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Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 523

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 130

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: 774

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Nov 23

    Webinar: Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyer

    Webinar: Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyer
    On November 24, I am doing a webinar for the ABA titled "Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyers." I'm very excited about this program and this topic for two reasons: 1) This is one of my favorite topics...
  • Nov 20

    'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast

    'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast
    It's the holiday season and time for our annual Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast. Sharon Nelson and I have researched far and wide to find the most fun new gadgets and electronic devices that a lawyer...
  • Nov 11

    Thinking About Tomorrow

    Thinking About Tomorrow
    I've spend a lot of time thinking about tomorrow-the legal profession's tomorrow. This week at the Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, I get to spend several hour teaching and learning at a CLE program I organized called Tools for…
Rank this Week: 831

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: 597

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: 997

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 349

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/
  • Nov 27

    Throwback Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition

    Throwback Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition
    Editor’s note: For quite a while now, social media enthusiasts have been using the hashtag #tbt (or, in long-form, “Throwback Thursday”) as a way to reminisce about the past. Now Lawfare has decided to get in on the action…
  • Nov 26

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo
    Our guest for episode 44 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is Sal Stolfo, Professor at Columbia University’s Computer Science Department and CEO of Allure Software.  Stolfo brings an attacker’s sensibility to network…
  • Nov 26

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security
    Rumor has it, that Jeh Johnson, the current Secretary of DHS, is being considered for appointment as the next Secretary of Defense.  Don’t do it Mr. Johnson.  Don’t do it President Obama. I say this, not because I think…
Rank this Week: 75

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Nov 25

    2014 Blawg 100 is Out

    2014 Blawg 100 is Out
    Well, the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 came out yesterday. I was going to post about it sooner but I've been curled up in the fetal position, crying under my desk for the past 12 hours because I didn't make the cut. There's always next year I…
  • Nov 24

    Employer Mandate Extension Attacked as Unconstitutional

    Employer Mandate Extension Attacked as Unconstitutional
    On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives filed this Complaint, alleging that President Obama's unilateral delay and alteration of the Obamacare employer mandate was unconstitutional.The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka…
  • Nov 19

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award
    Discriminating against pregnant employees or employees who oppose discrimination is generally unlawful. That's not news. A California federal jury awarded a woman who worked for AutoZone $872,719 in compensatory damages ($393,759 for past…
Rank this Week: 850

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: 593

LawPundit

LawPundit

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

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 388

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/
  • Nov 12

    McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistle

    McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistle
    McDonald’s has announced the recall of their Hello Kitty Themed Whistles due to choking concerns.  ‘Tis the season, right?  This recall will be followed by an onslaught of recalls as the holiday season gets…
  • Nov 10

    Mandatory Retirement for Judge

    Mandatory Retirement for Judge
    Everyone understands that people can be productive much later in life than they could just 20 or 30 years ago.  Thirty-three states have laws with a specific retirement age for judges.  The youngest and most common mandatory…
  • Nov 3

    Testosterone Lawsuits November 2014 Update

    Testosterone Lawsuits November 2014 Update
    Low testosterone levels have been linked to fatigue, muscle and bone loss, and a decrease in libido.  If you are over 35 and these things are hitting you… well, it sucks. But, all too often in 2014, the cure is worse than the…
Rank this Week: 536

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Nov 25

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein
    Der Rapper und Jurastudent „Kollegah“ wurde vor wenigen Tagen vom Vorwurf der gefährlichen Körperverletzung (§ 224 StGB) freigesprochen. Das Gericht konnte nicht ausschließen, dass der bekannte Musiker in…
  • Nov 14

    Das Tor zu Drogen geschlossen?

    Das Tor zu Drogen geschlossen?
    Der Anonymisierungsdienst Tor galt bisher als sicher. Nach mehreren Festnahmen in einem Strafverfahren wegen Drogenhandel rätselt der Betreiber über die eigene Sicherheit. Einer der beliebtesten Anonymisierungsdienste im Internet…
  • Oct 20

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil
    Wenn ein Unfallbeteiligter den Unfallort verlässt, um sich ärztlich versorgen zu lassen, und erst dann die Polizei informiert, kann er gem. § 142 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 StGB entschuldigt sein. Die Revision wendete sich gegen eine…
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • Nov 14

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola
    Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against…
  • Oct 31

    Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year

    Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year
    Having started their tenth year in podcasting, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams take time to reflect upon on past shows, guests, and favorite moments. In an exchange of roles, Bob and Craig are interviewed by their very…
  • Oct 17

    Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison

    Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison
    Imagine being 20 years old and being investigated for a murder you didn't commit. Would you know what to say or do? Failure to react correctly could cost you a lifetime in prison. Sound far-fetched? It might surprise you to learn that it…
Rank this Week: 251

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Nov 26

    Six Steps to Better Deposition

    Six Steps to Better Deposition
    Depositions are often frightening and difficult experiences. Use these six tips to ease your anxiety and own the room.
  • Nov 25

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame
    The ABA Journal adds Lawyerist — in the Blawg 100 since 2009 — to its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame!
  • Nov 25

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer
    Inboxes are meant to be emptied, not used for long-term storage. That goes double for your email inbox, which is far more useful if you empty it on a regular basis.
Rank this Week: 395

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: 332

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu
    La Titulaire soutenait que la division d'opposition n'avait pas respecté son droit d'être entendu car elle n'avait pas pris en compte les données expérimentales fournies à l'appui de l'activité…
  • Nov 23

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori
    La division d'examen avait rejeté la demande pour défaut d'unité d'invention a posteriori. Plus précisément, elle avait considéré que la demande comportait deux groupes d'inventions, le groupe…
  • Nov 19

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable
    La décision T419/12 discutée lundi dernier est également intéressante quant aux aspects procéduraux. La requête subsidiaire ayant été déposée le jour même de la…
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Make the most of this great holiday by reaching out to family members who can’t be with you.
  • Nov 26

    A Closer Look at Pedestrian Detection Technology: Does it Really Work?

    A Closer Look at Pedestrian Detection Technology: Does it Really Work?
    Over the last few years there has been an increase in the demand of pedestrian detection systems in the automobile industry, manufacturers, and consumers. Providing such technology to the consumer became critical with the rise in injuries and…
  • Nov 25

    The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries Like an Athlete

    The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries Like an Athlete
    How is it that professional athletes can recover from injury like they’re being cared for by a magical wizard? Baseball players can miss less than a season after tearing major ligaments, football players bounce back from torn muscles,…
Rank this Week: 564

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: 228

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: 526

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: 213

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Nov 25

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 2 of 3)

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 2 of 3)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability. At the 2014 LMA P3 conference in Chicago, Jeff Suhr, vice president of products at Data Fusion, noted that his company currently has 91 clients actively...
  • Nov 18

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 1 of 3)

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 1 of 3)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability. Based on our confidential interviews with managing partners and other leaders from 50 AmLaw 200 firms, there can be no question thatclients are demanding more…
  • Nov 11

    What clients want: New results from Altman Weil’s 2014 CLO survey

    What clients want: New results from Altman Weil’s 2014 CLO survey
    Question: What is the single most important topic for law firms to focus on in today’s increasingly challenging environment? Answer: Whatever clients want. Of course, different clients want different things, so lawyers should start by…
Rank this Week: 801

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: 692

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/
  • Nov 25

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing
    For those attorneys who follow this blog, I encourage you to consider attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secret Law Summit. The event will be held on December 4 and 5 at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara,…
  • Nov 20

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction
    Perhaps the most boring question in all of trade secrets law generates a lot of commentary, particularly in the blogosphere.The question is whether the displacement provision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act applies to claims based on…
  • Nov 11

    Unpacking Bad Faith

    Unpacking Bad Faith
    A very smart lawyer at a very large firm once told me something very convincing.All the good stuff lies in the privilege log.The notion of "bad faith" prompted this comment. And by bad faith, I generally refer to the defense perception that…
Rank this Week: 601

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/
  • Nov 26

    Robert I ("RIC") Cusick, Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics 2006-11

    Robert I ("RIC") Cusick, Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics 2006-11
    OGE's message on RIC's passing is here: http://www.oge.gov/Media-Resources/News-Releases/2014/The-Passing-of-the-Honorable-Robert-I--%E2%80%9CRIC%E2%80%9D-Cusick,-former-Director-of-the-U-S--Office-of-Government-Ethics/ RIC practiced law in…
  • Nov 25

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case
    “A prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich” (so said the Chief Judge of New York State’s highest court). Or could indict Abel for killing Cain. Or Reeva Steenkamp for killing Oscar Pistorius. And commonly…
  • Nov 25

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W
    The solicitors' representative body, the Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance to its members on the drafting of Sharia wills which encouraged the favouring of male children and the exclusion of illegitimate kids, for example. You…
Rank this Week: 127

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Nov 27

    Prominent Quebec lawyer named to SCC

    Prominent Quebec lawyer named to SCC
    Suzanne Côté has been named to the Supreme Court of Canada, bringing the number of women judges on the highest court to four.The Quebec trial lawyer has been head of the Montreal litigation group at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt…
  • Nov 27

    First-year students get surprise gift card from Osler

    First-year students get surprise gift card from Osler
    First-year law students across Canada, who are right now stressing out about exams, got an early gift this week and a much-needed break courtesy of a big law firm coming off a mammoth deal.On Monday, law schools across the country started…
  • Nov 27

    News Roundup - November 27, 2014

    News Roundup - November 27, 2014
    CanadaPrime Minister Stephen Harper names lawyer Suzanne Côté to the Supreme Court of Canada, Montreal GazettePedophile Erik Brian Wanamaker jailed after pleading guilty for breaching conditions of probation, Calgary HeraldOPP…
Rank this Week: 124

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Wester's "Land Divided by Law"

    Wester's "Land Divided by Law"
    Here's something else to consume, along with turkey and tales of Pilgrims and Wampanoags, this Thanksgiving Day.  Just out, in multiple formats, from Quid Pro Books is Land Divided by Law: The Yakama Indian Nation as Environmental…
  • Nov 26

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School, has posted The Rise and Fall of the Consumption Tax: A Historical Perspective.  Here is the abstract:This article will survey the great consumption vs. income tax debate from a…
  • Nov 26

    JSCH 39:3

    JSCH 39:3
    Here are the contents of the Journal of Supreme Court History, 39:3 (November 2014)IntroductionMelvin I. Urofsky“We always tell our children they are Americans”: Mendez v. Westminster and the beginning of the end of school…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 119

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Nov 26

    Don’t “Fear The Turtle,” But The Owner? Be Afraid.

    Don’t “Fear The Turtle,” But The Owner? Be Afraid.
    Fans of the Maryland Terrapins have a saying: Fear the Turtle. In this case, it has to be altered slightly: Fear the Turtle’s Owner.  As reported by The Palm Beach Post: On Tuesday morning, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s…
  • Nov 25

    You’re Banning Comedy Central?

    You’re Banning Comedy Central?
    It’s no joke. A court in India has temporarily banned Comedy Central. As reported by ndtv.com: Entertainment channel Comedy Central has gone off-air for at least five days after the government found its shows having…
  • Nov 24

    You Could Make This Suspect’s Name Up, But You Don’t Have To

    You Could Make This Suspect’s Name Up, But You Don’t Have To
    The Juice is not making this up. As reported by The Gainesville Sun: An Orlando man was arrested in Gainesville Sunday afternoon after another man said he tried to rape him and steal the money he had just withdrawn from a credit union. The…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 707

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: 542

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: 78

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 26

    The Death of Deference?

    The Death of Deference?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted cert. in several cases to hear the following question: “Whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to consider costs in determining whether it is appropriate to regulate…
  • Nov 26

    The California REDD+ Experience

    The California REDD+ Experience
    Announcing the publication of The California REDD+ Experience, a report written by UCLA’s Emmett Institute faculty and published by the Center for Global Development. Six years ago in Los Angeles, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a…
  • Nov 24

    San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan

    San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan
    Back in 2011, the San Diego Association of Governments issued a really bad regional transportation plan.  These plans must prioritize transportation investments across the metropolitan region for the coming decades and are the basis for…
Rank this Week: 758

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/
  • Nov 27

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecutor Knowingly Used Perjured Testimony

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecutor Knowingly Used Perjured Testimony
    The Indiana Court of Appeals had reversed a burglary conviction based on its conclusion that the prosecution knowingly used perjured testimony. The case involved the robbery of a Dollar General in December 2012. A video showed that the…
  • Nov 26

    Domestic Violence Suspension

    Domestic Violence Suspension
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed a suspension of two years and a day for an attorney's domestic violence conviction On or about the evening of July 3, 2011, Respondent's wife and two children were sleeping in their car to...
  • Nov 26

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has imposed a two-year suspension of an attorney who also was an opthalmologist. The attorney achieved some level of notoriety last year when the same court suspended her for not having a current email…
Rank this Week: 259

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Nov 25

    Jury Reaches Verdict on Ferguson Officer Case

    Jury Reaches Verdict on Ferguson Officer Case
    A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., arrived at a decision: Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, won’t be facing charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown. There’s a very high chance a majority will never know why it came to be the…
  • Nov 25

    Judge: Missing Child Trial Should Make Use of Confession

    Judge: Missing Child Trial Should Make Use of Confession
    A suspect possessing a low IQ was aware of his rights and confessed to crime investigators that he choked a 6 year old boy to death back in 1979, according to a ruling earlier this week. The ruling gives prosecutors a chance to make full use…
  • Nov 24

    SC to Make Consideration on Facebook Post

    SC to Make Consideration on Facebook Post
    Next week, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a First Amendment case that reviews the battle regarding when speeches on Facebook posts and other social media outlets are in violation of the law. The appeal, which is up for…
Rank this Week: 470

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
  • Nov 14

    IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report”

    IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report”
    The IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] has recently released its Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report. From the first 2 paragraphs of the press release accompanying the report: Human influence on the climate system is…
  • Nov 7

    Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5

    Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5
    From the ACUS: Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5: “Today, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) published its final rule on incorporation by reference.  See Incorporation by Reference,…
  • Nov 2

    Let’s Hear it for BNA Law Report

    Let’s Hear it for BNA Law Report
    An extra hour of DST sleep prompts a bounty of mirth…as do BNA Law Reports! We recently were asked for electronic copies of filings from an L.A. County Superior Court civil matter. Ah, the oft-elusive electronic state court…
Rank this Week: 576

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
  • Nov 26

    World Technology Law Conference—San Diego, CA

    World Technology Law Conference—San Diego, CA
    The International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) presents the 2015 World Technology Law Conference April 29–May 1, 2015, at the Grand Del Mar resort (just north of San Diego). Papers are...
  • Nov 26

    Vulnerability and Education—Amherst, MA

    Vulnerability and Education—Amherst, MA
    Emory’s Vulnerability and the Human Condition initiative presents A Workshop on Vulnerability and Education April 24-25, 2015, at Amherst College. Proposals are due Jan.19, 2015. This workshop explores public education...
  • Nov 26

    Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy & Ethics—Scottsdale, AZ

    Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy & Ethics—Scottsdale, AZ
    The third annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, co-sponsored by nine academic centers from around the nation, will be held at the Scottsdale Resort...
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Nov 27

    Voon on Trade-Restrictiveness & the WTO

    Voon on Trade-Restrictiveness & the WTO
    Tania S. Voon (University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School) has posted Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO (World Trade Review, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Trade-restrictiveness is a familiar…
  • Nov 27

    Wolff on Redish & Kiernan on Multiple Attempts at Class Certification

    Wolff on Redish & Kiernan on Multiple Attempts at Class Certification
    Tobias Barrington Wolff (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Multiple Attempts at Class Certification (Iowa Law Review Bulletin, Vol. 99, Pg. 137, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The phenomenon of multiple attempts at class…
  • Nov 27

    Lamparello on Defamatory Opinion

    Lamparello on Defamatory Opinion
    Adam Lamparello (Indiana Tech - Law School) has posted The Case for Defamatory Opinion on SSRN. Here is the abstract:The law should not allow revenge porn in the name of the First Amendment, just as it should not allow private...
Rank this Week: 16

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Nov 20

    "Lawyer" or "Attorney"?

    "Lawyer" or "Attorney"?
    Which do you prefer? According to Garner's "Dictionary of Modern American Usage," the two "are not generally distinguished even by members of the legal profession." Once upon a time, a lawyer was defined as a person who practices law,…
  • Nov 17

    Time Out for Deposition Question

    Time Out for Deposition Question
    I can write seriously too: see "Anatomy of a Good Deposition Question," an article I did for Lawyerist, published today.
  • Nov 13

    Advice to Young Lawyers #24

    Advice to Young Lawyers #24
    Dear Mr. Schaeffer: I’m in a terrible bind. There’s a partner in our 1,127-attorney firm named Mr. B who everyone is scared of, including me. Unfortunately, I got assigned to his practice group yesterday. Even though I’m a…
Rank this Week: 680

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Nov 26

    Save the Date: 2015 Burton Award

    Save the Date: 2015 Burton Award
    The Burton Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing is, without a doubt, the single most glamorous evening for legal writing. That's been true for years, and next year's award ceremony promises to continue that trend. It will be held at...
  • Nov 25

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place
    The events in Ferguson Missouri have focused much needed national and global attention on race issues. Although the following guest blog post is not about legal writing, we are pleased to share the insights and challenges from writer Leonce…
  • Nov 25

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?
    One-Day Workshop at the University of Detroit Mercy, co-hosted by the University of Windsor, on Friday, December 5, 2014. Theme: Reaching, Teaching, and Employing Today’s Evolving Law Student The Premise: Students in the “Millennial”…
Rank this Week: 294

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 138

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
  • Nov 10

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
  • Nov 10

    Giving Back Is Important to Them, and to You

    Giving Back Is Important to Them, and to You
    2,000 Empty Bins Being Passed Out to VolunteersThis year, just as our entire staff has for the last three years, our office is joining with Fairhaven Church in its annual Christmas Gift campaign.This will be the fourth year that the local…
Rank this Week: 721

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Nov 27

    Six Steps to Better Depositions — Lawyerist

    Six Steps to Better Depositions — Lawyerist
    by Evan Schaeffer on November 26th, 2014 My first depositions were often frightening experiences. Like most new lawyers, I plunged ahead and tried to do my best, but I rarely felt at ease. As my discomfort gave way to…
  • Nov 26

    FREE Webinar: Virtual Law Practice – How to Deliver Legal Services Online – MyCase Blog

    FREE Webinar: Virtual Law Practice – How to Deliver Legal Services Online – MyCase Blog
    Please join us for our upcoming webinar, “Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online” on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT/ 2pm ET. REGISTER HERE Ever…
  • Nov 26

    In Memoriam for Honorable Neal P. McCurn

    In Memoriam for Honorable Neal P. McCurn
    The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York invites you to attend the In Memoriam for Honorable Neal P. McCurn Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at United States Courthouse, Third Floor Ceremonial Courtroom, 100…
Rank this Week: 313