25March, 2010

Re: fer Referral Fees–Can and Do

While not every state allows for its attorneys to make and receive referrals where the referring attorney receives a portion of the fee earned (that last part is the critical part), Massachusetts does. (See, this is what I have been telling you all along: Massachusetts loves you, and wants you to be happy. They’re making […]

24March, 2010

Casemaker Claims Fastcase May Be Missing 100s of Case Citations; Fastcase Responds; Casemaker Replies

This week, I am doing a little pinch-hitting. Erik Mazzone, the erstwhile (yes, I know that I overuse, and probably incorrectly apply, “erstwhile”) Director of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Center for Practice Management, had intended to post on the above-referenced topic, but is in the midst of a family emergency, and is not able […]

17March, 2010

Postdiluvian and the Baling Out: Flood Recovery Resources for Lawyers

Given Massachusetts (and New England’s generally) unpredictable weather patterns, it’s true that you never quite know what you’re going to get. Over the weekend, and earlier this week, what we got was some serious flooding, resulting in property damage, road closures and much other inconvenience. Fortunately for us, flooding is a rather rare occurrence in […]

16March, 2010

Preach What You Practice II: LOMAP Gets Second Podcast, the “Legal Toolkit”

Late last year, I wrote about Rodney Dowell’s “UnBillable Hour” podcast, sponsored by the good people at AbacusLaw. You can revisit that post here. And, you’ll be pleased to know that the UnBillable Hour still goes strong. You can check out the full collection of programs at the UnBillable Hour’s homepage.However, in […]

16March, 2010

Preach What You Practice II: LOMAP Gets Second Podcast, the "Legal Toolkit"

Late last year, I wrote about Rodney Dowell’s “UnBillable Hour” podcast, sponsored by the good people at AbacusLaw. You can revisit that post here. And, you’ll be pleased to know that the UnBillable Hour still goes strong. You can check out the full collection of programs at the UnBillable Hour’s homepage.However, in […]

9March, 2010

LOMAP’s “Start-Up Kit” Proffers Main Considerations for the Establishment of a Law Practice

Whether you’re starting a law practice or running a marathon, it is essential to prepare (train; or, “run a train on”, as it were) and to get off the blocks quickly. (How should I know whether there are blocks at marathon starts . . . I’ve never actually run a marathon. That’s insane.)Here […]

9March, 2010

LOMAP’s "Start-Up Kit" Proffers Main Considerations for the Establishment of a Law Practice

Whether you’re starting a law practice or running a marathon, it is essential to prepare (train; or, “run a train on”, as it were) and to get off the blocks quickly. (How should I know whether there are blocks at marathon starts . . . I’ve never actually run a marathon. That’s insane.)Here […]

8March, 2010

Guest Post: Cowabunga, Dude! Catch the Google Wave

We are pleased to have received an excellent post from Kate O’Toole, a former colleague of mine at the Massachusetts Bar Association. Kate has written on Google Wave, and her take on the system appears below. Kate has also been kind enough to agree (and cannot back out now) to provide us with […]

4March, 2010

Freesearch Trails: Breadcrumbs for Recovering (the) Most of Your Research Buck

Remember law school. Oh, man, was law school great. The keg parties, sleeping until 2 pm, free food and lodging (as far as you knew then), girls who stayed the same age while you kept getting older, your pirate radio station, Scorpion Bowls . . . Oh, sorry. That was college. […]