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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
  • Sep 22

    Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App

    Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App
    At the Clio Cloud Conference, starting today in Chicago, Clio announced the latest iteration of its cloud-based law practice management platform — Clio Next. And there’s more: Clio announced an…
  • Sep 22

    Looking for Business with the Right Outside Organization

    Looking for Business with the Right Outside Organization
    Recently, one of my clients attended a public utilities association meeting. It's an industry in which he has both a client and an interest. When I asked how things went, he marveled that there were no other lawyers in attendance (although…
  • Sep 19

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off
    Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty — say…
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Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

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

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
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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/
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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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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
  • 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…
  • May 10

    Good news, bad new

    Good news, bad new
    I have very mixed feelings about this. The fact that the USA Freedom Act has achieved such wide-ranging support may be less an indication of its compromises than of a fundamental shift in American views. In July 2013, following the ……
  • Apr 1

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination
    The New York State Board of Law Examiners today announced plans to simplify the Character and Fitness investigation process. “The current process, requiring the bar applicant to submit a significant amount of…
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California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.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/
  • Sep 19

    Connecticut Supreme Court Holds That Lawsuit Against Lawyer Falls Under Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitation

    Connecticut Supreme Court Holds That Lawsuit Against Lawyer Falls Under Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitation
    Meyers v. LIVINGSTON, ADLER, PULDA, 87 A. 3d 534 – Conn: Supreme Court 2014 – Google Scholar. One recurring theme in lawsuits against lawyers is whether the plaintiff can sue for breach of contract and thereby obtain a longer…
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Court Denies Lawyer’s Request To Discharge Legal Malpractice Verdict

    Bankruptcy Court Denies Lawyer’s Request To Discharge Legal Malpractice Verdict
    IN RE JAHRLING, Bankr. Court, ND Illinois 2014 – Google Scholar. Jahrling is an Illinois lawyer who filed for bankruptcy protection. A creditor who had won a legal malpractice judgment against Jahrling sought to block the discharge of…
  • Sep 11

    A Troubling ARDC Prosecution

    A Troubling ARDC Prosecution
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. The ARDC has asserted a problematic claim against a lawyer who split a fee with another lawyer who did some of the work on the matter. I believe that the claim represents a misreading of the text of Rule 1.5(e).…
Rank this Week: 4451

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/
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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/
  • Sep 22

    Monday Morning Conflicts Quarterbacking?

    Monday Morning Conflicts Quarterbacking?
    A reader sent word of a conflicts allegation making big news. Whether the discussion involves team names or player health, the NFL has faced its share of controversies this year. These latest allegations relate to the recent appointment…
  • Sep 19

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job…

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
  • Sep 19

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict
    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
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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…
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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/
  • Sep 22

    "BakerHostetler withdraws from House GOP suit against Obama"

    "BakerHostetler withdraws from House GOP suit against Obama"
    The suggestion in this ABA Journal article is that the firm was afraid of losing clients. Quinn Emanuel has stepped in. Quinn, of course, is successful and not afraid to signal their aggressive litigation skills.
  • Sep 22

    "[G]rand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case"

    "[G]rand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case"
    I recall that during the prosecution of George Zimmerman for the homicide of Trayvon Martin, the Florida prosecutors filed a probably cause affidavit that omitted exculpatory and explanatory facts. At the time I wondered if Florida procedure…
  • Sep 20

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352,…

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352, 353 (1973) is a case in which a witness gave a non-responsive answer, thereby evading the truthful answer. The issue in Bronston was "whether a witness may be convicted of perjury for an...
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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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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/
  • Sep 22

    Fargo Attorney Not Admitted In North Dakota

    Fargo Attorney Not Admitted In North Dakota
    The North Dakota Supreme Court ordered a one-month suspension of an attorney and barred her from pro hac vice admission Meidinger was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in October 2006. Although Meidinger has never been admitted to…
  • Sep 22

    Brady And Bar Discipline

    Brady And Bar Discipline
    The Connecticut Appellate Court has affirmed the dismissal of an action brought by an attorney against disciplinary counsel. The attorney was suspended as a result of the bar case and had sought a new trial. The issues On appeal, the...
  • Sep 22

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed
    The dismissal of a legal malpractice claim was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiff David Lichtenstein owns and manages real estate through his entities, plaintiffs The Lightstone Group, LLC…
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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
  • Jul 23

    Flying in the Clouds: A Safety Checklist

    Flying in the Clouds: A Safety Checklist
    Law Technology News published an article that reviews ethical and technical issues to consider when using cloud services. (http://tinyurl.com/lst9wmt)
  • May 6

    Lawyer Reviewing Jurors’ Internet Presence

    Lawyer Reviewing Jurors’ Internet Presence
    A lawyer may review a juror’s or potential juror’s Internet presence, which may include postings by the juror or potential juror in advance of and during a trial, but a lawyer may not communicate directly or through another…
  • Apr 25

    LegalZoom Gets OK From South Carolina Supreme Court

    LegalZoom Gets OK From South Carolina Supreme Court
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. See summary at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.
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My Law License

My Law License

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

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide
    I was surprised that an article about why so many lawyers are killing themselves generated an actual real-live thoughtful discussion. While I'm sure in the annals of the internet there are a fair share of comments of "who cares,"…
  • Nov 4

    Blawg Review 325.5

    Blawg Review 325.5
    This week I, along with many other blawgers (slang for "law bloggers") were saddened to hear of the passing of "Ed," the editor of Blawg Review. My condolences to his family.As usual in the blogosphere, when something important happens,…
  • Jun 14

    California Lawyer Christopher J. McCann's "Guest Post."

    California Lawyer Christopher J. McCann's "Guest Post."
    A few months ago, actually many months ago, actually shit, it was over a year ago (April, 2012) I received my 389085th request from some one-named marketer on behalf of a lawyer. That lawyer is Christopher J. McCann, who sounds like he's…
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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/
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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/
  • Sep 22

    Collateral Estoppel, Attorney Fees and Legal Malpractice

    Collateral Estoppel, Attorney Fees and Legal Malpractice
    Courts have found many ways to award attorney fees and force litigants to pay them.  Sometimes it is on the merits and sometimes litigants are the losers on technical issues.  One of the more interesting wrinkles in legal…
  • Sep 22

    Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases and Legal Malpractice

    Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases and Legal Malpractice
    Fees in medical malpractice were lowered many years ago in hopes of curbing the "medical malpractice plague."  Our view is that the AMA has found that there are an incredible number of medical malpractice mistakes, and that litigation is…
  • Sep 19

    Pro-Se Legal Malpractice Case Fails Its Initial Test

    Pro-Se Legal Malpractice Case Fails Its Initial Test
    Plaintiff alleges that defendant "caused an action to be commenced against the plaintiff and a preclusion order to be entered against him in that action, and that they failed to assert the defenses of laches and statute of limitations in the…
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On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Sep 15

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Repetition

    A Mediator’s Toolkit: Repetition
    One of the best mediators that I have ever seen in action makes a practice of repetition. No, I don’t mean that he repeats what he says over and over. I mean that he listens carefully to one side of the dispute and before he turns…
  • Sep 12

    The Limits of Judicial Impartiality

    The Limits of Judicial Impartiality
    Some years ago,  I visited the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Inscribed on a plaque outside the courtroom is language from the first constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: “It is essential to the…
  • Sep 8

    Military Justice in the United Kingdom: Justice is Not Simple.

    Military Justice in the United Kingdom: Justice is Not Simple.
    Today, OnLawyering.com is fortunate to have a guest post by Robert Seymour, a retired Judge Advocate. In the United Kingdom, Judge Advocates preside over courts martial. Judge Advocates are civilian lawyers appointed in the same way…
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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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The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Sep 18

    Expert witnesses: Does Anyone Ever Check These People Out?

    Expert witnesses: Does Anyone Ever Check These People Out?
    We have been asked in recent months to look at an uncommonly large number of expert witnesses, both for clients thinking of hiring experts and by people checking out the other side’s experts. What an eye-opener. Nearly half of these…
  • Aug 28

    Digital Assets: Worth Money, but Also Great Providers of Information

    Digital Assets: Worth Money, but Also Great Providers of Information
    If you haven’t already, add digital assets to the list of things to look for in asset searches. In a world in which even modestly-trafficked internet domain names can change hands for tens of thousands of dollars, Delaware has become…
  • Aug 20

    North Carolina Man Sentenced to 15 to 20 Years for Securities Fraud

    North Carolina Man Sentenced to 15 to 20 Years for Securities Fraud
    According to several news reports, Walter Reinhardt of North Carolina, pled guilty to 40 charges of securities fraud, common law forgery and common law uttering in North Carolina yesterday.  From 2005 to 2009, Reinhardt solicited…
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