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Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 758

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/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 567

Law People

Law People

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

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

    Emotion at Work: More on Anger, Crying and Gender

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

    Culture and Competence

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

    Migrating to a New Platform

    Migrating to a New Platform
    This blog has outlived its initial platform!  Please bear with us as we migrate to a new one over the next month. Our new look and functions will be worth it.  The Team at Law People Blog
Rank this Week: 967

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 28

    Legal Technology Like It's 1999

    Legal Technology Like It's 1999
    Since the death of Prince you have probably heard the phrase "Party like it's 1999" recently. I thought I'd spend a few minutes talking about the old days from someone who was actually doing law office technology consulting back in...
  • Apr 15

    Band Aid Planning

    Band Aid Planning
    Band-Aid Planning is the title of a post on SlawTips by my friend and colleague Barney (Bjorn) Christianson. (Slaw is the well-known Canadian online legal magazine for those of you who might be wondering about that.) I enjoyed Barney's…
  • Apr 8

    Lawyers, What's Your Sign?

    Lawyers, What's Your Sign?
    Lawyers, what is your sign? No, I’m not referring to your astrological sign but rather the signage for your business. Because of my many years working with lawyers, I pay attention to law offices. Whether traveling across Oklahoma or…
Rank this Week: 401

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 30

    Time Management on Fact-Pattern Essay Exam

    Time Management on Fact-Pattern Essay Exam
    The professor's goals for fact-pattern essay exams are multiple. Within the larger goal of seeing whether students can apply law to new fact scenarios they have never seen, the professor is looking for several aspects: Can students spot…
  • Apr 29

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Apr 29

    Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE - Deadline May 6th

    Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE - Deadline May 6th
    Good morning! AASE is aware that law school travel budgets are dwindling. In fact, some of you may not even have a travel budget at all. The purpose of the AASE National Conference is to further the professional development of...
Rank this Week: 670

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: 877

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: 797

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: 594

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 29

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.
      By Beth St. Clair  What would you do if someone built a robot version of you?  It happened to Scarlett Johansson. A graphic designer from Hong Kong spent over a year, and $50,000, to build a robot in her likeness. While the…
  • Apr 27

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
    By Jason Liu Despite the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropping its case against Apple, (as covered in this earlier post), the same legal arguments were salient before the House Energy and Commerce Committee (Committee).  On April…
  • Apr 25

    Who Scores With the Ads on NBA Jerseys?

    Who Scores With the Ads on NBA Jerseys?
    By Alex Bullock The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) owners recently approved a proposal to allow the sale of jersey sponsorships as a part of a three-year trial program set to begin in the 2017-2018 season, the same year that…
Rank this Week: 944

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
  • Jun 16

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 738

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

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

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

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

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

    QuickBooks for Attorney

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

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 743

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy
    A British Columbia  Supreme Court judge has appointed a lawyer for an 11-year old Prince George girl who is undergoing hormonal treatment to transition to a boy, a process encouraged by the girl’s mother, but opposed by her father.…
  • Apr 11

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic
    In today’s society, couples are led to believe that 50% of marriages end in divorce. How accurate is this statistic, though? In actuality, relationship experts have found the arbitrary figure of “50%” to be misleading.…
  • Apr 2

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4
    “Ghomeshi kept trophies to manipulate and prevent women from going to the police.” You know how some people keep everything they ever got? They call them packrats, and that’s one reason why former CBC golden boy, Jian…
Rank this Week: 715

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 1

    A Competing Risks Approach to Security Sector Assistance for Fragile State

    A Competing Risks Approach to Security Sector Assistance for Fragile State
    Editor's Note: Helping other countries' militaries and intelligence services is a vital part of whatever we're calling the war on terrorism these days. These programs, however, are often seen as one of two extremes: a panacea or an…
  • Apr 30

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post
    Let's start with encryption. Matt Tait provided an approach to FBI Director James Comey’s technical challenge in the “going dark” debate. Benjamin Wittes compared encryption to a living will and said that if and…
  • Apr 29

    The Lawfare Podcast: Intel Security's Chris Young on Cybersecurity and a Debate on Using Data to Protect Data

    The Lawfare Podcast: Intel Security's Chris Young on Cybersecurity and a Debate on Using Data to Protect Data
    Earlier this month, Lawfare held a lunch event in partnership with Intel Security, the Hoover Institution, and the Center for Democracy and Technology on whether Big Data analytics are merely a privacy threat or whether…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 27

    SCOTUS: Mistaken retaliation is still retaliation under First Amendment

    SCOTUS: Mistaken retaliation is still retaliation under First Amendment
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Heffernan v. City of Patterson.A police officer picked up a campaign sign featuring a candidate who was particularly unpopular in his department. Some of his co-workers spotted him and he got…
  • Apr 21

    Curt Schilling, ESPN, Free Speech and quirky state law

    Curt Schilling, ESPN, Free Speech and quirky state law
    As you have probably already heard, ESPN fired Curt Schilling - presumably for sharing a Facebook post (screen grab here) that mocked transgender people and commenting that "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves" and "Now you…
  • Apr 19

    Pennsylvania's New Medical Marijuana Law Includes Employment Protection

    Pennsylvania's New Medical Marijuana Law Includes Employment Protection
    On Sunday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a new medical marijuana legalization bill into law. You can read the full text of the law, Senate Bill 3, here. Of interest to Lawffice Space readers, the new law contains some employment…
Rank this Week: 633

LawPundit

LawPundit

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

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 284

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 6

    Side Effects From Antibiotic “Wonder Drugs” Spark Medical Concern, Lawsuit

    Side Effects From Antibiotic “Wonder Drugs” Spark Medical Concern, Lawsuit
    The antibiotic family of fluoroquinolones goes by many brand names, including Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox. Every year, millions of Americans take fluoroquinolones to treat bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections, pneumonia,…
  • Mar 10

    Essure Birth Control System May Cause Serious Side Effect

    Essure Birth Control System May Cause Serious Side Effect
    The Essure Permanent Birth Control System was to provide women a safer, less involved (and painful) tubal ligation alternative. This medical device was triumphantly marketed as the “[only] FDA-approved permanent form of birth…
  • Dec 3

    Bair Hugger Class Action Lawsuit

    Bair Hugger Class Action Lawsuit
    Today, a U.S. Judicial on Multidistrict Litigation panel of federal judges will hear arguments on Plaintiffs’ request to consolidate all of the knee and hip infection lawsuits that have been filed in federal court claims the infection…
Rank this Week: 725

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 585

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 25

    North Carolina's HB2 Controversy, Transgender Legislation, and Litigation

    North Carolina's HB2 Controversy, Transgender Legislation, and Litigation
    North Carolina’s House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Law”, has taken center stage and has created a great debate. On March 23, 2016, Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known…
  • Apr 1

    The Latest on the FBI/Apple Legal Battle

    The Latest on the FBI/Apple Legal Battle
    The FBI and Apple, Inc. have been immersed in an ongoing legal battle over privacy and security. The legal battle reached a boiling point when the FBI and Apple engaged in a dispute over whether the federal court may compel Apple to create…
  • Mar 11

    Justice Antonin Scalia: His Legacy and the Impact of his Death

    Justice Antonin Scalia: His Legacy and the Impact of his Death
    Last month, Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly sparking a huge reaction from the legal and political world. Justice Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and is known for his conservative…
Rank this Week: 128

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 120

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

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

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

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

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

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

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

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

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    US5498162 1. A process for demonstrating a lifting technique to a person, the process comprising the steps of: providing a substantially rectangular box in a first stationary position on a ground surface, the box having an internal storage…
  • Apr 24

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur(e) brevets H/F SATT PARIS-SACLAY – URGENT  Rattachement hiérarchique : Responsable du Pôle Affaires publiques et juridiques Lieu de travail : Orsay Statut et Type de contrat :…
  • Apr 21

    T861/12 : report de procédure orale

    T861/12 : report de procédure orale
    Un fidèle lecteur, que je remercie, me signale cette décision par laquelle une Chambre de recours a rejeté une requête en report d'une procédure orale. Le mandataire en charge du dossier avait…
Rank this Week: 630

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: 935

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 29

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    A classic movie cliché — He (or she) is right behind me, isn’t he? The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability. Dallas Texas Lawyers.
  • Apr 28

    5 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Need to Retain a Lawyer

    5 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Need to Retain a Lawyer
    Truck drivers spend hundreds of hours of their time out on the open road. Unlike a typical workplace, however, there are unique dangers and regulations that must be taken into consideration. Life is unpredictable, and situations arise that…
  • Apr 27

    Six Instances When You Should Always Get Legal Help

    Six Instances When You Should Always Get Legal Help
    While many people take pride in handling problems on their own, there are certain things you need help with. One of these is legal matters. No matter how much you think you know, a layperson doesn’t have the skill or knowledge to…
Rank this Week: 832

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: 679

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

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

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton
    We have written previously about robotics and exoskeletons helping injury victims. But the importance of this technology cannot be overstated. So when we came across a product like ReWalk Robotics we felt that we really needed to share…
  • Aug 9

    Brain Injury Patients Have Few Option

    Brain Injury Patients Have Few Option
    In the San Francisco Chronicle today (08/09/15), Nanette Asimov writes about one family’s struggle providing care for their son who sustained a traumatic brain injury in his junior year at UC Berkeley. To make a long, and tragic, story…
  • Oct 29

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball
    Athletes are at a higher than average risk for a mild traumatic brain injury or concussions due to the nature of their sports and the mechanism of these injuries. And no where is this risk more evident than in youth soccer. So when we read…
Rank this Week: 448

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: 58

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 3 of 3)

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 3 of 3)
    When you want to evaluate an LPM program, the best source of information is to rely on the opinion of the people who are in a position to make an informed judgment: the lawyers themselves. In our coaching, for example,...
  • Apr 19

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 2 of 3)

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 2 of 3)
    Identifying the best way to evaluate a particular training or coaching program is challenging for any business. Donald Kirkpatrick “wrote the book” that most professional trainers use in this area: Evaluating Training Programs:…
  • Apr 12

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 1 of 3)

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 1 of 3)
    Clients want law firms to improve legal project management (LPM). In its 2015 Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Survey, Altman Weil asked 258 CLOs, “Of the following service improvements and innovations, please select the three you would most…
Rank this Week: 664

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: 597

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 19

    Why (Some) Companies Won't Sue Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Why (Some) Companies Won't Sue Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The Senate's unanimous passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act has resulted in a flood of legal blog posts that have, for the most part, extolled the virtues of having a federal regime covering this fourth branch of intellectual…
  • Feb 26

    When Bankruptcy Law Collides with Non-Compete Obligation

    When Bankruptcy Law Collides with Non-Compete Obligation
    Non-compete proceedings for most employees are daunting undertakings. For that reason, most non-compete disputes get litigated in the "shadows," outside of reported court decisions.And as any attorney representing an employee knows, the…
  • Feb 8

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision
    Congress is on the verge of agreeing on something.While it may not be health care reform, a solution to illegal immigration, or taxes, it is agreement nonetheless. Count the little victories.So what's the agreement? Landmark legislation…
Rank this Week: 794

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jun 24

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline
    Last Wednesday, the ABA Journal reported that the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates would be considering social media ethics guides for lawyers on Saturday during the State Bar's meeting. The story was picked up by several…
  • May 5

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam

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

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, a Texas judge who has been admonished by an ethics panel claims that she did nothing wrong by posting about trials she was overseeing. The judge claims the information she posted contained...
Rank this Week: 936

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 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
  • Apr 22

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)
    The Faculty Lounge The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again) [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Louis D. Brandeis Center has filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association seeking to enjoin the ASA’s resolution to boycott…
  • Apr 15

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
    From NPR’s All Things Considered: Out of State Lawyers Descend on Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis For the most part, official help has been slow in getting to Flint, Mich., but one group of first responders is on the ground....
Rank this Week: 41

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 29

    SCC strikes down subpoena of World Bank employee

    SCC strikes down subpoena of World Bank employee
    Employees of the World Bank will not have to testify in the SNC-Lavalin bribery case, nor will the organization be required to produce documents that could aid in the defence of former executives charged in the scandal. In World Bank v.…
  • Apr 29

    Legal news roundup - April 29, 2016

    Legal news roundup - April 29, 2016
    Canada Winnipeg woman charged with hiding dead babies spared jail time for unrelated fraud charge, Canadian Press Man accused in Bosna murder asked girlfriend to tamper with witness, trial hears, Canadian Press B.C. woman falsely branded a…
  • Apr 28

    CBA-BC program getting REAL creative

    CBA-BC program getting REAL creative
    The Canadian Bar Association-British Columbia branch’s Rural Education and Access to Lawyer Initiative program is getting creative when it comes to placing students in small or rural areas where there is an acute need for…
Rank this Week: 421

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There are quite a few reviews to mention in my first week as an associate blogger (thanks to LHB for having me on board).Beverly Gage reviews Lisa McGirr's The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State for…
  • Apr 30

    Associate Bloggers: Departure and Arrival

    Associate Bloggers: Departure and Arrival
    A passing of the torch takes place tomorrow here at Legal History Blog.  Since July 2013, Emily A. Prifogle has performed the duties of the office now known as Associate Blogger.  (Clara Altman, now Director of the Federal Judicial…
  • Apr 29

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
     From Ken Owen (University of Illinois, Springfield) at The Junto, "Historians and Hamilton: Founders Chic and the Cult of Personality."From Brian Leiter: a nice shout-out to the legal history training at the University of…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 11

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016
    Several panels related to legal technology are being presented at SXSW 2016 Conference in Austin, Texas, USA, 11-20 March 2016: Crowdsourcing Policy: Changing Constituents to Changemakers Fighting Injustice with Trickle-Up Innovation Fighting…
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

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

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

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
Rank this Week: 71

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Mar 13

    “It Was My Twin Brother.” Really? You’re Going With That?

    “It Was My Twin Brother.” Really? You’re Going With That?
    Fortunately for the clerk in this Little River, South Carolina store, this “armed” robber is not very good at robbery. As reported by wmbfnews.com: [33-year-old Joshua Page Edwards] walked into the store to allegedly shop for a…
  • Mar 6

    Law School? Why Waste Your Money? Just “Esquire” Yourself.

    Law School? Why Waste Your Money? Just “Esquire” Yourself.
    Law school is really expensive, and it takes three years. So how can you avoid it, and still be a lawyer? Well, just say you are a lawyer. That’s what this woman did, apparently quite well, as reported by newser.com: A woman used forged…
  • Feb 28

    Fool Me Once, Shame On Me. Fool Me Four Times?

    Fool Me Once, Shame On Me. Fool Me Four Times?
    You go out drinking, and shit happens. But four times? Fuhgeddaboutit. As reported in the The Police Blotter in The Brooklyn Paper [88th Precinct (Fort Greene–Clinton Hill)]: Some careful crooks emptied the pockets of a man sleeping on…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 516

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: 80

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 25

    The Case for Farmed Fish

    The Case for Farmed Fish
    It’s time to take a second look at fish farms. Environmentalists, not to mention foodies, tend to turn up their noses at fish farms.  It’s true that badly managed fish farms can be a source of water pollution and other…
  • Apr 22

    The Cap-and-Trade Auction: Still Not a Tax

    The Cap-and-Trade Auction: Still Not a Tax
    Folks are talking again about whether California’s climate cap-and-trade auction is an unlawful tax, rather than a valid exercise of the state’s regulatory power to control pollution.  The news hook for the revival of…
  • Apr 18

    The “Northern” Bias in Biodiversity Protection

    The “Northern” Bias in Biodiversity Protection
    American environmentalists are deeply invested in protecting endangered species in the U.S.  That’s natural, and U.S biodiversity is worthy of protection. But focusing on the U.S. gives a misguided sense of the relative importance…
Rank this Week: 247

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 29

    Why People Hire Lawyer

    Why People Hire Lawyer
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has held that a legal malpractice case may go forward In 2011, the district court dissolved the marriage of Brenda R. Rice and Dale E. Rice. Attorney Terrance A. Poppe represented Brenda in the dissolution…
  • Apr 29

    California Earthquake

    California Earthquake
    Andrew Strickler at Law360 reports California’s top disciplinary trial counsel, Jayne Kim, announced her pending resignation Thursday following a tumultuous five-year tour. The resignation of the bar’s chief prosecutor comes despite a…
  • Apr 29

    Consecutive Suspension For Neglect Of Court-Appointed Client

    Consecutive Suspension For Neglect Of Court-Appointed Client
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended for an additional year an attorney already suspended for two years Attorney Hicks focused his practice primarily on representing indigent defendants in criminal cases through appointments either by…
Rank this Week: 63

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

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

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

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

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 965

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: 335

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 29

    CFP: African J. Comparative Constitutional Law

    CFP: African J. Comparative Constitutional Law
    The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (AJCCL), published by JUTA Law of South Africa and the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi, invites submissions for its inaugural issue. The...
  • Apr 29

    Texas Legal Scholars Workshop — Dallas, TX

    Texas Legal Scholars Workshop — Dallas, TX
    The Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law and the University of Houston Law Center present the second annual Texas Legal Scholars Workshop Aug. 26-27, 2016, at SMU in...
  • Apr 29

    Proportionality in Int’l Investment Law — London, UK

    Proportionality in Int’l Investment Law — London, UK
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) holds the Twenty-Sixth Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) Public Conference, The Role of Proportionality in International Investment Law, May 19, 2016.
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/
Rank this Week: 10

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (and sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete...
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

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

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
Rank this Week: 294