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The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 815

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

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

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

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

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

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

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 1300

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: 888

Lawsagna

Lawsagna

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

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

    Look for me at The Brain Alchemist

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

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

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

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search

    Brains Driven to Distraction: The Urge to Search
    If your typical day feels like a rush of harried interactions and distractions, you are not
Rank this Week: 1094

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Covers technology and the legal profession. By Nicole Black, Matthew Lerner and Gregory Bell.

http://21stcenturylaw.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog
    I’ve decided to stop cross-posting content both here and at my Sui Generis blog and will only be posting at Sui Generis from now on. But, rest assured, all of the content that I posted here is also posted at Sui Generis, so if you don’t…
  • Apr 12

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog

    Follow my posts at my Sui Generis blog
    I’ve decided to stop cross-posting content both here and at my Sui Generis blog and will only be posting at Sui Generis from now on. But, rest assured, all of the content that I posted here is also posted at Sui Generis, so if you…
  • Apr 7

    Different Strokes for Different Folk

    Different Strokes for Different Folk
    This week’s Daily Record column is entitled “Different Strokes for Different Folks” A pdf of the article can be found here and my past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Different Strokes for Different Folks During …
Rank this Week: 1028

Women In Law Daily

Women In Law Daily

Reviews information, news, and discussion concerning women in the practice of law.

http://womeninlawdaily.wordpress.com
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Dec 1

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm

    “Mommy penalty” and “Daddy bonus” in law firm
    I haven’t heard of those terms before, but apparently they exist. See http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=820&rssid=4
  • Nov 18

    Glass ceiling?

    Glass ceiling?
    Interesting discussion in the comments on the new NAPL study here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/11/17/women-in-biglaw-pounding-against-the-glass-ceiling/ I’m glad I’m not in Biglaw.
Rank this Week: 842

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 10

    Should You Require Students to Stand and Recite?

    Should You Require Students to Stand and Recite?
    Professor emeritus Otto Stockmeyer encourages us to have our students stand and fill the room with their intelligence. His reasons: According to studies, standing improves attention, memory and other cognitive skills. In a typically large…
  • Dec 10

    Website Net Neutrality Would Hurt Higher Education Institution

    Website Net Neutrality Would Hurt Higher Education Institution
    From Inside Higher Ed: Last week the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission published his plan to dismantle Obama-era regulations protecting "net neutrality" -- the idea that all web content should be treated equally by…
  • Dec 9

    Legal sector gains 600 jobs in November

    Legal sector gains 600 jobs in November
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting some modestly good news for November - the legal sector expanded by 600 jobs. Though BLS initially reported a net loss of 1,100 jobs for the preceding month of October, this new report...
Rank this Week: 2565

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: 4120

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: 1800

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

Georgia Virtual Law Firm Blog

By Cobb Law Group.

http://online.cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • 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)…
  • 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: 3513

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: 2315

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 8

    What Clients Look For When Hiring Lawyers.

    What Clients Look For When Hiring Lawyers.
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Legal challenges and disputes usually carry huge consequences and individuals faced with the same always look for great lawyers to help them with their cases. A good…
  • Dec 4

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Nov 26

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 4471

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
  • Dec 7

    ABA LTRC Releases TECHREPORT Analysis of 2017 Legal Technology Survey Result

    ABA LTRC Releases TECHREPORT Analysis of 2017 Legal Technology Survey Result
    by Mark Rosch The American Bar Association's (ABA's) Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has released its 2017
  • Nov 30

    2018 CLE at Sea Cruise Offers 12 Hours of Credit in Multiple State

    2018 CLE at Sea Cruise Offers 12 Hours of Credit in Multiple State
    Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have been announced as speakers for the CLE at Sea 2018, Continuing Legal Education Cruise presented by the Alaska Bar. They will join a line-up of nationally-known continuing legal education speakers…
  • Nov 29

    Good News About Facebook Graph Search

    Good News About Facebook Graph Search
    by Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt | November 29, 2017 Facebook’s Graph Search allows you to create very sophisticated, relational searches through the information people share about themselves on Facebook. "Graph Search" features…
Rank this Week: 3079

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Dec 7

    Listen to Microsoft’s Assistant GC for Two Minute

    Listen to Microsoft’s Assistant GC for Two Minute
    Watch this video, featuring Lucy Bassli of Microsoft, which I ran across while researching a recent article about Addleshaw Goddard’s approach to legal technology. The topic: “Can a law firm drive innovation or is it up to…
  • Nov 30

    Social Media: The Biggest and Most Mysterious Phenomenon of our Time

    Social Media: The Biggest and Most Mysterious Phenomenon of our Time
    There are some surprising statistics in the video I am posting here. Have you considered, for example, that “Today’s college students have never licked a stamp”? Did you know that “The fastest…
  • Nov 23

    Smart Contracts and Crowdsourced Jurie

    Smart Contracts and Crowdsourced Jurie
    A new start-up company, appropriately named jury.online, is planning to crowdsource juries for the arbitration of contract disputes. The company, which is based in Estonia, describes itself as “The Future of Dispute…
Rank this Week: 2655

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 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…
  • Nov 28

    A New Look for My Blog and Website

    A New Look for My Blog and Website
    As of 28 November 2017, my website and blog have a new look. Web design standards keep changing. I claim little expertise in design but I do see more and... The post A New Look for My Blog and Website appeared first on Prism Legal.
Rank this Week: 1576

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: 1939

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 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…
  • Nov 23

    Tickbox TV: Concerns for Content Owners, Cable, and Silicon Valley

    Tickbox TV: Concerns for Content Owners, Cable, and Silicon Valley
    Tickbox TV provides a set top box, which allows users to access content on the internet.  Apparently, the device can be used to access and display copyrighted content, such as movies and television shows, through the use of Kodi (an open…
Rank this Week: 2598

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 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...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4041

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: 4084

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 20

    Get Your Tech Buyer’s Guide!

    Get Your Tech Buyer’s Guide!
    If you’re gearing up to invest in technology for the new year a buyer’s guide can be a tremendously helpful resource. Here to fill that need, is the 2017 Legal Technology Buyers Guide from Lex Tech Review.  Access to the…
Rank this Week: 4619

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 11

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    I make my living by convincing lawyers to consider new career opportunities.  Join Smith & Jones and increase your partnership potential.  Make a lateral move and get the chance to work with cutting edge biotechnology…
Rank this Week: 2032

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: 2380

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

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

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 29

    The End of Leverage?

    The End of Leverage?
    More so of late, but for some time, we’ve been harboring the suspicion that the glory days of the high-leverage model are over.  Could we be seeing the end of leverage? Of course, many management fads fashions tend to come and go,…
  • Nov 22

    Tomorrowland Now Available in Spanish

    Tomorrowland Now Available in Spanish
    Tomorrowland, our third book (2017), has just been released in Spanish translation–becoming Mundos del Manana.    Thanks to the multi-talented Antonio Leal Holguin, Director, Adam Smith, Esq. (Bogota and Santiago),…
  • Nov 16

    Online Panel on The Big Four–With Janet Stanton

    Online Panel on The Big Four–With Janet Stanton
    Dear Reader:  If you are free Tuesday 28th November at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST, please register for a one-hour panel “Big Four: Substance and Hype” featuring Stephen Poor, former managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw, and…
Rank this Week: 1618

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: 1632

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: 2528

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: 3334

Great Law Practices Blog

Great Law Practices Blog

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

http://www.greatlawpractices.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3012

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: 2132

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: 3819

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: 1869

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: 1809

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: 4238

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: 4568

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: 1518

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: 3971

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: 4472

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: 3191

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: 2798

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: 1481

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: 2568

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: 2515

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: 1606

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: 4117

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: 3965

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: 4444