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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 20

    Breach Of "Shiduch" Lawsuit Sees A New Year

    Breach Of "Shiduch" Lawsuit Sees A New Year
    The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department agreed with a trial court denial of a motion to dismiss a civil action The plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for breach of contract and fraud, alleging…
  • Sep 20

    Recusal Denied Despite Improper Independent Investigation By Judge

    Recusal Denied Despite Improper Independent Investigation By Judge
    The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed an order granting a judge's recusal in a civil case for an improper ex parte telephone call This case is on appeal from a trial court judge’s decision not to recuse herself based on a...
  • Sep 20

    Judge Should Have Recused But Error Harmle

    Judge Should Have Recused But Error Harmle
    The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed a fourth-degree rape conviction Approximately one month before [defendant] Shelton’s trial, his attorney moved to withdraw from the case. Shelton’s former cellmate came forward with information that…
Rank this Week: 51

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 20

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance
    When a landlord severely neglects maintenance issues or another tenant’s behavior causes a nuisance, California law gives tenants several ways to get relief. Tenants dealing with habitability violations or nuisances can bring an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 77

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 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
  • Sep 19

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?
    Bradley E.S. Fogel, Terminating or Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Consent of the Beneficiaries—A Proposal to Respect the Primacy of the Settlor’s Intent, 50 Real Prop., Tr. & Est. L.J. 337 (2016). Michael Yu Professor Bradley…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 127

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: 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 19

    Equinox: It's Mabon again.

    Equinox: It's Mabon again.
    Get your Druid-Pagan learn on. In two days celebrate the Autumnal Equinox. Cultures and religions worldwide do get weird this time of year. They always have. It's called Mabon, Foghar, Alban Elfed, Harvest Home, Second Harvest, Fruit Harvest…
  • 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."...
Rank this Week: 152

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: 144

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Sep 19

    Letter from Toronto

    Letter from Toronto
    Most readers are familiar with our habit of writing a “letter from…” when we have spent some time in a particular market.  We spent last week in Toronto among other things delivering the keynote and moderating breakout…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 189

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 206

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 19

    How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them

    How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them
    No, there is not a flipped article that teaches you how to get your coworkers to do all of your work: “Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an activity at work that... The post How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 256

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: 334

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: 237

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 20

    Ten College Courses to Read Along With

    Ten College Courses to Read Along With
    Lithub gives us course descriptions and reading lists for ten college courses that schools are currently offering. I don’t think any literary courses like these were being taught in my college days. You can access the course information…
  • Sep 20

    Quick Note: Reducing Law Student Indebtedne

    Quick Note: Reducing Law Student Indebtedne
    One of the biggest criticisms made against law schools is the large amount of law student indebtedness. This can be fixed. "One of outgoing dean Daniel Rodriguez’s biggest achievements at Northwestern Law: bringing down average student…
  • Sep 19

    SMU launches new law student mentoring platform to help them better network

    SMU launches new law student mentoring platform to help them better network
    Apparently the hot, new trend in corporate mentoring is something called "flash" mentoring that involves bringing together multiple people at one place and time to turbocharge their networking opportunities (edit note: I'm not sure…
Rank this Week: 366

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: 385

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: 374

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: 353

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 343

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: 415

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: 530

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Sep 22

    Finding an Accident Attorney

    Finding an Accident Attorney
    Finding an Accident Attorney There is nothing more terrifying than getting into an accident, whether you live in Phoenix, Arizona or Farmington, New York. If you do live in or around the Phoenix area, then it is imperative you find a Phoenix…
  • Aug 23

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit
    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit Millions of people around the globe enter the United States every year for better opportunities. New York being the financial capital of the nation is…
  • Jun 24

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver
    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver Nothing can be worse than being dangerously injured in an accident, which leaves you with broken bones and smashed vehicle. Many a times, in such situations, we have to forcefully answer few questions…
Rank this Week: 481

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 20

    Podcast #138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler

    Podcast #138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler
    In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Joyce Tischler discusses lessons learned from the founding of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which she founded in 1979. Today its annual budget is nearly $13 million and it has over 200,000 members…
  • Sep 20

    AbacusLaw Offers Your Firm An All-In-One Solution for Practice Management

    AbacusLaw Offers Your Firm An All-In-One Solution for Practice Management
    AbacusLaw gives your firm a comprehensive law practice management software solution. AbacusLaw Offers Your Firm An All-In-One Solution for Practice Management was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 19

    7 Examples of Mobile Calls to Action for Attorney Website

    7 Examples of Mobile Calls to Action for Attorney Website
    With so many potential clients accessing your firm's website from a mobile device, it is crucial that you have a mobile call to action that is both compelling and easy to find. 7 Examples of Mobile Calls to Action for Attorney Websites was…
Rank this Week: 617

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 19

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer
    A number of years ago, a good friend shared what he considers the "magic business development pill." It's simple. There are only two ingredients: 1) Make your conversation all about the client or potential client) and keep it about them;…
Rank this Week: 611

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

Covers law practice excellence, profit and success. By Steve Riley.

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    4 ways law firm owners can maximize holiday marketing

    4 ways law firm owners can maximize holiday marketing
    Fall is here and it’s time to begin implementing your law firm’s holiday marketing plan. Wait, though. You do have a holiday marketing plan, right? If you do, great! Let me know what you plan to do and the results you’re…
  • Aug 15

    Don’t want growth? Keep thinking about it

    Don’t want growth? Keep thinking about it
    I don’t procrastinate, ever. I just think about stuff for a very, very, VERY long time. I don’t actually act on anything.  I’ve found thinking about things to be very beneficial and recommend this strategy to small law…
  • May 5

    Lawyers: How to Get Referrals from Existing Client

    Lawyers: How to Get Referrals from Existing Client
    When you think of your clients, do a few favorites come to mind? Do you know why they’re your favorites? Did they come from referrals? Have you taken time to write down the characteristics of these A+ clients to create a client profile?…
Rank this Week: 960

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: 764

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: 825

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma

    Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma
    Fastcase is collaborating its Hurricane Irma relief initiative to in and out-of-state attorneys volunteering in areas affected by the storm. In preparation of Irma’s potential impact not seen since 1992, our efforts are in assisting…
  • Aug 28

    Resources for Texas Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

    Resources for Texas Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Harvey
    In the wake of such a colossal tragedy, our hearts go out to all those whose homes and businesses have been destroyed or disrupted. Legal research is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but as you get back on your feet, Fastcase…
  • Aug 2

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 2 – Updates to 35 USC 102(b)

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 2 – Updates to 35 USC 102(b)
    At Fastcase, we like to take complex legal concepts and make them simple. Right now we are continuing to discuss the multifaceted issue of Patent Law. This week we’re highlighting another difficult patent law concept and explaining it…
Rank this Week: 1197

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: 868

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: 1091

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: 1113

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: 732

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: 824

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 1036

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: 1023

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: 1018

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: 1222

Take the Fifth

Take the Fifth

Covers the trials and tribulations of a solo law practitioner. By Brandon Wilson.

http://takethefifth.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    Where have I been?

    Where have I been?
    You may wonder why I haven't posted in over six months...uh, make that nine months. The reason is this: despite my insane attempt to quit the company where I work and go solo, I was "saved" by an 11th hour job offer that has kept me on board…
  • Jun 30

    Friday, June 30, 2006

    Friday, June 30, 2006
    It's been about a month now since I decided to start a solo practice, and I'm currently in a holding pattern waiting for the house to sell. Just my luck to pick the first real estate slowdown in ten years to list and sell my property.I'm…
  • Jun 30

    Thursday, June 29, 2006

    Thursday, June 29, 2006
    Received a belated response to my nystagmus/disability email from SOLOSEZ:No. Sorry, but it needs to be said.Trial work is perception, to the judge, to the other side and to the jury. Anything that detracts from that perception is a risk…
Rank this Week: 691

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1321

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 20

    Risk Updates: Waivers, Client Guidelines & More

    Risk Updates: Waivers, Client Guidelines & More
    "Conflict Waiver Fails After ‘Mission Creep’ in Lobbying Work" -- "Holland & Knight must stop representing a bank in a civil fraud case against a company the firm concurrently represented in other matters during the run-up to…
  • Sep 19

    Conflicts: Concerning Checking Standards and Skill

    Conflicts: Concerning Checking Standards and Skill
    The Legal Intelligencer notes: "Carefully Evaluate Whether Issues Involving Your Case Are 'Substantially Related'" -- Comment 3 to Rule 1.9: "Matters are substantially related for the purpose of this rule if they involve the same transaction…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4554

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 20

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!
    Jeremy Phillips, the founder of the IP Finance Blog among many other blogs, was awarded the David Goldring Volunteer Award from Marques.  The Marques website describes the award: David Goldring was instrumental in the launch of MARQUES,…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1707

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 20

    Blockchain for Law Practice Management – A First?

    Blockchain for Law Practice Management – A First?
    Blockchain remains a hot topic, including in legal, but I have long wondered when we would see the first instance of blockchain for law practice management. (I contrast that with the impact blockchain is having on law practice, namely a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1489

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 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 19

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer
    A number of years ago, a good friend shared what he considers the "magic business development pill." It's simple. There are only two ingredients: 1) Make your conversation all about the client or potential client) and keep it about them;…
Rank this Week: 2169

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    15 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from John C. Maxwell

    15 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from John C. Maxwell
    It's not easy to become a great leader. We've compiled a list of 15 quotes from John C. Maxwell to inspire you to reach your leadership goals. The post 15 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from John C. Maxwell appeared first on Accellis…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2714

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: 2469

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: 1588

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: 3931