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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/
  • Mar 27

    150 Often Misspelled Word

    150 Often Misspelled Word
    Here they are, from Your Dictionary. Here are a few examples: parallel - You have to have at least two things in order for them to be parallel, and if you’re confused as to whether the double [l] comes in...
  • Mar 27

    "Friday Fun" - Vote for your favorite diorama in the ABA Journal's annual "peeps in law" contest

    "Friday Fun" - Vote for your favorite diorama in the ABA Journal's annual "peeps in law" contest
    It's that time of year again. Easter's just around the corner - which also happens the deadline for voting in this year's "peeps in law" contest. Check out the rules here and go here to see the slideshow of all...
  • Mar 26

    From Judge Painter: 30 Ways to Improve Readability

    From Judge Painter: 30 Ways to Improve Readability
    Here are the 30 ways, from emeritus Judge Mark Painter of the Ohio Court of Appeals. For each rule, he gives advice. The rules are a compact collection of methods to make legal writing understandable. If you would like 40...
Rank this Week: 1375

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Win A Cyber Security & Network Assessment

    Win A Cyber Security & Network Assessment
    Take control of your network – enter to win a Cyber Security & Network Assessment from Accellis. This assessment will provide invaluable insight into your IT infrastructure – which can be used to plan your future IT direction,…
  • Mar 20

    One Simple Tool for More Powerful Searche

    One Simple Tool for More Powerful Searche
    Not too long ago, a law firm client of ours was working on a high-profile case involving an employee stealing a large sum of money from his employer through mail fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft. The defendant’s personal laptop was…
  • Mar 20

    Accellis Exhibiting at ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    Accellis Exhibiting at ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    Accellis Technology Group will be an exhibitor at the ABA TECHSHOW® 2015 on April 16 – 18 in Chicago. If you’re going, stop by booth 310 and say hi! Accellis representatives will be onsite to answer questions and discuss…
Rank this Week: 2005

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming
    In most law firms, brainstorming processes are dominated by power partners or simply those with force of personality. When this happens, the scope of the process is narrowed and many participants may be disenfranchised. If the goal of a…
  • Mar 19

    Do Lawyers Need to Blog?

    Do Lawyers Need to Blog?
    It may seem self-evident that Kevin O’Keefe, founder and CEO of LexBlog – the blogging site specifically designed for lawyers and law firms – would be of the opinion that lawyers ought to blog. But, as is often the case with…
  • Mar 11

    Does your Firm Need a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)?

    Does your Firm Need a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)?
    Awareness among businesses of the importance of customer experience has never been greater. By considering how companies assess this experience and work to improve it –  such as the introduction of the chief experience officer…
Rank this Week: 1703

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Mar 25

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior

    Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warrior
    1963 was a landmark year in the struggle for civil rights in America. The killing of Medgar Evers and the 16th Street Church bombing served as stark reminders of the racial hatred that plagued the nation. The Birmingham Campaign and the…
  • Mar 16

    Aspiring lawyers get the chance to hear about the legal profession

    Aspiring lawyers get the chance to hear about the legal profession
    Diversity in the legal profession will once again be on the agenda during The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair which will take place April 10th and 11th in Washington, DC. The two-day conference … Read More
  • Mar 16

    Loretta Lynch confirmation vote expected this week

    Loretta Lynch confirmation vote expected this week
    Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s next attorney general could have her confirmation vote this week. The President announced his intention to nominate Lynch to succeed outgoing Attorney General Eric…
Rank this Week: 1636

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future

    Designing the Law Firm of the Future
    Good design sells. Design Gains Importance as Devices Get More Personal (NYT, 19 March 2015) focused on tech wearables. Principles for wearables, however, apply everywhere. Success requires ensuring such easy use…
  • Mar 8

    Big Law, Fast Food, and Lawyer Exceptionalism

    Big Law, Fast Food, and Lawyer Exceptionalism
    Reading McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul in the New York Times this weekend got me thinking about Big Law and the legal market. What could fast food possibly have to do with Big Law? Maybe nothing. But many markets try…
  • Feb 22

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm

    Strategies for Change Management in Large Law Firm
    Lawyers and law firms have a reputation for resisting new things. Yet both have changed quite a bit in recent decades. Understanding these changes, and how to encourage future ones, was the topic of a presentation – Strategies…
Rank this Week: 1726

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Mar 20

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer
    Our Digital Edge podcast on Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer was so good that I have already listened to it again. But that is not bragging because what Sharon Nelson and I did was to sign up...
  • Mar 6

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    Whether you have never been to an ABA TECHSHOW or you have been to several in the past, it is time to sign up to attend this year. With the increasing daily use of technology in lawyer's practices and the...
  • Mar 3

    Uniformity vs. Creativity

    Uniformity vs. Creativity
    Are uniformity and creativity two competing concepts? Does striving for uniformity kill creativity? My column in the February 2015 Oklahoma Bar Journal is titled Uniformity vs. Creativity and I argue that law firms, especially small- to…
Rank this Week: 1767

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/
  • Mar 19

    Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service

    Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service
    Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Northeastern University Law Professor Deborah Ramirez to discuss her newest venture, JustiServ. I say “newest” because Professor Ramirez previously founded JusticeBridge, a law practice…
  • Mar 8

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 4: Systemic Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 4: Systemic Solution
    View image | gettyimages.com   This is the fourth of six installments in our series on time management. To recap: part 1 covered basic solutions, part 2 email management approaches and part 3 technology tools. Now, we come to part 4:…
  • Mar 4

    Leveraging Your Technology Competency – A Limited-Time Discount on the Legal Technology Audit

    Leveraging Your Technology Competency – A Limited-Time Discount on the Legal Technology Audit
    Technology has become essential in today’s law practice. Not only does it increase internal efficiencies, but it offers a competitive advantage to firms that leverage it properly. This month on our Lunch Hour Legal…
Rank this Week: 1428

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1341

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
Rank this Week: 1757

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Mar 14

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar
    H&R Block launched an experimental and innovative service in Texas in January to assist immigrants in completing INS forms. The forms were powered by software and H&R Block’s role was to provide a service to…
  • Mar 10

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR
    It’s no secret that the Federal court system is broken, Understaffed and overworked Federal U.S. District court judges rarely hold trials any more – encouraging the parties to settle and keep their conflicts out of the Federal…
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
Rank this Week: 1747

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/
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend
    Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here. We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and two days later made the Today…
  • Dec 29

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
  • Dec 29

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo

    Happy Holidays from My Team at Kendeo
    Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s…
Rank this Week: 1658

KM Space

KM Space

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

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

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

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
Rank this Week: 1508

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

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

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered

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

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

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I
    Dear Mr. President: I know your administration has much to think about in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which by any account were a difficult event for your party.  But one issue, at least, should be…
  • Nov 6

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

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I
    Dear Mr. President: I know your administration has much to think about in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm election, which by any account was a difficult event for your party.  But one issue, at least, should be a…
Rank this Week: 1562

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

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

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

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

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 1857

Out-of-the-Box Lawyering

Out-of-the-Box Lawyering

Discusses the use of creative solutions by lawyers. By Adlph J. Levy.

http://www.outoftheboxlawyering.com
Rank this Week: 1612

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: 2081

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

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

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

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

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

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 2025

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger
    Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals.…
  • Oct 15

    Recent TechCocktail article.

    Recent TechCocktail article.
    HEALTHFUNDR TAPS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO FUND HEALTHCARE STARTUPSHealthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest,…
  • Aug 9

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage
    Lawyers and law firms are not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools they have over other lawyers and new legal services entrants – the attorney-client relationship.  Nobody in the commercial markets enjoys such a…
Rank this Week: 1458

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

About accident & injury law, diversity, health law, insurance law, law practice management, lawyer lifestyle, small law firms, tax law, women in the law, and legal humor. By Kim R. Brown.

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Jun 3

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
  • May 18

    Obamacare & Health Insurance CO-OP

    Obamacare & Health Insurance CO-OP
    Did you know that Obamacare has Health Insurance CO-OPs? The CO-OP stands for “Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans.” But, are they cooperatives? I’m still waiting to find out the answer to some of these questions, but…
  • May 11

    Time to Start your Own Law Firm?

    Time to Start your Own Law Firm?
    During lunch, my colleague, Mr. Bennett* had casually mentioned that he was thinking about starting his own firm, but that he wasn’t sure yet. He wanted to know what I thought. He also mentioned that had a meeting with his boss later…
Rank this Week: 1473

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: 1662

Smallfirmville

Smallfirmville

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

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

    Things They Never Taught Us in Law School: You Can

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

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

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

    WestlawNext Review: Google for Lawyer

    WestlawNext Review: Google for Lawyer
    By: Marshall R. Isaacs A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from my Westlaw representative, Laura. I picked up the phone and instantly responded, “I’m not interested…I have that book already.” However, what Laura had to…
Rank this Week: 1774

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: 1601

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: 1571

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

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

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

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

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 1748

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

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

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

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

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

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 1624

Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 1923

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Mar 27

    Religion as mental illness at best.

    Religion as mental illness at best.
    "In the course of history," Adouous Huxley famously wrote in the Saturday Evening Post on October 18, 1958, "many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country."…
  • Mar 25

    There's a Legislative History of the 12 Rules of Client Service?

    There's a Legislative History of the 12 Rules of Client Service?
    Of sorts, yes. Originally there were 14 rules. We've mentioned often since publishing them nine years ago that this blog's 12 Rules of Client Service sprang from the "How To Practice Law" section of Hull McGuire PC's Practice Guide,…
  • Mar 24

    Think Like the Client--Help Control Costs.

    Think Like the Client--Help Control Costs.
    Rule 8 is Think Like the Client--Help Control Costs. The 2006 Explanatory Note for Rule 8--we reluctantly decided that an Advisory Committee Notes regime was a bit grandiose--begins this way: Ask an associate lawyer or paralegal what a…
Rank this Week: 2698

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
  • Mar 27

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic
    For our new Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we've invited a dream team of law practice technology experts to tell us their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly.…
  • Mar 26

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole
    “I don't know what to do!” he cried. “Now we're forming committees to make decisions.” I had listened to his travails for the last year as his firm slowly moldered. Morale was bad, profits had slipped down over time,…
  • Mar 25

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson
    Gabriel Cheong started his own law firm straight out of law school. One year later he purchased the law firm where he once interned. Now Gabriel runs Infinity Law Group while blogging, tweeting and marketing his firm. He'll be one of four…
Rank this Week: 3485

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Mar 26

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Associate Attorney

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Associate Attorney
    Job Opening / Opportunity in Williamsport, PA: McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is looking to hire a full-time associate attorney with 1-7 years experience who is interested in working in the general practice of law, with a…
  • Mar 16

    Job Opportunity — Office Manager / Paralegal / Assistant

    Job Opportunity — Office Manager / Paralegal / Assistant
    A growing solo practice PI firm in Conshohocken, PA is looking for someone who can do it all.  A great job opportunity!  The ideal candidate will have: three or more years’ experience in a plaintiffs personal injury law firm…
  • Mar 16

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Paralegal

    Job Opening / Opportunity – Paralegal
    Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, is a boutique trusts and estates law firm with 17 attorneys and 6 paralegals located 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia in West Conshohocken.  They have a job opening / opportunity…
Rank this Week: 2251

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/
  • Mar 26

    Accident attorney riverside will help

    Accident attorney riverside will help
    Accident lawyer riverside will support It’s accurate that even the best drivers in the globe can have an accident. And not only this accident is anything that can take location at anytime and anyplace that is the cause it is named so.…
  • Jan 25

    Practice Meat

    Practice Meat
    Practice Meat A handful of instances a 12 months, each and every year, I brush off the patio furniture in the back yard, eliminate the cover from the propane fuel barbecue and wipe it down. My pals commence to arrive we break out the wine and…
  • Dec 26

    Stark Law

    Stark Law
    Stark Law There is a practice referred to as Physician self-referral. This is when a doctor refers a patient to a health care facility, which he has portion ownership, fiscal interests or investment in. It is thought to be a conflict of…
Rank this Week: 2583

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
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
  • Mar 20

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell
    An episode of This American Life described the failed effort to get a Tic-tac-toe-playing chicken into evidence in the death penalty case of a mentally ill man with a very low IQ. Defense counsel was trying to rebut a psychiatrist’s…
Rank this Week: 3163

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners…
  • Mar 9

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling
    Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University. Currently, he is teaching a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Eric Persson., is today’s guest blogger, and he is…
  • Mar 3

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book
    The American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law recently chose Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb, as an editor of a new book to be published. This book will be a practical, legal guide to the mechanics and…
Rank this Week: 2168

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Mar 22

    Gamification in Law Firm

    Gamification in Law Firm
    Here is my draft working paper on Gamification in Law Firms which looks at the use of gamification in law firms to increase productivity and collaboration, among other benefits. This paper provides a framework for approaching…
  • Mar 9

    Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released

    Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released
    The second edition of my book, Virtual Law Practice, will be released from ABA LPD Publishing this month. (There will be a digital copy for sale in the coming months and eventually it gets released on Amazon for those of you who want other…
  • Dec 16

    Practicing Law Online Ebook

    Practicing Law Online Ebook
    Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes…
Rank this Week: 4779

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/
  • Mar 21

    Innocent Targets: Target class action settlement worthless to consumer

    Innocent Targets: Target class action settlement worthless to consumer
    Consumer class actions are supposed to bundle many small consumer claims together so justice will be done.  Normally, such small claims wouldn’t be viable on their own because there’s not enough at stake to justify the legal…
  • Mar 15

    Legal Roulette: Malpractice insurer seeks to drop claims after the fact

    Legal Roulette: Malpractice insurer seeks to drop claims after the fact
    Insurance is a form of gambling:  You put your bet down (call it a premium), then the wheel of life starts spinning, and you see what happens while the wheel spins for the term of your policy.  If the ball … Continue reading…
  • Mar 11

    Atlantic City Casino: Contingent fees are not for everyone

    Atlantic City Casino: Contingent fees are not for everyone
    New Jersey sued Exxon Mobil for billions in environmental damages, using a private law firm, which gets a big piece of the taxpayers’ pie, even though the state has plenty of lawyers of its own who are paid much less.  ……
Rank this Week: 3218

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Mar 18

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference
    Registration is now open for LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching 2015. The conference is Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST at American University Washington College of Law. It is also available for live viewing by webcast....
  • Feb 7

    The Early Days of Legal Analytic

    The Early Days of Legal Analytic
    There is an interesting story in Forbes on Lex Machina, a legal start-up that provides analytics for use in patent litigation. See Dan Fisher, Stanford-Bred Startup Uses Moneyball Stats to Handicap Judges, Forbes, Feb. 2, 2015. The company…
  • Jan 17

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)
    Tina Stark, a pioneer in transactional skills education, has an interesting and highly readable take on how to organize a modern law school curriculum, including the first year. It's all insightful, but I think the most powerful suggestion is…
Rank this Week: 2817

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: 4043

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: 3680

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Mar 16

    A Lawyers’ Canon?

    A Lawyers’ Canon?
    The idea of a “Western Canon” is a body of books and cultural achievements that are broadly accepted as most important and influential in shaping our culture. One example is Harold Bloom’s, The Western…
  • Mar 2

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am interested in the feedback loop between popular culture and the law. Recently, I watched “The Judge,” a Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. film.  And as I did, I wondered about…
  • Feb 16

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear
    Over the years there have been a number of proposals to permit jury verdicts in civil cases in Vermont to be made by less than a unanimous vote. Debate over these proposals seems to largely divide the bar along the lines of the clients the…
Rank this Week: 4048

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Mar 14

    Rainmakers and Trailblazers – Reviewed

    Rainmakers and Trailblazers – Reviewed
    … Rainmakers and Trailblazers by Kim Tasso claims in the introduction to provide:- “step-by-step, pragmatic advice to what an individual lawyer (senior or junior, serving commercial or consumer markets) might do to get started in…
  • Jan 24

    Lender Exchange Fiasco

    Lender Exchange Fiasco
    … Lender Exchange is a secure portal for lenders to manage their conveyancing panels. It is operated by Decision First, a joint venture between title insurance company First Title and Decision Insight. Law firms must pay a fee (ranging…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student
    … … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers…
Rank this Week: 2187

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Mar 13

    Comma queen

    Comma queen
    Here is the first of a series of YouTube videos by the Comma Queen, a.k.a. Mary Norris, copy editor for the New Yorker. As a proofreader and editor, I love her long, graceful deletes!
  • Mar 10

    New look for this blog

    New look for this blog
    I just redesigned this blog to make it easier to read on your smart phone or tablet. If you’re reading this post by e-mail or RSS feed, click on through and check out the new look.
  • Mar 8

    Free legal-writing advice by George Gopen

    Free legal-writing advice by George Gopen
    If you have not read The Sense of Structure by George Gopen, you should. His lessons on structuring your sentences and paragraphs are invaluable. Recently he has written a series of articles for the ABA’ Litigation magazine. And George…
Rank this Week: 2511

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Mar 11

    JCOPE Gift Guidance

    JCOPE Gift Guidance
    For a quick summary of the state ethics code gift restrictions, JCOPE has published this handy-dandy guide-at-a-glance on the restrictions....
  • Jan 29

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?
    The International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C. recently published this interesting analysis entitled, "Women Leading Government - Why So Little Progress in 30 Years?" The article looks at the numbers and…
  • Jan 16

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"
    Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility…
Rank this Week: 2277

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Could a temp-to-permanent hiring process keep bad apples from ruining your staff?

    Could a temp-to-permanent hiring process keep bad apples from ruining your staff?
    When you hire someone for a position in a law firm, the interview process is daunting from both sides of the desk. You want to make the perfect hire, and the candidate wants to land the job. But there are many factors that could make the…
  • Feb 18

    Four Cornerstones to Creating a Competitive Advantage as a Law Firm

    Four Cornerstones to Creating a Competitive Advantage as a Law Firm
    Most attorneys want to build a competitive advantage for their practice. However, if you don’t have the ability to master four cornerstones, it won’t happen. It is similar to being a race car driver: If one of your four tires is…
  • Feb 4

    Webinar: 7 Traps that Stop Attorneys from Growing Revenue

    Webinar: 7 Traps that Stop Attorneys from Growing Revenue
    One things that really frustrates me as a coach is seeing otherwise great lawyers step into easily avoidable traps that keep them from growing a practice and revenue. These traps are right in front of you. They’re pretty big and noisy.…
Rank this Week: 4603

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

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

http://law.onecle.com
  • Feb 28

    California Penal Code Section 490.6

    California Penal Code Section 490.6
    PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 490.6; LINE JUMPING, SAVING SPACE IN LINE FOR OTHERS, PROFANITY OR USE OF LASER PENS IS PROHIBITED. LASER PENS WILL BE PERMANENTLY CONFISCADED [sic]. VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK. During a…
  • Oct 16

    Political Memorabilia Law

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

    California Unit Pricing Law

    California Unit Pricing Law
    When comparison shopping at the supermarket, trying to find the best bargain could be challenging because manufacturers produce canned, bottled and packaged goods in odd quantities. If we are comparing between a 5 lb. and 10 lb. bag of flour,…
Rank this Week: 4731

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/
  • Feb 28

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?
        A famous Chinese curse threatens: “May you live in interesting times.” Whether the result of a blessing or a curse, there is little doubt that the times we live in are interesting.  Even in the context of 5,000…
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
  • Jan 1

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015
    For many people, it’s traditional to look back on the previous year seeking hints as to how to improve and thrive in the year to come. Common wisdom tells us it’s beneficial to begin the New Year on a positive note, but that…
Rank this Week: 3418