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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Big Data in the Workplace, Conference Networking, Times New Roman

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Big Data in the Workplace, Conference Networking, Times New Roman
    It’s no secret: going to conferences is really much more about the networking opportunities than attending session. But Lindsay Griffiths has a good tip on this—if you’re about networking, start doing it before the…
  • Sep 15

    Lawyers turn to social media and blogging for professional development

    Lawyers turn to social media and blogging for professional development
    I was on a phone call recently with a major publisher discussing social media programs for lawyers. She asked in addition to the business development aspects of social media if lawyers were using social media for professional development.…
  • Sep 15

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Bitcoin in M&A, Lululemon IP, Moneyball in Employment Law

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Bitcoin in M&A, Lululemon IP, Moneyball in Employment Law
    Big data is everywhere nowadays, whether it’s dealing with consumers—or employees. Today we have two interesting posts on the use of data, one from InsidePrivacy on ways to use data without violating people’s privacy, and…
Rank this Week: 40

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan
    Douglas Carter and James Spillers have been arrested by the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office for allegedly operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada. Both men have been…
  • Sep 16

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction
    Reyna Peinado, 48, Huntington Beach, California, an auctioneer who defrauded banks by accepting bribes to lower the amount of winning bids in trustee auctions, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. The defendant was sentenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted
    Alan Tikal, 46, Brentwood, California, was found guilty after a one-day bench trial on stipulated facts by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley of 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. Tikal targeted struggling…
Rank this Week: 11

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 16

    FBI Says Biometric Database has Reached “Full Operational Capability”

    FBI Says Biometric Database has Reached “Full Operational Capability”
    “The FBI announced that the Next Generation Identification system, one of the largest biometric databases in the world, has reached “full operational capability.” In 2013, EPIC filed a Freedom of Information…
  • Sep 16

    The New Climate Economy Report 2014

    The New Climate Economy Report 2014
    Better Growth Better Economy - The New Climate Economy - The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate - The Synthesis Report “All over the world, people want to achieve better lives for themselves and for their…
  • Sep 16

    The Cost of Carbon – Interactive Database

    The Cost of Carbon – Interactive Database
    “This is a living documentation of the price we are all paying for carbon pollution. Find out how you are paying, add your cost, and share with those who can help to end climate denial and put a price on carbon.” “The Cost…
Rank this Week: 34

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

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  • Sep 16

    Martin Amis sets his novel in a Nazi concentration camp and his European publishers reject it.

    Martin Amis sets his novel in a Nazi concentration camp and his European publishers reject it.
    The don't get the Englishman's humor or they think he might be construed as sympathetic to the Nazis or they're squeamish and scared or... it's just not that good.In France, the storied house Gallimard declined to publish the novel because…
  • Sep 16

    Why won't Kirsten Gillibrand name the men she says harassed her?

    Why won't Kirsten Gillibrand name the men she says harassed her?
    She writes in her book that a male labor leader said "You're too fat to be elected statewide" and a male colleague said she was getting "porky," another said she's "even pretty when [she's] fat," and yet another made physical contact and said…
Rank this Week: 20

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 16

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again
    It could cost you five months of jail time, probation, and $13,000 restoration fees. 
  • Sep 16

    “The fair-­use privilege … is not designed to protect lazy appropriators.”

    “The fair-­use privilege … is not designed to protect lazy appropriators.”
    I’ve been called a lot of things (including, “lawyer”), but one thing I can be proud of is never having been called a liar. I’ve been saying that appropriation-for-appropriation’s sake is nothing but pure…
  • Sep 16

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend
    “It’s to keep living in a way one wants to live and work; to distract constructively; to distract in ways that are in themselves satisfying; to do things that are intrinsically gratifying,” he says. “Melancholy is not…
Rank this Week: 254

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    American Association of Law Libraries Report on Access to Justice

    American Association of Law Libraries Report on Access to Justice
    The American Association of Law Libraries recently released a report of a special committee it formed on Law Libraries and Access to Justice. It describes how law libraries can foster greater access to justice in society:"From the…
  • Sep 15

    Recently Released Research from Public Safety Canada on Witness Protection Program

    Recently Released Research from Public Safety Canada on Witness Protection Program
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications includes a "Research Brief" from Public Safety Canada on Witness Protection Programs in Selected Countries:"This paper reviews the practices and outcomes of witness…
  • Sep 15

    Recently Released Research from Justice Canada on Malicious Referrals to Child Welfare Agencie

    Recently Released Research from Justice Canada on Malicious Referrals to Child Welfare Agencie
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications includes a Justice Canada research report from 2013 on Malicious Referrals, Custody Disputes and Police Involvement in the Canadian Child Welfare System: Data Tables…
Rank this Week: 81

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Sep 16

    Liebman on Legal Reform in China

    Liebman on Legal Reform in China
    Benjamin L. Liebman (Columbia University - Law School) has posted Legal Reform: China's Law-Stability Paradox (Daedalus Spring 2014, Vol. 143, No. 2, Pages 96-109) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the 1980s and 1990s, China devoted extensive…
  • Sep 16

    Green on Moore on Judicial Obligation to Apply the Law

    Green on Moore on Judicial Obligation to Apply the Law
    Leslie Green (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Law and the Role of a Judge on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper argues that role of a judge consists of obligations to apply the law, obligations...
  • Sep 16

    Perry & Zarsky on Lotteries in Law

    Perry & Zarsky on Lotteries in Law
    Ronen Perry and Tal Zarsky (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law) have posted 'May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor': Lotteries in Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Throughout...
Rank this Week: 5

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
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Union Law invites submissions for a special edition on Privacy under International and European Law. The submission deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. See Utrecht Journal Call for Papers –…
  • Sep 16

    Supreme Court Fellows Program

    Supreme Court Fellows Program
    The Supreme Court Fellows Program invites applications for fellows to engage for one year in the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, or the United…
  • Sep 14

    Asian Pacific American Law & Public Policy Conference—Cambridge, MA

    Asian Pacific American Law & Public Policy Conference—Cambridge, MA
    The Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) hosts the 21st Annual National Conference on Law and Public Policy Feb. 7, 2015. mw
Rank this Week: 26

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
  • Sep 5

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important
    This post discusses why an operating agreement is important for every limited liability company (LLC). It expands upon an answer I provided on Quora several months ago. (See In simple terms, why are operating agreements important?) An…
  • Aug 25

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention
    In Online Terms can be Binding, even if You don’t have to Click!, I compared the enforceability of clickwrap and browsewrap agreements. This post discusses Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 731

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    How to Become the Go-To Legal Quote Source for the Media

    How to Become the Go-To Legal Quote Source for the Media
    Every lawyer I know would love to be quoted in the media on an important topic for their practice area.  And why not?  It usually costs you nothing but a little time, and you get viewed as the expert in your field, in your town. So…
  • Sep 15

    New Competition for Law Firms: Their Own Client

    New Competition for Law Firms: Their Own Client
    An article at WSJ.com yesterday pointed up a growing source of competition for many law firms: their own clients. There are probably some of you reading this right now who have already experienced this shift, which started during the…
  • Sep 12

    How Social Media Can Help Attorneys Build a Robust Referral Network

    How Social Media Can Help Attorneys Build a Robust Referral Network
    I’m in San Diego today getting ready to speak before The State Bar of California Annual Meeting general assembly on how to use social media to build referrals.  It’s no secret that many attorneys are reluctant to engage on…
Rank this Week: 366

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Sep 16

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in The Jury Expert, Vol. 26, Issue 1 (2014)): "Neuroimagery and the Law" JILLIAN M WARE, Arizona State University (ASU) JESSICA L JONES, Arizona State University (ASU) N. J. SCHWEITZER,…
  • Sep 11

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Where Is The Brain In The Human Brain Project? Nature News In The Popular Press: Could Deep-Brain Stimulation Fortify Soldiers’ Minds? Scientific American Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Finally…
  • Sep 11

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"
    Recently Published in SSRN (and forthcoming in the University of Miami Law Review): "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law" Carl…
Rank this Week: 231

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 16

    The Grotesque Results of Politically Correct Law Enforcement

    The Grotesque Results of Politically Correct Law Enforcement
    When law enforcement becomes about anything other than behavior, we're in trouble.  Thus, when people get picked out for prosecution because they're black, it's reprehensible and subversive.  It's also indecent.  Ditto for when…
  • Sep 16

    About That Money We'd Save from "Smart Sentencing"...

    About That Money We'd Save from "Smart Sentencing"...
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, along with Sen. Jeff Sessions, has been taking the lead in exposing the truth the now-quite-dead Smarter Sentencing Act.  Today, he put a hole in one of the main arguments for it  --  that it will save...
  • Sep 16

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Texas to Execute Murderer: A Texas woman convicted of murdering her girlfriend's 9-year-old son is scheduled to be executed Wednesday after spending eight years on death row.  Mitch Mitchell of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that…
Rank this Week: 376

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 111

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Sep 16

    Paul Martie Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident at View & Metz Roads in Sanger, TX

    Paul Martie Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident at View & Metz Roads in Sanger, TX
    Sanger, TX — A single-vehicle crash killed two people and left two others in critical condition on Sunday, August 27, 2014. The accident involved a Nissan Altima and took place at the intersection of Metz and View Roads, around 6:30 in…
  • Sep 16

    Steven Wilkerson Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on View Road in Sanger, TX

    Steven Wilkerson Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on View Road in Sanger, TX
    Sanger, TX — A car went off the road and struck a tree on Sunday, August 27, 2014, in Sanger, Texas. The accident left two people dead and two injured. The deceased have been identified as Steven Wilkerson and Paul Martie. Reports say…
  • Sep 16

    Jared Thomas Injured by Rollover Accident on U.S. Highway 87 in Lubbock, TX

    Jared Thomas Injured by Rollover Accident on U.S. Highway 87 in Lubbock, TX
    Lubbock, TX — An SUV overturned along Highway 87 in southern Lubbock this past Wednesday evening (September 10, 2014), leaving a young man and his pregnant young woman passenger injured. Police said that Jared Thomas, 23, was critically…
Rank this Week: 549

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Trying to Hit the Brake on Texting While Driving

    Trying to Hit the Brake on Texting While Driving
    Today's post was shared by Take Justice Back and comes from www.nytimes.com People know they shouldn’t text and drive. Overwhelmingly, they tell pollsters that doing so is unacceptable and dangerous, and yet they do it anyway. They…
  • Sep 16

    GM halts Corvette delivery for brakes, air bag

    GM halts Corvette delivery for brakes, air bag
    Today's post was shared by Take Justice Back and comes from www.usatoday.com GM halted delivery of the 2015 Corvette until it can find and fix potential problems with parking brakes and air bags. No recall was immediately announced.(Photo:…
  • Sep 16

    Airplane Crew May Face Increased Melanoma Risk

    Airplane Crew May Face Increased Melanoma Risk
    Today's post is shared from nytimes.com/ Airline pilots and crews may be at increased risk for melanoma, a new review has found. Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer that starts in the melanocytes, the cells that produce skin pigment.…
Rank this Week: 350

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 16

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice
    Families of those involved in five different general aviation crashes and their lawyer are suing the NTSB, charging it with obstruction of justice.  The suit claims that the NTSB withheld information concerning each of the crashes from…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivilous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivilous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
Rank this Week: 860

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Sep 16

    Federal Court Rules That Yelp’s “Hard Bargaining” Is Not Extortion

    Federal Court Rules That Yelp’s “Hard Bargaining” Is Not Extortion
    Yelp has been plagued by accusations of extortive business practices for years. Consumers and small businesses alike have taken to their websites and blogs to report how businesses that purchase advertising through the Yelp are rewarded with…
  • Sep 15

    Is Air Travel Heralding the Future of Inequality in America?

    Is Air Travel Heralding the Future of Inequality in America?
    Flying economy class has never been more miserable. Pillows and blankets no longer come with the ticket. Seats are cramped. Passengers are using devices called "knee defenders" to keep the seat in front of them from reclining. When fights…
  • Sep 12

    People Magazine Accused of Racial Discrimination in Lawsuit

    People Magazine Accused of Racial Discrimination in Lawsuit
    Tatsha Robertson, a recently dismissed People Magazine Senior Editor and African American woman, has filed suit against the publication; its parent company Time, Inc.; and her former supervisor Betsy Gleick for unlawful discrimination in…
Rank this Week: 556

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)
    Justice Yegan begins this opinion with the following introduction:"Lamenting the delays associated with the orderly processing of criminal cases, Justice Macklin Fleming explained a popular way for a criminal defendant to avoid, or at least…
  • Sep 16

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)
    A compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in a van explodes while being filled at a fueling station owned by the City of Corona, injuring a passenger, who sues the City.  The Fire Department investigates the explosion, tests the fuel lines and…
  • Sep 15

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)
    How'd you like to have this case walk in the door:The owner/manager of Jon Dalver, Inc. (a cosmetics manufacturing company) sees a used sanitary napkin around the toilet area in the women's bathroom and blood around the toilet seat.  She…
Rank this Week: 163

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 16

    Surrogacy is a me

    Surrogacy is a me
    Joan Heifetz Hollinger quoted in Slate, August 6, 2014 “There are issues across the board with regard to health care of the surrogate and whether the surrogate can or should be required to undergo tests, including fetal diagnostic test…
  • Sep 16

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 5, 2014 The Internet giants are not just conglomerates but also the largest venture capitalists on the block. Not only are they buying early-stage businesses to incubate and grow,…
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
Rank this Week: 486

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Rep. Adam Schiff’s ISIS AUMF

    Rep. Adam Schiff’s ISIS AUMF
    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced an authorization for the use of military force against ISIS yesterday. According to a press release from Rep. Schiff, “First, the authorization…
  • Sep 16

    Updated Version of In Re Directives: A Quick Summary

    Updated Version of In Re Directives: A Quick Summary
    Readers likely recall that last week, documents from the In Re Directives litigation, regarding foreign intelligence surveillance directives issued to Yahoo!, were declassified. Chief among them: a new version of the Foreign Intelligence…
  • Sep 16

    Transatlantic Dialogue on Int’l Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Battlefield Regulation and Crime

    Transatlantic Dialogue on Int’l Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Battlefield Regulation and Crime
    Continuing our coverage of the Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict, Lawfare is pleased to publish the discussion paper for the conference that Geoff Corn (South Texas) produced on the topic of how criminal…
Rank this Week: 69

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 16

    The Rise of Divorce Partie

    The Rise of Divorce Partie
    Many individuals are choosing to end their marriages in the same way they started- with a large party celebrating the end of their relationship. These parties are becoming a large industry in many cities, where divorce party planners are…
  • Sep 15

    Oil Tycoon Faces Costliest Divorce in History

    Oil Tycoon Faces Costliest Divorce in History
    Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm is facing the most expensive divorce in history as the argument over his $17 billion fortune is contested in the couple's divorce settlement. Oklahoma is an Equitable Distribution State How property is…
  • Sep 12

    Tips for Grandparent's Navigating Their Child's Divorce

    Tips for Grandparent's Navigating Their Child's Divorce
    In a divorce, it is not only the immediate partner and children that are affected. Extended family members, such as grandparents, play a vital role in helping navigate the after-effects of a divorce. Not only can they impact both divorcing…
Rank this Week: 694

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Introducing New Blogger: Dmitry Karshtedt

    Introducing New Blogger: Dmitry Karshtedt
    I am delighted to welcome Stanford Law & Biosciences Fellow Dmitry Karshtedt as a new Written Description blogger. Before going into law, Dmitry completed a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Berkeley and worked as a staff scientist for a…
  • Sep 16

    IP Watch Recap of Meaning of Myriad Conference

    IP Watch Recap of Meaning of Myriad Conference
    Last Friday I presented my latest essay, Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives, at UC Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference, which included a terrific line-up of speakers. Brittany Ngo, a 3L at UC Irvine, nicely…
  • Sep 2

    IP programs ranked by h-index and m-index

    IP programs ranked by h-index and m-index
    Everyone seems to love new rankings! Inspired by Dan Burk's lists of IP scholars by h-index and m-index, Christopher Yoo (Penn Law) calculated cumulative h-index and m-index rankings by school. He thought the results might of interest to…
Rank this Week: 903

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
  • Sep 12

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information
    I mentioned yesterday that the proposed FRCP amendments include all three top priorities of the defense-oriented "Lawyers for Civil Justice," as stated on its web site: LCJ’s . . . current federal rulemaking agenda is focused on .…
  • Sep 11

    Third Circuit Oral Argument Held in GlaxoSmithKline Diversity Case

    Third Circuit Oral Argument Held in GlaxoSmithKline Diversity Case
    We've been following GlaxoSmithKline's re-removal, more than 12 months after filing, of several personal injury cases after the Third Circuit held that a ten-by-ten foot subleased office made Delaware the principal place of business of a…
Rank this Week: 209

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 16

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple
    By Jason Rantanen VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)  Virnetx v Cisco Panel: Prost (author) and Chen Plaintiffs VirnetX and Science Applications International Corporation obtained a successful verdict against Apple…
  • Sep 16

    Is VPN Software Patent Eligible?

    Is VPN Software Patent Eligible?
    VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple (Fed. Cir. 2014) An E.D. Texas jury sided with the patentee VirnetX — finding that the four asserted patents are not-invalid and that Apple’s VPN-On-Demand and FaceTime products infringe.…
  • Sep 16

    Amending 101?

    Amending 101?
    Some have been considering a statutory overruling of Mayo and Alice Corp. What would this amendment do?: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful…
Rank this Week: 51

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Sep 16

    UPDATE: Bristol Lakes Apartment Security Under Scrutiny Following Shooting of 13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez

    UPDATE: Bristol Lakes Apartment Security Under Scrutiny Following Shooting of 13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez
    Local News 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez was reportedly shot and killed while sleeping in his Bristol Lakes apartment bedroom August 24, 2014. According to New York Daily News, Mr. Rodriguez was sleeping in his Bristol Lakes home, only hours…
  • Sep 12

    Utility Van Driver Seriously Injured in Highway 515 Accident, Ellijay

    Utility Van Driver Seriously Injured in Highway 515 Accident, Ellijay
    Local News The driver of a utility van was reportedly injured in an accident with a tractor trailer on Highway 515 in Ellijay Thursday morning, September 11, 2014. According to the Ellijay Times-Courier, a utility van drove underneath the…
  • Sep 12

    Bonos Dell Injured in Greystone at Inverness Apartment Robbery, Shooting

    Bonos Dell Injured in Greystone at Inverness Apartment Robbery, Shooting
    Local News Bonos Dell was reportedly shot and injured during an attempted robbery at the Greystone at Inverness Apartments Friday, September 12, 2014. According to WTVM News, police believe the shooting occurred during an attempted robbery at…
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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/
  • Sep 16

    Dates Announced for the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference

    Dates Announced for the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference
    Save the date for GLS-10! The tenth edition of the Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-22, 2015. GLS-10 will be co-hosted by The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and…
  • Sep 11

    Suggestions for law review editor

    Suggestions for law review editor
    Professor Josephine Potuto of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln recently posted a critique of the law review editing process. After hearing the “moans and groans” of colleagues whose work has been subjected to illogical student edits…
  • Sep 10

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School
    One last chance to register for the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference! The conference is called "Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Motivating Students to Do Their Best Work" and it will be held on September 19 and 20, 2014 at…
Rank this Week: 143

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 16

    Dates Announced for the Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago (May 2015)

    Dates Announced for the Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago (May 2015)
    Save the date for GLS-10! The tenth edition of the Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-22, 2015. GLS-10 will be co-hosted by The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and…
  • Sep 16

    Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threat

    Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threat
    The Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing on terror threats in Europe on September 19, 2014 at 10 am, 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington…
  • Sep 16

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty
    The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a press release yesterday annoucing that Guyana had become the 150th state to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention took…
Rank this Week: 164

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Sep 16

    Defense Argues For Dismissal of Charges Against Ex-Dewey Leader

    Defense Argues For Dismissal of Charges Against Ex-Dewey Leader
    The four men accused of cooking the books at defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP were back in court this week as their lawyers argued that charges against them be dismissed.
  • Sep 16

    Courts Use Copy and Paste, Too

    Courts Use Copy and Paste, Too
    Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears more immigration cases than all but one other federal appeals court. Many are dealt with in summary fashion, for better and sometimes for worse.
  • Sep 16

    Oklahoma Lawmaker Suggests Nitrogen as Alternative to Lethal Injection

    Oklahoma Lawmaker Suggests Nitrogen as Alternative to Lethal Injection
    One Oklahoma lawmaker thinks he might have a potential solution to the lethal-injection crisis: nitrogen gas.
Rank this Week: 13

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Sep 16

    New 2014 Edition: Universal Citation Guide

    New 2014 Edition: Universal Citation Guide
    From HeinOnline: “The Universal Citation Guide, 3rd ed. recognizes the current practices of legal researchers who often consult an electronic research tool without ever seeing a print volume of a reporter or code sitting on a library…
  • Sep 16

    Small Claims Court Resources for Oregon Lawyers: CLEs, Video, Books, History

    Small Claims Court Resources for Oregon Lawyers: CLEs, Video, Books, History
    We have lots of OLR blog posts for the public about Oregon Small Claims Courts (SCC), but this particular OLR blog post addresses the most frequently asked SCC questions from Oregon attorneys: Small Claims Courts? County Circuit and Justice…
  • Sep 15

    How to Dispose of Used Law Books – Maybe Even for Money!

    How to Dispose of Used Law Books – Maybe Even for Money!
    The Lawbook Exchange has put a call out for used law books. See their latest Want/Need list and contact information below. (You can also link to our How to Dispose of Used Law Books guide, which is getting ready for … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 171

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 16

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider
    Last January, two cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the team had committed a host of state labor law violations, including not paying minimum wage, not paying wages on time, making illegal…
  • Sep 15

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training
    California employers with 50 or more employees are required by law to provide a minimum of two-hours of supervisor training every two years on prevention of sexual harassment. Governor Edmund G. Brown recently signed AB 2053, which will…
  • Sep 11

    Job Killer Imposing New Liabilities on Governor’s Desk

    Job Killer Imposing New Liabilities on Governor’s Desk
    The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all businesses to send a letter to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. asking that he veto AB 1897, a “job killer” bill that imposes new liabilities on businesses. “AB 1897 would expose…
Rank this Week: 523

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 248

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Progress Energy On Track for FID by Year’s End

    Progress Energy On Track for FID by Year’s End
    Financial Post reports that Michael Culbert, chief executive officer of Progress Energy Canada Ltd., an affiliate of Malaysian oil company Petronas Bhd and sponsor of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal on Lelu Island, British…
  • Sep 16

    B.C. LNG Export Terminal Sponsors Press for Tax Break

    B.C. LNG Export Terminal Sponsors Press for Tax Break
    The Globe and Mail reports that the B.C. LNG Developers Alliance (Alliance), representing four of the largest sponsors of proposed LNG export terminals on British Columbia’s West Coast, recently sent a letter to Canada’s House of…
  • Sep 15

    FERC Gives Final Clean Air Act Approval for Freeport LNG Export Terminal

    FERC Gives Final Clean Air Act Approval for Freeport LNG Export Terminal
    Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Clean Air Act, FERC Staff has prepared a final General Conformity Determination (GCD) for the Freeport LNG export terminal project near Quintana Island, Brazoria County, Texas.…
Rank this Week: 152

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Sep 16

    SDG&E Issues Max 800 MW All-Source RFO, with caveat

    SDG&E Issues Max 800 MW All-Source RFO, with caveat
    We recently learned that San Diego Gas and Electric has issued a 2014 All Source Request for Offers (RFO). The RFO requests offers for up to 800 MW from the following resources: Energy Efficiency (EE) Demand Response (DR)…
  • Sep 16

    Breaking: EPA Extends Clean Power Plan Public Comment Period

    Breaking: EPA Extends Clean Power Plan Public Comment Period
    Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, announced today that EPA’s comment period for its proposed Clean Power Plan will be extended 45 days from the mid-October deadline to December 1,…
  • Sep 4

    MN PUC Affirms Path of Contentious Litigation for Externalities Value Determination

    MN PUC Affirms Path of Contentious Litigation for Externalities Value Determination
    The MN PUC held a hearing on September 4, 2014, to address the impending investigation of social costs of pollutants under Minn. Stat. § 216B.2422 subd. 3 (known as externalities values).  First established in the late 1990s, the MN…
Rank this Week: 451

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Sep 16

    The Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Scottish Independence Referendum
    As you may know, on Thursday Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. Some estimates put the number of voters registered to participate in the referendum at over 4 million, which is more than 95% of…
  • Sep 16

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce its new exhibit Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life Outside the Harvard Law School Classroom is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. This…
  • Sep 12

    Learn about finding legislative intent

    Learn about finding legislative intent
    Proquest (home of Proquest Congressional) is hosting a webinar open to all, Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent. It will take place Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00pm – 4:30pm and is open to…
Rank this Week: 799

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"
    On Saturday afternoon, December 22, 1984, A, B , C, and D boarded an IRT express subway train in The Bronx and headed south toward lower Manhattan. The four youths rode together in the rear portion of the seventh car...
  • Sep 16

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont
    It is RV’s contention that the petition should be dismissed. He alleges that the provisions of Article 10 that allow a jury to determine if his non- sex crimes were "sexually motivated" violates the Ex Post Facto Clause of...
  • Sep 15

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution
    This is a proceeding wherein the Attorney General of the State of New York filed a petition on 19 July 2010 contending that Criminal Respondent RV is a detained sex offender who has a mental abnormality as that term is...
Rank this Week: 711

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Sep 16

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition
    As the implementation phase of last year’s Illinois medical marijuana statute gets underway, the real action now is happening at zoning boards and city councils around the state. Famously the nation’s strictest medical cannabis law of the…
  • Sep 13

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker
    Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum has issued a call for articles and presenters for a symposium on the national food system, which will be at Duke Law school on Friday, January 23, 2015. The working title is "Carrots and...
  • Sep 11

    The common sense of self-published legal e-casebooks, or, Why on earth would anyone publish a casebook with a major legal publisher these days?

    The common sense of self-published legal e-casebooks, or, Why on earth would anyone publish a casebook with a major legal publisher these days?
    The cost of law school casebooks is truly staggering; they are almost twice what they were when I finished law school about a decade ago. Further, very few law professors are getting rich off the relatively insignificant royalties. Add to...
Rank this Week: 160

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED
    This is the sign hanging on a Judge's courtroom on the sixth floor. She's not the only judge with the sign on her door. It's illegal. It's wrong. Children are people too, unless you're Adrian Peterson, asshole football player for the Vikings.…
  • Sep 14

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY
    A retired member of the judiciary was recently robbed at gun point. Thankfully he was not hurt. David Ovalle has all the details on his twitter. But it reminds us of the time that Gerry Klein was robbed on the Miami Beach Golf Course around…
  • Sep 14

    NFL WEEK TWO

    NFL WEEK TWO
    UPDATE: WEEK TWO SURVIVOR POOL PICKS BELOWWe bounced back from a morose and reflective Saturday, courtesy of a nice bottle of a 2011 Dehlinger Zin/Petit Sirah blend and some good curry and nan. Last week we joined the sad club of…
Rank this Week: 191

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Alert: Final Five Digits of SSN is the New Minimum Requirement for Reporting, Effective 01/05/2015

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Alert: Final Five Digits of SSN is the New Minimum Requirement for Reporting, Effective 01/05/2015
    CMS has issued an Alert that effective 01/05/15, if an individual’s HICN or full SSN cannot be obtained, reporting can still occur as long as the individual’s last five digits of SSN, first and last name, date of birth and gender…
  • Sep 3

    Paying Medicare Does Not Stop MSP Private Cause of Action Once Filed

    Paying Medicare Does Not Stop MSP Private Cause of Action Once Filed
    In the latest installment of what constitutes a private cause of action under the MSP, the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky entered summary judgment on September 2, 2014 in favor of the estate of a Medicare beneficiary…
  • Aug 21

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP
    CMS posted an alert on the Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Web Portal (WCMSAP) page indicating a new feature to be available as of October 6, 2014. As of this date, portal users will be able to enter prescription drug information…
Rank this Week: 909

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx
     On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule (pdf) revising the critical habitat designation for the contiguous United States distinct population segment (DPS) of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) and…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Two Florida Plants as Endangered

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Two Florida Plants as Endangered
    Last Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule listing two plants as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The two species, Florida brickell-bush (Brickellia mosieri) and Carter’s…
  • Sep 9

    House Committee Holds Hearing on Proposed Endangered Species Act Amendment

    House Committee Holds Hearing on Proposed Endangered Species Act Amendment
    This morning, the House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a legislative hearing on six proposed amendments to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The live video webcast of the hearing can be accessed here.  The six proposed…
Rank this Week: 714

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
Rank this Week: 66

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 289

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Regeneca Expands Recall of RegeneSlim Dietary Supplement

    Regeneca Expands Recall of RegeneSlim Dietary Supplement
    Regeneca Worldwide is expanding its voluntarily nationwide recall of RenegeSlim appetite control dietary supplement because FDA analysis confirmed the presence of DMAA. DMAA is 1,3-dimethylamylamind, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract. It…
  • Sep 16

    FDA takes action against Georgia dietary supplement manufacturer

    FDA takes action against Georgia dietary supplement manufacturer
    A dietary supplement manufacturer is under a federal court order to stop illegally marketing its products as treatments for disease, and to terminate the sale of supplements until the company complies with the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Sep 16

    FDA warns of dangerous drugs in weight loss supplements: Tainted dietary supplement

    FDA warns of dangerous drugs in weight loss supplements: Tainted dietary supplement
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that three weight loss supplements sold online and in some retail stores contain dangerous pharmaceutical ingredients hidden from consumers, and should be thrown away.The…
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