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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 25

    Company Need A Lawyer To Go To Court

    Company Need A Lawyer To Go To Court
    The South Carolina Supreme Court held that certain activities of a management business violated proscriptions against the unauthorized practice of law. The Court accepted this declaratory judgment action in our original jurisdiction to…
  • Feb 24

    Utah Supreme Court Clarifies Law Of Entrusted Fund

    Utah Supreme Court Clarifies Law Of Entrusted Fund
    The Utah Supreme Court has issued its second significant decision on the law of entrusted funds in the past few days. We hold that, for a presumption of disbarment, the [Office of Professional Conduct] must prove knowledge at the time...
  • Feb 24

    Wisconsin Denies Access To Sheriff Clarke's Immigration Detainer Record

    Wisconsin Denies Access To Sheriff Clarke's Immigration Detainer Record
    A majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed the unanimous Court of Appeals and denied access to immigration detainer records sought from Fox News' favorite sheriff David Clarke. We conclude that I-247 forms are statutorily exempt from…
Rank this Week: 97

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
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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
  • Feb 24

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm
    Does Facebook Live video provide value for law firms, or is it just another opportunity to lose time that could be better spent elsewhere? It depends. If harnessed correctly, Facebook Live offers a valuable platform to connect with your…
  • Feb 24

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm

    Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firm
    Does Facebook Live video provide value for law firms, or is it just another opportunity to lose time that could be better spent elsewhere? It depends. If harnessed correctly, Facebook Live offers a valuable platform to connect with your…
  • Feb 23

    The Client Relationship Meeting

    The Client Relationship Meeting
    Lawyers have a lot of communication with their clients. But the vast majority of interaction tends to be related to specific matters — requesting some information, reporting on the status of a file, scheduling something, checking on a…
Rank this Week: 240

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway
    The Washington Post reports that fifteen law professors have filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway claiming that she engaged in conduct “involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” The article links to the…
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a...
Rank this Week: 230

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Fake News Problem in Corporate America

    The Fake News Problem in Corporate America
    There is a huge branch of the “fake news” business that gets no attention at all: the fake news consumed each day by corporate America that has nothing to do with politics, but everything to do with business – the bulk of…
  • Feb 10

    FEAR OF FLYING, FEAR OF DUE DILIGENCE

    FEAR OF FLYING, FEAR OF DUE DILIGENCE
    A wonderful piece in the Wall Street Journal here called “The Logic of Our Fear of Flying” does a great job explaining our irrational fear of flying using concepts from math. We all know that our chances of dying in a plane crash…
  • Jan 21

    Surprise! Google is There to Make Money

    Surprise! Google is There to Make Money
    A story in the Wall Street Journal Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products serves as a useful reminder for something we tell clients all the time: Google is there to make money, and if your ideal search result won’t make them…
Rank this Week: 2815

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/
  • Feb 23

    VIDEO: Firm Case Study (Business Intake, Conflicts, Confidentiality & Security Management)

    VIDEO: Firm Case Study (Business Intake, Conflicts, Confidentiality & Security Management)
    Here's a new video featuring Ivo Nikolov, CIO at Davies on his firm's adoption of business intake, conflicts management and confidentiality/information security solutions. Not a bad way to spend nine minutes:Intapp Open — for Business…
  • Feb 22

    Conflicts: Curious, Complex, Curated, Confidential, Cleared

    Conflicts: Curious, Complex, Curated, Confidential, Cleared
    Several interesting conflicts stories to note today. First up: "Conflicted Kirkland Team Hangs On In Turkish Trader Case" --"A Kirkland & Ellis team representing a Turkish businessman accused of money laundering and breaking U.S.…
  • Feb 21

    Client Confidentiality Concerns, Information Security Standards & More

    Client Confidentiality Concerns, Information Security Standards & More
    Not strictly related, but definitely relevant given yesterday's post on confidentiality management: "Clients Turning to Encryption to Combat Law Firm Data Breaches" --"Firing off an email to a client may become a bit more complicated as some…
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Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
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Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
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Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Feb 21

    To Err is Human

    To Err is Human
    I really think you should take time to view the PBS documentary The Confessions. It tells the shocking story of the grave injustice done to four sailors in Norfolk, Virginia in  1997.…
  • Feb 6

    Musical Chairs with a Vengeance

    Musical Chairs with a Vengeance
    If you want facts, go to Wikipedia; for truth sometimes you have to read a novel. All the traditional  differences that  divide  Democrats and Republicans are there  in    Lawrence Joseph’s  …
  • Jan 27

    Role Model

    Role Model
    Once an employer mentioned to me that of all his employees he felt I showed  the best balance between my professional and personal lives. Even then I  knew that it wasn’t entirely a compliment. That experience came back to me…
Rank this Week: 1451

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3395

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2414

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison
    In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the…
  • Nov 18

    Leaving Facebook's "Lawyers On The Left"

    Leaving Facebook's "Lawyers On The Left"
    In the fucking aftermath of "what the fuck is going to happen now," people are fucking talking about fucking getting together and fucking advocating for fucking rights they fucking think will fucking be taken fucking away.As part of this…
  • Nov 11

    A Heartfelt Message About Moving On From This Election

    A Heartfelt Message About Moving On From This Election
    My girl lost and your guy won. I accept that Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States. I don't like it, as I don't think he was the lesser of two evils, I think he was the evil of two lessers. Hillary wasn't…
Rank this Week: 4385

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1758

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Dec 8

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge

    Six Lessons For Advocates That I Learned as an Acting Small Claims Judge
    Judge for a Day We don’t have a regular small claims court judge in my county (Chittenden County, which is in the greater Burlington, Vermont area), and for some years the Vermont Judiciary has covered this docket by appointing…
  • Nov 21

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut

    Rich Cassidy Law Debut
    With the unfailing support of my wife, Becky Cassidy, the assistance of my able associate, Matt Shagam, and the diligent efforts of our business manager, Linda Jackman, we opened a new law firm, Rich Cassidy Law on November 1, 2006. Our new…
  • Oct 2

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?

    Will Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat Profoundly Change Psychiatric Care in Vermont?
    The News Story Burlington’s CBS TV affiliate, WCAX, Channel 3, covered the subject of my last post, “Mental Health Care Providers Have a Duty to Adequately Inform Caregivers About Dangerous Patients.” Reporter Kyle Midura…
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Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
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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 27

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will

    No Will, No Way: Prince apparently dies without a Will
    The untimely death of the artist finally known as Prince is an important lesson for everyone.  It seems Prince died without a Will, “intestate” as they say, so apparently he made no provision for handling his valuable estate,…
  • Apr 24

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order

    Bully Pulpit: Lawyer sues for missing $2.25 side order
    There are people who love to threaten litigation over trivial, non-justiciable slights that should be thrown out of court, probably with sanctions.  This is pretty common with certain insecure or uneducated fools, especially bullies like…
  • Apr 23

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation

    Abandoned in Place: Global law firm abandons DC and NY back office operation
    In the old “Perry Mason era,” a law firm was mostly lawyers (almost all men), each with a secretary (almost all women) — the more wood on the walls, the better.  And each lawyer had a fairly big, personal office,…
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Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 4269

Legalethics.com

Legalethics.com

Focuses on the ethical issues associated with the use of technology by legal professionals. By Professor David Hrcik and Peter Krakaur.

http://www.legalethics.com
  • Feb 25

    Proposed California state bar opinion offers guidance regarding blogs as lawyer advertising

    Proposed California state bar opinion offers guidance regarding blogs as lawyer advertising
    California’s Interim Formal Opinion 12-0006 suggests that advertising ethics rules should apply to law firms and lawyers that publish blog posts as part of their website. See the interim opinion or articles discussing the opinion (an…
  • Nov 18

    Cloud Computing for Lawyers in British Columbia

    Cloud Computing for Lawyers in British Columbia
    A fascinating blog post about the uncertainty surrounding the use of any non-British Columbia cloud providers by BC lawyers. See Did the LSBC Just Kill Cloud Computing for Lawyers in BC?.
  • Oct 20

    Law Firm Sued Over Text Message Advertisement

    Law Firm Sued Over Text Message Advertisement
    A Connecticut resident is attempting to bring a class action suit against a New York law firm for allegedly violating a consumer protection law by sending out unsolicited text message advertisements.
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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 62

Swartz Campbell Professional…

Swartz Campbell Professional Liability Blog

Updates on professional liability with a particular emphasis on malpractice avoidance and attorney ethics. By Swartz Campbell.

http://web8.4miles.com/swartz-prolia-blog/
  • Nov 20

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense
    Last year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld won summary judgment in a legal malpractice action arising out of a failed real estate development.  The real estate developer, Riverwalk Cy Hotel Partners, hired Akin Gump to represent it in the…
  • Nov 16

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison
    In September, Bradley Birkenfeld received the largest whistle-blower award ever paid by the IRS, $104 million.  however, prior to receiving the award, Mr. Birkenfeld spent 31 months in prison for helping a California developer to evade…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Nocella

    Judge Nocella
    In a predictable move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Nocella.  We had recently written about the disciplinary charges against him. -Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire
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Legal Ethics and Marketing

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Covers the rules and policies that govern client development for legal services - lawyer advertising, marketing, and sales. By Will Hornsby.

http://www.willhornsby.com/
  • Jun 15

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality
    Yesterday I posted about In re Hunter, a Virginia disciplinary matter that addressed ethics obligations regarding blog posts. A three-judge panel upheld Hunter’s right to blog about cases without his client’s consent. I wrote that there…
  • Jun 14

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule
     
  • Apr 30

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?
    A recent article in the ABA Journal discusses the use of what it calls "deal-of-the-day" coupons, in other words, the GroupOn model, as a method of client development. The article looks at aspects of three state ethics opinions that all come…
Rank this Week: 2912

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 1859

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.
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