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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…
  • Aug 16

    Mannish boys grow up to be Senators.

    Mannish boys grow up to be Senators.
  • Aug 6

    America's Street Fight: What's happens long-term? Does anyone have a clue?

    America's Street Fight: What's happens long-term? Does anyone have a clue?
    So what's the future for America and the West? What happens? Long-term, I mean. The divisiveness in this country is at an all-time high in my Boomer lifetime. No, I don't think it will result in civil war. Or in...
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Aug 23

    Reinstatement Opposed For Conditionally-Admitted Attorney Revoked For Rock Concert Cocaine Use

    Reinstatement Opposed For Conditionally-Admitted Attorney Revoked For Rock Concert Cocaine Use
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends against reinstatement of an attorney whose conditional admission had been revoked Petitioner was conditionally admitted to the practice of law in Louisiana on June 17, 2010. His conditional…
  • Aug 23

    D.C. Issues Admonitions In Three Matters; Two From Probate Court

    D.C. Issues Admonitions In Three Matters; Two From Probate Court
    The web page of the District of Columbia Bar has posted informal admonitions issued to attorneys in three matters. Portions of the letters of Disciplinary Counsel are quoted below. One case involves the estate of a woman who died in...
  • Aug 23

    The Pressure Of Billable Hour Expectation

    The Pressure Of Billable Hour Expectation
    A nine-month suspension on a conditional admission of misconduct in Colorado Cook, a member of the products liability group at the Denver office of Faegre Baker Daniels, faced in late 2016 the prospect of failing to meet the firm’s…
Rank this Week: 53

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
  • Aug 23

    Should Employers Use Progressive Discipline?

    Should Employers Use Progressive Discipline?
    Employment in California is presumed to be terminable “at will,” i.e., employees can be fired for any reason (unless it’s an illegal reason) without warning. See Lab C §2922. This often comes as a surprise to employees…
  • Aug 21

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question
    When examining a witness, counsel should ask questions that are intelligently phrased, concise, and clear in meaning. No one should have to guess at what the question means. If opposing counsel asks a question that can’t be understood…
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
Rank this Week: 175

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    The difference between Bush and Trump is…

    The difference between Bush and Trump is starting to come into focus. Both men are, of course, profoundly stupid, but Bush's administration was filled with people who had terrible policy ideas and understood how government operates. Trump has…
  • Aug 17

    To a vigil last night about…

    To a vigil last night about Charlottesville. This was, for the most part, an important event, and I am glad I attended. In the way of these things elected officials alternated with various religious leaders in discussing the issues we are…
  • Aug 11

    Let's deconstruct Nixon's "Resignation…

    Let's deconstruct Nixon's "Resignation Lunch", shall we?I agree with every word of this, but it doesn't go deep enough. Consider:This is a lunch from a lost world, when grown men drank milk and fallout-shelter fare like a scoop of cottage…
Rank this Week: 1055

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Lawyers Procrastinate for Over an Hour a Day

    Lawyers Procrastinate for Over an Hour a Day
    But accountants procrastinate significantly more! Another arrow in the quiver to use against the bean-counters: “From chatting, surfing the web and engaging in social media, lawyers are prone to a bout of procrastination every…
  • Aug 23

    You Might Regret Taking That New Job Or Promotion

    You Might Regret Taking That New Job Or Promotion
    Sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side: “It’s easy to think that there’s one direction you should be moving in your career: forward. You’re supposed to keep putting one foot in front... The post You Might…
  • Aug 22

    How Litigators Can Land Transactional In-House Counsel Job

    How Litigators Can Land Transactional In-House Counsel Job
    Landing transactional in-house counsel jobs can prove difficult for litigators, but don’t lose hope as The Lawyer Whisperer gives some guidance on how litigators can maximize their chances: “It isn’t easy for a pure…
Rank this Week: 1063

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 23

    Podcast #134: Why It’s Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock

    Podcast #134: Why It’s Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock
    On this episode, we discuss the civil right to counsel (sometimes called "civil Gideon") movement with John Pollock. Podcast #134: Why It’s Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Aug 21

    Dispatches from ILTA: Document Tech Mergers, Google Enters the Ring, and New Collaboration Expectation

    Dispatches from ILTA: Document Tech Mergers, Google Enters the Ring, and New Collaboration Expectation
    A lot happened at this year's International Legal Tech Association's annual conference. Here are some highlights. Dispatches from ILTA: Document Tech Mergers, Google Enters the Ring, and New Collaboration Expectations was originally…
  • Aug 21

    Access to Justice, Data Breaches, and Science for All Age

    Access to Justice, Data Breaches, and Science for All Age
    Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Legal Toolkit, Digital Detectives, and The Show about Science. Access to Justice, Data Breaches, and Science for All Ages was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 930

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 22

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer
    Every new parent knows there are far more clothing options for baby girls than for baby boys. While selections have improved, it can still be a struggle to find outfits for the little gents that aren’t emblazoned with footballs or…
Rank this Week: 670

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
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 22

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer
    Every new parent knows there are far more clothing options for baby girls than for baby boys. While selections have improved, it can still be a struggle to find outfits for the little gents that aren’t emblazoned with footballs or…
Rank this Week: 2281

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    Carbon leaf @ the roxy in los angeles, united states, the roxy theatre, september 6

    Carbon leaf @ the roxy in los angeles, united states, the roxy theatre, september 6
    Built organ in Sankt – Il grande vantaggio che offrivano rispetto ai rolli era la capienza, URL consultato il 5 giugno 2012. They did not tour however, come in un libro moderno. sono carbon leaf @ the roxy in los angeles, united states,…
  • Aug 22

    Rick derringer, arcada theatre, june 24

    Rick derringer, arcada theatre, june 24
    YOUR PLACE ON THE WEB FOR INFO ON 60’S ROCK MUSIC AT CHICAGO SUBURBAN FESTIVALS, brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks Tribute to the album “The Dark Side Of The Moon. Bunny Sigler and Jean Carne, rick derringer, arcada theatre, june 24 a…
  • Aug 22

    Benjamin clementine @ o2 academy leeds in leeds, united kingdom, o2 academy leeds, december 3

    Benjamin clementine @ o2 academy leeds in leeds, united kingdom, o2 academy leeds, december 3
    Entitled ‘Following the Drum’, so we’ll help the homes that Tommy left behind him! New York: The Drawing Center – British Army regiments stationed in Jamaica between 1702 and 1962 and information relating to, free of…
Rank this Week: 1496

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
  • Aug 22

    Two New Valuation Seminar

    Two New Valuation Seminar
    There are two interesting valuation seminars coming up.  The first is by the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is free.  It is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22, 2017 and remote participation is possible.  The…
  • Aug 16

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a report titled, “PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER:  REPORT ON VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEPUBLIC” (Report) concerning the comments of participants at…
  • Aug 15

    University Endowment Size and Patenting

    University Endowment Size and Patenting
    The National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers has released its report concerning U.S. University Endowment Size in 2016.  The top 10 in endowment size, include: 1) Harvard ($34,541,893,000); 2) Yale…
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
  • Aug 22

    Looking for a Text on Statutory Construction?

    Looking for a Text on Statutory Construction?
    Let me recommend, William Eskridge’s Interpreting Law: A Primer on How to Read Statutes and the Constitution (here) “Interpreting Law” is an accessible introduction to statutory and constitutional interpretation by the nation’s…
  • Aug 22

    Peter H. Huang, Adventures in Higher Education, Happiness, and Mindfulne

    Peter H. Huang, Adventures in Higher Education, Happiness, and Mindfulne
    Excellent article on well-being and happiness. Peter H. Huang (Colorado), Adventures in Higher Education, Happiness, and Mindfulness "This Article recounts my unique adventures in higher education, including being a Princeton University…
  • Aug 21

    A list of online resources for researching federal legislation

    A list of online resources for researching federal legislation
    Our good friends over at the Law Librarian Blog have put together a definitive list of resources published by the Congressional Research Service pertaining to federal legislative materials. For LRW profs in particular, there are some…
Rank this Week: 2546

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/
  • Aug 22

    11th Circuit wades into social media and warrant

    11th Circuit wades into social media and warrant
    How does the warrant process work with social media accounts?  The 11th Circuit took a dive into this interesting issue in United States v. Blake.  Orin Kerr takes a closer look at the case here:In Blake, two defendants, Dontavious…
  • Aug 21

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart
    I love that Bonnie Tyler is performing Total Eclipse of the Heart today. But the eclipse isn't enough for Judge Merryday out of the Middle District to allow a continuance so that a government agent could go see it:Judge Merryday denies motion…
  • Aug 18

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.
    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.Defender Services Committee Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed the following new members to the Defender Services Committee.  Their terms…
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • Aug 22

    Data Science + Law: An Interview with LexPredict

    Data Science + Law: An Interview with LexPredict
    To understand more about the role of data science in law, I turned to LexPredict, a company specializing in legal data analytics. Three of its principals, Dan Katz, Mike Bommarito, and Andrew Baker collaborated to answer the questions I…
  • Aug 16

    AI in Law: From Theory to Practice

    AI in Law: From Theory to Practice
    I am attending the session AI in Law: From Theory to Practice, live at ILTACon 2017. The International Legal Technology Association annual conference is the preeminent global legal tech conference. The moderator is Andrew…
  • Aug 14

    Myths, Realities and Future of AI + Automation in the Law (Live #ILTACON)

    Myths, Realities and Future of AI + Automation in the Law (Live #ILTACON)
    I am attending the session Myths, Realities and Future of AI + Automation in the Law, live at ILTACon 2017. The International Legal Technology Association annual conference is the preeminent global legal tech conference. The…
Rank this Week: 1448

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 22

    How to Minimize the Time You Spend on Administrative Task

    How to Minimize the Time You Spend on Administrative Task
    Sponsored by Thomson Reuters Did you know up to 40% of time in a small law firm is spent on non billable, administrative work?  That means you are basically working for free after 2 p.m.  According to the 2016 State of U.S. Small…
  • Aug 14

    Second Cities for Law Firm

    Second Cities for Law Firm
    Last year, I blogged about Second City Solos which suggested that lawyers may have more success in getting a new law practice off the ground since they’ll face less competition than they would in major metropolis cities like San…
  • Aug 9

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women
    Recently while online, I came across this post by a female law firm partner with 25 years of experience under her belt. She writes: This past year, I settled two enormous cases in federal district court, reeling in two success bonuses above…
Rank this Week: 338

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Top 10 Managed IT Service Pain Points for Law Firm

    Top 10 Managed IT Service Pain Points for Law Firm
    We've compiled the top 10 Managed IT Service Pain Points for law firms from our clients. Read the full list to see how Accellis is different. The post Top 10 Managed IT Service Pain Points for Law Firms appeared first on Accellis Technology…
  • Aug 18

    Ransomware, Phishing, and APTs: Avoid Falling Victim to these Cyber Threat

    Ransomware, Phishing, and APTs: Avoid Falling Victim to these Cyber Threat
    Watch an on-demand presentation on the growing epidemic of cyber attacks. Learn the different threats and how to mitigate your firm's risks. The post Ransomware, Phishing, and APTs: Avoid Falling Victim to these Cyber Threats appeared first…
  • Aug 17

    Black Hat and DEF CON Takeaways: Smart Car

    Black Hat and DEF CON Takeaways: Smart Car
    Over the coming weeks, Accellis will dive deeper into Black Hat and DEF CON conference findings. This week, we look at smart cars The post Black Hat and DEF CON Takeaways: Smart Cars appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
Rank this Week: 2736

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/
  • Aug 22

    Client Selection & PR Risk (or "The Scarlett Firm" Effect?)

    Client Selection & PR Risk (or "The Scarlett Firm" Effect?)
    We've talked in the past about client selection and PR risk (independent of ethical/conflicts risk). Here's an excerpt from a story posted a few days ago in a well read legal news publication. You probably know the one. They break a lot of…
  • Aug 21

    For the Records: Dentons Does Records Management Migration

    For the Records: Dentons Does Records Management Migration
    "How a Global Law Firm Selected Its New Records Management Software," -- "In 2016, the Legal Services Management and the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Dentons decided it was time for a major records management software upgrade. Over the…
  • Aug 16

    Latest News: Records, Russia, Risk (and Elvis)

    Latest News: Records, Russia, Risk (and Elvis)
    Greetings from the annual ILTA conference. Here in "Jane, get me off this crazy thing"-Las Vegas. We'll try to keep the gambling-risk metaphors to a minimum. Elvis is not in the building. In fact, today marks the 40th anniversary of his…
Rank this Week: 4903

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 22

    When Should You Hire a Lawyer?

    When Should You Hire a Lawyer?
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Knowing whether or not you need a lawyer is something many of us can struggle with. If you are going through a simple divorce, have a parking ticket or are involved with…
  • Aug 20

    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…
  • Aug 13

    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: 4368

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
Rank this Week: 1221

Law People

Law People

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

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

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

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence
    Linda Kohanov is one of the pioneers in the area of building emotional intelligence skills through human/equine interaction. Based on the theories she discusses in her numerous bestsellers, her organization Eponaquest offers…
  • Apr 21

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3
    So we realize the depth and breadth of the competition that artificially intelligent technology can pose to our traditional legal practices. We are, after all, not able to access as many sources and certainly not as fast and perhaps not as…
Rank this Week: 1305

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ready, Set, Change Your Password

    Ready, Set, Change Your Password
    This would be good advice any day of the week!  But whether you follow it or not, you soon won’t have a choice when it comes to the Oregon State Bar and Professional Liability Fund websites. In Case You Missed … Continue…
  • Aug 14

    Preserving Mobile Data in Anticipation of Litigation

    Preserving Mobile Data in Anticipation of Litigation
    In a recent post, eDiscovery expert Craig Ball makes the case for routine preservation of data contained on mobile devices. I concur. The tendency is to dismiss or ignore the degree to which we lean on our smartphones and tablets. ……
  • Aug 7

    Attorney-Client Privilege and Cloud Storage

    Attorney-Client Privilege and Cloud Storage
    Do your clients or their agents use cloud storage for case-related documents?  Do they transmit information using unsecured hyperlinks? If the answer is yes, your client may have waived its claim of privilege to the stored…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Aug 21

    Jotwell 2017 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2017 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Monday, September 4. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and doing a lot of work under the hood. We have tentatively…
  • Aug 18

    The Real World

    The Real World
    Karen Bradshaw, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016). James W. Coleman, How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl.…
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
Rank this Week: 65

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Washington Court Holds That Entry of Stipulated Protective Order Is Not Malpractice

    Washington Court Holds That Entry of Stipulated Protective Order Is Not Malpractice
    Source: HARBORD v. SAFEWAY, INC., Wash: Court of Appeals, 1st Div. 2017 – Google Scholar The plaintiff claimed that her lawyer committed malpractice by agreeing to the entry of a stipulated protective order. The lawyer had brought a…
  • Aug 14

    Plaintiff Cannot Sue the Other Side’s Medical Expert

    Plaintiff Cannot Sue the Other Side’s Medical Expert
    Sandler was a plaintiff in an underlying medical malpractice action in which he alleged that he received substandard care at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Advocate retained a standard of care witness who testified against him. Sandler,…
  • Aug 12

    Court Holds Real Estate Malpractice Claim Is Time-Barred

    Court Holds Real Estate Malpractice Claim Is Time-Barred
    The plaintiff claimed that he missed the closing date on three real estate transactions because his lawyers did not give notice. The lawyers insisted that (a) the plaintiff fired them long before closing and (b) they notified plaintiff of the…
Rank this Week: 2637

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: 1488

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Aug 18

    The Decline of Litigation?: Part 1

    The Decline of Litigation?: Part 1
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about litigation. It’s been one of the two major locomotives driving revenue and profit for BigLaw for the past 50 years or so–the other being transactional or corporate work–and has…
  • Aug 14

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing
    The following guest column is by Richard Hinwood, based in London. Richard is the Head of Strategy & Chief of Staff at Withers.  As Head of Strategy, Richard leads the formulation and implementation of firm-wide strategy and business…
  • Aug 7

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda
    A few weeks ago I related the tale of our abortive foray into changing wireless service providers from AT&T to Verizon, which provided rich material for reflections on client service.  If you missed it, the original story is here.…
Rank this Week: 1096

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 345

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

Covers disaster planning, law practice management, insurance, marketing and security. By Freedman Consulting.

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 17

    Associate Attorney Opportunity – York, PA

    Associate Attorney Opportunity – York, PA
    Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP, a York County family law firm, is seeking an experienced family law trial attorney admitted in Pennsylvania to join its family law team. They are seeking a professional, personable and proactive candidate who…
  • Aug 8

    EXPECT THE BEST BUT PLAN FOR THE WORST

    EXPECT THE BEST BUT PLAN FOR THE WORST
    There was a phone message on the hot line last week that was unfortunate, but not unusual.  A solo practitioner in a small PA town died suddenly of a heart attack.  She was only 49 years old.  She had no known history of…
  • Jul 27

    Dog Shaming

    Dog Shaming
    Whenever I encounter dog shaming photos on social media I have a laughing fit. I can’t imagine the somewhat warped sense of humor that prompted the first person to snap a picture and post it. Does it provide psychic relief to the owner,…
Rank this Week: 1236

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/
  • Aug 17

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision
    The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to figures compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The annual…
  • Aug 16

    Can there be a foul but no harm

    Can there be a foul but no harm
    In British football, a player can commit a foul which is technical and the other team gets a free kick, and everyone keeps playing.  More serious fouls can result in a yellow card (two in a game and you are off the field) or a red card…
  • Aug 14

    More cases coming?

    More cases coming?
    The military already has rules and regulations about membership in certain hate groups.  The tragic events at Charlottesville are likely to garner more attention to the issue of military personnel and hate groups. From Task &…
Rank this Week: 974

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/
  • Aug 17

    Tips for Better Calendaring in Your Law Practice

    Tips for Better Calendaring in Your Law Practice
    Your calendar is the core of your busy law practice. A more efficient calendaring system leads to a more efficient law practice. Back at the start of the calendar year, our friends at Attorney at Work sourced expert tips on how lawyers can…
  • Aug 11

    How to Find the Right Marketing Strategy for Your Law Practice

    How to Find the Right Marketing Strategy for Your Law Practice
    Marketing and business development begins with an answer to the question: Who are you trying to attract as future clients? It begins with selecting your practice area and niche. Your answer should infuse every choice you make about your…
  • Aug 1

    How to Develop and Collaborate with your Networks for a Better Law Practice

    How to Develop and Collaborate with your Networks for a Better Law Practice
    There is a very social side to law practice performance. Here’s how you can start developing your networks and your ability to collaborate in them to find new growth for your law practice and career. The most effective people…
Rank this Week: 4671

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Aug 17

    Legal Demand 3.0

    Legal Demand 3.0
    Every market has both supply and demand. But law is unusual in the degree to which the vast majority of attention has been paid to the supply side. I’m willing to wager that at least 80% of everything that’s been written about…
  • Jul 27

    Law firms’ problem with women

    Law firms’ problem with women
    The last time I wrote about women and the law, it took weeks for the flames to die down. Only a glutton for punishment would return to this topic again. Ahem. So I’ve been collecting articles about the seemingly endless issue of the…
  • Jun 27

    Fight the future

    Fight the future
    Most law firm retreats are not what you’d call somber exercises in austerity. Lawyers don’t go out that often, but when they do, they usually go in style. Smaller firms might gather in high-end lodges or resorts adjacent to lakes…
Rank this Week: 357

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Law Firm Pairs with Cybersecurity Company to Help Businesses with Data Breache

    Law Firm Pairs with Cybersecurity Company to Help Businesses with Data Breache
    Bloomberg Law reports that the law firm Jackson Lewis has formed an arrangement with the identity-theft and data-breach management firm Merchants Information Solutions to provide legal advice to businesses that have…
  • Aug 10

    Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff?

    Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff?
    A brief article in Canadian Business suggests a way that businesses and professional companies like law firms can help to identify areas of concern among valuable legal and support staff before they lead to major…
  • Aug 3

    Cybersecurity Essential to Law Firm

    Cybersecurity Essential to Law Firm
    In an article on law-firm cybersecurity that appeared in LawTech News  in June 2017, Ian Lopez said: “According to a recent report from IT security provider LogicForce, hacking attempts were made on over 200 U.S. law…
Rank this Week: 473

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Aug 16

    Conference on “Unbundled Legal Services”

    Conference on “Unbundled Legal Services”
    “Unbundled Legal Services” is one way for solos and small law firms to tap into a latent market for legal services and to monetize unbilled hours. One of the barriers to implementation for law firms is knowing how to integrate…
  • Dec 27

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model
    A Recurring Revenue Business Model LegalZoom® which started as a legal document web site based on individual transactions is gradually shifting towards a new business model based upon recurring revenue. Under the guidance of Premira, a…
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
Rank this Week: 4227

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Distracting myself with a ping pong table and bat

    Distracting myself with a ping pong table and bat
    I can’t be the only person in the world that struggles to stay focused for more than 15 minutes.…
  • Jun 18

    Learning how to be more thankful

    Learning how to be more thankful
    Last Thanksgiving I made a particularly strong effort to be pay attention to what I’m thankful for in my…
  • May 30

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict
    You’ll all be well versed to many of my complaints about working in the legal profession by now. Besides for the obvious day to day politics there are other things that make whatever you’re doing a part of your life. When…
Rank this Week: 4366

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • 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?…
  • Apr 18

    Attorneys: Do you want to grow or sell your law firm?

    Attorneys: Do you want to grow or sell your law firm?
    Being a great attorney alone won’t significantly grow your practice’s revenue. And, studying to become the most certified lawyer in your market won’t add value to your practice if you’re hoping to eventually sell it.…
Rank this Week: 2890

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video

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

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog
    The ABA Journal is asking for nominations for the Top 100 Legal Blogs. They are expanding their “Web 100” scope this year with new categories for social media and law firm […] The post Help the ABA Journal Select the…
  • Jul 11

    What Does Swagger Look Like?

    What Does Swagger Look Like?
    What does swagger look like? Watching a tennis tournament on TV recently, commentators began talking about whether certain competitors looked like they belonged in the big leagues. Who had swagger? […] The post What Does Swagger Look…
Rank this Week: 3359

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: 3093

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/
  • Aug 10

    Flexibility and Urgency in Hiring

    Flexibility and Urgency in Hiring
    It’s no longer 2009.  With unemployment rates hovering close to 4%, employers need to change their approach to recruiting talent. In the legal search business, we are seeing candidates who are being much more discriminating about…
  • Feb 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network
    If you are a professional services provider and you want to grow your business, you know the importance of marketing.  Whether you are a lawyer seeking to represent startup technology companies, an agency recruiter like me who is looking…
  • Jan 20

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
Rank this Week: 1507

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: 86

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/
  • Aug 8

    Here’s How What You Eat Can Affect Your Career Succe

    Here’s How What You Eat Can Affect Your Career Succe
    As a professional woman, it’s important to take every advantage you can get in order to be competitive within your chosen field. And while gaining an education, obtaining work experience, and networking can all be supremely beneficial…
  • Aug 8

    A Busy Schedule is No Excuse for Ignoring Your Health

    A Busy Schedule is No Excuse for Ignoring Your Health
    As a young woman in an industry that’s largely controlled by older men, it can feel like you have to work twice as hard just to keep up. In fact, research shows that women at law firms are still paid less than men, regardless of whether…
  • Aug 7

    If Nowhere Is Your Office, Is Everywhere Your Office? 5 Ways to Curb Telecommuter Burnout

    If Nowhere Is Your Office, Is Everywhere Your Office? 5 Ways to Curb Telecommuter Burnout
    More and more lawyers are opting out of a traditional corporate path, which, for many, includes architecting a career that they can perform from anywhere with a laptop and an internet connection. Similarly, more and more law firms are…
Rank this Week: 1577

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

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

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Aug 7

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School

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

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero
    The Mike Morse Law Firm fought hard and won more than $100,000 for a local EMT seriously hurt in a car crash after his insurance company refused to pay. We also successfully represented on his social security disability claim.   Every…
  • Jul 7

    Mike Morse Law Firm Lands Victory for Hardworking Dad Injured in Car Crash

    Mike Morse Law Firm Lands Victory for Hardworking Dad Injured in Car Crash
    In our latest win, a Wayne County jury ordered Allstate Insurance to pay $75,000 plus sanctions, which puts the verdict well over $100,000 for our client who was injured by a negligent driver.   Roderick Stevenson was a healthy, young…
Rank this Week: 4074

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Being Digital: Tips from Judges for Creating Electronic Documents They Will Read

    Being Digital: Tips from Judges for Creating Electronic Documents They Will Read
    Judges use mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, tablets, etc.) to read electronic documents because mobile devices allow work to be done just about anywhere, and because of the ease with which electronic documents can be accessed and navigated by…
  • Dec 10

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It
    IntroductionIt’s that time of year: reflection and some soul-searching about what to do differently when we turn over a new leaf on January 1st. Let me offer a modest proposal.The New Body PartEveryone reading this post has a…
  • Sep 14

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet
    “Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” — SenecaAny reader of this effort (or my various social…
Rank this Week: 4554

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 1 – Updates to 35 USC 102(a)

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 1 – Updates to 35 USC 102(a)
    At Fastcase, we like to take complex legal concepts and make them simple. This month, we will be taking on the complex issue of Patent Law. Each week we’ll highlight […]
  • Mar 13

    Now it’s the Big Three in Legal Research

    Now it’s the Big Three in Legal Research
    Fastcase, Westlaw, LexisNexis in a Virtual Tie for First in Clio Legal Research Survey Washington, DC (March 13, 2017) – The U.S. legal publishing market may no longer be a duopoly, according to the most recent Clio users survey. The…
Rank this Week: 1112

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

Covers enhancing the practice of law by maximizing the use of social media. By Gavin Ward.

http://wardblawg.com/
  • Jul 29

    WardBlawg expands legal guides and resources for legal consumers in the UK

    WardBlawg expands legal guides and resources for legal consumers in the UK
    At WardBlawg, our aim has always been to share useful legal information online. Across our various niche legal sector blawgs (including YouBlawg, LabourBlawg, PIClaimsBlawg, PropertyBlawg and more), we’ve now published and shared many…
  • Apr 27

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
  • Apr 27

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
Rank this Week: 1670

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: 724

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jun 12

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!
    by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our…
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
Rank this Week: 3503

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
  • Jul 14

    Dr. Artika Tyner on Building the Next Generation of Leader

    Dr. Artika Tyner on Building the Next Generation of Leader
    Dr. Artika Tyner is on a mission with Planting People Growing Justice (PPGJ) to train the next generation of leaders, and they are starting with knee children! The organization is launching a new children’s book … Read More
  • Jan 3

    New Congress prepares to take their seats with new black member

    New Congress prepares to take their seats with new black member
    Several African-Americans will take seats in Congress when the newly elected members are sworn in Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Read More
  • Nov 8

    Black lawyers Kamala Harris, Kim Foxx among sisters to watch this election night

    Black lawyers Kamala Harris, Kim Foxx among sisters to watch this election night
    When the polls close tonight, Hillary Clinton may shatter the ultimate “glass ceiling” by becoming the first woman President. This is indeed a milestone for women’s leadership, but a closer look at tonight’s…
Rank this Week: 4330