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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/
  • Aug 27

    Managing Partner Accused Of Embezzling $30 Million From Client

    Managing Partner Accused Of Embezzling $30 Million From Client
    A firm alleges that its former managing partner siphoned off a cool $30 million from client escrow accounts to live like a proverbial rock star.
  • Aug 27

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.27.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.27.14
    * Dean Chemerinsky lays out how the Supreme Court is protecting local corruption. It’s what the Framers would have intended. [New York Times] * In response to the latest article from Professor Michael Krauss, a former student suggests…
  • Aug 27

    Thank You Very Much, Advertisers!

    Thank You Very Much, Advertisers!
    As summer draws to a close, we'd like to thank our sponsors here at ATL.
Rank this Week: 8

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 27

    National Standards for Strong Apprenticeship

    National Standards for Strong Apprenticeship
    Sarah Ayres | August 27, 2014 “Apprenticeship, a time-tested model of worker training, can help meet the growing demand for skilled workers in the United States. Expanding apprenticeship, however, will require employers to…
  • Aug 27

    New Statistics on the Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises Now Available

    New Statistics on the Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises Now Available
    “The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released preliminary 2012 statistics on the outward activities of multinational enterprises (AMNEs). Outward AMNE statistics cover the worldwide activities of U.S. multinational enterprises…
  • Aug 27

    CRS – China’s Economic Rise

    CRS – China’s Economic Rise
    China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States. Wayne M. Morrison, Specialist in Asian Trade and Finance, August 21, 2014. “The rapid rise of China as a major economic…
Rank this Week: 18

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Bessler's "Birth of American Law"

    Bessler's "Birth of American Law"
    Out from the Carolina Academic Press next month, but available for preorder now, is The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, by John D. Bessler, University of Baltimore School of Law.  The press…
  • Aug 27

    Hovenkamp on Inventing the Classical Constitution

    Hovenkamp on Inventing the Classical Constitution
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, has posted Inventing the Classical Constitution.  Here is the abstract:One recurring call over a century of American constitutional thought is for return to a…
  • Aug 26

    Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law

    Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law
    We have word of the conference “Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law,” to be held in Helsinki, September 1-3, 2014.  Its organizer is a project funded by the Academy of Finland and Finnish Cultural Foundation, "The…
Rank this Week: 26

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 27

    From Coyote, a Ferguson, Mo. recollection

    From Coyote, a Ferguson, Mo. recollection
    As I and many other writers have noted lately, the town of Ferguson like several nearby suburbs in St. Louis County has a reputation for raising revenue through aggressive use of tickets for minor traffic and vehicle infractions, a practice…
  • Aug 27

    Governor Rick Perry loses his right to buy guns or ammo

    Governor Rick Perry loses his right to buy guns or ammo
    Because the federal gun-disabilities provision in question, 18 U.S.C. § 922(n), kicks in on bare indictment for a felony, as opposed to conviction. [The Blaze] But is that constitutional? [Eugene Volokh, more; earlier on Perry…
  • Aug 26

    12-year-olds playing unsupervised at the park

    12-year-olds playing unsupervised at the park
    Apparently 43 percent of Americans now believe there should be a law against that [Lenore Skenazy] Happily, after years of advocacy from Skenazy (especially) and others, we’re seeing more written from the calmly rational side:…
Rank this Week: 39

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Aug 27

    Judge Denies Apple Request for Injunction vs Samsung Phones, Tablet

    Judge Denies Apple Request for Injunction vs Samsung Phones, Tablet
    A federal judge Wednesday denied a request from Apple Inc. to bar Samsung Electronics Co. from selling smartphones and tablets in the U.S. that infringe on Apple patents. Apple had sought a permanent injunction against certain Samsung…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Denies Apple Request for Injunction vs Samsung Phones, Tablet

    Judge Denies Apple Request for Injunction vs Samsung Phones, Tablet
    A federal judge Wednesday denied a request from Apple Inc. to bar Samsung Electronics Co. from selling smartphones and tablets in the U.S. that infringe on Apple patents. Apple had sought a permanent injunction against certain Samsung…
  • Aug 27

    FBI Probes Possible Computer Hacking Incident at J.P. Morgan

    FBI Probes Possible Computer Hacking Incident at J.P. Morgan
    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a possible computer hacking attack on J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., in what people familiar with the probe described as a significant breach of corporate…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 98

HuskerBlawgs

HuskerBlawgs

Nebraska law and trials. Published by Stan Sipple.

http://huskerblawgs.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan
    Volokh conspiracy poster notes that sennelle is the first Rat to announce opposition to putting Harv Dean Elton Kagan on the. Supremes http://bit.ly/aObzRC. Didn't you know he listens to the concerns of Nebraskans about hour liberal…
  • Jul 3

    Order of the Kneepads Update Death Row lawyer suspended

    Order of the Kneepads Update Death Row lawyer suspended
    Usually if you take large retainers from clients blow off many cases and refuse to answer inquiries from the Supreme Disciplinary Counsel you will find yourself disbarred. APparently female do-gooder lawyers who help the oppressed oppress us…
  • Jan 3

    Nebraska Court of

    Nebraska Court of
    Nebraska Court of Appeals, unpublished decision, affirms Hall County District Court conviction for child abuse,Class III felony (28-707(5)). Defendant objected to doctor's testimony that referred to the child's foster care because that…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 564

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    India top court says Modi should disqualify charged politician

    India top court says Modi should disqualify charged politician
    [JURIST] India's top court on Wednesday ruled that lawmakers with criminal backgrounds should not serve in government positions but that Prime Minister Narendra Modi [official website] should be allowed to choose his own cabinet. The supreme…
  • Aug 27

    World Health Organization calls for strong regulation of electronic cigarette

    World Health Organization calls for strong regulation of electronic cigarette
    [JURIST] The World Health Organization (WHO) [official website] on Tuesday called for strict regulation [text, PDF] of electronic cigarettes, including a ban on the usage of the devices in public places and advertising targeting minors. The…
  • Aug 27

    UN expert requests access to monitor rights violations in Gaza

    UN expert requests access to monitor rights violations in Gaza
    [JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono [Jerusalem Post report], on Tuesday formally requested [press release; UN News Centre reported] access to Israel and the Occupied…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Aug 27

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?
    The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions, and firing squads to execute…
  • Aug 8

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse
    Although still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law, Colorado and Washington have decided not to prosecute marijuana use or production at the state level. Despite this lack of enforcement, women who use marijuana during…
  • Jul 25

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee
    On July 1st a new law took effect in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue criminal assault charges if the mother uses illegal drugs during pregnancy. Although it had widespread bipartisan support and is designed to fight Neonatal…
Rank this Week: 634

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

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

http://attyatwork.com
  • Aug 27

    Surviving Law School for Working Student

    Surviving Law School for Working Student
    There’s an interesting email we received that is better addressed by community members who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 12

    Guide and Rules of Conduct to the 2014 Bar Examinations (Bar Bulletin No. 8)

    Guide and Rules of Conduct to the 2014 Bar Examinations (Bar Bulletin No. 8)
    Guide and Rules of Conduct to the 2014 Bar Examinations The Supreme Court, in its desire to serve... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 12

    Bar Questionnaire Instructions (Bar Bulletin No. 6)

    Bar Questionnaire Instructions (Bar Bulletin No. 6)
    Memorandum to: ALL 2014 BAR EXAMINEES From: J. Diosdado M. Peralta Chairman, 2014 Bar Examinations... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 596

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    140 Law is Taking a Break

    140 Law is Taking a Break
    We will be taking a short hiatus from 140 Law, in furtherance of that elusive work-life balance thing we keep hearing so much about (not to mention the domestic bliss that will undoubtedly emerge as I spend a bit less time with my nose…
  • Aug 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 20, 2014:Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug ShotJulian Assange will not leave embassy until assured…
  • Aug 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today…
Rank this Week: 284

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Covers Philippine laws and the legal system.

http://jlp-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

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

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

    Results of the 2013 Bar Examinations: Full List

    Results of the 2013 Bar Examinations: Full List
    Congratulations to the bar examinees who passed the 2013 bar examinations. Of the 5,292 bar examinees that took the bar exam in 2013, a total 1,174 (22.18%) made it. Here’s the full list of the 1,124 who, after complying with other…
  • Dec 23

    Christmas and New Year of Hope

    Christmas and New Year of Hope
    Wishing everyone a Christmas, and a New Year, full of hope. Copyright © 2013 Philippine e-Legal Forum. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are…
Rank this Week: 279

Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Reviews law blogs.

http://blawgreview.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review
    In January 2007, I received an e-mail message from Ed., the mysterious and pseudonymous editor of Blawg Review. By that point, I'd hosted a couple of Blawg Reviews and become a "sherpa", assisting Ed. and the guest hosts to source material…
  • Jul 2

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964
    Blawg Review #324 at the law blog of Texas attorney Paul Kennedy, The Defense Rests, marks this day in 1964 when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation in the United States, a signature piece of…
  • Jun 3

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
Rank this Week: 609

Supreme Dicta

Supreme Dicta

Offers an eccentric look at law, politics and the Supreme Court.

http://www.supremedicta.com/
  • Jun 26

    Deep in the heart of Texa

    Deep in the heart of Texa
    By this time next week, I will be a Texas resident. I will be in Austin, not San Antonio, but still this is fantastic.
  • Jun 24

    Frito...Lay

    Frito...Lay
    Plus a shout out to Lowell "The Hammer" Stanley...I remember him from late nights watching TV in college.
  • Jun 16

    Why am I getting into academia?

    Why am I getting into academia?
    ...when I have to overcome obstacles like this:A new poll for Fox News is a good indication of how members of the one of the nation's most important institutions operate largely out of the public's consciousness. Asked "Which one of the…
Rank this Week: 433

On the Record

On the Record

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

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

    Charles Veney III | Berkshire Hathaway Realty

    Charles Veney III | Berkshire Hathaway Realty
    Charles Veney III has joined the Timonium office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty as a full-time Realtor. Veney, an eight-year veteran of the real estate industry, will specialize in residential and commercial sales…
  • Aug 27

    No harm in expert’s testimony in rape trial, top court rule

    No harm in expert’s testimony in rape trial, top court rule
    An expert witness’s testimony that an alleged rape victim’s injuries “would verify” the victim’s story of sexual assault is a “harmless error,” Maryland’s top court held, 5-2, in upholding a Bel…
  • Aug 27

    Online attacks, real-life consequence

    Online attacks, real-life consequence
    Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle Citron: perpetrators of online threats and…
Rank this Week: 825

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

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

    Can I Be Sued for Writing Negative Reviews Online?

    Can I Be Sued for Writing Negative Reviews Online?
    The technological advances of the last several years have made online shopping a way of life. At the heart of this new activity is the ability to broadcast consumer complaints. Sites like Yelp!, Angie’s List, and Amazon have turned the…
  • Aug 20

    Don’t Worry NSA, Google Has E-mail Surveillance Covered

    Don’t Worry NSA, Google Has E-mail Surveillance Covered
    It shouldn’t be surprising that Google monitors Gmail for child pornography. After all, this is the same company that scans e-mails and bombards uers with advertising for legal services. However, the scans of John Skillern’s Gmail…
  • Aug 19

    The Future of Same-Sex Marriage May Be up to the Supreme Court

    The Future of Same-Sex Marriage May Be up to the Supreme Court
    The states have an enormous amount of leeway when it comes to marriage. On occasion, however, a state’s laws regarding marriage may be called into question, requiring a high authority to step in and offer a well-reasoned answer. Related…
Rank this Week: 966

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/
  • Aug 27

    What price is right? Law School Education and Paul Campo

    What price is right? Law School Education and Paul Campo
    What is a poor law student to do?  Paul Campos has yet again set his sights on what he considers is the bain of legal education- for-profit law schools.  Campos details how how a Chicago-based private equity firm got into the…
  • Aug 18

    Legal Education and Professional Identity, by Steve Friedland

    Legal Education and Professional Identity, by Steve Friedland
    I participated in a discussion group about teaching the formation of professional identity at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference in early August, led by Professors Ben Madison of Regent University School of…
  • Aug 13

    Shultz and Zedeck: Collaboration and Motivation in Orientation!

    Shultz and Zedeck: Collaboration and Motivation in Orientation!
    One-Ls at Albany Law, just like those at many other schools, are in the midst of Fall 2014 Orientation. Today, I participated as a  “faculty observer” in a collaborative skill building exercise organized by our Associate Dean…
Rank this Week: 4534

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Aug 27

    Genetically Modified Ignorance

    Genetically Modified Ignorance
    When Republican congressmen start chiding folks about scientific ignorance, you know something is horribly askew. Especially when they have a point. Back in July, the bipartisan Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture…
  • Aug 27

    How Ferguson Might Be Changing American Perception

    How Ferguson Might Be Changing American Perception
    The United States of America is the greatest country on Earth. God spent five days creating this holy temple of freedom, hastily vomiting the rest of the world out of His celestial mouth in one day like a Jackson Pollock painting. Most of us…
  • Aug 26

    Really Expensive Drug

    Really Expensive Drug
    In 1982, when Roche Laboratories first marketed isotretinoin (Accutain®), they used what was then a novel method of setting the price. It was known the drug was capable of severe toxicity and could never have a wide market, but it still…
Rank this Week: 710

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Aug 27

    Attorney Mike Meier Meets The Streisand Effect, Does Not Enjoy Experience

    Attorney Mike Meier Meets The Streisand Effect, Does Not Enjoy Experience
    Attorney Mike Meier used to be only a little bit infamous. A few sites like Fight Copyright Trolls criticized him, painting him as someone who used to decry copyright trolling but then switched sides and became a copyright troll. But those…
  • Aug 27

    Adventures in Sleazy Marketing: Purzue Just Wants A Conversation

    Adventures in Sleazy Marketing: Purzue Just Wants A Conversation
    Pity the spammers: they are past their prime. Email spam, now decades old, is hopelessly archaic. To keep up, the modern spammer must adjust to new platform after platform, each more limited and ephemeral than the last. So of course there is…
  • Aug 25

    Government Priorities: Compare And Contrast

    Government Priorities: Compare And Contrast
    Part One: The federal government funds a study to monitor bad political speech on Twitter: The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers…
Rank this Week: 958

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
  • Aug 22

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Last week on CEBblog™, we discussed the consequences of a defendant rejecting a settlement offer under CCP §998 and then getting creamed at trial. But §998 is an equal opportunity statute with consequences for plaintiffs too.…
Rank this Week: 2880

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Aug 26

    NIET-ONTVANKELIJKHEID IN STRAFZAKEN

    NIET-ONTVANKELIJKHEID IN STRAFZAKEN
    Willekeur bij vervolging is niet toegestaan De rechter kan het openbaar ministerie niet-ontvankelijk verklaren, en stelt daarmee dan vast dat het openbaar ministerie niet het recht heeft om een strafzaak te vervolgen. Een reden kan…
  • Aug 22

    DE WAARHEIDSPLICHT IN HET BURGERLIJK PROCES

    DE WAARHEIDSPLICHT IN HET BURGERLIJK PROCES
    Over procespartijen en procestactiek “Hij liegt!”. “Nee, hij is juist degene die liegt ”. In procedures verschillen partijen doorgaans van mening over de feiten en beschuldigen zij elkaar over en weer van jokken.…
  • Aug 15

    INTERREGIONAAL PRIVAATRECHT

    INTERREGIONAAL PRIVAATRECHT
    Welk recht en welke rechter binnen het Koninkrijk? Op 10-10-’10 is er veel veranderd binnen het Koninkrijk. Curaçao en Sint Maarten hebben bijvoorbeeld een met Aruba vergelijkbare autonome status binnen het Koninkrijk gekregen.…
Rank this Week: 2183

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    ABA Journal Cartoon Caption Contest Open

    ABA Journal Cartoon Caption Contest Open
    The ABA Journal is running its September cartoon captioning contest. Submit your caption by September 14, 2014 and receive the title of Champion (for a month at least). See last month's winner here.
  • Aug 26

    The Supreme Court Justice League of America

    The Supreme Court Justice League of America
    Per Steve Klepper of Balti­more's Kramon & Graham for the National Law Journal. (Requires subscription to view the entire SC effect). See more of Mr. Klepper's Supreme Court judicial action heroes here at the Maryland…
  • Aug 25

    Register Now For John Jay MOOC On Literature and Law of American Slavery

    Register Now For John Jay MOOC On Literature and Law of American Slavery
    Registration is now open for John Jay College of Criminal Justice's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the Literature and Law of American Slavery. It is the first ever such course offered. It begins September 30, 2014 and lasts for eight…
Rank this Week: 2212

Everyday Law

Everyday Law

By RocketLawyer.

http://blog.rocketlawyer.com/
  • Aug 26

    Hal 9000 Isn’t Far Away: What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Play In Our Legal System?

    Hal 9000 Isn’t Far Away: What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Play In Our Legal System?
    Imagine, if you will, a murder trial where the defendant is charged with shooting the victim at point-blank range in broad daylight with multiple witnesses present. The scenario plays out like hundreds of murder trials before it: a judge…
  • Aug 25

    3 Marketing Tips For Lawyers From the Undead

    3 Marketing Tips For Lawyers From the Undead
    The story about the dead guy who appeared before a judge to be declared alive, only to be informed he was still dead has – who would’ve guessed – a second life! Last December, we recounted the peculiar story and legal status…
  • Aug 20

    Six of the Weirdest Laws From Around the World

    Six of the Weirdest Laws From Around the World
    One of the best parts about travel is exposing yourself to the unfamiliar — such as strange customs or foods. By going outside of our individual comfort zones, we not only get to know the world better, but also ourselves. Just as Mark…
Rank this Week: 1496

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/
  • Aug 26

    Law Tips: Preventing Financial Exploitation of Your Elderly and Disabled Client

    Law Tips: Preventing Financial Exploitation of Your Elderly and Disabled Client
    Welcome back. Thanks to the generous contributions of Jim Voelz, Voelz Law Firm, Columbus, Indiana, Law Tips is looking into the “hidden epidemic” of financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled. This week Jim’s…
  • Aug 19

    Law Tips: The Problem of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly and Disabled

    Law Tips: The Problem of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly and Disabled
    Financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled has been called “the hidden epidemic.” Attorneys who represent the aged and disabled frequently encounter acts of financial exploitation. And attorneys must do what they can to…
  • Aug 5

    Law Tips: More Ways Technology Has Changed Employment Law

    Law Tips: More Ways Technology Has Changed Employment Law
    How has an employer’s obligation increased with speedier electronic reporting capabilities? Which side has the tactical advantage in electronic communication? What are the causes of action available to employees based on modern…
Rank this Week: 3730

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
  • Aug 26

    Review of “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary At War” by Robert M. Gate

    Review of “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary At War” by Robert M. Gate
    Duty, by Robert M. Gates, is a no-holds-barred, candid account of the operation of the Department of Defense (DoD) and of the deliberations of the cabinet and national security apparatus under Presidents George W. Bush and Barak Obama. Gates…
  • Aug 24

    August 24, 1954 – President Eisenhower Signs The Communist Control Act Into Law

    August 24, 1954 – President Eisenhower Signs The Communist Control Act Into Law
    On this day in history, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation outlawing the Communist Party of the United States. Eisenhower issued a statement upon signing the act that began: The American people are determined to protect themselves…
  • Aug 24

    August 24, 1954 – President Eisenhower Signs The Communist Control Act Into Law

    August 24, 1954 – President Eisenhower Signs The Communist Control Act Into Law
    On this day in history, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation outlawing the Communist Party of the United States. Eisenhower issued a statement upon signing the act that began: The American people are determined to protect themselves…
Rank this Week: 1801

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

http://www.thelawinsider.com/
  • Aug 24

    Who wants to contribute an article on SF #LegalTech?

    Who wants to contribute an article on SF #LegalTech?
    Hey guys! I’m looking for a couple of fresh articles on the SF LegalTech scene. Got your finger on the pulse? Send me a couple of blog ideas, and let’s talk.
  • Aug 24

    The Lawyer as Sports Writer

    The Lawyer as Sports Writer
    As the end of summer arrives and the buzz of football season begins, I thought I’d dust off this interview from last year. Go Seahawks! This interview was originally published February 12, 2013.  Over the past year,…
  • Aug 19

    No one tells beginners about the “gap”

    No one tells beginners about the “gap”
    I don’t typically post videos, but this short is worth a watch. It’s a two minute video by Ira Glass. He discusses a concept called the “gap” which many of us have faced at one time or another in our careers.…
Rank this Week: 4564

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/
  • Aug 22

    "People can't shoot themselves more than once."

    "People can't shoot themselves more than once."
    At least that is what Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole told the Associated Press in this story about a man who said he accidentally shot himself four times.The man, who was taken to a Duluth, Minnesota hospital, told investigators…
  • Aug 15

    Two sides to every story.

    Two sides to every story.
    As our Reader(s)™ might have gathered from prior posts, I did not go to law school straight from college. Instead, I kicked around for several years trying to “make it” with my band. During that time, I worked in a couple of…
  • Aug 6

    More on execution

    More on execution
    Last week, I posted about an execution in Arizona where the condemned prisoner took almost two hours to die. Part of the post, and the comments, questioned whether the drugs used in the execution where the proper ones. Whatever the problems…
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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/
  • Aug 22

    Welcome, LLMs!

    Welcome, LLMs!
    A big welcome from the HLS Library! We wanted to inform you of our library orientation schedule and instructions for signing up for the library tours and e-research training sessions. The library tours will introduce you to the physical…
  • Aug 14

    HOLLIS+: Research at Harvard just got more awesome!

    HOLLIS+: Research at Harvard just got more awesome!
    HOLLIS+ is the scholarly alternative to Google. Search and grab books, articles & more.  Check out this user guide for quick ideas on getting started for optimum search! Why use HOLLIS+? Search for books and articles…
  • Aug 14

    852 RARE: Last Chance to View Summer Exhibits!

    852 RARE: Last Chance to View Summer Exhibits!
    If you have not had a chance to view the exhibits in the Library’s Caspersen Room, now is the time! Our special copy of the Declaration of Independence, generously lent by Marc (HLS 1984) and Robin Wolpow and family, is on view…
Rank this Week: 758

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
Rank this Week: 1259

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client
    The University of Massachusetts School of Law has launched what it is calling an incubator designed to help new lawyers start their careers while serving modest-income clients who might not otherwise afford a lawyer. Justice Bridge is…
  • Aug 18

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal
    At the ILTA annual conference in Nashville today, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of a preview version of a new document management and collaboration platform designed for law firms and legal departments. Called Matter Center for Office…
  • Aug 18

    Another App from the ‘Hackcess’ Winner

    Another App from the ‘Hackcess’ Winner
    I recently reported here about the ABA Journal’s Hackcess to Justice, the first-ever hackathon held during an ABA annual meeting. First prize went to William Palin, a Massachusetts lawyer. Over the course of the two-day event,…
Rank this Week: 2523

Legal Info 360

Legal Info 360

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

http://www.legalinfo360.com/
  • Aug 18

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: JOHN A. MONTEVIDEO

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: JOHN A. MONTEVIDEO
    For the past 35 years, John A. Montevideo has been dedicated to providing impeccable legal representation for clients dealing with the repercussions of both personal injuries as well as work[...]The post ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: JOHN A. MONTEVIDEO…
  • Aug 4

    What Is An Early Neutral Evaluation and What is it For?

    What Is An Early Neutral Evaluation and What is it For?
    Early neutral evaluation is a type of dispute resolution where both parties privately speak with a neutral evaluator. This usually occurs when a divorcing couple is locked in an argument[...]The post What Is An Early Neutral Evaluation and…
  • Jul 18

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: RONALD HAVEN

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: RONALD HAVEN
    Ronald Haven has practiced law for over 35 years and has a wealth of experience with a wide array of personal injury cases. Haven has a unique understanding of insurance[...]The post ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: RONALD HAVEN appeared first on Legal…
Rank this Week: 3383

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Aug 14

    No expectations as Arizona Bar’s role and governance under review.

    No expectations as Arizona Bar’s role and governance under review.
    Suspending for a heartbeat my natural skepticism when it comes to Arizona’s legal establishment, especially its ‘friendly state bar,’ the following announcement might be good news. But I’m not holding my breath. By…
  • Jul 29

    The first rule of lawyering.

    The first rule of lawyering.
    Some time ago, I posted about client and case selection and how important that was, particularly during an economic downturn. Well now that things have supposedly picked up and are coming up rose petals, client selection remains as important…
  • Jul 25

    “Candy Andy’s” back and John Gleason’s out.

    “Candy Andy’s” back and John Gleason’s out.
    As he said he’d do, disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is running for Governor of Arizona — along with the usual Arizona collection of migrant-demonizing far right extremists — each battling to outdo the…
Rank this Week: 4308

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/
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
  • Aug 6

    Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity

    Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity
    An excellent article was published recently in Faculty Focus – Higher Ed teaching Strategies. According the article, most college professors promote a very passive learning atmosphere in their classroom.  In other words,…
Rank this Week: 4529

HoganWillig Legal Blog

HoganWillig Legal Blog

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

http://hoganwilligblog.com
  • Aug 14

    College Bound? Get Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy for your student!

    College Bound? Get Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy for your student!
    If you have children getting ready for college, you should consider having them prepare Durable General Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy documents. From a practical perspective, you may be paying your child’s tuition and housing…
  • Aug 11

    2014 Super Lawyers Announced

    2014 Super Lawyers Announced
    HoganWillig is please to announce that the attorneys Corey J. Hogan, Diane R. Tiveron, Steven M. Cohen, Nelson F. Zakia, Thomas R. Cassano, J. Michael Kelleher, Kenneth A. Olena, Steven G. Wiseman, Elizabeth M.…
  • Aug 10

    Smart Home may not be such a smart choice

    Smart Home may not be such a smart choice
    In an era where getting the latest and greatest technology is of utmost importance, we must be conscientious to step back and analyze the implications of living life in such a way. Technology can and has undoubtedly allowed our world to make…
Rank this Week: 3821

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/
  • Aug 8

    How to Pronounce SCOTUS Name

    How to Pronounce SCOTUS Name
    Did you ever have trouble pronoucing a Supreme Court case name? Yale's Law School Library and Linguistics Department have developed a tool, including audio, to help correctly pronounce difficult case names. Try it here. Available for Android…
  • Aug 4

    Is the Law Ready for Wearables?

    Is the Law Ready for Wearables?
    From Law Technology News, wereable technology creates potential legal issues. Read more here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Jul 30

    Two excellent iPad document readers are…

    Two excellent iPad document readers are GoodReader and Documents 5 by Readdle. Goodreader is a robust PDF reader that can display books, videos, maps, pictures and more. ReaddleDocs can view Office files, PDFs, images, videos and more.…
Rank this Week: 2049

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Aug 7

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch July/August 2014. It's sobering to reflect that 20 years ago most businesses, even big businesses, didn't know the first thing about the nascent internet. McDonalds had not yet even registered McDonalds.com.…
  • Jul 1

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch June 2014. Reinvent Law London 2014, a conference featuring presentations on “law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship” was held on 20 June 2014 at the University of Westminster Law School in…
  • Jun 4

    Privacy? Forget about it

    Privacy? Forget about it
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch May 2014. Insofar as we still measure column inches on the web, many yards in the last month have been devoted to commentary and analysis of the Google Spain decision, or the "right to be (…)Read the rest…
Rank this Week: 2060

Legal Bite

Legal Bite

Covers UK legislation and legal news.

http://www.legalbite.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Pay double to rent in the capital

    Pay double to rent in the capital
    Those renting in London are paying twice the amount than other tenants across the rest of Britain. The average monthly rent in the capital has hit £1,412 compared to just £694 in the rest of the country. In a report which compares…
  • Jul 21

    Tenants Vs. Landlord

    Tenants Vs. Landlord
     A new survey conducted by Ocean Finance reveals that half of those who rent privately have been ‘ripped off’ by either their landlord or letting agent.  The poll conducted from 2,000 UK adults shows a high level of…
  • Jul 8

    Working hours get more flexible!

    Working hours get more flexible!
    A change in the law has now allowed all employees to request flexible working hours. This right was previously only reserved for carers and those caring for children. This change should now see an estimated 20 million people with the right to…
Rank this Week: 3137

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 2083

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Aug 3

    Who’s censoring your information?

    Who’s censoring your information?
    Are you aware that someone is censoring your incoming mail? Okay, it’s not your mail exactly. It’s all of the information you receive. Someone is tampering with it, and you’ll be surprised who it is. The culprit is you.…
  • Jul 27

    Virtual assistants that are affordable and super helpful

    Virtual assistants that are affordable and super helpful
    What kind of virtual assistance can you get for $25 a month? Until I tried FancyHands I would have said “nothing worthwhile.” But my friend Chad Burton persuaded me to try them, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Under the…
  • Jul 13

    The voice in your head

    The voice in your head
    Have you ever noticed the little voice in your head? Every human who has learned to speak a language has a little voice in their head. Thinking is possible only because of that little voice. If you notice yourself thinking, as you are…
Rank this Week: 2582

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2192

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Jul 24

    USF's HeinOnline Now Includes Fastcase Caselaw Feature

    USF's HeinOnline Now Includes Fastcase Caselaw Feature
    USF's new Fastcase Premium subscription has let us integrate Fastcase caselaw features into HeinOnline. Some of the noteworthy features of this integration are: You can search caselaw from within HeinOnline via the new "Fastcase"…
  • Jul 10

    Words & Phrases Now Available on WestlawNext

    Words & Phrases Now Available on WestlawNext
    We're pleased to see the return of Words & Phrases on WestlawNext. Words & Phrases is a West-published resource that allows researchers to locate judicial definitions of a particular phrase or word. For example, let's say you need to…
  • Jul 2

    Westlaw Classic is Gone

    Westlaw Classic is Gone
    Westlaw Classic, the "old" Westlaw interface, is no longer available on our campus. If you need help using WestlawNext, please ask a librarian!
Rank this Week: 2074

Unenumerated

Unenumerated

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

http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Tweeting

    Tweeting
    https://twitter.com/NickSzabo4
  • Nov 18

    European-Asian divergence predates the industrial revolution

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

    Political relationship

    Political relationship
    In most political theories and ideologies, there is a preposterous oversimplification about what kinds of political relationships are desirable, common, or even possible. Given the irreduceable complexity of society, any summary of real-world…
Rank this Week: 2208

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Jun 26

    iPads and “The Art of Being Solo”

    iPads and “The Art of Being Solo”
    I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don’t have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2514

VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Jun 16

    openlaw

    openlaw
    The other day a friend came to me because he heard about the openlaws.eu project. He said: ”Hey, openlaws sounds great – does that mean that I can write my own laws now?”. I had to tell him no, but that it was almost as…
  • Jun 3

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project
    1. The Death and Life of Great Legal Data Standards Thanks to the many efforts of the open government movement in the past decade, the benefits of machine-readable legal data — legal data which can be processed and easily interpreted by…
  • Mar 19

    Building a Legal Research Ontology

    Building a Legal Research Ontology
    It’s hard for me to pin down exactly when I knew I wanted to build a legal research ontology. There was no light bulb moment; or perhaps I should say, there was no anvil falling on my head, Wile E. Coyote style. At the beginning of the…
Rank this Week: 4209