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‘My sentencing instincts suck,’ blogging judge admits, wishing ex-con-turned-law-student well

This week, we noted that Shon Hopwood—who wrote a rare winning certiorari petition to the U.S. Supreme Court while in federal prison for bank robbery and has since been released…

Blogger says farewell to tech expert who treated solos with respect, not like ‘desperate morons’

Ross Kodner, a legal technology expert who died this week at age 52, could have set his sights on large firms and…

Phase out court reporters, judge says; How would a ‘price point law firm’ work?

Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf of Nebraska sang the praises of digital audio recording as an alternative to court reporters at Hercules and the…

Is it macho for lawyers to put in long hours? ‘Too soon to tell’ about W&L curriculum, prof says

Last week, at the Careerist, Vivia Chen took notes a survey noted by Hastings College of Law professor Joan Williams at Harvard Business…

Law firms say they want ‘practice ready’ grads—but who are they actually hiring?

Washington & Lee University Law School’s decision to emphasize practical skills in the 3L year and subsequent enrollment surge was called the “biggest…

Law firm versions of big-box stores; IRS summer hours; Airbnb for the bar exam?

Some law firms have a “big box” model, New York City-based law firm consultant Bruce MacEwen writes at Adam Smith, Esq. Which is to say that…

Blogger reads between lines of NSA lawyer’s ‘false myths’ speech, knowing what we know now

Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill remembers a speech that National Security Agency general counsel Rajesh De made at Georgetown in February.

“In light of recent reports that the NSA

Blaming the Baby Boomers; Do young children believe that ideas can be owned?

Beware of the Boomers, Boston practitioner Dave Brown writes at Hungry Hungry Lawyers.

“As exceptional as the Greatest Generation might have been, they really tanked the…

In-person networking the right move for every lawyer?; Summer reading recs from bloggers

Late last week, Philadelphia law partners Jordan Rushie and Leo Mulvihill at Philly Law Blog and Lawyerist, respectively, wrote about “the hustle” that goes…

Question the quality of client leads from the Web; Should you link up with competitors on LinkedIn?

Last month, Arizona criminal defense attorney Matt Brown noted at Tempe Criminal Defense that he was taking a break from blogging to go on a 700-plus-mile…

Schools that are nailing law practice technology; Prof compares SLU to Pakistan; Tumblr drama

Legal services delivery entrepreneur Richard Granat wrote at eLawyering Blog about the efforts of the ABA’s eLawyering Task Force to identify the top…

Who’s really driving the alternative fee arrangements movement; Blogger stands up for privacy

Jean P. O’Grady, a knowledge strategist at DLA Piper took on this year’s Alternative Fee Arrangements at Legal Departments and…

SCOTUSblog gets press credentials; eBay defamation case is dropped after bloggers turn up the heat

Last month, SCOTUSblog won a Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media–the first blog to ever do so. On Thursday, it announced that it…

Bloggers defend the brick-and-mortar law office; What if fathers had paid paternity leave?

At LexThink.1 at ABA Techshow last week, one memorable quip came from MyCase co-founder Matt Spiegel: “The office is dead,” he said. “If we can only advise…

Law bloggers round up ABA Techshow’s highs and lows

ABA Techshow 2013 wrapped up this past Saturday, and law bloggers were out in force. For a comprehensive list of news stories and blog posts that previewed…

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