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Understanding and Working with Anxiety

Suffering from anxiety can be a debilitating to your practice and mental health. Learn how to manage your anxiety with these tips.

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There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing

If the people you want to sign your retainer agreement cross the line between offline and online as easily as pulling a phone out of their pockets, then you should too.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Unethical Marketing, Quick Writing Fixes, & Email Disclaimer Trolling

It's not a gimmick; the three quick writing fixes in this post really will make your writing better, and quickly.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Your Brief’s Secret Ambition, a New Incubator, & the Fastcase 50

I’m pretty sure SCOTUSBlog founder Tom Goldstein is pumped to be right next to yours truly in this year’s Fastcase 50.

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The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst

If you want to read a book about the pros and cons of the death penalty, this is not it. The Death of Punishment fails to do much more than further Professor Robert Blecker's career as a crusader for the death penalty.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Smartphone Warrants, Real Numbers, and Going Paperless by Force

Welcome back from the holiday weekend, Americans! I hope you had a great weekend drinking things, grilling things, and watching pretty explosions.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Watch Out for Human Botnets Spewing Social Media Spam!

Did anyone try my Orange Vanilla Absinthe Cocktail in Need of a Better Name from last week's law blog roundup? If you did, tell me what you think. If you didn't, get on it.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Hipsters Love Cops, Hate Plaintiffs, and Lawyers Share Cocktail Recipes

Should laptops be banned from classrooms? Are hipsters ruining the court system? How important are responsive websites? Do you have an awesome cocktail recipe? Find out in the Law Blog Week in Review!

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Law Blog Week in Review: “North American Legal Principles,” Clearspire’s Clients, and Word v. WordPerfect

New online dispute resolution service eQuibbly promises that “Unlike in government courts, your case won’t be decided based on a technicality or a rule that doesn’t make sense.” Okay, so what rules will it use? I promise I’m not making this up.

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How Laws Are Written So You Ignore the Important Parts

When lawmakers dictate exact language in laws, they may actually be discouraging people from reading that language.

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A Prosecutor’s Life After Meth

From the very first time I tried meth, I loved it. Nothing had ever made me feel as happy or alive or confident as meth did.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Real Solo Numbers, Smashing Up a Gym, and the Future! of Law

Each weekend, I round up the best law blog posts I have found during the previous week. You can help by sending me links using our contact form, starting discussions in the Lab, or tweeting the link to @lawyerist. Or just tell me what I missed in the comments. Highlights from the Lawyerist Sites Network […]

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Law Blog Week in Review: A Supreme Court Litigator Writes to a Porn Star’s Lawyer

Plus: innovating carefully, getting rid of trust accounts, data security by delusion, FindLaw, and the lawyer’s equivalent of dropping the mic.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Judges Reading on Tablets, the Death of the Homepage, and Ethics in the Cloud

This holiday weekend law blog roundup is just a quickie. The Drawbacks of Reading On a Screen We read differently when we read something on a screen. The Legal Skills Prof Blog calls those differences drawbacks, but I’m not sure that’s right. Regardless, here’s what one study of K-12 students found: “people seem to reflexively […]

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Law Blog Week In Review: School Lunches, Ted Olson’s Hourly Rate, and Free Speech for Robots

Testing Access to Justice Bob Ambrogi reports that Massachusetts will be the first state with a bar exam that includes questions in the “field of Access to Justice.” The new questions will cover legal problems like this sample essay question: In a real estate transaction the contract calls for delivery of the property free of […]