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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 21

    Information Security: GDPR, ISO & Balancing Risk

    Information Security: GDPR, ISO & Balancing Risk
    "Information security & the risks for the legal sector" -- "Information security is a substantial risk for the legal sector. Law firms are an attractive target to cyber criminals due to the vast wealth of personal and private information…
  • Sep 20

    Risk Updates: Waivers, Client Guidelines & More

    Risk Updates: Waivers, Client Guidelines & More
    "Conflict Waiver Fails After ‘Mission Creep’ in Lobbying Work" -- "Holland & Knight must stop representing a bank in a civil fraud case against a company the firm concurrently represented in other matters during the run-up to…
  • Sep 19

    Conflicts: Concerning Checking Standards and Skill

    Conflicts: Concerning Checking Standards and Skill
    The Legal Intelligencer notes: "Carefully Evaluate Whether Issues Involving Your Case Are 'Substantially Related'" -- Comment 3 to Rule 1.9: "Matters are substantially related for the purpose of this rule if they involve the same transaction…
Rank this Week: 4531

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/
  • Sep 21

    The Lesser Of Two Sanction

    The Lesser Of Two Sanction
    Reciprocal discipline was imposed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals where the attorney had been sanctioned in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. On June 26, 2013, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public…
  • Sep 21

    Attorneys Not Liable For Distributing Settlement Proceeds To Client; Third Party Had No "Just Claim"

    Attorneys Not Liable For Distributing Settlement Proceeds To Client; Third Party Had No "Just Claim"
    Attorneys were not liable for distributing settlement proceeds of a wrongful eviction claim to their client rather than a third party claiming entitlement per a decision of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Mr. Banks hired Mr. Zucker…
  • Sep 21

    More Than Mere Negligence Gets Attorney Disbarred In D.C.

    More Than Mere Negligence Gets Attorney Disbarred In D.C.
    An attorney did not waive her right to assert that her misappropriation was negligent, but nonetheless lost the point, according to a disbarment imposed today by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Here, the Hearing Committee‘s…
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Sep 21

    How to Calm an Angry Client in 90 Seconds or Le

    How to Calm an Angry Client in 90 Seconds or Le
    At one time or another in your career, you will confront an angry client. Unfortunately, law school does not prepare us for dealing with clients. We are dependent on our own life skills and common sense to handle these situations. Presumably,…
  • Sep 21

    How to Calm an Angry Client in 90 Seconds or Le

    How to Calm an Angry Client in 90 Seconds or Le
    At one time or another in your career, you will confront an angry client. Unfortunately, law school does not prepare us for dealing with clients. We are dependent on our own life skills and common sense to handle these situations. Presumably,…
  • Sep 20

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

    Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate
    When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent communication happening these days, but…
Rank this Week: 2159

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/
  • Sep 20

    West In Praise of Richard Weisberg's Intransigence @GeorgetownLaw @CardozoLaw

    West In Praise of Richard Weisberg's Intransigence @GeorgetownLaw @CardozoLaw
    Robin L. West, Georgetown University Law Center, has published In Praise of Richard Weisberg's Intransigence at 29 Law & Literature 21 (2017). Here is the abstract. In early essays on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Richard…
  • Sep 20

    Munshi on Comparative Law and Decolonizing Critique @GeorgetownLaw

    Munshi on Comparative Law and Decolonizing Critique @GeorgetownLaw
    Sherally K. Munski, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Comparative Law and Decolonizing Critique. Here is the abstract. This essay seeks to reanimate comparative legal scholarship by reorienting it towards decolonizing critique.…
  • Sep 20

    Feminism In London: An October 14-15 Event Sponsored by FiLiA @FiLiA_charity @ThomGidden

    Feminism In London: An October 14-15 Event Sponsored by FiLiA @FiLiA_charity @ThomGidden
    Via Thom Giddens @ThomGiddens:FiLiA announces a conference at the Institute of Education, London, October 14-15, 2017, on Feminism in London. Some of the panels and workshops include "When Courage Is "Illegal," "Justice For Women,"…
Rank this Week: 970

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: 1777

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/
  • Sep 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Article in the New York Law Journal

    Judiciary Law 487 Article in the New York Law Journal
    We’re proud to present our “Judiciary Law § 487 Suffers an Earthquake” article from today’s New York Law Journal.  It discusses the recent sweep of JL § 487 law, including Bounkhoun…
  • Sep 19

    No Harm, No Foul in a Legal Malpractice Setting

    No Harm, No Foul in a Legal Malpractice Setting
    Here is a good example of a “no-damage” claim against an attorney.  The claim fails in this case for two reasons.  The first reason is that plaintiff has not been harmed.  No damages can be pled.  The second…
  • Sep 18

    A Primer on Fraud, Discovery and the Statute of Limitation

    A Primer on Fraud, Discovery and the Statute of Limitation
    In a fact pattern that could have come from a bar exam, Justice Bannon dissects the fraud-discovery-statute of limitations issues arising from a real-estate fraud scheme which is said to have involved attorneys, lenders, borrowers and…
Rank this Week: 199

Lopsider

Lopsider

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

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Sep 19

    Global Leaders and Influencers in Legal Busine

    Global Leaders and Influencers in Legal Busine
    Pleased to be mentioned in the Directory of Leaders and Influencers in Legal Business published by the Association of International Law Firm Networks (AILFN). The Directory includes a list of 1,000 global legal industry colleagues…
  • Sep 11

    An Open Letter To The Legal Services Innovation Index Team

    An Open Letter To The Legal Services Innovation Index Team
    A letter suggesting enhancements to the legal services innovation index.
  • Sep 7

    Bryan Cave, University of Colorado Partner for Legal Tech Internship

    Bryan Cave, University of Colorado Partner for Legal Tech Internship
    Interesting story about Bryan Cave partnering with law school to offer tech-focused internship (and improve and update a client's contract management process). Similar partnering efforts are being driven by in-house teams. Expect (demand?)…
Rank this Week: 968

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: 867

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 7

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

    If a lawyer supports a judge’s campaign, must the judge recuse himself from that lawyer’s cases?
    In this matter, a typical drug prosecution, the record reflected that county prosecutors supported the reelection campaign of a judge. Did that support create an obligation, on the part of the judge, to recuse himself from cases in which…
  • Sep 6

    ARDC Charges Lawyer With Wrongfully Accessing Opponent’s Email Account

    ARDC Charges Lawyer With Wrongfully Accessing Opponent’s Email Account
    Disclaimer: This is a charge and it has not been proven. These are mere allegations by the ARDC. The case is worth reading because it is relatively rare for the ARDC to allege that a lawyer wrongfully accessed an email account. The underlying…
  • Sep 2

    Complaint for Patent Malpractice States A Claim

    Complaint for Patent Malpractice States A Claim
    This is a rare patent malpractice case. According to the court, the plaintiff alleged that the lawyers failed to properly file and amend various patent claims and that the errors of the lawyers caused them economic damages. The lawyer…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Aug 30

    Common Cause Is Wrong about Justice Gorsuch and the Trump Hotel

    Common Cause Is Wrong about Justice Gorsuch and the Trump Hotel
    In an open letter to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Common Cause has become the most recent organization to call on him to cancel his forthcoming appearance at the Trump International Hotel, arguing that his scheduled address to The Fund for…
  • Aug 21

    Justice Gorsuch at the Trump Hotel

    Justice Gorsuch at the Trump Hotel
    Writing in the Washington Post, Elizabeth Wydra argues forcefully that Justice Neil Gorsuch has betrayed his promise of impartiality because he plans to address a conservative group, The Fund for American Studies, in a luncheon at the Trump…
  • Aug 16

    An Unanswered Question from Charlottesville

    An Unanswered Question from Charlottesville
    As posed by me on CNN.com. Here are the first few paragraphs: How much longer can decent people serve in Trump's cabinet? President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants...
Rank this Week: 862

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
  • Aug 27

    Small Revolutionary Act

    Small Revolutionary Act
    How does social reform happen?  History books tend to portray social reform as a tidal wave  that sweeps away an unjust and obsolete status quo, but I think reform is better understood as the  cumulative result of…
  • Jun 22

    See You in Septermber

    See You in Septermber
    Please look around the page while I’m gone. Here’s my personal favorite post of the last year. https://guileisgood.com/2016/09/26/the-makings-of-a-great-lawyer/ John Denvir
  • Jun 6

    How to Cut the Cake

    How to Cut the Cake
    A  brotherly difference of opinion about cake portions (see photo)  presents the  same type of  issue that the Supreme Court will soon decide in an important  case. They both involve  unequal treatment. Nicholas…
Rank this Week: 1783

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jul 14

    Artificial Intelligence in Law: The Challenge of the Unlimited-Document Universe

    Artificial Intelligence in Law: The Challenge of the Unlimited-Document Universe
    Anyone following artificial intelligence in law knows that its first great cost saving has been in the area of document discovery. Machines can sort through duplicates so that associates don’t have to read the same document seven times,…
  • Jun 27

    Artificial Intelligence at Law Firms: The New Standard for “Smart” Lawyer

    Artificial Intelligence at Law Firms: The New Standard for “Smart” Lawyer
    By now, if a lawyer isn’t thinking hard about how automation is going transform the business of law, that lawyer is a laggard. You see the way computers upended the taxi, hotel, book and shopping mall businesses? It’s already…
  • Jun 19

    The Cosby Trial’s Lesson: Evidence is Good, Admissible Evidence is Better

    The Cosby Trial’s Lesson: Evidence is Good, Admissible Evidence is Better
    One lawyer we know has a stock answer when clients ask him how good their case is: “I don’t know. The courts are the most lawless place in America.” What he means is that even though the law is supposed to foster…
Rank this Week: 2625

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: 1116

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/
  • May 24

    ATLANTA-BASED PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SUES LEGAL COUNSEL, ALSTON & BIRD LLP.

    ATLANTA-BASED PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SUES LEGAL COUNSEL, ALSTON & BIRD LLP.
    MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity investment firm, has sued the legal firm, Alston & Bird LLP (“A&B”), in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, GA, seeking to reclaim more than $7.6 million paid in…
  • May 24

    ATLANTA-BASED PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SUES LEGAL COUNSEL, ALSTON & BIRD LLP.

    ATLANTA-BASED PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SUES LEGAL COUNSEL, ALSTON & BIRD LLP.
    MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity investment firm, has sued the legal firm, Alston & Bird LLP (“A&B”), in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, GA, seeking to reclaim more than $7.6 million paid in…
  • Mar 3

    LEGAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT IMPENDING IN PORTSMOUTH NEW HAMPSHIRE INHERITANCE CASE

    LEGAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT IMPENDING IN PORTSMOUTH NEW HAMPSHIRE INHERITANCE CASE
    Judicial Referee and retired Judge, Gary Cassavechia, has imposed a March 21, 2017 deadline for the beneficiaries of the late Geraldine Webber to reach a settlement in a legal malpractice suit with Webber’s former attorney, Gary…
Rank this Week: 2740

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: 2119

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: 4079

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • 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,…
  • 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,…
  • Feb 10

    FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT FINAL FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM TO ACCRUE

    FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT FINAL FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM TO ACCRUE
    January 25, 2017.  The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that a plaintiff may go forward with a legal malpractice suit against defense attorney, Robert Lithman, and associated law firms. The plaintiffs in the…
Rank this Week: 2448

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: 2218

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 611

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: 1265

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: 3671