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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

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/
  • Apr 18

    SFL Friday: Peace to All.

    SFL Friday: Peace to All.
  • Apr 17

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?
    Longtimers know our affinity for shotgun pleadings, but let's get metaphysical for a moment -- what are they, really?Is it just when you incorporate all prior allegations into each count, or is there something "more" to a shotgun…
  • Apr 16

    Go West, Young Man!

    Go West, Young Man!
    And we're not talking Naples/Ft. Myers.From the Intrepid One ©Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has opened an office in Los Angeles—its 11th nationally—with two shareholders from Steptoe and Johnson.In a statement, firm president…
Rank this Week: 162

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 17

    There Is Only One Possible Explanation For This Guy Calling The Cops To Come To His House.

    There Is Only One Possible Explanation For This Guy Calling The Cops To Come To His House.
    This really is like the hen picking up the phone, calling the fox, and inviting him over for dinner. As for why this gent would call the police, consider what he was doing in his house. As reported by The Florida Times-Union: Shaune Lawrence,…
  • Apr 16

    Holy Nativity Scene, Batman!

    Holy Nativity Scene, Batman!
    Public urination must occur almost as frequently as … um … public intoxication? Anyway, you probably wouldn’t be reading this if the gentleman in question, Mr. Nathan Strawn, had not allegedly urinated on the Nativity…
  • Apr 15

    You Just Locked Your Car With Your Remote, So You’re Good, Right?

    You Just Locked Your Car With Your Remote, So You’re Good, Right?
    Almost everyone uses the remote control on their car key to lock the car. And it’s then alarmed too. What a great technology! Remotes have really come a long way. So you’re safe, right? Well, no. And here’s why, per…
Rank this Week: 474

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Apr 17

    TSA Turns Away Mute Stroke Victim

    TSA Turns Away Mute Stroke Victim
    KABC in Los Angeles reported on April 5 that our heroes in the TSA had successfully prevented another innocent disabled person from flying. This time it was a wheelchair-bound stroke victim who couldn't answer questions about her expired…
  • Apr 15

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady
    I'm a big fan of using images in briefs and opinions when that is appropriate, and it's hard to think of a more appropriate case than one involving a lady in a banana suit. The specific case I'm thinking…
  • Apr 15

    Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again

    Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again
    Thanks to Jim Dedman and the others at the award-winning products-liability blog Abnormal Use for reviewing The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance, with a special thanks to Batten Farrar for his expert rendition of the cover. This is the second…
Rank this Week: 532

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://www.texasbar.com/saywhat/weblog/
  • 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: 557

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Breaking news(?) Babies intentionally cockblock

    Breaking news(?) Babies intentionally cockblock
    Babies cry to make sure their moms aren’t getting any. Yep… little tiny cockblockers. (source) Couldn’t we just assure them that we’re using birth control?Filed under: misc
  • Apr 17

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It
    By Marc J. Randazza When a New York Supreme Court Judge told Dr. Michael Katz, the medical expert for the defense in a personal injury case, that he was lying about the medical examination he conducted, Dr. Katz knew the judge was wrong. So,…
  • Apr 13

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)
    It’s an all-too-common scenario: A blogger criticizes someone online, and then gets sued for his statements.   But two things make this case unique: First, the plaintiff sued because of the blogger’s characterizations of him…
Rank this Week: 798

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?
    Much of the independent video game world is up in arms regarding the recent news that large UK game developer King.com has “trademarked” the word CANDY.  Many see this as an attempt by a Wonka-esque behemoth to grab control…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 9

    Nigerian Parents Gone Wild

    Nigerian Parents Gone Wild
    As a general rule, I try not to give unsolicited advice. Now, I'm sure certain family members and friends reading this are rolling their eyes right about now (that's right, I can see you, rolling your eyes, through the computer).  If…
  • Aug 22

    Cambridge Performance of 'One Drop of Love'

    Cambridge Performance of 'One Drop of Love'
    What do Ben Affleck, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, and Matt Damon have in common? No, all three of them were not in Good Will Hunting (close, two out of three were). No, all three of them were not in Gone Baby Gone (Bonus point: can you…
Rank this Week: 2059

Legal Antics

Legal Antics

Chronicles legal humor. By Nicole Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/legalantics/
Rank this Week: 1962

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: 1992

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
  • Apr 16

    They Invented What? (No. 239)

    They Invented What? (No. 239)
    U.S. Patent No. 4,151,613: Protective device for the buttocks and hips of a person for use in skateboarding. JW Note:  For all our readers who are also skateboarding enthusiasts! What is claimed is: 1. A flexible,…
  • Apr 16

    Welcome Kristen Fries to Anticipate This!

    Welcome Kristen Fries to Anticipate This!
    We are pleased to welcome Kristen Fries as a contributing author at Anticipate This! Kristen is a patent attorney licensed in the State of Ohio and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Fries…
  • Apr 12

    They Invented What? (No. 238)

    They Invented What? (No. 238)
    U.S. Patent No. 6,860,237: Bird perch. I claim: 1. A bird perch worn on a person’s upper arm comprising: a generally curved relatively rigid band; means for releasably securing said band to the person’s upper arm; and a perch…
Rank this Week: 3190

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/
  • Apr 15

    Still Not an Expert, the Third Time Around

    Still Not an Expert, the Third Time Around
    I have found that since having my third child, I have been asked a lot of baby advice.  I am happy to share any expertise, but let me tell you, I don't remember much.  So when people ask me what a six month old's schedule should…
  • Apr 10

    Getting to Know my Dad, Pre-me

    Getting to Know my Dad, Pre-me
    When we were in Disney World a couple of weeks ago, my oldest son fell in love with the Peter Pan ride.  His favorite part was flying over the city of London in the pirate ship.  Thus began his obsession with London. "Is London…
  • Apr 3

    Boobs and Breastfeeding at Disney World

    Boobs and Breastfeeding at Disney World
    We just got back from a four day trip to Disney World.  If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you'll know I'm a huge Disney fan.  We've been twice in one year.  Yes, we're those people. It's fake and it's…
Rank this Week: 3696

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: 2860

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Mar 27

    Whistleblowers, Do Tell?

    Whistleblowers, Do Tell?
    Whizzle Blour, a professor of surgery at University Medical School, complained to his supervisor that trauma residents at University Hospital were treating and operating on patients without an attending physician’s supervision in…
  • Mar 27

    The Case of the Defamed Doctor – SLAPP’ing Down Defamation Cases in Texa

    The Case of the Defamed Doctor – SLAPP’ing Down Defamation Cases in Texa
    Special thanks to guest blogger Alex Fuller for this month’s post.             Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;…
  • Feb 19

    Don’t Be a Target: Mitigating Liability From Cyber Attack

    Don’t Be a Target: Mitigating Liability From Cyber Attack
    During the holiday season, Bullseye, a big box retailer, was the victim of a cyber attack that compromised the credit and debit card information (including PIN and CVV codes) of nearly 40 million of its customers.  The attack immediately…
Rank this Week: 4732

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: 4181

Toby's Tax Lawyer Blog

Toby's Tax Lawyer Blog

A humorous blog about tax law and IRS tips.

http://www.christyleelaw.com/Blogs/Toby.aspx
  • Oct 3

    Extending the Procrastination Game with Uncle Sam

    Extending the Procrastination Game with Uncle Sam
    What happens when I play the Procrastination Game with Uncle Sam?  The Procrastination Game goes like this:  Uncle Sam tosses me a date when a tax filing is due.  It doesn’t matter if Uncle Sam’s aim seems a bit…
  • Sep 24

    Dog Gone – and the Tax Issues Coming from the Travel

    Dog Gone – and the Tax Issues Coming from the Travel
    I hear yelps from the Water Cooler Area that the Boss plans to have me accompany her to a dog show in New York for fun. That means I might be out of the office for a few weeks, as I’ll need to put on the dog a bit before the big…
  • Aug 13

    Uncle Sam’s Hounds Are on Your Small Business’s Trail

    Uncle Sam’s Hounds Are on Your Small Business’s Trail
    Uncle Sam’s sniffing around in your affairs is not limited to your private emails and cell phone conversations. Your small business’s paper and electronic trails may be leaving behind the heady scent of money strong enough for…
Rank this Week: 2830

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: 3573

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: 2848

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: 2298

Mr. Law School

Mr. Law School

Covers Sam E. Goldberg's law school experience.

http://mrlawschool.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 5000

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: 4659

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…
Rank this Week: 3608

Courtoons

Courtoons

Daily Legal Cartoons. By David Mills.

http://www.courtoons.net
Rank this Week: 4884

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: 4993

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: 4895

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…
Rank this Week: 4573