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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/
  • Jul 30

    Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuse

    Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuse
    Litigators are like unruly kids, which is why this benchslap with a sanction straight out of elementary school is so appropriate.
  • Jul 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.14
    * Court needed a Chinese language interpreter. Rather than find a professional legal interpreter, the judge just told the lawyer to head down to the local Chinese restaurant and grab somebody. [Legal Cheek] * News from former Virginia…
  • Jul 30

    Many Thanks To This Week’s ATL Advertiser

    Many Thanks To This Week’s ATL Advertiser
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 7

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 30

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist
    Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the "unfair trial" that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an "armed gathering" and violence against the…
  • Jul 30

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic
    [JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] on Tuesday to overturn a 2012 Mississippi state law [text, PDF] that would have closed Jackson Women's Health Organization…
  • Jul 28

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine
    [JURIST] The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Monday issued a report [text, PDF] documenting what it refers to as "the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine"…
Rank this Week: 16

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 30

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832
    CRS - Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832. Charles Doyle, Senior Specialist in American Public Law. July 25, 2014. “Stealing a trade secret is a federal crime when…
  • Jul 30

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation
    CRS – Israel: Background and U.S. Relations. Jim Zanotti, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. July 22, 2014 “Periodic violence between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip—including the Islamist group…
  • Jul 30

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover
    “As the global economy shifts from crisis to recovery mode, the changing growth patterns—with advanced economies generally recovering and emerging markets slowing on a broad basis—carry new spillover risks, says the IMF…
Rank this Week: 17

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 30

    Operation Choke Point

    Operation Choke Point
    Cato event held earlier this month with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Cato senior fellow Mark Calabria. Here’s the description: Launched in early 2013, “Operation Choke Point” is a joint effort by the Department of…
  • Jul 30

    Special consideration at Texas Law?

    Special consideration at Texas Law?
    “Some of the least-qualified graduates of the University of Texas School of Law in recent years have high-level connections in the Legislature, which may explain how they got into the prestigious law school in the first place.”…
  • Jul 29

    DoJ sues Pennsylvania over trooper fitness test

    DoJ sues Pennsylvania over trooper fitness test
    The tests “disproportionately screened out female applicants, resulting in a disparate impact against those applicants.” Officers who are highly fit have more options in a situation where force is required — subduing a…
Rank this Week: 19

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 30

    U.S. House Authorizes Lawsuit Against Obama in 225-201 Vote

    U.S. House Authorizes Lawsuit Against Obama in 225-201 Vote
    House lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize House SpeakerJohn Boehner to file suit against President Barack Obama on a complaint that he had overstepped his legal authority, setting up a possible constitutional test and giving both parties a…
  • Jul 30

    New York City Police Unions Barred from Intervening in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit

    New York City Police Unions Barred from Intervening in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit
    A U.S. District Judge on Wednesday denied motions by the city's five police unions to be treated as defendants in the landmark stop-and-frisk lawsuit.
  • Jul 30

    States Hit Snags Giving Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    States Hit Snags Giving Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    DENVER—A law granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants is set to take effect Friday in Colorado, but the state is facing some challenges as it seeks to handle a wave of people interested in applying for the…
Rank this Week: 25

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Iowa Law Review Symposium on Gideon v. Wainwright

    Iowa Law Review Symposium on Gideon v. Wainwright
    The Iowa Law Review has posted all of the articles stemming from its November 2013 Symposium on the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.  Several may be of special interest to legal historians:Lawrence Herman, Gideon and the Golden…
  • Jul 29

    New Release: Doern, et al., "Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism"

    New Release: Doern, et al., "Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism"
    New from McGill-Queen's University Press: Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism, by G. Bruce Doern (Carleton University/University of Exeter), Michael J. Prince (University of Victoria),…
  • Jul 29

    CFP: The British Legal History Conference 2015

    CFP: The British Legal History Conference 2015
    The British Legal History Conference 2015 has issued the following Call for Papers:Conference Venue: School of Law, University of Reading Reading, United Kingdom Details: The twenty-second British Legal History Conference will be held at…
Rank this Week: 75

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, July 30, 2014:Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Connecticut Prison NightmareFootage shows Iowa sheriff’s deputies Tasing man at least 15 times before…
  • Jul 29

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 29, 2014:Kansas City lawyer’s blog posts could be an issue in judicial confirmation bidOntario Superior Court Master Richard Peterson mourned Online…
  • Jul 28

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilities  Ontario Justices of the Peace should have a law degree: Editorial - Toronto…
Rank this Week: 119

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Jun 26

    iPads and “The Art of Being Solo”

    iPads and “The Art of Being Solo”
    I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don’t have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance,…
  • Feb 13

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?
    The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to…
  • Feb 5

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?
    The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to…
Rank this Week: 122

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jul 30

    N.J. detective acquitted in Annapolis road-rage shooting

    N.J. detective acquitted in Annapolis road-rage shooting
    A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland.
  • Jul 30

    Ruling for Royal Farms affirmed in Bengies light pollution suit

    Ruling for Royal Farms affirmed in Bengies light pollution suit
    The Bengies Drive-In Movie Theatre is not entitled to $838,000 in damages a jury awarded it in its light-pollution suit against a nearby Royal Farms, the Court of Special Appeals affirmed.
  • Jul 30

    What’s Fed message on economy? Stick with low rates, wait and see

    What’s Fed message on economy? Stick with low rates, wait and see
    The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.
Rank this Week: 183

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 184

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
Rank this Week: 179

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Jul 27

    Virtual assistants that are affordable and super helpful

    Virtual assistants that are affordable and super helpful
    What kind of virtual assistance can you get for $25 a month? Until I tried FancyHands I would have said “nothing worthwhile.” But my friend Chad Burton persuaded me to try them, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Under the…
  • Jul 13

    The voice in your head

    The voice in your head
    Have you ever noticed the little voice in your head? Every human who has learned to speak a language has a little voice in their head. Thinking is possible only because of that little voice. If you notice yourself thinking, as you are…
  • Jun 29

    The problem with being clever

    The problem with being clever
    Being seen as clever by your fellow humans seems like a good thing. We like it when we say something clever and people notice. Feels good, right? So what’s the problem with being clever? It’s not at all obvious. When we bask…
Rank this Week: 282

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Calling Saul

    Calling Saul
    Breaking Bad's spin-off series, Better Call Saul,will have a delayed premiere date, but not because of network questions about its viability. Instead, its creators are taking additional steps to make certain the show maintains production…
  • Jul 26

    His Final Bow

    His Final Bow
    PBS will begin airing the last season's adaptations of Agatha Christie's Poirot novels on July 27. After a quarter of a century, we will say adieu to our old friends Poirot, Hastings, Miss Lemon, and Superintendent Japp. While PBS will…
  • Jul 23

    A Comic Book Nice Guy Dies Saving A Friend: Life, Death, and Archie Andrew

    A Comic Book Nice Guy Dies Saving A Friend: Life, Death, and Archie Andrew
    Archie Andrews, the lovable character familiar to many from the "Archie" comics, meets his end in today's installment of Life With Archie, when he saves the life of his friend Kevin Keller. Kevin is a veteran opposed to gun violence who…
Rank this Week: 331

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jul 29

    The first rule of lawyering.

    The first rule of lawyering.
    Some time ago, I posted about client and case selection and how important that was, particularly during an economic downturn. Well now that things have supposedly picked up and are coming up rose petals, client selection remains as important…
  • Jul 25

    “Candy Andy’s” back and John Gleason’s out.

    “Candy Andy’s” back and John Gleason’s out.
    As he said he’d do, disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is running for Governor of Arizona — along with the usual Arizona collection of migrant-demonizing far right extremists — each battling to outdo the…
  • Jul 22

    There’s always more room in the clown car.

    There’s always more room in the clown car.
    John Lennon was right. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” Not long after I ate a couple of yellow nectarines yesterday afternoon, I got a robocall. It was from the big box store where I’d…
Rank this Week: 348

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Jul 25

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee
    On July 1st a new law took effect in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue criminal assault charges if the mother uses illegal drugs during pregnancy. Although it had widespread bipartisan support and is designed to fight Neonatal…
  • Jul 11

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religion, Contraception, & Regulation

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religion, Contraception, & Regulation
    The Supreme Court's recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby invokes passionate debates and fiery discourse. At the spearhead of exchange are questions about reproductive, First Amendment, and healthcare rights. On this episode of Lawyer 2…
  • Jun 30

    Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants: Push and Pull Factors of Immigration

    Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants: Push and Pull Factors of Immigration
    Since 2009, the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended crossing the U.S. border has sharply increased. The journey for these children is long, expensive, and dangerous. What is the cause of this sudden influx of young immigrants? On this…
Rank this Week: 340

PunditMom

PunditMom

Covers law, adoption, culture & lifestyle, and politics.

http://www.punditmom.com/
Rank this Week: 343

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
Rank this Week: 364

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 383

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jul 30

    Florida Leads the Charge Overturning Medical Malpractice Cap

    Florida Leads the Charge Overturning Medical Malpractice Cap
    The Florida Supreme Court voided the cap on medical malpractice in wrongful death in the McCall case because the crisis was not real. Alternatively, if the crisis was real, it was over, and the law had no actual relationship to the purpose of…
  • Jul 25

    Home Is Where You Park It: The Legality of Living in a Car

    Home Is Where You Park It: The Legality of Living in a Car
    It used to be illegal to sleep in your car in Los Angeles. The city’s municipal code outlawed using any vehicle parked on a public street, lot, beach, or harbor as living quarters either overnight, day-by-day, or otherwise. In June…
  • Jul 23

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable
    Obamacare has been slowly chipped away since its conception. In 2011, the Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of Medicare expansion. A month ago, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations with religious disagreements could opt out of the…
Rank this Week: 405

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 391

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jul 30

    Colorado ISP Peak Internet Sues Customer For Bad Online Review

    Colorado ISP Peak Internet Sues Customer For Bad Online Review
    Peak Internet of Colorado offers ISP services to the Pikes Peak region. Russell Petrick tried their services and was disappointed. He says that their speed was consistently below the benchmark they advertised. When Petrick complained, he says…
  • Jul 29

    Jury Finds Jesse Ventura's Reputation Susceptible To Harm

    Jury Finds Jesse Ventura's Reputation Susceptible To Harm
    Professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, who fell upon hard times and was forced to lower himself to politics, has won $1.845 million today in a defamation suit against the estate of the late Chris Kyle. Kyle wrote a my-life-as-a-Navy-SEAL book…
  • Jul 28

    Does "Public Figure" Mean "Brown Person Arbitrarily Noticed By Glenn Beck"?

    Does "Public Figure" Mean "Brown Person Arbitrarily Noticed By Glenn Beck"?
    Glenn Beck does not impress me as a free speech hero. After all, he brought a World Intellectual Property Organization suit against a satirical website that annoyed him and got thoroughly curb-stomped by Marc Randazza, as one does. Now he's…
Rank this Week: 433

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    The secret principle behind all statutory and constitutional interpretation

    The secret principle behind all statutory and constitutional interpretation
    We haven't yet discussed the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, which is now in the news thanks to conflicting decisions issued by the DC Circuit and the 4th Circuit on the same day last week.The issue is that the Obamacare statute says…
  • Jul 24

    What is the proper method of execution?

    What is the proper method of execution?
    Michael Kiefer of the Arizona Republic has a story about witnessing the execution of Joseph Wood on Thursday afternoon. I recommend you read it.Mr. Wood was supposed to be executed by lethal injection. When most people hear that term, I…
  • Jul 22

    Judge Posner is Cat Crazy

    Judge Posner is Cat Crazy
    It is by now well known that Judge Richard Posner is a cat person. It is perhaps somewhat less well known that his love of cats has infected his judicial decision making to an alarming degree.For example, take Judge Posner's opinion in…
Rank this Week: 436

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

Life, law and the Internet - news, information and commentary from Rick Klau.

http://tins.rklau.com/
  • Aug 12

    Measure twice, cut once

    Measure twice, cut once
    Finally got a chance to try out writing on Medium, @ev's new platform for writing on the web. I loved the experience, and expect I'll use it some more in the months ahead to get out a few other posts I've been thinking about. I wrote…
  • May 14

    How Google sets Goals: OKR

    How Google sets Goals: OKR
    (cross-posted from the Google Ventures Startup Lab blog.) On the day Google’s acquisition of FeedBurner closed in 2007, it was also the first day of a new quarter at Google. My new manager at Google asked me to draft my OKRs for him to…
  • Mar 14

    Tips on renting an RV

    Tips on renting an RV
    Each year for the last four years, my wife and I have rented an RV and taken our kids to visit some of our national parks. In that time, we've logged nearly 6,000 miles and we've visited the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce, Columbia River Gorge,…
Rank this Week: 422

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 464

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Mar 1

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi
    Low Testosterone Lawyers have filed the following Androgel lawsuit in Illinois: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISEASTERN DIVISION______________________________Richard C. Kelly, Sr., : COMPLAINT AND DEMAND: FOR…
  • Feb 28

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live
    The past decade has seen a rise in lawsuits surrounding gender and sex identity issues. For example, in 2012, the news followed Jenna Talackova, a transgendered beauty queen, as she battled Donald Trump to gain eligibility to compete in the…
  • Jun 12

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing
    A number of lawsuits have arisen due to the complications caused by the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).  It has been shown that with the increase in popularity of IUDs, there has been a notable rise of cases where…
Rank this Week: 547

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Jul 30

    Impeachable Source

    Impeachable Source
    Ever since renowned constitutional scholar Sarah Palin issue a clarion call a couple weeks back declaring that the time has come to impeach President Obama, Republicans have been giddily bandying the idea about, with one poll finding that 2/3…
  • Jul 29

    Rules, Comments and Dingos? Net-Neutrality Debate Draws 1 Million Comment

    Rules, Comments and Dingos? Net-Neutrality Debate Draws 1 Million Comment
    The last few months have been a wild ride in the ongoing debate over how quickly season 3 of House of Cards will stream into our homes when it is released next year. Will the incredibly dark work of Frank Underwood get to take the “fast…
  • Jul 28

    Are For-Profit Colleges Conning You?

    Are For-Profit Colleges Conning You?
    The fall of Corinthian Colleges was overdue, but whether it will lead to a serious crackdown on questionable colleges, diploma mills and fake degrees, remains to be seen. Corinthian was in the first group, a profit making operation that…
Rank this Week: 614

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 638

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 615

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    What Do You Know! I Inspired an Infographic

    What Do You Know! I Inspired an Infographic
    I’ve seen a lot of infographics, but never before have I been blamed credited for one. According to Nicole Black at the MyCase blog, the infographic I’ve embedded below, 10 Technologies that Have Changed the Practice of Law, was…
  • Jul 30

    ‘Hackcess to Justice’ is Aug. 7 and 8 in Boston

    ‘Hackcess to Justice’ is Aug. 7 and 8 in Boston
    Any moment now, I expect to see Paul Revere gallop by, shouting, “The lawyers are coming! The lawyers are coming!” In just over a week, the ABA annual meeting descends on Boston, and while it may not be bringing redcoats, it is…
  • Jul 29

    My ABA Journal Piece Considers the Future of LegalZoom

    My ABA Journal Piece Considers the Future of LegalZoom
    In a post here two months ago, I wrote about recent developments involving LegalZoom in South Carolina and North Carolina, where legal actions had sought to shut down the company as engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. Those were just…
Rank this Week: 670

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Jul 29

    ARREST HOF AMSTERDAM IN FORTIS-ZAAK

    ARREST HOF AMSTERDAM IN FORTIS-ZAAK
    Beleggers misleidend en onvolledig geïnformeerd Door het Gerechtshof te Amsterdam is op 29 juli 2014 arrest gewezen in de zaak die door onder andere de (collectieve belangen) stichting Fortis Effect was aangespannen tegen de Staat…
  • Jul 26

    TWEEMAAL PROCEDEREN OVER HETZELFDE GESCHIL?

    TWEEMAAL PROCEDEREN OVER HETZELFDE GESCHIL?
    Res judicata In Nederland, maar ook in de andere landen binnen het Koninkrijk, geldt de regel dat als de rechter al een (definitief bindend) oordeel over een geschil heeft uitgesproken, je niet over datzelfde geschil wederom een procedure…
  • Jul 25

    STUDIESCHULD: WELK RECHT IS VAN TOEPASSING?

    STUDIESCHULD: WELK RECHT IS VAN TOEPASSING?
    Studieschuld gematigd door de rechter De Stichting Studiefinanciering Curaçao (SSC) heeft een studielening aan X verstrekt van in hoofdsom ANG 12.000. Partijen hebben daarover op 21 juli 1997 een overeenkomst van geldlening gesloten. X…
Rank this Week: 840

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 930

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Thoughts and Observations from Al Nye.

http://www.alnyethelawyerguy.com/al_nye_the_lawyer_guy/
  • Jul 26

    I've Joined A Firm!

    I've Joined A Firm!
    Wondering why you haven't seen any posts lately? I've joined the law firm of Robinson, Kriger & McCallum. Come give their website a look: http://www.rkmlegal.com/info.php?sec=2&pid=49
  • Apr 29

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy
    Do Your Divorce Right By Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy Tower Publishing $16.95 softcover, 377 pages, 978-0-9827955-3-8 (2011) This book should be required reading for all couples going through a contested divorce in Maine – it’s…
  • Apr 3

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine
    As reported in the Portland Press Herald today, the town of Searsport appears delighted to reject a planned a 22 million-gallon liquid propane storage tank in town. This was going to be a $40 million terminal that I can only assume would…
Rank this Week: 893

The Law and other Anomalies

The Law and other Anomalies

By Steve Honig.

http://www.honiglawblog.com
  • Jul 9

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?
    The SEC has announced that at its July 10 meeting (tomorrow!) it will take up implementation of the JOBS Act provision to allow in effect public advertising of private placements.  This provision was included in the Act in an effort to…
  • Jun 10

    Financing Med Devices 2013

    Financing Med Devices 2013
    It is not a secret that funding for med devices remains depressed compared to the heyday period up to 2008 --  but this may be the new normal.  What are the current groundrules? Suggestions from the June 7 conference held by Mass…
  • May 15

    Investing in Today's Market Environment

    Investing in Today's Market Environment
     With the stock market charging ahead, how should you be investing your money?  At a program presented May 15th by Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, while noting that each portfolio should reflect that investor’s goals,…
Rank this Week: 922

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

Covers law and legal information in the Philippines. From Fred Pamaos.

http://attyatwork.com
  • Jul 29

    On Marriage, Family, Sex-Change, Birth Certificates, Change of Name and Change of Gender

    On Marriage, Family, Sex-Change, Birth Certificates, Change of Name and Change of Gender
    There’s an interesting discussion started by Atty. Ann Tugbang: “Do you think there should be a law... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 28

    5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III

    5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III
    [State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III, fifth of sixth for his 6-year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 26

    Fan Art, Copyright and Comic-Con

    Fan Art, Copyright and Comic-Con
    If you’re interested in fan art, watch/listen to this. If you’re interested in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 1105

Binary Law

Binary Law

Legal information and technology information. From Nick Holmes Managing Director of infolaw.

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 1

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch June 2014. Reinvent Law London 2014, a conference featuring presentations on “law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship” was held on 20 June 2014 at the University of Westminster Law School in…
  • Jun 4

    Privacy? Forget about it

    Privacy? Forget about it
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch May 2014. Insofar as we still measure column inches on the web, many yards in the last month have been devoted to commentary and analysis of the Google Spain decision, or the "right to be (…)Read the rest…
  • May 4

    Internet law (copyright in particular)

    Internet law (copyright in particular)
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch April 2014. April 26 was World IP Day. I didn’t notice too many people getting excited by this. But one who did was Graham Smith. Graham is a partner at Bird and Bird and the (…)Read the rest of…
Rank this Week: 1056

Law Religion Culture Review

Law Religion Culture Review

Covers the intersection of law, theology and ethics. By Richard J. Radcliffe.

http://lawreligionculturereview.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    Year in Review, 2013.

    Year in Review, 2013.
    Books Read (in order read)1. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens (2011)2. Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton with Lisa Pulitzer (2011)3. Free Will by Sam Harris (2012)4. Full Service by Scotty Bowers with…
  • Jan 2

    Year in Review, 2012.

    Year in Review, 2012.
    Books Read (in no particular order)1. Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments... (2011) by William Ian Miller2. Inside Scientology (2011) by Janet Reitman3. The New New Rules (2011) by Bill Maher4. Here Comes Trouble (2011) by…
  • Dec 31

    Year in Review, 2011.

    Year in Review, 2011.
    Books Read (in no particular order)1. Fate, Time and Language: An Essay on Free Will (2011) by David Foster Wallace.2. Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are (2011) by Bart D. Ehrman.3.…
Rank this Week: 1014

First Impressions

First Impressions

Covers legal issues and news in Indiana. By Jennifer Mehalik of the Indiana Lawyer.

http://www.thinkfutureindiana.com/
  • Aug 22

    Indiana Pipeline 8/22/13

    Indiana Pipeline 8/22/13
    This Thursday the sixth annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards will recognize the state’s successful second-stage companies that have a history of growth and are projected for future success. This year, 33 companies from 14 counties…
  • Aug 2

    Indiana Pipeline 8/2/13

    Indiana Pipeline 8/2/13
    Once in a blue moon, a shift in technology aligns with an event that attracts enough attention to mark the beginning of a new market demand for a product that, only a few years previously, no one would have imagined was even worth the…
  • Jul 11

    Indiana Pipeline 7/11/13

    Indiana Pipeline 7/11/13
    You probably already know that the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) does a fantastic job helping new start-ups turn great ideas into growing Hoosier businesses. What you might not realize is that the ISBDC is an incredible…
Rank this Week: 1095

VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Jun 16

    openlaw

    openlaw
    The other day a friend came to me because he heard about the openlaws.eu project. He said: ”Hey, openlaws sounds great – does that mean that I can write my own laws now?”. I had to tell him no, but that it was almost as…
  • Jun 3

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project
    1. The Death and Life of Great Legal Data Standards Thanks to the many efforts of the open government movement in the past decade, the benefits of machine-readable legal data — legal data which can be processed and easily interpreted by…
  • Mar 19

    Building a Legal Research Ontology

    Building a Legal Research Ontology
    It’s hard for me to pin down exactly when I knew I wanted to build a legal research ontology. There was no light bulb moment; or perhaps I should say, there was no anvil falling on my head, Wile E. Coyote style. At the beginning of the…
Rank this Week: 1137

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 30

    Tales of Hoffman: Postmortem Planning for Actor’s Estate

    Tales of Hoffman: Postmortem Planning for Actor’s Estate
    The tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has given us an opportunity to consider his estate planning, with lessons and strategies for the rest of us. Court documents in probate proceedings for Hoffman reportedly indicate that he…
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
Rank this Week: 1479

b-screeds

b-screeds

By Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Dec 24

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.
    [ Author note: I’d like to start by saying thanks to all of our pals at Justia, and especially Tim Stanley and Nick Moline, for their help with all that is described in the following, and to the denizens of law-lib and contest winners…
  • Dec 18

    Announcing the debut of JOAL

    Announcing the debut of JOAL
    I’m proud to announce the debut of the Journal of Open Access to Law, a multidisciplinary journal that will publish the work that its title suggests:  research related to legal information that is made openly available on the…
Rank this Week: 1291

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Covers how to hire and work with a lawyer. By Gideon Grunfeld.

http://lawyeronaleash.com/loal-blog/
  • Jul 21

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?
    When lawyers charge by the hour, it is natural to question how much of their time is wasted because they aren’t proficient at using software such as Word and Excel. D. Casey Flaherty, who works as a lawyer in the Law Department of Kia…
  • Jul 7

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive
    The American Bar Association Journal on July 1 published an article entitled, “50 simple ways you can market your practice.” It is directed to lawyers and contains such gems as: 17.) People sometimes need to be convinced that…
  • Jun 24

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation
    “I don’t know what this lawsuit will cost because there are so many factors involved, and I don’t control many of them.” Can’t tell you how many times I have heard experienced litigators voice this sentiment when…
Rank this Week: 1378

BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

Legal research updates from around the world and new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest. From Syracuse University College of Law.

http://bllsulaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn
    The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have…
  • May 4

    Movin' On

    Movin' On
    To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told…
  • Apr 26

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 1469

Legal Bite

Legal Bite

Covers UK legislation and legal news.

http://www.legalbite.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Tenants Vs. Landlord

    Tenants Vs. Landlord
     A new survey conducted by Ocean Finance reveals that half of those who rent privately have been ‘ripped off’ by either their landlord or letting agent.  The poll conducted from 2,000 UK adults shows a high level of…
  • Jul 8

    Working hours get more flexible!

    Working hours get more flexible!
    A change in the law has now allowed all employees to request flexible working hours. This right was previously only reserved for carers and those caring for children. This change should now see an estimated 20 million people with the right to…
  • Jun 23

    Are we about to see flight delay claims soar?

    Are we about to see flight delay claims soar?
    Flight Delays ClaimsWith a recent court case ruling in the favour of a passenger who was delayed for 27 hours has been awarded £526 in compensation. The passenger in question is Ronald Huzar who was travelling from Malaga to …
Rank this Week: 1795

Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Reviews law blogs.

http://blawgreview.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review
    In January 2007, I received an e-mail message from Ed., the mysterious and pseudonymous editor of Blawg Review. By that point, I'd hosted a couple of Blawg Reviews and become a "sherpa", assisting Ed. and the guest hosts to source material…
  • Jul 2

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964
    Blawg Review #324 at the law blog of Texas attorney Paul Kennedy, The Defense Rests, marks this day in 1964 when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation in the United States, a signature piece of…
  • Jun 3

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
Rank this Week: 1786

Bag and Baggage

Bag and Baggage

Features musings on legal issues. By Denise Howell.

http://www.bagandbaggage.com/
  • Jan 28

    Changing Tech, Changing Law School

    Changing Tech, Changing Law School
    I'll be speaking Thursday at the 2013 Chapman Law Review Symposium on how law school (and particularly IP law) curriculum should change to keep pace with technology.  Our moderator is the brilliant John Tehranian (TWiL fans will remember…
  • Apr 16

    Colombia, Day 2: Off The Map

    Colombia, Day 2: Off The Map
    Looking up at the verdant walls of the huge bowl that is Medellín, and hearing the birds squawk "Chicharrón!" at us from the hotel garden, on our second morning in Medellín I felt like we'd already arrived in the jungle.  By nightfall…
  • Feb 17

    Colombia, Day 1: 644-Step Program

    Colombia, Day 1: 644-Step Program
    Yawn, stretch: if it's Tuesday, this must be Medellín!  After about six hours' sleep in Hotel San Lorenzo de Aná, it was time to get moving and see some of Colombia.
Rank this Week: 1593