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Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • May 24

    Paralegal Opening!

    Paralegal Opening!
    HELP WANTEDA Canton law firm is searching for an experienced, motivated and organized paralegal. This full time position will consist of managing client files, handling daily correspondence received, drafting pleadings, and maintaining…
  • May 16

    Legal Assistant/Paralegal Opening!

    Legal Assistant/Paralegal Opening!
    Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC, an insurance defense law firm, is currently seeking aLegal Assistant/Paralegal. Candidates should possess the following: excellentorganizational and communication skills; a proactive work ethic; proficiency…
  • May 16

    Full-time legal assistant/office manager needed!

    Full-time legal assistant/office manager needed!
    Full-time legal assistant/office manager needed for the Law Office of Jeff Green at 316 SW Washington St. in Peoria. Hours are Monday through Friday 8am-5pm with possible overtime for trial prep. Legal experience preferred. Skills in…
Rank this Week: 267

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • May 24

    Generation X Comes to the Fore in the Legal Profession

    Generation X Comes to the Fore in the Legal Profession
    New demographic research reveals that: 89% of lawyers practice in firms with 2 to 10 attorneys. The average age of attorneys is 49 years old, a member of Generation X. Women only make up 36% of attorneys. 88% of attorneys are white. The…
  • May 18

    Only The Alpha Marketers Will Survive In The Law

    Only The Alpha Marketers Will Survive In The Law
    The Huffington Post just published my article: You'll Hear From Our Lawyers! (Online) Competition is fierce in the legal profession, with work being outsourced to India and legal form companies advertising on TV.  As a result lawyers…
  • May 16

    Facebook has Editors? Social Media Becomes the News Media

    Facebook has Editors? Social Media Becomes the News Media
    I noticed the change when my friends, who do not read newspapers or watch TV news, subscribed to news outlets on Facebook. Their main source for news today is Facebook and Twitter -- as social media has turned into the news media. This is a…
Rank this Week: 205

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 904

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 24

    Dale Oesterle on Buffett & Munger 20 Years Later

    Dale Oesterle on Buffett & Munger 20 Years Later
    Editor’s Note: Dale Oesterle (Ohio State U.) contributes an extended version of his current reflections on The Buffett Essays Symposium: A 20th Anniversary Annotated Transcript, recently published by The Cunningham Group and…
  • May 23

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right
    When I’m not grading exams, I’m working on the new book about the Bill of Rights.  (On Chapter 4 at the moment.)  One issue that I’m still working through is when the issue of whether the Bill of Rights was the…
  • May 19

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th
    “The government [recently] dropped a bid to force Apple to bypass a convicted Brooklyn drug dealer’s pass code so it could read data on his phone.” — Government Technology, April 27, 2016 Headline: “Department of…
Rank this Week: 37

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 431

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Cantrell on Love, Anger, and Lawyering

    Cantrell on Love, Anger, and Lawyering
    Deborah Cantrell, University of Colorado Law School, is publishing Love, Anger and Lawyering in the Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest. Here is the abstract. This essay explores how mindfulness practices helped one lawyer, now legal…
  • May 23

    Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars: Call For Submission

    Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars: Call For Submission
    From Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylvania Law, a call for submissions:Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars (American Society for Legal History)Named after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a distinguished historian of the law of early America known for…
  • May 23

    In Tandem: The Law and Cycling

    In Tandem: The Law and Cycling
    Gabrielle J. Appleby, University of New South Wales, and Adam Webster, University of Adelaide, School of Law, have published Cycling and the Law at 39 UNSW Law Journal 129 (2016). Here is the abstract. There is a strong connection between…
Rank this Week: 370

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 24

    Another Teaching and Life Lesson on the Run: It's Easier at the Top and We Don't Get There Alone

    Another Teaching and Life Lesson on the Run: It's Easier at the Top and We Don't Get There Alone
    Some time ago, I wrote the post Better Teaching Idea: Try to Notice When the Wind Is at Your Back. That post emerged from some observations while running, and today's post has the same origin. This month I have been...
  • May 23

    Benefit Corporation M&A - The (In)Sufficiency of Financial Fairne

    Benefit Corporation M&A - The (In)Sufficiency of Financial Fairne
    Well, given that I just spent several hours constructing a somewhat lengthy post that I apparently lost (aargh!), I will keep this relatively short. This summer, I am working on a benefit corporation project for the Annual Adolf A. Berle...
  • May 22

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 22, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 22, 2016)
    ICYMI: "active debate over whether CSR activities that reduce profits are a breach of...directors' duties" https://t.co/cm6cTwikw0 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 17, 2016 ICYMI: "SEC’s initiatives to…
Rank this Week: 93

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Malaysian murder convict hanged in Singapore: police

    Malaysian murder convict hanged in Singapore: police
    Source: Dunya News Network (21 May 2016)http://dunyanews.tv/en/Crime/337726-Malaysian-murder-convict-hanged-in-Singapore-poli#.V0KCJ38sfkQ.twitterSINGAPORE (AFP) - A Malaysian murder convict was hanged in Singapore Friday, police said, hours…
  • May 4

    Indonesia is preparing to execute prisoners, police official confirm

    Indonesia is preparing to execute prisoners, police official confirm
    Source: The Guardian (4 May 2016)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/04/indonesia-preparing-execute-prisoners-police-official-confirmsIndonesia is preparing to execute several prisoners, a police official has said, confirming reports…
  • Apr 30

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution
    Source: News.com.au (29 April 2016)http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/bali-nine-duo-families-one-year-on-from-executions/news-story/982eafef3f15a08a2c37b17b296e5c6cIT’S been one year today since Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were…
Rank this Week: 961

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 584

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 24

    Vermont federal district court rules CFPA does not provide private right of action for alleged usurious loans; denies motion to dismiss EFTA claim

    Vermont federal district court rules CFPA does not provide private right of action for alleged usurious loans; denies motion to dismiss EFTA claim
    Jeremy T. Rosenblum A Vermont federal district court recently issued a decision ruling on the defendants’ motion to dismiss a class action involving allegations that an online tribal lending venture violated federal and state law…
  • May 24

    Comment period on CFPB proposed arbitration rule ends August 22

    Comment period on CFPB proposed arbitration rule ends August 22
    Barbara S. Mishkin With the publication of the CFPB’s proposed arbitration rule in today’s Federal Register, the 90-day comment period is now running.  Comments on the proposal must be received on or before Monday,…
  • May 24

    SCOTUS decides FDCPA case

    SCOTUS decides FDCPA case
    Barbara S. Mishkin On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Sheriff v. Gillie that an independent contractor to the Ohio Attorney General (OAG) did not mislead consumers in violation of the Fair Debt Collection…
Rank this Week: 697

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 24

    China: Compensation for Governmental Torts Increase

    China: Compensation for Governmental Torts Increase
    Over at Torts Today, George Conk is reporting that compensation in China for governmental rights violations has increased. Unlike the U.S., which has fairly strong doctrines of governmental immunity, China allows the government to be held…
  • May 23

    Shmueli & Sinai on Paying Damages TO the Tortfeasor

    Shmueli & Sinai on Paying Damages TO the Tortfeasor
    Ben Shmueli & Yuval Sinai have posted to SSRN Victim Pays Damages to Tortfeasor: The When and Wherefore. The abstract provides: Is there a reality in which the victim pays damages to the tortfeasor? This article analyzes Calabresi and…
  • May 18

    Mueller on MDL Products Settlement

    Mueller on MDL Products Settlement
    Christopher Mueller (Colorado), who has a terrific Evidence casebook, has posted to SSRN Taking Another Look at MDL Product Liability Settlements: Somebody Needs to Do it. The abstract provides: This Article examines the forces that lead to…
Rank this Week: 133

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • May 24

    Alternative Investment Strategy for All

    Alternative Investment Strategy for All
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Today’s market environment demands a system of asset allocation that reaches beyond traditional stock and bond portfolios. The new-age investor seeks alternative investments in order…
  • May 23

    New Hampshire Investment Adviser Fined and Barred from Association with Securities Industry

    New Hampshire Investment Adviser Fined and Barred from Association with Securities Industry
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:After discovering that David F. Brochu had been permanently barred from any securities industry dealings in the state of New Hampshire, the SEC barred Brochu from an association with any…
  • May 18

    Selling Away (From the Firm) Leads Advisor to Stiff Penaltie

    Selling Away (From the Firm) Leads Advisor to Stiff Penaltie
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has continued to enforce advisor violations with strict measures. An advisor from Darien, Connecticut has found himself on the wrong side…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
Rank this Week: 166

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 501

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 24

    Month in Review, March, 2016: Part 2, Two tales of two countrie

    Month in Review, March, 2016: Part 2, Two tales of two countrie
    By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, in complex systems like cities, government, and housing, success looks easy only after the fact, and invites tinkering with the…
  • May 23

    Month in Review, March, 2016: Part 1, Two tales of two citie

    Month in Review, March, 2016: Part 1, Two tales of two citie
    By: David A. Smith Before human beings had nations, cities were the dominant political unit, and it was through cities that momentous change came to the world – so we say Athens and think philosophy, Rome and empire, Florence and the…
  • May 20

    Are greatly exaggerated

    Are greatly exaggerated
    By: David A. Smith   It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. A – Mark Twain   Can‘t be a Genie without a turban, can you?   Explaining the…
Rank this Week: 466

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • May 24

    Sued by a debt collector: what happens after we file an answer for you?

    Sued by a debt collector: what happens after we file an answer for you?
    You have been sued and now we have filed an answer for you. What happens next? We send you a copy of the answer. And we reach out to the collection lawyer to let them know that we are in the case and normally we give them the option of…
  • May 23

    FDCPA -- 15 USC 1692a -- Definition

    FDCPA -- 15 USC 1692a -- Definition
    Continuing our look at the actual text of the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), let's look at Section 1692a which is the definition section. As in our previous post in this series, my thoughts and commentary will be in italics and…
  • May 16

    Sued by a debt collector: how do we file an answer in court?

    Sued by a debt collector: how do we file an answer in court?
    So you have consulted with us, hired us, and now is the time for us to file an answer to the debt collection lawsuit filed against you. We file the answer -- the response to the lawsuit -- electronically through "AlaFile" which is our…
Rank this Week: 384

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • May 24

    The First Role of Many Actors: Waiter

    The First Role of Many Actors: Waiter
    The New York Times published an article featuring actors whose first job in New York City was as a server in a restaurant. The article pointed out that the skills required for service work can be applied to a career on stage. One actress…
  • May 23

    Popular French Restaurant in Meat Packing District Sued For Wage Theft

    Popular French Restaurant in Meat Packing District Sued For Wage Theft
    Servers who worked at Bagatelle, a French bistro in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District known for its outlandish brunches, have sued for wage violations. The workers’ lawsuit alleges that the restaurant paid its servers at a…
  • May 19

    McDonalds to Pay New York Workers $1.5 Million for Uniform Maintenance Violation

    McDonalds to Pay New York Workers $1.5 Million for Uniform Maintenance Violation
    McDonalds will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that its restaurants failed to pay workers uniform maintenance pay and did not compensate them for time spent cleaning and pressing their uniforms. The lawsuit, filed in New York…
Rank this Week: 650

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • May 24

    The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Women

    The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Women
    We are filing a federal FOIA lawsuit to obtain patient complaints against Catholic hospitals. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly a common story. A woman who is expecting a baby rushes to the hospital knowing that something is going…
  • May 20

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?
    Myriad Genetics denied its customers access to their full genetic record in violation of federal law. Should patients have the same right to access their genetic information from a laboratory as they would a copy of their MRI, X-rays, or…
  • May 20

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women
    When fear and hatred reign, antitrans discrimination has a way of becoming indiscriminate. Like any good attorney, I enjoy winning and being right. However, as a transgender attorney watching the fallout from antitransgender legislation…
Rank this Week: 83

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 331

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Another upcoming talk

    Another upcoming talk
    On June 17, I will be back in Washington, to participate in a panel (9-10:30 am at AEI) discussing Eric Toder's and Alan Viard's forthcoming "A Proposal to Reform the Taxation of Corporate Income."  This is the follow-up, with…
  • May 23

    Godwin's Law versus the Wodehouse Rule

    Godwin's Law versus the Wodehouse Rule
    The corollary to Godwin's Law holds that whoever first makes a Hitler comparison in a debate loses.But it's probably also a good rule of thumb that whoever first makes an apt Wodehouse reference in a debate automatically wins.In today's NY…
  • May 22

    Lack of empathy

    Lack of empathy
    Here's an enjoyable song by a new group (Car Seat Headrest) that hit an unfortunate speed bump (as described here) right before the May 20 release of their new album.Ric Ocasek, who had two catchy hits in the 1980s and that's pretty…
Rank this Week: 656

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 24, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 24, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on TwitterLiberals unveil transgender rights lawTransgender Canadians should 'feel free and safe' to be themselves under new Liberal billThe first law firm to hire a Watson-based "robot"…
  • May 19

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May19, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 19, 2016 at 6:23am PDTIn determining entitlement to spousal support, Ontario courts consider the…
  • May 18

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 18, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 18, 2016 at 6:22am PDTDid you know that an Employee is obligated to give reasonable …
Rank this Week: 161

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
  • May 20

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract
    Last month, in St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC (No The post Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 240

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • May 24

    SEC Monitoring of Foreign Firms’ Disclosure

    SEC Monitoring of Foreign Firms’ Disclosure
    Foreign firms represent a significant proportion of firms trading in US markets. These firms, like listed US firms, are subject to monitoring by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). However, because of SEC’s tripartite mission to…
  • May 24

    Inside Lawyers: Friends or Gatekeepers?

    Inside Lawyers: Friends or Gatekeepers?
    What should the role of inside (in-house) lawyers be within the corporation? What, if any, obligations to the corporate entity should inside lawyers have to disrupt the material misconduct of their client representatives (to wit: senior…
  • May 24

    Antitrust Executive Order and Common Ownership

    Antitrust Executive Order and Common Ownership
    On April 15, 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order entitled “Steps to Increase Competition and Better Inform Consumers and Workers to Support Continued Growth of the American Economy.” The Order called on federal…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • May 24

    Personal Freedom – Discover Which Laws Directly Affect Your

    Personal Freedom – Discover Which Laws Directly Affect Your
    After the U.S. Constitution was drafted, it went to the various states for approval, but many states objected to the draft as it didn’t address certain fundamental rights or personal freedoms. Two years later, the Bill of Rights was…
  • May 23

    Understanding the Legal Effects of Your Divorce

    Understanding the Legal Effects of Your Divorce
    A divorce can be one of the most emotionally upsetting events. Navigating the proceedings can be just as difficult, but understanding the legal effects can make the process more manageable. Initiating a Divorce The spouse who initiates a…
  • May 20

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Not a “fun” site, but a fascinating one. From the Vatican’s official Web site comes this interactive view of the interior of the Sistine Chapel. You can drag around with your mouse and zoom in and out with the buttons.…
Rank this Week: 828

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • May 24

    New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov

    New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov
    Last year’s most viewed new post on In Custodia Legis was Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov.  The email alerts are an excellent addition to the system that allow you to track a specific piece of legislation, what a…
  • May 23

    On The Shelf: Books in Non-Native Language

    On The Shelf: Books in Non-Native Language
    Josh Darland, an assistant project manager in the Law Library, brought me this book on Minnesota law, written in Danish and published in the United States in 1896.  He thought it would make a good post for our On the Shelf series because…
  • May 20

    The Consilia of Alessandro Nievo: On Jews and Usury in 15th Century Italy

    The Consilia of Alessandro Nievo: On Jews and Usury in 15th Century Italy
    In anticipation of the Library’s upcoming program, “La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice,” – a conference held in…
Rank this Week: 558

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 424

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2016

    USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2016
    On Thursday, May 12, 2016, USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-2B petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap (66,000) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. May 12, 2016 is now the “final receipt date” for…
  • May 23

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2016

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2016
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
  • May 20

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
Rank this Week: 554

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 621

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 217

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 24

    INTA Meet the Bloggers XII — Photo Gallery

    INTA Meet the Bloggers XII — Photo Gallery
    Meet the Bloggers XII — adjacent to the INTA (International Trademark Association) meeting in Orlando — was a grand success, here is some of the visual evidence to prove the point:              …
  • May 23

    The Price of Fame

    The Price of Fame
    –James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications Mother was a dyed-in-the-wool Boston Bruins fan who knew as much about the local game as any sportscaster. She didn’t quote stats, but she sure knew team and player histories,…
  • May 20

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count
    It has not been a great week for oatmeal. The Quaker Oats Company (a subsidiary of food and beverage giant PepsiCo), on the heels of a recall for its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars, has also made a rather embarrassing gaffe on…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • May 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Medical Risks: Regulate Devices for Brain Stimulation, Nature Magazine In The Popular Press: How Your Gut Affects Your Mood, FiveThirtyEight The Empty Brain, Aeon Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery.…
  • May 20

    Do Memories Reconsolidate?

    Do Memories Reconsolidate?
    A failure to replicate a groundbreaking memory reconsolidation study is discussed by the Neuroskeptic here.
  • May 20

    "Litigating from the Prison of the Mind: A Cognitive Right to Post-Conviction Counsel"

    "Litigating from the Prison of the Mind: A Cognitive Right to Post-Conviction Counsel"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal, Vol. 14, No.2, p. 343, 2016): "Litigating from the Prison of the Mind: A Cognitive Right to Post-Conviction Counsel" KEN STRUTIN, Government of the State of…
Rank this Week: 239

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 24

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper
    You’re a celebrity and had a threesome. Your partner wasn’t one of them. You want the affair to remain private. You go to court and get an interim injunction. It prevents the English press from publishing the tawdry details…
  • May 24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-23
    PPCA, Foxtel, and s.154(1) https://t.co/aSb90nwnsS -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Twitter issues warning to users naming couple | via @telegraphnews https://t.co/E4kdVqCrW5 -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Top judges rule…
  • May 22

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21
    Forget about bringing the ‘right to be forgotten’ to Canada https://t.co/CjWSHH84GQ – I beg to disagree -> Google Engineer Admits Scrubbing Java References in Android https://t.co/phAdo8U5qu -> Clinical Trials and…
Rank this Week: 590

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • May 24

    Western District Federal Court Grants Carrier's Motion to Remand Post-Koken Case to Federal Court

    Western District Federal Court Grants Carrier's Motion to Remand Post-Koken Case to Federal Court
    In a recent May 10, 2016 decision out of the Federal Western District Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Schutte v. GEICO, 2:16-cv-00374  (W.D. Pa. May 10, 2016 Schwab, J.), Judge Arthur J. Schwab denied a Plaintiff’s Motion to…
  • May 23

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle
    In the case of Young v. Est. of Young, No. 658 C.D. 2015 (Cmwlth. Ct. April 12, 2016 Simpson, Wojcik, Pellegrini, J.J.)(Op. by Simpson, J.), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court sustained preliminary objections to a Complaint and ruled, in…
  • May 20

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable
    The below article of mine appeared in the May 17, 2016 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable  byDaniel E. Cummins, Pennsylvania Law Weekly May 17 2016  …
Rank this Week: 411

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 24

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption
    No, I never get tired of it. This rule really is important; especially in places like here in central Pennsylvania where we have a lot of people who fall in the gap between the old salary limit and the new. Here's my whitepaper on the new DOL…
  • May 23

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation
    A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion (7-1) in Green v. Brennan.Federal servants who want to sue their employer for discrimination under Title VII must contact the EEOC "“within 45 days of the date of the matter…
  • May 23

    DOL Overtime Final Rule: How do the bonus and commission provisions work?

    DOL Overtime Final Rule: How do the bonus and commission provisions work?
    I did it! I waded through all 508 pages of the new overtime rule! Was it worth it? Meh, probably not. I did come across one helpful section though. It explains in "plain terms" how the new bonus and commission rules work:Not official use.In…
Rank this Week: 634

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • May 24

    Did You Need Another Reason to Update Your Website to a Mobile Friendly Design?

    Did You Need Another Reason to Update Your Website to a Mobile Friendly Design?
    If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that Google updates its algorithms almost daily. Google doesn’t usually give out too much information about these changes to the general public, until something significant happens, like…
  • May 23

    Lost In Translation

    Lost In Translation
    Have you ever played the game “telephone”? Basically, one person whispers something to the person next to him or her and then the phrase is passed along a line until it reaches the last player. He or she then reveals (to everyone’s…
  • May 20

    Digital Marketing: More Than Just a Website

    Digital Marketing: More Than Just a Website
    Many estate planning attorneys believe that a website is a staple of their marketing. Well, they’re not wrong. A website can be the base of your branding, contain credentials, contact information, show off your skills and services and be a…
Rank this Week: 902

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Insurance Agent Responsibility

    Insurance Agent Responsibility
    As any insurance lawyer working in Grand Prairie can tell you, the insurance can be held liable for improper action or inaction. This is illustrated in the 1998, Texas Supreme Court case styled, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Garrison…
  • May 22

    Use Of An Automobile

    Use Of An Automobile
    Dallas insurance lawyers understand that a key to being able to help a client is understanding how courts interpret insurance policies. A 14th Court of Appeals opinion gives some insight. The style of the case is, Farmers Insurance Exchange…
  • May 21

    Life Insurance - Beware

    Life Insurance - Beware
    Most attorneys who consider themselves very busy life insurance lawyers can tell you all kinds of war stories about the things life insurance companies and their agents do that is illegal and improper. 60 Minutes ran a story titled…
Rank this Week: 713

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 364

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 24

    New Poll Shows Strong Support for Paid Family Leave Program

    New Poll Shows Strong Support for Paid Family Leave Program
    People say "Yes!" to Family Leave Programs From ABC News: Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from...
  • May 23

    What Does “No Fault” Divorce Mean?

    What Does “No Fault” Divorce Mean?
    "No Fault," what? From HuffPost Divorce: In 1970, the State of California originated the concept of “no-fault” divorce. The rationale behind the law was that there was no point in forcing people to stay in a marriage when they…
  • May 22

    New Right for Saudi Women--A Copy of Their Prenup

    New Right for Saudi Women--A Copy of Their Prenup
    From the Washington Post: Saudi Arabian women were granted a rare legal concession Tuesday, when the country’s justice minister issued a directorate allowing them to sign and receive a copy of their prenuptial contract, a privilege…
Rank this Week: 138

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 24

    Why Does Heroin Make People Stupider?

    Why Does Heroin Make People Stupider?
    Heroin is a bad drug, a terrible drug. Highly addictive and highly susceptible to overdose, it is not a drug to try for kicks, as it never ends well.  But that’s hardly new, as it was the popular drug of choice before crack became…
  • May 24

    Race Neutral Reasons When Nothing Is Race Neutral

    Race Neutral Reasons When Nothing Is Race Neutral
    Andrew Fleischman is such a killjoy.  While deeply passionate people are kvelling over the Supreme Court’s 7-1 opinion in Foster v. Chatman, where the Court held that Georgia prosecutor exercised peremptory strikes to remove all…
  • May 23

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon
    The first step in the dance is to find someone with the veneer of respectability willing to take the lead. They found him, Bill Koch, who sat on the Tennessee Supreme Court before he took the job of dean at Nashville Law School.…
Rank this Week: 119

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • May 24

    Greetings from Hail Alley!

    Greetings from Hail Alley!
    On May 10, 2016 there was a severe thunderstorm near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The below photograph depicts hail streaks (hail falling to the ground) and is a stunning image that captures the destructive nature of these…
  • May 22

    How Will California's New Physician Assisted Suicide Law Affect Life Insurance Claims?

    How Will California's New Physician Assisted Suicide Law Affect Life Insurance Claims?
    Beginning June 9, 2016 California will become the fifth state in the US to enact an aid-in-dying law (commonly referred to as physician assisted suicide). The law will allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with prescriptions from…
  • May 21

    Commercial Marine Insurance and Depreciation on Engine

    Commercial Marine Insurance and Depreciation on Engine
    When Hurricanes hit, residential and commercial property are commonly considered when you think of the insurance losses. But in coastal states hurricanes can also have a devastating impact on commercial and recreational marine losses. As…
Rank this Week: 372

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 24

    #SCOTUS extends time limits for constructive discharge claim

    #SCOTUS extends time limits for constructive discharge claim
    Yesterday, in Green v. Brennan [pdf] (background here), the Supreme Court considered when the statute of limitations begins to run for a constructive discharge claim—when the employee resigns or at the time of an employer’s last…
  • May 23

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?
    Just about a year ago, in Moran v. Al Basit LLC, the 6th Circuit seemed to hold that all an employee needs is his or her own testimony to establish an entitlement to unpaid compensation under the FLSA. At the time, I expressed concern that…
  • May 20

    WIRTW #413 (the "rock star" edition)

    WIRTW #413 (the "rock star" edition)
    I gotta say, I love watch the evolution of my daughter as a performer. Case in point: last weekend’s epic Weezer vs. Green Day shows. Further case in point: Green Day’s Basket Case. Not be outdone, check out brother…
Rank this Week: 235

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • May 24

    New Act – legislation.gov.uk

    New Act – legislation.gov.uk
    Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • May 24

    Jackson: fixed costs grid is “starting point for debate” – Litigation Future

    Jackson: fixed costs grid is “starting point for debate” – Litigation Future
    ‘Lord Justice Jackson has sought to calm fears raised by the “grid of fixed costs” he proposed in January this year for all civil claims worth up to £250,000.’ Full story Litigation Futures, 24th May 2016 Source:…
  • May 24

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 13, 14, 16, 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2016 The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Pensions Guidance) Regulations 2016 The Control of…
Rank this Week: 8

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • May 24

    Iowa’s Windfall to Nursing Home Industry

    Iowa’s Windfall to Nursing Home Industry
    The Des Moines Register reported the disgraceful windfall for Iowa nursing homes, and questions whether political campaign contributions were the reason.  Immediately after the 2016 legislative session ended, industry lobbyists alerted…
  • May 23

    Privacy and Dignity

    Privacy and Dignity
    Boston’s WFXT reported the humiliating case involving nursing home resident Jane Bousquet.  While Jane was living in Wingate at Belviderehere, undergoing treatment for dementia and Parkinson’s, two nursing…
  • May 22

    Eviction Epidemic

    Eviction Epidemic
    Modern Healthcare had an interesting article about the use of evictions by nursing homes to get rid of “difficult” residents or those residents who do not generate enough profit for the nursing home facility.  Rather than a…
Rank this Week: 122

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • May 24

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest
    May 24, 2016 Promotional contests in Canada are largely governed by the federal Competition Act, Criminal Code and contract law. Other laws can also apply depending on the type of contest, including privacy, anti-spam and intellectual…
  • May 13

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition May 13, 2016 On May 10, 2016, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) released its full reasons in the landmark Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) abuse of dominance case (The…
  • May 7

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review
    Guest post by Richard Elliott Member of the Ontario and New York bars Canada’s Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) and Parkland Fuel Corporation (Parkland) recently settled their outstanding merger proceedings before the…
Rank this Week: 587

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176