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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 28

    Your Unfriendly, Corporate Tone Is Alienating Employee

    Your Unfriendly, Corporate Tone Is Alienating Employee
    Just when you were told to leave your lawyer at work, now you’re told that even being lawyer-like at work can be a problem: “Take a time machine back to your company’s headquarters in say,... The post Your Unfriendly,…
  • Jun 27

    Chatbots Get the Thumbs Down for Complex Legal Advice

    Chatbots Get the Thumbs Down for Complex Legal Advice
    At least for now, it appears that people are not ready to trust a chatbot for complex legal advice: “Whilst most would refuse to take advice from a robot for complex cases, one in five... The post Chatbots Get the Thumbs Down for…
  • Jun 26

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work
    Tal Fagin, a former M&A attorney and a certified life coach, is interviewed on “how to leave your lawyer at work”.  Yes, we’re talking about you, not your co-workers or outside counsel: “There are…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Jun 28

    Top anticorruption prosecutor in Colombia arrested for ...

    Top anticorruption prosecutor in Colombia arrested for ...
    The top anticorruption prosecutor in Colombia was arrested for ...you guessed it, corruption.And of course there is Miami connection.  From the NY Times:Colombia’s top anticorruption prosecutor was arrested Tuesday in his…
  • Jun 27

    Meet your newest Magistrate Judge

    Meet your newest Magistrate Judge
    Congrats to Shaniek Maynard, who was sworn in this week as our newest Magistrate Judge.  She will be stationed in Ft. Pierce.(The blog first reported on the District's choice back in March).
  • Jun 26

    Last day of the Term

    Last day of the Term
    This is a really funny note from Justice Rehnquist to Justice Marshall, expressing end-of-school-itis.  Today is the last day of the Term, and you can get all of your news at SCOTUSblog.
Rank this Week: 116

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jun 27

    Marketing By the Numbers, Part 2

    Marketing By the Numbers, Part 2
    Marketing by the Numbers, Part 2 About seven years ago, I created a 13-minute video entitled Marketing By the Numbers, where I showed, through the power of data, the rationale behind many recommended marketing practices. Although the stats…
  • Jun 27

    Why Regulators’ Ban on Avvo Hurts Not Only Consumers But Solo Lawyer

    Why Regulators’ Ban on Avvo Hurts Not Only Consumers But Solo Lawyer
    A few years back, my mischievous little bichon shitzu, Sadie managed to hop up on to the kitchen table, knock a rotisserie chicken off the table and along with her “sister” – our 90-pound Old English Sheepdog – polish…
  • Jun 22

    Making Sure Your Law Firm Goes Down in History

    Making Sure Your Law Firm Goes Down in History
    Some law firms make history, others write their own history.  At least, that’s what I gathered from this Humphrey Keenlyside’s article  in Bloomberg, discussing the apparent tradition of large law firms producing an…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • May 16

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
  • Feb 13

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service
    The following Guest Post is from technology guru, Tom Lambotte from GlobalMac IT: Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting the…
  • Jul 26

    Webinar: You Can Practice Law on a Mac – Here’s How!

    Webinar: You Can Practice Law on a Mac – Here’s How!
    On July 27, 2016, 1-2:30 PM ET, Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMac IT (our firm’s I.T. company) is participating along with Mark Metzger in the American Bar Association webinar, “The Mac Lawyer: You Can Practice Law on a Mac…
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Jun 28

    Practice Pointer: Do Not Call Your Client "Hot Stuff"

    Practice Pointer: Do Not Call Your Client "Hot Stuff"
    The Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for trust account violations and other misconduct, including At the same time McMillin was misusing client trust accounts, he also failed to fulfill other substantial duties owed to several…
  • Jun 28

    When The Victim Cannot Testify

    When The Victim Cannot Testify
    The Indiana Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and re instated a conviction Defendant appealed his bestiality conviction arguing that the State failed to establish the corpus delicti of the offense, rendering evidence of his…
  • Jun 28

    Resigned To A Deserved Fate

    Resigned To A Deserved Fate
    The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted an attorney's resignation in the wake of a conviction. The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio reported on the criminal conviction Three Toledo residents were convicted for…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Jun 26

    Is your firm filled with open-minded people?

    Is your firm filled with open-minded people?
    Pedantic is defined as “narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned a pedantic insistence that we follow the rules exactly” and “unimaginative, dull.” You’ll see in a minute why I began with this…
  • Jun 14

    Vanilla. Tastes good, but it’s a bad way to market.

    Vanilla. Tastes good, but it’s a bad way to market.
    If you spend any time reading law firm websites, you soon come to one conclusion: all of them were written by the same person.  We know this because all law firms say the same things–best schools, best lawyers, client-focused,…
  • Jun 14

    Law firms lose clients because of poor client service. What do they do about it?

    Law firms lose clients because of poor client service. What do they do about it?
    Truth be told, nothing.  Well, at least nothing of consequence.  Oh sure, there is the occasional in-house program on client service and websites are edited to talk about the firm’s commitment to client service.  But if…
Rank this Week: 138

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 30

    Kamagra tablette

    Kamagra tablette
    Elle a reduit les problemes de sante sexuelle chez les hommes dans une mesure importante.
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile
    Your mobile product pages are probably the least explored quick win opportunity your marketing team could exploit. To benefit fully; we need to understand the important differences between mobile and desktop. Often however, we see retailers…
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 155

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jun 23

    Online Degrees for Those Entering the Legal Profession

    Online Degrees for Those Entering the Legal Profession
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Learning about the various areas of the law has never been easier or more accessible. There are many different options open for those who are eager to work in the legal…
  • Jun 23

    5 Business Degrees you’ve Probably Never Considered

    5 Business Degrees you’ve Probably Never Considered
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When people think of business degrees, they usually think of the obvious, like a degree in business administration, a degree in marketing, or a degree in business…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Jun 15

    TIM INITIATIVE: An Incredible Man (and the Making of a Champion)

    TIM INITIATIVE: An Incredible Man (and the Making of a Champion)
    Seven years ago, when Matthew O’Leary and I were still fresh out of law school, wide-eyed and swimming with big sharks, we ran into each other at a wine festival. Two brand new lawyers talking shop in the summer sun. Somehow the…
  • Jun 15

    6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Lawyer

    6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Lawyer
    Business lawyers handle your company’s most sensitive legal matters. Needless to say, you should hire someone who is not only exceptional at practicing business law, but you need to feel comfortable working with the attorney and have a…
  • Jun 14

    Inspiring Women Human Rights Lawyer

    Inspiring Women Human Rights Lawyer
    While Amal Clooney may dominate headlines for her fashion and much more importantly, her work in human rights and women’s rights, it is important for women lawyers--aspiring or practicing alike--to know about more of the many…
Rank this Week: 359

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: 450

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: 387

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/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Jun 27

    Cross-Selling Other Lawyers in Your Firm

    Cross-Selling Other Lawyers in Your Firm
    At my previous firm I was on the Marketing Committee. We went through a phase where we talked about cross-selling by our partners of other partners in different specialties. The buzzword for this back then was "synergy." We…
  • Jun 27

    Great Slackoisie Moments in American Film: Ben Younger's Boiler Room.

    Great Slackoisie Moments in American Film: Ben Younger's Boiler Room.
    Jim Young [Ben Affleck]: You want vacation time? Go teach third grade, public school. --Boiler Room, written and directed by Ben Younger...
Rank this Week: 915

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
  • Jun 28

    For Retaliation or Whistleblower Claims, Knowing When (and How) to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Is Key

    For Retaliation or Whistleblower Claims, Knowing When (and How) to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Is Key
    The multitude of federal and state antiretaliation and whistleblower statutes are, on the whole, quite similar in their basic structure: They all prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for engaging in some type of…
  • Jun 26

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental
    If you represent landlords who rent units to one person but allow someone else to occupy the unit—like a parent renting for a child or an employer renting for an employee—here’s some advice to pass on to your clients.…
  • Jun 23

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence
    Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good…
Rank this Week: 464

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jun 28

    Podcast #126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh

    Podcast #126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh
    In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Megan Zavieh explains what it takes to reinvent your law practice when you're feeling stuck. Podcast #126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jun 27

    7 Easy Upgrades and 1 Experiment for Making Your Office More Client-Friendly

    7 Easy Upgrades and 1 Experiment for Making Your Office More Client-Friendly
    Visiting a lawyer is often stressful for clients. Here are some easy ways to make your office more welcoming and client-friendly. 7 Easy Upgrades and 1 Experiment for Making Your Office More Client-Friendly was originally published on…
  • Jun 25

    Tips for Finishing the Bar Exam Performance Test on Time

    Tips for Finishing the Bar Exam Performance Test on Time
    If you manage your time and finish the Multistate Performance Text, you can be sure that you have handed in your best first draft. Tips for Finishing the Bar Exam Performance Test on Time was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 538

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/
  • Jun 28

    Law and Theory of Human Action

    Law and Theory of Human Action
    John Hyman, Action, Knowledge, & Will (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015). Dennis Patterson Every once in a while a book comes along that completely changes the way scholars think about their field. In the realm of what is referred to as…
  • Jun 27

    Developing a Matrix for Intellectual Property as Subject of International Law

    Developing a Matrix for Intellectual Property as Subject of International Law
    Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, The Protection of Intellectual Property in International Law (2016). Sam F. Halabi Intellectual property disputes implicating diverse and seemingly unrelated international legal regimes have become more…
  • Jun 26

    Sometimes, Information Wants to be Expensive

    Sometimes, Information Wants to be Expensive
    Jonathan M. Barnett, Three Quasi-Fallacies in the Conventional Understanding of Intellectual Property, 12 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 1 (2016), available at SSRN. Ted Sichelman In the last twenty years or so, numerous IP scholars have…
Rank this Week: 528

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

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

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem
    Much has been written about clients’ reactions to escalating legal costs, but what are the implications of a client challenging individual billing entries? It may not be about billing at all, but about how well your operating style…
  • Jun 28

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem
    Much has been written about clients’ reactions to escalating legal costs, but what are the implications of a client challenging individual billing entries? It may not be about billing at all, but about how well your operating style…
  • Jun 27

    Three Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as a Young Associate

    Three Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as a Young Associate
    Athletes often discuss the fact that each time they advance to the next level the game “speeds up.” The leap from high school to college ball is a significant one. Players are bigger, faster and stronger, and the game moves at a…
Rank this Week: 529

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: 645

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jun 22

    AU Law Firm Credits “People Focus” for Its Succe

    AU Law Firm Credits “People Focus” for Its Succe
    The managing partner of the Australian office of US-based Squire Patton Boggs, one of the most successful law firms in the world ($US1 Billion global revenue with more than 1500 lawyers, and offices in 21 countries), attributes the…
  • Jun 15

    “Managers” and “Makers” and the Use of Time

    “Managers” and “Makers” and the Use of Time
    Author, computer scientist and venture capitalist Paul Graham makes an interesting distinction between “managers” and “makers” when it comes to time management – particularly when it comes to scheduling…
  • Jun 8

    What Lawyers Can Learn about Customer Service from Nordstrom

    What Lawyers Can Learn about Customer Service from Nordstrom
    When James A. (Jim) Cranston heard enthusiastic praise for Nordstrom’s personal shopping service, he decided to find out more about it. He quickly realized that the store’s individual approach to clients was as…
Rank this Week: 870

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/
  • Jun 21

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say
    Law firm management needs to think more about their clients. Right now, they expend more energy on boosting profitability with inward measures than they do on client service. That cannot be sustainable. Protecting long-term profitability…
  • Jun 13

    A New Era of Managing and Finding Experience in Large Law Firm

    A New Era of Managing and Finding Experience in Large Law Firm
    Experience management – the ability to find relevant matters and lawyers with specific experience – has emerged as core in large law firms for both knowledge management and marketing. I explain here its importance and…
  • May 29

    Quoth the RAVN: How iManage’s RAVN Acquisition Will Affect the Legal Market

    Quoth the RAVN: How iManage’s RAVN Acquisition Will Affect the Legal Market
    [My business partner Joshua Fireman of Fireman & Company co-authored this blog post. It was first published by the International Association of Legal Technology (ILTA) at the ILTA KM blog and the ILTA corporate blog, both on 25 May 2017.]…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Jun 9

    On Client Selection (Presidential Edition)

    On Client Selection (Presidential Edition)
    Several interesting stories in the news. This one on client selection and risk management was certainly eye catching: "Four top law firms turned down requests to represent Trump" --"Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed…
  • Jun 8

    LegalKEY Replacement (Four Reasons Why)

    LegalKEY Replacement (Four Reasons Why)
    From the team at FileTrail comes: "4 Reasons It’s Time To Replace LegalKEY" --"If you haven’t heard, future development for LegalKEY is over. However, that’s no surprise to anyone still using LegalKEY. Although the company…
  • Jun 5

    ITC Conflicts Allegation (Section 201)

    ITC Conflicts Allegation (Section 201)
    Here's another interesting one: "Chinese solar company pitches conflict of interest claim in Section 201 case" (free subscription) --"A Chinese solar panel producer is claiming that the law firm representing a U.S. solar company…
Rank this Week: 496

Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • Mar 30

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...
    There is a lot going on in the legal industry these days. And while much of the talk is about Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity at the moment, we all know that technological progress isn't limited to just one practice area. We at…
  • Mar 17

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold
    The following post is related to the upcoming Vanderbilt Law School’s conference on artificial intelligence, April 13-14 in Nashville. More information and registration can be found on the event website. Our robot overlords are…
  • Oct 9

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model
    Change requires “doers.” I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry—attorneys who have a real sense of where we are as a profession and where we need to go. However, in meeting…
Rank this Week: 860

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

About accident & injury law, diversity, health law, insurance law, law practice management, lawyer lifestyle, small law firms, tax law, women in the law, and legal humor. By Kim R. Brown.

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor
    There are instances when issues arise between the contractor and the owner most probably due to damages caused by the home construction or renovation. In these circumstances, the owner has the right to demand repairs from the contractor.…
  • Aug 2

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    My former law partner once argued with me that being in our law firm partnership was like being in a marriage, to which I quipped, “Yes, only without the love and affection part.”  Smile. And, having been married more than…
  • Jun 3

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
Rank this Week: 585

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Aug 5

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity
    Ken Adams has a short lesson on spotting and eliminating syntactic ambiguity. “What is this ‘syntactic ambiguity’?” you ask. It’s what happens when the structure of a sentence makes the sentence subject to more than one…
  • Aug 4

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?
    Is a cat A “who” or a “that”?
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
Rank this Week: 510

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: 677

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 948

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: 695

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

http://blog.lawspacematch.com/
  • Jan 14

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta
    According to Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, referencing commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, says Atlanta's economy is rebounding! According to Sams, the region's second-largest…
  • Jan 8

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice
    As a sponsor for Run for Justice facilitated by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, LawSpaceMatch was a part of the 1,200 participants raising $25,000 for the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The run was on November 10, 2012,…
  • May 1

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 568

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: 721

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: 506

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jun 28

    Ten Tips for Writing Less Badly

    Ten Tips for Writing Less Badly
    In 2010, political scientist Frank Munger wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education offering ten tips on writing less badly. It’s aimed at academic writers. Here are the headlines: Writing is an exercise.You get better and…
  • Jun 28

    Another Book on New Teaching Approache

    Another Book on New Teaching Approache
    James Lang, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning (2016). "Cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and biologists all have produced a revealing body of research over the past several decades on how human beings…
  • Jun 27

    The Decline of the LSAT

    The Decline of the LSAT
    At the Excess of Democracy blog, Derek Muller gives four reasons why the LSAT's value is in decline. The highlights: First, schools have started to turn to the GRE in lieu of the LSAT. Second, LSAC has become bizarrely defensive...
Rank this Week: 1974

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

Offers step-by-step instructions showing how to get more out of Time Matters software.

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
  • Jun 28

    A Better Time Matters Website

    A Better Time Matters Website
    So that you can more conveniently view everything about Time Matters and cloud practice management...
  • May 31

    Outlook - Time Matters Option

    Outlook - Time Matters Option
    How to set Outlook 2013 and later to prompt automatically to save emails to Time Matters and show Time Matters Contact and Matter information in Outlook for saved emails.
  • May 31

    Outlook - Time Matters Option

    Outlook - Time Matters Option
    You can set Outlook 2013 and later to automatically prompt you to save emails to Time Matters. Another option shows you the Contact and Matter information in Outlook for emails you have saved to Time Matters.This PDF file shows you…
Rank this Week: 1286

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1037

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem
    Much has been written about clients’ reactions to escalating legal costs, but what are the implications of a client challenging individual billing entries? It may not be about billing at all, but about how well your operating style…
  • Jun 28

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem

    Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem
    Much has been written about clients’ reactions to escalating legal costs, but what are the implications of a client challenging individual billing entries? It may not be about billing at all, but about how well your operating style…
  • Jun 27

    Three Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as a Young Associate

    Three Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as a Young Associate
    Athletes often discuss the fact that each time they advance to the next level the game “speeds up.” The leap from high school to college ball is a significant one. Players are bigger, faster and stronger, and the game moves at a…
Rank this Week: 3324

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jun 27

    Fight the future

    Fight the future
    Most law firm retreats are not what you’d call somber exercises in austerity. Lawyers don’t go out that often, but when they do, they usually go in style. Smaller firms might gather in high-end lodges or resorts adjacent to lakes…
  • Jun 15

    Dispatches, but not from the brink

    Dispatches, but not from the brink
    Something I used to do here at Law21 was to regularly gather and publish links to reports, articles and columns I’ve written elsewhere. It occurred to me that I haven’t done one of these roundup posts for a while, so this seems…
  • Jun 1

    The rise of market pricing

    The rise of market pricing
    So yesterday, I posted some thoughts about the problems I saw with value pricing in the legal market. The post drew a lot of interest and several insightful comments, especially from Ron Baker, and I encourage you to read the post and…
Rank this Week: 4724

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
  • Jun 26

    Scott Kafker, '85: Nominated to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

    Scott Kafker, '85: Nominated to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    Gov. Charlie Baker will nominate Scott L. Kafker, '85, chief justice of the state appeals court, to serve on the state's highest court at a press conference this afternoon, according to the Boston Globe. …
  • Jun 26

    Jennifer Coyne, '90: Joins Transdev North America as EVP and General Counsel

    Jennifer Coyne, '90: Joins Transdev North America as EVP and General Counsel
    Transdev is pleased to announce that Jennifer Coyne, '90 has been appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective July 1. Original source:  …
  • Jun 26

    Charlotte Adelman, '62: Author, Native Plant Lobbyist

    Charlotte Adelman, '62: Author, Native Plant Lobbyist
    Charlotte Adelman, '62, has a longstanding love affair with Midwestern native plants and lobbies for public awareness and planting of native species, in order to nurture and nourish native fauna like butterflies and bees. Her most…
Rank this Week: 4791

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Accellis’ Joe Marquette Speaks to WKYC About the Ohio Government Website Hacking

    Accellis’ Joe Marquette Speaks to WKYC About the Ohio Government Website Hacking
    Accellis Technology Group President, Joe Marquette, gives insight to WKYC Channel 3 News about the Sunday morning Ohio government website hacks The post Accellis’ Joe Marquette Speaks to WKYC About the Ohio Government Website Hackings…
  • Jun 20

    Microsoft’s Focused Inbox

    Microsoft’s Focused Inbox
    Focused Inbox will be coming to an Outlook 2016 near you. Focused Inbox allows you to concentrate on the most important emails that matter to you. The post Microsoft’s Focused Inbox appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • Jun 14

    Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List

    Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List
    For the fourth consecutive year, MSPmentor has listed Accellis Technology Group to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 Global list. The post Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List appeared first on Accellis Technology…
Rank this Week: 2973

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jun 26

    The Importance of Following Up

    The Importance of Following Up
    Today’s post is inspired by Ben Schorr, technologist and senior content developer with Microsoft, who has “been in this business long enough to remember when Al Gore invented the Internet.” Being the all-around smart guy…
  • Jun 19

    Lawyer Websites: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Lawyer Websites: The good, the bad, and the ugly
    What goes into a well-designed law firm website?  A photo of the city skyline? A copy of your latest legal brief?  Your phone number in 6 point font in the footer?  Probably not, and here’s why. Don’t…
  • Jun 12

    Time Off and Avoiding Burnout

    Time Off and Avoiding Burnout
    Feeling weary, fatigued, overwhelmed, or stressed?  Working continually without rest or relaxation leads to burnout.  And it takes more than the occasional three-day weekend for your mind and body to recuperate. This is my…
Rank this Week: 5006

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/
  • Jun 24

    Copious rations and heaping serving

    Copious rations and heaping serving
    The military does not have Alford pleas. In an Alford Plea, the criminal defendant does not admit the act but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge. The court will pronounce the defendant guilty. The defendant may plead…
  • Jun 24

    Note for appellate counsel

    Note for appellate counsel
    By order of the Chief Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will be closed all day on Monday, July 3, 2017.  For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time under the Court’s Rules of…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender
    In 2002, Lester Packingham became a convicted sex offender at the age of 21, after he pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child – having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Packingham got into hot water with the law again in…
Rank this Week: 1445

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Jun 22

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth
    Let’s start with a confession: try as he may, this blogger still finds the valuation of trademarks and brands a bit of a black box. For sure, there are some fine books that attempt to explain how this kind of valuation is done (see,…
  • Jun 20

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?
    One of the pressing problems in the United States has been access to legal services, particularly to the poor and the middle class.  For sure, the wealthy have access to lawyers, but the poor and middle class apparently struggle. …
  • Jun 16

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced on June 15, 2017 the award of $258 million in research funding to six U.S. companies: Advanced Microsystems, Cray, Intel, HP, NVIDIA, and IBM.  The research funding is to support the development of…
Rank this Week: 2045

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jun 22

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 17, 2017

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 17, 2017
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Governor John Bel Edwards will serve as our keynote speaker. A…
  • Jun 20

    Maritime Law in Cuba and President Trump’s New Cuba Policy CLE on July 27, 2017

    Maritime Law in Cuba and President Trump’s New Cuba Policy CLE on July 27, 2017
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Admiralty Law Committee as they welcome José R. Cot and Walter Leger, Jr. for a discussion of Cuba’s maritime legislation and the impact of recent changes to…
  • Apr 18

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017
    Please join Judge Jay Zainey, U.S. District Court – EDLA, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court – MDLA, and Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst, U.S. District Court – WDLA, for a discussion on the federal district…
Rank this Week: 1659

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    ARDC Files Complaint Against Lawyer Who Failed to Prevent Conversion by Partner

    ARDC Files Complaint Against Lawyer Who Failed to Prevent Conversion by Partner
    This case (which is merely a complaint now that has not been proven) is a reminder that an attorney can be prosecuted by the ARDC for failing to safeguard client funds when he personally did not convert the funds. In this case, the…
  • May 28

    Appellate Court Holds that Expert Not Needed Where Legal Malpractice Was Obviou

    Appellate Court Holds that Expert Not Needed Where Legal Malpractice Was Obviou
    This case is potentially important. It addresses a long-running issue – when a plaintiff must hire a legal malpractice expert. The Plaintiff must do so when expert testimony is needed to explain the standard of care to the jury. Here,…
  • May 26

    Maryland Court Disallows Long-Delayed Legal Bill

    Maryland Court Disallows Long-Delayed Legal Bill
    This is case is worth reading because it involved a law firm that did legal work for a client for a period 12 years, but never billed the client. The firm claimed that it had entered into an oral agreement with the client to defer billing…
Rank this Week: 2803

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    Learning how to be more thankful

    Learning how to be more thankful
    Last Thanksgiving I made a particularly strong effort to be pay attention to what I’m thankful for in my…
  • May 30

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict
    You’ll all be well versed to many of my complaints about working in the legal profession by now. Besides for the obvious day to day politics there are other things that make whatever you’re doing a part of your life. When…
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
Rank this Week: 4725

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

Covers the practice of law with advice and insights. By Gregory Adam Napier

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Jun 14

    Next Gen. Mediation

    Next Gen. Mediation
    There is a better model of mediation! Continue reading →
  • May 22

    Affordable Mediation

    Affordable Mediation
    I apologize for the redundancy, but I realized my last post that addressed the issue of affordable medation was quite long and so some may not have gotten to the important part. So far as I know, I am the … Continue reading →
  • Apr 14

    How Mediation can be like MMA

    How Mediation can be like MMA
    I know, you thought I was talking about Mixed Martial Arts. And, truth be told, I have seen some mediations that wanted to go the route of verbal MMA. But, even that can be turned to a productive session. Actually, … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1192

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jun 14

    Podcast: Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What?

    Podcast: Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What?
    Our podcast Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What? is quite exceptional if I do say so myself. Of course exceptional is much easier to accomplish when your podcast guest is an esteemed expert like Jordan...
  • Jun 8

    Manage Cyber-Attacks: Is It Really Not If You Will Be Attacked, But When?

    Manage Cyber-Attacks: Is It Really Not If You Will Be Attacked, But When?
    Manage Cyber-Attacks: Is It Really Not If You Will Be Attacked, But When? is my new column in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. This is a sobering subject, but it is critical for all law firms to appreciate this idea in...
  • Jun 7

    Protecting clients from scams in the name of the law firm

    Protecting clients from scams in the name of the law firm
    I wouldn’t usually post a local news item on my blog, but this video is worth watching. An individual showed up to close on the house he was buying only to learn that he had wired $54,000 out to an...
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