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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 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…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A
    The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers in general tend to be more susceptible to problems like these.…
  • Sep 17

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley
    For legal technology, it's been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice…
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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: 1620

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: 747

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: 2922

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/
  • Sep 16

    Border Crossing: Texas discourages legal assistance for immigrating minor

    Border Crossing: Texas discourages legal assistance for immigrating minor
    Here are two reactions in two different states to the recent flood of young immigrants from Latin America who may be entitled to asylum or other relief.  (After all the initial panic, the “flood” is apparently subsiding…
  • Sep 15

    Morally Bankrupt: Lawyer failed to discharge clients’ claim to recover illegal fee

    Morally Bankrupt: Lawyer failed to discharge clients’ claim to recover illegal fee
    Sometimes, even if you win the litigation battle, you may lose the war if your opponent suddenly has no money — or you can’t find his or her assets.  This is a particular problem when it comes to suing people ……
  • Sep 13

    Carefree: Lawyers not excused from duty of care for sophisticated client

    Carefree: Lawyers not excused from duty of care for sophisticated client
    Many clients who lose a case, don’t like a negotiated result, or have a run-in with their lawyer (or her bills) think that the lawyer may have committed malpractice.  Lawyers aren’t perfect and they are working in a legal…
Rank this Week: 1824

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 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…
  • Sep 18

    Insider Trading Charges Leveled at Another Wilson Sonsini Employee

    Insider Trading Charges Leveled at Another Wilson Sonsini Employee
     With coverage breaking across major media, including the New York Times, CNBC, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, eyes turn once again to Wilson Sonsini on the topic of insider trading. Readers may remember that in 2011 a Wilson…
Rank this Week: 1776

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 19

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?
    Story at WSJ about the en banc hearing on Barry Bonds's conviction for perjury for a wandering and possibly evasive answer. (More at LA Times.) Judge Fletcher noted the prevalence of wandering answers in civil discovery and…
  • Sep 19

    The man who gave $50 million to Drexel law school

    The man who gave $50 million to Drexel law school
    A profile of Tom Kline is at Philly.com. (he donated $50 million to Drexel.) I found it interesting that his firm has gotten ahead of the curve and can be very picky about which cases to take on. The first...
  • Sep 19

    "Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?"

    "Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?"
    Some thoughts at Prawfsblawg by Richard Re about Justice Ginsburg's recent public comments on the same sex marriage cases that may soon end up before Ginsburg.
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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 19

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand
    The Illinois Review Board has remanded a matter where it concluded that violation of the following rule justified the rehearing of proven serious misconduct. The Rule: (a) Post‑Trial Motions. Except as provided herein, post-trial motions…
  • Sep 19

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation
    An attorney who "failed to safeguard entrusted funds of at least $1 million" in connection with real estate transactions was placed on probation for six months by order of the Pennsylania Supreme Court. The misconduct arose in a…
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
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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.
Rank this Week: 2944

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/
Rank this Week: 1222

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 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…
  • Sep 18

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case
    Everyone in this case came out badly.  Attorney represented client, became friends with client, gave financial advice to client, invested with client, lost money in a Ponzi scheme with client.  Now, client survives a summary…
  • Sep 16

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?
    We often muse that absolute rules depress creative thinking.  As an example, the well recognized rule is that legal malpractice cases always require an expert for plaintiff.  However, is this true? Board of Mgrs. of Bridge Tower…
Rank this Week: 86

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…
Rank this Week: 1597

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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