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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: 1665

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: 1579

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: 1684

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: 1419

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 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2409

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Aug 29

    Supreme Court to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    In 2006, Peggy Young, a UPS air driver, was forced to take an unpaid leave of absence of more than six months from her job when she became pregnant. As a result, Young lost her wages and medical coverage, and her family was put through…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1854

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: 2018

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: 1994

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 2273

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: 2047

Justice is a fickle thing...

Justice is a fickle thing...

By Anthony Fazzio.

http://justiceisafickledthing.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Pfizer Recalls 28 Lots of Birth Control Pill

    Pfizer Recalls 28 Lots of Birth Control Pill
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Pfizer has recalled 28 lots of birth control pills, principally Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. The recall was caused by problems with "ingredients and sequence of the…
  • Jan 24

    Houston Settles Red Light Camera Contract Lawsuit

    Houston Settles Red Light Camera Contract Lawsuit
    It’s a source of great irritation to many drivers. It’s a bad idea for city officials. But, it's a bonanza for “entrepreneurs” who can make crime, however slight, profitable - $12 million in profits to be exact! And, the insult…
  • Jan 23

    Florida Jury Awards $168 Million in Malpractice Suit

    Florida Jury Awards $168 Million in Malpractice Suit
    Charles Broward with the Florida Times Union reports that a Florida jury has awarded $168 million to a Clay County deputy who filed a lawsuit against Memorial Hospital Jacksonville over a botched gastric bypass surgery in 2007.
Rank this Week: 2161

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: 2436

De Novo

De Novo

Features posts and occasional symposia about law and law school.

http://www.blogdenovo.org/
  • Nov 9

    Stances on Standing

    Stances on Standing
    I wrote a piece available here on Prop 8's appeal and the AG race. I suggest that we should fear a Cooley win, as that would reduce the likelihood of SCOTUS being able to dismiss the case on standing grounds....
  • Sep 30

    Bigotry and The Budget - the Dollar Costs of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Bigotry and The Budget - the Dollar Costs of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Last week, Senate Democrats failed to get the 60-vote majority they needed to move ahead with the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law that forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. In the debate preceding the vote,…
  • Apr 22

    Courtesy of Co-Blogger Chris, a Columbian in Columbu

    Courtesy of Co-Blogger Chris, a Columbian in Columbu
Rank this Week: 2306

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 30

    August 30, 1918 – Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin Is Shot Twice In An Assassination Attempt

    August 30, 1918 – Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin Is Shot Twice In An Assassination Attempt
    On this day in history, 28-year-old anarchist Fanny Kaplan attempted to assassinate Vladimir Lenin as he emerged from a meeting at the Hammer and Sickle Factory in Moscow. She fired three shots: one missed him, but one went into his left…
  • Aug 28

    Joint Review of “Extraordinary Rendition” by Paul Batista

    Joint Review of “Extraordinary Rendition” by Paul Batista
    What would it be like for an American lawyer to have the job of defending an accused enemy of the state in a dictatorial country? It would be much like fictional Byron Carlos Johnson’s undertaking in Paul Batista’s Extraordinary…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3359

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4334

Everyday Law

Everyday Law

By RocketLawyer.

http://blog.rocketlawyer.com/
  • Aug 29

    Three Privacy Concerns For Your Clients In the Digital Age

    Three Privacy Concerns For Your Clients In the Digital Age
    Marlon Brando once said, “Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.” Unfortunately, Mr. Brando said this at a time when the world was much less connected — and he likely…
  • Aug 28

    4 Rights To Remember When You’re Stopped By Police

    4 Rights To Remember When You’re Stopped By Police
    In 21 Jump Street, Channing Tatum, playing a young police officer, is berated by his superior after failing to to “Mirandize” a suspect, which resulted in the criminal’s release without charges. When asked to recite the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3614

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 28

    Ready to Learn, Beyond the Black Letter of the Law | By: Ray Brescia

    Ready to Learn, Beyond the Black Letter of the Law | By: Ray Brescia
    In his recent op-ed for the National Law Journal, Ray Brescia discusses the need for upper-level classes in law school that afford students a chance to learn the art of the legal profession, and not just the tools of the trade.…
  • Aug 28

    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
    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 legal analytics to, among other things, predict the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4405

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: 4878

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: 3103

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: 2743

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: 4306

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: 2826

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: 2837

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: 4916

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: 3553

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: 3946

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: 4859

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: 3565

Bag and Baggage

Bag and Baggage

Features musings on legal issues. By Denise Howell.

http://www.bagandbaggage.com/
  • Jan 28

    Changing Tech, Changing Law School

    Changing Tech, Changing Law School
    I'll be speaking Thursday at the 2013 Chapman Law Review Symposium on how law school (and particularly IP law) curriculum should change to keep pace with technology.  Our moderator is the brilliant John Tehranian (TWiL fans will remember…
  • Apr 16

    Colombia, Day 2: Off The Map

    Colombia, Day 2: Off The Map
    Looking up at the verdant walls of the huge bowl that is Medellín, and hearing the birds squawk "Chicharrón!" at us from the hotel garden, on our second morning in Medellín I felt like we'd already arrived in the jungle.  By nightfall…
  • Feb 17

    Colombia, Day 1: 644-Step Program

    Colombia, Day 1: 644-Step Program
    Yawn, stretch: if it's Tuesday, this must be Medellín!  After about six hours' sleep in Hotel San Lorenzo de Aná, it was time to get moving and see some of Colombia.
Rank this Week: 3040

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: 2790

Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

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

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
Rank this Week: 3028

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: 3117

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: 2852

Law Updates

Law Updates

Covers UK legal news.

http://www.lawupdates.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 3767

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: 4234

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: 3837

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: 3898

Forward Movement

Forward Movement

General interest blawg by attorneys and MBAs.

http://ourforwardmovement.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Blawg is on Holiday: Maybe for now, maybe for longer ...

    Blawg is on Holiday: Maybe for now, maybe for longer ...
    Circle of life - and blawgging? I hate to have the site succumb to a blog statistic, but this blawg will be temporarily suspended. I am not certain now when it will be resumed.
  • Mar 13

    In Case You Missed It This Week

    In Case You Missed It This Week
    "Quinn Emanuel Becomes First Am Law 100 Firm to Have a Female Name Partner." Yeah - it's 2010. Law.com.NYU grads can't find jobs, either, and are on a publicity campaign. ATL.
  • Mar 5

    In Case You Missed It This Week

    In Case You Missed It This Week
    "You’re a lawyer? Please don’t kill yourself, the cab gets really messy." ATL.If you joined BigLaw for a posh 5th Avenue apartment, maybe you'd be interested in how Rush Limbaugh had his done up. Althouse.
Rank this Week: 4203

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: 4420

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: 4233

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: 4547

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: 2957

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: 2817

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: 2996

Peninsula Virginia Law

Peninsula Virginia Law

Covers news and legal issues for the Peninsula Virginia area in Southeast Virginia.

http://peninsulalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Best Law Firms for Women

    Best Law Firms for Women
    You can take or leave "best of" lists, but if you are interested, here's a list of the 50 Best Law Firms For Women. As noted by the Times Dispatch, Hunton Williams, McGuireWoods, and Reed Smith made the list.
  • Aug 8

    "Omnibus" lawsuit challenges the transportation bill

    "Omnibus" lawsuit challenges the transportation bill
    Deciding to take a broad swipe at the transportation bill, attorney Patrick McSweeney, representing eighteen plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit attacking the constitutionality of the transportation bill on many different levels. The article notes…
  • Aug 8

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance
    After Prince William County and Loudoun County passed ordinances to limit services to persons determined to be "illegal immigrants," James City County Supervisors decided to look into the matter.
Rank this Week: 4621