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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/
  • Oct 29

    State AGs — They’re Just Like Us! (If We Take Big Gifts From Biglaw Corporate Lobbyists)

    State AGs — They’re Just Like Us! (If We Take Big Gifts From Biglaw Corporate Lobbyists)
    Which Biglaw firm leads the way when it comes to vigorously promoting the interests of corporations who might otherwise find themselves investigated?
  • Oct 29

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.29.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.29.14
    * As the World Series draws to a close, be sure to salute Miami-based lawyer Laurence Leavy, who will be sitting front and center behind home plate tonight wearing a garish Miami Marlins jersey. Troll so hard, buddy! [CBS Sports] * Speaking…
  • Oct 29

    Big Thanks To Our Advertiser

    Big Thanks To Our Advertiser
    We are honored to be working with these great brands.
Rank this Week: 9

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: 1249

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Oct 29

    Money Talks, Defendants Don’t Walk

    Money Talks, Defendants Don’t Walk
    Another day, another chilling study about the corrosive effects big money has on our electoral system. What makes this one noteworthy is that it’s not another “shocking” expose about how our politicians are bought and paid…
  • Oct 28

    The Strange Case of the Fake Chinese Island Chain

    The Strange Case of the Fake Chinese Island Chain
    Over the past two years, China has pursued agenda to strategically grow their power by constructing fake islands in the South China Sea. The country is staking claim on islands that they have little rights to near the Philippines, Malaysia,…
  • Oct 27

    One Country, Two Belief

    One Country, Two Belief
    The protests continue in Central Hong Kong this week, despite the increasingly forceful dispersal attempts by the city’s police.  Pepper spray, billy clubs and even dogs have been used with only temporary success, as video and…
Rank this Week: 650

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

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

http://attyatwork.com
  • Oct 9

    The First 5 Minutes of the First Sunday of Bar Exam

    The First 5 Minutes of the First Sunday of Bar Exam
    There are four full Sundays reserved every year for the Philippine bar examinations, arguably the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 6

    2014 (Criminal Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction

    2014 (Criminal Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction
    [Skip the Instructions below and proceed to answer/discuss the Criminal Law bar exam essay and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 6

    2014 (Commercial Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction

    2014 (Commercial Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction
    [Skip the Instructions below and proceed to answer/discuss the Commercial Law bar exam essay and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 688

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: 4411

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: 2841

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: 2292

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 29

    New GAO Reports – Chemical Assessments, USDA Contracting

    New GAO Reports – Chemical Assessments, USDA Contracting
    CHEMICAL ASSESSMENTS: Agencies Coordinate Activities, but Additional Action Could Enhance Efforts, GAO-14-763: Published: Sep 29, 2014. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2014: “The chemical toxicity assessment activities at…
  • Oct 29

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement – October 2014

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement – October 2014
    “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved somewhat further, with solid job gains and a lower…
  • Oct 29

    Governors’ Salaries 2014

    Governors’ Salaries 2014
    “The Council of State Governments has been collecting data on governors’ salaries for The Book of the States since 1937. The average governor’s salary has grown more slowly in recent years than in the past, with a number of…
Rank this Week: 26

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 28

    So you want to be a law professor

    So you want to be a law professor
    So you want to be a law professor. If you do a quick Internet search (as I did today), you will likely find the following advice: The most important factors in determining your success in the market for a law professor position are: (1) the…
  • Oct 3

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer
    http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/09/15/law-students-need-to-hear-about-the-dark-side-of-being-a-lawyer-says-professor/Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Sep 29

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin
    Fall is here and in addition to the start of the academic semester, the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is in high gear.  So much has been written about changes in legal education in a short period of time, it…
Rank this Week: 1066

Between Lawyers

Between Lawyers

Covers technology, culture and law. By Denise Howell, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell, Marty Schwimmer and Ernest Svenson.

http://betweenlawyers.corante.com/
  • Mar 3

    The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologie

    The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologie
    The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, the new book from Between Lawyers' own Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell is now now available for preorder at the ABA Web Store. There's a 15% discount if…
  • Sep 18

    Calling All Legal Tech MacGyvers - A Mini-contest

    Calling All Legal Tech MacGyvers - A Mini-contest
    I'm planning to write an article about what I'm calling "MacGyver" technology tricks. I'm assuming that you are familiar with the MacGyver concept (or you can wikipedia it). As an example, consider using a digital camera or cameraphone as a…
  • Aug 25

    If It's All About Respect, Why Do They Look So Foolish?

    If It's All About Respect, Why Do They Look So Foolish?
    So — what should Nixon Peabody have done when its embarrassing firm non-theme song made its inevitable way onto the Web? (And into the atmosphere of countless homes and offices, as its hapless victims hum and mutter it against their will…
Rank this Week: 2953

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 1231

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Oct 1

    Big Internet? No thank

    Big Internet? No thank
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch September 2014. The early adopters have been getting restless lately. I’m with them. This is not what we signed up for. Alan Jacobs, writing for The New Atlantis, predicts The End of Big Twitter. Twitter…
  • Aug 7

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch July/August 2014. It's sobering to reflect that 20 years ago most businesses, even big businesses, didn't know the first thing about the nascent internet. McDonalds had not yet even registered McDonalds.com.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 541

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: 1874

BrazosLawyers.com

BrazosLawyers.com

Provides legal information based on common client questions in the areas of elder law, estate planning, real estate, small business and taxes. By the Peterson Law Group.

http://brazoslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Separate Property vs. Community Property

    Separate Property vs. Community Property
    The Texas Family Code defines separate property as: - property owned or claimed by the spouse before marriage;
  • Apr 10

    What is an attorney ad litem?

    What is an attorney ad litem?
    The term ad litem simply means “for the suit”. An attorney ad litem may be appointed or assigned in family law cases or probate cases where representation is deemed necessary by a judge. While the Texas Family Code does not specifically…
  • Apr 8

    How is an LLC different from an LLP?

    How is an LLC different from an LLP?
    A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a hybrid organization that takes aspects of corporations and combines them with the framework of a partnership. The owners of an LLC benefit from the ability to choose to be taxed at the company level,…
Rank this Week: 4144

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Oct 29

    Should You Move for Mistrial?

    Should You Move for Mistrial?
    Certain things that happen during trial may be so improper and prejudicial that they deprive a party of the right to a fair trial. That’s when counsel may move for a mistrial. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Like…
  • Oct 27

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor
    When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to…
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
Rank this Week: 1366

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: 455

De Novo

De Novo

Features posts and occasional symposia about law and law school.

http://www.blogdenovo.org/
  • Nov 9

    Stances on Standing

    Stances on Standing
    I wrote a piece available here on Prop 8's appeal and the AG race. I suggest that we should fear a Cooley win, as that would reduce the likelihood of SCOTUS being able to dismiss the case on standing grounds....
  • Sep 30

    Bigotry and The Budget - the Dollar Costs of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Bigotry and The Budget - the Dollar Costs of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Last week, Senate Democrats failed to get the 60-vote majority they needed to move ahead with the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law that forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. In the debate preceding the vote,…
  • Apr 22

    Courtesy of Co-Blogger Chris, a Columbian in Columbu

    Courtesy of Co-Blogger Chris, a Columbian in Columbu
Rank this Week: 2918

Demonstrative Evidence

Demonstrative Evidence

By Charles Thomas.

http://demonstrativeevidence.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Meet Jane Roe

    Meet Jane Roe
    I may be a month late to this party, but at first I dismissed it as an insignificant piece of bizarro non-news, the opposite of a human interest story. More of a human freakshow.A single mother of six, undergoes in vitro and has octuplets. …
  • Jan 7

    How to have a college football playoff system in four easy step

    How to have a college football playoff system in four easy step
    The infrequent blawgger returns to post about college football? Yeah - it's my blog. Deal.As it currently stands, and I am intentionally oversimplifying here, the college football championship is currently decided by consensus. The BCS is…
  • Aug 17

    Why law school sucks, part I

    Why law school sucks, part I
    Imagine you are a medical student. What if you were allowed to ignore an entire system of the body in order to study something cool and very difficult to get into, like plastic surgery? You wouldn't be much of a doctor - even plastic…
Rank this Week: 3159

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Sep 14

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage
    Physical abuse is getting a lot of press these, especially in the realm of pro sports. But there’s another kind of abuse that doesn’t get as much press —something more widespread and insidious. Mind abuse. As in, the crap…
  • Aug 3

    Who is censoring your information?

    Who is censoring your information?
    Are you aware that someone is censoring your incoming mail? Okay, it’s not your mail exactly. It’s all of the information you receive. Someone is tampering with it, and you’ll be surprised who it is. The culprit is you.…
  • Aug 3

    Who’s censoring your information?

    Who’s censoring your information?
    Are you aware that someone is censoring your incoming mail? Okay, it’s not your mail exactly. It’s all of the information you receive. Someone is tampering with it, and you’ll be surprised who it is. The culprit is you.…
Rank this Week: 252

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 1507

Everyday Law

Everyday Law

By RocketLawyer.

http://blog.rocketlawyer.com/
  • Oct 24

    How To Talk To Your Lawyer

    How To Talk To Your Lawyer
    We get it. No one wants to talk to lawyers. But there comes a time in everyone’s life—whether it be good news (Marriage) or bad news (Divorce)—when you’ll need to consult with a lawyer. And when that time comes, there…
  • Oct 23

    The Internet of Things Will Change Property Rights Forever

    The Internet of Things Will Change Property Rights Forever
    Property law is one of the most ancient and fundamental legal theories in our justice system. Indeed, the cultural origins of property rights based on John Locke’s theory can be traced back to the biblical story of Adam and Eve, where…
  • Oct 21

    Will Driverless Cars Run Over Personal Injury Lawyers?

    Will Driverless Cars Run Over Personal Injury Lawyers?
    Driverless cars are heading our way. A breathless 7-part series on Forbes analyzed the staggering socioeconomic impact of driverless cars not impacting with other cars – or people. When you take into account all the industries affected…
Rank this Week: 3202

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: 447

Forward Movement

Forward Movement

General interest blawg by attorneys and MBAs.

http://ourforwardmovement.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Blawg is on Holiday: Maybe for now, maybe for longer ...

    Blawg is on Holiday: Maybe for now, maybe for longer ...
    Circle of life - and blawgging? I hate to have the site succumb to a blog statistic, but this blawg will be temporarily suspended. I am not certain now when it will be resumed.
  • Mar 13

    In Case You Missed It This Week

    In Case You Missed It This Week
    "Quinn Emanuel Becomes First Am Law 100 Firm to Have a Female Name Partner." Yeah - it's 2010. Law.com.NYU grads can't find jobs, either, and are on a publicity campaign. ATL.
  • Mar 5

    In Case You Missed It This Week

    In Case You Missed It This Week
    "You’re a lawyer? Please don’t kill yourself, the cab gets really messy." ATL.If you joined BigLaw for a posh 5th Avenue apartment, maybe you'd be interested in how Rush Limbaugh had his done up. Althouse.
Rank this Week: 4842

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Oct 21

    Prizmo

    Prizmo
    Prizmo is a scanning app for iPhone and iPad. It can export in multiple formats and even OCR a scan. Read more about it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 13

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS
    This US Department of Justice app allows for a quick and easy way to find law student interships and attorney jobs too. It's available for iOS now and coming for Android. You can find it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 2

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8
    iOS 8 has some cool new features, check them out here. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 1228

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: 1233

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/
  • Oct 14

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.
    The ABA Journal has an article about a shocking crime: a 10-year-old boy in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with beating a 90-year-old woman to death.The Scranton-Times Tribune story of the incident is here. Allegedly the boy…
  • Sep 26

    Death, part 2

    Death, part 2
    Last week I argued that not many Americans actually love the death penalty so much that they are okay with killing innocent people. Yet there's good reason to believe that innocent people have been put to death, which raises the…
  • Sep 25

    Keep Your Government & Corporate Hands Off My Password

    Keep Your Government & Corporate Hands Off My Password
    You may have heard that Apple has implemented a robust new security feature with its latest mobile operating system: the phone's data is now encrypted by default, and Apple retains no record of your passcode or other "backdoor." As a result,…
Rank this Week: 3680

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: 246

HoganWillig Legal Blog

HoganWillig Legal Blog

Covers New York business, criminal, employment, estate planning, family and real estate law.

http://hoganwilligblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Supreme Court to Protect Information on Cell Phone

    Supreme Court to Protect Information on Cell Phone
    The digital age has created a world in which over-sharing is the norm and electronic devices are capable of storing significant amounts of one’s personal information. However, in an important step to protect the privacy of U.S.…
  • Oct 21

    Is your Dog Playful, Rambuctious or Vicious?

    Is your Dog Playful, Rambuctious or Vicious?
    Not all dogs are created equal. Regardless of whether an animal is domesticated or not, it is still an animal, and even the friendliest of dogs are not exempt from the off-chance it may bite if provoked.  If a dog feels threatened,…
  • Oct 17

    When is it Malpractice?

    When is it Malpractice?
    Many of us feel from time to time that we were not treated properly by a hospital or a doctor.  The question is: When is this treatment considered medical malpractice for which one can bring a lawsuit? All doctors are required to…
Rank this Week: 1519

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/
  • Oct 28

    Magic

    Magic
    The beginning of the NBA season last night reminds of one of the most magnificent performances in NBA Playoff history.
  • Oct 27

    Oliver on Sugar

    Oliver on Sugar
  • Oct 24

    “Bacharach Reimagined”

    “Bacharach Reimagined”
Rank this Week: 322

HuskerBlawgs

HuskerBlawgs

Nebraska law and trials. Published by Stan Sipple.

http://huskerblawgs.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
    How are you? http://azovschool5.ru/olf/passing.php Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
  • Sep 9

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
    How are you? http://hjernefabrikken.no/xgnc/fell.php Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
  • Jul 31

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan
    Volokh conspiracy poster notes that sennelle is the first Rat to announce opposition to putting Harv Dean Elton Kagan on the. Supremes http://bit.ly/aObzRC. Didn't you know he listens to the concerns of Nebraskans about hour liberal…
Rank this Week: 579

I Fought the Law

I Fought the Law

A Bay Area lawyer blogs about his life as a Bay Area lawyer.

http://ifoughtthelaw.cementhorizon.com/
  • Aug 4

    Conversations with My Son: Getting Ready for Bed

    Conversations with My Son: Getting Ready for Bed
    [Whilst changing his diaper at bed time.] Him: Jammies off! Me: Yep, we're taking off your jammies. Him: Diaper...
  • Jul 20

    The I Write Like Experiment

    The I Write Like Experiment
    Here's a video of me testing out the I Write Like website that the kids are into these days....
  • Mar 23

    My Trip to Traffic Court

    My Trip to Traffic Court
    The Denver City and County building is a massive, grandiose gray behemoth with all kinds of stone columns and other...
Rank this Week: 3100

ICLEF Law Tips

ICLEF Law Tips

Covers legal information on a wide variety of timely topics. By the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum

http://iclef.org/category/blog/law-tips/
  • Oct 28

    Law Tips: Pro Bono in Indiana 2014 – A Snapshot From An Expert

    Law Tips: Pro Bono in Indiana 2014 – A Snapshot From An Expert
    Are you in the midst of re-examining your pro bono commitments? Or, should you be? Maybe you’ve been wondering about the status of pro bono in Indiana. Fortunately, we have Scott Wylie to provide information on where Indiana’s pro…
  • Oct 21

    Law Tips: Three Less-Recognized Reasons It’s Important to Plan for Digital Asset

    Law Tips: Three Less-Recognized Reasons It’s Important to Plan for Digital Asset
    A few weeks ago on Law Tips Professor Gerry Beyer shared his insights on the growing significance of digital assets in everyone’s estate planning. You can find that article at: Estate Planning Does Not Include Just Grandma’s Cameo…
  • Oct 14

    Law Tips: Eliciting Change Talk in Mediation

    Law Tips: Eliciting Change Talk in Mediation
    Doug Noll, a fulltime peacemaker, emphasizes the importance of “micro-moments of emotion” when mediators should respond appropriately in order to bring the parties to an amicable settlement. Mr. Noll specializes in difficult,…
Rank this Week: 1806

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: 425

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Flipping Civ Pro

    Flipping Civ Pro
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of several posts on this blog: Flipping the learning paradigm with Adobe Presenter Using Twen to flip the classroom Flipped learning Twen multimedia options help professors flip the…
  • Aug 29

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech
    Originally posted on Best Practices for Legal Education:Let’s face it, the role that technology can play in the practice of law is becoming more evident – with predictive coding, eDiscovery, and companies like LexMachina that use…
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
Rank this Week: 2177

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,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 142

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Helpful Biblical Counsel on the Real Life Legal Situations You Face. By Stephen Bloom.

http://www.istherealawyerinthechurch.com
  • Nov 30

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg
    Because of my recent election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am suspending my activity here at “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” I have disabled the comment feature, but I intend to leave the static site available as a…
  • May 22

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break
    Good news: I won the Republican primary election for the PA 199th District State House seat! Bad news: No time for blogging as my campaign for the November 2 general election is on! Please visit my campaign website.
  • Apr 20

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)
    I’m running for Pennsylvania State Legislature and will be focused on campaigning through election day, so I’m taking a break from new postings here until after May 18. Please visit my campaign website www.StephenLBloom.com Your prayers…
Rank this Week: 4945

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 29

    Federal judge orders Arizona sheriff to undergo racial profiling training

    Federal judge orders Arizona sheriff to undergo racial profiling training
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] on Tuesday ordered Maricopa Country sheriff Joe Arpaio [official profile] to undergo the same training as his deputies to assist in the prevention of…
  • Oct 29

    North Dakota Supreme Court upholds restrictions on medication abortion

    North Dakota Supreme Court upholds restrictions on medication abortion
    [JURIST] The North Dakota Supreme Court [official profile] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion] an existing state law [text] limiting the use of drugs in abortion procedures. This ruling reversed a previous decision by a district judge, who found…
  • Oct 29

    Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for war crime

    Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for war crime
    [JURIST] A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; Global Security backgrounder] leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War…
Rank this Week: 29

Justice is a fickle thing...

Justice is a fickle thing...

By Anthony Fazzio.

http://justiceisafickledthing.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Pfizer Recalls 28 Lots of Birth Control Pill

    Pfizer Recalls 28 Lots of Birth Control Pill
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Pfizer has recalled 28 lots of birth control pills, principally Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. The recall was caused by problems with "ingredients and sequence of the…
  • Jan 24

    Houston Settles Red Light Camera Contract Lawsuit

    Houston Settles Red Light Camera Contract Lawsuit
    It’s a source of great irritation to many drivers. It’s a bad idea for city officials. But, it's a bonanza for “entrepreneurs” who can make crime, however slight, profitable - $12 million in profits to be exact! And, the insult…
  • Jan 23

    Florida Jury Awards $168 Million in Malpractice Suit

    Florida Jury Awards $168 Million in Malpractice Suit
    Charles Broward with the Florida Times Union reports that a Florida jury has awarded $168 million to a Clay County deputy who filed a lawsuit against Memorial Hospital Jacksonville over a botched gastric bypass surgery in 2007.
Rank this Week: 1133

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Oct 1

    SABBATICAL STARTED 1 OCTOBER 2014

    SABBATICAL STARTED 1 OCTOBER 2014
    Three months to reflect My sabbatical started on the 1st of October 2014. I will start a new law firm in Curaçao on the 1st of January 2015. Check my blog for an update in December 2014. In the meantime, if you want to contact me,…
  • Sep 11

    CELEBRATING 25 YEARS AS A LAWYER

    CELEBRATING 25 YEARS AS A LAWYER
    It is all about passion and commitment Today I am celebrating that I was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar on 12 September 1989. I am a graduate of VU University in Amsterdam, 1989. After 8 years of practicing law for two different law firms in…
  • Sep 9

    MARTIJN WELTEN NEW MANAGING PARTNER SPIGT DUTCH CARIBBEAN

    MARTIJN WELTEN NEW MANAGING PARTNER SPIGT DUTCH CARIBBEAN
    Karel Frielink is leaving firm after 15 years (Summary in English below) PERSBERICHT van Spigt Dutch Caribbean van 9 september 2014 Karel Frielink vertrekt bij Spigt Dutch Caribbean, Martijn Welten nieuwe managing partner. Per 1 oktober 2014…
Rank this Week: 2345

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

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

    Full U.S. Breakfast

    Full U.S. Breakfast
    Ross E. Davies, George Mason University School of Law, and The Green Bag, has published Breakfast with the Justices: Networking in the Nineteenth Century at The Green Bag Almanac & Reader 109 (2014). Here is the abstract.On Thursday,…
  • Oct 28

    Controversy Over Metropolitan Opera Presentation of "The Death of Klinghoffer"

    Controversy Over Metropolitan Opera Presentation of "The Death of Klinghoffer"
    The Metropolitan Opera has moved ahead with a presentation of John Adams' opera The Death of Klinghoffer despite many protests that the work glorifies anti-Semitism. Here's an account from the New York Times. The New Yorker first covered…
  • Oct 28

    Literature and Comparative Law

    Literature and Comparative Law
    Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, is publishing The Literary Model in Comparative Law in the American Journal of Comparative Law. Here is the abstract. Legal theory, if it is to attain any level of generality,…
Rank this Week: 557

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 29

    Obama May Reveal Attorney General Pick ‘Shortly After Election’

    Obama May Reveal Attorney General Pick ‘Shortly After Election’
    The White House on Wednesday suggested that it might try giving a lame-duck Congress a chance to confirm the next attorney general by announcing a nominee soon after next week's election.
  • Oct 29

    Houston Mayor Retreats on Fight Over Pastor Subpoena

    Houston Mayor Retreats on Fight Over Pastor Subpoena
    Under pressure from religious groups, Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday said Monday that that the city is withdrawing subpoenas it had issued to local pastors who had spoken out against an ordinance extending anti-discrimination…
  • Oct 29

    Unmasking Yelp Users Would Hurt Free Speech, Warn Google and Facebook

    Unmasking Yelp Users Would Hurt Free Speech, Warn Google and Facebook
    Web giants Google, Facebook and Twitter are warning that giving companies the power to unmask anonymous Yelp reviewers would strike a blow to Internet free speech.
Rank this Week: 80

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: 2706

Law Updates

Law Updates

Covers UK legal news.

http://www.lawupdates.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 1928

Lawsense

Lawsense

Covers the law and legal system in plain English. By Nanina Takla.

http://lawsense.lontpdx.com
  • Jan 14

    Why Googlevoice might help you with your case.

    Why Googlevoice might help you with your case.
    Googlevoice is a powerful free tool from Google that gives you the ability to save and access to voicemails pretty much indefinitely and to easily download and store important voicemails as mp3 files. Moreover, it keeps a history of all your…
  • Nov 29

    What’s an “answer” to a complaint?

    What’s an “answer” to a complaint?
    When a person gets sued, as part of the paperwork they originally get is a notice that says something along the lines of “You must answer this complaint in ____ days. If you fail to answer or otherwise appear, a judgment may be entered…
  • Dec 12

    Why avoiding the process server won’t make your problem go away

    Why avoiding the process server won’t make your problem go away
    A lawsuit doesn’t officially start against you until you’ve been “served.” This means that you have been given a copy of the complaint (the document explaining why you’re being sued in an official way. For most law suits, someone…
Rank this Week: 4779

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/
  • Oct 17

    Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison

    Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison
    Imagine being 20 years old and being investigated for a murder you didn't commit. Would you know what to say or do? Failure to react correctly could cost you a lifetime in prison. Sound far-fetched? It might surprise you to learn that it…
  • Oct 3

    The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame: Rainmakers Who Ran the Gauntlet

    The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame: Rainmakers Who Ran the Gauntlet
    Famed legal writer John Grisham calls them Rainmakers. We've celebrated their legendary victories in cinematic works such as "A Civil Action" and "Erin Brockovich." In Hollywood, these plaintiffs attorneys are often portrayed as Davids to…
  • Sep 19

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?
    Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage helps low-skilled workers and boosts the…
Rank this Week: 293