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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/
  • Nov 21

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson
    Biglaw firms are falling all over themselves to hand out money today.
  • Nov 21

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14
    * A breakdown of Thomas M. Cooley’s bar passage rate. It’s… about as depressing as you’d expect. [Third Tier Reality] * Rapper being prosecuted on the argument that he benefitted from gang activity because the…
  • Nov 21

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)
    If you are looking to move in the beginning of January, your finger should be pressing the call app in your phone.
Rank this Week: 4

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Federal judge strikes down New Jersey sports betting

    Federal judge strikes down New Jersey sports betting
    [JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting, a move the state was taking to boost…
  • Nov 22

    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional
    [JURIST] An Illinois judge on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] a law intended to fix the pension crisis in the state violates the Illinois constitution. Sangamon Country Circuit [official website] Judge John Belz ruled in favor of state employees…
  • Nov 21

    UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation

    UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation
    [JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein [official profile] on Thursday criticized Gambia [press release] for its passage and enforcement of legislation criminalizing homosexual acts. In October, Gambia…
Rank this Week: 8

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Nov 21

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul
    An Illinois judge on Friday ruled that the state's overhaul of its troubled public-employee retirement system violates a state constitutional provision that forbids the government from making cuts to pension benefits.
  • Nov 21

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer
    House Republicans on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration alleging that the way in which the White House implemented its health-care law violates the Constitution. Here's a quick overview of the legal arguments.
  • Nov 21

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul
    Here's a roundup of political analysis of President Barack Obama's speech outlining his plan to give more than four million illegal immigrants in the U.S. a reprieve from deportation and a chance to apply for work permits.
Rank this Week: 13

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 22

    Report – Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing DHS

    Report – Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing DHS
    Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security, November 14, 2014 OIG-15-09. “We have identified major challenges that affect both the Department as a whole, as well as individual…
  • Nov 22

    USDA launches new web tool providing access to research and researcher

    USDA launches new web tool providing access to research and researcher
    “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science. USDA employs over 5,000…
  • Nov 22

    Making plant taxonomy freely accessible

    Making plant taxonomy freely accessible
    theguardian – GrrlScientist Saturday 13 September 2014. “…For more than a century, taxonomic information was locked away in a variety of dusty journals in vast libraries, where most people could not find or access it.…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 55

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The Nation has a review of Danielle Keats Citron's Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press)."In Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Danielle Keats Citron aims to change that situation, giving readers a sense of the scope and…
  • Nov 22

    Lee's "Workplace Constitution": The Introduction

    Lee's "Workplace Constitution": The Introduction
    We’ve previously noted the publication of The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right (New York: Cambridge University Press 2014) by Sophia Z. Lee, University of Pennsylvania Law School.  The introduction is now…
  • Nov 21

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From Völkerrechtsblog: a post by Katharina Isabel Schmidt (JSD candidate, Yale Law School) "On American 'Dilettantism' and German 'Pedantry': A Comparative Look at Law Journal Culture and the Future of Legal Knowledge Production."It…
Rank this Week: 61

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Nov 23

    Regulating consumers by way of regulating producer

    Regulating consumers by way of regulating producer
    An observation from John Goodman via David Henderson: Almost all government restrictions on our freedom are indirect. They are imposed on us by way of some business. In fact, laws that directly restrict the freedom of the individual are rare…
  • Nov 22

    Justice Kagan: Paul Krugman using “just ridiculous language” on court

    Justice Kagan: Paul Krugman using “just ridiculous language” on court
    Speaking at Princeton, Justice Elena Kagan described as “just ridiculous language” Paul Krugman’s claim that the higher federal courts are “corrupt.” It is just ridiculous, as we noted the other day, and…
  • Nov 21

    Court dismisses suit by man who fell off chair in lawyer’s office

    Court dismisses suit by man who fell off chair in lawyer’s office
    New Jersey: Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Dennis O’Brien has granted summary judgment to the defendant law firm of Wolff, Helies, Duggan Spaeth and Lucas and dismissed Thomas Hickey’s suit over his injuries in falling off a…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 112

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/
  • Nov 14

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola
    Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against…
  • Oct 31

    Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year

    Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year
    Having started their tenth year in podcasting, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams take time to reflect upon on past shows, guests, and favorite moments. In an exchange of roles, Bob and Craig are interviewed by their very…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 125

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Nov 14

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm” [AUDIO]

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm” [AUDIO]
    What is the role of the internet in political activism and speech? Is there any room for nuance between “hacking” and “cyber-terrorism?” Molly Sauter — research affiliate at the Berkman Center and author of…
  • Nov 14

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm”

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm”
    What is the role of the internet in political activism and speech? Is there any room for nuance between hacking and “cyber-terrorism?” Molly Sauter — research affiliate at the Berkman Center and author of “The Coming…
  • Nov 14

    Brad Smith and Jonathan Zittrain on Privacy, Surveillance, and Rebuilding Trust in Tech [AUDIO]

    Brad Smith and Jonathan Zittrain on Privacy, Surveillance, and Rebuilding Trust in Tech [AUDIO]
    One of the enduring issues in cyberspace is which laws apply to online activities. We see this most clearly today in the reaction to revelations about government surveillance: on one hand, individuals are increasingly seeking assurances that…
Rank this Week: 146

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, November 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, November 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, November 21, 2014:Crowdsourcing Comes to the Booming World of 'Litigation Finance'Sick Kids breaks silence about cocaine hair tests  Calif. prosecutors try using…
  • Nov 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, November 20, 2014:Garry Wise's Post Today @SlawTips; Apple Broke My IPad (But Now They Fixed It, So I’m Not Mad Anymore)Ontario looking at e-signatures for…
  • Nov 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, November 19, 2014: California: If We Empty The Prisons, We Lose Our Cheap LaborNew rule of civil procedure tool to deal with vexatious litigants Telus complains…
Rank this Week: 163

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Nov 20

    Is Rapper Brandon "Tiny Doo" Duncan Being Prosecuted For Rapping About Gangs?

    Is Rapper Brandon "Tiny Doo" Duncan Being Prosecuted For Rapping About Gangs?
    Two things are clear: Brandon Duncan raps under the name "Tiny Doo," and he's being prosecuted for participation in the Lincoln Park street gang in San Diego. After that, things get a little cloudy. But it appears that the San Diego County…
  • Nov 19

    The Speechfather

    The Speechfather
    It was late when Zach arrived back at the mall from the newspaper office. The entrance was blocked by a restraining order, partially shredded. Zach and Tom walked on, past the two Human Rights Commissioners the government had stationed to…
  • Nov 18

    With Apologies To Baron Macaulay

    With Apologies To Baron Macaulay
    XXVII Then out spake prim Horatius, The Censor of the Gate: "To every persyn upon this earth Butthurt cometh soon or late. And how can we do better When facing fearful speech, Than shut down all discussion, And stop the crimethink's reach?…
Rank this Week: 209

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

Podcast covering recent developments in New Jersey and Federal law. From Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Business Court Program Going Statewide in New Jersey

    Business Court Program Going Statewide in New Jersey
    On January 1, 2015, the New Jersey judiciary will expand its Complex Business Litigation Program statewide. The program has been operating in Bergen and Essex counties since 1996. It is designed to handle complex commercial and construction…
  • Nov 18

    IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments Affecting Estates and Trust

    IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments Affecting Estates and Trust
    Many key Estate and Gift Tax exemptions and exclusions are indexed for inflation by the IRS. The IRS recently released Rev. Proc. 2014-61 which provides for the following modifications for these key exemptions and exclusions: Unified Credit…
  • Nov 17

    In-House Counsel Have Mixed Opinions about Arbitration

    In-House Counsel Have Mixed Opinions about Arbitration
    A survey of in-house attorneys conducted in July and August of 2014 showed a split of opinion about whether arbitration generally turned out to be a better solution than litigation. 42 percent called it a toss-up, 25 percent said it was a…
Rank this Week: 227

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Podcast: Ebola, Quarantines and the Law

    Podcast: Ebola, Quarantines and the Law
    With Ebola quarantines making headlines, what is the law? What powers do local, state and federal governments have to quarantine people who have or are suspected of having the disease? And what are the rights and protections of the…
  • Nov 21

    Friday Round-Up: Catching Up on the Week’s New

    Friday Round-Up: Catching Up on the Week’s New
    Catching up on some of the week’s news in legal technology and information: Banking law resource. On Wednesday, Bloomberg BNA announced the launch of Bloomberg Law: Banking, an all-in-one resource on legal and regulatory issues that…
  • Nov 19

    More on Law Genius: ‘Legal Footnotes on Crack’

    More on Law Genius: ‘Legal Footnotes on Crack’
    After my post Monday about Law Genius, a crowdsourcing site for posting and annotating legal documents, someone pointed me to this Betabeat piece from 2012 that provides further details on the site’s origins as Rap Genius, its…
Rank this Week: 303

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: 364

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Law In "The Wire"

    Law In "The Wire"
    John Denvir, University of San Francisco School of Law, has published Seeing the Big Picture: Why Law Fails in The Wire.  Here is the abstract.Popular culture can have political impact. The Wire is not only engrossing melodrama; it…
  • Nov 20

    Whither the Law Review, and Of What Use Is the Blog, If We Want To Have Fruitful Conversations About Law

    Whither the Law Review, and Of What Use Is the Blog, If We Want To Have Fruitful Conversations About Law
    Katharina Isabel Schmidt (Yale Law School) offers a comparative look at US and German law journals, blogs, and their uses in the transmission of legal ideas here in a post at the Völkerrechtsblog (English translation: Public…
  • Nov 18

    A New Issue of "Law and Humanities" (Hart Publishing) Is Available

    A New Issue of "Law and Humanities" (Hart Publishing) Is Available
    Volume 8, issue 2 (2014) of Law and Humanities has been published. The Table of Contents is available here at the publisher's website. The issue includes a number of interesting articles such as Andra le Roux-Kemp's Struggle Music: South…
Rank this Week: 403

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: 404

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: 435

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 461

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Nov 23

    Police body camera issue awaits legislature

    Police body camera issue awaits legislature
    Police agencies around the state could be required to begin developing and phasing in body camera programs as soon as next year.
  • Nov 22

    Jury awards $5M in lead-paint verdict

    Jury awards $5M in lead-paint verdict
    A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury has awarded more than $5 million to two West Baltimore women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint when they were babies.
  • Nov 22

    ‘What would I know? I’m just a doctor.’

    ‘What would I know? I’m just a doctor.’
    Why we need to remember we are counselors in addition to litigators and advocates.
Rank this Week: 514

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Nov 17

    Remembering Frank

    Remembering Frank
    Frank Passed away from colon cancer on June 5, 2005. He was 46 years year old. In his life, he was a father. A husband. A provider. A friend. An addict. I miss him.
  • Nov 11

    Return To Happy Valley

    Return To Happy Valley
    I spoke to students about that journey. About my recovery. I spoke to myself. I spoke to that nineteen-year-old student. I had come full circle. It finally, was truly, Happy Valley.
  • Oct 10

    Brian Cuban’s Speaking Reel

    Brian Cuban’s Speaking Reel
Rank this Week: 518

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Nov 2

    KAREL FRIELINK WILL JOIN FORCES WITH BZSE ATTORNEYS AT LAW

    KAREL FRIELINK WILL JOIN FORCES WITH BZSE ATTORNEYS AT LAW
    BZSE Curaçao office will be opened January 1, 2015 Well-seasoned corporate and finance attorney Karel Frielink is joining BZSE Attorneys at Law and Tax Lawyers of St. Maarten and will set up and manage a Curaçao office of the…
  • Nov 2

    KAREL FRIELINK SLUIT ZICH AAN BIJ BZSE ADVOCATEN EN BELASTINGADVISEURS

    KAREL FRIELINK SLUIT ZICH AAN BIJ BZSE ADVOCATEN EN BELASTINGADVISEURS
    BZSE Curaçao opent binnenkort haar deuren Advocaat Karel Frielink treedt toe tot het team van BZSE Advocaten en Belastingadviseurs dat is gevestigd te Sint Maarten. Frielink zet een vestiging van BZSE in Curaçao op en wordt daar…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 523

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: 526

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Nov 21

    Changes in the Right-to-Die Debate

    Changes in the Right-to-Die Debate
    The right-to-die debate may soon be at the forefront of state ballots in light of the recent physician-assisted suicide of a young woman. She was just 29 years old, but her terminal illness prompted her to end her own life. In January 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    Disturbing Implications of No-Knock Raids by Police

    Disturbing Implications of No-Knock Raids by Police
    The Fourth Amendment was founded on the premise that citizens have an inherent right against unreasonable search and seizures as well as an expectation of privacy. The police are required to obtain a warrant before entering a private home.…
  • Nov 19

    Florida School Fakes Shooting as a Drill – Why This Is a Terrible Idea

    Florida School Fakes Shooting as a Drill – Why This Is a Terrible Idea
    This "active shooter" drill took place at Jewett Middle Academy in Winter Haven, Florida. On November 13, the school principal announced the school was going into lockdown. Police burst into classrooms with guns drawn, including an AR-15…
Rank this Week: 556

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

Nolo.com's Podcast topics include estate planning, wills, trusts, divorces, contracts, hiring a lawyer, copyrights, trademarks, patents, personal injury, bankruptcy and more.

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 569

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

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

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • 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: 594

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: 600

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: 604

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Nov 22

    Damned with paid praise.

    Damned with paid praise.
    Starting in law school, continuing till the final hour’s billed, and doubtless, just before the toe tag’s attached, there’ll be a marketer trying to wrest a lawyer’s last discretionary death’s door dollar. This…
  • Nov 15

    Status of AZ Bar’s ‘pay to play’ CLE precertification unknown. Elsewhere, there’s FREE CLE.

    Status of AZ Bar’s ‘pay to play’ CLE precertification unknown. Elsewhere, there’s FREE CLE.
    This Wednesday, it’ll be two months since the State Bar of Arizona considered a proposal to protect its two-million dollar revenue laying Golden Goose known as Bar-sponsored continuing legal education (CLE). On September 19th, the Bar…
  • Nov 8

    Of lying labradors and lie-detection.

    Of lying labradors and lie-detection.
    _________________________________________________________________ A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: “Talking Dog For Sale.” He rings the bell and the…
Rank this Week: 669

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Nov 11

    USF's Gleeson Library Open 24/5

    USF's Gleeson Library Open 24/5
    This is a reminder to our law students that USF's undergraduate library, Gleeson Library, is open 24 hours on Monday through Thursday during the USF undergraduate fall and spring semesters. While there are some restrictions on law student use…
  • Sep 10

    No Research Librarian on duty 9/20/2014

    No Research Librarian on duty 9/20/2014
    Please note there will be no Research Librarian on duty Saturday, September 20, 2014.
  • Sep 10

    Please note there will be no Research…

    Please note there will be no Research Librarian on duty Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Rank this Week: 721

PunditMom

PunditMom

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

http://www.punditmom.com/
Rank this Week: 726

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Nov 4

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign
    It’s Election Day!!! For those of you who spent the last few months on another planet or in a coma or merely, like 60% of eligible voters, just willfully oblivious – Congratulations! You managed to spare yourself from one hell of…
  • Oct 31

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure
    Growing up in the United States, there’s no question where our country stands in the world. We are the beacon of freedom shining across all free peoples of the world. Anywhere our light fails to glow is an irreparable damnation…
  • Oct 31

    If You Really Loved America…

    If You Really Loved America…
    If you asked the average American what makes the USA the greatest country in the world (it just is, OK? Don’t start!) I venture that high on most folks’ list would be that we’re a democracy, as in we have free and fair…
Rank this Week: 739

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: 802

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/
  • Nov 21

    Plan ahead: HLS Library holiday hour

    Plan ahead: HLS Library holiday hour
    To help you plan ahead, please be aware of upcoming changes to the Library’s hours due to fall and winter holidays. During Thanksgiving and winter breaks, the library will be completely closed with no 24/7 access, so please make sure to…
  • Nov 18

    852 RARE: Hiding in Plain View – Price caps on Spanish book

    852 RARE: Hiding in Plain View – Price caps on Spanish book
    Earlier this year Historical & Special Collections acquired a 1571 edition of the Spanish bishop and jurist Diego de Covarrubias y Leyva’s Clementinae, si furiosus, de homicidio, relectio—a treatise on murder published in…
  • Nov 18

    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. Among our newest eResources:…
Rank this Week: 811

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: 848

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/
  • Nov 21

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.
    The lack of available legal representation for low income persons is a persistent problem, and not only in the U.S. Cuts to legal services programs have been deep in England and Wales, where access to civil legal aid has fallen by more than…
  • Nov 14

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam
    The trend has been fewer applications for law school and smaller graduating classes. Now we see a drop in bar exam performance. The ABA Journal reports that, according to Above the Law, “Nationwide, scores on the Multistate Bar…
  • Nov 11

    Occupied

    Occupied
    Last week Jeffrey Toobin joined the growing chorus decrying the state of legal education in his article in the New Yorker entitled “The Legal One Percent”. One might expect this nationally renowned legal expert, CNN commentator…
Rank this Week: 928

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: 974

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: 1014

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/
  • Nov 12

    Actual proof that kids today have it worse.

    Actual proof that kids today have it worse.
    Normally when I hear someone talk about how much better children have it today than in previous generations, I think that the speaker is spewing nonsense. But I do not tell the speaker that they are spewing nonsense because I do not have any…
  • Nov 7

    Do you remember Arthur J. Mellott, Delmas C. Hill, and Walter A. Huxman?

    Do you remember Arthur J. Mellott, Delmas C. Hill, and Walter A. Huxman?
    I hope to post more about the Sixth Circuit's decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans later today. The decision is here. But I had one thought that I thought I could share quickly.One frequently reads that the judges who are striking down…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1037

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. In fact, in the most recent Horizon Report, the flipped classroom was named one of the most important emerging trends in educational technology for higher education …”because of how…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1107

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Mar 1

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi

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

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live

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

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing
    A number of lawsuits have arisen due to the complications caused by the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).  It has been shown that with the increase in popularity of IUDs, there has been a notable rise of cases where…
Rank this Week: 1157

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: 1204

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

http://www.thelawinsider.com/
  • Nov 20

    The Lawpreneur Power List

    The Lawpreneur Power List
      It’s no surprise that many of the emerging LegalTech companies out there were founded by lawyers. Long criticized as luddites, a new era of legally minded entrepreneurs have emerged. Thanks to Joshua…
  • Nov 20

    LegalTech Call for Article

    LegalTech Call for Article
    Law Insider wants your LegalTech articles… and we want them now!  With the holiday season fast approaching, we know that you’re going to have some much needed downtime. But if you’re anything like us, after about 24…
  • Nov 17

    A message from Michele Collu: the new Managing Editor at Law Insider

    A message from Michele Collu: the new Managing Editor at Law Insider
    Hello to all the loyal Law Insider readers! A big thanks to Preston for this opportunity. I’m thrilled to be here. In the coming weeks, I’ll be writing and engaging on topics relating to #LegalTech and the business of law. If…
Rank this Week: 1272

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: 1292

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Covers Philippine laws and the legal system.

http://jlp-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Bangsamoro Basic Law: House Bill No. 4994 (full text)

    Bangsamoro Basic Law: House Bill No. 4994 (full text)
    [Malacanang has endorsed the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law for the consideration of the House of Representatives. The deliberations on the proposed law, docketed as House Bill No. 4994, is ongoing. We are reproducing the full text of House Bill…
  • Jul 28

    State of the Nation Address (SoNA) of President Benigno S. Aquino, 28 July 2014

    State of the Nation Address (SoNA) of President Benigno S. Aquino, 28 July 2014
    [Full text of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, to the Congress of the Philippines. This is the 5th SONA of President Aquino's 6-year term. The speech,…
  • Mar 17

    Results of the 2013 Bar Examinations: Full List

    Results of the 2013 Bar Examinations: Full List
    Congratulations to the bar examinees who passed the 2013 bar examinations. Of the 5,292 bar examinees that took the bar exam in 2013, a total 1,174 (22.18%) made it. Here’s the full list of the 1,124 who, after complying with other…
Rank this Week: 1374