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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: 726

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • May 29

    Your Statement for Legal Services is Enclosed

    Your Statement for Legal Services is Enclosed
    Statements for legal services are a critical part of law office operations, yet often insufficient attention is given to the appearance and formatting of legal billing. Bills are an important communication with clients that can impact the…
  • May 22

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing

    Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing
    Previously I posted about The Right SEO for Your Law Practice Digital Edge podcast where Jennifer Ellis indicated that good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) now costs more than most law firms would be willing to pay, particularly small law…
  • May 15

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice

    The Right SEO for Your Law Practice
    We hosted attorney Jennifer Ellis for our Digital Edge podcast "Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm." Jennifer manages the online presence of the law firm where she works and also assists law firms with their websites, social...
Rank this Week: 396

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 25

    Law School Action Comics #14

    Law School Action Comics #14
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • May 24

    Academic Success and Bar Prep Position at Appalachian School of Law

    Academic Success and Bar Prep Position at Appalachian School of Law
    The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) is looking for a full-time, tenure-earning faculty member interested in teaching in its Academic Success and Bar Preparation programs starting August 2015. ASL is committed to student achievement, and this…
  • May 23

    The Missing Piece: Academic Advising

    The Missing Piece: Academic Advising
    When I worked with undergraduates in my first career in higher education, I was heavily involved with academic advising for ten years. In fact, my doctoral dissertation was on an academic advising topic. As a result, I have always been...
Rank this Week: 673

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 881

Law Shucks

Law Shucks

A self-deprecating look at life in and after BigLaw

http://lawshucks.com
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch.
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch. Dr. Joseph Dolan: You know, it’s a shame about [Dewey & LeBoeuf].…
  • May 4

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
Rank this Week: 817

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: 596

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/
  • May 25

    Will Congress Allow Consumers More Privacy?

    Will Congress Allow Consumers More Privacy?
    By Naazaneen Hodjat The courts are redefining the hot topic of privacy law in today’s digital age. The most recent ruling, American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper, came in the wake of a series of disclosures by Edward Snowden, a…
  • May 20

    “Mobile Justice”? or Risky Vigilante Journalism?

    “Mobile Justice”? or Risky Vigilante Journalism?
     By Andrew H. Fuller The American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Oregon chapter and four other state chapters offer a smartphone app called Mobile Justice, which allows users to easily record interactions with the police. In…
  • May 20

    Telecoms’ Latest Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

    Telecoms’ Latest Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality
     By Brennen Johnson Last month, the Federal Communications Commission published its new net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. In response to the new rules, there has been an onslaught of legal challenges brought by telecom…
Rank this Week: 958

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • May 27

    Managing teams of skilled professionals gathered on the fly

    Managing teams of skilled professionals gathered on the fly
    Years ago, seeking to address an RFP (request for proposal) of a large prospective client, I assembled a team of skilled specialists. I was flattered that they all said “yes” to joining me, knowing only me and the prospective…
  • May 20

    Your Brand is You

    Your Brand is You
    Going from one generation to another in the 1980s when I was asked to be the law firm’s Chief Operating Officer was difficult enough … and dysfunctional if seen from a 50,000 foot level. But, today, with four generations in the…
  • May 12

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client

    This is Not the time to walk away from your client
    From 2000 to 2007, over 42,000 legal malpractice lawsuits were reported to liability (malpractice) insurers, according to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability. This committee segregated 21 root…
Rank this Week: 738

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: 761

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom
    If you ask a resident of British Columbia what the murder capital of Canada is they may well tell you it’s Surrey. But they’d be wrong. The latest statistics tell us that it is Regina, Saskatchewan, followed by Toronto, Ontario.…
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
Rank this Week: 731

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/
  • May 29

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight
    Congress is playing brinksmanship again, this time over the national-security metadata collection program. Until the Second Circuit concluded that Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act did not authorize bulk metadata collection, it looked as if…
  • May 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Iraqi forces focus on driving ISIS out of Ramadi, two bombings rocked Baghdad yesterday, killing 15 and wounding 42 more. The Associated Press reports that the two car bombs detonated late Thursday night at two hotels in the capital city.…
  • May 29

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity
    Science tends to take us places where policy cannot follow. Policy tends to take us places where science cannot follow. Yet neither science nor policy can be unmindful of the other. Here I will confine myself to six points where I see…
Rank this Week: 69

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 28

    Fired for What!? - Rejecting Creepy Surveillance

    Fired for What!? - Rejecting Creepy Surveillance
    An employee filed invasion of privacy, wrongful termination, and other California state law claims against her employer based on its creepy smartphone surveillance (Complaint here). The woman claimed her employer required her to install Xora,…
  • May 27

    Come 'n get 'em: New FMLA Forms!

    Come 'n get 'em: New FMLA Forms!
    The Department of Labor posted new FMLA forms:WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition…
  • May 27

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA
    Under the FMLA, eligible employees of covered employers may take leave for a "serious health condition" (or to care for a family member with such a condition). A "serious health condition" is defined to include "inpatient care in a hospital."…
Rank this Week: 633

LawPundit

LawPundit

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

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 292

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Airbag Recall | What Happened and What to Expect?

    Airbag Recall | What Happened and What to Expect?
    Auto parts manufacturer has now doubled the size of its defective air bag recall.   Takata has already issued a recall for 18 million airbags.  This new recall will push that number to approximately 34 million. This is the…
  • May 19

    Xarelto Lawsuit Update: Discovery/Trial Selection

    Xarelto Lawsuit Update: Discovery/Trial Selection
    Over the past few years, hundreds of individuals affected by the anticoagulant Xarelto have sued Bayer/Johnson & Johnson, claiming that the drug company failed to warn individuals about the potential serious bleeding risks associated with…
  • May 19

    Big Settlement: Takeda Settles Lawsuits for $2.37 Billion

    Big Settlement: Takeda Settles Lawsuits for $2.37 Billion
    Takeda, manufacturer of the drug Actos, settled thousands of cases at the end of last month for $2.37 billion amid allegations that the drug causes bladder cancer.  Background Lawsuits against Takeda began to spring up a few years ago…
Rank this Week: 742

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 583

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/
  • May 21

    ‘FOSS+beer’ at Beryl’s Beer Co.

    ‘FOSS+beer’ at Beryl’s Beer Co.
    During a recent trip, Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi visited Legal Talk Network headquarters in Denver, Colorado. While there, he interviewed hosts from another legal podcast called ‘FOSS+beer’. With their general focus on law,…
  • May 1

    Mandatory Vaccines vs. Individual Right

    Mandatory Vaccines vs. Individual Right
    Credited with saving millions of lives per year, few health programs can boast the success of vaccinations. Even for those who, for health reasons, can’t be inoculated, vaccines provide a type of community immunity by preventing…
  • Apr 17

    The Legal Ethics and Morality of 'Better Call Saul'

    The Legal Ethics and Morality of 'Better Call Saul'
    His name is James McGill, but most of us know him as Slipping Jimmy, or Saul Goodman, an ethically conflicted advocate for the unlawful. Making his debut in season two of 'Breaking Bad', actor Bob Odenkirk brought life to his loveably shady…
Rank this Week: 125

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • May 28

    Lawyers Suck At Diversity and We Don’t Want to Talk About It

    Lawyers Suck At Diversity and We Don’t Want to Talk About It
    It’s time for some real talk about how terrible our profession is at ensuring diversity. We talk the talk, with BigLaw firms hiring “diversity coordinators” and law schools attempting to make efforts to recruit students of…
  • May 28

    Westlaw Classic is (Almost) Dead, Long Live Westlaw Classic

    Westlaw Classic is (Almost) Dead, Long Live Westlaw Classic
    Thomson Reuters has just announced that, sometime over the summer, it is sending Westlaw Classic to live on the farm. A friendly farm, where it can play in fields of casebooks and help … shepardize … ok, fine. All bad…
  • May 28

    Performance-Enhancing Bar Study Distraction

    Performance-Enhancing Bar Study Distraction
    Prepare for your doomed summer with this list of distractions that will (hopefully) help you maintain your sanity. Performance-Enhancing Bar Study Distractions was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 117

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Pour ceux d'entre vous qui ont le sommeil lourd, le brevet US7283427 vous propose un moyen simple et efficace pour vous réveiller à l'aide d'une aspersion d'eau. Revendication 1: Machine for waking a sleeper…
  • May 27

    T359/11 : notoire ?

    T359/11 : notoire ?
    La demande a pour objet un système d'apprentissage mis en oeuvre par ordinateur. L'OEB a émis un rapport de recherche internationale indiquant que les aspects techniques de l'invention sont considérés comme…
  • May 25

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?
    Un lecteur attentif me signale cette intéressante décision. Qu'il en soit remercié! La revendication principale du brevet en cause a pour objet un récipient comprenant une pluralité de tablettes pour…
Rank this Week: 622

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 944

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/
  • May 29

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Here’s a hypnotic video of light projected onto moving surfaces. It sounds so simple, but watch: Box from Bot & Dolly on Vimeo. The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability. Dallas…
  • May 28

    How to Best Defend Yourself after Being Involved in DUI Related Accident

    How to Best Defend Yourself after Being Involved in DUI Related Accident
    Should you be involved in a DUI related accident, one of the best ways to defend yourself is to just say no. The investigating officer will ask you to do certain things. Just say no. Field sobriety tests The investigating officer will…
  • May 27

    Five Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved Ones Avoid Being a Target for Criminal

    Five Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved Ones Avoid Being a Target for Criminal
    Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous people who are all too eager to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. Whether through identity theft, property crimes, or abuse, the elderly are particularly susceptible to crime. Believing that…
Rank this Week: 863

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: 743

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: 471

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: 56

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • May 26

    How to change law firm culture (Part 1 of 5)

    How to change law firm culture (Part 1 of 5)
    By Jim Hassett and Tom Clay Recently, Altman Weil was consulting with the senior management of a mid-sized law firm about its strategic plan and got into a discussion of the importance of measuring profitability by practice group, client,…
  • May 19

    New national survey links legal project management to financial benefit

    New national survey links legal project management to financial benefit
    Altman Weil has done it again. Every spring they publish the most important survey of the year, and the 2015 Law Firms in Transition Survey they released last week is more thought provoking than ever. (Full disclosure: LegalBizDev is a...
  • May 12

    How to solve delegation problem

    How to solve delegation problem
    A guest post by Gary Richards Talented lawyers are sometimes bypassed for future assignments because they slipped a little on work that was delegated to them in the past. Partners may sometimes solve the problem by deciding to not put...
Rank this Week: 672

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: 600

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • May 29

    Seventh Circuit Seems Uninterested in Fifield Rule

    Seventh Circuit Seems Uninterested in Fifield Rule
    Last week, the Seventh Circuit heard oral argument in the case of Instant Technology v. DiFazio, No. 14-2132. The DiFazio case is one of several Illinois district court cases that apply the so-called Fifield rule on consideration.Readers…
  • May 22

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim
    The scholarship and divergence of opinion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's reach has become so pervasive that the issues no longer seem as complex as they once did.Most practitioners still are not familiar with the CFAA, and since it's…
  • May 8

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration
    Wisconsin generally is known as a pro-employee state when it comes to enforcement of non-compete agreements. However, last week it gave employers a fairly significant victory in Runzheimer Int'l, Ltd. v. Friedlen, when the state supreme court…
Rank this Week: 806

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • May 5

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam
    Despite opposition from many lawyers and bar associations throughout the state, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today that New York State will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July of 2016. According to this…
  • Apr 29

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, a Texas judge who has been admonished by an ethics panel claims that she did nothing wrong by posting about trials she was overseeing. The judge claims the information she posted contained...
  • Apr 14

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    This week is the annual ABA TECHSHOW, the premier technology conference for lawyers taking place in Chicago. TECHSHOW is a combination of educational sessions offering continuing legal education credits, an exhibit hall featuring the latest…
Rank this Week: 935

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/
  • May 26

    Ethics On The Run

    Ethics On The Run
    My review of Alice Goffman’s On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City was posted today on The New Rambler Review (an online journal edited by Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule). As you will see, I am...
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
Rank this Week: 39

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 29

    #Proceedwithcaution says report on judges and social media

    #Proceedwithcaution says report on judges and social media
    A report issued by the Canadian Centre for Court Technology is not surprisingly, urging judicial officers “to use social media with caution” and calling for more detailed policies and formal codes of conduct in this area.The…
  • May 29

    Legal news roundup - May 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 29, 2015
    CanadaFormer deputy education minister to be sentenced for child pornography charges, Canadian PressAlberta judge orders pit bulls responsible for attacks to be put down, Canadian PressHuman Rights Tribunal of Ontario awards foreign workers…
  • May 29

    MacKay to quit politics in second shock exit

    MacKay to quit politics in second shock exit
    Justice Minister Peter MacKay is set to announce his resignation on Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said, the second shock departure from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet this year just months ahead of a federal election.Citing…
Rank this Week: 472

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Berger Reviews Ablabsky, "The Indian Commerce Clause"

    Berger Reviews Ablabsky, "The Indian Commerce Clause"
    Over at JOTWELL, Bethany Berger (University of Connecticut School of Law) has posted an appreciative review of "Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause," by former LHB guest blogger Gregory Ablavsky (University of Pennsylvania, headed soon to…
  • May 28

    Punctuating Happine

    Punctuating Happine
    [From the National Archives's press release.]The National Archives, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study, will host a free conference on the Declaration of Independence titled “Punctuating Happiness,” from 9:15…
  • May 28

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind
    Doug Coulson, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English, has posted British Imperialism, the Indian Independence Movement, and the Racial Eligibility Provisions of the Naturalization Act: United States v. Thind Revisited, which…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 70

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • May 28

    That Bird Is Gonna Cost You.

    That Bird Is Gonna Cost You.
    Regular Juice readers know that you have a first amendment right to flip off a police officer. That doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested and thrown in jail. It just means that ultimately you will prevail. Any way, the same does NOT…
  • May 27

    Some Things You Just Can’t Say To A Judge

    Some Things You Just Can’t Say To A Judge
    Judges are generally an understanding lot. But there are some things you just can’t say to a judge.  Mr. Harry Elias found this out the hard way. As reported by kamloopsnews.ca: Harry Elias was in a family court proceeding on…
  • May 26

    Busted For Going On Facebook?

    Busted For Going On Facebook?
    Yes, this man was busted for going on Facebook, as he should have been. As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York): A Norwood man was arrested for allegedly contacting a female via Facebook who had an order of protection against…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 530

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: 81

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule
    The government issued a long-awaited Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS for short).  No doubt there will be much gnashing of teeth about the issuance of the rule — a very safe bet since the gnashers of teeth got going long…
  • May 27

    All This, and the Environment, Too?

    All This, and the Environment, Too?
    It’s hardly news that Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is the most right-wing in the country’s history, stoking dismay in the White House and in the international community. But this hardly implies a lack of environmental…
  • May 27

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel
    Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in California, responsible for about 37 percent of the state’s total emissions. This distinction makes the sector a prime target for regulation. But with tens of…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • May 29

    Harsh Sanction Proposed For Attorney Who Blogged About Probate Case

    Harsh Sanction Proposed For Attorney Who Blogged About Probate Case
    The Illinois Review Board has recommended a three-year suspension of an attorney who blogged about a probate court case This case involves Respondent's statements on a blog impugning the integrity of certain judges, guardians ad litem…
  • May 29

    The Return Of the Blue

    The Return Of the Blue
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided a divorce case involving the widow of John Belushi. In late December, 1988, the husband, who had previously been married, and the wife, a widow, "agreed to marry and discussed that a…
  • May 28

    Mississippi Yearning

    Mississippi Yearning
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that an out-of-state paramour had insufficient contacts with the state to permit long-arm jurisdiction over an alienation of affections suit. This is an alienation-of-affections lawsuit brought against a…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 338

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
  • May 27

    CFP: Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family – Atlanta, GA

    CFP: Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family – Atlanta, GA
    Emory Law hosts Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family October 16-17, 2015. This workshop will connect institutional and human vulnerability in the context of...
  • May 27

    Election Law Stories – Columbus, OH

    Election Law Stories – Columbus, OH
    Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University hosts Election Law Stories, a works-in-progress event in which contributors to the forthcoming book, Election Law Stories, will discuss the histories of...
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly

    Call for Papers: European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly
    The European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly (ENLR) invites case annotations, article submissions and book reviews relating to the network industries. It is a European journal, but I hope that...
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • May 29

    Moore on Canadian Limitations of Hate Speech

    Moore on Canadian Limitations of Hate Speech
    David H. Moore (Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School) has posted Canada's Limitation of Hate Speech: A Comparative Perspective (Brigham Young University Journal of International and Area Studies 34 (Winter 1996)) on SSRN.…
  • May 29

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law
    Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA School of Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this invited contribution explores the challenges…
  • May 29

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights (Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It...
Rank this Week: 8

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: 289

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 606

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/
  • May 20

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill
    Computer-research vendor Lexis-Nexis recently conducted a study of 300 hiring partners and supervising attorneys to determine what they seek in newly-hired lawyers. Among the study’s findings are that 66% of the respondents want new lawyers…
  • May 19

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School
    The GLS-10 Scholars' Forum is continuing with presentations on secrets of foreign and international law research. Presenters pictured here are Clare Gaynor WIllis (Chicago-Kent College of Law) and Anne Abramson (The John Marshall Law…
  • May 19

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School
    Paulina E. Wilson of Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland is among the presenters speaking today at the GLS-10 Scholars Forum, in advance of the Global Legal Skills Conference. Her presentation is on the subject of “Comparative…
Rank this Week: 152

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • May 28

    Does the U.S. Have Legal Jurisdiction over the FIFA Officials?

    Does the U.S. Have Legal Jurisdiction over the FIFA Officials?
    Fourteen FIFA officials are being charged for allegations of racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption. The U.S. Department of Justice indicted all fourteen this past Wednesday and the officials were arrested at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland.…
  • May 28

    Will Lawsuits Put an End to College Hazing Rituals?

    Will Lawsuits Put an End to College Hazing Rituals?
    A distraught family is suing Baruch College in New York City for $25 million after their son, Michael Deng, died in a fraternity hazing ritual. The lawsuit comes after Deng’s parents sued the fraternity Pi Delta Psi and multiple members…
  • May 27

    Boy Scouts Might Finally Revoke the Ban on Gay Leader

    Boy Scouts Might Finally Revoke the Ban on Gay Leader
    Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary and current president of the Boy Scouts, has called for the ban on gay Boy Scout leaders to be revoked. Although he’s not requesting that the policy be immediately changed, he made it clear…
Rank this Week: 558

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/
Rank this Week: 35

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profit

    Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profit
    If you have a technical or procedural question relating to Exempt Organizations, visit the Charities and Nonprofits homepage on the IRS.govWeb site. Other important resources:         EO…
  • May 28

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Finding and Hiring An Associate

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Finding and Hiring An Associate
    EVENT DETAILS THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF FINDING AND HIRING AN ASSOCIATE Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time  [add to calendar] Press Register button below for pricing.…
  • May 24

    How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar In 2015 (Part 1) | LLRX.com

    How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar In 2015 (Part 1) | LLRX.com
    Nicole L. Black: *** For many lawyers, Google Scholar is an incredibly appealing option since it’s free. I last wrote about Google Scholarback in 2012 and some of the features have changed, while others have been added. So…
Rank this Week: 728