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Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 12

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine
    The plaintiffs, GPH Cohasset, LLC, and GGNSC Cohasset, LLC (collectively, Golden Living), appealed from a judgment of the Land Court affirming a decision of the defendant planning board of Cohasset (board) to grant defendant Conservation Wind…
  • Aug 11

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”
    Editor’s Note: This posting is republished from the RLUIPA Defense Blog, with permission. The blog is located at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm In American Atheists v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, No. 13-1668 (2d…
  • Aug 10

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial
    Editor’s note: This post is republished with permission from the RLUIPA Defense blog which can be viewed here: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has denied the…
Rank this Week: 778

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 542

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: 966

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Some suggested iPhoneJD reading

    Some suggested iPhoneJD reading
    I'm a big fan of Jeff Richardson's iPhone JD blog and with the recent Apple new product announcement date scheduled on September 9 in a much larger-than-usual venue, you don't want to miss out on Jeff's in the news roundup...
  • Aug 25

    Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014

    Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014
    Get your technology news update here. Recent Technology News and Developments for 2014 is my column for the August "Back to School" issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal. I cover lots of tech developments with some serious and some…
  • Aug 20

    Reading Online News Items (2014 Edition)

    Reading Online News Items (2014 Edition)
    How many times do you see "Visit my blog!", "We have great news articles online here" or "See our website for more"? How often do you actually follow up just to see what is there? My guess is the honest...
Rank this Week: 376

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/
  • Sep 1

    NECASP December Conference

    NECASP December Conference
    Save the Date New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals Conference December 8, 2014 Suffolk University Law School Boston, Massachusetts Using Hybrid Learning and Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support &…
  • Aug 30

    Ahh - a Three-Day Weekend

    Ahh - a Three-Day Weekend
    We just finished our second week of classes. The first-year students are looking a bit shell-shocked. The upper-division students are commenting on how things are already too fast-paced. Everyone is looking forward to the long weekend. Here…
  • Aug 29

    Are you new to Academic Support or Bar Prep work? Have you moved schools?

    Are you new to Academic Support or Bar Prep work? Have you moved schools?
    At the beginning of each academic semester, we like to introduce ASP or bar professionals who are new to their law schools or who have changed locations? We want to post an academic spotlight about you so that you are...
Rank this Week: 656

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: 851

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: 815

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: 573

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/
  • Aug 27

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?
    By Doug Logan Many Americans have detailed instructions addressing the dissolution of their assets after they pass away. However, many people are facing a new challenge: what happens to their digital assets? What happens to their pictures,…
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
  • Aug 12

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company
    By Peter Montine Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, has sued The Hartz Mountain Corporation for violating its license to use her “Angry Birds” plush pet toy line. Adams created the toy line before the insanely popular video game of the…
Rank this Week: 934

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day

    Happy Labor Day
    During the Labor Day holiday, we spent some time traveling to several “food spots” in Los Angeles that were highlighted by the food editor of the Los Angeles Times.  One of them was Bulgarini Gelato, maker of one of the best…
  • Aug 28

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Why Marketing Matters for Lawyers, Part 1

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Why Marketing Matters for Lawyers, Part 1
    Factors to Consider When Marketing You Firm: -Have a Marketing Plan -Consider the commonality between you and prospective clients. -Play the Numbers Game -The more people you can get in front of; the better the chance of someone engaging you.…
  • Aug 24

    A global market react

    A global market react
    As we begin to look at how the profession will change in 2015 and beyond, we must look at the Australian market. Here, large accounting firms are  adding major law practice components to their stable of professionals. In at least two…
Rank this Week: 718

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: 734

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 2

    New York Author Successfully Resists Divorce Subpoena

    New York Author Successfully Resists Divorce Subpoena
    The divorce of American oil billionaire Harold Hamm and former lawyer Sue Ann Hamm has attracted lots of attention and gallons of ink, as media outlets around North America write and revel in every detail. An interesting aspect of the Hamm…
  • Aug 30

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
  • Aug 30

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
Rank this Week: 759

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/
  • Sep 2

    Thoughts on the CA2 Argument on Section 215 in ACLU v. Clapper

    Thoughts on the CA2 Argument on Section 215 in ACLU v. Clapper
    I just finished watching the video of the Second Circuit’s argument in ACLU v. Clapper, the challenge to Section 215.  Here are a few impressions. While I don’t have a strong sense of how the court will rule, there was a…
  • Sep 2

    NSA’s Anne Neuberger Speaks at Long Now Foundation

    NSA’s Anne Neuberger Speaks at Long Now Foundation
    The National Security Agency’s Anne Neuberger, the director of the NSA’s Commercial Solutions Center, gave this seminar recently at the Long Now Foundation. Full video is available at the web site. Here’s the audio:
  • Sep 2

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Breaking News: ISIS has released a video that shows the murder of American journalist Steven Sotloff, the New York Times reports. In a previous video of the murder of American James Foley, ISIS had threatened to execute Mr. Sotloff if…
Rank this Week: 69

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    3d Cir. on FMLA Right to Return to Work

    3d Cir. on FMLA Right to Return to Work
    Yesterday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (jurisdiction covering Pennsylvania) issued a noteworthy precedential FMLA opinion in Budhun v. Reading Hosp. & Med. Ctr. (opinion here).The fact pattern is long and convoluted but I'll try to…
  • Aug 22

    Lawffice Links - Potluck Breakfast

    Lawffice Links - Potluck Breakfast
    I cooked up some Lawffice Links this morning, but there's no real theme. So, I'll just call this hodgepodge a "potluck breakfast" and get on with the show:First up, the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) is visiting Eric Meyer's The…
  • Aug 19

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?
    Can an employer's social media policy be unconstitutional? Maybe - if it's a public employer. We may get some insight into the constitutional boundaries of public employer social media policies in a new lawsuit filed against a sheriff's…
Rank this Week: 599

LawPundit

LawPundit

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

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 296

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/
  • Sep 2

    Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits | MDL Meeting

    Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits | MDL Meeting
    Judge Gergel, the judge appointed to oversee the multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Lipitor diabetes lawsuits, is scheduled to meet with lawyers this week for a status conference.  Their focus will be on preparing a small group of…
  • Sep 2

    Medical Malpractice and Confirmation Bia

    Medical Malpractice and Confirmation Bia
    There are a lot of differences between good hospitals and bad hospitals.  It is an all too common trope to claim that one thing encapsulates the differences between good and bad.  It is always more complicated than that one little…
  • Jul 28

    Drug Induced Liver Injurie

    Drug Induced Liver Injurie
    Drug induced liver injuries can develop following the use of a wide range of drugs, including over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol and Hydroxycut, and prescription drugs such as: Levaquin Strattera Nizoral Propylthiouracil Pemoline…
Rank this Week: 761

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Aug 5

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren
    Das Verfahren wegen Bestechung (§ 334 StGB) gegen Bernie Ecclestone wurde gegen Zahlung von 100 Millionen US-Dollar eingestellt. Während eine Million an ein Kinderhospiz gehen wird, darf sich die Staatskasse über die restlichen…
  • Jul 18

    Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt Anklage gegen Edathy wegen Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Schriften

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

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei
    Vor der großen Strafkammer des Landgerichts hatte die Staatsanwaltschaft 4 Angeklagte wegen Hehlerei in der Form der gewerbsmäßigen Bandenhehlerei und Betruges angeklagt, zwei davon wegen Beihilfe zu den Taten der beiden…
Rank this Week: 642

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/
  • Aug 27

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?
    The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions, and firing squads to execute…
  • Aug 8

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse
    Although still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law, Colorado and Washington have decided not to prosecute marijuana use or production at the state level. Despite this lack of enforcement, women who use marijuana during…
  • Jul 25

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee
    On July 1st a new law took effect in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue criminal assault charges if the mother uses illegal drugs during pregnancy. Although it had widespread bipartisan support and is designed to fight Neonatal…
Rank this Week: 124

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 27

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing
    All law-firm websites plans should be created with this one simple idea in mind.
  • Aug 26

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph
    "By replacing formulaic openers with forceful arguments," says Burlingame, "lawyers can capture the judge's attention, enhance their credibility, and show from the outset why their clients should win."
  • Aug 24

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
    Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Rank this Week: 111

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    J16/13 : compétence de la Chambre juridique

    J16/13 : compétence de la Chambre juridique
    Environ un an et demi après le dépôt, le déposant s'est rendu compte qu'il avait déposé un mauvais texte (mais les bonnes figures) et a requis le remplacement du texte (description et revendications)…
  • Aug 28

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un fidèle lecteur a attiré récemment mon attention sur la demande US200689077. L'ours, à fixer à une seringue, est destiné à "réduire l'appréhension des enfants et des parents…
  • Aug 26

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition
    La Titulaire n'a réagi d'aucune manière lors de la procédure de première instance. Elle n'a fourni aucune réponse à l'opposition, ni même requis de procédure orale. La division…
Rank this Week: 633

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: 929

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/
  • Sep 2

    Product Liability Cases: What to Expect in the Settlement Stage

    Product Liability Cases: What to Expect in the Settlement Stage
    Health care giant Johnson & Johnson settled a class-action product liability lawsuit in November that will pay 7,500-plus complainants more than $4 billion. The lawsuit represented patients who were given defective metal hip replacements…
  • Sep 1

    The Role and Importance of Immigration Lawyer

    The Role and Importance of Immigration Lawyer
    The role of immigration lawyer is somewhat distinctive when compared to other types of lawyers. Immigration lawyers help those persons who are facing difficulties with managing immigration needs. The immigration lawyer usually acts as an…
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day!
    Happy Labor Day to you. Please remember the purpose of this day — to honor the American labor movement, and all the benefits that have been brought to working people across the country.
Rank this Week: 873

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: 859

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

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

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Poultry Plants Get To Police Self

    Poultry Plants Get To Police Self
    As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets, the US Department of Agriculture has released new poultry-inspection rules that will adversely affect workplace safety. According to the New York Times, the executive…
  • Jul 31

    Difficulty With Brain Injury And Brain Science

    Difficulty With Brain Injury And Brain Science
    The difficulty understanding and predicting and treating brain injuries resides in the difficulties with brain science. Recently Professor Gary Marcus wrote an excellent Op-Ed for the New York Times, The Trouble With Brain Science (7/12/14),…
  • Jul 29

    New Concussion Guidelines for Children

    New Concussion Guidelines for Children
    If your child is injured and suffers a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury or MTBI, often they are told to rest and take it easy for a couple of days. But according to new research, this is nowhere near enough time for…
Rank this Week: 463

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: 54

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 4 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 4 of 4)
    Livia Kiser is a Chicago-based partner at Loeb & Loeb who represents defendants in consumer class actions, primarily those that relate to claims by consumers of a defect or a false claim about a product. She also reviews product…
  • Aug 19

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 3 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 3 of 4)
    Ross Emmerman is a Chicago-based corporate and M&A lawyer at Loeb & Loeb who was coached by Fred Kinch. Ross says that although many attorneys at the firm start out by considering LPM to be just one more thing that...
  • Aug 12

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)
    Last year, I wrote Part 1 of this series about our pilot test of legal project management coaching at Loeb & Loeb LLP a law firm with more than 300 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC,...
Rank this Week: 650

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: 589

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/
  • Aug 15

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?
    There are problems with statistical analyses. One of them is that the data sampling size may not be reliable or that the parameters established tend to skew results.I am no statistician, but I have enough of a background to be dangerous. I…
  • Aug 13

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh In On the Fifield Rule?

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh In On the Fifield Rule?
    The body of work following the decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services is somewhat scattered at best. Federal courts are divided on whether it represents the law in Illinois, with courts taking divergent views.As most readers may know…
  • Aug 12

    In Non-Compete Suits, Is the Employee's Age Relevant?

    In Non-Compete Suits, Is the Employee's Age Relevant?
    It's a given that courts consider a wide range of facts - perhaps too wide - when ruling on enforcement actions. Already burdened with figuring out the competitive inflection points between warring companies on a truncated record, courts also…
Rank this Week: 805

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Don't Let Fear of Your Competition Cripple Your Marketing

    Don't Let Fear of Your Competition Cripple Your Marketing
    Last week, Nancy Myrland did a post on her blog, "Competition Watching? Who Cares?!" in which she reminded her readers that, You can’t go through your professional life not showing your clients and potential clients what you know…
  • Aug 21

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?
    Here's an interesting infographic from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, addressing the state of women in the law: Brought to you by the online Master of Legal Studies program at @WashULaw What do you think? What are...
  • Aug 15

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment
    A recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that lawyers' free speech rights are violated by New Jersey's restriction on the use of complimentary quotes from...
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/
  • Sep 2

    "The Trouble with Amicus Facts"

    "The Trouble with Amicus Facts"
    We covered this article six months ago, but given that the New York Times has just gotten around to writing about it, I figure it's time for a re-post. It's by Allie Orr Larsen. Abstract: The number of amicus curiae...
  • Sep 1

    Brute force hacking of password

    Brute force hacking of password
    I imagine that lots of lawyers already know this, but in the wake of news of a major security breach, it's worth mentioning that lawyers can use password management products to ensure that all their passwords are (1) strong, (2)...
  • Sep 1

    "Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation"

    "Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation"
    Lucian Dervan has thoughts over at White Collar Crime Prof Blog.
Rank this Week: 36

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 2

    GM class settlement nets class counsel judge-approved ‘premium’

    GM class settlement nets class counsel judge-approved ‘premium’
    Fees will amount to $1.9 million including an $804,000 premium to lawyers acting on behalf of plaintiffs in a class action against General Motors Canada over cuts to employee benefits In early August, a group of about 3,200 non-union retirees…
  • Sep 2

    News Roundup - September 2, 2014

    News Roundup - September 2, 2014
    CanadaFairness for Victims Act to face large constitutional issues, The Globe and MailVancouver surgeon’s lawsuit delayed while he tries to reach a settlement with province, The Vancouver SunFormer construction magnate due to…
  • Aug 29

    Lawyer facing discipline accuses LSUC counsel of witness tampering

    Lawyer facing discipline accuses LSUC counsel of witness tampering
    A Law Society of Upper Canada hearing panel heard a colourful case yesterday in which a lawyer facing a misconduct hearing accused the LSUC’s counsel of trying to bribe a witness.Counsel for Kumar Sriskanda, who is accused of fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 564

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Job Announcement: Director of the Federal Judicial History Office

    Job Announcement: Director of the Federal Judicial History Office
    [We have the following announcement.]Director of the Federal Judicial History OfficeFederal Judicial CenterWashington, DC  20002-8003The purpose of the Federal Judicial Center is to further the development and adoption of improved…
  • Sep 2

    Vermeule Reviews Hamburger's "Is Administrative Law Unlawful?"

    Vermeule Reviews Hamburger's "Is Administrative Law Unlawful?"
    “No,” by Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School, is a review of Philip Hamburger’s Is Administrative Law Unlawful?   It is forthcoming in the Texas Law Review.  Here is the abstract:Philip Hamburger has had a…
  • Sep 1

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Series: Fall 2014 Lineup

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Series: Fall 2014 Lineup
    The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley has posted the fall lineup for its speaker series. A number of legal historians are scheduled to present:Monday, September 8 – Christopher Tomlins …
Rank this Week: 61

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

    Legal Open Document and Data Symposium: 6 September 2014, Ravenna

    Legal Open Document and Data Symposium: 6 September 2014, Ravenna
    Legal Open Document and Data, a symposium, is scheduled to be held 6 September 2014, in Ravenna, Italy, in conjunction with Summer School LEX 2014. Here is the program: Albano Bernasconi, Swiss Federal Chancellery, Official Publications…
  • Aug 31

    Scott et al.: Text Mining for Quality Control of Court Record

    Scott et al.: Text Mining for Quality Control of Court Record
    Eric O. Scott, Haleh Vafaie, Zelal Gungordu, Charles E. Horowitz, and Bradford C. Brown are scheduled to present a paper entitled Text Mining for Quality Control of Court Records, at SemADoc 2014: Semantic Analysis of Documents Workshop, to…
  • Aug 28

    Glassmeyer and Smith: Open law: Technology in service of the rule of law

    Glassmeyer and Smith: Open law: Technology in service of the rule of law
    Sarah Glassmeyer and Pete Smith have posted their new article entitled Open law: Technology in service of the rule of law, forthcoming in Legal Information Management, 14(3) (2014). Here is the abstract: As law librarians we have ready access…
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/
  • Sep 1

    Time To Find Another Line Of “Work”

    Time To Find Another Line Of “Work”
    The night could most succinctly be described as “0 for 2″.  To call this gent a “robber” would be stretching the definition of the term, though it wasn’t for lack of trying. As reported by KUTV (Utah): A man…
  • Aug 31

    So A Guy Can’t Just Have A Few Drinks With A Couple Monkeys?

    So A Guy Can’t Just Have A Few Drinks With A Couple Monkeys?
    So maybe it’s not 100% certain that he was drinking with the monkeys, but he let them out of their cages, he was drunk, and … as reported by The August Chronicle (Georgia): According to a GHSU Police Bureau incident report, a…
  • Aug 30

    Someone Really Likes Cheez-It

    Someone Really Likes Cheez-It
    Everyone craves some type of food at one time or another. And although you may not consider Cheez-Its to be food, a New Hampshire man had a serious craving, and apparently no cash. So, according to The New Hampshire Union Leader ……
Rank this Week: 188

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: 527

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: 82

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 2

    UARG Strikes Back

    UARG Strikes Back
    “UARG” sounds like the name of a monster in a children’s book or maybe some kind of strangled exclamation.  But it actually stands for Utility Air Regulatory Group, which represents utility companies in litigation.…
  • Aug 28

    Misleading Attacks On California’s New Transportation Analysis Under CEQA

    Misleading Attacks On California’s New Transportation Analysis Under CEQA
    Last year, the California legislature passed badly needed reform to change how agencies evaluate a project’s transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Governor’s Office of Planning and…
  • Aug 26

    A Hidden Property Gem From Justice Jackson

    A Hidden Property Gem From Justice Jackson
    Although it is never fun to do new class preparation, I like teaching new classes because it forces me gives me the opportunity to learn new material and new areas of law. So it is this semester, when I will teach water law for the first…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Sep 2

    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day
    A case highlight from the September 2014 edition of the California Bar Journal A San Francisco Bay Area attorney has lost her license to practice law for using the legal system to try to control her adult son and for...
  • Sep 2

    Attorney Reprimanded, Conviction Of Client Reversed

    Attorney Reprimanded, Conviction Of Client Reversed
    The Arkansas Professional Conduct Committee - Panel A - has reprimanded an attorney who engaged in a conflict of interest by representing both husband and wife in a case involving felony sexual abuse allegations made by the wife's daughter…
  • Sep 2

    Theft From Elderly Client Draws Prison, Disbarment

    Theft From Elderly Client Draws Prison, Disbarment
    A Virginia attorney has consented to disbarment in the wake of a criminal conviction. The Washington Post reported on the offense A Fairfax County attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for embezzling nearly $500,000 while he…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 334

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
  • Aug 27

    Aug. 27 Colloquia/Workshop

    Aug. 27 Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Urska Velikonja (Emory University School of Law) presents Public Compensation for Private Harm: Evidence from the SEC’s Fair Fund Distributions – paper available here
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
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/
  • Sep 2

    Patthoff on Law Student Anxiety

    Patthoff on Law Student Anxiety
    Abigail A. Patthoff (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted This is Your Brain on Law School: The Impact of Fear-Based Narratives on Law Students (Utah Law Review, 2015 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:...
  • Sep 2

    Ginsburg on Global Diffusion of Constitutional Review

    Ginsburg on Global Diffusion of Constitutional Review
    Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago Law School) has posted The Global Spread of Constitutional Review (Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Keith Whittington and Daniel Keleman, eds., 2008) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Constitutional…
  • Sep 2

    Sunstein on the Nature of Interpretation

    Sunstein on the Nature of Interpretation
    Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard Law School) has posted There Is Nothing that Interpretation Just Is on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Some people believe that the very idea of interpretation requires judges to adopt a particular method for…
Rank this Week: 5

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 29

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive

    What You'll Find in This Weblog's Archive
    Here are some of the items that once appeared at the top of this weblog, but which now appear only in its archives: A simple formula for escaping the law by writing a legal thriller; An annotated federal-court decision in...
  • Jun 28

    When We Were King

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

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog

    Feeling Nostalgic about Blog
    "I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something," by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom-- Part of what was so great about those early years of blogging was how chaotic it was — a flurry...
Rank this Week: 276

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Aug 29

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer
    Be mindful, walk while you work and keep posture perfect - in this article, Lawyers on Demand's Alison Gill sets out five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer...
  • Aug 27

    Empathy and getting the deal done - why lawyers need a better understanding of sale

    Empathy and getting the deal done - why lawyers need a better understanding of sale
    legalweek It's 12 months since I stopped being a lawyer. Well, I still cling to my practising certificate just in case it's ever needed as a life jacket, so technically still am a lawyer. I guess what I mean is it's that long…
  • Aug 27

    Taking a selfie inside the National Gallery - a copyright infringement?

    Taking a selfie inside the National Gallery - a copyright infringement?
    legalweek A few days ago a number of newspapers reported that, following similar moves by a number of other UK institutions, the National Gallery in London has changed its strict no-photos-(please) policy, "after staff realised…
Rank this Week: 765

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 29

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative…
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court Review and Preview

    Supreme Court Review and Preview
    The John Marshall Law School will hold a U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview Program from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014. The law school is located at 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. (mew) Related articles...
  • Aug 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
Rank this Week: 143

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Sep 2

    Militarized Police Forces Cause More Problems than They Solve

    Militarized Police Forces Cause More Problems than They Solve
    The recent demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent militarized call to action by law enforcement, has catapulted an important question into the headlines: why do police increasingly resemble soldiers?Related…
  • Aug 29

    Supreme Court to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    In 2006, Peggy Young, a UPS air driver, was forced to take an unpaid leave of absence of more than six months from her job when she became pregnant. As a result, Young lost her wages and medical coverage, and her family was put through…
  • Aug 27

    Can I Be Sued for Writing Negative Reviews Online?

    Can I Be Sued for Writing Negative Reviews Online?
    The technological advances of the last several years have made online shopping a way of life. At the heart of this new activity is the ability to broadcast consumer complaints. Sites like Yelp!, Angie’s List, and Amazon have turned the…
Rank this Week: 550