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Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 631

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 105

Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender
    We published an entry on “That Old Crying Feeling” in 2011 that won the BlawgWorld Pick of the Week, and generated a lot of hits and discussion about displaying emotions in the office. We noted, among other things, that Michael…
  • Mar 26

    Culture and Competence

    Culture and Competence
    The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and TAGLaw recently published a survey showing the value of their culture to the growth strategies of mid-sized law firms. First, these high-culture…
  • Mar 25

    Migrating to a New Platform

    Migrating to a New Platform
    This blog has outlived its initial platform!  Please bear with us as we migrate to a new one over the next month. Our new look and functions will be worth it.  The Team at Law People Blog
Rank this Week: 505

Law Practice Strategy

Law Practice Strategy

Discusses practice management solutions for solos and small firms.

http://lawpracticestrategy.com/
  • Apr 3

    What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013

    What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013
    ABA TECHSHOW 2013 starts this week in Chicago, April 4-6, so for this ”Product Beat’ we have a preview of some wares being demonstrated in the exhibition hall. . .” Donna Seyle‘s insight: If you won’t get to…
  • Apr 3

    The ReInvent Law Channel

    The ReInvent Law Channel
    Where The Revolution Will Be Televised! Donna Seyle‘s insight: Selected videos from ReinventLawSiliconValley are up and running! See on reinventlawchannel.com
  • Apr 2

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore
    When you’re an associate receiving positive feedback for your intelligence, diligence, and impeccable work product, it’s hard to fathom the need to start learning an entirely different set of skills for the later phases of your…
Rank this Week: 622

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jul 25

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!

    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success – Free Webinar!
    Visualizing Document Automation: Five Steps For Success is a free one-hour webinar sponsored by the folks at The Form Tool. It is set for Thursday, July 31st at 10:00 a.m. CDT. I shared this information with a few of my...
  • Jul 23

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper
    This post may not have the lyrical flair of The Three Tenors, but hopefully you will find something useful (if not quite musical) by following the fusion of the thoughts of the three law professors that I recommend to you...
  • Jul 18

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?
    Lawyers are very skilled at creating legal documents and one of the values they provide to their clients is quality documents based on research, precedent and experience. So most of the time, a client would be in no position to...
Rank this Week: 958

Law Religion Culture Review

Law Religion Culture Review

Covers the intersection of law, theology and ethics. By Richard J. Radcliffe.

http://lawreligionculturereview.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    Year in Review, 2013.

    Year in Review, 2013.
    Books Read (in order read)1. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens (2011)2. Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton with Lisa Pulitzer (2011)3. Free Will by Sam Harris (2012)4. Full Service by Scotty Bowers with…
  • Jan 2

    Year in Review, 2012.

    Year in Review, 2012.
    Books Read (in no particular order)1. Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments... (2011) by William Ian Miller2. Inside Scientology (2011) by Janet Reitman3. The New New Rules (2011) by Bill Maher4. Here Comes Trouble (2011) by…
  • Dec 31

    Year in Review, 2011.

    Year in Review, 2011.
    Books Read (in no particular order)1. Fate, Time and Language: An Essay on Free Will (2011) by David Foster Wallace.2. Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are (2011) by Bart D. Ehrman.3.…
Rank this Week: 899

Law School Labyrinth Blog

Law School Labyrinth Blog

Covers the study and practice of law for pre-law and law school students.

http://www.lawschoollabyrinth.com/blog.html
  • Apr 19

    Law School: Two Years or Three?

    Law School: Two Years or Three?
    I was recently interviewed by U.S. News and World Report for an article regarding a recent law school trend:  two year programs  (you can find the article at…
  • Mar 18

    Baking Bread

    Baking Bread
    I bought one of those automated breadmakers recently.  They're amazingly easy to use.   It came with a recipe book, which included all kinds of recipes for different breads- rye, oat brand, pesto bread and a bunch of other fancy breads. …
  • Jan 14

    The Law School Bottom Line

    The Law School Bottom Line
    If you just received your first semester grades,  you may feel a bit confused right now.  You worked hard; harder than you ever have in your life. You knew the cases cold.  You had fabulous outlines.  But you didn't do as well as you had…
Rank this Week: 678

Law, Politics & Culture

Law, Politics & Culture

Covers social science approaches to law and legal institutions, legal doctrine and legal policy implementation, and profession issues for academics. By Professors Jeff Yates and Andrew Whitford.

http://lawandcourts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie
    Josh Zingher has posted his paper “An Analysis of the Changing Social Bases of American Political Parties: 1952-2008″ on SSRN. Josh is is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at Binghamton University.  His research…
  • Jan 2

    Binge-watching with Obama

    Binge-watching with Obama
    From Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg View: Obama hearted “Cards” just a few weeks ago when he took aside Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings at a White House meeting of technology gurus to discuss problems with…
  • Dec 23

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?
    If you download this paper, it will change your life — I mean, it will if you believe in the whole ‘Butterfly Effect’ phenomenon …. My co-author, Scott Boddery, recently posted our paper “Do Policy Messengers…
Rank this Week: 648

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 837

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • May 29

    The failure of legal innovation

    The failure of legal innovation
    Okay, I admit: that was a pure linkbait headline. Not quite as bad as 17 Heartwarming Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity, but still, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to draw in people who might be thinking…
  • May 13

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw
    So I was asked to give a presentation about “NewLaw.” No problem at all — aside from the minor, niggling detail of figuring out what “NewLaw” is supposed to be. Like other terms in vogue within the…
  • Apr 24

    The incidental lawyer

    The incidental lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. As reported by Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks, LegalZoom’s press release celebrates the news, while…
Rank this Week: 758

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 957

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 524

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    “Omar Khadr’s Lawyers in U.S. Threatened Over Release of Court Documents”

    “Omar Khadr’s Lawyers in U.S. Threatened Over Release of Court Documents”
    That is the headline to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, which I came across today. The piece concerns recent proceedings in Omar Khadr’s (stayed) appeal before the Court of Military Commission Review.  It…
  • Jul 25

    On NSA’s Subversion of NIST’s Algorithm

    On NSA’s Subversion of NIST’s Algorithm
    Of all the revelations from the Snowden leaks, I find the NSA’s subversion of the National Institute of Standards’s (NIST) random number generator to be particularly disturbing. Our security is only as good as the tools…
  • Jul 25

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The violence between Israel and Hamas continues to dominate headlines today. According to the Associated Press, at the center of the current conflict is Gaza’s network of underground tunnels, which provide access to both Israel and…
Rank this Week: 127

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 408

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 371

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy
    If you have lost a family member to a fatal auto-pedestrian accident, then you are not only trying to cope with the emotional pain of your tragic loss, but you may also need a way to handle the enormous financial impact. The losses suffered…
  • Jul 21

    When and How to Seek Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Funding

    When and How to Seek Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Funding
    When elderly loved ones are no longer able to live on their own, many family members turn to an assisted living facility or nursing home. While many of these facilities provide excellent care, unfortunately there are others that do not. …
  • Jul 15

    Financial Security While Waiting for Your Medical Malpractice Settlement

    Financial Security While Waiting for Your Medical Malpractice Settlement
    When an injury occurs as a result of medical negligence, the costs can be exorbitant including medical bills, physical therapy, and long-term care, even funeral and burial expenses. It may also result in the loss of earnings. Bringing a…
Rank this Week: 811

Lawsuit Loans

Lawsuit Loans

Published By Case Cash, LLC

http://www.lawsuitloansblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Lawsuit Funding Proce

    Lawsuit Funding Proce
    The lawsuit funding process is something that many clients are interested in and we hope to answer all of your questions about how lawsuit funding process works at Case Cash. This video explains Lawsuit Funding and the application process:
  • Oct 10

    Looking for Lawsuit Funding in California?

    Looking for Lawsuit Funding in California?
    If you have been injured and have a personal injury lawsuit in California, Case Cash Lawsuit Funding can help you get a cash advance or lawsuit funding before your case settles. We are a nationwide company that aim to help plaintiffs get…
  • Sep 22

    How to Obtain a Lawsuit Cash Advance

    How to Obtain a Lawsuit Cash Advance
    Lawsuit cash advance is a convenient and easy way to get cash if you have a pending lawsuit. Lawsuit funds can take time to process, as it involves data collection, information and data verification process. This process can take from couple…
Rank this Week: 999

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Jul 18

    Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt Anklage gegen Edathy wegen Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Schriften

    Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt Anklage gegen Edathy wegen Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Schriften
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft Hannover hat den früheren Bundestagsabgeordneten Sebastian Edathy wegen des Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Fotos und Videos angeklagt. Der 44-Jährige stand auf der Käuferliste eines kanadischen…
  • Jul 15

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei
    Vor der großen Strafkammer des Landgerichts hatte die Staatsanwaltschaft 4 Angeklagte wegen Hehlerei in der Form der gewerbsmäßigen Bandenhehlerei und Betruges angeklagt, zwei davon wegen Beihilfe zu den Taten der beiden…
  • Jun 20

    Rechtsanwalt fordert Freispruch für Berlusconi

    Rechtsanwalt fordert Freispruch für Berlusconi
    Der ehemalige italienische Regierungschef Silvio Berlusconi musste sich bereits mehrfach in Italien vor Gericht verantworten. Neben dem Vorwurf der Steuerhinterziehung geht es auch um Amtsmissbrauch und Sex mit einer minderjährigen…
Rank this Week: 132

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Jul 25

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee
    On July 1st a new law took effect in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue criminal assault charges if the mother uses illegal drugs during pregnancy. Although it had widespread bipartisan support and is designed to fight Neonatal…
  • Jul 11

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religion, Contraception, & Regulation

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religion, Contraception, & Regulation
    The Supreme Court's recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby invokes passionate debates and fiery discourse. At the spearhead of exchange are questions about reproductive, First Amendment, and healthcare rights. On this episode of Lawyer 2…
  • Jun 30

    Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants: Push and Pull Factors of Immigration

    Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants: Push and Pull Factors of Immigration
    Since 2009, the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended crossing the U.S. border has sharply increased. The journey for these children is long, expensive, and dangerous. What is the cause of this sudden influx of young immigrants? On this…
Rank this Week: 562

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

Covers best practices in online legal marketing. By Joshua Fruchter.

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?
    When drafting copy for a website, law firms often tend to employ legal industry jargon that may be difficult for prospective clients to understand. They may also describe successes using terms of art that are not meaningful to site…
  • Apr 3

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm
    We're happy to announce the launch of our new "cloud consulting" division that will focus on offering Salesforce.com consulting services to law firms. Salesforce.com is the #1 cloud-based CRM application in the world with a user…
  • Dec 16

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal
    Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane is a leading Connecticut law firm with offices in Greenwich and New Canaan (as well as 3 locations outside Connecticut) that recently launched its new website. Running on Drupal, the website features a…
Rank this Week: 545

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 25

    Write a Compelling Opening Line for Blog Post

    Write a Compelling Opening Line for Blog Post
    The opening lines of your blog post are the only thing most readers will see before they decide to stay or go. If it is boring, very few will stick around to find out of you had anything worthwhile to say lower down.
  • Jul 24

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client
    Accepting credit cards is more convenient for clients and a more reliable way to get paid for lawyers.
  • Jul 23

    Ntrepid Timestream Interactive Timeline Software Review

    Ntrepid Timestream Interactive Timeline Software Review
    Timestream is a good start on a useful product, but still has a number of issues to resolve. It is a work-in-progress, and not quite yet ready for prime-time.
Rank this Week: 337

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014
    According to Forbes Online, there are 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014. Jaysen Myers, the contributing author, gives his view of these trends, but we will take a different spin here in this article. Content marketing will be…
  • May 10

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy
    Content marketing is a relatively new term that continues to gain a more cohesive definition by the day. Marketing the content on a blog is a job within itself. Those that attempt to market and write their own blogs often fall short as there…
  • Apr 15

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity
    Facebook, as a platform, loves activity, and they provide you with real estate when you establish your page. There are elements of the page that you can control. Learning to maximize these elements and make the most of the real estate can…
Rank this Week: 987

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 25

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I have written before about a cool underground auto parking garage. Now here’s the same idea from Japan, but this time it’s automated parking for bicycles.
  • Jul 24

    Trampolines Are Too Dangerous, Say Pediatrician

    Trampolines Are Too Dangerous, Say Pediatrician
    I’ve always liked trampolines. I had a lot of fun with them when I was a teenager. I even took a college PE class that was just trampoline-jumping. What a strange class, right? The teacher was a former Baylor cheerleader (male, darn…
  • Jul 23

    After the Fact: How to Respond when Someone Sues You Long After Your Involvement in a Car Accident

    After the Fact: How to Respond when Someone Sues You Long After Your Involvement in a Car Accident
      Photo credit: bills.com. It’s every driver’s worst nightmare: months or even years after a car accident, you receive a letter in the mail informing you that you are being sued for damages or injuries. Don’t panic; as…
Rank this Week: 388

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 322

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Aims To Limit Patent Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Aims To Limit Patent Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court just decided a patent case this week, Alice Corp. v. CLS International Bank and affirmed the Federal Circuit’s ruling. And that sounds simple enough. But it’s not. Alice Corp. involved an attempt at…
  • Jun 18

    Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury
    Traumatic brain injury or TBI impact over 1.5 million individuals and their families every year. The symptoms of TBI fall into roughly four (4) categories – cognitive, physical, emotional, and sleep disturbances. Below is…
  • May 5

    MIT Bicycle Accident Map

    MIT Bicycle Accident Map
    If you are a bicyclist, San Francisco can be a beautiful but dangerous place to bike. If you are a motorist, it can also be a dangerous experience. And for anyone who doesn’t believe us, just take a ride or drive down Market during rush…
Rank this Week: 748

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 219

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..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    "Judge Refuses to Disqualify Tolkien Attorneys in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dispute"

    "Judge Refuses to Disqualify Tolkien Attorneys in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dispute"
    Story at Variety. I will try to post the ruling. The opening brief (i.e., the losing side) is below. It was an interesting motion, well worth reading if you keep up on DQ motions. Download Lord-Of-The-Rings-Case-WB-DQ-Motion-r2__140610204241
  • Jul 24

    Law and Literature

    Law and Literature
    For more than 15 years, Catharine Stimpson and I have taught a "Law and Literature" seminar at NYU Law School.It is a popular class (mainly because of Kate, a literature professor and former dean of the graduate school) with lively...
  • Jul 23

    Immunity for judge who had intimate relationship with complaining witness in felony matter

    Immunity for judge who had intimate relationship with complaining witness in felony matter
    New decision from Sixth Circuit in case where judge had an intimate relationship with the complaining witness in a felony matter. Judge Wade McCree, while serving as the presiding judge in a felony child - support case against Robert King,...
Rank this Week: 296

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 25

    Rare costs order on solicitor-own-client basi

    Rare costs order on solicitor-own-client basi
    An Alberta Queens Bench judge has made a very rare cost order on full indemnity, solicitor-own-client basis after finding the plaintiffs in a matter deceived the court. The cost award scheme is reserved for the most flagrant cases of…
  • Jul 25

    News Roundup - July 25, 2014

    News Roundup - July 25, 2014
    CanadaJudge denies B.C. resident bail over accusations of attempting to steal fighter-jet secrets, The Globe and MailLandlord-tenant disputes to be heard by provincial tribunals instead of courts, Calgary HeraldOntario Court of Justice fines…
  • Jul 24

    New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country

    New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country
    Canada and the United Kingdom finally — after more than two years of negotiation — signed a tax treaty this week that would allow, among other things, government tax auditors in the U.K. to inspect the financial reports of…
Rank this Week: 130

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)
    [We have the following from Edward J. Balleisen, Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, which follows up on an earlier post.]First, I want to thank the many individuals who have graciously sent in corrections and…
  • Jul 25

    Livingston's "Fascists and Jews of Italy"

    Livingston's "Fascists and Jews of Italy"
    Out recently from Cambridge University Press in the ASLH-sponsored book series, Studies in Legal History, is The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938–1943, by Michael A. Livingston, Rutgers-Camden School of…
  • Jul 24

    Mossoff on Historical and Other Justifications for IP

    Mossoff on Historical and Other Justifications for IP
    Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law, has posted the introduction to his Intellectual Property and Property Rights (Edward Elgar, 2013).  Here is the abstract:     This essay is the introductory chapter…
Rank this Week: 92

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    Katz, Bommarito, and Blackman: Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach

    Katz, Bommarito, and Blackman: Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael Bommarito, and Josh Blackman have posted a working paper entitled Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach. Here is the abstract: Building upon developments in…
  • Jul 24

    ZoningCheck: Zoning regulation lookup service

    ZoningCheck: Zoning regulation lookup service
    ZoningCheck, an online zoning regulation lookup service, has been launched by OpenCounter. Here is a description, from the service’s About page: ZoningCheck is a zoning lookup tool that helps business owners, real estate developers, and…
  • Jul 22

    Morozov on algorithmic regulation

    Morozov on algorithmic regulation
    There seems to be much discussion of Evgeny Morozov’s new op-ed article on algorithmic regulation, entitled The rise of data and the death of politics, The Guardian / The Observer, 19 July 2014. The conclusion: Algorithmic regulation,…
Rank this Week: 142

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jul 24

    All Door Are Definitely Not Alike

    All Door Are Definitely Not Alike
    Door are similar in that they all lead somewhere. On a plane, though, where they lead is kind of important – the bathroom, or, as reported at theindependent.ie … Tomasz Mucha (26) had never been on a plane before and drank vodka…
  • Jul 23

    And You Call Yourself A Park Ranger!

    And You Call Yourself A Park Ranger!
    There are bad apples in every profession. Yes, there are even bad park rangers, but probably very few that are this bad. In fact, I’ll bet this guy isn’t even a park ranger! Per The San Francisco Chronicle: Marin County…
  • Jul 22

    Easy DWI Bust Top Ten – Easily

    Easy DWI Bust Top Ten – Easily
    This guy could not have made it any easier for the police to bust him for driving while intoxicated. As reported by  The Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey): The incident happened on Friday, July 18, just before midnight on Route 31…
Rank this Week: 269

Legal Marketing Blog

Legal Marketing Blog

A blog dedicated to lawyer marketing in any size firm. Published by Tom Kane of Tom Kane Consulting, Inc.

http://www.legalmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!
    In response to that question in these economic times, some (if not many) lawyers might say that you would be nuts to turn down any work that comes across the transom. Well, wrong answer IMHO. I would argue that you’re nuts if you don’t…
  • Aug 31

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?
    In the early days of legal marketing (oh say 1986) most lawyers were not the least bit interested in the subject.  In fact, the “M” word was an anathema.  When it became acceptable to some law firms, individual marketing efforts were…
  • Aug 22

    2 Important PR Tip

    2 Important PR Tip
    Don’t be a snob, and all PR needs to be personal. That’s it. Okay, maybe a bit more detail is warranted. The first tip: don’t treat a reporter from an unfamiliar publication as someone to shun, since you may regret it one day when he or…
Rank this Week: 761

Legal Medicine

Legal Medicine

Covers medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation. By Dan Frith and Lauren Morgan Ellerman.

http://legalmedicine.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?
    I am currently reading a magazine written for the long term care industry. There is a column called Dear Dr Jeff wherein readers ask questions and a doctor, Dr. Jeff, presumably a gerontologist, responds.Today the topic is tort reform and Dr.…
  • Jan 27

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB
    This morning I had a conversation with a friend about his Mom needing rehabilitation post surgery.Last week I discussed with a colleague how her Mom had just been discharged from a rehab facility after two falls and two hip fractures (one of…
  • Jan 9

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED
    The New York Times published a great article last week titled, "Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported."The opening sentence says it all:
Rank this Week: 364

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 138

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 24

    Does Scalia’s Opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA Help Protect the ACA?

    Does Scalia’s Opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA Help Protect the ACA?
    The tax subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act to pay for health insurance are, of course, the subject of significant press coverage since dueling federal appeals courts came to different conclusions about who receives them this…
  • Jul 22

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Can Do a Lot to Reduce Greenhouse Ga

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Can Do a Lot to Reduce Greenhouse Ga
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has captured the attention of the energy world with its proposed regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants – and for good reason. The EPA’s authority…
  • Jul 21

    Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style

    Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style
    If you follow California water law or environmental law, you probably have been aware that the Environmental Law Foundation has been pursuing a public trust claim based on groundwater pumping that affects the Scott River. Last week they…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Jul 21

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a two-count complaint alleging misconduct by an attorney. The first count charges him with leaving an accident scene. He allegedly drove seven miles to his home after the collision and parked his damaged…
  • Jul 21

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege
    In a matter involving the application of the common interest rule in attorney-client privilege law, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that The common interest rule is designed to permit the free flow of information between or among…
  • Jul 21

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a call for license revocation from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and imposed a suspension of 18 months for an attorney's misconduct as a guardian. The recreation of Attorney Voss's trust account showed…
Rank this Week: 429

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jul 24

    "Stay Put" Order by Police Equals a Seizure under Fourth Amendment

    "Stay Put" Order by Police Equals a Seizure under Fourth Amendment
    Recently a suit was decided in the courts that classified a police officer's order to "stay put" as a seizure per the Fourth Amendment. In the case, an officer approached an individual who was loitering. The officer requested Mr.…
  • Jul 24

    Survivors of Concordia Cruise Crash File Suit

    Survivors of Concordia Cruise Crash File Suit
    A lawsuit was filed in the state of Florida by six of the survivors of the Concordia. The cruise ship ran aground after striking a reef which tore a hole 160 feet long in its side. The ship had 4252 people onboard at the time of the accident…
  • Jul 24

    Barclays Asks for Dismissal of NY Dark Suit

    Barclays Asks for Dismissal of NY Dark Suit
    Barclays Plc has asked a judge to throw out a case which was filed by New York Attorney General, Eric Schneierman. The suit alleges that the bank lied to customers and hid the role of some of the high frequency traders in order to boost the…
Rank this Week: 220

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 479

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jul 25

    Workshop in Global Law & Policy—Doha, Qatar

    Workshop in Global Law & Policy—Doha, Qatar
    Harvard Law School‘s Institute for Global Law and Policy is accepting applications through September 12, 2014, for its annual workshop in Doha, Qatar, January 4-11, 2015. IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive residential program designed…
  • Jul 25

    Legal Scholarship Blog hacked

    Legal Scholarship Blog hacked
    July 25, 2014 The LSB was hacked this week, causing strange posts to appear on the blog and causing a number of malfunctions in the website. We are working to correct the problems and to secure the LSB site. We sincerely apologize for any…
  • Jul 24

    CFP: IP or Internet Law for Kentucky Law Journal Online

    CFP: IP or Internet Law for Kentucky Law Journal Online
    The Kentucky Law Journal Online has issued a call for papers in the areas of intellectual property or Internet law. Articles for Kentucky Law Journal Online are 5,000 words or less and generally do not exceed 60 footnotes. Articles should…
Rank this Week: 35

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
Rank this Week: 588

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 25

    Freyfogle on Wilderness & Culture

    Freyfogle on Wilderness & Culture
    Eric T. Freyfogle (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Wilderness and Culture (Environmental Law, Fall 2014, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The term wilderness is one the more mischievous, elusive, and…
  • Jul 25

    Rostain & Regan on the IRS Under Siege

    Rostain & Regan on the IRS Under Siege
    Tanina Rostain and Milton C. Regan, Jr. (Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center) have posted The IRS Under Siege (Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT…
  • Jul 25

    Harrison on Copyright as Contract

    Harrison on Copyright as Contract
    Jeffrey Lynch Harrison (University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law) has posted Copyright as Contract on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Copyright is essentially a contract between the author and the public with the government acting…
Rank this Week: 54

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 757

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Jun 28

    When We Were King

    When We Were King
    I read about the boxing documentary When We Were Kings in J. Michael Lennon's recent biography of Norman Mailer, Norman Mailer: A Double Life-- Released in February 1997, the film won several awards, including the Academy Award for best…
  • Apr 28

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog
    "I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something," by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom-- Part of what was so great about those early years of blogging was how chaotic it was — a flurry...
  • Apr 7

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
Rank this Week: 954

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Jul 3

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic
    legalweek An article by Susan Beck in the New York Law Journal takes a look at the role of lawyers in the events leading to BNP Paribas's $8.9bn settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
  • Jul 2

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?
    legalweek The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a…
  • Jul 1

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?
    legalweek Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it,…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Jul 24

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold
    Legal writing professors often use prominent examples of plagiarism to warn their students about its dangers and how to avoid plagiarism. (Quick answer: cite whenever you use the words or ideas of others, keep good notes so you can do...
  • Jul 22

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available
    The results of the 2014 ALWD-LWI survey are now available! The report can be found on both the LWI and ALWD websites. Previous surveys have provided us with information about other law schools and have been influential in helping to...
  • Jul 20

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing
    The gala held during the Legal Writing Institute Conference in Boston celebrated various individuals who have worked in the legal writing for more than 30 years or who helped found the field. Here, for example, is the tribute slide to...
Rank this Week: 205