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Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms [Video]

Mar. 19, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Mike McDevitt, CEO for Tandem Legal Group, is not a lawyer, but thanks to an obscure rule in Washington, D.C.'s code of ethics for lawyers he is able to have an ownership interest in the law...more

Feathers start to fly over upcoming book about why lawyers suck

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

Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships  [Video]

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

Law Prof: I May File Law School Ethics Charges [Video]

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

Malignant Leadership

A lack of effective oversight can allow even a well-intentioned managing partner to go bad....more

Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer's Guide to Working with Online Marketing Tools (Branded Networks)

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

Social Media for Lawyers or How I Built a National Law Practice using Social Media

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

IRS 6050W: Implications for Attorneys and Others Who Accept Credit Cards

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

Protecting a Law Firm’s Crown Jewels

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

REGULATORY BARRIERS TO THE GROWTH OF MULTIJURISDICTIONAL VIRTUAL LAW FIRMS AND POTENTIAL FIRST STEPS TO THEIR REMOVAL

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

Why Lawyers Are Lousy Collaborators

In an evolving legal profession in which the players are ever more functionally interdependent, the ability to collaborate has become a core competency. In managing law firms and legal departments…managing legal projects…in...more

Are You Prepared to Kick Butt?

Here's a blunt message to all General Counsel: "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" Given the the realignment of power in the legal profession's "New Normal," you have to exercise authority more forcefully. Demand more accountability...more

ABSs & the SRA Handbook - A New Era for 2012

Three months under the new regulatory regime - how is your business adapting, what should you be thinking about, and what are the responsibilities of your COLP and COFA? From 3rd January 2012, non-legal persons may now...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (Powerpoint)

Delivered on December 20, 2011, as the ethics portion of the Seattle, Washington, Continuing Legal Education seminar (CLE) "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web." ...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (text)

Written for the ethics portion of the Seattle Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar text "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web.” Michael Kaiser presented the ethics portion of the...more

Newly-Minted Lawyers Are Generally Poor Writers: Why the Law Schools Are Largely to Blame

In an article published on line in 2010, Charles E. Rounds, Jr. suggested that the expansion of legal writing programs in the law schools at the expense of instruction in core legal doctrine is why the law schools are turning...more

The Clock is Ticking: In Five Years, Traditional Law Firms May be Extinct. What Are You Doing to Avoid Being an Artifact?

Traditional law firms are in real danger of becoming extinct. The rising competitive pressures from Internet based providers of legal services, legal project outsourcing companies, ediscovery services and other forms of non...more

Law Firm Crisis Management: Planning, Developing and Implementing a Public Relations and Communications Program for Law Firms

Every law firm maintains a disaster recovery plan in order to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters so that the firm can continue in operation. However, most law firms fall short in maintaining a public and media...more

It Shouldn’t Suck to be an Associate at a Law Firm

Law firms inexplicably eat their young. Attrition of law firm associates has always been a blight on the profession. This attrition is financially painful as associates leave BigLaw in droves during their third or fourth...more

5 Marketing Lessons from Howrey's Graveside

What does Howrey's demise say about branding in the legal marketplace? That clients buy lawyers and lawyers buy law firms, and so firms would do better considering themselves product marketers rather than the product. And...more

Chat may not be prohibited solicitation...in PA

It was always believed that soliciting client via social media chat was prohibited by Rule 7.3. The Philadelphia Bar doesn't think so....more

Should Attorneys Have a Client Relations MCLE Requirement?

Exploring incorporation of Client Relations into Attorney MCLE requirements....more

Practicing Law Without an Office Address: How the Bona Fide Office Requirement Affects Virtual Law Practice

This Article from the University of Dayton Law Review, Volume 36-1 (2011) examines virtual law practice as a necessary and inevitable solution to the globalization of law firms and the lack of access to justice in our...more

Rule 1-650: Some Good Deeds Go Unpunished

Exploration of California rule allowing attorneys to donate time to limited scope legal services....more

Two Practices, One Life: Why Your Life Outside The Law Matters

A short article on the stress lawyers face in their practice and the importance of managing that stress for a successful career....more

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