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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/
  • Apr 22

    The Decision: The Conservative Choice

    The Decision: The Conservative Choice
    How much of a discount would you need from Duke to turn down Chicago?
  • Apr 22

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.22.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.22.14
    * Ready for the ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings? They will be revealed next week on the next episode of Kaplan’s The 180 — Live. [The 180 -- Live / Kaplan] * Georgia is now the 31st state with an active marriage equality lawsuit.…
  • Apr 22

    A Shocking Shooting, Inside A Courthouse

    A Shocking Shooting, Inside A Courthouse
    Could what happened yesterday in Salt Lake City happen anywhere?
Rank this Week: 10

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 22

    Radley Balko on structuring/”smurfing” law

    Radley Balko on structuring/”smurfing” law
    I’m a little late in getting to this, but last month Radley Balko wrote the definitive blog post on the appalling state of federal bank structuring law, which makes it a felony to arrange bank transactions in quantities of less than…
  • Apr 22

    Schools roundup

    Schools roundup
    Excellent Mark Oppenheimer column cites new Cornell study: students deprived of whole milk and chocolate milk as choices “drank less milk, threw more milk away, and bought fewer school lunches over all” [New York Times] “The…
  • Apr 21

    Allergic to vetoes?

    Allergic to vetoes?
    President Obama has signed a bill he deems unconstitutional — it purports to (very slightly) restrict presidential authority to receive certain foreign ambassadors on U.S. territory — while issuing a signing statement calling the…
Rank this Week: 35

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 22

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance
    Di Stefano, Giada and Gino, Francesca and Pisano, Gary P. and Staats, Bradley R., Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance (March 25, 2014). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093; Harvard Business School…
  • Apr 22

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
    Dēmos - Fast Food Failure. How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy, by Catherine Ruetschlin. “In 2012, the CEO-to worker compensation ratio in fast food topped…
  • Apr 22

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report
    Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same…
Rank this Week: 37

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

http://legalnews.arnstein.com
  • Jan 8

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Joel Hurwitz was quoted in a January 1 article, “Real Estate Regulation And Legislation To Watch in 2014.” The article provides an overview of the biggest legislative and regulatory issues real…
  • Jan 8

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie was quoted in two recent articles, one dealing with common tax mistakes and the other with tax evasion issues in Switzerland. The first article, “Avoid These 10 Common Tax…
  • Jan 8

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 36

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court hears arguments on false political statements, TV copyright

    Supreme Court hears arguments on false political statements, TV copyright
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Tuesday. In Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments on whether an Ohio law that imposes penalties for…
  • Apr 22

    Oklahoma high court stays executions over lethal injection drug challenge

    Oklahoma high court stays executions over lethal injection drug challenge
    [JURIST] The Oklahoma Supreme Court [official website] on Monday stayed the execution of two death row prisoners who have challenged the legality of the state's lethal injection drugs. The stay comes just one day before [AP report] one of the…
  • Apr 22

    Georgia same-sex marriage ban challenged

    Georgia same-sex marriage ban challenged
    [JURIST] Gay rights group Lambda Legal [advocacy website] on Tuesday filed a lawsuit [complaint; press release] challenging Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of…
Rank this Week: 55

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 22

    Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTC

    Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTC
    The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati comes amid growing concerns about hospital mergers and their effect on prices against the backdrop of America's health-care upheaval.
  • Apr 22

    Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A Timeline

    Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A Timeline
    The Supreme Court ruling Tuesday upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action represents the latest in a line of decisions addressing policies that take race into account. Here is a timeline of the high court's affirmative-action rulings,…
  • Apr 22

    Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

    Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading
    A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" for Wall Street about what constitutes a crime. The comments came Tuesday…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 69

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"
    Via JOTWELL (which regularly alerts us to terrific legal history scholarship) we have the following call for proposals:Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014  JOTWELL, the…
  • Apr 22

    Tushnet on the Roberts Court at BC

    Tushnet on the Roberts Court at BC
    At 5:30 today Boston College’s Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy is sponsoring an author-meets-readers session on In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court, by Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School. …
  • Apr 21

    Eyer, "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy"

    Eyer, "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy"
    Katie R. Eyer (Rutgers School of Law - Camden) has posted "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy," which is forthcoming in the UC Davis Law Review. The abstract follows:We stand at a crossroads in Equal Protection doctrine. Over the last 20…
Rank this Week: 78

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 29

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter
    We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have…
Rank this Week: 103

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jan 22

    In-House Interrogatory

    In-House Interrogatory
    Ever wanted to rent a general counsel?
  • Jan 20

    Law blog roundup

    Law blog roundup
    Here are some news items to get the week started.
  • Jan 17

    Some final thoughts on ‘Jeopardy!’

    Some final thoughts on ‘Jeopardy!’
    When I saw the Final Jeopardy! category, I immediately thought, "This is going to be either very easy or very hard."
Rank this Week: 145

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 11

    Are you a good speaker? What does your audience think?

    Are you a good speaker? What does your audience think?
    You probably think you’re being perfectly clear when you give a presentation. But you don’t really know what the audience believes, do you? Not only that, you don’t even bother to ask. If you did, you’d be surprised…
  • Mar 25

    ABA Tech Show: a fun-filled showstopper of Law + Tech

    ABA Tech Show: a fun-filled showstopper of Law + Tech
    Today, I’m catching a train to head to Chicago for this year’s ABA tech show (officially designated as ABA TECHSHOW). Pictures don’t do justice to how much fun TechShow is, and besides the fun there is everything else. Two…
  • Mar 1

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor
    My friend has this way of evaluating things, which she calls the “Is It Worth It Factor.” For example, many men cheat on their spouses or girlfriends. But some of those men figure out that, in the long run, the volcanic drama that…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 201

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: 209

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Happy Earth Day!:Cheerios maker General Mills scraps plan to bar consumers from suing if they engage with it online Pa. lawyer pleads guilty to…
  • Apr 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 21, 2014:Does Quebec Charter of French language prevent use of trade-marks in languages other than French?Daughter of lawyer who defended anti-gay Prop 8 comes…
  • Apr 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 17, 2014: A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape InvestigationCalling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers! …
Rank this Week: 306

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: 320

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    A New Book On Alexis de Tocqueville's Thought

    A New Book On Alexis de Tocqueville's Thought
    Scholars Zbigniew Rau and Marek Tracz-Tryniecki of the University of Lodz have co-edited a new book on my favorite nineteenth century political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville.Tocquevillian Ideas: Contemporary European Perspectives…
  • Apr 16

    Lawyer Ethics In Legal Fiction: The New Zealand Edition

    Lawyer Ethics In Legal Fiction: The New Zealand Edition
    Grant Hamilton Morris, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, has published Devils Down Under: Perceptions of Lawyers' Ethics in New Zealand Fictionat 44 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 609 (2013). Here is the…
  • Apr 15

    Blackstone, Law, and Emotion

    Blackstone, Law, and Emotion
    Simon Stern, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, is publishing Blackstone's Legal Actors: The Passions of a Rational Jurist in Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature and Emotion, 1660-1800 (Nancy Johnson, ed., Bucknell University…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Apr 22

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?
    In its landmark 1963 decision Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court mandated the right to counsel in federal and state criminal proceedings. Fifty-one years after that unanimous decision, some question whether Gideon's promise has been…
  • Apr 7

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom
    Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are…
  • Mar 25

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
Rank this Week: 419

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: 390

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Apr 22

    When Your Enemy Is in the Process of Destroying Himself, Stay Out of His Way

    When Your Enemy Is in the Process of Destroying Himself, Stay Out of His Way
    When Your Enemy Is in the Process of Destroying Himself, Stay Out of His Way The gentle souls at the New York Police Department came up with a great idea: let's give the little people a way to really express how they feel about us! Within the…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Conjures Corrorboration of Anonymous Tip Out of Thin Air To Justify Traffic Stop

    Supreme Court Conjures Corrorboration of Anonymous Tip Out of Thin Air To Justify Traffic Stop
    Today the United States Supreme Court decided Navarette v. California, upholding a California court's determination that a traffic stop of Navarette's truck — which, as it turned out, contained drugs — was supported by reasonable…
  • Apr 22

    nihil sub sole novum

    nihil sub sole novum
    We have to remember that 12-year-olds nowadays are at about my 7-year-old level, and your 4 and 5 year old level. Infancy is being prolonged by every possible agency now. I have just read an article on college education … by the…
Rank this Week: 461

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: 664

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc
    Just after ABA Techshow, I published a post listing my picks for the top 10 product announcements at the show. My #2 pick was Sony’s Digital Paper, a remarkably thin (.26 inches) and light (12.6 oz.) tablet-like device with a…
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
  • Apr 15

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing
    It’s a good time to be a legal startup, it seems. Just three weeks ago, we reported here that Clio, the cloud-based practice management platform, had raised $20 million in financing. Now comes news that the lawyer directory site Avvo…
Rank this Week: 810

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: 742

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 22

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly
    Was it fair to dismiss a whistle blowing employee, a police officer, who was making disclosures regarding his colleagues' treatment of victims? Yes, where the employee's behaviour in raising the disclosures - rather than the disclosures…
  • Apr 22

    5 steps to organise your practice better

    5 steps to organise your practice better
    Practice Managers who organise their technology and human resources better are bound to see improved financial results for their practice. While the concept of 'managing better' might seem daunting, you just have to start small, with simple…
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
Rank this Week: 1131

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Easter snark-break to watch a father’s video portrait.

    Easter snark-break to watch a father’s video portrait.
    An occasional break from legal profession snark can be welcome, especially when it’s been a good week. And how about this for one more reason? Earlier this afternoon, I watched an enjoyably memorable 4-minute video Frans Hofmeester…
  • Apr 19

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.
    In politics, there’s the ‘third rail,’ a metaphor for topics so charged that like a train’s exposed electrical conductor, they’re too dangerous to touch. For at least some lawyers, the profession’s…
  • Apr 16

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.
                                      (Click to enlarge) Not satisfied with…
Rank this Week: 1071

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: 1314

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/
  • Apr 22

    Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead

    Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead
    Heartbleed Proves the Password is Dead, This is What you Need Now is online at inc.com. The article promotes more rigorous security procedures like two-factor authentication. Other techniques like fingerprint readers, voice authenication and…
  • Apr 16

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad
    iPhone J.D. has an excellent review on the new Microsoft Word for iPad app. Read it here. Download the app here. The app is free for viewing files, but you'll need a Microsoft 365 Office account to edit files, which...
  • Apr 1

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle
    From Law Technology News is the article Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle. After long litigation they have settled a massive copyright dispute. The impact will have a profound impact on the Internet and digital media. Posted…
Rank this Week: 1395

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Apr 22

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online [AUDIO]

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online [AUDIO]
    With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise…
  • Apr 22

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online
    With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
Rank this Week: 1301

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/
  • Apr 21

    HLS Library Exhibit New

    HLS Library Exhibit New
    Need a study break? Stop by the HLS Library’s Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall to view our current and soon-to-be-gone exhibits. Beyond Cambridge: Two Centuries of HLS Faculty Work in and on Africa will close at…
  • Apr 15

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Proquest Congressional is a fantastic resource for finding legislative history documents. It has a wealth of bills, hearings, reports and other documents going back to the earliest days of Congress, usually in PDF. How can you use it to learn…
  • Apr 7

    New eResources at Harvard

    New eResources at Harvard
    The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. New resources at Harvard…
Rank this Week: 1337

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan and Aidan Ellis.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1185

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

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

http://attyatwork.com
  • Mar 19

    Most Oustanding Public Officials and Employee

    Most Oustanding Public Officials and Employee
    It’s fairly accurate to say that people are quick to criticize public officials and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 17

    2014 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Result

    2014 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Result
    The result of the 2013 bar exam will be released TODAY and, as per our tradition, it’s time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 11

    Going to Hong Kong? Don’t Bring a Stun Gun

    Going to Hong Kong? Don’t Bring a Stun Gun
    This one has nothing to do with the recent decision of HongKong to require Philippine officials to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 1320

Unenumerated

Unenumerated

Covers law, technology, economics and history. By Nick Szabo.

http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    European-Asian divergence predates the industrial revolution

    European-Asian divergence predates the industrial revolution
    Stephen Broadberry describes new estimates of per capita GDP which say that the economic divergence between Western Europe and other civilized parts of the world predates the industrial revolution.  (H/T Marginal Revolution).  This…
  • Aug 4

    Political relationship

    Political relationship
    In most political theories and ideologies, there is a preposterous oversimplification about what kinds of political relationships are desirable, common, or even possible. Given the irreduceable complexity of society, any summary of real-world…
  • Jul 20

    A very underrated invention

    A very underrated invention
    Perhaps the most underrated invention in history is the humble hourglass.  Invented in Europe during the late 13th or early 14th century, the sand glass complemented a nearly simultaneous invention, the mechanical clock.  The…
Rank this Week: 1173

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: 1233

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: 1443

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/
  • Jun 11

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital
    We thought the tort law in personal injury cases was fairly well defined, but a new appellate opinion has got hospitals and their attorneys in a dither, while plaintiffs and their lawyers are throwing a big party.Especially now that they can…
  • Jun 3

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union
    Local 721 of the Service Employees International Union is the exclusive bargaining representative of all Los Angeles County employees.  No one employee can even ask his or her boss for a raise.  SEIU speaks on behalf of everyone,…
  • May 31

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?
    You may be surprised to learn that an insurance broker, despite the broker's more commonly known name of "insurance agent," isn't really always considered an agent of the insurance company.  Sure, there are some insurance companies that…
Rank this Week: 1260

The Law Reform Soapbox

The Law Reform Soapbox

http://www.lawreformsoapbox.com/
  • May 24

    Legal Paperwork: Time for a 50-State Standard

    Legal Paperwork: Time for a 50-State Standard
    Each of our 50 states requires different legal forms to accomplish the same routine, often-repeated tasks such as uncontested divorces, name changes, and stepparent adoptions. This bureaucratic balkanization makes about as much economic sense…
  • May 13

    Small Claims Court: Big Ideas for Reform

    Small Claims Court: Big Ideas for Reform
    Small claims court is our legal system's best kept secret. Especially when combined with a mediation program that encourages people to settle their cases outside the courtroom, the small claims system offers high-quality justice at a…
  • Apr 23

    New "Jumbo Light" Loans: Not Much Help to Borrower

    New "Jumbo Light" Loans: Not Much Help to Borrower
    Homebuyers, homeowners, real estate agents, and mortgage brokers have all been awaiting, with high expectation, details on the new "jumbo light" loan limits and lending standards. Everyone had hoped these new loans, authorized by the Economic…
Rank this Week: 1193

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: 1319

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

News, commentary and debates on the current legal battles that capture our nation's attention. From National Public Radio.

http://www.justicetalking.org
  • Apr 14

    The Law and Infectious Disease

    The Law and Infectious Disease
    State laws permit the involuntary commitment of people suffering from mental illness if they are a danger to themselves or others. But how do these commitment laws work in practice? Do laws aimed at protecting patients' rights prevent people…
  • Apr 8

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry
    The movie rating industry has initiated some reforms following charges by filmmakers that the system is arbitrary and unfair. But skeptics on both sides of the issue say troubling content in movies, television and music is not being handled…
  • Mar 31

    College Admission

    College Admission
    The college admissions process has changed significantly in recent years, particularly for students seeking to get into the nation's most elite universities. Should these schools' admissions policies favor athletes and children of alumni?…
Rank this Week: 1312

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Apr 22

    Brian Cuban: Proud Penn State Alum and Eating Disorder Prevention Advocate

    Brian Cuban: Proud Penn State Alum and Eating Disorder Prevention Advocate
    At Penn State, Brian Cuban was a runner. He ran and he ran. He ran at 5 a.m., he ran after the sun had set, he ran during football games, he ran when he should have been in class.
  • Apr 21

    When The Media Fat Shame

    When The Media Fat Shame
    Let's try to be more empathetic to the struggles and differences of others and not prop ourselves up for a laugh at their expense. If you can't be that, try harder just to keep your mouth shut.
  • Apr 17

    (PR Newswire)Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction

    (PR Newswire)Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction
    Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction (via PR Newswire) NEW YORK, APRIL 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Brian Cuban, author of the best-selling book “Shattered Image,” will be…
Rank this Week: 2268

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 22

    Don’t Be a Jerk.com

    Don’t Be a Jerk.com
    The FTC has recently filed suit against "Jerk.com," alleging that the website scraped information from over 73 million Facebook profiles for private information and photographs.Related Posts:Employer Discrimination with Social MediaCan I Be…
  • Apr 18

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance
    Through pet trusts or other legal arraignments, pets these days often find themselves the benefactor to lavish fortunes. In extreme cases, pets end up owning millions under the careful supervision of special caretakers and trustees. Here are…
  • Apr 17

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?
    AB 1266 could erase sex segregation in sports. If a transgender girl wants to play varsity football, AB 1266 could compel the school to include the transgender on the team. The transgender student would have to use the same locker room as the…
Rank this Week: 1949

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers a variety of legal areas and information, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 22

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

    Oh Mr Ghopee.
    God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site. Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd v Sawyer & Anr [2014] EWCA…
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
  • Apr 20

    You don’t just walk away

    You don’t just walk away
    R (Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Rent Assessment Committee [2014] EWHC 1129 (Admin) is that rare beast – a judicial review of the LVT (as it was; FTT(PC) as it is now). It concerns how you withdraw a Right to Manage claim. I confess, when I…
Rank this Week: 2280

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

http://www.thelawinsider.com/
  • Apr 22

    When Are Workers Working—and When Aren’t They?

    When Are Workers Working—and When Aren’t They?
    The pace of regulatory and litigious action surrounding employment law is quickening. Here, in the United States, much of the activity stems from an increase in enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act—for instance, disagreements…
  • Apr 21

    “Extreme” French Proposed E-Mail Law: Already Law in U.S.

    “Extreme” French Proposed E-Mail Law: Already Law in U.S.
    By Jonathan A. Segal A bill is being considered in France that would severely restrict use of e-mail by employees off the clock. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/world/europe/in-france-a-move-to-limit-off-the-clock-work-emails.html. I have…
  • Apr 16

    Guest Post: Divorce and Children – A Lesson from Hollywood

    Guest Post: Divorce and Children – A Lesson from Hollywood
    By JORDAN GERBER If you have been exposed to social media within the last few weeks, ie aren’t holed up in some Tibetan monastery or currently incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, chances are you’ve heard about Gwynneyth Paltrow…
Rank this Week: 2170

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Apr 21

    We’re Not The Best (And That’s Okay)

    We’re Not The Best (And That’s Okay)
    Growing up in suburban Mentor, Ohio, I had a dream. My dream was to be the number one draft pick for the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians after winning a NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the University Of Kentucky. This at…
  • Apr 18

    Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

    Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
    There’s an old truism that if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, they’d eventually produce Hamlet. No such luck. Instead, they’re producing ever-more insane “terms of…
  • Apr 17

    Net-Neutrality Fight Spills Across The Atlantic

    Net-Neutrality Fight Spills Across The Atlantic
    In just the couple of short months since we took an in-depth look at so-called “net-neutrality,” there have been several major developments in the battle to define the future of the Internet not only here in the United States, but…
Rank this Week: 1829

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Apr 18

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID OVERHEID VOOR KWALITEIT OPENBARE WEG

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID OVERHEID VOOR KWALITEIT OPENBARE WEG
    Geen geld om de weg te onderhouden als disculpatiegrond? Een fietser is met zijn racefiets ten val gekomen op het moment dat hij werd ingehaald door een vrachtauto met aanhangwagen. De fietser is vervolgens onder de vrachtwagen terecht…
  • Apr 17

    HET VENNOOTSCHAPPELIJK BELANG

    HET VENNOOTSCHAPPELIJK BELANG
    De Hoge Raad schetst de kaders Bij de vervulling van hun taak dienen de bestuurders zich naar het belang van de vennootschap (NV of BV) en de met haar verbonden onderneming te richten. Wat dat belang inhoudt hangt af – hoe kan het ook…
  • Apr 16

    DE BV DIE VAN BONAIRE NAAR ROTTERDAM WILDE GAAN… KWAM NOOIT AAN

    DE BV DIE VAN BONAIRE NAAR ROTTERDAM WILDE GAAN… KWAM NOOIT AAN
    Inschrijving in Rotterdam geweigerd Tijdens een lezing in 2012 maakte ik er melding van dat in 2011 is geprobeerd een BV die statutair is gevestigd in Bonaire te verplaatsen naar Rotterdam door middel van een statutenwijziging, waarbij…
Rank this Week: 1995

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/
  • Apr 17

    A nice return on an investment.

    A nice return on an investment.
    In 1985, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl purchased the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team for $18 million. According to ESPN, Senator Kohl is now selling a majority interest in the team for $550 million. The Bucks had a record of 15-67 this…
  • Apr 4

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.
    Given his love of basketball, I am a little surprised that Mr. Torvik has not already pointed out that our joint alma mater, the University of Minnesota, won the NIT men's basketball championship last night. Some might say that the Golden…
  • Mar 28

    How is this possible?

    How is this possible?
    Today is the 244th birthday of the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler. If he is remembered at all, President Tyler remembered for being the first Vice-President to become President upon the death of the President.…
Rank this Week: 1999