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Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 17

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"
    Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative…
  • Apr 17

    Rethinking the Definition of “Law Firm”

    Rethinking the Definition of “Law Firm”
    Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative…
  • Jan 30

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work
    Doug Sundheim recently published an article in The Harvard Business Review on a subject of relevance to anyone involved in organizational management – whether in the field of law or any other discipline. His focus is “the chasm…
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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: 3139

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
  • Dec 3

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency
    I recently delivered a webinar to a group of associates at one of my law firm clients, as part of the firm’s internal CPD and training program. (I referred them to my recent posts about associates, which probably didn’t make them…
Rank this Week: 4654

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2607

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm
    Law offices working with sensitive information including wills and estates require a practice management system that stands out from the pack and supports the many needs of their practice area. While Amicus Attorney Premium Edition is…
  • Apr 10

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug
    Yesterday, researches announced a security flaw in OpenSSL, an encryption tool used to transmit secure data over the Internet. Simply put, they found a loophole that makes it possible for hackers to intercept encrypted data including…
  • Apr 2

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)
    Accellis Technology Group attended the ABA TECHSHOW 2014 last week in Chicago. For us, it’s a great way to stay current on new trends and products, as well as to ensure we understand the technology needs of today’s lawyers. With…
Rank this Week: 2295

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 13

    eCommerce Resources on the Internet

    eCommerce Resources on the Internet
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide is a comprehensive, diverse and wide ranging listing of eCommerce Resources on the Web. These resources include those in areas that include: associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites.
  • Mar 29

    3D Printing: The Manufactory of Knowledge

    3D Printing: The Manufactory of Knowledge
    Ken Strutin's article addresses the increasing use and impact, social and legal, of the emerging and high visibility technology known as 3D printing. The technology's use in a wide range of sectors - including education, manufacturing,…
  • Mar 23

    Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology

    Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology
    Elmer Masters, Director of Internet Development at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has a new column which he had graciously agreed to share with LLRX readers. In this article he examines the concept of using the…
Rank this Week: 2003

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood
    Filed April 10. This is a case involving a lawyer who successfully obtained employment with DCFS. The ARDC charged that he falsified his Illinois Employment Application by listing employment at a company. By falsifying employment (and salary)…
  • Apr 11

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim
    Illinois has a statute of limitations (2 years from discovery) and a statute of repose (6 years from the alleged negligent act by the attorney). In estate planning matters, Illinois also has another provision 735 ILCS 5/13-214.3(d) which…
  • Apr 7

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue
    You are an employee of a corporation. Something bad happens and the corporation’s internal lawyer (or an outside lawyer) tells you he wants to talk to you. When the interview starts, he tells you that he does not represent you, he only…
Rank this Week: 2611

TecnoJurista

TecnoJurista

Spanish language blog about technology and its applications on the legal practice in Puerto Rico. By Orlando Ortiz Cintrón.

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

    La nueva aplicación de la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico: Un paso de avance

    La nueva aplicación de la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico: Un paso de avance
    Resultó muy grato conocer esta semana que la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico ha lanzado al mercado una aplicación para dispositivos móviles. La misma es gratuita y está disponible para dispositivos Android a…
  • Mar 29

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad
    Tras años de especulaciones y rumores, el pasado jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014, marcó el esperado lanzamiento de las aplicaciones oficiales de Microsoft Office, entiéndase, Word, Excel y PowerPoint para las tabletas iPad de…
  • Mar 8

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)
    Después de cinco (5) meses fuera de circulación por diversos motivos, nuestro blog TecnoJurista regresa con nuevos bríos para compartir con nuestros colegas y amigos sobre los últimos avances…
Rank this Week: 2726

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Apr 11

    Separate “Dialects” on Cultural Phenomena: Are the #Generational Disconnects Worrisome?

    Separate “Dialects” on Cultural Phenomena: Are the #Generational Disconnects Worrisome?
    Frank Bruni’s recent New York Times Op-Ed column, “The Water Cooler Runs Dry,” is another story of how the ability to custom-tailor the information we keep up with is a double-edged sword. He was bewildered that his…
  • Mar 26

    BEYOND MILLENNIAL

    BEYOND MILLENNIAL
    Last weekend I saw “Beyond Therapy,” a revival of a very funny early (1982) play by Tony Award winning playwright Christopher Durang. It’s about single, thirty-something big city dwellers struggling to make sense of their…
  • Mar 20

    SOUND BITES FROM THE WISDOM OF VERY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN LAWYERS

    SOUND BITES FROM THE WISDOM OF VERY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN LAWYERS
    A panel of senior (in status) Boomer and Gen X law firm partners and corporate counsel imparted, with both wisdom and humor how they mastered their career trajectories at the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s (WILEF East) March 19, 2014…
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Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
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Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

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

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    New York based Smart Data Consulting purchased by Xerox

    New York based Smart Data Consulting purchased by Xerox
    NORWALK, Conn, April 8, 2014 -- Xerox Corp. said Tuesday it has purchased Smart Data Consulting Corp., a New York legal electronic discovery services firm. Xerox announced the acquisition of Smart Data Consulting — a move that…
  • Apr 9

    National Legal Services is Formed with $8 Million in Financing from Central Valley Fund

    National Legal Services is Formed with $8 Million in Financing from Central Valley Fund
    The Central Valley Fund provided $8 million financing for Temecula-based litigation support company RSP & Associates to buy Quest Discovery Services. Sacramento, April 8, 2014 -- Based in Davis and Fresno, the Central Valley Fund…
  • Dec 20

    eDiscovery Industry Insider Makes Investment in Discovia

    eDiscovery Industry Insider Makes Investment in Discovia
    Greg Mazares, Company's President of Sales, Becomes a Large Shareholder SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19, 2013 -- Discovia, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of electronic discovery and related services to corporations and law firms,…
Rank this Week: 1767

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Apr 7

    Big law, small law, new law, old law… it’s bigger than that

    Big law, small law, new law, old law… it’s bigger than that
    … Guest Post by Ben Wightwick Firstly, thank you to Brian for inviting me to write a guest post as part of the Legal IT curve series. I was asked to contribute to provide the perspective of a legal IT vendor. Before I start, I must…
  • Mar 26

    LawTech Futures 2014: The one with the http regret

    LawTech Futures 2014: The one with the http regret
    … Yesterday was LawTech Futures 2014 – The Future of Legal Technology (Europe’s largest legal technology event). The last two years I was invited to attend, went and wrote reviews: LawTech Futures 2012 Reviewed:…
  • Mar 22

    Law Firms should steal

    Law Firms should steal
    … I attended the annual Law Society of Scotland Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh last night. Law Society President, Bruce Beveridge, joked of lawyers gathering amongst dinosaurs, fossils and sharks.…
Rank this Week: 3817

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Apr 7

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
  • Apr 4

    More Recent Painting

    More Recent Painting
    I haven't posted any of my artwork for nearly a year, but I'm still churning away, trying to figure it all out. Although frustrating at times, I find that painting can be a nice break from writing and law projects....
  • Mar 26

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?
    Apparently, it's true: "Charlie Daniels Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan With New Album," by Gayle Thompson. The idea isn't completely out of left field. From what I've heard, Daniels was once a Nashville session musician who played on Nashville…
Rank this Week: 1211

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

Covers law practice excellence, profit and success. By Steve Riley.

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Lawyers: Don’t Let Technology Steal Your Client

    Lawyers: Don’t Let Technology Steal Your Client
    Look, I’m no Henny Penny. But it is true that I’ve been warning any lawyers that will listen how recent changes in technology are encroaching on legal services they provide to clients. For more than a few years, I’ve been…
  • Mar 17

    Your Exit Strategy Starts Today, Not Tomorrow.

    Your Exit Strategy Starts Today, Not Tomorrow.
    The greatest in planning an exit strategy from your law practice is that most lawyers don’t think about working today to make their practice more valuable tomorrow. They put off thinking through how to make the practice valuable to a…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyers: Polar Vortex freeze your cash flow?

    Lawyers: Polar Vortex freeze your cash flow?
    It’s not just you. Don’t panic. It’s not the worst quarter ever. The “Polar Vortex” threw much of the nation into our coldest winter in years. Compounded by a soft economy, this winter has really taken a toll on…
Rank this Week: 3463

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

Covers lawyers, legal websites, legal news and legal resources. By Onecle.

http://law.onecle.com
  • Apr 6

    California Penal Code Section 626.8

    California Penal Code Section 626.8
    JLS is middle school in the Palo Alto Unified School District. The school is located adjacent to Mitchell Park. The JLS Athletic Fields is an open, unfenced field located between the school fence and the park, with a pathway marking the…
  • Feb 18

    President’s Day

    President’s Day
    While the third Monday in February is popularly referred to as Presidents’ Day, 5 U.S. Code § 6103 officially recognizes this date as Washington’s Birthday. Lincoln’s Birthday is recognized on a state-by-state basis.…
  • Jun 21

    An Interesting Use of the Word Award

    An Interesting Use of the Word Award
    In Respublica versus Chapman, 1 Dall. 53 (1781), the Chief Justice asked the defendant “why execution should not be awarded against him.” Never occurred to me that an award could be a bad thing. Aside from the curious use of the…
Rank this Week: 4525

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Episode 25:

    Episode 25:
    It’s Friday for me, probably the weekend for you. Sounds like you don’t have a good excuse Is 2months job you viagra vs cialis late short only In, I primatene mist got definitely eyes “site” goes probably supposedly…
  • Mar 24

    Episode 28: It’s Hard Out There a Bank Robber

    Episode 28: It’s Hard Out There a Bank Robber
    The Fastcase office is buzzing with TopForm preparations but I’m sneaking away to record a podcast. If you think this was a wise decision, would you care to subscribe to the podcast and rate us five stars on iTunes? I’ll be…
  • Mar 18

    Episode 27: It’s All About the Software Patent

    Episode 27: It’s All About the Software Patent
    This is a special edition of  The Law Review: I’m asking Patrick Taylor, Software Engineer at Fastcase, to join us to talk about the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case pending before SCOTUS re: software licenses. Patrick, being a coder…
Rank this Week: 2264

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

Covers legal research and writing, and building a contract lawyer practice . By Lisa Solomon.

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Apr 4

    Freelance Lawyers as Techno-Sherpas, Leading the Way in Collaboration

    Freelance Lawyers as Techno-Sherpas, Leading the Way in Collaboration
    Sherpas guide Himalayan climbers to mountain peaks and carry their equipment. As a freelance lawyer, I help my clients reach new levels of success in their practices by shouldering part of their workload on an as-needed basis. Because all of…
  • Nov 12

    Iowa Ethics Committee Issues Outsourcing Opinion

    Iowa Ethics Committee Issues Outsourcing Opinion
    In late August, the Iowa State Bar Association’s Committee on Ethics and Practice Guidelines issued Ethics Opinion 13-03, entitled The Use of Contracted Lawyers. Not surprisingly, the Committee’s conclusions concerning the issues…
  • Aug 3

    Citigroup Judge: Pay Contract Lawyers What They’re Worth

    Citigroup Judge: Pay Contract Lawyers What They’re Worth
    In an opinion issued last Thursday in In re Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation, Judge Sidney Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found that the reasonable blended hourly rate for the contract attorneys…
Rank this Week: 1651

Reid My Blog!

Reid My Blog!

Covers management, governance and ethics for lawyers. By Reid Trautz.

http://reidtrautz.typepad.com/reidmyblog/
  • Apr 3

    Top Ten Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2014

    Top Ten Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2014
    TECHSHOW Week is always great fun. This was my 16th year in attendance and my 10th as part of the faculty. Despite being diligent to answer emails and voicemails during TECHSHOW, it takes a few days to clear the Inbox...
  • Mar 17

    Five Must-Have iPhone/iPad Apps for ABA TECHSHOW 2014

    Five Must-Have iPhone/iPad Apps for ABA TECHSHOW 2014
    With hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple App Store, how can busy lawyers know which ones are the best without sorting through them all? The best way is to attend ABA TECHSHOW and come to the session 60...
  • Jan 10

    Appeals Court Rules Anonymous Yelp Reviewers Must be Revealed

    Appeals Court Rules Anonymous Yelp Reviewers Must be Revealed
    As on-line marketing continues to evolve, consumers reviews continue to gain importance to almost any business, including law firms. However, anonymous negative consumer reviews can be harmful, and a growing number of law firms are vexed with…
Rank this Week: 3211

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/
  • Apr 3

    Outlook Search Option - All Folder

    Outlook Search Option - All Folder
    Outlook has an option to search all folders at once, such as Inbox, Sent Items, and custom folders. This tips explains how to switch between searching just the current folder and searching all folders.
  • Mar 31

    Windows XP Users - What to Do

    Windows XP Users - What to Do
    Your best choice is to replace your Windows XP computer with one running Windows 7, Windows 8 or a different operating system. If you do not replace your Windows XP computer, you should take these precautions.
  • Mar 22

    Bad News for Windows XP User

    Bad News for Windows XP User
    Beginning on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide updates to fix newly-discovered vulnerabilities in Windows XP. While security software vendors will continue to provide updates, those updates will not protect against holes in the…
Rank this Week: 2472

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Apr 1

    Article in Legal IT Today: The Engagement Game

    Article in Legal IT Today: The Engagement Game
    I wrote an article about the use of games for legal services in the March issue of Legal IT Today, an online legal tech publication. You can read the full article starting on page 31 of the publication.
  • Mar 26

    Slides: Class from Law Practice Tech & Management Course

    Slides: Class from Law Practice Tech & Management Course
    Below is a sample of the slides from a live session that expanded on the topic of how to choose technology for your law firm. I wanted the students to know what an API was and how that might affect their selection, as well as how to look for…
  • Mar 25

    ABA Journal Article on Virtual Practice

    ABA Journal Article on Virtual Practice
    The ABA Journal published an article entitled "Lawyers’ definitions of virtual practice vary, but not when it comes to finding success". The article runs through the different definitions of virtual law practice and the wide variety of…
Rank this Week: 1529

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Mar 30

    Review of The Lawyer Bubble and Tomorrow's Lawyer

    Review of The Lawyer Bubble and Tomorrow's Lawyer
    Readers might enjoy my forthcoming essay, Letting Go of Old Ideas, 112 Mich L Rev _ (2014), which reviews two important new books on the legal profession, Steven Harper's The Lawyer Bubble and Richard Susskind's Tomorrow's Lawyers. If you…
  • Mar 18

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2014

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2014
    This is the first part of a likely two-part posting regarding projections for Fall 2014 first-year enrollment. In this posting I estimate the likely total applicant pool, the likely number of admitted applicants, and the likely number of…
  • Mar 17

    A Counterpoint to "The most robust legal market that ever existed in this country"

    A Counterpoint to "The most robust legal market that ever existed in this country"
    There is a line in Professor Reich-Graefe's recent essay, Keep Calm and Carry On, 27 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 55 (2014), that is attracting a lot of interest among lawyers, law students, and legal academics: [R]ecent law school graduates and...
Rank this Week: 2440

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Mar 28

    Project Management for Lawyers at ABA TECH SHOW

    Project Management for Lawyers at ABA TECH SHOW
    Here comes Lean for Lawyers! Legal project management in large law firms is becoming a mandatory discipline, rather than a way to differentiate one firm from another. Larger law firms are now marketing their skills in legal project management…
  • Feb 19

    Two ABA presidents to weigh in on future of legal education

    Two ABA presidents to weigh in on future of legal education
    Two ABA presidents to weigh in on future of legal education at South Carolina Law Review symposium Feb. 27 - 28. For more information and to register online, go to the South Carolina Law Review website. Will non-lawyers soon be allowed…
  • Feb 1

    Legal Start-Ups in the Big Apple

    Legal Start-Ups in the Big Apple
    New York City is starting to rock as a venue for legal start-ups - new ventures targeted at the legal industry. The big event this week will be ReinventLawNYC, sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law, the Kauffman…
Rank this Week: 4557

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    #ABATECHSHOW: LinkedIn How-to Session and Much More

    #ABATECHSHOW: LinkedIn How-to Session and Much More
    It’s time for ABA TECHSHOW and I’m wrapping up my preparations. Hope to see you there. If you can’t be there, remember that you can get a peek of what is happening at the conference by checking out the Twitter hashtag…
  • Feb 15

    Happy Eleventh Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy Eleventh Birthday to DennisKennedy.Blog
    Eleven years ago today, with an allusion to Babylon 5 and the ideas that I needed to produce my own RSS feed and experiment with new types of writing, I launched this blog. I called the blog simply DennisKennedy.Blog. Much has happened with…
  • Jan 27

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2014

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2014
    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…
Rank this Week: 384

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

Covers law startups--that is, Law 2.0 type companies that integrate law and technology to change the way law is practiced. By Amy Wan.

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Mar 25

    An interview with Jordan Furlong, present day and futurist legal industry expert

    An interview with Jordan Furlong, present day and futurist legal industry expert
    Jordan Furlong blogs on the state of the legal market at Law21: Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink.Give us a quick overview of your career path.Like a lot of people, I came out of undergrad with an Arts degree (English major) and…
  • Mar 24

    Thanks for your support!

    Thanks for your support!
    I got the best birthday present today-- firing featured in the ABA's list of 10 women to watch in legal tech! Am about to board a plane to South Africa right now, but just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for reading, commenting, thanks for all…
  • Mar 14

    Casetext takes on the legal research giant

    Casetext takes on the legal research giant
    Jake Heller has been programming since he was 9 years old, and worked full-time as a web developer before becoming a lawyer. His startup Casetext, a Y Combinator-backed company, offers a better way of dealing with legal text. Early on, Heller…
Rank this Week: 2780

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

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

http://compujurist.com
  • Mar 24

    New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in time for ABA TECHSHOW!

    New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in time for ABA TECHSHOW!
    ABA TECHSHOW is fast approaching and in addition to all of the other sessions, there are a number of sessions for Android users. And just in time for TECHSHOW, PCmag.com has come out with their new list of the Best 100 Android Apps. There…
  • Mar 11

    Does your State have a Security Breach Notification Law?

    Does your State have a Security Breach Notification Law?
    With the continuing onslaught of data breach stories, every lawyer should be aware whether their state has such a law on the books and what it requires in the event of a breach. The National Council of State Legislatures has compiled a chart…
  • Feb 21

    Dropbox updates its TOS: Adds Government Data Requests Principal

    Dropbox updates its TOS: Adds Government Data Requests Principal
    Dropbox has a bit of a history when it comes to securing your information and who has access to it. Dropbox recently announced changes in its Terms of Service and its Privacy policy. The interesting piece of this to me is the Government Data…
Rank this Week: 1029

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Mar 23

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client
    If an accident or injury occurs and a person dies because of the fault of another entity, any other immediate or distant family members and spouse or dependents may bring the case to the court and file a wrongful death claim. This wrongful…
  • Mar 23

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help
    If you want to move abroad, you need to know that it is a complex process with a lot of documents, clearance procedures and legal procedures. The same thing goes for moving to the United states. In fact, immigration law is considered to be…
  • Mar 23

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?
    From womb to tomb – everybody goes through the hands of a medical practitioner – be it a duly-licensed physician, a nurse, a therapist, a midwife, or a witch doctor. The doctor is bound to the Oath of Hippocrates while the rest…
Rank this Week: 4055

Lawdable

Lawdable

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

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • Mar 19

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised
    This guest post is by Eric Griffin, a director at Counsel On Call. Eric works closely with clients to design innovative and cost-effective legal solutions in a variety of verticals and practice areas. Just over a week ago, Ryan McLead of…
  • Feb 11

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way
    Counsel On Call has always done things differently in the legal marketplace. Differently for our clients. Differently for our attorneys. Differently in the results we focus on and achieve. We approach projects from a business perspective…
  • Jan 9

    Two Big Takeaways From the Madoff/JPMC Compliance Settlement

    Two Big Takeaways From the Madoff/JPMC Compliance Settlement
    Today's post is by guest blogger, Michael Blaes.     On Tuesday, JP Morgan Chase (JPMC) and U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharaha announced a landmark settlement of claims arising from the fraudulent schemes perpetrated by…
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The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

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

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
  • Dec 31

    Sex or Home Improvement?

    Sex or Home Improvement?
    Picture if you will it being two in the morning and you are in a deep slumber. It’s precisely at this moment you wake up to the sounds of something being pounded into the wall. It’s two in the freaking morning meaning that no…
  • Dec 10

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale
    Colleagues far more experienced than I have told me that when you are trying a case in front of a jury that it is essential that every thing you do has a purpose. Don’t stare at the jurors, don’t be a nuisance in the courtroom…
Rank this Week: 4658

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 17

    Evacuation Day and Compliance

    Evacuation Day and Compliance
    March 17 is more known for that other holiday where everything is green. You night not be celebrating today if it were not for the events of 1776. In 1776, British forces had occupied Boston for years. The local militia and Continental army…
  • Mar 11

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!

    New Ruling on a Social Media Policy – Come on Down!
    The National Labor Relations Board continues to wreck havoc on companies’ social media policies. That latest to get steamrolled in Boch Honda. I grew up with Ernie Boch’s commercial proclaiming that his costs are less so his…
  • Mar 6

    Compliance Lessons From My Dog

    Compliance Lessons From My Dog
    My dog has taught me a few lessons about compliance. (That’s me and Ghost taking a well-deserved nap.) Start early. We started dog training early to focus on developing good habits at an early stage. (We did lose a few shoes while he…
Rank this Week: 805

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

Covers the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer. By Alex Craigie.

http://atcounseltable.wordpress.com
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 3794

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger
    Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals.…
  • Oct 15

    Recent TechCocktail article.

    Recent TechCocktail article.
    HEALTHFUNDR TAPS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO FUND HEALTHCARE STARTUPSHealthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest,…
  • Aug 9

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage
    Lawyers and law firms are not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools they have over other lawyers and new legal services entrants – the attorney-client relationship.  Nobody in the commercial markets enjoys such a…
Rank this Week: 1616

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: 1385

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law…

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Shares local Houston court news, law updates, and recent criminal cases in the news.

http://houstoncriminaldefenselawyers.com/blawg/
  • Feb 24

    Criminal Trial Procedures in Texa

    Criminal Trial Procedures in Texa
    Judge or Jury Trial: In Texas, 12 jurors decide felonies, and six jurors decide misdemeanors.  Their verdict must be unanimous for guilty or not guilty.  Otherwise, a mistrial is declared. Selection of the jury: In jury selection,…
  • Dec 18

    Protective orders in assault case

    Protective orders in assault case
    In assault cases involving family violence, the courts will typically issue a protective order.  This order is called a MOEP.  Once a MOEP is entered, a defendant’s bond drops in Harris County, Texas, from $50,000 to $2,500 or…
  • Dec 3

    “But I never intended to assault my girlfriend…”

    “But I never intended to assault my girlfriend…”
    In family violence cases, the defendant typically denies he had any contact with the complainant, he raises self-defense, or he claims he did not knowingly or intentionally harm the complainant. This latter case would, for example, include a…
Rank this Week: 3113

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Feb 15

    Judge makes history when she overturns Va. same-sex marriage ban

    Judge makes history when she overturns Va. same-sex marriage ban
    On Thursday Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia made history when she overturned the state of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. It was a landmark decision which was…
  • Feb 11

    Paulette Brown to Become ABA President in 2015

    Paulette Brown to Become ABA President in 2015
    Paulette Brown, chief diversity officer at Edwards Wildman and a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, is one step closer to becoming the president of the American Bar Association. On February 9, during … Read More
  • Feb 10

    Former White House lawyer nominated for ambassadorship

    Former White House lawyer nominated for ambassadorship
    Cassandra Q. Butts a former Deputy White House Counsel to President Barack Obama has been nominated by the President to serve as the next United States Ambassador to The Bahamas. Read More
Rank this Week: 996

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

Covers business development, knowledge management, alternative billing arrangements, technology and marketing. By Debra Baker.

http://www.lawfirmtransitions.com/
  • Feb 14

    The Efficient Law Firm

    The Efficient Law Firm
    This is the fourth in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape. The next emerging face of the legal industry is the efficient law firm. These are firms that recognize that even the most complex legal matters…
  • Nov 22

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    This is the third in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape While there is no evidence to suggest that bigger is better, that hasn’t stopped a new breed of Mega Global Firms from emerging onto the…
  • Nov 12

    The Impact of the Ultra-Profitables on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape

    The Impact of the Ultra-Profitables on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    When it comes to law firm strategy, there is nothing lawyers like more than non-fee sensitive work. But with the exception of corporate investigations and tax-disputes, this coveted slice of the legal market pie is not much more than a…
Rank this Week: 4781

iPad 4 Lawyers

iPad 4 Lawyers

Covers iPad apps, tips and tricks for lawyers. By Tom Mighell.

http://ipad4lawyers.squarespace.com/
  • Feb 13

    Are you an iPhone Hoarder?

    Are you an iPhone Hoarder?
    It seems a lot of people out there hoard their electronics. That's according to the annual Mobile Mountain Survey conducted on behalf of SellCell.com. According to the survey, Americans are holding onto a staggering $47 Billion in old…
  • Mar 25

    Announcing: iPad in One Hour for Litigator

    Announcing: iPad in One Hour for Litigator
    When I talk to lawyers about using the iPad in their practice, I invariably get around to telling them that for some reason, app developers have really concentrated on making apps for litigators more than for any other type of legal practice.…
  • Jul 27

    iPad Apps of the Week - New and Updated

    iPad Apps of the Week - New and Updated
    Welcome to a new edition of iPad Apps of the Week.  Each week, I want to feature those apps that are 1) new this week (or at least new to me), or 2) updated with new features in the past 7 days.  I haven't tried the new apps, so my…
Rank this Week: 3693

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 1

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone
    Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone for Your Law PracticeI recently saw a trailer for the movie "Her". As far as I can tell, actor Joaquin Phonenix plays the part of a lonely mustached man who falls in love with his smart phone's Siri…
  • Jan 25

    10.5 Reasons to Blog

    10.5 Reasons to Blog
    The Nutmeg Lawyer is moving.  You can find this guest post by attorney Cliff Tuttle Jr. by clicking here  or visiting us at www.thenutmeglawyer.net
Rank this Week: 553

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: 3016

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

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

    What kind of lawyer would you prefer?

    What kind of lawyer would you prefer?
    I do not know what is wrong with me!? I had need to consult with an attorney long ago before... Continue reading →
  • Jan 6

    Keeping the House

    Keeping the House
    One of the most common desires divorcing couples who have children express is for one of them to keep the marital residence. Understandably, there is a strong emotional attachment to a home, especially one that is owned. The desire to keep…
  • Dec 27

    Holidays are rough for families in conflict

    Holidays are rough for families in conflict
    Yes, I practice family law. And yes, I handle divorce actions as part of that practice. And, I am most successful in that when I help my client reconcile. Sometimes this reconciliation means the divorce never happens and they re-invest in…
Rank this Week: 2989

Within the Penumbra

Within the Penumbra

Covers items that lie along the periphery of the legal issues I see in my daily practice. By Gabrielle N. Helix.

http://ghelixlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 13

    Finding My Way on a Cloudy Day

    Finding My Way on a Cloudy Day
    Many times, I attempt and mostly fail at staying focused on my purpose in difficult situations. As a family violence and sexual assault prosecutor, my days are filled with a difficult and unpleasant subject matter. Not only do I need to know…
  • Nov 1

    Determination: firmness of purpose; resoluteness.

    Determination: firmness of purpose; resoluteness.
    Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my children, probably for a couple of reasons.  I work as a prosecutor at the National Children’s Advocacy Center.  My job is to prosecute crimes against children…
  • Oct 22

    I CAN DO IT

    I CAN DO IT
    You know those days when you’ve just had enough?  Or a time when you felt so frustrated by something,  it just wasn’t worth it?  I’ve had those moments, those days, those weeks… Today, my…
Rank this Week: 4942

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
Rank this Week: 1245

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/
  • Jan 2

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim
    The principal victims of this phenomenon have been those lawyers who become trapped in the culture of short-termism. That culture is especially rampant among the prestigious big firms, where, as a group, lawyers are the unhappiest. Steven J.…
  • Dec 27

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve
    1.   Has your management mandated (or gently suggested) that you reduce your spend on litigation? Would it be a good career move if you achieved a reduction in total spend? 2.   Do your law firms spend more than the…
  • Dec 27

    Now this is a mission statement

    Now this is a mission statement
    Everybody wants the next great thing. Even us. So we are a music store, who became an airline, who became a soft drink company, who became over 200 different businesses all over the planet united by one simple common thought: We want to do…
Rank this Week: 143

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013
    Five Must-Reads for Graduates (and Everyone Else).  Thanks to Jay Bilas for retweeting this piece and with one click making it the most popular post of the year by far.Computer and KM Stuff Good Lawyers Should Know (First Draft). …
  • Nov 26

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password
    Earlier this month the South Carolina Supreme Court ordered all members of the South Carolina Bar and all foreign legal consultants to log-in to the Attorney Information System (AIS) and 1) adopt a stronger password; 2) choose and answer…
  • Oct 13

    Smarter Than You Think and its Lessons for the Legal Profession

    Smarter Than You Think and its Lessons for the Legal Profession
    I just finished Clive Thompson's Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Brains for the Better.  Thompson examines the ways technology tools are changing how we learn, remember and use knowledge, and concludes that these…
Rank this Week: 4745

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 4728

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 2583