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Law Prof: I May File Law School Ethics Charges
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Ponzi Schemer Marc Dreier Confesses 'Sins' in New Film
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Exploring incorporation of Client Relations into Attorney MCLE requirements....more
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
Exploration of California rule allowing attorneys to donate time to limited scope legal services....more
A short article on the stress lawyers face in their practice and the importance of managing that stress for a successful career....more
Recommendations as advertising? Jurisdictional concerns vary from state to state, but the one thing that traverses all jurisdictions is the advent of social media is here to stay and networks like LinkedIn are here to stay. ...more
When I discuss my privacy concerns with people, frequently the response I get is "If you're not doing anything wrong, why do you care?"
I'll tell ya why I care. Just because something's private doesn't mean it's bad or...more
Precautions to be taken when using a smartphone in a law practice....more
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