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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 26

    Conflict Avoidance: Clients pushing back against advance, blanket waivers of unknown conflict

    Conflict Avoidance: Clients pushing back against advance, blanket waivers of unknown conflict
    Lawyers are not supposed to represent a potential client unless they can devote their full attention, and loyalty, to that client.  Their personal and professional interest must be consistent with the client’s interest, otherwise…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1468

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: 1406

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: 1427

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: 1402

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 29

    Tools for Tomorrow's Lawyers CLE and Webcast

    Tools for Tomorrow's Lawyers CLE and Webcast
    What if you were asked to design a complete continuing legal education program about a very important topic where you thought you knew a fair amount about the topic? Well, here's mine - Tools for Tomorrow's Lawyers -- and you...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1593

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: 1610

practice management blog

practice management blog

From the law practice management (lpm) committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.

http://dcbalpm.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jul 14

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
  • Jun 7

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace
    Recently I ran accross Law Clerk Connection – a marketplace in which “clerks” (and presumably paralegals and maybe lawyers) can connect with “lawyers” (and perhaps small law firms or small companies) that need work done. In other…
Rank this Week: 1478

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
  • Oct 29

    Should You Move for Mistrial?

    Should You Move for Mistrial?
    Certain things that happen during trial may be so improper and prejudicial that they deprive a party of the right to a fair trial. That’s when counsel may move for a mistrial. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Like…
  • Oct 27

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor
    When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to…
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
Rank this Week: 1646

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Oct 29

    Book recommendation: Personal (Jack Reacher 19) by Lee Child

    Book recommendation: Personal (Jack Reacher 19) by Lee Child
    ack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have…
  • Oct 28

    Kangaroo court

    Kangaroo court
    Earlier this week it was TheVamp suffering judicial ignorance. Today I had the pleasure of being subjected to the following judgment: ‘Mr BabyBarista tells me there is clear court of appeal authority to say that I cannot find for the…
  • Oct 26

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 1641

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Oct 27

    HOW TO UNBLOCK THE GENERATIONAL GRIDLOCK PROBLEM

    HOW TO UNBLOCK THE GENERATIONAL GRIDLOCK PROBLEM
    Organizations have to assess and re-think the connections between attitudes and expectations and the policies and financial and non-financial incentives that foster attitudes in order to prevent tensions among the generations and provide…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1741

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    No one ever told me I had to research the law!

    No one ever told me I had to research the law!
    In a recent decision, Bluestein v. Central Wisconsin Anesthesiology, S.C., Nos. 13-3724, 14-1256 and 14-1257, the Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of Bluestein’s claim that she was wrongly terminated in violation of the Americans…
  • Oct 19

    A Word of Advice – Don’t Let Nonlawyers Use Your Electronic Filing Password

    A Word of Advice – Don’t Let Nonlawyers Use Your Electronic Filing Password
    Matter of Davis 2014 NY Slip Op 07080. A bankruptcy lawyer was disciplined for allowing a third party to use his electronic login to file bankruptcy petitions. The pertinent part of the opinion states: “At issue were four involuntary…
  • Oct 8

    ARDC Charges Lawyer Stole From Trusts For His Own Kid

    ARDC Charges Lawyer Stole From Trusts For His Own Kid
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. If true, this is an ugly awful tale in which a lawyer, Robert M. Stephenson, stole from trusts established by his parents for the benefit of his own children. The key allegations are set forth in the complaint:…
Rank this Week: 1709

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: 1717

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

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

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

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

    Sex or Home Improvement?

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

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale
    Colleagues far more experienced than I have told me that when you are trying a case in front of a jury that it is essential that every thing you do has a purpose. Don’t stare at the jurors, don’t be a nuisance in the courtroom…
Rank this Week: 1645

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog

Offers thoughts on law practice management and technology issues. By Ross Kodner and the MicroLaw team.

http://rossipsa.com
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
  • Apr 16

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Ross Ipsa Loquitur Blog – Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
  • Apr 15

    Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse

    Guest Review: Thinkpad’s New Twist by Ari Morse
    Welcome to guest blogger, Ari Morse.  Ari is a licensed private investigator (www.bestpi.com) and forensic genealogist (www.findanheir.com), based in Central Florida.  He is the fourth generation in a family business that…
Rank this Week: 1659

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: 1726

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 27

    The Nontraditional Law Practice

    The Nontraditional Law Practice
    A nontraditional law practice can be anything a lawyer wants it to be: Hybrid or alternative fee arrangements; Unbundling; Virtual law practice; Home-based practice; All the above; or Something else entirely Hybrid or Alternative…
  • 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:…
Rank this Week: 2005

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 23

    Do You Dream of Becoming In-house Counsel?

    Do You Dream of Becoming In-house Counsel?
    I wish I had a dollar for every attorney who has asked me over the years how to go about getting their dream in-house counsel position.  Most attorneys imagine that in-house counsel work nine to five, have exorbitant salaries, great…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Guidance

    Ebola Guidance
    It seems that everyone is in an Ebola panic.  We’re all secretly worried a pandemic will mark the beginning of the end of life as we know it.  Personally, I think that most of us has just viewed one too many movies or TV shows…
  • Oct 6

    Why Family-Owned Businesses Fail

    Why Family-Owned Businesses Fail
    Business litigation attorney Edward T. Kang — Managing Member of  Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC in Philadelphia — recently appeared as a guest columnist in the September 2014 monthly edition of Philadelphia Business…
Rank this Week: 2078

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

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

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

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

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

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

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

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 1860

Smallfirmville

Smallfirmville

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

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

    Things They Never Taught Us in Law School: You Can

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

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

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

    WestlawNext Review: Google for Lawyer

    WestlawNext Review: Google for Lawyer
    By: Marshall R. Isaacs A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from my Westlaw representative, Laura. I picked up the phone and instantly responded, “I’m not interested…I have that book already.” However, what Laura had to…
Rank this Week: 1939

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: 2075

Temporary Attorney: The Sweatshop…

Temporary Attorney: The Sweatshop Edition

Covers the life of temporary attorneys.

http://temporaryattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Nancy Pelosi And The Student Lending Scam

    Nancy Pelosi And The Student Lending Scam
    "It's not often that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi camps under the GOP tent, but that's just what happened recently when she broke ranks with Bay Area Democrats and the Obama administration and voted to keep billions of dollars in…
  • Mar 16

    Graveyard of Dreams: De Novo's "Night Shift"

    Graveyard of Dreams: De Novo's "Night Shift"
    De Novo sent this email out yesterday afternoon. $30 flat to start work the same day and pull a mandatory "all nighter."
  • Jan 13

    Columbia Law School PR Machine Kicks Into Attack Mode

    Columbia Law School PR Machine Kicks Into Attack Mode
    Reeling from a recent New York Times article in which law schools were exposed for cooking the books and turning their graduates into lifetime indentured debt slaves, many of whom wind up in cockroach infested document review facilities…
Rank this Week: 1916

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: 2149

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 30

    ABA Law Practice Today

    ABA Law Practice Today
    There is a special law student edition of ABA Law Practice Today! This is the inaugural October issue. It has some really good information! Copy the file below and put it in your web…
  • Oct 27

    Professional Etiquette Dinner

    Professional Etiquette Dinner
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2173

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: 2210

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

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

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

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

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

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

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

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 2372

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: 2309

About.com Law Practice Management…

About.com Law Practice Management Blog

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

http://law.about.com/b/
  • May 1

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

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

    Free Legal Technology Training Courses on National Law Day

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

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?
    Lawyers are known for working extremely long hours, sometimes seven days a week. But are they really increasing their productivity by putting in all that extra time? Not according to Geoffrey James in a Time Business article called Stop…
Rank this Week: 2314

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

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

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

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

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 2238

Minority Defense Litigator

Minority Defense Litigator

Address issues relevant to minority trial lawyers who defend civil litigation. By Charles E. Griffin.

http://minoritydefenselitigator.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2272

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/
  • Oct 30

    Best Teaching Resources on the Web

    Best Teaching Resources on the Web
    At Vitae, David Gooblar offers his choices in annotated form. As law professors, we can find ourselves limited to resources designed for the law school community. This list, aimed at the undergraduate level, permits us to expand our horizons…
  • Oct 30

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! To celebrate, here is Warren Zevon singing “Werewolves of London.” On a more intellectual note, here is a history of All Saints Day. Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day. “Hallo” is an ancient word for…
  • Oct 29

    California Bar soliciting public comment on new competency skills training requirements for law students/grad

    California Bar soliciting public comment on new competency skills training requirements for law students/grad
    You can find the Report of the Task Force of the California Bar on Admissions Regulation Reforms here (setting forth the proposal which includes enhanced skills training during law school, a 50 hour mandatory pro bono requirement, and…
Rank this Week: 2545

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

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

http://compujurist.com
  • Oct 30

    How to: Insert a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol using your keyboard

    How to: Insert a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol using your keyboard
    Today's quick "How To" is useful if you are you are trying to create a whielist in GMail or any other time you want to insert a vertical pipe symbol "|" into a document or form.
  • 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
Rank this Week: 2499

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Beware of Another Microsoft Office Zero-Day Flaw

    Beware of Another Microsoft Office Zero-Day Flaw
    On Tuesday, Microsoft warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a recently discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Office. Users are sent an attachment that will open a Power Point or Office document (.pptx, .pptm, .ppt, .docx,…
  • Oct 2

    Amicus Attorney Keyboard Shortcut

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

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Security & Compliance Services for Law Firm

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Security & Compliance Services for Law Firm
    National Legal Technology Firm Expands Law Firm Cyber Security and Compliance Management Resource
Rank this Week: 2787

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: 2500

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: 2505

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: 2573

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • May 9

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method
    Marketing yourself in a solo practice is a tough matter to deal with. This should be taken seriously since this determines what you would be in the future and how established your name is in the industry. Marketing a solo practice is common…
  • Mar 23

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

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

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

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help
    If you want to move abroad, you need to know that it is a complex process with a lot of documents, clearance procedures and legal procedures. The same thing goes for moving to the United states. In fact, immigration law is considered to be…
Rank this Week: 2847

Lawdable

Lawdable

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

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • May 5

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue
    It’s hard to believe that our annual Discovery Symposium is here already. This is now our sixth year of hosting a select group of clients and Fortune 500 legal departments in Nashville for two days of programming from their in-house…
  • Mar 19

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised

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

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way
    Counsel On Call has always done things differently in the legal marketplace. Differently for our clients. Differently for our attorneys. Differently in the results we focus on and achieve. We approach projects from a business perspective…
Rank this Week: 2601

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: 2574

Alextronic Discovery

Alextronic Discovery

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

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

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg

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

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next

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

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

    Metadata and Retetention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!
    Metadata and Retention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!OK, now we can safely say that the little niche cottage industry called e-discovery has gone global.
Rank this Week: 2517

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 2623

Women In Law Daily

Women In Law Daily

Reviews information, news, and discussion concerning women in the practice of law.

http://womeninlawdaily.wordpress.com
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Nov 18

    Glass ceiling?

    Glass ceiling?
    Interesting discussion in the comments on the new NAPL study here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/11/17/women-in-biglaw-pounding-against-the-glass-ceiling/ I’m glad I’m not in Biglaw.
  • Aug 28

    Spend X amount on your law degree…then stay home

    Spend X amount on your law degree…then stay home
    Between work, being pregnant and studying for my licence, I haven’t had much time to post, but a new study caught my eye.  This study showed, among other professions, that 21% of Harvard women who became lawyers chose to stay home with…
Rank this Week: 2493

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: 3478

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: 3472

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: 3232

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: 3467