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shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
  • Jan 5

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open
    Librarian Zoya Golban turned off the lights and locked the doors Wednesday at the Marion County Law Library for the last time. The cozy repository for legal materials and publicly accessible computers on the third floor of the City-County…
Rank this Week: 1418

Unstructured Data Blog

Unstructured Data Blog

Covers electronic discovery. By Digital Reef.

http://unstructureddata.wordpress.com
  • Aug 4

    Steve Akers Interview with BeyeNetwork

    Steve Akers Interview with BeyeNetwork
    I suggest that if you are interested in intelligent Enterprise search that you listen to  Steve Akers being interviewed by BeyeNetworks – it is a long session but well worth the time.   Steve discusses a number of things including the…
  • Jul 23

    Whither Thou ILM?

    Whither Thou ILM?
    Some of you may remember the big buzz around Information Life-cycle Management or ILM.  EMC pushed the concept of ILM a few years back and many of their competitors followed them down this winding road.  You know that marketing campaigns…
  • Jun 24

    IT Challenge

    IT Challenge
    Over the years I’ve spoken to hundreds of IT professionals and via research studies gained insight from thousands.  The following are some observations that I’ve made that seem somewhat consistent:  
Rank this Week: 1626

The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.appellatepractitioner.com/
  • Mar 23

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 1789

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 1395

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 2325

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 22

    Non Compete Agreements in a Sale of Busine

    Non Compete Agreements in a Sale of Busine
    Anybody who is buying a business – no matter how large or small – should consider including a non compete agreement or clause in the sale documents. For a buyer, such clause ensures that the seller does not take the proceeds…
  • Dec 15

    Employers Do Not Have to Pay Employees for the Time Spent in a Security Screening After Work, Says the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Employers Do Not Have to Pay Employees for the Time Spent in a Security Screening After Work, Says the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Amazon warehouse employees can’t seem to catch a break. A few years ago, the media was abuzz with the stories about the grueling conditions inside the company’s warehouses. This year, the United States Supreme…
  • Nov 21

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area
    Many business owners have been advised by their attorneys at some point in time to include an arbitration clause in their employment agreements or employee handbooks to make sure that any employment disputes are resolved by an arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 3000

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Dec 22

    Could the Sony Cyber-Attack Clarify the First Amendment?

    Could the Sony Cyber-Attack Clarify the First Amendment?
    Late last month, Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”) was the victim of a massive cyber-attack, which crippled the Hollywood studio’s network and stole more than 100 terabytes of data.  Hackers have uploaded the data…
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
Rank this Week: 3057

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Top 14 Litigation Consulting and Persuasion-Focused Articles of 2014

    Top 14 Litigation Consulting and Persuasion-Focused Articles of 2014
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting It's been another unbelievable year at A2L Consulting. I'm very proud to see us again be voted best jury consultants and best litigation graphics consultants. More than 20,000 free e-books and…
  • Dec 19

    [New and Free E-Book] The In-House Counsel Litigation Toolkit

    [New and Free E-Book] The In-House Counsel Litigation Toolkit
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting In recent years, I have seen in-house counsel become increasingly involved in litigation. Gone are the days when in-house would simply hire the top name litigator and hope for the best. Today,…
  • Dec 17

    Why You Did Not Use a Mock Trial [One-Question Survey]

    Why You Did Not Use a Mock Trial [One-Question Survey]
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Most would agree that mock trials are not conducted as often as they should be. After all, why wouldn't you want to learn what kinds of jurors you will see on your jury, understand what works…
Rank this Week: 3585

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 4196

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Dec 22

    Frankfurt Court of Appeals Upholds BIT Arbitration Clause Again – Eureko v. Slovak Republic, 2nd Round

    Frankfurt Court of Appeals Upholds BIT Arbitration Clause Again – Eureko v. Slovak Republic, 2nd Round
    We have covered these proceedings between the Slovak Republic and Eureko, a Dutch health insurance provider before. At the heart of the matter is the issue whether European law rendered arbitration clauses in intra-EU bilateral investment…
  • Dec 9

    Human Rights Day 2014 – Write For Right

    Human Rights Day 2014 – Write For Right
    Tomorrow is Human Rights Day. On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  “Write a letter, change a life” , amnesty international’s…
  • Oct 14

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established
    Thanks to the Gurlitt saga, which we have covered extensively here, lost art and how to deal with it all of a sudden became a hotly debated subject, and triggered frantic activities on various levels. For example, Bavaria came forward…
Rank this Week: 3374

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 22

    Despite Criticism New Ill Jury Bill Becomes Law

    Despite Criticism New Ill Jury Bill Becomes Law
    For background information on the bill go here. Herald-News: Raising juror pay, reducing juries gets mixed reviews Chicago Tribune: Jury duty pay increase coming next year
  • Dec 19

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror
    Florida has recently updated its instructions on the use of electronic devices by jurors. I like these updates because they provide the all important "why." As I have stated numerous times before, if you want jurors to buy-in to…
  • Dec 18

    Stealth Juror

    Stealth Juror
    Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez, the former professional football player now on trial for the murder of Odin Loyd, want the court to grant them additional peremptory challenges. The defense attorneys claim that they need the additional…
Rank this Week: 4487

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Governmental immunity from suit and statutory exception for some contract claims against local government entitie

    Governmental immunity from suit and statutory exception for some contract claims against local government entitie
    GOVERNMENTAL IMMUNITY AND LIMITED WAIVER UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE  Governmental immunity has two components: immunity from liability and immunity from suit. Tooke v. City of Mexia, 197 S.W.3d 325, 332 (Tex. 2006). Immunity from…
  • Dec 21

    Novation defined (2014 Dallas Court of Appeals case)

    Novation defined (2014 Dallas Court of Appeals case)
    WHAT IS A NOVATION IN A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP? A novation is the substitution of a new agreement in place of an existing agreement between the parties. Goldman v. Olmstead, 414 S.W.3d 346, 358 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2013, pet. denied); In re…
  • Dec 20

    Res Judicata (2014 caselaw snips)

    Res Judicata (2014 caselaw snips)
    Res judicata (14th Court of Appeals Houston) A party claiming the affirmative defense of res judicata must prove (1) a prior final determination on the merits by a court of competent jurisdiction; (2) identity of parties or those in privity…
Rank this Week: 3250

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2572

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Dec 21

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device
    Power morcellators. Transvaginal mesh. Both are examples of the FDA’s faulty 510(k) process. I’ve written several times about transvaginal mesh – products that have caused tremendous personal injury to women in Alabama and…
  • Nov 20

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice
    In June, a Walmart driver slammed his truck into the limousine carrying comedians Tracy Morgan and James McNair. Morgan suffered severe personal injury. The collision killed McNair. The crash generated media discussion related to highway…
  • Nov 17

    Boston Scientific Suffers Another Trial Loss Over A Mesh Product

    Boston Scientific Suffers Another Trial Loss Over A Mesh Product
    Last week, a Federal Court jury in Florida found Boston Scientific liable for the severe personal injuries caused by one of its transvaginal mesh products. The Florida case involved four women suffering tremendous problems from implanted…
Rank this Week: 3884

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 20

    Superior Court Interprets ‘Prompt Notice’

    Superior Court Interprets ‘Prompt Notice’
    The Complex Commercial Litigation Division of the Superior Court routinely presides over actions involving insurance coverage and contractual indemnification clauses. In Avaya, Inc. v. Charter Communications Holding Co., Inc., et al., the…
  • Dec 17

    Imagine that! Damages calculations must be based on something more than an economic expert’s imagination.

    Imagine that! Damages calculations must be based on something more than an economic expert’s imagination.
    A damages expert can’t just pull numbers out of thin air.  For example, in Johnson v. Henning, C.A. No. K12C-10-038 RBY (Young, J.)—a negligence suit arising out of an auto accident—the Delaware Superior Court issued a…
  • Dec 13

    Serving As Local Counsel – Lessons From The Court Of Chancery

    Serving As Local Counsel – Lessons From The Court Of Chancery
      Members of the Delaware bar frequently have the pleasure of serving as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys who are litigating before a Delaware court.  As Carl Neff discusses in more detail on our Delaware Chancery…
Rank this Week: 2520

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
  • Oct 31

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
Rank this Week: 3949

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Home Depot Data Breach Moves to MDL

    Home Depot Data Breach Moves to MDL
    The September 8th announcement by Home Depot that approximately 56 million customer credit and debit accounts had been exposed to hackers has resulted in a wellspring of lawsuits against the...The post Home Depot Data Breach Moves to MDL…
  • Dec 19

    Daubert Challenges – A Professional Perspective

    Daubert Challenges – A Professional Perspective
    Since Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in 1993, the Frye “general acceptance” test has been superceded by the newer Daubert standard for the admissibility of expert evidence on the federal level and…
  • Dec 19

    Writing an Expert Witness Report

    Writing an Expert Witness Report
    As a new expert witness, one of the most confusing – and important – elements of your expert witness testimony will be your expert witness report. While a good attorney...The post Writing an Expert Witness Report appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2987

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Dec 19

    Whole Foods Faces Tremendous Risk In Connection With The Death of an 8 Year-Old From E. Coli 0157:H7 Infection

    Whole Foods Faces Tremendous Risk In Connection With The Death of an 8 Year-Old From E. Coli 0157:H7 Infection
    Javier F. Flores The parents of Joshua Kaye, an 8 year-old boy from Braintree, Massachusetts who died on July 7, 2014, after contracting an E. coli 0157:H7 infection that turned into hemolytic uremic syndrome, have filed suit against Whole…
  • Dec 1

    Calif. Supreme Court Takes On ‘Take-Home’ Asbesto

    Calif. Supreme Court Takes On ‘Take-Home’ Asbesto
    Jeremiah Harvey Specifically, the court granted preferential review of the issue:   “If an employer’s business involves either the use or the manufacture of asbestos-containing products, does the employer owe a duty of care…
  • Sep 12

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
Rank this Week: 3998

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    Sandy Hook Massacre Victims Suing Gunmaker

    Sandy Hook Massacre Victims Suing Gunmaker
    Another attempt to sue a gunmaker is currently in the works in Connecticut. Nine families of the Sandy more »
  • Dec 12

    Legal Immunity For Ebola Vaccine Maker

    Legal Immunity For Ebola Vaccine Maker
    In order to encourage the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines, the U.S. Department of Health and more »
  • Dec 5

    Innovative Lawsuit Against U.S. Bank

    Innovative Lawsuit Against U.S. Bank
    Hayward Ferrell of Huber Heights, Ohio has initiated an innovative lawsuit against U.S. Bank, a division of U.S. more »
Rank this Week: 2698

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    The Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde Team Wish You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
  • Dec 12

    Zillow Sued Over Employment Practice

    Zillow Sued Over Employment Practice
    Online real estate company Zillow is the subject of several lawsuits that allege a hostile working environment. The latest was filed by former Zillow employee Jennifer Young, a 41 year-old single mother with two children. Young was employed…
  • Dec 4

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions I hear frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting. Our law firm, Sylvester Oppenheim…
Rank this Week: 2125

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Trial Tech Tips -- Equipment Failure

    Trial Tech Tips -- Equipment Failure
    I've often said that when it comes to trial technology, it’s not a question of if it will fail, but rather when it will fail, how bad that failure will be, how long it will take to fix it, and whether anyone else will even notice that…
  • Dec 4

    Trial Tech Tips – Zoom and Highlighter

    Trial Tech Tips – Zoom and Highlighter
    Two of the most important and frequently used features in trial presentation are also two of the most basic – the zoom and the highlighter. These two features can literally bring a document-intensive trial to life – quickly…
  • Nov 23

    Trial Tech Tips - TrialDirector Bates Numbering

    Trial Tech Tips - TrialDirector Bates Numbering
    This article is the first in a series entitled “Trial Tech Tips.” Focused on the crossroads of law and technology, and in no particular order, we will share a collection of proven and tested methods for accomplishing a wide…
Rank this Week: 3508

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination
    Lauren Greene, former New Media Director and later Communications Director for Blake Farenthold, a congressman from Texas and the owner of the domain name “www.blow-me.org” filed suit against her former boss in…
  • Dec 12

    Recent Article Roundup

    Recent Article Roundup
    The recent weeks have been busy ones in the world of employment law. In this post, we highlight some of the most interesting cases that have surfaced over the past weeks. We check in on how the Affordable Care Act has impacted small business…
  • Dec 6

    Open Arms Housing Listed in Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy

    Open Arms Housing Listed in Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy
    From Josh: I haven’t issued a formal announcement yet, but I have joined the board of a great organization, Open Arms Housing.  A more formal announcement will be forthcoming, but there’s a bit of news I wanted to share. We…
Rank this Week: 2470

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Dec 18

    Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial.

    Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial.
    On The Good Wife or Drop Dead Diva, the attorneys get the cases in the morning.  Try them in the afternoon. In the real world the case is filed and then has to wait a year and a half for a trial date. If it survives for that long,…
  • Dec 13

    Livin’ the Glamorous Life – Another Hollyball Tale

    Livin’ the Glamorous Life – Another Hollyball Tale
    Wake up at 6:45.   Laze around.  Tonight is Hollyball.  Wonder what else is on schedule.  Open calendar.  “9:00 a.m. hold for Court of Appeals Argument.”  Whaaaaaaaaaaa Text John 7:27 - is…
  • Dec 9

    Playing the “pot” card against an innocent driver

    Playing the “pot” card against an innocent driver
    Driving while high is now being used as a sword by the insurance companies of bad drivers who cause crashes. Let’s say you live in a state where pot is legal.  You get high on a Sunday evening with a group of friends in your own…
Rank this Week: 3906

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    In the legal industry, the Engineer versus Druid dichotomy is an interesting one.  These names come from a familiar aphorism: ‘There are two kinds of fools: one who says this is old and therefore good, and the other who says this…
  • Dec 12

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!
    One of the great things about my job is that I get to spend a lot of time with legal professionals in the field.  One of the frustrating things, however, is watching them needlessly suffer through the experience of using ediscovery…
  • Dec 4

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space
    The required skillset of 21st century lawyers is different from earlier generations’. The legal field has undergone a dramatic technological transformation, and many legal functions have evolved accordingly. And yet, even with all the…
Rank this Week: 2649

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Dec 18

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    In the legal industry, the Engineer versus Druid dichotomy is an interesting one.  These names come from a familiar aphorism: ‘There are two kinds of fools: one who says this is old and therefore good, and the other who says this…
  • Dec 12

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!
    One of the great things about my job is that I get to spend a lot of time with legal professionals in the field.  One of the frustrating things, however, is watching them needlessly suffer through the experience of using ediscovery…
  • Dec 4

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space
    The required skillset of 21st century lawyers is different from earlier generations’. The legal field has undergone a dramatic technological transformation, and many legal functions have evolved accordingly. And yet, even with all the…
Rank this Week: 2661

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Dec 17

    Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer

    Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer Gary Muldoon is an attorney I’ve known and respected…
  • Dec 10

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer Believe it or not, it’s that…
  • Dec 4

    NYSBA on responding to a complaint on a website

    NYSBA on responding to a complaint on a website
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "The Ethics of Communicating With Your Clients Online." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It used to be that when clients had a complaint about the legal services provided to…
Rank this Week: 2760

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Dec 17

    Panel Explores Top E-Discovery and Information Governance Trends from 2014

    Panel Explores Top E-Discovery and Information Governance Trends from 2014
    By: Andrew Bartholomew It wouldn’t be December without some look backs at the year that was in e-discovery and information governance. One such discussion took place during a recent Inside Counsel webcast, “Top Three E-Discovery…
  • Dec 10

    RSD Releases Useful Information Governance Guide

    RSD Releases Useful Information Governance Guide
    By: Jim FitzGerald, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Exterro RSD, a growing player in Information Governance (IG) and federated records management, just released a comprehensive guide that does a nice job of covering key topics on IG. Outfits…
  • Dec 4

    Legal Hold Software Considerations for 2015

    Legal Hold Software Considerations for 2015
    By: Andrew Bartholomew As 2014 comes to a close, it’s fair to observe that there are more legal hold software products on the market now than ever before. Once considered a niche e-discovery software category, legal hold solutions are…
Rank this Week: 3940

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Dec 16

    “How Many Emails Do I Have to Read Today?!?!?”

    “How Many Emails Do I Have to Read Today?!?!?”
    It is no secret that email messages represent a good chunk of electronically stored information (ESI) collected, reviewed and produced during electronic discovery. Although there is some debate about the exact proportion, some estimate…
  • Dec 10

    Courts: Production of ESI May Involve “Reasonable Technical Support”

    Courts: Production of ESI May Involve “Reasonable Technical Support”
    Samuel Pero sued his employer, Norfolk Southern Railway, for personal injuries sustained while trying to to remove a tree blocking railroad tracks.  During discovery, Pero requested video captured by a RailView camera system the railroad…
  • Dec 4

    6 Things to Include in E-Discovery “Quick Peek” Agreement

    6 Things to Include in E-Discovery “Quick Peek” Agreement
    As discussed in a previous post, as a result of the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) parties must review in modern litigation, litigants often enter into “clawback” agreements…
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Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Deceit and the enforceability of Exclusion Clause

    Deceit and the enforceability of Exclusion Clause
    It is common for contracts to contain exclusion clauses limiting the liability of one party in the event of a breach.  Professional service providers often seek to limit their liability to the fees paid to them.  Movers limit their…
  • Dec 10

    BC Court of Appeal Rejects Anti-SLAPP Defence

    BC Court of Appeal Rejects Anti-SLAPP Defence
    In a decision released November 10, 2014, the BC Court of Appeal rejected an attempt to create a novel common law defence in the law of defamation against so-called SLAPP suits. In Northwest Organics, Limited Partnership v. Maguire, 2014 BCCA…
  • Dec 2

    The Local Venue Rule: Did you start your claim in the right place?

    The Local Venue Rule: Did you start your claim in the right place?
    British Columbia has 28 Supreme Court registries scattered around the eight judicial districts (known as “counties”) being Cariboo, Kootenay, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Victoria, Westminster and Yale.  Ordinarily, a…
Rank this Week: 3361

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Litigator’s Brief: Top 15 eDiscovery Terms Every Litigator Should Know

    Litigator’s Brief: Top 15 eDiscovery Terms Every Litigator Should Know
    Prompted by the anniversary of  Zubulake v UBS Warburg – the case that forced the legal world to take eDiscovery seriously and arguably created a new industry – we recently wrote a post outlining The 7 Biggest…
  • Dec 8

    Litigator’s Brief: Four things to tell your clients about data security

    Litigator’s Brief: Four things to tell your clients about data security
    Like all professionals in 2014, every modern litigator uses technology to get their job done. As with all industries, technology is the wonder drug delivering efficiency to a lawyer’s practice and duty of competent representation. The…
  • Dec 2

    Nextpoint Trial Preparation Now Integrated with OnCue Presentation Software

    Nextpoint Trial Preparation Now Integrated with OnCue Presentation Software
    We are very pleased to announce our integration with OnCue. Litigation teams using Nextpoint to manage depositions, documents and video evidence during trial preparation can now easily export data directly into OnCue courtroom…
Rank this Week: 3020

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2243

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4562

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Dec 11

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?
    I have always been a strong advocate that you should be awarded sanctions if you had to bring a motion to get the relief you were entitled to even if the other side complied prior to the hearing on the motion.  However in the case of…
  • Nov 4

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information
    W. George Wailes, a Business Trial Attorney and Director at Carr McClellan, in Burlingame, CA brings us this warning from the California Court of Appeal about what could happen to a third party that refuses to comply with a subpoena for…
  • Oct 9

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection
    Recently I was contacted to help on a party’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions. In viewing opposing counsel’s responses to the discovery,…
Rank this Week: 4000

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!
    Happy Holidays from Levin Law, Ltd!  We are busy at work preparing for 2015 and want to talk bugs.  Bugs?  Yes.  Bugs.  Specifically, bed bugs, and how they can affect even the cleanest, spic-and-span-cleanest-homes, from Detroit to L.A.…
  • Oct 23

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  Happy Fall from Levin Law Ltd. presenting you with News You Can Use, about all things real estate.  Here is one from my phone logs... just in today: I get a call from a guy... we'll call him Steve.  Steve and…
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
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Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule
    Which deadline for filing a Notice of Appeal applies when the supreme court rules differ from the General Assembly’s statute? And what happens to the appeal when the Notice of Appeal meets the General Assembly’s deadline but not…
  • Dec 4

    Illinois Supreme Court Can’t Decide Chicago Red-Light Camera Case

    Illinois Supreme Court Can’t Decide Chicago Red-Light Camera Case
    The Illinois Supreme Court’s single-paragraph opinion in Keating v. City of Chicago, 2014 IL 116054 (11/20/14), is remarkable because the court was unable to render a decision. The case involved the validity of Chicago’s red-light…
  • Dec 2

    Mailing Label Fails To Establish Appellate Jurisdiction

    Mailing Label Fails To Establish Appellate Jurisdiction
    William Huber filed a lawsuit to dissolve the American Accounting Association. The Association asked the trial court to dismiss the lawsuit, which it did. Huber appealed. He mailed his Notice of Appeal to the court, but it arrived two days…
Rank this Week: 2840

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2584

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Dec 9

    Random Assignment of Federal Appellate Cases and Panel

    Random Assignment of Federal Appellate Cases and Panel
    Allegations of non-random assignment of gay marriage cases by the Ninth Circuit were offered recently by gay marriage opponent, Coalition for the Protection of Marriage. This allegation is not new, dating back to California Prop 8 litigation…
  • Nov 24

    A Strategy to Withholding Dissent?

    A Strategy to Withholding Dissent?
    Check out this post on Strategically Withholding Dissent which examines Justice Sotomayor’s decision to forcefully dissent in Fisher v. Texas. Some say timing is everything, and in the law that statement is more often true than not.…
  • Nov 20

    Maryland Appellate Blog Post on Federal Judicial Vacancie

    Maryland Appellate Blog Post on Federal Judicial Vacancie
    In a new post on the Maryland Appellate Blog, Steve Keppler offers a useful reminder about federal judicial vacancy problem and offers some proposals for addressing it. As he suggests, "the next six months provide a window of time…
Rank this Week: 2635

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Celebrating Chief Justice Woodie Jone

    Celebrating Chief Justice Woodie Jone
    The Austin Bar Association Civil Appellate Law Section, along with several law-firm sponsors (including Smith Law Group, P.C.), is hosting a retirement reception for Third Court of Appeals Chief Justice Woodie Jones on Thursday, December…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition
    Republicans continued their dominance of statewide judicial races in yesterday’s election, with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Jeff Brown, Jeff Boyd, and Phil Johnson winning new six-year terms on the Texas Supreme…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade
    If you’ve received CaseMail updates this week, you’ve likely noticed something new when clicking on the link embedded in your notification emails. Last Friday, the Texas appellate courts got a major online upgrade with the…
Rank this Week: 2211

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Dec 4

    Certified Translation Issues Arising in Duty of Fair Representation Cases in Labor & Employment Law

    Certified Translation Issues Arising in Duty of Fair Representation Cases in Labor & Employment Law
    When a court has evidence before it that prompts the comment "[t]he settlement agreement consists of an English and Spanish version of what hopefully is the same agreement [emphasis added]," it is apparent that the court has a problem with…
  • Nov 29

    Legal Translation Services for Multilingual E-Discovery

    Legal Translation Services for Multilingual E-Discovery
    We've blogged about the need for professional legal translation services during foreign language document review. In the digital age, our electronic footprints are everywhere. We use social media , such as Facebook and Twitter. We send…
  • Nov 28

    Legal Translation Services and Exporting to Japan

    Legal Translation Services and Exporting to Japan
    We've blogged about English to Japanese translation services in the context of intellectual property rights. Professional Japanese translation services are equally important in trading with Japan, which is an excellent country for a trading…
Rank this Week: 2095

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 3728

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Juror-Engaging Power of Story: Beyond the Individual

    The Juror-Engaging Power of Story: Beyond the Individual
    Research has demonstrated repeatedly the power of story-telling. Indeed, it's easy for most attorneys to tell the story of their injured client or the malfunction of a product. Stories of individuals, plaintiff or defense, are also fairly…
  • Oct 31

    Men and Women Are Different: Choose Gender-Friendly Words in Formulating Voir Dire

    Men and Women Are Different: Choose Gender-Friendly Words in Formulating Voir Dire
    Men and women are different. No big surprise there. They think differently. Still no big surprise. So it should come as no surprise that men and women respond differently when asked a voir dire question in the same way. But this isn’t a…
  • Oct 14

    The Challenge of Celebrity Clients - New CAALA Article

    The Challenge of Celebrity Clients - New CAALA Article
     The October issue of CAALA's The Advocate contains an article I authored called "The Challenge of Celebrity Clients." Here's the link: http://bit.ly/1D9ND7c.
Rank this Week: 4687

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 2185

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
Rank this Week: 4144

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Nov 22

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense
    Character evidence is consuming a good amount of real estate in this blog. It’s fascinating, dramatic, but fairly difficult to grasp. Character evidence, when used incorrectly, is highly prejudicial. But when used correctly, is highly…
  • Nov 18

    Cross-Examination Topic

    Cross-Examination Topic
    Favorable facts elicited from direct (An opposing witness's admission of a favorable fact is powerful.)Favorable facts not elicited from direct (Why were relevant details left out? They probably weren't helpful to your opponent's case.)What…
  • Nov 15

    The Prior Consistent Statement Used to Rehabilitate Preschooler’s Version of Fall

    The Prior Consistent Statement Used to Rehabilitate Preschooler’s Version of Fall
    The Facts:A little girl falls and injures herself in a preschool playground.Her parents sue arguing school’s negligence for allowing her to play (and fall) from monkey bars, which were admittedly age-inappropriate for…
Rank this Week: 2558

Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog covers commercial, business, banking, construction, engineering, real estate, and employment law litigation. By Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon.

http://www.alaskalawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Peter Scully Joins The Firm

    Peter Scully Joins The Firm
    Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon is pleased to announce that Peter Scully has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Mr. Scully received his B.S., magna cum laude, in mathematics from Bucknell University in 2004. Mr. Scully received his…
  • Jul 18

    Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar

    Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar
    On September 27, 2012, Christopher Slottee, a partner with Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, will be participating in a seminar on Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law. Mr. Slottee will be presenting information and materials on Alaska law…
  • Jul 2

    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon Attorneys Contribute To Legal Publication On Attorney Malpractice

    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon Attorneys Contribute To Legal Publication On Attorney Malpractice
    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon is pleased to announce that Bruce E. Gagnon and Christopher J. Slottee have contributed to a new publication, The Law of Lawyers Liability, a collection of articles discussing the state of legal malpractice law in all…
Rank this Week: 2081