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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/
  • Feb 17

    Tennessee Disbars Two: Metal Pipe Injury Defense Rejected In One Case; Other Followed In Footsteps Of Davy Crockett

    Tennessee Disbars Two: Metal Pipe Injury Defense Rejected In One Case; Other Followed In Footsteps Of Davy Crockett
    The web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court disbarred two Nashville attorneys, Sean K. Hornbeck and Robin K. Barry, revoking their law licenses. The Court rejected both attorneys’ requests to make the disbarment…
  • Feb 16

    Conn Man

    Conn Man
    The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred Eric Conn The factual basis leading to Conn's disbarment is found in KBA files 22222 and 16-DIS-24363. KBA file 16-DIS-24363 stems from Conn's guilty plea following his March 16, 2017, plea…
  • Feb 16

    Speculative Conflict Does Not Justify Disqualification

    Speculative Conflict Does Not Justify Disqualification
    The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed an order disqualifying retained counsel in a criminal matter. Carlos Ramon Mulatillo privately retained attorney Steven Gardner to defend him on felony drug charges. Gardner had represented Mulatillo for…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Feb 16

    The Hazy Difference Between Professional Negligence and the Rest of the World

    The Hazy Difference Between Professional Negligence and the Rest of the World
    Professionals such as doctors, lawyers, architects, engineers, can be held for tort.  Others, almost never.  But, what is the difference when they are being sued?  Dormitory Auth. of the State of N.Y. v Samson Constr.…
  • Feb 14

    A Big Mess and Legal Malpractice Too

    A Big Mess and Legal Malpractice Too
    A decade long real estate litigation which eventually ends in a legal malpractice case with sanction hearings.  This particular decision is about whether the judge who presided over the 10 year long real estate case should then have…
  • Feb 13

    A Nicely Written Explanation of Duplicitive Pleading

    A Nicely Written Explanation of Duplicitive Pleading
    Here is a short but complete description of duplicitive pleading in professional negligence cases.  It is found in Delphi Healthcare PLLC v Petrella Phillips LLP   2018 NY Slip Op 01012  Decided on February 9,…
Rank this Week: 90

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
  • Feb 16

    What Should You Do If You’re Injured In A Car Accident?

    What Should You Do If You’re Injured In A Car Accident?
    When you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, the most important thing to do is get to safety and get medical care for any injuries. However, in the midst of scary and unexpected car accidents, many people may not know what other…
  • Feb 2

    Underdogs – The Philadelphia Eagles Theme Resonates for This Lawyer

    Underdogs – The Philadelphia Eagles Theme Resonates for This Lawyer
    By now, everyone has heard about the Philadelphia Eagles and their rise to football supremacy as underdogs – the team that no one respected. On Sunday, we’ll see if the Eagles prove just how underrated and disrespected they were…
  • Jan 19

    Social Security Disability Claimants Face Long Delays Waiting for Hearing

    Social Security Disability Claimants Face Long Delays Waiting for Hearing
    It takes an average of 23 to 25 months until a Social Security Disability claimant has their hearing. Don’t take our word for it, you can read it on Social Security’s website at…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Feb 9

    Congratulations to Bruce Green!

    Congratulations to Bruce Green!
    I received this very happy news yesterday from my colleague, Susan Fortney: Congratulations to our friend and ethics guru Professor Bruce Green on his selection as the recipient of the 2018 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award.…
  • Feb 6

    FISC rule on candor

    FISC rule on candor
    There's been lots of discussion about the duty of candor in submissions to the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Rule 13 has relevant provisions, as do Rules 7 and 11(b).
  • Jan 22

    Florida Facebook Friend

    Florida Facebook Friend
    The Orlando Sentinel published my oped (with the paper’s headline) concerning the Florida Supreme Court case that will decide whether a judge may be Facebook friends with lawyers who appear before the judge. The heart of the piece is…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 594

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: 1001

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: 1122

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
  • Feb 3

    China Has Big Plans for Your Future

    China Has Big Plans for Your Future
    When I first visited China in the 1980’s, the tallest building in Shanghai was the fourteen story Peace Hotel; when I returned a few years later, there were over fifty skyscrapers over fifty stories. So China’s economic miracle is…
  • Jan 4

    Is it Good to “Think Like a Lawyer”?

    Is it Good to “Think Like a Lawyer”?
    I have always been puzzled by the venerable phrase “thinking like a lawyer.” What does it mean and should we take it as a  compliment or a put-down? Anne Marie Slaughter clearly sees it as a compliment: “Thinking like a…
  • Dec 1

    Not Garrison Keillor!

    Not Garrison Keillor!
    It’s easy enough to enjoy some righteous indignation when the Roy Moores of the world are accused of sexual harassment, but I have a different reaction when people I admire like Garrison Keillor, Louis C.K. and Al Franken are  the…
Rank this Week: 1695

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jan 22

    AI in the Law Firm: The Ethics of Who’s Running the Show

    AI in the Law Firm: The Ethics of Who’s Running the Show
    We’ve had a great response to an Above the Law op-ed here that outlined the kinds of skills lawyers will need as artificial intelligence increases its foothold in law firms. The piece makes clear that without the right kinds of skills,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1900

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: 1880

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: 1902

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: 1600

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: 2101

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: 1554

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: 1746

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: 1524

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
  • Feb 16

    What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?

    What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?
    The Legalweek 2018 sub-conference Legal Diversity and Talent Management featured speaker panels from various sectors — law firms, companies, startups, bar associations and government. Being surrounded by legal innovation and discussions…
  • Feb 16

    What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?

    What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?
    The Legalweek 2018 sub-conference Legal Diversity and Talent Management featured speaker panels from various sectors — law firms, companies, startups, bar associations and government. Being surrounded by legal innovation and discussions…
  • Feb 15

    Pocket Notebooks: The Productivity App You Need

    Pocket Notebooks: The Productivity App You Need
    David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity method has been wildly popular since its debut in 2001. "Capture" is one of the most important steps in the GTD process, and nothing captures ideas faster than pocket notebooks. I know,…
Rank this Week: 2529

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    After Losing Their Case In Arbitration, Plaintiffs Sue Their Lawyer

    After Losing Their Case In Arbitration, Plaintiffs Sue Their Lawyer
    The case is captioned Kalomakls Management v. Lawrence & Walsh, P.C., 2018 NY Slip Op 00282. The plaintiff filed an arbitration proceeding against a contractor who worked on the renovation of Plaintiff’s diner. The Defendant…
  • Jan 21

    Legal Malpractice Claim Based On Faulty Tax Advice Dismissed By New York Court

    Legal Malpractice Claim Based On Faulty Tax Advice Dismissed By New York Court
    The case is Millman v. Blatt & Dauman, 2018 NY Slip Op 30016(U).  The plaintiff sued his former divorce attorney and his accountant for providing allegedly faulty tax advice that he should file a joint return with his wife.…
  • Dec 14

    Divorce Litigant’s Claims Against Court-Appointed Expert Dismissed

    Divorce Litigant’s Claims Against Court-Appointed Expert Dismissed
    The case is DePalma v. Maya Murphy, 16 cv 8933, from the Southern District of New York.  The relevant opinion is dated December 1, 2017. The plaintiff, Carol DePalma, sued her former divorce attorney and the court-appointed financial…
Rank this Week: 2453

Lopsider

Lopsider

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

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Jan 10

    “Wake Up Call for Stagnant Law Firm

    “Wake Up Call for Stagnant Law Firm
    An article discussion the 2018 Annual Georgetown/ALM State of the Legal Market Report.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 4391

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: 3396