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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Nov 17

    Probation For Neglect Of Criminal Appeal

    Probation For Neglect Of Criminal Appeal
    The Kansas Supreme Court considered mitigation in sanctioning an attorney's neglect of several criminal appeals and related violations. From the hearing panel The respondent suffers from major depressive disorder. Additionally, during the…
  • Nov 17

    The Shank Non-Redemption

    The Shank Non-Redemption
    An attorney has been suspended for four months by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Count one of the amended complaint arose out of an incident that occurred in the course of Attorney Cohen's representation of R.S., who is serving a life...
  • Nov 17

    Tarra Simmons Can Sit For The Washington State Bar

    Tarra Simmons Can Sit For The Washington State Bar
    As a follow up to yesterday's post on the Tarra Simmons oral argument, I am advised that the Washington State Supreme Court entered an order granting her permission to sit for the bar examination. Congratulations to her and to her...
Rank this Week: 52

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney
    This crap is still going on. Lawyers hiring marketers, not paying attention to the unethical and cheesy ways they try to game Google for their lawyer-clients, and I'm done reaching out to these idiot lawyers to ask them to ask their marketers…
  • Apr 11

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"
    When you saw the video of that guy being dragged off the United Airlines flight, I trust your first thought was "man, that's terrible."My first thought was "man, someone is going to defend that."And so it developed, like every other video on…
  • Jan 17

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison
    In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the…
Rank this Week: 257

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1144

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer
    [Cross-posted, with a slight change, from The Faculty Lounge] As I explained in a recent post,BMJ published a "Best Practice" guide last July that pretty much repudiated the psychosocial model ME/CFS that has been dominant in the U.K.…
  • Oct 23

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer
    It’s okay for clients to blame lawyers for life’s complexities, especially when prenups are involved, as I explain in today's Chicago Tribune: [Also posted on The Faculty Lounge] October 23, 2017 The first thing we do, let’s…
  • Oct 16

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please...
Rank this Week: 756

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Nov 17

    A Legal Malpractice Case Slips Away From a Pro-Se Plaintiff

    A Legal Malpractice Case Slips Away From a Pro-Se Plaintiff
    Legal malpractice, of course, deals with mistakes make by attorneys.  Attorneys should not make mistakes, but being human, they do.  Mistakes can sometimes be fixed, sometimes not.  For Pro-se plaintiffs, mistakes come more…
  • Nov 16

    How The First Department Differs From the Rest of New York

    How The First Department Differs From the Rest of New York
    In Judiciary Law § 487 cases, the First Department has additional hurdles to clear not present in other Departments.  While a single egregious event is sufficient outside of the First Department, Freeman v…
  • Nov 15

    A Judgment Call Requires Some Actual Judgment

    A Judgment Call Requires Some Actual Judgment
    A fair segment of legal malpractice dismissal are determined upon the assertion that the subject “error” was actually a strategic choice which went sour.  In general, a good legal malpractice case cannot be based upon an…
Rank this Week: 947

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Nov 17

    Five Ways to Prioritize Your Legal Tech Investments (and Get the Most Bang for Your Buck)

    Five Ways to Prioritize Your Legal Tech Investments (and Get the Most Bang for Your Buck)
    Law firms are under constant pressure to adopt new, improved technology so they can increase productivity and provide better client service. Yet budgets rarely increase with the speed of technology changes. With so many technology needs out…
  • Nov 17

    Five Ways to Prioritize Your Legal Tech Investments (and Get the Most Bang for Your Buck)

    Five Ways to Prioritize Your Legal Tech Investments (and Get the Most Bang for Your Buck)
    Law firms are under constant pressure to adopt new, improved technology so they can increase productivity and provide better client service. Yet budgets rarely increase with the speed of technology changes. With so many technology needs out…
  • Nov 16

    LawPay Has the Tools You Need to Run Your Busine

    LawPay Has the Tools You Need to Run Your Busine
    With LawPay, you get the tools you need to manage earnings and cash flow, and track key financial metrics. LawPay’s new reporting dashboard lets you see where your firm’s payments stand at a glance. Quickly and easily see where…
Rank this Week: 2592

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Nov 10

    It’s the Little Things that Count

    It’s the Little Things that Count
    The New York Times  has good news to report.  It turns out that doing good works. Non-profits in inner city areas that have worked on mundane projects– e.g. planting trees, building playgrounds,  mentoring students, and…
  • Nov 1

    Putting Humpty Together Again

    Putting Humpty Together Again
    The title to Tim Wu’s op-ed in the NYT sounds the alarm– “How Twitter Killed the First Amendment.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/twitter-first-amendment.html?_r=0. . Professor Wu  points out…
  • Oct 16

    Marshall

    Marshall
    Michael Asimow  of  Stanford Law School shares with  us his review of the new film Marshall: This enjoyable and inspiring movie is a worthy contribution to the courtroom movie genre.  You’re going to love it.…
Rank this Week: 2087

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Nov 7

    The Weinstein Saga: Now Featuring Lying Investigators, Duplicitous Journalists, Sloppy Lawyer

    The Weinstein Saga: Now Featuring Lying Investigators, Duplicitous Journalists, Sloppy Lawyer
    Decent investigators and journalists everywhere ought to have been outraged at news over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal that appears to have caught a corporate investigator masquerading as a Journal reporter. According to the story,…
  • Oct 10

    Unbundling: It Makes Sense for Non-Lawyers Too

    Unbundling: It Makes Sense for Non-Lawyers Too
    Just back from the ABA’s family law conference where I gave a talk on asset searching, I heard a wonderful talk from the “father of unbundling” of legal services, Forrest “Woody” Mosten. He is a high priced…
  • Oct 10

    Unbundling: It Makes Sense for Non-Lawyers Too

    Unbundling: It Makes Sense for Non-Lawyers Too
    Just back from the ABA’s family law conference where I gave a talk on asset searching, I heard a wonderful talk from the “father of unbundling” of legal services, Forrest “Woody” Mosten. He is a high priced…
Rank this Week: 2299

Lopsider

Lopsider

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

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Nov 6

    The 5 Languages of Legal Operation

    The 5 Languages of Legal Operation
    5 languages are needed to drive successful operational initiatives. These languages are not taught in (law) school. Speaking even one takes time to develop and master. When looking for talent, start by looking for linguists who can speak the…
  • Oct 26

    Project Manager Salarie

    Project Manager Salarie
    Interesting infographic showing the salary ranges or project managers in the U.k. View the infographic.
  • Oct 24

    QnA Maker

    QnA Maker
    QnA Maker is a free, online service that enables the creation, training and publication of a Q&A bot. Knowledge and operations professionals may want to explore it to surface otherwise hidden answers and knowledge in your website,…
Rank this Week: 1691

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1955

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: 2128

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2742

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Sep 29

    VIDEO: Your Possible Future (or Present): "A Day in the Life of a Matter"

    VIDEO: Your Possible Future (or Present): "A Day in the Life of a Matter"
    Wanted to end the week with something fun and inspiring. What could be better than movie time? (Grabs popcorn.) The next 20 minutes could change your life. (Well, professionally.)Presenting: "A Day in the Life of a Matter" -- Cue Move…
  • Sep 29

    EVENT: Law Firm GC Workshop

    EVENT: Law Firm GC Workshop
    Washington DC, October 12-13: Law Firm General Counsel Workshop [details]  -- The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Lawyers for the Profession® Practice at Hinshaw &…
  • Sep 28

    IP Ethics & Conflicts: New Rules Create New Risks and Responsibilitie

    IP Ethics & Conflicts: New Rules Create New Risks and Responsibilitie
    Longtime reader Brian Lynch, with IP experts Aurora North, writes in to note an excellent three part series from Michael E. McCabe, Jr: "Breadth Of PTO Ethics Opinion Could Alter How IP Firms Interact With Foreign Associates" --"Thirty years…
Rank this Week: 4292

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
  • Sep 20

    Federal Court Rules That Workers’ Compensation Settlements Apply Only to Workers’ Compensation Matter

    Federal Court Rules That Workers’ Compensation Settlements Apply Only to Workers’ Compensation Matter
    On September 11, 2017, in Zuber v. Boscov’s, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured employee does not waive claims to FMLA and other benefits by settling his Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim and signing a…
  • Aug 4

    The Protz Impact

    The Protz Impact
    Ever since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared in Protz v. WCAB that the Impairment Rating Evaluation provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act are unconstitutional, my office has been deluged with calls asking…
  • Jul 31

    Where there’s a Will there’s a way…

    Where there’s a Will there’s a way…
    Here’s a topic no one wants to talk about – death. We don’t want to think about it, the realities of it, the when or how, but it is a reality that every single one of us is faced with. While there’s not much we can do…
Rank this Week: 1951

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    OK, Blogger. I give up.

    OK, Blogger. I give up.
    You're not letting me update my links, so I'm not posting to this blog any more.
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
Rank this Week: 4203

Swartz Campbell Professional…

Swartz Campbell Professional Liability Blog

Updates on professional liability with a particular emphasis on malpractice avoidance and attorney ethics. By Swartz Campbell.

http://www.swartzcampbell.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2782

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: 1248

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: 1956

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 4069

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 3913