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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/
  • Nov 26

    Lastest Attorney Practice New

    Lastest Attorney Practice New
    Modest Business Specialist: How Do You Find And Select A Attorney? What are your major places of practice? What is the breakdown of the sort of work you typically do? How often do you handle issues like mine? Are there other lawyers in your…
  • Nov 26

    Best five Law Practice Place

    Best five Law Practice Place
    Top 5 Law Practice Areas If you are a student who wishes to study law in future, you might often wonder which practice area you should choose. With different law practice areas, you might often get confused. Secondly, it is the demand for a…
  • Nov 23

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash
    Publisher: CBS Local Date Published: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:53:28 -0800 Description: CHICAGO (CBS) – An 18-year-old man wanted for burglary was arrested early Friday, after he allegedly stole two vehicles, and led police on multiple…
Rank this Week: 4183

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/
Rank this Week: 3385

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Nov 26

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!
    Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to take a step back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For busy lawyers, taking the time to do this doesn’t come naturally. So I’m going to make it easy for you. I’m here to…
  • Nov 25

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer
    Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox, Box and Google Drive may help streamline the way we store and share sensitive documents, but they require an additional layer of security to ensure that confidential files stay safe. Recently,…
  • Nov 24

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike
    Similar-sounding words can have very different meanings. Sound-alike words have tripped up many a scribe. Because you may be spelling the word correctly but misusing it for the context, spell-check is of no help. Watch out! Incorrect usage…
Rank this Week: 778

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Nov 25

    Eating, Drinking, and Netflixing

    Eating, Drinking, and Netflixing
    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  It doesn't have the materialism and franticness of Christmas.  Or the food limitingness of Passover.  Or the freaky bunny mascotness of Easter.  Or the guilt illicitness of Rosh…
  • Nov 17

    When the Baby Leaves Him

    When the Baby Leaves Him
    I've never completely understood the exact time frame of the baby terminology.  When does one go from newborn to infant to baby to toddler to child to kid?  At the beginning, people tend to use the labels interchangeably.  But…
  • Nov 5

    Never Any Time

    Never Any Time
    I'm reminded of my favorite scene from Saved by the Bell. Photo taken from https://us.beamly.com/exclusives/2014/07/28/saved-by-the-bell-caffeine-pill/Oh Jessie Spano, I am channeling you. I've got a lot going on. We bought a house.…
Rank this Week: 3699

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Nov 25

    Your Career: Year End Planning for 2015

    Your Career: Year End Planning for 2015
    This week I received an email from one of the lawyers I am coaching. His email and my reply are below. I wanted to follow up on our coaching session a week ago and  get your thoughts on year end planning.  Specifically, when you…
  • Nov 21

    Little Things Matter: Sending a Card Count

    Little Things Matter: Sending a Card Count
    Have you thought about how much little things matter?  It’s easy to get so focused on practicing law, doing good work, and accumulating billable hours. You clearly need to get those “big things” done.  However,…
  • Nov 20

    Tip: One Way to Get the Best from Your Young Lawyer

    Tip: One Way to Get the Best from Your Young Lawyer
    Last week I was asked: How can I help my young lawyers achieve greater success? That was an awesome question on a topic that I focus on continuously. A lawyer I coach met another lawyer I coach from a different part of the country at a…
Rank this Week: 4061

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 24

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS
    Well readers, we have earned a spot in the ABA Journal‘s Blawg 100, the 8th annual list of the best in blogs about lawyers and the law.   If you want to vote for your beloved Best Practices Blog, the e-mail below gives all the…
  • Nov 21

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.
    The lack of available legal representation for low income persons is a persistent problem, and not only in the U.S. Cuts to legal services programs have been deep in England and Wales, where access to civil legal aid has fallen by more than…
  • Nov 14

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam
    The trend has been fewer applications for law school and smaller graduating classes. Now we see a drop in bar exam performance. The ABA Journal reports that, according to Above the Law, “Nationwide, scores on the Multistate Bar…
Rank this Week: 2560

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

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

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Nov 24

    Janet Steinmayer, '80, Shares Her Vision as the New President of Mitchell College

    Janet Steinmayer, '80, Shares Her Vision as the New President of Mitchell College
    On the job for five months, Mitchell College President Janet Steinmayer has a clear vision of where the small, liberal arts school will be in a few years. Original…
  • Nov 12

    Bo Rutledge, '97, Named Dean of Georgia Law

    Bo Rutledge, '97, Named Dean of Georgia Law
    Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, a leading scholar in the fields of international dispute resolution, arbitration and the U.S. Supreme Court, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Law. …
  • Nov 11

    Abner Mikva, '51, To Receive Medal of Freedom

    Abner Mikva, '51, To Receive Medal of Freedom
    Abner Mikva, 88, will receive the medal — bestowed for contributions to U.S. security, world peace and culture — at the White House on Nov. 24. Original…
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Tortoise and The Lobster

    The Tortoise and The Lobster
    The Legal Profession Is Losing the Technology Race Faster Than You Think      The legal profession continues to move at its traditionally measured tempo even as the winds of change blow past us like a rocket plane passing a…
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
Rank this Week: 2694

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/
  • Nov 21

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate
    Copy and paste the file below in to your web browser to see the newest law student edition of the syndicate.file:///C:/Users/cssec/Downloads/LawStudents_1114.html
  • Nov 7

    Diversity Fellowship Opportunity

    Diversity Fellowship Opportunity
    Ballard Spahr - Salt Lake City Diversity Fellowship Program (1L) At Ballard Spahr, our goal is to improve the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups and ensure full access to opportunities for all individuals to the benefit…
  • Nov 6

    JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

    JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project
    The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are pleased to announce the fifth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2015.  The…
Rank this Week: 4709

JD Nation

JD Nation

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

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Nov 20

    And the Winner Is…

    And the Winner Is…
    Before I do the big reveal, I want to thank everyone who applied for the 2014 No Excuses Scholarship. Please know that I read each and every application — multiple times — and this was not an easy decision. At.... Read…
  • Nov 11

    Applications for the No Excuses Scholarship Are OPEN!

    Applications for the No Excuses Scholarship Are OPEN!
    What Will You Do With Six FREE Coaching Sessions? Will you work up the nerve to finally start your own business? Conquer stress (and the related feeling of dread each morning) as you find a workable balance for your busy... Read More...
  • Nov 6

    The Return of Free Training Calls!

    The Return of Free Training Calls!
    It’s about damn time, wouldn’t you say? I’m excited to get back to monthly-ish training calls and especially this one about managing stress during the holiday season: 4 Research-Backed Methods for Beating Stress During the…
Rank this Week: 2872

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

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

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Nov 13

    Happy Birthday FOIL!

    Happy Birthday FOIL!
    Unlike some of us, FOIL continues to thrive and grow as it ages. Remarkably, 40 years has passed and the "Open Records Law" continues to benefit many, not to mention its impressive ability to adapt and continue to work with...
  • Oct 23

    Notice of JCOPE Open Forum

    Notice of JCOPE Open Forum
    The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics ("JCOPE") will be hosting an informal Open Forum with Agency Ethics Officers on potential modifications to the existing regulations governing Outside Activities. The forum will be…
  • Sep 16

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer
    It's probably axiomatic that public service lawyers are by and large self-motivated. But even the most self-starting people sometimes need a little nudge to get them going past a particularly tough day. So for those dark and dreary days,…
Rank this Week: 1939

CWSL Career Services

CWSL Career Services

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/career/
  • Nov 12

    ABA eLawyering Task Force Says Legal Services are Going Digital

    ABA eLawyering Task Force Says Legal Services are Going Digital
    When it comes to the practice of law, the Internet is changing everything. “Our message to you is to become a 21st Century digital lawyer,” said members of the American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force at a California Western…
  • Oct 29

    Program: eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work

    Program: eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work
    eLAWYERING AND THE FUTURE OF LEGAL WORK Friday, November 7, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lecture Hall 1 (LH1) California Western School of Law 350 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA presented by: The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force…
  • Oct 17

    Young Lawyers Career Expo at Loyola Law School

    Young Lawyers Career Expo at Loyola Law School
    Are you a young lawyer (0-5 years experience)?  If so, the YOUNG LAWYERS CAREER EXPO is for you. Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Rank this Week: 3057

Touro Law Center Career Services…

Touro Law Center Career Services Office

Provides news, career advice, job search strategies, bar association programs and networking events to facilitate a job search. Published by the Tuoror Law Center Career Services Office.

http://tourolawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

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  • Feb 27

    Networking to Find a Job

    Networking to Find a Job
    Networking to Find a Job by Kathleen Brady, Brady and Associates Career Planners, LLC Networking rests on the basic principle that business, jobs and careers are built on personal relationships; its true purpose is to get AIR: Advice,…
  • Dec 9

    Growing Practice Area

    Growing Practice Area
    HOT PRACTICE AREAS Health Care Law This field includes regulatory work for health systems and practitioners, policy work within government to advocacy work for patients or health care professions and different kinds of…
Rank this Week: 4437

IP + Tech Blog

IP + Tech Blog

Covers IP and tech career news.

http://mnfglobal.com/ipblog/
  • Oct 31

    Traits of Successful Candidates – Part 1

    Traits of Successful Candidates – Part 1
    There are definite traits that successful candidates have that make them more likely to find a great job than those who do not possess those traits.  The good news is that these traits can be learned and have nothing to do with your…
  • Oct 30

    M&A Associate – DC

    M&amp;A Associate &ndash; DC
    Am Law 100 Law firm seeks a peer firm mid-level attorney associate to join their Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Group. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of top law firm private equity M&A experience. Firms works with a range…
  • Jul 2

    Hot July Patent Job

    Hot July Patent Job
    We are assisting an Am Law 100 law firm which has a need for an experienced patent prosecution attorney or agent that is looking to work at their home office as long as it is in a major market where the firm has an office. The position will…
Rank this Week: 3089

QLTS Blog

QLTS Blog

Covers the qualification process for international lawyers to become English solicitors. By QLTSchool.

http://www.qlts.com/
  • Oct 28

    London Legal Services Market Increasingly International

    London Legal Services Market Increasingly International
    In a recent blog post, we wrote about the growth of UK law firms at the top end of the US market, especially in New York. It was once said that the US and the UK are two nations divided by a common language, but when it comes to legal…
  • Oct 6

    Multi-Jurisdictional Lawyers to Lead the Way Forward in NY

    Multi-Jurisdictional Lawyers to Lead the Way Forward in NY
    For many years London has been a happy hunting ground for major US firms. As early as 1961 Baker & McKenzie set up shop in London, and in the intervening 53 years we have seen dozens of firms enter the UK legal market, whether through…
  • Sep 19

    The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s 2014 Seasonal Meeting

    The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s 2014 Seasonal Meeting
    QLTS School is a media sponsor of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s 2014 Seasonal Meeting entitled “Rebuilding the Transatlantic Marketplace: Austria and Central Europe as Catalysts for…
Rank this Week: 4665

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Covers business development, networking, mentoring and work-life balance. By EpsteinBeckerGreen.

http://www.executivewomennetworkingblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Promotions and Progress: Three Women Join EBG’s Equity Partnership Rank

    Promotions and Progress: Three Women Join EBG’s Equity Partnership Rank
    Are we going two steps forward and one step back? Two steps back and one step forward?  The anecdotes reported in an article by Staci Zaretsky, “Stop Treating Women Lawyers Like Crap,” published in Abovethelaw.com last…
  • Oct 13

    Benchmarking Progress Part 2: Remember to Raise Your Hand a Little Higher

    Benchmarking Progress Part 2: Remember to Raise Your Hand a Little Higher
    I had not intended my post concerning women speakers being featured at EBG’s Client Briefing to be the first of a two-part series. But, after my post appeared, I was hit with two reminders about just how unusual our business-as-usual…
  • Oct 8

    Benchmarking Progress: EBG’s Client Briefing Features Three Women Speaker

    Benchmarking Progress: EBG’s Client Briefing Features Three Women Speaker
    This post is not only a little bit about tooting a horn, but also an appreciative nod toward how much has changed over the years for women in the workplace (acknowledging that there is still a lot to be done). On October 2, 2014, Epstein…
Rank this Week: 4002

Lawyer's Life Blog

Lawyer's Life Blog

Provides information to attorneys to help them increase career success in the areas of career, marketing, productivity and life balance.

http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/
  • Sep 15

    Are Rainmakers Born or Bred?

    Are Rainmakers Born or Bred?
    An extremely interesting article is in the latest issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Today. It describes a study on the question of whether rainmakers are born or bred and what are the characteristics of a legal rainmaker. Are some lawyers…
  • Jun 3

    Why You Haven’t Made Law Firm Partner Yet

    Why You Haven’t Made Law Firm Partner Yet
    Making partner in your law firm is probably the most critical hurdle in a young lawyer’s career. Yet so many attorneys don’t have a strategy for how to make that happen. I have touched on this subject before on my website and in…
  • Feb 27

    Three Tips to Improve Collection of Your Legal Fee

    Three Tips to Improve Collection of Your Legal Fee
    It is vital to the sustainability of your law practice that you are paid, and paid timely, for your legal services. Yet invoicing clients and collecting legal fees are constant challenges to many lawyers. Handling cases without being paid is…
Rank this Week: 3678

Legal Leaders Blog

Legal Leaders Blog

Covers law firm leadership and management. By Sean Larkan.

http://www.legalleadersblog.com
  • Sep 12

    Killing clients with complexity – be sure to recognise and address it

    Killing clients with complexity – be sure to recognise and address it
    In talking about client relations lawyers like to talk about the importance of using simple English, killing clients with kindness and generally keeping things simple for clients. It seems years of training and our natural lawyerly DNA…
  • Aug 28

    Well dang! Those nimble NewLaw firms are at it again!

    Well dang! Those nimble NewLaw firms are at it again!
    I recently posted on nimbler firms chipping away at others’ brands. Well, it seems they have been at it again – baking some more of BigLaw’s cake and eating a few more slices along the way. Following this theme, an Edge…
  • Aug 26

    Gen-Y comes through, again. . . and makes light of darkne

    Gen-Y comes through, again. . . and makes light of darkne
    Remembering back to when I helped run large law firms I recall how impressed we often were with the energy, enthusiasm and good ideas that came out of our young people, especially when it related to helping others. We’d heard all the…
Rank this Week: 1738

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Aug 22

    No Navigator, No Parachute, No Problem: Flying Solo – July 2014

    No Navigator, No Parachute, No Problem: Flying Solo – July 2014
    Sorry about the delay, folks.  The end of July was a little nuts, and it’s taken me a few days to make sure everything’s squared away. Here are the slightly-delayed numbers for July: Clients Referral from other attorneys: 5…
  • Aug 18

    The Great Conversation: Brunelleschi, Failure, and Invention of the Renaissance

    The Great Conversation: Brunelleschi, Failure, and Invention of the Renaissance
    Keith has talked a lot in this blog about the difficulties in establishing oneself in practice coming out of law school, the insecurity and/or feeling of failure that young lawyers experience, the dedication and ethic(s) required to…
  • Aug 18

    4-Year Blogiversary

    4-Year Blogiversary
    It’s been all quiet on the Western Front here the past month due to being too busy with work and other projects to keep updating, though I have still been writing my weekly column at Above The Law. But things have started to quiet down…
Rank this Week: 871

Legal Outsourcing Journal

Legal Outsourcing Journal

Covers legal outsourcing and contract lawyering.

http://legaloutsourcingjournal.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    A Tale Of Two Markups: One For Lawyers, The Other For Non-Lawyer

    A Tale Of Two Markups: One For Lawyers, The Other For Non-Lawyer
    by Wilton H. Strickland Almost a year has passed since I embarked on my quest to become a freelance lawyer, and it’s been the best of times and the worst of times. While exciting and liberating, there are serious challenges such as…
  • Aug 21

    Outsourcing and the feudal legal system

    Outsourcing and the feudal legal system
    When I was a kid I remember playing a game called “King of the Mountain.”  Its sort of a medieval type of game.  As so aptly described in Wikipedia, the game involves “children attempting to occupy the highest…
  • Sep 30

    Use of freelance paralegals is an emerging trend that is catching on fire

    Use of freelance paralegals is an emerging trend that is catching on fire
    (republished with permission from WardblawG.com, authored by Millie Tiffany) Use of freelance paralegals is an emerging trend that is catching on fire Here are some reasons why:-
Rank this Week: 4635

Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • May 16

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!
    Recently I read an article by a recruiter who very straightforwardly acknowledged that she often receives unimpressive application materials from job-seekers.  This is often a non-starter and the result is…Delete.  Why? …
  • May 9

    Make Yourself Memorable!

    Make Yourself Memorable!
    Summertime is almost here and numerous law students will begin jobs, many in law firms.  These are probably the lucky ones, because they will have an edge over colleagues who were unable to secure a position.    Our…
  • Apr 28

    Women vs. Men, Is There a Confidence Gap?

    Women vs. Men, Is There a Confidence Gap?
    Today I read an article “The Confidence Gap”, espousing the premise that more women lack confidence than men.  If true, why is this and can this be overcome?  Is the stereotype true that, traditionally, women feel less…
Rank this Week: 3018

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    &quot;Clear the Mechanism&quot; -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying &quot;Connected&quot;
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 2714

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: 750

Legal Resume Review Blog

Legal Resume Review Blog

Provides tips for drafting cover letters and resumes for attorneys.

http://blog.legalresumereview.com/
  • Dec 12

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.
    I recently read an interesting article on negotiating salaries.  While simplistic in many ways, the take-away point was that it is often best to refrain from using “I” statements when negotiating salaries.  Too many…
  • Nov 14

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume
    It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue…
  • Sep 20

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?
    The interview is over and you’ve gleaned a little bit of insight on the potential new firm.  When the questions end and the interviewer asks if you have any questions, please don’t sit there and say nothing.  This is…
Rank this Week: 3500

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's student run, real estate law association.

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4705

Altman Weil Connect

Altman Weil Connect

Covers developments in law firm and law department leadership and management.

http://connect.altmanweil.com/
  • Oct 30

    Most clients don’t want the lowest price available

    Most clients don’t want the lowest price available
    Altman Weil released its 14th annual Chief Legal Officer Survey last week, with lots of interesting data for corporate law departments as well as the law firms that serve them.  One of the most surprising survey finding involves…
  • Aug 8

    New legal industry survey

    New legal industry survey
    Here’s an update on a few noteworthy surveys that have been released this summer: Law Firm Billing Rates:  “For in-house counsel who want to do some comparison shopping on law firm billing rates, a new analysis from TyMetrix…
  • Jul 16

    A law firm gets serious about knowledge management

    A law firm gets serious about knowledge management
    Latham & Watkins is rewarding time spent on knowledege management (KM) in its bonus structure, according to The Lawyer, counting an hour spent on KM as equivalent to a billable hour.  “Since its launch in April 2012, more than…
Rank this Week: 2772

The 'Shipping News

The 'Shipping News

Covers clerkship advice and information. By the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/shippingnews/
  • Oct 14

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference - last RSVP date

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship &amp; Internship Conference - last RSVP date
    Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for the Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference. The conference will be held at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 4340 Connecticut Ave., N.W.…
  • Sep 3

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference
    Want an opportunity to learn about judicial clerkships and internships from the judges themselves? If so, make your way to Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Robert E. Wone Annual Minority Judicial…
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Trial Court

    Virginia Trial Court
    A clerkship in a Virginia Circuit Court can be an excellent opportunity, particularly for those who wish to pursue careers in prosecution, public defense, legal aid or a more regional firm. While not every court hires term clerks, most of the…
Rank this Week: 3437

Sweet Hot Justice

Sweet Hot Justice

Provides a down-and-dirty, entertaining inside look at BigLaw and beyond.

http://www.sweethotjustice.com
  • Jul 2

    Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women

    Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women
    I don’t want to alarm you, but this is going to be bad news for some of you—possibly even a lot of you. The last few days have been tough for all of us.  Emotional.  Controversial. Traumatic, even.  News like…
  • Jul 27

    The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

    The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career
    Women: Pay attention, this is important.  Especially for you old ones (and by “old” I mean over 30 but not yet 40.  Women 40 and over: Can you even read anymore at your age?  I’ll just refer to you as “pre-dead…
  • Mar 1

    BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You

    BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You
    Bros of BigLaw, I love you, but I’m worried about you.  You’re confused.  You’re angry.  And you should be.  You’ve been told, by each other, that cementing your place as a certified cog in the BigLaw cash wheel would lead to a…
Rank this Week: 4950

Lawyer Satisfaction Blog

Lawyer Satisfaction Blog

Covers career planning and advice for lawyers. Published By Ronald W. Fox.

http://www.lawyersatisfactionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4265

Advance Legal Blog

Advance Legal Blog

Provides insight and advice to attorneys and law students about careers in the legal field.

http://www.advancelegaljobs.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    In House Counsel Jobs–How to Ace the Interview

    In House Counsel Jobs–How to Ace the Interview
    Frequently, when an attorney interviews for an in house counsel position, it is the first time that he or she has interviewed with a corporate legal department. The attorney ... »
  • Jul 23

    Consumer Finance Licensing Associate

    Consumer Finance Licensing Associate
    Today’s Featured Law Firm Job is located in Washington, D.C.  The position requires experience in a number of different practice areas as they relate to the financial services industry and ... »
  • Jul 23

    Featured In-House Counsel Job: Counsel/Senior Counsel

    Featured In-House Counsel Job: Counsel/Senior Counsel
    Today’s Featured In-House Counsel Job is located in Houston, Texas.  The position requires an IP background and a minimum of 7 years of experience. Featured In-House Counsel Jobs:  Chevron Counsel/Senior Counsel The ... »
Rank this Week: 1671

Law Shucks

Law Shucks

A self-deprecating look at life in and after BigLaw

http://lawshucks.com
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch.
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch. Dr. Joseph Dolan: You know, it’s a shame about [Dewey & LeBoeuf].…
  • May 4

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
Rank this Week: 431

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Jan 9

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

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

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

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

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity.
Rank this Week: 1083

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 5

    The end of the beginning

    The end of the beginning
    This is a post about endings. It has two main parts. Firstly, the legal profession, and my thoughts on where we are in the evolution of the legal services market. Secondly this blog, and where it’s going (if you don’t give two hoots about…
  • Oct 28

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken
    I was pleased to read the post on 3 geeks about value billing as this is definitely a topic that needs exploring further, not least because I’m astonished by the number of law firm partners who continually tell me that it’s for clients…
  • Oct 13

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession
    Later this week I’m running a session for a group of leading technology lawyers which will explore the future of the profession.
Rank this Week: 2473

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: 3606

Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 3024

Career & Professional…

Career & Professional Development Blog

By Susan Gainen and Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lawcareer/
  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
    Closed.
  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
    Closed.
  • Mar 26

    Alternative Careers - The Rule

    Alternative Careers - The Rule
    Much of this information was taken from Susan Gainen's presentation at the NALP Newcomer's Conference in Denver (Feb. 2009). Thanks, Susan! ALTERNATIVE CAREERS RULES: 1. Know what the employer does and what its problems are. As you approach…
Rank this Week: 4244

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: 4243