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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 22

    Mitigation Reduces Sanction For Billing Misconduct

    Mitigation Reduces Sanction For Billing Misconduct
    The Louisiana Supreme Court sanctioned an attorney for billing misconduct described in the court's order By way of background, respondent joined the law firm of Liskow & Lewis (“the firm”) as an associate attorney in 1998. After his…
  • Sep 22

    Undisclosed Accident Leads To Bar Charge

    Undisclosed Accident Leads To Bar Charge
    An amended complaint filed by the illinois administrator alleges misconduct by an attorney retained as successor counsel in an accident case In September 2007, [client] Henley and Respondent agreed that Respondent would represent Henley in…
  • Sep 22

    A Different Kind Of Wife Swap

    A Different Kind Of Wife Swap
    The North Carolina State Bar imposed a consent interim suspension of a convicted former district attorney The Charlotte News & Observer reported Craig Blitzer, a former Rockingham County district attorney, pleaded guilty in Wake County…
Rank this Week: 60

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

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

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Sep 23

    At Disqus: When is it okay for men to cry?

    At Disqus: When is it okay for men to cry?
    A comment yesterday (with apologies to a great writer, Jay McInerney): "Definitely ok to cry to land great women. After my divorce in DC 20 years ago Ernie, a few others and I had this one thing down. We were...
  • Sep 22

    Pointe Aux Barques, Michigan

    Pointe Aux Barques, Michigan
    For me, it beats Big Sur and the Austrian Alps. My favorite place in the world, it is desolate in the winter and still beautiful. Not too many people live here year round: about 10, they say, and even that...
Rank this Week: 74

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 117

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 119

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 142

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    JNC accepting applications for federal judge

    JNC accepting applications for federal judge
    The JNC is now accepting applications for federal judge.  Here is the letter explaining the procedure.  There are 5 vacancies, and the JNC will be sending up 10 names.  These are all openings for Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, and…
  • Sep 21

    Ariana Fajardo Orshan is new front runner for U.S. Attorney

    Ariana Fajardo Orshan is new front runner for U.S. Attorney
    Ariana Fajardo Orshan is the new front runner for U.S. Attorney, according to Marc Caputo. She is a judge in the family division, went to FIU for undergrad, and Nova for law school.  From Caputo's article:A Miami family court judge is…
  • Sep 21

    11th Circuit asks for help from Texa

    11th Circuit asks for help from Texa
    This must not have been easy.  The 11th Circuit has asked for some help from the Texas Supreme Court.  Favorite of Twitter, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett: Get Ready!CERTIFICATION FROM THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR…
Rank this Week: 149

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 212

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 19

    How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them

    How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them
    No, there is not a flipped article that teaches you how to get your coworkers to do all of your work: “Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an activity at work that... The post How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For…
  • Sep 18

    Inhouse Counsel Salaries – 2018 Guide

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

    Avoid Sabotaging Your In-House Counsel Job Search

    Avoid Sabotaging Your In-House Counsel Job Search
    Kimberly Lerman, a Director in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group, specializes in placing attorneys in corporate legal departments in a wide range of industries, shares her thoughts on how lawyers can avoid…
Rank this Week: 224

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 22

    Contracting for the Public Good

    Contracting for the Public Good
    Patience A. Crowder, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good through Collective Impact Agreements, 49 Ind. L. Rev. 621 (2016).Eboni NelsonAlthough contracts may not immediately come to mind when one considers measures by which to…
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
  • Sep 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
Rank this Week: 258

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

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

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

    Egon Schiele's Tree

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

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 287

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Sep 5

    Failure Turned Inside Out: Failure is a State of Mind

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

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

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

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

    Ms. Pre-JD: Goals for a Successful Fall Semester
    Fall always marks the beginning of school for me. I know the leaves change color and pumpkin spice lattes return to Starbucks, but as a college student in Manhattan, I don’t see the leaves and I make my own coffee to save money. What I…
Rank this Week: 323

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: 336

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 22

    Top Five Keyboard Shortcut

    Top Five Keyboard Shortcut
    Chances are, you use a pointing device with your computer today. It could be a touchscreen. It could be a built-in trackpad. It might be a trackball. It could even be that original of the species, the humble mouse. Your keyboard? That’s…
  • Sep 22

    Top Five Keyboard Shortcut

    Top Five Keyboard Shortcut
    Chances are, you use a pointing device with your computer today. It could be a touchscreen. It could be a built-in trackpad. It might be a trackball. It could even be that original of the species, the humble mouse. Your keyboard?…
  • Sep 21

    How to Calm an Angry Client in 90 Seconds or Le

    How to Calm an Angry Client in 90 Seconds or Le
    At one time or another in your career, you will confront an angry client. Unfortunately, law school does not prepare us for dealing with clients. We are dependent on our own life skills and common sense to handle these situations. Presumably,…
Rank this Week: 372

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: 380

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Sep 10

    Client Portals: Now More Important than Ever

    Client Portals: Now More Important than Ever
    My "Big Idea" for the Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine was a column titled The Law Firm Portal: A Must-Have Client Service Tool. I hope you can take the time to read it. In all honesty perhaps the...
  • Sep 7

    ICYMI One Year Ago - Cyber Security for Small Firms and Solo Practices on Digital Detective podcast

    ICYMI One Year Ago - Cyber Security for Small Firms and Solo Practices on Digital Detective podcast
    One year ago I was the guest on Digital Detectives podcast on the topic of Cyber Security for Small Firms and Solo Practice. This is an important subject and I decided this podcast deserved a repeat promotion. I had occasion...
  • Sep 4

    BIg Ideas from Law Practice Magazine

    BIg Ideas from Law Practice Magazine
    The Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine is one of my favorite publications each year. As a member of the LP Magazine board, I love watching it take shape. The most recent Big Ideas issue not only has great...
Rank this Week: 393

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

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

    Letter from Toronto

    Letter from Toronto
    Most readers are familiar with our habit of writing a “letter from…” when we have spent some time in a particular market.  We spent last week in Toronto among other things delivering the keynote and moderating breakout…
  • Sep 13

    The Decline of Litigation? Part 3

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

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

    Question of the Month #4: Non-lawyer Ownership?
    Our fourth question of the month. At this point, you know what to do. As always, please use the comments box to add thoughts, glosses, and, well, commentary.
Rank this Week: 427

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: 443

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

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

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

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

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

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

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

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 449

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

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

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

    How to Be a Resource

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

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

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

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 461

the [non]billable hour

the [non]billable hour

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

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

    Rebooting the Blog

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

    Meet My Invisible Girlfriend

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

    Looking for a Resolution?

    Looking for a Resolution?
    Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here. Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites: Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your…
Rank this Week: 467

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

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

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

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

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 472

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    Number 54 at the poll, at 9:35

    Number 54 at the poll, at 9:35
  • Sep 9

    I've often wondered if Bruce Springsteen…

    I've often wondered if Bruce Springsteen knows anything about cars. Specifically, the opening to "Racing in the Streets"-- does the opening mean anything, or is it just gearhead-sounding word salad? I did a quick internet search and came up…
  • Sep 8

    I went to court today feeling pretty good.…

    I went to court today feeling pretty good. Freshly showered and shaved on the sort of morning when that sensation will last, dressed in a nicely starched shirt, wearing my favorite suit and a tie I have long been fond of. I should dress up…
Rank this Week: 474

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

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

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection

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

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
Rank this Week: 477

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

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

    Dubay hearings in the new

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

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal

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

    Government appeal

    Government appeal
    Under Article 62, UCMJ, the prosecution can appeal a military judge’s trial ruling under six circumstances.  The two most common are: (A) An order or ruling of the military judge which terminates the proceedings with respect to a…
Rank this Week: 479

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

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

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

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

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

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

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 528

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 602

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Jun 11

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power

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

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

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

    Speak and Write for Succe

    Speak and Write for Succe
    Gary Kinder, founder and CEO of WordRake® writes the following: “…Each of us has three vocabularies: our reading or comprehension vocabulary – by far the largest; our writing vocabulary – in the middle; and our…
Rank this Week: 677

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
Rank this Week: 682

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 22

    Future Fridays: Can Legal Technology Innovation Be Transformative?

    Future Fridays: Can Legal Technology Innovation Be Transformative?
    Although I owe my career to legal technology (after all, it enabled me to continue to practice law while staying home with my girls ), frankly, the nuts and bolts and latest and greatest don’t interest me  all that much, unless I…
  • Sep 15

    Starting a Law Firm To Serve Clients Just Like You

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

    Why the Frictionless Client Experience Is A Legal Fiction

    Why the Frictionless Client Experience Is A Legal Fiction
    Most of today’s clients have grown accustomed to a frictionless customer experience long before they ever step foot over our office threshold or log in to an online client portal. Most likely, within hours of their first encounter with…
Rank this Week: 693

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

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

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

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

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

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

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

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
Rank this Week: 723

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Blockchain for Law Practice Management – A First?

    Blockchain for Law Practice Management – A First?
    Blockchain remains a hot topic, including in legal, but I have long wondered when we would see the first instance of blockchain for law practice management. (I contrast that with the impact blockchain is having on law practice, namely a…
  • Sep 14

    Is the Pressure Building on Big Law?

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

    Early Observations from the GC Thought Leader Experiment (Live)

    Early Observations from the GC Thought Leader Experiment (Live)
    This is a live post of a webinar hosted by Advance Law. In July, An Open Letter From 25 General Counsel published in Corporate Counsel announced a ” real-time exercise to test industry assumptions and understand how to…
Rank this Week: 735

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

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

    Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma

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

    Resources for Texas Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

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

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

    Patent Law in Plain English: Part 2 – Updates to 35 USC 102(b)
    At Fastcase, we like to take complex legal concepts and make them simple. Right now we are continuing to discuss the multifaceted issue of Patent Law. This week we’re highlighting another difficult patent law concept and explaining it…
Rank this Week: 798

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

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

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

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

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

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

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

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 810

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Sep 21

    Information Security: GDPR, ISO & Balancing Risk

    Information Security: GDPR, ISO & Balancing Risk
    "Information security & the risks for the legal sector" -- "Information security is a substantial risk for the legal sector. Law firms are an attractive target to cyber criminals due to the vast wealth of personal and private information…
  • Sep 20

    Risk Updates: Waivers, Client Guidelines & More

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

    Conflicts: Concerning Checking Standards and Skill

    Conflicts: Concerning Checking Standards and Skill
    The Legal Intelligencer notes: "Carefully Evaluate Whether Issues Involving Your Case Are 'Substantially Related'" -- Comment 3 to Rule 1.9: "Matters are substantially related for the purpose of this rule if they involve the same transaction…
Rank this Week: 840

Law People

Law People

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

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

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

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

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

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

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence
    Linda Kohanov is one of the pioneers in the area of building emotional intelligence skills through human/equine interaction. Based on the theories she discusses in her numerous bestsellers, her organization Eponaquest offers…
Rank this Week: 862

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

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

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

    Signs of the time

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

    Building Insight

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

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 864

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 874

KM Space

KM Space

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

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

    I Ask For Your Money

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

    Working at Home this Weekend?

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

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 889

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Sep 17

    AI And The Rule Of Law

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

    The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

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

    The Road To Intelligent Legal Software

    The Road To Intelligent Legal Software
    Legal AI pioneer Itai Gurari's article is a commentary and a lessons learned that is critical to our communities of best practice as we seek to effectively assess both the promise and significant drawbacks of artificial intelligence and…
Rank this Week: 908

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 912

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

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

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    How Lawyers Can Be More Productive with Office 365

    How Lawyers Can Be More Productive with Office 365
    Find out what features and tools in MS Office 365 will help lawyers the most! Microsoft Office 365 offers too many features to keep up with, from built-in tools to apps and add-ins. While you were busy practicing law, our friends at Attorney…
  • Sep 14

    How Lawyers Can Avoid Wasting Money on Tech

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

    Practice Launch Pad for New Lawyers [Program Series]

    Practice Launch Pad for New Lawyers [Program Series]
    Practice Launch Pad is a 10-week series of programs designed to help new lawyers as prepare to launch their own practices. Our regular Law Practice Startup Workshops have been so consistently popular among new attorneys that we began…
Rank this Week: 947

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 21

    Law Firm Senior Management Underrepresented at CLOC Conference

    Law Firm Senior Management Underrepresented at CLOC Conference
    At its second annual conference in Las Vegas in May 2017, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) offered professional development sessions on a range of topics to more than 1000 attendees – twice the turnout of its…
  • Sep 14

    Help for Stressed-Out Lawyer

    Help for Stressed-Out Lawyer
    Are you anxious? depressed? chronically stressed? Jeena Cho, who with Karen Gifford has co-authored a book for the American Bar Association entitled The Anxious Lawyer, has some reassuring news that may not come as much of a surprise:…
  • Sep 7

    Microsoft’s Lawyers Told to Swap Billable Hours for Alternative Fee Strategie

    Microsoft’s Lawyers Told to Swap Billable Hours for Alternative Fee Strategie
    According to an article on Quartz, Microsoft will require all of the law firms with which it works to move to a retainer or other billing approach for most legal matters, rather than billing by the hour, within two years. As the article…
Rank this Week: 950

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: 964

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 18

    Support Your Local Bar Association

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

    Important Advice from the Oregon AG About the Equifax Breach

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

    Report and Remit Abandoned Funds in October

    Report and Remit Abandoned Funds in October
    Funds held in your IOLTA account are deemed abandoned (unclaimed) if the owner has not accepted payment of the funds, corresponded in writing about the funds, or otherwise indicated interest in the funds within two years after the funds are…
Rank this Week: 967

practice management blog

practice management blog

From the law practice management (lpm) committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.

http://dcbalpm.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jul 14

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
Rank this Week: 994