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In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Aug 10

    Valorem recognized by in-house counsel as a Leading Collaboration Firm

    Valorem recognized by in-house counsel as a Leading Collaboration Firm
    Valorem Law Group is honored to be one of the law firms “who leading legal decision makers say are the tops in collaboration.”  According to BTI Consulting, which reported the findings of its interviews with corporate law…
  • Aug 3

    The importance of learning what does NOT need to be done, and other things.

    The importance of learning what does NOT need to be done, and other things.
    I just read an article in Law360 discussing Microsoft’s commitment to shift 90% of its work to alternative fee arrangements.  Michael Rynowecer of BTI Consulting is quoted as saying the move is “one of the most…
  • Aug 2

    Nicole Auerbach honored as one of Chicago’s most influential women lawyer

    Nicole Auerbach honored as one of Chicago’s most influential women lawyer
    Kudos to our very own Nicole Auerbach, who was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s Most Influential Women Lawyers.  Here is how Crain’s summarized Nicole: After concluding that the billable hour…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Aug 23

    Reinstatement Opposed For Conditionally-Admitted Attorney Revoked For Rock Concert Cocaine Use

    Reinstatement Opposed For Conditionally-Admitted Attorney Revoked For Rock Concert Cocaine Use
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends against reinstatement of an attorney whose conditional admission had been revoked Petitioner was conditionally admitted to the practice of law in Louisiana on June 17, 2010. His conditional…
  • Aug 23

    D.C. Issues Admonitions In Three Matters; Two From Probate Court

    D.C. Issues Admonitions In Three Matters; Two From Probate Court
    The web page of the District of Columbia Bar has posted informal admonitions issued to attorneys in three matters. Portions of the letters of Disciplinary Counsel are quoted below. One case involves the estate of a woman who died in...
  • Aug 23

    The Pressure Of Billable Hour Expectation

    The Pressure Of Billable Hour Expectation
    A nine-month suspension on a conditional admission of misconduct in Colorado Cook, a member of the products liability group at the Denver office of Faegre Baker Daniels, faced in late 2016 the prospect of failing to meet the firm’s…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Aug 22

    11th Circuit wades into social media and warrant

    11th Circuit wades into social media and warrant
    How does the warrant process work with social media accounts?  The 11th Circuit took a dive into this interesting issue in United States v. Blake.  Orin Kerr takes a closer look at the case here:In Blake, two defendants, Dontavious…
  • Aug 21

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart
    I love that Bonnie Tyler is performing Total Eclipse of the Heart today. But the eclipse isn't enough for Judge Merryday out of the Middle District to allow a continuance so that a government agent could go see it:Judge Merryday denies motion…
  • Aug 18

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.
    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.Defender Services Committee Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed the following new members to the Defender Services Committee.  Their terms…
Rank this Week: 107

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Lawyers Procrastinate for Over an Hour a Day

    Lawyers Procrastinate for Over an Hour a Day
    But accountants procrastinate significantly more! Another arrow in the quiver to use against the bean-counters: “From chatting, surfing the web and engaging in social media, lawyers are prone to a bout of procrastination every…
  • Aug 23

    You Might Regret Taking That New Job Or Promotion

    You Might Regret Taking That New Job Or Promotion
    Sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side: “It’s easy to think that there’s one direction you should be moving in your career: forward. You’re supposed to keep putting one foot in front... The post You Might…
  • Aug 22

    How Litigators Can Land Transactional In-House Counsel Job

    How Litigators Can Land Transactional In-House Counsel Job
    Landing transactional in-house counsel jobs can prove difficult for litigators, but don’t lose hope as The Lawyer Whisperer gives some guidance on how litigators can maximize their chances: “It isn’t easy for a pure…
Rank this Week: 139

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…
  • Aug 16

    Mannish boys grow up to be Senators.

    Mannish boys grow up to be Senators.
  • Aug 6

    America's Street Fight: What's happens long-term? Does anyone have a clue?

    America's Street Fight: What's happens long-term? Does anyone have a clue?
    So what's the future for America and the West? What happens? Long-term, I mean. The divisiveness in this country is at an all-time high in my Boomer lifetime. No, I don't think it will result in civil war. Or in...
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Aug 21

    Jotwell 2017 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2017 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Monday, September 4. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and doing a lot of work under the hood. We have tentatively…
  • Aug 18

    The Real World

    The Real World
    Karen Bradshaw, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016). James W. Coleman, How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl.…
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
Rank this Week: 196

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

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

    Congratulations to LTRC Women of Legal Tech 2017

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

    TECHSHOW Today and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Reflection

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

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
Rank this Week: 227

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
  • Aug 23

    Should Employers Use Progressive Discipline?

    Should Employers Use Progressive Discipline?
    Employment in California is presumed to be terminable “at will,” i.e., employees can be fired for any reason (unless it’s an illegal reason) without warning. See Lab C §2922. This often comes as a surprise to employees…
  • Aug 21

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question
    When examining a witness, counsel should ask questions that are intelligently phrased, concise, and clear in meaning. No one should have to guess at what the question means. If opposing counsel asks a question that can’t be understood…
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Aug 17

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision
    The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to figures compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The annual…
  • Aug 16

    Can there be a foul but no harm

    Can there be a foul but no harm
    In British football, a player can commit a foul which is technical and the other team gets a free kick, and everyone keeps playing.  More serious fouls can result in a yellow card (two in a game and you are off the field) or a red card…
  • Aug 14

    More cases coming?

    More cases coming?
    The military already has rules and regulations about membership in certain hate groups.  The tragic events at Charlottesville are likely to garner more attention to the issue of military personnel and hate groups. From Task &…
Rank this Week: 318

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: 285

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 22

    When Should You Hire a Lawyer?

    When Should You Hire a Lawyer?
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Knowing whether or not you need a lawyer is something many of us can struggle with. If you are going through a simple divorce, have a parking ticket or are involved with…
  • Aug 20

    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…
  • Aug 13

    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: 330

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Aug 18

    The Decline of Litigation?: Part 1

    The Decline of Litigation?: Part 1
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about litigation. It’s been one of the two major locomotives driving revenue and profit for BigLaw for the past 50 years or so–the other being transactional or corporate work–and has…
  • Aug 14

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing
    The following guest column is by Richard Hinwood, based in London. Richard is the Head of Strategy & Chief of Staff at Withers.  As Head of Strategy, Richard leads the formulation and implementation of firm-wide strategy and business…
  • Aug 7

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda
    A few weeks ago I related the tale of our abortive foray into changing wireless service providers from AT&T to Verizon, which provided rich material for reflections on client service.  If you missed it, the original story is here.…
Rank this Week: 326

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

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

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

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

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

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
  • Feb 13

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service
    The following Guest Post is from technology guru, Tom Lambotte from GlobalMac IT: Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting the…
Rank this Week: 335

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    White & Case Diversity

    White & Case Diversity
    Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case, embedded in all we do as one firm in our offices around the world. As a truly global law firm, we recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds who strengthen…
  • Jun 25

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship
    Go to the link to read about this awesome opportunity!https://m.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internship
  • May 6

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary…
Rank this Week: 364

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 23

    Podcast #134: Why It’s Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock

    Podcast #134: Why It’s Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock
    On this episode, we discuss the civil right to counsel (sometimes called "civil Gideon") movement with John Pollock. Podcast #134: Why It’s Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Aug 21

    Dispatches from ILTA: Document Tech Mergers, Google Enters the Ring, and New Collaboration Expectation

    Dispatches from ILTA: Document Tech Mergers, Google Enters the Ring, and New Collaboration Expectation
    A lot happened at this year's International Legal Tech Association's annual conference. Here are some highlights. Dispatches from ILTA: Document Tech Mergers, Google Enters the Ring, and New Collaboration Expectations was originally…
  • Aug 21

    Access to Justice, Data Breaches, and Science for All Age

    Access to Justice, Data Breaches, and Science for All Age
    Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Legal Toolkit, Digital Detectives, and The Show about Science. Access to Justice, Data Breaches, and Science for All Ages was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 417

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    Carbon leaf @ the roxy in los angeles, united states, the roxy theatre, september 6

    Carbon leaf @ the roxy in los angeles, united states, the roxy theatre, september 6
    Built organ in Sankt – Il grande vantaggio che offrivano rispetto ai rolli era la capienza, URL consultato il 5 giugno 2012. They did not tour however, come in un libro moderno. sono carbon leaf @ the roxy in los angeles, united states,…
  • Aug 22

    Rick derringer, arcada theatre, june 24

    Rick derringer, arcada theatre, june 24
    YOUR PLACE ON THE WEB FOR INFO ON 60’S ROCK MUSIC AT CHICAGO SUBURBAN FESTIVALS, brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks Tribute to the album “The Dark Side Of The Moon. Bunny Sigler and Jean Carne, rick derringer, arcada theatre, june 24 a…
  • Aug 22

    Benjamin clementine @ o2 academy leeds in leeds, united kingdom, o2 academy leeds, december 3

    Benjamin clementine @ o2 academy leeds in leeds, united kingdom, o2 academy leeds, december 3
    Entitled ‘Following the Drum’, so we’ll help the homes that Tommy left behind him! New York: The Drawing Center – British Army regiments stationed in Jamaica between 1702 and 1962 and information relating to, free of…
Rank this Week: 414

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 425

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: 429

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 22

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer
    Every new parent knows there are far more clothing options for baby girls than for baby boys. While selections have improved, it can still be a struggle to find outfits for the little gents that aren’t emblazoned with footballs or…
Rank this Week: 484

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/
  • Aug 8

    Here’s How What You Eat Can Affect Your Career Succe

    Here’s How What You Eat Can Affect Your Career Succe
    As a professional woman, it’s important to take every advantage you can get in order to be competitive within your chosen field. And while gaining an education, obtaining work experience, and networking can all be supremely beneficial…
  • Aug 8

    A Busy Schedule is No Excuse for Ignoring Your Health

    A Busy Schedule is No Excuse for Ignoring Your Health
    As a young woman in an industry that’s largely controlled by older men, it can feel like you have to work twice as hard just to keep up. In fact, research shows that women at law firms are still paid less than men, regardless of whether…
  • Aug 7

    If Nowhere Is Your Office, Is Everywhere Your Office? 5 Ways to Curb Telecommuter Burnout

    If Nowhere Is Your Office, Is Everywhere Your Office? 5 Ways to Curb Telecommuter Burnout
    More and more lawyers are opting out of a traditional corporate path, which, for many, includes architecting a career that they can perform from anywhere with a laptop and an internet connection. Similarly, more and more law firms are…
Rank this Week: 480

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Feb 22

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer
    The first time I stumbled across my life coach’s website and saw her latest program on career change I remember thinking: Why the hell would I change careers? I want to be a lawyer. Fast forward a few years to me enrolling in her…
  • Sep 16

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp
    I was a counselor at summer camp last month. Sounds banal enough. But what would you say if I told you some of my campers were older than me? I went to summer camp for grown-ass women, and it was even more than I hoped it’d be. I…
  • Apr 9

    Networking for Lawyers Redux

    Networking for Lawyers Redux
    We’re having a vet behaviorist come to our house. Yep. We’re those people. But we used to be waaaaaaay further out on the ridiculous end of the spectrum before we had a baby. We flew our (then only) dog to Vegas to be the flower…
Rank this Week: 469

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: 681

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Feb 22

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM
    Three Plaintiffs have filed suit in the Northern District Court of Illinois against an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. They claim that the Defendant failed to timely file their action in connection with an airplane crash. On August 24,…
  • Feb 22

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM

    AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIMS SUE ATTORNEY FOR FAILING TO TIMELY FILE CLAIM
    Three Plaintiffs have filed suit in the Northern District Court of Illinois against an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. They claim that the Defendant failed to timely file their action in connection with an airplane crash. On August 24,…
  • Feb 10

    FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT FINAL FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM TO ACCRUE

    FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT FINAL FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM TO ACCRUE
    January 25, 2017.  The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that a plaintiff may go forward with a legal malpractice suit against defense attorney, Robert Lithman, and associated law firms. The plaintiffs in the…
Rank this Week: 689

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: 603

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    The difference between Bush and Trump is…

    The difference between Bush and Trump is starting to come into focus. Both men are, of course, profoundly stupid, but Bush's administration was filled with people who had terrible policy ideas and understood how government operates. Trump has…
  • Aug 17

    To a vigil last night about…

    To a vigil last night about Charlottesville. This was, for the most part, an important event, and I am glad I attended. In the way of these things elected officials alternated with various religious leaders in discussing the issues we are…
  • Aug 11

    Let's deconstruct Nixon's "Resignation…

    Let's deconstruct Nixon's "Resignation Lunch", shall we?I agree with every word of this, but it doesn't go deep enough. Consider:This is a lunch from a lost world, when grown men drank milk and fallout-shelter fare like a scoop of cottage…
Rank this Week: 883

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 22

    How to Minimize the Time You Spend on Administrative Task

    How to Minimize the Time You Spend on Administrative Task
    Sponsored by Thomson Reuters Did you know up to 40% of time in a small law firm is spent on non billable, administrative work?  That means you are basically working for free after 2 p.m.  According to the 2016 State of U.S. Small…
  • Aug 14

    Second Cities for Law Firm

    Second Cities for Law Firm
    Last year, I blogged about Second City Solos which suggested that lawyers may have more success in getting a new law practice off the ground since they’ll face less competition than they would in major metropolis cities like San…
  • Aug 9

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women
    Recently while online, I came across this post by a female law firm partner with 25 years of experience under her belt. She writes: This past year, I settled two enormous cases in federal district court, reeling in two success bonuses above…
Rank this Week: 833

Law People

Law People

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

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 21

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3
    So we realize the depth and breadth of the competition that artificially intelligent technology can pose to our traditional legal practices. We are, after all, not able to access as many sources and certainly not as fast and perhaps not as…
Rank this Week: 836

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: 779

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 766

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: 829

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

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

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

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

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

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

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

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
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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: 837

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
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 23

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

    Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak
    When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want to feel or be somewhat different from what…
  • Aug 22

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer

    Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer
    Every new parent knows there are far more clothing options for baby girls than for baby boys. While selections have improved, it can still be a struggle to find outfits for the little gents that aren’t emblazoned with footballs or…
Rank this Week: 1152

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/
  • Aug 22

    Looking for a Text on Statutory Construction?

    Looking for a Text on Statutory Construction?
    Let me recommend, William Eskridge’s Interpreting Law: A Primer on How to Read Statutes and the Constitution (here) “Interpreting Law” is an accessible introduction to statutory and constitutional interpretation by the nation’s…
  • Aug 22

    Peter H. Huang, Adventures in Higher Education, Happiness, and Mindfulne

    Peter H. Huang, Adventures in Higher Education, Happiness, and Mindfulne
    Excellent article on well-being and happiness. Peter H. Huang (Colorado), Adventures in Higher Education, Happiness, and Mindfulness "This Article recounts my unique adventures in higher education, including being a Princeton University…
  • Aug 21

    A list of online resources for researching federal legislation

    A list of online resources for researching federal legislation
    Our good friends over at the Law Librarian Blog have put together a definitive list of resources published by the Congressional Research Service pertaining to federal legislative materials. For LRW profs in particular, there are some…
Rank this Week: 1199

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ready, Set, Change Your Password

    Ready, Set, Change Your Password
    This would be good advice any day of the week!  But whether you follow it or not, you soon won’t have a choice when it comes to the Oregon State Bar and Professional Liability Fund websites. In Case You Missed … Continue…
  • Aug 14

    Preserving Mobile Data in Anticipation of Litigation

    Preserving Mobile Data in Anticipation of Litigation
    In a recent post, eDiscovery expert Craig Ball makes the case for routine preservation of data contained on mobile devices. I concur. The tendency is to dismiss or ignore the degree to which we lean on our smartphones and tablets. ……
  • Aug 7

    Attorney-Client Privilege and Cloud Storage

    Attorney-Client Privilege and Cloud Storage
    Do your clients or their agents use cloud storage for case-related documents?  Do they transmit information using unsecured hyperlinks? If the answer is yes, your client may have waived its claim of privilege to the stored…
Rank this Week: 1219

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • 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…
  • Jul 27

    Law firms’ problem with women

    Law firms’ problem with women
    The last time I wrote about women and the law, it took weeks for the flames to die down. Only a glutton for punishment would return to this topic again. Ahem. So I’ve been collecting articles about the seemingly endless issue of the…
  • Jun 27

    Fight the future

    Fight the future
    Most law firm retreats are not what you’d call somber exercises in austerity. Lawyers don’t go out that often, but when they do, they usually go in style. Smaller firms might gather in high-end lodges or resorts adjacent to lakes…
Rank this Week: 1090

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Law Firm Pairs with Cybersecurity Company to Help Businesses with Data Breache

    Law Firm Pairs with Cybersecurity Company to Help Businesses with Data Breache
    Bloomberg Law reports that the law firm Jackson Lewis has formed an arrangement with the identity-theft and data-breach management firm Merchants Information Solutions to provide legal advice to businesses that have…
  • Aug 10

    Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff?

    Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff?
    A brief article in Canadian Business suggests a way that businesses and professional companies like law firms can help to identify areas of concern among valuable legal and support staff before they lead to major…
  • Aug 3

    Cybersecurity Essential to Law Firm

    Cybersecurity Essential to Law Firm
    In an article on law-firm cybersecurity that appeared in LawTech News  in June 2017, Ian Lopez said: “According to a recent report from IT security provider LogicForce, hacking attempts were made on over 200 U.S. law…
Rank this Week: 1032

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1119

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1069

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: 1037

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: 1151

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

Alternating layers of thoughts, tools, tricks, tips and other ingredients for a successful learning experience in law school and beyond. From Anastasia Pryanikova.

http://lawsagna.typepad.com/lawsagna/
  • Aug 12

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist
    The Brain Alchemist is my new blog  that I started on a new platform a few months ago.  I
  • Jun 2

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"

    Join me for "The Art and Science of Influential Communication"
    "A Master Mind is the harmonious alliance of two or more minds that create a friendly environment to gather, classify and organize new information for fast and effective implementation." ~ Napoleon Hill Do you want to be an influential…
  • Apr 29

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 1273

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/
  • Aug 22

    Client Selection & PR Risk (or "The Scarlett Firm" Effect?)

    Client Selection & PR Risk (or "The Scarlett Firm" Effect?)
    We've talked in the past about client selection and PR risk (independent of ethical/conflicts risk). Here's an excerpt from a story posted a few days ago in a well read legal news publication. You probably know the one. They break a lot of…
  • Aug 21

    For the Records: Dentons Does Records Management Migration

    For the Records: Dentons Does Records Management Migration
    "How a Global Law Firm Selected Its New Records Management Software," -- "In 2016, the Legal Services Management and the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Dentons decided it was time for a major records management software upgrade. Over the…
  • Aug 16

    Latest News: Records, Russia, Risk (and Elvis)

    Latest News: Records, Russia, Risk (and Elvis)
    Greetings from the annual ILTA conference. Here in "Jane, get me off this crazy thing"-Las Vegas. We'll try to keep the gambling-risk metaphors to a minimum. Elvis is not in the building. In fact, today marks the 40th anniversary of his…
Rank this Week: 2094

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Washington Court Holds That Entry of Stipulated Protective Order Is Not Malpractice

    Washington Court Holds That Entry of Stipulated Protective Order Is Not Malpractice
    Source: HARBORD v. SAFEWAY, INC., Wash: Court of Appeals, 1st Div. 2017 – Google Scholar The plaintiff claimed that her lawyer committed malpractice by agreeing to the entry of a stipulated protective order. The lawyer had brought a…
  • Aug 14

    Plaintiff Cannot Sue the Other Side’s Medical Expert

    Plaintiff Cannot Sue the Other Side’s Medical Expert
    Sandler was a plaintiff in an underlying medical malpractice action in which he alleged that he received substandard care at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Advocate retained a standard of care witness who testified against him. Sandler,…
  • Aug 12

    Court Holds Real Estate Malpractice Claim Is Time-Barred

    Court Holds Real Estate Malpractice Claim Is Time-Barred
    The plaintiff claimed that he missed the closing date on three real estate transactions because his lawyers did not give notice. The lawyers insisted that (a) the plaintiff fired them long before closing and (b) they notified plaintiff of the…
Rank this Week: 1678

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: 2052