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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
  • Oct 16

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  
    Last month, Apple unveiled its new iPhone X to much fanfare. Perhaps what created the most fanfare was its price. It starts at $999 — hundreds more than the older iPhone 7 and the brand-new iPhone 8.  You don’t need a Ph.D.…
  • Oct 16

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  
    Last month, Apple unveiled its new iPhone X to much fanfare. Perhaps what created the most fanfare was its price. It starts at $999 — hundreds more than the older iPhone 7 and the brand-new iPhone 8.  You don’t need a Ph.D.…
  • Oct 13

    Five Ways to Create Holiday Marketing That Shine

    Five Ways to Create Holiday Marketing That Shine
    Yes, it’s already mid-October. No, you’re not the only one asking, “How did that happen?” The holidays are right around the corner, and they seem to come earlier each year. One question I often get at this time of year…
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Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

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

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
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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/
  • Oct 15

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Legal Malpractice Claim of Vessel Owner

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Legal Malpractice Claim of Vessel Owner
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has reversed a lower court ruling granting summary judgment to a law firm, saying the firm had failed to use all measures to combat an erroneous ruling by a French court. The firm, Dechart, had…
  • Oct 5

    Massachusetts Attorney Suspended Indefinitely for Criminal Forgery and Misconduct

    Massachusetts Attorney Suspended Indefinitely for Criminal Forgery and Misconduct
    A Massachusetts attorney has been suspended indefinitely as the result of two claims of misconduct, including falsifying information to the FBI and forging real estate documents.  Specifically, in April of 2006 and January of 2007, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1836

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.
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California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
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Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Has Enforced an Arbitration Clause in an Engagement Letter

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Has Enforced an Arbitration Clause in an Engagement Letter
    Some lawyers include arbitration clauses in their agreements with their clients. In this unpublished decision, the Third Circuit upheld an arbitration clause and rejected a challenge that the clause was prohibited by New Jersey law. Source:…
  • Sep 29

    Proximate Causation Defeats Another Legal Malpractice Case

    Proximate Causation Defeats Another Legal Malpractice Case
    When you sue a lawyer for a breach of the standard of care, you must prove proximate causation. If the underlying matter, was a lawsuit, you must show that, but for the negligence, you would have won the case. Here, the lawyer was hired to…
  • 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…
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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
  • 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.…
  • Oct 12

    Trump’s Constitution

    Trump’s Constitution
    In a year of shocking images, those from Charlottesville still  chill me the most. Certainly those of “alt-right”  marchers chanting “Jews will not replace us”, but even more so those of armed thugs attacking…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Oct 16

    Lloyd on Why Originalism Cannot Work @LloydEsq

    Lloyd on Why Originalism Cannot Work @LloydEsq
    ICYMI: Harold Anthony Lloyd, Wake Forest University School of Law, has published Why Originalism Cannot Work: Lessons from Logic, Scripture, and Art. Here is the abstract. Neil Gorsuch lauds judges who purport to “apply the law as it…
  • Oct 16

    Ricca on How To Make Space and Law Interplay Horizonally

    Ricca on How To Make Space and Law Interplay Horizonally
    ICYMI:Mario Ricca, University of Parma, has published How to Make Space and Law Interplay Horizontally: From Legal Geography to Legal Chorology. Here is the abstract. This essay addresses the thorny issue of how legal words and spatial…
  • Oct 16

    Selkälä and Rajavuori on Traditions, Myths, and Utopias of Personhood @TSelkl @Ger_Law_Journal @UniTurku

    Selkälä and Rajavuori on Traditions, Myths, and Utopias of Personhood @TSelkl @Ger_Law_Journal @UniTurku
    Toni Selkälä and Mikko Rajavuori, both of the University of Turku Faculty of Law, have published Traditions, Myths, and Utopias of Personhood: An Introduction at 18 German Law Journal 5 (2017) 18 German Law Journal 1017 (2017). Here…
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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 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…
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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/
  • 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...
  • Oct 8

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict
    On October 5, Lisa Bloom released a statement via twitter regarding her representation of Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company. She explained that she and Weinstein had been working “together on a project bringing [her] book to…
  • Oct 3

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt
    On September 28, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in McCoy v. Louisiana to consider whether the Sixth Amendment permits defense counsel to concede guilt over the express and emphatic objection of the defendant. In affirming McCoy’s…
Rank this Week: 38

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • 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,…
  • 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,…
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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/
  • Oct 16

    Badge of Dishonor

    Badge of Dishonor
    An attorney was suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court for 60 days on stipulated facts In two separate incidents in January 2015, Respondent was pulled over for a traffic infraction. During both stops, he displayed a badge to the officer,...
  • Oct 16

    Altered Email Leads To Suspension

    Altered Email Leads To Suspension
    The Indiana Supreme Court imposed a 180-day suspension based on these stipulated facts Respondent was employed with the Office of Corporation Counsel (“OCC”) for the City of Indianapolis. In November 2015, Indianapolis Animal Care and…
  • Oct 16

    Former Judge Faces Discipline

    Former Judge Faces Discipline
    A third bar discipline case on the Ohio Supreme Court docket this week Ohio State Bar Association v. Lance T. Mason, Case no. 2017-0794 Cuyahoga County The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recommends that former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas…
Rank this Week: 60

Lopsider

Lopsider

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

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Oct 16

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note
    A new vulnerability in all wi-fi enabled devices was announced today impacting the typical way many of us access wi-fi networks (WPA2 personal). Initial reports suggest Android and Linux users particularly vulnerable but it is safe to assume…
  • Oct 16

    The Legal Department of the Future

    The Legal Department of the Future
    The three key drivers for legal departments in the future are technology, service delivery models, and legal operations. Deloitte discusses the trends that will help law departments transform from in-house law firms to functions that drive…
  • Oct 10

    How Law Firms Can Minimize Write-Down

    How Law Firms Can Minimize Write-Down
    In this thoughtful article, Nancy Jessen discusses how law firms can address the reductions in profitability and realization facing the industry. Hint: 1) budget -- create a realistic scope of work tied to specific rates and 2) communicate…
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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: 815

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: 294

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/
  • Oct 13

    “I Was Really Out Of It” Can Be A Valid Excuse

    “I Was Really Out Of It” Can Be A Valid Excuse
    There are few really good excuses in life.  “The dog ate my ___” is one classic.  “Traffic” can serve as a reasonable excuse.  Temporary psychological inability to defend oneself does not seem like a…
  • Oct 12

    Some Interesting Points on Continuous Representation

    Some Interesting Points on Continuous Representation
    An elderly couple sells some real estate and want to insulate the proceeds for estate planning purposes, specifically Medicare planning.  They have to make the transaction such that they keep the proceeds and shield them from a 5 year…
  • Oct 11

    A Unique Cause of Action in a Legal Malpractice Setting

    A Unique Cause of Action in a Legal Malpractice Setting
    New, or unique causes of action rarely arise.  In Alrose Steinway, LLC v Jaspan Schlesinger, LLP 2017 NY Slip Op 32082(U) September 29, 2017  Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number: 151482/2017 we see a…
Rank this Week: 156

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: 3751

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/
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The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
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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…
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