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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/
  • Apr 20

    Attorney's Appeal Gets Six More Months Suspension

    Attorney's Appeal Gets Six More Months Suspension
    An appeal of a single justice's suspension backfired on an attorney, per the full Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court The respondent, Robert C. Moran, appeals from an order of a single justice of this court, acting on an information filed…
  • Apr 20

    "Disbarment Will Inevitably Follow..."

    "Disbarment Will Inevitably Follow..."
    The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its opinion disbarring an attorney after entering an order on March 16 This attorney discipline proceeding involves a lawyer who, chief among various forms of serious misconduct, misappropriated funds,…
  • Apr 20

    Reconsidered

    Reconsidered
    econsideredA stipulated public reprimand imposed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court Attorney Fulkerson has been the subject of professional discipline on one prior occasion. In 2015 she consented to the imposition of a private reprimand for…
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/
  • Apr 20

    Jane and Marty Raskin join President Trump's legal team

    Jane and Marty Raskin join President Trump's legal team
    There is always a Miami connection.From McClatchy:A husband-and-wife legal team from Miami is joining President Donald Trump’s personal legal team in the special counsel's Russia investigation.Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin, two…
  • Apr 19

    Congrats to Judge Lauren Loui

    Congrats to Judge Lauren Loui
    The investiture of Magistrate Judge Lauren Louis was wonderful. She gave a heartfelt speech that was one of the best investiture talks I have seen. It's easy to see that she will be a great judge. Congrats!
  • Apr 18

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1.  Gorsuch is channeling his inner-Scalia.  The opinion is Dimaya v. Sessions.  District judges should get ready for the ensuing litigation.  It shows again that the trial and appellate courts are so law-and-rder…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Apr 9

    In Search of Perfect Client Service named a Feedspot Top 40 Legal Marketing Blog

    In Search of Perfect Client Service named a Feedspot Top 40 Legal Marketing Blog
    Using its search and social metrics, Feedspot is honoring 40 blogs from among the thousands of Legal Marketing blogs.  Blogs were ranked on the following criteria: Googgle reputation and Google Search ranking Influence and popularity on…
  • Mar 20

    Patrick Lamb named a 2018 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award winner

    Patrick Lamb named a 2018 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award winner
          On March 19th, JD Supra announced its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, which recognized 240 authors from among 50,000 who published on JD Supra’s platform this past year.  I am deeply honored to have been…
  • Jan 11

    The Law Firm of the Future

    The Law Firm of the Future
    Several news items, reports and articles in recent weeks have provided insights that should make traditional law firms nervous.  Here’s what caught my eye: According to BTI Consulting, the financial services industry has…
Rank this Week: 106

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic…

    The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History
  • Apr 10

    U.S. Attorneys’ Manual has six…

    U.S. Attorneys’ Manual has six specific safeguards to ensure that the Department of Justice doesn't violate attorney client privilage in cases where an attorney is the subject of an investigation. It's interesting reading. In…
  • Apr 6

    The real story of how Staten Island came…

    The real story of how Staten Island came to be part of New York — a perennial question for a borough that often seems like it wants to go its own way, and another four boroughs that might be inclined to let it — is more …
Rank this Week: 141

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    TECHSHOW Today Videos Available for Replay

    TECHSHOW Today Videos Available for Replay
    Adriana Linares and I had the idea years ago to do a live videocast from the ABA TECHSHOW. We made that a reality a few years ago. Steve Best joined the team last year when Adriana was chairing TECHSHOW. The Legal Talk Network has always…
  • Mar 13

    Second Edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies is Now Available

    Second Edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies is Now Available
    Ten years ago, Tom Mighell and I wrote the first edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together. We decided that it was time for a second edition. The photo to the right is the box of…
  • Feb 15

    Fifteenth Blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog

    Fifteenth Blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog
    On February 15, 2003, a day much colder than the 80-degree February day we had today in St. Louis, I started this blog with a quote from Babylon 5. It was an early birthday present to myself that year. I’m not sure that I expected to…
Rank this Week: 166

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 190

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 223

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/
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
  • Apr 19

    Pragmatist Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective

    Pragmatist Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective
    David Landau, Legal Pragmatism and Comparative Constitutional Law, in Elgar Handbook on Comparative Constitutional Theory (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Mark Kende Law is a practical field. It resolves concrete disputes.…
Rank this Week: 340

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 19

    86% of Brits Prefer Legal Advice from Human

    86% of Brits Prefer Legal Advice from Human
    Our friends across the pond prefer legal advice from humans, rather than robots. If this holds up globally, perhaps the robopocalypse that is rocking industries will have a softer touch on the legal profession and... The post 86% of Brits…
  • Apr 17

    The Realities Of Going In-House As A Litigator

    The Realities Of Going In-House As A Litigator
    Are you considering going in-house as a litigator? Read this insightful piece by Melissa Peters of Princeton Legal Search Group, who gives guidance on what can give you an advantage and best utilize your litigation... The post The Realities…
  • Apr 16

    Study: Lawyers Rank Highest on Loneliness Scale

    Study: Lawyers Rank Highest on Loneliness Scale
    The loneliness scale, yes, it is a real thing. And apparently lawyers rank highest on this scale which, like the bathroom scale, is not usually the result sought. But maybe this doesn’t affect all types... The post Study: Lawyers Rank…
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Apr 17

    The Other Rule 11.

    The Other Rule 11.
    Rule 11: Treat Each Co-Worker Like He or She Your Best Client.* Or, Why did Big Sally throw a DC phone book an associate? I still need to get better at this rule. People, of course, are every business's most...
  • Apr 17

    Aldous Huxley: So many gods to chose from.

    Aldous Huxley: So many gods to chose from.
    More people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country. The craving for ethyl alcohol and the opiates has been stronger, in these millions, than the love of God, of...
  • Apr 14

    One Night/One Person: Thank you.

    One Night/One Person: Thank you.
    ‪Thank you everyone in the Americas and Europe who participated in “One Night, One Person” for the 4th consecutive winter. Meet-ups with rough sleepers, clothing handed to them, getting the word out, anything you did. A simple no-frills…
Rank this Week: 267

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 15

    Pete Recommends – weekly highlights on cyber security issues – April 15 2018

    Pete Recommends – weekly highlights on cyber security issues – April 15 2018
    Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and…
  • Apr 15

    LLRX New Issue

    LLRX New Issue
    Articles for March – April 2018 Misinformation Overload Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 3: Pushing Ourselves Further Pete Recommends – weekly highlights on cyber security issues – April 15 2018 Can Legal Research Be…
  • Apr 15

    Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 3: Pushing Ourselves Further

    Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 3: Pushing Ourselves Further
    In the conclusion of his three part series, Paul Gatz joins the themes of the first two articles, the teaching of metacognition, legal bibliography, and legal analysis and argument to his conclusion that "to be the experts in legal research…
Rank this Week: 285

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 372

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 395

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: 329

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer
    What makes a great lawyer? Is it intelligence, good people skills, effective writing? Of course, we must have a certain level of intelligence and motivation, along with experience and opportunities. The post Five Traits of Great Lawyers…
  • Apr 20

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer
    What makes a great lawyer? Is it intelligence, good people skills, effective writing? Of course, we must have a certain level of intelligence and motivation, along with experience and opportunities. But the truth is, the traits that transform…
  • Apr 19

    Blogging for Search Results Domination in Your Niche

    Blogging for Search Results Domination in Your Niche
    If you’re wondering whether blogging helps with your search engine results, it does. Here’s what happened when I started blogging about a new law. My goal was to break this law down into the elements that businesses need to know…
Rank this Week: 513

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
  • Apr 20

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer
    What makes a great lawyer? Is it intelligence, good people skills, effective writing? Of course, we must have a certain level of intelligence and motivation, along with experience and opportunities. The post Five Traits of Great Lawyers…
  • Apr 20

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer

    Five Traits of Great Lawyer
    What makes a great lawyer? Is it intelligence, good people skills, effective writing? Of course, we must have a certain level of intelligence and motivation, along with experience and opportunities. But the truth is, the traits that transform…
  • Apr 19

    Blogging for Search Results Domination in Your Niche

    Blogging for Search Results Domination in Your Niche
    If you’re wondering whether blogging helps with your search engine results, it does. Here’s what happened when I started blogging about a new law. My goal was to break this law down into the elements that businesses need to know…
Rank this Week: 511

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 16

    Five Steps to Planning a Useful Chatbot for Your Law Practice

    Five Steps to Planning a Useful Chatbot for Your Law Practice
    Download our handy worksheet on how to build a useful chatbot for your law office. The post Five Steps to Planning a Useful Chatbot for Your Law Practice appeared first on Lawyerist.com.
  • Apr 6

    How Lawyers Work: Jason Beahm, DJ Extraordinaire & Criminal Defense Attorney

    How Lawyers Work: Jason Beahm, DJ Extraordinaire & Criminal Defense Attorney
    In this week’s edition of How Lawyers Work, we hear from Jason Beahm. Jason is a San Francisco-based criminal defense attorney whose practice areas include DUI’s, traffic, personal injury and criminal cases.  You…
  • Apr 4

    Podcast #166: Conspiracy and Resilience, with Ryan Holiday

    Podcast #166: Conspiracy and Resilience, with Ryan Holiday
    Ryan Holiday joins us this week to talk about the big takeaways for lawyers from the Gawker-Hulk Hogan lawsuit and how lawyers can learn resilience from modern stoicism. Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me,…
Rank this Week: 430

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    New York, New York

    New York, New York
    Networking is a great tool for business development.  If you are a lawyer in private practice, building solid referral relationships is the best way to grow your business and networking is a great tool to accomplish this. One way to…
  • Apr 16

    Success Strategies for Women in Law

    Success Strategies for Women in Law
    In my latest podcast, I speak with Lauren Stiller Rikleen. Lauren is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce.  She shares some great advice for women who are looking to advance in…
  • Apr 5

    Counsel to Counsel Named One of Top 40 Legal Marketing Blog

    Counsel to Counsel Named One of Top 40 Legal Marketing Blog
    Honored to announce that Counsel to Counsel has been named on of the Top 40 Legal Marketing Blogs.
Rank this Week: 572

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: 466

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 613

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

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

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

    Egon Schiele's Tree

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

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 551

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: 570

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: 599

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: 515

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

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

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

    Signs of the time

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

    Building Insight

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

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 420

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

Alternating layers of thoughts, tools, tricks, tips and other ingredients for a successful learning experience in law school and beyond. From Anastasia Pryanikova.

http://lawsagna.typepad.com/lawsagna/
  • Aug 12

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist
    The Brain Alchemist is my new blog  that I started on a new platform a few months ago.  I
  • Jun 2

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"
    "A Master Mind is the harmonious alliance of two or more minds that create a friendly environment to gather, classify and organize new information for fast and effective implementation." ~ Napoleon Hill Do you want to be an influential…
  • Apr 29

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 573

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 607

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
  • Apr 20

    10 Tips for Attorneys on a CEQA Project

    10 Tips for Attorneys on a CEQA Project
    The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)(Pub Res C §§21000–21189.3) applies to most public agency decisions to carry out, authorize, or approve projects that could have adverse effects on the environment. Attorneys are…
  • Apr 18

    How To Effectively Cite Authority: Tips from a Judge

    How To Effectively Cite Authority: Tips from a Judge
    How you include legal citations in a motion’s supporting memorandum can make the difference between being successfully persuasive and losing credibility. Here is citation advice from the Honorable W.F. Rylaarsdam, retired Justice of the…
  • Apr 16

    3 Things to Know about the Crime-Fraud Exception

    3 Things to Know about the Crime-Fraud Exception
    Exceptions to the attorney-client privilege in California are set out in Evid C §§956–962. Of particular interest since the FBI’s raid on the office of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has been the…
Rank this Week: 979

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 20

    Some Inspiration for Solo and Small Law Firm

    Some Inspiration for Solo and Small Law Firm
    Starting and running a law firm isn’t always the joyful journey that many of us imagine.  When it comes to the decision of whether to start a firm, many lawyers suffer from analysis paralysis, drawing up detailed business plans and…
  • Apr 18

    Brief catch: A Valuable Writing and Editing Tool for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Though Not Yet Ready for Mac

    Brief catch: A Valuable Writing and Editing Tool for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Though Not Yet Ready for Mac
    Last month, I sat through a demo of Briefcatch, a new word add-in developed by lawyer and legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, who is profiled here.  As described in the companion post, Briefcatch is a Word ad-on that will suggest…
  • Apr 18

    From Lawyer to Legal Writing Tool, Ross Guberman of Briefcatch.

    From Lawyer to Legal Writing Tool, Ross Guberman of Briefcatch.
    Ordinarily, referring to a person as a “tool” isn’t particularly complimentary because the term describes  a person whose ego exceeds his talent. That said, I don’t think that this week’s guest, Legal…
Rank this Week: 886

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/
  • Apr 19

    Timekeeping + Billing Tips to Improve Law Practice Collections [Guest Post]

    Timekeeping + Billing Tips to Improve Law Practice Collections [Guest Post]
    What’s more tied to your law practice’s financial viability than your collections? From accepting credit cards to choosing the right tech, here’s how to improve yours. We thank the team at Lawyerist.com for this helpful…
  • Apr 11

    How to Use Evernote as a Law Practice Tool

    How to Use Evernote as a Law Practice Tool
    Data Overload is real for almost everyone in 2018, but lawyers have exceptionally high ethical standards on their ability to manage it. Tool Option Overload is real too, so get control now with this practical approach to Evernote. Attorneys…
  • Apr 4

    How to Build a Virtual Law Practice [Webinar]

    How to Build a Virtual Law Practice [Webinar]
    In this edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Brooke Moore will deliver the essentials on building a virtual law practice – in 30 minutes or less. On April 25th at 12pm (eastern), Brooke Moore will present How to Build a Virtual Law…
Rank this Week: 973

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 673

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 19

    Device Allows Users to “Think” Search Requests to their Computer

    Device Allows Users to “Think” Search Requests to their Computer
    The futurist Ray Kurzweil reports that, thanks to a new “intelligence-augmentation device” invented by an MIT research group, users can “‘speak silently’ with a computer by just thinking.” The device,…
  • Apr 12

    Artificial Intelligence in China’s Law School

    Artificial Intelligence in China’s Law School
    A recent story in Legal Tech News indicates how seriously legal educators in China are investigating the potential effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on the practice of law. Until now, almost all AI-related legal education…
  • Apr 5

    Five Essential Articles: Depression and Substance Abuse among Lawyer

    Five Essential Articles: Depression and Substance Abuse among Lawyer
    Rocket Matter has published a series of five excellent articles on depression and substance abuse among lawyers. They represent a valuable reminder that – given the competitive nature of our work, its heavy workloads, long hours, and…
Rank this Week: 875

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    The Ethics of E-mail Tracking Software and Web Bugs: More Complicated Than You Might Think

    The Ethics of E-mail Tracking Software and Web Bugs: More Complicated Than You Might Think
    Yesterday's feature on Attorney at Work was Does Email Tracking Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct? It was written by Mark C. Palmer, who is Professionalism Counsel for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. He cites…
  • Apr 16

    My March 2018 Reading Room

    My March 2018 Reading Room
    Maybe it was because ABA TECHSHOW was in March or maybe it was cold weather providing people more time to write. All I know is my OBA/MAP Reading Room for March 2018 with its monthly collection of free articles, columns...
  • Apr 12

    Managing a Law Practice in the Age of Intelligent Machine

    Managing a Law Practice in the Age of Intelligent Machine
    Managing a Law Practice in the Age of Intelligent Machines represents my attempt to speak to those lawyers who are perplexed by the number of things they are reading and hearing about law office automation and artificial intelligence…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
  • Apr 18

    Delaying The Bar? It Could Reduce Your Debt

    Delaying The Bar? It Could Reduce Your Debt
    The bar exam: in many ways, it’s the culmination of your law education. Pass, and you get to start your career. Fail, and you’ll be sidelined. So if the bar is so important, are there any good reasons to delay? One of the leading…
  • Apr 11

    Ms. JD seeking new Volunteer Treasurer!

    Ms. JD seeking new Volunteer Treasurer!
    Ms. JD's Treasurer function is a part-time, volunteer, and unpaid role within the organization. Ms. JD’s Treasurer will provide assistance, as necessary, on a variety of tasks, including providing guidance relating to the preparation of…
  • Apr 11

    Ms. JD seeking new Programs Assistant!

    Ms. JD seeking new Programs Assistant!
    Ms. JD needs your help!  Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers. Serving as a unique nexus between the profession and the pipeline of diverse attorneys, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 717

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/
  • Apr 17

    Shortcut for Choosing a Classification Code

    Shortcut for Choosing a Classification Code
    Choosing a Classification Code for each Time Matters record helps you organize and quickly access all manner of Time Matters records.
  • Mar 15

    Linking Multiple Emails to Matters or Contact

    Linking Multiple Emails to Matters or Contact
    Use Ctrl-click to select and save multiple emails into Time Matters.
  • Feb 28

    TM Save Button in Acrobat

    TM Save Button in Acrobat
    The TM Save button in Adobe Acrobat can simplify the process of saving PDF files into the Time Matters Document Management System. Find out how to add this button to your Acrobat software and how to make it appear if you run into trouble…
Rank this Week: 763

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 16

    Obstacles to Improving Workflow

    Obstacles to Improving Workflow
    I asked this question during the recent CLE, Best Practices for Client Intake, Engagement, and Workflow.  You may be interested in the results: For those who don’t have the time This is a hard one, and I get it. But nothing…
  • Apr 11

    Tiplet: Antivirus Software and Assistive Technology

    Tiplet: Antivirus Software and Assistive Technology
    If you use assistive technology, such as a screen reader for the visually impaired, and you are shopping for anti-virus software, here are some resources you might consider: Question: Which Antivirus Program Works Best With My Screen Reader?…
  • Apr 9

    Best Practices for Docketing, Conflicts, Disengagement, and File Retention

    Best Practices for Docketing, Conflicts, Disengagement, and File Retention
    This is the last call for Best Practices for Docketing, Conflicts, Disengagement, and File Retention scheduled for April 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., PDT. This live, online webinar is the second in a two-part series on…
Rank this Week: 932

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/
  • Apr 11

    Conflict of interest–at The Supreme

    Conflict of interest–at The Supreme
    SCOTUSBlog reports a petition of the day is: Campanelli v. Illinois, 17-1225 Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment right to conflict-free counsel forbids multiple attorneys in a single public defender’s office from…
  • Apr 11

    Shaken baby syndrome–WTR

    Shaken baby syndrome–WTR
    We have a new book worth the read to litigators facing child assault allegations with Shaken Baby Syndrome “evidence.” Randy Papetti, The Forensic Unreliability of the Shaken Baby Syndrome:  The Book. Arizona trial attorney…
  • Mar 21

    How to decide what was decided in split decision with multiple opinion

    How to decide what was decided in split decision with multiple opinion
    According to SCOTBlog: The question of how to count the votes of the justices to decide who won a Supreme Court case – and on what ground – when the court is splintered has baffled lower courts for years. The rule laid out…
Rank this Week: 963

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Mar 23

    26th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 19, 2018

    26th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 19, 2018
    Please join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a discussion on ethics and professionalism on April 19th from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge Rubin’s…
  • Mar 23

    26th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 19, 2018

    26th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 19, 2018
    Please join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a discussion on ethics and professionalism on April 19th from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge Rubin’s…
  • Mar 15

    Philanthropy Committees Joint Project

    Philanthropy Committees Joint Project
    The Philanthropy Committees of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Younger Lawyers Division, in collaboration with Crescent Leadership Academy and its Board of Directors, are looking for career day mentors from…
Rank this Week: 737

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    California Partners Can Lawfully and Ethically Plan and Prepare to Depart from Their Law Firm

    California Partners Can Lawfully and Ethically Plan and Prepare to Depart from Their Law Firm
    In the world of lawyers and law firms, attorney mobility is a continuing reality. Thoughtful lawyers who plan to depart their law firms are prudently getting advice on how to comply with their legal and ethical obligations to the firm and to…
  • Dec 8

    Law Firm’s Non-Solicitation Agreement Restricts Mobility of Departing Partner

    Law Firm’s Non-Solicitation Agreement Restricts Mobility of Departing Partner
    A recent legal ethics opinion from North Carolina provides interesting insight into the ethics of a non-solicitation agreement between law firms that restricts attorney mobility but not necessarily a client’s choice of counsel. The…
  • Jan 19

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition
    Partner or group departures seldom go smoothly – at least that is what we hear in the legal news headlines. However, the transitions that do go well, and there are many of those, tend not to be newsworthy events. Most of us tend to be…
Rank this Week: 686

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 29

    VIDEO: Your Possible Future (or Present): "A Day in the Life of a Matter"

    VIDEO: Your Possible Future (or Present): "A Day in the Life of a Matter"
    Wanted to end the week with something fun and inspiring. What could be better than movie time? (Grabs popcorn.) The next 20 minutes could change your life. (Well, professionally.)Presenting: "A Day in the Life of a Matter" -- Cue Move…
  • Sep 29

    EVENT: Law Firm GC Workshop

    EVENT: Law Firm GC Workshop
    Washington DC, October 12-13: Law Firm General Counsel Workshop [details]  -- The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Lawyers for the Profession® Practice at Hinshaw &…
  • Sep 28

    IP Ethics & Conflicts: New Rules Create New Risks and Responsibilitie

    IP Ethics & Conflicts: New Rules Create New Risks and Responsibilitie
    Longtime reader Brian Lynch, with IP experts Aurora North, writes in to note an excellent three part series from Michael E. McCabe, Jr: "Breadth Of PTO Ethics Opinion Could Alter How IP Firms Interact With Foreign Associates" --"Thirty years…
Rank this Week: 650

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 825

Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • Mar 30

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...
    There is a lot going on in the legal industry these days. And while much of the talk is about Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity at the moment, we all know that technological progress isn't limited to just one practice area. We at…
  • Mar 17

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold
    The following post is related to the upcoming Vanderbilt Law School’s conference on artificial intelligence, April 13-14 in Nashville. More information and registration can be found on the event website. Our robot overlords are…
  • Oct 9

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model
    Change requires “doers.” I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry—attorneys who have a real sense of where we are as a profession and where we need to go. However, in meeting…
Rank this Week: 902

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: 662

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: 736

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

Covers client service, law office economics, marketing and the practice of law. By LexThink's Matt Homann.

http://www.nonbillablehour.com/
  • Dec 28

    Rebooting the Blog

    Rebooting the Blog
    In January 2016 I’ll have been “writing” this blog for 12 years. I put “writing” in quotes because the truth is I’ve written it for nine, ignored it for two and abandoned it for one. It still gets a handful…
  • Jan 23

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend
    Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here. We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and two days later made the Today…
  • Dec 29

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
Rank this Week: 916