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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 5

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website
    Want to update and improve your firm's website? Take a lesson from what the most successful and tech-savvy sites have in common. Here are five things designers are working on specifically for law firm websites. ... READ THE RESTThe post Top…
  • Feb 5

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website

    Top Trends for Law Firm Website
    Want to update and improve your firm's website? Take a lesson from what the most successful and tech-savvy sites have in common. Here are five things designers are working on specifically for law firm websites. ... READ THE REST
  • Feb 4

    Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witne

    Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witne
    Expert witnesses often provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case. Why, then, do we procrastinate, delegate or simply rush the process of selecting an exceptional expert witness? Yes, it’s one more thing to…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1548

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
  • 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…
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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/
  • Feb 5

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case
    This is a legal malpractice case arising out of a divorce case. Plaintiff alleged that her ex-husband concealed assets during the divorce case and that her lawyers were negligent in failing to discover those assets. The lawyer defendants…
  • Jan 30

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”
    This is a legal malpractice case from Mississippi where the plaintiff hired an attorney, Omar Nelson, to bring a wrongful death action against the makers of Plavix. The plaintiff alleged that she asked Nelson to handle the case when he was an…
  • Jan 18

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!
    Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a legal fee award because the lawyers who obtained the award failed to retain copies of their written timesheets after they entered the data into a computer program. Aliano v. Sears, Roebuck…
Rank this Week: 4198

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/
  • Jan 19

    Biglaw Trouble: Big client fee savings are bad for biglaw

    Biglaw Trouble: Big client fee savings are bad for biglaw
    Big savings in legal fees for big clients is really bad news for “biglaw.”  There are perhaps 50 US law firms grossing over $1 billion per year and the gross legal product, last time I checked, was a little under ……
  • Jan 16

    Human Experimentation: Lawyers may “moonlight” outside expertise

    Human Experimentation: Lawyers may “moonlight” outside expertise
    Most lawyers must have a bachelor’s degree (in any subject), plus an advanced degree from an accredited law school (usually a Juris Doctor, with some exceptions), then they must satisfy various state licensing requirements and pass a…
  • Jan 13

    Eyeballing It: The eyewitness myth

    Eyeballing It: The eyewitness myth
    Our legal system regularly runs over the rights, and lives, of criminal defendants who are legally innocent until found guilty.  In addition to faulty verdicts and unsupported charges, common issues include the scarcity of competent,…
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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 1

    The Supreme Injsutice

    The Supreme Injsutice
    The new sensation in legal circles is the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5189670/ The film is a riveting examination of the two trials and appeals of Stephen Avery who in rural Wisconsin was twice convicted,…
  • Jan 26

    Take Time to Look Around

    Take Time to Look Around
    In the good old days lawyers tended to be Jacks and Jills of all trades. Now the operative word is “specialization” which in everyday life often translates into the same clients, the same issues, and same side of those issues.…
  • Jan 17

    No Amnesty for Ted

    No Amnesty for Ted
    We all know that Republicans believe in certain political principles. High on their list is “law and order.” We all must obey the law. But Ted Cruz disrespects that cherished conservative principle. He admits to failing his duty…
Rank this Week: 4671

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 1

    2016 Law Firm Risk Surveys Now Underway

    2016 Law Firm Risk Surveys Now Underway
     We're pleased to kick off the 2016 Law Firm Risk Survey program.Once again, we're running four separate exercises, inviting risk and IT stakeholders at participating mid-sized and large firms in each of four geographies – US, UK,…
  • Jan 26

    Fox First to Guard its Own HIPAA Henhouse (Law Firm Risk, Privacy & Compliance)

    Fox First to Guard its Own HIPAA Henhouse (Law Firm Risk, Privacy & Compliance)
    With (slight) apologies for the punny title, we note the important development highlighted by the Legal Intelligencer: "Fox Rothschild Creates HIPAA Privacy Officer Role" -- "The firm announced health care ­regulatory partner Elizabeth G.…
  • Jan 25

    Conflicts Survey Shows Speed is Staggeringly Crucial

    Conflicts Survey Shows Speed is Staggeringly Crucial
    A recent conflicts survey conducted by HBR Consulting surfaces interesting details on the current state of the conflicts world: "Survey Reveals Need for Speed in Conflicts Clearing of Laterals, New Business" --"A recent HBR Consulting…
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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/
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
  • Jan 18

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] Many readers will know that I have been very critical of Alice Goffman’s claims, in On the Run, that the Philadelphia police have had routine access to patient and visitor records in Philadelphia…
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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/
  • Feb 6

    Virgin Islands Supreme Court: Advocacy 1, Contempt 0

    Virgin Islands Supreme Court: Advocacy 1, Contempt 0
    The Virgin Islands Supreme Court has reversed an order finding an attorney in contempt of court. The attorney represented a mother whose children had been taken from her and was trying to get them back. The purported contempt came when...
  • Feb 5

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa
    Actual innocence need not be proven for a defendant to sue a criminal defense attorney for malpractice, according to a decision of the Iowa Supreme Court In the present case, the plaintiff faults his former criminal defense attorneys for…
  • Feb 5

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me
    The Iowa Supreme Court has privately admonished an attorney who sent an ex parte email to the judge reviewing an arbitration award of a county bar association. His (non-frivolous) beef with the award was that his former attorney was the...
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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
  • 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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My Law License

My Law License

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

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    Florida Court: False Online Review Of Lawyer = Libel

    Florida Court: False Online Review Of Lawyer = Libel
    A Florida lawyer got some big damages in a libel case, and yesterday the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld them, with a great opinion.The case is Copia Blake and Peter Birzon v.Ann-Marie Giustibelli, P.A., and Ann-Marie…
  • Dec 20

    Last Minute Wine Gifts TO AVOID For The Wine Lover

    Last Minute Wine Gifts TO AVOID For The Wine Lover
    I've lost count of the wine-gifts-for-the-wine-lover posts in the last few weeks. Seems as if there's a perception that people who love wine, love nothing else.First piece of advice, that's not true. We like books, (i.e., Amazon gift cards),…
  • Nov 26

    Here's Your Thanksgiving Wine Post

    Here's Your Thanksgiving Wine Post
    This post is written for the following two types of people:1. You are in a panic about what wine in your house to serve tonight at Thanksgiving; or2. You are in a panic about what wine to serve tonight at Thanksgiving and you're going out…
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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/
Rank this Week: 308

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: 164

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Jan 4

    Truth is Stranger than Fiction

    Truth is Stranger than Fiction
    Review: John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away (Seattle, WA: Bennett & Hastings Publishing 2015) 361 pages, $18.95 “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth…
  • Dec 14

    The Joys of “To Do” Lists — Wunderlist

    The Joys of “To Do” Lists — Wunderlist
    Organization has never come easily to me. I am focused on the substance of my work and it’s hard to find time and energy for getting and staying well-organized. But not being well organized makes things harder and slower. Many years…
  • Nov 9

    “Young Mr. Lincoln:” No Jackleg Lawyer

    “Young Mr. Lincoln:” No Jackleg Lawyer
    “Youngmrlincoln“. Via Wikipedia. Last weekend, I watched a classic lawyer movie, Young Mr. Lincoln. The 1939 film, directed by John Ford, stars a young Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln deciding to pursue a career in the law, and…
Rank this Week: 1543

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
Rank this Week: 4737

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
Rank this Week: 2600

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jan 13

    Four Ways to Evade the New Treasury Rules on Luxury Property

    Four Ways to Evade the New Treasury Rules on Luxury Property
    There is much less than meets the eye in new Treasury Department rules aimed at tracking “secret buyers of luxury property,” as the New York Times put it this morning. When you look at the new rules here, you see that it will fall…
  • Jan 11

    The First Mistake was Calling it a Science

    The First Mistake was Calling it a Science
    There is a sad piece in the Wall Street Journal today about the demise of librarians and university programs in library science, In the Age of Google, Librarians Get Shelved. People trained to run computers do not have the training to gather…
  • Dec 15

    Social Media: Great Intelligence Right There in the Open

    Social Media: Great Intelligence Right There in the Open
    It has emerged that the woman who with her husband shot 14 people to death in San Bernardino, California had posted her support of violent jihad on social media even before immigrating to the United States. As reported in the New York Times…
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