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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: 77

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 28

    Alternative Business Structure Discussion in Canada

    Alternative Business Structure Discussion in Canada
    The Law Society of Upper Canada ABS Working Group released a discussion paper last fall and called for comment. The responses received and a summary of the responses are now available.
  • Feb 27

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman
    Monroe's Hofstra colleague, Susan Saab Fortney, passes along this news: Thanks to everyone for their reflections and words of condolence related to the passing of Monroe. As Roy Simon mentioned, from the day I arrived at Hofstra, Monroe was…
  • Feb 26

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky sends along the terribly sad news that our dear colleague, friend, and co-blogger Monroe Freedman passed away this morning. From Ellen's email: It is with profound sadness that I let you know that Monroe Freedman…
Rank this Week: 143

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 28

    Court Considers "Grave Injustice" Exception To Reciprocal Discipline

    Court Considers "Grave Injustice" Exception To Reciprocal Discipline
    An unusual reciprocal discipline case will be argued in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on April 9th. The attorney was disbarred in Alabama. The D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended a 90-day suspension with…
  • Feb 28

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded
    The Delaware Supreme Court imposed a public reprimand of a criminal defense attorney who violated the terms of a protective order that he had a hand in drafting. The court For the reasons meticulously outlined by the Board, the record...
  • Feb 27

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay
    A busy day in Kansas for gender-based misconduct. A district court judge was suspended without pay for 90 days by the Kansas Supreme Court based on these findings Respondent engaged in harassment as well as gender bias by making repeated...
Rank this Week: 187

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: 221

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/
  • Feb 27

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.
    What an amazing person.  Hat tip to The Faculty Lounge for this sad but important news.
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
Rank this Week: 482

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…
Rank this Week: 760

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 27

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient
    Processes are the means by which we get things done, and checklists can keep us on top of what needs to get done. That’s why pilots, surgeons and astronauts use checklists extensively. They help eliminate the fear of forgetting…
  • Feb 26

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim
    Every lawyer wrestles with getting and keeping clients. Actually, it is quite normal to constantly wonder: "Where do I start?" "Are we spending enough on marketing ... or spending too much on the wrong things?" "What are the right things?"…
  • Feb 25

    Can You Be a Better Boss?

    Can You Be a Better Boss?
    Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Supervising staff can be a challenge, but any lawyer can be a good boss with a little conscious effort. In this edition of "Ask the…
Rank this Week: 1745

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: 1618

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 20

    A Corny Conflicts Title, A Not-So-Sweet Disqualification

    A Corny Conflicts Title, A Not-So-Sweet Disqualification
    We covered the preliminary ruling late last year, which now has been updated: "Law firm Squire Patton Boggs removed from corn syrup lawsuit after merger" -- "A U.S. judge has disqualified newly-merged law firm Squire Patton Boggs from…
  • Feb 19

    Event: San Francisco Risk Roundtable

    Event: San Francisco Risk Roundtable
    We're pleased to announce our upcoming Risk Roundtable set for San Francisco on Wednesday, March 11th at the office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Improving the ROI in your COI (conflicts of…
  • Feb 18

    Event: Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM)

    Event: Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM)
    The 14th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference which will be held February 25–27, 2015 in Chicago. The LMRM Conference will again offer interactive panels led by leaders in their fields, who are professional…
Rank this Week: 2524

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
  • 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…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 2110

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Feb 16

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear
    Over the years there have been a number of proposals to permit jury verdicts in civil cases in Vermont to be made by less than a unanimous vote. Debate over these proposals seems to largely divide the bar along the lines of the clients the…
  • Feb 13

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”
    At its meeting in Houston, Texas on Monday, February 9, the American Bar Association House of Delegates called for the repeal of “Stand your Ground” laws. Some 33 states have adopted Stand Your Ground laws. At common law,…
  • Feb 4

    Got Link Rot? Try Permalink!

    Got Link Rot? Try Permalink!
    Jill Lepore’s article, The Cobweb: Can the Internet be Archived?, from last week’s New Yorker (January 26, 2015) discusses an issue for courts and lawyers. Footnoting, a lawyerly habit, is all about documenting your proof. As…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1885

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: 2389

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3781

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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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 24

    Dickens All Over Again

    Dickens All Over Again
    Charles Dickens became famous writing novels about the social evils of 19th Century London. One such evil was the debtor prison from which poor Londoners could never escape the consequences of their poverty.  Now we […]
  • Feb 14

    The Status Quo is Always Invincible–Until It Isn’t

    The Status Quo is Always Invincible–Until It Isn’t
    The Justice Department’s decision to voluntarily disclose a legal memo narrowing the  NSA’s authority to gain access to private census information is good news on many counts.…
  • Feb 9

    Our Potemkin Village

    Our Potemkin Village
    The Devil is always in the details.  In an earlier post  I  commented on Judge Jed Rakoff’s  statement that our celebrated  jury trial  accounts for less than  3 percent  of convictions in federal…
Rank this Week: 3330

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/
Rank this Week: 3585

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 6

    A Little Diligence on Local Businesses Goes a Long Way Toward Preventing Fraud

    A Little Diligence on Local Businesses Goes a Long Way Toward Preventing Fraud
    We pretty regularly find ourselves blogging about small business owners that draw people into scams.  We’ve seen the would-be movie executive, the sweet-talking investment solicitor, the landscaper and the produce company owner.…
  • Jan 15

    Increasing Transparency of UK Company Ownership

    Increasing Transparency of UK Company Ownership
    UK lawmakers recently unveiled a new plan to fight domestic and international corruption within its borders.  From the perspective of investigators tasked with uncovering hidden assets, the most striking piece of this legislation is the…
  • Dec 28

    FINRA and Due Diligence: On-Site Checks Are Indispendible

    FINRA and Due Diligence: On-Site Checks Are Indispendible
    Due diligence is all about following up on red flags, but if you don’t find them, there’s nothing on which to follow up. Thus, our tireless refrain: turn over every piece of public record information you can about a person, and…
Rank this Week: 3242

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: 3766

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: 3470

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: 2867

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: 3874