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Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Aug 31

    So A Guy Can’t Just Have A Few Drinks With A Couple Monkeys?

    So A Guy Can’t Just Have A Few Drinks With A Couple Monkeys?
    So maybe it’s not 100% certain that he was drinking with the monkeys, but he let them out of their cages, he was drunk, and … as reported by The August Chronicle (Georgia): According to a GHSU Police Bureau incident report, a…
  • Aug 30

    Someone Really Likes Cheez-It

    Someone Really Likes Cheez-It
    Everyone craves some type of food at one time or another. And although you may not consider Cheez-Its to be food, a New Hampshire man had a serious craving, and apparently no cash. So, according to The New Hampshire Union Leader ……
  • Aug 29

    Yeah, Lots Of Electric Bicycles Can Outrun Police Car

    Yeah, Lots Of Electric Bicycles Can Outrun Police Car
    Running away from a problem rarely works.  This is especially true if your problem is a police car chasing you, and you are on an electric bicycle!  As reported by The Hamilton Spectator (Ontario): At around 11:45 p.m. Halton police…
Rank this Week: 248

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 29

    TSA: Timely Sword Advice

    TSA: Timely Sword Advice
    I can't say that every video on the TSA HQ Public Affairs YouTube channel is stupid, because I'm not going to watch them all. I do feel safe saying that they are all probably stupid, and am on fairly…
  • Aug 28

    Again, Goodwill Does Not Accept Skull Donation

    Again, Goodwill Does Not Accept Skull Donation
    Quick reminder: unwanted human skulls should probably be dropped off at the medical examiner's office, not Goodwill. I thought we had settled this last month when somebody donated three skulls to a Goodwill in Bellevue, Washington, but…
  • Aug 27

    Mullet Gang Convictions Reversed

    Mullet Gang Convictions Reversed
    Before people start checking their beards into the witness-protection program, I should point out that the hub of this conspiracy, Samuel Mullet, Sr., is not about to be released. He and four other members of the Mullet Gang did…
Rank this Week: 618

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Addicted to Email?

    Addicted to Email?
    This article on the "tyranny of email" had me thinking this morning:White-collar cubicle dwellers complain about email for good reason. They spend 28 percent of their workweek slogging through the stuff, according to the McKinsey Global…
  • Aug 28

    Rejected!

    Rejected!
    More good news here!A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to hold off on deciding the constitutionality of Florida's gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court someday rules on the…
  • Aug 28

    Practice Tip 101 -- Remember to Notice Your Video Deposition!

    Practice Tip 101 -- Remember to Notice Your Video Deposition!
    Surprise surprise surprise!(Boy do I miss Gomer.)Are you required to notice your videotaped deposition in federal court?What if you just "forgot" and you elicited something delicious (one-minute delay in responding to critical question) that…
Rank this Week: 319

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Aug 28

    Best. Summer. Ever.

    Best. Summer. Ever.
    When I was young, I used to go away for pretty much the whole summer, to Wellfleet, Cape Cod. This was possible only because of the fact that my father was a professor (with his summers off), and my mom was her own boss.  But to me, I…
  • Aug 12

    Robin

    Robin
    I write this blog so people out there will read it, obviously.  But I also write this blog for myself - because it chronicles my life.  It's something that I, and my kids, can someday look back on.  So let me memorialize that…
  • Aug 8

    Redemption and Envy

    Redemption and Envy
    When I was 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby, as I walked out of an OB appointment an elderly woman stopped me. Congratulations, she said.  That was the best part of my life.  I thanked her and went on my merry way.…
Rank this Week: 1703

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Aug 28

    Trespassers – Can You Shoot ‘Em?

    Trespassers – Can You Shoot ‘Em?
    While riding the perimeter of his South Texas ranch in preparation for the upcoming dove season, Gaul Derrnit spies trespassers crawling through a new hole in his fence.  Twice before other illegal immigrants damaged Gaul’s fences…
  • Aug 22

    Weighing in – 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords. What, Me Worry About CyberSecurity?

    Weighing in – 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords. What, Me Worry About CyberSecurity?
    Last month one of our lead articles was Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned. Last week the New York Times published an article reporting that at least 1.2 billion usernames and passwords were hacked by a Russian cybercrime group by…
  • Aug 19

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up
    For those of you who took an interest in our Affluenza article from June, you may be interested to know that there are developments in the real-life story. Frederick Couch, the father of “affluenza” defendant Ethan Couch, was…
Rank this Week: 494

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 27

    Last Year at Greer

    Last Year at Greer
    The Nashville Sounds have played their home games at Greer Stadium since 1978. Tonight is the final home game; the Sounds will begin playing at their new stadium next season. Greer was built due to the efforts of a colorful Nashvillian, Larry…
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
Rank this Week: 3327

Duhaime's LawMag

Duhaime's LawMag

Features legal news and opinion on broad range of justice and law topics.

http://www.duhaime.org/LawMag.aspx
Rank this Week: 2649

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 12

    That’s one way to do it

    That’s one way to do it
    It is a pretty common story — “christians” protest other people having fun. In this case, a church in Ohio decided that it is their business to protest a strip club and to harass its patrons. What makes the story uncommon…
Rank this Week: 302

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Aug 4

    They Invented What? (No. 240)

    They Invented What? (No. 240)
    U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158:  Diane’s manna. JW Note:  Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention.  Guy tells us that his favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line 24: “Exhibit G has a combination…
  • Jun 19

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled
    Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six of the Washington Redskins’ trademarks, all of which involved the term “redskins.”  The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) concluded that…
  • Jun 16

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie
    The Supreme Court of the United States holds a defendant, in a patent infringement suit, is not liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) when no one has directly infringed under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) or any…
Rank this Week: 1326

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 4216

Yes, We're Together

Yes, We're Together

Two lawyers challenging the assumptions and assuming the challenges of interracial love in the 21st century.

http://www.yesweretogether.com/
  • Jun 13

    The Anatomy of An African Dad Meltdown

    The Anatomy of An African Dad Meltdown
    I've spent a lot of time in the card section of retail stores lately.  With the sheer number of people in our combined families of origin, the amount we spend on greeting cards during the Spring and Summer months could be a line item in…
  • Jun 9

    Participants (STILL) Needed: Calling all NYC and MA Interracial Couple

    Participants (STILL) Needed: Calling all NYC and MA Interracial Couple
    In 2011 I had the privilege of connecting with Marya Mtshali, a Sociology PhD student at Boston College.  After noticing a glaring need when it came to research around interracial relationships -- particularly those involving Black…
  • Dec 31

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013
    2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year:The Declaration of Kanye West "And a…
Rank this Week: 4406

Law Law Land

Law Law Land

A lawyer's look at the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the entertainment industry. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/
  • May 6

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law
    A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student.  She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments.  Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student. It sounds like the plot of a…
  • Apr 3

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.
    In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.”  Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship.  In…
  • Feb 19

    Fun with Facebook

    Fun with Facebook
    In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore.  On deck for this blog post we have three good ones: A judge issued an adverse ruling to a litigant who refused…
Rank this Week: 3890

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 3680

Sweet Hot Justice

Sweet Hot Justice

Provides a down-and-dirty, entertaining inside look at BigLaw and beyond.

http://www.sweethotjustice.com
  • Jul 2

    Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women

    Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women
    I don’t want to alarm you, but this is going to be bad news for some of you—possibly even a lot of you. The last few days have been tough for all of us.  Emotional.  Controversial. Traumatic, even.  News like…
  • Jul 27

    The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

    The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career
    Women: Pay attention, this is important.  Especially for you old ones (and by “old” I mean over 30 but not yet 40.  Women 40 and over: Can you even read anymore at your age?  I’ll just refer to you as “pre-dead…
  • Mar 1

    BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You

    BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You
    Bros of BigLaw, I love you, but I’m worried about you.  You’re confused.  You’re angry.  And you should be.  You’ve been told, by each other, that cementing your place as a certified cog in the BigLaw cash wheel would lead to a…
Rank this Week: 3868

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

The Lively Lawyer Blawg

About accident & injury law, diversity, health law, insurance law, law practice management, lawyer lifestyle, small law firms, tax law, women in the law, and legal humor. By Kim R. Brown.

http://livelylawyer.com/
  • Jun 3

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?

    Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage?
    If you are thinking about becoming a small law firm partner, here is some humorous advice from someone who been there and done that…The post Is a Small Law Firm Partnership like a Marriage? appeared first on The Lively Lawyer Blawg.
  • May 18

    Obamacare & Health Insurance CO-OP

    Obamacare & Health Insurance CO-OP
    Did you know that Obamacare has Health Insurance CO-OPs? The CO-OP stands for “Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans.” But, are they cooperatives? I’m still waiting to find out the answer to some of these questions, but…
  • May 11

    Time to Start your Own Law Firm?

    Time to Start your Own Law Firm?
    During lunch, my colleague, Mr. Bennett* had casually mentioned that he was thinking about starting his own firm, but that he wasn’t sure yet. He wanted to know what I thought. He also mentioned that had a meeting with his boss later…
Rank this Week: 3649

A Criminal Waste of Space

A Criminal Waste of Space

An irreverant look at legal matters. By Justice William W. Bedsworth.

http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp
  • Nov 28

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  • Nov 5

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck
                        Well, it's official.  The retirement papers are filed, I've said goodbye to my colleagues, and turned in my ID card.  I may come back on assignment sometime, but basic...
  • Nov 5

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle
                             I think I've found my calling.                    &...
Rank this Week: 4342

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 503

Mr. Law School

Mr. Law School

Covers Sam E. Goldberg's law school experience.

http://mrlawschool.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3950

Legal Blog Atlanta

Legal Blog Atlanta

Covers Atlanta legal news. By Larsen + Teusink.

http://legalblogatlanta.com
  • Aug 1

    The Short Sale Series – The Short Sale Credit Score Myth

    The Short Sale Series – The Short Sale Credit Score Myth
    Homeowners answer with a fairly common refrain whenever asked why they are considering going the short sale route.   While it is true that some feel they have a duty to try and honor their agreement with the lender, the … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    The Short Sale Series – Is Short Sale a Smart Option in Georgia?

    The Short Sale Series – Is Short Sale a Smart Option in Georgia?
    As Atlanta and the State of Georgia enter the fifth year of the residential mortgage meltdown, one would hope that information about the options available to troubled borrowers would be widely available. Unfortunately, based on the calls…
  • Feb 3

    Business Reporting Expense Update

    Business Reporting Expense Update
    It now appears that businesses will no longer have to adhere to the stringent 1099 reporting requirements under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform), as noted last week on this blog.  Yesterday, the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4268

Legal Antics

Legal Antics

Chronicles legal humor. By Nicole Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/legalantics/
Rank this Week: 2101

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Covers the dilemmas facing the lawyer mom and the struggle to achieve the ever elusive state of being called work-life balance.

http://lawyer-mom.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom
    Over the past two years I’ve been debating the pros and cons of being a stay at home mom or stay at work mom and have picked the brains of countless other working moms who have already waded through this dilemma or are currently struggling…
  • Jun 7

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)
    Join WIPLA at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto from 5:30-7:30  p.m. this Thursday (6/9) for cocktails and friendly networking with your fellow female intellectual property litigators from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Jun 7

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)
    Join Ian C. Ballon, Author (E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d Edition) and Internet and IP litigator (Greenberg Traurig LLP) and Santa Clara Law School Professor Eric Goldman for a free breakfast seminar on Hot Topics in…
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Courtoons

Courtoons

Daily Legal Cartoons. By David Mills.

http://www.courtoons.net
Rank this Week: 4007

Legally Drawn

Legally Drawn

Cartoon blog commenting on law, law schoo, law firms and pretty much anything legal. By Vasanth Sarathy.

http://legallydrawn.wordpress.com
  • Oct 10

    Reminder: New Home for Legally Drawn (www.legallydrawn.com)

    Reminder: New Home for Legally Drawn (www.legallydrawn.com)
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to remind you folks that Legally Drawn cartoons are now located at LEGALLY DRAWN Click here to subscribe to the new RSS feed. Please feel free to post comments or send me a note about your thoughts on law, humor and…
  • Oct 10

    Reminder: New Home for Legally Drawn (www.legallydrawn.com)

    Reminder: New Home for Legally Drawn (www.legallydrawn.com)
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to remind you folks that Legally Drawn cartoons are now located at LEGALLY DRAWN Click here to subscribe to the new RSS feed. Please feel free to post comments or send me a note about your thoughts on law, humor and…
  • Oct 4

    NEW HOME: www.legallydrawn.com

    NEW HOME: www.legallydrawn.com
    All new cartoons, together with all your favorites, will now be available in its new dot-com home at LEGALLY DRAWN If you are an RSS feed person, then click here to subscribe to the new feed: Comics RSS. Thanks to all of you for your support…
Rank this Week: 3838

Sean Carter's Lawpsided View of…

Sean Carter's Lawpsided View of the Law

Random musings about the state of the law and the legal profession. By Sean Carter.

http://lawhumorist.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Congratulations, Survivors!

    Congratulations, Survivors!
    You did it!  I must confess that, not even in my wildest fantasies, did I think that NINE of you would finish the contest (of course, that's partly because blawgs don't usually make it into my wildest fantasies but that's too much…
  • Aug 25

    A Nail Biter

    A Nail Biter
    It's now 10:30 pm on the west coast and all of our remaining blawgs have current posts except for Wags Outside.  Will we lose another contestant after so many days of flawless and fearless blogging?  The anticipation is killing me ...
  • Aug 20

    Just One Down This Week

    Just One Down This Week
    We finally lost our first castaway this week -- Izzie of Only 3 Years.  She missed Wednesday's post although I wouldn't hold it against her considering that she is in the midst of traveling half way across the world to start law school.…
Rank this Week: 3936

Legal Humor Blog

Legal Humor Blog

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.legalhumorblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Tales from a Tennessee Courtroom

    Tales from a Tennessee Courtroom
    Jake Warner: Auntie, let's have some fun today.
  • Feb 18

    They Really Said It!

    They Really Said It!
    Jake Warner: Auntie, as good as lawyer jokes can be, nothing is ever quite as funny as very stupid -- but very real -- courtroom comments.Auntie Nolo: And the lower the court, the better the humor.
  • Feb 2

    Hard Times Humor

    Hard Times Humor
    Jake Warner: Auntie, what's up?
Rank this Week: 4745

Overheard in Law School

Overheard in Law School

In the style of Overheard in New York, solicits and publishes humorous eavesdropped quotes from law school.

http://overheardinlawschool.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Ha Ha Ha...Ewww

    Ha Ha Ha...Ewww
    3L: Have you heard about "There Will Be Blood?" . . . Yeah, it's a period piece.
  • Feb 13

    Sometimes Words Suffice

    Sometimes Words Suffice
    3L: Get your camera ready, we're about to see that fat lady's butt cheeks.
  • Feb 7

    Well Hello, Mr.Fancypants.

    Well Hello, Mr.Fancypants.
    District Attorney: I think we'll just wait for the officer to get here, then we'll go ahead and try the case.3L: But if I try it and we don't win, it'll count as a loss.Judge: No, no, no...do not start counting wins and losses.3L: That's the…
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