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Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
  • Mar 6

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)
    Like many professionals, lawyers take pride in their ability to perform at the highest level of their professional capabilities. But even when they’ve reached this peak, the best lawyers never stop learning. That's why they are…
Rank this Week: 1347

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: 1549

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

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

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • Jun 22

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title
    I'm still reeling over the news that the Texas State Bar's ethics committee has declared that law firms in that state can no longer use the words "officer" or "Prinicipal" in job titles for nonlawyer employees, including…
  • Jun 22

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!
    Time sure flies, doesn't it! I confess, I've been a bit absorbed with other tasks, so it's fun to get back to The Common Scold! And ironically, my first return post addresses the same issue as my last one: It's time for LegalTech West Coast!…
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 1357

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

http://blog.lawspacematch.com/
  • Jan 14

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta
    According to Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, referencing commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, says Atlanta's economy is rebounding! According to Sams, the region's second-largest…
  • Jan 8

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice
    As a sponsor for Run for Justice facilitated by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, LawSpaceMatch was a part of the 1,200 participants raising $25,000 for the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The run was on November 10, 2012,…
  • May 1

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 1471

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Focused on practice management and growing your business. By Jan Copley.

http://www.copleycoaching.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Thanksgiving 2012

    Thanksgiving 2012
    It’s Thanksgiving again. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I like it that we use the day to mark the start of a season of good cheer. I also very much like the concept of the holiday — to give thanks for what we have.
  • Nov 16

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two
    In my previous blog posting, I wrote about being subjected to a serious network mistake: brazenly asking for business. It’s unfortunate, but at the same meeting, I was exposed to another networking technique that served to annoy me and…
  • Nov 14

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One
    I just got back from the monthly meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a nice organization composed of private fiduciaries, home healthcare service professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants,…
Rank this Week: 1455

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…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 1271

Minority Defense Litigator

Minority Defense Litigator

Address issues relevant to minority trial lawyers who defend civil litigation. By Charles E. Griffin.

http://minoritydefenselitigator.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1332

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 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
  • Apr 13

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool
    When representing a fiduciary such as a conservator or personal representative, you’re often dealing with a lay person who may be feeling overwhelmed by unfamiliar responsibilities. One way to bring the situation under control is to use…
Rank this Week: 2038

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 16

    The Cost of Risk – Malpractice Claims, Disqualifications & Sanction

    The Cost of Risk – Malpractice Claims, Disqualifications & Sanction
    Two stories highlighting the costs. First, from The Recorder: "Legal Malpractice Claims Are Costing Firms Big Bucks" --"Recent headlines from around the country reveal multimillion-dollar legal malpractice payouts, with firms facing big…
  • Apr 15

    Advanced Waivers – On the Offensive

    Advanced Waivers – On the Offensive
    University of California, Hastings College of the Law professor Richard Zitrin takes to the pages of The Recorder to take great offense: "Viewpoint: Law Firms Put Themselves Before Clients With Advance Waivers" --"Despite the [California]…
  • Apr 9

    Risk News: Law Firm Insider Trading + Disqualification Discussion

    Risk News: Law Firm Insider Trading + Disqualification Discussion
    Several interesting updates to share. First, an interesting question and paper flagged by the always excellent Legal Ethics Forum: "When Should eDiscovery Vendors Be Disqualified?" --"As a general proposition, courts have inherent authority…
Rank this Week: 1714

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 15

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC
    The April, 2015 issue of Edge International Communique is now available online. Check out feature articles by three of my Edge International colleagues: – David Cruickshank talks about improving client relationships – Bithika…
  • Apr 8

    Does EQ Trump IQ?

    Does EQ Trump IQ?
    In my experience, a significant number of lawyers could benefit from “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) training. We have accessed online testing and EQ training courses for a few individuals in our client firms. The metrics…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2209

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: 2227

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide
    With so many advancements in the world of technology, lawyers have thousands of options for technology tools throughout their practice. The pace at which new products are being introduced – all promising to save you time and money…
  • Apr 10

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW
    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW National Legal Technology Firm Expands Cyber Security Services tailored to the Legal Industry Cleveland, OH – Accellis Technology Group, a…
  • Apr 9

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide
    With so many advancements in the world of technology, lawyers have thousands of options for technology tools throughout their practice. The pace at which new products are being introduced – all promising to save you time and money…
Rank this Week: 2349

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Apr 4

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorney
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has released a new list of rising star attorneys. Read More
  • 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
Rank this Week: 2363

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

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

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Mar 19

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS
    For years one of the primary ways to call attention to a diversity issue and to build strength for a specific “minority” group has been to create an “affinity group.” The group would aim to build networks, confidence,…
  • Feb 2

    END SILOS: THE CASE FOR A COALITION ON INCLUSION AND TRUE OPPORTUNITY

    END SILOS: THE CASE FOR A COALITION ON INCLUSION AND TRUE OPPORTUNITY
    In the month of Love (Valentines Day) and Leadership (Presidents Day), I am making a pitch for breaking down silos and creating a coalition on inclusion and true opportunity. A primary reason dealing with intergenerational challenges at work…
  • Feb 1

    SURVEYS EXPLODE MYTHS RE: GEN Y’S WORK AMBITIONS

    SURVEYS EXPLODE MYTHS RE: GEN Y’S WORK AMBITIONS
    Data is exploding 2 myths about Gen YMillennials and work. One is that they all (OK, a large % of them) want to be entrepreneurs, that is, have their own business. The actual numbers reported (by Lindsay Gellman in the Wall Street Journal,…
Rank this Week: 1717

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership

    Build Your Future Practice Through Leadership
    Go to the link to read all about building your future practice through leadership.http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/building-practice-through-leadership/?utm_source=LawSchools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0215SyndicateSchool
  • Feb 18

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition

    Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition
    Go to this link to read all about the 3rd annual writing competition.http://www.sportslaw.org/publications/2015_SLA_Writing_Competition.pdf
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
Rank this Week: 2082

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: 1970

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Podcasts for Lawyer

    Podcasts for Lawyer
    I have written previously about the benefits of podcasts: interesting, relevant, and timely content pushed directly to your device (so you don't have to go looking for it) that you can enjoy whenever you want.  What's not to like? And if…
  • Dec 31

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013
    Five Must-Reads for Graduates (and Everyone Else).  Thanks to Jay Bilas for retweeting this piece and with one click making it the most popular post of the year by far.Computer and KM Stuff Good Lawyers Should Know (First Draft). …
  • Nov 26

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password
    Earlier this month the South Carolina Supreme Court ordered all members of the South Carolina Bar and all foreign legal consultants to log-in to the Attorney Information System (AIS) and 1) adopt a stronger password; 2) choose and answer…
Rank this Week: 1987

Apple Briefs

Apple Briefs

Covers using Macintosh computers and software in a law practice. By Jeffrey Kabbe.

http://www.applebriefs.com/
  • Feb 18

    What a long, strange trip it’s been

    What a long, strange trip it’s been
    It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since I last updated Apple Briefs. In the past three years we have moved to a larger office, grown our staff to six team members, and served hundreds of great families. Over that time,…
  • Jan 19

    Getting published just got a whole lot easier

    Getting published just got a whole lot easier
    Apple has released quite a few products in the past couple of years. I am loving Final Cut Pro X. And some of the iPhone upgrades have been tremendous. But I don’t think I have been quite as excited about a new product since the iPad was…
  • Oct 9

    Steve’s Legacy Redux

    Steve’s Legacy Redux
    I have learned a few things in the days since Steve Jobs passed.  First, I really wish I could write like John Gruber, Walter Isaccson, and others. Second, I have learned just how many people had strong feelings for Steve’s contribution to…
Rank this Week: 2007

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Jan 8

    CORRUPTION AND TOP COURT

    CORRUPTION AND TOP COURT
    To: Justice Elena Kagan United States Supreme Court 1 First Street Northeast,  Washington, DC 20543   Re:  Judicial Corruption  by Lauren Paulson   Thursday, January 8, 2015 Dear Justice Kagan:     Not so…
  • Dec 29

    DISHONOR IN 9TH CIRCUIT

    DISHONOR IN 9TH CIRCUIT
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014   Chief Judge Sidney Thomas--Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals James F. Battin Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse 2601 2nd Ave. North Billings, MT 59101   Re:  Judicial Complaint Manifold …
  • Nov 25

    THE ROAD TO JUSTICE

    THE ROAD TO JUSTICE
    JUSTICE, TRUTH AND BEAUTY  Are Needed Right Now by Lauren (Pug) Paulson Poet Emily Dickinson tells us she died for beauty.  Her fellow traveler observed that truth, for which he died, is a kinsman to beauty.  Justice, on the…
Rank this Week: 2080

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

Covers legal technology, practice management and items of interest to lawyers. By Nerino Petro.

http://compujurist.com
  • Oct 30

    How to: Insert a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol using your keyboard

    How to: Insert a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol using your keyboard
    Today's quick "How To" is useful if you are you are trying to create a whielist in GMail or any other time you want to insert a vertical pipe symbol "|" into a document or form.
  • Aug 6

    Authorities capture Cryptolocker passwords – if you’ve been hit you need to read this story.

    Authorities capture Cryptolocker passwords – if you’ve been hit you need to read this story.
    Since late 2013 an insidious program that encrypts a users computer and then holds it for ransom unless the victim pays Hundreds of dollars by Bitcoin has been spreading throughout the globe. Cryptolocker and its variants have become the…
  • Jul 12

    Endings and New Beginnings…..

    Endings and New Beginnings…..
    I've been absent from these pages for a while and wanted to provide a brief update to everyone. For those that are not aware of it, my last day as the Practice Management Advisor of the State Bar of Wisconsin was on May 23, 2014
Rank this Week: 1678

Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • May 5

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue
    It’s hard to believe that our annual Discovery Symposium is here already. This is now our sixth year of hosting a select group of clients and Fortune 500 legal departments in Nashville for two days of programming from their in-house…
  • Mar 19

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised
    This guest post is by Eric Griffin, a director at Counsel On Call. Eric works closely with clients to design innovative and cost-effective legal solutions in a variety of verticals and practice areas. Just over a week ago, Ryan McLead of…
  • Feb 11

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way
    Counsel On Call has always done things differently in the legal marketplace. Differently for our clients. Differently for our attorneys. Differently in the results we focus on and achieve. We approach projects from a business perspective…
Rank this Week: 1965

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: 1749

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: 2346

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: 1741

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 2163

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: 1916

About.com Law Practice Management…

About.com Law Practice Management Blog

Covers the business aspects of running a law office, including financial management, client relations, human resources, legal outsourcing, file management, risk management and time management for lawyers. By William Pfeifer.

http://law.about.com/b/
  • May 1

    Was the Supreme Court's Ruling in Padilla Retroactive or only Prospective? SCOTUS Agrees to Let Us Know.

    Was the Supreme Court's Ruling in Padilla Retroactive or only Prospective? SCOTUS Agrees to Let Us Know.
    Was the Supreme Court's ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky meant to be retroactive or only prospective? This is an important question at the heart of Chaidez v.
  • Apr 30

    Free Legal Technology Training Courses on National Law Day

    Free Legal Technology Training Courses on National Law Day
    Have you made plans on how you will spend Law Day 2012 on May 1? If you don't have any local events you plan to attend, consider getting some free legal technology training online. Affinity Consulting Group's Affinity University is offering…
  • Apr 30

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?

    Can You Get More Work Done By Working Less?
    Lawyers are known for working extremely long hours, sometimes seven days a week. But are they really increasing their productivity by putting in all that extra time? Not according to Geoffrey James in a Time Business article called Stop…
Rank this Week: 2011

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline

Covers knowledge management within a law firm. By Tom Baldwin.

http://kmpipeline.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Modal LPM

    Modal LPM
    When you talk to hard-core project managers, one of the tell-tale signs of their 'school' of LPM is what language they use to describe their process and one of the hardest things for some PM's to acquiesce to is the short-comings of their…
  • Mar 15

    LPM, Lawyers and Project Manager

    LPM, Lawyers and Project Manager
    A 4 year college degree, plus 2-3 years of work experience and class work (4,500 hours to be exact), on-going education needed to maintain your standing, and passing a brutal 4 hour - 200 question entrance exam (that has created a cottage…
  • Apr 12

    Observations from Computerworld's Premier 100 Conference

    Observations from Computerworld's Premier 100 Conference
    It was quite a wake up call to attend a conference outside of legal and I was certainly woken up on several occasions at the Premier 100 conference put on by Computerworld Magazine. When you're in the same room with companies that have an IT…
Rank this Week: 1688

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: 1880

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: 2009

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

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

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

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

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

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

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

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 1844

Women In Law Daily

Women In Law Daily

Reviews information, news, and discussion concerning women in the practice of law.

http://womeninlawdaily.wordpress.com
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Nov 18

    Glass ceiling?

    Glass ceiling?
    Interesting discussion in the comments on the new NAPL study here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/11/17/women-in-biglaw-pounding-against-the-glass-ceiling/ I’m glad I’m not in Biglaw.
Rank this Week: 1617

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: 1840

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Insured’s Prior Knowledge Of An Error Causes Coverage To Be Denied

    Insured’s Prior Knowledge Of An Error Causes Coverage To Be Denied
    One common story that I have observed over the years is that legal malpractice insurers frequently deny coverage on the basis that the attorney knew of his own error (or the possibility of a claim) prior to the policy period. The recently…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Malpractice Claim Against Real Estate Lawyer Barred by Statute of Limitation

    Legal Malpractice Claim Against Real Estate Lawyer Barred by Statute of Limitation
    This is an unpublished decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, captioned Ilija Vasilj v. Harvey Teichman, 2015 IL App (1st) 133955-U. The Appellate court affirmed a decision to grant summary judgment to the lawyer on statute of limitations…
  • Apr 10

    California Court of Appeals Upholds Estate Planning Claim Against Lawyer

    California Court of Appeals Upholds Estate Planning Claim Against Lawyer
    Paul v. Patton :: 2015 :: California Court of Appeal Decisions :: California Case Law :: California Law :: U.S. Law :: Justia. This opinion discusses an issue which comes up often – to whom does the estate planner’s duty lie? The…
Rank this Week: 3269

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 18

    Game of Thrones and Brief Writing

    Game of Thrones and Brief Writing
    Over at De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog, we get a theory on how George R.R. Martin, the author of Game of Throne writes: I came across a blog post that makes a scientific wild-ass guess about Martin’s progress...
  • Apr 17

    Strategies for getting others to see the real you.

    Strategies for getting others to see the real you.
    The Harvard Business Review blog has an interesting post by Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the newly released book No One Understands You and What to Do About It discussing how the impression we make on others is often a...
  • Apr 17

    What’s Next? Hybrid Online Degree

    What’s Next? Hybrid Online Degree
    That is, students take some course work online and some in person. From JDJournal: Hybrid online degrees may be the new future for law schools. According to an article by CNBC titled “Digital Cracks the Final Frontier: Law School”,…
Rank this Week: 2578

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 17

    The Latest in Legal Marketing

    The Latest in Legal Marketing
    It's clear that legal marketers continue to be an ever-growing force for change at law firms of any size. With more than 1,300 attendees from around the globe, this week’s Legal Marketing Association (LMA) annual conference in San Diego…
  • Apr 16

    Are You Being a Lawyer or Building a Practice?

    Are You Being a Lawyer or Building a Practice?
    There’s a tricky balance that lawyers need to strike: staying focused on the "task at hand" while keeping an eye on the future. The task at hand involves acquiring technical skills — drafting, negotiation, deposition-taking…
  • Apr 15

    Care and Feeding of Your Referral Network

    Care and Feeding of Your Referral Network
    Your referral network is a living thing. If you don’t feed it and water it, it will die, and if you don’t prune it back occasionally, it will collapse under its own weight. If you’ve developed a network by identifying good…
Rank this Week: 3353

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: 4750

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Attorneys: Learn Greatness in 200 Free Step

    Attorneys: Learn Greatness in 200 Free Step
    Greatness is rarely an overnight experience. Anyone who has watched great litigators try cases knows these attorneys’ skills are the results of years of trial work. They didn’t get great at trying cases by accident or by deciding…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3589

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 14

    No Way Out: Court blocks lawyer’s attempt to dump non-paying client

    No Way Out: Court blocks lawyer’s attempt to dump non-paying client
    There are lots of stories about the games some lawyers play to induce reluctant or poor clients to pay up.  The usual theme is that the lawyer will undermine the client’s position to gain leverage to force the client to ……
  • Apr 12

    To The Victor: State officials fight over legal spoils cloaked in secrecy

    To The Victor: State officials fight over legal spoils cloaked in secrecy
    There is an entire sub-industry of private lawyers catering to federal, state, and local governments, paid directly or indirectly out of taxpayer or government money (or some other pile of cash at the disposal of government agencies, like…
  • Apr 11

    In The Beginning: Hourly fees are relatively new for lawyer

    In The Beginning: Hourly fees are relatively new for lawyer
    Hourly billing for legal or any services raises all sorts of potential issues, not only with quantity, but also quality of work, staffing, and distorted incentives for the lawyer and impact on the legal system and clients.  Hourly…
Rank this Week: 3395

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/
  • Apr 13

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015
    This blog posting is designed to do three things. First, following up on recent discussions regarding trends in applicants by Al Brophy at The Faculty Lounge and Derek Muller at Excess of Democracy, I provide a detailed analysis to project...
  • Apr 12

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court
    Back in February, I wrote a post on Early Days of Legal Analytics, which discussed some of the innovations of Lex Machina, a legal start-up that uses Big Data to value contested patents and develop a litigation strategy designed to...
  • 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....
Rank this Week: 2580

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/
  • Apr 12

    Litigation Funding for the Masse

    Litigation Funding for the Masse
    This post reports on a recent conversation with Dylan Beynon, a co-founder of Legal Funding Central, a recent legal tech start-up. LFC provides an online marketplace for litigation funding for plaintiffs with a focus on personal…
  • Apr 6

    Allen & Overy Legal Tech Initiative – R&D at Last but a Question

    Allen & Overy Legal Tech Initiative – R&D at Last but a Question
    I have long suggested that law firms invest in research and development to deliver more value to clients. Now one has. The Lawyer (UK, April 7) writes in Allen & Overy invests seed corn funding into…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3117

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 11

    Unbundled Legal Services: Opportunity or Threat?

    Unbundled Legal Services: Opportunity or Threat?
    Lawyers are part of a Changing World. If you’ve been reading this blog recently, you know that we’ve been focusing on the hard realities of a rapidly evolving legal profession, along with lawyers’ general reluctance to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2639

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Apr 9

    Networking for Lawyers Redux

    Networking for Lawyers Redux
    We’re having a vet behaviorist come to our house. Yep. We’re those people. But we used to be waaaaaaay further out on the ridiculous end of the spectrum before we had a baby. We flew our (then only) dog to Vegas to be the flower…
  • Feb 24

    Can Lawyers Really Have It All?

    Can Lawyers Really Have It All?
    I remember standing outside an Ann Taylor display window as a tween and telling my mom, “I’m going to dress like that when I grow up. I’ll be a lawyer and make enough money to buy whatever clothes I want. And whatever…
  • Feb 7

    Lawyers Suck at Listening

    Lawyers Suck at Listening
    Oh, don’t act so shocked. You know it’s true. Even if you’re an exceptionally sensitive lawyer, you’re still stuck dealing with other lawyers. And you’re not exactly a fan of being cut off, condescended to and…
Rank this Week: 3317

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Apr 4

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud

    Lawyers, Power Cuts and The Cloud
    … A couple of weeks ago there was a power outage in central Glasgow that affected parts of the G2 and G3 postcodes. This included my law firm’s HQ: The Inksterplex. Power was out for a little over an hour. When it…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3883

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: 2534