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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 17

    Escorted To Admission

    Escorted To Admission
    A past as a male escort did not bar an applicant for admission by the Queensland Law Society KMB (‘the Appellant’) appealed the decision of the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Queensland) (‘the Board’) to refuse the…
  • Dec 15

    Illinois Charges Gender-Based Harassment Of Opposing Counsel

    Illinois Charges Gender-Based Harassment Of Opposing Counsel
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney representing plaintiffs in employment matters engaged in two instances of gender-based harassment of counsel after court proceedings Beginning in 2014, and at all…
  • Dec 15

    The Wrong Reason To Visit Niagara Fall

    The Wrong Reason To Visit Niagara Fall
    An attorney who had failed to respond to bar complaints surrendered his license in a proceeding before the Law Society of Upper Canada. The background facts are straightforward. During the summer and fall of 2016, the Law Society received…
Rank this Week: 41

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

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

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

    How to Be a Resource

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

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

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

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 69

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 15

    Your Friday moment of Zen

    Your Friday moment of Zen
    Your Friday moment of Zen:If you haven’t watched Trump’s judicial nominee Matthew Petersen testify yesterday, then you need to watch this.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 110

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • May 16

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
Rank this Week: 132

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 176

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: 203

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 15

    Career Advice from Successful GC

    Career Advice from Successful GC
    In-house but looking upwards at the GC spot? The path is different for everyone – and fortunately advice is plentiful: “The role of general counsel is a coveted position for which many lawyers strive. But... The post Career Advice…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 236

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 17

    Heroes: Parker Posey

    Heroes: Parker Posey
    Got sand? Parker does. Rent "Party Girl" (1995). Watch her dance at the end. She's among the first in our Pantheon, a really exclusive club. Not one where old guys in second tier cities pay dues to drool on their...
  • Dec 17

    John of Patmos: One King-Hell Flake.

    John of Patmos: One King-Hell Flake.
    Looking into the Void. Saint John of Patmos writes the Book of Revelation in this Hieronymus Bosch painting (1505). Whoever wrote Revelation--no one really knows--was one out-there. One King-Hell Flake. Get the net....
  • Dec 16

    Heroes: Daniel O'Connell.

    Heroes: Daniel O'Connell.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), MP, Lord Mayor of Dublin, "Liberator of Ireland", and trial lawyer's trial lawyer, led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become…
Rank this Week: 254

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 15

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion
    Kunal M. Parker, Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000 (2015).Allison Brownell TirresOver the past few decades, historians have enriched our understanding of the concept and experience of citizenship in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 253

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 15

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster
    When a client’s home has been destroyed by a fire or other disaster, the loss can be overwhelming. Although there will be much to replace, they may not think of the important documents and records. Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 280

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 15

    How Lawyers Work: Shreya Biswas Ley, Human Adventurer and Intellectual Property Attorney

    How Lawyers Work: Shreya Biswas Ley, Human Adventurer and Intellectual Property Attorney
    In this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we hear from Shreya Biswas Ley. Shreya is the founder of LayRoots, LLC, located in Seattle Washington, and practices in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, business law, and intellectual…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 279

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

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

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

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power

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

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

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

    Speak and Write for Succe

    Speak and Write for Succe
    Gary Kinder, founder and CEO of WordRake® writes the following: “…Each of us has three vocabularies: our reading or comprehension vocabulary – by far the largest; our writing vocabulary – in the middle; and our…
Rank this Week: 315

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 15

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence
    It turns out that sometimes you can believe what you see on the internet. Criminal defendants and civil litigants overshare on social media just like the rest of us. But heading into court, that tendency is less an annoying habit and more a…
  • Dec 15

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence
    It turns out that sometimes you can believe what you see on the internet. Criminal defendants and civil litigants overshare on social media just like the rest of us. But heading into court, that tendency is less an annoying habit and more a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 373

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 354

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Dec 16

    Letter from London

    Letter from London
    Observant readers will have noted that I was in London all last week and so, as is our custom, a few observations about my time and conversations there and the state of the market. This has taken me awhile to compose because, frankly, I came…
  • 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),…
Rank this Week: 394

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: 404

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: 555

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: 566

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: 650

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017
    In 2015, Heidi Alexander posted a great list of women in the field of legal technology on the Law Technology Today blog. Last year, she brought the concept to the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center to turn it into an annual…
  • May 15

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017
    In 2015, Heidi Alexander posted a great list of women in the field of legal technology on the Law Technology Today blog. Last year, she brought the concept to the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center to turn it into an annual…
  • May 15

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017
    In 2015, Heidi Alexander posted a great list of women in the field of legal technology on the Law Technology Today blog. Last year, she brought the concept to the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center to turn it into an annual…
Rank this Week: 597

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 594

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 15

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence
    It turns out that sometimes you can believe what you see on the internet. Criminal defendants and civil litigants overshare on social media just like the rest of us. But heading into court, that tendency is less an annoying habit and more a…
  • Dec 15

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence

    Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence
    It turns out that sometimes you can believe what you see on the internet. Criminal defendants and civil litigants overshare on social media just like the rest of us. But heading into court, that tendency is less an annoying habit and more a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 767

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
Rank this Week: 821

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: 689

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: 720

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: 695

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 748

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

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

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

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

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

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

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 757

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

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

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

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

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

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

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

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 686

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: 1056

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: 998

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: 910

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: 1058

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: 897

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: 976

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 29

    VIDEO: Your Possible Future (or Present): "A Day in the Life of a Matter"

    VIDEO: Your Possible Future (or Present): "A Day in the Life of a Matter"
    Wanted to end the week with something fun and inspiring. What could be better than movie time? (Grabs popcorn.) The next 20 minutes could change your life. (Well, professionally.)Presenting: "A Day in the Life of a Matter" -- Cue Move…
  • Sep 29

    EVENT: Law Firm GC Workshop

    EVENT: Law Firm GC Workshop
    Washington DC, October 12-13: Law Firm General Counsel Workshop [details]  -- The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Lawyers for the Profession® Practice at Hinshaw &…
  • Sep 28

    IP Ethics & Conflicts: New Rules Create New Risks and Responsibilitie

    IP Ethics & Conflicts: New Rules Create New Risks and Responsibilitie
    Longtime reader Brian Lynch, with IP experts Aurora North, writes in to note an excellent three part series from Michael E. McCabe, Jr: "Breadth Of PTO Ethics Opinion Could Alter How IP Firms Interact With Foreign Associates" --"Thirty years…
Rank this Week: 907

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

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

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

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

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

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

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

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 1009

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: 1076

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

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

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

    Egon Schiele's Tree

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

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 896

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

http://blog.lawspacematch.com/
  • Jan 14

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta
    According to Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, referencing commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, says Atlanta's economy is rebounding! According to Sams, the region's second-largest…
  • Jan 8

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice
    As a sponsor for Run for Justice facilitated by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, LawSpaceMatch was a part of the 1,200 participants raising $25,000 for the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The run was on November 10, 2012,…
  • May 1

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 849

practice management blog

practice management blog

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

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

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

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

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

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

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
Rank this Week: 906

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Senate Bill 220: Cyber Safe Harbor for Ohio Law Firm

    Senate Bill 220: Cyber Safe Harbor for Ohio Law Firm
    Ohio Senate currently has a proposed bill that encourages firms to strengthen cybersecurity programs due to "legal safe harbor". The post Senate Bill 220: Cyber Safe Harbor for Ohio Law Firms appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1353

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: 1116