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Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jan 18

    GMail Phishing Attack is Sophisticated and Scary. Protect Yourself

    GMail Phishing Attack is Sophisticated and Scary. Protect Yourself
    This week we learned of a new Gmail phishing attack that is sophisticated, ingenious and is going to compromise a lot of Gmail accounts. Read the Forbes story This Gmail Phishing Attack Is Fooling Even Savvy Users and then share...
  • Jan 16

    Client Confidentiality, Personal Privacy and Digital Security

    Client Confidentiality, Personal Privacy and Digital Security
    Data security and keeping confidential information confidential is an area of concern for everyone who uses computers and the Internet. The number of online threats continue to multiply and the average computer user has to be aware of some…
  • Jan 9

    The Four Corners of Law Practice Management

    The Four Corners of Law Practice Management
    What is the meaning of law practice management today? In the Jan./Feb 2017 issue of Law Practice Magazine, I try to briefly provide a framework of the basics in my column, the Four Corners of Law Practice Management. Can you...
Rank this Week: 406

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jan 20

    Academy Fight Song

    Academy Fight Song
    As your grades are coming in, you may be less than happy with how things are turning out. Use this to your advantage. In all honesty, the best thing that ever happened to me during my college career was getting...
  • Jan 19

    Dr. Martin Luther King, "The Letter from the Birmingham Jail," and IRAC?

    Dr. Martin Luther King, "The Letter from the Birmingham Jail," and IRAC?
    Continuing from Professor Goldie Pritchard's excellent post yesterday regarding "Student Motivation and MLK Celebration Day," on April 13, 1963, Dr. King penned one of the most famous letters of all time: "The Letter from the…
  • Jan 18

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration
    At various points in a given semester, students find themselves unmotivated for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons include managing financial pressures, dealing with academic challenges, feeling lonely, suffering from stress, and…
Rank this Week: 679

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 880

Law Shucks

Law Shucks

A self-deprecating look at life in and after BigLaw

http://lawshucks.com
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch.
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch. Dr. Joseph Dolan: You know, it’s a shame about [Dewey & LeBoeuf].…
  • May 4

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
Rank this Week: 787

Law, Politics & Culture

Law, Politics & Culture

Covers social science approaches to law and legal institutions, legal doctrine and legal policy implementation, and profession issues for academics. By Professors Jeff Yates and Andrew Whitford.

http://lawandcourts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie
    Josh Zingher has posted his paper “An Analysis of the Changing Social Bases of American Political Parties: 1952-2008″ on SSRN. Josh is is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at Binghamton University.  His research…
  • Jan 2

    Binge-watching with Obama

    Binge-watching with Obama
    From Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg View: Obama hearted “Cards” just a few weeks ago when he took aside Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings at a White House meeting of technology gurus to discuss problems with…
  • Dec 23

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?
    If you download this paper, it will change your life — I mean, it will if you believe in the whole ‘Butterfly Effect’ phenomenon …. My co-author, Scott Boddery, recently posted our paper “Do Policy Messengers…
Rank this Week: 594

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 20

    There is Also an App For That

    There is Also an App For That
      By Jessy Nations At the risk of sounding older than my years, it seems we are now demanding an app for everything these days. Even when we don’t need or want an app for something, one inevitably appears. That is, except, for…
  • Jan 18

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing
    By Alex Bullock If you ever find yourself at the grocery store with only your designer handbag to put your apples in, know that the option to carry a canvas tote bag with designer style won’t be going away anytime soon. That’s…
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
Rank this Week: 949

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
  • Jun 16

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 737

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 741

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 22

    When Will Our Judges Speak Out Forcefully Against Perjury?

    When Will Our Judges Speak Out Forcefully Against Perjury?
    In yet another British Columbia family law decision, the court fails to denounce, in the strongest terms, a litigant whose testimony is rife with lies. Yes, this judge addresses credibility, but in the same anemic way that permeates most…
  • Jan 15

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?
    It is common knowledge that a doctor who enters into an intimate relationship with his/her patient will typically lose his license to practice medicine. But what about lawyers? Is a sexual relationship between a lawyer and his client…
  • Dec 31

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?
    You have surely heard the time-worn adage “You get what you pay for”? Often that is true, but not always. The decades-long investigation into the death of 15-year-old Martha Moxley of tony Greenwich, Connecticut in 1975 ultimately…
Rank this Week: 714

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Rethinking Homeland Security

    Rethinking Homeland Security
    For those intersted in the enterprise of homeland security and its operations, my Heritage colleague David Inserra has just published a lenghty, comprehensive review of DHS in which he argues for a fundamental reset of priorities.  You…
  • Jan 22

    Three Observations on China's Approach to State Action in Cyberspace

    Three Observations on China's Approach to State Action in Cyberspace
    We just returned from 36 hours in Beijing as part of a small group of American academics and government representatives to meet with Chinese counterparts about contemporary issues in cybersecurity.  This is the 10th round of this…
  • Jan 22

    Will Trump Make Iran His Partner or His Adversary?

    Will Trump Make Iran His Partner or His Adversary?
    Editor’s Note: Of all the many uncertainties about Trump's foreign policy, the question of Iran looms among the largest. The Obama administration moved U.S.-Iran relations from abysmal to bad, and both Republicans and Democrats heavily…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 19

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016
    The EEOC just released its enforcement and litigation data for FY 2016. You know what that means... updated chart! Overall, the number of charges increased for the second straight year to 91,503 (still far short of 99,000+ in 2010, 2011, and…
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a ton of cases (16 for people who prefer precision). The exciting news on the employment law front is that the Court will hear three (now consolidated) cases addressing the issue of…
  • Jan 12

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim
    The ADEA protects employees over the age of 40 from age discrimination. In Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, the Third Circuit analyzed whether a subgroup of employees older than 40 can bring a disparate impact claim:Disparate-impact…
Rank this Week: 630

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 281

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

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

    Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuit

    Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuit
    Juries have not been impressed with Johnson & Johnson’s Arguments Out of nowhere, talcum powder ovarian cancer cases became the hottest mass tort case.  What happened and where are we now in these lawsuits? The Product and the…
  • Nov 14

    Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuit

    Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuit
    Juries have not been impressed with Johnson & Johnson’s Arguments Out of nowhere, talcum powder ovarian cancer cases became the hottest mass tort case.  What happened and where are we now in these lawsuits? The Product and the…
  • Nov 11

    Cauda Equina Syndrome Settlements and Verdict

    Cauda Equina Syndrome Settlements and Verdict
    Cauda Equina Syndrome is a neurological disorder that stems from an injury to the bundle of nerve roots that exit the spinal cord. Cauda equina frequently leads to medical malpractice lawsuits. The treatment for Cauda Equina Syndrome is…
Rank this Week: 723

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 590

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Jan 20

    The Legalities of Amazon’s Echo

    The Legalities of Amazon’s Echo
    Recently, prosecutors involved in a 2015 Arkansas murder case have included Amazon’s Echo as technology-based evidence.The Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, connecting to the Alexa Voice Service to play music,…
  • Jan 6

    Inside Trump’s EPA Pick and Possible Implication

    Inside Trump’s EPA Pick and Possible Implication
    On December 7, 2016, President-elect Trump chose Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his nominee to head the Environment Protection Agency, better known as the EPA. Some have said that Pruitt is a climate change denier and an advocate…
  • Dec 21

    The Supreme Court Under President Trump

    The Supreme Court Under President Trump
    After a fight to the finish, Donald J. Trump has been elected President of the United States. With his presidency comes the role of appointing Justices to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has had its share of controversy. So who will…
Rank this Week: 131

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 13

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App

    LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web App
    LEAP legal practice management software just became first to market with a cloud-based document assembly solution. LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web Apps was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 13

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano

    Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano
    This week, Sam talks with Michele DeStefano, law professor and founder of LawWithoutWalls, about how to be a creative problem solver. Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano was originally published on…
  • Sep 12

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment

    MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payment
    MyCase users who currently accept credit card payments using Authorize.Net have until the end of 2016 to switch to MyCase Payments. MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payments was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 125

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014
    According to Forbes Online, there are 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014. Jaysen Myers, the contributing author, gives his view of these trends, but we will take a different spin here in this article. Content marketing will be…
  • May 10

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy
    Content marketing is a relatively new term that continues to gain a more cohesive definition by the day. Marketing the content on a blog is a job within itself. Those that attempt to market and write their own blogs often fall short as there…
  • Apr 15

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity
    Facebook, as a platform, loves activity, and they provide you with real estate when you establish your page. There are elements of the page that you can control. Learning to maximize these elements and make the most of the real estate can…
Rank this Week: 994

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    T123/15 : contenu du mémoire de recour

    T123/15 : contenu du mémoire de recour
    Nous avons vu mercredi ce que devait contenir l'acte de recours. S'agissant du mémoire de recours, la règle 99(2) CBE prévoit qu'il doit "présenter les motifs pour lesquels il y a lieu d'annuler la…
  • Jan 17

    T2561/11 : contenu de l'acte de recour

    T2561/11 : contenu de l'acte de recour
    Selon la règle 99 CBE, l'acte de recours doit indiquer le nom et l'adresse du requérant, identifier la décision attaquée et contenir une requête définissant l'objet du recours. Dans le cas…
  • Jan 15

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Merci d’envoyer vos CV et lettre de motivation par mail à Aude JACHEET à l’adresse : jobs@genfit.com, en mentionnant la référence de l’offre d’emploi (GF360) Lien vers l'annonce
Rank this Week: 635

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 938

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jan 19

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Have you heard of cell phone crashing? It’s hilarious. The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
  • Jan 19

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit
    When you live in a colder climate, winter rain, ice and snow can quickly cause accidents. Some seasonal holiday traditions also result in personal injuries. Most of these events are preventable. Consider the following five most common causes…
  • Jan 18

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It
    No one wants to imagine the possibility of dealing with medical malpractice. You just want to be treated properly and get over the illness or ailment that you are dealing with. Still, it is important to recognize that malpractice is common.…
Rank this Week: 815

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 659

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 10

    Walk For Brain Injury In San Francisco

    Walk For Brain Injury In San Francisco
    The Brain Injury Association of California is holding its ninth (9th) annual walk for brain injury in San Francisco and other locations this Summer. The walk is a great opportunity to raise awareness of an injury and disease that impacts…
  • May 6

    Playgrounds And Traumatic Brain Injury

    Playgrounds And Traumatic Brain Injury
    A new study from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has found the incidence of tribes to the ER due to traumatic brain injury among children under 14 increased significantly from 2005 to 2013. Researchers theorized that the…
  • Aug 13

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton
    We have written previously about robotics and exoskeletons helping injury victims. But the importance of this technology cannot be overstated. So when we came across a product like ReWalk Robotics we felt that we really needed to share…
Rank this Week: 449

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jan 17

    How Agile is being used to increase legal marketing innovation at Fasken Martineau

    How Agile is being used to increase legal marketing innovation at Fasken Martineau
    Agile is a highly flexible approach to project management which law firms are just starting to use. I’ve written several posts in this blog about how Agile works and how some lawyers are applying it to improve legal efficiency by...
  • Jan 10

    Case Study: LPM Certification at Davis Wright Tremaine

    Case Study: LPM Certification at Davis Wright Tremaine
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner Since our Certified Legal Project Manager® program began in 2010, we have written several case studies describing participant results, most recently a few months ago. This post summarizes the long-term…
  • Jan 3

    Tip of the month: Develop a defensive marketing plan for 2017

    Tip of the month: Develop a defensive marketing plan for 2017
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: As legal competition continues to get tougher, it’s more important than ever to focus on protecting relationships with the clients you already have. What will you do in 2017 to…
Rank this Week: 672

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 598

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jan 20

    The Reading List (2017, No. 3)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 3)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 20, 2017***New Jersey Non-CompetesNon-compete disputes in the medical device and implant field are a dime a dozen these days. In that realm comes Synthes, Inc. v. Gregoris, No.…
  • Jan 13

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended January 13, 2017***Defend Trade Secrets ActWe have the first district court opinion dealing with the relatively new (and highly controversial) ex parte seizure order available under the…
  • Jan 6

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 6, 2017***Commercial real estate broker Avison Young has sued three former brokers who joined Cushman & Wakefield. According to Crain's Chicago Business, the factual predicate…
Rank this Week: 795

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jan 13

    Productivity Tool Trello Being Acquired - Will It Become Even More Useful?

    Productivity Tool Trello Being Acquired - Will It Become Even More Useful?
    In my Simple Steps column in the January/February 2017 issue of Law Practice magazine, "Get Your To-Do Lists Under Control with These Productivity Tools," I talk about Trello. Launched five years ago, Trello has already acquired over 19…
  • Oct 26

    Can Mindfulness and Meditation Make You A Better Lawyer? [Book Review]

    Can Mindfulness and Meditation Make You A Better Lawyer? [Book Review]
    The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation is a straightforward book which incorporates personal stories, basic introductory information and mindfulness and meditation…
  • Oct 19

    Choosing Office Space for your Law Firm

    Choosing Office Space for your Law Firm
    Office space is one of the biggest expenses for any law firm. What do you need to know when choosing office space? I was recently interviewed by Law Firm Suites about this very issue. Here is an excerpt from the...
Rank this Week: 944

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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 41

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 20

    Launch of StepstoJustice website brings out justice system leader

    Launch of StepstoJustice website brings out justice system leader
    Lawyers, judges, non-profit employees and others attend a launch event for Stepstojustice.ca, on January 18, at the Law Society of Upper Canada. The event was to promote the website, which provides information to navigate legal problems. …
  • Jan 20

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 20, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 20, 2017
    Canada Lawsuit launched after condo council deems Moby Dick restaurant name offensive, Canadian Press RCMP say man and woman killed in head-on collision in Prince Edward Island, Canadian Press Report on security measures for Nova Scotia…
  • Jan 19

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG
    Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi hasn’t been shy about expressing the need to embrace technological advancement when it comes to the province’s justice system. On Jan. 18, at an event at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Naqvi…
Rank this Week: 395

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Call for Applications: the 2017 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program.  "The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) is a multi-day…
  • Jan 20

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump
    The Organization of American Historians has long has a lectureship program, with speakers contributing their fee to the OAH.  It has now launched a new initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump:The 2016…
  • Jan 20

    IRBs and Oral History

    IRBs and Oral History
    We quote from an update from the Organization of American Historians:On January 19 the federal government issued its final rule governing Institutional Review Boards (IRB) which "explicitly removes" oral history and journalism from the…
Rank this Week: 56

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 71

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
  • Jun 2

    You Messed With The Wrong Clerk

    You Messed With The Wrong Clerk
    Dude, it’s not your money. Was it worth risking your life? Okay, don’t answer that since you look pretty good right now. How good would you have looked with a hole in your head? Seriously, just hand over the money. Even if you get…
Rank this Week: 193

Legal Medicine

Legal Medicine

Covers medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation. By Dan Frith and Lauren Morgan Ellerman.

http://legalmedicine.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?
    I am currently reading a magazine written for the long term care industry. There is a column called Dear Dr Jeff wherein readers ask questions and a doctor, Dr. Jeff, presumably a gerontologist, responds.Today the topic is tort reform and Dr.…
  • Jan 27

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB
    This morning I had a conversation with a friend about his Mom needing rehabilitation post surgery.Last week I discussed with a colleague how her Mom had just been discharged from a rehab facility after two falls and two hip fractures (one of…
  • Jan 9

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED
    The New York Times published a great article last week titled, "Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported."The opening sentence says it all:
Rank this Week: 514

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 81

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 20

    President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee & Murr-murs of Behind-the-Scenes Supreme Court Intrigue

    President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee & Murr-murs of Behind-the-Scenes Supreme Court Intrigue
    In his wide-ranging, long-awaited and (to put it mildly) colorful press conference last week, President Trump promised to announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court within two weeks of taking the oath of office.  On this pledge,…
  • Jan 19

    Scott Pruitt, Senator Harris and the California Question

    Scott Pruitt, Senator Harris and the California Question
    Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, elided many questions yesterday and made some somewhat surprising commitments to appease Senate Democrats in response to others (acknowledging that humans…
  • Jan 19

    New Study: California Climate Policies Bringing Over $13 Billion To San Joaquin Valley

    New Study: California Climate Policies Bringing Over $13 Billion To San Joaquin Valley
    Climate policies are under political attack, both in California and nationally. The common argument is that these policies hurt the economy and destroy jobs, particularly in disadvantaged communities. To assess those claims, the Center for…
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • Jan 21

    An Uncool Adult Gets A Two-Year Suspension

    An Uncool Adult Gets A Two-Year Suspension
    A two-year suspension was recently ordered by a Colorado Hearing Board Through an anonymous text on an online application, Brian M. Reed Benight (“Respondent”) volunteered to fulfill a teenage girl’s request for alcohol. When Respondent…
  • Jan 20

    "Same Old, Same Old" Fee: A "Crapload Of Smoke"

    "Same Old, Same Old" Fee: A "Crapload Of Smoke"
    A one-year suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court for an attorney's criminal conduct. The court struggled in balancing the nature of the misconduct with the attorney's dramatic recovery from substance abuse problems. In…
  • Jan 20

    "The Gamut From Outlandish And Extravagant" to "Inspired By Some Actual Event;" Michigan Disbars Attorney Who Falsely Claimed He Was Hockey Olympian

    "The Gamut From Outlandish And Extravagant" to "Inspired By Some Actual Event;" Michigan Disbars Attorney Who Falsely Claimed He Was Hockey Olympian
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board affirmed a panel order of disbarment This case arises out of respondent's numerous misrepresentations, including falsification of his resume beginning prior to and continuing well after his admission to…
Rank this Week: 63

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 952

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 336

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Women in the Law Conference – Boston, MA

    Women in the Law Conference – Boston, MA
    The Northeastern University School of Law will host the ninth annual Women in the Law Conference on May 19, 2017 in Boston, MA. The event will also have a precursor program, “Going...
  • Jan 19

    Animal Law Conference – Portland, OR

    Animal Law Conference – Portland, OR
    Lewis & Clark Law School and the Animal Legal Defense Fund will host the 25th annual Animal Law Conference on Oct. 13-15, 2017 in Portland, OR.
  • Jan 19

    New Directions in Environmental Law Conference – New Haven, CT

    New Directions in Environmental Law Conference – New Haven, CT
    The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy are hosting their seventh annual New Directions in Environmental Law Conference on Feb. 24-25th, 2017 in New Haven, CT. You may register...
Rank this Week: 27

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jan 22

    In Memoriam: William Andrew Norris (1927-2017)

    In Memoriam: William Andrew Norris (1927-2017)
    I am sad to report that William Andrew Norris, who served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit has passed away. I clerked for Norris in 1984-85, and I will miss him more...
  • Jan 22

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick
    Introduction Almost every law student receives some introduction to normative law and economics in their first year of law school. One of the basic ideas of normative law and economics is that the law should be "efficient." But what…
  • Jan 21

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends God and the Secular Legal System by Rafael Domingo. Here is a description: This timely book offers a theistic approach to secular legal systems and demonstrates that these systems are neither agnostic nor…
Rank this Week: 11

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (and sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete...
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 297

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 477

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
Rank this Week: 156

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jan 17

    Can a Miscarriage Be a Wrongful Death Claim?

    Can a Miscarriage Be a Wrongful Death Claim?
    A recent decision from the Alabama Supreme Court allows a woman to proceed forward with a wrongful death suit against her obstetrician after suffering a miscarriage.  While the decision has rocked a few boats, the Court only affirmed…
  • Jan 16

    Bieber and Usher “Usher” Out Copyright Claim

    Bieber and Usher “Usher” Out Copyright Claim
    Many of the most famous musicians have faced high-profile copyright cases accusing them of stealing their music from another artist. From Led Zeppelin to the Beatles to Skrillex to the guy who wrote the Ghostbusters theme song, the list of…
  • Jan 11

    Driving With FaceTime: Apple Faces Lawsuit from Grieving Family

    Driving With FaceTime: Apple Faces Lawsuit from Grieving Family
    Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving. Texting while driving. Both of these activities are major causes of accidents that have now been banned in most states. However, with the development of technology, a new problematic activity…
Rank this Week: 560

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 37