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147 ABA Journal @BlawgWhisperer articles.

When will law grads and law jobs reach equilibrium? Between 2015 and 2021, depending on who you ask

Back in October at the Midwest Association of Prelaw Advisors conference, University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Jerry Organ (who also blogs at The…

Should small firms be the ones to close the access-to-justice gap? | How to be a great local counsel

Corrected: Last week, the New York City Bar Association announced some new pilot programs: a New Lawyer Institute, which would offer a yearlong…

Do most litigators have ‘impostor syndrome?’ | Men vs. women on ‘having it all’

At Associate’s Mind, Alabama lawyer Keith Lee notes how many young professionals suffer from “impostor syndrome” in which the person feels as though they’re secretly unqualified for…

Police don’t pay judgments against them, article says | A bulletproof business suit? Is that legal?

Corrected: When University of Denver law professor Nancy Leong teaches criminal procedure, she always arranges for a police officer to come to class.

“I remember one time in particular when…

Is the law firm associate model being phased out? | Encrypt laptop for ethics’ sake, blogger writes

The notion of creating a new class of associates that receives more training, less pressure to bill and less pay has taken hold…

Tips from two serious women rainmakers | Should students not be law review editors?

In posts Tuesday and Thursday at the Careerist, Vivia Chen shared the insights of Sheila L. Birnbaum and Nina M. Gussack about women and business development.…

Blogger shares skills future solos need | Legal-eyed TV recaps | ‘Are word limits for suckers?’

Washington, D.C., solo Carolyn Elefant notes that she wasn’t asked for a quote by the New…

Writing briefs with the iPad in mind | Taking your dog to the office | What is true innovation?

Most judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals read legal briefs on iPads, New Orleans appellate lawyer Raymond P. Ward wrote at Louisiana Civil…

How to be a boss | More hot coffee lawsuits on horizon?

Corrected: The LexisNexis offer of six free months of LexisNexis Firm Manager described at Robert Ambrogi’s Lawsites and announced at the ABA GPSolo fall conference is…

Would solos take a hit if limited licensing of nonlawyers were allowed?

While the recommendations in the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education’s draft report (PDF) regarding law schools is what grabbed the…

Where do you get the best Twitter stats? | How an ‘equal opportunity jerk’ won a discrimination suit

How does one find lawyers to follow on Twitter? Robert Ambrogi’s Lawsites has always sent people to LexTweet and Legal Birds.…

Is Missouri bill gunning for the First Amendment? | Audience member sues, alleging Blue Man goof

One aspect of a proposed Missouri law that would override federal gun laws would make it a misdemeanor to “publish…

Would losing the 3L year really reduce students’ costs? Bloggers discuss

Discussion of a two-year J.D. has picked up since President Barack Obama said in a speech at Binghamton University in New York that he…

How one firm successfully recoups its costs; ‘Breaking Bad’ legal fan-fiction?

Attorney at Work asked lawyers from four different firms about their most effective cost-recovery methods.

“The clients in one of our practice sectors especially do not…

Law prof creates ‘experimental’ calculator for bar exam-takers to predict whether they’ll pass

Will you pass the bar? At WITNESSETH, University of Pepperdine law professor Robert Anderson has posted an “experimental bar passage calculator” to help recent bar exam-takers calculate their…

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