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Web 100: Best law blogs
Our inaugural year of the Web 100 list honors 50 blogs (and adds five more to our Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.)
What do GCs really want from law firms? | Flat fees can help ensure you get paid, blogger writes

Edge International’s Pamela Woldow and Doug Richardson recently went to a private meeting in Panama of the general counsel of 35 corporations.

“Their responses were particularly telling—and particularly outspoken—when we…

What things do you consider before taking a case? | Bloggers review novel by ATL’s David Lat

Do you actually have procedures in place for whether you should take a case? Minneapolis solo Randall Ryder does—a four-step process he shared at Lawyerist. Two of his steps:

Wearing a ‘smartwatch’ to court | Trademarking a hog call | Better Call Saul—and here’s the number

“I’ve wanted a Dick Tracy watch since I was 8 years old,” lawyer-blogger Rick Georges told MyCase’s Nicole Black in her “Today’s Tech” column at

Bill would regulate gun ads for kids | An NTSB for death penalty cases?

The Volokh Conspiracy takes note of a bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives this week called the Children’s Firearm…

People look to Yelp to find lawyers online, survey says | Fallout over Facebook mood study?

Larry Bodine noted a survey of 3,465 people finding that 58 percent of those seeking lawyers make their first stop at business review site Yelp.…

Taking on SCOTUS’ own ‘buffer zone’ | Ability as a witness can outweigh top expert credentials

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Massachusetts law providing for a 35-foot buffer zone for protesters around abortion clinics…

Redefine networking as ‘making friends,’ solo writes | The fine line between ‘wise’ and ‘cranky’

New York City solo Dwayne Allen Thomas writes at My Shingle that he prefers to define networking as “making friends” rather than cultivating…

Law firm websites need to step up their game for Google | Dodging spammers while using autoreply

Law firm websites that focus on keywords rather than quality content are now losing the SEO battle, the Colorado Bar Association’s SOLO in COLO writes. New…

Trust accounts hike law practice costs, blogger says | Are law firm homepage views really declining?

Using trust accounts to store advance fees from clients is a burden on practitioners and less of a protection for clients than if they had paid by credit card, Washington,…

Blogger: Law firm homepages are losing significance | Will SCOTUS ruling affect Spider-Man rights?

Kevin O’Keefe at Real Lawyers Have Blogs notes an Atlantic article about sharply declining traffic to the New York Times’ homepage (based on…

Becker-Posner Blog shutters after Gary Becker’s death | Ready for chip-and-pin credit cards?

Nobel Prize-winning economist and University of Chicago professor Gary Becker died last week at the age of 83, and over the weekend, The Becker-Posner Blog said…

Will solo lawyers soon feel pressures that solo doctors do? | Tip on writing a 4th Circuit brief

My Shingle blogger and Washington, D.C., solo Carolyn Elefant took note of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about a obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced independently,…

Consulting the NBA’s constitution | Big lawsuit over gift cards | Experience and lawyer discipline

Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was suspended for life from the NBA on Tuesday over recorded racist remarks that were made public.…

NU football union vote today | How to turn down a client | Does it matter what car a lawyer drives?

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players are employees and can unionize. The players’ vote is scheduled for today, and…

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