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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/
  • Nov 21

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on Technical Ground

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on Technical Ground
    It is unfortunate to see a legal malpractice case be dismissed on technical grounds.  Here,in Cullin v Spiess  2014 NY Slip Op 07975  Decided on November 19, 2014   the Appellate Division, Second Department found that…
  • Nov 20

    A Fee Claim, An Arbitration, A Lawsuit, A Counterclaim for Legal Malpractice

    A Fee Claim, An Arbitration, A Lawsuit, A Counterclaim for Legal Malpractice
     One piece of advice repeated endlessly at CLEs is that attorney fee cases created legal malpractice counterclaims.  In Jeffrey M. Rosenblum, P.C. v Casano  2014 NY Slip Op 51629(U)  Decided on November 19, 2014…
  • Nov 18

    Legal Malpractice and A Storybook Divorce

    Legal Malpractice and A Storybook Divorce
    Reading between the lines,Manus v Flamm  2013 NY Slip Op 07683 [111 AD3d 525]  November 19, 2013  Appellate Division, First Department sounds like a 1930's romantic divorce movie.  Husband marries glamorous starlet, gives…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
Rank this Week: 255

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: 302

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/
  • Nov 21

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has reversed an order denying judicial recusal and ordered that the entire Bergen County judiciary be recused from a criminal case. The reason? The defendant has allegedly threatened the lives of two county…
  • Nov 21

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied an application to sit for the July 2014 bar examination but will permit the applicant to reapply at a later date. The problem involved the applicant's law school admission non-disclosure of alcohol-related…
  • Nov 20

    Unconditionally Rejected

    Unconditionally Rejected
    The Florida Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant who received his law degree in April 2005 and passed the bar exam in February 2006. The court rejected the recommendation of the Board of Bar Examiners to admit the...
Rank this Week: 387

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/
  • Nov 20

    Risk News: Conflicts & Disqualification (Accusations & Attempts)

    Risk News: Conflicts & Disqualification (Accusations & Attempts)
    First, from Law360 (paywall/free trial): "Wiley Rein Fights Atty's DQ Bid In Continental Policy Suit" --  "Wiley Rein LLP on Monday told a New York federal judge that the firm shouldn’t be disqualified from representing…
  • Nov 19

    White Paper: Law Firm Information Security & Confidentiality - Managing the Delicate Balance

    White Paper: Law Firm Information Security & Confidentiality - Managing the Delicate Balance
    ILTA's recently published Fall White Paper features an article on the increasingly complex challenge of balancing compliance vs. convenience when it comes to law firm information security.  Co-authored by Rudy Moliere (Director of…
  • Nov 18

    Decisions of Note: Conflicts Allegations & Disqualification

    Decisions of Note: Conflicts Allegations & Disqualification
    When it comes to expert Bill Freivogel, we're not exactly sure when he has time to do things other than legal research (though we know he does). Here are several recent decisions he's flagged:"HLP Props., LLC v. Con. Ed. Co. of N.Y.,…
Rank this Week: 1369

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

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

http://onlawyering.com
  • Nov 19

    The Collateral Consequences Resource Center Goes Live!

    The Collateral Consequences Resource Center Goes Live!
    I am delighted to be a founding Director of the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, Inc.  Here is the announcement of our new website: “The Collateral Consequences Resource Center website is launching on November 19,…
  • Oct 19

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?

    Ched Evans Out of Prison: Should He be Allowed to Return to Football?
    Take a look at this story about Ched Evans, an English footballer who played for Sheffield United, released from prison after serving half of a 5 year term for raping a 19 year-old girl. He was making $4.8 million dollars a year before his…
  • Oct 13

    After All, It’s Indoor Work And There Is No Heavy Lifting

    After All, It’s Indoor Work And There Is No Heavy Lifting
    Viewed from a certain perspective, practicing law is a lot of work. But the right question is “compared to what?” The summer after my freshmen year in college, I took a job with a man named Luke. He ran a small business…
Rank this Week: 1268

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/
  • Nov 11

    Watching The Watchdog: State ethics committee member steals $3 million

    Watching The Watchdog: State ethics committee member steals $3 million
    We’ve noted before the frequency of problems with lawyers who deal with the elderly, or anyone who needs a guardian or has an estate that needs to be watched for them.  Older people often have substantial assets and may have…
  • Nov 9

    DIY Criminal Law: Georgia replacing prisoners’ lawyers with legal database

    DIY Criminal Law: Georgia replacing prisoners’ lawyers with legal database
    Picking on unpopular groups, like prisoners, is how some politicians woo votes.   Before every election there is a race to panic the public about non-existent criminal epidemics as an excuse to jack up the sentences, take away…
  • Nov 7

    Psychic-Client Privilege: Lawyer-psychic doubles as psychic-lawyer

    Psychic-Client Privilege: Lawyer-psychic doubles as psychic-lawyer
    One reason why so many clients complain about their legal fees is that, unlike mechanics, plumbers, and doctors, the value of legal services can often be hard to see — it’s ephemeral.  Even the best legal work can look like…
Rank this Week: 1096

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: 1429

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: 1353

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: 2019

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…
Rank this Week: 1875

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
  • Nov 21

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work
    How long have you been a subscriber to Attorney at Work? Those of you who have been with us from the very beginning have been receiving “one really good idea every day” since December 2010. By our count, today marks 1,000 really…
  • Nov 20

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?
    Question: “I’m a young female lawyer working in a midsize law firm. It’s fairly obvious that women are treated as second-class citizens around here. Are there ways that you have seen to effectively battle this bias —…
  • Nov 19

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm
    Businesses of all shapes and sizes set aside time at year's end to review their mission statement, strategic plan and operational plan. Unfortunately, few solo and small law firms see the value in using these particular business-planning…
Rank this Week: 2987

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
  • 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.
  • 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)
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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/
  • Nov 17

    2 Reasons Undercover Investigations Aren't Right for You

    2 Reasons Undercover Investigations Aren't Right for You
    The big heavy breathing lead story in the Sunday New York Times this week was about the increasing number of government agencies using undercover operations to detect law breakers of all kinds. The Small Business Administration, the IRS, even…
  • Nov 3

    Is the Suzuki Violin Method Founder Really the Biggest Fraud in Musical History?

    Is the Suzuki Violin Method Founder Really the Biggest Fraud in Musical History?
    We recently blogged here about surprising facts we’d found when doing diligence on expert witnesses.  We’ve looked into so many people and companies that we’re rarely taken aback when we find that someone left something…
  • Oct 7

    Medical Records on Facebook? Tread Carefully

    Medical Records on Facebook? Tread Carefully
    While clients who ought to know better frequently ask us to get banking and cell phone records, a request for a medical record is far more rare. All three are illegal for us to obtain without a court order by federal statute in nearly any…
Rank this Week: 3100

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: 3327

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    This ABA Ethics Opinion Makes Me Sad About the State of the Legal Profession

    This ABA Ethics Opinion Makes Me Sad About the State of the Legal Profession
    It’s unethical for prosecutors to lend out letterhead to debt collectors, ABA opinion says. The ABA has issued an ethics opinion (No. 469) which provides that prosecutors should not lend their stationery to debt collectors. Some…
  • Nov 7

    Former Navy Seal Sues His Lawyers For Legal Malpractice

    Former Navy Seal Sues His Lawyers For Legal Malpractice
    Former Navy SEAL, Author of Bin Laden Best Seller, May Face Costly Penalties, Lawyer Says – NYTimes.com. The former Navy Seal who wrote a book on the Bin Laden raid has filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against his former lawyers. He…
  • Nov 7

    Indiana Court Holds That County Commissioners Can Sue Their Attorney For Legal Malpractice

    Indiana Court Holds That County Commissioners Can Sue Their Attorney For Legal Malpractice
    VISSING v. CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF AVIATION COMMISSIONERS, Ind: Court of Appeals 2014 – Google Scholar. The malpractice lawsuit arose out of an effort to claim, by eminent domain, certain property, which was to be used to an airport. In…
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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/
Rank this Week: 3272

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: 4881

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: 2403

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: 3801