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Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Apr 17

    New Research Report: Mohammed Morsi Trial

    New Research Report: Mohammed Morsi Trial
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Egypt: Mohammed Morsi Trial. This report provides a brief overview of the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi, which began on September 1, 2013. It discusses the alleged…
  • Apr 16

    New Research Report: Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

    New Research Report: Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture. This report summarizes legislation concerning the agricultural use of water in nineteen countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and…
  • Apr 15

    New Research Report: European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine

    New Research Report: European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine. In 2006, the Supreme Court of Spain adopted the so-called "Parot Doctrine" in which it established that sentence reductions…
Rank this Week: 794

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 785

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/
  • Mar 25

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will
    In this case, B owned and operated a large farm that included 33 quarter sections of land and about 600 cattle.  He had a will and died.  And although he remained married to his wife, D, at his death, he had been living with G for…
  • Mar 19

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed
    One neighbour (G) has a barn and a shed that protrude onto another neighbour's (N's) property.  The barn is used for stabling horses and the shed is used for storage and has an attached chicken coop.  The situation ended up in…
  • Mar 18

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge
    A landowner in Nova Scotia challenged the validity of the expropriation of his land.  The challenge was unsuccessful and the landowner was ordered by the NS Supreme Court to pay costs of the challenge to the expropriating…
Rank this Week: 542

Law Practice Strategy

Law Practice Strategy

Discusses practice management solutions for solos and small firms.

http://lawpracticestrategy.com/
  • Apr 3

    What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013

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

    The ReInvent Law Channel

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

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore
    When you’re an associate receiving positive feedback for your intelligence, diligence, and impeccable work product, it’s hard to fathom the need to start learning an entirely different set of skills for the later phases of your…
Rank this Week: 950

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 22

    Coping with the Heartbleed security flaw (and future Heartbleeds)

    Coping with the Heartbleed security flaw (and future Heartbleeds)
    Surely you have heard of the Internet security threat Heartbleed by now. But the explanations seem a bit complicated and advice to change all of your passwords yet again seems so “been there, done that.” This is a serious…
  • Apr 4

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 - Interview with The TECHSHOW Chair

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 - Interview with The TECHSHOW Chair
    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 was a great success, breaking all of its previous attendance records. Congratulations to ABA TECHSHOW chair Natalie R. Kelly and the rest of the TECHSHOW planning board. For our Digital Edge podcast this month, Sharon Nelson…
  • Mar 17

    2014 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference set for June 19-21, 2014.

    2014 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference set for June 19-21, 2014.
    The 2014 Oklahoma Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference will be coming to the Hard Rock Casino Resort Tulsa June 19-21, 2014. Our speakers include Bryan Sims (who many of you know as The Connected Lawyer), Oklahoma Supreme Court Vice...
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Apr 23

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2nd Annual AASE National Conference May 29 through June 1, 2014 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What will you discover in Indianapolis? · Four…
  • Apr 22

    Relax

    Relax
    Right before exams, I usually try to have a Academic Success Workshop devoted to stress reduction. The most useful and popular thing that we have done is to lead the students in a stress reduction meditation from The Relaxation and...
  • Apr 20

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep
    Some law students have ill-conceived notions about their priorities for studying and how those priorities interface with basic life needs. They decide that the way to get better grades is to either skimp on/skip or go overboard on meals,…
Rank this Week: 641

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: 846

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 4

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
  • May 4

    London Layoffs Back

    London Layoffs Back
    In 2009, UK firms were ahead of the curve in laying people off.  Could that trend be starting again? Herbert Smith, #29 on the 2011 Global 100, is reportedly laying off up to 51 London lawyers and staff – three percent of that office’s…
Rank this Week: 821

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: 569

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/
  • Apr 21

    Wearable Technology: Better and Worse Than You Thought

    Wearable Technology: Better and Worse Than You Thought
    By Doug Logan The idea of wearable electronics has long been associated with distant technologies that never quite materialize. But as technology keeps marching forward, so does the prospect of having highly functional devices that are…
  • Apr 17

    Suit over Michael Jackson Hologram Could Signal Future of the Holography Industry

    Suit over Michael Jackson Hologram Could Signal Future of the Holography Industry
    By Alex Boguniewicz The phenomenon of bringing deceased musicians back to life on stage via “hologram” technology may have hit a bump in the road with the most recent suit involving the controversial process. We have previously…
  • Apr 14

    Death by Drones: Is a U.S. Citizen Entitled to Due Process?

    Death by Drones: Is a U.S. Citizen Entitled to Due Process?
    By Nicholas Ulrich Last Friday, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the case brought by Nasser Al-Aulaqi over the drone killings of his son, Anwar Al-Aulaqi, and grandson Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi.…
Rank this Week: 933

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Funded Job

    Funded Job
    In today’s newspaper, Don J. DeBenedictis, staff writer for the Journal, discusses law schools’ new approach to help law school graduates find jobs. This idea is one of several being discussed to match the supply and demand of…
  • Apr 17

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age, Part 2

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age, Part 2
    Ed continues his discussion of the issues involved in selling a law practice… Continue Reading
  • Apr 11

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Selling Your Practice in the Internet Age
    Ed discusses the issues in selling a law practice… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 721

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: 726

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse
    Are you as confused as I am between sexual orientation and gender? Are you clear on what the difference is between transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered, or cross-dressers? Me too, I can’t figure it all out, but perhaps the story…
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • Apr 23

    Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing: April 23 Session

    Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing: April 23 Session
    As Wells mentioned earlier today, we will be in transcript mode for the remainder of this week’s pre-trial motions proceedings in United States v. Al-Nashiri. Stay tuned for updates on today’s hearing in our…
  • Apr 23

    DHS Unity of Effort

    DHS Unity of Effort
    Big news over at the Department of Homeland Security.  Now in its 11th year, the Department continues to be operationally disaggregated into its component parts, with little of the cross-cutting economies of scale and efficiencies of…
  • Apr 23

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #16: An Interview with Alex Joel

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #16: An Interview with Alex Joel
    Our guest for Episode 16 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is Alex Joel, and he gets plenty of tough questions: Is it a violation of the new Obama administration policy directive for the intelligence community to look for evidence that Vladimir…
Rank this Week: 69

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation
    Remember when a district court rejected the EEOC's use of "race raters" in a disparate impact claim against Kaplan? And discovery revealed that the EEOC itself used the same background checks that it based its lawsuit on? Here's a…
  • Apr 17

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?
    What in the world does an employer have to do to find itself in a position where signing a $2 million settlement is its best option!? Well, according to this EEOC press release: The EEOC charged a former lot manager, James Gallegos, under the…
  • Apr 16

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue
    A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up…
Rank this Week: 598

LawPundit

LawPundit

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

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Apr 23

    Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit | What Can We Expect?

    Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit | What Can We Expect?
    The FDA last week for the first time discouraged doctors from using morcellators when performing hysterectomies.  The FDA also said morcellators should be avoided when removing uterine fibroids.  The concern is that if there is…
  • Apr 23

    Benicar Claims for Chronic Diarrhea Complications | Lawsuit Information

    Benicar Claims for Chronic Diarrhea Complications | Lawsuit Information
    Benicar, also known as Olmesartan, is used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure.  Used alone or with other medicines, Benicar works by decreasing the effectiveness of a chemical known as angiotensin II, which normally causes…
  • Apr 22

    $2 Million Malpractice Verdict in North Carolina Against Vascular Surgeon

    $2 Million Malpractice Verdict in North Carolina Against Vascular Surgeon
    North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has a good article on a $2 million verdict against a vascular surgeon that I think is of interest to both medical malpractice attorneys and surgical malpractice victims. Facts of the Case Plaintiff went to Pitt…
Rank this Week: 770

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 15

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug
    Begeht ein Arzt einen Abrechnungsbetrug, so droht ihm neben einem Strafverfahren wegen Betruges auch eine Sanktionierung durch das Landesberufsgericht. In vielen Bundesländern kommt jedoch mittlerweile noch eine besondere…
  • Mar 31

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister
    Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister Ralf Christoffers (Linke) gewährte einer mittlerweile insolventen Solarfirma eine Millionenförderung. Die Förderung mit 3,2 Millionen Euro rügte der Landesrechnungshof Ende 2013. Daraufhin…
  • Mar 27

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft ging davon aus, dass die 68-jährige Angeklagte ihren Ehemann auf einem Schrottplatz erschlagen hat. Als Motiv der Tat kam die Lebensversicherung in Höhe von 52.000 Euro in Betracht. Daher wurde sie auch wegen…
Rank this Week: 675

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/
  • Apr 22

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?
    In its landmark 1963 decision Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court mandated the right to counsel in federal and state criminal proceedings. Fifty-one years after that unanimous decision, some question whether Gideon's promise has been…
  • Apr 7

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom
    Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are…
  • Mar 25

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
Rank this Week: 117

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 22

    The Best And The Worst Onscreen Cross Examination

    The Best And The Worst Onscreen Cross Examination
    Ladies and gentlemen, it is never a good idea to have a client that can turn into a terrifying monster and, should one find oneself with such a client, it is best not to provoke said client into hulking out.The Best And The Worst Onscreen…
  • Apr 21

    NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review

    NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review
    The NeatConnect is an excellent document scanner for heavy cloud users, and a pretty good scanner for everyone else, too.NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is © 2013 Lawyerist…
  • Apr 19

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea
    With a capped fee, there is no upside for the lawyer. The best-case scenario is he gets paid for exactly the hours he worked.Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is…
Rank this Week: 107

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Précision sur l'interdiction des modifications manuscrite

    Précision sur l'interdiction des modifications manuscrite
    L'OEB a publié une FAQ sur les nouvelles pratiques des divisions d'examen et d'opposition relativement aux modifications manuscrites.L'OEB rappelle que les symboles et caractères graphiques, ainsi que les formules chimiques…
  • Apr 17

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    La machine représentée sur la figure ci-dessous n'est rien moins qu'une machine à ressusciter, appelée "Amruta-88", efficace contre toutes sortes de morts: crise cardiaque, coup de soleil, morsure de serpent,…
  • Apr 15

    T1448/09 : une décision confuse

    T1448/09 : une décision confuse
    Dans la présente décision, la Chambre se pose d'abord la question de la recevabilité du recours, étant noté que dans son mémoire le demandeur se limite à présenter un certain nombre…
Rank this Week: 635

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: 934

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/
  • Apr 23

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On
    No one ever wants to contact an attorney; doing so generally means that something has gone wrong. However, in a number of cases, legal experience is necessary. When this need arises, you need to be sure that you’re represented by the…
  • Apr 22

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie
    Injuries in the workplace can cause many problems for employees, employers, and even coworkers. They can cause time and money to be lost for everyone involved and can create lasting damage on the person that was hurt. A workers comp lawyer in…
  • Apr 21

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case
    Millions of Americans are injured every year in the U.S. in a variety of ways, including accidents occurring at work, during recreational activities and, especially, on the nation’s roads and highways. Many of these accidents culminate…
Rank this Week: 913

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: 920

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

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

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New Brain Mapping Research

    New Brain Mapping Research
    Two new brain imaging studies are out this month that show promise for help with traumatic brain injury victims. In order to fully explore, understand, and treat a complex body part such as the brain, scientist and doctors need a good map. In…
  • Apr 11

    Bus Accident Kills 10

    Bus Accident Kills 10
    As reported by San Francisco’s ABC News affiliate and other outlets, a collision involving a bus and a FedEx truck has resulted in the death of 10 individuals including at least 8 students from Los Angeles. The bus was carrying…
  • Apr 10

    Engineers in Switch Inquiry Suspended by GM

    Engineers in Switch Inquiry Suspended by GM
    Due to product liability and personal injury concerns, General Motors (GM) has recalled some 2.6 million vehicles. The recalls emanate from faulty ignition switches, which GM intends to begin repairing this week. So far 13 deaths have been…
Rank this Week: 472

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: 51

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Apr 22

    The most critical issues in legal project management (Part 1 of 3)

    The most critical issues in legal project management (Part 1 of 3)
    This three-part series previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published this summer. All quotes are from managing partners, chairs, and other senior decision makers at AmLaw 200 firms. Each…
  • Apr 22

    Announcing a new workshop on how to define scope

    Announcing a new workshop on how to define scope
    Today, we are announcing a new half-day legal project management workshop entitled “How to Define Scope and Negotiate Changes.” This workshop will substantially expand on a key portion of the content covered in our more basic…
  • Apr 16

    Experts from five firms discuss how to implement legal project management

    Experts from five firms discuss how to implement legal project management
    On May 22 in Chicago, five law firms that have made significant progress in LPM will frankly discuss what has worked and what hasn’t at the fourth session of the Ark Group’s most frequently repeated event - Legal Project…
Rank this Week: 642

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: 583

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/
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court of Wyoming Issues Important Trade Secrets Decision Related to Fracking

    Supreme Court of Wyoming Issues Important Trade Secrets Decision Related to Fracking
    One of the hot new frontiers in trade secrets law involves an industry, not a legal question. There is no question the fracking industry is controversial. On the one hand, state legislatures view hydraulic fracturing as a potential boon to…
  • Apr 18

    Contention Interrogatories In Trade Secret Cases Demand Strict Compliance

    Contention Interrogatories In Trade Secret Cases Demand Strict Compliance
    Yesterday, I gave a lengthy presentation to the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secrets Committee. The bulk of my presentation dealt with the knotty issue of properly identifying trade secrets in litigation.Many trade…
  • Mar 21

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap
    For anyone (lawyer or otherwise) interested in the tensions associated with employee mobility, a truly must-read is Talent Wants to Be Free, by Orly Lobel.Professor Lobel discusses a wide range of issues associated with talent and knowledge…
Rank this Week: 811

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Confidentiality, Ethics and Social Media

    Confidentiality, Ethics and Social Media
    I recently received an inquiry from the marketing director at a law firm who asked, Can you guide me on something regarding settlement confidentiality agreements and social media? I am assuming that if I use social media to talk about...
  • Apr 4

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Recap

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Recap
    Last week was ABA TECHSHOW, the yearly technology conference and EXPO put on by the ABA's Law Practice Division. I was honored to participate once again as a speaker, and to help out with both the Division's book booth, answering...
  • Mar 25

    Women to Watch in Legal Technology

    Women to Watch in Legal Technology
    In this month of March, which is both Women's History Month and ABA TECHSHOW (the leading legal technology conference and EXPO), the ABA Journal has posted a gallery of women to watch in legal technology: Lisa Colpoys, Illinois Legal Aid...
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/
  • Apr 23

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"
    Article. Abstract: A consensus appears to have emerged among American lawyers that globalization and information technology are transforming the practice of law in fundamental ways. In particular, non-lawyers are increasingly involved in what…
  • Apr 22

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down
    The attack on Typepad that's been keeping us off-line is, according to this article, a modern form of highway robbery.
  • Apr 22

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"
    Article. Abstract: Two recently published books apply a rigorous analytical lens to the same topic — the state of the legal profession — and come to dramatically different conclusions. Yet, what is more remarkable is the fact that…
Rank this Week: 33

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 23

    Cy-près awards turning access to justice ‘on its head’

    Cy-près awards turning access to justice ‘on its head’
    Courts are resorting to cy-près awards without scrutinizing lawyers’ attempts to locate class members, a major study of Canadian class action settlements has found.This can result in access to justice being “turned on…
  • Apr 23

    News roundup — April 23, 2014

    News roundup — April 23, 2014
    CanadaRail-safety rules to be strengthened by government in response to Lac-Magantic, ReutersNew finance minister says common securities regulator a 'priority', ReutersWorkSafeBC head promises swift changes in worker-protection agency, The…
  • Apr 22

    Ryerson LPP wants input from in-house

    Ryerson LPP wants input from in-house
    Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program is looking for in-house counsel to provide advice, mentorship, and placements.“We’ve been looking for advice from in-house counsel as to how to get their expertise infused in the…
Rank this Week: 636

Legal Geekery

Legal Geekery

Covers law and law schools.

http://legalgeekery.com
  • Sep 18

    Legal Geekery Podcast - Episode 32

    Legal Geekery Podcast - Episode 32
    Introduction It's been months since the last show. What's new? Josh's journey from lawyer back to student (and lawyer consultant) is new! And don't miss the scoop on Alice and Dallas. Josh will be getting the iPhone 5, no doubt shipping with…
  • Sep 18

    Legal Geekery Podcast — Episode 32

    Legal Geekery Podcast — Episode 32
    Introduction It’s been months since the last show. What’s new? Josh’s journey from lawyer back to student (and lawyer consultant) is new! And don’t miss the scoop on Alice and Dallas. Josh will be getting the iPhone 5,…
  • Jan 16

    Episode 31: Best iOS Law Apps, New Year's Resolutions, Police Takedown Requests on YouTube

    Episode 31: Best iOS Law Apps, New Year's Resolutions, Police Takedown Requests on YouTube
    Introduction New Year's Resolutions: SPOILERS! Ouij will get published, Josh will have more faith in people, and no more judges preemptively tell Laura she's going to lose. Law geek iTems: When your firm dislikes you helping yourself to their…
Rank this Week: 994

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize
    Rohit De, Department of History, Princeton University, is a co-recipient of the Law and Society Association’s Dissertation Prize, for "The Republic of Writs: Litigious Citizens, Constitutional Law, and Everyday Life in India…
  • Apr 22

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award
    Former Guest Blogger Nick Parrillo, Yale Law School, has received the J. Willard Hurst Award of the Law and Society Association for his book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (Yale University…
  • Apr 22

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"
    Via JOTWELL (which regularly alerts us to terrific legal history scholarship) we have the following call for proposals:Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014  JOTWELL, the…
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
  • Apr 23

    Dodson and Starger: Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading: Article and Video

    Dodson and Starger: Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading: Article and Video
    Professor Scott Dodson of the University of California Hastings and Profesor Colin Starger of the University of Baltimore have published Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading, Federal Courts Law Review, 7, 275-284 (2014). The…
  • Apr 23

    Schwartz: Public Access vs. Open Access regarding legislative data

    Schwartz: Public Access vs. Open Access regarding legislative data
    Molly Schwartz has posted Public Access vs. Open Access, at the Congressional Data Coalition Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: “Doesn’t Congress already make its information publicly accessible?” That’s the…
  • Apr 23

    Webcast: 23 April: Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, Georgetown Law Center

    Webcast: 23 April: Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, Georgetown Law Center
    The latest Iron Tech Lawyer Competition is scheduled to be held 23 April 2014 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. A live video webcast of the event is said to be available at:…
Rank this Week: 67

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 22

    So They Were Shooting A Gun In The Woods. What’s The Big Deal?

    So They Were Shooting A Gun In The Woods. What’s The Big Deal?
    So this couple was shooting a gun in the woods. What’s the big deal? Well, there are all kinds of woods. As reported by The Bradenton Herald: A man and a woman have been charged with getting drunk and shooting at a tree at G.T. Bray…
  • Apr 21

    Everything Sticks To Duct Tape, Including DNA

    Everything Sticks To Duct Tape, Including DNA
    So maybe it’s not CSI, but it’s damn impressive nevertheless. As reported by www.big1059.com out of Miami,Florida: An Akron man who pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and robbery will spend six years in prison. 40-year-old…
  • Apr 20

    Addicted To Walmart?

    Addicted To Walmart?
    Maybe it’s not an addiction. A fetish? Whatever the reason, this gent is flat out not allowed to go to this Walmart, but he can’t help himself. As reported by The Northwest Florida Daily News: A man went into a local discount…
Rank this Week: 189

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: 525

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/
  • Apr 22

    Celebrate Earth Day By Destroying The Planet!

    Celebrate Earth Day By Destroying The Planet!
    The first e-mail in my inbox this morning was from a regional pharmacy chain, advertising “Great Earth Day Savings!” That seemed to me to be a little ironic: celebrate by the planet by consuming as much as you can! It isn’t…
  • Apr 21

    George Kennan and the Environment: With Friends Like These…

    George Kennan and the Environment: With Friends Like These…
    Last year, I read John Lewis Gaddis’ magisterial biography of George F. Kennan, one of the prime architects of American Cold War policy and a distinguished foreign policy intellectual. I was surprised — and not a little…
  • Apr 21

    The Quest to Tame the River

    The Quest to Tame the River
    As the song tells us, “Old Man River, he just keeps rolling along” – but he doesn’t necessarily roll where we want him to.  Human efforts at controlling the river and its massive tributaries succeed at times but…
Rank this Week: 235

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/
  • Apr 23

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed charges against an attorney, alleging that he withdrew funds from an account that was to be held as custodian to pay solely for his daughter's education and related expenses. The account was set...
  • Apr 23

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension
    A Colorado Hearing Panel has ordered a three-year suspension in a rather unusual case involving false statements [The attorney] engaged in misconduct in the course of seeking to adopt her second cousin’s baby. She circumvented proper…
  • Apr 23

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation
    More from Colorado In February 2013, [attorney] Gillum and his girlfriend got into an argument after drinking together, and Gillum’s girlfriend decided to try to find a cab. Gillum drove after her in his car. He pushed her down, grabbed...
Rank this Week: 57

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: 327

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
  • Apr 22

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty Lawrence Katz (Harvard University) presents Neighborhoods vs. Schools – paper is not publicly available University of Wisconsin-Madison Asifa Quraishi-Landes (University…
  • Apr 22

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC
    Northwestern University School of Law and Duke University School of Law are holding two workshops on Research Design for Causal Inference this year: Main workshop: Monday – Friday, July 7-11, 2014, at Northwestern Advanced workshop:…
  • Apr 22

    From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers—Brooklyn, NY

    From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers—Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn Law School presented From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers April 4, 2014. Videos are available here. The agenda is here. mw
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/
  • Apr 23

    Krotoszynski on a Restatement of Privacy

    Krotoszynski on a Restatement of Privacy
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr. (University of Alabama - School of Law) has posted A Prolegomenon to Any Future Restatement of Privacy (Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Essay constitutes my…
  • Apr 23

    Muller on the Election Clause

    Muller on the Election Clause
    Derek T. Muller (Pepperdine University - School of Law) has posted The Play in the Joints of the Election Clauses (Election Law Journal, Vol. 13, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Constitution delegates election administration…
  • Apr 22

    Mullenix on Collective Redre

    Mullenix on Collective Redre
    Linda S. Mullenix (University of Texas School of Law) has posted Competing Values: Preserving Litigant Autonomy in an Age of Collective Redress (DePaul Law Review, Vol. 64, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In one of the most famous...
Rank this Week: 5

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12

    Advice to Young Lawyers #12
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m a young male associate who’s wondering if I have a legal claim against my law firm. Even though I’m much smarter than most second-year associates, the firm’s female partners all assume I’m…
  • Apr 4

    More Recent Painting

    More Recent Painting
    I haven't posted any of my artwork for nearly a year, but I'm still churning away, trying to figure it all out. Although frustrating at times, I find that painting can be a nice break from writing and law projects....
  • Mar 26

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?

    Charlie Daniels Has Recorded an Album of Dylan Tunes?
    Apparently, it's true: "Charlie Daniels Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan With New Album," by Gayle Thompson. The idea isn't completely out of left field. From what I've heard, Daniels was once a Nashville session musician who played on Nashville…
Rank this Week: 266

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 899