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Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Decision: The Conservative Choice

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

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.22.14

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

    A Shocking Shooting, Inside A Courthouse

    A Shocking Shooting, Inside A Courthouse
    Could what happened yesterday in Salt Lake City happen anywhere?
Rank this Week: 8

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 22

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance

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

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

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

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report
    Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same…
Rank this Week: 38

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 22

    Radley Balko on structuring/”smurfing” law

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

    Schools roundup

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

    Allergic to vetoes?

    Allergic to vetoes?
    President Obama has signed a bill he deems unconstitutional — it purports to (very slightly) restrict presidential authority to receive certain foreign ambassadors on U.S. territory — while issuing a signing statement calling the…
Rank this Week: 43

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

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

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

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?
    The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to…
  • Mar 29

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter
    We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 128

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 22

    Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTC

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

    Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A Timeline

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

    Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

    Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading
    A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" for Wall Street about what constitutes a crime. The comments came Tuesday…
Rank this Week: 163

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

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

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

    Tushnet on the Roberts Court at BC

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

    Eyer, "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy"

    Eyer, "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy"
    Katie R. Eyer (Rutgers School of Law - Camden) has posted "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy," which is forthcoming in the UC Davis Law Review. The abstract follows:We stand at a crossroads in Equal Protection doctrine. Over the last 20…
Rank this Week: 183

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: 144

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Apr 22

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

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

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

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

    nihil sub sole novum

    nihil sub sole novum
    We have to remember that 12-year-olds nowadays are at about my 7-year-old level, and your 4 and 5 year old level. Infancy is being prolonged by every possible agency now. I have just read an article on college education … by the…
Rank this Week: 312

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Supreme Court hears arguments on false political statements, TV copyright

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

    Oklahoma high court stays executions over lethal injection drug challenge

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

    Georgia same-sex marriage ban challenged

    Georgia same-sex marriage ban challenged
    [JURIST] Gay rights group Lambda Legal [advocacy website] on Tuesday filed a lawsuit [complaint; press release] challenging Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of…
Rank this Week: 222

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 11

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

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

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

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

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor
    My friend has this way of evaluating things, which she calls the “Is It Worth It Factor.” For example, many men cheat on their spouses or girlfriends. But some of those men figure out that, in the long run, the volcanic drama that…
Rank this Week: 248

On the Record

On the Record

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

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

    In-House Interrogatory

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

    Law blog roundup

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

    Some final thoughts on ‘Jeopardy!’

    Some final thoughts on ‘Jeopardy!’
    When I saw the Final Jeopardy! category, I immediately thought, "This is going to be either very easy or very hard."
Rank this Week: 329

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

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

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

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

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

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

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 356

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: 284

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

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

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

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?

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

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive

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

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation
    “I don’t know what this lawsuit will cost because there are so many factors involved, and I don’t control many of them.” Can’t tell you how many times I have heard experienced litigators voice this sentiment when…
Rank this Week: 250

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

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

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly

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

    5 steps to organise your practice better

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

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
Rank this Week: 763

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: 610

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.
                                      (Click to enlarge) Not satisfied with…
Rank this Week: 717

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

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

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 403

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

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

    A New Book On Alexis de Tocqueville's Thought

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

    Lawyer Ethics In Legal Fiction: The New Zealand Edition

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

    Blackstone, Law, and Emotion

    Blackstone, Law, and Emotion
    Simon Stern, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, is publishing Blackstone's Legal Actors: The Passions of a Rational Jurist in Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature and Emotion, 1660-1800 (Nancy Johnson, ed., Bucknell University…
Rank this Week: 399

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

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

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    A nice return on an investment.

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

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.

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

    How is this possible?

    How is this possible?
    Today is the 244th birthday of the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler. If he is remembered at all, President Tyler remembered for being the first Vice-President to become President upon the death of the President.…
Rank this Week: 491

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: 2222

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Apr 22

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

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

    When The Media Fat Shame

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

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

    (PR Newswire)Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction
    Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction (via PR Newswire) NEW YORK, APRIL 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Brian Cuban, author of the best-selling book “Shattered Image,” will be…
Rank this Week: 1379

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

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

    Don’t Be a Jerk.com

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

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance

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

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?
    AB 1266 could erase sex segregation in sports. If a transgender girl wants to play varsity football, AB 1266 could compel the school to include the transgender on the team. The transgender student would have to use the same locker room as the…
Rank this Week: 1046

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

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

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

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

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

    Fiddler under the roof

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

    You don’t just walk away

    You don’t just walk away
    R (Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Rent Assessment Committee [2014] EWHC 1129 (Admin) is that rare beast – a judicial review of the LVT (as it was; FTT(PC) as it is now). It concerns how you withdraw a Right to Manage claim. I confess, when I…
Rank this Week: 2235

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

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

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Apr 22

    Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead

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

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad

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

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle
    From Law Technology News is the article Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle. After long litigation they have settled a massive copyright dispute. The impact will have a profound impact on the Internet and digital media. Posted…
Rank this Week: 2208

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

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

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

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

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

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

    Guest Post: Divorce and Children – A Lesson from Hollywood

    Guest Post: Divorce and Children – A Lesson from Hollywood
    By JORDAN GERBER If you have been exposed to social media within the last few weeks, ie aren’t holed up in some Tibetan monastery or currently incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, chances are you’ve heard about Gwynneyth Paltrow…
Rank this Week: 4598

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
Rank this Week: 2223

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Apr 22

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

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

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

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

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
Rank this Week: 2193

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

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

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

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

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

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing

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

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 17, 2014: A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape InvestigationCalling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers! …
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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/
  • Apr 22

    Practical Considerations in Family Law Mediation

    Practical Considerations in Family Law Mediation
    Have you reviewed your mediation techniques lately? Let’s take a few minutes to go over a list of practical considerations from Jill Goldenberg Schuman, a mediator, arbitrator and lecturer in family law. Here are some reminders she…
  • Apr 8

    So What’s An Employer To Do In The Current Social Media Situation?

    So What’s An Employer To Do In The Current Social Media Situation?
    How do you counsel a client whose employee is making questionable posts online concerning his/her job?  Advising employers these days involves staying on top of numerous evolving social media issues. Those specific challenges are met…
  • Mar 25

    Electronic Spying & Your Cell Phone: Protecting Your Family Law Client

    Electronic Spying & Your Cell Phone: Protecting Your Family Law Client
    Welcome back to Law Tips. I’m pleased to continue the discussion of digital evidence with valuable commentary on electronic surveillance by Tim Wilcox, of International Investigators, Inc. In last week’s Law Tips our family law…
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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
  • Apr 22

    April 22, 1970 – The First “Earth Day” Was Established

    April 22, 1970 – The First “Earth Day” Was Established
    On this day in history, Earth Day was first observed with the goal of bringing awareness to growing ecological concerns and helping to bring political pressure to bear on environmental issues. An estimated 20 million people attended inaugural…
  • Apr 21

    Ham & Egg

    Ham & Egg
    During the depression of the 1930′s, millions of Americans were unemployed, and there were numerous calls for welfare reforms. One of the most creative became known as the “Ham & Eggs” scheme. According to this plan,…
  • Apr 19

    April 19, 1816 – Indiana Joins the Union as the 19th State

    April 19, 1816 – Indiana Joins the Union as the 19th State
    In 1787 the US defined present-day Indiana as part of its Northwest Territory. In 1800, Congress separated out Ohio and designated the rest of the land as the Indiana Territory. President Thomas Jefferson chose William Henry Harrison as the…
Rank this Week: 1934

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Apr 21

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

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

    Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

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

    Net-Neutrality Fight Spills Across The Atlantic

    Net-Neutrality Fight Spills Across The Atlantic
    In just the couple of short months since we took an in-depth look at so-called “net-neutrality,” there have been several major developments in the battle to define the future of the Internet not only here in the United States, but…
Rank this Week: 2297

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/
Rank this Week: 4557

Everyday Law

Everyday Law

By RocketLawyer.

http://blog.rocketlawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    Colma – The City That Runs on Dead People

    Colma – The City That Runs on Dead People
    Maybe it was on account of growing up in New York City, but as far back as I can remember, I wondered “Where do all the dead people go?” Not in the “Is there an after-life?” sense, but where do we physically put them?…
  • Apr 17

    Writing Your Will – What’s Holding You Back

    Writing Your Will – What’s Holding You Back
    By Jackie Ann Patterson Even if you don’t feel like dying anytime soon, you probably know you ought to do basic estate planning such as creating a will. What’s holding you back? Look out because here comes some…
  • Apr 15

    Rocket Lawyer Supports Modest Needs at Press Club SF

    Rocket Lawyer Supports Modest Needs at Press Club SF
    An automotive technician named Paul came to the charity, Modest Needs, last year after a disability forced him out of full-time employment, causing him to face eviction from his home. As Paul’s health had deteriorated, his wife Dawn…
Rank this Week: 1631

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

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

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Apr 21

    HLS Library Exhibit New

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

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

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

    New eResources at Harvard

    New eResources at Harvard
    The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. New resources at Harvard…
Rank this Week: 1070

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
Rank this Week: 2820

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Apr 18

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID OVERHEID VOOR KWALITEIT OPENBARE WEG

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

    HET VENNOOTSCHAPPELIJK BELANG

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

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

    DE BV DIE VAN BONAIRE NAAR ROTTERDAM WILDE GAAN… KWAM NOOIT AAN
    Inschrijving in Rotterdam geweigerd Tijdens een lezing in 2012 maakte ik er melding van dat in 2011 is geprobeerd een BV die statutair is gevestigd in Bonaire te verplaatsen naar Rotterdam door middel van een statutenwijziging, waarbij…
Rank this Week: 2602

HoganWillig Legal Blog

HoganWillig Legal Blog

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

http://hoganwilligblog.com
  • Apr 16

    Benefitting Service Members, Number of VA Loans Continues to Rise

    Benefitting Service Members, Number of VA Loans Continues to Rise
    The number of VA-guaranteed loans reached a record high in the year 2013, with no signs of slowing down.  The steady increase represents an upward trajectory since the collapse of the housing market.  The Department of Veterans…
  • Apr 12

    2014 National Healthcare Decisions Day

    2014 National Healthcare Decisions Day
    The 2014 National Healthcare Decisions Day is Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Over 100 million American adults have not designated an agent to make medical decisions nor documented the type of medical care they desire. Although it is a difficult…
  • Apr 9

    Beware of Scams During Tax Season

    Beware of Scams During Tax Season
    Heading into April, tax season is now in full swing.  With the April 15th “Tax Day” due date quickly approaching, Americans filing their income taxes should be aware of increasingly-sophisticated scams.  Geared towards…
Rank this Week: 3867

Legal Info 360

Legal Info 360

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

http://www.legalinfo360.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tesla Motors Challenges Model S Lemon Law Claim

    Tesla Motors Challenges Model S Lemon Law Claim
    Tesla Motors is challenging a lemon law claim made by a Wisconsin attorney who calls himself the “King of Lemon Laws”. Tesla released a statement on their blog stating that[...]The post Tesla Motors Challenges Model S Lemon Law…
  • Feb 5

    Missouri Accidents in 2014

    Missouri Accidents in 2014
    Interactive Map of Injury Accidents in Missouri The map above is a map identifying the most dangerous areas in Missouri where injury accidents have happened so far in 2014. Last[...]The post Missouri Accidents in 2014 appeared first on Legal…
  • Feb 1

    Charite Spinal Disc Lawsuit

    Charite Spinal Disc Lawsuit
    Have you been a victim of Charite spinal disc injury? Johnson & Johnson developed Charité, the 1st artificial spinal disc in the U.S., which was created to stop persistent back pain[...]The post Charite Spinal Disc Lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 3431

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Apr 10

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext
    Find & Print has made its way back to Westlaw. You can now find the Find & Print links under the "Tools" tab on the WestlawNext home page. You'll have to scroll a bit to get to it -- it's...
  • Apr 9

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1
    We've just been notified that access to the "classic" Westlaw interface, known as Westlaw Classic, will end for all academic users on July 1 of this year. Some USF Law students may not have ever used Westlaw Classic, but some...
  • Mar 25

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help
    I love HeinOnline, but since I don't search its content every day, it can be challenging to remember HeinOnline's unique search syntax. So it's good news that HeinOnline has added faster access to "Search Help" on its Welcome page.…
Rank this Week: 2201

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/
  • Apr 7

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of a recent webinar given by Westlaw. Many of the tools available in a TWEN course site can be used to flip the classroom: Class Materials for posting text, audio and video Weekly…
  • Apr 4

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today
    So if you couldn’t attend, listen here: http://media.wcl.american.edu/Mediasite/Play/60090ad2894d411fa52d53cb79b7b0771 Here is the schedule of speakers: 8:15am: Welcome and Introduction Billie Jo Kaufman, Assoc Dean for Library and…
  • Mar 28

    WestLaw Webinar

    WestLaw Webinar
    Content providers are realizing that faculty are busy and need to learn on their own schedule. That’s why webinars have become so popular. Lexis has offered sessions on teaching transactional law. Westlaw now will be offering 30 minute…
Rank this Week: 4561

VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
Rank this Week: 4275

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

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

http://attyatwork.com
  • Mar 19

    Most Oustanding Public Officials and Employee

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

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

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

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

    Going to Hong Kong? Don’t Bring a Stun Gun
    This one has nothing to do with the recent decision of HongKong to require Philippine officials to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2197