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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: 1141

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Jan 9

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

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity.
Rank this Week: 1533

Blawfields

Blawfields

Discusses current legal issues.

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

    Tales from the MPRE

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

    Free LSAT Advice

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

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam

    Some Early Reactions to the Bar Exam
    Many of the other people who took the bar exam with me last week are now on well-deserved vacations and have an entire month of relaxation before beginning work again.  I, on the other hand, am back working.  The joys of being a practicing…
Rank this Week: 1171

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 22

    Coping with the Heartbleed security flaw (and future Heartbleeds)

    Coping with the Heartbleed security flaw (and future Heartbleeds)
    Surely you have heard of the Internet security threat Heartbleed by now. But the explanations seem a bit complicated and advice to change all of your passwords yet again seems so “been there, done that.” This is a serious…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 2165

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: 2318

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 21

    Mark Herrmann on how to write for real people.

    Mark Herrmann on how to write for real people.
    Does your job include giving written legal advice to non-lawyers? If so, then you should read Mark Herrmann’s latest at Above the Law.
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 2261

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1777

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: 1698

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Funded Job

    Funded Job
    In today’s newspaper, Don J. DeBenedictis, staff writer for the Journal, discusses law schools’ new approach to help law school graduates find jobs. This idea is one of several being discussed to match the supply and demand of…
  • Apr 17

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age, Part 2

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age, Part 2
    Ed continues his discussion of the issues involved in selling a law practice… Continue Reading
  • Apr 11

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age
    Ed discusses the issues in selling a law practice… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2156

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: 1906

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
  • Dec 3

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency
    I recently delivered a webinar to a group of associates at one of my law firm clients, as part of the firm’s internal CPD and training program. (I referred them to my recent posts about associates, which probably didn’t make them…
Rank this Week: 2270

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: 2086

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: 2234

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: 1916

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: 1655

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: 1651

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: 1747

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

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

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
  • May 20

    Is Surface Pro a game changer for lawyers?

    Is Surface Pro a game changer for lawyers?
    Is Microsoft's Surface Pro a game-changer for lawyers? http://at.law.com/LTNSurface3
  • May 20

    Sean Doherty reports from Guidance's CEIC

    Sean Doherty reports from Guidance's CEIC
    Although Guidance Software revenue in the first quarter of 2013 was approximately $26 million — up from $23 million in the first quarter of 2011— Victor T. Limogelli was disappointed. The 2013 first quarter results did not meet his…
Rank this Week: 2169

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: 1797

Law in Moldova

Law in Moldova

By Alexei Ghertescu.

http://lawinmoldova.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2262

practice management blog

practice management blog

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

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

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

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

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

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

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace

    Law Clerk Connection – Legal Work Marketplace
    Recently I ran accross Law Clerk Connection – a marketplace in which “clerks” (and presumably paralegals and maybe lawyers) can connect with “lawyers” (and perhaps small law firms or small companies) that need work done. In other…
Rank this Week: 2293

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: 1729

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Covers the practice of law in Texas. By Henry Hunter.

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Apr 22

    Proportionate Responsibility and Tort Action

    Proportionate Responsibility and Tort Action
    A friend and I were talking about a news story recently.  Apparently, a law student was arrested after he called a couple police officers out after seeing them abuse their authority and then break the law themselves. When he…
  • Jan 31

    Another’s Wrongdoing: The Lawyer’s Ethical Dutie

    Another’s Wrongdoing: The Lawyer’s Ethical Dutie
    On page 8 of this month’s Dallas Bar Headnotes was an article written by a former professor of mine, for whom I have great respect. While the article was interesting and thought-provoking for a young lawyer like myself, it occurs…
  • Jan 27

    Flippant Judge is Not Funny

    Flippant Judge is Not Funny
    Lowering the Bar and MyCase recently posted regarding litigation from back in 2003 between Hyperphase Technologies and Microsoft.  The District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin had set a deadline for filing any motions for…
Rank this Week: 2713

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tax on Legal Services in PA

    Tax on Legal Services in PA
    There’s no time to passively wait on this issue, folks.   Seniors are heavily in favor of tax on legal services, as it will replace property tax, and make it more affordable to hold onto their homes when limited to social…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3236

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 22

    Winning at Local Search Launch

    Winning at Local Search Launch
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    Announcing Winning at Local Search

    Announcing Winning at Local Search
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  • Apr 22

    The Money-Making Proposition

    The Money-Making Proposition
    It’s simple math, actually. You can fiddle around with yearly billables expectations, “pieces of the pie” and annual hourly rate adjustments — and even stop stocking free coffee in the break room. But your ability to…
Rank this Week: 3264

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 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
    From the L.A. Times (excerpts): The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away…
  • Apr 22

    ABA Standards and Review Committee Posts Info for April 25 Meeting

    ABA Standards and Review Committee Posts Info for April 25 Meeting
    The Committee has posted extensive materials for its April Meeting in St. Louis, where it will consider a number of proposals. Here are the postings (too much to summarize here): Meeting Agenda and Materials Proposed Standards and…
  • Apr 21

    Clinical Law Prof Blog joins the Law Professor Blog Network

    Clinical Law Prof Blog joins the Law Professor Blog Network
    Of interest to many readers of this blog, yesterday marked the inauguration of the Clinical Law Prof Blog as part of the Professor Paul Caron's Law Professor Blog Network. With a deep list of contributors, blog editor Professor Jeff Baker...
Rank this Week: 2476

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

Covers lawyer compensation and law firm finance. By Jim Cotterman of Altman Weil, Inc.

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • Apr 22

    Should performance evaluations be linked to pay decisions?

    Should performance evaluations be linked to pay decisions?
    There are a variety of views on this topic of linking pay and performance evaluations.  My general response is to link the two because pay proportional to performance(r) is a critical element of best practices in lawyer…
  • Mar 14

    Realization

    Realization
    The profit metric that tells how efficiently work done at standard rates is converted into cash.  It does not tell you how fast this happens, just the amount of slippage that occurs from end to end.  There are key…
  • Mar 4

    Searching for better associate bonuse

    Searching for better associate bonuse
    Recent questions regarding changing associate bonus programs prompted me to note a few thoughts for all to consider.   1.  Associates generally like an objective effort driven bonus that they can control (at least to some…
Rank this Week: 2451

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: 3082

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 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3142

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 21

    Risk News: Two Stories of Law Firm Malpractice Allegation

    Risk News: Two Stories of Law Firm Malpractice Allegation
    "Who Picks Counsel: Firm or Insurer?" --"O'Donnell, Ferebee, Medley & Frazer of Houston wants to select the lawyer who will defend the firm from some malpractice counterclaims instead of using a defense attorney picked by its liability…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4823

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 21

    Just Say No to Charging Clients Merchant Fee

    Just Say No to Charging Clients Merchant Fee
    Lawyers often ask if they may ethically charge clients for credit card merchant fees. There is no ethical barrier to passing on the merchant fee, or crediting the client for the net amount of the transaction only, if the client ……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4854

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
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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: 4812

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: 4931

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: 3136

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: 2667

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: 2593

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: 3066

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: 3248

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: 4784

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: 3076

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: 3156

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: 3206

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: 3275

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: 3809