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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 20

    Breach Of "Shiduch" Lawsuit Sees A New Year

    Breach Of "Shiduch" Lawsuit Sees A New Year
    The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department agreed with a trial court denial of a motion to dismiss a civil action The plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for breach of contract and fraud, alleging…
  • Sep 20

    Recusal Denied Despite Improper Independent Investigation By Judge

    Recusal Denied Despite Improper Independent Investigation By Judge
    The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed an order granting a judge's recusal in a civil case for an improper ex parte telephone call This case is on appeal from a trial court judge’s decision not to recuse herself based on a...
  • Sep 20

    Judge Should Have Recused But Error Harmle

    Judge Should Have Recused But Error Harmle
    The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed a fourth-degree rape conviction Approximately one month before [defendant] Shelton’s trial, his attorney moved to withdraw from the case. Shelton’s former cellmate came forward with information that…
Rank this Week: 46

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    If a lawyer supports a judge’s campaign, must the judge recuse himself from that lawyer’s cases?

    If a lawyer supports a judge’s campaign, must the judge recuse himself from that lawyer’s cases?
    In this matter, a typical drug prosecution, the record reflected that county prosecutors supported the reelection campaign of a judge. Did that support create an obligation, on the part of the judge, to recuse himself from cases in which…
  • Sep 6

    ARDC Charges Lawyer With Wrongfully Accessing Opponent’s Email Account

    ARDC Charges Lawyer With Wrongfully Accessing Opponent’s Email Account
    Disclaimer: This is a charge and it has not been proven. These are mere allegations by the ARDC. The case is worth reading because it is relatively rare for the ARDC to allege that a lawyer wrongfully accessed an email account. The underlying…
  • Sep 2

    Complaint for Patent Malpractice States A Claim

    Complaint for Patent Malpractice States A Claim
    This is a rare patent malpractice case. According to the court, the plaintiff alleged that the lawyers failed to properly file and amend various patent claims and that the errors of the lawyers caused them economic damages. The lawyer…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Sep 20

    Ten College Courses to Read Along With

    Ten College Courses to Read Along With
    Lithub gives us course descriptions and reading lists for ten college courses that schools are currently offering. I don’t think any literary courses like these were being taught in my college days. You can access the course information…
  • Sep 20

    Quick Note: Reducing Law Student Indebtedne

    Quick Note: Reducing Law Student Indebtedne
    One of the biggest criticisms made against law schools is the large amount of law student indebtedness. This can be fixed. "One of outgoing dean Daniel Rodriguez’s biggest achievements at Northwestern Law: bringing down average student…
  • Sep 19

    SMU launches new law student mentoring platform to help them better network

    SMU launches new law student mentoring platform to help them better network
    Apparently the hot, new trend in corporate mentoring is something called "flash" mentoring that involves bringing together multiple people at one place and time to turbocharge their networking opportunities (edit note: I'm not sure…
Rank this Week: 140

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
  • Sep 20

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance
    When a landlord severely neglects maintenance issues or another tenant’s behavior causes a nuisance, California law gives tenants several ways to get relief. Tenants dealing with habitability violations or nuisances can bring an…
  • Sep 18

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied
    You moved for summary judgment but your motion was denied. Here’s a checklist of four things to ask yourself. __   1.  Are there any new or different facts, circumstances, or law that couldn’t have been presented…
  • Sep 15

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud
    The following is a guest blog post by Perry L. Segal, an attorney and management consultant at Charon Law, Redwood City. Mr. Segal has over 25 years of combined experience in law and technology. He is co-chair of the California Council of…
Rank this Week: 104

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    4 ways law firm owners can maximize holiday marketing

    4 ways law firm owners can maximize holiday marketing
    Fall is here and it’s time to begin implementing your law firm’s holiday marketing plan. Wait, though. You do have a holiday marketing plan, right? If you do, great! Let me know what you plan to do and the results you’re…
  • Aug 15

    Don’t want growth? Keep thinking about it

    Don’t want growth? Keep thinking about it
    I don’t procrastinate, ever. I just think about stuff for a very, very, VERY long time. I don’t actually act on anything.  I’ve found thinking about things to be very beneficial and recommend this strategy to small law…
  • May 5

    Lawyers: How to Get Referrals from Existing Client

    Lawyers: How to Get Referrals from Existing Client
    When you think of your clients, do a few favorites come to mind? Do you know why they’re your favorites? Did they come from referrals? Have you taken time to write down the characteristics of these A+ clients to create a client profile?…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 91

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 219

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: 110

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 19

    Equinox: It's Mabon again.

    Equinox: It's Mabon again.
    Get your Druid-Pagan learn on. In two days celebrate the Autumnal Equinox. Cultures and religions worldwide do get weird this time of year. They always have. It's called Mabon, Foghar, Alban Elfed, Harvest Home, Second Harvest, Fruit Harvest…
  • Sep 16

    Joe Cocker (1944-2014). lls ne savent pas ce que c'est l'amour.

    Joe Cocker (1944-2014). lls ne savent pas ce que c'est l'amour.
    "They don't know what love is."...
Rank this Week: 679

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1313

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 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…
  • Sep 18

    Risk, Money and Market Pressure (Litigation Financing, Billing Busted, and New Legal Practitioners: The Big Four)

    Risk, Money and Market Pressure (Litigation Financing, Billing Busted, and New Legal Practitioners: The Big Four)
    Let's talk about money a bit. Well, financing and other forces on the legal market. First: "Attys Can Ethically Sell Future Fees To Nonlawyers, Prof Says" -- "Allowing attorneys to sell their unmatured fees to nonlawyers would permit law…
Rank this Week: 4604

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
  • Sep 20

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!
    Jeremy Phillips, the founder of the IP Finance Blog among many other blogs, was awarded the David Goldring Volunteer Award from Marques.  The Marques website describes the award: David Goldring was instrumental in the launch of MARQUES,…
  • Sep 14

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage
    CNBC has published an interesting article about fake IP claims on Amazon titled, "Amazon was Tricked by Fake Law Firm Into Removing a Hot Product, Costing This Seller $200,000."  The article alleges that competitors of sellers on Amazon…
  • Sep 14

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View
    The U.S. Copyright Office has released a new publicly accessible database of information concerning copyright matters.  The database contains amicus briefs filed by the U.S. Department of Justice with Copyright Office assistance,…
Rank this Week: 1609

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: 724

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 20

    Podcast #138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler

    Podcast #138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler
    In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Joyce Tischler discusses lessons learned from the founding of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which she founded in 1979. Today its annual budget is nearly $13 million and it has over 200,000 members…
  • Sep 20

    AbacusLaw Offers Your Firm An All-In-One Solution for Practice Management

    AbacusLaw Offers Your Firm An All-In-One Solution for Practice Management
    AbacusLaw gives your firm a comprehensive law practice management software solution. AbacusLaw Offers Your Firm An All-In-One Solution for Practice Management was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Sep 19

    7 Examples of Mobile Calls to Action for Attorney Website

    7 Examples of Mobile Calls to Action for Attorney Website
    With so many potential clients accessing your firm's website from a mobile device, it is crucial that you have a mobile call to action that is both compelling and easy to find. 7 Examples of Mobile Calls to Action for Attorney Websites was…
Rank this Week: 3640

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 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…
  • Sep 19

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?
    Bradley E.S. Fogel, Terminating or Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Consent of the Beneficiaries—A Proposal to Respect the Primacy of the Settlor’s Intent, 50 Real Prop., Tr. & Est. L.J. 337 (2016). Michael Yu Professor Bradley…
  • Sep 18

    When the Life of the Law is Logic

    When the Life of the Law is Logic
    Sarah B. Lawsky, Formalizing the Code, 70 Tax L. Rev. 377 (2017), available at SSRN. Susan Morse In Formalizing the Code, Professor Sarah Lawsky offers a glimpse of what might be gained if law were written in formal logic…
Rank this Week: 4291

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
  • Sep 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 19

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer
    A number of years ago, a good friend shared what he considers the "magic business development pill." It's simple. There are only two ingredients: 1) Make your conversation all about the client or potential client) and keep it about them;…
Rank this Week: 2314

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
  • Sep 19

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer

    Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyer
    A number of years ago, a good friend shared what he considers the "magic business development pill." It's simple. There are only two ingredients: 1) Make your conversation all about the client or potential client) and keep it about them;…
Rank this Week: 2821

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: 546

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: 737

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    15 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from John C. Maxwell

    15 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from John C. Maxwell
    It's not easy to become a great leader. We've compiled a list of 15 quotes from John C. Maxwell to inspire you to reach your leadership goals. The post 15 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from John C. Maxwell appeared first on Accellis…
  • Sep 14

    15 Questions to Ask a Managed Services Provider

    15 Questions to Ask a Managed Services Provider
    Choosing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is one of the most important business decisions you will make. The right partner can make a tremendous difference on your efficiency and bottom line. The wrong partner, however, can quickly become a…
  • Sep 12

    Cybersecurity Webinar Series with Affinity Consulting Group

    Cybersecurity Webinar Series with Affinity Consulting Group
    Cybersecurity in the legal space is a constantly evolving topic and it is crucial to stay on top of the constant changes. Affinity Consulting Group is excited to partner with Accellis Technology Group to bring you a six-part webinar series…
Rank this Week: 2415

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 18

    Irma update

    Irma update
    Although the Federal Courthouses are open in the District (except for Key West), you should check in with the courtroom deputy if you have a matter scheduled this week. Apparently, some of the individual courtrooms in the Ferguson building…
  • Sep 14

    Southern District courthouses to reopen Monday

    Southern District courthouses to reopen Monday
    Southern District courthouses to reopen Monday. Hope everyone is back up and running.
  • Sep 13

    Update on SDFLA court

    Update on SDFLA court
    Update from the Court on Irma closures:The Courts of the Southern District of Florida remain closed for normal operating business, anticipated to open to the public no sooner than Monday, Sept. 18th. The closure is due to school…
Rank this Week: 687

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: 4443

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/
  • Sep 17

    When an Aggressive Texas DWI Defense Lawyer is Needed

    When an Aggressive Texas DWI Defense Lawyer is Needed
    Police in Texas are aggressively cracking down on DWI (driving while intoxicated) cases, as are judges and prosecutors. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI, you need a lawyer who’s even more aggressive – for you and…
  • Sep 10

    Child Trafficking Sex Sting Hits Galveston Area

    Child Trafficking Sex Sting Hits Galveston Area
    Authorities in a sex sting operation have arrested a dozen persons and charged them with sex crimes which involve child sex trafficking in the Galveston area. The U.S. Department of Justice says the defendants — three women and nine men…
  • Sep 4

    FBI “No Knock” Raid of President Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman Implies Federal Criminal Investigation is Underway

    FBI “No Knock” Raid of President Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman Implies Federal Criminal Investigation is Underway
    Recently, we learned that the FBI conducted an early-morning “no knock” raid on the former campaign chairman of President Trump, Paul Manafort. The FBI went to Manafort’s house and forcibly entered it without notice. This…
Rank this Week: 1514

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: 785

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: 805

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: 1139

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

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

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Sep 15

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe
    30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies are now in the hands of students in Detroit and Flint. We had a blast visiting schools in both cities and meeting with students, parents and teachers to kick off the new school year.…
  • Aug 7

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School

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

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero
    The Mike Morse Law Firm fought hard and won more than $100,000 for a local EMT seriously hurt in a car crash after his insurance company refused to pay. We also successfully represented on his social security disability claim.   Every…
Rank this Week: 3531

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 5

    Goodbye to All That

    Goodbye to All That
    The last days went down just as I imagined. Packed up the rented Jeep Cherokee and drove up to Massachusetts alone, a half hour behind my daughters who navigated the Prius that they’ll have with them at college. Unpacked my younger…
Rank this Week: 596

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 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…
  • Aug 31

    How Lawyers Can Tap into Media to Develop Business [Webinar]

    How Lawyers Can Tap into Media to Develop Business [Webinar]
    Traditional media has received less attention as an avenue for business development for lawyers since social media has become a dominant trend. But they aren’t mutually exclusive, and traditional media offers distinct advantages.…
Rank this Week: 4401

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 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…
  • Aug 28

    The Legal Profession: Will It Be Caught in the Headlights?

    The Legal Profession: Will It Be Caught in the Headlights?
    On the blog site of the Montage Legal Group, Kandy Williams – an attorney in Orange County CA – evaluates the recently published report of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services and wonders whether…
Rank this Week: 605

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Sep 13

    The revenue-neutral associate

    The revenue-neutral associate
    Last month, while writing an article about professional development in the law, I impulsively posted the following question on LinkedIn: Quick survey for those of you who began your careers as law firm associates: How many months and/or years…
  • Sep 5

    Should you go to law school?

    Should you go to law school?
    “Letters! I get letters!” Well, actually, I get emails, and sometimes direct messages on LinkedIn, but the main thing is, people frequently write me with questions about what they should do in the new legal market. I respond as…
  • Aug 17

    Legal Demand 3.0

    Legal Demand 3.0
    Every market has both supply and demand. But law is unusual in the degree to which the vast majority of attention has been paid to the supply side. I’m willing to wager that at least 80% of everything that’s been written about…
Rank this Week: 4196

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: 741

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture
    Gesture is part of our everyday life—whether talking to a colleague by the coffee maker, presenting to a client in a meeting, or presenting a case to a jury—we talk […] The post You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture…
  • Aug 15

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video

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

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog
    The ABA Journal is asking for nominations for the Top 100 Legal Blogs. They are expanding their “Web 100” scope this year with new categories for social media and law firm […] The post Help the ABA Journal Select the…
Rank this Week: 3048

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: 590

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: 867

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 6

    Linkedin Demystified

    Linkedin Demystified
    The first thing everyone needs to understand about LinkedIn is that the actual number of connections you have does indeed matter. I’m not suggesting you link up with a mess of people who have no connection with what you do. I get…
  • Aug 31

    Opportunity for Experienced Litigation Attorney in Lycoming County

    Opportunity for Experienced Litigation Attorney in Lycoming County
    McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is looking to hire a full-time Associate Attorney with 1-5 years of experience who is interested in joining the firm’s civil litigation practice. The Associate will have opportunities to…
  • Aug 28

    Best Practices For File Closing and Destruction

    Best Practices For File Closing and Destruction
    Many of you are scratching your head and wondering about all the files which have accumulated over years of practice.  Some of you have 50 years of files.  Or a basement, attic, and garage already filled with box after box of…
Rank this Week: 1145

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

Covers the practice of law with advice and insights. By Gregory Adam Napier

http://elusivejustice.wordpress.com
  • Sep 6

    Family Law, Mediation, and so much more

    Family Law, Mediation, and so much more
    Family law encompasses a wider array of services beyond divorce, legal separation, child custody, timeshare and child support. I provide high quality and affordable family mediation services. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in both…
  • Jun 29

    Domestic Violence & Mediation

    Domestic Violence & Mediation
    Often, this two-step mediation process will be the first experience each party has had with resolving a conflict without the burden of powering up or giving in. Continue reading →
  • Jun 14

    Next Gen. Mediation

    Next Gen. Mediation
    There is a better model of mediation! Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 358

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: 1120

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

Offers step-by-step instructions showing how to get more out of Time Matters software.

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
Rank this Week: 1317

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

Covers legal research and writing, and building a contract lawyer practice . By Lisa Solomon.

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Sep 5

    Use Storytelling Techniques to Make Your Briefs More Persuasive

    Use Storytelling Techniques to Make Your Briefs More Persuasive
    You’ve undoubtedly had the experience of reading a book that’s so compelling you can’t put it down. You can make your briefs more compelling—and therefore more persuasive—to the judges and law clerks who read…
  • Sep 1

    What judges hate about your briefs: top five takeaways from survey result

    What judges hate about your briefs: top five takeaways from survey result
    Recently, legal-writing expert Ross Guberman surveyed thousands of judges about their legal-writing preferences. Judges at all levels—from state trial-court judges to U.S. Supreme Court Justices—weighed in on a variety of…
  • Jul 3

    Seven Valuable Free Practice Resources from the Federal Judicial Center

    Seven Valuable Free Practice Resources from the Federal Judicial Center
    The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. By statute, the FJC is charged with: conducting and promoting orientation and continuing education and training for federal judges,…
Rank this Week: 3865

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: 2347

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 3818

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

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

    Conference on “Unbundled Legal Services”

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

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model

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

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

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
Rank this Week: 3841

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

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

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Distracting myself with a ping pong table and bat

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

    Learning how to be more thankful

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

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict
    You’ll all be well versed to many of my complaints about working in the legal profession by now. Besides for the obvious day to day politics there are other things that make whatever you’re doing a part of your life. When…
Rank this Week: 4194

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: 4264