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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

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  • Sep 23

    Lawyers off the trust/competence curve -- proving Veblen right

    Lawyers off the trust/competence curve -- proving Veblen right
    Here's an eye-opening chart that maps public perceptions of various professions on a scatter plot of perceived competence vs. perceived warmth/trustworthiness. Lawyers are way off the curve, but at least they think we're competent, so we have…
  • Sep 23

    Mary Bowman, "Mitigating Foul Blows"

    Mary Bowman, "Mitigating Foul Blows"
    Article. Abstract: For nearly eighty years, courts have offered stirring rhetoric about how prosecutors must not strike foul blows in pursuit of convictions. Yet while appellate courts are often quick to condemn prosecutorial trial…
  • Sep 22

    "BakerHostetler withdraws from House GOP suit against Obama"

    "BakerHostetler withdraws from House GOP suit against Obama"
    The suggestion in this ABA Journal article is that the firm was afraid of losing clients. Quinn Emanuel has stepped in. Quinn, of course, is successful and not afraid to signal their aggressive litigation skills.
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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 23

    A Grand Unified Theory of Employment Law

    A Grand Unified Theory of Employment Law
    Samuel R. Bagenstos, Employment Law and Social Equality, 112 Mich. L. Rev. 225 (2013).Matt BodieIf the law of the workplace could be anthropomorphized into a family of four siblings, here’s how it might go: labor law would be the…
  • Sep 22

    Descendibility: The Neglected Stick in the Bundle

    Descendibility: The Neglected Stick in the Bundle
    David Horton, Indescendibility, 102 Calif. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Alexander Boni-SaenzShould the right to transfer an asset after death extend to kidneys, personal injury claims, or frequent flier miles? In…
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
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Legalethics.com

Legalethics.com

Focuses on the ethical issues associated with the use of technology by legal professionals. By Professor David Hrcik and Peter Krakaur.

http://www.legalethics.com
  • Jul 23

    Flying in the Clouds: A Safety Checklist

    Flying in the Clouds: A Safety Checklist
    Law Technology News published an article that reviews ethical and technical issues to consider when using cloud services. (http://tinyurl.com/lst9wmt)
  • May 6

    Lawyer Reviewing Jurors’ Internet Presence

    Lawyer Reviewing Jurors’ Internet Presence
    A lawyer may review a juror’s or potential juror’s Internet presence, which may include postings by the juror or potential juror in advance of and during a trial, but a lawyer may not communicate directly or through another…
  • Apr 25

    LegalZoom Gets OK From South Carolina Supreme Court

    LegalZoom Gets OK From South Carolina Supreme Court
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. See summary at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.
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