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In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jan 23

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat
    Many firms have created a job for “pricing.” The reason for doing so is that firms don’t have much experience with non-hourly billing, but clients are demanding non-hourly fee arrangements.  Since the firms want to make…
  • Jan 13

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement
    My friend Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the legal procurement organization, Buying Legal Council.  Silvia and her group are holding a conference in New York City on February 2, 2015, Pricing and Collaboration.  The program…
  • Jan 9

    Lawyers Can’t Help Themselves: Client Gouging is just a way of life

    Lawyers Can’t Help Themselves: Client Gouging is just a way of life
    In reading my morning mail, this post caught my eye: Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Fees.  So I read the post, written by the CFO of a firm named Rivkin Radler.  It contains 5 suggestions on how to raise your rates and…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Jan 22

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”
    That was one Florida Judge running for re-election back in 2002 (see par. 46). The Supreme Court heard argument this week on whether judges running for election in Florida should be able to personally solicit campaign contributions. …
  • Jan 21

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench
    Wow, what an accomplishment for such a good and nice man.  Last week the Court recognized Judge Gonzalez at the Ft. Lauderdale courthouse (good thing it wasn't raining!).  Lots of law clerks, friends and family attended, including…
  • Jan 19

    Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi
    Guy Lewis and Michael Tein, along with Dexter Lehtinen, just blew up the Death Star.  It was a long war, but they have finally won to the tune of over $1 million in sanctions against the Tribe's lawyers.  Kudos to Lewis and Tein's…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 132

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/
  • Jan 24

    Prosecutor discipline?

    Prosecutor discipline?
    Remember Napue v. Illinois, 360 U.S. 264 (1959)?  Here’s the Justia summary. At petitioner’s trial in a state court in which he was convicted of murder, the principal state witness, an accomplice then serving a 199-year…
  • Jan 24

    Worth your read-pretrial agreement

    Worth your read-pretrial agreement
    Military law and practice requires that any pretrial agreement discussions be conducted between the defense, the prosecutors, and the convening authority.  The military judge is not allowed to be involved.  The military…
  • Jan 22

    Worth the watch –

    Worth the watch –
Rank this Week: 167

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015
    William Gallagher Associates, an insurance broker and risk management company, compiled what it sees as the top business risks in all categories for the coming year. Number one is a risk that hasn’t received much attention. It derives…
  • Jan 21

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award
    In late December, Dennis Kennedy announced the 11th Edition of his popular Blawggie awards, which tout his choices of top legal blogs in a variety of categories. Dennis Kennedy is a well-known lawyer (VP, Senior Counsel at MasterCard),…
  • Jan 20

    BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming

    BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming
    Duane Morris pro bono counsel A. Nicole Friant Stewart left the law firm in December to become an organic farmer in California. Friant Stewart and… The post BigLaw lawyer gives up law practice for organic farming appeared on…
Rank this Week: 156

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank
    Let’s look at the Fortune 500 companies broken into equal-sized revenue categories and see if there is any pattern about the law school of their top lawyers. The plot below shows 20 revenue categories increasing from $4.8 billion for…
  • Jul 29

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

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

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

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 163

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Jan 22

    Pre-Law Reading Radar

    Pre-Law Reading Radar
    Hello Ms. JD Readers! On my lunch break from work this afternoon, I found myself at the doors of the Los Angeles Public Library. Etched high above the entrance was a gem of wisdom: “Books alone are liberal and free. They give to all…
  • Jan 21

    Rabiah’s version of “You don’t look like a lawyer”

    Rabiah’s version of “You don’t look like a lawyer”
    Audio version of this blog post: https://soundcloud.com/rabiag/rabiah-guls-version-of-you Inspired by Bianca Gay’s blog post on this website entitled “But You Don’t look like a Lawyer…” I also wanted to…
  • Jan 20

    The 2015 Ms. JD Fellowhip Application is now open!

    The 2015 Ms. JD Fellowhip Application is now open!
    The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is now open for applications! In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote…
Rank this Week: 182

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jan 22

    Reviews of ActiveWords, TValue, dtSearch; Body Position and Tablets; Three New Question

    Reviews of ActiveWords, TValue, dtSearch; Body Position and Tablets; Three New Question
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Stephen Hayes, Review: ActiveWords for Naming Documents Adron Beene, Review: TValue for Amortization Calculations Carol Baker, Review: dtSearch for a Briefs Knowledge Base Christian…
  • Jan 21

    How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm Plus 39 More Must-Read

    How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm Plus 39 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Jan 19

    This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000 Plus 58 More Must-Read

    This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000 Plus 58 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 59 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 246

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster
    This article can also be viewed at our updated site thenutmeglawyer.com Your office always engages in the best practices when it comes to your clients' confidentiality, this goes without saying. You've got the latest anti-virus software…
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 261

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/
  • Feb 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 259

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/
  • Jan 24

    Unjust To Disbar?

    Unjust To Disbar?
    Reciprocal (but not identical) discipline was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department based on an attorney's 2012 disbarment in New Jersey. The court ordered a two-year suspension the Special Referee…
  • Jan 24

    Former Governor Suspended

    Former Governor Suspended
    From the web page of the Virginia State Bar Effective January 29, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Robert Francis McDonnell’s license to practice law in Virginia based on his conviction for eleven felonies…
  • Jan 23

    No Guilty Knowledge

    No Guilty Knowledge
    An interesting decision from a single justice of the Maine Supreme Court dismissed disciplinary charges arising from his work as his law firm's senior associate representing GMAC in a large number of foreclosure actions. It was reported to…
Rank this Week: 310

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

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

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

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

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
  • Mar 4

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson
    For someone that has been blogging actively since 2004 and driven more web content than probably any lawyer or law firm in the world, I love the following series of posts by Ernie the Attorney where some of the top...
Rank this Week: 356

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jan 8

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2015

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2015
    For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
  • Dec 22

    Announcing the 2014 Blawggie Awards – Eleventh Edition

    Announcing the 2014 Blawggie Awards – Eleventh Edition
    Welcome to the 2014 edition of Dennis Kennedy’s annual Best of Law-related Blogging Awards, affectionately known as the “Blawggies.” The Blawggies, which honor the best law-related blogs as determined from my personal and…
  • Nov 26

    Some Recent Podcasts and Articles for You

    Some Recent Podcasts and Articles for You
    I wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. It’s a good time to say “thnak you!” to my patient readers (and the impatient ones, too). I’m hoping to get back onto a regular blogging schedule soon. I also wanted to…
Rank this Week: 382

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: 390

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 504

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jan 23

    Hands On Lawyers and One Future for Legal Service

    Hands On Lawyers and One Future for Legal Service
    What’s the most effective way for lawyers to protect their clients from a data breach of  Sony-like magnitude? Sure, they can sponsor trainings for clients, develop handbooks and checklists and purchase cyberinsurance. Or lawyers…
  • Jan 21

    A Place Where Solos Can Work Away

    A Place Where Solos Can Work Away
    To me, there’s nothing more depressing than the concept of the staycation  – essentially, spending valuable days off from work hanging around the house and area where you live. Sure, I get the concept of local sightseeing (I…
  • Jan 16

    California Bar Offers A Reason to Keep Your Website and Blog Separate

    California Bar Offers A Reason to Keep Your Website and Blog Separate
    Should a law firm blog be incorporated into a website or function as a freestanding entity? That’s a question that’s been asked almost since the beginning of time, with at least two experts – Sam Glover and Kevin…
Rank this Week: 437

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 23

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud
    In nearly seven years of building and leading a company that provides practice management solutions for the legal profession, you hear a lot about the pains and joys of being a lawyer. I’ve engaged with hundreds (if not thousands) of…
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare
    What’s not to like about a large, highly targeted B2B market with low competition? Not much. That’s why SlideShare has become the Internet’s largest platform for sharing presentations. With 60 million unique visitors every…
  • Jan 21

    Target Practice: Writing for Marketing

    Target Practice: Writing for Marketing
    Ask any parent of a small child, and they’ll tell you: Caillou is a whiny little puke. On the scale of fears for parents, seeing that a "Caillou" episode is coming on the television, and knowing that you won’t have the dexterity…
Rank this Week: 442

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful,…

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful, and I don't know anyone outside of the political machine that would disagree. There are a lot of things that are bad about it, but one big thing is that the legislators are allowed to take outside…
  • Jan 16

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the…

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the current generation of rock and roll musicians have become so professionalized that you wonder whether they are getting enough joy out of what is a difficult and frequently under-remunerative career. I…
  • Jan 15

    The Honorable Eugene Fahey has been named…

    The Honorable Eugene Fahey has been named by the Governor to the Court of Appeals. Good pick-- Judge Fahey, who used to have a locker next to mine at the Y, is an intelligent cat who thinks seriously about the way that law operates. The Court…
Rank this Week: 445

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Jan 11

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator
    The word "Truth" etched in the pieces of this sculpture on Canyon Road in Santa Fe If we disagree with someone, we typically view the other person as more influenced by bias than are we. That perception of bias can be a monumental…
  • Jan 10

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?
    An important topic: play. Fortunately it is receiving serious attention these days. For example, Current Biology has devoted an edition to it. An excerpt from the article "Playfuness and creativity": Having fun is a good reason to…
  • Dec 21

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia
    Thanksgiving in Manassas, Virginia This season often brings with it memories fond to hard, and glad to sad. Did you know that nostalgia is a focus of much research? And that it has many benefits? Enjoy or at least value those thoughts of the…
Rank this Week: 481

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
  • Jan 20

    Measuring Serendipity

    Measuring Serendipity
    Bhaven N. Sampat, Serendipity (Mar. 8, 2014), available at SSRN.Mark McKenna“Serendipity, the notion that research in one area often leads to advances in another, as been a central idea in the economics of innovation and science and…
Rank this Week: 645

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

Covers disaster planning, law practice management, insurance, marketing and security. By Freedman Consulting.

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phone

    Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phone
      We thought that our cell phones were safe from ransomware, like CryptoLocker, which has been infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in the U.S.  Not so!  A recent article in CNet Daily News reports that there are as…
  • Jan 15

    Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant

    Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant
    MacElree Harvey, LTD, a mid-sized law firm based in West Chester, PA has an excellent opportunity available for a Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for supporting the CFO/COO to ensure accurate, appropriate, effective, and…
  • Dec 16

    Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator

    Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator
    A Paoli, PA law firm has a job opening for an experienced law firm billing coordinator.  This person will compile, manage, and execute attorney billing.  This person may also perform a variety of other accounting and…
Rank this Week: 530

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
Rank this Week: 646

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase

    Check Statute Currency on Fastcase
    Anytime you’re researching statutes, or anything else, it’s important to know that the research you’re doing is up to date. Fastcase makes that information easy to check, with currency information for every jurisdiction…
  • Nov 13

    Free CLE webinars for South Carolina attorneys — first one TODAY!

    Free CLE webinars for South Carolina attorneys — first one TODAY!
    Can’t make our live training today in Greenville? No problem. Sign up for our free online webinar happening at the same time (2p) and learn how to use Fastcase to research smarter. We’ve scheduled three webinars just for South…
  • Nov 4

    Live CLE Trainings to Welcome South Carolina Attorneys to Fastcase

    Live CLE Trainings to Welcome South Carolina Attorneys to Fastcase
    You may have seen our earlier post about how to log into Fastcase, but what do you do once you’re all logged in? Why not learn from the experts and get some free CLE credit at the same time? We’re heading to Greenville and…
Rank this Week: 588

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

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

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
  • Jul 30

    Share Documents Securely

    Share Documents Securely
    You can share documents securely with clients and others using Time Matters 13 and later. Two aspects of this service set it apart from alternatives: (1) It makes receiving documents really easy for your clients. (2) It allows you to send…
  • Jul 29

    PDF File from a Word Document

    PDF File from a Word Document
    Create a PDF File Fast in Time Matters You can quickly create both a PDF file and a Document record from a Word document using a handy Time Matters feature. Right-click on any Word document listed on the Document tab of a Contact or Matter.…
  • May 29

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template
    ActionStep has powerful options for inserting pronouns into merged documents. Pronouns (he, she, her, theirs, etc) depending on the gender and number of participants (contacts).
Rank this Week: 633

Naked Ownership

Naked Ownership

A blawg devoted to all things legal in Louisiana.

http://www.nakedownership.com/
  • Jan 29

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?
    Well, now we know. According to the Madisonville City Council, • A bed and breakfast must be a one-family dwelling.• The exterior of the building shall maintain a residential appearance.• The facility shall be the residence of the…
  • Jan 29

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?
    Well, now we know. According to the Madisonville City Council, • A bed and breakfast must be a one-family dwelling.• The exterior of the building shall maintain a residential appearance.• The facility shall be the residence of the…
  • Jan 29

    Mandeville police have too much discretion in DWI arrests...

    Mandeville police have too much discretion in DWI arrests...
    So reads this headline from the Times-Picayune: A report on how the Mandeville Police Department handles suspected drunken drivers blames an outdated standards manual and inadequate training for giving patrol officers too much discretion in…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Jan 24

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    From Touro Law School, here is an 18 page, up-to-date bibliography of books and articles dealing with reforming legal education. If you are facing up to this issue, here is the place to start. Please click here. (ljs)
  • Jan 23

    Should we ban laptops in 1L courses?

    Should we ban laptops in 1L courses?
    This is a new article by Professor Eric DeGroff (Regent) entitled The Dynamics of the Contemporary Law School Classroom: Looking at Laptops Through a Learning Style Lens and is available at 39 U. Dayton L. Rev. 201 (2014). From the...
  • Jan 23

    Trial Lawyers Stealing Stories from Movie

    Trial Lawyers Stealing Stories from Movie
    In case you missed it, here is Phil Meyer’s piece from the August 2014 issue of the ABA Journal, Stealing Stories from the Movies. In it, he focuses on the Karen Silkwood case and shows how Jerry Spence told a...
Rank this Week: 713

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

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

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

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

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
  • Dec 29

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo
    Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s…
Rank this Week: 706

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/
  • Jan 23

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?
    We think her fifth Academy Award nomination is the charm for this astonishingly versatile and hard-working actress, author and human being....
  • Jan 21

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    As readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat, worked on the Hill a total of 4 years for two fine and mega-bright men, a Wisconsin senator (D) and later...
  • Jan 21

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    Look, as readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat and have some strong GOP leanings on some issues. (On the last item, re: my partial inner GOPness, I've had...
Rank this Week: 756

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
  • Jan 22

    Steven C. Todrys, '78, Joins Evercore as a Senior Advisor

    Steven C. Todrys, '78, Joins Evercore as a Senior Advisor
    Evercore announced today that Steven C. Todrys has joined the Firm’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Advisor with a focus on transactional tax and structuring solutions. …
  • Jan 20

    Adam Bonin, ’97, Begins Column in Philadelphia Magazine

    Adam Bonin, ’97, Begins Column in Philadelphia Magazine
    In his first column for Philadelphia Magazine, Adam Bonin calls for an end to the judicial fundraising charade. Original source:  …
  • Jan 20

    Henry G. Manne, '52, 1928-2015

    Henry G. Manne, '52, 1928-2015
    A towering figure in legal education, Manne was one of the founders of the Law and Economics movement, the 20th century’s most important and influential legal academic discipline. Henry Girard Manne died on January…
Rank this Week: 684

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jan 22

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON JANUARY 29, 2015 – JUDGE JOSEPH C. WILKINSON, JR.

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON JANUARY 29, 2015 – JUDGE JOSEPH C. WILKINSON, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be held on January 29th at 12 noon with Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar…
  • Jan 18

    OPEN HOUSE AT ATTORNEY CONFERENCE CENTER — JAN. 21, 2-5:30 P.M.

    OPEN HOUSE AT ATTORNEY CONFERENCE CENTER — JAN. 21, 2-5:30 P.M.
    The Federal Bar Association – New Orleans Chapter is pleased to announce that the Michaelle Pitard Wynne Attorney Conference Center has moved to its new location on the second floor of the Hale Boggs Federal Building. Join the FBA for…
  • Nov 17

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no…
Rank this Week: 834

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Southern California Law Schools address “modest means” client

    Southern California Law Schools address “modest means” client
    UCLA School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law and Southwestern Law School have been awarded a one-year grant from the State Bar of California’s Commission on Access to Justice to establish a modest means incubator, a pilot…
  • Jan 11

    LawBiz Newsletters and free chapters from 2 books!

    LawBiz Newsletters and free chapters from 2 books!
    Sign up for LawBiz newsletters, and receive a free chapter each from Life After Law and The Profitable Law Office Handbook! Thank you for reading my blog posts. Did you know I also have a weekly newsletter, with hints, tips, comments,…
  • Dec 20

    Service is still the name of the game

    Service is still the name of the game
    A New York consulting firm recently conducted a survey and found that eight of the top 10 companies that no longer provided extraordinary support for their products and services for technology companies. Companies like Samsung, Apple and…
Rank this Week: 751

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: 825

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: 787

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: 686

The Soul Practitioner

The Soul Practitioner

Legal technology for the solo attorney. By Clark Stewart.

http://www.thesoulpractitioner.com/
  • Apr 18

    Use Dropbox to Cover Your Microsoft Office Butt

    Use Dropbox to Cover Your Microsoft Office Butt
    This is a tip I picked up from Sam Glover’s post over on The Lawyerist blog. Be sure to check out both Sam and The Lawyerist for great tips and techniques about the practice of law!
  • Mar 28

    Cloudon v. Onlive Desktop

    Cloudon v. Onlive Desktop
            Sometimes I’ve been known to back the wrong horse. I think I’m really in the know on something, and come to find out I was way off the mark. Such was the case with Onlive Desktop – the Microsoft Office app for iPad. I was…
  • Mar 9

    Pioneer Appradio Review

    Pioneer Appradio Review
    As a birthday present to myself I picked up the Pioneer Appradio a couple weeks ago. I recently purchased a 2003 GMC Yukon and was disappointed to find no easy way of integrating my iPod library into the unit. After some research I stumbled…
Rank this Week: 668

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jan 24

    Why we are blind to our own typo

    Why we are blind to our own typo
    Here is an interesting article by Nick Stockton explaining why it’s so hard to catch our own typos. He ends with a hint that most of us already know: when proofreading, print a hard copy and edit by hand. One...
  • Jan 1

    Banished word

    Banished word
    Lake Superior State University has released its 40th annual list of banished words, including commentary from some of the folks who nominated them. Check them out, and resolve to not use or misuse them in 2015.
  • Dec 1

    Less is more. Really.

    Less is more. Really.
    If you really have the goods, modesty is more effective than piling it on. Mark Herrmann explains this principle.
Rank this Week: 874

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jan 23

    New Client Inquiry on Line One

    New Client Inquiry on Line One
    "New Client Inquiry on Line One" is my column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal this month. There’s a lot of discussion about attorney marketing and client development. Many firms now market via some form of social media. But sometimes…
  • Jan 5

    It's Time To Love Technology

    It's Time To Love Technology
    Lawyers tend to have a love/hate relationship with technology. Of course, that's often true for any of us who use today’s technology for our work. But for many lawyers, these feelings are quite pronounced and, without offering any…
  • Dec 23

    Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced.

    Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced.
    Dennis Kennedy, legal technology guru and former technology columnist for the ABA Journal, has announced his Blawggie Awards for 2014 -- the 11th edition of the honor. In much the same way that prestigious art exhibits often have a single...
Rank this Week: 973

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: 1173

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jan 17

    Step 1 to Information Literacy

    Step 1 to Information Literacy
    This is the first of a three part series by Lorette Weldon. She discusses the role of “The Three T’s” - talking, tinkering, and traveling, in relationship to building a bond between librarians and customers seeking reference…
  • Jan 4

    Tell the FCC to Require Read-Aloud for Future Kindles and Other E Ink Device

    Tell the FCC to Require Read-Aloud for Future Kindles and Other E Ink Device
    David H. Rothman calls attention to a pivotal upcoming event for readers everywhere: On Jan. 28, 2015 if the Federal Communications Commission makes the right choice and sticks to its past inclinations, a regulatory waiver will expire. The…
  • Dec 31

    Cameras in the Streets: Focus on Justice

    Cameras in the Streets: Focus on Justice
    2014 has been a watershed for the national and international role of citizen photo journalists who have impacted in myriad ways events which have in turn sparked debate, protests, and legal action - increasing the scrutiny of activity…
Rank this Week: 930

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Jan 7

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered
    Surprisingly little has been written on Florida’s medical necessity defense, although the Amendment 2 campaign to legalize medical cannabis prompted some renewed discussion of the doctrine.  Still, medical necessity…
  • Nov 6

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I
    Dear Mr. President: I know your administration has much to think about in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which by any account were a difficult event for your party.  But one issue, at least, should be…
  • Nov 6

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I
    Dear Mr. President: I know your administration has much to think about in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm election, which by any account was a difficult event for your party.  But one issue, at least, should be a…
Rank this Week: 1070

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/
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
Rank this Week: 890

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

Covers legal technology, law firm management, business travel and the New York Yankees. By Monica Bay.

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • Jun 22

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title
    I'm still reeling over the news that the Texas State Bar's ethics committee has declared that law firms in that state can no longer use the words "officer" or "Prinicipal" in job titles for nonlawyer employees, including…
  • Jun 22

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!
    Time sure flies, doesn't it! I confess, I've been a bit absorbed with other tasks, so it's fun to get back to The Common Scold! And ironically, my first return post addresses the same issue as my last one: It's time for LegalTech West Coast!…
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 853