Patrick Lamb | Monday June 23, 2014
I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association. The three P’s are pricing, project Management and process improvement. Having just written a book that covers these...
Jordan Furlong | Thursday May 29, 2014
Okay, I admit: that was a pure linkbait headline. Not quite as bad as 17 Heartwarming Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity, but still, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to draw in people who might be thinking (hoping?) that I’d given up on innovation in the...
Bruce MacEwen | Sunday April 27, 2014
I recently wrote about the depressing prospects for graduates of all but the top ten or twenty law schools (Two Law Grad Markets). And yes, these were statistical generalizations, and the experience of specific individuals with particular skills and backgrounds will always be different, pro and con. But...
- Change afoot in American civil justice systemMy husband is a cattle and sheep rancher, and during the 36 years of our marriage, I have learned a few things—for example, in the spring, livestock can overgraze on sweet new grass to the point of killing themselves. It is called foundering. Due process in the American civil justice…
- Instead of telling everyone you’re the ‘Best & Brightest,’ listen more to the people in...I really, really wish lawyers would stop using the expression “Best & Brightest” to describe themselves. For example, the "Recruiting the Best & Brightest" page at Covington & Burling's website. When I was a college freshman in 1976, the first book we were assigned…
- Why it’s time to overhaul the Model Rule on fees to better serve clientsWell-known litigator David Boies recently panned the billable hour as “a problem” that “creates a conflict of interest between the lawyer and the client.” And Ted Olson has said he negotiates a fixed fee for legal work whenever possible, so “then a client knows if it’s expensive.” Eighty percent of…
- RIP Clearspire: Is this an ominous sign for NewLaw?Clearspire, the law firm piece at least, ceased operations on May 15. According to its website: "For five years, Clearspire led the charge in revolutionizing the 21st-century workplace and the delivery of legal services. We built a re-engineered law firm…
- Cell Companies Mount $2.8 Million Fee Fight Against NPESix phone companies say Tyler, Texas-based Eon dragged out a San Francisco patent suit for nearly a year after a claim construction ruling that gutted its case.
- Embassy Bombing Victims Awarded $8 BillionVictims of deadly terrorist attacks in 1998 at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were awarded more than $8 billion on Friday by a federal judge in Washington.
- GM, Ford Sued Over Music RoyaltiesA music industry group on Friday sued Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and two electronics companies, demanding that the businesses pay artists and record labels royalties allegedly owed under U.S. copyright law.
- Lawyer's Blog Gets Scrutiny on Capitol Hill at Confirmation HearingThe potential pitfalls of lawyers who blog were on display Thursday on Capitol Hill, where it was revealed that a federal judicial nominee once wrote that readers of his blog "will agree I shouldn't be a judge."
- Erise IP, a boutique law firm, offers individualized service to clientsErise IP builds relationships with clients, where there is a commitment to trust and individualized attention.
- Yang promoted to GC at RealDVivian Yang has been promoted toexecutive vice president and general counsel at RealD Inc.
- Employees say Apple illegally forgoes work breaks; judge grants class action statusThe employees had complained that the tech giant had no provided timely meal and rest breaks, and often, employees were denied any breaks at all.
- Lloyd’s of London fined $370 million for Libor manipulationThe Department of Justice (DOJ), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have each accused the bank of multiple forms of manipulation