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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 19

    The ‘Think Like a Lawyer’ Approach to Law School is Outdated

    The ‘Think Like a Lawyer’ Approach to Law School is Outdated
    Think like a lawyer an outdated approach? Perhaps, to many and for good reason. But for others, changes will be painful. “I have been writing about change within the legal industry for a few years…I...
  • Jun 18

    How to Negotiate a Big Signing Bonu

    How to Negotiate a Big Signing Bonu
    Want a big signing bonus? You may need to use a little “strategery” to get one, and negotiate for yourself even if you hate doing so. Check out some tips from Parker + Lynch. “Imagine...
  • Jun 15

    Staying Where You Are Is a Decision

    Staying Where You Are Is a Decision
    Staying where you are is a decision, as Kate Reder Sheikh of MLAGlobal points out in a recent article. In a hot legal market, not even considering new opportunities can be a decision you may regret...
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Jun 19

    SDFLA accepting applications to be Clerk of Court

    SDFLA accepting applications to be Clerk of Court
    From the Court's website:The United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, one of thenation’s busiest federal trial courts, is seeking a dynamic and energeticexecutive to succeed the incumbent who is retiring. This is a…
  • Jun 18

    SCOTUS Monday: Fane Lozman is 2-0

    SCOTUS Monday: Fane Lozman is 2-0
    Fane Lozman has won his second case before the Supreme Court, this time 8-1.  From Justice Kennedy's intro:This case requires the Court to address the intersection of principles that define when arrests are lawful and principles that…
  • Jun 18

    Judges are people too.

    Judges are people too.
    Just a friendly reminder that judges are people too. They eat dinner, even Supreme Court Justices.  They should be permitted to use Facebook.  And they should be able to write a letter for a friend without getting reprimanded. …
Rank this Week: 104

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jun 19

    Solo & Small Firm Side Gigs: Ivy B. Grey, Lawyer & Author of American Legal Style Guide for PerfectIt

    Solo & Small Firm Side Gigs: Ivy B. Grey, Lawyer & Author of American Legal Style Guide for PerfectIt
    In the past, I’ve groused about legal tech products that don’t work well  because they were designed without lawyer input.  That’s why today, I’m excited to introduce Ivy B. Grey, who is featured today…
  • Jun 18

    Make Money Mondays: Marketing Lessons for Solos & Smalls from the Farmers’ Market

    Make Money Mondays: Marketing Lessons for Solos & Smalls from the Farmers’ Market
    One of my favorite Sunday morning activities during summer is taking my plump little pup Sadie to the weekly Farmer’s Market in my town.  It’s a win-win for both of us: Sadie has a chance to consort with other dogs and leave…
  • Jun 15

    Is It Time to Pivot Your Practice?

    Is It Time to Pivot Your Practice?
    Many of today’s most recent Internet successes – like Uber or AirBnB started out differently from what they’ve become. Uber’s original intent was to operate an on-demand limousine service for business…
Rank this Week: 1260

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/
  • Jun 19

    Power-Lest it Should Be Forgotten

    Power-Lest it Should Be Forgotten
    Yik Chan Chin and Changfeng Chen, Internet Governance: Exploration of Power Relationship, 1 Chinese Law eJournal 34 (2018). Herbert Burkert There is a relatively new SSRN source I have found to be very useful: the Chinese Law…
  • Jun 19

    Power-Lest it Should Be Forgotten

    Power-Lest it Should Be Forgotten
    Yik Chan Chin and Changfeng Chen, Internet Governance: Exploration of Power Relationship, 1 Chinese Law eJournal 34 (2018). Herbert Burkert There is a relatively new SSRN source I have found to be very useful: the Chinese Law…
  • Jun 18

    Arrest, Guilt, and the Difference Between the Two

    Arrest, Guilt, and the Difference Between the Two
    Anna Roberts, Arrests as Guilt, __ Ala L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Elizabeth Joh We live in a world in which the most detailed information is used to identify and make judgments about us. Facebook wants to know whether…
Rank this Week: 2940

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
  • Jun 19

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice
    Want to sell your law practice? Assuming your state allows for it (most do), you probably want to maximize your firm’s value and ensure you bring on a competent successor. As a solo or partner in a smaller firm, your law practice might…
  • Jun 19

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice
    Want to sell your law practice? Assuming your state allows for it (most do), you probably want to maximize your firm’s value and ensure you bring on a competent successor. As a solo or partner in a smaller firm, your law practice might…
  • Jun 18

    Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently

    Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently
    How many times have you tried to program a new piece of technology — for instance, a new smart TV —  without the manual? How’d that go? How many times has a team member forgotten a task or step in a matter? The post…
Rank this Week: 1142

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jun 19

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice
    Want to sell your law practice? Assuming your state allows for it (most do), you probably want to maximize your firm’s value and ensure you bring on a competent successor. As a solo or partner in a smaller firm, your law practice might…
  • Jun 19

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice

    Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice
    Want to sell your law practice? Assuming your state allows for it (most do), you probably want to maximize your firm’s value and ensure you bring on a competent successor. As a solo or partner in a smaller firm, your law practice might…
  • Jun 18

    Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently

    Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently
    How many times have you tried to program a new piece of technology — for instance, a new smart TV —  without the manual? How’d that go? How many times has a team member forgotten a task or step in a matter? The post…
Rank this Week: 163

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jun 18

    How to Prepare for Oral Argument

    How to Prepare for Oral Argument
    Preparing for oral argument can be daunting. How do you sound natural and fluid, and not like you’re just reading a cue card? Download our checklist on how to prepare for oral argument and dominate your next one! The post How to Prepare…
  • Jun 8

    Tips on Bringing a Motion to Compel

    Tips on Bringing a Motion to Compel
    Many cases can be made or mangled in discovery. Knowing how to effectively bring and defend a motion to compel can be an asset to your litigation practice. So, how should you handle motions to compel? Check out our handy mini-guide for some…
  • Jun 1

    Boolean Operators Cheat Sheet

    Boolean Operators Cheat Sheet
    Your research strategy is critical to your legal research. And—believe it or not—your boolean operators are critical to your research strategy. Done right, they quickly narrow down your search, help you find that gem of a case or…
Rank this Week: 668

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/
  • Jun 18

    Who controls, you or the client

    Who controls, you or the client
    Crime & Consequences blog has this story. The U.S. Supreme Court today took up Garza v. Idaho, No. 17-1026, involving the intersection of two recurring themes: lawyer decisions v. client decisions in the conduct of a…
  • Jun 15

    Eyewitness indentification

    Eyewitness indentification
    My first GCM involved eyewitness identification and a motion to suppress based on an improperly suggestive show-up when the client was arrested.  He was handcuffed in the back of the police car and the armed robbery victim was brought to…
  • Jun 14

    Worth-the-View

    Worth-the-View
    From time to time  I recommend articles, cases, or books to read that may be of interest and help to practitioners.  Here are couple of plays to add to the mix, courtesy of Global Military Justice Reform blog, and I quote. Anthony…
Rank this Week: 272

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
  • Jun 18

    Know These Interpretation Principles Before You Draft a Contract

    Know These Interpretation Principles Before You Draft a Contract
    When a contract dispute arises, there may be differing interpretations of the contract terms. A court asked to construe the disputed terms will look to statutory principles. But don’t wait for a dispute to learn these…
  • Jun 15

    How to Get Clients Involved in Discovery

    How to Get Clients Involved in Discovery
    Before you start discovery, you need to have a plan. Your client should be an integral part of that plan. Here are four ways to get your client involved in discovery decisions. Interview your client. Your client is an essential and relatively…
  • Jun 13

    8 Steps to Preparing a 3-Day Notice of Eviction

    8 Steps to Preparing a 3-Day Notice of Eviction
    Preparing a 3-day notice to pay rent or quit? Use this checklist to be sure that you get the form and content of the notice right. ___ Put it in writing, but signing is optional. Under CCP §1161, the 3-day notice to quit must be in…
Rank this Week: 367

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jun 18

    Tiplet: Proposed Judgments and Order

    Tiplet: Proposed Judgments and Order
    Questions about submitting proposed judgments and orders under UTCR 5.100? Wondering what notice you have to give to the other side?  Here is a handy-dandy reference from Multnomah County’s Family Law Court, published by the…
  • Jun 11

    Asked and Answered: Oregon eService Question

    Asked and Answered: Oregon eService Question
    Last Wednesday’s Oregon eService CLE generated a lively discussion and some interesting questions. Here are a few that might interest you: What is my date of filing? The court considers a document submitted for an electronic filing when…
  • Jun 4

    Final Call – Oregon eService CLE

    Final Call – Oregon eService CLE
    This is your final call for Oregon eService – happening this Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., PDT. This live, online webinar is for experts and novices alike. An opportunity to polish skills and…
Rank this Week: 4584

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/
  • Jun 18

    Workers Comp and Medical Marijuana

    Workers Comp and Medical Marijuana
    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has held that an employer cannot be required to reimburse for an injured employee's use of medical marijuana Through its enactment of the MMUMA, the Maine Legislature has exempted qualifying patients and other…
  • Jun 18

    Gone To Texa

    Gone To Texa
    An attorney was suspended for 10 days in MIchigan as a result of a like suspension in Florida. Texas also ordered a reciprocal 10-day suspension and described the misconduct Robert Munsters ("Munsters") and his mother, Bertha…
  • Jun 16

    A Very Social Judge

    A Very Social Judge
    The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commision has filed charges of misconduct against a District Court judge. She allegedly failed to disclose a relationship with a police officer who was a key witness in a murder case in which she presided After...
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Jun 18

    Bill Gates' summer reading list for 2018

    Bill Gates' summer reading list for 2018
    For the past few years, Bill Gates, an avid reader who devours over 50 books per year, has published his list of summer reading recommendations on his blog Gates Notes. (I'm now reading one of his recommendations from last year...
  • Jun 16

    The origin of that stupid rule about not ending sentences with a preposition

    The origin of that stupid rule about not ending sentences with a preposition
    The travel blog Atlas Obscura, of all places, has an interesting post about the origin of that "don't end a sentence with a preposition rule" most of us had hammered into our collective craniums during grade school. Turns out the...
  • Jun 16

    Washington Post: A failed law school and the students it left behind

    Washington Post: A failed law school and the students it left behind
    Washington Post: A failed law school and the students it left behind. The story of Charlotte School of Law. (Scott Fruehwald)
Rank this Week: 741

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 4298

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jun 17

    LLRX New Issue June 2018

    LLRX New Issue June 2018
    Articles for May – June 2018 The Case of the Torn Presidential Record and the Future of Its Library Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 17 2018 Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber…
  • Jun 17

    The Case of the Torn Presidential Record and the Future of Its Library

    The Case of the Torn Presidential Record and the Future of Its Library
    Brandon Wright Adler addresses the destruction of Presidential documents and records brought to our attention this past week in a rather startling article published by Politico - "The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up…
  • Jun 17

    Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 17 2018

    Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 17 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…
Rank this Week: 909

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jun 17

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
  • Jun 14

    Construction Delays and Damage

    Construction Delays and Damage
    By Francisco R. García-Soroeta Construction Schedule Delays can occur for a medley of reasons, and they can be caused by any party participating in the project including the owner, design professional, prime contractor, subcontractor…
  • Jun 2

    Georgia’s Notice to Owners–A Primer

    Georgia’s Notice to Owners–A Primer
    Most southeastern states require suppliers and subcontractors to give some sort of Notice of Furnishing or Notice to Owner (“NTO”); however, each state has its own special requirements and relying on one state’s requirements…
Rank this Week: 3382

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/
  • Jun 16

    Redux:* Your Life as a Work of Art.

    Redux:* Your Life as a Work of Art.
    About half the people you meet live from one day to the next in a state of such fear and uncertainty that about half the time they doubt their own sanity. Their boats are rocking so badly that all...
  • Jun 15

    The World Famous 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The World Famous 12 Rules of Client Service.
    1. Represent only clients you 'like'. 2. The client is the main event. 3. Make sure everyone in your firm knows the client is the main event. 4. Deliver legal work that changes the way clients think about lawyers. 5....
  • Jun 13

    Young Ben Disraeli: On Bad Books.

    Young Ben Disraeli: On Bad Books.
    Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)...
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Jun 15

    Separation Of Families At The Border Lacks Legal And Moral Justification

    Separation Of Families At The Border Lacks Legal And Moral Justification
    Statement released by the Justice & Diversity Center June 15, 2018 – San Francisco, California – On May 7, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero tolerance” policy that...
  • Jun 12

    Legal Writing Tip: Introduce Block Quote

    Legal Writing Tip: Introduce Block Quote
    Savannah Blackwell Occasionally, you will need to quote four or more lines (50 or more words) of text from a key source, such as when the precise wording matters of...
  • Jun 12

    Get Certified: The California Certified Paralegal Exam

    Get Certified: The California Certified Paralegal Exam
    Victoria M. Newman In February of this year, 30 paralegals from across the state – myself included –  took the first California Certified Paralegal (CCP) exam sponsored by the California...
Rank this Week: 2340

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
  • Jun 15

    Independent judiciary requires reliability and factual credibility in economic analysi

    Independent judiciary requires reliability and factual credibility in economic analysi
    In a major ruling that underscores judicial independence, federal judge Richard J. Leon has just unconditionally approved the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the US government’s effort to stop the $85.4 billion deal.A…
  • Jun 3

    ESPN+ and the streaming of sports events--will it complement or cannibalize?

    ESPN+ and the streaming of sports events--will it complement or cannibalize?
    Already in the 19th century, the book industry had begun to experiment with publishing paperback versions. The question early on was whether paperbacks expanded the market, by reaching readers who would not otherwise have purchased the more…
  • May 30

    FDA Attempts to Shame Pharmacuetical and Biotechnology Companie

    FDA Attempts to Shame Pharmacuetical and Biotechnology Companie
    The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently decided to try to “shame” some pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for failing to provide samples to companies who wish to produce generic versions of their…
Rank this Week: 2458

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/
  • Jun 14

    Career Directions Outside of Being a Lawyer for Lawyer

    Career Directions Outside of Being a Lawyer for Lawyer
    Becoming a lawyer is a professional dream that many people share. Many people want to become a lawyer due to the allure of the job as well as the potential for high compensation. While many people do end up having very long and successful…
  • Jun 14

    LSAT Prep Has Staggering Costs for Certain Student

    LSAT Prep Has Staggering Costs for Certain Student
    Recently a young Native American woman and aspiring lawyer asked me if I knew any free or low cost LSAT prep courses.  I had previously tried to dissuade her from law school--just as my grandfather had given me 29 Reasons Not to Go to…
  • Jun 13

    Sponsor Spotlight: Legal Kid and The Little Lawyer

    Sponsor Spotlight: Legal Kid and The Little Lawyer
    This Friday, June 15, 2018, Ms. JD is hosting its “Ready to Rise” one-day academy in law and leadership for middle school girls (grades 6-8). This academy is designed to introduce young girls to the legal profession and allow them…
Rank this Week: 932

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Are You Ready to Rock at Jam 4 Justice 2018?

    Are You Ready to Rock at Jam 4 Justice 2018?
    Get ready to rock, because Accellis Technology Group is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 2018 Jam 4 Justice! The post Are You Ready to Rock at Jam 4 Justice 2018? appeared first on Accellis…
  • Jun 12

    A Consultant’s Guide to Clio

    A Consultant’s Guide to Clio
    Clio is a popular cloud-based practice management tool. Read our consultant John's review on the tool as he discusses his personal experience with customization, ease of use, and support. The post A Consultant’s Guide to Clio appeared…
  • Jun 8

    Webinar: Cloud Collaboration

    Webinar: Cloud Collaboration
    Now that your data is in the cloud and protected it's time to collaborate! Learn from our expert John on how to use collaboration features to their full extent. The post Webinar: Cloud Collaboration appeared first on Accellis Technology…
Rank this Week: 320

Derfel Injury Lawyers Blog

Derfel Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.derfelinjurylaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Can Brain Injuries From An Automobile Accident Be Blamed For Poor Financial Decisions?

    Can Brain Injuries From An Automobile Accident Be Blamed For Poor Financial Decisions?
    Automobile accidents can have devastating impacts on those involved as well as their families. The fallout from an accident can take many forms. A recent decision from the Court of Appeal for British Columbia recently addressed whether the…
  • Jun 8

    What is Legal Protection Insurance?

    What is Legal Protection Insurance?
    In any legal claim, there is always a chance that you will not be successful. Losing a claim at trial has the potential to be very expensive, and for potential plaintiffs, the risk of adverse costs can be enough to prevent them from advancing…
  • May 31

    Number of Canadian Airplane Accidents Rose in 2017

    Number of Canadian Airplane Accidents Rose in 2017
    Airplane accidents rose in Canada in 2017, and pilots say the risk is going to continue to grow unless better safety oversight is adopted and enforced throughout the industry. Increased number of “aviation incidents” and airplane…
Rank this Week: 2073

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jun 14

    Why is Alcohol Abuse such a Problem among Lawyers? What Can We Do About It?

    Why is Alcohol Abuse such a Problem among Lawyers? What Can We Do About It?
    As this blog and many other law-related publications have reported, a 2016 study sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association found that more than 20% of lawyers are problem drinkers – a rate that is…
  • Jun 7

    U.S. Law Invaded by Big Four

    U.S. Law Invaded by Big Four
    I believe that the greatest threat to the legal profession is the incursion by the Big Four accounting firms. The writing is indelibly on the wall. And yet most American law firms are complacent. They believe that U.S. regulations…
  • May 31

    RIP LSAT. Long Live the GRE.

    RIP LSAT. Long Live the GRE.
    Above the Law reports that the UCLA School of Law is inviting applicants to submit their GRE scores rather than completing the LSAT. The article by Kathryn Rubino points out that this decision makes UCLA one of nearly twenty law schools in…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Jun 13

    Transition Planning for Lawyers [Webinar]

    Transition Planning for Lawyers [Webinar]
    In this edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Stephen Gallagher will get you ready to change your thinking and embrace reality and plan for the transitions you’ll need to make in your career as a lawyer – in 30 minutes or less. On…
  • Jun 7

    NEW Workshop! Techniques for Practicing Law with ADHD

    NEW Workshop! Techniques for Practicing Law with ADHD
    Unlock the advantages of your neurodiversity on August 10th – Free and Confidential. Depending on your circumstances, ADHD can feel like a burden or a superpower. Clinical staff at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL is…
  • May 31

    How to Find Your Purpose for the Right Career as a Lawyer [Workbook 4]

    How to Find Your Purpose for the Right Career as a Lawyer [Workbook 4]
    Those who thrive most in their careers are fueled by their sense of purpose. Find out how to pivot your work as a lawyer into the right career for your passion. The difference between working to survive as a lawyer and working to thrive at it…
Rank this Week: 4235

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law…

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law Blawg

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

http://www.nealdavislaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    How to Challenge DWI Breathalyzer Test Results in Texa

    How to Challenge DWI Breathalyzer Test Results in Texa
    Did you know you or your defense attorney can challenge DWI breathalyzer test results — as well as blood test results — after a DWI arrest in Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County or Montgomery County? But first, you should…
  • Jun 12

    Need a Defense Attorney for Compounding Pharmacy Fraud?

    Need a Defense Attorney for Compounding Pharmacy Fraud?
    Do you need a defense attorney for compounding pharmacy fraud? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Neal Davis Law Firm stands ready to fight for your legal rights when facing a compounding pharmacy fraud charge. Perhaps…
  • Jun 9

    Neal Davis Gains Leniency for Federal White Collar Crime

    Neal Davis Gains Leniency for Federal White Collar Crime
    You may have heard the term “white collar crime” before and assumed it meant crimes committed solely by people who have well-paying jobs — or so-called “white collar” professions. That’s not always the…
Rank this Week: 2203

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jun 12

    Six Attorney Practice Management Tools Added as OBA Member Benefit

    Six Attorney Practice Management Tools Added as OBA Member Benefit
    Right before our Oklahoma Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference kicks off, the OBA announces six new practice management member benefits. (June 6, 2018) Six new member benefits to help Oklahoma lawyers better manage their practices…
  • Jun 6

    A Brief Recap of ABA TECHSHOW 2018

    A Brief Recap of ABA TECHSHOW 2018
    ABA TECHSHOW was held March 8 - 10, 2018. So the column, A Brief Recap of ABA TECHSHOW 2018, by me and OBA PMA Darla Jackson is not exactly "hot news." Such is the result of print publication deadlines sometimes....
  • Jun 1

    Collaboration Tools for Lawyer

    Collaboration Tools for Lawyer
    It has been Collaboration Week for lawyers. It's not like the ABA or Congress designated it as such, but that still seems to be the case. The "week" actually started last Friday when Attorney At Work published Tech Tips: Collaborating...
Rank this Week: 1310

Law People

Law People

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

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    Overcoming the Crowd and Fear

    Overcoming the Crowd and Fear
    Given the recent post about the power of crowdsourcing in predicting judicial decisions, for those who go against the group, there is another intriguing result: their brains light up in the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain. In…
  • Jun 4

    That Old Crowd Feeling for Supreme Court Decision

    That Old Crowd Feeling for Supreme Court Decision
    In an interesting recent study entitled “Crowdsourcing Accurately and Robustly Predicts Supreme Court Decisions,” the conclusion is, as advertised, that “crowdsourcing outperforms both the commonly accepted…
  • May 15

    Don’t Miss the YLD Emotional Intelligence Webinar and Facebook Live Session!

    Don’t Miss the YLD Emotional Intelligence Webinar and Facebook Live Session!
    It was a racing good time at the YLD Spring Conference in Louisville, KY last week and the keynote topic was using emotional intelligence to advance your career. If you missed attending, you can still see a related webinar replay online here,…
Rank this Week: 1157

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jun 8

    Where the Dell Are You?!?

    Where the Dell Are You?!?
    If you’re the owner of a small business — like me — you are constantly receiving mail flyers and emails from Dell trying to sell you products. Nothing wrong with that. The problem occurs when you try to actually buy…
  • May 29

    Are You Losing Valuable Time? At What Cost?

    Are You Losing Valuable Time? At What Cost?
    For attorneys and paralegals these are mostly rhetorical questions.  The majority of timekeepers are hemorrhaging time on a continual basis. This is particularly evident in solo, small, and midsize firms. Not that individual lawyers at…
  • May 15

    Get Your Head Out of the Sand

    Get Your Head Out of the Sand
    It saddens me when firms come to me for damage control, especially when the damage could have been avoided altogether.  I’ve seen firm explosions, implosions, loss of good talent …  Read more
Rank this Week: 1106

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    When I was a child I was (to put it…

    When I was a child I was (to put it mildly) a rather indifferent student, and a frequent threat was that if I didn't shape up I'd be sent to military school. In my instance this may have been an empty threat, but I can tell you that there…
  • Jun 6

    The two part NYTimes article about the…

    The two part NYTimes article about the Texas man convicted of murdering his wife on the basis of blood splatter evidence is an interesting jumping off point for thinking about the way that law relies on science, and on the breakdown that…
  • Jun 5

    Presidential self-pardon. Consider that…

    Presidential self-pardon. Consider that Nixon was a solid enough lawyer to have actually practiced after his run for the California governorship failed. (He was probably mostly a rainmaker at Mudge, Rose, but still-- that was a reputable shop…
Rank this Week: 1323

The Research Attorney

The Research Attorney

Provides advice and tips about how to perform better legal research in California.

https://www.theresearchattorney.com
  • Jun 6

    How to find an on-all-fours case in one hour

    How to find an on-all-fours case in one hour
    In order to win a motion, you must do two things: (1) persuade the judge to rule in your favor and (2) provide the legal authority to support the ruling...
  • Nov 6

    Collecting judicial admission

    Collecting judicial admission
    “The judicial admission is not merely evidence of a fact; it is a conclusive concession of the truth of a matter which has the effect of removing it from the...
  • Oct 9

    Realists and formalist

    Realists and formalist
    Some judges take a “realist” approach to making decisions while others follow a “formalist” one. Being able to cater to both is key to successful motion practice. In a Daily...
Rank this Week: 1989

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 6

    Court Lacks Personal Jurisdiction Over Lawyers in Racketeering Lawsuit Filed by Asbestos Manufacturer

    Court Lacks Personal Jurisdiction Over Lawyers in Racketeering Lawsuit Filed by Asbestos Manufacturer
    John Crane, Inc. (JCI) was a manufacturer of asbestos. It sued plaintiff lawyers who had filed asbestos-related cases against it. JCI was a citizen of Illinois. One of the defendant law firms was located in Texas; the other in Pennsylvania.…
  • May 23

    Iowa Holds That Legal Malpractice Is Time-Barred

    Iowa Holds That Legal Malpractice Is Time-Barred
    This is an opinion of the Iowa Supreme Court, holding that a legal malpractice case was time-barred. The case is Skadburg v. Gately, 17-0151. Skadburg was the administrator of an estate and alleged that she hired the defendant to give her…
  • May 20

    Attorney’s Fee Petition Creates a Trap for the Unwary As Client forfeits malpractice claim.

    Attorney’s Fee Petition Creates a Trap for the Unwary As Client forfeits malpractice claim.
    The case is Tebbens v. Levin & Conde, 2018 IL App (1st) 170777. Tebbens believed that his former divorce counsel made an error in drafting the marital settlement agreement and drafted an agreement that was not consistent with what the…
Rank this Week: 2245

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jun 5

    A Starter Collection of Blockchain Explainer

    A Starter Collection of Blockchain Explainer
    The ever-interesting Dave Gray mentioned something called the Sideways Dictionary the other day. The Sideways Dictionary attempts to define/explain technology terms by offering analogies rather than definitions. For example, if you look up…
  • May 21

    Reviews Are Coming in for The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologie

    Reviews Are Coming in for The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologie
    There is a period after you finish writing a book when you start to feel like you are about to throw it off a cliff into the ocean. Will anyone read it? Will anyone like it? Most importantly, will it help anyone? And that even happens when…
  • Apr 30

    2018 Women of Legal Tech List from Legal Technology Resource Center

    2018 Women of Legal Tech List from Legal Technology Resource Center
    The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center has announced its 2018 class of Women of Legal Technology honorees. It’s a stellar list, with 25 selections made from a record-setting number of nominations. When you add the names on this list…
Rank this Week: 362

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Jun 5

    Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

    Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!
    Born June 5, 1723, Kirkcaldy, Scotland: Died Edinburgh July 17, 1790, age 67. Of course few things are quite that simple.  June 5 was the date his baptism was recorded at Kirkcaldy church, so his actual birthday was almost surely a…
  • Jun 2

    The War for Talent Gets Teeth

    The War for Talent Gets Teeth
    Copious has been the coverage around Freshfields’ revised lockstep–for example, The Lawyer’s “Be careful what you wish for: First round of Freshfields partners hit by lockstep reform.”  It turns out that no…
  • May 29

    Letter from London

    Letter from London
    Our custom after trips of some substance is to report back to readers in the form of a “Letter From ____,” and since I spent all of last week in my Second Favorite City in the World, here you have it. Logistics and context I had…
Rank this Week: 453

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

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

http://wardblawg.com/
  • Jun 4

    Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Sector – Is Increasing Reliance to be Welcomed?

    Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Sector – Is Increasing Reliance to be Welcomed?
    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal sector is becoming increasingly common, but opinions vary on whether this increased reliance is a good or bad thing. Increased Take-up of AI A recent study of London law firms by CBRE…
  • Apr 24

    Law School Under Fire for Training Handbook Guidance

    Law School Under Fire for Training Handbook Guidance
    BPP University Law School has unwittingly found itself at the centre of a media storm after leading legal news portal Legal Cheek revealed the contents of a handbook that the law school issues to trainee barristers to help them prepare for…
  • Feb 17

    Discover the Secret to A Great Content Marketing Strategy for Your Law Firm

    Discover the Secret to A Great Content Marketing Strategy for Your Law Firm
    Contribution below from Catherine Metcalf regarding secrets of a great content marketing strategy for your law firm. You can also read my colleague Dave Kerr’s expert insights on content marketing for law firms (from…
Rank this Week: 2468

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/
  • Jun 3

    Personal Productivity Update 2018 Edition

    Personal Productivity Update 2018 Edition
    It’s been 3+ years since I blogged about personal productivity. So I’ll provide some highlights of changes I’ve made in that time that boost my efficiency. In this era of... The post Personal Productivity Update 2018 Edition…
  • May 20

    Can Law Firms Gain a Sustainable Advantage with AI?

    Can Law Firms Gain a Sustainable Advantage with AI?
    The article Investing in AI? Strategy Principles Say Go Lightly and Later by Hugh Simons in the American Lawyer (18 May 2018) argues that law firms cannot gain a sustainable competitive advantage by... The post Can Law Firms…
  • May 13

    A Multidisciplinary Future to Solve Legal Problem

    A Multidisciplinary Future to Solve Legal Problem
    Legal IT Today (#21, March 2018 – pdf) recently posed a question: “Today the table is full of partners and associates and select others. When AI ‘arrives’ at a law firm,... The post A Multidisciplinary Future to…
Rank this Week: 812

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jun 1

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. W. Eugene Davi

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. W. Eugene Davi
    A Lunch with the Court with the Hon. W. Eugene Davis is scheduled for June 13, 2018 at 12 noon. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The…
  • May 31

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 11, 2018

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 11, 2018
    Join the Younger Lawyers Division as they host Morning at the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Registration starts at 8 am and the program will begin at 8:30 am in U.S. District Court, followed by observations of motions and…
  • May 10

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 23, 2018

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 23, 2018
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at The InterContinental New Orleans. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will serve as our keynote speaker. A…
Rank this Week: 933

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: 4102

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • May 29

    Launching Today: Suffolk Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Online Certificate Program

    Launching Today: Suffolk Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Online Certificate Program
    Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Certificate Program officially launches today, and I’m immensely proud to be the architect of one of the first two courses to be rolled out. The LIT Certificate…
  • May 17

    Thinking differently about legal AI

    Thinking differently about legal AI
    I think we need a new way to talk about artificial intelligence in the law. I’m seeing a lot of frustration and cross-talk lately in the legal innovation community around what does and doesn’t constitute legal AI, and whether it…
  • May 8

    As good as it gets?

    As good as it gets?
    I’ve been thinking recently about three separate issues fundamental to the provision of legal services. I’m now starting to wonder if we’re actually dealing with a single issue with three related manifestations. Here are the…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 3916

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Lawyers: Gain an advantage with a domestic assistant

    Lawyers: Gain an advantage with a domestic assistant
    If you’re like most attorneys, at the end of a long day at the office, all you want to do is get home to your family and relax. You want to take it easy, especially at the end of a long week. All too often, however, you can’t…
  • Apr 9

    What’s your law firm’s social media marketing strategy?

    What’s your law firm’s social media marketing strategy?
    What’s the intent behind your law firm’s posts on social media? Are you hoping to attract more clients or to position yourself as “the” expert in your marketplace? Creating an effective social media marketing strategy…
  • Dec 11

    Kick Start Your Law Firm Marketing in 2018

    Kick Start Your Law Firm Marketing in 2018
    Many attorneys struggle with dedicating enough time for law firm marketing. I recently posted about holiday marketing strategies. Here are a few quick tips to help you position your practice for a great start in 2018. I think of marketing in…
Rank this Week: 3467

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

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

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
  • May 14

    Internet For Lawyers Co-Sponsors Continuing Legal Education Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii

    Internet For Lawyers Co-Sponsors Continuing Legal Education Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii
    Internet for Lawyers is co-sponsoring the CLE by the Sea Continuing Legal Education Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 11-15, 2019. The five-day conference will include 12 hours of educational presentations on a variety of Legal Ethics,…
  • Apr 5

    Facebook Kills Search Features Useful for Background and Investigative Research

    Facebook Kills Search Features Useful for Background and Investigative Research
    Facebook has discontinued many search features useful to legal professionals conducting background and investigative research of users on the popular social networking site. These include searching by email address and phone number to locate…
  • Mar 18

    Twitter Bot Follows Federal Cases of Note; Posts Docket Document

    Twitter Bot Follows Federal Cases of Note; Posts Docket Document
    The aptly named Twitter robot Big Case Bot automatically follows selected U.S. Supreme and Federal Diistrict Court cases of note on PACER and posts the documents from new docket entries to Twitter. The documents are included as attachments to…
Rank this Week: 107

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
  • May 6

    Humane Heroe

    Humane Heroe
    Ride-along ‘unleashes’ $100,000 gift to prevent animal cruelty, keep families together Not too long ago, I had the privilege of joining the Animal Cruelty Unit of the Humane Society on a ride along. What an eye-opening experience.…
  • Feb 20

    Detroit Expected to See a Retail Promenade next to Fox Theater by Summer

    Detroit Expected to See a Retail Promenade next to Fox Theater by Summer
    Detroit saw some major changes as soon as Olympia Development announced the planned development of Little Caesars World Headquarters. The establishment is expected to be built at Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street. Along with the restaurant,…
  • Feb 20

    Detroit Chefs and Restaurant Up for 7 James Beard Accolade

    Detroit Chefs and Restaurant Up for 7 James Beard Accolade
    In some fantastic news, seven of Michigan’s chefs and restaurants have qualified for this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards’ semi-finals. The Seven Metro Detroit, as they are referred to, have been nominated in a number…
Rank this Week: 4417

Richard S. Granat Blog

Richard S. Granat Blog

Covers online legal services and document automation.

https://www.richardgranat.com/blog
  • May 5

    North Carolina Bar Restricts the Sale of Self-Help Software

    North Carolina Bar Restricts the Sale of Self-Help Software
    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 Internet. Rather than protecting…
  • Jan 1

    Time for Change

    Time for Change
    A Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone.Its 2018, a new year and time for a change.Since about 2000 I have been working on the concept of online legal services and “elawyering”.Since about 2000 I have been working on the concept…
  • Nov 10

    LegalZoom Has a New Business Model

    LegalZoom Has a New 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 private equity fund and now the…
Rank this Week: 1944

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 30

    Starting the Conversation at Networking Event

    Starting the Conversation at Networking Event
    Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending a great panel discussion on diversity and inclusion (sponsored by the Association of Employment Professionals.)    The program included ample time to network so I made sure to get there…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1492

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 26

    How a vision happen

    How a vision happen
    Many people have views on how to develop a vision of change, of disruption.  Having just created ElevateNext Law (with the incomparable Nicole Auerbach) and created a vision with Elevate Services and Univar, I wanted to share my…
  • Apr 26

    How a vision happen

    How a vision happen
    Many people have views on how to develop a vision of change, of disruption.  Having just created ElevateNext Law (with the incomparable Nicole Auerbach) and created a vision with Elevate Services and Univar, I wanted to share my…
  • Apr 24

    Announcing ElevateNext. The next big step in serving our clients.

    Announcing ElevateNext. The next big step in serving our clients.
    On Monday, my partner Nicole Auerbach and I announced the launch of ElevateNext, which will work alongside Elevate Services, a best-in-class law company.  And with Elevate, we announced our collaboration with Univar, a Fortune 500…
Rank this Week: 416

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Apr 6

    The Golden Ticket to #JDHorizon

    The Golden Ticket to #JDHorizon
    This morning a chocolate bar arrived in the post addressed to me at the Inksterplex from Janders Dean. Inside the wrapper was a Golden Ticket to attend #JDHorizons in London on 17 May 2018. Acceptance required a tweet in a certain format. I…
  • Apr 4

    Loo Law April Fool

    Loo Law April Fool
    On Sunday (1 April 2018) the first April Fool joke to appear on The Time Blawg was published – Flushed for Success: Loo Law Launches. Thanks to those who responded on social media with comments in similar ‘carry…
  • Apr 1

    Flushed for Success: Loo Law Launche

    Flushed for Success: Loo Law Launche
    When tech entrepreneur Sidney James approached me to write an exclusive about the launch of his new and first legal tech initiative, ‘Loo Law’, I was a bit sceptical. At first it sounded quite bizarre but the more I heard about it…
Rank this Week: 3192