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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/
  • Oct 20

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
  • Oct 7

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?
    The title of an earlier essay posed a threshold question for legal ed reform: "If We Make Legal Education More Experiential, Would it Really Matter?" (Legal Whiteboard, Feb 2014) (PDF). I answered "yes" but admitted it was…
Rank this Week: 1919

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/
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
  • Jul 26

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
Rank this Week: 2047

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 20

    Getting the Most out of the New PLF Website

    Getting the Most out of the New PLF Website
    Have you visited the Professional Liability Fund website lately?  On September 22, we launched with a completely new look and a host of new features: Use the Cart to aggregate content throughout the site – register for Upcoming…
  • Oct 13

    I Say Of Counsel You Say…

    I Say Of Counsel You Say…
    Of Counsel relationships remain a strong area of interest for lawyers who are drawn to the idea of creating a professional affiliation. In that quest, there are many misunderstandings about what an of counsel relationship is:…
  • Oct 10

    Editing TOA codes in Word

    Editing TOA codes in Word
    Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Recently, I was teaching a class about creating and generating a Table of Contents (TOC) and a Table of Authorities (TOA) in Word at the Department of Justice, where I work…
Rank this Week: 3910

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Oct 20

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?
    By now, you’ve probably read about Stacy Ehrisman, the Georgia attorney who filed a judicial complaint against immigration judge J. Daniel Pelletier after he denied her unopposed continuance request due to maternity leave and then…
  • Oct 16

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid
    A recent decision by a New York court, rejecting a law firm’s breach of contract claim to recover $2.3 million in legal fees from a client highlights both the importance of a detailed written representation agreement and yet another…
  • Oct 14

    New York Bar Recognizes that Virtual Lawyers May Be More Accessible to Client

    New York Bar Recognizes that Virtual Lawyers May Be More Accessible to Client
    Slowly but surely, these times they are a changing. In Ethics Opinion 1025, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) clarified that its advertising rules – which require lawyers to list a physical address on letterhead and business…
Rank this Week: 2560

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

Features news and commentary on the law and culture of lawyers. By Richard T. Cassidy.

http://onlawyering.com
  • Oct 19

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?
    Take a look at this story about Ched Evans, an English footballer who played for Sheffield United, released from prison after serving half of a 5 year term for raping a 19 year-old girl. He was making $4.8 million dollars a year before his…
  • Oct 13

    After All, It’s Indoor Work And There Is No Heavy Lifting

    After All, It’s Indoor Work And There Is No Heavy Lifting
    Viewed from a certain perspective, practicing law is a lot of work. But the right question is “compared to what?” The summer after my freshmen year in college, I took a job with a man named Luke. He ran a small business…
  • Sep 29

    Clarence Darrow: Archetype of an American Trial Lawyer — Part II

    Clarence Darrow: Archetype of an American Trial Lawyer — Part II
    Last time,  I focused on Clarence Darrow’s cases and other accomplishments as recounted in John A. Farrell’s biography, Clarence Darrow, Attorney for the Damned (Vintage Books: New York, 2011; 561 pp. $12.92). But Darrow…
Rank this Week: 4724

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List
    Whether you are changing careers, retiring, or merging with another firm, there are many reasons why you might need to close up your law office.  Even if you don’t have plans to do so any time soon, it is prudent to prepare a…
  • Oct 10

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution
    Life is a continuing struggle for additional time. Not that we can ‘add time’ to our terranean existence. The best we can do is to use the time we are allotted more wisely; and, in the business context, that means being as…
  • Oct 7

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?
    #476900827 / gettyimages.com About three seconds. That’s how much time visitors will give your website before forming a first (and, perhaps fixed and final) impression. (There are versions of this parable in which time gets extended…
Rank this Week: 3879

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Innovating New Products and Services in Legal Market

    Innovating New Products and Services in Legal Market
    What will clients of the future want from their lawyers? The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference addresses this with three 8-minute TED-style talks. This is a live blog post (please forgive typos or errors). Ron Dolin, Legal…
  • Oct 16

    What Clients Will Need from Future Legal Provider

    What Clients Will Need from Future Legal Provider
    What will clients of the future want from their lawyers? The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference addresses this with three 8-minute TED-style talks. This is a live blog post (please forgive typos or errors).   Jeff…
  • Oct 15

    New Software to Manage Deals (DealStage)

    New Software to Manage Deals (DealStage)
    I recently saw a demo of DealStage, software designed to help lawyers manage deals. The company bills its software as enabling “attorneys & transactional professionals to better manage the deal process lifecycle from…
Rank this Week: 2160

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student
    … … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers…
  • Oct 11

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy
    … On 9 October 2014 I was in London for LawSmash. Nine people associated with the law in one way or another took to the stage at the basement bar in the Star of Kings to do stand-up comedy for the first time. The comedians for the…
  • Oct 4

    Tods Murray is no more – Another Scottish law firm bites the dust

    Tods Murray is no more – Another Scottish law firm bites the dust
    … It was very sad to hear of the demise yesterday of another well known Scottish law firm. Tods Murray was formed in 1856 and by 2014 was ranked the 14th top Scottish law firm by The Lawyer based on turnover of £12.4…
Rank this Week: 3400

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • Oct 16

    Political Memorabilia Law

    Political Memorabilia Law
    California has a law that targets political memorabilia. Found at Civil Code Section 1739, this law regulates the sale, advertisement for sale, and offer for sale of “any political item which is purported to be an original political…
  • Sep 18

    California Unit Pricing Law

    California Unit Pricing Law
    When comparison shopping at the supermarket, trying to find the best bargain could be challenging because manufacturers produce canned, bottled and packaged goods in odd quantities. If we are comparing between a 5 lb. and 10 lb. bag of flour,…
  • Jul 22

    Convicted Murderer Sues the State For Taking Too Long to Execute Him

    Convicted Murderer Sues the State For Taking Too Long to Execute Him
    A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found California’s implementation of the death penalty to be unconstitutional. In that case, Judge Cormac J. Carney vacated the death sentence of…
Rank this Week: 1090

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: 2279

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Oct 16

    People Ask: “I never get to see my child, do I have to pay support?”

    People Ask: “I never get to see my child, do I have to pay support?”
    Do I have to pay child support if I don't have custody or get to see my child? This is a common question I hear and the answer is ... Continue reading →
  • Sep 24

    Divorce: Reducing cost and contention

    Divorce: Reducing cost and contention
    The emotional, relational and spiritual costs of divorce are so high and, if divorce must occur, such costs can .... Continue reading →
  • Sep 22

    The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:

    The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:
    Family Court Judges and Domestic Relations Commissioners have long used private, independent lawyers to facilitate resolving custodial and timeshare disputes in divorces. These lawyers are appointed by the judge as a Guardian ad Litem who is…
Rank this Week: 2142

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: 2089

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Oct 16

    Partner compensation: Start making sense

    Partner compensation: Start making sense
    I was chatting recently with a U.S. law firm managing partner, who asked me about the Canadian health-care system and how I’d compare it to its American counterpart. Stepping carefully around that minefield, I did…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t think like a lawyer

    Don’t think like a lawyer
    This article was just published in the “I Wish I’d Known” column in the October 2014 issue of Student Lawyer, a terrific publication of the ABA’s Law Student Division. My thanks to Marilyn Cavicchia…
  • Sep 18

    BigLaw levels up

    BigLaw levels up
    My older brother used to give my teenaged self (with some justification) a hard time about playing Dungeons & Dragons. I eventually grew tired of the cracks about wasting time in a fantasy world, though, and I assembled what I…
Rank this Week: 4766

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: 4722

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

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

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    How to Start a Successful Law Practice

    How to Start a Successful Law Practice
    UTAH STATE BAR BASIC/INTERMEDIATE COURSE3rd Annual "How to Start a Successful Law Practice" SeminarUtah State Bar CLE Law Firm Management 101A seminar designed for new, small firm and rural lawyersand all others who would like to start…
  • Oct 3

    A Suit For You

    A Suit For You
    A suit is an absolute must when you're in the courtroom. Wearing a suit that fits your style, and more importantly, your body, is key to helping you have the confidence you need to perform at your highest potential. Adatto is a…
  • Oct 2

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application
    The Class of 2015 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application launched Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time.Please access the application via USAJobs at…
Rank this Week: 4690

Reid My Blog!

Reid My Blog!

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

http://reidtrautz.typepad.com/reidmyblog/
  • Oct 12

    What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)

    What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)
    I haven’t blogged in many months. As spring turned to summer, and summer to fall I had the intention, just not the time. So on a rainy first day of a three-day weekend, here is what I accomplished this summer:...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 2620

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Oct 11

    Clients and Suicide: The Lawyer's Dilemma

    Clients and Suicide: The Lawyer's Dilemma
    Ken Strutin's article discusses an increasingly visible issue, suicide, here in the specific context of criminal law. He reviews how the stress of prosecution or litigation, whether it means risking a prison term, unemployment, bankruptcy,…
  • Oct 11

    Student Research Resources Library

    Student Research Resources Library
    Marcus P. Zillman developed this Student Research Resources Library to provide researchers with a comprehensive listing of reliable topical resources and sites available on the Internet.
  • Oct 11

    Internet-of-Things (IOT) Resource

    Internet-of-Things (IOT) Resource
    This is a comprehensive listing of Internet-of-Things (IOT) research resources and sites available on the Internet. Marcus P. Zillman developed this guide with the goal of highlighting the most current and actionable research resources…
Rank this Week: 2210

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Lawyers: Don’t miss this workshop!

    Lawyers: Don’t miss this workshop!
    We’re five weeks away from the return of the Double Your Revenue™ workshop. Registration has opened and the seats are filling. As a subscriber to my newsletter and blog, I would hate for you to miss out on getting into this…
  • Sep 10

    Lawyers: Get Ready for the End of Year Sprint

    Lawyers: Get Ready for the End of Year Sprint
    How are you approaching the end of the year? Yes, we haven’t even reached Halloween, but it’s not too early to decide how you will maximize your time and efforts during the last few months of 2014. If you’ve been following…
  • Aug 13

    Doubling Your Revenue is a Competitive Advantage

    Doubling Your Revenue is a Competitive Advantage
    What would it mean to the growth of your practice if you innovated your way into doubling your revenue? Significantly more revenue would certainly give your law firm a competitive advantage over the other players in your market. For more than…
Rank this Week: 2931

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

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

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

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

    Domestic Violence Protective Order CLE - Oct. 22, 2014

    Domestic Violence Protective Order CLE - Oct. 22, 2014
    Presented by NCSB, N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Womble CarlyleOctober 22, 1-4:30 PM For more information, go to the following URL:…
Rank this Week: 1099

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Oct 7

    The Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river my respectable professor called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or dicta?”…
  • Oct 5

    Why Uncertainty Isn’t So Bad + How to Embrace It

    Why Uncertainty Isn’t So Bad + How to Embrace It
    “When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.” Eckhart Tolle Sitting in the auditorium during orientation, I listened to various deans, distinguished alumni and student leaders drone…
  • Sep 30

    Hate Your Job? Here Are 4 Ways to Love It a Little More

    Hate Your Job? Here Are 4 Ways to Love It a Little More
    You hate your job. Sometimes you’ll tell anyone with ears how much you despise your job. Other times you prefer  to suffer in silence. But make no mistake about it. You’re miserable. And you’d rather not be. So whether…
Rank this Week: 1733

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Oct 3

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence
    by Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter Direct examination is pivotal to the outcome of your trial. Your client’s story unfolds on direct, under your orchestration. The substance of their answers, the relationship they develop with…
  • Jul 18

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat
    by Marsha Hunter Who spoke persuasively at yesterday’s Senate hearings on the GM ignition switch scandal? There were plenty of lawyers in the room and on the hot seat, so you’d think the level of public speaking would be…
  • Jun 19

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
Rank this Week: 3702

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Oct 2

    Amicus Attorney Keyboard Shortcut

    Amicus Attorney Keyboard Shortcut
    Underutilized tools within the program include the use of HotKeys or those keyboard shortcuts that help users move quickly throughout the program. Firms familiar with the program may recognize a few off this master list of key combinations to…
  • Sep 25

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Security & Compliance Services for Law Firm

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Security & Compliance Services for Law Firm
    National Legal Technology Firm Expands Law Firm Cyber Security and Compliance Management Resource
  • Sep 24

    How to Cut Your Tech Support Call Time in Half

    How to Cut Your Tech Support Call Time in Half
    Here are some tips on how to cut the amount of time you are on the phone with tech support in half.
Rank this Week: 3156

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim
    On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and…
  • Sep 23

    It Is Time to Update Your Credit Application

    It Is Time to Update Your Credit Application
    by Mark A. Cobb Isn’t it generally true that the best time to ask for something from someone is when they want something from you in return. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your spouse, your neighbor or your boss, if they…
  • Sep 16

    New Home for the Braves Underway!

    New Home for the Braves Underway!
    Through our blog, the construction lawyers of the Cobb Law Group try to provide industry professionals with the latest information, case law, trends and interests.  Although there are some very sizeable construction projects going on…
Rank this Week: 3309

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    New Blog Design

    New Blog Design
    This post is a test of my new blog redesign. A big thank you to Aaron and Dylan Lopez at Inno Software for the redesign and revamping of my blog and website and for being so great to work with. There’s still work for me to do, but the…
  • Sep 29

    New Blog Design

    New Blog Design
    This post is a test of my new blog redesign. A big thank you to Aaron and Dylan Lopez at Inno Software for the redesign and revamping of my blog and website and for being so great to work with. There’s still work for me to do, but the…
  • Aug 31

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast
    Fans of old-time Hollywood movies probably recognize the homage to the famous line from Sunset Boulevard in the title of the newest episode of the The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast, “Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up.” In…
Rank this Week: 2622

The Law Coach Blog

The Law Coach Blog

By Ron Burdge.

http://thelawcoach.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Ohio - Arbitration Clause Can't Take Away Statutory Right

    Ohio - Arbitration Clause Can't Take Away Statutory Right
    Arbitration sucks, we've said it before and we'll say it again. Arbitration sucks. But whatever you think about it, in Ohio a binding mandatory arbitration clause can not be used to take away a consumer's rights under Ohio's Udap law,…
  • Aug 22

    Women Lawyers Just Don't Handle Trials The Same

    Women Lawyers Just Don't Handle Trials The Same
    Now, there's nothing wrong with that. It's just a fact. And every man who has tried a case against a woman attorney knows it.They view things differently. And that gives them a different viewpoint on the witnesses, the evidence, the Jury -…
  • Jun 12

    Now YOU Can Follow the CIA

    Now YOU Can Follow the CIA
     The CIA is famous for its secret legal briefs to justify electronic eavesdropping and following of all of the rest of us. Well, it turns out that now you can follow them too.Although burdened with all of the spying work, the CIA found…
Rank this Week: 1138

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 25

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea
      I was privileged to have been asked by the American Bar Association to write an article about the future of the legal profession for “The Annual Big Ideas Issue” of Law Practice Magazine (July/August 2014). Click on the…
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
  • Aug 27

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
Rank this Week: 2662

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/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 4523

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Sep 16

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer
    It's probably axiomatic that public service lawyers are by and large self-motivated. But even the most self-starting people sometimes need a little nudge to get them going past a particularly tough day. So for those dark and dreary days,…
  • Aug 4

    This Award Could Be for You!

    This Award Could Be for You!
    If ever there was an award for readers of this blog, this must be it! The New York Law Journal is seeking "to recognize Lawyers Who Lead by Example, attorneys in our community who have made an outstanding contribution by...
  • Jun 25

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline
    CAPS member Michael Fallon alerted us to a new online website for reporting government misconduct. It's an easy-to-use resource (literally "point and click") for alerting the State's Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) of…
Rank this Week: 3283

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: 1585

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Sep 3

    How Judges are Reading Today, and What that Means for Legal Writer

    How Judges are Reading Today, and What that Means for Legal Writer
    For the last few years, I’ve been particularly interested in what the shift to paperless courts—spurred by the ubiquity of electronic filing at the federal level and its expansion at the state level—means for legal writers.…
  • Apr 28

    California Lawyers Need Not Reveal Freelance Lawyers’ Involvement to Court, Opposing Counsel

    California Lawyers Need Not Reveal Freelance Lawyers’ Involvement to Court, Opposing Counsel
    In a new ethics opinion, the Orange County Bar Association’s Professionalism & Ethics Committee has opined that, under most circumstances, a California lawyer is not obligated to reveal that a freelance lawyer participated in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1168

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
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW
    The 2015 SXSW panel picker vote is soon coming to an end! We'd appreciate if you could take a minute and upvote (click on the thumbs up on the left) of a SXSW panel calledLegal Hackers: A Global Movement to Reform the Law. We have…
  • Aug 6

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy
    Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO of Traklight.com, created Traklight while earning her JD at Arizona State University. Instead of taking the bar, she chose to work at another software startup while working on Traklight on the side…
  • Jun 26

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon
    Tell me about yourself.Aaron George and Michael Chasin met during their time at Loyola Law School. Both quickly learned of each other's entrepreneurial ambitions and past successes starting businesses. Neither of them had a strong desire to…
Rank this Week: 2078

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Aug 29

    CLIMATE CHANGE AND TERRORISM: NOT AN “EITHER OR” CHOICE

    CLIMATE CHANGE AND TERRORISM: NOT AN “EITHER OR” CHOICE
    I have purposely avoided putting politically infused content on social media because my work transcends the political, and I don’t want the two to be linked. But this morning (8/29/14) I read a Wall Street journal OP-Ed by (Republican)…
  • Aug 28

    KEY ISSUES TO TACKLE IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE NOW

    KEY ISSUES TO TACKLE IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE NOW
    Earlier this summer I was interviewed for a research project and master’s thesis by an EY (rebranded from Ernest & Young) Fellow in Ireland. For one of the questions, I generated a long list that provides an overview of…
  • Aug 18

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY
    Have you ever found yourself literally bolt up awakened by an idea that just kept coming and wouldn’t quit? My inspiration for Cross-Generational Conversation Day was the stunning example of determination and resiliency of a 36-year-old…
Rank this Week: 2321

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Covers the practice of law in Texas. By Henry Hunter.

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Aug 21

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished
    Why do I practice School Law? Because we live in a topsy turvey world where a school would suspend a student for saying, “bless you” after another student sneezed! Common courtesy, that’s good manners, gets you punished!…
  • Jun 30

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby holding that a closely held private company cannot be compelled to provide health insurance benefits that violate the religious beliefs of the owners. Hobby Lobby had objected to the requirement in…
  • Jun 23

    Ritchie v. Rupe

    Ritchie v. Rupe
    In a minority shareholder dispute with a closely held corporation, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the trial and appellate courts decisions for the Plaintiff.  At trial, the jury found in favor of the Plaintiff who had alleged…
Rank this Week: 2440

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
  • Jul 7

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System
     A bill was introduced in the North Carolina legislature that would narrow the definition of the “practice of law” to exclude sell-help legal materials, including books, software, and legal information. [ See House Bill 663…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 1044

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

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

http://compujurist.com
  • Aug 6

    Authorities capture Cryptolocker passwords – if you’ve been hit you need to read this story.

    Authorities capture Cryptolocker passwords – if you’ve been hit you need to read this story.
    Since late 2013 an insidious program that encrypts a users computer and then holds it for ransom unless the victim pays Hundreds of dollars by Bitcoin has been spreading throughout the globe. Cryptolocker and its variants have become the…
  • Jul 12

    Endings and New Beginnings…..

    Endings and New Beginnings…..
    I've been absent from these pages for a while and wanted to provide a brief update to everyone. For those that are not aware of it, my last day as the Practice Management Advisor of the State Bar of Wisconsin was on May 23, 2014
  • Apr 30

    FIXED – Internet Explorer Bug-Of-The-Day

    FIXED – Internet Explorer Bug-Of-The-Day
    Here is a great video and post with steps on how to protect yourself form the IE moonster affecting ALL versions of IE that has been making news this week. Steve Gibson created the inital steps but left out a few things. Terry Cole from Cole…
Rank this Week: 2596

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 2282

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

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

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

    Share Documents Securely

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

    PDF File from a Word Document

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

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template
    ActionStep has powerful options for inserting pronouns into merged documents. Pronouns (he, she, her, theirs, etc) depending on the gender and number of participants (contacts).
Rank this Week: 943

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Jul 26

    STOP TO NOTICE

    STOP TO NOTICE
    BUTTERFLYS WERE THE FIRST INDICATION If One Just Stops to Take Notice   Nothing Special brought me here.  To Eileen’s Garden.  A tattered chaise lounge, a small table supporting red wine. The still deer hid in the dense…
  • Jul 22

    DEFROCKED LAWYER

    DEFROCKED LAWYER
          COUNTRY LAWYER LAUREN (Pug) PAULSON, THE TWO ‘JEFF’S’AND THE OREGON STATE BAR   This is a tale of how the Leading Lawyers in Oregon dither while the 13,000 loyal lawyers of the Oregon State Bar…
  • Jul 19

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR
    PRESS RELEASE  ********  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 30, 2014   FROM: Lauren Paulson   TO: OREGONIAN/Media   RE: OREGON STATE BAR, OREGON SUPEME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE Thomas Balmer   CONTACT: Lauren…
Rank this Week: 1007

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: 2197

iPad 4 Lawyers

iPad 4 Lawyers

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

http://ipad4lawyers.squarespace.com/
  • Jun 26

    iPads and "The Art of Being Solo"

    iPads and "The Art of Being Solo"
    I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don't have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance, and…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3037

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

Covers lawyer compensation and law firm finance. By Jim Cotterman of Altman Weil, Inc.

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • Jun 23

    Pricing

    Pricing
    Pricing should reflect a fair value to the client for the product/service/result provided and the market in which they are provided.  Thus hourly rates vary by location, practice specialty, practitioner experience and work/issue…
  • Jun 9

    The Trouble with Billing Rate

    The Trouble with Billing Rate
    The long historic ability of the legal profession to raise rates well in excess of inflation year over year has largely ended.  Two factors combine to raise a practitioner’s hourly rate – 1) an elevator lift of all rates to…
  • May 24

    Financial transparency

    Financial transparency
    Law firms are somewhat unique in the amount of information that is publicly available regarding their finances.  Most closely held businesses do not operate in such an open manner.  Of course, the accuracy of that publicly available…
Rank this Week: 1287

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

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

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

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

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

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

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

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 2618

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
  • May 23

    MyCase: Alternativa económica para la oficina legal

    MyCase: Alternativa económica para la oficina legal
    A raíz de la consulta que nos sometiera el colega Luis Rosario a través del correo electrónico sobre programas de facturación para oficinas legales que fuesen compatibles con computadoras Mac de Apple, nos dimos a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1747

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

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

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

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor
    This is the fourth in a series about the five emerging faces of the legal industry. In the new economy, lawyers don’t just compete against other lawyers for a share of the legal services market, they also compete against non lawyers.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4534

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/
  • May 9

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method
    Marketing yourself in a solo practice is a tough matter to deal with. This should be taken seriously since this determines what you would be in the future and how established your name is in the industry. Marketing a solo practice is common…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3709