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law:/dev/null

law:/dev/null

Musings of a computer scientist turned law student. By T. Greg Doucette.

http://www.lawdevnull.com/
  • Dec 6

    Warrior Cops Gone Wild

    Warrior Cops Gone Wild
    One of the things I’ve been dabbling with during my most-recent extended absence from law:/dev/null has been the near-daily stream of news stories about police going totally bonkers while carrying out their once-upon-a-time mission to…
  • Nov 30

    Time flies when you’re flying solo

    Time flies when you’re flying solo
    I knew it had been awhile since I’d written something here, but it didn’t really click that it had been sooo long until Thanksgiving this past week It also served as a reminder that an awful lot of stuff can happen in just three…
  • Aug 25

    TDot’s Mailbag v11.0: A reintroduction for the 1L

    TDot’s Mailbag v11.0: A reintroduction for the 1L
    Today marks the first day of classes over at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. It’s also the first time since I started way back in 20091 that I haven’t attended class with a single person there: the last batch…
Rank this Week: 917

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: 861

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 29

    Notables Who Failed the Bar Exam

    Notables Who Failed the Bar Exam
    From time to time I meet with young men and women who dream of becoming a lawyer and seek encouragement or advice on their journey to the bar. I believe the legal profession, although often maligned, is a noble calling, and to those lawyers…
  • Mar 26

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute
    PT Barnum of circus fame is credited with saying “There’s a sucker born every minute”, and that’s just what hucksters and fraud artists count on. Here’s the email I received today… “I hope you get…
  • Mar 23

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…
    Colorado Springs attorney Timothy Bussey was incensed when he read a comment on his Google Map page declaring him a “scumbag” and accusing him of paying for positive internet reviews of his legal skills. The anonymous source,…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Mar 29

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, March 30th at 4:30 pm: The Atlantic Council will host General Wesley Clark, former NATO Allied Commander, for an Exclusive Briefing from Ukraine’s Front…
  • Mar 29

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge
    Editor’s Note: North Korea has long been a thorny problem for the United States as an erratic nuclear power that threatens America’s regional allies. Yet the problem may be even bigger for China, which has long propped up the…
  • Mar 28

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral
    In recent years, analysts have devoted much attention to the fact that China continues to increase its defense spending by double-digit percentages annually. They have also focused on fiscal constraints in the United States, and how these may…
Rank this Week: 51

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 818

LawPundit

LawPundit

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

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Mar 26

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information
    The data that links Zofran and birth defects keeps piling up. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, because they failed to warn pregnant women that the drug can cause injuries to their unborn…
  • Mar 19

    Illinois Malpractice Verdicts | Malpractice Settlement Value

    Illinois Malpractice Verdicts | Malpractice Settlement Value
    I think sample settlements and verdicts are a useful tool in conjunction with other tools to help victims better understand at least the range of values in a medical malpractice case.  Clearly, no two cases are the same and you cannot…
  • Feb 11

    Is There a Benicar Class Action MDL in the Near Future?

    Is There a Benicar Class Action MDL in the Near Future?
    Benicar, a commonly prescribed medication used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure, has been prescribed over 58 million times since its introduction in 2002.  With numbers like that, amounting to more than $4 billion in sales,…
Rank this Week: 820

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: 267

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/
  • Mar 20

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove
    We all know that drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous offense. But it may surprise you that drivers are being charged with DWI for taking prescription drugs while riding bicycles, horses, and yes Segways. In this episode of Lawyer…
  • Mar 6

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Harry Mihet from Liberty Counsel, Elliot Mincberg from People For the American Way, and Professor Ronald Krotoszynski from the University of Alabama School of Law. Together they…
  • Feb 20

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews attorney and author of Robots Are People Too John Weaver, researcher and writer for Michigan Auto Law Todd Berg, and litigator and author of Motorista Anna Eby. Together…
Rank this Week: 158

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 30

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook
    The busier your law practice, the more overwhelming your email inbox becomes. Here are three tools in Microsoft Outlook to help manage all those emails.
  • Mar 27

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy.

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy.
    To save you the frustrating experience I had with getting set up to podcast, here is my just-get-this-stuff list, which is also what we are using right now to record the Lawyerist Podcast.
  • Mar 27

    How to Prepare for Oral Argument

    How to Prepare for Oral Argument
    The key to better oral argument is to get away from your outline and use a more "modular" approach when preparing.
Rank this Week: 222

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: 497

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    G2/12 et G2/13 : un produit obtenu par un procédé essentiellement biologique est brevetable

    G2/12 et G2/13 : un produit obtenu par un procédé essentiellement biologique est brevetable
    Dans ces affaires brocoli 2 et tomate 2, la Grande Chambre avait été saisie de question très proches, relatives à l'exclusion des procédés essentiellement biologiques d'obtention de…
  • Mar 25

    G3/14 : examen de la clarté en opposition

    G3/14 : examen de la clarté en opposition
    L'an dernier, la Grande Chambre avait été saisie de questions relatives à l'examen de la clarté en procédure d'opposition. La question était de savoir dans quelle mesure la clarté d'une…
  • Mar 24

    T338/10 : preuve de l'effet direct

    T338/10 : preuve de l'effet direct
    Le brevet avait pour objet "l'utilisation d'un premier allergène ou d'une molécule d'acide nucléique isolée comprenant au moins une séquence polynucléotidique codant pour ledit premier…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Mar 30

    Public Transit Injuries: Your Rights Explained

    Public Transit Injuries: Your Rights Explained
    Millions of people in the United States use public transportation daily to get to work, school, or go shopping. Buses, subways, and trains make life easier, are more economical than driving, and are environmentally friendly. Accidents are…
  • Mar 27

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Not really funny, but interesting. Here are all the ZIP codes in the United States, connected by colored pins:
  • Mar 26

    Five Steps for Hiring the Best Lawyer for Your Case, Your Wallet and Your Need

    Five Steps for Hiring the Best Lawyer for Your Case, Your Wallet and Your Need
    Odds are that you will need the services of an attorney for one reason or another during the course of your adult life. Indeed, you may have reached that juncture at which you face the need to retaining legal counsel. There exist a number of…
Rank this Week: 610

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: 282

Legal Antics

Legal Antics

Chronicles legal humor. By Nicole Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/legalantics/
Rank this Week: 951

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

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

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

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

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

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

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

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
Rank this Week: 540

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: 337

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: 946

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 29

    Drafting Notice of Funding

    Drafting Notice of Funding
    I’m currently dealing with a case where the claimants’ solicitors were acting for three claimants arising out of the same incident. Same fee earner dealing with each claim. Notices of Funding were prepared; one for each of the…
  • Mar 24

    Naming wrong defendant in CFA

    Naming wrong defendant in CFA
    What are the consequences of naming one party as the opponent in a CFA but then succeeding in the claim against another party? This is a long-running issue with various non-binding and conflicting decisions on the issue including Brierley v…
  • Mar 17

    Defining “disease” claim

    Defining “disease” claim
    The dispute as to whether noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims are “disease” claims for the purposes of the fixed success fee regime stems from the complete failure to define “disease” in the Civil Procedure Rules.…
Rank this Week: 718

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/
Rank this Week: 194

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Mar 30

    Legal news roundup - March 30, 2015

    Legal news roundup - March 30, 2015
    CanadaBrampton man charged with second-degree murder in death of woman, Canadian PressDriver for Justin Bieber files lawsuit against musician for assault, Canadian PressFormer director of Winnipeg Jewish Theatre charged with theft and forgery…
  • Mar 27

    Appeal court clarifies which expert witnesses covered by new rule

    Appeal court clarifies which expert witnesses covered by new rule
    In a unanimous ruling, the Ontario Court of Appeal has cleared up a cloud of confusion that has plagued the personal injury bar for several years over which expert witnesses must comply with rule 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure.That…
  • Mar 27

    Legal news roundup - March 27, 2015

    Legal news roundup - March 27, 2015
    CanadaLawyer seeks court order to prevent Alberta Premier from calling early election, Canadian PressLegislative changes to N.S. law allow sexual assault victims to launch civil lawsuits retroactively, Canadian PressPolice officer pleads…
Rank this Week: 111

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Early Female Law Clerks of the DC Circuit

    Early Female Law Clerks of the DC Circuit
    Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy (credit)Good on the editorial board of the Ohio State Law Journal for dedicating a recent issue to Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy.  She commenced an illustrious legal and judicial career by becoming one of the…
  • Mar 30

    On RegBlog: Lee's Workplace Constitution

    On RegBlog: Lee's Workplace Constitution
    Over at Penn Law’s RegBlog, a book symposium takes place this week on former LHB Guest Blogger Sophia Lee’s Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right.
  • Mar 30

    Sir John Baker to Lecture on Magna Carta at St. Andrew

    Sir John Baker to Lecture on Magna Carta at St. Andrew
    On Thursday, April 2, Sir John Baker, the Downing Professor Emeritus of the Laws of England at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, will give a paper entitled Magna Carta – Statute or Myth? as the annual lecture of…
Rank this Week: 49

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

    Pausing

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

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

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

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

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 154

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Mar 29

    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…
  • Mar 28

    All Those Things You Hear About The Importance Of A Solid Foundation? They’re True! Ask These Folks.

    All Those Things You Hear About The Importance Of A Solid Foundation? They’re True! Ask These Folks.
    Was it “Wait, I thought we tested the soil?” or “Soil, shmoil. It looks fine to me. Build it!” It’s unclear what happened because the case of the sliding house has not yet gone to trial … but it’s…
  • Mar 27

    You Don’t Want To Get Between This Man, His White Castle, And His Beer.

    You Don’t Want To Get Between This Man, His White Castle, And His Beer.
    Clearly he didn’t go about it the right way, and not to disparage White Castle, but having had their burgers, The Juice can testify that they would definitely go down better with beer, or any other alcoholic beverage. As reported by…
Rank this Week: 343

Legal Marketing Blog

Legal Marketing Blog

A blog dedicated to lawyer marketing in any size firm. Published by Tom Kane of Tom Kane Consulting, Inc.

http://www.legalmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!
    In response to that question in these economic times, some (if not many) lawyers might say that you would be nuts to turn down any work that comes across the transom. Well, wrong answer IMHO. I would argue that you’re nuts if you don’t…
  • Aug 31

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?
    In the early days of legal marketing (oh say 1986) most lawyers were not the least bit interested in the subject.  In fact, the “M” word was an anathema.  When it became acceptable to some law firms, individual marketing efforts were…
  • Aug 22

    2 Important PR Tip

    2 Important PR Tip
    Don’t be a snob, and all PR needs to be personal. That’s it. Okay, maybe a bit more detail is warranted. The first tip: don’t treat a reporter from an unfamiliar publication as someone to shun, since you may regret it one day when he or…
Rank this Week: 499

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: 123

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 30

    News from a Warming World

    News from a Warming World
    There’s been a lot of interesting environmental news recently, much of which seems to have gotten little notice. The topics range from U.S. wind power (growing) to U.S. coal power and Arctic sea ice (both shrinking), with a bit of Ted…
  • Mar 26

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty
    Call it Kyoto Syndrome, but each year for the past few decades we hear hopeful things about the upcoming negotiations for the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” These discussions usually take place in some…
  • Mar 24

    Conference On California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans for “2030 and Beyond”

    Conference On California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans for “2030 and Beyond”
    The California State Bar Environmental Law Section is holding a conference on April 16th entitled “2030 and Beyond: The Next Phase of Greenhouse Gas Reduction in California.” The event is co-sponsored by Berkeley Law’s…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Mar 30

    Take That, Chief Justice Robert

    Take That, Chief Justice Robert
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that an indigent corporation convicted at trial and declared indigent by the trial judge is not entitled to a public defender on appeal at public expense. Western World, Inc. was indicted for…
  • Mar 30

    Cover Up Worse Than Crime

    Cover Up Worse Than Crime
    An attorney who allowed a civil claim to be dismissed and fabricated a settlement with the client should be suspended for 30 days, according to a recent report of the Illinois Review Board. This matter arises out of the Administrator's...
  • Mar 27

    Felon In Possession Of License

    Felon In Possession Of License
    The Louisiana Supreme Court conditionally admitted a bar applicant subject to compliance with conditions imposed by the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). Justice Clark dissented By granting conditional admission to this applicant, this Court…
Rank this Week: 214

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Mar 25

    Italy’s SC Looking into the Fate of Amanda Knox

    Italy’s SC Looking into the Fate of Amanda Knox
    It looks like Amanda Knox’s case made it to another court. The highest court in Italy is set to hear appeals on murder convictions against Knox, 27-years, and ex-boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito, 30-years, who were both guilty several years…
  • Mar 25

    Flag Shirt-Wearing Students Asking SC to Hear Their Case

    Flag Shirt-Wearing Students Asking SC to Hear Their Case
    Later this week, the justices are set to privately discuss a ruling against white high school students who sued their school for demanding them to remove their flag-print shirts on the day their classmates were celebrating Mexican heritage.…
  • Mar 24

    NJ Pension Case Finally Has Set Date

    NJ Pension Case Finally Has Set Date
    A New Jersey county judge early this week has set the date for a suit centered on whether or not Governor Chris Christie’s budget proposal has contributed enough for the state’s pension. Mercer County court judge Mary Jacobson, said the…
Rank this Week: 639

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: 220

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
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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/
  • Mar 30

    Kerr on the Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria

    Kerr on the Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria
    Orin S. Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) has posted The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2011, Chief Justice Roberts commented that if you…
  • Mar 30

    Bodansky on Legal Realism

    Bodansky on Legal Realism
    Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law) has posted Legal Realism and its Discontents (Leiden Journal of International Law (2015), vol. 28, pp. 267-281) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The published version…
  • Mar 29

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Internal Point of View

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Internal Point of View
    Introduction How can we look at a legal system? H.L.A. Hart famously deployed the distinction between external and internal perspectives on a legal system in his famous book, The Concept of Law. This post provides a very brief introduction…
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Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

    Egon Schiele's Tree

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

    Unnecessary Deposition

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

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

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

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Mar 30

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Mary Bowman

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Mary Bowman
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
  • Mar 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Mar 29

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: David Austin

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: David Austin
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
Rank this Week: 285

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    One-party state watch: inequality edition

    One-party state watch: inequality edition
    Most Americans want something done about inequality, but candidates in neither party want to deal with the issue. Now what could explain that?
  • Mar 30

    Lateral moves since the fall 2014 PGR survey

    Lateral moves since the fall 2014 PGR survey
    With decision time coming for PhD applicants, here is a summary of lateral moves with tenure since the fall PGR: Jonathan Kvanvig (epistemology, philosophy of religion) from Baylor University (where he was undoubtedly Baylor's leading senior…
  • Mar 30

    Open thread on issues in the profession for the week of March 30, 2015

    Open thread on issues in the profession for the week of March 30, 2015
    Post your comment only once, I will approve them at various intervals during the day.
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lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Mar 29

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag
    By Nick Lavars March 26, 2015 *** Twitter acquired Periscope in February, apparently looking to bring the nature of its frenzied, real-time text updates to life on screen. Available for iOS with Android on the way, the app allows users…
  • Mar 29

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist
    by Sam Glover on March 27th, 2015 “…When I was trying to figure out what kind of equipment we needed to start podcasting, I was frustrated by the lack of a good just-get-this-stuff list so I didn’t have to…
  • Mar 28

    A report from the NLRB General Counsel concerning recent Employee Handbook Rule cases.

    A report from the NLRB General Counsel concerning recent Employee Handbook Rule cases.
    “…This report presents recent case developments arising in the context of employee handbook rules. Although I believe that most employers do not draft their employee handbooks with the object of prohibiting or restricting conduct…
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Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
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Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • Nov 29

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe
    The case of the day is Microsoft Corp. v. John Doe (E.D.N.Y. 2012). Microsoft asserted claims against dozens of unknown defendants, the alleged creators, controllers, and users of the “Zeus Botnets” malware, a malicious computer…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Mar 26

    Televised debates and the General Election

    Televised debates and the General Election
    I spoke with Raidió na Gaeltachta this morning on the upcoming TV events and debates in the UK general election campaign (which I guess starts officially today with the proroguing of Parliament, in advance of dissolution on Monday).…
  • Mar 24

    SLS Media and Communications – 2015 Call For Paper

    SLS Media and Communications – 2015 Call For Paper
    Paul Wragg has recently taken over as convenor of the Media & Communciations section of the Society of Legal Scholars, which is certainly good news after my three years of dictatorial misrule in the post.  I’m pleased…
  • Mar 11

    Programme for The Campbell Legacy

    Programme for The Campbell Legacy
    Registration is now open for our one-day conference on misuse of private information, breach of confidence and the world since Campbell v MGN. You can register online here. Here’s the draft programme (click to enlarge):
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Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
  • Aug 7

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
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LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Mar 27

    Blog Post: Calif. Gov. Signs $1B Drought Relief Package

    Blog Post: Calif. Gov. Signs $1B Drought Relief Package
    As California confronts severely dry conditions for the fourth year in a row, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a legislative package that will steer $1 billion in emergency funding toward drought relief and water infrastructure projects.
  • Mar 27

    Blog Post: ICMA Extends Green Bond Eligibility To Climate Change Work

    Blog Post: ICMA Extends Green Bond Eligibility To Climate Change Work
    The International Capital Market Association updated its voluntary guidelines on green bonds Friday, adding “climate change adaption” to categories of eligible projects as part of a broader refinement intended to clarify what…
  • Mar 26

    Blog Post: 4 Ways To Botch Your Firm's Expansion Into Africa

    Blog Post: 4 Ways To Botch Your Firm's Expansion Into Africa
    With growing deal opportunities and bustling capital markets, Africa is the next frontier for many global law firms to conquer as clients' needs increasingly land within the borders of the world's second-largest continent, but failure to…
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre Proposes Sweeping Reform of Canadian Charity Law

    University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre Proposes Sweeping Reform of Canadian Charity Law
    The University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre has released a report that calls on the federal government to introduce a major reform of charity law to bring it in line with other jurisdictions like the U.S., Australia, New Zealand…
  • Mar 28

    CanLII Primer: New Resource for Self-Represented Litigant

    CanLII Primer: New Resource for Self-Represented Litigant
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has launched The Can LII Primer :"In the 2013 National SRL Study we were struck by the number of SRLs who used Can Lll, and how important a resource this was for them. Can Lll is not…
  • Mar 26

    New Trial Ordered in Ontario Case After Judge Looks Up Info on Google Street View

    New Trial Ordered in Ontario Case After Judge Looks Up Info on Google Street View
    According to the blog Legal Feeds, the Ontario Superior Court has ordered a new trial in an assault case because a judge looked up information from Google Street View on his own initiative: "In coming to his conclusion, Goldstein [Superior…
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Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    Vote will keep controversial book in school library

    Vote will keep controversial book in school library
    “A concerned parent said a high school library book is pornographic and that it promotes prostitution and child abuse, but a school district committee voted to keep that controversial book in the library. “I just started going…
  • Mar 29

    Spread the words: Little Free Libraries find global following

    Spread the words: Little Free Libraries find global following
    “Maybe “little” isn’t such an apt description anymore of those book houses people put up in their yards. Five years after Todd Bol put up the first Little Free Library in front of his house in Hudson, Wis., the…
  • Mar 29

    App That Aims To Make Books ‘Squeaky Clean’ Draws Ire From Edited Writer

    App That Aims To Make Books ‘Squeaky Clean’ Draws Ire From Edited Writer
    “In a stroke of irony fit for fiction, an effort by two Idaho parents to clean up their daughter’s books has dredged up a fairly messy controversy. Clean Reader — an e-reader app designed to ferret out, and block, profanity…
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Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

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

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

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

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

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