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The classic, from the UK. This is the Lord High Chancellor, who gets the prettiest lace.

What Judges Around the World Wear in Court

I like the judges' outfits in Pakistan and Malaysia, which have character and dignity, but are definitely not boring.

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TranscriptPad Updates to Version 2.0

If you are handling depositions, you should get TranscriptPad. (And by the way, if you are trying cases without TrialPad, it just may be malpractice.)

Predicting Supreme Court Outcomes

"Jacob Berlove, 30, of Queens, is the best human Supreme Court predictor in the world."

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ABA Wants Solo and Small-Firm Lawyers to Provide More Access to Justice

"How can small law practices (e.g., solo practitioners, lawyers in rural communities, small firm lawyers, etc.) sustainably represent those who do not have access to legal services?"

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Doing Our Small Part to Secure the Web

As of yesterday, we made a small but significant change to Lawyerist.com by securing the site with SSL.

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You Can Read Transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials

At the bringing in of the the accused severall fell into fits. —Mary Easty Executed, September 22, 1692

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How To Serve Clients Pro Bono

Attorneys doing pro bono work are on the decline. Here's how you can help.

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A Call for Track Changes at the Supreme Court

At the National Law Journal, Professor Richard Hasen thinks the Supreme Court should be a bit more transparent when it makes changes to published opinions.

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Why Are Lawyers So Expensive? I’ll Tell You Why

There is a lot of discussion lately about the need for lower-cost legal fees. This is an important discussion for lawyers to have, but I think it is also important to stop and reflect on why hiring a lawyer is so expensive in the first place.

How to Cite Walter Sobchak on Prior Restraint

First Amendment lawyer Marc Randazza has found a gem: an opinion from the Texas Supreme Court quoting Walter Sobchak in “The Big Lebowski” on prior restraint.

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Write for Lawyerist

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How To Secure Your Google Account Data

It is more important than ever to remain diligent about your security. Thankfully, Google provides a number of security options, and you can take matters into your own hands.

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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.