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A Connecticut Law Blog

A Connecticut Law Blog

Thoughts on Connecticut Law with a Side of Baseball. By Ryan McKeen.

http://aconnecticutlawblog.com
  • Jul 21

    McKeen Selected For Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Cla

    McKeen Selected For Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Cla
    This morning, the Hartford Business Journal announced it's 2014 - 40 under 40 class. I'm proud to have been selected. A year ago yesterday, I began building McKeen Law Firm. I didn't know where my office was going to be, what my firm was…
  • Jul 16

    McKeen Moderating Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar

    McKeen Moderating Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar
    Landlord-tenant law has been a part of my practice for 9 years. It is a quirky area of practice filled with pitfalls for the unwary. The very nature of summary process has helped me improve my trial and litigation skills - deadlines are quick…
  • Jul 13

    Helping Those In Need of Pro Bono Foreclosure Counsel

    Helping Those In Need of Pro Bono Foreclosure Counsel
    About five years ago, I stopped taking foreclosure defense cases. Defending a foreclosure action is always both frustrating and time intensive – banks lose documents. I made the decision to focus my practice on other areas of the law.…
Rank this Week: 2108

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

http://www.actionadvocacy.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Having spent many years as a bankruptcy lawyer in CT, I’ve found that a lot of my clients who have come into my office have at one point or another felt a sensation of being overwhelmed by their debts and cannot believe that they’ll…
  • Aug 15

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy
    After working with clients as a bankruptcy lawyer in Connecticut for over 30 years now, I have heard a good number of horror stories from clients being harassed by their creditors. It’s a little known fact by most people that you can put a…
  • Jul 1

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney
    Once you have decided to file for Bankruptcy, you will understand that it is no easy process. Even after reading a lot about it, you could be unsure of which type of Bankruptcy you should file. Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether you…
Rank this Week: 4511

Attorney O's Midnight Musings:…

Attorney O's Midnight Musings: Connecticut Law

Covers Connecticut divorce, criminal and probate law. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ireneolszewski.com/ctlawblog
  • Jan 24

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area
    I receive numerous calls every day from people with legal issues who are looking for a lawyer to advise them and possibly represent them in court.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  This is a law office, after…
  • Jan 23

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut
    If you are seeking divorce in the State of Connecticut, you have 3 options available to you:  litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation. These are the procedures by which your divorce will be filed with the Superior Court and…
  • Jan 21

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre
    Barack Obama was sworn in today for his second term as President of the United States.  For those who missed his inaugural address, here’s the video. The full text follows. THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief…
Rank this Week: 603

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Why the Law Does Not (and Should Not) Allow Religiously Motivated Contractors to Discriminate Against Their LGBT Employee

    Why the Law Does Not (and Should Not) Allow Religiously Motivated Contractors to Discriminate Against Their LGBT Employee
    Last Monday, the President signed an historic executive order that does two things:  It protects most federal employees – who are already protected from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation – from…
  • Jul 31

    A Modern Censure Resolution

    A Modern Censure Resolution
    In 1834, the Senate passed a resolution censuring President Jackson for his "unconstitutional" decision to withdraw the Treasury's deposits from the Bank of the United States.  The Senate argued that Jackson's unilateral executive action…
  • Jul 24

    Don't Buy the Cooperative-Federalism-Makes-Halbig-Logical Argument

    Don't Buy the Cooperative-Federalism-Makes-Halbig-Logical Argument
          I had hoped to take a day off blogging about Halbig and King (the ObamaCare Subsidies cases), but I cannot allow another inaccurate narrative about ObamaCare to take hold. Over at Volokh, my friend Ilya…
Rank this Week: 257

Connecticut Child Injury Lawyer…

Connecticut Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on child safety and injuries to minors and children in Connecticut. By Vishno Law Firm.

http://www.connecticutchildinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Connecticut Trampoline Park Injurie

    Connecticut Trampoline Park Injurie
    If your child was injured in a Connecticut Trampoline Park, you have rights that might include making a claim against the facility for negligence. To better understand your rights, make sure to review your Trampoline Park claim with an…
  • Nov 6

    Connecticut Cheerleader Injuries-Cheers or Jeers? Sport or Activity

    Connecticut Cheerleader Injuries-Cheers or Jeers? Sport or Activity
    Is cheerleading an activity, or a sport fraught with all the risks of other high impact sports, such as football, soccer and hockey? It depends on the state. More progressive states treat cheering as the high impact sport it has become. …
  • Oct 18

    Connecticut Liability Waivers::Parents rights - Did I just waive my child's rights? NO!

    Connecticut Liability Waivers::Parents rights - Did I just waive my child's rights? NO!
    You did not waive your Seriously Injured Child's rights even if you signed a Liability Waiver. If you've ever dropped your child off at a birthday party where the facility asked you to sign a Liability Waiver, then you likely questioned your…
Rank this Week: 4595

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Mark Sherman Law Firm Wins Dismissal of Stamford Murder and Robbery Charge

    Mark Sherman Law Firm Wins Dismissal of Stamford Murder and Robbery Charge
    On July 15, 2014, felony murder charges against a Mark Sherman Law stemming from a 2009 Stamford homicide were dismissed.  After nearly 4 years of pre-trial motions and intense investigation by the Mark Sherman Law criminal lawyers,…
  • Jul 21

    How to Fight Your Darien, Greenwich & Stamford Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct Charge

    How to Fight Your Darien, Greenwich & Stamford Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct Charge
    We are getting a lot of calls lately from disgruntled defendants who are walking out of Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford domestic violence courts frustrated with the court system.  They have been arrested in Darien, New Canaan, Greenwich or…
  • Jul 14

    Stamford Columbus Park Shooting Arrest…Self-Defense or First Degree Assault???

    Stamford Columbus Park Shooting Arrest…Self-Defense or First Degree Assault???
    This weekend’s arrest of Dayron Wills for First Degree Assault with a Firearm and related gun charges for his alleged shooting of 5 people has sparked a contentious debate around town…was this self-defense or reckless and…
Rank this Week: 4031

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Covers educational law topcis, including constitutional issues, labor and employment and special education. By Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.

http://www.connecticuteducationlawblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Teacher Tenure Laws Take Another Hit

    Teacher Tenure Laws Take Another Hit
    Teachers generally enjoy job protection which is much greater than all other public sector employees.  Such laws have been much criticized in recent years as a result of the increased focus on student performance.  Reports of…
  • Jun 13

    Teacher Absenteeism Impacts Learning

    Teacher Absenteeism Impacts Learning
    While the concept is intuitive, a recent study has confirmed that teacher absenteeism has a direct and measurable impact on student learning.  In a report entitled “Roll Call:  The Importance of Teacher Attendance” the…
  • Apr 28

    Protecting Student Privacy When Cloud Computing and Outsourcing School Student Record Functions to Third Partie

    Protecting Student Privacy When Cloud Computing and Outsourcing School Student Record Functions to Third Partie
    The way student records are created, accessed and stored is changing drastically increasing concerns about schools’ ability to protect student privacy as required under laws such as the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)…
Rank this Week: 822

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor
    One of the better programs run by the Connecticut Department of Labor that gets almost zero publicity is the “Shared Work” program.  For employers, it’s a useful tool when you’re dealing with a temporary slowdown…
  • Jul 29

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law
    With the dog days of summer firmly upon us, it’s a good time to catch up on some items that you might have put aside. One of those items is reviewing the new Connecticut laws that go into effect (mainly) later this year. Fortunately, my…
  • Jul 28

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”
    While you might think our department at Shipman & Goodwin LLP would be content to rest on just this blog, my fellow colleagues have actually been passing along tidbits for years in its quarterly Employment Law Letter publication. The…
Rank this Week: 140

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    What is a Literary Executor?

    What is a Literary Executor?
    By Carmine Perri Albert Einstein had one. So did Michael Jackson. Some of our greatest and most prolific geniuses protected their work by appointing a literary executor in their Last Will & Testament. If you own copyrights to published…
  • Jul 24

    How to Qualify for Medicaid Benefits by Planning Now

    How to Qualify for Medicaid Benefits by Planning Now
    You can see the writing on the wall as your care needs escalate. It’s expensive to pay for home care. At least for now, you have enough savings, but the money won’t last forever. Are you wondering how Medicaid works? Is there a…
  • Jul 17

    Compassionate Allowances: Fast Track to Social Security Disability Benefit

    Compassionate Allowances: Fast Track to Social Security Disability Benefit
    You may be able to get financial help sooner than you think. If you become permanently disabled before your retirement age and are no longer able to work, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that allows you to apply for…
Rank this Week: 4390

Connecticut Injury Attorney Blog

Connecticut Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Connecticut personal injury and medical malpractice laws, cases and news. By Paul Levin.

http://www.connecticutinjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    My client Kim Smith’s statement to the press about Hammonasset peeping incident.

    My client Kim Smith’s statement to the press about Hammonasset peeping incident.
    Attorney Paul Levin with client Kim Smith Kim Smith Statement: I am Kim Smith. I am here today to tell my story, to break my silence, and tell the people of Connecticut what happened to me and my two young daughters while showering at…
  • Jul 24

    Hammonasset Peeping Victim Shares Her Story

    Hammonasset Peeping Victim Shares Her Story
      Attorney Andrew Garza, Kim Smith, Attorney Paul Levin, Attorney Kelly Kasheta with PLKK Very proud of my client Kim Smith who spoke publicly for the first time today about a peeping incident three years ago at Hammonasset State Park.…
  • Jun 28

    CONNECTICUT CONSTRUCTION SITE WORKER INJURIES- LEGAL RECOURSE

    CONNECTICUT CONSTRUCTION SITE WORKER INJURIES- LEGAL RECOURSE
    CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY – THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S INFLUENCE OVER AND LIABILITY FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ,      Following the Connecticut Supreme Court’s reversal of a multi million dollar verdict…
Rank this Week: 1390

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
  • Jan 21

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 507

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

Covers workers's compensation in Connecticut. By James Aspell.

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Age and Social Security Disability

    Age and Social Security Disability
    SSD FAQ: Is it easier to get approved for Disability after age 50? Answer: Generally yes, depending on your specific situation. The SSA's "ability to work" rules are more relaxed for applicants who are 50 and older. As a result, a…
  • Nov 19

    Year End Brings Settlement Time

    Year End Brings Settlement Time
    As the year begins to draw to close, insurance companies begin to think about getting older cases off their books. This can be used to your advantage if you know how to accurately price a case for settlement. We have 27 years of…
  • May 3

    Scarring Awards in the Current Worker's Comp Landscape

    Scarring Awards in the Current Worker's Comp Landscape
    In a few certain, specific situations, an injured worker in Connecticut can still be awarded a monetary allowance for scarring or disfigurement. Notably, a scar on the face still qualifies for compensation. The value of the scarring award is…
Rank this Week: 2360

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19162 - C & H Electric, Inc. v. Bethel ("The plaintiff...appeals from the judgment of the trial court in part for the defendant...on the plaintiff’s claims of breach of…
  • Jul 30

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC18849 - State v. Kelly (Possession of narcotics with intent to sell; motion to suppress; "The defendant, Jeremy Kelly, was convicted, on a conditional plea of nolo contendere; see General…
  • Jul 29

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19174 - Saint Bernard School of Montville, Inc. v. Bank of America ("The defendant appeals from the trial court’s judgment in favor of the plaintiff on claims of: breach of…
Rank this Week: 748

CT Personal Injury, Medical…

CT Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Accident Lawyers

Discusses motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, child injury, medical malpractice, venue, insurance claims, and negligence. By Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • May 13

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident
    Many times our CT accident attorneys and injury lawyers are contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another and are looking to get answers to the great many questions which they have before them. The bulk of these…
  • Apr 30

    Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP?

    Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP?
    Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP? If you have been seriously injured in some type of Connecticut accident case that it is important that you research and higher a highly regarded Connecticut…
  • Apr 30

    Can I Fire my Connecticut Accident Lawyer and Higher Another Attorney?

    Can I Fire my Connecticut Accident Lawyer and Higher Another Attorney?
    Can I Fire my Connecticut Accident Lawyer and Higher Another Attorney? Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys have been contacted by people who have been injured in some type of an accident, or as a result of medical…
Rank this Week: 909

Erga Omnes

Erga Omnes

Universal jurisdiction, through the prism of politics and human rights. By Professor Sonia Cardenas.

http://ergaomnesnet.com/
  • Mar 22

    Gendering Jurisdiction

    Gendering Jurisdiction
    Labeling a person according to her gender highlights difference—really, ongoing hierarchies of power.  Two recent incidents, both referencing sub-Saharan Africa, insert ‘women’ (as social category) into the world of…
  • Mar 3

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion
    If two wrongs don’t make a right, one right isn’t always enough.  The UK’s recent use of universal jurisdiction against a Nepali colonel, for torture committed during his country’s civil war in 2005,  has…
  • Jan 3

    Insecure Safe Haven

    Insecure Safe Haven
    Last month, Amnesty International issued the latest set of reports as part of its “No Safe Haven” series on universal jurisdiction.  The human rights organization began the multi-year project in 2008, with the goal of…
Rank this Week: 2097

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalcriminallawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case
    Our firm has handled a number of child pornography cases, especially within the past few years as the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut have made these cases a high priority.  In every one of these…
  • Oct 5

    “A person, even if convicted of a crime, retains his humanity.”

    “A person, even if convicted of a crime, retains his humanity.”
    So begins the discussion section of United States v. McLaurin, — F.3d –, Docket No. 12–3514–cr. (2d Cir., Oct. 3, 2013), a recent Second Circuit opinion holding penile plethysmography, as a condition of supervised…
  • Sep 26

    New Support for the Early Termination of Supervised Release

    New Support for the Early Termination of Supervised Release
    Federal defendants sentenced to a term of imprisonment are typically subject to a period of post-release supervision known as supervised release. While the length of a supervised release term is governed by statute and the Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 4376

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalprisonblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    The Return of Spanish-Speaking RDAP

    The Return of Spanish-Speaking RDAP
    As I’ve previously written, not long after publicly acknowledging in 2008 that it was, for the first time, “unable to meet its mandate to provide treatment for all inmates who volunteer for and are qualified for treatment…
  • Apr 10

    Oh, the Places You’ll Go

    Oh, the Places You’ll Go
    Graduation season is approaching, which means a lot of young people will be receiving copies of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! While flying to Terre Haute earlier this week, I starting thinking about the prisons and jails…
  • Mar 27

    What To Take From The Attorney General’s Announced Halfway House Policy Change

    What To Take From The Attorney General’s Announced Halfway House Policy Change
    On Monday, via a video message posted on the Department of Justice’s Web site, Attorney General Holder announced changes to the Bureau of Prisons’ halfway house practices. As set forth in the accompanying press release: Among the…
Rank this Week: 4057

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3371

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has announced that it is holding three Step Up Employers Conferences, all free of charge, to provide information to Connecticut employers interested in learning more about subsidized training and…
  • May 14

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Immigrants with a removal order are now eligible for relief based on their same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen. At the April 10, 2014 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison meeting,…
  • Apr 11

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card
    What happens when two of Freed Marcroft’s practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on…
Rank this Week: 4351

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • May 13

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident
    Many times our CT accident attorneys and injury lawyers are contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another and are looking to get answers to the great many questions which they have before them. The bulk of these…
  • Apr 30

    Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP?

    Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP?
    Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP? If you have been seriously injured in some type of Connecticut accident case that it is important that you research and higher a highly regarded Connecticut…
  • Apr 30

    Can I Fire my Connecticut Accident Lawyer and Higher Another Attorney?

    Can I Fire my Connecticut Accident Lawyer and Higher Another Attorney?
    Can I Fire my Connecticut Accident Lawyer and Higher Another Attorney? Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys have been contacted by people who have been injured in some type of an accident, or as a result of medical…
Rank this Week: 1103

IRS Medic Blog

IRS Medic Blog

Covers tax law, with specific emphasis on developments in the IRS's Off-Shore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative/Program.

http://www.irsmedic.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    IRS lien or levy

    IRS lien or levy
    IRS Lien or Levy Help: The Difference, and what action you can take now BY: MICHELLE D. WYNN, ESQ. Many people that we talk to, both prospective clients and long-time clients alike, tell us numerous times “I can’t have the IRS…
  • Jul 10

    Home office expense audit

    Home office expense audit
    Home Office expense audit of Deductions- A Source of Concern BY:  David G. Parent, MBA, Esq. In reviewing income tax returns we always pay special attention to the Business use of your home section (Line 30) of the Schedule C. The reason…
  • Jul 8

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program
    What the 2013 Connecticut DRS Tax Amnesty is about To fight the budget crunch, the state of Connecticut is hoping that a state tax amnesty program will convince both businesses and individuals to come forward and pay the taxes they owe to the…
Rank this Week: 3701

Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
Rank this Week: 4706

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jul 29

    Hello Summer!

    Hello Summer!
    The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only...
  • Jul 29

    Before Orientation Start

    Before Orientation Start
    There are only a few weeks left before orientation. Students are understandably anxious about what they can do to “get ready” for law school. One thing for students to think about is to take care of all the things they...
  • Jul 28

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?
    Incoming 1L's are perusing booklists for their first year courses. In these courses, 1L's will set about the task of learning doctrine and learning to "think like lawyers." Should law students also be required to learn grammar? Many…
Rank this Week: 2038

Massachusetts & Connecticut…

Massachusetts & Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. By The Law Offices of Lori Rittman Clark.

http://www.maandctemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4320

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jul 30

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?
    You may assume that you should use a last will to arrange for the future distribution of your monetary resources. This is certainly an option that is available to you. Indeed, the last will is the most commonly utilized asset transfer vehicle…
  • Jul 28

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used to appoint someone else to act on your behalf. When you grant a power of attorney you are called the principal or grantor. The individual that you choose to act on your behalf is…
  • Jul 28

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used to appoint someone else to act on your behalf. When you grant a power of attorney you are called the principal or grantor. The individual that you choose to act on your behalf is…
Rank this Week: 4803

Norwalk Divorce and Personal…

Norwalk Divorce and Personal Injury Blog

Covers Connecticut family law. By Chalumeau Law Group, LLC.

http://www.chalumeaulawgroup.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • May 9

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist
      In Connecticut, once you and your spouse have reached an agreement that provides for the allocation of your assets, distribution of your debts, and for the custody and support of your child(ren), you may request that the court schedule an…
Rank this Week: 4669

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 4719

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Jul 26

    Pension Governance Grill Line

    Pension Governance Grill Line
    I am back from a health camp vacation in the Southwest and excited to blog anew. Besides walking unexpectedly into the path of a poisonous and large, scaly gila monster one night (a "what do I do now" moment I might add), I had a chance…
  • Jul 6

    Jersey Boys and Working at 80

    Jersey Boys and Working at 80
    If you are looking for a few hours of musical fun, I recommend Jersey Boys. I had the pleasure of seeing the stage production in Las Vegas last year. I liked it so much that I am seeing the Broadway show later this summer. The movie is…
  • Jul 5

    ERISA Advisory Council Investigating Fiduciary Management

    ERISA Advisory Council Investigating Fiduciary Management
    According to a 2014 statement, the ERISA Advisory Council intends to investigate the nature of retirement plan outsourcing and report its research to the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL"). "Outsourcing Employee Benefit Plan…
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Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Jul 31

    Court: Transfer Is Not Fair, Reasonable, Or In Payee’s Best Interest:

    Court: Transfer Is Not Fair, Reasonable, Or In Payee’s Best Interest:
    New York courts have issued many opinions in matters involving structured settlement factoring transactions.  A search of legal databases reveals many decisions from New York judges rejecting such proposed transactions, on the…
  • Jul 30

    ACLI Warns Against Delaware STOLI Legislation

    ACLI Warns Against Delaware STOLI Legislation
    “Legislation Encourages Financial Fraud Against Delaware Senior Citizens.” That’s how the American Council of Life Insurers described a Delaware bill that, according to the ACLI, “would create an incentive for…
  • Jul 30

    Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea

    Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea
    As readers of Secondary Insurance Market Blog are aware, courts in New York state have been dealing with situations where court orders have been fabricated, and judges’ signatures forged. Some were led by those forged orders to…
Rank this Week: 504

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 116

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Jul 24

    Innocent Spouses and Divorce Decree

    Innocent Spouses and Divorce Decree
    I wrote a short piece over at LinkedIn to clear up what I think is commonly misunderstood in the context of a divorce: just because you divorce someone, it doesn’t get you off the hook for Joint Liability. That’s true even if the…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu
    So, HuffPo is getting a little bit worked up about the new streamlined IRS procedures, which will allow non-profits to start fundraising right away without waiting at least several months and filing out a 26-page form. See, the Huffington…
  • May 2

    “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account.

    “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account.
    Over at WaPo this week, George Will wrote a piece on some of the terrible things the IRS is known for. The story recounts how IRS Agents determined that a grocery store was running a criminal enterprise because a TRM/CTR report was filed by…
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The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Jun 26

    Firecracker 5K!

    Firecracker 5K!
    The law practice was a proud Silver Sponsor of the Firecracker 5K Road Race last weekend here in Glastonbury, CT. It was the first time that all three of my boys ran in a road race together (first-ever race for...
  • Jun 25

    Carry Your Advanced Medical Directives on Your Smart Phone

    Carry Your Advanced Medical Directives on Your Smart Phone
    This may be the best "document maintenance" tip I've ever come across: Keep a copy of your health care instructions (a.k.a. advanced medical directives) on your smart phone and have your health care agent do the same. The health care...
  • Jun 18

    What are Your Odds of a Future Nursing Home Placement?

    What are Your Odds of a Future Nursing Home Placement?
    Whenever I sit down with clients to plan ahead for Medicaid eligibility we spend a lot of time walking through the worst-case scenario of permanent nursing home placement, thereby triggering approximately $12,000 per month in nursing home…
Rank this Week: 1670

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
  • Feb 1

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone
    Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone for Your Law PracticeI recently saw a trailer for the movie "Her". As far as I can tell, actor Joaquin Phonenix plays the part of a lonely mustached man who falls in love with his smart phone's Siri…
  • Jan 25

    10.5 Reasons to Blog

    10.5 Reasons to Blog
    The Nutmeg Lawyer is moving.  You can find this guest post by attorney Cliff Tuttle Jr. by clicking here  or visiting us at www.thenutmeglawyer.net
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The Yale Law Journal Online

The Yale Law Journal Online

From Yale Law School.

http://www.yalelawjournal.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Jan 16

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive
    123 Yale L.J. 1070 (2014).Legal rules and regulations are routinely rationalized by appeal to the incentives they create. This Note examines an important but misunderstood fact about incentives—namely, that they often “crowd…
Rank this Week: 1358

White Plains Criminal Attorney…

White Plains Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Campbell.

http://www.whiteplainscriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4267

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Apr 3

    Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Tutorial

    Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Tutorial
  • Feb 25

    Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

    Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi
    Dr. Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Laureate and the first woman president of Tehran’s city court, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Ebadi’s Lecture…
  • Jan 17

    Frozen Conflict

    Frozen Conflict
    The term “frozen conflicts” describes territorial disputes in locations that have neither a peaceful resolution nor armed hostilities.  Frozen conflicts exist in Western Sahara and Cyprus, but the term often refers to…
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Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Jul 20

    Water, Law, Paper

    Water, Law, Paper
    My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in which “an eighteenth-century Italian legal treatise…
  • Jul 8

    Faculty Scholarship

    Faculty Scholarship
    Did you know that you can search through most periodical scholarship by the Yale Law faculty in the Faculty section of our Legal Scholarship Repository? In addition to material by our current faculty, a large number of articles by past…
  • Jul 7

    We've released an android app

    We've released an android app
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library has released an android app of our Pronouncing Dictionary of the United States Supreme Court. Now conscientious lawyers, judges, teachers, students, and journalists can learn how to correctly pronounce those…
Rank this Week: 411

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Jul 20

    Water, Law, Paper

    Water, Law, Paper
    My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in which “an eighteenth-century Italian legal treatise…
  • Jun 13

    New Flickr gallery: Italian block-printed paper

    New Flickr gallery: Italian block-printed paper
    A question about Italian block-printed paper on the the EXLIBRIS-L listserv a couple of weeks ago reminded me that we have several lovely examples in our collection. I scanned all the examples I could find and put them in a new album, Italian…
  • Jun 5

    "Blackstone Goes Hollywood" -- and we're the studio

    "Blackstone Goes Hollywood" -- and we're the studio
    “Blackstone Goes Hollywood” is the latest video production by our friend Mark Weiner. What better location to shoot a video about Sir William Blackstone than our Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Reading Room, home to the world’s…
Rank this Week: 518