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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: 1206

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/
  • Feb 10

    Open Doors 1L Job Shadow Program Expands in 2016

    Open Doors 1L Job Shadow Program Expands in 2016
    In March 2015 the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law launched the Open Doors...
  • Feb 9

    Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Award

    Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Award
    Thanks to Morrison & Foerster for inviting JDC’s Gloria Chun and Katie Danielson (pictured with James Brosnahan) to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area’s...
  • Feb 8

    Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Complete Pro Bono Pledge Hour

    Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Complete Pro Bono Pledge Hour
    In 2015, BASF launched the “Pro Bono Pledge,” a call to action encouraging members and law firms to give back with pro bono service. A set of pro bono pledges,...
Rank this Week: 1410

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/
  • Feb 9

    The Wall Street Journal on proposal to lift ban on law students earning credit for paid externship

    The Wall Street Journal on proposal to lift ban on law students earning credit for paid externship
    As you may know, the ABA is considering a proposal to lift the ban on allowing law students to earn academic credit for paid externships. Both SALT and CLEA oppose the rule change for the reasons set forth here (read...
  • Feb 9

    Presidential Candidates College Affordability Platform

    Presidential Candidates College Affordability Platform
    From The Ithican, here are the proposals of the various presidential candidates. Some proposals are detailed—Clinton, Sanders, Rubio, Bush. Some are very general—Trump, Cruz (seemingly nonexistent), Carson. (ljs)
  • Feb 9

    Professional Identity Education at Regent University School of Law

    Professional Identity Education at Regent University School of Law
    "According to the Carnegie Foundation’s landmark report, Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Practice of Law (2007), law schools need to place greater emphasis on offering an integrated curriculum that cultivates students’ moral…
Rank this Week: 1396

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 1294

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • Feb 28

    California Penal Code Section 490.6

    California Penal Code Section 490.6
    PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 490.6; LINE JUMPING, SAVING SPACE IN LINE FOR OTHERS, PROFANITY OR USE OF LASER PENS IS PROHIBITED. LASER PENS WILL BE PERMANENTLY CONFISCADED [sic]. VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK. During a…
  • Feb 28

    California Penal Code Section 490.6

    California Penal Code Section 490.6
    PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 490.6; LINE JUMPING, SAVING SPACE IN LINE FOR OTHERS, PROFANITY OR USE OF LASER PENS IS PROHIBITED. LASER PENS WILL BE PERMANENTLY CONFISCADED [sic]. VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK. During a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1261

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Feb 10

    First Time Meeting with a Prospective Client

    First Time Meeting with a Prospective Client
    A prospective client has identified three lawyers whom she believes possess the expertise and standing to solve her problem. The good news is that you’re one of them, and 10 minutes from now she’ll be sitting in your office to…
  • Feb 10

    First Time Meeting with a Prospective Client

    First Time Meeting with a Prospective Client
    A prospective client has identified three lawyers whom she believes possess the expertise and standing to solve her problem. The good news is that you’re one of them, and 10 minutes from now she’ll be sitting in your office to…
  • Feb 9

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?

    What? You Want I Should Stop Using Yiddish?
    Caution:  Mature Content Yes, yes, I do want you to stop. A recurring theme of “Get to The Point” is that even if some of your listeners or readers are fine with your language usage, if a speech mannerism will offend others,…
Rank this Week: 1621

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Feb 8

    Gleaning

    Gleaning
    “It wasn’t stealing, Madam.” It was TheBusker during his closing speech yesterday at Taunton Magistrates Court. He had been hired at great expense by a local solicitor to come down to the West Country to get his son off a…
  • Feb 8

    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…
  • Feb 2

    Piffling

    Piffling
    My opponent was much more senior than me today and it was clear from the off that he didn’t get on with the judge. I’m not sure whether it was his patronising manner or the judge’s irritation which came first but either way…
Rank this Week: 1556

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2016 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2016 Survey
    Each year, Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I organize a meeting of global legal KM professionals to discuss trends, issues, and opportunities. In prep for it, we conduct a survey of invitees in November, December, and January. We use…
  • Feb 4

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)

    Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)
    This is a live blog post from a private large law firm meeting. The presenter is Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, at of Littler. Zev has practiced in law firms and a law department. He then studied for a Ph.D in…
  • Jan 31

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?

    Is Big Law Having Its Kodak Moment?
    A recent report suggests Big Law is having its Kodak moment. Before the turn of the century, “Kodak moments” were good. That successful marketing slogan prompted many snapshots. Today, a Kodak moment more…
Rank this Week: 1483

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 2

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen
    What is the serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma? Why should you use it? The Comma Queen has the answers.
  • Jan 27

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction
    Here’s something you don’t see every day: a defendant convicted of robbery and aggravated assault wins his appeal because the trial court, in instructing the jury, repeatedly used the phrase and/or to describe the elements of the crimes.…
  • Jan 21

    Rapping Strunk & White

    Rapping Strunk & White
    Listen to my rap ’Bout Strunk & White And your writing will be phat And your prose will be tight.
Rank this Week: 1667

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jan 29

    Federal Practice CLE Series – Tuesdays in March 2016

    Federal Practice CLE Series – Tuesdays in March 2016
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA on Tuesdays at noon this March.  Federal judges and seasoned practitioners will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Programs will be held in U.S. District Court and…
  • Jan 1

    FBA Labor & Employment Section’s Traveling CLE on February 26, 2016

    FBA Labor & Employment Section’s Traveling CLE on February 26, 2016
    Employment Law in a Nutshell The New Orleans Chapter of the FBA joins the FBA’s Labor & Employment Section to bring national speakers to address important employment topics that provide local practitioners with critical…
  • Dec 22

    Intellectual Property CLE on March 3, 2016

    Intellectual Property CLE on March 3, 2016
    Blue Dog, Bead Dog and Other NOLA Intellectual Property Issues Join Lesli Harris, Stone Pigman, and Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, for a CLE exploring intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 1567

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/
  • Jan 28

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20

    The Hillman Celebrates 35 Years, Brian Johnson Celebrates 20
    Brian Johnson just returned from The Hillman Advocacy Program (http://hillmanadvocacy.com/) held at the United States District Courthouse for the Western District of Michigan. 2016 marks the Hillman’s 35th year and Brian’s 20th…
  • Jan 12

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne

    Bask in the Spotlight of Self-Consciousne
    by Brian K. Johnson Is it helpful or unhelpful to be self-conscious? As human beings, we sometimes have a dramatically heightened awareness of our own behaviors. Public speaking makes this happen. We perceive our own actions through the…
  • Jan 6

    Gestures and Car Batterie

    Gestures and Car Batterie
    I haven’t needed to jump-start a car battery in a long time. When I lived in Minnesota, the thermometer dipped below zero and batteries wouldn’t start. They needed a jump. The same occurs with gestures. We use the…
Rank this Week: 1735

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1465

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom
    Two months ago, I returned home from a summer family road trip to a message from Michael Barbaro, a reporter with the New York Times.  He had some questions about a real estate lawsuit my firm had handled.  Little did I know at…
  • Jan 7

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered
    Surprisingly little has been written on Florida’s medical necessity defense, although the Amendment 2 campaign to legalize medical cannabis prompted some renewed discussion of the doctrine.  Still, medical necessity…
  • Nov 6

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I
    Dear Mr. President: I know your administration has much to think about in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which by any account were a difficult event for your party.  But one issue, at least, should be…
Rank this Week: 1530

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: 1504

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
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1453

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Feb 10

    REMINDER: Risk Survey Deadline Looming

    REMINDER: Risk Survey Deadline Looming
     For those interested in receiving copies of the 2016 Law Firm Risk Survey reports (when available), please take note of this reminder (and the invitations in your inbox).The survey will be open for one more week. (The final report…
  • Feb 9

    Commerce, Conflicts, Collections & More

    Commerce, Conflicts, Collections & More
    Money and related risk matters making news. First, fascinating developments for those following the public listing of law firms in Australia: "High Court judge warns of conflicts facing listed law firms" --"When a High Court judge this week…
  • Feb 8

    Trends: Client Concerns + Client Pressures + RFPs = Firm Risk & Response

    Trends: Client Concerns + Client Pressures + RFPs = Firm Risk & Response
    Two interesting stories via BNA share two sides of the coin on client success with consideration (in the context of risk management and beyond). First: "Companies Pressure Law Firms With Procurement Process" -- "As in-house legal departments…
Rank this Week: 2173

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case
    This is a legal malpractice case arising out of a divorce case. Plaintiff alleged that her ex-husband concealed assets during the divorce case and that her lawyers were negligent in failing to discover those assets. The lawyer defendants…
  • Jan 30

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”
    This is a legal malpractice case from Mississippi where the plaintiff hired an attorney, Omar Nelson, to bring a wrongful death action against the makers of Plavix. The plaintiff alleged that she asked Nelson to handle the case when he was an…
  • Jan 18

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!
    Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a legal fee award because the lawyers who obtained the award failed to retain copies of their written timesheets after they entered the data into a computer program. Aliano v. Sears, Roebuck…
Rank this Week: 2076

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: 1891

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

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

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 1843

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: 2072

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/
  • Jan 19

    Biglaw Trouble: Big client fee savings are bad for biglaw

    Biglaw Trouble: Big client fee savings are bad for biglaw
    Big savings in legal fees for big clients is really bad news for “biglaw.”  There are perhaps 50 US law firms grossing over $1 billion per year and the gross legal product, last time I checked, was a little under ……
  • Jan 16

    Human Experimentation: Lawyers may “moonlight” outside expertise

    Human Experimentation: Lawyers may “moonlight” outside expertise
    Most lawyers must have a bachelor’s degree (in any subject), plus an advanced degree from an accredited law school (usually a Juris Doctor, with some exceptions), then they must satisfy various state licensing requirements and pass a…
  • Jan 13

    Eyeballing It: The eyewitness myth

    Eyeballing It: The eyewitness myth
    Our legal system regularly runs over the rights, and lives, of criminal defendants who are legally innocent until found guilty.  In addition to faulty verdicts and unsupported charges, common issues include the scarcity of competent,…
Rank this Week: 2008

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Dec 4

    Private Capital for Funding Law Firms Serving Low and Moderate Income Client

    Private Capital for Funding Law Firms Serving Low and Moderate Income Client
    One of the obstacles to the development of innovative software solutions that automate part of the legal service delivery process resulting in lower, more affordable legal fees is the absence of capital. Traditional methods of legal service…
  • Jul 18

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?
    The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, with the ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) is convening a national conference in…
  • Jun 19

    The Uberization of Legal Service

    The Uberization of Legal Service
    The legal profession will not be immune from the rise of the uberized economy. Consumers want to purchase only the legal services they need. This means that the trend towards offering “unbundled” or “limited legal…
Rank this Week: 1885

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 2101

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

Covers building the law firm of the future, enabling lawyers to meet in person or in cyberspace, accessing resources and information over the Internet, and leveraging systems and tools. By Roger P. Glovsky.

http://thevirtuallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

    Working out of your pocket!
    Okay, I admit it. I fell in love with another PDA/cell phone. My last love was a Motorola MPx200, which I bought from AT&T wireless back in 2005. It had everything I wanted: email, calendar and contacts that sync with outlook, voice recorder,…
  • Oct 26

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 2122

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

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

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

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

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

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

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

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 2151

Blawfields

Blawfields

Discusses current legal issues.

http://blawfields.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Tales from the MPRE

    Tales from the MPRE
    Because my MPRE score expired, I had to retake it.  After spending a couple hours with students about to begin their third year of law school, I have some observations: The MPRE is a weird exam.  It is easy in that you can normally…
  • Aug 11

    Free LSAT Advice

    Free LSAT Advice
    Prior to and during law school, I was an LSAT tutor both on my own and (at a different time) for one of the large test preparation companies.  I'm not particularly fond of the LSAT.  Rather, I couldn't believe that my performance on a…
  • Aug 3

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam
    Many of the other people who took the bar exam with me last week are now on well-deserved vacations and have an entire month of relaxation before beginning work again.  I, on the other hand, am back working.  The joys of being a practicing…
Rank this Week: 2177

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: 2879

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: 2821

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Lawyers: Can you get your inbox to zero?

    Lawyers: Can you get your inbox to zero?
    Aiming for an email inbox count of zero sounds about as reasonable to most lawyers as finding a unicorn galloping about town. Many attorneys start with such a goal, and then they give up after some effort and go back to what they were doing…
  • Nov 18

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016

    Lawyers: 3 Key Questions for 2016
    I know you’re busy. All attorneys are busy. When I attend bar conferences, the lawyers there all trade stories about how busy they are. The real issue is not how busy you are, but how effective you are. The end of the year is a perfect…
  • Oct 9

    New Book & Webinar for Lawyers: The Domestic Assistant Advantage

    New Book & Webinar for Lawyers: The Domestic Assistant Advantage
    Two years ago, I led a webinar for lawyers about why they should consider hiring a domestic assistant. It took me a while, but I finally compiled the content of that course into a new book: “The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to The…
Rank this Week: 3059

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jan 4

    Truth is Stranger than Fiction

    Truth is Stranger than Fiction
    Review: John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away (Seattle, WA: Bennett & Hastings Publishing 2015) 361 pages, $18.95 “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth…
  • Dec 14

    The Joys of “To Do” Lists — Wunderlist

    The Joys of “To Do” Lists — Wunderlist
    Organization has never come easily to me. I am focused on the substance of my work and it’s hard to find time and energy for getting and staying well-organized. But not being well organized makes things harder and slower. Many years…
  • Nov 9

    “Young Mr. Lincoln:” No Jackleg Lawyer

    “Young Mr. Lincoln:” No Jackleg Lawyer
    “Youngmrlincoln“. Via Wikipedia. Last weekend, I watched a classic lawyer movie, Young Mr. Lincoln. The 1939 film, directed by John Ford, stars a young Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln deciding to pursue a career in the law, and…
Rank this Week: 2907

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Dec 31

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!
    Dear friends, clients, colleagues and valued networks, 2016 will be a momentous year!!! Make it so for you. * The presidential campaigns will finally be over. * So will “Downton Abbey.” * The Mets will win the World Series (OK,...
  • Dec 15

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!
    New York, March 20, 2015 View from my window And it’s been in the mid-60s temperature-wise these last few days in mid-December!!! Nature is full of surprises… and so are people. Your preconceived notions about members of a…
  • Dec 6

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!
    After the events of the past week and month, I feel that simply saying Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays is insufficient. Instead, and in the spirit of the holidays, I am asking myself – and you – what can we...
Rank this Week: 2543

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 8

    Differentiation Always Count

    Differentiation Always Count
    Do you fully understand what differentiation means when it comes to your marketing efforts, and ultimately your success?  I just read an amusing anecdotal blog post from the powerhouse legal recruiting firm of Major, Lindsey &…
  • Oct 7

    Job Opening / Opportunity: Bookkeeper for Philadelphia Law Firm

    Job Opening / Opportunity: Bookkeeper for Philadelphia Law Firm
    Job Description – Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant – FINAL The well-run successful small boutique law firm of Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC, located in Center City Philadelphia, has a job opportunity for an…
  • Aug 25

    Job Opening – Commercial Litigation Associate

    Job Opening – Commercial Litigation Associate
    McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has a job opening for a full-time Associate Attorney with 1-5 years’ experience who is interested in working in a civil law practice, with a focus in commercial litigation. The associate…
Rank this Week: 2506

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/
  • Sep 22

    Finding an Accident Attorney

    Finding an Accident Attorney
    Finding an Accident Attorney There is nothing more terrifying than getting into an accident, whether you live in Phoenix, Arizona or Farmington, New York. If you do live in or around the Phoenix area, then it is imperative you find a Phoenix…
  • Aug 23

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit
    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit Millions of people around the globe enter the United States every year for better opportunities. New York being the financial capital of the nation is…
  • Jun 24

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver
    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver Nothing can be worse than being dangerously injured in an accident, which leaves you with broken bones and smashed vehicle. Many a times, in such situations, we have to forcefully answer few questions…
Rank this Week: 2490

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    We're Posting to Social Media!

    We're Posting to Social Media!
    Check out all of our social media pages: Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/greensborobarFollow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/GreensboroBar Connect with us on LinkedIn!…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2523

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: 2439

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law…

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Shares local Houston court news, law updates, and recent criminal cases in the news.

http://houstoncriminaldefenselawyers.com/blawg/
  • Feb 24

    Criminal Trial Procedures in Texa

    Criminal Trial Procedures in Texa
    Judge or Jury Trial: In Texas, 12 jurors decide felonies, and six jurors decide misdemeanors.  Their verdict must be unanimous for guilty or not guilty.  Otherwise, a mistrial is declared. Selection of the jury: In jury selection,…
  • Dec 18

    Protective orders in assault case

    Protective orders in assault case
    In assault cases involving family violence, the courts will typically issue a protective order.  This order is called a MOEP.  Once a MOEP is entered, a defendant’s bond drops in Harris County, Texas, from $50,000 to $2,500 or…
  • Dec 3

    “But I never intended to assault my girlfriend…”

    “But I never intended to assault my girlfriend…”
    In family violence cases, the defendant typically denies he had any contact with the complainant, he raises self-defense, or he claims he did not knowingly or intentionally harm the complainant. This latter case would, for example, include a…
Rank this Week: 3036

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 2828

Gerry Spence's Blog

Gerry Spence's Blog

Cover the legal profession, personal freedom and slavery to big corporations and big government.

http://gerryspence.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    I Am a Bad Man

    I Am a Bad Man
    As most of you know, we are, from time to time bad persons.  I am one.  I have forsaken my readers for months.  I have failed to respond to your comments.  I have been shamefully negligent where I should be attentive and alert, yes, and…
  • Aug 20

    I Am a Bad Man

    I Am a Bad Man
    As most of you know, we are, from time to time bad persons.  I am one.  I have forsaken my readers for months.  I have failed to respond to your comments.  I have been shamefully negligent where I should be ……
  • Dec 17

    The Big Basket Up in the Sky

    The Big Basket Up in the Sky
             At Christmas I tend to get attacked by my philosophical ghouls who want to play around with me.  I begin thinking of our religious beliefs since religion plays such an overwhelming part in the lives of a majority of…
Rank this Week: 2375

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: 2622

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

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

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

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost

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

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature

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

    Organize Your Inbox

    Organize Your Inbox
    Gmail has a brand new feature to help you stay better organized.  It’s called priority inbox. Google has designed formulas that determine whether an email is important or not. They figure this out based on which emails you read and which…
Rank this Week: 2946

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: 2289

LawTech Guru Blog

LawTech Guru Blog

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

http://www.lawtechguru.com/
  • Nov 4

    Bring eDiscovery In-house While Avoiding Pitfall

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

    10 Tips for Safe Social Networking for Attorneys & Expert

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

    Legal EHR Summit: Thoughts & Impression

    Legal EHR Summit: Thoughts & Impression
    From the many presentations and discussions at the AHIMA sponsored Legal EHR Summit in Chicago, it's clear that healthcare records and records management in the U.S. are changing.  (In case you were wondering, "EHR" = Electronic Health…
Rank this Week: 2596

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Feb 8

    Should You Barter Your Legal Services?

    Should You Barter Your Legal Services?
    Bartering is “… A method of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.” [Wikipedia]. For a lawyer, bartering might…
  • Feb 5

    Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney

    Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney
    From our friends at NW Sidebar: Attorney Ally Kennedy Garcia offers her tips for gaining a foothold for success in a law firm. Source: Goal Setting as an Associate Attorney
  • Feb 5

    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday!
      Fortunately my “helper” is a little more benign:
Rank this Week: 4973

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out
    During a Document Management software implementation, rumors run amok. Firm members fear they have lost their documents or have lost control of everything. Sometimes they feel that the change in workflow is too great. This is not the case,…
  • Jan 28

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of our series of building a law firm cybersecurity plan, we discussed the critical first steps of cybersecurity – identification of sensitive data and verification of where it resides within your network. However, simply…
  • Jan 21

    Find Anything Fast: Search and OCR for Law Firm

    Find Anything Fast: Search and OCR for Law Firm
    Watch this on-demand webinar focused on better search techniques and tools to keep the documents, data and correspondence you need at your fingertips when you need it.
Rank this Week: 3744

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/
  • Feb 5

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]
    We know you just want to do your job. If you’re an unemployed or underemployed attorney, Jared is talking to you. For 80 seconds. Spoiler Alert: We announce LCL’s new Work Search Group, led by LCL psychologist Shawn Healy, Ph.D,…
  • Jan 28

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else
    So, you had a bad day.  Happens to the best of us.  Even so, you shouldn’t let it color your vision of the future.  Let’s take the example of legal technology applications. When lawyers deign to upgrade their…
  • Jan 22

    Online Checkup: Google Yourself [Video]

    Online Checkup: Google Yourself [Video]
    Yes. Google yourself. Jared will tell you what’s at stake if you don’t. When you’re ready to start managing your reputation, head over to the Legal Toolkit podcast, Online Reviews: Yelp for Help. And after you’ve…
Rank this Week: 4916