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Everyday Law

Everyday Law

By RocketLawyer.

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

    5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your HR Team

    5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your HR Team
    Nearly 56 percent of new hires leave their jobs in their first year, according to Equifax. What does this say about the state of human resources these days? Well, if you’re a small business, you may think this doesn’t apply to…
  • Nov 18

    #LocalLiftTour Lessons: Take Your Small Business To The Next Level

    #LocalLiftTour Lessons: Take Your Small Business To The Next Level
    The #LocalLiftTour has come to end, but the lessons we learned from each other will carry on! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend the last few months than teaming up with Yelp and Main Street Hub to provide free,…
  • Nov 14

    How To Look Out For Your Employees On Black Friday

    How To Look Out For Your Employees On Black Friday
    Think quickly: where will you be the morning after Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you’re probably envisioning yourself snuggled up beside the roaring fireplace, still recovering from a healthy dose of Americana: turkey, pie, and…
Rank this Week: 2530

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 2228

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/
  • Nov 18

    Law Tips: Fire Suppression and Alarm Systems – How Much Blame Do They Merit in Fire Litigation?

    Law Tips: Fire Suppression and Alarm Systems – How Much Blame Do They Merit in Fire Litigation?
    …Fault allocation, underlying events, owner’s responsibilities, cause of the explosion, liability picture, contractor’s employment, design and installation, damage differentiation problems, local jurisdiction…
  • Nov 11

    Law Tips: What Do The Courts Say About An Inherited IRA?

    Law Tips: What Do The Courts Say About An Inherited IRA?
    Recently Tom Yoder, ICLEF Bankruptcy Law expert, brought his usual scintillating discussion of cases to ICLEF’s 36th Annual Indiana Law Update. The case of Clark v. Rameker, 134 S. Ct. 2242 (2014) is an example of the issues he raised…
  • Nov 4

    Law Tips: 13 Pointers for Improving Your Practice and Keeping Happy Clients!

    Law Tips: 13 Pointers for Improving Your Practice and Keeping Happy Clients!
    What competent attorney doesn’t have a goal of “improving your practice and keeping happy clients?” This is an ongoing activity that can always benefit from reminders. With those thoughts in mind, I am happy to have the…
Rank this Week: 2080

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

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

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Actual proof that kids today have it worse.

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

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

    Do you remember Arthur J. Mellott, Delmas C. Hill, and Walter A. Huxman?
    I hope to post more about the Sixth Circuit's decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans later today. The decision is here. But I had one thought that I thought I could share quickly.One frequently reads that the judges who are striking down…
  • Oct 14

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.
    The ABA Journal has an article about a shocking crime: a 10-year-old boy in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with beating a 90-year-old woman to death.The Scranton-Times Tribune story of the incident is here. Allegedly the boy…
Rank this Week: 1807

VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Oct 30

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)
    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV) The emerging topic of Parliamentary Informatics (PI) has opened up new terrain in the research of the scope, usefulness and contribution of Informatics to parliamentary…
  • Sep 18

    Is it good enough for the law to be written for lawyers?

    Is it good enough for the law to be written for lawyers?
    If you think that law isn’t written for lawyers, try reading some.  It can even start looking normal after a while (say about the length of time it takes to get through law degree).  But research on the main street impact of…
  • Sep 5

    Designing Legal Communications that Resonate

    Designing Legal Communications that Resonate
    By Margaret Hagan, Alex Gavis and Kursat Ozenc 1. Bringing communication design to law In May 2014, we ran a Legal Communication Design class at Stanford’s Institute of Design, or the d.school. Though legal communications have a…
Rank this Week: 1902

Legal Info 360

Legal Info 360

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

http://www.legalinfo360.com/
  • Oct 29

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: WHIT DRAKE

    ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: WHIT DRAKE
    Whit Drake is a personal injury lawyer based in Birmingham, AL. He heads his practice, Drake Law Firm, along with his wife Katherine Drake. The attorneys aim to provide clients[...]The post ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: WHIT DRAKE appeared first on…
  • Oct 22

    Exoneration Map

    Exoneration Map
    The post Exoneration Map appeared first on Legal News & Information.
  • Sep 22

    5 Things You Should Never Do During a Divoce

    5 Things You Should Never Do During a Divoce
    Divorce can be painful and extremely stressful.  As bad as it is, certain actions and behaviors can make things worse and send tempers and emotions flaring.  Check out this list[...]The post 5 Things You Should Never Do During a…
Rank this Week: 1856

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

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

http://attyatwork.com
  • Oct 9

    The First 5 Minutes of the First Sunday of Bar Exam

    The First 5 Minutes of the First Sunday of Bar Exam
    There are four full Sundays reserved every year for the Philippine bar examinations, arguably the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 6

    2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction

    2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction
    [Skip the Instructions below and proceed to answer/discuss the Legal Ethics bar exam essay and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 6

    2014 (Remedial Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction

    2014 (Remedial Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction
    [Skip the Instructions below and proceed to answer/discuss the Remedial Law bar exam essay and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2013

HuskerBlawgs

HuskerBlawgs

Nebraska law and trials. Published by Stan Sipple.

http://huskerblawgs.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
    How are you? http://azovschool5.ru/olf/passing.php Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
  • Sep 9

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
    How are you? http://hjernefabrikken.no/xgnc/fell.php Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
  • Jul 31

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan
    Volokh conspiracy poster notes that sennelle is the first Rat to announce opposition to putting Harv Dean Elton Kagan on the. Supremes http://bit.ly/aObzRC. Didn't you know he listens to the concerns of Nebraskans about hour liberal…
Rank this Week: 1942

b-screeds

b-screeds

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

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Dec 24

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.
    [ Author note: I’d like to start by saying thanks to all of our pals at Justia, and especially Tim Stanley and Nick Moline, for their help with all that is described in the following, and to the denizens of law-lib and contest winners…
  • Dec 18

    Announcing the debut of JOAL

    Announcing the debut of JOAL
    I’m proud to announce the debut of the Journal of Open Access to Law, a multidisciplinary journal that will publish the work that its title suggests:  research related to legal information that is made openly available on the…
Rank this Week: 2186

The Law and other Anomalies

The Law and other Anomalies

By Steve Honig.

http://www.honiglawblog.com
  • Jul 9

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?
    The SEC has announced that at its July 10 meeting (tomorrow!) it will take up implementation of the JOBS Act provision to allow in effect public advertising of private placements.  This provision was included in the Act in an effort to…
  • Jun 10

    Financing Med Devices 2013

    Financing Med Devices 2013
    It is not a secret that funding for med devices remains depressed compared to the heyday period up to 2008 --  but this may be the new normal.  What are the current groundrules? Suggestions from the June 7 conference held by Mass…
  • May 15

    Investing in Today's Market Environment

    Investing in Today's Market Environment
     With the stock market charging ahead, how should you be investing your money?  At a program presented May 15th by Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, while noting that each portfolio should reflect that investor’s goals,…
Rank this Week: 2049

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
  • Nov 24

    November 24, 1989 – The Entire Communist Party Leadership in Czechoslovakia Resign

    November 24, 1989 – The Entire Communist Party Leadership in Czechoslovakia Resign
    Czechoslovakia had existed as a sovereign state in Central Europe since October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From 1939 to 1945, it was forcefully divided and partially incorporated into Nazi…
  • Nov 22

    November 22, 2013 – U.S. Senate Alters Its Filibuster Rule

    November 22, 2013 – U.S. Senate Alters Its Filibuster Rule
    On this date the U.S. Senate approved, on a 52 to 48 vote, a fundamental alteration of its rules, ending the ability of the minority party to filibuster most presidential nominees, allowing a simple majority vote to be determinative. The…
  • Nov 20

    November 20, 1789 – New Jersey Is The First State to Ratify The Bill of Right

    November 20, 1789 – New Jersey Is The First State to Ratify The Bill of Right
    On this day in history, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights had been introduced by James Madison on June 8, 1789. Originally,…
Rank this Week: 2709

HoganWillig Legal Blog

HoganWillig Legal Blog

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

http://hoganwilligblog.com
  • Nov 23

    Retirement Plan Divison in Divorce

    Retirement Plan Divison in Divorce
    In many divorces, the most significant assets – even more so than the parties’ residence – are their pension and retirement accounts.  It is not unusual in longer marriages that the parties may have 401K or similar…
  • Nov 21

    Residency and Jurisdictional Requirements for Filing in New York

    Residency and Jurisdictional Requirements for Filing in New York
    In order to maintain an action for divorce in New York, the plaintiff must meet New York’s residency requirements for filing. And if the plaintiff is seeking any “ancillary relief” (i.e. support, division of marital…
  • Nov 19

    Getting From Point A to Point B in a Divorce

    Getting From Point A to Point B in a Divorce
    Having a lot of options can be both a blessing and a curse.  Often people who are at a difficult stage in their life due to an unhealthy or broken relationship prefer not to have many choices in order to try to simplify things.  On…
Rank this Week: 3787

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

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

    Changes in the Right-to-Die Debate

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

    Disturbing Implications of No-Knock Raids by Police

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

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

    Florida School Fakes Shooting as a Drill – Why This Is a Terrible Idea
    This "active shooter" drill took place at Jewett Middle Academy in Winter Haven, Florida. On November 13, the school principal announced the school was going into lockdown. Police burst into classrooms with guns drawn, including an AR-15…
Rank this Week: 4716

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Do lawyers need to be digitally competent?

    Do lawyers need to be digitally competent?
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch November 2014. I ask this because I have been looking into the future for CPD in the two professions. Both are moving away from measuring CPD hours towards systems based on self-certified continuing competence.…
  • Oct 1

    Big Internet? No thank

    Big Internet? No thank
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch September 2014. The early adopters have been getting restless lately. I’m with them. This is not what we signed up for. Alan Jacobs, writing for The New Atlantis, predicts The End of Big Twitter. Twitter…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2992

@LawBlarg

@LawBlarg

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

http://blarg.legalmechanics.us
  • Nov 21

    What is Legal Scholarship Worth?

    What is Legal Scholarship Worth?
    I recently had the pleasure of attending the Jotwell (The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)) 5th Anniversary Conference, Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters. This post contains citations (and links) to all of the articles by…
  • Sep 10

    The Pink and Yellow Duplex: Howard Bowe and Police Militarization

    The Pink and Yellow Duplex: Howard Bowe and Police Militarization
    Pay no attention to the title. This is not the story of the pink and yellow duplex. The pink and yellow duplex is merely where the story takes place. The pink and yellow duplex is a symbol. It is a particularly ugly duplex that has a…
  • Aug 18

    Bullets Can’t Discriminate

    Bullets Can’t Discriminate
    Bullets are not color-blind But a bullet cannot hate A bullet on a mission Will never discriminate A bullet cannot envision What is wrong and what is right A bullet cannot see nuance Nor can it see in black and white A bullet doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 2583

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 21

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

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

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam

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

    Occupied

    Occupied
    Last week Jeffrey Toobin joined the growing chorus decrying the state of legal education in his article in the New Yorker entitled “The Legal One Percent”. One might expect this nationally renowned legal expert, CNN commentator…
Rank this Week: 4094

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

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

    The Lawpreneur Power List

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

    LegalTech Call for Article

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

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

    A message from Michele Collu: the new Managing Editor at Law Insider
    Hello to all the loyal Law Insider readers! A big thanks to Preston for this opportunity. I’m thrilled to be here. In the coming weeks, I’ll be writing and engaging on topics relating to #LegalTech and the business of law. If…
Rank this Week: 4146

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

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

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Business Court Program Going Statewide in New Jersey

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

    IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments Affecting Estates and Trust

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

    In-House Counsel Have Mixed Opinions about Arbitration

    In-House Counsel Have Mixed Opinions about Arbitration
    A survey of in-house attorneys conducted in July and August of 2014 showed a split of opinion about whether arbitration generally turned out to be a better solution than litigation. 42 percent called it a toss-up, 25 percent said it was a…
Rank this Week: 2790

Legal Bite

Legal Bite

Covers UK legislation and legal news.

http://www.legalbite.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Cancelled flights and delays...what can i do?

    Cancelled flights and delays...what can i do?
    So, the holiday season is over and hopefully we have all had problem free journeys to some exciting destinations. However, if things haven't gone quite according to plan, did you know you can now claim on a cancelled or delayed flight or…
  • Sep 25

    New Legal Forum is Launched!

    New Legal Forum is Launched!
    Lawstore social is free online legal forum which allows you to share your legal issues and interact like-minded people. Whether you are a consumer, law student, Solicitor or legal professional you can make Lawstore Social work for you. If you…
  • Sep 15

    Parents start to dig deep as young buyers feel the squeeze.

    Parents start to dig deep as young buyers feel the squeeze.
    The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has reported that in June alone the market witnessed a 20% fall in the number of first time buyers. This is a 5% decrease on Mays figure and the lowest level recorded since May 2013. The report…
Rank this Week: 4663

Unenumerated

Unenumerated

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

http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Transportation, divergence, and the industrial revolution

    Transportation, divergence, and the industrial revolution
    After about 1000 AD northwestern Europe started a gradual switch from using oxen to using horses for farm traction and transportation.  This trend culminated in an eighteenth-century explosion in roads carrying horse-drawn carriages and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2718

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Flipping Civ Pro

    Flipping Civ Pro
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic. In fact, in the most recent Horizon Report, the flipped classroom was named one of the most important emerging trends in educational technology for higher education …”because of how…
  • Oct 13

    Flipping Civ Pro

    Flipping Civ Pro
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of several posts on this blog: Flipping the learning paradigm with Adobe Presenter Using Twen to flip the classroom Flipped learning Twen multimedia options help professors flip the…
  • Aug 29

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech
    Originally posted on Best Practices for Legal Education:Let’s face it, the role that technology can play in the practice of law is becoming more evident – with predictive coding, eDiscovery, and companies like LexMachina that use…
Rank this Week: 4062

Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
  • Sep 25

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition
    Never in her wildest dreams did Article III Groupie imagine that she'd be the author of a well-reviewed novel boasting blurbs from the likes of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Richard A. Posner. What more could a girl ask...
  • Sep 5

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe
    Article III Groupie has a new project. If you would be interested in reading about a young lawyer's quest to join the ranks of the Elect, i.e., to secure a Supreme Court clerkship, check out the link below. Preface [Supreme Ambitions]
  • Feb 4

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
Rank this Week: 2678

Legal Reports

Legal Reports

Discusses legal news and ideas. By Robert Sewell.

http://www.legalreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    TEAR UP THE WILL—A LESSON REGARDING OLD WILLS

    TEAR UP THE WILL—A LESSON REGARDING OLD WILLS
    Stephen was brilliant.  He graduated top of his class—he married the prettiest girl in town—his children were all above average—and his business ventures always succeeded.  While Stephen truly lived well, he died…
  • Nov 1

    HOW TO PROBATE AN ESTATE AND ADMINISTER A TRUST

    HOW TO PROBATE AN ESTATE AND ADMINISTER A TRUST
    (SEVEN MUST-DO STEPS)             Probating an estate or trust is like working on an engine.  Each individual process is not complicated; however, the entire machine must work…
  • Sep 17

    NEW CHANGES TO SMALL ESTATES

    NEW CHANGES TO SMALL ESTATES
    I first published the article below on February 4, 2012.  Since that time there been a major change to the law on small estate affidavits.  Namely, the threshold for real property small estates is now less than $100,000.00 and…
Rank this Week: 3688

Nevada Legal Updates

Nevada Legal Updates

Covers legal developments of interest to and occurring in Nevada. By Sheri Ann Forbes.

http://nevadalegalupdates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    The High Court Rules No Redress in Nevada Courts for Wrong-Doing in Georgia That "Affects" Persons in Nevada

    The High Court Rules No Redress in Nevada Courts for Wrong-Doing in Georgia That "Affects" Persons in Nevada
    Today the United States Supreme Court reversed a ruling of the Ninth Circuit.  In Walden v. Fiore, the Court held that “a court in Nevada may [not] exercise personal jurisdiction over a defendant on the basis that he knew his…
  • Oct 1

    ObamaCare and Spam (with apologies to Dr. Seus)

    ObamaCare and Spam (with apologies to Dr. Seus)
    I am Ted, Ted I am. That Ted I am, that Ted I am, I do not like that Ted I am. Do you like ObamaCare and Spam? I do not like them, Ted I am, I do not like ObamaCare and Spam Would you like them Red or Blue? I would not like them…
  • Sep 19

    George Zimmerman, Back In the News: Are We Really Surprised?

    George Zimmerman, Back In the News: Are We Really Surprised?
    It isn't as if George Zimmerman has shown the best judgment throught his notariety. If he made good choices, he wouldn't have found himself in the situation that resulted in Trayvon Martin's death. If he made good choices, Zimmerman wouldn't…
Rank this Week: 3359

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: 4300

The New NJ Lawyer

The New NJ Lawyer

Features social and legal commentary on a range of issues. By Mark J. Heftler.

http://thenewnjlawyer.com/
  • May 8

    Watch out for the new “C-4™ Communities”

    Watch out for the new “C-4™ Communities”
    For some reason I’m unable to explain, I generally try to shy away from videos on the internet. There’s just so much non-sense out there that I’d rather not waste my time. I broke that rule today. I watched the trailer for…
  • May 3

    Angry, Angry Iowan

    Angry, Angry Iowan
    Are the people of Iowa known as “Iowans”? I’m not 100% positive, but the internet assures me that they are. The internet also assures me that some of those Iowans who have the power to change the law (i.e. members of the…
  • May 1

    Obama is observing Law Day – are you?

    Obama is observing Law Day – are you?
    I know what you’re thinking. What’s Law Day? Why is President Obama observing it? Should I? More importantly, why don’t I have the day off for this thing? Let’s discuss! Law Day was originally established as May 1 in…
Rank this Week: 3069

LII Announce

LII Announce

Features announcements, featured content and legal information factoids. From the Legal Information Institute.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu
  • Nov 2

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5
    SCOTUS hears six cases this week involving trademark, securities litigation, antitrust, attorney’s fees, criminal law, directed verdict and double jeopardy (I’ll take Legal Information for 100, Alex). Here’s the schedule with links to…
  • Oct 26

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29
    This week, the court hears six cases on topics ranging from firearms, deportation, and surveillance, to copyright and drug-detecting dog sniffs (!). Here’s the oral argument schedule with links to the LII Bulletin Previews. Subscribe to get…
  • Oct 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8
    It’s a short week for the Supremes this week — Monday is a legal holiday — but they’ll be hearing 4 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 RYAN, DIR., AZ DOC v. GONZALES, ERNEST V. TIBBALS, WARDEN v. CARTER,…
Rank this Week: 4457

Southeast Texas Record

Southeast Texas Record

Covers legal news in Southeast Texas.

http://setexasrecord.com/
  • Oct 12

    Cowboy Motorsports demands jury trial in suit over defective motorcycle helmet

    Cowboy Motorsports demands jury trial in suit over defective motorcycle helmet
    Cowboy Motorsports has demanded a jury trial in litigation brought by Wendall and Frances Hulse, who sued the makers and distributors of a motorcycle helmet, alleging the helmet was not equipped with “critical injury prevention…
  • Oct 12

    Associated Marine responds to discovery request in Jones Act suit

    Associated Marine responds to discovery request in Jones Act suit
    On June 21 Seaman Christopher Horner, a ship’s captain, sued his employer, Associated Marine Services, alleging the company should have provided better communication with the deck hands assisting him while he pulled a line. Court records…
  • Oct 12

    Man sues Temple-Inland after sulfuric acid splashes his face

    Man sues Temple-Inland after sulfuric acid splashes his face
    Alleging he was splashed in the face with sulfuric acid, Malcolm Guillory is suing Temple-Inland Inc.  The suit was filed Oct. 10 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 5, 2011, the alleged negligence of…
Rank this Week: 3137

LegaVue

LegaVue

Provides legal information.

http://www.legavue.com/
  • Feb 1

    Expungement of Your Arrest Record and Criminal Charge

    Expungement of Your Arrest Record and Criminal Charge
                Any one who has an arrest or been charged with a crime fully understand the many ways the records of these unfortunate circumstances can affect you and your entire life style. It can affect your ability to get a job or…
  • Feb 1

    Expungement of Your Arrest Record and Criminal Charge

    Expungement of Your Arrest Record and Criminal Charge
                Any one who has an arrest or been charged with a crime fully understand the many ways the records of these unfortunate circumstances can affect you and your entire life style. It can affect your ability to get a job or…
  • Sep 14

    Joint Venture vs. Partnership: What is the Difference?

    Joint Venture vs. Partnership: What is the Difference?
    Many people often consider a joint venture and a partnership as being the same. Although, they both have many similarities there are some very distinct difference between the two entities. The basic similarities are they both are used when…
Rank this Week: 4149

Lexington Lawyers Blog

Lexington Lawyers Blog

Covers business, construction, employment, mediation and more. From Gregory Troutman.

http://troutmanhays.wordpress.com
  • Jan 3

    A word about extra-judicial debt workout

    A word about extra-judicial debt workout
    Whether you are a small business owner or an individual who is insolvent (cannot pay their debts as they come due), then you may look at doing a workout outside of bankruptcy. The starting point for this, oddly enough, is to get an analysis…
  • Jan 23

    Don’t get ripped off by “debt solution centers”

    Don’t get ripped off by “debt solution centers”
    So called debt solution centers have begun advertising on television during these tough economic times.
  • Jan 17

    Best Business Practices: Customer loyalty versus switchover marketing

    Best Business Practices: Customer loyalty versus switchover marketing
    The "loathe to leave" principle allows credit card companies to raise interest rates after a year or two, insurance companies to jack up their rates year after year, and cable and phone companies to raise rates even in a bad economy. The…
Rank this Week: 2979

Law Updates

Law Updates

Covers UK legal news.

http://www.lawupdates.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 4730

Point of Law

Point of Law

Advocates for the treatment instead of punishment of the mentally ill, drug addicts, and alcoholics. By Ramp Renaud & Hlavenka LLC.

http://www.ramprenaud.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Where Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    Where Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
    What State Workers’ Compensation court should I bring my case in if I am hurt while working? The answer to this question may seem obvious but in New Jersey there are additional State courts where a claim may be brought. The answer to the…
  • Aug 19

    Speaking Out Against Suicide

    Speaking Out Against Suicide
    I recently read a story on the front page of a major newspaper about the establishment of suicide hotlines aimed at soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. What I felt as I read can only be described as bittersweet: satisfaction that…
  • Mar 11

    Personal Injury Options for New Jersey Motorist

    Personal Injury Options for New Jersey Motorist
    If someone is injured in an auto accident what are their rights? In New Jersey, we are governed by the terms of our automobile insurance policies. As owners and operators of vehicles in New Jersey, we are required to have Personal Injury…
Rank this Week: 4203

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

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

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 2813

The Law Reform Soapbox

The Law Reform Soapbox

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

    Legal Paperwork: Time for a 50-State Standard

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

    Small Claims Court: Big Ideas for Reform

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

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

    New "Jumbo Light" Loans: Not Much Help to Borrower
    Homebuyers, homeowners, real estate agents, and mortgage brokers have all been awaiting, with high expectation, details on the new "jumbo light" loan limits and lending standards. Everyone had hoped these new loans, authorized by the Economic…
Rank this Week: 3737

Lawsense

Lawsense

Covers the law and legal system in plain English. By Nanina Takla.

http://lawsense.lontpdx.com
  • Jan 14

    Why Googlevoice might help you with your case.

    Why Googlevoice might help you with your case.
    Googlevoice is a powerful free tool from Google that gives you the ability to save and access to voicemails pretty much indefinitely and to easily download and store important voicemails as mp3 files. Moreover, it keeps a history of all your…
  • Nov 29

    What’s an “answer” to a complaint?

    What’s an “answer” to a complaint?
    When a person gets sued, as part of the paperwork they originally get is a notice that says something along the lines of “You must answer this complaint in ____ days. If you fail to answer or otherwise appear, a judgment may be entered…
  • Dec 12

    Why avoiding the process server won’t make your problem go away

    Why avoiding the process server won’t make your problem go away
    A lawsuit doesn’t officially start against you until you’ve been “served.” This means that you have been given a copy of the complaint (the document explaining why you’re being sued in an official way. For most law suits, someone…
Rank this Week: 3767

The Believer's Guide to Legal…

The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues

Covers Christianity and law. By Stephen Bloom.

http://thebelieversguidetolegalissues.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4778

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Helpful Biblical Counsel on the Real Life Legal Situations You Face. By Stephen Bloom.

http://www.istherealawyerinthechurch.com
  • Nov 30

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg
    Because of my recent election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am suspending my activity here at “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” I have disabled the comment feature, but I intend to leave the static site available as a…
  • May 22

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break
    Good news: I won the Republican primary election for the PA 199th District State House seat! Bad news: No time for blogging as my campaign for the November 2 general election is on! Please visit my campaign website.
  • Apr 20

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)
    I’m running for Pennsylvania State Legislature and will be focused on campaigning through election day, so I’m taking a break from new postings here until after May 18. Please visit my campaign website www.StephenLBloom.com Your prayers…
Rank this Week: 4196

I Fought the Law

I Fought the Law

A Bay Area lawyer blogs about his life as a Bay Area lawyer.

http://ifoughtthelaw.cementhorizon.com/
  • Aug 4

    Conversations with My Son: Getting Ready for Bed

    Conversations with My Son: Getting Ready for Bed
    [Whilst changing his diaper at bed time.] Him: Jammies off! Me: Yep, we're taking off your jammies. Him: Diaper...
  • Jul 20

    The I Write Like Experiment

    The I Write Like Experiment
    Here's a video of me testing out the I Write Like website that the kids are into these days....
  • Mar 23

    My Trip to Traffic Court

    My Trip to Traffic Court
    The Denver City and County building is a massive, grandiose gray behemoth with all kinds of stone columns and other...
Rank this Week: 4487

BrazosLawyers.com

BrazosLawyers.com

Provides legal information based on common client questions in the areas of elder law, estate planning, real estate, small business and taxes. By the Peterson Law Group.

http://brazoslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Separate Property vs. Community Property

    Separate Property vs. Community Property
    The Texas Family Code defines separate property as: - property owned or claimed by the spouse before marriage;
  • Apr 10

    What is an attorney ad litem?

    What is an attorney ad litem?
    The term ad litem simply means “for the suit”. An attorney ad litem may be appointed or assigned in family law cases or probate cases where representation is deemed necessary by a judge. While the Texas Family Code does not specifically…
  • Apr 8

    How is an LLC different from an LLP?

    How is an LLC different from an LLP?
    A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a hybrid organization that takes aspects of corporations and combines them with the framework of a partnership. The owners of an LLC benefit from the ability to choose to be taxed at the company level,…
Rank this Week: 4760

New Hampshire Law Blog

New Hampshire Law Blog

By Burke & Eisner.

http://nhlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 18

    Police Officer Civil Rights Violation

    Police Officer Civil Rights Violation
    Police Officer Civil Rights Violations It can be scary and overwhelming to be stopped by the police, arrested, or subjected to a police investigation.  While the majority of police officers follow the law and do what is right, there are some…
  • Feb 13

    How to Stop Bill Collectors Phone Call

    How to Stop Bill Collectors Phone Call
    By Sergei Lemberg Sergei is a guest blogger and you can learn more about his services at http://www.stopcollector.com
  • Jan 27

    Police Tasers Can be Dangerou

    Police Tasers Can be Dangerou
    Police tasers are gaining popularity in police departments around the country.  Police tasers were the topic at last month’s session of the Portsmouth Senior Citizens Police Academy.  Police officers showed the seniors gathered at the…
Rank this Week: 2884

You and Yours Blawg

You and Yours Blawg

Thoughts and comments on Business Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Tax Law. By Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss.

http://youandyoursblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving
    Category: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Inheritance Tax, Business Law and Planning, Tax Law and Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Financial Planning, Miscellaneous Musing
  • Mar 20

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time
    Category: Tax Law and PlanningCourtesy of JH Cohn:New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Program"New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed a bill creating a 45-day New Jersey state tax amnesty period that will end no later than June 15, 2009.…
  • Mar 16

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%
    Category: Business Law and Planning
Rank this Week: 2676

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: 4417

Demonstrative Evidence

Demonstrative Evidence

By Charles Thomas.

http://demonstrativeevidence.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Meet Jane Roe

    Meet Jane Roe
    I may be a month late to this party, but at first I dismissed it as an insignificant piece of bizarro non-news, the opposite of a human interest story. More of a human freakshow.A single mother of six, undergoes in vitro and has octuplets. …
  • Jan 7

    How to have a college football playoff system in four easy step

    How to have a college football playoff system in four easy step
    The infrequent blawgger returns to post about college football? Yeah - it's my blog. Deal.As it currently stands, and I am intentionally oversimplifying here, the college football championship is currently decided by consensus. The BCS is…
  • Aug 17

    Why law school sucks, part I

    Why law school sucks, part I
    Imagine you are a medical student. What if you were allowed to ignore an entire system of the body in order to study something cool and very difficult to get into, like plastic surgery? You wouldn't be much of a doctor - even plastic…
Rank this Week: 2895

Maryland Law

Maryland Law

Covers legal information and resources for researchers, librarians, and attorneys related to Maryland law. From Trevor Rosen.

http://marylandlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Practice: Civil Procedure Form

    Maryland Practice: Civil Procedure Form
    While I get up to blogging speed, I might throw a few no-brainers out there. This is not a bad thing. With the volume of legal information out there, occasionally you need a refresher course in the basics.
  • Sep 12

    PG County Added To Case Search

    PG County Added To Case Search
    For those of you that missed this, Prince George's County recently added their records to the Maryland Judiciary Case Search. The FAQ page shows that the system now has civil dockets back to 1986 and criminal dockets back to 1982. Following…
  • Sep 12

    Pleading Causes of Action, Fourth Edition

    Pleading Causes of Action, Fourth Edition
    I just read that the Booker Prize Shortlist has been annouced and this reminded me of one book that really deserves a prize and that's Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland by James Archibald and the ubiquitous Paul Mark Sandler. We just got…
Rank this Week: 2815

Between Lawyers

Between Lawyers

Covers technology, culture and law. By Denise Howell, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell, Marty Schwimmer and Ernest Svenson.

http://betweenlawyers.corante.com/
  • Mar 3

    The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologie

    The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologie
    The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, the new book from Between Lawyers' own Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell is now now available for preorder at the ABA Web Store. There's a 15% discount if…
  • Sep 18

    Calling All Legal Tech MacGyvers - A Mini-contest

    Calling All Legal Tech MacGyvers - A Mini-contest
    I'm planning to write an article about what I'm calling "MacGyver" technology tricks. I'm assuming that you are familiar with the MacGyver concept (or you can wikipedia it). As an example, consider using a digital camera or cameraphone as a…
  • Aug 25

    If It's All About Respect, Why Do They Look So Foolish?

    If It's All About Respect, Why Do They Look So Foolish?
    So — what should Nixon Peabody have done when its embarrassing firm non-theme song made its inevitable way onto the Web? (And into the atmosphere of countless homes and offices, as its hapless victims hum and mutter it against their will…
Rank this Week: 2757