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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/
  • Feb 27

    Prof. Richard Susskind on Upgrading Justice

    Prof. Richard Susskind on Upgrading Justice
    Professor Richard Susskind delivered an address at Harvard Law School earlier this month. His talks on the future of law practice are well-known and we have seen many of his predictions already come true. Thanks to Harvard for posting the...
  • Feb 13

    Digital Edge podcast: The Importance of Legal Writing

    Digital Edge podcast: The Importance of Legal Writing
    Does quality writing really make you a better lawyer? On this episode of The Digital Edge, The Importance of Legal Writing, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss legal writing with Gary Kinder, founder of the editing program WordRake.…
  • Feb 6

    How to Ethically Use Technology in Your Practice - Free Webinar this week

    How to Ethically Use Technology in Your Practice - Free Webinar this week
    I am teaching a free webinar on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm CENTRAL time. It is titled: How to Ethically Use Technology in Your Practice It is sponsored by MyCase. Here is the information: Keeping client confidences secure...
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Feb 27

    Oops! Correction to AALS Section Officers/Exec Board Post

    Oops! Correction to AALS Section Officers/Exec Board Post
    Our apologies to Jenn Car! She was incorrectly listed as still being at UNLV. She is now at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The corrected Exec Board list is below: Chair: Danielle Kocal (Pace) Chair-Elect: Staci Rucker (Dayton) Secretary:…
  • Feb 26

    Spring Break - Already??!!

    Spring Break - Already??!!
    This has been the week when students suddenly have realized that it is only two weeks to our law school's Spring Break. The reactions have been joy or trepidation. Here are some of the comments: The joy group: I'm going...
  • Feb 25

    Do You Know Who Your Exec Board and Officers Are for AALS Section on Academic Support?

    Do You Know Who Your Exec Board and Officers Are for AALS Section on Academic Support?
    In case you were not at the January 2017 business meeting and are wondering who to contact about the AALS Section on Academic Support, here is a list of the 2017-2018 leadership: Chair: Danielle Kocal (Pace) Chair-Elect: Staci Rucker…
Rank this Week: 678

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: 882

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: 788

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: 595

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/
  • Feb 24

    Jury Finds Facebook’s “Oculus Rift” Runs on Stolen Technology; $500 Million Verdict

    Jury Finds Facebook’s “Oculus Rift” Runs on Stolen Technology; $500 Million Verdict
    By Adam Roberts On February 1, 2017, a jury in the Northern District of Texas found that Facebook’s recently acquired virtual reality (“VR”) technology, “Oculus Rift,” infringed on copyrighted source code owned…
  • Feb 22

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”
    By Grady Hepworth Isaac Asimov’s 1942 short story “Runaround” is credited for creating the famous “Three Laws of Robotics.” Asimov’s Laws, although theoretically fictional (and most recently featured in the…
  • Feb 17

    Journey to the Past?

    Journey to the Past?
    By Danielle Ollero Last October, our Blog discussed the legal woes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It may come as no surprise that Hamilton is not the only show plagued by litigation. Many of us may remember the animated film…
Rank this Week: 943

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
  • Feb 4

    Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear Lawyers Who Argue “Gonzo Logic”

    Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear Lawyers Who Argue “Gonzo Logic”
    While President Trump’s opponent are having a large-scale melt-down over his recent appointments, perhaps the most consequential of these appointments is his nomination of Justice  Neil Grosuch to replace the late Justice Scalia on…
  • 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…
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/
  • Feb 27

    Defense Secretary Mattis Should Say “No Thank You” to Increased Defense Spending Financed By Cuts in Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

    Defense Secretary Mattis Should Say “No Thank You” to Increased Defense Spending Financed By Cuts in Diplomacy and Foreign Aid
    The White House said on Monday that President Trump will propose a $54 billion increase in military spending, to be financed primarily by cuts in the budgets of other agencies, including the State Department.   White House…
  • Feb 27

    Putin in Syria, 2017

    Putin in Syria, 2017
    Now that he has established a firm foothold in Syria following 18 months of direct military intervention, Russia’s strongman, Vladimir Putin, has to politically safeguard his gains in order to ensure their long-term consolidation…
  • Feb 27

    An Unconventional Test Case for Civilian Control of the Military

    An Unconventional Test Case for Civilian Control of the Military
    President Trump’s appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor has generally been lauded, whether in recognition of McMaster’s strengths, his predecessor’s weaknesses, or both.…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Feb 20

    Good employment lawyers vs. great employment lawyer

    Good employment lawyers vs. great employment lawyer
    Grading papers for my employment law class forced me to think through what separated the good papers from the great papers; and then, that got me thinking "what separates great employment lawyers from good employment lawyers?" Here's what I…
  • Feb 16

    Lawffice Links - Some labor new

    Lawffice Links - Some labor new
    A few labor stories of interest:Long-rumored, but official as of yesterday: Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor. He had a slew of problems, including a housekeeper who worked for him illegally, advertising campaigns for…
  • Feb 7

    SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch on extended leave as a reasonable accommodation

    SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch on extended leave as a reasonable accommodation
    I don't usually cover two-year old decisions from outside of my jurisdiction, but this case has (1) a hot employment law topic; and (2) the opinion was written by Judge Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. The decision is…
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/
  • Jan 23

    GEICO Verdicts and Settlements in Oregon in 2016

    GEICO Verdicts and Settlements in Oregon in 2016
    Below is a list of GEICO settlements and verdicts in Oregon in 2016. Oregon: $120,000 Verdict. An adult female is driving in the left lane of a three-lane, one-way road when she is struck by a vehicle attempting to make a left turn from 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 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…
Rank this Week: 722

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: 589

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/
  • Feb 17

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced that he had selected federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Many praised Trump on his nomination, citing…
  • Feb 3

    The Great Debate over Sanctuary Citie

    The Great Debate over Sanctuary Citie
    The term “sanctuary city” has been widely used in the great debate over immigration policy and protections. Opponents of sanctuary cities claim that policy protects undocumented immigrants from criminal prosecution, where…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 131

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Feb 27

    10 Elements of a Successful Law Firm Website Home Page

    10 Elements of a Successful Law Firm Website Home Page
    Your law firm website can be a great tool to capture prospective clients, but you need to make sure it follows some simple rules for success. Here are 10 tips to help make that happen. 10 Elements of a Successful Law Firm Website Home Page…
  • Feb 24

    How Lawyers Work: Sam Glover, Editor in Chief of Lawyerist.com

    How Lawyers Work: Sam Glover, Editor in Chief of Lawyerist.com
    In this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Sam Glover, founder and Editor in Chief of Lawyerist. He writes, speaks, and podcasts about legal innovation, the legal technology industry, access to justice, and more. How Lawyers…
  • Feb 24

    Lawyers, Stop Writing (and Saying) These Things Immediately

    Lawyers, Stop Writing (and Saying) These Things Immediately
    Wherever lawyers stand on legalese, they should, at least, stand on reason. Lawyers, Stop Writing (and Saying) These Things Immediately 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/
  • Feb 26

    T1699/15 : pas de répartition des frai

    T1699/15 : pas de répartition des frai
    Selon l'intimée la requérante n'a prévenu de son absence que tardivement, la veille de la procédure orale à 14 heures. Dans la mesure ou l'intimée avait indiqué son souhait de n'assister…
  • Feb 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine, je vous propose un dispositif servant à la fois d'oreiller et de casque de protection. Brevet US3538508
  • Feb 21

    R12/14 : requêtes finale

    R12/14 : requêtes finale
    La présente décision concerne une requête en révision contre la décision J1/13. En première instance, la section de dépôt avait rejeté la requête en restitutio in…
Rank this Week: 636

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/
  • Feb 26

    How to Handle Assault and Battery Case

    How to Handle Assault and Battery Case
    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there was no significant change in the rate of overall violent crime that includes sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault in 2015 compared to 2014 in the U.S. The…
  • Feb 24

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Hearing ‘America First,’ European Nations Jockey to Be Second. I try to avoid partisan politics on this blog, but some things are just too funny to ignore. With President Trump saying he will make America “first”…
  • Feb 24

    What You Need to Know about Government Liability for Auto Accident

    What You Need to Know about Government Liability for Auto Accident
    If you get in an accident, the procedure is typically simple. You file a police accident report to show fault, trade insurance cards, and let your insurance company handle the rest. In some cases, you may then file a civil lawsuit. If you are…
Rank this Week: 813

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: 658

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/
  • Feb 21

    Key questions project managers should ask

    Key questions project managers should ask
    By Jim Hassett and Natasha Chetty, LegalBizDev Effective project management starts by asking the right questions. While there are hundreds of questions managers can ask, this list summarizes the most critical ones. It is organized in terms of…
  • Feb 14

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment
    By Mike Egnatchik, LegalBizDev, in collaboration with several clients Hypothetical Facts ClientCo acquired the assets of a company Carpart which manufactures high performance parts for cars. One product line was a battery that goes into fuel…
  • Feb 7

    How to write a statement of work

    How to write a statement of work
    By Mike Egnatchik and Jim Hassett, LegalBizDev Legal cases and transactions can have unpredictable aspects, sometimes beyond the control of the best managers and planners. Therefore, flexibility is key. Legal project management is all about…
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/
  • Feb 24

    The Reading List (2017, No. 8)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 8)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended February 24, 2017***Overbroad Non-Competes in VirginiaThis week's first two updates could be called a Tale of Two Non-Competes.A federal district court in Virginia ruled that an employee's…
  • Feb 17

    The Reading List (2017, No. 7)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 7)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended February 17, 2017***Choice-of-Forum ClausesThe Illinois case of Aon, PLC v. Heffernan, No. 1:16-cv-1924, shows the difficulty of transferring a non-compete case in federal court when the…
  • Feb 10

    The Reading List (2017, No. 6)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 6)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended February 10, 2017***Georgia Blue-Penciling of Restrictive CovenantsLast December, a federal district court in Georgia limited courts' ability to modify overbroad restrictive covenants.…
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/
  • Feb 10

    LinkedIn's New Interface: A Brief Overview

    LinkedIn's New Interface: A Brief Overview
    You may not have seen it yet, but LinkedIn has revamped its user interface recently, in part to make desktop and mobile versions of LinkedIn more consistent. If the new interface hasn't come to your LinkedIn account yet, it will...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 947

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 27

    Leave Kellyanne Conway Alone

    Leave Kellyanne Conway Alone
    I have an essay in Slate today, explaining why the recent disciplinary complaint -- signed by 15 legal ethics professors -- against Kellyanne Conway is a very bad idea. In a nutshell, The professors no doubt have faith in the...
  • Feb 23

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway
    The Washington Post reports that fifteen law professors have filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway claiming that she engaged in conduct “involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” The article links to the…
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
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/
  • Feb 27

    Osgoode Law unveils three-year strategic plan

    Osgoode Law unveils three-year strategic plan
    The dean of Osgoode Hall Law School says accessibility for students and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples are key goals for the school in its strategic plan stretching until 2020.Lorne Sossin says the school has identified five key areas…
  • Feb 27

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 27, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 27, 2017
    CanadaPolice to provide update in case of TTC collector shot in neck in 2012, Canadian PressPrison violence costs Canada about $10 million in legal fees: investigator, Canadian PressCSIS saw 'no high privacy risks' with metadata crunching now…
  • Feb 24

    Judge certifies transvaginal mesh class action

    Judge certifies transvaginal mesh class action
    An Ontario judge has certified a class action lawsuit against medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Ltd., in what lawyers say is the first successfully certified contested action concerning transvaginal meshes in Canada.In Vester v.…
Rank this Week: 394

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Gaughan on Post-Watergate Campaign Finance Reform

    Gaughan on Post-Watergate Campaign Finance Reform
    Anthony J Gaughan, Drake University Law School, has posted The Forty-Year War on Money in Politics: Watergate, FECA, and the Future of Campaign Finance Reform, which appears in the Ohio State Law Journal 77 (2016): 791-837:This article…
  • Feb 27

    Stollberg-Rilinger on the Holy Roman Empire

    Stollberg-Rilinger on the Holy Roman Empire
    We have another 2015 title for you: The Emperor's Old Clothes: Constitutional History and the Symbolic Language of the Holy Roman Empire. The book's author in its original German is Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, University of Münster. It…
  • Feb 26

    Raffield's "Art of Law in Shakespeare"

    Raffield's "Art of Law in Shakespeare"
    Paul Raffield, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, has just published The Art of Law in Shakespeare (Hart Publishing):Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law…
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 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…
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: 515

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/
  • Feb 27

    The End of the Cost-Benefit State?

    The End of the Cost-Benefit State?
    Some scholars have proclaimed a vision of the regulatory state centering on cost-benefit analysis (CBA). They mean that quantitive comparisons of costs and benefits is now the foundation of regulatory decisions,…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding why California housing costs so much

    Understanding why California housing costs so much
    Housing costs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles continue to get a lot of attention in the press and academic literature.  This New York Times article highlights this recent paper from Ed Glaeser at Harvard and Joe Gyourko at Penn –…
  • Feb 23

    Conservatives as Environmentalist

    Conservatives as Environmentalist
    Scott Pruitt’s appointment as head of EPA illustrates how conservatism has become synonymous with anti-environmentalism.  But that’s really a drastic oversimplification, as I explain in a new paper about…
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/
  • Feb 26

    Denial Hawai'in Style

    Denial Hawai'in Style
    The Hawai'i Supreme Court has denied reinstatement to a petitioner who had been reciprocally disbarred based on his voluntary license revocation in Georgia. we find and conclude, after careful and thorough review, that Petitioner Duru failed…
  • Feb 26

    Interim Suspension For Attorney Who "Respectfully Refuse[d] To Answer Any Questions"

    Interim Suspension For Attorney Who "Respectfully Refuse[d] To Answer Any Questions"
    An interim suspension has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department of an attorney admitted in 1961. In September 2016, a member of the law firm where respondent had been employed since April 2015,...
  • Feb 26

    Reprimand For "Sloppy And Careless" Bankruptcy Representation

    Reprimand For "Sloppy And Careless" Bankruptcy Representation
    The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers publicly reprimanded an attorney for incompetent handling of a bankruptcy matter that involved property jointly owned by divorced spouses. The summary from the Board's web page On November 26, 2012,…
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: 951

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
  • Feb 27

    Internet of Things, Smart Contracts, Intelligent Machines – Singapore

    Internet of Things, Smart Contracts, Intelligent Machines – Singapore
    The Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia (CEBCLA) at Singapore Management University presents the 1st Future of Law Conference: The Internet of Things, Smart Contracts and Intelligent Machines Oct....
  • Feb 27

    Bridging Gap Between Fed Cts & USPTO – Boston, MA

    Bridging Gap Between Fed Cts & USPTO – Boston, MA
    Boston University School of Law and the Journal of Science and Technology Law presented Bridging the Gap between the Federal Courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office Feb....
  • Feb 27

    Business & Human Rights Scholars Conf. – Santa Clara, CA

    Business & Human Rights Scholars Conf. – Santa Clara, CA
    The Santa Clara University School of Law, the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, the University of Washington School of Law, the NYU Stern Center for Business and...
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/
  • Feb 27

    Perju on Proportionality & Stare Decisi

    Perju on Proportionality & Stare Decisi
    Vlad Perju (Boston College - Law School) has posted Proportionality and Stare Decisis: Proposal for a New Structure (Forthcoming, Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges (Vicki C. Jackson & Mark Tushnet, eds., Cambridge University…
  • Feb 27

    Percival on the Role of Courts in Global Environmental Law

    Percival on the Role of Courts in Global Environmental Law
    Robert V. Percival (University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted The 'Greening' of the Global Judiciary (Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Throughout history the…
  • Feb 27

    Alberstein, Gabay-Egozim, Bogoch on Formalism in Israeli Law

    Alberstein, Gabay-Egozim, Bogoch on Formalism in Israeli Law
    Michal Alberstein, Limor Gabay-Egozi and Bryna Bogoch (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University and Bar-Ilan University - Interdisciplinary Department of Social Studies) have posted Formalisms of Law: The Fluctuating Paths of…
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: 298

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Feb 10

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference
    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest…
  • Feb 10

    visiting position at Washburn

    visiting position at Washburn
    The Washburn University School of Law invites applications for the position of Visiting Associate Professor of Law (VAP) in its Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing (LARW) program. Washburn’s LARW program is staffed by four tenured or…
  • Feb 9

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest to those who coach moot court teams and…
Rank this Week: 156

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Feb 27

    Trump is Giving Power Back to Wall Street with Another Executive Order

    Trump is Giving Power Back to Wall Street with Another Executive Order
    In the wake of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and the many bank failures that substantially contributed to the recession itself, the nation was calling out for laws ensuring that banks “too big to fail” never again caused a…
  • Feb 24

    Immigration Ban 101: Understanding Trump’s Executive Order

    Immigration Ban 101: Understanding Trump’s Executive Order
    Trump’s executive order on immigration has created mass confusion, waves of legal battles, and incited outrage across the nation.  In the chaos that ensued after the executive order dropped, legal professionals began filing…
  • Feb 23

    Retirement May Have to Wait After Trump’s Latest Executive Order

    Retirement May Have to Wait After Trump’s Latest Executive Order
    The presidential orders continue to come thick and fast from the Trump administration.  One of President Trump’s most recent orders, titled Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule, takes aim at deregulating those who invest…
Rank this Week: 557

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