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practice management blog

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

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

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

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

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

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

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace
    Recently I ran accross Law Clerk Connection – a marketplace in which “clerks” (and presumably paralegals and maybe lawyers) can connect with “lawyers” (and perhaps small law firms or small companies) that need work done. In other…
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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: 1980

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 1947

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/
  • Apr 18

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School
    On June 5, we will host our fourth annual ‘super’ marketing conference: Building Relationships to Build Business. Suffolk University Law School will host, and the event is co-sponsored by Suffolk’s Center for Advanced Legal…
  • Apr 12

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!
    April 15 is just around the corner; and, you know what that means: It’s again time to pay the taxman. One of two certainties of existence comes around again. But, if you opened your own law practice this year, you’re not only…
  • Apr 4

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet
    It’s sort of a rite of passage at this point to go out to the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW (yes, that’s right: ALL CAPS), and to then write a recap post about your experience. I mean, everybody’s doing it:…
Rank this Week: 1859

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Apr 18

    ABA Day in Washington, 2014 — A Report from Capitol Hill

    ABA Day in Washington, 2014 — A Report from Capitol Hill
    Last week a delegation of Vermont lawyers — Vermont Bar Association President David Fenster, President-Elect Dan Richardson, Vermont Defender General Matt Valerio, American Bar Association State Delegate Fritz Langrock, VBA…
  • Apr 11

    Take a Moment and Read: “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment”

    Take a Moment and Read: “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment”
    I don’t usually use this forum just to promote someone else’s publication, but a recent article from the  Huff Post New York, “Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment” April 11,…
  • Apr 3

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Active Listening

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Active Listening
    When I prepare a witness for a deposition, I cover certain fundamentals. Among the most basic are these: “Listen to the question. Let the questioner finish the question. Be sure you understand the question before you begin to answer it.…
Rank this Week: 1562

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
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
Rank this Week: 1754

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1874

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/
  • Apr 17

    Law Technology News on Steps to Protect Client Data

    Law Technology News on Steps to Protect Client Data
    Law Technology News urges clients to take the lead in directing law firm information security practices: "8 Tips for Corporate and Outside Counsel to Protect Client Data"--"Corporate counsel must take the initiative to protect the company's…
  • Apr 16

    ABA Webinar on HIPAA for Law Firm

    ABA Webinar on HIPAA for Law Firm
    Hat tip to Bill Freivogel for noting an upcoming webinar presented by the ABA, set for April 21 (1pm Eastern): "You Mean HIPAA Applies to Lawyers? Keeping Data Safe, Clients Happy and Your License Secure" --Lawyers have long been aware of…
  • Apr 14

    A New Era of Risk Management – Intapp Acquires the Frayman Group

    A New Era of Risk Management – Intapp Acquires the Frayman Group
    Today, Intapp announced the acquisition of the Frayman Group (TFG), a company offering risk management software for law firms. With this move, Intapp further extends its position as the leading provider of risk management software for the…
Rank this Week: 1806

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

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

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal
    Recently, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles sent a memo to externs that read, in part: “I really don’t need to mention that cleavage and stiletto heels are not appropriate office wear (outside of ridiculous lawyer TV shows), do I?…
  • Apr 8

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?
    Counselor, ask yourself this question: There is a question all lawyers – both young and old – should be considering daily as the struggle to find a niche in this increasingly complex world confronting us. Our business clients are…
  • Mar 5

    Law as a Commodity

    Law as a Commodity
    Richard Susskind, a British writer and consultant to business on legal issues, has predicted in “The End of Lawyers” that the “commoditization” of the practice of law will do away with the need for traditional legal…
Rank this Week: 2052

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Apr 14

    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts (May 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m.)

    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts (May 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m.)
    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts: The Fight to Protect Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s Treasured Antiquities from Tomb Raiders and Art Smugglers  MAY 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m. Eastern District of Louisiana,…
  • Mar 18

    JURY TRIALS IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA — WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014

    JURY TRIALS IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA — WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014
    Trials scheduled for week of April 14, 2014 in the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans: Logiudice v. Nelson Coleman Correctional Center et al, 10-3213, Magistrate Judge Knowles, 8:30am Thompson v. Alabama Great Southern Railroad…
  • Mar 13

    SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE (July 9)

    SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE (July 9)
    The “Morning at the Federal Courthouse” program gives young lawyers and law students an opportunity to observe federal practice.   More information coming soon! The post SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL…
Rank this Week: 1856

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/
  • Apr 13

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy
    In theory, a law firm is responsible for all the actions (and omissions) of all its lawyers, all its staff, and even its temps and contract staff (lawyers, paralegals, or whatever).  And, also in theory, the client is bound by ……
  • Apr 5

    Kardashian Effect: So what if lateral partners destablize ambitious law firms?

    Kardashian Effect: So what if lateral partners destablize ambitious law firms?
    For those who obsess about “biglaw” as though it were the ultimate in legal practice, rather than just a mutation, the increasingly destabilizing impact of vanity lateral partners with wads of portable business is troubling. …
  • Apr 1

    Stop The Madness: Bring commonsense to the table

    Stop The Madness: Bring commonsense to the table
    There are many areas of the law and skills lawyers might acquire.  But there are basically two types of lawyer in the larger sense:  Transactional lawyers and litigation or court lawyers.  Lawyers who go to court may do…
Rank this Week: 1750

Litigation Support Industry News…

Litigation Support Industry News and Information

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

http://litigationsupportblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    New York based Smart Data Consulting purchased by Xerox

    New York based Smart Data Consulting purchased by Xerox
    NORWALK, Conn, April 8, 2014 -- Xerox Corp. said Tuesday it has purchased Smart Data Consulting Corp., a New York legal electronic discovery services firm. Xerox announced the acquisition of Smart Data Consulting — a move that…
  • Apr 9

    National Legal Services is Formed with $8 Million in Financing from Central Valley Fund

    National Legal Services is Formed with $8 Million in Financing from Central Valley Fund
    The Central Valley Fund provided $8 million financing for Temecula-based litigation support company RSP & Associates to buy Quest Discovery Services. Sacramento, April 8, 2014 -- Based in Davis and Fresno, the Central Valley Fund…
  • Dec 20

    eDiscovery Industry Insider Makes Investment in Discovia

    eDiscovery Industry Insider Makes Investment in Discovia
    Greg Mazares, Company's President of Sales, Becomes a Large Shareholder SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19, 2013 -- Discovia, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of electronic discovery and related services to corporations and law firms,…
Rank this Week: 1499

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Apr 7

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
  • Apr 4

    More Recent Painting

    More Recent Painting
    I haven't posted any of my artwork for nearly a year, but I'm still churning away, trying to figure it all out. Although frustrating at times, I find that painting can be a nice break from writing and law projects....
  • Mar 26

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?
    Apparently, it's true: "Charlie Daniels Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan With New Album," by Gayle Thompson. The idea isn't completely out of left field. From what I've heard, Daniels was once a Nashville session musician who played on Nashville…
Rank this Week: 2046

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: 1555

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Episode 25:

    Episode 25:
    It’s Friday for me, probably the weekend for you. Sounds like you don’t have a good excuse Is 2months job you viagra vs cialis late short only In, I primatene mist got definitely eyes “site” goes probably supposedly…
  • Mar 24

    Episode 28: It’s Hard Out There a Bank Robber

    Episode 28: It’s Hard Out There a Bank Robber
    The Fastcase office is buzzing with TopForm preparations but I’m sneaking away to record a podcast. If you think this was a wise decision, would you care to subscribe to the podcast and rate us five stars on iTunes? I’ll be…
  • Mar 18

    Episode 27: It’s All About the Software Patent

    Episode 27: It’s All About the Software Patent
    This is a special edition of  The Law Review: I’m asking Patrick Taylor, Software Engineer at Fastcase, to join us to talk about the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case pending before SCOTUS re: software licenses. Patrick, being a coder…
Rank this Week: 1610

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Apr 4

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

    Freelance Lawyers as Techno-Sherpas, Leading the Way in Collaboration
    Sherpas guide Himalayan climbers to mountain peaks and carry their equipment. As a freelance lawyer, I help my clients reach new levels of success in their practices by shouldering part of their workload on an as-needed basis. Because all of…
  • Nov 12

    Iowa Ethics Committee Issues Outsourcing Opinion

    Iowa Ethics Committee Issues Outsourcing Opinion
    In late August, the Iowa State Bar Association’s Committee on Ethics and Practice Guidelines issued Ethics Opinion 13-03, entitled The Use of Contracted Lawyers. Not surprisingly, the Committee’s conclusions concerning the issues…
  • Aug 3

    Citigroup Judge: Pay Contract Lawyers What They’re Worth

    Citigroup Judge: Pay Contract Lawyers What They’re Worth
    In an opinion issued last Thursday in In re Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation, Judge Sidney Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found that the reasonable blended hourly rate for the contract attorneys…
Rank this Week: 2114

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 4

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 - Interview with The TECHSHOW Chair

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 - Interview with The TECHSHOW Chair
    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 was a great success, breaking all of its previous attendance records. Congratulations to ABA TECHSHOW chair Natalie R. Kelly and the rest of the TECHSHOW planning board. For our Digital Edge podcast this month, Sharon Nelson…
  • Mar 17

    2014 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference set for June 19-21, 2014.

    2014 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference set for June 19-21, 2014.
    The 2014 Oklahoma Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference will be coming to the Hard Rock Casino Resort Tulsa June 19-21, 2014. Our speakers include Bryan Sims (who many of you know as The Connected Lawyer), Oklahoma Supreme Court Vice...
  • Mar 5

    Time Management by Buckets and List

    Time Management by Buckets and List
    Time management is a challenge for us all these days. There are so many more distractions and so many more electronic avenues for assignments to come our way. It is a constant struggle to maintain productivity and a constant goal...
Rank this Week: 2045

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

Offers step-by-step instructions showing how to get more out of Time Matters software.

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
  • Apr 3

    Outlook Search Option - All Folder

    Outlook Search Option - All Folder
    Outlook has an option to search all folders at once, such as Inbox, Sent Items, and custom folders. This tips explains how to switch between searching just the current folder and searching all folders.
  • Mar 31

    Windows XP Users - What to Do

    Windows XP Users - What to Do
    Your best choice is to replace your Windows XP computer with one running Windows 7, Windows 8 or a different operating system. If you do not replace your Windows XP computer, you should take these precautions.
  • Mar 22

    Bad News for Windows XP User

    Bad News for Windows XP User
    Beginning on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide updates to fix newly-discovered vulnerabilities in Windows XP. While security software vendors will continue to provide updates, those updates will not protect against holes in the…
Rank this Week: 1705

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

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

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

    This blog has moved

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

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

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

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

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)
    In discussing disappointment's natural place in the landscape of life, psychotherapist Michael Miller, Ph.D., recently wrote in a popular magazine's feature article:Empathy helps turn anger into sorrow. When sorrow becomes mutual, it begins…
Rank this Week: 1520

TechnoEsq

TechnoEsq

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

http://www.technoesq.com
  • Jan 11

    Ghostwriting in Legal Blog

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

    Join Me at MILOfest November 10-12

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

    Launch of iPadESQ – iPad Apps for Lawyer

    Launch of iPadESQ – iPad Apps for Lawyer
    TechnoEsq is proud to announce the launch of iPadESQ, a website dedicated to lawyers using the iPad in their legal practice.
Rank this Week: 1873

Law in Moldova

Law in Moldova

By Alexei Ghertescu.

http://lawinmoldova.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2204

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Sep 7

    Who’s To Blame For The Great Florida Condo Crash? Florida Appellate Court Suggests It May Be . . . Escrow Agent

    Who’s To Blame For The Great Florida Condo Crash? Florida Appellate Court Suggests It May Be . . . Escrow Agent
    While the global economy remains in the doldrums, recent reports have the South Florida condo market showing signs of recovery, even robustness.  Still, the fallout from the Great Real Estate Crash of several years ago remains undecided in…
  • Apr 24

    Donald Trump Is No Leader

    Donald Trump Is No Leader
    Lately, Donald Trump has been dominating headlines as a potential presidential candidate.  Much of the discussion so far has concerned the seriousness of Mr. Trump’s plans. Commentators have noted past announcements of a Trump candidacy…
  • Mar 9

    An Apology To My Reader

    An Apology To My Reader
    Has it really been five months since my last article on this blog?
Rank this Week: 1704

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: 2228

Women Lawyers--Back on Track

Women Lawyers--Back on Track

For women attorneys seeking success and happiness in the legal profession.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/women_lawyers/
Rank this Week: 1966

Small Firm Life

Small Firm Life

Covers the practice of law in a solo or small firm. By Ray Dowd.

http://smallfirmlife.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    RIP Audioblogger

    RIP Audioblogger
    Well, while killing off Small Firm Life, I found this notice which related to one of my first posts about putting audio on a blog. Goodbye again!Hello,As of November 1, 2006, Audioblogger will no longer accept phone calls. MP3s made with the…
  • Oct 8

    Goodbye Small Firm Life

    Goodbye Small Firm Life
    If anyone's read this blog from the beginning, they'll remember that it was started to explore the possibilities of blogging and to support my column "Small Firm Life" for the New York Law Journal. Well, I've had a couple of life changes…
  • Oct 2

    Copyright Litigation Handbook

    Copyright Litigation Handbook
    Well, my first book is on its way to the printer. The process, from proposal to finish took 3.5 years. It was a full year of waiting for the proposal to be approved, then two years to write it, then six months of the editing and additional…
Rank this Week: 2055

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/
  • Apr 19

    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!
    A Happy Easter to our readers who celebrate the holiday. Here is the Hallelujah Chorus, compliments of George Frideric Handel and Andre Rieu. (ljs)
  • Apr 18

    Have Supreme Court Opinions Become More Unreadable?

    Have Supreme Court Opinions Become More Unreadable?
    Professor Stephen Johnson says, yes. His article is “The Changing Discourse of the Supreme Court,” 12University of New Hampshire Law Review 29 (2013). I correlate this decline in readability with the increasing density of law review…
  • Apr 17

    During the "lean" years, will legal scholarship become more practice oriented?

    During the "lean" years, will legal scholarship become more practice oriented?
    Professor Orin Kerr (George Washington) opines in this post at the Volokh Conspiracy (courtesy of the Washington Post) that lean economic times for law schools may mean that for some, legal scholarship will play a diminishing role. Less…
Rank this Week: 2328

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Apr 18

    Walker Percy on good bourbon

    Walker Percy on good bourbon
    This essay by Walker Percy has nothing to do with legal writing, at least not directly. But it is a sweet piece of writing, and the best way to improve your own writing is to read good writing. So enjoy...
  • Apr 16

    Music can make you a better writer.

    Music can make you a better writer.
    Lately I have been thinking that learning to play music can make you a better writer. I cannot explain why, except that music develops your senses of rhythm, euphony, and structure. So I was happy to see this article exploring...
  • Apr 8

    One space or two after sentences?

    One space or two after sentences?
    Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox provides historical perspective on a divisive question: do you type one space or two after sentences? My opinion and practice: one space. If you disagree, no big deal. Unless you’re trying to…
Rank this Week: 2667

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
  • Apr 18

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice
    The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our "New Math, New Money" download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner asked a…
  • Apr 17

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
Rank this Week: 3043

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: 2542

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • 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 […]
  • Apr 10

    4 Reasons to Do a Personal Quarterly Review (and a peek at mine)

    4 Reasons to Do a Personal Quarterly Review (and a peek at mine)
    At the end of March, I sat down for an hour and reviewed the goals and priorities that I set for the year. And for a little added accountability, I’m totes sharing with you. But before I dive into the details […]
  • Mar 20

    How to Be Kind to A-Holes at Work

    How to Be Kind to A-Holes at Work
    First, let me get this out of the way: kindness isn’t my strongest instinct. That doesn’t mean I’m a huge bitchface, either. What I mean is that I tend to be reactionary (a.k.a. hot-headed) or irreverent (read: a smartass)…
Rank this Week: 3187

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2886

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: 2427

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 16

    Legal Tech by the Number

    Legal Tech by the Number
    As we bid adieu to tips, sites, and other good stuff curated from this year’s ABA TECHSHOW, some interesting numbers for you – courtesy of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Who is Using the Cloud and Who is Using ……
  • Apr 15

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research with Casetext and Mootu

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research with Casetext and Mootu
    One of the more interesting ideas discussed at ABA TECHSHOW was the concept of crowdsourcing legal research using Casetext or Mootus: “On Casetext, judicial opinions and statutes are annotated with analysis by prominent law…
  • Apr 14

    Still Pondering Paperless?

    Still Pondering Paperless?
    In my continuing series of top tweets from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW, today I am offering 10 thoughts to chew on if you are pondering going paperless.  (Including bonus tips from me!) And it saves trees! RT @Westlaw: Benefits of going…
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Innovate

Innovate

Covers practicing law as a business and a profession. By Lex Inova Consulting.

http://www.lexinnovablog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Reluctant Rainmakers’ Five Steps to a Profitable Practice

    Reluctant Rainmakers’ Five Steps to a Profitable Practice
    By Julie FlemingMost of us didn’t have any law school training about business development.  (Fortunately for today’s students, that’s starting to change.) Law school classes tended to assume that the clients would just…
  • Apr 9

    Build client value

    Build client value
    By Julie FlemingWhen you recognize a problem that a client is facing and you offer help, you create real value for your client. I’ve written previously about how an offhand conversation with my contractor Oldrich resulted in my…
  • Apr 2

    Procrastinating? What you don’t know can hurt your productivity.

    Procrastinating? What you don’t know can hurt your productivity.
    By Julie FlemingIn the fall of 2013, I offered a webinar titled Conquer Procrastination!
How to Manage Your Time to Build a Profitable Practice and a Rich Personal Life. It turned out to be one of my most popular offerings yet. I walked…
Rank this Week: 2645

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 15

    Security Issues on iPhone 5

    Security Issues on iPhone 5
    Attorneys who use the iPhone 5s should refrain from enabling Touch ID.  There have already been two patches in response to two security flaws.  But tech experts feel that the Touch ID feature is still a risk for phones carrying…
  • Mar 28

    Job Opening – Law Firm Office Administrator

    Job Opening – Law Firm Office Administrator
    Solnick & Levin is a small law firm in Jenkintown, PA with a busy personal injury and workers’ compensation practices.  They have a job opening for a Law Firm Office Administrator. The firm, which currently has 4 attorneys…
  • Mar 25

    A Guide for the Surviving Spouse

    A Guide for the Surviving Spouse
    Lancaster, PA attorney Patti S. Spencer is a nationally recognized Trusts, Estates and Taxation Lawyer, Writer and Expert Witness. Her areas of concentration include trusts: estate administration, settlement, and planning; inheritance tax:…
Rank this Week: 2951

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: 2422

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm
    Law offices working with sensitive information including wills and estates require a practice management system that stands out from the pack and supports the many needs of their practice area. While Amicus Attorney Premium Edition is…
  • Apr 10

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug
    Yesterday, researches announced a security flaw in OpenSSL, an encryption tool used to transmit secure data over the Internet. Simply put, they found a loophole that makes it possible for hackers to intercept encrypted data including…
  • Apr 2

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)
    Accellis Technology Group attended the ABA TECHSHOW 2014 last week in Chicago. For us, it’s a great way to stay current on new trends and products, as well as to ensure we understand the technology needs of today’s lawyers. With…
Rank this Week: 3593

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 13

    eCommerce Resources on the Internet

    eCommerce Resources on the Internet
    Marcus P. Zillman's guide is a comprehensive, diverse and wide ranging listing of eCommerce Resources on the Web. These resources include those in areas that include: associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites.
  • Mar 29

    3D Printing: The Manufactory of Knowledge

    3D Printing: The Manufactory of Knowledge
    Ken Strutin's article addresses the increasing use and impact, social and legal, of the emerging and high visibility technology known as 3D printing. The technology's use in a wide range of sectors - including education, manufacturing,…
  • Mar 23

    Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology

    Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology
    Elmer Masters, Director of Internet Development at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has a new column which he had graciously agreed to share with LLRX readers. In this article he examines the concept of using the…
Rank this Week: 2858

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

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

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD
    John H. Mansfield, obituary, Boston Globe (April 13, 2014): MANSFIELD, John Howard Of Brookline, MA, died on April 10, 2014 at the age of 85. He was the John Watson Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Harvard Law School. Beloved husband of…
  • Apr 7

    Time to mobilize

    Time to mobilize
    It is time for Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians in the United States to mobilize. Mr. Putin probably wants to expand westward next. And Obama and Merkel cannot yet be counted on. &&& The dynamic evidence…
  • Mar 27

    Gangsta Rap Lyrics as Evidence

    Gangsta Rap Lyrics as Evidence
    Lorne Manley, Legal Debate on Using Boastful Rap Lyrics as a Smoking Gun NY Times (March 26, 2014). &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 4753

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood
    Filed April 10. This is a case involving a lawyer who successfully obtained employment with DCFS. The ARDC charged that he falsified his Illinois Employment Application by listing employment at a company. By falsifying employment (and salary)…
  • Apr 11

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim
    Illinois has a statute of limitations (2 years from discovery) and a statute of repose (6 years from the alleged negligent act by the attorney). In estate planning matters, Illinois also has another provision 735 ILCS 5/13-214.3(d) which…
  • Apr 7

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue
    You are an employee of a corporation. Something bad happens and the corporation’s internal lawyer (or an outside lawyer) tells you he wants to talk to you. When the interview starts, he tells you that he does not represent you, he only…
Rank this Week: 2398

TecnoJurista

TecnoJurista

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

http://www.tecnojurista.com
  • Apr 11

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

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

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad
    Tras años de especulaciones y rumores, el pasado jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014, marcó el esperado lanzamiento de las aplicaciones oficiales de Microsoft Office, entiéndase, Word, Excel y PowerPoint para las tabletas iPad de…
  • Mar 8

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)
    Después de cinco (5) meses fuera de circulación por diversos motivos, nuestro blog TecnoJurista regresa con nuevos bríos para compartir con nuestros colegas y amigos sobre los últimos avances…
Rank this Week: 2972

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Apr 11

    Separate “Dialects” on Cultural Phenomena: Are the #Generational Disconnects Worrisome?

    Separate “Dialects” on Cultural Phenomena: Are the #Generational Disconnects Worrisome?
    Frank Bruni’s recent New York Times Op-Ed column, “The Water Cooler Runs Dry,” is another story of how the ability to custom-tailor the information we keep up with is a double-edged sword. He was bewildered that his…
  • Mar 26

    BEYOND MILLENNIAL

    BEYOND MILLENNIAL
    Last weekend I saw “Beyond Therapy,” a revival of a very funny early (1982) play by Tony Award winning playwright Christopher Durang. It’s about single, thirty-something big city dwellers struggling to make sense of their…
  • Mar 20

    SOUND BITES FROM THE WISDOM OF VERY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN LAWYERS

    SOUND BITES FROM THE WISDOM OF VERY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN LAWYERS
    A panel of senior (in status) Boomer and Gen X law firm partners and corporate counsel imparted, with both wisdom and humor how they mastered their career trajectories at the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s (WILEF East) March 19, 2014…
Rank this Week: 2960

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: 2934

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Apr 7

    Big law, small law, new law, old law… it’s bigger than that

    Big law, small law, new law, old law… it’s bigger than that
    … Guest Post by Ben Wightwick Firstly, thank you to Brian for inviting me to write a guest post as part of the Legal IT curve series. I was asked to contribute to provide the perspective of a legal IT vendor. Before I start, I must…
  • Mar 26

    LawTech Futures 2014: The one with the http regret

    LawTech Futures 2014: The one with the http regret
    … Yesterday was LawTech Futures 2014 – The Future of Legal Technology (Europe’s largest legal technology event). The last two years I was invited to attend, went and wrote reviews: LawTech Futures 2012 Reviewed:…
  • Mar 22

    Law Firms should steal

    Law Firms should steal
    … I attended the annual Law Society of Scotland Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh last night. Law Society President, Bruce Beveridge, joked of lawyers gathering amongst dinosaurs, fossils and sharks.…
Rank this Week: 3777

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Lawyers: Don’t Let Technology Steal Your Client

    Lawyers: Don’t Let Technology Steal Your Client
    Look, I’m no Henny Penny. But it is true that I’ve been warning any lawyers that will listen how recent changes in technology are encroaching on legal services they provide to clients. For more than a few years, I’ve been…
  • Mar 17

    Your Exit Strategy Starts Today, Not Tomorrow.

    Your Exit Strategy Starts Today, Not Tomorrow.
    The greatest in planning an exit strategy from your law practice is that most lawyers don’t think about working today to make their practice more valuable tomorrow. They put off thinking through how to make the practice valuable to a…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyers: Polar Vortex freeze your cash flow?

    Lawyers: Polar Vortex freeze your cash flow?
    It’s not just you. Don’t panic. It’s not the worst quarter ever. The “Polar Vortex” threw much of the nation into our coldest winter in years. Compounded by a soft economy, this winter has really taken a toll on…
Rank this Week: 3412