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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/
  • Feb 26

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench
    This is such great news.  Congrats to Mary Barzee Flores on this nomination!
  • Feb 26

    One fish, two fish

    One fish, two fish
    The Supremes reversed the 11th Circuit in the Sarbanes-Oxley Fish case yesterday.  The N.Y. Times has the coverage: A narrowly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Florida fisherman, throwing out his conviction for tossing…
  • Feb 25

    Summary of the en banc argument

    Summary of the en banc argument
    Aly Palmer from the Daily Report has this nice summary of the en banc arguments yesterday: Backed by groups concerned about government intrusion on privacy, a criminal defense attorney on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to put the…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Feb 23

    Recognition for “Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time”

    Recognition for “Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time”
    I am honored that my recent post, Timekeeping Company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time, has been selected by the editorial team of SmallLaw, as its SmallLaw Pick of the Week.  SmallLaw is a popular email newsletter for…
  • Feb 2

    Timekeeping company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time

    Timekeeping company argues lawyers using AFAs still need to keep time
    One of the great things about non-hourly billing is that it frees you from the tyranny of timesheets.  You stop thinking about billing and start thinking about results, about outputs, about deliverables.  That approach is an anthema…
  • Jan 29

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla
    Some people speaking with style.  Some put you to sleep.  Most law firm websites are the latter.  Law firms are so afraid of offending someone that they fail to capture the hearts of anyone. We’ve tried to be the former,…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 127

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 14

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level
    When you survey your clients to assess how satisfied they are with your law department, you want confidence that you have tapped a representative group by their levels. One way to visualize the responses you get from your survey by a…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Feb 25

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide
    Brandi Robinson and Sherry Truong are first year law students at UC Hastings, Bay Area natives, and co-founders of the newly formed Hastings Food & Wine Law Society. As serious enthusiasts of all things gastronomic, we’ve been…
  • Feb 25

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception
    Ms. JD will host its annual Ms. JD Honors at Madame Tussauds in the heart of San Francisco on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. The reception will recognize the recipients of the 2015 Ms. JD Honors, given to women and men who…
  • Feb 24

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference
    Ms. JD's Annual Conference is almost here!  Here's what we are bumping here in the Bay (yay) Area in preparation for getting Stronger Together.1.  Independent Women Part 1, Destiny's Child 2.  Just a Girl, No…
Rank this Week: 150

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot
    {summary}{body} The post Lawyers Replaced by Robots appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Feb 26

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined
    In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch appeared at media events and did indeed speak to reporters, repeatedly uttering the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” Now, reports have surfaced the Lynch has…
  • Feb 24

    Two Step from Law Firm Life to an In-House Gig

    Two Step from Law Firm Life to an In-House Gig
    Some law firm associates looking to move in-house may need to practice their dance moves to increase their chances, as Alexis Lamb, Esq., a Managing Director of the Princeton Legal Search Group relates in a recent post:…
Rank this Week: 169

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Jan 11

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator
    The word "Truth" etched in the pieces of this sculpture on Canyon Road in Santa Fe If we disagree with someone, we typically view the other person as more influenced by bias than are we. That perception of bias can be a monumental…
  • Jan 10

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?
    An important topic: play. Fortunately it is receiving serious attention these days. For example, Current Biology has devoted an edition to it. An excerpt from the article "Playfuness and creativity": Having fun is a good reason to…
  • Dec 21

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia
    Thanksgiving in Manassas, Virginia This season often brings with it memories fond to hard, and glad to sad. Did you know that nostalgia is a focus of much research? And that it has many benefits? Enjoy or at least value those thoughts of the…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 211

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

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

    Reviews of MessageSave and X1, Bates Stamps; Time Matters and WordPerfect X7; Paragraph Numbering; Apple Watch; Much More

    Reviews of MessageSave and X1, Bates Stamps; Time Matters and WordPerfect X7; Paragraph Numbering; Apple Watch; Much More
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Robin Meadow, Review: MessageSave and X1 Together John Dorst, Three Products We Use for Bates Stamp Matthew Appleton, Time Matters and WordPerfect X7 Integration in the Works Steven…
  • Feb 26

    Synergy Tools 1.0: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Synergy Tools 1.0: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire The feature article of today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a Windows utility that automates common law office document tasks. The Roundup section covers an online store for interactive legal forms, a virtual legal…
  • Feb 25

    How to Take Control of Email Plus 40 More Must-Read

    How to Take Control of Email Plus 40 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 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...
Rank this Week: 233

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: 246

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Good review of a complicated record: <a…

    Good review of a complicated record: <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/cahoots-19711111"> Jon Landau on The Band's Cahoots</a>.  It seems to me that Greil Marcus's conception of "the old, weird America"…
  • Feb 28

    I've been saying this for years. You want…

    I've been saying this for years. You want tort reform? Devise a more equitable social welfare system. You want medical malpractice reform? Socialize it. Easy-peasy. I suppose another alternative is just to throw accident victims out on the…
  • Feb 27

    You know what would be nice? I'd like it…

    You know what would be nice? I'd like it if the US changed its currency to honor persons other than Presidents. Of course, not all of our dough has Presidents on it-- Benjamin Franklin's there, and I'd keep him, so not every rap song would…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Feb 28

    Court Considers "Grave Injustice" Exception To Reciprocal Discipline

    Court Considers &quot;Grave Injustice&quot; Exception To Reciprocal Discipline
    An unusual reciprocal discipline case will be argued in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on April 9th. The attorney was disbarred in Alabama. The D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended a 90-day suspension with…
  • Feb 28

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded
    The Delaware Supreme Court imposed a public reprimand of a criminal defense attorney who violated the terms of a protective order that he had a hand in drafting. The court For the reasons meticulously outlined by the Board, the record...
  • Feb 27

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay
    A busy day in Kansas for gender-based misconduct. A district court judge was suspended without pay for 90 days by the Kansas Supreme Court based on these findings Respondent engaged in harassment as well as gender bias by making repeated...
Rank this Week: 267

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 1

    Call for Submissions: Lawyerist’s 2nd Annual Short-Fiction Contest

    Call for Submissions: Lawyerist’s 2nd Annual Short-Fiction Contest
    Our short-fiction contest is open to all writers. If you have a story to tell (in 5,000 words or less), we want to read it! Submissions are due on June 1st, and the top two entries will receive cash awards and be published right here on…
  • Feb 27

    Do NOT Let Your Client Write Your Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

    Do NOT Let Your Client Write Your Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
    "Shipley basically let his client write his brief, and the thing turned into an utter shitshow. Witness the nightmare hellscape that is the question presented in this case …"
  • Feb 27

    How to Listen to Podcast

    How to Listen to Podcast
    How to listen to podcasts, including some podcast recommendations and the best podcast managers for your iPhone, Android, Mac, or Windows device.
Rank this Week: 297

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: 293

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/
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
  • Feb 24

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation
    Michael Sullivan & Daniel J. Solove, Radical Pragmatism, in The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism 324 (Alan Malachowski ed., 2013), available at SSRN.Mark KendeConstitutional interpretation debates generally do not focus on legal…
Rank this Week: 303

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: 319

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/
  • Feb 28

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring
    Unusual for me, but I did a guilty plea case this week. Going in to the case and throughout the case the client was accused of a lot of offenses, some of which were a course of conduct over a period of time.  Not unusual, right, so we…
  • Feb 26

    Army 32 Procedure

    Army 32 Procedure
    Army Directive 2015-09 (Implementation of Section 1702 of the NDAA for FY14) Article 32 UCMJ Preliminary Hearing Here are Army procedures in which they attempt to regulate “new” Article 32 hearings. I’ll leave it to you to…
  • Feb 22

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition
    The version of the facts contained in the majority opinion is far more convincing than are the facts contained in the record of trial. It is not unusual for an appellate opinion to be selective in reciting the facts of a case relevant to the…
Rank this Week: 338

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: 333

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 1

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers – My New ABA Journal Column

    Must-have Apps for Lawyers &ndash; My New ABA Journal Column
    My latest “Kennedy on Tech” ABA journal column is my attempt to answer a question I frequently hear from lawyers – “What mobile apps should I have?” One of the things that intrigues me most about our new world of…
Rank this Week: 452

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: 496

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient
    Processes are the means by which we get things done, and checklists can keep us on top of what needs to get done. That’s why pilots, surgeons and astronauts use checklists extensively. They help eliminate the fear of forgetting…
  • Feb 26

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim
    Every lawyer wrestles with getting and keeping clients. Actually, it is quite normal to constantly wonder: "Where do I start?" "Are we spending enough on marketing ... or spending too much on the wrong things?" "What are the right things?"…
  • Feb 25

    Can You Be a Better Boss?

    Can You Be a Better Boss?
    Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Supervising staff can be a challenge, but any lawyer can be a good boss with a little conscious effort. In this edition of "Ask the…
Rank this Week: 532

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 27

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation
    I’ve long been a fan of free consultations for a couple of reasons. First, given the importance of the attorney-client relationship, it never made sense to put up obstacles  to clients seeking to vet different attorneys by forcing…
  • Feb 23

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without
    When I couldn’t get a response from a medical provider after I’d written a lengthy complaint more than two months earlier, I did what any disgruntled consumer would do: I took it to Twitter. Cognizant of the possibility of a…
  • Feb 13

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To
    You’ve got to applaud Austin, Texas based lawyer, Lee DiFilippo. Whereas many attorneys with experience in corporate transactions, not to mention a CPA degree in their back pocket might focus on representing Fortune 500 companies or…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 616

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    And what about law schools?

    And what about law schools?
    You know when Newsweek is publishing a story on needed reforms for law schools that the conversation has extended past the legal community. Unfortunately rapid change has not been a trait of academia or of the legal community. But serious...
  • Feb 23

    Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue

    Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue
    Mediation and arbitration are receiving a lot more attention these days. Even online dispute resolution has gone from a concept to a reality. The January/February 2015 issue of GPSOLO magazine with its theme of Dispute Resolution is an…
  • Jan 30

    Friday Five- Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Friday Five- Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    Attorney@Work gave me the opportunity to share my thoughts today on their regular Friday Five feature. I hope my Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers will be useful food for thought for many lawyers. They...
Rank this Week: 672

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: 688

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: 751

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: 739

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: 730

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: 727

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Feb 20

    Unpopular Defendants: From John Adams to Guantanamo – March 3, 2015

    Unpopular Defendants: From John Adams to Guantanamo – March 3, 2015
    Serving the Profession through Pro Bono Work This two hour ethics and professionalism CLE features Ken Starr, distinguished academician, lawyer and public servant, Erin Arnold, clerk to the Hon. Jerry Brown, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Kathleen…
  • Feb 18

    Federal Practice CLE Serie

    Federal Practice CLE Serie
    Join the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter for its annual Federal Practice CLE Series on March 25th and 26th.  The program includes members of the judiciary and seasoned practitioners discussing the latest developments in…
  • Jan 29

    Human Trafficking Seminar & CLE on February 26, 2015

    Human Trafficking Seminar &amp; CLE on February 26, 2015
    Human trafficking is a crisis with both global and local implications. Join the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, Eden House, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana for a…
Rank this Week: 780

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/
  • 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
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
  • Jan 15

    Law School to Lawyer

    Law School to Lawyer
    Young Lawyers Division & UMBA presentLaw School to LawyerYou are invited to meet attorneys in a casual setting to learn about the transition from law school to lawyer.  Attend a resume review session where practicing attorneys will…
Rank this Week: 843

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: 893

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: 908

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: 899

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jan 9

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice
    I am delighted to recommend to you a new book by my esteemed colleague and friend, Patrick J. Lamb. Alternative Fees for Litigators and their Clients is published by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. Most law firms…
  • Dec 26

    Listen up!

    Listen up!
    __________ Many of the thousands of lawyers we have trained in client relations skills, or coached to enhance their book of business, have told us that listening is the most important skill they can possess. Invest 7 minutes and 47 seconds to…
  • Dec 4

    Why Google Values Predictability

    Why Google Values Predictability
    _________________________ A recent post on the Human Capital League website talks about “The Boring Trait that Google Looks for in its Leaders.” Contrary to what most of us might think, the article says, “The most important…
Rank this Week: 966

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/
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for &quot;specific evidence&quot;
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
Rank this Week: 952

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: 973

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 24

    Nobody’s perfect. Not even Strunk & White

    Nobody’s perfect. Not even Strunk &amp; White
    Here is a sentence from Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, 76–77 (4th ed. 2000): Do not be tempted by a twenty-dollar word when there is a ten-center handy, ready and able. The problem: in the same book, page...
  • Feb 23

    Huh? (Another lesson in how not to write a brief.)

    Huh? (Another lesson in how not to write a brief.)
    On my Louisiana Civil Appeals blog, another lesson in how not to write a brief.
  • Feb 22

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing
    Would you like your writing to be as powerful as Johnny Cash’s lyrics? Here is a good place to start: stick with short words. As an example, here are the lyrics to Folsom Prison Blues. Most words are just one...
Rank this Week: 991

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 11

    Fastcase Legal Research App Update for iOS 8

    Fastcase Legal Research App Update for iOS 8
    The wait is over — Fastcase Version 3.0 for iOS 8 is now available in the app store!  You don’t need to do anything new — just download the update when you see it in the iTunes store. Apple’s iOS 7 release…
  • Nov 21

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase
    Anytime you’re researching statutes, or anything else, it’s important to know that the research you’re doing is up to date. Fastcase makes that information easy to check, with currency information for every jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 1018

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/
  • Feb 22

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm
    Lawyers and law firms have a reputation for resisting new things. Yet both have changed quite a bit in recent decades. Understanding these changes, and how to encourage future ones, was the topic of a presentation – Strategies…
  • Feb 13

    The Bar Dithers, Rich Firms Get Richer, and NewLaw Grow

    The Bar Dithers, Rich Firms Get Richer, and NewLaw Grow
    Each Friday, I publish Tweets of the Week. I pick them individually, not considering how they fit together. My picks today (below) tell a nice story, one that needs more than 140 characters… Toby Brown wrote this…
  • Feb 4

    Legal Market Revival (?) and Trends – Live from the Legal Tech Blogger Breakfast

    Legal Market Revival (?) and Trends – Live from the Legal Tech Blogger Breakfast
    This is a live blog post from the Legal Tech NY 2015 bloggers breakfast. [Apologies for lack of links – I did not have names before the session. As with all live posts, please forgive typos and errors.] Molly Miller of ALM is the…
Rank this Week: 998

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 1028

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Just today, in reviewing materials preparatory to moving my office after 25 years at one location, I reviewed the June 6, 1983 issue of Time magazine. Two articles were of particular significance. One was the cover article about…
  • Feb 19

    Follow the Money … Act Based on the Evidence

    Follow the Money … Act Based on the Evidence
    Jerry Maguire said “Follow the Money. A former labor union leader said “Follow the bank account, not the budget, to see how much money is really available to offer union members-employees. Why is it, then, that some politicians…
  • Feb 17

    Malpractice and Bar Discipline May Not Be the Same

    Malpractice and Bar Discipline May Not Be the Same
    Today, Ed will be talking with Cindy Shapiro. Cindy is a partner at Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford, Stockalper & Moore LLP. She’s practiced professional liability defense since 1994. Her practice includes defending professionals…
Rank this Week: 1072

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Mar 1

    Yale Law Alters Grading Policie

    Yale Law Alters Grading Policie
    From the Yale Daily News: Unlike many law schools around the country, the law school has a tertiary grading system in the second and third years in which professors assign students one of three grades: honors, pass or low pass....
  • Mar 1

    The Case Against Electing Judge

    The Case Against Electing Judge
    Here is a long YouTube of John Oliver on the subject. About three minutes in, he runs a number of clips of political commercials—amusing, but sad. Living in a state with elected judges, I am distressed by this method, and...
  • Feb 28

    Dean of George Washington U. Law School tells Chronicle of Higher Ed "never been a better time to consider getting a legal education"

    Dean of George Washington U. Law School tells Chronicle of Higher Ed &quot;never been a better time to consider getting a legal education&quot;
    This video interview between CHE's Beckie Supiano and GW Dean (and president of AALS) Blake Morant. It is part of a series of video interviews that CHE is conducting with leaders throughout higher ed. You can see the video interview...
Rank this Week: 1177

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Feb 24

    "Wipe that Smirk Off Your Face!" And Other Things Plaintiffs' Lawyers Don't Really Say to Opposing Counsel

    "Wipe that Smirk Off Your Face!" And Other Things Plaintiffs' Lawyers Don't Really Say to Opposing Counsel
    "My co-counsel Ron Motley and I have filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry on behalf of the State of Mississippi to get the state reimbursed Medicaid costs for treating people with smoking-related illness. If you'd be interested in…
  • Feb 20

    From My Sketchbook

    From My Sketchbook
    This is Lone Peak at Big Sky, Montana, drawn from a photo. I'll be headed there next week. Weather permitting, the Lone Peak Tram will be taking me to the very tip of the mountain. It's possible to ski off...
  • Feb 13

    Mark Twain on Mardi Gras, circa 1883

    Mark Twain on Mardi Gras, circa 1883
    From Life on the Mississippi (1883): The largest annual event in New Orleans is something which we arrived too late to sample--the Mardi-Gras festivities. I saw the procession of the Mystic Crew of Comus there, twenty-four years ago--with…
Rank this Week: 1174

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: 1156