7

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace
    Recently I ran accross Law Clerk Connection – a marketplace in which “clerks” (and presumably paralegals and maybe lawyers) can connect with “lawyers” (and perhaps small law firms or small companies) that need work done. In other…
Rank this Week: 921

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 945

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Aug 25

    Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014

    Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014
    Get your technology news update here. Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014 is my column for the August "Back to School" issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal. I cover lots of tech developments with some serious and some…
  • Aug 20

    Reading Online News Items (2014 Edition)

    Reading Online News Items (2014 Edition)
    How many times do you see "Visit my blog!", "We have great news articles online here" or "See our website for more"? How often do you actually follow up just to see what is there? My guess is the honest...
  • Jul 30

    ABA Seeks Nominees for Blawg 100 - Top Legal Blog

    ABA Seeks Nominees for Blawg 100 - Top Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association is once again seeking nominations for its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. You can find the form here (scroll to the bottom). While my blog hasn’t made this list in the last few...
Rank this Week: 1007

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 25

    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…
  • Aug 18

    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…
  • Aug 11

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 1001

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

Covers legal technology, law firm management, business travel and the New York Yankees. By Monica Bay.

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • Jun 22

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title
    I'm still reeling over the news that the Texas State Bar's ethics committee has declared that law firms in that state can no longer use the words "officer" or "Prinicipal" in job titles for nonlawyer employees, including…
  • Jun 22

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!
    Time sure flies, doesn't it! I confess, I've been a bit absorbed with other tasks, so it's fun to get back to The Common Scold! And ironically, my first return post addresses the same issue as my last one: It's time for LegalTech West Coast!…
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 997

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/
  • May 20

    Ask Better Interview Question

    Ask Better Interview Question
    Online retailer Zappos is well known for its commitment to company culture and customer service, going so far as to offer new hires $2000 after their first few weeks on the job to quit if they don’t like their new jobs.…
  • May 17

    When do your biz clients update you?

    When do your biz clients update you?
    There’s a web-based serviced called UpdateMyVC, which purports to automate a startup’s communication with its investors. What I really liked is the list of questions that get answered in the monthly update.  Here are a few:…
  • May 13

    Best of NBH: Autopsy Your Dead File

    Best of NBH: Autopsy Your Dead File
    Remember the television show Quincy?  Jack Klugman played a Los Angeles medical examiner, and in every episode, his autopsy would reveal that the decedent (who’d seemingly died of “natural” causes) was a victim of…
Rank this Week: 996

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Aug 7

    Episode 31: Four Huge Law Geeks Walk Into a Boucherie

    Episode 31: Four Huge Law Geeks Walk Into a Boucherie
    Ed and I are joined by Colin Starger and Roger Skalbeck today for some pretty serious geeking out. As always, please go ahead and subscribe to The Law Review on iTunes to stay current on the goings-on in the legal tech world. (For bonus…
  • Jul 23

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App
    We’re excited to announce that, after a long wait, we’ll be updating the whole family of Fastcase apps soon; including brand new apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Although Fastcase was the first legal research app for…
  • Apr 24

    Episode 30: This Email Will Self-Destruct in 10 Day

    Episode 30: This Email Will Self-Destruct in 10 Day
    We’re back for more legal geekery with some cool, important, and amusing stories today. (Not necessarily in that order.) Care to reward our dedication to getting back into the swing of things by subscribing to the podcast and…
Rank this Week: 1048

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 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 1033

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/
  • Aug 22

    Automate Your Email with Simple Scheduling Tool

    Automate Your Email with Simple Scheduling Tool
    “Inbox Zero” means keeping your inbox empty or nearly empty at all times, thus reducing distraction and increasing efficiency.  Inbox Zero, per its founder Merlin Mann, and its related email and task management methodology…
  • Aug 20

    Law of Inertia: Change Management Within Law Firm

    Law of Inertia: Change Management Within Law Firm
    Every business travels upon a strong current, built of inertia. As work gets done, and as business picks up, ways to do things develop, and become processes — even if those ways were never meant to be formalized processes, but only…
  • Aug 8

    She (or He) Being Brand New: Blogging for Professional Development

    She (or He) Being Brand New: Blogging for Professional Development
    Many new lawyers I talk to are reluctant to start blogging, even as it’s a tremendous content marketing tool that is one of the best ways for lawyers to build their expertise, and their following. A variant of the same, simple…
Rank this Week: 1110

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: 1070

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 25

    Credit Cards, Square, and PayPal Revisited

    Credit Cards, Square, and PayPal Revisited
    Accepting credit cards for payment is a business practice some lawyers avoid because they are fearful of the ethical implications. The process can be intimidating, unless you know the answers to some common questions.  Here is a quick…
  • Aug 21

    More Business Plan Magic: Part Two

    More Business Plan Magic: Part Two
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Form a plan of action to continually address new challenges so your practice can grow and thrive! Form a plan of action to continually address new challenges so your practice can grow and thrive! No…
  • Aug 19

    eCourt Mandatory in Oregon Effective December 1

    eCourt Mandatory in Oregon Effective December 1
    The following announcement was posted yesterday on the Oregon Judicial Department Web site: Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, Oregon Supreme Court, has approved a plan for the move to a mandatory eFiling requirement for attorneys filing cases…
Rank this Week: 1164

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • 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).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

    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.
Rank this Week: 1144

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Jul 26

    STOP TO NOTICE

    STOP TO NOTICE
    BUTTERFLYS WERE THE FIRST INDICATION If One Just Stops to Take Notice   Nothing Special brought me here.  To Eileen’s Garden.  A tattered chaise lounge, a small table supporting red wine. The still deer hid in the dense…
  • Jul 22

    DEFROCKED LAWYER

    DEFROCKED LAWYER
          COUNTRY LAWYER LAUREN (Pug) PAULSON, THE TWO ‘JEFF’S’AND THE OREGON STATE BAR   This is a tale of how the Leading Lawyers in Oregon dither while the 13,000 loyal lawyers of the Oregon State Bar…
  • Jul 19

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR
    PRESS RELEASE  ********  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 30, 2014   FROM: Lauren Paulson   TO: OREGONIAN/Media   RE: OREGON STATE BAR, OREGON SUPEME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE Thomas Balmer   CONTACT: Lauren…
Rank this Week: 1182