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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 22

    Suspension For Multiple Client Settlement Violation

    Suspension For Multiple Client Settlement Violation
    The Oregon Supreme Court imposed a 90-day suspension for misconduct that arose as a result of settlements that the accused had brokered for a group of clients—all sexual abuse victims—in civil actions brought against the Portland…
  • Aug 22

    The Wrong Kind Of Pretrial Diversion

    The Wrong Kind Of Pretrial Diversion
    The Nebraska Supreme Court imposed an 18-month suspension of a former county attorney convicted of theft. The same court had previously reversed the criminal conviction As the Keith County Attorney, John Blake Edwards established a pretrial…
  • Aug 22

    Read The Text Message Later

    Read The Text Message Later
    A California attorney convicted of a property damage misdemeanor hit and run has been publicly reproved by the State Bar Court. The facts On the evening of July 9, 2009, [the attorney] attended a reception, drank a beer, and later...
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 21

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived
    The fall issue of Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD arrived in my mailbox today with lots of interesting articles. One that caught my eye is Hawking Hyphens in Compound Modifiers. Its author, Joan Magat, urges readers to hyphenate…
  • Aug 20

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink
    From a federal district court decision authored by Judge Harry D. Leinenweber: The Court would like to make an observation. The parties should consider long and hard before requesting leave to amend any of the dismissed counts other than…
  • Aug 14

    New book on persuasion

    New book on persuasion
    Linda Edwards has published a new book titled Readings in Persuasion: Briefs That Changed the World. As Lucille Jewell’s review of the book explains, it presents briefs from real cases, including Loving v. Virginia and Lawrence v. Texas,…
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
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