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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: 1182

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

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

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Iris Data Acquires Clarity Litigation Support

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

    Ricoh Canada agrees to acquire Commonwealth Legal

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

    OmniVere Launches After Acquisition of Three eDiscovery Provider

    OmniVere Launches After Acquisition of Three eDiscovery Provider
    CHICAGO, IL -- 05/13/14 -- OmniVere, a new leader in the eDiscovery industry, announced the formation of the business through the acquisition of three of the leading providers of discovery services. OmniVere is creating one of the most…
Rank this Week: 1259

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: 1164

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper

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

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

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

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

    Digital Edge podcast: When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm
    On the newest episode of The Digital Edge podcast, When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm, Sharon D. Nelson and Jim Calloway ask legal ethics expert Tom Spahn about the proper way to professionally deal with the...
Rank this Week: 1301

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Book recommendation: Politics of the Judiciary by J. A. G. Griffith

    Book recommendation: Politics of the Judiciary by J. A. G. Griffith
    This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition. John Griffith’s controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations…
  • Jul 22

    Pupil pretension

    Pupil pretension
    “You gotta love it,” said TheBusker. “Pupils and their little airs and graces. It’s almost as if the less important the barrister the more pompous they can be.” “That’s certainly the case for…
  • Jul 21

    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: 1457

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Asking the Right Question

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

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

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

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 1431

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 14

    Job Opening – Accounting Manager, Law Firm

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

    Can You Deduct Business Expenses Combined With Vacation Activity?

    Can You Deduct Business Expenses Combined With Vacation Activity?
    It’s common practice to  add some vacation activity to  a business trip to help defray the cost.  When and to what extent is it really deductible?  Today’s post is written by guest blogger Patti S. Spencer,…
  • Jun 2

    Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate

    Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate
    Job opportunity!  Wolf, Baldwin, a busy, 8 attorney law firm in Pottstown, Montgomery County (additional offices in Reading and West Chester) seeks a senior associate with significant experience in estate administration and probate to…
Rank this Week: 1577

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • May 29

    The failure of legal innovation

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

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw

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

    The incidental lawyer

    The incidental lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. As reported by Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks, LegalZoom’s press release celebrates the news, while…
Rank this Week: 1558

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: 1601

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 1698

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

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

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

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

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

    Law Firm CIO Responds to Suggestions Industry Security is Lacking

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

    A Couple of Compliance Chronicles: Screens Standing & Waivers Working

    A Couple of Compliance Chronicles: Screens Standing & Waivers Working
    [Note to email readers: We had a mixup with the link to the Paragon white paper yesterday. Here is the correct link -- "Dealing with Client Outside Counsel Guidelines and Other Non-Standard Client Engagement Terms."]Two updates to…
Rank this Week: 1851

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

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

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

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

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

    Aspirational Passwords: Change Your (Log-in) Habit

    Aspirational Passwords: Change Your (Log-in) Habit
    I recently came across this first person account of a man who tied his work-required password changes to personal, life goals. Following a divorce, the struggling author changed his password to: ‘Forgive@h3r’. After typing the…
Rank this Week: 1986

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

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

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

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
  • Jun 12

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 2103

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jul 7

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

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

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 1853

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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

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

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

    Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House

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

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief
    Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free 2.5-hour CLE, “Removing Barriers and Restoring Hope:  The Basics of Expungements and Certificates of Relief,” on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the…
Rank this Week: 1845

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Jun 13

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession

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

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book
    I am updating the second edition to the Virtual Law Practice book that I wrote back in 2010. The book pretty much needs to be completely re-written based on the way that technology has changed since I wrote about the set up of online delivery…
  • May 13

    Video: Legal Technology in the Public Interest

    Video: Legal Technology in the Public Interest
    A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation on a panel entitled Legal Technology in the Public Interest with Ron Staudt and Phil Malone for Stanford's Future Law Conference.
Rank this Week: 1995

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • 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.…
  • Dec 15

    The Future of Knowledge Management – Crowd Sourcing Comments for My KM Book

    The Future of 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: 1957

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

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

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

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor

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

    The Efficient Law Firm

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

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

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    This is the third in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape While there is no evidence to suggest that bigger is better, that hasn’t stopped a new breed of Mega Global Firms from emerging onto the…
Rank this Week: 2078

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: 2036

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: 2160

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: 1874

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

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

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case
    Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and…
Rank this Week: 2477

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: 2554

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/
  • Jul 21

    Broadening Your Horizon

    Broadening Your Horizon
    Broadening Your Horizons:  Considering a Non-Traditional CareerA nontraditional job search is very similar to a legal job search: you need to decide what you want and then find out what is available. In order to have an effective job…
  • Jul 14

    Accountability in Your Job Search

    Accountability in Your Job Search
    Accountability in Your Job Searchby Allison G. BelnapAssistant Dean, BYU Law, Career ServicesI want to build a house. I want a great house with great views that suits my family well. I have it all planned out in my head—an open floor…
  • Jul 14

    Navigating NALP Principles & Standards during On Campus Interview

    Navigating NALP Principles & Standards during On Campus Interview
    While there may be no perfect way to navigate OCI this summer, OCI participants can make the process a little easier by becoming familiar with NALP's Principles & Standards and how to apply them during this very busy season. Earlier…
Rank this Week: 2185

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jul 18

    Information Quality Resource

    Information Quality Resource
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide focuses on the specific topic of identifying reliable and actionable Information resources on the internet, specifically critical for researchers in all sectors. With the proliferation of non attributable, un-vetted,…
  • Jun 29

    Fourteen LinkedIn Tips for (the Rest of) 2014

    Fourteen LinkedIn Tips for (the Rest of) 2014
    With over 300 million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social media platform for business and professional use, and attorneys Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields clearly and concisely outline how to leverage this space with smart,…
  • Jun 29

    Comforting Witnesses, Discomforting Due Proce

    Comforting Witnesses, Discomforting Due Proce
    Many of us are aware of, and have had contact with various types of therapy dogs, in places that range from the workplace to our public transportation systems. But we may not be aware of the growing use and integration into the legal system…
Rank this Week: 2194

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/
  • 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:…
  • May 13

    Best of NBH: Autopsy Your Dead File

    Best of NBH: Autopsy Your Dead File
    Remember the television show Quincy?  Jack Klugman played a Los Angeles medical examiner, and in every episode, his autopsy would reveal that the decedent (who’d seemingly died of “natural” causes) was a victim of…
Rank this Week: 2172

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: 2202

Reid My Blog!

Reid My Blog!

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

http://reidtrautz.typepad.com/reidmyblog/
  • 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...
  • Jan 10

    Appeals Court Rules Anonymous Yelp Reviewers Must be Revealed

    Appeals Court Rules Anonymous Yelp Reviewers Must be Revealed
    As on-line marketing continues to evolve, consumers reviews continue to gain importance to almost any business, including law firms. However, anonymous negative consumer reviews can be harmful, and a growing number of law firms are vexed with…
Rank this Week: 2163

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: 2182

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: 2462

Law in Moldova

Law in Moldova

By Alexei Ghertescu.

http://lawinmoldova.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2447

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: 2409

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: 2469

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: 2443

Client Service for Law Firms

Client Service for Law Firms

Covers business development, client service and customer focus. By Mike Hellum.

http://www.lawfirmclientservice.com/
  • Oct 11

    Word of Mouth Rules Again

    Word of Mouth Rules Again
    According to the Church of the Customer Blog, a new Nielsen study confirms, once again, that word of mouth referrals are still the most trusted form of advertising out there.
  • Oct 11

    Employee Motivation!!

    Employee Motivation!!
    Thanks to JD Hull for linking to an old post of his on what he tells his associates. The comment by Mr. Robins below isn't bad, either. Here's the (partial) quote from JD Hull: Every day, the client service...should be good enough to permit…
  • Oct 3

    Jeff Bezos Speak

    Jeff Bezos Speak
    Thanks to a friend, Jack Mowreader, for an HBR link of Jeff Bezos being interviewed. Feel free to read the entire thing, but here's the kicker as it relates to client service. I love this quote:
Rank this Week: 2237

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 24

    The Five Minute University

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

    Three online legal research engines announce major redesign

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

    Drafting the Opening Paragraph of a Court Document

    Drafting the Opening Paragraph of a Court Document
    A lawyer should use the opening paragraph of a court document to advance the client’s cause. Consider this traditional opening paragraph: PLAINTIFF BELCOM COMPUTER COMPANY, INC.’S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT WORLDWIDE TELCO, INC.’S MOTION…
Rank this Week: 2775

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: 2714

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

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

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

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

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

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

    Three Ways to Better Billing

    Three Ways to Better Billing
    Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable time and produce clear, coherent invoices for it helps…
Rank this Week: 3133

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • Jul 22

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

    Convicted Murderer Sues the State For Taking Too Long to Execute Him
    A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found California’s implementation of the death penalty to be unconstitutional. In that case, Judge Cormac J. Carney vacated the death sentence of…
  • Jun 21

    Arkansas Supreme Court Opinion

    Arkansas Supreme Court Opinion
    The Arkansas Judiciary website offers Arkansas Supreme Court Published Opinions. This collection includes unofficial copies of published opinions starting from the Spring Term of 1837. I am fascinated by court opinions, not so much from a…
  • Apr 6

    California Penal Code Section 626.8

    California Penal Code Section 626.8
    JLS is middle school in the Palo Alto Unified School District. The school is located adjacent to Mitchell Park. The JLS Athletic Fields is an open, unfenced field located between the school fence and the park, with a pathway marking the…
Rank this Week: 2947

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

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

    Overcoming Fear (One Year Later)

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

    9 Remedies for the Miserable Lawyer

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

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi
    I cannot tell you how relieved I am that spring is finally here! Lawdy, it’s been a rough winter in so many ways. And I know many of you can relate. Now that all the snow days, cabin fever and sniffly […]
Rank this Week: 3058

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 21

    Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pa

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

    Calling all Marion and Polk County Lawyer

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

    The Five C’s of Hybrid Fee Agreement

    The Five C’s of Hybrid Fee Agreement
    Call it a hybrid fee agreement (HFA) or an alternative fee agreement (AFA).  Lawyers are looking for creative ways to appeal to clients who are resisting the traditional hourly rate approach. Employment Law HFA Consider the…
Rank this Week: 2689

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a copy of a complaint filed by the ARDC against a lawyer. The lawyer was accused of forging his own lawyer’s name and signature on pleadings filed in a divorce case. (Obviously, these are allegations in…
Rank this Week: 2734

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jul 18

    Vermont Senators Leahy and Sanders Honor Gov. Hoff

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

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

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

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

    Thank You to the Barre Historical Society and the Vermont Labor History Society for Celebrating Phil and Joan Hoff
    In 1962, I lived with my parents in Rutland, Vermont. One day early in the fall, I was at home, out sick from school. I was nine years old. There was a knock at the front door. Although I was in my pajamas, I raced to answer it. I opened the…
Rank this Week: 2892

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

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

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 3140

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 3138