Access to Justice

Dignity in Court

“Sometimes I wonder if I’m making a difference, regardless of the work I do and the passion and caring I put into it, but regardless of the outcome, when I stand next to that child in court, I remember I’m helping him or her maintain their dignity. Just by standing with them.” I’m paraphrasing the […]

20 Gifts Under $20 For Legal Productivity Geeks (2013)

It’s that time of year again, and we have a bunch of awesome, affordable gift ideas for fun-loving, productivity geeks. We’ve spent a lot of time (and fun) curating this list. Remember: taking time out to play and have fun boosts focus, creativity, and productivity. Hope you find something useful and fun for you and […]

Poll: Which To-Do List App Do You Use? (Updated With Results)

There is no shortage of to-do list apps for our mobile devices and desktop computers. Even Evernote got in on the act with much anticipated Reminders For To-Do Lists And Tasks. And, of course, there’s the old pen and paper staple. But, to-do list apps are only useful if we use them every day. We’ve […]

Aggressive Cross-Examination in the Jodi Arias Trial: Effective?

For the last several weeks, my evenings have been largely occupied with watching the Jodi Arias murder trial. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the case, the Arizona trial involves the brutal killing of a young man, Travis Alexander, in 2008. His former girlfriend, Jodi Arias, is charged with first degree murder and […]

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Top 10 Legal TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and provides a clearinghouse of videos that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers. Although it started out as a conference that brought together technology, entertainment, and design, a few thoughtful law-related presentations made their way into the world-class library of what […]

Windows 8 For Lawyers : 5 Initial Thoughts

As a dutiful software geek, on Friday I couldn’t resist checking out Windows 8 on a touchscreen.   And as a Monty Python fanboy, I’m a big fan of the expression, “And now for something completely different.” That stodgy old software company in Redmond?  Well, who woulda thunk, but they served up exactly that with […]

A Lawyer's Thoughts on Neil Armstrong, Rocket Man

Guest Post by Marc Garfinkle, a New Jersey civil and criminal trial attorney and noted CLE speaker. It was in the late 1980s, and I was browsing an autograph dealer’s catalog in a colleague’s law office. An 8 x 10 signed photo of Diana Ross was being sold for the same price as an 8 […]

Midnight in Paris with Steve Jobs

Our normal Friday segment, the Legal Productivity App of the Week, is on hiatus to celebrate the man who brought us apps in the first place, Steve Jobs. I’m a big history nut, especially intellectual history. And like Woody Allen’s nostalgic characters in Midnight in Paris, I tend to romanticize the past and overlook the […]