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Archive for April 2010

My Own Blast From The Past: Everything’s Going To Be Alright

I am not supposed to be posting here.  My blog is moving platforms and this post will be lost in the transition.  Oh well.  There’s a good conversation taking place on line and I wanted to join in. Today, Scott Greenfield shared his own blast from the past (or if you prefer, his salad days,…

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Passion Is Always in Fashion

In a couple of hours, I’m heading out to Seattle for the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference as well as some other meetings with colleagues and online friends.  I’ll be away for the week and fairly busy, so I won’t be posting.  Plus, while I’m away, there’ll be some back-end work taking place at my…

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A Few Quick Bits – Google Search Videos and Practice Management Comparison

I just wanted to mention a couple of quick resources. First, if you’re in the market for law practice management tools, check out this post by my Social Media for Lawyers co-author, Nicole Black.  In particular, Nicole mentions this extremely useful  ABA Comparison Chart of different LPM tools.  Unfortunately, many of the companies didn’t provide price quotes,…

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Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing

Notwithstanding a work deadline and my still outstanding taxes, I’ve done my part to express my views on cloud computing in response to the North Carolina Ethics Committee Inquiry.  I’m not a member of the North Carolina Bar, but as a frequent commentator on solo and small firm practice, I felt it was important to…

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North Carolina Wants Your Comments on Cloud Based Practice Management Tools.

Yesterday, I received the urgent news, first from my colleague Stephanie Kimbro of VLO Tech, then Jack Newton of Clio that the North Carolina bar has been asked to provide a formal ethics opinion on the use of the “cloud” or web-based services by lawyers.  Details of some of the topics for consideration are here with comments…

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Is Skills Training Overrated…The Fourth Circuit Shows Why

If you’ve followed me at this site for a while, you’d discover that I’m not particularly a fan of skills training in law school.  Sure, I’m familiar with and agree with much in the Carnegie Report, which argues that law school needs to incorporate more skills training.  However, I’ve always believed that between clinical courses, moot…

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Some Quick Tech Tidbits

 Here’s some quick leftover tidbits from Tech Show (and elsewhere:) Legal Typist Andrea Cannavina, my TechShow roommate posted these tweets from my session with Niki Black on Social Media; Allison Shields of Legal Ease is doing a  multi-part summary of Tech Show (this installment has 60 tweets) and Ernie the Attorney Svenson has a neat little video on what the ipad does.

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The More Things Change….

A half decade ago, I posted about the then- historic lawsuit by the EEOC against biglaw firm Sidley Austin for engaging in age discrimination by demoting or forcing the retirement of 32 partners in their late fifties and early sixties because of their age.  Of course, because federal discrimination laws apply only to employees, not owners,…

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