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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 18

    Long-Standing Relationship With Insurer Did Not Establish Conflict

    Long-Standing Relationship With Insurer Did Not Establish Conflict
    The Washington State Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim This case involves claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice against lawyers hired to defend insureds in a civil action where the…
  • Sep 18

    A Contentious Hearing

    A Contentious Hearing
    As is its usual custom, the New Jersey Supreme Court followed the recommendations of the Disciplinary Review Board and imposed censure and reprimand on co-respondent attorneys. Notably, the court-appointed Special Master had proposed…
  • Sep 18

    "The Eyes, The Smile The Mind" Leads To "Your Wife Called Me"

    "The Eyes, The Smile The Mind" Leads To "Your Wife Called Me"
    The North Carolina Office of Counsel publishes a quarterly report that contains a wealth of information such as this case summary It is alleged that [attorney] Averitt, of Cary, forged a letter purporting to be from the Augusta National…
Rank this Week: 44

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 18

    When the Life of the Law is Logic

    When the Life of the Law is Logic
    Sarah B. Lawsky, Formalizing the Code, 70 Tax L. Rev. 377 (2017), available at SSRN. Susan Morse In Formalizing the Code, Professor Sarah Lawsky offers a glimpse of what might be gained if law were written in formal logic…
  • Sep 15

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy
    David Schleicher, Stuck! The Law and Economics of Residential Stability, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Steve Eagle The principal goal of local zoning has been to assure existing residents a stable and comfortable…
  • Sep 15

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy
    David Schleicher, Stuck! The Law and Economics of Residential Stability, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Steve Eagle The principal goal of local zoning has been to assure existing residents a stable and comfortable…
Rank this Week: 43

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 18

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied
    You moved for summary judgment but your motion was denied. Here’s a checklist of four things to ask yourself. __   1.  Are there any new or different facts, circumstances, or law that couldn’t have been presented…
  • Sep 15

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud
    The following is a guest blog post by Perry L. Segal, an attorney and management consultant at Charon Law, Redwood City. Mr. Segal has over 25 years of combined experience in law and technology. He is co-chair of the California Council of…
  • Sep 13

    Have You Looked at Your Email Disclaimer Lately?

    Have You Looked at Your Email Disclaimer Lately?
    It has become routine for attorneys to include a disclaimer in their emails. But like anything else that becomes routine, some attorneys have lost track of the purpose of the disclaimer and could benefit from a little thought on improving its…
Rank this Week: 56

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Irma update

    Irma update
    Although the Federal Courthouses are open in the District (except for Key West), you should check in with the courtroom deputy if you have a matter scheduled this week. Apparently, some of the individual courtrooms in the Ferguson building…
  • Sep 14

    Southern District courthouses to reopen Monday

    Southern District courthouses to reopen Monday
    Southern District courthouses to reopen Monday. Hope everyone is back up and running.
  • Sep 13

    Update on SDFLA court

    Update on SDFLA court
    Update from the Court on Irma closures:The Courts of the Southern District of Florida remain closed for normal operating business, anticipated to open to the public no sooner than Monday, Sept. 18th. The closure is due to school…
Rank this Week: 65

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Aug 10

    Valorem recognized by in-house counsel as a Leading Collaboration Firm

    Valorem recognized by in-house counsel as a Leading Collaboration Firm
    Valorem Law Group is honored to be one of the law firms “who leading legal decision makers say are the tops in collaboration.”  According to BTI Consulting, which reported the findings of its interviews with corporate law…
  • Aug 3

    The importance of learning what does NOT need to be done, and other things.

    The importance of learning what does NOT need to be done, and other things.
    I just read an article in Law360 discussing Microsoft’s commitment to shift 90% of its work to alternative fee arrangements.  Michael Rynowecer of BTI Consulting is quoted as saying the move is “one of the most…
  • Aug 2

    Nicole Auerbach honored as one of Chicago’s most influential women lawyer

    Nicole Auerbach honored as one of Chicago’s most influential women lawyer
    Kudos to our very own Nicole Auerbach, who was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s Most Influential Women Lawyers.  Here is how Crain’s summarized Nicole: After concluding that the billable hour…
Rank this Week: 100

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 132

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Sep 16

    Joe Cocker (1944-2014). lls ne savent pas ce que c'est l'amour.

    Joe Cocker (1944-2014). lls ne savent pas ce que c'est l'amour.
    "They don't know what love is."...
  • Sep 12

    Speaking of the Weather: One Night. One Person. Season Four.

    Speaking of the Weather: One Night. One Person. Season Four.
    Some of you are familiar with One Night, One Person, the program to help homeless outdoor sleepers on the 30 or so coldest nights a year when hypothermia thresholds are exceeded in certain American and European cities. This is year...
Rank this Week: 207

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
  • May 18

    Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting

    Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting
    Did Google mean to take away the ability to turn off "Instant Predictions" in search? Or did it just get lost in the last update of the Chrome browser? I had a look at my Google Search Settings today and was surprised by...
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
Rank this Week: 166

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 468

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 18

    Inhouse Counsel Salaries – 2018 Guide

    Inhouse Counsel Salaries – 2018 Guide
    Robert Half Legal has released its latest report which contains data on projected inhouse counsel salaries for 2018. The report uses percentage tiers this year as a way to present in-house counsel salary data.  For... The post Inhouse…
  • Sep 15

    Avoid Sabotaging Your In-House Counsel Job Search

    Avoid Sabotaging Your In-House Counsel Job Search
    Kimberly Lerman, a Director in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group, specializes in placing attorneys in corporate legal departments in a wide range of industries, shares her thoughts on how lawyers can avoid…
  • Sep 14

    What The Heck Is This New-Fangled Blockchain?

    What The Heck Is This New-Fangled Blockchain?
    What the heck is blockchain? As Ali G would say, it involves “techmology”. Still awake? Read on, as one lawyer has attempted to cut through the muck and figure out what blockchain actually is: “You’ve... The post What…
Rank this Week: 396

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 434

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • May 16

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
  • Feb 13

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service
    The following Guest Post is from technology guru, Tom Lambotte from GlobalMac IT: Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting the…
Rank this Week: 417

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Aug 5

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity
    Ken Adams has a short lesson on spotting and eliminating syntactic ambiguity. “What is this ‘syntactic ambiguity’?” you ask. It’s what happens when the structure of a sentence makes the sentence subject to more than one…
  • Aug 4

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?
    Is a cat A “who” or a “that”?
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
Rank this Week: 423

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Dec 31

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!
    Dear friends, clients, colleagues and valued networks, 2016 will be a momentous year!!! Make it so for you. * The presidential campaigns will finally be over. * So will “Downton Abbey.” * The Mets will win the World Series (OK,...
  • Dec 15

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!
    New York, March 20, 2015 View from my window And it’s been in the mid-60s temperature-wise these last few days in mid-December!!! Nature is full of surprises… and so are people. Your preconceived notions about members of a…
  • Dec 6

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!
    After the events of the past week and month, I feel that simply saying Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays is insufficient. Instead, and in the spirit of the holidays, I am asking myself – and you – what can we...
Rank this Week: 329

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 438

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 18

    Networking is Not Enough

    Networking is Not Enough
    In this article, Valerie Rainford, formerly of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and now Head of Advancing Black Leaders & Diversity Advancement Strategies at JPMorgan Chase, offers advice on getting ahead. She says networking is not…
  • Sep 18

    A Book to Help Judges Understand Cognitive Biase

    A Book to Help Judges Understand Cognitive Biase
    The ABA House of Delegates recently passed a resolution urging all courts and all bar associations to provide judges with debiasing training. I recently published a book that can be used for this purpose: E, Scott Fruehwald, Overcoming…
  • Sep 17

    The Four Pillars of Persuasion

    The Four Pillars of Persuasion
    At the Hollands & Hart law firm blog, we find descriptions of four pillars of persuasion. They are commitment, community, complementarity, and reciprocity. Rather than explaining each, I will give examples of how each applies in the jury…
Rank this Week: 984

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 18

    Well-Being, Football, and Recovering from the Worst Day of Your Life

    Well-Being, Football, and Recovering from the Worst Day of Your Life
    Three podcasts we're listening to this week: The Florida Bar Podcast, A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast, and First Day Back. Well-Being, Football, and Recovering from the Worst Day of Your Life was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 18

    Ruby Receptionists Makes Your Smartphone Smarter with Its Choose Your Caller ID Feature

    Ruby Receptionists Makes Your Smartphone Smarter with Its Choose Your Caller ID Feature
    Ruby's Choose Your Caller ID feature lets you control your privacy and leave your landline behind. Ruby Receptionists Makes Your Smartphone Smarter with Its Choose Your Caller ID Feature was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 15

    How Lawyers Work: Aaron Thomas, Prenup Evangelist and Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    How Lawyers Work: Aaron Thomas, Prenup Evangelist and Cheeseburger Connoisseur
    In this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Aaron Thomas. Aaron is a family law attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. How Lawyers Work: Aaron Thomas, Prenup Evangelist and Cheeseburger Connoisseur was originally published on…
Rank this Week: 927

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

Provides practice management tips for Oregon lawyers. By Beverly Michaelis.

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 18

    Support Your Local Bar Association

    Support Your Local Bar Association
    If you’re newly admitted, recently moved, or just transitioned to private practice the best way to get connected to your new community is to join the local bar association. A quick visit to the Oregon State Bar website reveals that…
  • Sep 12

    Important Advice from the Oregon AG About the Equifax Breach

    Important Advice from the Oregon AG About the Equifax Breach
    Yesterday the Oregon Attorney General shared important advice about the Equifax data breach. Here are the key takeaways: Do not visit the Equifax website to determine if your information has been compromised. Check your credit report. Place a…
  • Sep 11

    Report and Remit Abandoned Funds in October

    Report and Remit Abandoned Funds in October
    Funds held in your IOLTA account are deemed abandoned (unclaimed) if the owner has not accepted payment of the funds, corresponded in writing about the funds, or otherwise indicated interest in the funds within two years after the funds are…
Rank this Week: 827

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 18

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill
    No one likes to pay bills. Even when the service or product we are paying for was way more valuable than the actual dollar amount on the invoice, we humans just hate to see the money out the door. And that natural resistance to doling out the…
  • Sep 18

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill
    No one likes to pay bills. Even when the service or product we are paying for was way more valuable than the actual dollar amount on the invoice, we humans just hate to see the money out the door. And that natural resistance to doling out the…
  • Sep 15

    Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression

    Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression
    There’s no denying it: Lawyers have the highest behavioral impairment rate of any profession. Research has shown it, and it is spotlighted in the media, as in a recent New York Times feature on a lawyer who tragically spiraled into…
Rank this Week: 1032

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Sep 13

    The Decline of Litigation? Part 3

    The Decline of Litigation? Part 3
    At the outset of this series, I explicitly said that I am not implying that disputes in the world were declining,  just that revenue to law firms from the litigation practice would decline. But it never hurts to ask. So again our good…
  • Sep 1

    Question of the Month #4: Non-lawyer Ownership?

    Question of the Month #4: Non-lawyer Ownership?
    Our fourth question of the month. At this point, you know what to do. As always, please use the comments box to add thoughts, glosses, and, well, commentary.
  • Aug 31

    Question of the Month #3: Report & Commentary

    Question of the Month #3: Report & Commentary
    Question of the Month #3 was, “What is the best measure of law firm performance?”  This column is by Janet Stanton, Partner, Adam Smith, Esq. This question is gaining currency in our industry, with it being asked with greater…
Rank this Week: 891

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture
    Gesture is part of our everyday life—whether talking to a colleague by the coffee maker, presenting to a client in a meeting, or presenting a case to a jury—we talk […] The post You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture…
  • Aug 15

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video
    What if you could watch yourself speaking on video and not recoil? What if, instead, you could enjoy the experience and, more importantly, eagerly learn from it? I’ve hit upon […] The post Making the Invisible Visible: Watching…
  • Jul 25

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog
    The ABA Journal is asking for nominations for the Top 100 Legal Blogs. They are expanding their “Web 100” scope this year with new categories for social media and law firm […] The post Help the ABA Journal Select the…
Rank this Week: 1011

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    If a lawyer supports a judge’s campaign, must the judge recuse himself from that lawyer’s cases?

    If a lawyer supports a judge’s campaign, must the judge recuse himself from that lawyer’s cases?
    In this matter, a typical drug prosecution, the record reflected that county prosecutors supported the reelection campaign of a judge. Did that support create an obligation, on the part of the judge, to recuse himself from cases in which…
  • Sep 6

    ARDC Charges Lawyer With Wrongfully Accessing Opponent’s Email Account

    ARDC Charges Lawyer With Wrongfully Accessing Opponent’s Email Account
    Disclaimer: This is a charge and it has not been proven. These are mere allegations by the ARDC. The case is worth reading because it is relatively rare for the ARDC to allege that a lawyer wrongfully accessed an email account. The underlying…
  • Sep 2

    Complaint for Patent Malpractice States A Claim

    Complaint for Patent Malpractice States A Claim
    This is a rare patent malpractice case. According to the court, the plaintiff alleged that the lawyers failed to properly file and amend various patent claims and that the errors of the lawyers caused them economic damages. The lawyer…
Rank this Week: 635

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Sep 5

    Failure Turned Inside Out: Failure is a State of Mind

    Failure Turned Inside Out: Failure is a State of Mind
    Name: Ryan S. Ragland, Esq. Professional Title: Municipal Trial Counsel, Hamilton County Public Defender Sector: Public Law School: The Ohio State University Years Practicing: 1.5 years  Area of Specialization: Criminal…
  • Sep 5

    Let’s Get On It: Drafting Your Professional Development Plan

    Let’s Get On It: Drafting Your Professional Development Plan
    September marks the end of my law firm billable year and therefore, the best time to re-evaluate my Professional Development Plan (“PDP”). In short, a PDP for a lawyer should track his/her realistic developmental goals; provide a…
  • Sep 5

    Ms. Pre-JD: Goals for a Successful Fall Semester

    Ms. Pre-JD: Goals for a Successful Fall Semester
    Fall always marks the beginning of school for me. I know the leaves change color and pumpkin spice lattes return to Starbucks, but as a college student in Manhattan, I don’t see the leaves and I make my own coffee to save money. What I…
Rank this Week: 782

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

Offers step-by-step instructions showing how to get more out of Time Matters software.

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
Rank this Week: 928

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017
    In 2015, Heidi Alexander posted a great list of women in the field of legal technology on the Law Technology Today blog. Last year, she brought the concept to the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center to turn it into an annual…
  • Mar 30

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection
    I had a great time at the recent ABA TECHSHOW 2017. Congratulations to Adriana Linares and the whole TECHSHOW team. I would sum up my experience as fun, fun, fun. If you want more details than that, including the reflections and insights of…
  • Feb 15

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
Rank this Week: 889

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Mar 24

    U.S. SUPREME COURT NOMINEE AND VALUES

    U.S. SUPREME COURT NOMINEE AND VALUES
       Thursday, March 23, 2017 Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Hart Senate Office Bldg., Rm. 530 Washington, DC 20510  Re:  Judge Neil Gorsuch  —  Nomination New Issue Dear Senator:  Everybody is…
  • Feb 8

    JUDICIAL CORRUPTION Part 2

    JUDICIAL CORRUPTION Part 2
      SCOTUS NOMINEE HOME SCHOOL VETTING!!   Monday, February 6, 2017   Judge Neil M. Gorsuch Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 1823 Stout Street Denver, Colorado 80257   Re:  Mandatory Conflict Screening   Dear Judge…
  • Feb 1

    MILLIONAIRES

    MILLIONAIRES
    RankNameMinimum Net WorthAverageMaximum Net Worth 1 Stephen G. Breyer $5,645,047 $11,982,523 $18,320,000 2 Ruth Bader Ginsburg $4,930,022 $10,597,511 $16,265,000 3 Samuel A. Alito $3,385,072 $7,545,036 $11,705,000 4 John G.…
Rank this Week: 686

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Feb 22

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer
    The first time I stumbled across my life coach’s website and saw her latest program on career change I remember thinking: Why the hell would I change careers? I want to be a lawyer. Fast forward a few years to me enrolling in her…
  • Sep 16

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp
    I was a counselor at summer camp last month. Sounds banal enough. But what would you say if I told you some of my campers were older than me? I went to summer camp for grown-ass women, and it was even more than I hoped it’d be. I…
  • Apr 9

    Networking for Lawyers Redux

    Networking for Lawyers Redux
    We’re having a vet behaviorist come to our house. Yep. We’re those people. But we used to be waaaaaaay further out on the ridiculous end of the spectrum before we had a baby. We flew our (then only) dog to Vegas to be the flower…
Rank this Week: 539

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 855

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/
  • Jun 11

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power
    Today’s interview is with Brett Burney, Technology Consultant and Chair of the 2015 ABA Chicago TechShow from April 16-18.Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct has been modified to include familiarity Brian Powers is CEO…
  • Feb 17

    Interview with Brett Burney, Technology Consultant and Chair of the 2015 ABA Chicago TechShow

    Interview with Brett Burney, Technology Consultant and Chair of the 2015 ABA Chicago TechShow
    Today’s interview is with Brett Burney, Technology Consultant and Chair of the 2015 ABA Chicago TechShow from April 16-18.Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct has been modified to include familiarity with technology as…
  • Oct 7

    Speak and Write for Succe

    Speak and Write for Succe
    Gary Kinder, founder and CEO of WordRake® writes the following: “…Each of us has three vocabularies: our reading or comprehension vocabulary – by far the largest; our writing vocabulary – in the middle; and our…
Rank this Week: 815

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 595

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 816

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
Rank this Week: 541

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Sep 18

    Risk, Money and Market Pressure (Litigation Financing, Billing Busted, and New Legal Practitioners: The Big Four)

    Risk, Money and Market Pressure (Litigation Financing, Billing Busted, and New Legal Practitioners: The Big Four)
    Let's talk about money a bit. Well, financing and other forces on the legal market. First: "Attys Can Ethically Sell Future Fees To Nonlawyers, Prof Says" -- "Allowing attorneys to sell their unmatured fees to nonlawyers would permit law…
  • Sep 17

    Client Information Risk Management (Ethics, Border Searches, Marketing & More)

    Client Information Risk Management (Ethics, Border Searches, Marketing & More)
    Several interesting stories and updates to share concerning managing sensitive client information. First up: "Dissemination of Confidential Client Information Discouraged in Formal Ethics Opinion 130" -- "The Colorado Bar Association Ethics…
  • Aug 31

    Catching up on Contentious Conflict

    Catching up on Contentious Conflict
    Here are a few updates from earlier this Summer still worth noting:"Report skewers law firm over conflicts" -- "A venerable Twin Cities law firm has come under sharp criticism for allegedly failing to address the conflicts of interests that…
Rank this Week: 4648

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Sep 18

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill
    No one likes to pay bills. Even when the service or product we are paying for was way more valuable than the actual dollar amount on the invoice, we humans just hate to see the money out the door. And that natural resistance to doling out the…
  • Sep 18

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill

    Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bill
    No one likes to pay bills. Even when the service or product we are paying for was way more valuable than the actual dollar amount on the invoice, we humans just hate to see the money out the door. And that natural resistance to doling out the…
  • Sep 15

    Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression

    Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression
    There’s no denying it: Lawyers have the highest behavioral impairment rate of any profession. Research has shown it, and it is spotlighted in the media, as in a recent New York Times feature on a lawyer who tragically spiraled into…
Rank this Week: 2210

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Sep 18

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Sep 11

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Sep 4

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 4169

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law…

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Shares local Houston court news, law updates, and recent criminal cases in the news.

http://www.nealdavislaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    When an Aggressive Texas DWI Defense Lawyer is Needed

    When an Aggressive Texas DWI Defense Lawyer is Needed
    Police in Texas are aggressively cracking down on DWI (driving while intoxicated) cases, as are judges and prosecutors. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI, you need a lawyer who’s even more aggressive – for you and…
  • Sep 10

    Child Trafficking Sex Sting Hits Galveston Area

    Child Trafficking Sex Sting Hits Galveston Area
    Authorities in a sex sting operation have arrested a dozen persons and charged them with sex crimes which involve child sex trafficking in the Galveston area. The U.S. Department of Justice says the defendants — three women and nine men…
  • Sep 4

    FBI “No Knock” Raid of President Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman Implies Federal Criminal Investigation is Underway

    FBI “No Knock” Raid of President Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman Implies Federal Criminal Investigation is Underway
    Recently, we learned that the FBI conducted an early-morning “no knock” raid on the former campaign chairman of President Trump, Paul Manafort. The FBI went to Manafort’s house and forcibly entered it without notice. This…
Rank this Week: 1965

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Sep 17

    AI And The Rule Of Law

    AI And The Rule Of Law
    Our exposure to and reliance upon an increasingly ubiquitous range of technology is intertwined with issues related to intellectual property law. With smartphone cameras used to capture and share what their respective creators otherwise…
  • Sep 15

    The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

    The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front
    Law librarian and professor Brandon Adler identifies core issues to support educating third year law students in a wide range of reliable free and low cost legal resources. Many law librarians acknowledge that there is a lack of awareness and…
  • Sep 8

    The Road To Intelligent Legal Software

    The Road To Intelligent Legal Software
    Legal AI pioneer Itai Gurari's article is a commentary and a lessons learned that is critical to our communities of best practice as we seek to effectively assess both the promise and significant drawbacks of artificial intelligence and…
Rank this Week: 2445

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Sep 16

    Dubay hearings in the new

    Dubay hearings in the new
    https://www.court-martial.com/dubay-evidentiary-hearings-on-appeal.html
  • Sep 15

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal
    Whether or not a sentence is appropriate for the crime convicted of and the character of the person convicted is a frequent issue on appeal.  Less frequently there is an issue of sentence disparity between co-actors or co-accuseds. The…
  • Sep 15

    Government appeal

    Government appeal
    Under Article 62, UCMJ, the prosecution can appeal a military judge’s trial ruling under six circumstances.  The two most common are: (A) An order or ruling of the military judge which terminates the proceedings with respect to a…
Rank this Week: 3939

Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Muir a Panelist at Annual International Bar Association Meeting in Sydney, Australia

    Muir a Panelist at Annual International Bar Association Meeting in Sydney, Australia
    Muir will be speaking on a panel led by Robert Bata at the 2017 International  Bar Association Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia on Monday, October 9th on the subject of “Re-Inventing Yourself:  Recognizing…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence
    I am pleased to announce that Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence is today (along with the eclipse) available here on the ABA Shop website. This is the first comprehensive guide to understanding and raising emotional…
  • May 31

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence
    Linda Kohanov is one of the pioneers in the area of building emotional intelligence skills through human/equine interaction. Based on the theories she discusses in her numerous bestsellers, her organization Eponaquest offers…
Rank this Week: 1569

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Sep 15

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe
    30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies are now in the hands of students in Detroit and Flint. We had a blast visiting schools in both cities and meeting with students, parents and teachers to kick off the new school year.…
  • Aug 7

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School
    We are excited to provide 30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies to students in both Detroit and Flint public schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our newly expanded project will benefit more children, families and teachers…
  • Jul 26

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero
    The Mike Morse Law Firm fought hard and won more than $100,000 for a local EMT seriously hurt in a car crash after his insurance company refused to pay. We also successfully represented on his social security disability claim.   Every…
Rank this Week: 3811

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 15

    Starting a Law Firm To Serve Clients Just Like You

    Starting a Law Firm To Serve Clients Just Like You
    Fed up with his law firms’ inefficient and costly practices, serial-entrepreneur Justin Kan decided to take matters into his own hands. Now, Kan isn’t a lawyer, so  he couldn’t start his own law firm. And given the size…
  • Sep 11

    Why the Frictionless Client Experience Is A Legal Fiction

    Why the Frictionless Client Experience Is A Legal Fiction
    Most of today’s clients have grown accustomed to a frictionless customer experience long before they ever step foot over our office threshold or log in to an online client portal. Most likely, within hours of their first encounter with…
  • Sep 5

    Goodbye to All That

    Goodbye to All That
    The last days went down just as I imagined. Packed up the rented Jeep Cherokee and drove up to Massachusetts alone, a half hour behind my daughters who navigated the Prius that they’ll have with them at college. Unpacked my younger…
Rank this Week: 2339

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Sep 14

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage
    CNBC has published an interesting article about fake IP claims on Amazon titled, "Amazon was Tricked by Fake Law Firm Into Removing a Hot Product, Costing This Seller $200,000."  The article alleges that competitors of sellers on Amazon…
  • Sep 14

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View
    The U.S. Copyright Office has released a new publicly accessible database of information concerning copyright matters.  The database contains amicus briefs filed by the U.S. Department of Justice with Copyright Office assistance,…
  • Sep 13

    Gaming IP: Smart or Damaging the Entire System

    Gaming IP: Smart or Damaging the Entire System
    Here is an interesting case of gaming the IP system.  I believe this type of tactic hurts the IP system as whole even if we may disagree about the need for reforms.  The New York Times has an informative article titled, “How…
Rank this Week: 1195

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

Cover tech solutions and issues for law firms. By Accellis Technology Group.

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    15 Questions to Ask a Managed Services Provider

    15 Questions to Ask a Managed Services Provider
    Choosing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is one of the most important business decisions you will make. The right partner can make a tremendous difference on your efficiency and bottom line. The wrong partner, however, can quickly become a…
  • Sep 12

    Cybersecurity Webinar Series with Affinity Consulting Group

    Cybersecurity Webinar Series with Affinity Consulting Group
    Cybersecurity in the legal space is a constantly evolving topic and it is crucial to stay on top of the constant changes. Affinity Consulting Group is excited to partner with Accellis Technology Group to bring you a six-part webinar series…
  • Sep 8

    Equifax Data Breach Warning

    Equifax Data Breach Warning
    Equifax has announced a major breach impacting 143 million people. Learn what information was compromised and what you should do next. The post Equifax Data Breach Warning appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
Rank this Week: 2768

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    How Lawyers Can Avoid Wasting Money on Tech

    How Lawyers Can Avoid Wasting Money on Tech
    Investing in tech can save your law practice money – but it can also waste it. Avoid these common sources! No one wants to waste money. And while technology often offers more cost effective solutions in law practice, it often requires…
  • Sep 7

    Practice Launch Pad for New Lawyers [Program Series]

    Practice Launch Pad for New Lawyers [Program Series]
    Practice Launch Pad is a 10-week series of programs designed to help new lawyers as prepare to launch their own practices. Our regular Law Practice Startup Workshops have been so consistently popular among new attorneys that we began…
  • Aug 31

    How Lawyers Can Tap into Media to Develop Business [Webinar]

    How Lawyers Can Tap into Media to Develop Business [Webinar]
    Traditional media has received less attention as an avenue for business development for lawyers since social media has become a dominant trend. But they aren’t mutually exclusive, and traditional media offers distinct advantages.…
Rank this Week: 4636

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Is the Pressure Building on Big Law?

    Is the Pressure Building on Big Law?
    I’ve complained that too many commentators predict Big Law disruption. With Big Law surviving the 2008-10 economic crisis largely intact and profits continuing to grow, it’s hard to see the disruption. What’s hard to miss…
  • Sep 7

    Early Observations from the GC Thought Leader Experiment (Live)

    Early Observations from the GC Thought Leader Experiment (Live)
    This is a live post of a webinar hosted by Advance Law. In July, An Open Letter From 25 General Counsel published in Corporate Counsel announced a ” real-time exercise to test industry assumptions and understand how to…
  • Sep 4

    Law Firm Ownership: An Evidence-Based Approach

    Law Firm Ownership: An Evidence-Based Approach
    Adam Smith, Esq. asks “Is the prohibition against non-lawyers having an ownership interest in a law firm still a good idea?” (See Question of the Month #4: Non-lawyer Ownership?, 1 Sep 2017). Readers can vote on a list of…
Rank this Week: 1376