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The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Oct 20

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

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

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

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

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?

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

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Oct 20

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”

    Next up on my reading list: “The Sense of Style”
    Today I received my copy of Steven Pinker’s book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Judging by the notes on the dust cover, it should be good. Pinker is a cognitive scientist...
  • Oct 10

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one

    10 writing tips for young lawyers—and old one
    In this month’s ABA Journal, Bryan Garner offers 10 useful tips for better legal writing. His tips are directed primarily toward younger lawyers, but more experienced lawyers may find a refresher beneficial.
  • Oct 8

    The curse of knowledge: the root of incomprehensible writing.

    The curse of knowledge: the root of incomprehensible writing.
    Bryan Garner tells participants in his seminars that good writing makes the reader feel smart, while bad writing makes the reader feel stupid. What is the root of this kind of bad writing? Mark Herrmann has an idea about that,...
Rank this Week: 2591

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

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

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

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

    The Rise of the Machine

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

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
Rank this Week: 923

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 20

    Getting the Most out of the New PLF Website

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

    I Say Of Counsel You Say…

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

    Editing TOA codes in Word

    Editing TOA codes in Word
    Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Recently, I was teaching a class about creating and generating a Table of Contents (TOC) and a Table of Authorities (TOA) in Word at the Department of Justice, where I work…
Rank this Week: 3942

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Oct 19

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

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

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

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

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

    Clarence Darrow: Archetype of an American Trial Lawyer — Part II
    Last time,  I focused on Clarence Darrow’s cases and other accomplishments as recounted in John A. Farrell’s biography, Clarence Darrow, Attorney for the Damned (Vintage Books: New York, 2011; 561 pp. $12.92). But Darrow…
Rank this Week: 4713

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

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

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List

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

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

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

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?
    #476900827 / gettyimages.com About three seconds. That’s how much time visitors will give your website before forming a first (and, perhaps fixed and final) impression. (There are versions of this parable in which time gets extended…
Rank this Week: 3898

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/
  • Oct 18

    Everybody Does It (Wrong): Thousands of wrongs don’t make a right

    Everybody Does It (Wrong): Thousands of wrongs don’t make a right
    For most of us (even lawyers), the law may be illogical, obscure, counter-intuitive, unfair, and so on, but we’re taught that the law is “the law.”  One difference between a lawyer and a civilian is that the experienced…
  • Oct 5

    Sales Job: Reminding lawyers to appreciate their customers, er client

    Sales Job: Reminding lawyers to appreciate their customers, er client
    Lawyers are professionals, or want special treatment as professionals, but at bottom most of them are just in the law business for the money.  Here is advice from someone who makes her living telling lawyers, especially contingent fee…
  • Sep 29

    Lucky Charms: Law firms add offshore offices for low cost, high profit document review

    Lucky Charms: Law firms add offshore offices for low cost, high profit document review
    One of the largest law firms in the world is touting its new “back office” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, joining a prior “back office” in the Philippines.  These operations seek to use ultra low cost personnel at…
Rank this Week: 1958

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Oct 17

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research
    The annual Meaningful Play Conference (@meaningfulplay, #mplay) is being held this week at Michigan State University. This game conference takes an academic approach to how games can be used to educate and persuade the players.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.  You can read the full post here.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.
Rank this Week: 1575

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

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

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy

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

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

    Tods Murray is no more – Another Scottish law firm bites the dust
    … It was very sad to hear of the demise yesterday of another well known Scottish law firm. Tods Murray was formed in 1856 and by 2014 was ranked the 14th top Scottish law firm by The Lawyer based on turnover of £12.4…
Rank this Week: 3390

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • Oct 16

    Political Memorabilia Law

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

    California Unit Pricing Law

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

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

    Convicted Murderer Sues the State For Taking Too Long to Execute Him
    A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found California’s implementation of the death penalty to be unconstitutional. In that case, Judge Cormac J. Carney vacated the death sentence of…
Rank this Week: 947

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

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

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    DTI Acquires Denver based Falcon Discovery

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

    Microsoft to buy Israeli based Equivio for $200M

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

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution

    Advanced Discovery Acquires DC Based Responsive Data Solution
    Austin, Texas -- October 07, 2014 Advanced Discovery, a leading provider of electronic discovery services and software for law firms and corporations worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Responsive Data Solutions (RDS), based in…
Rank this Week: 2212

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

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

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

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

    Divorce: Reducing cost and contention

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

    The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:

    The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:
    Family Court Judges and Domestic Relations Commissioners have long used private, independent lawyers to facilitate resolving custodial and timeshare disputes in divorces. These lawyers are appointed by the judge as a Guardian ad Litem who is…
Rank this Week: 2679

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: 2476

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Oct 16

    Partner compensation: Start making sense

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

    Don’t think like a lawyer

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

    BigLaw levels up

    BigLaw levels up
    My older brother used to give my teenaged self (with some justification) a hard time about playing Dungeons & Dragons. I eventually grew tired of the cracks about wasting time in a fantasy world, though, and I assembled what I…
Rank this Week: 4752

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: 4764

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

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

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

    How to Start a Successful Law Practice

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

    A Suit For You

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

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application

    Class of 2015 PMF Program Application
    The Class of 2015 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application launched Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time.Please access the application via USAJobs at…
Rank this Week: 4635

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Oct 15

    Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street

    Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street
    I was very pleased to have been interviewed for the cover story of the October 2014 Illinois Bar Journal titled Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street. It is available online. Patrick Lamb of Valorem Law Group in Chicago, the author...
  • Oct 9

    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition

    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition
    Witness Preparation: Best Practices for a Successful Deposition is a really nice article by Tulsa, Oklahoma attorney Robert P. Redemann. I strongly recommend it to any lawyer, even those who might not be involved with depositions. Sometimes…
  • Oct 8

    Client: 'Can My Parents Pay for My Attorney Fees?' Lawyer: 'Yes, but...'

    Client: 'Can My Parents Pay for My Attorney Fees?' Lawyer: 'Yes, but...'
    Some lawyers and I recently were discussing the problems of family law cases in which the parents are paying for a child’s attorney’s fees. It is a very common situation, given the finances of many young married couples. Parents…
Rank this Week: 2508

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: 4477

Reid My Blog!

Reid My Blog!

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

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

    What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)

    What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)
    I haven’t blogged in many months. As spring turned to summer, and summer to fall I had the intention, just not the time. So on a rainy first day of a three-day weekend, here is what I accomplished this summer:...
  • Apr 3

    Top Ten Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2014

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

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

    Five Must-Have iPhone/iPad Apps for ABA TECHSHOW 2014
    With hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple App Store, how can busy lawyers know which ones are the best without sorting through them all? The best way is to attend ABA TECHSHOW and come to the session 60...
Rank this Week: 2509

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Oct 11

    Clients and Suicide: The Lawyer's Dilemma

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

    Student Research Resources Library

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

    Internet-of-Things (IOT) Resource

    Internet-of-Things (IOT) Resource
    This is a comprehensive listing of Internet-of-Things (IOT) research resources and sites available on the Internet. Marcus P. Zillman developed this guide with the goal of highlighting the most current and actionable research resources…
Rank this Week: 2445

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Oct 10

    The Weekender #1

    The Weekender #1
    Welcome to the first edition of the NBH Weekender!  I’ve been saving up lots of stuff to share with you this week, so here you go: Five simple emails you should send every week. A better brainstorming method from Google that…
  • May 20

    Ask Better Interview Question

    Ask Better Interview Question
    Online retailer Zappos is well known for its commitment to company culture and customer service, going so far as to offer new hires $2000 after their first few weeks on the job to quit if they don’t like their new jobs.…
  • May 17

    When do your biz clients update you?

    When do your biz clients update you?
    There’s a web-based serviced called UpdateMyVC, which purports to automate a startup’s communication with its investors. What I really liked is the list of questions that get answered in the monthly update.  Here are a few:…
Rank this Week: 2172

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

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

    Lawyers: Don’t miss this workshop!

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

    Lawyers: Get Ready for the End of Year Sprint

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

    Doubling Your Revenue is a Competitive Advantage

    Doubling Your Revenue is a Competitive Advantage
    What would it mean to the growth of your practice if you innovated your way into doubling your revenue? Significantly more revenue would certainly give your law firm a competitive advantage over the other players in your market. For more than…
Rank this Week: 2736

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

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

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

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

    Domestic Violence Protective Order CLE - Oct. 22, 2014

    Domestic Violence Protective Order CLE - Oct. 22, 2014
    Presented by NCSB, N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Womble CarlyleOctober 22, 1-4:30 PM For more information, go to the following URL:…
Rank this Week: 2321

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

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

    The Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

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

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

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

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

    Hate Your Job? Here Are 4 Ways to Love It a Little More
    You hate your job. Sometimes you’ll tell anyone with ears how much you despise your job. Other times you prefer  to suffer in silence. But make no mistake about it. You’re miserable. And you’d rather not be. So whether…
Rank this Week: 2141

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

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

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence

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

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

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

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
Rank this Week: 3721

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

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

    It Is Time to Update Your Credit Application

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

    New Home for the Braves Underway!

    New Home for the Braves Underway!
    Through our blog, the construction lawyers of the Cobb Law Group try to provide industry professionals with the latest information, case law, trends and interests.  Although there are some very sizeable construction projects going on…
Rank this Week: 3324

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Sep 30

    The Caucus Issue 2014

    The Caucus Issue 2014
    OBABL is delighted to release The Caucus Issue 2014. When September arrives in Washington, D.C., it’s Caucus Season! On September 24th, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will convene its 44th Annual Legislative Conference.…
  • Sep 26

    Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General

    Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General
    United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced his intention to step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his successor on Thursday. Holder has served as the chief law enforcement officer of the … Read More
  • Sep 26

    On The Move: Michele L. Jawando joins The Center for American Progre

    On The Move: Michele L. Jawando joins The Center for American Progre
    Michele L. Jawando has joined The Center for American Progress as Vice President of Legal Progress, the center's legal policy program. In the new role Mrs. Jawando will be a part of the center's senior staff. Read More
Rank this Week: 1300

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    New Blog Design

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

    New Blog Design

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

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast
    Fans of old-time Hollywood movies probably recognize the homage to the famous line from Sunset Boulevard in the title of the newest episode of the The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast, “Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up.” In…
Rank this Week: 2173

The Law Coach Blog

The Law Coach Blog

By Ron Burdge.

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

    Ohio - Arbitration Clause Can't Take Away Statutory Right

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

    Women Lawyers Just Don't Handle Trials The Same

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

    Now YOU Can Follow the CIA

    Now YOU Can Follow the CIA
     The CIA is famous for its secret legal briefs to justify electronic eavesdropping and following of all of the rest of us. Well, it turns out that now you can follow them too.Although burdened with all of the spying work, the CIA found…
Rank this Week: 1298

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

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

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

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

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
Rank this Week: 1896

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

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

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

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

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 4534

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Sep 16

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session
    ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Sessions Join ILTA for this Webinar on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. GMT / 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT / 10:00 a.m. MDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT. REGISTER online here. Description: If…
  • May 15

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago
    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014, set for June 10th- 11th near Chicago, is designed to bring together professionals working with SharePoint in their firms or law departments.  The format of the two-day event includes a SharePoint…
  • Jan 12

    Law Firm RFP Questions About Knowledge Management – Crowd Sourcing Comments for My KM Book

    Law Firm RFP Questions About Knowledge Management – Crowd Sourcing Comments for My KM Book
    Readers of the blog know that for the past few weeks, I have been crowd sourcing comments for my KM book that will be published by the ABA in early 2014.  Thanks to all who have commented here and sent me emails with other comments.…
Rank this Week: 1302

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: 1999

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Sep 3

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

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

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

    California Lawyers Need Not Reveal Freelance Lawyers’ Involvement to Court, Opposing Counsel
    In a new ethics opinion, the Orange County Bar Association’s Professionalism & Ethics Committee has opined that, under most circumstances, a California lawyer is not obligated to reveal that a freelance lawyer participated in…
  • Apr 4

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

    Freelance Lawyers as Techno-Sherpas, Leading the Way in Collaboration
    Sherpas guide Himalayan climbers to mountain peaks and carry their equipment. As a freelance lawyer, I help my clients reach new levels of success in their practices by shouldering part of their workload on an as-needed basis. Because all of…
Rank this Week: 1647

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

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

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

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

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

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

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon
    Tell me about yourself.Aaron George and Michael Chasin met during their time at Loyola Law School. Both quickly learned of each other's entrepreneurial ambitions and past successes starting businesses. Neither of them had a strong desire to…
Rank this Week: 1817

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 29

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive
    Here are some of the items that once appeared at the top of this weblog, but which now appear only in its archives: A simple formula for escaping the law by writing a legal thriller; An annotated federal-court decision in...
  • Jun 28

    When We Were King

    When We Were King
    I read about the boxing documentary When We Were Kings in J. Michael Lennon's recent biography of Norman Mailer, Norman Mailer: A Double Life-- Released in February 1997, the film won several awards, including the Academy Award for best…
  • Apr 28

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog
    "I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something," by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom-- Part of what was so great about those early years of blogging was how chaotic it was — a flurry...
Rank this Week: 2518

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

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

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

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

    KEY ISSUES TO TACKLE IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE NOW

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

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

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY
    Have you ever found yourself literally bolt up awakened by an idea that just kept coming and wouldn’t quit? My inspiration for Cross-Generational Conversation Day was the stunning example of determination and resiliency of a 36-year-old…
Rank this Week: 2397

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

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

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Aug 21

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished

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

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

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

    Ritchie v. Rupe

    Ritchie v. Rupe
    In a minority shareholder dispute with a closely held corporation, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the trial and appellate courts decisions for the Plaintiff.  At trial, the jury found in favor of the Plaintiff who had alleged…
Rank this Week: 1733

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

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

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

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

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

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

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 1475

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

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

http://compujurist.com
  • Aug 6

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

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

    Endings and New Beginnings…..

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

    FIXED – Internet Explorer Bug-Of-The-Day

    FIXED – Internet Explorer Bug-Of-The-Day
    Here is a great video and post with steps on how to protect yourself form the IE moonster affecting ALL versions of IE that has been making news this week. Steve Gibson created the inital steps but left out a few things. Terry Cole from Cole…
Rank this Week: 2520

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 2653

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: 2978

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: 941

TecnoJurista

TecnoJurista

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

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

    MyCase: Alternativa económica para la oficina legal

    MyCase: Alternativa económica para la oficina legal
    A raíz de la consulta que nos sometiera el colega Luis Rosario a través del correo electrónico sobre programas de facturación para oficinas legales que fuesen compatibles con computadoras Mac de Apple, nos dimos a…
  • Apr 11

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

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

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad
    Tras años de especulaciones y rumores, el pasado jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014, marcó el esperado lanzamiento de las aplicaciones oficiales de Microsoft Office, entiéndase, Word, Excel y PowerPoint para las tabletas iPad de…
Rank this Week: 2140

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

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

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

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor
    This is the fourth in a series about the five emerging faces of the legal industry. In the new economy, lawyers don’t just compete against other lawyers for a share of the legal services market, they also compete against non lawyers.…
  • Feb 14

    The Efficient Law Firm

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

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

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    This is the third in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape While there is no evidence to suggest that bigger is better, that hasn’t stopped a new breed of Mega Global Firms from emerging onto the…
Rank this Week: 4543