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Within the Penumbra

Within the Penumbra

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

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

    Finding My Way on a Cloudy Day

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

    Determination: firmness of purpose; resoluteness.

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

    I CAN DO IT

    I CAN DO IT
    You know those days when you’ve just had enough?  Or a time when you felt so frustrated by something,  it just wasn’t worth it?  I’ve had those moments, those days, those weeks… Today, my…
Rank this Week: 875

Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender
    We published an entry on “That Old Crying Feeling” in 2011 that won the BlawgWorld Pick of the Week, and generated a lot of hits and discussion about displaying emotions in the office. We noted, among other things, that Michael…
  • Mar 26

    Culture and Competence

    Culture and Competence
    The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and TAGLaw recently published a survey showing the value of their culture to the growth strategies of mid-sized law firms. First, these high-culture…
  • Mar 25

    Migrating to a New Platform

    Migrating to a New Platform
    This blog has outlived its initial platform!  Please bear with us as we migrate to a new one over the next month. Our new look and functions will be worth it.  The Team at Law People Blog
Rank this Week: 1378

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

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

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

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

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

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

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

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson

    Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson
    For someone that has been blogging actively since 2004 and driven more web content than probably any lawyer or law firm in the world, I love the following series of posts by Ernie the Attorney where some of the top...
Rank this Week: 757

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: 1357

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: 1006

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://coloradodivorcemediation.com/blog/mediation/index.htm
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • Apr 23

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)
    In discussing disappointment's natural place in the landscape of life, psychotherapist Michael Miller, Ph.D., recently wrote in a popular magazine's feature article:Empathy helps turn anger into sorrow. When sorrow becomes mutual, it begins…
Rank this Week: 1202

The Soul Practitioner

The Soul Practitioner

Legal technology for the solo attorney. By Clark Stewart.

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

    Use Dropbox to Cover Your Microsoft Office Butt

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

    Cloudon v. Onlive Desktop

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

    Pioneer Appradio Review

    Pioneer Appradio Review
    As a birthday present to myself I picked up the Pioneer Appradio a couple weeks ago. I recently purchased a 2003 GMC Yukon and was disappointed to find no easy way of integrating my iPod library into the unit. After some research I stumbled…
Rank this Week: 1597

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Feb 2

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost
    Sometime ago I made an investment in technology and it has begun to pay off.  Those in the practice of law may know I have been a pioneer in paperless office innovation using an array of desktop and network scanners.  Several years ago I…
  • Nov 11

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature
    Electronic signatures are getting more and more popular. Federal courts now accept electronic signatures, state courts are starting to, and businesses use them to execute contracts. If you are considering using digital signatures for your…
  • Sep 14

    Organize Your Inbox

    Organize Your Inbox
    Gmail has a brand new feature to help you stay better organized.  It’s called priority inbox. Google has designed formulas that determine whether an email is important or not. They figure this out based on which emails you read and which…
Rank this Week: 1349

TechnoEsq

TechnoEsq

Covers the use of technology and computers in the legal profession. By Finis Price.

http://www.technoesq.com
  • Jan 11

    Ghostwriting in Legal Blog

    Ghostwriting in Legal Blog
    Kevin O’Keefe over at LexBlog has a fantastic article discussing the question of whether ghostwritten Lawyer Blogs are unethical. This is an issue which has been percolating for some time. This has been hastened by companies such as FindLaw…
  • Nov 8

    Join Me at MILOfest November 10-12

    Join Me at MILOfest November 10-12
    MILOfest (the 3 day convention for Mac using lawyers from MILO) is November 10-12 in Orlando this year. I will be speaking on OS X Lion as well as using the iPad in your law practice. Many more talented speakers will be there including, Mark…
  • Oct 10

    Launch of iPadESQ – iPad Apps for Lawyer

    Launch of iPadESQ – iPad Apps for Lawyer
    TechnoEsq is proud to announce the launch of iPadESQ, a website dedicated to lawyers using the iPad in their legal practice.
Rank this Week: 1255

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Covers the dilemmas facing the lawyer mom and the struggle to achieve the ever elusive state of being called work-life balance.

http://lawyer-mom.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom
    Over the past two years I’ve been debating the pros and cons of being a stay at home mom or stay at work mom and have picked the brains of countless other working moms who have already waded through this dilemma or are currently struggling…
  • Jun 7

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)
    Join WIPLA at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto from 5:30-7:30  p.m. this Thursday (6/9) for cocktails and friendly networking with your fellow female intellectual property litigators from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Jun 7

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)
    Join Ian C. Ballon, Author (E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d Edition) and Internet and IP litigator (Greenberg Traurig LLP) and Santa Clara Law School Professor Eric Goldman for a free breakfast seminar on Hot Topics in…
Rank this Week: 1544

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

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

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

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

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

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

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

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 836

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: 844

Tablet PC Lawyer Blog

Tablet PC Lawyer Blog

Offers news about the Tablet PC and the experiences of a Georgia family law attorney using one. By Stephen Worrall.

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

    Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet

    Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet
    Why would anyone want to buy a Tablet PC? Tablet devices are perceived as little more than heavy and slow laptops with small screens and large price tags. The payoff? You get to write on them with a stylus and take notes as if you're…
  • Dec 31

    Series of Videos on Using Tablet PC'

    Series of Videos on Using Tablet PC'
    Here is a series of video tutorials on using a tablet pc: Tutorial Part 1: This is the first video from ICON Pareto showing you how to use the basic functions of your tablet PC. Tutorial Part 2: In this video Starla shows you how to…
  • Dec 31

    Series of Microsoft Videos on OneNote

    Series of Microsoft Videos on OneNote
    Here is a series of funny commercials by Microsoft about OneNote 2003, found now on YouTube: Let's face it. Stationery isn't very good. And when it comes to note taking, it just isn't up to the job.That's why we created Microsoft® Office…
Rank this Week: 1080

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 24

    The Five Minute University

    The Five Minute University
    On this 3:17 minute video, Father Guido Sarducci explains the 5 minute university—what the college student remembers five years after graduating requires only 5 minutes of education. At the end of the video, he speculates on the one minute…
  • Jul 23

    Three online legal research engines announce major redesign

    Three online legal research engines announce major redesign
    Over at Robert Ambrogi's LawSites blog, there's a report from the recent American Association of Law Librarians annual meeting in San Antonio last week that three of the big players in online legal research are planning some significant…
  • Jul 23

    Drafting the Opening Paragraph of a Court Document

    Drafting the Opening Paragraph of a Court Document
    A lawyer should use the opening paragraph of a court document to advance the client’s cause. Consider this traditional opening paragraph: PLAINTIFF BELCOM COMPUTER COMPANY, INC.’S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT WORLDWIDE TELCO, INC.’S MOTION…
Rank this Week: 2641

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2526

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jul 24

    There is Only One Lord of the (Risk) Ring?

    There is Only One Lord of the (Risk) Ring?
        As first covered in June (poetically), we noted a disqualification motion tied to a matter involving a fight over merchandising rights to the "Lord of the Rings." Now, fresh off the pages of Variety, comes an…
  • Jul 23

    Law Firm CIO Responds to Suggestions Industry Security is Lacking

    Law Firm CIO Responds to Suggestions Industry Security is Lacking
    Industry expert, Judith Flournoy, CIO at Kelley, Drye & Warren and chairwoman of ILTA’s legal security working group, takes to the pages of Law Technology News to address frequent stories suggesting that law firms are a juicy and…
  • Jul 22

    A Couple of Compliance Chronicles: Screens Standing & Waivers Working

    A Couple of Compliance Chronicles: Screens Standing & Waivers Working
    [Note to email readers: We had a mixup with the link to the Paragon white paper yesterday. Here is the correct link -- "Dealing with Client Outside Counsel Guidelines and Other Non-Standard Client Engagement Terms."]Two updates to…
Rank this Week: 3360

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Sure, spreadsheet analyses can mislead, but consider the benefit

    Sure, spreadsheet analyses can mislead, but consider the benefit
    An article in the Harvard Business Review, June 2014, at 67, by Clayton Christensen and another author, includes a sidebar that criticizes overuse of spreadsheets. When strategic decisions are based on spreadsheet analysis, the authors…
  • Jul 22

    To plot cities of law schools or law firms, you need longitude and latitude value

    To plot cities of law schools or law firms, you need longitude and latitude value
    If you want to plot cities on a map, for example to show locations of law schools on a map of the United States, you need to have the longitude and latitude of each school’s city. The brute force way to get those geographic…
  • Jul 21

    A choropleth showing the states whose law schools produced Fortune 500 GC

    A choropleth showing the states whose law schools produced Fortune 500 GC
    As explained before, a choropleth map colors geographic regions according to some variable. The choropleth map below shows the United States and the regions are some of its states. Those states are colored on a gradient by a variable: the…
Rank this Week: 2260

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 24

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work
    Sometime before the Great Recession (Depression?), there existed a quaint notion that people could stop working — at least some of the time. Over the course of recent years, however, the line of argumentation has advanced, with…
  • Jul 23

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal
    If you’ve never sat bolt upright in bed at 3:17 a.m. convinced that you’ve missed a critical deadline, congratulations. You should bottle your secret and sell it to the rest of us — along with every other productivity guru…
  • Jul 22

    Three Ways to Better Billing

    Three Ways to Better Billing
    Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable time and produce clear, coherent invoices for it helps…
Rank this Week: 3149

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jul 24

    The Potomac Boat Club.

    The Potomac Boat Club.
    I'm in Washington, D.C. this week. I usually stay on the other side of the Potomac River in downtown Washington. But this week my hotel is in a part of Arlington, Virginia called Rosslyn, a small unincorporated area which is...
  • Jul 21

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.
    Most of this week, and early next, I'll be in Washington, D.C. I should be finishing work early this Friday (the 25th). If anyone wants to meet up, meet me for the first time or just meet some new people,...
  • Jul 19

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.
    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. --Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Chekov in Melikhovo, Russia, 1897...
Rank this Week: 1845

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Prosecutors reading lawyer-client email

    Prosecutors reading lawyer-client email
    The New York Times had this front page article today about prosecutors reading emails between lawyers and their clients without a warrant or any judicial oversight.  For the past few years now, inmates have had access to an email system…
  • Jul 22

    Robin Rosenberg confirmed

    Robin Rosenberg confirmed
    Congratulations to Judge Rosenberg who was unanimously confirmed today!President Obama has really reshaped this District's bench:Judges Williams, Scola, Gayles, Bloom and now Rosenberg.
  • Jul 21

    Quick news and note

    Quick news and note
    1.  Julie Carnes was confirmed today to serve on the 11th Circuit.  The vote was 94-0.  We now have two Carnes on the 11th Circuit.  And when Jill Pryor gets confirmed, that will be two Pryors.2.  But Robin Rosenberg…
Rank this Week: 1859

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper
    This post may not have the lyrical flair of The Three Tenors, but hopefully you will find something useful (if not quite musical) by following the fusion of the thoughts of the three law professors that I recommend to you...
  • Jul 18

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?
    Lawyers are very skilled at creating legal documents and one of the values they provide to their clients is quality documents based on research, precedent and experience. So most of the time, a client would be in no position to...
  • Jul 15

    Digital Edge podcast: When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm

    Digital Edge podcast: When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm
    On the newest episode of The Digital Edge podcast, When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm, Sharon D. Nelson and Jim Calloway ask legal ethics expert Tom Spahn about the proper way to professionally deal with the...
Rank this Week: 1823

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 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…
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou
    The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier…
  • Jul 18

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case
    Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and…
Rank this Week: 3097

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: 2492

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: 1997

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: 4274

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: 3983

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: 3092

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jul 21

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...

    One reason to hyphenate phrasal adjectives ...
    ... is that “defective drug attorneys” doesn’t mean the same thing as “defective-drug attorneys.”
  • Jul 15

    From soup to nuts: True and false range

    From soup to nuts: True and false range
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox has a helpful post on true and false ranges, usually phrased as “ranging from x to y.” She gives helpful examples of each and a simple test for avoiding use of false ranges.
  • Jul 14

    Writers, don’t less this happen to you.

    Writers, don’t less this happen to you.
    The quotation of the day comes from one of my favorite writing teachers, Roy Peter Clark: We writers say we want more praise for our work, but, when it comes, we are often not ready to accept it. We are...
Rank this Week: 1785

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 21

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a two-count complaint alleging misconduct by an attorney. The first count charges him with leaving an accident scene. He allegedly drove seven miles to his home after the collision and parked his damaged…
  • Jul 21

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege
    In a matter involving the application of the common interest rule in attorney-client privilege law, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that The common interest rule is designed to permit the free flow of information between or among…
  • Jul 21

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a call for license revocation from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and imposed a suspension of 18 months for an attorney's misconduct as a guardian. The recreation of Attorney Voss's trust account showed…
Rank this Week: 2248

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 21

    Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pa

    Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pa
    The Professional Liability Fund is expanding its free shred events statewide for Oregon lawyers.  We will be in the following cities in August: August 2 – Pendleton August 9 – Astoria August 23 – Grants Pass For…
  • Jul 14

    Calling all Marion and Polk County Lawyer

    Calling all Marion and Polk County Lawyer
    On Saturday, July 26 the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) and Willamette University College of Law (WUCL) are hosting a FREE shred event in Salem at the university.  All Marion and Polk county lawyers are encouraged to…
  • Jul 7

    The Five C’s of Hybrid Fee Agreement

    The Five C’s of Hybrid Fee Agreement
    Call it a hybrid fee agreement (HFA) or an alternative fee agreement (AFA).  Lawyers are looking for creative ways to appeal to clients who are resisting the traditional hourly rate approach. Employment Law HFA Consider the…
Rank this Week: 3550

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: 2587

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/
  • Jul 18

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad

    Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad
    I consider myself an agnostic, as battles get fought between the ultimate utility of Apple versus Microsoft products. I use Windows products at work, and have a PC laptop at home; but, I also have an iPad (and have had an Android smartphone…
  • Jul 16

    August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer

    August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer
    This summer, Boston is the place to be for legal conferences, with a number of major organizations invading, in support of significant events. The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), the National Association of Bar Executives…
  • Jul 4

    Aspirational Passwords: Change Your (Log-in) Habit

    Aspirational Passwords: Change Your (Log-in) Habit
    I recently came across this first person account of a man who tied his work-required password changes to personal, life goals. Following a divorce, the struggling author changed his password to: ‘Forgive@h3r’. After typing the…
Rank this Week: 3700

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: 2304

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 18

    Asking the Right Question

    Asking the Right Question
    In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, journalist Warren Berger discusses the importance to effective leadership of asking the right questions – with the emphasis on the word “right.” “How you question is…
  • Jul 3

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
  • Jun 27

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 3063

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: 3135

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: 2820

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 2

    Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate

    Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate
    Job opportunity!  Wolf, Baldwin, a busy, 8 attorney law firm in Pottstown, Montgomery County (additional offices in Reading and West Chester) seeks a senior associate with significant experience in estate administration and probate to…
Rank this Week: 2409

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 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…
  • Jun 8

    Posner Puts the Class Back Into Class Action

    Posner Puts the Class Back Into Class Action
    Richard A. Posner, senior judge for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, does not suffer fools gladly.  And though Posner may be a judicial champion of class action lawsuits, his comments about a settlement in the class action…
Rank this Week: 2483

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/
  • Jul 13

    On the recording of confession

    On the recording of confession
    See Jennifer Mnookin's Op-Ed  on the recording of confessions. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Jul 3

    Period. Full Stop?

    Period. Full Stop?
    Jennifer Schuessler, If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue NYTimes (July 2, 2014) Extract: Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s…
  • Jun 4

    Keeping things in perspective…

    Keeping things in perspective…
    &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 3893

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 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...
  • Jun 17

    Obama, Law School, and Interdisciplinarity

    Obama, Law School, and Interdisciplinarity
    Dan Rodriguez, Northwestern University Law School dean and current president of the AALS, has some typically thoughtful commentary at PrawfsBlawg on the news that President Obama is not recommending law school as the grad school of choice,…
Rank this Week: 2642

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: 4243

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: 1950

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Jul 4

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”

    THE #GENERATION OF “1776”
    Today (July 4th) I watched the full, original, uncut version (3 hours long) of the 1972 film “1776” - a serious and funny musical film I have always loved. This time I found it more mesmerizing and powerful than ever....
  • Jun 21

    WHAT’S THE BEST REASON FOR FLEXIBILITY?

    WHAT’S THE BEST REASON FOR FLEXIBILITY?
    If you’d like more flexibility for all generations in work arrangements and the criteria for how work is evaluated, raise your hand. OK – I see you out there. A recent national survey of 1,000 employers by the Society for...
  • May 5

    ROLES FOR PROFESSIONAL FIRM SENIOR PARTNERS TRANSITIONING THEIR PRACTICES

    ROLES FOR PROFESSIONAL FIRM SENIOR PARTNERS TRANSITIONING THEIR PRACTICES
    When senior professionals who are used to being in charge must make way for new leadership, they may be able to stay productive in valuable new roles for the firm.
Rank this Week: 2391

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: 3211

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: 3304