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Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 92

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

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

    A special note of thanks to our client

    A special note of thanks to our client
    I wrote my first blog post on April 10, 2005, and I have published 968 posts since then.  To be candid, not all of the posts related to client service issues, the blog’s name notwithstanding.  But a good many of the posts have…
  • Feb 9

    “We just raise them every year.”

    “We just raise them every year.”
    Great article by Sara Randazzo in today’s Wall Street Journal, Legal Fees Cross New Mark: $1,500 an Hour.  Set aside the wisdom of such rates when firms provide discounts on demand and realization rates average near 80%.  What…
  • Feb 2

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?
    Most complain that their law firms are not meeting their needs. Some law departments bring work in-house.  Some change law firms.  But the problems persist. Outside the law department, companies solve this kind of problem by…
Rank this Week: 104

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: 124

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Legal debates...

    Legal debates...
    First: "What's harder, for a man to do 30 pushups or a woman to do 14?"  That's from Althouse discussing the 4th Circuit case of Bauer v. Lynch, which addresses the requirements for the FBI:"Whether physical fitness standards…
  • Feb 8

    Monday morning update

    Monday morning update
    So like the rest of you, I watched the Super Bowl and the commercials.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzWhat a snoozer.  Seemed more like a Thursday night Raven/Titan game than the Super Bowl.Politics this weekend was far more entertaining.Of course,…
  • Feb 4

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc
    Here's the order.The third opinion was back in December.
Rank this Week: 134

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: 159

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: 245

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Dec 3

    Recommended Bluetooth Headsets and Headphones; Reviews of HoudahSpot and Google Voice

    Recommended Bluetooth Headsets and Headphones; Reviews of HoudahSpot and Google Voice
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Tom Trottier, Recommended Bluetooth Headsets and Headphones and Usage Tips Fred Kruck, Review: HoudahSpot David Grabill, Review: Google Voice Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.…
  • Dec 3

    AccessData Summation 6.0: Read Our Exclusive Report

    AccessData Summation 6.0: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers software for all phases of the post-collection discovery process that you can use on demand only when needed (see article below), a Mac practice management app with cloud syncing, an app for using two...
  • Dec 3

    How to Create a PDF Ebrief Plus 44 More Must-Read

    How to Create a PDF Ebrief Plus 44 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 45 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
Rank this Week: 273

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 9

    Legal Billing Rates – From $1,500 to $0 an Hour

    Legal Billing Rates – From $1,500 to $0 an Hour
    The reports of near $1,500/hr. billable rates at large law firms have been swirling as of late as the ABA Journal reports: “Despite efforts by corporate clients to curtail legal expenses over the past decade, rates have risen steadily…
  • Feb 9

    Alcohol and Mental Health Issues Prevalent Among Attorney

    Alcohol and Mental Health Issues Prevalent Among Attorney
    A recent study is reinforcing earlier research and studies – attorneys have higher rates of alcohol and mental health issues than the general public.  As the authors of the study relate, the data underscores “the need…
  • Feb 8

    ABA Resolution Stirs Fears of Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership

    ABA Resolution Stirs Fears of Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership
    A proposed resolution working its way up the American Bar Association is stirring alarm among some local bar groups, which fear it would open the door to non-lawyer ownership of law firms. The post ABA Resolution Stirs Fears of Non-Lawyer…
Rank this Week: 305

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 336

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 9

    Ted Head Litigation Dead

    Ted Head Litigation Dead
    The cryogenics company that holds the head of baseball legend Ted Williams has lost its bid for defamation damages against a former employee and Vanguard Press. The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department held As the…
  • Feb 9

    When The Unintended Spouse Inherit

    When The Unintended Spouse Inherit
    The District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel has informally admonished an attorney whose delay in prosecuting a divorce action for his client caused the estate to go to a long-estranged first wife when the client died. Disciplinary Counsel…
  • Feb 9

    Bond Return Money Allegedly Converted

    Bond Return Money Allegedly Converted
    The Illinois Administrator has charged two attorneys with misconduct as co-respondents. Count One deals with the alleged mishandling of returned bond money in a attempted murder case. In or around September, 2012, Respondent Gonzalez and…
Rank this Week: 377

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
  • Feb 8

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson
    Original source:  http://www.sidley.com/en/sidley-pages/convers... A conversation with alumna Virginia Aronson For some, the idea of retirement inspires the call of a deep plush couch.…
  • Feb 2

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016
    Original source:  http://www.startribune.com/obituary-martin-sk... Thousands run the Twin Cities Marathon each fall. Martin “Skip” Burke was the man who made the event happen. As the…
  • Feb 2

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue
    Original source:  https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/news-insights/... Joel W. Nomkin, a partner in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice in Phoenix, and Charles G. Curtis, Jr., '82, a partner in…
Rank this Week: 355

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/
  • Feb 7

    Modern Men: Indoor Neutered Cats.

    Modern Men: Indoor Neutered Cats.
    I see it on the streets, in stores, at sporting events, in airports and in both cities and town. The female demand for Indoor Cats--i.e., neutered, obedient heterosexual Western men who do as they are told--is apparently quite high these...
  • Feb 6

    Cincinnati's Big Joe Duskin

    Cincinnati's Big Joe Duskin
    Went to a couple of his practices when I was in high school. Authentic bluesman in the staid Queen City....
  • Feb 5

    Heroes: My favorite tribe.

    Heroes: My favorite tribe.
Rank this Week: 374

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Stacking Bread On The Baby

    Stacking Bread On The Baby
    I know smart women.  I know plenty of smart, successful women.  I count among my close friends the general counsel of a major professional sports team, a partner and former hiring chair of an Am Law 100 firm, a law professor who…
  • Feb 4

    The Importance of Getting Involved

    The Importance of Getting Involved
    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin   I think one of the most effective ways of learning is by doing. Yes, an argument can be made that some people learn…
  • Feb 3

    #SuperwomenJDs: Ms. JD Board Member Jane Rosale

    #SuperwomenJDs: Ms. JD Board Member Jane Rosale
    As we prepare for Ms. JD's Eighth Annual Conference, we are asking each of our board members and volunteers to reflect on their superpowers and superheroes/superheroines.  Feel free to join us by posting your own responses to the…
Rank this Week: 406

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 352

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 389

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: 353

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    I don't recall what year I ran the 5th…

    I don't recall what year I ran the 5th Avenue Mile, but I remember that it was a beautiful fall day, and I remember that the race was rescued by Donald Trump. The concept of a straightaway mile race on a city street was pretty new. Milers are…
  • Feb 8

    The sportswriters at the Buffalo News…

    The sportswriters at the Buffalo News often seem to have an adversarial relationship with the Buffalo Bills, and this is, I think, unfortunate. The relationship WNY has with this team is deep and wide: when the Bills win, everybody's Monday…
  • Feb 3

    Two interesting questions: how should…

    Two interesting questions: how should jurors be charged with respect to social media and wireless device usage; and should jurors be advised during voir dire that their social media presence may be viewed by the attorneys?
Rank this Week: 417

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: 480

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?
    Caution:  Mature Content Yes, yes, I do want you to stop. A recurring theme of “Get to The Point” is that even if some of your listeners or readers are fine with your language usage, if a speech mannerism will offend others,…
  • Feb 9

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?
    Caution:  Mature Content Yes, yes, I do want you to stop. A recurring theme of “Get to The Point” is that even if some of your listeners or readers are fine with your language usage, if a speech mannerism will offend others,…
  • Feb 9

    Beware the Dangers of WiFi

    Beware the Dangers of WiFi
    Many of us have to travel for our work, and that often means connecting to wireless networks. If you use unsecured public WiFi networks when working on client matters that could mean trouble. Most hotels, airports, cafés don’t…
Rank this Week: 491

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Feb 4

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member

    Sign up for ABA TECHSHOW - Discounts for State Bar Member
    Every year I try to persuade lawyers to attend ABA TECHSHOW. I know lawyers are busy, but there is really no better chance to hear from so many experts in one location and to make great law office technology purchasing...
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind

    Podcast: The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind
    So what is a professional? Wikipedia explains the term this way: "A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training...
  • Jan 14

    Thoughts on Social Media: Risks, Rewards and Uncertaintie

    Thoughts on Social Media: Risks, Rewards and Uncertaintie
    Have you heard of the new mind reading app? It lets you know the thoughts and emotions of others, especially those from your past that you have not seen in a long time. You can use it to find evidence...
Rank this Week: 506

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

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

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

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

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

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 519

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: 527

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 9

    Make Money Monday: Paid Client Consults Without Avvo or the ABA

    Make Money Monday: Paid Client Consults Without Avvo or the ABA
    Both Avvo and the ABA have recognized the need for individuals and small business owners to get quick answers from lawyers. To this end, Avvo launched Avvo Advisors last year where a user can pay 39 bucks for a fifteen minute Q and A session…
  • Feb 4

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?
    Scrolling through #LegalTech on Twitter, a new name came across my feed: StandIn, described as kind of an Uber for court appearances. Since many other #altlaw sites that self-describe as Uber rarely live up to the hype, I decided to see how…
  • Feb 2

    Solo Snags Bill Cosby As A Client Through Television Appearance

    Solo Snags Bill Cosby As A Client Through Television Appearance
    Do appearances as a commentator on local or national television translate into phone calls or clients? Not really, is the consensus of my solo and small law firm colleagues who’ve made it onto the air.  While my colleagues all…
Rank this Week: 726

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
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
Rank this Week: 624

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 2

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen
    What is the serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma? Why should you use it? The Comma Queen has the answers.
  • Jan 27

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction
    Here’s something you don’t see every day: a defendant convicted of robbery and aggravated assault wins his appeal because the trial court, in instructing the jury, repeatedly used the phrase and/or to describe the elements of the crimes.…
  • Jan 21

    Rapping Strunk & White

    Rapping Strunk & White
    Listen to my rap ’Bout Strunk & White And your writing will be phat And your prose will be tight.
Rank this Week: 658

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jan 26

    Thank You President Obama For Ending Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prison

    Thank You President Obama For Ending Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prison
    By Marcy Mistrett In a historic moment yesterday, President Obama used his executive authority to end the use of solitary confinement for youth in the federal prison system. This action is incredibly important to the … Read More
  • Dec 14

    Lawyer turned musician partners with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

    Lawyer turned musician partners with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
    For nearly thirty years Paula Boggs distinguished herself in the practice of law first as an attorney in the Army General Counsel’s, then as a White House lawyer, later as a federal prosecutor, and finally … Read More
  • Sep 1

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case

    Hearing expected in the Freddie Gray case
    A judge in Baltimore is expected to hear preliminary motions in the Freddie Gray case on Wednesday. In May, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced indictments against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray who…
Rank this Week: 760

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: 654

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: 696

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
  • Feb 9

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?
    Caution:  Mature Content Yes, yes, I do want you to stop. A recurring theme of “Get to The Point” is that even if some of your listeners or readers are fine with your language usage, if a speech mannerism will offend others,…
  • Feb 9

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?
    Caution:  Mature Content Yes, yes, I do want you to stop. A recurring theme of “Get to The Point” is that even if some of your listeners or readers are fine with your language usage, if a speech mannerism will offend others,…
  • Feb 9

    Beware the Dangers of WiFi

    Beware the Dangers of WiFi
    Many of us have to travel for our work, and that often means connecting to wireless networks. If you use unsecured public WiFi networks when working on client matters that could mean trouble. Most hotels, airports, cafés don’t…
Rank this Week: 1149

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
Rank this Week: 848

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/
  • Jan 28

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20
    Brian Johnson just returned from The Hillman Advocacy Program (http://hillmanadvocacy.com/) held at the United States District Courthouse for the Western District of Michigan. 2016 marks the Hillman’s 35th year and Brian’s 20th…
  • Jan 12

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne
    by Brian K. Johnson Is it helpful or unhelpful to be self-conscious? As human beings, we sometimes have a dramatically heightened awareness of our own behaviors. Public speaking makes this happen. We perceive our own actions through the…
  • Jan 6

    Gestures and Car Batterie

    Gestures and Car Batterie
    I haven’t needed to jump-start a car battery in a long time. When I lived in Minnesota, the thermometer dipped below zero and batteries wouldn’t start. They needed a jump. The same occurs with gestures. We use the…
Rank this Week: 1090

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Oct 12

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount
    I’m looking forward to my first visit to Hong Kong to participate in what promises to be a great KM event: Ark Group’s 15th Annual KM Asia conference on November 18-19, 2015. I’ll be speaking on a panel that explores what is…
  • Sep 6

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10
    I had the great pleasure of hosting a presentation called Tech Gadgets: Those You Need, Those You Want and Those That Make You Wonder at the 2015 ILTA Conference in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun to research and review dozens of tech…
  • Sep 2

    Upcoming Presentation: Building Cross-Departmental Collaboration for Effective Law Firm Knowledge Management

    Upcoming Presentation: Building Cross-Departmental Collaboration for Effective Law Firm Knowledge Management
    I’m really excited to head back to Sydney, Australia to participate in Ark Group’s Knowledge Management and Innovation 2015 Conference on November 24-25, 2015 at Rydges Sydney Central. I’ll have the pleasure of…
Rank this Week: 881

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (and sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete...
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

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

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 1060

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Setting Limits at Work

    Setting Limits at Work
    A few months ago, I spoke to a friend of mine who does transactional work for a large law firm.  He was bemoaning the fact that the pace of his workload was unsustainable.  He felt like he was drinking from a fire hose. …
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
Rank this Week: 960

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

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

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 1136

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

Provides business information about the litigation support and electronic discovery industry.

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery
    ATLANTA, GA and DENVER, CO--Oct 16, 2014) - DTI, the largest privately held legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in the U.S. providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, today announced the acquisition of…
  • Oct 10

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M
    The Wall Street Journal reported on October 7 that Microsoft has signed a letter of intent to acquire an Israeli text-analysis vendor, Equivio.The Journal said Microsoft may pay $200 million for the startup.Equivio has been working with…
  • Oct 10

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution
    Austin, Texas -- October 07, 2014 Advanced Discovery, a leading provider of electronic discovery services and software for law firms and corporations worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Responsive Data Solutions (RDS), based in…
Rank this Week: 1045

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 813

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: 943

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

Covers building the law firm of the future, enabling lawyers to meet in person or in cyberspace, accessing resources and information over the Internet, and leveraging systems and tools. By Roger P. Glovsky.

http://thevirtuallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

    Working out of your pocket!
    Okay, I admit it. I fell in love with another PDA/cell phone. My last love was a Motorola MPx200, which I bought from AT&T wireless back in 2005. It had everything I wanted: email, calendar and contacts that sync with outlook, voice recorder,…
  • Oct 26

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 1124

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/
  • Feb 9

    Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Award

    Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Award
    Thanks to Morrison & Foerster for inviting JDC’s Gloria Chun and Katie Danielson (pictured with James Brosnahan) to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area’s...
  • Feb 8

    Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Complete Pro Bono Pledge Hour

    Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Complete Pro Bono Pledge Hour
    In 2015, BASF launched the “Pro Bono Pledge,” a call to action encouraging members and law firms to give back with pro bono service. A set of pro bono pledges,...
  • Feb 8

    Inspire Diverse Students to Apply to Local Law School

    Inspire Diverse Students to Apply to Local Law School
    The Destination Law School (DLS) program seeks volunteers to serve as panelists and mentors to diverse students interested in attending law school. DLS provides information about law school and the...
Rank this Week: 1686

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Feb 8

    Gleaning

    Gleaning
    “It wasn’t stealing, Madam.” It was TheBusker during his closing speech yesterday at Taunton Magistrates Court. He had been hired at great expense by a local solicitor to come down to the West Country to get his son off a…
  • Feb 8

    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…
  • Feb 2

    Piffling

    Piffling
    My opponent was much more senior than me today and it was clear from the off that he didn’t get on with the judge. I’m not sure whether it was his patronising manner or the judge’s irritation which came first but either way…
Rank this Week: 1254

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2016 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2016 Survey
    Each year, Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I organize a meeting of global legal KM professionals to discuss trends, issues, and opportunities. In prep for it, we conduct a survey of invitees in November, December, and January. We use…
  • Feb 4

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)
    This is a live blog post from a private large law firm meeting. The presenter is Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, at of Littler. Zev has practiced in law firms and a law department. He then studied for a Ph.D in…
  • Jan 31

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?
    A recent report suggests Big Law is having its Kodak moment. Before the turn of the century, “Kodak moments” were good. That successful marketing slogan prompted many snapshots. Today, a Kodak moment more…
Rank this Week: 1484

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1167

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Feb 3

    A Virtual Legal Assistant for GCs from Riverview Law

    A Virtual Legal Assistant for GCs from Riverview Law
    The battle to outfit lawyers with useful virtual assistants is heating up. A few weeks ago we reported on the evolution of IBM Einstein for use in legal settings. Now, Riverview Law, one of the largest legal-services and private practice…
  • Jan 20

    Empathy Key to Success with Business Client

    Empathy Key to Success with Business Client
    In a recent article in Bloomberg BNA: Big Law Business, Susie Lees, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Allstate Corporation, gets specific about how Allstate selects and retains outside law firms for the work…
  • Jan 6

    Will greed spell doom for the world’s largest law firms?

    Will greed spell doom for the world’s largest law firms?
    Legal-issues writer Elizabeth Olson tackled the subject of the legal profession’s generational divide in “Graying Firms Wrestle with Making Room for Younger Lawyers,” an article recently published in the New York…
Rank this Week: 1836