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Rolling Out LPM Software at Akin Gump
Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster'
What In-House Counsel Want - LMA Tech 2013 Replay
BigLaw Bonus Season: Treading Water is a 'Victory'
Bar Associations Give Jobless Lawyers a Boost
Building A Post-Recession Law Firm
Stealth Lawyer: Kirath Miller, Legal Recruiter
MacEwen: Partners Can't Really be Entrepreneurial
Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School
Zimmermann: Rumored BigLaw Mergers Are Blockbusters
Stealth Lawyer: Jiabei Chen, Lingerie Designer
Stealth Lawyer: Peter Kim, Food Museum Director
Stealth Lawyer: Megan Grandinetti, Health Coach
Preview: Silicon Valley In-House Counsel Panel - LMA Bay Area
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
How Bryan Cave Grooms Rainmakers
Consultant: Legal Ethics Rulemaking Outpaced By Technology
Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program
Stealth Lawyer: Havona Madama, Kid Klass Founder
Press: Clients Buying Less, But Paying More
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Sept. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Adrian Dayton, law firm consultant and columnist for National Law Journal, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about three recent legal ethics opinions on lawyers and law firms using LinkedIn....more
Today has been an interesting day for the “Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It” book project. First thing this morning I got a phone call from someone passionately supportive of this project and everything it...more
June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Thies, outgoing president for the Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's report on the impact of law school debt on the delivery of...more
The trust being a multi-party relationship, it is not always that easy to discern at any given time whom legal counsel is representing, or should be representing, in matters relating to the trust’s creation and...more
Woodland Hills Attorney Barry P. Goldberg warns his colleagues to have believable and accurate time records or risk receiving no compensation whatsoever from a reviewing court. Since the California Court of Appeal did not...more
In Gunn v. Minton, the Supreme Court held that federal courts do not have exclusive jurisdiction over patent malpractice claims. Under 28 USC § 1338(a), federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over cases “arising under any...more
1. Do you “reply to all” on emails? Should you?
With the ease of email communications, thought needs to be given before you respond to an email and hit “reply to all.” With traditional correspondence by mail to opposing...more
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg Law) -- Ben Trachtenberg, an associate professor at University of Missouri School of Law who has written about law schools misrepresenting incoming student GPAs, LSAT scores and graduate employment data,...more
Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Law firm Kaye Scholer LLP and financial advisor Capstone Advisory Group LLC are in the sights of a U.S. Trustee aiming to claw back $12 million for an undisclosed agreement to share fees awarded in...more
A lack of effective oversight can allow even a well-intentioned managing partner to go bad....more
This ebook will serve as a practical how-to manual with best practices for lawyers wishing to collaborate with branded networks to market their law practice, deliver legal services to clients online, and for lawyer brand...more
Alice’s outside law firm had ignored her letter alerting it to a serious conflict of interest. In fact, when the firm’s “risk management” partner called, all he seemed to want was to keep her company’s legal work.
Are you holding unclaimed or abandoned client funds? October is the month to remit and report - learn how by reading this article....more
If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more
Five year ago, I joined a prestigious (I thought at the time) Long Island law firm with the idea that I could start a National practice devoted to ERISA and single employer retirement plans. Unfortunately the idea was to...more
This is a good analysis of the implications of IRS 6050W for attorneys and others who accept credit card payments; kudos to Lawpay.com for the analysis!...more
As attorneys, we tend to focus on how to avoid being sued by a client in the first place. After all, the lawyer’s role is to protect the client’s interests and to take the actions necessary to secure this objective. No lawyer...more
Important resources for lawyers who are new to the practice of bankruptcy....more
In many cases, the stumbling block to settlement is the parties’ polar opposite views of what the likely jury verdict will be. Impasse is typically reached in these situations when the parties dig their heels in, often...more
The goal of the trial lawyer in using a mock trial or focus group in his or her case is to obtain objective information from a group of individuals demographically similar to the real jurors. Consequently, the mock trial or...more
A discussion of the latest counterfeit scam targeting lawyers....more
Here’s a real shocker for you: When a partner leaves a healthy law firm, he and his or her new firm can be required to return to his or her old law firm the profits made the cases he or she brings along. These obligations...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed.
The spread of disruptive technologies to the legal profession is changing the dynamic of how law firms are structured as well as the value propositions associated with the delivery of legal services. The number of law firms...more