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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/
  • Jul 28

    Former president of local labor union found not guilty...

    Former president of local labor union found not guilty...
    ...in Judge Gayles' first trial.  From the Sun-Sentinel:Darryl Brice "Mike D" Payne, 47, was found not guilty Thursday by a 12-person jury following a trial of more than two weeks."This is an awesome day for me, and proof that God is…
  • Jul 25

    Judge Robin Rosenberg sworn in

    Judge Robin Rosenberg sworn in
    Congratulations!Photog credit: Adam Rabin
  • Jul 25

    Monster 11th Circuit opinion decided by no active 11th Circuit judge

    Monster 11th Circuit opinion decided by no active 11th Circuit judge
    Judges Sentelle (from the DC Circuit) and Fay (senior) are in the majority, reversing Judge Marra on the big Chiquita banana case. The only active judge, Martin, dissents. Here's the opinion. The AP has the background on the case:A panel of…
Rank this Week: 100

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jul 10

    Kudos to Jeff Carr

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

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA

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

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

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client
    I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association.  The three P’s are pricing,…
Rank this Week: 112

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 29

    Understanding and Working with Anxiety

    Understanding and Working with Anxiety
    Suffering from anxiety can be a debilitating to your practice and mental health. Learn how to manage your anxiety with these tips.Featured image: "DESCRIPTION
  • Jul 28

    Law Firm SEO Has Not Changed in 40 Year

    Law Firm SEO Has Not Changed in 40 Year
    The goals of your marketing strategy are not about you, they are about your clients. The sooner you realize that, the better your marketing strategy will be.
  • Jul 26

    There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing

    There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing
    If the people you want to sign your retainer agreement cross the line between offline and online as easily as pulling a phone out of their pockets, then you should too.
Rank this Week: 126

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    LRM rises . . .

    LRM rises . . .
    On occasion I note civilian court opinions that reference or rely on military appellate case law. In my view, because of technology we see more courts, especially federal courts, cite to military appellate case law. In United States v.…
  • Jul 27

    The older the worse

    The older the worse
    The older the alleged other acts the worse the case for admission of MRE 404(b) matter in my view. Trial counsel will often seek to admit prior bad acts through MRE 404(b).  The UCMJ does not have rules of evidence in the statute, the…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Jul 28

    Key Tips for Writing the Law School Resume

    Key Tips for Writing the Law School Resume
    Turning in a boring, generic resume with your law school application will do nothing to improve your chances for admission. But show admissions officers a well-written, concise and engaging resume, and they will not only be impressed, they…
  • Jul 22

    Recap - Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Prep

    Recap - Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Prep
    [View the story "Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Prep Skills" on Storify]
  • Jul 18

    Mentors Matter: Some of the Best Advice I’ve Received

    Mentors Matter: Some of the Best Advice I’ve Received
    I've been practicing law for 18 years.  In that time, I've externed for a Federal Bankruptcy Judge and worked at three different firms.  I've read many articles on how to make it in a man's world, how to succeed in BigLaw, how to…
Rank this Week: 203

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 29

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer
    Movies transport us. They take us to different times and places, bringing laughter in one moment and tears in the next. But no matter how outlandish the plot, at their core movies examine the human condition. We tell stories about ourselves…
  • Jul 25

    The Lawyer Whose Eagle Eye Led to This Week’s Health Law Ruling

    The Lawyer Whose Eagle Eye Led to This Week’s Health Law Ruling
    Months after the Affordable Care Act became law, employment benefits lawyer Thomas Christina paced in his Greenville, S.C., office with its oil portrait of a greenhouse. He was reading the statute to learn its impact on clients. By his…
  • Jul 24

    Insider tips to legal department transformation

    Insider tips to legal department transformation
    For today’s general counsel to have the impact that large businesses have come to expect, they must transform not only their way of thinking, but the very operation of their departments. The post Insider tips to legal department…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Jul 28

    Parker Posey: And all she wants to do is dance.

    Parker Posey: And all she wants to do is dance.
    They're picking up prisoners--and putting them in a pen. All she wants to do is dance. --Danny Kortchmar/WB Music Corp. ASCAP (1984) Get "Party Girl" (1995) and watch her dance in the last scene. Add Ms. Posey to our...
  • Jul 26

    The Economist has had it with Putin; calls out France, Italy, Germany, US and UK.

    The Economist has had it with Putin; calls out France, Italy, Germany, US and UK.
    The West as Appeasement Weenies? See Russia, MH17 and the West: A web of lies. Screaming excerpts: Since the murders of the passengers of MH17 the responses have been almost as limp. The European Union is threatening far-reaching…
  • Jul 26

    Prisoner of Rock 'n' Roll: Best rock refrain ever.

    Prisoner of Rock 'n' Roll: Best rock refrain ever.
    Lord, take me downtown, I'm just lookin' for some tush. --Gibbons, Beard & Hill...
Rank this Week: 209

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    It appears that the narrative about the…

    It appears that the narrative about the Republican Party's prospective Presidential field is going to be what a bunch of intellectuals they all are. As a rule, by the time the New York Times gets a hold of an idea it is already established…
  • Jul 25

    Fridays are law days (sometimes) here at…

    Fridays are law days (sometimes) here at Outside Counsel. Today let's consider Cappiello v. IDC Publications. Professor Siegel featured it about a year ago, but I just now came across it, and it is the sort of nifty thing that Erie v.…
  • Jul 24

    Good Charlie Parker story, and a cool…

    Good Charlie Parker story, and a cool story about documenting it.
Rank this Week: 219

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jul 28

    Review of TrialDirector 6.5 Plus Nine Tips for Video Deposition

    Review of TrialDirector 6.5 Plus Nine Tips for Video Deposition
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: "We hold these truths to be self-evident" may have sufficed for the Declaration of Independence but trials require more proof. Because showing while telling is more persuasive, trial presentation…
  • Jul 28

    Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC

    Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC
    Can the iPad perform productivity tasks? Obviously. But can it perform them more efficiently than a PC? This is the more important question, which we continually research. In this issue of TL Research, we explain three tasks that the iPad...
  • Jul 25

    Attention Corel and Microsoft; Prevent Windows Shutdown Woes; Download a Dropbox Folder to Your iPad

    Attention Corel and Microsoft; Prevent Windows Shutdown Woes; Download a Dropbox Folder to Your iPad
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Donald Lowrey, Are Corel and Microsoft Listening to Lawyers? Steven Levy, How to Prevent Losing Work From a Windows Shutdown Jerry Gonzalez, How to Download an Entire Dropbox Folder to Your…
Rank this Week: 271

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 29

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

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

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

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
  • Jul 25

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school

    Law schools and their graduates who are Fortune 500 GCs, adjusted for enrollment of law school
    My hypothesis was that the larger the law school, in terms of students enrolled, the more graduates it would have who are the general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. To keep the data tractable and the plot below legible, I took the 150…
Rank this Week: 294

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: 301

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 29

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney
    Question: A partner from a local firm is joining our practice in a few weeks. It's been several years since we hired a senior lateral attorney, and, honestly, it didn't go so well the last time we did. Can you give some good tips on…
  • Jul 28

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate
    It's unavoidable. If the goal you and your colleagues have set for your firm is a high rate of growth, you are going to be banging your heads against a wall every day. So it’s important to know up front whether that wall is made of…
  • Jul 25

    Trending: Client Service

    Trending: Client Service
    What’s the biggest predictor of a law firm’s success? Hint: It’s not the firm’s bottom line. The No. 1 thing impacting a firm’s long-term viability is client satisfaction. Several articles over the past month…
Rank this Week: 354

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: 363

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: 358

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 411

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/
  • Jul 29

    ALMS For The Disbarred

    ALMS For The Disbarred
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who assisted a company called ALMS in drafting trusts sold by non-lawyers to senior citizens. After nine days of hearings, the attorney was found to have engaged in dishonesty, failures…
  • Jul 28

    Interviewing With The Enemy

    Interviewing With The Enemy
    The District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee has a new opinion on an important real-world issue When a lawyer is seeking employment with an entity or person adverse to his client, or with the adversary's lawyer, a conflict of...
  • Jul 28

    Worst Report Affirmed

    Worst Report Affirmed
    In October 2012, I posted a comment about a report of a District of Columbia hearing committee that absolved four lawyers who I believe were proven to have engaged in serious misconduct involving the abuse of an elderly woman suffering...
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
Rank this Week: 431

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: 418

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
  • Feb 1

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone
    Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone for Your Law PracticeI recently saw a trailer for the movie "Her". As far as I can tell, actor Joaquin Phonenix plays the part of a lonely mustached man who falls in love with his smart phone's Siri…
  • Jan 25

    10.5 Reasons to Blog

    10.5 Reasons to Blog
    The Nutmeg Lawyer is moving.  You can find this guest post by attorney Cliff Tuttle Jr. by clicking here  or visiting us at www.thenutmeglawyer.net
Rank this Week: 429

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Jul 25

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK
    As was expressed in 2004-5 surveys and again in 2014, Boomers want to keep working beyond traditional retirement age. Now there’s evidence they mean it. A recent study by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave of workers over age...
  • Jul 4

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”
    Today (July 4th) I watched the full, original, uncut version (3 hours long) of the 1972 film “1776” - a serious and funny musical film I have always loved. This time I found it more mesmerizing and powerful than ever....
  • Jun 21

    WHAT’S THE BEST REASON FOR FLEXIBILITY?

    WHAT’S THE BEST REASON FOR FLEXIBILITY?
    If you’d like more flexibility for all generations in work arrangements and the criteria for how work is evaluated, raise your hand. OK – I see you out there. A recent national survey of 1,000 employers by the Society for...
Rank this Week: 488

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: 477

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: 462

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: 487

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 510

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/
  • Jul 28

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help
    by MariLee Allred, On Campus Recruiting Manager, BYU Law Career ServicesIf you are participating in on campus interviews, please keep the following in mind to help you be most triumphant:1) Double check your interview dates, times, and…
  • Jul 21

    Broadening Your Horizon

    Broadening Your Horizon
    Broadening Your Horizons:  Considering a Non-Traditional CareerA nontraditional job search is very similar to a legal job search: you need to decide what you want and then find out what is available. In order to have an effective job…
  • Jul 14

    Accountability in Your Job Search

    Accountability in Your Job Search
    Accountability in Your Job Searchby Allison G. BelnapAssistant Dean, BYU Law, Career ServicesI want to build a house. I want a great house with great views that suits my family well. I have it all planned out in my head—an open floor…
Rank this Week: 547

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

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

    Danielle Holley-Walker named new dean of Howard University School of Law

    Danielle Holley-Walker named new dean of Howard University School of Law
    Danielle R. Holley-Walker has been named the new Dean of the Howard University School of Law. Read More
  • Jun 28

    Blake Morant named dean of GW Law School

    Blake Morant named dean of GW Law School
    Blake Morant has been named the next dean of The George Washington University School of Law. Morant had most recently been dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law. Read More
  • Jun 20

    Gayles, Yandle confirmed to the federal bench

    Gayles, Yandle confirmed to the federal bench
    The United States Senate this week confirmed the first openly gay African American male judge and the second African American lesbian to the federal bench. Read More
Rank this Week: 515

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    How Secure is Your IT Network? [Quiz]

    How Secure is Your IT Network? [Quiz]
    This rich, interactive quiz is designed to provide you with a high-level assessment of your firm’s security capabilities. Find out how prepared your firm is against a security breach and identify possible areas of weaknesses.
  • Jul 21

    Client Spotlight: Nicola, Gudbranson and Cooper, LLC.

    Client Spotlight: Nicola, Gudbranson and Cooper, LLC.
    We’ve had the pleasure of working with Gloria Merritt at Nicola Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC since 2010. Nicola Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC provides legal solutions to business owners and executives, professionals, and governmental…
  • Jul 14

    Cyber Security Threats to Small and Mid-Sized Firms: Why Now?

    Cyber Security Threats to Small and Mid-Sized Firms: Why Now?
    With all the discussion lately about law firm security and the expectations for increased diligence in protecting your data, it’s understandable that many firms are asking – why now? In this post, we'll review the growing…
Rank this Week: 563

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/
  • Jul 27

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

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"
    This is a very interesting essay (but – perhaps this is a minor point – I have grave reservations about William Deresiewicz's suggestion to weight SAT scores to help offset the disadvantages that applicants from lower…
  • Jul 13

    On the recording of confession

    On the recording of confession
    See Jennifer Mnookin's Op-Ed  on the recording of confessions. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Jul 3

    Period. Full Stop?

    Period. Full Stop?
    Jennifer Schuessler, If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue NYTimes (July 2, 2014) Extract: Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s…
Rank this Week: 721

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat
    by Marsha Hunter Who spoke persuasively at yesterday’s Senate hearings on the GM ignition switch scandal? There were plenty of lawyers in the room and on the hot seat, so you’d think the level of public speaking would be…
  • Jun 19

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
  • Jun 12

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 695

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology

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

    Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals: A Podcast Serie

    Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals: A Podcast Serie
    I’ve done a number of presentations lately in all sorts of formats – solo, duo, panels and webcasts. For the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on the Legal Talk Network, Tom and I decided to record an episode in which we shared some…
  • Apr 29

    Recents Podcasts, Articles and Odds & End

    Recents Podcasts, Articles and Odds & End
    I wanted to highlight some of my recent podcasts, articles and other odds & ends. If you are in St. Louis this Thursday and Friday, I’ll be at the ABA Law Practice Division Spring Meeting and the Law Firm Marketing Strategies…
Rank this Week: 736

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 18

    Asking the Right Question

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

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
  • Jun 27

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 865

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: 858

KM Space

KM Space

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

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

    What Compliance Officers Really Do

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

    Evacuation Day and Compliance

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

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

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!
    The National Labor Relations Board continues to wreck havoc on companies’ social media policies. That latest to get steamrolled in Boch Honda. I grew up with Ernie Boch’s commercial proclaiming that his costs are less so his…
Rank this Week: 1000

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

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

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

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

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

    QuickBooks for Attorney

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

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 987

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 25

    Move It Or Lose It

    Move It Or Lose It
    Legend has it that Southwest Airlines started with a business plan sketched on the back of a cocktail napkin up by founders Herb Kelleher and Rollin King back in the mid-1960s.   Back then, the federal government regulated airline rates,…
  • Jul 24

    Are You the Perfect Lawyer for the Job?

    Are You the Perfect Lawyer for the Job?
    This isn’t a solo story per se, but one with some lessons – a reminder that the perfect lawyer for the job or the client isn’t always the one with the biggest firm or the stellar credentials of the fanciest offices. From…
  • Jul 16

    What If Lawyers Were Compelled to Use the Cloud?

    What If Lawyers Were Compelled to Use the Cloud?
    These days, most legal regulators are pre-occupied with the question of whether lawyers may ethically move files to the cloud rather than whether they must. That’s not so in the medical profession, where the Affordable Care Act mandates…
Rank this Week: 1057

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!
    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success is a free one-hour webinar sponsored by the folks at The Form Tool. It is set for Thursday, July 31st at 10:00 a.m. CDT. I shared this information with a few of my...
  • Jul 23

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper
    This post may not have the lyrical flair of The Three Tenors, but hopefully you will find something useful (if not quite musical) by following the fusion of the thoughts of the three law professors that I recommend to you...
  • Jul 18

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?
    Lawyers are very skilled at creating legal documents and one of the values they provide to their clients is quality documents based on research, precedent and experience. So most of the time, a client would be in no position to...
Rank this Week: 1052

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jul 21

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...

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

    From soup to nuts: True and false range

    From soup to nuts: True and false range
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox has a helpful post on true and false ranges, usually phrased as “ranging from x to y.” She gives helpful examples of each and a simple test for avoiding use of false ranges.
  • Jul 14

    Writers, don’t less this happen to you.

    Writers, don’t less this happen to you.
    The quotation of the day comes from one of my favorite writing teachers, Roy Peter Clark: We writers say we want more praise for our work, but, when it comes, we are often not ready to accept it. We are...
Rank this Week: 1113

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/
  • Jul 17

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?
    Earlier this week Kevin Colangelo of Elevate Services wrote a nice blog post, The Business of Law: Addressing Law Firms’ Concerns Over “Control” in Managed Services Relationships. He explains the benefits of…
  • Jul 2

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?
    Another large law firm announced today the opening of a low-cost service center. Torys is opening in Halifax. The Globe & Mail in Bay Street law firm launches legal ‘incubator’ in Halifax reports that the…
  • Jun 22

    Legal Knowledge Management (KM) Trends Today

    Legal Knowledge Management (KM) Trends Today
    by Joshua Fireman & Ron Friedmann   INTRODUCTION My business partner Joshua Fireman and I recently co-moderated a roundtable of large, NYC-based law firms to discuss legal knowledge management trends.  HP Autonomy hosted…
Rank this Week: 1086

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 1084

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

    When We Were King

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

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

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

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
Rank this Week: 1051

practice management blog

practice management blog

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

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

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

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

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
  • Jun 7

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace
    Recently I ran accross Law Clerk Connection – a marketplace in which “clerks” (and presumably paralegals and maybe lawyers) can connect with “lawyers” (and perhaps small law firms or small companies) that need work done. In other…
Rank this Week: 1106

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/
  • Jul 25

    Outlook Tip: Finding Unread Mail

    Outlook Tip: Finding Unread Mail
    Regardless of the different techniques and services you might use to manage your Outlook Inbox, there will come a day when you amass too many messages in your Inbox and thereby lose track of your unread messages.  When that happens, you…
  • Jul 18

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad
    I consider myself an agnostic, as battles get fought between the ultimate utility of Apple versus Microsoft products. I use Windows products at work, and have a PC laptop at home; but, I also have an iPad (and have had an Android smartphone…
  • Jul 16

    August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer

    August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer
    This summer, Boston is the place to be for legal conferences, with a number of major organizations invading, in support of significant events. The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), the National Association of Bar Executives…
Rank this Week: 1356

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App

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

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

    Episode 30: This Email Will Self-Destruct in 10 Day
    We’re back for more legal geekery with some cool, important, and amusing stories today. (Not necessarily in that order.) Care to reward our dedication to getting back into the swing of things by subscribing to the podcast and…
  • Apr 23

    Episode 29: Can Robots Write Better Contracts Than Me? (Probably.)

    Episode 29: Can Robots Write Better Contracts Than Me? (Probably.)
    Welcome back to The Law Review Podcast and welcome to this apology episode. We’ve been hard at work polishing up the TopForm software we purchased from LexisNexis, and that’s resulted in my not having days, nights, and/or…
Rank this Week: 1359

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

Features news and commentary on the law and culture of lawyers. By Richard T. Cassidy.

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jul 18

    Vermont Senators Leahy and Sanders Honor Gov. Hoff

    Vermont Senators Leahy and Sanders Honor Gov. Hoff
    WASHINGTON, July 17 – In joint remarks before the U.S. Senate today, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) honored former Vermont Gov. Phil Hoff, who just turned 90 years old. Hoff served three terms as governor. First…
  • Jul 10

    The Uniform Law Commission Meets Thursday July 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington

    The Uniform Law Commission Meets Thursday July 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington
    The Uniform Law Commission begins its 2014 Annual Meeting on Thursday July 11, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Meeting in its 123rd year, the Commission, also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State…
  • Jun 30

    Thank You to the Barre Historical Society and the Vermont Labor History Society for Celebrating Phil and Joan Hoff

    Thank You to the Barre Historical Society and the Vermont Labor History Society for Celebrating Phil and Joan Hoff
    In 1962, I lived with my parents in Rutland, Vermont. One day early in the fall, I was at home, out sick from school. I was nine years old. There was a knock at the front door. Although I was in my pajamas, I raced to answer it. I opened the…
Rank this Week: 1191