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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Another win for Lewis Tein

    Another win for Lewis Tein
    This time to the tune of $4 million. Congrats to them for proving the haters wrong.
  • May 24

    Time for a new courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale

    Time for a new courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale
    GSA says it will cost about $190 million.  From the Sun-Sentinel:The downtown federal courthouse needs to be replaced, a new federal study has determined, something that local judges, attorneys and area officials have been saying for…
  • May 23

    Is it summer yet?

    Is it summer yet?
    The weather says yes.Some quick news:1.  Slate's Dahlia Lithwick says Trump's SCOTUS choices are bad for women: The list consists of six federal appeals court judges (all appointed by George W. Bush) and five state supreme court…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • May 24

    The minutiae and such

    The minutiae and such
    Well I see the FOIA site is up in Bergdahl per the MJ’s order. https://www.foia.army.mil/ReadingRoom/Detail.aspx?id=103 There’s the normal minutiae for early appellate exhibits, the EDN for example. Continue reading →
  • May 21

    Exhaustion

    Exhaustion
    I have commented on this before–post-CAAF habeas corpus, but a new case from the 9th is time for a reminder. Narula v. Yakubisin (CO, NAVCONBRING Miramar), No. 15-55658 (9th Cir. 17 May 2016). It is common for the military appellant to…
  • May 20

    Words of wisdom

    Words of wisdom
    There is an interesting issue in the UK about an outspoken general officer commenting on political matters.  As you read the article below you’ll see that the UK is no different than the US in response to outspoken flag and general…
Rank this Week: 91

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
  • May 20

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract
    Last month, in St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC (No The post Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 127

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
  • May 18

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search
    Retail SEO: Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search Product page optimisation is an oft-overlooked area of retail SEO. The key objection I tend to encounter is that there’s just so many pages, people struggle to know where to…
Rank this Week: 117

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 28

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement
    Last week, BTI Consulting reported that alternative fee arrangements have “soared to an all time high,” noting that AFAs generated savings of nearly 14%, or an average of $2.7 million for law departments.   These savings…
  • Apr 21

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible

    AFAs are finally catching on, but so much more is possible
    Michael Rynowecer of BTI Consulting had a great, must-read post today on his Mad Clientist blog. In the post, which I strongly recommend, Michael makes these points: Spending on AFAs is way up—nearly 20% CAGR over 4 years Outside…
  • Feb 9

    A special note of thanks to our client

    A special note of thanks to our client
    I wrote my first blog post on April 10, 2005, and I have published 968 posts since then.  To be candid, not all of the posts related to client service issues, the blog’s name notwithstanding.  But a good many of the posts have…
Rank this Week: 128

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 205

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: 176

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: 244

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/
  • May 25

    Disbarment For Stealing From Elderly Client

    Disbarment For Stealing From Elderly Client
    An Illinois Hearing Board recommends disbarment of an attorney who defaulted on these charges Respondent's misconduct was particularly egregious. That misconduct included, but was not limited to, misappropriating a total of over $800,000 in…
  • May 25

    Attorney May Appeal; Attorney Loses Appeal

    Attorney May Appeal; Attorney Loses Appeal
    The ABA Journal has the story of an opinion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit holding that a sanctioned attorney may appeal a finding of misconduct even if the fine has been paid. The attorney...
  • May 25

    Judge May Respond

    Judge May Respond
    A judge seeking reelection may comment on a criminal case involving misconduct by a former court employee, according to a recent opinion of the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. May an incumbent judicial candidate publicly comment…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
Rank this Week: 340

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 25

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate
    Lawyers negotiate all the time — with other lawyers, partners, staff and clients. Even at home, you’re probably negotiating to get someone in your family to do what you want. One key to successful negotiation is creating a deep…
  • May 25

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate
    Lawyers negotiate all the time — with other lawyers, partners, staff and clients. Even at home, you’re probably negotiating to get someone in your family to do what you want. One key to successful negotiation is creating a deep…
  • May 24

    Working from Home? Use the Right Tool

    Working from Home? Use the Right Tool
    Working from home — even for part of the time — has many advantages. It saves money on office space, reduces time wasted on commuting, and can help you achieve greater work-life balance. According to the American Bar…
Rank this Week: 326

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/
  • May 24

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?
    A recent dispatch from my friend Partner Emeritus, who for political reasons is touring familiar points south and scouting residential properties: Dan, one of the sexual fantasies on my bucket list entails me dressing up as a British naval…
  • May 18

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.
    Well-written plain English opinion yesterday U.S. District Judge Richard. R. Leon. DDC May 17, 2016 handgun decision...
  • May 17

    John Daniel Hull, III. Happy Birthday, Big John.

    John Daniel Hull, III. Happy Birthday, Big John.
    John Daniel Hull III. May 17, 1928 - December 27, 2012. My Dad's 88th birthday would have been May 17, 2016. This blog has posted pictures of him at various ages. Below is one of his favorite places in the...
Rank this Week: 273

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • May 18

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire
    Bryan Marble, principal at AmazeLaw  is a law firm vendor offering various web, blogging and SEO solutions for law firms. But perhaps because Marble is married to a lawyer, he’s one of the few law firm vendors that I’ve ever…
  • May 17

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant
    Talk about lazy blogging.  I happened to come across this March 2015 post  at Findlaw’s Law Firm Business Blog  recommending that law firms consider setting up an informational booth or table at the outdoor festivals,…
  • May 16

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project
    Google is famous for its twenty percent project initiative which encourages employees to spend twenty percent of their time experimenting with their own ideas. Other behemoth tech companies like LinkedIn, Facebook and Apple have adopted their…
Rank this Week: 337

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

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

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery

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

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M

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

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution
    Austin, Texas -- October 07, 2014 Advanced Discovery, a leading provider of electronic discovery services and software for law firms and corporations worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Responsive Data Solutions (RDS), based in…
Rank this Week: 276

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: 295

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/
  • May 25

    Risk News (the Less Risky Way)

    Risk News (the Less Risky Way)
    This updated is basically a giant arrow to the May issue of the excellent Lawyer’s Lawyer Newsletter via Hinshaw, available in full here. This one is definitely full of the red meat issues we typically sniff all over the web for, neatly…
  • May 24

    Insight, Intelligence, Inspiration – Inception (and Beyond)

    Insight, Intelligence, Inspiration – Inception (and Beyond)
    With apologies for a bit of a blogging absence, and with great gratitude thanks to the many risk professionals who joined us last month in San Francisco at Inception 2016, (and to the many readers who popped up and proffered the secret risk…
  • Apr 7

    Disqualifications (Attempted), Patents (Pursued), Conflicts (Contested) & Malpractice (Alleged)

    Disqualifications (Attempted), Patents (Pursued), Conflicts (Contested) & Malpractice (Alleged)
    Several interesting updates to share today. First: "Skadden Hit With Malpractice Suit By Evergreen Creditors" -- "Lenders who are owed $90 million by bankrupt Evergreen International Aviation Inc. on Thursday made good on their vow to sue…
Rank this Week: 388

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • May 23

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm
    If your practice is growing and you have more work than you can reasonably handle, it may be time to hire staff.  Oddly, what seems like a natural progression can also be stressful.  Among other things, you may be wondering:…
  • May 16

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow
    How can you be more productive?  One simple solution is to visualize your workflow by tracking to-dos and tasks in a way that keeps them front and center. Kanban – inspired by lean and “just-in-time” manufacturing…
  • May 12

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam
    From NW Sidebar: Fraudsters continue to try and entice lawyers with too-good-to-be-true legal engagements, using professional, official-looking cashier’s checks to introduce their schemes. Here’s one that a lawyer recently…
Rank this Week: 390

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Covers legal fees, malpractice, ethics, lawyer selection, and current legal events. By John Toothman.

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Apr 27

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will
    The untimely death of the artist finally known as Prince is an important lesson for everyone.  It seems Prince died without a Will, “intestate” as they say, so apparently he made no provision for handling his valuable estate,…
  • Apr 24

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order
    There are people who love to threaten litigation over trivial, non-justiciable slights that should be thrown out of court, probably with sanctions.  This is pretty common with certain insecure or uneducated fools, especially bullies like…
  • Apr 23

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation
    In the old “Perry Mason era,” a law firm was mostly lawyers (almost all men), each with a secretary (almost all women) — the more wood on the walls, the better.  And each lawyer had a fairly big, personal office,…
Rank this Week: 605

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

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

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

    Egon Schiele's Tree

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

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 479

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

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

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

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

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

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

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

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 447

Out-of-the-Box Lawyering

Out-of-the-Box Lawyering

Discusses the use of creative solutions by lawyers. By Adlph J. Levy.

http://www.outoftheboxlawyering.com
Rank this Week: 543

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/
  • May 19

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending May 20, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending May 20, 2016
    Katie Slater, lawyer-turned-career-coach gives her best job hunting tips for recent graduates. Reviewers will find more spelling errors in your writing if they think you're black. David Lat discusses four concrete ideas for improving…
  • May 11

    Making the Most of Your 3L Year

    Making the Most of Your 3L Year
    3L is a funny time.  It’s a transition period.  By 3L, you no longer feel that law or law school is new or novel.  You feel impatient to “get school over with” and start working.  But you’re not…
  • May 11

    Everything Women Lawyers NEVER Wanted to Know about Gender Bia

    Everything Women Lawyers NEVER Wanted to Know about Gender Bia
    Sometimes you just have to learn what you would rather not know.  Here is a case in point. Gender bias is a terrible and destructive thing.  We all seem to understand express and intentional bias, and there are laws to protect us…
Rank this Week: 624

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
  • Mar 9

    Comma chameleon

    Comma chameleon
    Writers and editors often struggle over whether to insert or delete a comma. Often the choice depends, not on rules, but on what you are trying to say. For example, tonight on a social medium, I shared a post about...
  • Mar 7

    A lovely guide to punctuation.

    A lovely guide to punctuation.
    Here is the useful and beautifully done Punctuation Guide, by Jordan Penn, J.D. (Hat tip to Roy Jacobsen.)
Rank this Week: 778

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • May 16

    Law Firm Gives Incorrect Advice On Appeal Deadline But Still Defeats Malpractice Claim

    Law Firm Gives Incorrect Advice On Appeal Deadline But Still Defeats Malpractice Claim
    Proximate causation is often the issue that defeats a legal malpractice case. In this case, even though a law firm failed to timely appeal an interlocutory ruling, there was no malpractice because the ruling was correct. Thus, even if the…
  • May 8

    Withdrawal From A Lawsuit Does Not Bar A Legal Malpractice Claim

    Withdrawal From A Lawsuit Does Not Bar A Legal Malpractice Claim
    This is an important issue in legal malpractice cases. A lawyer represents a client in litigation. If the lawyer is granted leave to withdraw from that matter by the court, does that decision bar a legal malpractice claim by the client? The…
  • May 8

    Must A Lawyer Explain The Terms of A Marital Settlement Agreement To His Client?

    Must A Lawyer Explain The Terms of A Marital Settlement Agreement To His Client?
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of a lawyer in a legal malpractice claim. The plaintiff was a former client of a divorce attorney. She alleged that he breached the standard of care by failing to…
Rank this Week: 1015

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Apr 17

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon
    I am excited to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers is now available on Amazon.com. Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon, but the wait is over. This will be especially helpful for those who…
  • Oct 12

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

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

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10
    I had the great pleasure of hosting a presentation called Tech Gadgets: Those You Need, Those You Want and Those That Make You Wonder at the 2015 ILTA Conference in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun to research and review dozens of tech…
Rank this Week: 1092

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: 1041

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 887

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

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

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

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

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 903

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

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

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car
    The ability of machines to make ethical decisions is quickly becoming a critical component in the development of self-driving cars: Ultimately, these questions will drive fundamental changes in insurance and liability law. Google’s…
  • Jul 13

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
  • Jun 20

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future
         Everyone knows that technology has transformed every industry, market sector and profession, but few really understand how Artificial Intelligence (sometimes referred to as AI) is about to change everything…
Rank this Week: 1093

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

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

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

    Setting Limits at Work

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

    A Profession in Decline?

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

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
Rank this Week: 810

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: 925

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: 620

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: 712

Temporary Attorney: The Sweatshop…

Temporary Attorney: The Sweatshop Edition

Covers the life of temporary attorneys.

http://temporaryattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Nancy Pelosi And The Student Lending Scam

    Nancy Pelosi And The Student Lending Scam
    "It's not often that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi camps under the GOP tent, but that's just what happened recently when she broke ranks with Bay Area Democrats and the Obama administration and voted to keep billions of dollars in…
  • Mar 16

    Graveyard of Dreams: De Novo's "Night Shift"

    Graveyard of Dreams: De Novo's "Night Shift"
    De Novo sent this email out yesterday afternoon. $30 flat to start work the same day and pull a mandatory "all nighter."
  • Jan 13

    Columbia Law School PR Machine Kicks Into Attack Mode

    Columbia Law School PR Machine Kicks Into Attack Mode
    Reeling from a recent New York Times article in which law schools were exposed for cooking the books and turning their graduates into lifetime indentured debt slaves, many of whom wind up in cockroach infested document review facilities…
Rank this Week: 1139

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

Alternating layers of thoughts, tools, tricks, tips and other ingredients for a successful learning experience in law school and beyond. From Anastasia Pryanikova.

http://lawsagna.typepad.com/lawsagna/
  • Aug 12

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist
    The Brain Alchemist is my new blog  that I started on a new platform a few months ago.  I
  • Jun 2

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"
    "A Master Mind is the harmonious alliance of two or more minds that create a friendly environment to gather, classify and organize new information for fast and effective implementation." ~ Napoleon Hill Do you want to be an influential…
  • Apr 29

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 727

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Covers technology and the legal profession. By Nicole Black, Matthew Lerner and Gregory Bell.

http://21stcenturylaw.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog
    I’ve decided to stop cross-posting content both here and at my Sui Generis blog and will only be posting at Sui Generis from now on. But, rest assured, all of the content that I posted here is also posted at Sui Generis, so if you don’t…
  • Apr 12

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog
    I’ve decided to stop cross-posting content both here and at my Sui Generis blog and will only be posting at Sui Generis from now on. But, rest assured, all of the content that I posted here is also posted at Sui Generis, so if you…
  • Apr 7

    Different Strokes for Different Folk

    Different Strokes for Different Folk
    This week’s Daily Record column is entitled “Different Strokes for Different Folks” A pdf of the article can be found here and my past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Different Strokes for Different Folks During …
Rank this Week: 1138

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
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2636

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: 4706

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
  • May 25

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate
    Lawyers negotiate all the time — with other lawyers, partners, staff and clients. Even at home, you’re probably negotiating to get someone in your family to do what you want. One key to successful negotiation is creating a deep…
  • May 25

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate

    Use Body Language When You Negotiate
    Lawyers negotiate all the time — with other lawyers, partners, staff and clients. Even at home, you’re probably negotiating to get someone in your family to do what you want. One key to successful negotiation is creating a deep…
  • May 24

    Working from Home? Use the Right Tool

    Working from Home? Use the Right Tool
    Working from home — even for part of the time — has many advantages. It saves money on office space, reduces time wasted on commuting, and can help you achieve greater work-life balance. According to the American Bar…
Rank this Week: 1905

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/
  • May 24

    Dealing with Professional Failure

    Dealing with Professional Failure
    Most of us journey on a rocky road of ups and downs. Few travel on a golden road to professional success. It’s easy to say that we learn from our failures or that our failures ultimately lead to triumphs. But...
  • May 24

    New study finds negative correlation between student loan debt and wealth accumulation

    New study finds negative correlation between student loan debt and wealth accumulation
    The study by conducted by University of Illinois researchers focused on the relationship between college grads (not law students), educational loan debt and wealth accumulation. The study has been published in the journal Children and Youth…
  • May 23

    Sixth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

    Sixth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference
    Sixth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law August 5&6, 2016 Awakening the Force: LRW and the Development of Professional Identity Greetings Everyone: We have finalized the…
Rank this Week: 2261

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2302

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • May 23

    SnakesAndLadder

    SnakesAndLadder
    After a terrible day at court yesterday OldSmoothie had some advice: ‘It’s like snakes and ladders BabyB.  You climb to the top of one ladder only to go hurtling down to the bottom just a few moves later.  Happens to us…
  • May 23

    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…
  • May 19

    Immigration Law developments by Danielle Cohen

    Immigration Law developments by Danielle Cohen
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post The substance of this post was first published on http://www.daniellecohenimmigration.com/ In the last year there have been some judgements in Immigration Law,…
Rank this Week: 4913

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4880

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • May 22

    Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016

    Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016
    Marcus Zillman's new comprehensive guide is focused on journalism resources and sites of ongoing value in your process to refine topical and subject matter research and deliver actionable work product. This guide is a value added discovery…
  • May 21

    Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

    Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence
    Alan Rothman's article is based on a TechCrunch.com posting, The Next Stop on the Road to Revolution is Ambient Intelligence. Rothman offers an insightful analysis on how the rapidly expanding universe of digital intelligent systems wired…
  • May 21

    New Economy Resources 2016

    New Economy Resources 2016
    This guide by Marcus Zillman aggregates significant actionable sources for researchers focused on the "new economy," including current and historical government data, analytics and alerts from Open Source providers, the private sector, and…
Rank this Week: 2303

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • May 20

    How to Change the Default Settings in Microsoft Word

    How to Change the Default Settings in Microsoft Word
    Think about the first time you opened Word after a version upgrade. You probably didn’t like the default font or the spacing, but you just changed it and got on with the business of work. Then you opened it up again, and made the same…
  • May 16

    SEC, FBI Continue to Sound Alarm for Security Preparedne

    SEC, FBI Continue to Sound Alarm for Security Preparedne
    A recent article on the modaq.com website makes a clear point on the government’s determination to not only encourage cybersecurity but also penalize those who do not chose to ignore it. Both the SEC and the FBI are sounding the warning…
  • May 6

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game Plan (Part 3)

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game Plan (Part 3)
    In part 1 and part 2 of our series on building a better law firm cybersecurity plan, we established a few fundamental principles for any sound security plan: understand what information you’re securing, where it resides, how it can be…
Rank this Week: 3084