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Small Firm Life

Small Firm Life

Covers the practice of law in a solo or small firm. By Ray Dowd.

http://smallfirmlife.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    RIP Audioblogger

    RIP Audioblogger
    Well, while killing off Small Firm Life, I found this notice which related to one of my first posts about putting audio on a blog. Goodbye again!Hello,As of November 1, 2006, Audioblogger will no longer accept phone calls. MP3s made with the…
  • Oct 8

    Goodbye Small Firm Life

    Goodbye Small Firm Life
    If anyone's read this blog from the beginning, they'll remember that it was started to explore the possibilities of blogging and to support my column "Small Firm Life" for the New York Law Journal. Well, I've had a couple of life changes…
  • Oct 2

    Copyright Litigation Handbook

    Copyright Litigation Handbook
    Well, my first book is on its way to the printer. The process, from proposal to finish took 3.5 years. It was a full year of waiting for the proposal to be approved, then two years to write it, then six months of the editing and additional…
Rank this Week: 1173

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Oct 21

    Adam Smith, Esq./Leopard Solutions 3-Part Webinar Series on Using Data to Drive Decision

    Adam Smith, Esq./Leopard Solutions 3-Part Webinar Series on Using Data to Drive Decision
    Learn how using data can improve your outcomes. Whether you are bringing on laterals, generating business, or even contemplating a combination – do you have the information you need to make better decisions and better position your…
  • Oct 11

    Do Open Legal Markets Spur Innovation?

    Do Open Legal Markets Spur Innovation?
    The Colombian case. Twenty years ago, Colombian lawyers were still artisans. Most of them practiced law the same way their predecessors had a century before. The country has had a long and strong legal tradition, inspired by the formalistic…
  • Oct 9

    Join Ralph Baxter in NYC this Wednesday Evening

    Join Ralph Baxter in NYC this Wednesday Evening
    Stop by the Princeton Club and join me and Ralph Baxter, the former head of Orrick, for a cocktail reception.  It would be great to see you there and, if we haven’t met, we could have a chance to chat in person. The event will be:…
Rank this Week: 1696

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: 1988

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: 1909

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: 1698

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: 1746

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: 1762

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Oct 11

    Remaking Law Firms ~ Why & How : Reviewed

    Remaking Law Firms ~ Why & How : Reviewed
    I promised a review of ‘Remaking Law Firms – Why & How’ by George Beaton and Imme Kaschner in 2016 shortly after its publication. However, it has taken me a year to read and review it purely because my attention was…
  • Oct 8

    The Time Blawg : Refreshed

    The Time Blawg : Refreshed
    I went to add a post to this blawg tonight and discovered it wasn’t loading. The mobile version was working fine but on my Surface Book I was just getting the above image and nothing more. I couldn’t find a solution, to sort the…
  • Sep 22

    Transform your law practice after two days in Cork

    Transform your law practice after two days in Cork
    … On 16th and 17th October I will be in Cork, Ireland at the 2017 Practice Transformation Summit. I have been asked to speak on ‘The Entrepreneurial Law Firm’. I will give delegates an insight as to how I…
Rank this Week: 1695

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
  • Oct 6

    New report commissioned by UKIPO on IP valuation market: Observations by the author

    New report commissioned by UKIPO on IP valuation market: Observations by the author
    In September 2017, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published a 148-page independent report, entitled “Hidden Value: A Study of the UK IP Valuation Market” that it had commissioned, and which was authored by Mr. Martin…
  • Oct 2

    UKIP - Political Parties, Branding and Trade Marking.

    UKIP - Political Parties, Branding and Trade Marking.
    Yesterday I wrote this piece over on Afro-IP on UKIP’s new logo picking up on the weekend controversy of it being remarkably close to the English Premier league logo, and concluding that trade mark rights are probably best placed of all…
  • Sep 27

    Development of innovative new standards jeopardised by IEEE patent policy

    Development of innovative new standards jeopardised by IEEE patent policy
    I recently wrote a paper for 4iP Council about the effect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 2015 patent patent policy change on submissions of Letters of Assurance (LOAs) indicating whether patents are…
Rank this Week: 2065

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: 1598

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: 1706

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: 1579

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

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

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Mar 29

    Call For Speakers: Ark Group’s Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference – October 2017

    Call For Speakers: Ark Group’s Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference – October 2017
    Ark Group’s 13th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference will be taking place once again in New York (at New York Law School) this coming October 18-19, 2017. This is your opportunity to share innovative ideas,…
  • Feb 12

    The Future of Knowledge Management: Collaboration and Interaction – Law Schools Promoting KM

    The Future of Knowledge Management: Collaboration and Interaction – Law Schools Promoting KM
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 11 of my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers, called “The Future of Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession.” 11.2 Collaboration and Interaction. It is difficult to talk about the…
  • Feb 6

    What is a Knowledge Management Network?

    What is a Knowledge Management Network?
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers. Members of what I like to call a Knowledge Management Network are not really members of the KM department. Rather, they are like KM…
Rank this Week: 1481

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: 1934

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: 2063

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: 1551

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Dec 31

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!

    TO A MOMENTOUSLY GOOD YEAR FOR US ALL!
    Dear friends, clients, colleagues and valued networks, 2016 will be a momentous year!!! Make it so for you. * The presidential campaigns will finally be over. * So will “Downton Abbey.” * The Mets will win the World Series (OK,...
  • Dec 15

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!

    CHALLENGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS!
    New York, March 20, 2015 View from my window And it’s been in the mid-60s temperature-wise these last few days in mid-December!!! Nature is full of surprises… and so are people. Your preconceived notions about members of a…
  • Dec 6

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!

    For the holidays: Shine light and love!
    After the events of the past week and month, I feel that simply saying Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays is insufficient. Instead, and in the spirit of the holidays, I am asking myself – and you – what can we...
Rank this Week: 1649

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1658

iPad 4 Lawyers

iPad 4 Lawyers

Covers iPad apps, tips and tricks for lawyers. By Tom Mighell.

http://ipad4lawyers.squarespace.com/
  • Jun 26

    iPads and "The Art of Being Solo"

    iPads and "The Art of Being Solo"
    I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don't have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance, and…
  • Feb 13

    Are you an iPhone Hoarder?

    Are you an iPhone Hoarder?
    It seems a lot of people out there hoard their electronics. That's according to the annual Mobile Mountain Survey conducted on behalf of SellCell.com. According to the survey, Americans are holding onto a staggering $47 Billion in old…
  • Mar 25

    Announcing: iPad in One Hour for Litigator

    Announcing: iPad in One Hour for Litigator
    When I talk to lawyers about using the iPad in their practice, I invariably get around to telling them that for some reason, app developers have really concentrated on making apps for litigators more than for any other type of legal practice.…
Rank this Week: 1450

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://www.hawaii-attorney.net/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
Rank this Week: 1368

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

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

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

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

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

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

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

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 1650

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: 1845

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: 1412

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: 1708

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/
  • Oct 22

    Overcoming Fear of Networking

    Overcoming Fear of Networking
    When you get right down to it, fear is probably the biggest obstacle to job hunting or marketing success. No one likes rejection but if you plan to ask someone in your network for job leads or business referrals, the odds are very high that…
  • Oct 11

    Documenting Your Networking

    Documenting Your Networking
    While social media has become an important tool in building business and personal relationships, nothing can substitute for the bonds that are created through in person interactions.  Going to networking functions is still important…
  • Aug 10

    Flexibility and Urgency in Hiring

    Flexibility and Urgency in Hiring
    It’s no longer 2009.  With unemployment rates hovering close to 4%, employers need to change their approach to recruiting talent. In the legal search business, we are seeing candidates who are being much more discriminating about…
Rank this Week: 4133

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: 4315

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: 4419

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: 2303

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: 4174

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: 4002

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: 4372

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

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

    4 ways law firm owners can maximize holiday marketing

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

    Don’t want growth? Keep thinking about it

    Don’t want growth? Keep thinking about it
    I don’t procrastinate, ever. I just think about stuff for a very, very, VERY long time. I don’t actually act on anything.  I’ve found thinking about things to be very beneficial and recommend this strategy to small law…
Rank this Week: 3302

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Visualize Your Performance

    Visualize Your Performance
    Sports psychologists advise athletes to visualize their actions prior to competing. Athletes practice what they call “mental rehearsal.” The Olympic skier imagines the moment when the buzzer sounds and she […] The post…
  • Sep 11

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture

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

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video
    What if you could watch yourself speaking on video and not recoil? What if, instead, you could enjoy the experience and, more importantly, eagerly learn from it? I’ve hit upon […] The post Making the Invisible Visible: Watching…
Rank this Week: 3864

The Research Attorney

The Research Attorney

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

https://www.theresearchattorney.com
  • 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...
  • Aug 29

    The value of time

    The value of time
    The period between August and December is a busy time of year in litigation. Attorneys are back from vacation, refreshed and ready to rumble with annual billable hour requirements looming....
Rank this Week: 2402

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: 3972

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

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

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 1

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

    What judges hate about your briefs: top five takeaways from survey result
    Recently, legal-writing expert Ross Guberman surveyed thousands of judges about their legal-writing preferences. Judges at all levels—from state trial-court judges to U.S. Supreme Court Justices—weighed in on a variety of…
Rank this Week: 4046

Law People

Law People

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

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Sneak Peak at Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

    Sneak Peak at Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence
    YourABA published a Q&A with author Ronda Muir today about her new book, Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence.  Check it out HERE.… Continue Reading
  • Sep 16

    Muir a Panelist at Annual International Bar Association Meeting in Sydney, Australia

    Muir a Panelist at Annual International Bar Association Meeting in Sydney, Australia
    Muir will be speaking on a panel led by Robert Bata at the 2017 International  Bar Association Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia on Monday, October 9th on the subject of “Re-Inventing Yourself:  Recognizing…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence
    I am pleased to announce that Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence is today (along with the eclipse) available here on the ABA Shop website. This is the first comprehensive guide to understanding and raising emotional…
Rank this Week: 4223

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

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

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

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe

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

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School

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

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero
    The Mike Morse Law Firm fought hard and won more than $100,000 for a local EMT seriously hurt in a car crash after his insurance company refused to pay. We also successfully represented on his social security disability claim.   Every…
Rank this Week: 4638

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: 4161

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: 4435

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: 3368

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

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

http://wardblawg.com/
  • 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…
  • 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: 2263

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: 2593

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: 2542

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: 3102