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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Dec 14

    Citi Private Law Firm Group predicts only modest growth in 2018

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

    Teaching Conference for Adjuncts & New Prof

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

    Legal Communication & Rhetoric: The 2017 Volume is Out

    Legal Communication & Rhetoric: The 2017 Volume is Out
    In case you’ve missed it, the 2017 volume of Legal Communication and Rhetoric is out. Here are the articles. You should be able to access each by click on the title. I have a book review of “Your Rugged Constitution,”...
Rank this Week: 2612

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Advocating for Cybersecurity Programs in Ohio

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

    Clio: a Software Review

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

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

    Webinar: What to Do After a Cyberattack: A Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan
    Learn how even the develop and test an incident response plan that can help get your firm up and running again after an attack. The post Webinar: What to Do After a Cyberattack: A Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2793

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

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

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

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

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

    How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service

    How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service
    Are you challenged to meet the expectations of clients who want more value without paying for it? You’re in good company. According to the Thomson Reuters 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study, 59 percent of respondents say clients…
Rank this Week: 3156

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

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

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
  • Dec 13

    Time Matters 16.3 Recommended

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

    Time Matters 16.3.0.73 Released but Not Ready

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

    Acrobat DC Fix for Time Matters button

    Acrobat DC Fix for Time Matters button
    Here is a fix for a recent update to Adobe Acrobat DC that broke the TM Save button...
Rank this Week: 4067

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

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

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

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

    By Mark A. Cobb As construction attorneys…

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

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule
    by Robby Stubley Recent changes to Georgia’s laws have made changes that impact businesses and their decision makers.  Specifically, House Bill 192, codified at O.C.G.A. § 7-1-490(c) for banks and O.C.G.A. § 14-2-830(c)…
Rank this Week: 3448

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

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

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

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

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment
    A hearing on a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication presents opportunities you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to prepare for the hearing whether the tentative ruling is in your favor or not, and when there’s…
Rank this Week: 2372

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    A Career Audit for Law Firm Associate

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

    Tapping Your Tribal Connection

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

    What I’ve Learned as In-House Counsel

    What I’ve Learned as In-House Counsel
    Associates ask me almost daily to let them know if I hear of any in-house opportunities.  Given the fact that corporate law jobs remain in high demand, I thought it would be useful to put together some of the pros and cons of going…
Rank this Week: 1346

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Dec 11

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

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

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

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

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

    If Uber turns to self-driving vehicles, what is to become of its brand?
    Think of the sharing economy and Uber is usually the first company that comes to mind. What could be more appropriate than providing the infrastructure for the service, while the drivers supply their own vehicles. As the middleman, Uber…
Rank this Week: 1855

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Kick Start Your Law Firm Marketing in 2018

    Kick Start Your Law Firm Marketing in 2018
    Many attorneys struggle with dedicating enough time for law firm marketing. I recently posted about holiday marketing strategies. Here are a few quick tips to help you position your practice for a great start in 2018. I think of marketing in…
  • Nov 9

    Law firm owners can get a head start on 2018

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

    Yes, you CAN ask for referral

    Yes, you CAN ask for referral
    If you own a law firm, you need to make asking for and receiving great referrals a daily practice. I’ve often heard a deep sigh of discomfort from lawyers when the topic of asking for referrals comes up. But I’m here to tell you…
Rank this Week: 2900

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Is Legal Innovation Like Beauty – Only Skin Deep

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

    What Are Legal Tech + Legal Service Provider Exit Strategies?

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

    Will All Law Firms Eventually Corporatize?

    Will All Law Firms Eventually Corporatize?
    INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATIZE TOPIC and CHRIS BULL I recently spoke with my former colleague Chris Bull who made the interesting observation that law firms will corporatize. I was intrigued about what he... The post Will All Law Firms…
Rank this Week: 1552

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Dec 11

    How Long Do You Need to Keep Closed Files?

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

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

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

    Holiday Stre

    Holiday Stre
    You may feel there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. However, you have more control over…
Rank this Week: 4685

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Dec 10

    Virtual Chat Reference Service

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

    Bail in Justice: Innocence, Indigence and Incarceration

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

    eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018

    eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018
    Marcus Zillman's guide is a comprehensive link dataset toolkit of electronic reference resources and services currently available on the Internet. Zillman provides researchers with a wide ranging A-Z pathfinder of subject matter specific…
Rank this Week: 1588

Law People

Law People

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

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

    CLE on Ethics and EI

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

    Cyber Monday 40% Discount on Beyond Smart!

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

    Sign Up for CLE on Ethics and Emotional Intelligence

    Sign Up for CLE on Ethics and Emotional Intelligence
    Sign up for the CLE offered by the ABA’s Center for Professional Development on The Ethical Advantage of Emotional Intelligence at 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET on December 12, 2017 and receive two significant…
Rank this Week: 1414

Derfel Injury Lawyers Blog

Derfel Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury law.

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

    Will There Be Legal Consequences for Big Sugar?

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

    Case Commentary – Liability When You Lend Your Car

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

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

    Case Commentary – Injured Maintaining Your Car? You Can Claim Accident Benefit
    A recent summary judgment decision confirms that a person is allowed to claim accident benefits insurance if they are injured while performing regular maintenance on their vehicle. Injuries sustained in the use and operation of a vehicle In…
Rank this Week: 1917

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

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

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

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

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition

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

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition
    Partner or group departures seldom go smoothly – at least that is what we hear in the legal news headlines. However, the transitions that do go well, and there are many of those, tend not to be newsworthy events. Most of us tend to be…
Rank this Week: 2410

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law…

Neal Davis Criminal Defense Law Blawg

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

http://www.nealdavislaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Teacher-Student Sex Scandals Rising in Texa

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

    Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest II Now Accepting Submission

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

    Harris County Prosecutors Target First-Time Prostitute Solicitation Offender

    Harris County Prosecutors Target First-Time Prostitute Solicitation Offender
    Public hysteria over sex-trafficking is heating up, spurring Harris County prosecutors to hit even harder against persons arrested for soliciting prostitutes, since such prostitutes may be victims of sex trafficking. Indeed, by late September…
Rank this Week: 2651

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

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

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
Rank this Week: 1396

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: 2224

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Depression and the Legal Profession

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

    Podcast: The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyer

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

    Fear Artificial Intelligence, or Not?

    Fear Artificial Intelligence, or Not?
    For an interesting juxtaposition of opinions about AI and the future of law, here are a couple of items to review. Bob Ambrogi's piece in Above the Law is titled Fear Not, Lawyers, AI Is Not Your Enemy and even...
Rank this Week: 1584

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

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

http://wardblawg.com/
  • Nov 15

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

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

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

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

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
Rank this Week: 1752

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Nov 11

    Elvis Inkster?

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

    Legal Innovation in Toronto

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

    CaseCrunch v Lawyers NOT Deep Blue v Kasparov

    CaseCrunch v Lawyers NOT Deep Blue v Kasparov
    CaseCrunch is a legal AI startup founded by Cambridge law students. On Friday, they claimed to have made history in the legal profession. In the past week, they held what they stated to be the world’s first competition…
Rank this Week: 3262

The Research Attorney

The Research Attorney

Provides advice and tips about how to perform better legal research in California.

https://www.theresearchattorney.com
  • Nov 6

    Collecting judicial admission

    Collecting judicial admission
    “The judicial admission is not merely evidence of a fact; it is a conclusive concession of the truth of a matter which has the effect of removing it from the...
  • Oct 9

    Realists and formalist

    Realists and formalist
    Some judges take a “realist” approach to making decisions while others follow a “formalist” one. Being able to cater to both is key to successful motion practice. In a Daily...
  • Sep 5

    Free PACER archive

    Free PACER archive
    The Free Law Project (FLP) has accomplished an impressive feat and made every free written opinion on PACER available in one place. The FLP archive (available at https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/) allows users...
Rank this Week: 2111

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Oct 31

    How to Establish and Maintain Your Credibility with the Court

    How to Establish and Maintain Your Credibility with the Court
    More than two thousand years ago, Aristotle identified ethos—credibility—as one of the three core components of persuasion (the other two are logos, logic, and pathos, emotional appeal). Because your goal when…
  • Oct 1

    What Lawyers Can Learn From Twitter Account that Converts Federal Rules Into Haiku

    What Lawyers Can Learn From Twitter Account that Converts Federal Rules Into Haiku
    Twitter is an amazing place. Since I created a Twitter account in 2008, I’ve followed a wide variety of tweeters, for both business and pleasure. For business, I follow such accounts as legal research providers Westlaw, Casetext and…
  • Sep 5

    Use Storytelling Techniques to Make Your Briefs More Persuasive

    Use Storytelling Techniques to Make Your Briefs More Persuasive
    You’ve undoubtedly had the experience of reading a book that’s so compelling you can’t put it down. You can make your briefs more compelling—and therefore more persuasive—to the judges and law clerks who read…
Rank this Week: 3734

Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan,…

Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC

Covers criminal defense, family law and professional license defense.

http://www.cheshireparker.com/articles
Rank this Week: 1974

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    Detroit Law Firm Hit with $5 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict

    Detroit Law Firm Hit with $5 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict
    A jury has delivered a $5 million legal malpractice verdict against a Detroit law firm in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Michigan.  Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss was retained to “vet” a Minneapolis-based office…
  • Oct 15

    Motion to Dismiss Denied in New York Federal Legal Malpractice Case

    Motion to Dismiss Denied in New York Federal Legal Malpractice Case
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has recently refused to dismiss a legal malpractice action against a law firm.  A client sued his former counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP, for failing to conduct due diligence…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2650

Cotterman on Compensation

Cotterman on Compensation

Covers lawyer compensation and law firm finance. By Jim Cotterman of Altman Weil, Inc.

http://blog.altmanweil.com
  • Oct 7

    Managing Partners, I would like 22 minutes…

    Managing Partners, I would like 22 minutes of your time to listen to a thought provoking TED talk entitled “How to run a company with (almost) no rules”.  It you are unfamiliar with TED talks, they are short -…
  • May 9

    Evolving leverage

    Evolving leverage
    Changes in leverage are positively correlated with partner profits (as are the other four profit levers - utilization, pricing, realization and margin).  Increase leverage and partner profits increase, if all else remains the same.…
  • Jun 23

    Pricing

    Pricing
    Pricing should reflect a fair value to the client for the product/service/result provided and the market in which they are provided.  Thus hourly rates vary by location, practice specialty, practitioner experience and work/issue…
Rank this Week: 4176

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

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

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

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe
    30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies are now in the hands of students in Detroit and Flint. We had a blast visiting schools in both cities and meeting with students, parents and teachers to kick off the new school year.…
  • Sep 15

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe

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

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School
    We are excited to provide 30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies to students in both Detroit and Flint public schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our newly expanded project will benefit more children, families and teachers…
Rank this Week: 4537

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

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

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

    Family Law, Mediation, and so much more

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

    Domestic Violence & Mediation

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

    Next Gen. Mediation

    Next Gen. Mediation
    There is a better model of mediation! Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1355

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

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

    Conference on “Unbundled Legal Services”

    Conference on “Unbundled Legal Services”
    “Unbundled Legal Services” is one way for solos and small law firms to tap into a latent market for legal services and to monetize unbilled hours. One of the barriers to implementation for law firms is knowing how to integrate…
  • Aug 16

    Conference on “Unbundled Legal Services”

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

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model
    A Recurring Revenue Business Model LegalZoom® which started as a legal document web site based on individual transactions is gradually shifting towards a new business model based upon recurring revenue. Under the guidance of Premira, a…
Rank this Week: 3779

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

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

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Distracting myself with a ping pong table and bat

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

    Learning how to be more thankful

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

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict

    The saving grace of reaching a verdict
    You’ll all be well versed to many of my complaints about working in the legal profession by now. Besides for the obvious day to day politics there are other things that make whatever you’re doing a part of your life. When…
Rank this Week: 4408

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: 3094

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Being Digital: Tips from Judges for Creating Electronic Documents They Will Read

    Being Digital: Tips from Judges for Creating Electronic Documents They Will Read
    Judges use mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, tablets, etc.) to read electronic documents because mobile devices allow work to be done just about anywhere, and because of the ease with which electronic documents can be accessed and navigated by…
  • Dec 10

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It

    Resolve to Use Your Device as a Tool- And To Resist Being Tooled by It
    IntroductionIt’s that time of year: reflection and some soul-searching about what to do differently when we turn over a new leaf on January 1st. Let me offer a modest proposal.The New Body PartEveryone reading this post has a…
  • Sep 14

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet

    Reasons to Resist Getting Quiet
    “Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” — SenecaAny reader of this effort (or my various social…
Rank this Week: 3053

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • May 30

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case
    See https://mirickoconnelltrustsandestateslawblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/sjc-rules-on-nadeau-and-daley-cases/.  
  • May 30

    Planning for Pet

    Planning for Pet
    I was recently quoted in the Bangor Daily News in an article A Trust fund for a pooch?   From time to time I do have clients interested in planning for their pets though it is not a frequent request.   Thankfully ……
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
Rank this Week: 2545

Compujurist.com

Compujurist.com

Covers legal technology, practice management and items of interest to lawyers. By Nerino Petro.

http://compujurist.com
  • May 25

    QuickTip: Quick and easy ways to add lines in MS Word Document

    QuickTip: Quick and easy ways to add lines in MS Word Document
    Adding lines to documents or forms can be a challenge in Word if you want something other than a singe line across the page. Royalwise has a great post on 4 Creative Ways to Insert Horizontal Lines in Microsoft Word.
  • May 15

    Interesting article on how WannaCrypt initial variant was stopped last week

    Interesting article on how WannaCrypt initial variant was stopped last week
    The Malware Tech site has a very interesting article on how last weeks initial variant of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack was inadvertently stopped
  • Apr 26

    QuickTip: How to Quickly Delete Rows and Columns in Excel

    QuickTip: How to Quickly Delete Rows and Columns in Excel
    You are probably familiar with using the Excel Ribbon to delete ros and columns, but what if you want to do so quicker and without the need of your mouse? Here's a QuickTip for deleting rows or columns in Excel using a keyboard shortcut:
Rank this Week: 1581

This Business of Law

This Business of Law

The intersection of law practice, marketing, and technology. Leverage technology to increase revenue.

http://thisbusinessoflaw.com
  • May 24

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling
    If you’re an attorney who has been paying only marginal attention to the online security of your confidential client communications, perhaps this month’s ruling from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on…
  • Feb 13

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service
    Avvo has created a platform that connects lawyers who need paying clients with clients who need straightforward, unbundled legal services at a clearly-defined price.  And there are a lot of lawyers out there who need paying clients.…
  • Feb 1

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer
    Business development and marketing aren't what they used to be. The first step in successful business development is understanding today's consumer. The post Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer appeared first on This…
Rank this Week: 1723

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • May 3

    Thank you for your readership

    Thank you for your readership
    The Legal Whiteboard ceased publication effective April 30, 2017. It was a wonderful ride for the editors. Thank you for your readership. For an explanation of why LWB ceased publication, see this farewell post. Going forward, Bill…
  • Apr 30

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (LWB Farewell Series)

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (LWB Farewell Series)
    This is my last Farewell Series Post -- a deep dive into the legal labor market from July 2015. I'll be producing more of this type of analysis as part of my ongoing research at Legal Evolution. What is more...
  • Apr 28

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)
    In October and November 2013, I had a series of three blog posts about changing demographics among law students. The first looked at changes in applicants from the top 240 feeder schools. The second documented a greater decrease in…
Rank this Week: 2613

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Apr 20

    No, not all evictions go quickly

    No, not all evictions go quickly
    Typically, it takes a landlord less than a month to evict a tenant for violating his or her lease but that is not always the case. In Arkansas, the eviction… The post No, not all evictions go quickly appeared first on Nobles Law Firm.
  • Apr 19

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’
    It’s been quite some time since you good people were treated to a legal-themed old time radio (OTR) episode, so rejoice — the long wait has come to an end.… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When…
  • Apr 19

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace
    Ever since Arkansas voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than one employer has wondered what impact the law will have on the workplace. Fortunately, the Arkansas… The post Medical marijuana in the…
Rank this Week: 1764

Alextronic Discovery

Alextronic Discovery

An Electronic Discovery Blog covering News, Articles and Thoughts for the Legal and Corporate Community By Alexander H. Lubarsky.

http://discoveryresources.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    I'm baaaaack!!

    I'm baaaaack!!
    Blawgerheads, with so much fluidity, excitement and change in the ESI world these days - I've been encouraged by several colleagues to reactivate this long defunct (7+ years) Blawg, so Alextronic Discovery is baaaaaaack!    I…
  • Sep 14

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg
    Here is an exciting blawg entry from TotalAttorney that references Alextronic's presentation yesterday (at the 82nd Annual California State Bar Meeting in San Diego) entitled New Strategies for Winning the Document Production War. Enjoy…
  • Sep 8

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next
    Alextronic (Alex Lubarsky) and friends have a jam-packed E-discovery/ESI speaking agenda this month and next. I hope our dedicated legion of Blawgerheads can join us at the following events (I will be speaking at all but the last event…
Rank this Week: 1579

TechnoEsq

TechnoEsq

Covers the use of technology and computers in the legal profession. By Finis Price.

http://www.technoesq.com
  • Apr 13

    A Beginner’s Guide To The Do’s And Don’ts Of Website Design For Law Companie

    A Beginner’s Guide To The Do’s And Don’ts Of Website Design For Law Companie
    The 21st century has been deemed the era of technological advancement.  The growth of the internet over the last decade has seen individuals spending more time online and less time in the ‘real world’.  Nowadays, it is…
  • Feb 27

    Google Friendly Website Design For Lawyer

    Google Friendly Website Design For Lawyer
    Web Design Technology For Law Firms If you are getting ready to create a website, you may be trying to make the decision between a Template based website and a custom site. However, no matter what kind of site you choose, if you have a…
  • Feb 27

    Choosing the Right Law Firm

    Choosing the Right Law Firm
    How do you choose a great attorney? Most of us will need to find a good attorney in our lifetime at least once. Law is complicated and it is always good to have a good attorney in your corner, things happen in a spur of a moment and you never…
Rank this Week: 1406

Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • Mar 30

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...
    There is a lot going on in the legal industry these days. And while much of the talk is about Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity at the moment, we all know that technological progress isn't limited to just one practice area. We at…
  • Mar 17

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold
    The following post is related to the upcoming Vanderbilt Law School’s conference on artificial intelligence, April 13-14 in Nashville. More information and registration can be found on the event website. Our robot overlords are…
  • Oct 9

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model
    Change requires “doers.” I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry—attorneys who have a real sense of where we are as a profession and where we need to go. However, in meeting…
Rank this Week: 3770

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: 4256

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

About accident & injury law, diversity, health law, insurance law, law practice management, lawyer lifestyle, small law firms, tax law, women in the law, and legal humor. By Kim R. Brown.

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Aug 22

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor

    How To Settle Disputes Between You And A Contractor
    There are instances when issues arise between the contractor and the owner most probably due to damages caused by the home construction or renovation. In these circumstances, the owner has the right to demand repairs from the contractor.…
  • Aug 2

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    My former law partner once argued with me that being in our law firm partnership was like being in a marriage, to which I quipped, “Yes, only without the love and affection part.”  Smile. And, having been married more than…
  • Jun 3

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
Rank this Week: 2438

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Aug 5

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity

    A short lesson in syntactic ambiguity
    Ken Adams has a short lesson on spotting and eliminating syntactic ambiguity. “What is this ‘syntactic ambiguity’?” you ask. It’s what happens when the structure of a sentence makes the sentence subject to more than one…
  • Aug 4

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?

    Is a cat a “who” or a “that”?
    Is a cat A “who” or a “that”?
  • May 17

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick

    R.I.P. Richard Wydick
    Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal...
Rank this Week: 1339

Law and Legal Research

Law and Legal Research

Covers lawyers, legal websites, legal news and legal resources. By Onecle.

http://law.onecle.com
  • Feb 22

    California Funeral Procession Law

    California Funeral Procession Law
    I was stopped at an traffic light this afternoon when two police officers on motorcycles entered the intersection from my left with their lights flashing. They stopped briefly and then proceeded through the intersection. At first, I thought…
  • Feb 28

    California Penal Code Section 490.6

    California Penal Code Section 490.6
    PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 490.6; LINE JUMPING, SAVING SPACE IN LINE FOR OTHERS, PROFANITY OR USE OF LASER PENS IS PROHIBITED. LASER PENS WILL BE PERMANENTLY CONFISCADED [sic]. VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK. During a…
  • Feb 28

    California Penal Code Section 490.6

    California Penal Code Section 490.6
    PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 490.6; LINE JUMPING, SAVING SPACE IN LINE FOR OTHERS, PROFANITY OR USE OF LASER PENS IS PROHIBITED. LASER PENS WILL BE PERMANENTLY CONFISCADED [sic]. VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK. During a…
Rank this Week: 3769

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: 2371