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Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 7

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 27

    FT Business Education – Executive education rankings 2016

    FT Business Education – Executive education rankings 2016
    FT Business Education Report, May 23, 2016: ” For the dream of life long learning to be realised fully, those in the 35-60 age group must also be given the opportunity to refine and revise their skills through out their careers, which…
  • May 27

    Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST)

    Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST)
    Via FDIC Overview – “Section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) requires state nonmember banks and state savings associations with total consolidated assets of…
  • May 27

    The Condition of Education 2016

    The Condition of Education 2016
    National Center for Educational statistics: The Condition of Education 2016 “This year’s Condition shows that 91 percent of young adults ages 25 to 29 had a high school diploma or its equivalent in 2015, and that 36 percent had a…
Rank this Week: 23

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 27

    CEO of Legal Startup Responds to Yesterday’s Post

    CEO of Legal Startup Responds to Yesterday’s Post
    Yesterday I published a post about Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of QuickLegal, and his recent agreement to have a judgment of $559,330 entered against him to settle a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents…
  • May 27

    Impact of Rule of Law Portrayed in Interactive Tool from LexisNexi

    Impact of Rule of Law Portrayed in Interactive Tool from LexisNexi
    The phrase “the rule of law” has never rung right to me. It sounds onerous and oppressive. Yet its meaning is exactly the opposite. It represents the principle that no one should be above the law — not governments, not…
  • May 26

    CEO of Legal Startup Settles Lawsuit Charging Fraud, Forgery and Impersonating a Lawyer

    CEO of Legal Startup Settles Lawsuit Charging Fraud, Forgery and Impersonating a Lawyer
    The plaintiffs hired California Legal Pros after seeing this webpage. Bluford is second from left in the front row. In two weeks at Legaltech West Coast, Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of the California-based startup QuickLegal, will be…
Rank this Week: 42

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 108

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: 101

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: 107

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma
    Legal studies of Myanmar/Burma have been booming in recent years, with exciting new work coming out by scholars like Australia-based Nick Cheesman and Melissa Crouch. Now the Asian Legal Information Institute brings us a fabulous set of…
  • May 27

    Charles on the Second Amendment Outside the Home

    Charles on the Second Amendment Outside the Home
    Patrick J. Charles, United States Air Force, has posted The Faces of the Second Amendment outside the Home, Take Two: How We Got Here and Why It Matters, which is to appear in the Cleveland State Law Review 64 (2016): 373-481:Since the late…
  • May 27

    Washington History Seminar, Fall 2016

    Washington History Seminar, Fall 2016
    [Here’s the line-up.  More information and an appeal for financial contributions here.]September 12: Wm. Roger Louis Lecture: Salim Yaqub (University of California at Santa Barbara) on Imperfect Strangers: Americans and Arabs in…
Rank this Week: 202

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 27

    Alabama Supreme Court vacates ruling refusing to recognize same-sex adoption

    Alabama Supreme Court vacates ruling refusing to recognize same-sex adoption
    [JURIST] The Alabama Supreme Court [official website] on Friday vacated its prior ruling refusing to recognize same-sex adoption. In its short opinion [decision, PDF], the court stated that “the Court of Civil appeals and the Jefferson…
  • May 27

    Iowa top court rules juveniles cannot be given life without parole

    Iowa top court rules juveniles cannot be given life without parole
    [JURIST] The Iowa Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that juvenile convicted of first-degree murder may not be sentenced to life without parole. The court reasoned that sentencing a juvenile to life without parole…
  • May 27

    UN rights office warns lack of funding for inter-American rights body

    UN rights office warns lack of funding for inter-American rights body
    A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] warned [UN News Centre report] Friday that the severe financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)…
Rank this Week: 249

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • May 27

    D. Jill Green: A grant that can make a difference

    D. Jill Green: A grant that can make a difference
    The Baltimore Bar Foundation, a charitable organization under the Bar Association of Baltimore City, is committed to maintaining integrity in the legal profession and to facilitating justice. It awards grants each year to organizations that…
  • May 27

    Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract

    Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract
    NEW YORK — Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract. About 39,000 landline and cable employees in nine Eastern states and…
  • May 27

    Over-prescription, less research fueled superbug danger

    Over-prescription, less research fueled superbug danger
    A bacteria resistant to so-called antibiotics of last resort  only recently appeared in the United States, but Maryland doctors say the threat  has been decades in the making. While there is hope that new generations of antibiotics…
Rank this Week: 337

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 25

    CRST Van Expedited v. EEOC

    CRST Van Expedited v. EEOC
    Another unanimous loss for Obama, another trip to the dunking booth for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: my new Cato post on last week’s Supreme Court decision on the proper standard for awarding attorneys’ fees to…
  • May 24

    Champerty and maintenance explainer (Gawker/Hogan/Thiel edition)

    Champerty and maintenance explainer (Gawker/Hogan/Thiel edition)
    [Wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media over its publication of a sex tape resulted in a Florida jury’s award of $140 million against the widely loathed journalistic entity. There had been rumors that someone staked…
  • May 24

    International free speech roundup

    International free speech roundup
    Tonight in New York City, Cato presents its Milton Friedman Award to Danish journalist Flemming Rose, a key figure in the [still-ongoing] Mohammed cartoons episode, and author of The Tyranny of Silence [David Boaz, Cato] Troubles in Turkey:…
Rank this Week: 341

Legal Info 360

Legal Info 360

Covers lawsuits, settlements, accidents, crimes, and dangerous products being recalled.

http://www.legalinfo360.com/
  • May 23

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: LLOYD LONG

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: LLOYD LONG
    Lloyd Long is an accomplished Pennsylvania criminal appeals lawyer, advocate for the accused and convicted, and partner at Krasner & Long, LLC, one of Philadelphia’s premier criminal defense law firms. At[...] The post ATTORNEY…
  • May 17

    Test Page

    Test Page
    When looking for an attorney, it is important to keep in mind a few factors. A good indication of the quality of the firm, lawyer, and people working there is[...] The post Test Page appeared first on Legal News & Information.
  • May 12

    Test City

    Test City
    Attorneys, lawyers, call them what you will, these people are great. Upstanding citizens who often use mouse headache blank mint leave rare in their day to day practices. Give it[...] The post Test City appeared first on Legal News &…
Rank this Week: 325

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 18

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The effects of surveillance on human behavior have long been discussed and documented in the real world. That nervous feeling you get when you notice a police officer or a security camera? The…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
Rank this Week: 275

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 13

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself,…
  • Mar 28

    Attention Misdirection Disorder

    Attention Misdirection Disorder
    If you’re like most people, you don’t control your attention. It’s not because you have “attention deficit disorder.” That is NOT the problem. People don’t suffer from a deficit of attention. They mostly…
  • Mar 14

    You’re not wrong

    You’re not wrong
    No one likes to be told they’re wrong. And yet we know that sometimes we are. Making mistakes is normal, and human. It’s acceptable. The real question is: are you happy with the results you’re getting from life?…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 537

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • May 27

    Transgender-Bathroom Hysteria Is the Distraction of the Month

    Transgender-Bathroom Hysteria Is the Distraction of the Month
    The transgender-bathroom hysteria is the distraction of the month, but the Texas attorney general’s office is threatening to keep the summertime news in the potty as well. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton boasted on Wednesday that 10…
  • May 26

    New York’s Governor Says Tampon Tax is History

    New York’s Governor Says Tampon Tax is History
    New York’s Governor says tampon tax is history. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that he intends to approve a bill that would put an end to the state’s infamous sales tax on feminine hygiene products.The post New York’s…
  • May 26

    Brake Fluid Leaks Result in Recall of 271K Ford Truck

    Brake Fluid Leaks Result in Recall of 271K Ford Truck
    Yesterday, another vehicle recall was added to the list, but this one doesn’t involve airbags. Brake fluid leaks result in recall of 271K Ford trucks. The affected vehicles are solely located in North America and are the model year…
Rank this Week: 2158

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • May 27

    Union Condemns Judge Who Handcuffed Public Defender

    Union Condemns Judge Who Handcuffed Public Defender
    The union that represents the public defender in Las Vegas who was briefly handcuffed in court for talking over a judge condemned the unusual sanction in an open letter signed by its leaders.
  • May 27

    Hard Drives Seized Years Ago Can Be Searched, Court Say

    Hard Drives Seized Years Ago Can Be Searched, Court Say
    Federal law enforcement officials "acted in good faith" when they searched for criminal evidence in computer files they had seized years earlier in a separate investigation, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
  • May 27

    Proposed Bill Could Help Facebook Quash Privacy Lawsuit

    Proposed Bill Could Help Facebook Quash Privacy Lawsuit
    Facebook's effort to squash a potential class-action complaint over its facial recognition technology may be getting a big boost from the Illinois Legislature.
Rank this Week: 2204

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • May 27

    Airbnb Host Allegedly Discriminates Potential Guest

    Airbnb Host Allegedly Discriminates Potential Guest
    We live in a world where we can summon a private driver to our door, along with your favorite meal. We can buy something online and have it arrive the next day, without too much trouble. We can even rent someone’s home for a quick…
  • May 26

    Pennsylvania Just Made Divorcing an Abusive Spouse Easier

    Pennsylvania Just Made Divorcing an Abusive Spouse Easier
    Currently, most states either have no-fault divorce laws where no blame can be placed upon either spouse or laws that require proof of fault that can draw out the length of the divorce process. Prior to the passage of the bill,…
  • May 23

    How Can Your Foreclosure Affect You?

    How Can Your Foreclosure Affect You?
    No one wants to foreclose, but it happens if you fall behind on your mortgage payments and have no way of catching up. While you want to move on from the whole experience, your credit score won’t let you. A foreclosure can hit your…
Rank this Week: 920

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Conference on Law on Ritual, September 22-23, 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherland

    Conference on Law on Ritual, September 22-23, 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherland
    There will be a Conference on Law and Ritual September 22-23, 2016 Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, sponsored by Voices of Law. Here is a link to the conference website.Follow news of the conference on Twitter:  #LawAndRitual…
  • May 27

    Cohn and Tarr on the Charter Oak Trial of 1878

    Cohn and Tarr on the Charter Oak Trial of 1878
    Henry S. Cohn, Connecticut Superior Court, and Adam Tarr, O'Brien, Tanski, and Young, LLP, are publishing The Prosecutor Called Them 'Insurance Company Wreckers': The Charter Oak Trial of 1878 in volume 34 of the Quinnipiac Law Review (2015).…
  • May 26

    National Science Foundation Awards Law and Society Association Grant For International Research Collaboratives (IRCs)

    National Science Foundation Awards Law and Society Association Grant For International Research Collaboratives (IRCs)
    The Law and Society Association has received a grant of nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to support about 40 International Research Collaboratives (IRCs) in the area of law and social sciences. These IRCs will meet this…
Rank this Week: 759

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2850

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    The Qualities of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

    The Qualities of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When people are confronted with personal injury for themselves or for family members, they want a lawyer who gives them the legal support they need to get on with…
  • Apr 19

    Drink driving charges: circumstances for defence

    Drink driving charges: circumstances for defence
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post You might think that being charged with drink driving means you will definitely be disqualified but you might be wrong. There may be a valid defence to your charge.…
  • Mar 5

    Weekend video: Bill Gates interview: How the world will change by 2030

    Weekend video: Bill Gates interview: How the world will change by 2030
Rank this Week: 742

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

This day in legal history, with occasional relevant posts on legal resources and developments, and book reviews.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    May 27, 1818 – Birthday of Amelia Jenks Bloomer

    May 27, 1818 – Birthday of Amelia Jenks Bloomer
    On this day in history, Amelia Bloomer was born in Homer, New York. Amelia Bloomer was an American women’s rights and temperance advocate, who became, however, best-known for her efforts to reform women’s clothing styles. Bloomer…
  • May 25

    Book Review of “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy Tyson

    Book Review of “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy Tyson
    This is one of those books that will leave you feeling raw and bruised, but also touched and inspired. In May, 1970, Henry Marrow, a twenty-three-year-old black veteran living in Oxford, North Carolina, was beaten and killed by three white…
  • May 23

    May 23, 1788 – South Carolina Joins the Union As the 8th State

    May 23, 1788 – South Carolina Joins the Union As the 8th State
    On this day in history, South Carolina ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the eighth state to enter the Union. The original colony, named Carolina after King Charles I, had been divided in 1710 into South Carolina and North Carolina.…
Rank this Week: 1423

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 26, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 26, 2016 at 6:30am PDTIf you have been terminated, seek legal advise to determine you…
  • May 25

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 25, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 25, 2016 at 6:41am PDTFor an Ontario will to be valid, it must be signed by the person…
  • May 24

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 24, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 24, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on TwitterLiberals unveil transgender rights lawTransgender Canadians should 'feel free and safe' to be themselves under new Liberal billThe first law firm to hire a Watson-based "robot"…
Rank this Week: 601

Everyday Law

Everyday Law

By RocketLawyer.

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

    Member Spotlight: Brian

    Member Spotlight: Brian
    Meet Brian, a technology lover and entrepreneur. Having joined Rocket Lawyer to create his divorce documents, he turned to us again to file incorporation papers for his new business: Crestline Technologies.The post Member Spotlight: Brian…
  • May 12

    How Business Credit Really Work

    How Business Credit Really Work
    Having strong business credit is the key to securing a small business loan. Here's what you need to know about building your business credit.The post How Business Credit Really Works appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.
  • May 10

    Member Spotlight: Carchick

    Member Spotlight: Carchick
    Read the story of how Rocket Lawyer member, Rebekah, discovered her entrepreneurial spirit as the owner of a successful car repair shop and a landlord.The post Member Spotlight: Carchick appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.
Rank this Week: 2413

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/
  • May 24

    Creation of New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology for the Academy and the Profession

    Creation of New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology for the Academy and the Profession
        The world of legal practice is changing.   We regularly hear about new technologies that have the potential to remake long-term approaches to practicing law.  From data analytics to self-help materials, lawyering and…
  • May 14

    What does ROSS mean for lawyers?

    What does ROSS mean for lawyers?
    So, robot-lawyers now work in law firms?  What’s next robot-judges? Thanks to my colleague Professor Christine Sgarlata Chung for forwarding me this Fortune article. Global law firm Baker & Hostetler, one of the nation’s…
  • May 13

    Third National Symposium on Experiential Learning in Law, June 10-12

    Third National Symposium on Experiential Learning in Law, June 10-12
    From our colleague Margaret Barry, “Please join us next month for a thoughtful discussion about how to identify and effectively assess experiential learning outcomes within your courses and across the curriculum!”   To see…
Rank this Week: 4541

HoganWillig Legal Blog

HoganWillig Legal Blog

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

http://hoganwilligblog.com
  • May 24

    Damage Control

    Damage Control
    A “liquidated damages” clause in your business contract is a legal tool that can be very advantageous.  
  • May 20

    2016 Estate Tax Planning Update

    2016 Estate Tax Planning Update
    Effective estate planning may reduce estate taxes, which will benefit you and your family financially. In the face of ever-changing tax laws, there is growing concern about how to best protect assets and secure them for future…
  • May 20

    Good Samaritan Laws (Part 1)

    Good Samaritan Laws (Part 1)
    If you have driven on Buffalo’s I-190 in recent weeks, you probably are familiar with the Department of Health’s new billboard campaign to promote New York’s “Good Samaritan Law.”
Rank this Week: 4078

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • May 23

    ADVOCATENTUCHTRECHT

    ADVOCATENTUCHTRECHT
    Enkele recente uitspraken De Raad van Toezicht op de advocatuur in Curaçao, de tuchtrechter in eerste aanleg, heeft op 20 mei 2016 uitspraak in diverse zaken gedaan. Enkele overwegingen zijn interessant om hier te delen. Een…
  • May 10

    HUIZEN GEDWONGEN MET VERLIES VERKOCHT

    HUIZEN GEDWONGEN MET VERLIES VERKOCHT
    Banken aansprakelijk? Een particulier heeft hypothecaire leningen bij twee banken afgesloten. De hypotheken rusten op twee woningen die hij met dat geleende geld heeft gekocht. De eigenaar verliest zijn baan, kan de hypotheeklasten niet…
  • May 6

    TYPES OF LIABILITY IN ARUBA

    TYPES OF LIABILITY IN ARUBA
    A three-part distinction With regard to liability a three-part distinction can be made. The first distinction relates to the basis of the liability: liability pursuant to a contractual relationship (the attributable failure in this respect)…
Rank this Week: 2195

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/
  • May 18

    Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union

    Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of a new modern manuscript collection for research — the Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union.   The Cambridge Tenant’s Union (CTU) Records…
  • May 9

    Book Series Spotlight: German Law Accessible

    Book Series Spotlight: German Law Accessible
    The law library’s collection includes many English-language materials on German law. One especially helpful resource is the German Law Accessible series of books, published by the German legal publisher C.H. Beck. Many of the titles in…
  • May 3

    New exhibit: What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law

    New exhibit: What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that the new exhibit, What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. Though law and fashion may not…
Rank this Week: 1151

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/
  • May 13

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom
    Virtual reality is one of the most intriguing and highly anticipated technological advancements on the horizon. With companies like Facebook spending billions of dollars to invest in such tech, could there be applications for VR within the…
  • May 6

    The Panama Paper

    The Panama Paper
    An offshore investment scandal known as the Panama Papers has taken the world by storm. The controversy centers around the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and its connections to high-ranking political figures, their relatives,…
  • Apr 25

    North Carolina's HB2 Controversy, Transgender Legislation, and Litigation

    North Carolina's HB2 Controversy, Transgender Legislation, and Litigation
    North Carolina’s House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Law”, has taken center stage and has created a great debate. On March 23, 2016, Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known…
Rank this Week: 628

First Impressions

First Impressions

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

http://www.thinkfutureindiana.com/
  • May 12

    Everything I need to know I learned from college… but I didn’t

    Everything I need to know I learned from college… but I didn’t
    – Megan Carrell,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal As a recent college graduate, I had the privilege of experiencing that wonderful existential crisis of “What now?” Here’s a few things I’ve…
  • Apr 20

    [IEDC] Michigan-Based Manufacturer Adding Automotive Product Lines, 80 Jobs in Huntington

    [IEDC] Michigan-Based Manufacturer Adding Automotive Product Lines, 80 Jobs in Huntington
    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (April 11, 2016) – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) Inc., a tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in vehicle lightweighting technologies, announced plans today to expand its operations in Huntington, creating up…
  • Apr 20

    [IEDC] Manufacturer Locating in Marshall County, Adding Nearly 200 Hoosier Job

    [IEDC] Manufacturer Locating in Marshall County, Adding Nearly 200 Hoosier Job
    BOURBON, Ind. (April 12, 2016) – Indiana Composites, a manufacturer of fiberglass components for the marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, announced plans today to establish operations here, creating up to 198 new jobs by 2019.…
Rank this Week: 895

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

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

    Judge Garland Submits the Usual Questionnaire

    Judge Garland Submits the Usual Questionnaire
    It's way above ZiefBrief's paygrade to speculate on whether Judge Merrick Garland will ever be confirmed (or even considered) for a Supreme Court seat. The best we can do is note that some aspects of the nomination process — those...
  • May 4

    Merrick Garland's Jurisprudence — Digging in with CRS

    Merrick Garland's Jurisprudence — Digging in with CRS
    The Congressional Research Service (widely respected for its objectivity and thoroughness), has dug deeply into Merrick Garland's judicial record. Here's a summary of the 78 page report, Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential…
  • May 4

    USF Law Alumni — The Zief Library Is Still Your Library

    USF Law Alumni — The Zief Library Is Still Your Library
    As a USF law school graduate, you're welcome to come back to Zief whenever you need to do legal research. Access is free; all you need for post-graduation access is a bar card or your free USF alumni card. (Alumni...
Rank this Week: 606

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Covers Philippine laws and the legal system.

http://jlp-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 599

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • May 4

    Never mind the quantity

    Never mind the quantity
    My latest post on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Eric Fischer on Flickr.
  • Feb 25

    Writing out loud

    Writing out loud
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Amy Gahran on Flickr.
  • Dec 16

    We need to stop talking about AI

    We need to stop talking about AI
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Saad Faruque on Flickr.
Rank this Week: 589

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
  • May 3

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error
    That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In…
  • Apr 15

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?
    The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009…
  • Apr 5

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?
    Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from…
Rank this Week: 2261

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

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

http://attyatwork.com
  • May 2

    2015 Bar Exam Results, Top 10 and Full List

    2015 Bar Exam Results, Top 10 and Full List
    Congratulations to the passers of the 2015 bar exams. Today, 3 May 2016, the Supreme Court released... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 4

    Gender Reassignment Voids a Marriage?

    Gender Reassignment Voids a Marriage?
    Someone sent me an email, asking if a marriage is rendered void when the spouse undergoes gender... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 19

    PNoy Made a Mistake in Vetoing the P2,000 SSS Monthly Pension Increase?

    PNoy Made a Mistake in Vetoing the P2,000 SSS Monthly Pension Increase?
    Congress passed a bill proposing an increase in the monthly Social Security System (SSS) pension by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 593

@LawBlarg

@LawBlarg

@LawBlarg is an experimental form of legal writing attempting to combine the best aspects of formal legal writing (i.e., law journals) with the best aspects of informal legal writing (i.e. blawgs). More scholarly than blawgs, less serious than full-length articles, the posts are specifically designed for an online readership.

http://blarg.legalmechanics.us
  • Apr 23

    Legal Mechanics Unveils New HQ

    Legal Mechanics Unveils New HQ
    Yes, it is true. Legal Mechanics—the one-of-a-kind legal scholarship repair service—has closed its doors at its former location in sunny Hallandale Beach, a/k/a “that place with the big Pegasus statue,”and has moved to…
  • Dec 2

    Social Justice Delayed is Social Justice Denied

    Social Justice Delayed is Social Justice Denied
    The Pink and Yellow Duplex Part III For more than a year, I have been attempting to get answers in the wake of a police-involved shooting in my neighborhood that resulted in the death of a young black man standing unarmed in his kitchen. For…
  • Aug 9

    Scaling Back Marijuana Law: Hallandale Beach

    Scaling Back Marijuana Law: Hallandale Beach
    Disclaimer: Nothing contained herein should be considered legal advice. Predictions are not guarantees, regardless of how prescient the author may appear from prior writings. On Wednesday, August 5, Hallandale Beach took Broward…
Rank this Week: 1885

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix
    I will wager that most of you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, apps, sites, and services. While I probably don’t have a lot of time for that either, I have come to recognize my tech addiction for…
  • Apr 8

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot
    From the looks of it, this is my first official blog post in over 6 months, and only the second post in more than a year. From the days when I used to track law bloggers, I definitely qualify as an “inactive.” I’ve been…
  • Sep 14

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look
    If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet…
Rank this Week: 2232

ICLEF Law Tips

ICLEF Law Tips

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

http://iclef.org/category/blog/law-tips/
Rank this Week: 3779

Unenumerated

Unenumerated

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

http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 7

    The trouble with book

    The trouble with book
    The Chinese invented printing, but their writing system required a large number of typefaces, which made for very high up-front capital costs to print even a single short book.  Centuries after the slow dawn of Chinese printing Gutenberg…
  • Feb 16

    Two Malthusian scare

    Two Malthusian scare
    Carter lectures the U.S. on energy, 1978In 1798. the Reverend Thomas Malthus wrote his influential essay on population, arguing that population grows exponentially while the supply of food, energy, and other commodities only grows…
  • Oct 8

    Estimating and minimizing consumer worry

    Estimating and minimizing consumer worry
    The process of selling in general, and web commerce in particular, is often described or charted as a funnel. Prospective customers are poured in at one end, and a fewer number of paying customers come out at the other. The other prospects…
Rank this Week: 740

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

http://www.thelawinsider.com/
  • Mar 5

    5 Reasons Data Security Training Should Matter to CTO

    5 Reasons Data Security Training Should Matter to CTO
    In 2014 alone, over 348 million identities were exposed through data breaches. On average, a data breach costs an organization $6.5 million dollars, up 11% from last year. In many companies, the responsibility for responding to…
  • Mar 5

    2016 California Employment Law Update

    2016 California Employment Law Update
    LawRoom has just released its 2016 California Employment Law Update —a free, self-paced online course available 24/7 that will save you hours of research and provide you with interactive summaries of California’s most…
  • Mar 5

    How Businesses and Individuals Are Responsible For Securing Personal Data

    How Businesses and Individuals Are Responsible For Securing Personal Data
    This is more than just bad passwords. Data security is as all-encompassing as the "Internet of Things," a phenomenon that makes it harder for you to unplug from the internet. Yet, your data is not as secure as you would hope. Recent…
Rank this Week: 2962

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/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 4645

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: 533

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jan 14

    Netflix, Voi Siete Stronzi

    Netflix, Voi Siete Stronzi
    Netflix announced that it is going to take action to prevent people from logging in through proxy servers. "In coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are,"…
  • Jan 13

    A Response To Marc: Institutions, Agendas, and the "Culture War"

    A Response To Marc: Institutions, Agendas, and the "Culture War"
    Earlier this week Marc asserted that Twitter is "taking a side in the culture war" wars by removing the identity-confirming blue check from the account of Milo Yiannopoulos, who is what we refer to these days as a personality, like an…
  • Jan 12

    Charlie Hebdo, One Year On

    Charlie Hebdo, One Year On
    It’s been just over a year since the Charlie Hebdo murders, and I thought it was time to do a little more than simply defy, although I do love that that was Ken’s way of commemorating the date. On January 7, 2015, a group of…
Rank this Week: 930

Law Religion Culture Review

Law Religion Culture Review

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

http://lawreligionculturereview.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    Year in Review, 2015.

    Year in Review, 2015.
    Books Read (in order read)1. An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto (2013)2. The Lost Painting: The Quest For a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr (2005) [cd…
  • Dec 31

    Year in Review, 2014.

    Year in Review, 2014.
    Books Read (in order read)1. Catching the Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort (2009)2. You Herd Me! I'll Say It If No One Else Will by Colin Cowherd (2013)3. I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains by Chuck Klosterman (2013)4. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 600

b-screeds

b-screeds

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

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce
  • Dec 24

    Windmill

    Windmill
    A couple of days ago, in the way that one does on the Internet, I stumbled into the extraordinary story of William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill from scrap and spare parts to provide electricity to his home. He was 14, living in an isolated…
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
Rank this Week: 1310

Legal Reports

Legal Reports

Discusses legal news and ideas. By Robert Sewell.

http://www.legalreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    FOUR ESTATE PLANNING TOOLS EVERYONE NEEDS

    FOUR ESTATE PLANNING TOOLS EVERYONE NEEDS
    WARNING: At some point in your life the unexpected will happen.  If that “unexpected” is sickness, becoming mentally incompetent, or dying, you will need certain legal tools to get you through that period.  As you are…
  • Apr 1

    Death and Debt

    Death and Debt
    This is a terrible and misleading article and I want to set the record straight regarding debts and death: 1. If your loved one dies (who is not your spouse) and the loved one leaves behind debt, the survivors are NOT responsible for that…
  • Feb 25

    FATAL ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES: ACCOUNTS IN JOINT TENANCY

    FATAL ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES: ACCOUNTS IN JOINT TENANCY
    This is the third article in a series, Fatal Estate Planning Mistakes, which focuses on "war stories" regarding common estate planning mistakes, as seen by a probate and trust litigator.  These stories are meant to serve as lessons for…
Rank this Week: 3135