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April 18, 2015
Smartwatches and other wearables can enhance the practice of law, attorneys say.

Smartwatches and other forms of wearable technology aren’t just for fitness enthusiasts or techies that can’t bear to be away from the Net. In a…

April 18, 2015
Automation may dull brain skills, author Nicholas Carr warns Techshow

As the legal industry embraces automation, it’s extremely important for humans to remain actively engaged or risk losing their skills. One of the main themes…

April 18, 2015
Our 10 favorite #ABATechshow freebies

Hands down, the best part of visiting the ABA Techshow expo floor are the people: old and new friends, business contacts, and reps from companies…

April 18, 2015
Law firm efficiency starts by carving out time to train, speakers say

Just like the 12-step program, the first step in improving law firm efficiency is to admit that you have a problem. Otherwise no piece of…

April 18, 2015
Ex-judge gives up law license after taking plea in federal bribery case over jury verdict

A former Arkansas judge who pleaded guilty earlier this year in a federal bribery case concerning his reduction of a jury award from over $5…

April 18, 2015
‘Hire’ LinkedIn for referrals, marketing your firm, lawyers advise

For most people, LinkedIn is an online repository for your resume and a website that you rarely visit and almost never update. But the social…

April 18, 2015
Manage your law office technology so it doesn’t manage you

Like it or not, technology is a necessary part of a modern law practice. In fact, it may be the most important part of a…

April 18, 2015
What’s the biggest time suck in your day?

What are the biggest roadblocks to productivity in your day? Earlier this week, we reported on an consultant who has advised attorneys to stop…

April 18, 2015
NALP sees ‘upward movement’ in starting pay for associates; median increases $10K

Updated and corrected: The year 2009 remains the high-water mark for starting associate salaries in BigLaw, but there is a bright spot for new lawyers…

April 18, 2015
Demanding work schedules are damaging their health, say 82% of surveyed lawyers

The demands of work at leading law firms in the United States and United Kingdom are quantified in a new survey that found 22 percent…

April 18, 2015
Lawyer’s ‘indefensibly outrageous’ remarks merit suspension, review board says

A lawyer who contended he was “baited” into making offensive statements to opposing counsel failed to persuade an Illinois disciplinary review board to remand the…

April 18, 2015
4 steps for reinventing legal education

As lawyers who also are legal educators, we must accept that the new normal is here to stay – a world with decreased law school…

April 18, 2015
Want to be more productive? Delegate routine tasks and stop checking email constantly, expert says

Want to get more out of your work day? Then minimize interruptions, a time-management expert says. Find a way to work behind a closed door,…

April 18, 2015
Wind apparently propels turkey through law firm window

Kansas City, Missouri, lawyer Jeffrey Tonkin found an involuntary intruder in his law office on Monday. Legal secretary Monica Hastings was the first to spot…

April 18, 2015
Want a .law domain? File your ‘expression of interest’

A CEO overseeing the distribution of the new .law domain is getting the word out to lawyers and marketers who may be interested in registering…

April 18, 2015
Cartoon Poll: A lawyer walks into a forest ...

ABA Journal staffers have sifted through more than 150 entries, many alluding to the Big, Bad Wolf and whether a tree can be heard falling…

April 18, 2015
Making the Bible the official book of Tennessee would violate Constitution, state AG says

Updated: A legal opinion by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says a proposal to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee would violate the…

April 18, 2015
Suspicious lawyer finds malware on external hard drive supplied by police lawyer in discovery

An Arkansas lawyer is seeking sanctions after his computer expert found malware on an external hard drive supplied in response to a discovery request. Lawyer…

April 18, 2015
US attorney ‘close to the edge’ in comments on indicted lawmaker, but federal judge won’t nix case

The U.S. attorney for Manhattan went “close to the edge” in public comments about indicted lawmaker Sheldon Silver, a federal judge said Friday. However, U.S.…

April 18, 2015
A 10,000-lawyer law firm? There is ‘no logical end’ to Dentons’ expansion, its global CEO says

The world’s largest law firm aims to get bigger as it seeks to replicate the Big Four accounting firm model. Dentons will have more than…