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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 31

    DocketAlarm Follows Court Dockets So You Don’t Have To

    DocketAlarm Follows Court Dockets So You Don’t Have To
    One of our biggest problems with law is not that we lack information – it is that we have far too much of it. Take, for example, PACER. PACER is an unwieldy behemoth that exists, seemingly, to frustrate lawyers immensely with its…
  • Jul 31

    6 Legal Technologies That Should Be Obsolete

    6 Legal Technologies That Should Be Obsolete
    Sure, we don’t use quills or mimeographs anymore, but there is a pretty good chance you still have a fax machine taking up space in your office.6 Legal Technologies That Should Be Obsolete was originally published on Lawyerist.
  • Jul 30

    Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad

    Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad
    iOS apps for lawyers abound, whether for case management, billing, or trial preparation. This page has every legal app for iOS that we could find.Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 366

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Apr 29

    What the Amazon Echo Taught Me About Knowledge Management (Hint: UX)

    What the Amazon Echo Taught Me About Knowledge Management (Hint: UX)
    Have you met Alexa? She is the voice of Amazon Echo, Amazon.com’s new artificially-intelligent device that listens to you and answers your questions. And with the latest software upgrade, it (she?) has entered the home automation…
  • Sep 16

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session

    KM Webinar: ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Session
    ILTA Conference Encore: The Knowledge Management Sessions Join ILTA for this Webinar on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. GMT / 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT / 10:00 a.m. MDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT. REGISTER online here. Description: If…
  • May 15

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago

    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014 is set for June 10th – 11th near Chicago
    ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium 2014, set for June 10th- 11th near Chicago, is designed to bring together professionals working with SharePoint in their firms or law departments.  The format of the two-day event includes a SharePoint…
Rank this Week: 805

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: 110

Legal Antics

Legal Antics

Chronicles legal humor. By Nicole Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/legalantics/
Rank this Week: 538

Legal As She Is Spoke

Legal As She Is Spoke

Covers the state of legal journalism. From New York Law School.

http://www.lasisblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    When Cultural Inspiration Crosses The Line

    When Cultural Inspiration Crosses The Line
    By Nicole Rowlands In late October, the Fashion Institute at Fordham Law School sponsored an event that addressed the issue of cultural appropriation (or rather, misappropriation) in the fashion industry. More specifically, the event…
  • Dec 3

    Baby Step

    Baby Step
    By Halina Schiffman-Shilo As LASIS has previously reported, former Texas prosecutor and judge, Ken Anderson, was found guilty of prosecutorial misconduct in a murder case that put an innocent man behind bars for almost 25 years. Just this…
  • Nov 26

    Taylor Swift’s “Next of Kin” Doesn’t Fly

    Taylor Swift’s “Next of Kin” Doesn’t Fly
    By Asher Hawkins  A small plane piloted by a Canadian amateur aviator crashed at a Nashville airport in late October. That, in itself, was not national news.  But when word spread that Michael Callan, the 45 year old pilot, had…
Rank this Week: 574

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

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

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball
    Athletes are at a higher than average risk for a mild traumatic brain injury or concussions due to the nature of their sports and the mechanism of these injuries. And no where is this risk more evident than in youth soccer. So when we read…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 245

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jul 28

    Overcoming Resistance to Legal Project Management

    Overcoming Resistance to Legal Project Management
    A guest post by Gary Richards “The difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones.” - John Maynard Keynes It is natural for people to resist changing their normal way of doing things, and...
  • Jul 21

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 2 of 2)

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 2 of 2)
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner Robyn Radomski is the chief marketing, strategy & business development officer at Bingham Greenebaum Doll, a firm with over 200 lawyers in eight offices in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. She agrees that a…
  • Jul 14

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 1 of 2)

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 1 of 2)
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner When Kramer Levin, a firm with over 350 lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley, and Paris, conducted a search for a new head of marketing last year, the two finalists were required to give...
Rank this Week: 549

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 459

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 31

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?
    As many of our readers know, Model Rule 8.4 has a comment paragraph suggesting that certain discriminatory conduct might be grounds for discipline because it is prejudicial to the administration of justice. An ABA ethics committee is now…
  • Jul 31

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)
    There's an interesting new case out of the Seventh Circuit, reinstating a legal malpractice case against a transactional firm for an alleged failure to warn the client that it might be dealing with a Ponzi scheme. Worth reading in its...
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
Rank this Week: 204

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 3

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law
    Katie Sykes, a law faculty member of Thompson Rivers University, has written a paper that outlines international support for the formation of global animal protectionism. It argues law rather than science played a main role in arriving at two…
  • Jul 31

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee
    A couple who lost $3.6 million lawyer Javad Heydary disappeared are entitled to garnishment from his liability insurance policy — but will have to renounce any claims against three lawyers formerly employed by him, the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 31

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015
    Canada B.C. refuses to sign pledge to protect transgender people, Canadian Press Officer who killed himself was RCMP scapegoat, says wife, Canadian Press Reality-show stars face assault, obstruction charges, Canadian Press   United…
Rank this Week: 121

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 31

    Oliveri, "Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis"

    Oliveri, "Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis"
    Rigel Christine Oliveri (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted "Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis," which is forthcoming in the Missouri Law Review. Here's the abstract:The events…
  • Jul 31

    Welcome, Mary Ziegler!

    Welcome, Mary Ziegler!
    We’re very pleased to announce that Mary Ziegler, the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at the Florida State University College of Law, will be guest blogging with us for the month of August.  The occasion is her recent publication…
  • Jul 31

    How Materiality Shapes the Law: From Manuscripts to Digitization

    How Materiality Shapes the Law: From Manuscripts to Digitization
    [We have the following announcement.] How Materiality Shapes the Law: from Manuscripts to DigitizationAugust 27, 2015 at Berkeley Law Public Reception: 4:00–4:30pm 295 Boalt Hall (Warren Room) Public Panel Event: 4:30–6:00pm 170…
Rank this Week: 37

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 216

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jul 30

    Good Throw Foils Robbery – Wright Triumphs Over Wrong

    Good Throw Foils Robbery – Wright Triumphs Over Wrong
    “Down on the floor!” – or something like that – said the knife-wielding, would-be robber of the Cigarette Outlet in Des Moines, Iowa. Although employee #1 complied, #2 (Ruth Wright) didn’t, and grabbed a couple…
  • Jul 29

    Bet She Didn’t Even Play That Lottery

    Bet She Didn’t Even Play That Lottery
    This story reminds The Juice of the time he was in a bank years ago and he happened to overhear a conversation between a disgruntled account holder and the manager. “They cleaned out my account” she said. “They said I won…
  • Jul 28

    Just Another Ice Cream Truck Driver Story …

    Just Another Ice Cream Truck Driver Story …
    Is it just me, or does it seem like there are a lot of strange ice cream truck driver stories? Here’s another one, as reported by wivb.com: Last Friday night may have seemed like the prime time for dessert, but those who frequented an…
Rank this Week: 399

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: 871

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: 73

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Climate Issue & the 2016 Election

    The Climate Issue & the 2016 Election
    We’re beginning to have a sense of where the leading candidates stand on climate change. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton announced a goal of 33% renewables by 2030, after saying that the “reality of climate change is…
  • Jul 27

    A Case of Reverse Causation?

    A Case of Reverse Causation?
    Here’s the weird thing: the social cost of carbon today, depends significantly on the year-by-year emissions of carbon in the future, which we obviously don’t know. (Because it depends on our own future actions!)…
  • Jul 24

    Guess What? The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Going to Destroy America After All.

    Guess What? The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Going to Destroy America After All.
    Here’s the headline from the Washington Post: “Outrage over EPA emissions regulations fades as states find fixes.”  Senator Mitch McConnell has been telling all and sundry the plan will be a disaster and states should…
Rank this Week: 979

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 30

    Death Must Be Caused Willfully To Invoke Slayer Statute

    Death Must Be Caused Willfully To Invoke Slayer Statute
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a person found not incompetent to stand trial on charges that he had murdered his mother is not necessarily precluded from recovery by the Slayer Statute. Based upon this Court’s holding that…
  • Jul 30

    Sanction For Accusations Of Judicial Misconduct

    Sanction For Accusations Of Judicial Misconduct
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended a suspension of a year and a day with six months stayed and probation of an attorney who, among other things, accused a judge of misconduct This case highlights the unfavorable…
  • Jul 30

    Counsel Who Missed Portions Of Trial Not Constitutionally Ineffective

    Counsel Who Missed Portions Of Trial Not Constitutionally Ineffective
    A divided United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a conviction in a criminal case where lead defense counsel took ill mid-trial and was replaced by secondary counsel who had not attended all the…
Rank this Week: 422

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 614

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: 315

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 19

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA
    The University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law hosts its Third Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange October 16, 2015, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is limited and opens August...
  • Jul 19

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law invites submissions for its upcoming Special Issue (82nd edition) on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’. With technological advancement…
  • Jul 19

    CFP: European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review

    CFP: European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review
    The  European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law (EPPPL) Review invites contributions to upcoming issues. Facing severe budgetary restraints, the modern State has to balance rising demands for transparency and...
Rank this Week: 22

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 31

    Smith on AI & the Future of Government

    Smith on AI & the Future of Government
    Thomas A. Smith (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Tools, Oracles, Genies and Sovereigns: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American founders attempted to establish a…
  • Jul 31

    Farber on Uncertainty & Climate Change

    Farber on Uncertainty & Climate Change
    Daniel A. Farber (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Coping with Uncertainty: Cost-Benefit Analysis, the Precautionary Principle, and Climate Change on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Two competing strategies for…
  • Jul 31

    Markel, McCann, & Wasserman on Fan Action CommitteesDo

    Markel, McCann, & Wasserman on Fan Action CommitteesDo
    Dan Markel, Michael McCann and Howard M. Wasserman (Florida State University College of Law (deceased) , University of New Hampshire School of Law and Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law) have posted Catalyzing Fans (6…
Rank this Week: 26

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
  • Mar 6

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)
    Like many professionals, lawyers take pride in their ability to perform at the highest level of their professional capabilities. But even when they’ve reached this peak, the best lawyers never stop learning. That's why they are…
Rank this Week: 645

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 81

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 29

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer
    The Association of American Law Schools Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers will present a panel at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York on the topic of "Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and…
  • Jul 24

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates & Photos!

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates & Photos!
    Chapter Five of the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, hosted by Seattle Law School, concluded Thursday evening with a lovely dinner at Seattle's Rainier Club, courtesy of Seattle Dean Annette Clark. The Conference was "predictably…
  • Jul 24

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School
    Professor Steve Schwinn has been named as Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Professor Schwinn earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the American University Washington…
Rank this Week: 652

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    New Books in July

    New Books in July
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books in July: Peirce by Albert Atkin (Routledge, 2016) [this is part of my Routledge Philosophers series] The Trolley Problem Mysteries by F.M. Kamm (Oxford University Press, 2015) (with…
  • Jul 30

    A dentist killed a lion...

    A dentist killed a lion...
    ...and the Internet swung into action.
  • Jul 30

    "Creating a password"

    "Creating a password"
    This is funny.
Rank this Week: 143

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 287

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 28

    Friends of Fossil Fuel (FOFF)

    Friends of Fossil Fuel (FOFF)
    Contrary to what people might assume from reading this blog, I like fossil fuel. I don’t think that oil, gas, and coal companies should go out of business. And I am grateful for the fact that the generous use of fossil fuel in my…
  • Jul 21

    Toaster Challenge

    Toaster Challenge
    I have made this point before: Energy is extremely cheap in our age, if you compare it to using human work. The last time my headline was “Energy Slaves”, because of an Wikipedia article with that title. Now a team has put Olympic…
  • Jul 13

    It Takes Only Until 2155 To Finish Off Fossil Fuel In Germany

    It Takes Only Until 2155 To Finish Off Fossil Fuel In Germany
    Volker Quaschning talks in this Youtube video about the German transition to renewable energy (in German). He calculated how long it will take to get to 100 percent renewable energy assuming the present policy under the 2014 Renewable Energy…
Rank this Week: 726

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 952

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 136

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 24

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’
    The latest Quilliam Club podcast is the first in a new series on ‘identity and technology’. The discussion took as its starting point Norberto Andrade’s “Oblivion: The Right to Be Different… from Oneself //…
  • Jul 20

    Because the computer speaks English?

    Because the computer speaks English?
    I’m pleased to say that a paper of mine, first presented in the Soillse seminar series in Edinburgh last year, has now been published in the Journal of Media Law. An open access version (post-peer review) is available for download here,…
  • Jul 16

    For whom the bell troll

    For whom the bell troll
    I’ve written a short piece for The Conversation on the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, legislation recently adopted in New Zealand. Tackling the trolls: how New Zealand raised the bar with its new laws I’ve had half an…
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LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 31

    Blog Post: "Capacious" Term Dooms MATS Rule - Does It Say Anything About the Clean Power Plan?

    Blog Post: "Capacious" Term Dooms MATS Rule - Does It Say Anything About the Clean Power Plan?
    By J. Wylie Donald The Energy Information Agency predicted the retirement of up to 60 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity generation by 2020.  A significant contributor to that evolution was the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard or MATS…
  • Jul 31

    Blog Post: London Calling: On The Cusp Of A UK Biotech Revolution

    Blog Post: London Calling: On The Cusp Of A UK Biotech Revolution
    The question for those who have had a hand in the biotech market for a long time is no longer whether the U.K. will deliver on its biotech promise, but when. The money has become more organized, the government has started to take steps to…
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache
    Masses of small red tuna crabs have been washing up along San Diego, California area beaches from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. The species, Pleuroncodes planipes, is unique in that it can live its entire life cycle, from larva to adulthood, in…
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Liberty Law Blog

Liberty Law Blog

Covers estate planning, estate taxes, probate and trusts.

http://www.libertylawapc.com/blog
  • Aug 6

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children
    Some good reminders from www.estateplanning.com on the importance of being prepared to pass the family business to your kids: If you own and operate a business, you need to have a plan for the future of the business in the event you become…
  • Jun 28

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation
    Did you know that if you do not properly designate beneficiaries on assets like life insurance & retirement accounts – those assets may be distributed to your “estate” instead of your intended beneficiary? This can increase the…
  • Jun 13

    Even young adults should plan their Estate

    Even young adults should plan their Estate
    Good summary article here on why its important for young adults to think about getting some basic documents in place. Tweet
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Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 30

    Law Librarians May Have Killed World’s Biggest Copyright Troll

    Law Librarians May Have Killed World’s Biggest Copyright Troll
    “We here at Above the Law appreciate law librarians. Staci attended the AALL’s recent conference and it was the law librarian community that kickstarted the Twitter phenomenon #lawlibpickuplines. But for all their invaluable…
  • Jul 30

    Amazon about to score $30M gig to sell e-books to N.Y.C. school kid

    Amazon about to score $30M gig to sell e-books to N.Y.C. school kid
    “The Department of Education is about to approve a $30 million contract with Amazon to create an e-book marketplace for New York City’s 1,800 public schools. The Amazon deal will be one of the D.O.E.’s most expensive…
  • Jul 30

    New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacie

    New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacie
    “The leather-bound diaries of a 19th-century high-school principal in southwestern India are helping change how archivists around the world handle email. As authors’ archives encompass fewer handwritten drafts and more digital…
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LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
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Licenciada María del Rosario…

Licenciada María del Rosario Esquivel Tapia

http://www.webjam.com/licesquivel/home
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Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
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Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

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

    CMS Releases Proposed Stark Law Regulation

    CMS Releases Proposed Stark Law Regulation
    As previously discussed on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician…
  • Jul 21

    House Easily Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation, Includes Significant FDA Reform

    House Easily Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation, Includes Significant FDA Reform
    On July 10, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with an overwhelming majority (344-77), the 21st Century Cures bill (H.R. 6), a high-profile bipartisan bill intended to speed up and improve the process for approving innovative…
  • Jul 17

    Is Your SEM FDA Compliant? New Google SEM Policy Forces Pharmaceutical Industry to Adjust Paid Search Advertisement

    Is Your SEM FDA Compliant? New Google SEM Policy Forces Pharmaceutical Industry to Adjust Paid Search Advertisement
    Upcoming changes to Google AdWords’ ad formats will have a significant impact on pharmaceutical companies that engage in paid search advertising. In a letter to its major media agencies last month, Google announced that it will be…
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Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
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LII Announce

LII Announce

Features announcements, featured content and legal information factoids. From the Legal Information Institute.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu
  • May 28

    Alfred Mahlangu Visits the LII

    Alfred Mahlangu Visits the LII
    On a chilly day in March this year, Alfred Mahlangu arrived at the LII, having travelled from AfricanLII in Cape Town, South Africa. He came to Ithaca to work on creating the “LII in a Box.” “The LII is the sister, brother,…
  • May 28

    We Love it When a Plan Comes Together

    We Love it When a Plan Comes Together
    Elsewhere in this newsletter, you’ll read about our month-long visit from Tswinyane Alfred Mahlangu, the principal technologist for our sister organization AfricanLII.  Alfred was here to work on LII-in-a-Box, a donor-funded…
  • May 28

    Frank Wagner Prize Announced

    Frank Wagner Prize Announced
    Our Supreme Court Bulletin staff recently wrapped up its work on the 2014 – 2015 docket and celebrated by announcing the winners of the annual Frank Wagner Prize.  The award is funded by an anonymous donor in admiration and…
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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

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

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense
    Originally posted 2011-06-20 17:38:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter[Note:  This was first published in June of 2011, but if I’m going to recycle anything once a year, it’s this.  And this is the right time, in view…
  • Jul 25

    Confusion ascendant

    Confusion ascendant
    Jewish tradition teaches that on Tisha B’Av (the Ninth day of the month of Av) — which begins tonight — five national calamities occurred: During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the…
  • Jul 24

    In your head

    In your head
    Originally posted 2008-02-27 23:49:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRebecca Tushnet: Trademark dilution is a cause of action for interfering with the uniqueness of a trademark. For example, consumers would probably not think that…
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Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Collecting Royalties After Your Patent Has Expired

    Collecting Royalties After Your Patent Has Expired
    ‘Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead!’* At least insofar as patent licensing goes.  On June 22 the Supreme Court decided yet another patent case – this one relating to patent royalties after the patent…
  • Jun 30

    Taylor Swift versus Apple versus Photographer

    Taylor Swift versus Apple versus Photographer
    On the subject of interesting IP spats, here’s one that’s worth smiling (or frowning) over. You may know that Taylor Swift recently complained in an open letter to Apple about its using musicians’ work without compensation…
  • Jun 30

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: Back in April 2013, you wrote about how Richard Prince drew a few electric guitars and naughty bits on photos taken by photographer Patrick Cariou, and then sold them to Beyoncé, Giselle, and other…
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Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled Over Listeria

    Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled Over Listeria
    The California Department of Public Health is reporting that cold smoked salmon is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses... Continue Reading
  • Jun 23

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria
    Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA, is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company announced a similar... Continue…
  • Jun 12

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test
    Shirks Meats of Dundee, NY, is recalling “Smoked Andouille Sausage” due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled in-store... Continue Reading
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
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Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 27

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?
    Via TechDirt, I learned that Carl Malamud, proprietor of Public.Resource.org, was sued last week by the State of Georgia for copyright infringement. Malamud is perhaps the leading advocate in the world for putting primary legal materials…
  • Jul 12

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero
    It is impossible to overstate the impact that Atticus Finch has had on the American legal system and its members. Consider this opening from a case decided by the Florida Supreme Court in 2013: In his final remarks to the jury, Atticus Finch,…
  • Jun 23

    Ted Frank And The Real Risk Of Class Action

    Ted Frank And The Real Risk Of Class Action
    Tort reformer Ted Frank and I have had our disagreements over the years. (See here and here.) In recent years, he has focused his work on filing objections to class action settlements through the Center for Class Action Fairness. Some of his…
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