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All of DC is Still the 'Hood

All of DC is Still the 'Hood

Life as a Howard University School of Law student in Washington, DC

http://selaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Minority = Diversity

    Minority = Diversity
    Today, at around 6:00pm, I learned how not to play the game of getting an offer from a BigLaw firm.  I had a long day because I was working on multiple assignments and having lunch and coffee, you know the normal workday as a summer…
  • Jun 1

    First Day at the Firm

    First Day at the Firm
    So today was my first day at the BigLaw firm, and like all other summers starting today, I now have a huge headache.  My headache probably started around 2:3opm, which was right around the time that we took our first break from our 3-hour…
  • May 19

    It Has Begun

    It Has Begun
    Today, after spending way too much time writing a one paragraph letter, I mailed off a few letters to a few state court judges. In those letters, I simply asked if they would be hiring law clerks for the 2010-2011 cycle. Now that those are…
Rank this Week: 4651

Arocho Law Office's Business…

Arocho Law Office's Business Microblog

Features business news, resources and links. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

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

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Executives, Business Owners & Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW…
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
  • Oct 13

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th
    You are invited to the first DC Network of Nonprofit Professionals and Arocho Law Office Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th from 500pm to 630pm at Mio Restaurant & Cafe, 1110 Vermont Ave NW # 1, Washington, DC 20005-3575.
Rank this Week: 4627

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Covers news, events and ideas involving non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

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

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW (Vermont & L Street/near McPherson…
  • Oct 21

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury just recently released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2011 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The CDFI Fund is intended to expand the capacity of financial …
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
Rank this Week: 4618

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1436

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Adultery as Ground for Divorce in Maryland

    Adultery as Ground for Divorce in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The most common type of divorce in Maryland is a no-fault divorce based on the voluntary…
  • Mar 1

    Maryland Separation Agreement Form

    Maryland Separation Agreement Form
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Separating from a spouse is never just as simple as filling out a form and moving out. Separations…
  • Mar 1

    What if I Die Without a Will in Maryland?

    What if I Die Without a Will in Maryland?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Title 3 of Maryland’s Estates and Trusts Code covers what happens if you die without a will.…
Rank this Week: 2673

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3946

Campaign Finance Blog

Campaign Finance Blog

Covers campaign finance, election, and political law. By William J. McGinley.

http://campaignfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision
    The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the…
  • Jun 21

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC
    POLITICO reports that the President has nominated Ann Ravel, a Democrat who chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and Lee Goodman, a Republican election lawyer, to the Federal Election Commission.
Rank this Week: 3670

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law. By the Kaplan Law Firm.

http://www.thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog.php
  • May 6

    Joining the Maryland Bar

    Joining the Maryland Bar
    I just learned that I passed the Maryland “Attorneys’ Bar,” which is obviously good news.  The Attorney’s Bar is a shortened bar exam that Maryland offers attorneys who have been practicing more than five…
  • Mar 31

    New Employment Law and Defamation Case

    New Employment Law and Defamation Case
    I currently represent the former Chief Financial Officer of the Alexandria (Virginia) City Public Schools (“ACPS”) in an employment law lawsuit against ACPS.  The lawsuit alleges that my client was discriminated against based…
  • Feb 28

    Rising Star

    Rising Star
    I recently learned that  Super Lawyers magazine had put me on its 2013 list of Virginia attorneys who the magazine has identified as "Rising Stars."  Not much to say about that, except that I am obviously pleased to receive that…
Rank this Week: 4093

Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Blog

Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Blog

Covers Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy, and birth injury issues from a legal perspective. By the Law Offices of Robert D'Iorio Esq., PLLC.

http://www.cerebralpalsybirthinjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    More Birth Complications During the Night

    More Birth Complications During the Night
    A recent study of more than 700,000 births found that infant deaths and admission to the neonatal intensive care units were 32 to 47 percent higher during night time deliveries. These numbers were in line with all admissions in to the…
  • Jun 22

    More Birth Complications During the Night

    More Birth Complications During the Night
    A recent study of more than 700,000 births found that infant deaths and admission to the neonatal intensive care units were 32 to 47 percent higher during night time deliveries. These numbers were in line with all admissions in to the…
  • Jun 20

    Cerebral Palsy Dad

    Cerebral Palsy Dad
    In honor of father’s day please enjoy the story of Rick and Dick Hoyt; A father that runs triathlons with his son Rick who has cerebral palsy, but the story is about much more than that. Happy Fathers Day!
Rank this Week: 1042

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.childprotectionblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Cholesterol Report Reinforces Screening Schedule for Kid

    Cholesterol Report Reinforces Screening Schedule for Kid
    Most people don’t associate heart disease with children, and although it’s relatively rare, certain risk factors in childhood can increase a kid’s chances of developing heart and blood vessel problems as they get older. Some…
  • Apr 11

    The Cost of a Car Seat Defect Was a Child’s Life

    The Cost of a Car Seat Defect Was a Child’s Life
    More than two years after a horrendous accident in which an infant lost her life because of a defective car seat, federal authorities are still diddling around in their investigation and the car seat manufacturer, Graco, continues to blame…
  • Apr 4

    C. Diff Infections in Kids Linked to Overuse of Antibiotic

    C. Diff Infections in Kids Linked to Overuse of Antibiotic
    Antibiotics can be lifesavers. And they can be life-threatening. The dangers of overprescribing and overusing antibiotics are well known (see our blog, “CDC Report on Antibiotic Resistance Sounds Ominous Note.”), and now there…
Rank this Week: 1868

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Apr 18

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing
    On April 10, 2014, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued a joint policy statement on the antitrust implications of sharing cybersecurity information to help facilitate the flow of cyberintelligence throughout the…
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
Rank this Week: 1944

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By the Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Florida Qui Tam Cases Often Arise From Improper Medical Billing

    Florida Qui Tam Cases Often Arise From Improper Medical Billing
    While a qui tam lawsuit in Florida can arise from a whistleblower exposing any type of false claim that defrauds the government, more and more frequently, we are seeing these claims predominantly arising from improper medical billing.…
  • Jun 17

    Florida Supreme Court Rules Unlicensed Contractors Operate at Own Risk

    Florida Supreme Court Rules Unlicensed Contractors Operate at Own Risk
    The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that state law gives little to no protections to unlicensed contractors in breach of contract cases, even when the contractor has been wronged and even when the reportedly at-fault party knew of the…
  • Apr 6

    Miami Hotel Owners Victorious in Multimillion-Dollar Mismanagement Claim

    Miami Hotel Owners Victorious in Multimillion-Dollar Mismanagement Claim
    You might never know by looking at the striking facade of the 21-story Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel, an Art Deco structure overlooking Miami Beach, that it's been the subject of a bitter battle waged by two hospitality powerhouses. Once…
Rank this Week: 3510

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3957

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 906

Cybersecurity Lawyer Blog

Cybersecurity Lawyer Blog

Covers technology and privacy law. By Samuelson Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.cybersecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Indemnity Boilerplate Can Come-Back to Bite in Unexpected Way

    Indemnity Boilerplate Can Come-Back to Bite in Unexpected Way
         Organizers, managing members, officers and directors (collectively, “Insiders”) often demand broad indemnity agreements, from the company, to protect themselves against third-party claims.  However,…
  • Feb 19

    Drafting LLC Agreement

    Drafting LLC Agreement
    When drafting a LLC agreement, you should consider numerous issues, including the respective capital and sweat equity contributions, retained ownership of intellectual property, voting control, sharing of compensation, the effects of any…
  • Sep 30

    Teaming Agreement Held Unenforceable

    Teaming Agreement Held Unenforceable
    Teaming agreements in tech are often like letters of intent in commercial real estate, but with one important difference - whether they are assumed to be binding. Commercial real estate letters of intent are rarely intended to be binding,…
Rank this Week: 2575

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Oct 22

    What is an immigrant visa?

    What is an immigrant visa?
    If you are interested in helping your spouse or another family member immigrate to the United States, then you likely are interested in finding out how you can help them join you in the United States as quickly as possible. After all, who…
  • Oct 22

    Do I need an immigration lawyer for my immigrant visa case?

    Do I need an immigration lawyer for my immigrant visa case?
    There is no requirement to use the services of an immigration lawyer in order to file for an immigrant visa to get a green card. But, many people will find the services of an immigration lawyer to be extremely valuable to successfully…
  • Oct 19

    Who is the best immigration waiver lawyer in Virginia?

    Who is the best immigration waiver lawyer in Virginia?
    The ability for your family to live together is at stake… If you need an immigration waiver, then your ability to live with your family in the United States is at stake. If your waiver application is not approved, you may be separated from…
Rank this Week: 3466

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975
    Under California law, damages in medical malpractice cases are capped at just $250,000. If that figure sounds anachronistic… well, that's because it is: literally! The $250,000 cap has been in place for nearly four decades – it…
  • Mar 28

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Results from the recently-published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011 hospital survey indicate that, despite progress in recent years, the deadly…
  • Mar 24

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner For years, supporters of so-called tort reform claimed that the costs of medical care would decrease drastically if recoveries in medical malpractice lawsuits were…
Rank this Week: 332

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers automobile accidents, burn injury, child safety, defective products, police misconduct, premises liability and truck accidents. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://injurylaw.reganfirm.com/
Rank this Week: 3262

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 837

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court of India Recognizes Third Gender

    Supreme Court of India Recognizes Third Gender
    Last week, in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India recognized the legal status of transgender individuals, allowing them to identify themselves as members of a third category, neither male nor female.  As a result of this…
  • Apr 10

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide
    The library subscribes to a number of databases that offer access to newspapers across the globe, so whether you’re trying to access a New York Times article from 1982,  yesterday’s Jerusalem Post or the Connecticut…
  • Apr 1

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result
    We have concluded the 2014 Annual Student Survey for the Georgetown Law Library. This year, 540 students responded. Thank you.  We appreciate all feedback. Here’s a quick overview chart showing the representation of student…
Rank this Week: 1801

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Offers commentary and analysis for entrepreneurs and startups. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.emergingenterprisecenterblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.
    I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and everyone is nervous that they will mess up in light of all the…
  • Sep 7

    Dealing with Preference

    Dealing with Preference
    The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason why the A and B should be equal (pari passu, as lawyers like to say) in the…
  • Aug 12

    Redemption and Misunderstanding

    Redemption and Misunderstanding
    I recently ran into this situation around a very standard redemption provision. About a year after the initial close, my client went to raise a medium sized extension round.  They found a lead for the extension and everything went well. …
Rank this Week: 3966

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 4137

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
  • Mar 18

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
  • Oct 29

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training
    By Brian King, Attorney In May 2012, federal OSHA enacted significant changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard( HCS) program . The applicable regulations are found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and require chemical manufacturers and employers…
Rank this Week: 3126

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

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

    Calling on The "God Squad"

    Calling on The "God Squad"
    As reported by Kristi Pihl of the Tri-City Herald earlier this week, the Columbia-Snake Irrigators Association has requested that the Governors of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho proceed through the "God Squad" process under the…
  • Apr 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
Rank this Week: 1010

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

Covers energy and regulatory agencies. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2307

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 841

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 260

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: 1041

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

Covers federal policy and regulatory developments related to hydraulic fracturing. By Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 18

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 32

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 32
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 32 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Feb 27

    Energy in Depth Publishes Video on Manufacturing Benefits of Shale Production

    Energy in Depth Publishes Video on Manufacturing Benefits of Shale Production
    Energy in Depth, a research arm of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, has published a video called “U.S. Shale Brings Manufacturing Back to America” explaining the benefits of shale oil and gas production for…
  • Feb 24

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 31

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 31
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 31 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in New Jersey and North Carolina, as well as an update regarding an effort by governors to protect the primacy of state-level…
Rank this Week: 4041

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

Covers government contracts, bid protests, and contract disputes. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 10

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?
    Recently, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) made public an internal memorandum stating that over the last six years, the OIG has identified more than $6 billion in State Department contracts…
  • Apr 4

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) is taking a page from the 2012 playbook of the Department of Defense (“DOD”).  In February 2012, DOD issued a final rule that introduced new Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation…
  • Mar 25

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay
    What do you get when the Government says you “may submit a request for equitable adjustment” and agrees to “seriously consider” the request?  Not much.  At least that is the lesson from the recent decision in…
Rank this Week: 2332

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 4597

Harrison Law Group Construction…

Harrison Law Group Construction Notes

Covers construction contracts, guarantees, warranties and workplace policies.

http://constructionlawnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine
    Mike Pappas was featured in Building Baltimore Magazine's February 2009 Edition for his work with the ABC Joint Legislative Committee. Mike received a "Member of Distinction" Award in January 2009for his dedication and political action with…
  • Mar 26

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record
    Mike Pappas was interviewed yesterday [March 25, 2009] at the Baltimore County Bar Association's Technology Expo, held at the Towson National Guard Armory from 11 am until 2 pm. Pappas, the chair of the Bar Association’s Technology…
  • Dec 3

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose
    BY: Faith E. Harrison, EsquireOriginally Published In The HLG Constructor, September, 2008
Rank this Week: 4223

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

Provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. By Ober Kaler.

http://www.oberhealthinformationtechnology.com/
  • May 23

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs) established under the Affordable Care Act is about to kick-off its second year with a new round of applications for the January 1, 2014 start date. As part…
  • Jan 24

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate
    On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH Act and the…
  • Jan 17

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 4065

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Apr 21

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed
     On Friday, the Obama administration extended the review period regarding deciding whether to engage in the Keystone Pipeline project, likely pushing a final decision back to after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.  As…
  • Apr 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014
    On April 14, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) reported their findings that show a smaller rise in insurance premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) than previously expected.…
  • Apr 14

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014
    Last Thursday Kathleen Sebelius resigned from her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Friday President Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director.  As…
Rank this Week: 786

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Mar 13

    Asylum Fraud and the Necessity for Reform

    Asylum Fraud and the Necessity for Reform
    This week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled, “Asylum Fraud:  Abusing America’s Compassion?”. Witnesses testified to members of the committee over the concern…
  • Mar 12

    Perceived Trust and Political Tactic

    Perceived Trust and Political Tactic
    By: Samantha Howland Comprehensive immigration reform continues to plague the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. society at large. 2013 saw tremendous momentum generated in support of immigration reform. Activists throughout the United…
  • Mar 12

    A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

    A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
    On February 27, 2014, the Migration Policy Institute hosted a panel discussion entitled, “A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System.” The panel was moderated by Kathleen Newland, the co-founder…
Rank this Week: 1653

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

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

    European Regulators Set Out Data Anonymization Standard

    European Regulators Set Out Data Anonymization Standard
    By Kristof van Quathem and Dan Cooper On April 10, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an Opinion on anonymization techniques.  The Working Party accepts that anonymization techniques can help individuals and society reap the…
  • Apr 21

    Ten Things You Should Know About the SEC's New Cybersecurity Examination

    Ten Things You Should Know About the SEC's New Cybersecurity Examination
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will conduct more than 50 cybersecurity examinations to identify risks and ensure that broker-dealers and investment advisers are adequately protecting customer…
  • Apr 21

    FTC Seeking Additional Public Comment on Mobile Security

    FTC Seeking Additional Public Comment on Mobile Security
    Following up on a June 2013 forum on mobile security, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced last week that it is seeking public comment to “expand the record on these issues with an eye towards [producing] a…
Rank this Week: 1057

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
  • Aug 18

    The billable hour is here to stay

    The billable hour is here to stay
    From time to time there are articles like this one published in the New York Times last March, attacking the billable hour as the basis for billing clients for services rendered. Such articles usually have two themes -- that the billable hour…
  • Aug 1

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a…

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a bank's use of overseas calling centers on the privacy of customer finanical records. https://tinyurl.com/m7ptgen Creative.
Rank this Week: 670

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Fear of the Troll has Many Crying Foul

    Fear of the Troll has Many Crying Foul
    The above-enumerated problems of the current patent system are real and barriers to further innovation and job creation. But the solutions do not require a comprehensive definition of a troll to fix the patent system. Lady Justice is…
  • Apr 22

    University Research Leads to Biofuel Breakthrough

    University Research Leads to Biofuel Breakthrough
    Exciting new innovations being patented and licensed by American universities may provide some effective answers to issues that have been vexing biofuel developers for years. Wilkerson described the breakthrough in Science, explaining that…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day 2014: A Salute to Recycling Innovation

    Earth Day 2014: A Salute to Recycling Innovation
    Today is Earth Day 2014, and with that in mind we will be taking some time today and throughout the week to take some time to look at the progress of sustainable, environmentally friendly technologies... We’ve searched the recently…
Rank this Week: 1250

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Apr 23

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop
    The state of the law with respect to reasonable suspicion, anonymous tips and car stops is already pretty muddy.  Now, with Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the Supreme Court has just made it worse. A woman calls 911 to…
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination
    I am sitting in JM-15 watching Jessica Willis of the Public Defender Service cross-examine a police officer during a probable cause hearing. Willis is firm with the officer. She is also pleasant, reasonable and restrained. At one point the…
  • Apr 15

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
Rank this Week: 690

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 3949

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger
    Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals.…
  • Oct 15

    Recent TechCocktail article.

    Recent TechCocktail article.
    HEALTHFUNDR TAPS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO FUND HEALTHCARE STARTUPSHealthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest,…
  • Aug 9

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage
    Lawyers and law firms are not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools they have over other lawyers and new legal services entrants – the attorney-client relationship.  Nobody in the commercial markets enjoys such a…
Rank this Week: 1559

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

Focuses on technology policy, social media, intellectual property, antitrust and Internet isssues. By Glenn B. Manishin.

http://manishin.com/law
  • Apr 20

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-14-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-14-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 04-14-2014
  • Apr 17

    Rockstar’s Patent Trolling Conspiracy

    Rockstar’s Patent Trolling Conspiracy
    The collective assembly of a patent war chest by the oddly named Rockstar Consortium -- all of the otherwise competing rivals of Google in the wireless OS space -- smacks of a horizontal conspiracy to raise rivals costs.
  • Apr 13

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-07-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-07-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 04-07-2014
Rank this Week: 1918

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Covers domain names, privacy, and intellectual property.

http://www.lexero.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    What is Litigation?

    What is Litigation?
    Litigation is the legal process through which the plaintiff and defendant (litigants) argue their side in court to achieve a specific outcome (monetary award, injunction to stop use of patented invention, avoidance of paying a settlement,…
  • Jan 16

    Understanding Patent Litigation

    Understanding Patent Litigation
    If you’ve been accused of ‘stealing’ a patented invention, you may face a myriad of legal obstacles that could result in the loss of time and money for your business due to fighting the charges brought against you. Patents…
  • Apr 4

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation
    Litigation is not the only option when it comes to reaching a settlement with another party. Litigants can agree to other means such as mediation or arbitration to reach an agreement that’s fair for both sides. Unfortunately, once a…
Rank this Week: 2844

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Covers injury and disability issues. By Greenberg & Bederman, LLP.

http://www.mdinjurydisabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare
    One aspect of our practice is working with some of our injured clients to help them get through the Social Security Disability Insurance process. We don’t have to do this with all of our clients. Some of our clients suffer injuries that…
  • Apr 3

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury
    Petula Dvorak is a columnist for the Washington Post, but not the sort of columnist that grabs national headlines or gets invited to cable talk shows. She covers Washington, DC, the place where regular people work and live, and not…
  • Mar 14

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 4224

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Comments on medical malpractice. By The Rich Firm, PC.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they're still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else--only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn't hesitate to visit a skilled…
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they’re still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else–only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn’t hesitate to…
  • Apr 9

    Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy

    Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy
    Birth is the most important moment in a person's life. Not only is it the beginning, but it's an extremely delicate process that requires utmost care on the part of the attending medical professionals. If a doctor mishandles a child during…
Rank this Week: 2913