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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/
  • Dec 14

    Teenage Offenses No Bar To Bar Admission

    Teenage Offenses No Bar To Bar Admission
    The Louisiana Supreme Court has admitted an applicant notwithstanding a criminal record and concerns about the disclosure of those incidents in the law school admission process. Following the proceedings, the commissioner filed his report…
  • Dec 14

    Retirement Moots Judicial Ethics Charge

    Retirement Moots Judicial Ethics Charge
    The Maryland Court of Appeals dismissed as moot a judicial misconduct proceeding WHEREAS, the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities, pursuant to Maryland Rule 18-407 (j) & (k), referred to this Court the case of In the Matter of…
  • Dec 14

    Six Years Too Much

    Six Years Too Much
    The Nevada Supreme Court imposed slightly lesser discipline than proposed The disciplinary proceeding grew out of three separate grievances. In the first grievance, J.K., a struggling alcoholic, became acquainted with and married a woman who…
Rank this Week: 78

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 14

    How Can I Be Real At Work – When Everyone Else Is Fake?

    How Can I Be Real At Work – When Everyone Else Is Fake?
    Keeping it real in the workplace can be a real challenge: “Dear Liz, I love your philosophy that we should bring ourselves to work, but it’s not always easy to follow that advice. I work with... The post How Can I Be Real At…
  • Dec 11

    Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money for Her Nonprofit Law Firm

    Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money for Her Nonprofit Law Firm
    If you’re looking for a way to help, check out the link to the GoFundMe page.  Better yet, if you are in the Detroit area, reach out to the organizer to see how you can... The post Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money…
  • Dec 8

    Clients are Biggest Competitors to Law Firm

    Clients are Biggest Competitors to Law Firm
    Law firms are facing competition from their very own clients, who are taking work in-house and using technology to get work done efficiently: “Clients are the biggest competitors to law firms and are taking work... The post Clients are…
Rank this Week: 95

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 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…
  • Dec 8

    What Clients Look For When Hiring Lawyers.

    What Clients Look For When Hiring Lawyers.
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Legal challenges and disputes usually carry huge consequences and individuals faced with the same always look for great lawyers to help them with their cases. A good…
  • Dec 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: 81

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Failure to Encrypt Email Can Put Lawyers at Risk

    Failure to Encrypt Email Can Put Lawyers at Risk
    An editorial in the Akron Legal News reminds lawyers of the urgency of securing their law-related email. In May, 2017, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion #477R, which suggests guidelines for “Securing…
  • Dec 7

    Listen to Microsoft’s Assistant GC for Two Minute

    Listen to Microsoft’s Assistant GC for Two Minute
    Watch this video, featuring Lucy Bassli of Microsoft, which I ran across while researching a recent article about Addleshaw Goddard’s approach to legal technology. The topic: “Can a law firm drive innovation or is it up to…
  • Nov 30

    Social Media: The Biggest and Most Mysterious Phenomenon of our Time

    Social Media: The Biggest and Most Mysterious Phenomenon of our Time
    There are some surprising statistics in the video I am posting here. Have you considered, for example, that “Today’s college students have never licked a stamp”? Did you know that “The fastest…
Rank this Week: 154

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 29

    The End of Leverage?

    The End of Leverage?
    More so of late, but for some time, we’ve been harboring the suspicion that the glory days of the high-leverage model are over.  Could we be seeing the end of leverage? Of course, many management fads fashions tend to come and go,…
  • Nov 22

    Tomorrowland Now Available in Spanish

    Tomorrowland Now Available in Spanish
    Tomorrowland, our third book (2017), has just been released in Spanish translation–becoming Mundos del Manana.    Thanks to the multi-talented Antonio Leal Holguin, Director, Adam Smith, Esq. (Bogota and Santiago),…
  • Nov 16

    Online Panel on The Big Four–With Janet Stanton

    Online Panel on The Big Four–With Janet Stanton
    Dear Reader:  If you are free Tuesday 28th November at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST, please register for a one-hour panel “Big Four: Substance and Hype” featuring Stephen Poor, former managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw, and…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Nov 28

    Valorem honored to be named to BTI Client Service A Team for 6th Straight Year. Why it matters to us.

    Valorem honored to be named to BTI Client Service A Team for 6th Straight Year. Why it matters to us.
    For the 6th straight year, Valorem was named the BTI Consulting’s Client Service A Team.  We were recognized in these areas: Understands Client’s Business Advising on Business Issues Client Focus Commitment to Help Provides…
  • Nov 17

    Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder?

    Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder?
    I have been a renter. I have been an investor in homes. I have been a buyer of homes and I have worked with a builder to design and build a home.  Each experience has its pros and cons.  The critical thing to making each role a…
  • Nov 14

    Justifying shadow billing as promoting diversity? Much better ways exist.

    Justifying shadow billing as promoting diversity? Much better ways exist.
    Earlier this year, Vincent Cordo, the Global Sourcing Officer for Shell, and Casey Flaherty, a consultant to law departments, wrote an article for the ACC Docket, Shell Legal—Shadow Billing. Let me begin by disclosing that I have…
Rank this Week: 126

The Law Coach Blog

The Law Coach Blog

By Ron Burdge.

http://thelawcoach.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago

    A Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing a blog article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
  • Feb 4

    What are the Smartphone Apps that Attorneys Really Need?

    What are the Smartphone Apps that Attorneys Really Need?
    If you are anything like us, and you probably are, your tablet and smartphone are loaded up with apps that you sometimes use and probably a lot that you don't use. It can be overwhelming.But what apps do attorneys really need?That's the…
  • Sep 26

    Ohio - Arbitration Clause Can't Take Away Statutory Right

    Ohio - Arbitration Clause Can't Take Away Statutory Right
    Arbitration sucks, we've said it before and we'll say it again. Arbitration sucks. But whatever you think about it, in Ohio a binding mandatory arbitration clause can not be used to take away a consumer's rights under Ohio's Udap law,…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Dec 15

    Trump.

    Trump.
    From a Facebook post I did 2 days ago that made people nuts. Like Bonkers. Flip City. “Didn’t vote for him. He’s flawed like us all. And he’s not out of central casting for an American President. But I think...
  • Dec 11

    Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
    I still tell some AA girls that in 1985 I offed both my biker parents & did some serious time. That way fewer ask me at meetings “hey, Dan, what are you doing later on?” Seriously....
  • Dec 6

    Cicero: On Friendship.

    Cicero: On Friendship.
    “Like lawyers and politicians in the 21 centuries after him, Marcus Tullius Cicero, the versatile Roman advocate, statesman, philosopher and writer, was complex. He was vain, clever, opinionated and often maddeningly risk-averse. He annoyed…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Dec 14

    Citi Private Law Firm Group predicts only modest growth in 2018

    Citi Private Law Firm Group predicts only modest growth in 2018
    In contrast to a recent regional report that reflects great optimism from law firms about the coming new year (at least with respect to hiring), Citi's annual Private Law Firm Group report for 2018, which reflects a more national…
  • Dec 14

    Teaching Conference for Adjuncts & New Prof

    Teaching Conference for Adjuncts & New Prof
    Law Teaching for Adjunct Faculty and New Professors is a one-day conference for new and experienced adjunct faculty, new full-time professors, and others who are interested in developing and supporting those colleagues. The conference will…
  • Dec 14

    Legal Communication & Rhetoric: The 2017 Volume is Out

    Legal Communication & Rhetoric: The 2017 Volume is Out
    In case you’ve missed it, the 2017 volume of Legal Communication and Rhetoric is out. Here are the articles. You should be able to access each by click on the title. I have a book review of “Your Rugged Constitution,”...
Rank this Week: 2319

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Advocating for Cybersecurity Programs in Ohio

    Advocating for Cybersecurity Programs in Ohio
    Ohio Senate currently has a proposed bill that encourages firms to strengthen cybersecurity programs due to "legal safe harbor". The post Advocating for Cybersecurity Programs in Ohio appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • Dec 12

    Clio: a Software Review

    Clio: a Software Review
    Clio is a very popular cloud-based practice management tool. Here's a look at the customization, support, and ease of use areas in Clio. The post Clio: a Software Review appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • Dec 11

    Webinar: What to Do After a Cyberattack: A Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

    Webinar: What to Do After a Cyberattack: A Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan
    Learn how even the develop and test an incident response plan that can help get your firm up and running again after an attack. The post Webinar: What to Do After a Cyberattack: A Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2489

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Divorce Litigant’s Claims Against Court-Appointed Expert Dismissed

    Divorce Litigant’s Claims Against Court-Appointed Expert Dismissed
    The case is DePalma v. Maya Murphy, 16 cv 8933, from the Southern District of New York.  The relevant opinion is dated December 1, 2017. The plaintiff, Carol DePalma, sued her former divorce attorney and the court-appointed financial…
  • Nov 21

    Texas Court Holds That Res Judicata Bars Divorce Malpractice Claim

    Texas Court Holds That Res Judicata Bars Divorce Malpractice Claim
    After his divorce case concluded Lancaster sued his former attorney for malpractice. The claim included allegations of fraudulent billing and other claims. The lawyer raised the defense of res judicata. Res judicata is a phrase borrowed from…
  • Nov 5

    Attorney Fails To File An Appeal – But Legal Malpractice Case is Dismissed Anyway

    Attorney Fails To File An Appeal – But Legal Malpractice Case is Dismissed Anyway
    This is a divorce malpractice case where a lawyer allegedly failed to timely appeal a divorce judgment against his client. His client (Ex-Husband) claimed that the failure to appeal constituted legal malpractice. The Georgia courts disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 2093

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 14

    Business Plan Template

    Business Plan Template
    A law firm business plan helps you define your firm’s mission, values, services, and how you will offer those services in the marketplace. Your business plan should include the following: Executive Summary Company Description Market…
  • Dec 13

    Podcast #150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale

    Podcast #150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale
    In this episode, we talk with professional adventurer Dean Cardinale about achieving big goals by taking informed risks, and how you can apply the same knowledge to leverage your own business aspirations. Podcast #150: Business Lessons…
  • Dec 11

    4 Types of Access-to-Justice Donations You Should Make This Year (That Aren’t Just Donating to Other Lawyers)

    4 Types of Access-to-Justice Donations You Should Make This Year (That Aren’t Just Donating to Other Lawyers)
    As the year draws to a close, consider increasing access to justice by donating to organizations that help individuals and communities thrive. 4 Types of Access-to-Justice Donations You Should Make This Year (That Aren’t Just Donating…
Rank this Week: 3801

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/
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
  • Dec 12

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?
    Anya E. R. Prince & Arlene M. Davis, Navigating Professional Norms in an Interprofessional Environment: The 'Practice' of Healthcare Ethics Committees, 15 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 115 (2016), available at SSRN. Carl…
Rank this Week: 2843

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
  • Dec 14

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know
    They say, “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their peers. At many…
  • Dec 14

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know
    They say, “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their peers. At many…
  • Dec 13

    How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service

    How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service
    Are you challenged to meet the expectations of clients who want more value without paying for it? You’re in good company. According to the Thomson Reuters 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study, 59 percent of respondents say clients…
Rank this Week: 2045

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 14

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know
    They say, “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their peers. At many…
  • Dec 14

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

    Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know
    They say, “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their peers. At many…
  • Dec 13

    How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service

    How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service
    Are you challenged to meet the expectations of clients who want more value without paying for it? You’re in good company. According to the Thomson Reuters 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study, 59 percent of respondents say clients…
Rank this Week: 2527

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/
  • Dec 13

    Time Matters 16.3 Recommended

    Time Matters 16.3 Recommended
    I recommend Time Matters 16.3 for most clients. This release fixed key defects in Billing Matters and links to most current third-party billing programs with a significant exception...
  • Dec 4

    Time Matters 16.3.0.73 Released but Not Ready

    Time Matters 16.3.0.73 Released but Not Ready
    A Billing record defect was discovered in Time Matters 16.3 right after its recent release.
  • Nov 22

    Acrobat DC Fix for Time Matters button

    Acrobat DC Fix for Time Matters button
    Here is a fix for a recent update to Adobe Acrobat DC that broke the TM Save button...
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Dec 13

    Tips to Help Lawyers Generate and Evaluate New Ideas and Solution

    Tips to Help Lawyers Generate and Evaluate New Ideas and Solution
    What do you want, lawyer? … If only you knew? Here’s how to approach one of the most overwhelming questions we face so you can see more meaningful success in your career. I meet a significant number of clients that struggle to…
  • Dec 7

    Essential Apps to Increase Efficiency in Your Law Practice

    Essential Apps to Increase Efficiency in Your Law Practice
    From budgeting to finding a parking spot in the city, the right apps can make you a more efficient lawyer and a more focused human. Reliance on our smartphones is now the norm. 70% of lawyers report using a smartphone to do legal work while…
  • Nov 29

    Make Your Nominations for the Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards by Dec. 20

    Make Your Nominations for the Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards by Dec. 20
    Submissions for the 2018 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards are due by 5pm on December 20th. The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is seeking nominations for the 28th Annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement…
Rank this Week: 4640

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    One of the things I think we are beginning…

    One of the things I think we are beginning to learn is the persuasiveness of sexual harassment, and I must confess that even though Anita Hill's testimony shocked and sickened me all those years ago, and even though I thought I had a handle…
  • Dec 10

    The Williamsburg Bridge should be re-named…

    The Williamsburg Bridge should be re-named in honor of Sonny Rollins. Why hasn't this happened yet? One of the really cool things about cool cities is that they honor their cultural contributors. You can't wander far in New Orleans without…
  • Dec 5

    It would be interesting, I think, to read…

    It would be interesting, I think, to read a study about how law firms operate. It's a strange sort of business, as unstable as a sand castle. The Celino & Barnes imbroglio has captured a lot of attention, and now it seems that Goldberg…
Rank this Week: 408

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Are You Using New I-9 Form and Electronically Submitting OSHA 300A?

    Are You Using New I-9 Form and Electronically Submitting OSHA 300A?
    by Mark A. Cobb Contractors constantly run the balance between running a viable and profitable business and executing and performing quality work under their contracts.  Our blog attempts to keep our readers up to date on issues which…
  • Dec 8

    By Mark A. Cobb As construction attorneys…

    By Mark A. Cobb As construction attorneys working throughout Georgia, the Cobb Law Group stays busy. Because we represent project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, we come across the same issues…
  • Oct 11

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule
    by Robby Stubley Recent changes to Georgia’s laws have made changes that impact businesses and their decision makers.  Specifically, House Bill 192, codified at O.C.G.A. § 7-1-490(c) for banks and O.C.G.A. § 14-2-830(c)…
Rank this Week: 3210

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
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children
    Parents of young children are tired, anxious, and a bit overwhelmed. They’re balancing parenting goals with career goals and, more often than not, feeling like they’re meeting neither. They know they need a . . . will? Or is it a…
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
  • Dec 8

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment
    A hearing on a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication presents opportunities you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to prepare for the hearing whether the tentative ruling is in your favor or not, and when there’s…
Rank this Week: 549

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/
  • Dec 12

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'
    Judge Marcia Cooke reviewed "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law" for Law360.  Here's the personal and interesting intro:In the spring of 1955, my mother boarded a train in Sumter,…
  • Dec 12

    Judge Moreno is the deciding vote in 11th Circuit case

    Judge Moreno is the deciding vote in 11th Circuit case
    Judge Moreno (visiting on the 11th Circuit) cast the deciding vote in this published opinion in which Judge Newson battles Judge Wilson (dissenting). From Newsom:A brief coda: Having endeavored along the way to meet our dissenting…
  • Dec 10

    #MeToo movement hits Judiciary

    #MeToo movement hits Judiciary
    The #MeToo movement has made its way to the judiciary... Judge Alex Kozinski stands accused.  The Washington Post covers the story here:A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Dec 12

    A Career Audit for Law Firm Associate

    A Career Audit for Law Firm Associate
    Landing a job as an associate in a good law firm was the goal during law school. For those who have achieved this goal, the next step seems much less clear. Do you want to continue on the path to partnership where you are? Are there some…
  • Nov 30

    Tapping Your Tribal Connection

    Tapping Your Tribal Connection
    Law is a profession that attracts individuals who enjoy solitude (according to the ABA, as many as 60% of attorneys are introverts.) If you ask most lawyers how they feel about networking, you are likely to get a  lukewarm…
  • Nov 19

    What I’ve Learned as In-House Counsel

    What I’ve Learned as In-House Counsel
    Associates ask me almost daily to let them know if I hear of any in-house opportunities.  Given the fact that corporate law jobs remain in high demand, I thought it would be useful to put together some of the pros and cons of going…
Rank this Week: 1102

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Dec 12

    Improve Energy, Increase Productivity with 5 Easy Feng Shui Tip

    Improve Energy, Increase Productivity with 5 Easy Feng Shui Tip
    To increase the positive energy in your office space, and be more productive as a result, consider taking advantage of feng shui. This is the ancient art of aligning our external world to support our internal journey, explains Lorrie Webb…
  • Dec 11

    MyShingle Turns 15!

    MyShingle Turns 15!
    “Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks” — Samuel Johnson Last night at 11:33 pm 15 years ago, I launched MyShingle into the world. I’d worked on my site, all through the summer and…
  • Dec 4

    7 Ways Practice Management will Help You Get a Head Start in 2018

    7 Ways Practice Management will Help You Get a Head Start in 2018
    When you’re able to accomplish more in less time, everyone wins. Your clients will get more for each billable hour they invest in you, and you’ll make more money. A lot more. Consider this: If a lawyer, who charges $365 an hour…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Dec 12

    The Mode of Writing Essay: What Need to Know

    The Mode of Writing Essay: What Need to Know
    Do you want to write a quality essay for your graduation? Essay is known as one of important tasks in academic world. Writing essay is not an easy job, you need to be smooth in transforming your ideas and able to apply the structure of essay.…
  • Dec 8

    You’ll Move Mountains, Kid:  Stretching Yourself Thin During Bar Prep

    You’ll Move Mountains, Kid:  Stretching Yourself Thin During Bar Prep
    Last month, I received the good news that I had passed the Texas Bar.  Although that in itself may be a feat, there is more to my story besides spending long hours studying: I was juggling a class and an externship at the same…
  • Dec 5

    A Conclusion to This Column: Time to Put Away Those Pencils (But Not for Good)

    A Conclusion to This Column: Time to Put Away Those Pencils (But Not for Good)
    To all of my readers, this marks my last column installment on the topic of “Legal Writing Skills: A Tool of the Lawyer’s Trade.”  As I write this final installment, I can only hope each of you has benefitted from this…
Rank this Week: 789

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
  • Dec 11

    IP Valuation in Early Stage Investments - Webinar Today - sign up!

    IP Valuation in Early Stage Investments - Webinar Today - sign up!
    You are invited to join OxFirst for a webinar today at 3pm - 4pm GMT for talk on IP Valuation in Early Stage Investments presented by John E. Dubiansky: What this talk is aboutThe adequate valuation of patents plays a crucial…
  • Dec 5

    Tide turns in US and EU agencies’ policies on SEP licensing

    Tide turns in US and EU agencies’ policies on SEP licensing
    The new US Department of Justice antitrust leader says antitrust enforcers are too accommodating to IP implementers when in dispute with standard-essential patent owners. Instead, patent owners should be allowed to decide how they want to…
  • Nov 27

    If Uber turns to self-driving vehicles, what is to become of its brand?

    If Uber turns to self-driving vehicles, what is to become of its brand?
    Think of the sharing economy and Uber is usually the first company that comes to mind. What could be more appropriate than providing the infrastructure for the service, while the drivers supply their own vehicles. As the middleman, Uber…
Rank this Week: 1521

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 9

    Law firm owners can get a head start on 2018

    Law firm owners can get a head start on 2018
    The holiday season is fast approaching, and I’ll bet you’re tempted to look back over this past year with a critical eye. Whoa there. Take a deep breath. Let’s look at your goals. Acknowledge the things that went well in…
  • Oct 13

    Yes, you CAN ask for referral

    Yes, you CAN ask for referral
    If you own a law firm, you need to make asking for and receiving great referrals a daily practice. I’ve often heard a deep sigh of discomfort from lawyers when the topic of asking for referrals comes up. But I’m here to tell you…
Rank this Week: 2613

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/
  • Dec 11

    Is Legal Innovation Like Beauty – Only Skin Deep

    Is Legal Innovation Like Beauty – Only Skin Deep
    When I started in the legal market almost three decades ago, few lawyers or firms thought to say or think the word innovation, much less tout it. Today, I read... The post Is Legal Innovation Like Beauty – Only Skin Deep appeared first…
  • Dec 6

    What Are Legal Tech + Legal Service Provider Exit Strategies?

    What Are Legal Tech + Legal Service Provider Exit Strategies?
    I’ve recently spent a fair bit of time thinking and talking with friends about exit strategies for legal tech and legal service provider companies. I don’t have a clear answer,... The post What Are Legal Tech + Legal Service…
  • Nov 29

    Will All Law Firms Eventually Corporatize?

    Will All Law Firms Eventually Corporatize?
    INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATIZE TOPIC and CHRIS BULL I recently spoke with my former colleague Chris Bull who made the interesting observation that law firms will corporatize. I was intrigued about what he... The post Will All Law Firms…
Rank this Week: 335

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 11

    The best of Dispatch 2017

    The best of Dispatch 2017
    As I mentioned in a post earlier this fall, I publish a free e-newsletter called “Law21 Dispatch” every two months to about 2,800 readers. The content is exclusive to subscribers, but at the suggestion of some readers, I’ve…
  • Oct 11

    Changing the lawyer assessment system

    Changing the lawyer assessment system
    Every two months, I publish a short e-newsletter called “Dispatch” that’s sent to about 2,700 subscribers. (To sign up, email me at jordan@law21.ca). Each edition contains exclusive content for subscribers, which I sometimes…
  • Oct 4

    Tomorrow’s law firm, today

    Tomorrow’s law firm, today
    When I spoke at the Lexpo ’17 legal technology conference in Amsterdam earlier this year, I had the good fortune to finally meet Jacky Wetzels of Salesmoves (a Dutch consultancy specializing in business training, coaching, and…
Rank this Week: 4183

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Dec 11

    How Long Do You Need to Keep Closed Files?

    How Long Do You Need to Keep Closed Files?
    A fair question posed recently on the NW Sidebar blog. As in Oregon, there is no rule for file retention in Washington. The only exception? Trust accounting records: five years from termination of representation in Oregon; seven years in…
  • Dec 4

    Last Chance to Register for 7 Steps to Building Better Client Relationship

    Last Chance to Register for 7 Steps to Building Better Client Relationship
    Last Call to Register for “7 Steps to Building Better Client Relationships” Join me for a CLE on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 about how to cultivate your network, balance client expectations, proactively control social media…
  • Nov 27

    Holiday Stre

    Holiday Stre
    You may feel there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. However, you have more control over…
Rank this Week: 4484

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Dec 10

    Virtual Chat Reference Service

    Virtual Chat Reference Service
    If our library had a virtual chat service linked to our website, would our reference librarians receive more questions? Brandon Wright Adler answers this question in the affirmative and shares her recommendations for services that merit your…
  • Nov 26

    Bail in Justice: Innocence, Indigence and Incarceration

    Bail in Justice: Innocence, Indigence and Incarceration
    Ken Strutin's exemplary research once again advances our understanding of critical issues pertaining to our justice system in the United States. According to Strutin: 'the number of innocent people in post-conviction confinement is counted in…
  • Nov 26

    eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018

    eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018
    Marcus Zillman's guide is a comprehensive link dataset toolkit of electronic reference resources and services currently available on the Internet. Zillman provides researchers with a wide ranging A-Z pathfinder of subject matter specific…
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • Dec 10

    Just interesting

    Just interesting
    There was a time when the military allowed people to learn from their mistakes.  There were times that people were allowed to get away with “murder” under that philosophy.  So times changed, largely as a result of the…
  • Nov 20

    Ongoing military death case

    Ongoing military death case
    United States v. Hennis. Appellant’s case is before this Court for mandatory review under Article 67(a)(1), Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), 10 U.S.C. § 867(a)(1) (2012). Appellant has filed a consolidated…
  • Nov 18

    Military courts in the future

    Military courts in the future
    Why Military Courts Won’t Prevent The Next Texas Church Shooting, in Stars & Stripes, repeated in Task & Purpose. Former airman Devin P. Kelley had choked his wife and put a gun to her head. He’d fractured her…
Rank this Week: 857

Law People

Law People

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

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    CLE on Ethics and EI

    CLE on Ethics and EI
    Just a reminder that you have only two days to sign up for the CLE offered by the ABA’s Center for Professional Development on The Ethical Advantage of Emotional Intelligence at 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET on December 12,…
  • Nov 23

    Cyber Monday 40% Discount on Beyond Smart!

    Cyber Monday 40% Discount on Beyond Smart!
    On Monday, November, 27, 2017, ONLY, Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence will sell online for 40% off with free shipping using Discount Code ‘CYBER17’.  Don’t miss this chance to get the…
  • Nov 17

    Sign Up for CLE on Ethics and Emotional Intelligence

    Sign Up for CLE on Ethics and Emotional Intelligence
    Sign up for the CLE offered by the ABA’s Center for Professional Development on The Ethical Advantage of Emotional Intelligence at 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET on December 12, 2017 and receive two significant…
Rank this Week: 1169

Derfel Injury Lawyers Blog

Derfel Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.derfelinjurylaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Will There Be Legal Consequences for Big Sugar?

    Will There Be Legal Consequences for Big Sugar?
    Big Sugar is facing increasing scrutiny as evidence mounts that they terminated research that linked sugar with cancer and heart disease. Similarly to big tobacco, there may be legal consequences if sugar industry groups actively suppressed…
  • Dec 1

    Case Commentary – Liability When You Lend Your Car

    Case Commentary – Liability When You Lend Your Car
    When you lend your car to a friend or family member, who is responsible in the event of an accident? Whose insurance has to respond? Vicarious liability of vehicle owners in the event of an accident The Highway Traffic Act includes provisions…
  • Nov 24

    Case Commentary – Injured Maintaining Your Car? You Can Claim Accident Benefit

    Case Commentary – Injured Maintaining Your Car? You Can Claim Accident Benefit
    A recent summary judgment decision confirms that a person is allowed to claim accident benefits insurance if they are injured while performing regular maintenance on their vehicle. Injuries sustained in the use and operation of a vehicle In…
Rank this Week: 1575

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
  • Dec 8

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

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

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition
    Partner or group departures seldom go smoothly – at least that is what we hear in the legal news headlines. However, the transitions that do go well, and there are many of those, tend not to be newsworthy events. Most of us tend to be…
  • Jan 19

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition
    Partner or group departures seldom go smoothly – at least that is what we hear in the legal news headlines. However, the transitions that do go well, and there are many of those, tend not to be newsworthy events. Most of us tend to be…
Rank this Week: 2070

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
Rank this Week: 3991

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
  • Dec 7

    ABA LTRC Releases TECHREPORT Analysis of 2017 Legal Technology Survey Result

    ABA LTRC Releases TECHREPORT Analysis of 2017 Legal Technology Survey Result
    by Mark Rosch The American Bar Association's (ABA's) Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has released its 2017
  • Nov 30

    2018 CLE at Sea Cruise Offers 12 Hours of Credit in Multiple State

    2018 CLE at Sea Cruise Offers 12 Hours of Credit in Multiple State
    Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have been announced as speakers for the CLE at Sea 2018, Continuing Legal Education Cruise presented by the Alaska Bar. They will join a line-up of nationally-known continuing legal education speakers…
  • Nov 29

    Good News About Facebook Graph Search

    Good News About Facebook Graph Search
    by Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt | November 29, 2017 Facebook’s Graph Search allows you to create very sophisticated, relational searches through the information people share about themselves on Facebook. "Graph Search" features…
Rank this Week: 2829

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/
  • Dec 6

    Teacher-Student Sex Scandals Rising in Texa

    Teacher-Student Sex Scandals Rising in Texa
    In 2017, teacher-student sex scandals in Texas were more common than in previous years. Just how widespread are sex scandals involving teachers and students? According to a San Antonio Express-News report also published in the Houston…
  • Oct 30

    Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest II Now Accepting Submission

    Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest II Now Accepting Submission
    In response to the amazing response rate for our first contest, Neal Davis Law is excited to announce that we’re opening up another scholarship essay contest! The scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000 and the deadline is January…
  • Oct 23

    Harris County Prosecutors Target First-Time Prostitute Solicitation Offender

    Harris County Prosecutors Target First-Time Prostitute Solicitation Offender
    Public hysteria over sex-trafficking is heating up, spurring Harris County prosecutors to hit even harder against persons arrested for soliciting prostitutes, since such prostitutes may be victims of sex trafficking. Indeed, by late September…
Rank this Week: 1929

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
Rank this Week: 1131

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

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

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2059

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    TAX REMEDIES – The King Law Reporter December 2017 # 1

    TAX REMEDIES – The King Law Reporter December 2017 # 1
    New to Fastcase - Morgan King's "The King Law Reporter" Tax Remedies! The King Law Reporter will be available on Fastcase.com for free through February 2018. The reporter provides prompt notice of new cases, emerging issues, and other timely…
  • Oct 30

    Introducing Type-Ahead Search

    Introducing Type-Ahead Search
    One of Fastcase’s newest features (exclusive to Fastcase 7) is something subtle enough that you may not even notice it. But once you do, you will not be able to imagine conducting your legal research without it.
  • Oct 16

    Insurance Claims In A Catastrophe

    Insurance Claims In A Catastrophe
    If your house was damaged or destroyed by a wildfire, accidental fire, windstorm, flood, hurricane or earthquake, as a result of state declared catastrophes and you had a fire, homeowners, flood insurance, tenant’s homeowners or…
Rank this Week: 970

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Nov 27

    Depression and the Legal Profession

    Depression and the Legal Profession
    Did you know that students entering law school have same rate of depression as the general population (approximately 7%), but by the time they finish their first year of law school 34% experience depression? This statistic is from a new...
  • Nov 6

    Podcast: The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyer

    Podcast: The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyer
    In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and I talk to Brett Burney about the latest Apple products and how they can serve lawyers. Our podcast is titled The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyers and if you...
  • Oct 30

    Fear Artificial Intelligence, or Not?

    Fear Artificial Intelligence, or Not?
    For an interesting juxtaposition of opinions about AI and the future of law, here are a couple of items to review. Bob Ambrogi's piece in Above the Law is titled Fear Not, Lawyers, AI Is Not Your Enemy and even...
Rank this Week: 434

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

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

http://wardblawg.com/
  • Nov 15

    Why online legal information tools are essential for all trainees and newly qualified lawyers looking to excel

    Why online legal information tools are essential for all trainees and newly qualified lawyers looking to excel
    Feature article on how online legal research and legal know-how solutions such as Practical Law and Westlaw UK can help you excel. With the legal market in the UK continuing to undergo significant changes, the career path of any aspiring…
  • Jul 29

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

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

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
Rank this Week: 1436

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Nov 11

    Elvis Inkster?

    Elvis Inkster?
    … Mitch Kowalski in his new book, ‘The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field‘, writes:- Brian Inkster reminds me of what Elvis Costello would look like if he had become a lawyer: Inkster has an understated, new-wave…
  • Nov 2

    Legal Innovation in Toronto

    Legal Innovation in Toronto
    Last week I was in Toronto. I went over the pond for the launch of Mitch Kowalski‘s latest book ‘The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field’. Stephen Mayson in reviewing the book said:- Through in-depth case studies…
  • Oct 31

    CaseCrunch v Lawyers NOT Deep Blue v Kasparov

    CaseCrunch v Lawyers NOT Deep Blue v Kasparov
    CaseCrunch is a legal AI startup founded by Cambridge law students. On Friday, they claimed to have made history in the legal profession. In the past week, they held what they stated to be the world’s first competition…
Rank this Week: 3002

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Nov 9

    Annual Holiday Party Hosted by the Younger Lawyers Division on December 6, 2017

    Annual Holiday Party Hosted by the Younger Lawyers Division on December 6, 2017
    The Younger Lawyers’ Division of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a Holiday Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 6th in the Great Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals from 5 pm – 7:30 pm.…
  • Oct 5

    Disaster Assistance for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island

    Disaster Assistance for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island
    Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have set off a humanitarian crisis for over 3.4 million U.S. citizens who reside on the islands. The power grid, telecommunications and infrastructure are…
  • Oct 4

    Annual Federal Judges’ Reception on November 8, 2017

    Annual Federal Judges’ Reception on November 8, 2017
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Federal Judge’s Reception on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Windsor Court. Our Annual Federal Judges’ Reception is…
Rank this Week: 1127

Lopsider

Lopsider

Explores Legal Operations, Innovation & Disruption. By Peter Krakaur.

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Nov 6

    The 5 Languages of Legal Operation

    The 5 Languages of Legal Operation
    5 languages are needed to drive successful operational initiatives. These languages are not taught in (law) school. Speaking even one takes time to develop and master. When looking for talent, start by looking for linguists who can speak the…
  • Oct 26

    Project Manager Salarie

    Project Manager Salarie
    Interesting infographic showing the salary ranges or project managers in the U.k. View the infographic.
  • Oct 24

    QnA Maker

    QnA Maker
    QnA Maker is a free, online service that enables the creation, training and publication of a Q&A bot. Knowledge and operations professionals may want to explore it to surface otherwise hidden answers and knowledge in your website,…
Rank this Week: 1175