Category Archives: Bar Associations and Legal Groups

Law Schools Struggle To Adapt As Job Market Sours

The Washington Post reported that law schools “across the country are facing their lowest enrollment numbers in years, causing some to slash their budgets and revamp their programs in an effort to attract students worried about finding a job in a diminished legal industry.” The Post notes that a little more than 41,000 people “applied […]

Law Schools Are Trying to Make Up for Lost Income Caused by Declining Applications

More law schools offering master’s degrees. The National Law Journal reports that Emery University School of Law “is among nearly 30 law schools that have or soon will offer a master’s degree for nonlawyers, up from just a handful two years ago, according to the school’s director of graduate programs, Lynn Labuda. The programs differ slightly in […]

Has Your Lawyer Been Disciplined?

Courtesy of FindLaw, there is a list of appropriate agencies in each state that can tell you, usually online, whether a lawyer has been disciplined in that state. In Texas you just visit the State Bar site. Here is an explanation from FindLaw: An important step in evaluating whether an attorney is right for you […]

Nicole Collier Speaks at Texas Trial Lawyers Association Conference

Congratulations to attorney Nicole Collier for being chosen to speak to the Mid-Year Meeting of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Collier’s presentation topic is Legal Blogging. The conference is being held this week in Austin, Texas.

PILMMA – Personal Injury Marketing and Management Association

Today is the first day of the Spring 2010 meeting of the Personal Injury Marketing and Management Association, one of my favorite legal organizations. This is the first PILMMA conference I’ve had to miss since its beginning in 2005. If you’re not a member, you should contact PILMMA and sign up for the Fall meeting. […]

Another Great PILMMA Conference

Today is the last day of the Fall 2009 PILMMA Marketing and Management Summit, and it’s been the best one yet. I’ve been in the group since the first meeting in April 2005, and it just keeps improving. We’ve had great speakers, fun and informative networking, and best of all was the two-day Platinum Level […]

ABA GP|Solo Meeting Cancelled Due to Swine Flu in Mexico

In a disappointment to many people, members of the American Bar Association GP|Solo section received this e-mail today: April 28, 2009 To GP Members: Subject: ABA GP|Solo Spring Meeting is cancelled Dear ABA GP|Solo Member: Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at, the human swine flu outbreak continues to grow […]

Please Attend TECHSHOW – April in Chicago

I've been attending TECHSHOW, presented by the American Bar Association almost since the beginning, many years ago. It's always a highlight of my year. The enormous amount of technical information presented is only one reason to attend. Equally important to me is the opportunity to meet in person with many of the friends I correspond […]

Featured Link – 230,000 Lawyers Recalled

With a hat tip to Bob Ambrogi, comes this startling announcement from the American Bar Association: 230,000 defective lawyers have been recalled!

Featured Link –

My friend, Maryland attorney Steven Heisler, has launched the Lawyer Success Club Web site. The site is new, and Steve is still building up content, but it shows great promise. If you’re a personal injury lawyer, check it out. Membership is free. Here is the description from Steve: It’s like having your own P.I. Marketing […]

Lawyers Inner Circle Management And Marketing Conference

I’ve just finished day one of a three-day legal marketing and management conference put on by Lawyers Inner Circle. Like each of the other Lawyers Inner Circle conferences I have attended over the past few years, this one is excellent. I very highly recommend this group to any personal injury lawyer. Read more about the […]

Please Help Lawyers Affected By Hurricane Ike

This notice is from the State Bar of Texas. Please help if you can. Dear Texas attorney, Hurricane Ike has devastated our Gulf Coast. Twenty-nine Texas counties have been declared disaster areas eligible for FEMA relief. Galveston, Jefferson, and Orange counties were hit particularly hard. As lawyers in affected counties turn their attention from immediate […]

ATLAS Marketing And Management Conference

I want to thank Pennsylvania attorney Chris Munley for inviting me to be a speaker at the ATLAS conference last week in Phoenix. The conference was a tremendous success (in spite of the fact that I was a speaker), and I think all the participants enjoyed it greatly. The next conference will be in March […]

Another Lawyer Joke – Alberto Gonzalez Named Lawyer Of The Year

The Journal of the American Bar Association has named disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez as their Lawyer of the Year for 2007. How disgusting. At a time when the reputation of lawyers is at an all-time low, do we really need the premier legal association in the United States calling attention to a lawyer […]

Link of the Day – Free Legal Help For Non-Profit Organizations

An important service of the Texas Bar Association is free legal help for non-profit organizations. Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources ("Texas C-BAR") is the only project of its kind in Texas, providing free business law services across the state to community-based nonprofits developing affordable housing and other much-needed services in low-income communities. Texas C-BAR […]

Link of the Day – The J. L. Turner Legal Association

The J. L. Turner Legal Association is a long-time Dallas bar association for African-American lawyers. Over the years, this organization has done much good work for the African-American community and for the Dallas population as a whole. Here is information from their Web site: Founded in 1952, J.L. Turner Legal Association ("JLTLA"), is the African-American […]

Link of the Day – Journal Of The American Bar Association

I’ve been a member of the American Bar Association pretty much since I began practicing, and I recommend it to all lawyers, even though the emphasis of the organization is definitely not on personal injury clients and Social Security disability claimants. The Web site of the Journal of the American Bar Association provides a wealth […]

Link of the Day – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, providing a national network for its members and affiliates. Here is more information from their Web site: NAPABA advocates for the legal needs and interests of the APA community and represents the interests […]

Link of the Day – National Association Of Women Lawyers

The National Association of Women Lawyers is just what it sounds like – a national bar association for women. Here is the description from their Web site: NAWL began long before most local and national bar associations admitted women. Some of this country’s first and most prominent women lawyers were members of NAWL. These include […]

Link of the Day – Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, non-profit, national association representing the interest of over 33,000 U.S. Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals, legal assistants or paralegals, and law students in the United States. The mission of the HNBA is to improve the study, practice, and administration of justice for all by […]