Blawg Review #272

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Blawg Review is a weekly roundup of interesting posts from around the world of law blogs. For over five years (a long time in the blog realm) it’s been hosted on a rotating weekly basis by various law blogs from around the world. This week’s edition of Blawg Review is dedicated to the various aspects of lawyering and law practice.

Law Firm Marketing

Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites blog discussed whether you should call yourself a “lawyer” or an “attorney”.

Legal Blog Watch shows us the world’s worst law firm website disclaimer.

Practice Management

An Associate’s Mind blog has begun a list of “Twenty Reasons Why Lawyers Fail”. Reasons 20-16 and 15-11 are published. Stay tuned on that site for the top ten.

Kevin O’Keefe at Real Lawyers Have Blogs questions to growing trend of “unconferences” within legal conferences.

Technology

AdamsDrafting blog asks whether there should be a standard protocol for the use of Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature.

Niki Black at Sui Generis discusses recent concerns about jury use of Facebook and other social media.

Matt Homann offers some advice on how to think about testing alternative fees in your law firm.

Law School Success

Law People Blog shared concerns about law schools’ obligations to improve the legal profession by creating professional, ethical lawyers.

Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports tells us how much law professors are paid. Don’t feel bad for them, they’re doing fine.

Career Development

Chuck Newton asks something we often wonder: Why don’t more young lawyers start their own law practices?

Lawyering Skills

The Deliberations Blog has some interesting thoughts on the use of technology (specifically PowerPoint) in your courtroom presentations.

Legal Ethics

The Trial Warrior Blog contrasts US and Canadian approaches to the consequences of filing frivolous lawsuits.

Blawg Review has information about next week’s host, and instructions how to get your blawg posts reviewed in upcoming issues.