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Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 996

Smallfirmville

Smallfirmville

The New York State Bar Association's official blog for solo and small firm attorneys.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/smallfirmville/
  • Nov 26

    Things They Never Taught Us in Law School: You Can

    Things They Never Taught Us in Law School: You Can
  • Oct 25

    Things They Never Taught Us in Law School: You Can’t Get Blood from a Stone

    Things They Never Taught Us in Law School: You Can’t Get Blood from a Stone
    By: Marshall R. Isaacs Law school taught me that there are two basic elements to any civil action: (1) liability and (2) damages. Unfortunately, my ivy-league educated professors were raised on a diet rich in Fortune 500 clients. If my...
  • Jul 27

    WestlawNext Review: Google for Lawyer

    WestlawNext Review: Google for Lawyer
    By: Marshall R. Isaacs A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from my Westlaw representative, Laura. I picked up the phone and instantly responded, “I’m not interested…I have that book already.” However, what Laura had to…
Rank this Week: 1563

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 1401

Speech Advice

Speech Advice

Covers appellate advocacy, oral arguments and public speaking. By Faith Pincus.

http://speechadvice.com/
  • Aug 9

    Great Blog Post on CRAPpy Power Point Slide

    Great Blog Post on CRAPpy Power Point Slide
    I just came across this great blog post on Power Point: How to Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Don’t Worry, Be CRAPpy by Chiara Ojeda on Six Minutes, a popular and comprehensive Blog about Public Speaking Skills.  Chiara's post gives some…
  • Aug 5

    Yes, I really am teaching a Public Speaking Webinar Series at 9:00 AM every Thursday this month

    Yes, I really am teaching a Public Speaking Webinar Series at 9:00 AM every Thursday this month
    I can't believe I forgot to blog about this! Shame on me for not following my own advice. Ok, here's the announcement.   This month I'm doing a four-part Webinar series on Public Speaking Skills, every Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific…
  • Aug 1

    Going to the ABA Annual Convention this Week? Stop by and say Hi!

    Going to the ABA Annual Convention this Week? Stop by and say Hi!
    I will be giving two Public Speaking for Attorneys presentations at the ABA Annual convention this week. Stop by to say hi if you're there! Here they are:  Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Speaking for Section of Intellectual Property Law. …
Rank this Week: 1477

About.com Law Practice Management…

About.com Law Practice Management Blog

Covers the business aspects of running a law office, including financial management, client relations, human resources, legal outsourcing, file management, risk management and time management for lawyers. By William Pfeifer.

http://law.about.com/b/
  • May 1

    Was the Supreme Court's Ruling in Padilla Retroactive or only Prospective? SCOTUS Agrees to Let Us Know.

    Was the Supreme Court's Ruling in Padilla Retroactive or only Prospective? SCOTUS Agrees to Let Us Know.
    Was the Supreme Court's ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky meant to be retroactive or only prospective? This is an important question at the heart of Chaidez v.
  • Apr 30

    Free Legal Technology Training Courses on National Law Day

    Free Legal Technology Training Courses on National Law Day
    Have you made plans on how you will spend Law Day 2012 on May 1? If you don't have any local events you plan to attend, consider getting some free legal technology training online. Affinity Consulting Group's Affinity University is offering…
  • Apr 30

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?
    Lawyers are known for working extremely long hours, sometimes seven days a week. But are they really increasing their productivity by putting in all that extra time? Not according to Geoffrey James in a Time Business article called Stop…
Rank this Week: 1650

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity.
Rank this Week: 1730

toddhastingslaw

toddhastingslaw

Covers the practice of law.

http://toddhastingslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    tarting your own law practice 2

    tarting your own law practice 2
    Perhaps one of the most difficult challenges in starting your own practice: the buck stops with you.  There is no room to point fingers when a case goes awry, or a when telephone call is not returned promptly.  Not unless, of course, you…
  • May 20

    tarting your own law practice

    tarting your own law practice
    I promised the start of a series of blogs on opening your own law practice several weeks ago, but my blog has remained quiet.  It has been a busy time, getting everything up and running.  Therefore, my first word of advice is: figure out…
  • Apr 22

    New Firm, New Day

    New Firm, New Day
    I have started my own law firm!  It has been an interesting and busy period of transition, as I have had to take all the steps necessary to open a law practice.  There are more steps involved than you might imagine. However, broken up into…
Rank this Week: 1633

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 1228

LawTech Guru Blog

LawTech Guru Blog

Covers electronic discovery, law practice management, legal technology, gadgets and privacy and security. By Jeff Beard.

http://www.lawtechguru.com/
  • Nov 4

    Bring eDiscovery In-house While Avoiding Pitfall

    Bring eDiscovery In-house While Avoiding Pitfall
    InsideCounsel offers some tips for those interested in bringing eDiscovery in-house while avoiding pitfalls, including some comments from yours truly. Check out "Inside Job" in InsideCounsel's November issue, published in the monthly…
  • Oct 27

    10 Tips for Safe Social Networking for Attorneys & Expert

    10 Tips for Safe Social Networking for Attorneys & Expert
    LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Blogs.  Bob Ambrogi, always on the forefront of web technologies and their impact, recently published two helpful "Top 10" articles - one each for attorneys and experts, with some great tips for those…
  • Aug 18

    Legal EHR Summit: Thoughts & Impression

    Legal EHR Summit: Thoughts & Impression
    From the many presentations and discussions at the AHIMA sponsored Legal EHR Summit in Chicago, it's clear that healthcare records and records management in the U.S. are changing.  (In case you were wondering, "EHR" = Electronic Health…
Rank this Week: 956

Alextronic Discovery

Alextronic Discovery

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

http://discoveryresources.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg

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

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next
    Alextronic (Alex Lubarsky) and friends have a jam-packed E-discovery/ESI speaking agenda this month and next. I hope our dedicated legion of Blawgerheads can join us at the following events (I will be speaking at all but the last event…
  • Jun 3

    Metadata and Retetention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!

    Metadata and Retetention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!
    Metadata and Retention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!OK, now we can safely say that the little niche cottage industry called e-discovery has gone global.
Rank this Week: 998

Naked Ownership

Naked Ownership

A blawg devoted to all things legal in Louisiana.

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

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

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

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

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

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

    Mandeville police have too much discretion in DWI arrests...
    So reads this headline from the Times-Picayune: A report on how the Mandeville Police Department handles suspected drunken drivers blames an outdated standards manual and inadequate training for giving patrol officers too much discretion in…
Rank this Week: 892

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 29

    Records Management for Personal Stuff

    Records Management for Personal Stuff
    Another great post by Patti Spencer, Esquire details which personal records you should keep permanently.  If you tend to hoard more than you should, maybe this will enable you to throw some things away without worry.  Read…
  • Jul 14

    Job Opening – Accounting Manager, Law Firm

    Job Opening – Accounting Manager, Law Firm
    Immediate job opening:  A Montgomery County, PA law firm has an opening for an Accounting Manager. The responsibilities include overall direction and supervision of accounting operations, general ledger, financial reporting, accounts…
  • Jun 30

    Can You Deduct Business Expenses Combined With Vacation Activity?

    Can You Deduct Business Expenses Combined With Vacation Activity?
    It’s common practice to  add some vacation activity to  a business trip to help defray the cost.  When and to what extent is it really deductible?  Today’s post is written by guest blogger Patti S. Spencer,…
Rank this Week: 2708

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 29

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School
    National Jurist has published its list of best value law schools. What were its criteria?: The National Jurist looks at a number of academic and financial variables, including the law school's price of tuition, student debt accumulation,…
  • Jul 28

    U. Pittsburgh School of Law seeks to hire professor for its environmental law clinic

    U. Pittsburgh School of Law seeks to hire professor for its environmental law clinic
    Here is the job announcement: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLINIC FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical…
  • Jul 28

    The Subtlety of Word

    The Subtlety of Word
    Small alterations in phrases can cause changes in meaning. Take a language more nuanced than our own—Italian. Here are 100 ways to say “I love you” in Italian, from Italian.about.com For starters, here are five: Ti amo! (I love you!)...
Rank this Week: 2325

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Jul 29

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco
    If you are in the San Francisco area, consider checking out the LegalTech Startup Weekend. I'll be one of the mentors for the event along with several other founders of legal tech companies, including LawPal, Ravel, One400, Judicata,…
  • Jun 13

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession
    I attended GSummit in San Francisco this week. (The "G" stands for gamification.) This annual conference looks at ways to increase user engagement through gamification and games. With all of the online "noise" surrounding us and the…
  • Jun 5

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book
    I am updating the second edition to the Virtual Law Practice book that I wrote back in 2010. The book pretty much needs to be completely re-written based on the way that technology has changed since I wrote about the set up of online delivery…
Rank this Week: 4257

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Jul 29

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney
    Question: A partner from a local firm is joining our practice in a few weeks. It's been several years since we hired a senior lateral attorney, and, honestly, it didn't go so well the last time we did. Can you give some good tips on…
  • Jul 28

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate
    It's unavoidable. If the goal you and your colleagues have set for your firm is a high rate of growth, you are going to be banging your heads against a wall every day. So it’s important to know up front whether that wall is made of…
  • Jul 25

    Trending: Client Service

    Trending: Client Service
    What’s the biggest predictor of a law firm’s success? Hint: It’s not the firm’s bottom line. The No. 1 thing impacting a firm’s long-term viability is client satisfaction. Several articles over the past month…
Rank this Week: 2280

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 4897

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

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

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2207

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/
  • Jul 28

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
    In comparing the conditional scholarship universe between the 2011-12 academic year and the 2012-13 academic year (with a brief look at 2013-14) there are a handful of things worth noting. First, as shown in Table 1, the number of law...
  • Jul 8

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004
    Nothing promotes de-cluttering one's office like a move or new furniture. A colleague is retiring; I bought his table and standup desk, and gave up the humungous thing they gave me when I showed up. It meant tossing lots and...
  • Jun 17

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*
    Via Facebook, I saw that my friend Joan Heminway had some interesting things to say about the private-public distinction in securities law over at our sister blog, Business Law Prof. I heartily recommend it. But with my usual instinct for...
Rank this Week: 2324

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
Rank this Week: 2219

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jul 27

    Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community

    Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community
    Young people are heavy users of cell phones, but most do not know they can read library e-books for free on their phones. In this cutting-edge essay, David Rothman tells how libraries could use "cell phone book clubs" to reach out both to…
  • Jul 27

    What Does the Hathitrust Decision Mean For Libraries?

    What Does the Hathitrust Decision Mean For Libraries?
    The library community welcomed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust. The decision has implications for libraries that go far beyond the specific facts of the case. This paper by…
  • Jul 18

    Information Quality Resource

    Information Quality Resource
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide focuses on the specific topic of identifying reliable and actionable Information resources on the internet, specifically critical for researchers in all sectors. With the proliferation of non attributable, un-vetted,…
Rank this Week: 2615

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: 1755

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    What is Average for a Lawyer?

    What is Average for a Lawyer?
    Sunday mornings … reading Thomas L. Friedman’s columns in the NYT is just the best.  He titillates the mind, which is particularly dangerous when I’ve been over caffeinated on a peaceful summer morning on the back…
  • Jun 11

    The Sedona Conference loses its Founder

    The Sedona Conference loses its Founder
    This week we were saddened to learn of the death of Richard G. Braman, the founder of The Sedona Conference®.  Richard’s vision helped make TSC a leader in advancing law and policy in the areas of complex litigation, antitrust…
Rank this Week: 2457

Innovate

Innovate

Covers practicing law as a business and a profession. By Lex Inova Consulting.

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Jul 23

    How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

    How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile
    By Julie FlemingLinkedIn is, de facto, the preeminent social media platform for professional purposes. As of May 2014, LinkedIn featured over 300 million mostly professional users, growing by two new members per second. (Read this article for…
  • Jul 16

    A mentor’s legacy…

    A mentor’s legacy…
    By Julie FlemingMy first legal job was serving as a clerk for the Hon. J. Owen Forrester of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. I knew I wanted to be a litigator, and so working for a trial judge was my idea…
  • Jul 9

    Fear can be good news!

    Fear can be good news!
    By Julie FlemingI’ve been talking about fear with my clients quite a lot recently. (If you’re feeling fear, trust me, you aren’t the only one!) Sometimes it’s the fear of taking a step–more accurately, the…
Rank this Week: 2475

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Jul 22

    LawFest 2014: Something rather special

    LawFest 2014: Something rather special
    … The stage is set for an inspiring #LawFest – for lawyers, courtesy of the inspirational @LBCWiseCounsel pic.twitter.com/U4Bv10iMBa — Jerry Angrave (@Empathyce) July 18, 2014 I go to a fair few legal conferences every year…
  • Jul 12

    Reinvent Law London 2014 – It’s all about the people

    Reinvent Law London 2014 – It’s all about the people
    … I usually write a review of Reinvent Law London: having done so for the first such event, when it was called LawTech Camp London 2012, and the second, Reinvent Law London 2013. This year I was speaking at Reinvent Law London 2014. I…
  • Jul 11

    Tweets on Improving a Law Firm

    Tweets on Improving a Law Firm
    … My last post was on what I said about improving a law firm at Reinvent Law London 2014. This post is on what others said on Twitter about my talk. Interest seemed to be piqued most on pop-up law and having fun. Two of the…
Rank this Week: 3922

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 21

    Arkansas Supreme Court Opinion

    Arkansas Supreme Court Opinion
    The Arkansas Judiciary website offers Arkansas Supreme Court Published Opinions. This collection includes unofficial copies of published opinions starting from the Spring Term of 1837. I am fascinated by court opinions, not so much from a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4286

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: 4856

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Jul 22

    Overcoming Fear (One Year Later)

    Overcoming Fear (One Year Later)
    It’s been a year since I last practiced law. Note I didn’t say it’s been a year since I quit. A year ago, I was more than 40 weeks pregnant with Gwyneth. I worked right up until my due date,... Read More...
  • Jun 4

    9 Remedies for the Miserable Lawyer

    9 Remedies for the Miserable Lawyer
    Not all lawyers are miserable. But I think it’s fair to say that we all know at least a jillion or so who are. At least. And my guess is that since you’re reading this, you consider yourself to be... Read More...
  • Apr 17

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi
    I cannot tell you how relieved I am that spring is finally here! Lawdy, it’s been a rough winter in so many ways. And I know many of you can relate. Now that all the snow days, cabin fever and sniffly […]
Rank this Week: 2213

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice is Not Tolled By An Appeal

    Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice is Not Tolled By An Appeal
    I last discussed this problematic topic on June 30th. This unpublished decision, Godbold v. Karlin & Fleisher, LLC, 2014 IL App (1st) 131523-U, illustrates a malpractice trap contained in Illinois law. Usually, the rule in Illinois is…
  • Jul 18

    ARDC Brings Case Against Prosecutor for Failing to Disclose That Witness Changed His Story

    ARDC Brings Case Against Prosecutor for Failing to Disclose That Witness Changed His Story
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a rare case where a prosecutor is being accused of wrongdoing for failing to disclose that a witness changed his story and for allegedly misleading the court about the witness’ testimony. What is odd…
  • Jul 15

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a copy of a complaint filed by the ARDC against a lawyer. The lawyer was accused of forging his own lawyer’s name and signature on pleadings filed in a divorce case. (Obviously, these are allegations in…
Rank this Week: 2072

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 12

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 3996

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jul 18

    Vermont Senators Leahy and Sanders Honor Gov. Hoff

    Vermont Senators Leahy and Sanders Honor Gov. Hoff
    WASHINGTON, July 17 – In joint remarks before the U.S. Senate today, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) honored former Vermont Gov. Phil Hoff, who just turned 90 years old. Hoff served three terms as governor. First…
  • Jul 10

    The Uniform Law Commission Meets Thursday July 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington

    The Uniform Law Commission Meets Thursday July 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington
    The Uniform Law Commission begins its 2014 Annual Meeting on Thursday July 11, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Meeting in its 123rd year, the Commission, also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State…
  • Jun 30

    Thank You to the Barre Historical Society and the Vermont Labor History Society for Celebrating Phil and Joan Hoff

    Thank You to the Barre Historical Society and the Vermont Labor History Society for Celebrating Phil and Joan Hoff
    In 1962, I lived with my parents in Rutland, Vermont. One day early in the fall, I was at home, out sick from school. I was nine years old. There was a knock at the front door. Although I was in my pajamas, I raced to answer it. I opened the…
Rank this Week: 4854

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/
  • Jul 17

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?
    Earlier this week Kevin Colangelo of Elevate Services wrote a nice blog post, The Business of Law: Addressing Law Firms’ Concerns Over “Control” in Managed Services Relationships. He explains the benefits of…
  • Jul 2

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?
    Another large law firm announced today the opening of a low-cost service center. Torys is opening in Halifax. The Globe & Mail in Bay Street law firm launches legal ‘incubator’ in Halifax reports that the…
  • Jun 22

    Legal Knowledge Management (KM) Trends Today

    Legal Knowledge Management (KM) Trends Today
    by Joshua Fireman & Ron Friedmann   INTRODUCTION My business partner Joshua Fireman and I recently co-moderated a roundtable of large, NYC-based law firms to discuss legal knowledge management trends.  HP Autonomy hosted…
Rank this Week: 2569

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: 2337

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

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

http://compujurist.com
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2622

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and 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: 4297

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Jul 7

    Welcome our Newest Attorney: Matthew D. Henderosn

    Welcome our Newest Attorney: Matthew D. Henderosn
    Troutman & Napier, PLLC is expanding services with the addition of our new associate attorney, Matthew D. Henderson. Continue reading →
  • Jun 5

    It takes more than agreement for a custody order

    It takes more than agreement for a custody order
    While some courts will still issue an agreed custody order without these specific findings, it is not the best practice. Even if the divorce or custody action is being submitted on the record and all parties are in agreement, it is best to…
  • 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 →
Rank this Week: 2557

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

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

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 20

    HMC Hotel Props. II Ltd. P’ship v. Keystone-Texas Prop. Holding Corp.

    HMC Hotel Props. II Ltd. P’ship v. Keystone-Texas Prop. Holding Corp.
    On June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed a jury verdict awarding damages to the Plaintiff for injury resulting from slander of title and tortuous interference with a contract.  In the opinion by Justice Brown, the Court held…
Rank this Week: 2844

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 4725

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: 3502

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 26

    Lawyerist article on law startup

    Lawyerist article on law startup
    Interesting article this morning from the Lawyerist on law startups.http://lawyerist.com/74528/legal-startups/Take a look at their cool info graphic:
  • Jun 22

    FactBox: The Litigator's Fact Organizer

    FactBox: The Litigator's Fact Organizer
    Lecia Kaslofsky works full-time as the CEO of Lynx Workflow. Formerly a private investigator, she continues to play a limited role in Lynx Insights, an investigative firm, which is managed full-time by another partner. She is also a…
Rank this Week: 2512

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 4

    There Will Be No Government Takeover of "House of Cards"

    There Will Be No Government Takeover of "House of Cards"
    Some would say it's a disappointing season finale. Maryland did not seize the property of the company producing the Netflix series, "House of Cards," which had been reported on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog as being considered a…
  • May 30

    Going "Beyond the Billable Hour"

    Going "Beyond the Billable Hour"
    The Boston Bar Association has a great website for lawyers looking to do more than just bill hours. The title alone, "Beyond the Billable Hour," is a great invitation to lawyers seeking meaningful work. The website is labeled as…
Rank this Week: 3633

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: 1994

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: 2060

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    The Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the Greensboro Bar Association, is happy to announce that our next Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up is Tuesday, June 24th at Geeksboro…
  • Jun 9

    Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House

    Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House
    The GBA, through its community involvement committee, needs volunteers to help serve brunch (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) at the Potters House community kitchen of the Greensboro Urban Ministry, 1002 South Eugene Street, for the…
  • May 24

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief
    Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free 2.5-hour CLE, “Removing Barriers and Restoring Hope:  The Basics of Expungements and Certificates of Relief,” on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the…
Rank this Week: 1797

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

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

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Iris Data Acquires Clarity Litigation Support

    Iris Data Acquires Clarity Litigation Support
    KANSAS CITY, June 16 2014 — Iris Data Services, a leading provider of discovery solutions, today announced the successful acquisition of Clarity Litigation Support. Clarity is a top discovery and litigation support firm with offices…
  • Jun 12

    Ricoh Canada agrees to acquire Commonwealth Legal

    Ricoh Canada agrees to acquire Commonwealth Legal
    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jun 11, 2014 -- Ricoh Canada Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Legal Inc. The acquisition is anticipated to close within the next 60 days.  The transaction…
  • May 14

    OmniVere Launches After Acquisition of Three eDiscovery Provider

    OmniVere Launches After Acquisition of Three eDiscovery Provider
    CHICAGO, IL -- 05/13/14 -- OmniVere, a new leader in the eDiscovery industry, announced the formation of the business through the acquisition of three of the leading providers of discovery services. OmniVere is creating one of the most…
Rank this Week: 2679

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • May 29

    The failure of legal innovation

    The failure of legal innovation
    Okay, I admit: that was a pure linkbait headline. Not quite as bad as 17 Heartwarming Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity, but still, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to draw in people who might be thinking…
  • May 13

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw
    So I was asked to give a presentation about “NewLaw.” No problem at all — aside from the minor, niggling detail of figuring out what “NewLaw” is supposed to be. Like other terms in vogue within the…
  • Apr 24

    The incidental lawyer

    The incidental lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. As reported by Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks, LegalZoom’s press release celebrates the news, while…
Rank this Week: 4907