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Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Feb 2

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost
    Sometime ago I made an investment in technology and it has begun to pay off.  Those in the practice of law may know I have been a pioneer in paperless office innovation using an array of desktop and network scanners.  Several years ago I…
  • Nov 11

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature
    Electronic signatures are getting more and more popular. Federal courts now accept electronic signatures, state courts are starting to, and businesses use them to execute contracts. If you are considering using digital signatures for your…
  • Sep 14

    Organize Your Inbox

    Organize Your Inbox
    Gmail has a brand new feature to help you stay better organized.  It’s called priority inbox. Google has designed formulas that determine whether an email is important or not. They figure this out based on which emails you read and which…
Rank this Week: 2297

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

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

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

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

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

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 2302

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: 2541

Criminal Defense Law With An Apple

Criminal Defense Law With An Apple

Looks at Macintosh software and hardware in the law office.

http://lawwithanapple.com
  • Dec 29

    New App for the iPad: Trial Pad

    New App for the iPad: Trial Pad
    Here is something new to pass along. I have not had a chance to used Trial Pad. If you have, please let us know what you think in the comments.
  • Aug 12

    For All You Daylite Lawyer

    For All You Daylite Lawyer
    I don’t know how you do it…bending that program to your will.
  • Jun 11

    Frustration

    Frustration
Rank this Week: 2406

LawTech Guru Blog

LawTech Guru Blog

Covers electronic discovery, law practice management, legal technology, gadgets and privacy and security. By Jeff Beard.

http://www.lawtechguru.com/
  • Nov 4

    Bring eDiscovery In-house While Avoiding Pitfall

    Bring eDiscovery In-house While Avoiding Pitfall
    InsideCounsel offers some tips for those interested in bringing eDiscovery in-house while avoiding pitfalls, including some comments from yours truly. Check out "Inside Job" in InsideCounsel's November issue, published in the monthly…
  • Oct 27

    10 Tips for Safe Social Networking for Attorneys & Expert

    10 Tips for Safe Social Networking for Attorneys & Expert
    LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Blogs.  Bob Ambrogi, always on the forefront of web technologies and their impact, recently published two helpful "Top 10" articles - one each for attorneys and experts, with some great tips for those…
  • Aug 18

    Legal EHR Summit: Thoughts & Impression

    Legal EHR Summit: Thoughts & Impression
    From the many presentations and discussions at the AHIMA sponsored Legal EHR Summit in Chicago, it's clear that healthcare records and records management in the U.S. are changing.  (In case you were wondering, "EHR" = Electronic Health…
Rank this Week: 2445

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 2325

Women In Law Daily

Women In Law Daily

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

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

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

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

    Glass ceiling?

    Glass ceiling?
    Interesting discussion in the comments on the new NAPL study here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/11/17/women-in-biglaw-pounding-against-the-glass-ceiling/ I’m glad I’m not in Biglaw.
  • Aug 28

    Spend X amount on your law degree…then stay home

    Spend X amount on your law degree…then stay home
    Between work, being pregnant and studying for my licence, I haven’t had much time to post, but a new study caught my eye.  This study showed, among other professions, that 21% of Harvard women who became lawyers chose to stay home with…
Rank this Week: 2282

Take the Fifth

Take the Fifth

Covers the trials and tribulations of a solo law practitioner. By Brandon Wilson.

http://takethefifth.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    Where have I been?

    Where have I been?
    You may wonder why I haven't posted in over six months...uh, make that nine months. The reason is this: despite my insane attempt to quit the company where I work and go solo, I was "saved" by an 11th hour job offer that has kept me on board…
  • Jun 30

    Friday, June 30, 2006

    Friday, June 30, 2006
    It's been about a month now since I decided to start a solo practice, and I'm currently in a holding pattern waiting for the house to sell. Just my luck to pick the first real estate slowdown in ten years to list and sell my property.I'm…
  • Jun 30

    Thursday, June 29, 2006

    Thursday, June 29, 2006
    Received a belated response to my nystagmus/disability email from SOLOSEZ:No. Sorry, but it needs to be said.Trial work is perception, to the judge, to the other side and to the jury. Anything that detracts from that perception is a risk…
Rank this Week: 2408

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/
  • Jul 29

    Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headline

    Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headline
    Members Named to LGBT Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” List BASF members John Hendricks, Hendricks Murry and Kyle Wong, Cooley, were both included on the National LGBT…
  • Jul 29

    Former BASF President Appointed to California Court of Appeal

    Former BASF President Appointed to California Court of Appeal
    California Governor Brown recently announced the appointment of San Francisco Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry Stewart to serve as a justice on California’s Court of Appeal. The announcement was made at San…
  • Jul 29

    Nixon Peabody Honored by ACLU for Probono Work for LGBT Student

    Nixon Peabody Honored by ACLU for Probono Work for LGBT Student
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California recently presented a team of Nixon Peabody attorneys with the 2014 LGBT Advocacy Award in recognition of their pro bono efforts. The Nixon Peabody team…
Rank this Week: 3323

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Jul 29

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney

    How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney
    Question: A partner from a local firm is joining our practice in a few weeks. It's been several years since we hired a senior lateral attorney, and, honestly, it didn't go so well the last time we did. Can you give some good tips on…
  • Jul 28

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate

    The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate
    It's unavoidable. If the goal you and your colleagues have set for your firm is a high rate of growth, you are going to be banging your heads against a wall every day. So it’s important to know up front whether that wall is made of…
  • Jul 25

    Trending: Client Service

    Trending: Client Service
    What’s the biggest predictor of a law firm’s success? Hint: It’s not the firm’s bottom line. The No. 1 thing impacting a firm’s long-term viability is client satisfaction. Several articles over the past month…
Rank this Week: 2854

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jul 28

    Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon [Infographic]

    Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon [Infographic]
    The 2013 Professional Liability Fund Annual Report is now available for Oregon lawyers on the PLF Web site.  The report reveals the following legal malpractice claim trends and data:    
  • Jul 25

    Notice from the Washington Attorney General’s Office: Beware of Loan Modification Scams Soliciting Washington Lawyer

    Notice from the Washington Attorney General’s Office: Beware of Loan Modification Scams Soliciting Washington Lawyer
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:From the Washington Attorney General’s Office: The Washington Attorney General’s Office, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and other state agencies across the country, along with…
  • Jul 21

    Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pa

    Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pa
    The Professional Liability Fund is expanding its free shred events statewide for Oregon lawyers.  We will be in the following cities in August: August 2 – Pendleton August 9 – Astoria August 23 – Grants Pass For…
Rank this Week: 3197

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: 3338

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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

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

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

    Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House

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

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief
    Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free 2.5-hour CLE, “Removing Barriers and Restoring Hope:  The Basics of Expungements and Certificates of Relief,” on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the…
Rank this Week: 2948

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • May 9

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method
    Marketing yourself in a solo practice is a tough matter to deal with. This should be taken seriously since this determines what you would be in the future and how established your name is in the industry. Marketing a solo practice is common…
  • Mar 23

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client
    If an accident or injury occurs and a person dies because of the fault of another entity, any other immediate or distant family members and spouse or dependents may bring the case to the court and file a wrongful death claim. This wrongful…
  • Mar 23

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help
    If you want to move abroad, you need to know that it is a complex process with a lot of documents, clearance procedures and legal procedures. The same thing goes for moving to the United states. In fact, immigration law is considered to be…
Rank this Week: 3135

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Apr 28

    California Lawyers Need Not Reveal Freelance Lawyers’ Involvement to Court, Opposing Counsel

    California Lawyers Need Not Reveal Freelance Lawyers’ Involvement to Court, Opposing Counsel
    In a new ethics opinion, the Orange County Bar Association’s Professionalism & Ethics Committee has opined that, under most circumstances, a California lawyer is not obligated to reveal that a freelance lawyer participated in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3370

Reid My Blog!

Reid My Blog!

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

http://reidtrautz.typepad.com/reidmyblog/
  • Apr 3

    Top Ten Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2014

    Top Ten Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2014
    TECHSHOW Week is always great fun. This was my 16th year in attendance and my 10th as part of the faculty. Despite being diligent to answer emails and voicemails during TECHSHOW, it takes a few days to clear the Inbox...
  • Mar 17

    Five Must-Have iPhone/iPad Apps for ABA TECHSHOW 2014

    Five Must-Have iPhone/iPad Apps for ABA TECHSHOW 2014
    With hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple App Store, how can busy lawyers know which ones are the best without sorting through them all? The best way is to attend ABA TECHSHOW and come to the session 60...
  • Jan 10

    Appeals Court Rules Anonymous Yelp Reviewers Must be Revealed

    Appeals Court Rules Anonymous Yelp Reviewers Must be Revealed
    As on-line marketing continues to evolve, consumers reviews continue to gain importance to almost any business, including law firms. However, anonymous negative consumer reviews can be harmful, and a growing number of law firms are vexed with…
Rank this Week: 3234

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 2880

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: 3189

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: 3201

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Covers the dilemmas facing the lawyer mom and the struggle to achieve the ever elusive state of being called work-life balance.

http://lawyer-mom.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom
    Over the past two years I’ve been debating the pros and cons of being a stay at home mom or stay at work mom and have picked the brains of countless other working moms who have already waded through this dilemma or are currently struggling…
  • Jun 7

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)
    Join WIPLA at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto from 5:30-7:30  p.m. this Thursday (6/9) for cocktails and friendly networking with your fellow female intellectual property litigators from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Jun 7

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)
    Join Ian C. Ballon, Author (E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d Edition) and Internet and IP litigator (Greenberg Traurig LLP) and Santa Clara Law School Professor Eric Goldman for a free breakfast seminar on Hot Topics in…
Rank this Week: 2979

toddhastingslaw

toddhastingslaw

Covers the practice of law.

http://toddhastingslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    tarting your own law practice 2

    tarting your own law practice 2
    Perhaps one of the most difficult challenges in starting your own practice: the buck stops with you.  There is no room to point fingers when a case goes awry, or a when telephone call is not returned promptly.  Not unless, of course, you…
  • May 20

    tarting your own law practice

    tarting your own law practice
    I promised the start of a series of blogs on opening your own law practice several weeks ago, but my blog has remained quiet.  It has been a busy time, getting everything up and running.  Therefore, my first word of advice is: figure out…
  • Apr 22

    New Firm, New Day

    New Firm, New Day
    I have started my own law firm!  It has been an interesting and busy period of transition, as I have had to take all the steps necessary to open a law practice.  There are more steps involved than you might imagine. However, broken up into…
Rank this Week: 3029

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

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

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

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

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 3270

Yet Another Solo Lawyer Site

Yet Another Solo Lawyer Site

Covers the transition from a legal aid staff attorney to a solo practitioner. By Nanina Takla.

http://legalaidtosolo.lontpdx.com
  • Jul 25

    6 month + update

    6 month + update
    And it’ll be a quickie b/c it’s getting late, but someone actually emailed me out of the blue about this site, so I feel a little guilty about just letting it die a quiet death.
  • Nov 20

    Office space

    Office space
    You know, I finally saw the movie “Office Space.” I’d heard good things about it, but the fact that Jennifer Aniston was in it turned me off. But I was unfair in holding that against the movie. It was quite enjoyable. But I digress (and…
  • Nov 14

    Client selection

    Client selection
    As I launch into solo private practice, I’m finding client selection to be the issue that I’m really struggling with. I’m certainly not complaining — I know I’m extremely lucky to be having to worry about which potential clients to…
Rank this Week: 3210

The California Attorney Nexus

The California Attorney Nexus

Features reviews, news and highlights pertaining to the California attorney's work, practice, and life.

http://calattorneynexus.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Unclutterer Your Office

    Unclutterer Your Office
    I love the idea of an uncluttered office.  I even knew a guy who kept his office spotless because his theory was that people with clean offices climbed the ladder faster.  He offered no data to back up his theory, but it seemed to…
  • May 10

    Pablo Moix's La Descarga Daiquiri

    Pablo Moix's La Descarga Daiquiri
    A couple months ago I wrote a post about the rum bar La Descarga.  
  • May 7

    Staying Healthy While Working

    Staying Healthy While Working
    "I was pretty health conscious my whole life.  Then I entered law school.  Then I started practicing.  That's when I started packing on the pounds/feeling sluggish/feeling like crap."  This scenario seems pretty common for…
Rank this Week: 3348

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Covers technology and the legal profession. By Nicole Black, Matthew Lerner and Gregory Bell.

http://21stcenturylaw.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog
    I’ve decided to stop cross-posting content both here and at my Sui Generis blog and will only be posting at Sui Generis from now on. But, rest assured, all of the content that I posted here is also posted at Sui Generis, so if you don’t…
  • Apr 7

    Different Strokes for Different Folk

    Different Strokes for Different Folk
    This week’s Daily Record column is entitled “Different Strokes for Different Folks” A pdf of the article can be found here and my past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Different Strokes for Different Folks During …
  • Apr 5

    Webinar: Preview of my New Book “Social Media for Lawyers” at 4/6 1pm EST

    Webinar: Preview of my New Book “Social Media for Lawyers” at 4/6 1pm EST
    Tomorrow, Tuesday April 6th at 1 pm EST Avvo is hosting a preview webinar of “Social Media for Lawyers: the Next Frontier,” my new book co-authored with Carolyn Elefant that will be published later this month by the American Bar…
Rank this Week: 3284

Small Firm Life

Small Firm Life

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

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

    RIP Audioblogger

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

    Goodbye Small Firm Life

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

    Copyright Litigation Handbook

    Copyright Litigation Handbook
    Well, my first book is on its way to the printer. The process, from proposal to finish took 3.5 years. It was a full year of waiting for the proposal to be approved, then two years to write it, then six months of the editing and additional…
Rank this Week: 3378

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

Covers the practice of law with advice and insights. By Gregory Adam Napier

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Jul 7

    Welcome our Newest Attorney: Matthew D. Henderosn

    Welcome our Newest Attorney: Matthew D. Henderosn
    Troutman & Napier, PLLC is expanding services with the addition of our new associate attorney, Matthew D. Henderson. Continue reading →
  • Jun 5

    It takes more than agreement for a custody order

    It takes more than agreement for a custody order
    While some courts will still issue an agreed custody order without these specific findings, it is not the best practice. Even if the divorce or custody action is being submitted on the record and all parties are in agreement, it is best to…
  • Jan 14

    What kind of lawyer would you prefer?

    What kind of lawyer would you prefer?
    I do not know what is wrong with me!? I had need to consult with an attorney long ago before... Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3511

iPad 4 Lawyers

iPad 4 Lawyers

Covers iPad apps, tips and tricks for lawyers. By Tom Mighell.

http://ipad4lawyers.squarespace.com/
  • Jun 26

    iPads and "The Art of Being Solo"

    iPads and "The Art of Being Solo"
    I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don't have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance, and…
  • Feb 13

    Are you an iPhone Hoarder?

    Are you an iPhone Hoarder?
    It seems a lot of people out there hoard their electronics. That's according to the annual Mobile Mountain Survey conducted on behalf of SellCell.com. According to the survey, Americans are holding onto a staggering $47 Billion in old…
  • Mar 25

    Announcing: iPad in One Hour for Litigator

    Announcing: iPad in One Hour for Litigator
    When I talk to lawyers about using the iPad in their practice, I invariably get around to telling them that for some reason, app developers have really concentrated on making apps for litigators more than for any other type of legal practice.…
Rank this Week: 3819

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

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

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • Jun 23

    Pricing

    Pricing
    Pricing should reflect a fair value to the client for the product/service/result provided and the market in which they are provided.  Thus hourly rates vary by location, practice specialty, practitioner experience and work/issue…
  • Jun 9

    The Trouble with Billing Rate

    The Trouble with Billing Rate
    The long historic ability of the legal profession to raise rates well in excess of inflation year over year has largely ended.  Two factors combine to raise a practitioner’s hourly rate – 1) an elevator lift of all rates to…
  • May 24

    Financial transparency

    Financial transparency
    Law firms are somewhat unique in the amount of information that is publicly available regarding their finances.  Most closely held businesses do not operate in such an open manner.  Of course, the accuracy of that publicly available…
Rank this Week: 3973

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

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

    Lawyers: Don’t Let Technology Steal Your Client

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

    Your Exit Strategy Starts Today, Not Tomorrow.

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

    Lawyers: Polar Vortex freeze your cash flow?

    Lawyers: Polar Vortex freeze your cash flow?
    It’s not just you. Don’t panic. It’s not the worst quarter ever. The “Polar Vortex” threw much of the nation into our coldest winter in years. Compounded by a soft economy, this winter has really taken a toll on…
Rank this Week: 3587

Solo in Minneapolis

Solo in Minneapolis

Covers practicing law as a solo attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Joe Flanders.

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

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
  • Dec 4

    Starting Law Firm | I’m still here

    Starting Law Firm | I’m still here
    I am about eight months into starting a law firm.  I don’t know if I have “made it” yet but I can tell you that the absolute terror and nervousness is gone.  I almost feel like this is my real “career”…
  • Jun 20

    Rural Lawyer v. Big City Lawyer

    Rural Lawyer v. Big City Lawyer
    I’m struggling a bit with my practice area focus.  No, not my legal practice area, my firm location area.
Rank this Week: 3491

Jim's Freelance Attorney Chronicle

Jim's Freelance Attorney Chronicle

Covers the legal, ethical and law firm management issues related to outsourcing legal services to freelance attorneys and service provider. By Jim Burke.

http://www.uslegalwriting.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    How To Botch Your Brief, Guaranteed.

    How To Botch Your Brief, Guaranteed.
    According to Jim McElhaney, a well-known commentator on litigation in general and legal writing in particular, there are 12 ways to screw up your brief.
  • Apr 22

    Client Confidentiality In The LISTSERV Age.

    Client Confidentiality In The LISTSERV Age.
    Most lawyers are careful to protect client confidences, but that is becoming more and more difficult to do. These days lawyers, especially those practicing alone or in small firms, often discuss their cases with their peers in other firms.
  • Mar 26

    Project-Based Attorneys: Are They Just A Phase?

    Project-Based Attorneys: Are They Just A Phase?
    In a recent article in The Legal Intelligencer, Melanie Klinghoffer and Greg Richter made the case that “project-based” lawyers make a lot of sense for “[m]anaging partners, practice group leaders and others with case management…
Rank this Week: 3806

Alextronic Discovery

Alextronic Discovery

An Electronic Discovery Blog covering News, Articles and Thoughts for the Legal and Corporate Community By Alexander H. Lubarsky.

http://discoveryresources.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg
    Here is an exciting blawg entry from TotalAttorney that references Alextronic's presentation yesterday (at the 82nd Annual California State Bar Meeting in San Diego) entitled New Strategies for Winning the Document Production War. Enjoy…
  • Sep 8

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next
    Alextronic (Alex Lubarsky) and friends have a jam-packed E-discovery/ESI speaking agenda this month and next. I hope our dedicated legion of Blawgerheads can join us at the following events (I will be speaking at all but the last event…
  • Jun 3

    Metadata and Retetention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!

    Metadata and Retetention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!
    Metadata and Retention Policies 'Down Under''? You got that right, Mate!OK, now we can safely say that the little niche cottage industry called e-discovery has gone global.
Rank this Week: 3443

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: 3840

Tablet PC Lawyer Blog

Tablet PC Lawyer Blog

Offers news about the Tablet PC and the experiences of a Georgia family law attorney using one. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.tabletpclawyer.com/
  • Feb 15

    Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet

    Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet
    Why would anyone want to buy a Tablet PC? Tablet devices are perceived as little more than heavy and slow laptops with small screens and large price tags. The payoff? You get to write on them with a stylus and take notes as if you're…
  • Dec 31

    Series of Videos on Using Tablet PC'

    Series of Videos on Using Tablet PC'
    Here is a series of video tutorials on using a tablet pc: Tutorial Part 1: This is the first video from ICON Pareto showing you how to use the basic functions of your tablet PC. Tutorial Part 2: In this video Starla shows you how to…
  • Dec 31

    Series of Microsoft Videos on OneNote

    Series of Microsoft Videos on OneNote
    Here is a series of funny commercials by Microsoft about OneNote 2003, found now on YouTube: Let's face it. Stationery isn't very good. And when it comes to note taking, it just isn't up to the job.That's why we created Microsoft® Office…
Rank this Week: 3887

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

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

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 4081

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/
  • Jul 28

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
    In comparing the conditional scholarship universe between the 2011-12 academic year and the 2012-13 academic year (with a brief look at 2013-14) there are a handful of things worth noting. First, as shown in Table 1, the number of law...
  • Jul 8

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004
    Nothing promotes de-cluttering one's office like a move or new furniture. A colleague is retiring; I bought his table and standup desk, and gave up the humungous thing they gave me when I showed up. It meant tossing lots and...
  • Jun 17

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*
    Via Facebook, I saw that my friend Joan Heminway had some interesting things to say about the private-public distinction in securities law over at our sister blog, Business Law Prof. I heartily recommend it. But with my usual instinct for...
Rank this Week: 4264

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
Rank this Week: 4098

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/
  • Jul 26

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
  • Jul 14

    What is Average for a Lawyer?

    What is Average for a Lawyer?
    Sunday mornings … reading Thomas L. Friedman’s columns in the NYT is just the best.  He titillates the mind, which is particularly dangerous when I’ve been over caffeinated on a peaceful summer morning on the back…
  • Jun 11

    The Sedona Conference loses its Founder

    The Sedona Conference loses its Founder
    This week we were saddened to learn of the death of Richard G. Braman, the founder of The Sedona Conference®.  Richard’s vision helped make TSC a leader in advancing law and policy in the areas of complex litigation, antitrust…
Rank this Week: 4414

Innovate

Innovate

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

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

    How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

    How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile
    By Julie FlemingLinkedIn is, de facto, the preeminent social media platform for professional purposes. As of May 2014, LinkedIn featured over 300 million mostly professional users, growing by two new members per second. (Read this article for…
  • Jul 16

    A mentor’s legacy…

    A mentor’s legacy…
    By Julie FlemingMy first legal job was serving as a clerk for the Hon. J. Owen Forrester of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. I knew I wanted to be a litigator, and so working for a trial judge was my idea…
  • Jul 9

    Fear can be good news!

    Fear can be good news!
    By Julie FlemingI’ve been talking about fear with my clients quite a lot recently. (If you’re feeling fear, trust me, you aren’t the only one!) Sometimes it’s the fear of taking a step–more accurately, the…
Rank this Week: 4426

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Jul 22

    LawFest 2014: Something rather special

    LawFest 2014: Something rather special
    … The stage is set for an inspiring #LawFest – for lawyers, courtesy of the inspirational @LBCWiseCounsel pic.twitter.com/U4Bv10iMBa — Jerry Angrave (@Empathyce) July 18, 2014 I go to a fair few legal conferences every year…
  • Jul 12

    Reinvent Law London 2014 – It’s all about the people

    Reinvent Law London 2014 – It’s all about the people
    … I usually write a review of Reinvent Law London: having done so for the first such event, when it was called LawTech Camp London 2012, and the second, Reinvent Law London 2013. This year I was speaking at Reinvent Law London 2014. I…
  • Jul 11

    Tweets on Improving a Law Firm

    Tweets on Improving a Law Firm
    … My last post was on what I said about improving a law firm at Reinvent Law London 2014. This post is on what others said on Twitter about my talk. Interest seemed to be piqued most on pop-up law and having fun. Two of the…
Rank this Week: 4526

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

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

    Overcoming Fear (One Year Later)

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

    9 Remedies for the Miserable Lawyer

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

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi

    2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosi
    I cannot tell you how relieved I am that spring is finally here! Lawdy, it’s been a rough winter in so many ways. And I know many of you can relate. Now that all the snow days, cabin fever and sniffly […]
Rank this Week: 4103

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a copy of a complaint filed by the ARDC against a lawyer. The lawyer was accused of forging his own lawyer’s name and signature on pleadings filed in a divorce case. (Obviously, these are allegations in…
Rank this Week: 4010

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: 4162

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

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

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Jun 30

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby holding that a closely held private company cannot be compelled to provide health insurance benefits that violate the religious beliefs of the owners. Hobby Lobby had objected to the requirement in…
  • Jun 23

    Ritchie v. Rupe

    Ritchie v. Rupe
    In a minority shareholder dispute with a closely held corporation, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the trial and appellate courts decisions for the Plaintiff.  At trial, the jury found in favor of the Plaintiff who had alleged…
  • Jun 20

    HMC Hotel Props. II Ltd. P’ship v. Keystone-Texas Prop. Holding Corp.

    HMC Hotel Props. II Ltd. P’ship v. Keystone-Texas Prop. Holding Corp.
    On June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed a jury verdict awarding damages to the Plaintiff for injury resulting from slander of title and tortuous interference with a contract.  In the opinion by Justice Brown, the Court held…
Rank this Week: 4771