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In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 11

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle
    When lost in the desert or a thick forest terrains devoid of landmarks people tend to walk in circles. Blindfolded people show the same tendency; lacking external reference points, they curve around in loops as tight as 66 feet (20 meters) in…
  • Mar 14

    Dream big. Why not?

    Dream big. Why not?
    As a young boy, I vividly remember following Bobby Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. Like his brother Jack, Bobby was greatly admired in my Irish-American household. His death was met with great sadness. I sat riveted during…
  • Mar 13

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.
    I just spent a couple of minutes looking for the telephone number of someone who sent me an email.  No big deal, except that if it is your client’s time spent looking for your number, it is a big deal.  If you do something…
Rank this Week: 97

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Jan 8

    CORRUPTION AND TOP COURT

    CORRUPTION AND TOP COURT
    To: Justice Elena Kagan United States Supreme Court 1 First Street Northeast,  Washington, DC 20543   Re:  Judicial Corruption  by Lauren Paulson   Thursday, January 8, 2015 Dear Justice Kagan:     Not so…
  • Dec 29

    DISHONOR IN 9TH CIRCUIT

    DISHONOR IN 9TH CIRCUIT
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014   Chief Judge Sidney Thomas--Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals James F. Battin Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse 2601 2nd Ave. North Billings, MT 59101   Re:  Judicial Complaint Manifold …
  • Nov 25

    THE ROAD TO JUSTICE

    THE ROAD TO JUSTICE
    JUSTICE, TRUTH AND BEAUTY  Are Needed Right Now by Lauren (Pug) Paulson Poet Emily Dickinson tells us she died for beauty.  Her fellow traveler observed that truth, for which he died, is a kinsman to beauty.  Justice, on the…
Rank this Week: 99

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 29

    Three Strikes In California

    Three Strikes In California
    The California State Bar Court Review Department proposes disbarment under a three-strike provision for an attorney who sought dishonestly continuances in two matters for supposed heart attacks ...given Moriarty’s disciplinary history, we…
  • Apr 28

    Not Flagrantly Dishonest Enough To Get Disbarred in D.C.

    Not Flagrantly Dishonest Enough To Get Disbarred in D.C.
    A District of Columbia Hearing Committee proposes a three-year suspension with fitness - not disbarment - for a truly horrific course of unethical conduct in failing to prosecute a medical malpractice/wrongful death case. The case was in…
  • Apr 28

    If He Did Not Spit, You Must Acquit

    If He Did Not Spit, You Must Acquit
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed a conviction for threats made to a district court commissioner during a bond hearing On August 13, 2015, [Commissioner] Caron met with Smith following his arrest (the “Initial Appearance”).…
Rank this Week: 111

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 28

    Interauthority Relationship

    Interauthority Relationship
    Michael GreenFor too long the focus in philosophy of law has been the national legal system. As some have already observed, this ignores public international law. But it also ignores private international law, or (as Americans would call it)…
  • Apr 27

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap
    Nelson Sabatini, Joseph Antos, Howard Haft & Donna Kinzer, Maryland’s All-Payer Model—Achievements, Challenges, And Next Steps, Health Affairs Blog (Jan. 31, 2017).David OrentlicherWhile the Affordable Care Act has done…
  • Apr 26

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family
    Michael Boucai, Is Assisted Reproduction an LGBT Right?, 2016 Wisc. L. Rev. 1065 (2017).Douglas NeJaimeFor decades, same-sex couples have made claims—in both politics and law—to parenthood. Many of these claims relate to the…
Rank this Week: 172

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 28

    How Lawyers Work: Chad Burton, Former Litigator and Parental Unit

    How Lawyers Work: Chad Burton, Former Litigator and Parental Unit
    In this week’s edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Chad Burton, a former litigator who developed one of the nation’s first “new model” law firms. How Lawyers Work: Chad Burton, Former Litigator and Parental Unit…
  • Apr 28

    The Secret Style Guide the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Read

    The Secret Style Guide the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Read
    You can't get any higher than supreme. So when the public gets a glimpse into the inner workings of the Supreme Court, it's a big deal. The Secret Style Guide the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Read was originally published on…
  • Apr 27

    Freelance Legal Work Agreement

    Freelance Legal Work Agreement
    If you are planning on hiring an attorney for freelance work, there are several things you should keep in mind. This sample work agreement will help you define the scope of work, compensation, and more. Freelance Legal Work Agreement was…
Rank this Week: 227

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    News and Note

    News and Note
    1.  Congrats to the new Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta.  Great news.  Acosta got 60 votes, including Sen. Nelson.2.  The Melgen jury is still out.  Today marks day 3 of deliberations.  Strong likelihood of a…
  • Apr 27

    Your government at oral argument

    Your government at oral argument
    Have you ever had a judge (or Justice) respond to an argument by saying, "Oh, come on." (via the NY Times):Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. tried to test the limits of the government’s position at a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday…
  • Apr 26

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy
    At long last, the en banc 11th Circuit today decided United States v. Roy.  The opinions span 287 pages.  Judge Carnes wrote the majority opinion, finding harmless error in conducting trial without counsel present during a portion…
Rank this Week: 212

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 14

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole
    So goes the post of Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX). Similarly, the second portion of my bill addresses enhanced sentences for individuals with prior sex offenses. Our child exploitation laws consistently call for higher sentences when a defendant has…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
Rank this Week: 383

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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

    We're Posting to Social Media!

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

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

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

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

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.
    Greensboro Bar Association members are invited to attendSWEARING IN CEREMONY October 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. Courtroom 4C of the Guilford County Courthouse Reception Immediately Afterwards at Churchill's on Elm in Downtown GreensboroThe Young…
Rank this Week: 355

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: 449

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: 327

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/
  • Apr 29

    Former Berkeley Law Dean Settles Harassment Case

    Former Berkeley Law Dean Settles Harassment Case
    From The Guardian: The former University of California, Berkeley, law dean whose sexual harassment case sparked national outrage has reached a deal with the school that allows him to maintain tenure, receive research funding and avoid…
  • Apr 29

    Life Advice from Robert Pirsig

    Life Advice from Robert Pirsig
    On April 24, 2017, Robert Pirsig passed away. He is best known as the author of the cult novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. From his writings, Lithub has selected pieces of advice for living. Here are a...
  • Apr 28

    Viet Thanh Nguyen: the Struggles in Becoming a Writer

    Viet Thanh Nguyen: the Struggles in Becoming a Writer
    Writing is hard work. We can find some comfort in realizing that it is a challenge for even the most talented professionals. At the Los Angeles Times, Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen offers a narrative of his long journey...
Rank this Week: 1171

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 28

    How To Apply For A Job When You’re Underqualified

    How To Apply For A Job When You’re Underqualified
    Alas, lawyers don’t know everything.  Even those that claim that they do.  When looking for an in-house counsel job, you are likely to find many openings that your skills and experience don’t fully match.…
  • Apr 26

    Can Trying To Be Likable Kill Your Career?

    Can Trying To Be Likable Kill Your Career?
    Finally some tangible proof that there are lawyers who are trying to be likeable: “A long time ago, in a law firm far, far away, when I was a mid-level associate, I was assigned to... The post Can Trying To Be Likable Kill Your Career?…
  • Apr 25

    How to Make the Leap from Director of Legal to GC

    How to Make the Leap from Director of Legal to GC
    The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how a Director of Legal can make the leap to a GC position.  She also gives the background on typical experience profiles and other factors that you can... The post How to Make the Leap from…
Rank this Week: 482

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 28

    To Meet and Confer, You Need to Talk

    To Meet and Confer, You Need to Talk
    If you have a “dispute concerning discovery,” the law requires that you try to resolve it informally by conferring with the opposing side. This meet-and-confer requirement can be met in person, by telephone, or by letter. But a…
  • Apr 26

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene
    Once you find a qualified interpreter, apply these eight tips to maximize the interpreter’s usefulness in court or at trial. Locate interpreters where they can hear and be heard. One of the most challenging aspects of simultaneous court…
  • Apr 24

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal
    A possible accommodation for an employee’s disability may be the use of an assistive animal in the workplace. What considerations should go into deciding whether to allow this accommodation? Here’s a handy checklist to help…
Rank this Week: 678

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: 664

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer
    How can you get the most from Microsoft Office 365's new features? Curious about all the new apps and add-ins popping up in the Office Store? For this edition of Tech Tips Friday, practice management technology experts Heidi Alexander, Tom…
  • Apr 28

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer
    How can you get the most from Microsoft Office 365's new features? Curious about all the new apps and add-ins popping up in the Office Store? For this edition of Tech Tips Friday, practice management technology experts Heidi Alexander, Tom…
  • Apr 27

    Writing Your Way to New Busine

    Writing Your Way to New Busine
    There was a time not that long ago when I counseled lawyers not to spend too much time writing and publishing articles. Back then, they were largely passive, short-lived marketing efforts. Today, however, as clients conduct their own internet…
Rank this Week: 667

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

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

http://compujurist.com
  • Apr 26

    QuickTip: How to Quickly Delete Rows and Columns in Excel

    QuickTip: How to Quickly Delete Rows and Columns in Excel
    You are probably familiar with using the Excel Ribbon to delete ros and columns, but what if you want to do so quicker and without the need of your mouse? Here's a QuickTip for deleting rows or columns in Excel using a keyboard shortcut:
  • Apr 17

    Scam of the Week: Fake iCloud Emails “Phish” For Your Personal Info

    Scam of the Week: Fake iCloud Emails “Phish” For Your Personal Info
    According to the good folks over at KnowBe4.com: The bad guys are targeting Apple users with emails that appear to be coming from Apple and aim to trick unsuspecting users into handing over their personal information.
  • Oct 10

    Scam of the Week – Insidious New IRS Social Engineering Attack

    Scam of the Week – Insidious New IRS Social Engineering Attack
    There is an insidious new IRS scam doing the rounds. They send you a phony IRS CP 2000 form and claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer. This is meant to get you worried.…
Rank this Week: 541

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Help Support Literacy Programs at Bookstock 2017

    Help Support Literacy Programs at Bookstock 2017
    The Mike Morse Law firm is proud to serve as presenting sponsor for Michigan’s biggest used book and media sale, underway now through April 30 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia. To date, Bookstock has raised nearly $1.7 million for…
  • Mar 16

    $9.5 Million Settlement For Triathlete Injured In Bus Crash

    $9.5 Million Settlement For Triathlete Injured In Bus Crash
    Our client lost his right hand and suffered a traumatic brain injury, but despite these life-changing injuries, he is determined to move forward. His strength, will and determination are a true inspiration. We are proud to announce a $9.5…
  • Feb 7

    Detroit Shines in Super Bowl Spotlight

    Detroit Shines in Super Bowl Spotlight
    Detroit’s “Queen of the Blues” Thornetta Davis is featured in our firm’s latest Super Bowl commercial singing “I Believe (Everything Gonna Be Alright)” The rich, soulful voice of Detroit icon Thornetta…
Rank this Week: 1016

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 606

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1075

Solo in Minneapolis

Solo in Minneapolis

Covers practicing law as a solo attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Joe Flanders.

http://www.soloinminneapolis.com/
  • Jul 6

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)
    I have reached the point where I could really use some help from another lawyer. I knew this day would come. It is part of my business plan. Yet, I don’t really know how to hire someone and I am not sure I want to. I can see it being a…
  • Jul 23

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
  • Jul 23

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
Rank this Week: 740

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    White & Case Diversity

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

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship
    Go to the link to read about this awesome opportunity!https://m.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internship
  • May 6

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary…
Rank this Week: 671

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: 1015

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: 600

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: 604

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: 1023

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: 528

Blawfields

Blawfields

Discusses current legal issues.

http://blawfields.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Tales from the MPRE

    Tales from the MPRE
    Because my MPRE score expired, I had to retake it.  After spending a couple hours with students about to begin their third year of law school, I have some observations: The MPRE is a weird exam.  It is easy in that you can normally…
  • Aug 11

    Free LSAT Advice

    Free LSAT Advice
    Prior to and during law school, I was an LSAT tutor both on my own and (at a different time) for one of the large test preparation companies.  I'm not particularly fond of the LSAT.  Rather, I couldn't believe that my performance on a…
  • Aug 3

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam
    Many of the other people who took the bar exam with me last week are now on well-deserved vacations and have an entire month of relaxation before beginning work again.  I, on the other hand, am back working.  The joys of being a practicing…
Rank this Week: 784

Small Firm Life

Small Firm Life

Covers the practice of law in a solo or small firm. By Ray Dowd.

http://smallfirmlife.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    RIP Audioblogger

    RIP Audioblogger
    Well, while killing off Small Firm Life, I found this notice which related to one of my first posts about putting audio on a blog. Goodbye again!Hello,As of November 1, 2006, Audioblogger will no longer accept phone calls. MP3s made with the…
  • Oct 8

    Goodbye Small Firm Life

    Goodbye Small Firm Life
    If anyone's read this blog from the beginning, they'll remember that it was started to explore the possibilities of blogging and to support my column "Small Firm Life" for the New York Law Journal. Well, I've had a couple of life changes…
  • Oct 2

    Copyright Litigation Handbook

    Copyright Litigation Handbook
    Well, my first book is on its way to the printer. The process, from proposal to finish took 3.5 years. It was a full year of waiting for the proposal to be approved, then two years to write it, then six months of the editing and additional…
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • Apr 29

    John Irving on Revisions and Rewriting.

    John Irving on Revisions and Rewriting.
    Half my life is an act of revision. --John Irving (1942-)...
  • Apr 26

    Still working on Maggie's Farm?

    Still working on Maggie's Farm?
    "It's a shame the way she makes me sweep the floor..."...
  • Apr 20

    Wordsworth on Writing, Working, Lawyering.

    Wordsworth on Writing, Working, Lawyering.
    Writing--any kind of writing--is hard work. The most inspired "work moments" I've had are in this category: watching someone struggle with getting to the right word or phrase under pressure and when they are tired. The first time…
Rank this Week: 2512

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

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

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 4853

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
  • Apr 28

    "Opportunistic" Google and Intertrust Launch "Patent Shield": Protection for Startup

    "Opportunistic" Google and Intertrust Launch "Patent Shield": Protection for Startup
    Google and Intertrust have announced the creation of Patent Shield, which is designed to protect startups.  Essentially, the exchange is access to a patent portfolio for an equity stake in the startup.  It seems to put startups…
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech
    The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) has issued a report titled, “Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight.”  The GAO Report provides a description of the FinTech industry broken down by…
  • Apr 23

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice
    Unless South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority receive $680 000 in funding before the end of the month, an application will be launched to liquidate the non-profit which will likely see the collapse of the self regulated body, and…
Rank this Week: 2539

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

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

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)
    In October and November 2013, I had a series of three blog posts about changing demographics among law students. The first looked at changes in applicants from the top 240 feeder schools. The second documented a greater decrease in…
  • Apr 27

    Of Dental Schools and Law Schools (LWB Farewell Series)

    Of Dental Schools and Law Schools (LWB Farewell Series)
    First, I want to thank Bill for welcoming me to The Legal Whiteboard several years ago. It was an honor to be welcomed as a contributor and it has been a privilege to have a blog outlet readily available for...
  • Apr 27

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....* (LWB Farewell Series)

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....* (LWB Farewell Series)
    The post below was originally written on June 17, 2014 by LWB's thoughtful and witty editor Jeff Lipshaw. Jeff and I met roughly 12 years ago when he entered the teaching market. Before signing up for the hazing of becoming...
Rank this Week: 1453

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
  • Apr 28

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer
    How can you get the most from Microsoft Office 365's new features? Curious about all the new apps and add-ins popping up in the Office Store? For this edition of Tech Tips Friday, practice management technology experts Heidi Alexander, Tom…
  • Apr 28

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer

    Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyer
    How can you get the most from Microsoft Office 365's new features? Curious about all the new apps and add-ins popping up in the Office Store? For this edition of Tech Tips Friday, practice management technology experts Heidi Alexander, Tom…
  • Apr 27

    Writing Your Way to New Busine

    Writing Your Way to New Busine
    There was a time not that long ago when I counseled lawyers not to spend too much time writing and publishing articles. Back then, they were largely passive, short-lived marketing efforts. Today, however, as clients conduct their own internet…
Rank this Week: 2446

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Apr 27

    15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Board Member Paige Griffith!

    15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Board Member Paige Griffith!
    Hi everyone! I'm Paige!   I'm very excited to be joining Ms. JD this year as a Board Member!  I started with the organization in 2015-2016 as a Ms. JD Fellow and then worked on the staff as the Conference Coodinator in…
  • Apr 27

    Everything You Need to Know About Female Lawyer’s Dress Code

    Everything You Need to Know About Female Lawyer’s Dress Code
    Style and fashion are something that a lawyer must take seriously. Most problems of lawyers are their fashion and style, being either a hit or miss. Sometimes, lack of fashion sense can damage a lawyer’s reputation. Dressing sloppy or…
  • Apr 26

    A Primer for Lawyer/Moms: Just Out and a Must Have

    A Primer for Lawyer/Moms: Just Out and a Must Have
    I first met Lori Mihalich-Levin soon after her first baby was born and when she was in the overwhelmed-by-baby-and-the-thought-of-returning-to-work stage.   Our lunches were enjoyable but a bit somber.  She was struggling, and I…
Rank this Week: 1866

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

Covers enhancing the practice of law by maximizing the use of social media. By Gavin Ward.

http://wardblawg.com/
  • Apr 27

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
  • Feb 6

    Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?

    Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?
    Do you generate personal injury claims leads for sale in the UK? (qualified PI leads). Are you needing to sell PI domain names or websites? Or are you wanting a long-term solution of buying online assets that will give you local, high…
  • Aug 12

    Law Firm Associate Retention Tips: 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave!

    Law Firm Associate Retention Tips: 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave!
    3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave! And How to Fix It… I’m pleased to welcome one of my new LinkedIn legal connections, Pamela DeNeuve, a Law Firm Strategist from the States, who helps retain & engage associates…
Rank this Week: 2727

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

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

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

    Hollywood Conflicts Allegations Always Make Headline

    Hollywood Conflicts Allegations Always Make Headline
    (You are about to witness the strength of risk knowledge.) Straight out of the Hollywood Reporter comes: "Judge Asked to Disqualify Universal's Law Firm From 'Straight Outta Compton' Suit" -- "After a brief pause, thanks to the death of the…
  • Apr 26

    WEBINAR: Replace LegalKEY & ARM. Budget for FileTrail

    WEBINAR: Replace LegalKEY & ARM. Budget for FileTrail
    Our expert risk consulting colleagues at InOutsource are co-hosting a webinar on replacing LegalKEY and ARM (FileSurf) records management systems.We've covered some of the risks associated with legacy systems. For firms looking to plot a…
  • Apr 24

    Indemnity Increasing Indeed In OCG

    Indemnity Increasing Indeed In OCG
    "BigLaw Losing Fight Over Indemnity In Counsel Guidelines" --"In a buyer’s market for BigLaw services, corporate clients are increasingly demanding — and getting — firms to shoulder the risk of unforeseen or unwelcome…
Rank this Week: 5186

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 2879

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Furlong Book a Must-Read for Law Firm Leader

    Furlong Book a Must-Read for Law Firm Leader
    Jordan Furlong has been a professional colleague and close friend for many years. His passion for understanding the legal profession is unmatched. Perhaps that’s why he is in demand to speak to prestigious organizations and firms…
  • Apr 20

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second
    Bloomberg Markets reports that new software from JPMorgan Chase & Company has reduced the amount of time that lawyers and loan officers need to invest in interpreting loan contracts from tens of thousands of hours to mere…
  • Apr 13

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?
    The Lawyerist has introduced an interesting series of profiles of individual lawyers called “How Do Lawyers Work?” Not only do I find it intriguing to look into the work lives of other legal practitioners and…
Rank this Week: 2713

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    This Saturday is the final event in the…

    This Saturday is the final event in the Buffalo State Trump's First 100 Days program. For my piece of it I ended up inviting the Hon. Lawrence Vilardo, of the Federal District Court for the Western District of New York to address the class on…
  • Apr 18

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to…

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to everyone else. The recently deceased Federal District Court Judge John Curtin was the model of what a judge should be: patient, knowledgeable, and fair. It was always a glad moment when you filed a new…
  • Apr 11

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins…

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins won a Pulitzer?
Rank this Week: 2565

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    How to Manage Obstacles to Productivity in Law Practice

    How to Manage Obstacles to Productivity in Law Practice
    Find out how to manage productivity obstacles in your law practice so your time doesn’t slip away unnoticed. Mastering productivity is critical to the quality of your work and life – and it can be a serious challenge. This post is…
  • Apr 20

    How to Use Video to Grow Your Law Practice [Webinar]

    How to Use Video to Grow Your Law Practice [Webinar]
    Video dominates marketing in 2017 and your law practice shouldn’t be an exception. In our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Nicole Abboud will get you started. Video is quickly becoming one of the most powerful and effective…
  • Apr 11

    5 Steps to Organize Projects and Increase Productivity in Your Law Practice

    5 Steps to Organize Projects and Increase Productivity in Your Law Practice
    Find out how to organize your projects so you can stop wasting time and energy in a chaotic law practice. Busy lawyers can’t create more hours in the day. But they can increase their productivity with this 3-part series! Parts 2 + 3…
Rank this Week: 4942

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2322

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 24

    Choice of Entity for New Lawyer

    Choice of Entity for New Lawyer
    Choosing a legal structure and entity type for your law firm seems like an easy decision. But is it? Consider the following scenarios: New lawyer establishes law practice with the goal of becoming an associate If this is you, being a…
  • Apr 18

    On Demand CLE Store Now Open

    On Demand CLE Store Now Open
    If you weren’t able to attend eCourt Malpractice Traps 2017 or one of my other recent CLEs, don’t fret.  On demand CLE is now one click away through Selz. Visit my online store to download these programs from 2017…
  • Apr 17

    To Boldly Go Solo

    To Boldly Go Solo
    How do you know if solo practice is right for you?  Do you have what it takes to organize, manage, and assume all the risks of running a law practice? As Bill Nye would say, please consider the following: Independence … Continue…
Rank this Week: 5068

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 24

    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…
  • Apr 10

    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…
  • Apr 3

    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…
Rank this Week: 4768

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Apr 20

    No, not all evictions go quickly

    No, not all evictions go quickly
    Typically, it takes a landlord less than a month to evict a tenant for violating his or her lease but that is not always the case. In Arkansas, the eviction… The post No, not all evictions go quickly appeared first on Nobles Law Firm.
  • Apr 19

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’
    It’s been quite some time since you good people were treated to a legal-themed old time radio (OTR) episode, so rejoice — the long wait has come to an end.… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When…
  • Apr 19

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace
    Ever since Arkansas voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than one employer has wondered what impact the law will have on the workplace. Fortunately, the Arkansas… The post Medical marijuana in the…
Rank this Week: 2709

Alextronic Discovery

Alextronic Discovery

An Electronic Discovery Blog covering News, Articles and Thoughts for the Legal and Corporate Community By Alexander H. Lubarsky.

http://discoveryresources.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    I'm baaaaack!!

    I'm baaaaack!!
    Blawgerheads, with so much fluidity, excitement and change in the ESI world these days - I've been encouraged by several colleagues to reactivate this long defunct (7+ years) Blawg, so Alextronic Discovery is baaaaaaack!    I…
  • Sep 14

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg
    Here is an exciting blawg entry from TotalAttorney that references Alextronic's presentation yesterday (at the 82nd Annual California State Bar Meeting in San Diego) entitled New Strategies for Winning the Document Production War. Enjoy…
  • Sep 8

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next
    Alextronic (Alex Lubarsky) and friends have a jam-packed E-discovery/ESI speaking agenda this month and next. I hope our dedicated legion of Blawgerheads can join us at the following events (I will be speaking at all but the last event…
Rank this Week: 2845