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In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 77

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?
    That's what the Eastern District of NY is alleging in this sweeping indictment against nine FIFA executives. The NY Times has this front page coverage: Swiss authorities conducted an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to…
  • May 26

    School's out!

    School's out!
    Summer is here and we've hit the home stretch on the school year, but these students have much bigger concerns.  From the Miami Herald:Caleb Fadet, who grew up in a working-class family in North Miami, seemed to be making all the right…
  • May 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
Rank this Week: 109

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 127

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: 133

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 27

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine
    Ditching the legalese has its virtues and, for some GCs, it’s a requirement: “Lawyers are so famously fluent in their own jargon that the rest of the world has furrowed its brow and given this language its own name —…
  • May 22

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know
    Professor and FCPA expert Mike Koehler is back with his latest installment on FCPA issues: “Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement agency rhetoric and resolution documents not…
  • May 21

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion
    Want to increase efficiency and contain legal department costs? Sometimes it helps to see how others are achieving success.  The Association of Corporate Counsel recently announced 12 Value Champions that are worth a look: “General…
Rank this Week: 147

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • May 26

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?
    The Georgia Supreme Court extends Padilla In Alexander v. State, decided on May 11, the Georgia Supreme Court agreed that a failure to advise on parole issues from a guilty plea was ineffective assistance under Strickland v. Washington.…
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
Rank this Week: 160

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • May 27

    “Bring Your Child To Co-Work Day” Could Soon Be Here

    “Bring Your Child To Co-Work Day” Could Soon Be Here
    From the Department of Someone Really Should Have Thought of This Sooner comes the idea of a co-working space with built-in day care: [Portland entrepreneur Glaucia] Martin-Porath says she’s already got a child care provider lined up…
  • May 27

    Fountain Pens For The Absolute Beginner

    Fountain Pens For The Absolute Beginner
    Just because fountain pens are no longer the signifier of success they once were does not mean you should avoid writing with one. Here are some fountain pens to consider if you are just starting out and do not want to find out that you…
  • May 26

    You Can’t Afford the Future of Law

    You Can’t Afford the Future of Law
    We hear a lot of talk about “big data” and how it will drive law practice in the future. In theory, someday you will have every bit of relevant practice data at your fingertips and you will be able to use that to predict how…
Rank this Week: 215

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 27

    How to Create YouTube Videos That Attract New Clients Plus 34 More Must-Read

    How to Create YouTube Videos That Attract New Clients Plus 34 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 35 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • May 26

    Best iPhone Weather Apps Plus 63 More Must-Read

    Best iPhone Weather Apps Plus 63 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 64 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • May 22

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team

    Review of Word Renovation Tools (Word RT) Plus Transitioning to a Remote Team
    Coming today to SmallLaw: TechnoLawyer members have ranted for years about paragraph numbering in Microsoft Word. So when we heard about Infoware's Word Renovation Tools (Word RT), we asked lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland…
Rank this Week: 233

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
Rank this Week: 237

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: 238

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: 259

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • May 27

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?
    With the June LSAT fast approaching (a little under two weeks!), test takers are more eager than ever to maximize the value of their remaining study time. And that's exactly what I want to discuss: how, with only two weeks and likely a…
  • May 26

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe
    Learning the rules of law firms is critical to your success there.  I have included a lot of material about how law firms work in my book, Best Friends at the Bar:  The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen…
  • May 25

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel
    On May 18th, I attended the Committee on Women in the Legal Profession of the New York City Bar Association's fourth annual General Counsel Panel, which discussed how women general counsels manage crises and their role in protecting their…
Rank this Week: 272

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Bernie Sanders is polling pretty much…

    Bernie Sanders is polling pretty much where all the lunatics who are running for the Republican nomination are polling, but all of Sanders' coverage talks about how he is a long shot, or a dark horse. I suppose that's true, even though none…
  • May 26

    I'm just going to throw this out there,…

    I'm just going to throw this out there, and think about it a bit more before I write about it more. One of the things that vexes me about the current state of our glamor profession is the undercurrent on anti-intellectualism that seems to run…
  • May 22

    I'm starting to outline a law school…

    I'm starting to outline a law school course which I'm tentatively calling "Civil Practice". The idea is that it will be a sort of omnibus practice course, which will include elements of New York Practice-- a subject dear to me- along with…
Rank this Week: 310

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    How to Clean Up Your Writing

    How to Clean Up Your Writing
    Maybe you’ve read the stories about the candidate who wasn’t hired because of spelling errors in the resumé. Or the firm that lost the bid in response to a request for proposal because of grammatical errors on its website.…
  • May 26

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer

    Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer
    Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample interests beyond the practice of…
  • May 22

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
Rank this Week: 317

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 27

    Overbilling Suspension

    Overbilling Suspension
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted a two-year consent suspension of an "independent staff attorney" who inflated his bills while employed as a $40 per hour document reviewer for Drinker Biddle. The attorney was employed…
  • May 27

    Prosecutor Disbarred After Rape Plea

    Prosecutor Disbarred After Rape Plea
    The Delaware Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of a former prosecutor who pleaded guilty to rape charges. Delaware Online has details of the criminal case A former Delaware criminal prosecutor pleaded guilty Monday to raping a…
  • May 27

    No Place Like Nome

    No Place Like Nome
    Alaska Dispatch News has a report on ethics charges against a recently-appointed judge of the Nome Superior Court. The News summarizes: The statements taken from recorded court proceedings and listed in the complaint are as follows: • On…
Rank this Week: 329

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 325

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 367

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 30

    Will the Future of Law Look Like the Future of Medical Practice?

    Will the Future of Law Look Like the Future of Medical Practice?
    As with the legal profession, medicine is rapidly changing, driven by technological advancements, cost pressures and physician shortages.  Healthline reports on some of the  new business models cropping up in response. One company,…
  • Apr 28

    Document Automation Isn’t the Only Disruptive Legal Technology…And What That Means for Solos & Small

    Document Automation Isn’t the Only Disruptive Legal Technology…And What That Means for Solos & Small
      Thanks to technology, advance directives- legal documents that specify what actions should be taken if patients are no longer able to care for themselves – are readily available. Free advance directive forms abound online at…
  • Apr 27

    Summer Fellowships at LOCE & MyShingle

    Summer Fellowships at LOCE & MyShingle
    Both my firm and this blog, MyShingle.com are sponsoring 2-3 paid, 6-week fellowships this summer for rising 1-Ls or 2-Ls.  The position is posted online here. You can apply either through that site, or directly to me by sending the…
Rank this Week: 396

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: 403

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: 435

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: 483

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
  • May 13

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015
    James Evans, a top officer at Union Pacific Corp. for 16 years, died Monday at age 94, the Omaha-based railroad company said. Original source:  …
  • May 11

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO
    Comcast named Michael J. Cavanagh as its chief financial officer Monday. Original source:  …
  • May 4

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"
    Think about it. Beyond your income taxes, how much money would you give to help the government? For one Wall Street titan the answer is hundreds of millions of dollars. …
Rank this Week: 525

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: 532

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • May 7

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 – A Few Reflection
    Another ABA TECHSHOW (#ABATECHSHOW) blazed by and I barely have had time to catch my breath afterward. I also had little time to catch my breath at the show – it was a whirlwind. The good news is that Tom Mighell and I captured our…
  • Feb 15

    Happy Twelfth Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

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

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition

    Reconsidering Speech Recognition
    I’ve been thinking lately about whether changes in technology should be causing us revisit ideas and approaches that we have tossed aside or put on the back burner for many years. In simplest terms, the question would be if high-speed…
Rank this Week: 583

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: 572

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
  • Mar 6

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)
    Like many professionals, lawyers take pride in their ability to perform at the highest level of their professional capabilities. But even when they’ve reached this peak, the best lawyers never stop learning. That's why they are…
Rank this Week: 628

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • May 27

    Managing teams of skilled professionals gathered on the fly

    Managing teams of skilled professionals gathered on the fly
    Years ago, seeking to address an RFP (request for proposal) of a large prospective client, I assembled a team of skilled specialists. I was flattered that they all said “yes” to joining me, knowing only me and the prospective…
  • May 20

    Your Brand is You

    Your Brand is You
    Going from one generation to another in the 1980s when I was asked to be the law firm’s Chief Operating Officer was difficult enough … and dysfunctional if seen from a 50,000 foot level. But, today, with four generations in the…
  • May 12

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client
    From 2000 to 2007, over 42,000 legal malpractice lawsuits were reported to liability (malpractice) insurers, according to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability. This committee segregated 21 root…
Rank this Week: 690

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

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

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

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary…
  • Mar 3

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership

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

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition
    Go to this link to read all about the 3rd annual writing competition.http://www.sportslaw.org/publications/2015_SLA_Writing_Competition.pdf
Rank this Week: 692

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
Rank this Week: 740

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
Rank this Week: 718

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: 760

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Legal IBM Watson: Business Model and Reasoning Mode

    Legal IBM Watson: Business Model and Reasoning Mode
    In my prior post, IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference, I reported on my IBM’s World of Watson conference. Here, I offer thoughts about Watson and the business model to support it in the legal…
  • May 17

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference

    IBM Watson: The Legal Market at World of Watson Conference
    On May 5 and 6, I attended IBM’s World of Watson conference. I report here my reflections about the conference, IBM Watson, and Watson’s potential in the legal market. This is part I of a two-part post and focuses only…
  • May 6

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)

    Cognitive Computing in Perspective (Live from World of Watson)
    This is a live post from the World of Watson conference, hosted by IBM Watson. [RF: This is live blog post. I strive accurately to report highlights of what I hear. Please forgive typos and anything I misunderstand. Comments in square…
Rank this Week: 837

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • May 20

    Writing Tips from a Pro

    Writing Tips from a Pro
    Whether asked to deliver a speech or write an article for a magazine whose audience is primarily non-lawyers, many lawyers find it a challenge to present their ideas in a clear, straightforward fashion without resorting to legalese. In a…
  • May 6

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?
    Sam Glover, founder of The Lawyerist, believes that all lawyers must be familiar with the fundamental operating principles of the technology that we use every day. In his opinion, basic knowledge of the internet and how computers work is…
  • Apr 29

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective
    I was pleased to have been invited to contribute an article to the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of Administrator’s Advantage, the newsletter of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. In it, I outline some of the…
Rank this Week: 818

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Spring Statute Tip

    Spring Statute Tip
    Statutes can sometimes be tricky to find, especially if you do not have an exact citation. Fastcase has several ways you can access statutes, depending on how much information you know at the beginning of your search. Browse If you are not…
  • Mar 4

    See, Sort, Slice

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

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster

    Use “Copy With Citation” to Finish Briefs Faster
    Organizing legal research can be daunting, especially at the beginning of your project. Often you will find portions of cases that are relevant to your issue, but the majority of the opinion is unimportant for your purposes. Long fact…
Rank this Week: 834

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • May 22

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing
    Previously I posted about The Right SEO for Your Law Practice Digital Edge podcast where Jennifer Ellis indicated that good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) now costs more than most law firms would be willing to pay, particularly small law…
  • May 15

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice
    We hosted attorney Jennifer Ellis for our Digital Edge podcast "Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm." Jennifer manages the online presence of the law firm where she works and also assists law firms with their websites, social...
  • May 12

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?

    Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?
    Most lawyers hate filling out timesheets to record their billable time. Lawyers are also not perfect at accomplishing this, leading every company with a time and billing product to tout how much money can be made if only every bit...
Rank this Week: 860

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • May 21

    Dialogues on Inclusion: A Panel Discussion on Breaking Barriers in the Legal Profession on June 29, 2015

    Dialogues on Inclusion: A Panel Discussion on Breaking Barriers in the Legal Profession on June 29, 2015
    A CLE and Reception Honoring the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle Please join the Hon. Carl E. Stewart, Wayne J. Lee, María Pabón López, and Christopher J. Alfieri for a discussion on breaking the historic barriers of racial,…
  • May 20

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!

    Join FBA New Orleans Today!
    Join the Federal Bar Association in May and receive 3 free CLE hours in 2015. The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of attorneys involved in federal law.…
  • May 20

    Special Immigrant Juvenile Status CLE – A Focus on Louisiana on May 28, 2015

    Special Immigrant Juvenile Status CLE – A Focus on Louisiana on May 28, 2015
    PB&J – Pro Bono & Juveniles and the New Orleans Pro Bono Project invite all to a free CLE “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) – a Focus on Louisiana”. To be held on May 28, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 at…
Rank this Week: 869

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: 858

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • May 15

    START LIVING YOUR LEGACY AT WORK

    START LIVING YOUR LEGACY AT WORK
    Most of us would like to feel we have made a difference. Working on a client engagement that included the challenges of transitioning planning for partners in their early 60s, I developed a series of “legacy exercises” focused on…
  • Apr 25

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?
    My experience and research suggests that Gen Y/Millennials do want to lead and occupy top positions. However, many Millennials are turned off by the cultures typically find in organizations.
  • Mar 19

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS
    For years one of the primary ways to call attention to a diversity issue and to build strength for a specific “minority” group has been to create an “affinity group.” The group would aim to build networks, confidence,…
Rank this Week: 1002

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: 1012

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

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

    New York Event: CNA Large Law Risk Management Forum

    New York Event: CNA Large Law Risk Management Forum
    Our colleagues at CNA write in with an invitation to attend their upcoming large law risk management forum, designed for firm management and senior risk professionals:"We are pleased to invite you to a complimentary seminar focusing on law…
  • May 26

    "Preposterous" Conflicts (Potentially Important Precedents)

    "Preposterous" Conflicts (Potentially Important Precedents)
    Significant ink spilled in recent days on a conflict accusation facing Kirkland and Ellis. First, Kirkland responds to Mylan's disqualification attempt: "Kirkland Blasts 'Preposterous' Mylan Conflicts Claims Ahead of Hearing" -- "Kirkland…
  • May 20

    Book Review: Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law: Causes and Cure

    Book Review: Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law: Causes and Cure
    Intapp principal consultant and legal industry veteran Alexa Kokinos writes in with her review of Richard E. Flamm's latest: "Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law: Causes and Cures" [direct link to…
Rank this Week: 1062

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 1195

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: 1188

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

Alternating layers of thoughts, tools, tricks, tips and other ingredients for a successful learning experience in law school and beyond. From Anastasia Pryanikova.

http://lawsagna.typepad.com/lawsagna/
  • Aug 12

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist
    The Brain Alchemist is my new blog  that I started on a new platform a few months ago.  I
  • Jun 2

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"
    "A Master Mind is the harmonious alliance of two or more minds that create a friendly environment to gather, classify and organize new information for fast and effective implementation." ~ Napoleon Hill Do you want to be an influential…
  • Apr 29

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 1257

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Apr 6

    Do you want your articles to be read?

    Do you want your articles to be read?
    For practicing lawyers, the purpose of writing articles is to develop business. By writing authoritatively, you can establish your knowledge of the subject you’re writing on. And with any luck, your article will be read by someone in a…
  • Apr 1

    7 grammar myths debunked

    7 grammar myths debunked
    The good folks at the OED debunk 7 grammar myths you may have learned in school.
  • Mar 13

    Comma queen

    Comma queen
    Here is the first of a series of YouTube videos by the Comma Queen, a.k.a. Mary Norris, copy editor for the New Yorker. As a proofreader and editor, I love her long, graceful deletes!
Rank this Week: 1388

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo
    Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s…
Rank this Week: 1366