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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/
  • Oct 20

    Discourtesy Leads To Reprimand

    Discourtesy Leads To Reprimand
    A Michigan attorney agreed to a reprimand by a Tri-County Hearing Panel Based upon respondent's admissions and the stipulation of the parties, the panel found that respondent failed to treat with courtesy and respect a person involved in the…
  • Oct 20

    Bad Advice Established Malpractice

    Bad Advice Established Malpractice
    An attorney's erroneous advice that a client could receive retroactive child support if she waited to establish the father's paternity formed the basis of a legal malpractice action. The attorney had persisted in the bad advice even after an…
  • Oct 20

    Public Business, Private Account

    Public Business, Private Account
    The Vermont Supreme Court reversed a decision and concluded that the Office of the Attorney General must conduct a search of employee's private accounts where public business is involved. The undisputed facts are as follows. On May 12, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Oct 19

    Why are there so few oral arguments?

    Why are there so few oral arguments?
    The National Law Journal is covering the story of the vanishing oral argument. It's not just trials that are going away, but appellate advocacy is dying as well. For example, the 11th Circuit hears oral argument in less than 20% of its…
  • Oct 16

    "Finally, there is good ol’ common sense."

    "Finally, there is good ol’ common sense."
    "Finally, there is good ol’ common sense." That's the 11th Circuit's newest judge, Kevin Newsom, who is quickly making a name for himself as a folksy, fun writer. From the intro to this opinion:It is hornbook law that rights of all…
  • Oct 16

    Complete list of District Court Applicant

    Complete list of District Court Applicant
    In case you missed Friday's post, here is a complete list of the 45 applicants for the 5 open District Court seats in the Southern District of Florida (which will all be in the "Northern Division" -- i.e., Broward, Palm Beach, and Ft.…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 93

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: 168

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/
  • Oct 20

    A looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time coming

    A looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time coming
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Continue reading →
  • Oct 20

    Are there perils in statutory interpretation at trial or on appeal

    Are there perils in statutory interpretation at trial or on appeal
    Trial and appellate lawyers often need to interpret what a statute means and how it applies to their case. “There are some great Supreme Court cases on statutory interpretation, including the famous discussion regarding…
  • Oct 14

    Two CAAF cases to watch

    Two CAAF cases to watch
    On 12 October 2017, the CAAF granted petitions worthy of watching: No. 17-0556/AR. U.S. v. Joseph R. Armstrong. CCA 20150424. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court…
Rank this Week: 264

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
  • Oct 20

    Settlors and Shareholders: Who Has Standing to Sue for Elder Abuse?

    Settlors and Shareholders: Who Has Standing to Sue for Elder Abuse?
    The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) (Welf & I C §§15600–15675) provides enhanced remedies for “financial abuse” that results in a loss of property of someone over age 65. This can…
  • Oct 18

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project
    You’ve got a client who didn’t get paid for work done on a construction project. You could file a breach of contract action, but there may be other ways to get your client paid, especially if the contracting party who didn’t…
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Oct 20

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law
    Evan J. Criddle, Liberty in Loyalty: A Republican Theory of Fiduciary Law, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 993 (2017), available at SSRN.Alexander Boni-SaenzFiduciary law crosses many domains, but it is of particular import to the field of trusts and…
  • Oct 19

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark
    Victor P. Goldberg, The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle (2017), available at SSRN.John C.P. GoldbergIn The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle, Victor Goldberg juxtaposes two landmark product liability cases to identify an interesting historical…
  • Oct 18

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric
    Heather Field, A Taxonomy of Tax Loopholes, 55 Houston L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Leigh OsofskyOne of the many obstacles in the way of productive governance these days is people talking past each other.…
Rank this Week: 431

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/
  • Oct 17

    The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received…

    The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received…
    The best career advice I have ever received was my from my mother, who sat down next to me to talk to me right after I graduated law school. I was feeling nervous and doubtful about passing the bar exam, which was only a couple of months…
  • Oct 17

    Microaggressions Experienced By Women in Law School

    Microaggressions Experienced By Women in Law School
    Having just finished my first month of classes as a 1L at law school, I see now how classes, cold calls, and reading assignments can really wear people down and precipitate impostor syndrome. While we fight off self doubts, it is particularly…
  • Oct 13

    The Gender Doesn’t Matter: The Best Female Lawyers When It Comes To Divorce

    The Gender Doesn’t Matter: The Best Female Lawyers When It Comes To Divorce
    There will come a time when you find that one person whom you think you will be spending the rest of your life with and then you think of getting married. At first, happiness and satisfaction are there but as years pass by, your marriage…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Oct 13

    HAL 9000, washing machines and AI in Law

    HAL 9000, washing machines and AI in Law
    I read this and immediately started thinking about my Saturday morning encounters with our washing machine. Walk by, put the towels in and then feed the dogs. Swing by later after grabbing morning coffee, put the towels in the dryer and put…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 320

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Has Enforced an Arbitration Clause in an Engagement Letter

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Has Enforced an Arbitration Clause in an Engagement Letter
    Some lawyers include arbitration clauses in their agreements with their clients. In this unpublished decision, the Third Circuit upheld an arbitration clause and rejected a challenge that the clause was prohibited by New Jersey law. Source:…
  • Sep 29

    Proximate Causation Defeats Another Legal Malpractice Case

    Proximate Causation Defeats Another Legal Malpractice Case
    When you sue a lawyer for a breach of the standard of care, you must prove proximate causation. If the underlying matter, was a lawsuit, you must show that, but for the negligence, you would have won the case. Here, the lawyer was hired to…
  • Sep 7

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

    If a lawyer supports a judge’s campaign, must the judge recuse himself from that lawyer’s cases?
    In this matter, a typical drug prosecution, the record reflected that county prosecutors supported the reelection campaign of a judge. Did that support create an obligation, on the part of the judge, to recuse himself from cases in which…
Rank this Week: 251

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: 407

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: 427

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition
    Change is exciting … and overwhelming. When faced with change, you must manage all the transitions that flow from it. You can feel adrift, and sometimes alone, as you re-evaluate your circumstances, or decisions, or even your entire…
  • Oct 20

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition
    Change is exciting … and overwhelming. When faced with change, you must manage all the transitions that flow from it. You can feel adrift, and sometimes alone, as you re-evaluate your circumstances, or decisions, or even your entire…
  • Oct 19

    Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    Today, the question is not whether you should be on social media — it’s how long will it take you to get up to speed. For "Engage! A Lawyer's Guide to Social Media Marketing" we asked top law firm marketers for advice on where…
Rank this Week: 1033

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 19

    General Counsel Reap Pay Rewards for Enhanced Role

    General Counsel Reap Pay Rewards for Enhanced Role
    For some, getting more responsibility means more money to their bottom-line.  Not the case for all in-house counsel, unfortunately. “The changing role of top legal officers is leading to increases in compensation with many…
  • Oct 17

    PwC launches Temporary Lawyer Service

    PwC launches Temporary Lawyer Service
    More news from the accounting front, and it looks like they are continuing their expansion into legal: “Pricewaterhouse Coopers is launching a new service that will provide temporary lawyers for large in-house law departments.…
  • Oct 17

    How To Bypass The HR Department And Get The Job

    How To Bypass The HR Department And Get The Job
    Sometimes you have to get creative to get the job: “I’ve been an HR leader since 1984 so I am not the first person one would expect to recommend that job-seekers avoid the HR department when... The post How To Bypass The HR…
Rank this Week: 823

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Oct 18

    How to Overcome the Common Challenges of Running a Solo Practice

    How to Overcome the Common Challenges of Running a Solo Practice
    Author: Thomson Reuters Let’s look at the list: Of course, there’s your daily caseload. Those clients have to be properly cared for. But then there’s the common business tasks like paying the bills, collecting your…
  • Oct 12

    Start a Law Firm With A Tiny Office Ordered On Amazon

    Start a Law Firm With A Tiny Office Ordered On Amazon
    Why rent office space, when you can buy your own office – online, no less. Believe it or not, you can order a pre-fab tiny house made out of a shipping container  for just $36,000 plus delivery fees from Amazon, according to…
  • Oct 10

    Want to Threaten Big Law? Work in the Cloud

    Want to Threaten Big Law? Work in the Cloud
    Author: Thomson Reuters Small firms have never been better positioned to threaten big law and you can thank the cloud. Consider Roeder Smith Jadin, a Minneapolis-based firm focusing on litigation, real estate, construction, insurance, and…
Rank this Week: 864

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Oct 11

    Changing the lawyer assessment system

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

    Tomorrow’s law firm, today

    Tomorrow’s law firm, today
    When I spoke at the Lexpo ’17 legal technology conference in Amsterdam earlier this year, I had the good fortune to finally meet Jacky Wetzels of Salesmoves (a Dutch consultancy specializing in business training, coaching, and…
  • Sep 13

    The revenue-neutral associate

    The revenue-neutral associate
    Last month, while writing an article about professional development in the law, I impulsively posted the following question on LinkedIn: Quick survey for those of you who began your careers as law firm associates: How many months and/or years…
Rank this Week: 556

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Oct 11

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule
    by Robby Stubley Recent changes to Georgia’s laws have made changes that impact businesses and their decision makers.  Specifically, House Bill 192, codified at O.C.G.A. § 7-1-490(c) for banks and O.C.G.A. § 14-2-830(c)…
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
Rank this Week: 897

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 477

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jun 22

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 17, 2017

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 17, 2017
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Governor John Bel Edwards will serve as our keynote speaker. A…
  • Jun 20

    Maritime Law in Cuba and President Trump’s New Cuba Policy CLE on July 27, 2017

    Maritime Law in Cuba and President Trump’s New Cuba Policy CLE on July 27, 2017
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Admiralty Law Committee as they welcome José R. Cot and Walter Leger, Jr. for a discussion of Cuba’s maritime legislation and the impact of recent changes to…
  • Apr 18

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017
    Please join Judge Jay Zainey, U.S. District Court – EDLA, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court – MDLA, and Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst, U.S. District Court – WDLA, for a discussion on the federal district…
Rank this Week: 706

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 860

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 679

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 7

    The Intrapreneur's Manifesto.

    The Intrapreneur's Manifesto.
    Some time ago I wrote a manifesto for a small team I was forming.  The team's focus would be on learning and applying business design techniques and competencies.  Because most of the members were relatively new to design, let alone…
  • Feb 28

    Intrapreneur: Pitch & Preparation

    Intrapreneur: Pitch & Preparation
    Pitching the idea. As an intrapreneur, if you are lucky, and after an enormous amount of work, you will have to pitch a stakeholder (or group of them) on your idea, plan, and request. A lot goes into this, and while it is not as dramatic…
  • Feb 17

    The Intrapreneur's Dilemma

    The Intrapreneur's Dilemma
    Companies are heavy: thick with layers of management, columns of workers, and sticky procedures. Altering the direction or just making an impact within a company takes tremendous energy and resources. It is the nature of a mature organization…
Rank this Week: 455

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: 587

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: 574

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

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

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

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

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

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

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

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

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 650

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
Rank this Week: 775

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: 647

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 676

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…
  • Oct 14

    2017 Edition Redux: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women.

    2017 Edition Redux: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women.
    Note: The blog does this every year. Original 2017 edition appeared March 7. Wild Men. Wild Women. The Rankings 1 through 106 as this blog sees them in 2017. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to...
  • Oct 9

    Ile St. Louis: Best Address in Paris.

    Ile St. Louis: Best Address in Paris.
    Ditch your American companions and learn something. Yank tourists think Ile St. Louis is about an ice cream shop at its edge near Notre Dame. It's really not. You can slurp ice cream all you want when you're back in...
Rank this Week: 1393

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/
  • Oct 20

    Dealing with Students Having a Sense of Entitlement

    Dealing with Students Having a Sense of Entitlement
    Here, we’re talking about students who claim they deserve better grades, because they feel entitled to them. Here is an academic definition of “entitlement”: “a self-centered disposition characterized by a general disregard for…
  • Oct 19

    Rules for Capitalizing the First Word after a Colon

    Rules for Capitalizing the First Word after a Colon
    The rules here follow the New York Times Manual of Style. From Geoff Pullam’s posting on the Chronicle of Higher Education: The worst trouble I have is with a curious principle governing capitalization after a colon. In Britain, what…
  • Oct 18

    New study finds that reading comprehension of college students improves with print

    New study finds that reading comprehension of college students improves with print
    A new study has found that college students' reading comprehension improves "significantly" when they read print versus screens. What makes this study somewhat unique is that the researchers tested reading comprehension across a…
Rank this Week: 2038

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/
  • Oct 20

    Successful Strategic Networking for Lawyer

    Successful Strategic Networking for Lawyer
    Whether you’re looking to collaborate or to get more clients, if you’re a lawyer you need to network strategically. Here’s how to do it. Strategic networking is an outcome built on effective marketing and sales skills.…
  • Oct 11

    How Lawyers Can Improve Client Communication for Result

    How Lawyers Can Improve Client Communication for Result
    Improving client communication improves every aspect of your law practice. Find out how to proactively manage client communication at each step throughout the client experience. Sometimes lawyers communicate to be persuasive. Sometimes…
  • Sep 28

    How to Delegate Effectively in Your Law Practice [Webinar]

    How to Delegate Effectively in Your Law Practice [Webinar]
    Our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers will give you the best practices of champion delegators – in 30 minutes or less. You’re a lawyer, but you’re only one human. There are hard limits on how much you can accomplish,…
Rank this Week: 4578

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    5 Key Ways to Protect Your Firm from Ransomware

    5 Key Ways to Protect Your Firm from Ransomware
    Learn what ransomware is and how prevention and education can protect your firm from falling victim to a cybercriminal attack. The post 5 Key Ways to Protect Your Firm from Ransomware appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • Oct 19

    Webinar: Small but Not Forgotten: Cybersecurity for the Small Firm

    Webinar: Small but Not Forgotten: Cybersecurity for the Small Firm
    Watch this on-demand webinar focused on better search techniques and tools to keep the documents, data and correspondence you need at your fingertips when you need it. The post Webinar: Small but Not Forgotten: Cybersecurity for the Small…
  • Oct 18

    Under My Umbrella: Secure Internet Gateway

    Under My Umbrella: Secure Internet Gateway
    Learn how Secure Internet Gateways (SIG) can help protect your firm's safety no matter where your employees are working from. The post Under My Umbrella: Secure Internet Gateways appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
Rank this Week: 2711

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/
  • Oct 20

    Calendar Quick Tips - Set 2

    Calendar Quick Tips - Set 2
    The Daily, Work Week, Weekly and Monthly Calendar views in Time Matters have lots of features that are not obvious and are not covered in the manual. Here are more tips on how to find and use new features. They can streamline your use of the…
  • Oct 19

    Time Matters 16.2.1 Re-released - New Feature

    Time Matters 16.2.1 Re-released - New Feature
    Time Matters 16.2.1 fixes key issues in version 16. We are have reviewed...
  • Oct 8

    See Daily Details in Calendar View

    See Daily Details in Calendar View
    When a day has too many events to display all at once on the Weekly or Monthly, you can pop up a resizable window to see them all.
Rank this Week: 1501

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Oct 20

    No Win No Fee is blamed for most things now! (For the Republic of Ireland)

    No Win No Fee is blamed for most things now! (For the Republic of Ireland)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post According to recent studies people who suffer harm, pain or loss through negligence when treated by a medical professional in the U.K. are now awarded more compensation…
  • Oct 20

    How to recover a debt in Spain

    How to recover a debt in Spain
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Until a few years ago, when the consequences of the global financial crises were still visible, Spain’s credit profile wasn’t a good one. Things have changed…
  • Oct 19

    Top Careers in Criminal Justice

    Top Careers in Criminal Justice
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Not too long ago, we talked about the top careers in law. There are some very interesting career paths just waiting to be explored, from a career in public…
Rank this Week: 4374

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Oct 20

    How Lawyers Work: Jordan L. Couch, Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer & Legal Futurist

    How Lawyers Work: Jordan L. Couch, Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer & Legal Futurist
    In this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we hear from Jordan L. Couch,  a compensation attorney at Palace Law in University Place, Washington. How Lawyers Work: Jordan L. Couch, Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer & Legal Futurist was…
  • Oct 18

    Logikcull Partners With Clio to Create an eDiscovery Solution That Helps Small Firms Do More

    Logikcull Partners With Clio to Create an eDiscovery Solution That Helps Small Firms Do More
    A new partnership with Clio means that Logikcull is an even more powerful tool in your eDiscovery arsenal. Logikcull Partners With Clio to Create an eDiscovery Solution That Helps Small Firms Do More was originally published on…
  • Oct 17

    Energizing Your Speaking Engagements, by Pete Varga

    Energizing Your Speaking Engagements, by Pete Varga
    This download complements our podcast with Pete Vargas about how lawyers can use their speaking engagements to increase clients and referrals. Energizing Your Speaking Engagements, by Pete Vargas was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 3803

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
  • Oct 20

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition
    Change is exciting … and overwhelming. When faced with change, you must manage all the transitions that flow from it. You can feel adrift, and sometimes alone, as you re-evaluate your circumstances, or decisions, or even your entire…
  • Oct 20

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition

    Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transition
    Change is exciting … and overwhelming. When faced with change, you must manage all the transitions that flow from it. You can feel adrift, and sometimes alone, as you re-evaluate your circumstances, or decisions, or even your entire…
  • Oct 19

    Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    Today, the question is not whether you should be on social media — it’s how long will it take you to get up to speed. For "Engage! A Lawyer's Guide to Social Media Marketing" we asked top law firm marketers for advice on where…
Rank this Week: 1948

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/
  • Oct 19

    Document Assembly in the Real World (Live #ArkKM)

    Document Assembly in the Real World (Live #ArkKM)
    I am attending the 13th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference in NYC, hosted by Ark Group. This is a live post of the session Faster, Better, Cheaper, Smarter and Happier? Document Assembly in the Real World. The…
  • Oct 18

    Practical Magic: Using Advanced Technologies to Achieve Results (Live #ArkKM)

    Practical Magic: Using Advanced Technologies to Achieve Results (Live #ArkKM)
    I am attending the 13th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference in NYC, hosted by Ark Group. This is a live post of the session Practical Magic: Using Advanced Technologies to Achieve Results. The speaker…
  • Oct 4

    The State of Legal AI – a Q&A

    The State of Legal AI – a Q&A
    What is the current state of legal AI (artificial intelligence) – the Q&A below has my views. [Baretz + Brunelle, an agency supporting Bloomberg Law asked these questions in August, prior to ILTACon. Portions of my answers appeared…
Rank this Week: 1218

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 19

    FAILED PROMISES, FAILED PLANS

    FAILED PROMISES, FAILED PLANS
    A lot of solo and small firm attorneys are in a pickle. Plans for retirement which were carefully thought out and put into play long ago are falling apart. It seemed so simple. Where did it go wrong? READ MORE
  • Oct 12

    Social Media Policies: The Impact On Your Practice

    Social Media Policies: The Impact On Your Practice
    With the rapid rise in the use of social media both professionally and personally, the challenges become huge to preserve possible evidence. From text messages on individual cell phones, to videos on YouTube, to  READ MORE  
  • Oct 2

    When Family Work Together

    When Family Work Together
    I have had the pleasure of working with many midsize and small firms over the years who had various iterations of family members working together. I have never had issue with the policy itself.  Read more
Rank this Week: 1743

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Oct 19

    Naked and Afraid in the Digital Age: Survival of the Fittest

    Naked and Afraid in the Digital Age: Survival of the Fittest
    I didn’t suggest the title. “Naked and Afraid in the Digital Age: Survival of the Fittest” was dreamed up by my Executive Director and some of our creative OBA officers. But I did get to suggest a lot of the...
  • Oct 15

    Celebrating the 200th Episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report

    Celebrating the 200th Episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report
    Keeping a podcast going for 11 years is quite the accomplishment, particularly for lawyers. The Internet is littered with lawyer blogs and podcasts that start strong, fade after a few months and are dead within a year. But as regular...
  • Oct 10

    Two Things Your Law Firm Should Be Producing: Great Solutions and Happy Client

    Two Things Your Law Firm Should Be Producing: Great Solutions and Happy Client
    If there is a single sentence summing up what every law firm of any size should be focusing on today, I'll nominate this one. A law firm today should be in the business of producing great solutions and happy clients....
Rank this Week: 1380

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Oct 19

    Bringing Blockchain Transactions into the Legal Domain

    Bringing Blockchain Transactions into the Legal Domain
    The Artificial Lawyer reports on a new system that is intended to ensure the legality of contracts based on tokens that are used on the Ethereum blockchain platform, rather than on established legal tender.…
  • Oct 12

    Virtual Reality and the Law Firm

    Virtual Reality and the Law Firm
    An article by George Khoury, Esq. on the FindLaw legal technology blog reports on digital advances that could ultimately lead to the existence of entire augmented- or virtual-reality law offices – where our…
  • Oct 5

    PwC’s U.S.-based Law Firm to Advise on International Matter

    PwC’s U.S.-based Law Firm to Advise on International Matter
    Accounting Today reports that accounting giant PwC is about to open a law firm in the U.S. The article, compiled from various sources by Daniel Hood, points out that this constitutes a significant new development in what many…
Rank this Week: 2352

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law…

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Shares local Houston court news, law updates, and recent criminal cases in the news.

http://www.nealdavislaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest Winner:“Are Law Enforcement Body Cameras an Invasion of Privacy?”

    Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest Winner:“Are Law Enforcement Body Cameras an Invasion of Privacy?”
    Back in May, we announced our Neal Davis Law scholarship essay contest centered around the following question: “Are law enforcement body cameras an invasion of privacy?” We were thrilled to receive 250 essays from students all…
  • Oct 13

    How Serious Are Child Porn Charges?

    How Serious Are Child Porn Charges?
    Persons facing prosecution for a sex crime may wonder: How serious are child porn charges? In short, child porn charges are extremely serious. They can lead to years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, loss of reputation and difficulty…
  • Oct 5

    Texas ‘Junk Science’ Law Fights Wrongful Conviction

    Texas ‘Junk Science’ Law Fights Wrongful Conviction
    Did you know Texas is the only state with a “junk science” law aimed at wrongful convictions? Passed in 2013, the Texas Junk Science Law (Texas SB 344) allows persons in Texas prisons to challenge their convictions based on the…
Rank this Week: 2199

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    I suppose any work of art can be said to…

    I suppose any work of art can be said to be worth revisiting, and I try to walk that talk: I'm a re-reader, and every now and then I will return to a recording that I haven't listened to in a while to re-assess my thinking. Sometimes…
  • Oct 17

    One of the clear trends in Supreme Court…

    One of the clear trends in Supreme Court 8th Amendment jurisprudence is an increasing reliance on quantitative analysis. Although both Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas reject this approach in favor of a literal reading of the text, that…
  • Oct 13

    The York State Bar Association has…

    The York State Bar Association has endorsed a "Yes" vote on the Constitutional Convention. I understand the concerns of those who oppose this: in a nutshell, there is a non-zero chance that parts of the State Constitution that are good,…
Rank this Week: 1286

Lopsider

Lopsider

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

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Oct 16

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note
    A new vulnerability in all wi-fi enabled devices was announced today impacting the typical way many of us access wi-fi networks (WPA2 personal). Initial reports suggest Android and Linux users particularly vulnerable but it is safe to assume…
  • Oct 16

    Law Firms Are Falling Behind on Technology & Client Expectation

    Law Firms Are Falling Behind on Technology & Client Expectation
    Law firms are not keeping pace with technology developments and client expectations according to a recent PwC report. According to the report surveying more than half the UK's largest firms, 7-% have invested in collaboration technology and…
  • Oct 16

    The Legal Department of the Future

    The Legal Department of the Future
    The three key drivers for legal departments in the future are technology, service delivery models, and legal operations. Deloitte discusses the trends that will help law departments transform from in-house law firms to functions that drive…
Rank this Week: 1450

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

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

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 3

    New! Cloud Linking from Fastcase

    New! Cloud Linking from Fastcase
    Today we're introducing Cloud Linking, an automated hyperlinking tool from Fastcase. Cloud Linking automatically finds citations to judicial opinions in your PDF or Microsoft Word documents and instantly creates hyperlinks in your document to…
  • Sep 8

    Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma

    Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma
    Fastcase is collaborating its Hurricane Irma relief initiative to in and out-of-state attorneys volunteering in areas affected by the storm. In preparation of Irma’s potential impact not seen since 1992, our efforts are in assisting…
Rank this Week: 4020

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Check Spam Folder Leads to Missed Deadline

    Failure to Check Spam Folder Leads to Missed Deadline
    Court notices delivered via email are a known point of vulnerability for law firms: failure to timely check messages, accidental deletion of court notices, or haphazard review of spam folders. Now The Researching Paralegal reports…
  • Oct 9

    Should You Take a Cue from Uber?

    Should You Take a Cue from Uber?
    Getting your “side hustle” on is Uber’s way of suggesting that you join their team to earn extra money. Lawyers sometimes face this dilemma when first transitioning into private practice – giving up a regular…
  • Oct 2

    Limiting Exposure to Conflict

    Limiting Exposure to Conflict
    Join me for a CLE on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 about limiting exposure to conflicts.  Learn the ethical principles behind conflict management, avoiding common conflict traps, and how to select and operate an effective conflict…
Rank this Week: 4623