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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/
  • Apr 28

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award
    Friends and readers of the blog know that my family set up an award in my Dad's name at the University of Miami School of Law three years ago.  The Stuart A. Markus Award recognizes an individual student each year for outstanding work…
  • Apr 27

    "That hasn’t happened in quite some time.”

    "That hasn’t happened in quite some time.”
    That was Justice Ginsburg after she was referred to as Justice O'Connor during an oral argument today in United States v. McDonnell. (via The Washington Post).OOF!Well, that's better than being called a "serial child molestor" when your…
  • Apr 26

    Two defense opinions in the 11th Circuit written by...

    Two defense opinions in the 11th Circuit written by...
    ... William Pryor.1) United States v. Jimenez-Antunez: This appeal presents a question of first impression in this Circuit: whether a criminal defendant must show good cause to dismiss retained counsel if the defendant intends to seek…
Rank this Week: 90

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 102

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 19

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?

    Are family trusts a burden or a tool to enhance the lives of beneficiaries?
    Friend and colleague Hartley Goldstone was recently interviewed for Family Wealth Report about his new book Family Trusts: A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors and Trust Creators coauthored with Jay Hughes and Keith Whitaker.…
  • Apr 12

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman

    July in Colorado, conflict resolution program with Gary Friedman
    Gary Friedman will present on 3 days (2-hour keynote on July 15th, full day on July 16th, and one and one-half hours on July 16) at the 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat. The event will be held outside Colorado Springs at The Franciscan Retreat…
  • Mar 29

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service

    Benefits of Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Reflection in Providing Exceptional Client Service
    An excellent interview about the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in client service is coming up on April 26! Sponsored by Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), this teleconference will feature my wise, knowledgeable colleague Dr.…
Rank this Week: 124

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Apr 22

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition
    Ms. JD is pleased to announce the opening of our 2016 Summer Public Interest Scholarship Competition! The winners of this year’s Public Interest Scholarship Competition will each receive a $500 scholarship to go towards their…
  • Apr 21

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending April 22, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending April 22, 2016
    African-American abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 Bill. Law 360 recently released their 2016 list of the 100 Best Law Firms for women. 5 Types of Networking Events That Are Actually Worth…
  • Apr 19

    Join MSJDN on May 12 to celebrate military spouses in the legal profession!

    Join MSJDN on May 12 to celebrate military spouses in the legal profession!
    You are invited to attend MSJDN’s Annual Reception on Thursday, May 12, 2016! Our yearly celebration brings together the legal and business communities with military spouse attorneys to learn about how these amazing men and women…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 160

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 28

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement
    Last week, BTI Consulting reported that alternative fee arrangements have “soared to an all time high,” noting that AFAs generated savings of nearly 14%, or an average of $2.7 million for law departments.   These savings…
  • Apr 21

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible
    Michael Rynowecer of BTI Consulting had a great, must-read post today on his Mad Clientist blog. In the post, which I strongly recommend, Michael makes these points: Spending on AFAs is way up—nearly 20% CAGR over 4 years Outside…
  • Feb 9

    A special note of thanks to our client

    A special note of thanks to our client
    I wrote my first blog post on April 10, 2005, and I have published 968 posts since then.  To be candid, not all of the posts related to client service issues, the blog’s name notwithstanding.  But a good many of the posts have…
Rank this Week: 175

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 185

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: 188

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 28

    Trojan War

    Trojan War
    A tri-county panel of the Michigan Bar Discipline Board has imposed a suspension of an attorney Respondent did not appear at the hearing and was found to be in default for her failure to file an answer to the formal...
  • Apr 28

    Stayed Suspension For Attorney Who Cooperated In Bribery Investigation

    Stayed Suspension For Attorney Who Cooperated In Bribery Investigation
    Dan Trevas has a summary of a disciplinary case on the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court Willoughby Attorney Hector G. Martinez Jr., who admitted to participating in an attempted bribery scheme connected with Cleveland Attorney Anthony O.…
  • Apr 28

    What We Had Here Was A Failure To Communicate

    What We Had Here Was A Failure To Communicate
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has ordered a stayed suspension of 30 days and probation in a case involving intentional failure to seek the client's lawful objectives and failure to communicate. Notably, the court refers to the…
Rank this Week: 212

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

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

    How to Monetise Your Content Marketing Campaign

    How to Monetise Your Content Marketing Campaign
    Before I begin, let me make one thing VERY clear: If you’ve come here hoping for a quick way to make money, you’re in the wrong place. Content marketing is not a lottery ticket or a get-rich-quick scheme. In fact, the main…
  • Apr 20

    What I Learned From Really Long Form Content Production

    What I Learned From Really Long Form Content Production
    I recently built a long form piece of content on the history of spaceflight as an experiment in creating long form content using React.js (repo here). As a result of that work, I’ve spent time thinking about how to think about tracking…
  • Apr 19

    Site Speed for Content Marketer

    Site Speed for Content Marketer
    Ask any marketer why site speed matters, and they won’t have trouble answering. Dozens of studies have demonstrated the irrefutable connection between performance and various different KPIs, from bounce rate to organic landings. Web…
Rank this Week: 245

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: 263

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 299

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 27

    GC Wants Cultish Devotion from Outside Counsel

    GC Wants Cultish Devotion from Outside Counsel
    For a study in contrasts, take a look at the corporate legal departments at Coca-Cola and UPS. UPS keeps fewer than 100 in-house lawyers despite a market capitalization of about $93 billion. The company’s general counsel Norman…
  • Apr 26

    ABA commission revisits nonlawyer ownership of law firm

    ABA commission revisits nonlawyer ownership of law firm
    An ABA commission is seeking comments on an “issues paper” examining ethics rules that bar nonlawyers from owning and managing law firms. The ABA Commission… The post ABA commission revisits nonlawyer ownership of law firms…
  • Apr 25

    What commercial clients want from their lawyer

    What commercial clients want from their lawyer
    The perspective of Brett McAnulty, General Counsel for TVNZ on what companies want from their lawyers: “The relationship between external and in-house counsel has changed remarkably in the last ten years….So how does…
Rank this Week: 370

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/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 362

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    BTI Survey Shows Dramatic Growth for AFA

    BTI Survey Shows Dramatic Growth for AFA
    A survey conducted by BTI Consulting Group in mid-2015 shows that alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) are experiencing a massive growth in popularity, particularly among larger clients. A report on the survey in BTI’s…
  • Apr 24

    April, 2016 issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    April, 2016 issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    I am pleased to draw the attention of readers of this blog to the most recent issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC). The issue features articles on topics that range from firm culture, through the supervision of…
  • Apr 20

    Retaining Associates with Potential: The Coaching Circle

    Retaining Associates with Potential: The Coaching Circle
    In a recent article in Practice Innovations Newsletter, Jane DiRenzo Pigott, Managing Director of R3 Group LLC in Chicago, highlights a problem faced increasingly by law firms: how to retain associates with…
Rank this Week: 448

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
  • Apr 8

    A powerful reminder

    A powerful reminder
    It should go without saying that a court-martial is a most serious matter, and the requirement for proof beyond a reasonable doubt plays a vital role in the legitimacy of the military justice system. A “society that values the good name…
  • Mar 28

    On the wild side and off topice

    On the wild side and off topice
    CAAF’s Daily Journal for 25 March 2016 has this entry. No. 16-0413/AR. In re Christopher E. Strunk, Christopher B. Garvey, and Harold W. Van Allen, Petitioners. Notice is hereby given that a petition under 28 USC §1651 for writ of…
Rank this Week: 484

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 429

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 28

    Legal Technology Like It's 1999

    Legal Technology Like It's 1999
    Since the death of Prince you have probably heard the phrase "Party like it's 1999" recently. I thought I'd spend a few minutes talking about the old days from someone who was actually doing law office technology consulting back in...
  • Apr 15

    Band Aid Planning

    Band Aid Planning
    Band-Aid Planning is the title of a post on SlawTips by my friend and colleague Barney (Bjorn) Christianson. (Slaw is the well-known Canadian online legal magazine for those of you who might be wondering about that.) I enjoyed Barney's…
  • Apr 8

    Lawyers, What's Your Sign?

    Lawyers, What's Your Sign?
    Lawyers, what is your sign? No, I’m not referring to your astrological sign but rather the signage for your business. Because of my many years working with lawyers, I pay attention to law offices. Whether traveling across Oklahoma or…
Rank this Week: 538

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Apr 28

    Cheryl Stanton, '97: 'Support network' key in career

    Cheryl Stanton, '97: 'Support network' key in career
    Original source:  http://thetandd.com/news/local/support-networ... From a labor and employment lawyer in New York, to the White House, to the head of the South Carolina Department of Employment…
  • Apr 27

    Robert J. Martineau, '59: Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic

    Robert J. Martineau, '59: Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic
    Original source:  http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contr... Robert J. Martineau is professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has served as the…
  • Apr 27

    Robert J. Martineau, '59:Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic

    Robert J. Martineau, '59:Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic
    Original source:  http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contr... Robert J. Martineau is professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has served as the…
Rank this Week: 572

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
  • Apr 26

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light
    Nancy Leong, Negative Identity, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1357 (2015).Kaiponanea MatsumuraJustice Kennedy raised some hackles when he said in Obergefell v. Hodges that “[m]arriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might cry…
Rank this Week: 556

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Apr 11

    24th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on May 26, 2016

    24th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on May 26, 2016
    “Life, Death & the Courts: A Study of End of Life Decisions” Please join us on May 26, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm for a discussion on ethics and professionalism. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge…
  • Apr 10

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21, 2016

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21, 2016
    The next Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21 at 12 pm. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch with the…
  • Apr 7

    National FBA Hosting Two Conferences in New Orleans this Spring

    National FBA Hosting Two Conferences in New Orleans this Spring
    The post National FBA Hosting Two Conferences in New Orleans this Spring appeared first on New Orleans Federal Bar Association.
Rank this Week: 509

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: 582

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: 528

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog
    Question: Are there tools available to help me see how many people are reading my blog? Are there standards to judge its success? In this month's "Ask the Experts from the Legal Marketing Association," Lindsay Griffiths and Jabez…
  • Apr 28

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog
    Question: Are there tools available to help me see how many people are reading my blog? Are there standards to judge its success? In this month's "Ask the Experts from the Legal Marketing Association," Lindsay Griffiths and Jabez…
  • Apr 27

    Cybersecurity Survey Results: What Keeps You Up Nights?

    Cybersecurity Survey Results: What Keeps You Up Nights?
    This past month, newspapers around the world have been filled with stories of the Panama Papers — a massive trove of confidential tax planning information that will probably topple more than one politician. For lawyers and law firms,…
Rank this Week: 681

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 27

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon. Ms. Boysen-Aragon is a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC, where she helps lawyers find their next dream job and helps companies and law firms find their next legal ace. She…
  • Apr 25

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?
    When is a personal representative bound to arbitrate claims against a nursing home? The answer depends on the nature of the claim, as illustrated in a recent case. Here’s what happened in Monschke v Timber Ridge Assisted Living, Inc.…
  • Apr 22

    11 Steps to Introducing Exhibits at Trial

    11 Steps to Introducing Exhibits at Trial
    If it’s your first trial or it’s been a while since you’ve tried a case, here’s a handy list of the steps to take when introducing your evidence at trial. STEP 1: Mark your exhibit for identification. The court clerk…
Rank this Week: 783

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

Covers legal technology, practice management and items of interest to lawyers. By Nerino Petro.

http://compujurist.com
  • Mar 14

    Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel

    Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel
    Microsoft, I like Windows 10 but the way you are trying to force it on every Windows user leaves me cold. For those of you that are not aware of what is happening, Microsoft has taken a number of steps to, in my opinion, trick users into…
  • Feb 19

    Locky Ransomware Infection is hitting end users!

    Locky Ransomware Infection is hitting end users!
    There is a nasty new ransomware infection called Locky that is running rampant currently. This malicious infection is being transmitted by Word documents attached to an email purporting to be an invoice. Check out the following articles and…
  • Feb 17

    Tired of writing and reading crappy memos?

    Tired of writing and reading crappy memos?
    Memos are a necessary evil in the business and legal world, but that doesn't mean that you have to write (or endure) crappy ones.
Rank this Week: 789

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 633

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
  • Jun 16

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 790

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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

    We're Posting to Social Media!

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

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

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

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

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.
    Greensboro Bar Association members are invited to attendSWEARING IN CEREMONY October 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. Courtroom 4C of the Guilford County Courthouse Reception Immediately Afterwards at Churchill's on Elm in Downtown GreensboroThe Young…
Rank this Week: 768

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: 794

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: 765

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: 738

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
  • Feb 15

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday
    Long-time readers of this blog will know that today is the blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. I started this blog on February 15, 2003, and we (my blog and me) are marking its thirteenth birthday today. That makes DennisKennedy.Blog a…
  • Feb 14

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast
    The 2015 ABA TECHREPORT is out. The TECHREPORT is a set of free articles where the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has legal technology expert analyze and summarize data from the 2015 ABA Legal Technology…
Rank this Week: 847

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Apr 7

    Disqualifications (Attempted), Patents (Pursued), Conflicts (Contested) & Malpractice (Alleged)

    Disqualifications (Attempted), Patents (Pursued), Conflicts (Contested) & Malpractice (Alleged)
    Several interesting updates to share today. First: "Skadden Hit With Malpractice Suit By Evergreen Creditors" -- "Lenders who are owed $90 million by bankrupt Evergreen International Aviation Inc. on Thursday made good on their vow to sue…
  • Apr 6

    Feeling a Little Insecure about Information Security? (Lawsuits Coming?)

    Feeling a Little Insecure about Information Security? (Lawsuits Coming?)
    It looks like the source of the 'Panama Papers' was external: "'Panama papers' came from e-mail server hack at Mossack Fonseca" -- "The staggering, Wikileaks-beating “Panama Papers” data exfiltration has been attributed to the…
  • Apr 5

    A (Risky) Man, a (non-compliant) Plan, a (Perilous) Canal – Panama

    A (Risky) Man, a (non-compliant) Plan, a (Perilous) Canal – Panama
    Read any interesting articles lately about law firms, leaks and information security? The legal community is clearly abuzz at the revelations coming out of the leak from law firm Mossack Fonseca, described as the world’s fourth-largest…
Rank this Week: 974

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Dec 31

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!
    Dear friends, clients, colleagues and valued networks, 2016 will be a momentous year!!! Make it so for you. * The presidential campaigns will finally be over. * So will “Downton Abbey.” * The Mets will win the World Series (OK,...
  • Dec 15

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!
    New York, March 20, 2015 View from my window And it’s been in the mid-60s temperature-wise these last few days in mid-December!!! Nature is full of surprises… and so are people. Your preconceived notions about members of a…
  • Dec 6

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!
    After the events of the past week and month, I feel that simply saying Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays is insufficient. Instead, and in the spirit of the holidays, I am asking myself – and you – what can we...
Rank this Week: 1118

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

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

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

    Rebooting the Blog

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

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

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

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
Rank this Week: 843

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/
  • Jun 25

    White & Case Diversity

    White & Case Diversity
    Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case, embedded in all we do as one firm in our offices around the world. As a truly global law firm, we recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds who strengthen…
  • Jun 25

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship
    Go to the link to read about this awesome opportunity!https://m.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internship
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1133

Women In Law Daily

Women In Law Daily

Reviews information, news, and discussion concerning women in the practice of law.

http://womeninlawdaily.wordpress.com
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Nov 18

    Glass ceiling?

    Glass ceiling?
    Interesting discussion in the comments on the new NAPL study here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/11/17/women-in-biglaw-pounding-against-the-glass-ceiling/ I’m glad I’m not in Biglaw.
Rank this Week: 906

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

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

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service
    The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services was created last year by then ABA President William C. Hubbard to explore ways to meet the legal needs of the underserved. The Commission does its work by…
  • Feb 19

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service
    AVVO – the world’s largest online legal directory –  now enables lawyers to offer legal services directly to consumers through their platform. Beginning last year, AVVO offered the opportunity to consumers to…
Rank this Week: 1398

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 1537

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Join us @ Jam for Justice 2016

    Join us @ Jam for Justice 2016
    Accellis Technology Group is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 2016 Jam for Justice! More than 800 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser, which raises money to help secure justice and…
  • Apr 22

    CYBERSECURITY ROADSHOW: Securing Your Digital Files from Cyber Threat

    CYBERSECURITY ROADSHOW: Securing Your Digital Files from Cyber Threat
    Join us and your peers for FREE cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the The City Club of Cleveland. Get ready to learn some immensely powerful tips and management approaches designed to safeguard your digital files from today’s growing…
  • Apr 21

    Building a Productive Website

    Building a Productive Website
    Whatever your law firm’s online marketing goals are - whether you are looking to just post your resume for referrals, or you are trying to appeal to new clients - there is an opportunity to take further advantage of your web presence.…
Rank this Week: 1691

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 25

    Marketing and Client Development in Three Easy Step

    Marketing and Client Development in Three Easy Step
    Have you set goals for your law practice?   From a big picture perspective, all three choices are valid.  What they lack is a reasonable chance of success. You can greatly improve the odds of achieving your goals by taking…
  • Apr 18

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: Procrastination

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: Procrastination
    Why Do Today What You Can Put Off Until Tomorrow? This was a sign proudly displayed in the office of a lawyer I visited some years ago.  At the time, the lawyer was married, moderately successful, and wore his…
  • Apr 11

    Saving Gmail to PDF Using Zapier

    Saving Gmail to PDF Using Zapier
    Are you a Gmail user?  Many lawyers are. Gmail and Google Calendar [sometimes coupled with Google Apps] is a popular alternative to Outlook.  But there is a key issue with using web-based email that lawyers often overlook:…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • Apr 24

    Should We Settle for Incremental Change in Big Law?

    Should We Settle for Incremental Change in Big Law?
    Mainstream media regularly reports on big changes in many markets. Two juxtaposed articles on the front page (below) of the Business & Tech section of the Wall Street Journal (21 April 2016) got me thinking…
  • Apr 12

    The Future of Legal Talent – Not Lawyers?

    The Future of Legal Talent – Not Lawyers?
    A Deloitte February 2016 report, Developing legal talent: Stepping into the future law firm, suggests that by 2025, UK law firms will need a broader skill mix to remain successful. I agree but take issue with Deloitte on how to…
  • Apr 7

    Learning from Hilton Palmer House’s Botched Service Delivery

    Learning from Hilton Palmer House’s Botched Service Delivery
    In this age, service delivery and user experience drive customer choice. Products and services must work: easy and pleasant to use. How many large law firms think about all the details of their clients’ experiences and…
Rank this Week: 1641

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 1329

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    7 Tactics for Building Strong Passwords [Guest Post]

    7 Tactics for Building Strong Passwords [Guest Post]
    It’s a basic tenet of personal and professional data security: You need strong passwords, if you want to better secure your private information.  Even as that is a well-known proposition, the most common passwords are easily…
  • Apr 15

    Moving to the Cloud: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

    Moving to the Cloud: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]
    Heidi Alexander spoke with fellow panelist + Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port to recap their ABA TECHSHOW session, which also featured Clio‘s Jack Newton, on practicing in the cloud. Listen to Larry cover the main highlights, from risk…
  • Apr 7

    Webconferencing Session Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

    Webconferencing Session Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]
    At ABA TECHSHOW 2016, Heidi Alexander presented with Kate Jasaitis on webconferencing options and tips for attorneys to consider in conducting remote client (and other) meetings. After the session, Heidi caught up with audience member and…
Rank this Week: 1181