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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 18

    Google authorship may not be dead after all

    Google authorship may not be dead after all
    Following Google’s announcement that they would no longer be displaying authors in search results we all thought Google authorship was dead. Me included. Internet marketing strategist, Pam Aungst (@PamAnnMarketing) writes this week that…
  • Sep 18

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Inmates Emailing, Expert Witnesses,

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Inmates Emailing, Expert Witnesses,
    If you haven’t noticed, the BP oil spill litigation is not going well for the energy giant. Now, on top of that, they’re getting in trouble for cheating in their appeals. Philip Thomas has the story. Total posts on the LexBlog…
  • Sep 17

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Ownership of “Likes,” Fashionable Tech, Credit Card Skimmer

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Ownership of “Likes,” Fashionable Tech, Credit Card Skimmer
    The battle over brand social media ownership is always an interesting one. Today, John Delaney writes on an interesting battle between a fan and BET. Over on LXBN TV, our coverage of the 2014 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West picks…
Rank this Week: 40

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 389

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 18

    Surrogacy Law

    Surrogacy Law
    From the New York Times: In Louisiana, Minnesota and New Jersey, after the state legislatures handily passed bills in the last few years allowing surrogacy in some situations, Republican governors vetoed them. Many states are now considering…
  • Sep 15

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"
    Courtney G. Joslin (UC Davis) just posted Federalism and Family Status, -- Ind. L.J. -- (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear sweeping...
  • Sep 5

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case
    Here is a Bloomberg Radio podcast with Margaret Ryznar on the 7th Circut same-sex marriage cases.
Rank this Week: 131

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 18

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?
    A group of 347 investors holding assets of $24 trillion has called for introducing world wide “carbon pricing”. They want effective climate policy. I agree with their position. But there already is a price on carbon. That is the…
  • Sep 17

    Bitcoin 10 Years After

    Bitcoin 10 Years After
    My talk on “Bitcoin 10 Years After” of June this year will be published in our Journal at the end of this month. Here is a PDF file (still with some kanji use errors, this is before the final check):…
  • Sep 16

    Do It Again, OPEC

    Do It Again, OPEC
    OPEC is expected to reduce their production next year from 30 million to 29.5 million barrels a day at their next meeting in November, says Reuters. They cite OPEC Secretary General Abdallah Salem el-Badri for this expectation. Already…
Rank this Week: 666

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 204

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 110

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Sep 18

    In the new

    In the new
    This has been a huge week for the iPhone. iOS 8 came out on Wednesday, and it has so many amazing new features that I feel like it is going to take forever to make my way through all of...
  • Sep 16

    iOS 8 is out today; first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews posted

    iOS 8 is out today; first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews posted
    At some point today — my guess is around lunchtime for folks in the Central and Eastern time zones — you will be able to update your iPhone and iPad to the new iOS 8. This is the biggest update...
  • Sep 15

    Review: Maglus -- magnetic stylu

    Review: Maglus -- magnetic stylu
    There is a never-ending variety of styluses that aim to look like a pen, but sometimes it is nice to use something different. The Maglus stylus is unlike any other iPad stylus that I have ever tried. It is a...
Rank this Week: 513

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Sep 18

    Se pide decapitación de hechicero

    Se pide decapitación de hechicero
    El pasado martes, oficiales de la Comisión de la Promoción de la Virtud y la Prevención del Vicio, Haia o policía de la virtud, detuvieron en Riad, capital de Arabia Saudita, a un hombre africano acusado de…
  • Sep 18

    Salas de dosis de drogas abrirán por las noches en Dinamarca

    Salas de dosis de drogas abrirán por las noches en Dinamarca
    La representación ciudadana del Consejo de la Ciudad de Vesterbro, en la capital de Dinamarca, Copenhague, Borgerrepræsentationen, aprobó esta semana que las salas de inyección de dosis de drogadictos permanezcan…
  • Sep 18

    Críticas a la ley de medios en Arabia Saudita

    Críticas a la ley de medios en Arabia Saudita
    El Consejo de la Shura del Reino de Arabia Saudita empezó la discusión de la iniciativa de ley que pretende regular a los medios de comunicación. Se trata de una iniciativa que fue muy cuestionada por varios de los…
Rank this Week: 302

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 968

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 18

    PTAB Update -- A Review of the First Round of Comments (Part 1)

    PTAB Update -- A Review of the First Round of Comments (Part 1)
    By Andrew Williams -- The USPTO has been seeking feedback on the PTAB trial proceedings established by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. A Federal Register Notice from June 27, 2014 contained the "Request for Comments on Trial Proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    USPTO Expected to Issue Revised Myriad-Mayo Guidance in October

    USPTO Expected to Issue Revised Myriad-Mayo Guidance in October
    By Donald Zuhn -- During a session at today's biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided an update on the status of the Myriad-Mayo Guidance. The BCP session on the…
  • Sep 16

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"
    By Paul Tully -- The new phone book is here? No, but close. The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced on Friday that it has published its first listing of approved biologic drugs. The list will be supplemented with approved…
Rank this Week: 64

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Sep 18

    WTF? And More FREE CLE

    WTF? And More FREE CLE
    “What the falafel?” I rhetorically asked after two colleagues separately emailed me the past day about the State Bar of Arizona’s new CLE Institute Training Program. Ahead of the Arizona Bar’s likely imminent approval…
  • Sep 17

    ‘Pay-to-play’ as Arizona Bar moves to protect its lucrative CLE turf.

    ‘Pay-to-play’ as Arizona Bar moves to protect its lucrative CLE turf.
    “When somebody says it’s not about the money — it’s about the money.” - H.L. Mencken This Friday, the State Bar of Arizona considers whether or not to ask the state supreme court to approve a precertification…
  • Sep 10

    Yeah, that’ll do it. Revisiting incivility.

    Yeah, that’ll do it. Revisiting incivility.
    I was thinking of incivility again. Maybe, it was prompted by reading Kathleen Geier’s out-of-both sides of her mouth musings about Joan Rivers. On the one hand, Geier thought Rivers “was pretty great” but on the other,…
Rank this Week: 675

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 578

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 18

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?
    Justice Ginsburg recently offered some surprising public remarks on the pending same-sex marriage petitions currently before the Supreme Court. (H/t Dale Carpenter at VC.) In particular, Justice Ginsburg suggested that the Court should not…
  • Sep 18

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT
    It was announced last week that Canada ratified its bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China that was signed about two years ago. The treaty will take effect on October 1, 2014. At the time of the signing, a Canadian international…
  • Sep 18

    Cameras and unintended consequence

    Cameras and unintended consequence
    In the rush to video record everything so we always know for sure "what happened," it is important not to lose sight of the risk of unintended consequences. Two studies, not directly involving police and body cams, illustrate the…
Rank this Week: 24

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    The China-US Shuttle. Tain’t No Big Thing.

    The China-US Shuttle. Tain’t No Big Thing.
    Clients (and others) often ask our me how many lawyers we have in China and/or how many China lawyers we have in the United States. I always have problems with those questions for two reasons.  The first reason is that I myself have no…
  • Sep 17

    High-Level China IP Delegation to Discuss IP in China at Fordham Law School this Friday

    High-Level China IP Delegation to Discuss IP in China at Fordham Law School this Friday
    A high level China IP delegation will be at Fordham Law School this Friday evening to discuss China IP and China IP legislation. This will be a free event hosted by the Chinese Business Lawyers Association and the Fordham IP…
  • Sep 17

    Social Insurance For China Expats. It Depends.

    Social Insurance For China Expats. It Depends.
    Our clients often ask us whether as China employers they must contribute to social insurance for their expat employees. The answer is that it depends on the employer’s location. The Provisions on the Employment of Foreigners in China…
Rank this Week: 174

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 264

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Sep 18

    Florida Vanity License Plates – Some Made The Cut, Some Didn’t

    Florida Vanity License Plates – Some Made The Cut, Some Didn’t
    Yeah, yeah. Someone has to review vanity plate applications in every state. Of course, what is approved and what isn’t never seems to make a whole lot of sense. If you want to see A TON of plates requested in Florida and whether they…
  • Sep 17

    If At First You Don’t Succeed …

    If At First You Don’t Succeed …
    If a store won’t take your fake hundred … just go to the next one, and the next one … As reported by Lancasteronline.com: Toni Lyn Miller, 32, of Sinking Springs, passed a fake $100 bill at one outlet store and tried in…
  • Sep 16

    Some Seriously Misdirected Anger

    Some Seriously Misdirected Anger
    Here’s the question The Juice has for the perp: WTF?  As reported by The Herald (Rock Hill, South Carolina): [According to Rock Hill police], a 44-year-old man texted [Julie] Baker [31] to break up with her this weekend. She then…
Rank this Week: 189

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Sep 18

    Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show

    Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show
    In class earlier this week, we rebooted the idea of the prisoner’s dilemma as previously portrayed on The Bachelor Pad (discussed on the Freakonomics Blog and four years ago on this site). This time, the conversation revolved around a…
  • Sep 17

    Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution

    Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution
    Karen Tokarz (Washington U. – St.Louis) shares information about Wash U’s annual ADR scholarship roundtable, this year entitled Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution.  The lineup looks strong…
  • Sep 9

    The End of Mediation Clinics?

    The End of Mediation Clinics?
    This summer I was tending to family matters, so I paid no attention to the big news of the passage of the ABA’s Revised Standards for Approval of Law Schools. And once I got back for the beginning of the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 362

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Pas d'Oktoberfest sans brevet

    Pas d'Oktoberfest sans brevet
    Demain débute l'Oktoberfest. A cette occasion, l'OEB publie une vidéo démontrant que cette fête n'existerait pas sans les brevets.
  • Sep 16

    T1641/09 : invention de problème

    T1641/09 : invention de problème
    Par rapport au capteur de pression décrit par D9, le problème technique objectif est de procurer une installation du module émetteur après fixation du capteur à la tubulure dans un environnement hostile. Ce…
  • Sep 14

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive
    L'Opposante avait soumis un document D12, état de la technique selon l'Art 54(3) CBE un peu plus de 3 mois avant la procédure orale de recours, et environ 2 mois après la convocation à ladite procédure…
Rank this Week: 626

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending September 19, 2014

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending September 19, 2014
    We constantly hear about the importance of networking but are you using your network to full advantage? Former colleagues can be an important link to new opportunities. With the news that women have fallen further behind in client development…
  • Sep 17

    2015 Writers in Residence Applications Due November 1st!

    2015 Writers in Residence Applications Due November 1st!
    Do you feel your creative spirit fading as you work tirelessly to perfect your legal writing skills? Do you miss composing prose that is not in the passive voice or that does not require bluebooking? Would you like…
  • Sep 16

    Sonya Laddon Rahders Receives National Award from Mortar Board

    Sonya Laddon Rahders Receives National Award from Mortar Board
    Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society recently presented the Emerging Leader Award to Sonya Laddon Rahders, B.A. Rahders, a 2014 Ms. JD Fellow, was initiated into Mortar Board at the Agathai chapter of the University of…
Rank this Week: 369

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On
    Tim Cole was 39 when he died from asthma-related heart issues in 1999.  He's buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, which is where he's from.  But it's not where he died, and it's not where the story began. It began in…
  • Sep 17

    Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    You know these words.  If you're of a certain age - or a certain background, I suppose, you were required to memorize them.We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establishJustice, insure domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That
    Judge Kopf began with Digby.  Digby'd staked out the remarkably stupid position that since Nino didn't think the Constitution prohibited the execution of the factually innocent, and didn't think that it was immoral to hold that position,…
Rank this Week: 355

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Dark Days in the ICC

    Dark Days in the ICC
    Sports fans in America and readers of this Blog no doubt have had their fill of NFL players suspended for spousal assault and of MLBers like the Orioles Chris Davis removed from the game for taking banned substances like Ritilin. (Ritilin!…
  • Sep 18

    For those interested, the 9th Circuit is…

    For those interested, the 9th Circuit is hearing the appeal of Barry Bonds' conviction and it is being livestreamed here:
  • Sep 17

    Call for Papers: "The New Era in Gaming Law"

    Call for Papers: "The New Era in Gaming Law"
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, "The New Era in Gaming Law," on March 20, 2015 in Highland Heights, Kentucky (just 7 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio). OVERVIEW: The…
Rank this Week: 440

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Sep 18

    How Do You Sell Franchises to Multi-Unit Franchise Operators? - Operation

    How Do You Sell Franchises to Multi-Unit Franchise Operators? - Operation
    Franchise sales to multi-unit qualified area developers is an objective most franchisors want desperately. Companies write about it in their press releases and in their 10Ks that they plan to grow their brand with these supremely qualified…
  • Sep 17

    How to Use Your Professional Franchise Advisors - Operation

    How to Use Your Professional Franchise Advisors - Operation
    Two key professional advisors play an important role in helping you decide whether or not to buy a franchise, and I urge you to spend time with them as you consider the variety of franchise opportunities available to you. It...
  • Sep 17

    What's New in Direct Mail? - Marketing

    What's New in Direct Mail? - Marketing
    I have been in the direct mail industry for over 34 years. During that time many of my clients have asked me what the most significant part of a successful marketing campaign is. I always answer that the most important...
Rank this Week: 744

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Sep 18

    More Adventures In Consumer "Protection"

    More Adventures In Consumer "Protection"
    The CFPB's gossip column (which we've previously blasted) got a recent fisking from George Mason University scholars Hester Peirce and Vera Soliman. They point out several inconvenient truths about The Adjustment Bureau's plan to expand the…
  • Sep 14

    MJ Co-Ops: DOA?

    MJ Co-Ops: DOA?
    Readers may recall the brilliant idea for "cannabis co-ops," hatched by Colorado legislators who, sunshine on their shoulders, were not only crying at the beauty of the concept, but apparently flying at 30,000 feet on a Rocky…
  • Sep 10

    Consolidation Does Not Inevitably Lead To De Novo

    Consolidation Does Not Inevitably Lead To De Novo
    ICBA chief Cam Fine recently turned optimistic (paid subscription required) about an eventual uptick in de novo charters. However, he doesn't think that wave will break for a few years. "It may not be as robust as the late '90s,...
Rank this Week: 187

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    IT'S A TOWN FOR LOSERS.....

    IT'S A TOWN FOR LOSERS.....
    If you've noticed that we've been posting less frequently, you are correct. Blame the feds. They are relentless. And of course the 11th Circuit doesn't give you a whole of time to file a brief. But we are thankful for the work. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 191

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
Rank this Week: 238

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    LawBiz® Registry Offers Easy Way to Buy and Sell Law Practice

    LawBiz® Registry Offers Easy Way to Buy and Sell Law Practice
    Lawyers from around the country continue to call me, asking for information on how to sell their practices. In response,we recently opened our LawBiz® Registry.  Visit the archives  for articles about buying and selling law…
  • Sep 18

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Trust Account

    LawBiz® Legal Pad: Trust Account
    What responsibility does a lawyer have when a financial institution fails and a client’s trust money is held by the financial firm? Ed Poll answers this question as he talks about Trust Accounts this week… Continue Reading
  • Sep 15

    CALBar annual conference in San Diego

    CALBar annual conference in San Diego
    I attended the CALBar annual conference this past weekend in San Diego.  Great learning and networking all in one place.  I was there for a meeting of the Law Practice Management & Technology Section of the CalBar, and since…
Rank this Week: 722

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security
    Okay, okay.  I realize the headline is a bit misleading.  But it isn’t every day that you hear about a data breach at Home Depot in which 56 MILLION credit cards may have been hacked. To put that into perspective, that’s…
  • Sep 17

    “Consider” This Important: Employment Contracts Are a Two-Way Street

    “Consider” This Important: Employment Contracts Are a Two-Way Street
    My colleague Chris Engler reports today on a new Connecticut Appellate Court case that focuses on a often misunderstood concept in employment contracts — the need for “consideration”.  What was it that Dire…
  • Sep 15

    How Long Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement For?

    How Long Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement For?
    So back in June, I talked about the standard that courts will follow in deciding whether or not to enforce a non-compete agreement between an employer and an employee.  (Go read it here first.) But many employers want to know something…
Rank this Week: 210

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 18

    Ransom and Material Support

    Ransom and Material Support
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin The Foley family is furious that the US government did little to help them rescue their son, James Foley, from ISIS terrorists. In a recent New York Times article, the Foley family expresses frustration…
  • Sep 18

    The UN Security Council Takes up Ebola

    The UN Security Council Takes up Ebola
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Today, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the ebola outbreak in Africa, and unanimously adopted Security Council Resolution 2177.   Background on the US sponsored resolution is available…
  • Sep 18

    Will There Be a Scottish Precedent?

    Will There Be a Scottish Precedent?
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Since Kosovo’s declaration of independence there has been talk about whether there is a “Kosovo precedent,” and, if so, just what does it mean. The International Court of Justice’s…
Rank this Week: 55

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 580

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Naming Backup Beneficiaries In Your Will or Trust

    Naming Backup Beneficiaries In Your Will or Trust
    In creating a will or trust, a person may make specific bequests of property to a chosen beneficiary. But what happens if that beneficiary does not survive the person making the bequest? A well-drafted will or trust must anticipate such…
  • Sep 5

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship
    California is poised to join the majority of its sister states in adopting a uniform law designed to promote interstate cooperation on the subject of adult conservatorship proceedings. In May, the California Senate passed SB-940, a bill that…
  • Sep 4

    Leaving a Legacy or Financial Abuse of the Elderly?

    Leaving a Legacy or Financial Abuse of the Elderly?
    Many people use their estate plan to “leave a legacy.” A common example of this is making a gift to a charitable organization as part of a last will and testament. A person might, for instance, leave a gift to a university with…
Rank this Week: 918

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Sep 18

    Police Detain Actress for Prostitution after She’s Seen Kissing Her Husband

    Police Detain Actress for Prostitution after She’s Seen Kissing Her Husband
    On September 11, Danièle posted on Facebook that she had been detained and handcuffed in North Hollywood because she had been seen kissing her husband, Brian Lucas, in public. Danièle and Brian suspect that someone had reported…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 556

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 18

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo
    Prof Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Recall that in February of 2014, a panel of the Ninth Circuit in Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District rejected a claim by students that their constitutional...
  • Sep 17

    Seventh Circuit Gives Wisconsin Voter ID a Go-Ahead

    Seventh Circuit Gives Wisconsin Voter ID a Go-Ahead
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit last week threw a wrench into the November election in Wisconsin by staying an earlier district court ruling and injunction against the state's voter ID…
  • Sep 17

    Mary Bonauto and Sarah Deer Named MacArthur Fellow

    Mary Bonauto and Sarah Deer Named MacArthur Fellow
    This year's MacArthur Fellowships included some well known advocates for social justices whose work involves constitutional law. Mary Bonauto (pictured below) is one of the 21 people selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow for her work as a…
Rank this Week: 84

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 438

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Sep 18

    Sens. Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Privacy of Electronic Communication

    Sens. Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Privacy of Electronic Communication
    by Jeremy LeamingIntending to provide privacy protections to consumers’ data stored on tech companies’ servers overseas or in cloud computing services, a bipartisan group of senators late today introduced legislation to amend the…
  • Sep 18

    The Return of the Passive Virtue

    The Return of the Passive Virtue
    by Adam Winkler, Professor Law, UCLA School of Law. This post is part of our 2014 Constitution Day symposium.In 1961, Yale Law School professor Alexander Bickel wrote a law review article extolling what he called the “passive…
  • Sep 18

    Constitutional Change Needed to Bolster the Right to Vote

    Constitutional Change Needed to Bolster the Right to Vote
    by U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn). This post is part of our 2014 Constitution Day symposium.The right to vote is under attack in many of our states. The Supreme Court is piling on. If you take the decisions in Shelby, McCutcheon,…
Rank this Week: 633

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Girl Critically Injured In Anaheim Crosswalk Accident

    Girl Critically Injured In Anaheim Crosswalk Accident
    An 11-year-old girl suffered critical injuries in an Anaheim car accident after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the morning…
  • Sep 12

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident
    Erick Alcaraz, a 24-year-old LAPD officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in Torrance when he was off-duty. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred the evening of September 6 2014 at South Western Avenue and…
  • Sep 6

    Pedestrian Killed In Lakewood Hit-and-Run Crash

    Pedestrian Killed In Lakewood Hit-and-Run Crash
    Authorities in Lakewood are looking for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and fatally injured 67-year-old Teresa Hernandez as she was walking to a hospital. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred the…
Rank this Week: 106

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 18

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed
    On Wednesday, a panel of New York state appeals court judges unanimously reversed the convictions and dismissed the indictments against Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Conner, two Brooklyn men who were found guilty of murder and kidnapping…
  • Sep 17

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort
    Less than a week after Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence, the Oklahoman underscored the importance of Innocence Project…
  • Sep 16

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System
    An editorial in Saturday's Dallas Morning News pointed out the cracks in Texas' criminal justice system in the wake of prosecutorial misconduct and new DNA evidence pointing to the innocence of Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee. Days…
Rank this Week: 660

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 18

    Professor Edwards Speaks to the Marquette Legal Writing Society

    Professor Edwards Speaks to the Marquette Legal Writing Society
    Yesterday, Professor Linda Edwards, the Robert F. Boden Visiting Professor of Law, spoke to the Marquette Legal Writing Society about her work and interest in legal writing. This semester Professor Edwards is teaching a course on the great…
  • Sep 18

    The Howard Fuller You Probably Don’t Know: An Advocate’s Remarkable Life

    The Howard Fuller You Probably Don’t Know: An Advocate’s Remarkable Life
    Fifty-five minutes into Thursday’s one-hour “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program, prominent education advocate Howard Fuller finally began talking about the last 20 years of his life. Because the conversation was…
  • Sep 18

    Brutality Touches Down at Home

    Brutality Touches Down at Home
    Anyone living in the United States who has watched TV in the last two weeks is undoubtedly aware that the NFL is in the midst of a storm of bad publicity. First, we saw the chilling videotape of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice…
Rank this Week: 898

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    State audit: Police lax on sex-offender monitoring

    State audit: Police lax on sex-offender monitoring
    What we see here is, a thousand registrants get haircuts, or let it grow, gain weight, or lose it, get married or divorced, get sick and go to hospital, visit grandma or grandpa, end up homeless, dress like a hippie, or any other thing…
  • Sep 17

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say
    See also: Missouri Evidence in Sexual Crimes Against Minors, Amendment 2 (2014) 9-17-2014 Missouri: A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could…
  • Sep 17

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot
    9-17-2014 Missouri: Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (First Regular Session) HJR 16Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that it will be permissible to allow relevant evidence of prior criminal…
Rank this Week: 65

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    The Tower Family Foundation: A Helping Hand to the Tower Worker Community

    The Tower Family Foundation: A Helping Hand to the Tower Worker Community
    We down here in the CommLawBlog bunker want to shine a spotlight – make that a high intensity white strobe – on the Tower Family Foundation. Just now getting off the ground (full official name: the Tower Industry Family Support…
  • Sep 18

    Intern-al Affairs II: Inviting More Former Interns to the Litigation Party

    Intern-al Affairs II: Inviting More Former Interns to the Litigation Party
    Two former interns take important step toward “class action” status. Class. Some litigants have it. Some don’t. A couple of folks who worked as interns at Gawker Media have managed to convince a Federal District Court Judge…
  • Sep 14

    New Fast Lane in Open Internet Proceeding

    New Fast Lane in Open Internet Proceeding
    FCC provides “bulk upload” option for adding even more comments to the million-plus already on file – now who’s going to read them all? When last we took a sounding of the rising floodwaters of net neutrality comments,…
Rank this Week: 849

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    How to Improve Your Lead Conversions Rate: The Proce

    How to Improve Your Lead Conversions Rate: The Proce
    At the Rainmaker Institute, we have established a working process for lead conversion that is being used successfully by thousands of attorneys across the country.  It begins with understanding the five stages of lead conversion: The…
  • Sep 17

    How to Build Your Firm Using Thought Leadership

    How to Build Your Firm Using Thought Leadership
    Hinge Marketing, which provides marketing expertise for professional services firms, has just released a new book entitled The Visible Expert, which is based on their research into how reputations are built and what they contribute to a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 366

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 18

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 13, 2014 The unsolicited offer by the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group for Chiquita Brands International highlights the problems that tax inversions can create for American…
  • Sep 18

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014 Headlines about China are filled with reports of Chinese citizens—some well-known, some less so—who have been detained, arrested or indicted…. The array of…
  • Sep 18

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict
    Pamela Samuelson cited in Litigation Daily, August 12, 2014 Fifteen law professors reinforced that argument in an amicus brief of their own, also filed Monday…. The signatories include Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School and Pamela…
Rank this Week: 482

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Actor Corey Feldman Finalizes Divorce

    Actor Corey Feldman Finalizes Divorce
    Former child-actor Corey Feldman had his divorce finalized at the end of August. Feldman is paying a small amount to his former wife and their child. Details in Feldman's Divorce Feldman married his second wife in October 2002, after…
  • Sep 17

    Couple's Divorce Selfie Gains Popularity

    Couple's Divorce Selfie Gains Popularity
    A couple gained popularity as they posted a picture of themselves to social media outlets following the dissolution of their marriage. The picture consisted of the former couple holding their divorce papers, standing together, smiling, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 693

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Sep 18

    Update on Fee-Shifting Bylaw Issue in Pending Chancery Case

    Update on Fee-Shifting Bylaw Issue in Pending Chancery Case
    Recent activity in the Delaware Court of Chancery has followed the Delaware Supreme Court’s May 2014 decision in ATP Tour, Inc v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, 91 A.3d 554 (Del. 2014), highlighted on these pages, which upheld a…
  • Sep 14

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction
    In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Stockholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 10, 2014). This Chancery decision is noteworthy for its analysis of the applicable standard for a motion to dismiss members of a special…
  • Sep 14

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation
    In Scott v. Dandero, C.A. No. 9041-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014), the Court of Chancery applied general principles of comity and judicial efficiency to deny a request to lift a stay of a case before it involving parties and issues…
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Sep 18

    Whats the Difference between Plaintiff or Claimant, Defendant or Respondent?

    Whats the Difference between Plaintiff or Claimant, Defendant or Respondent?
    The are some differences in structured settlement documents between cases in claim or suit. The case caption will tell you whether the case is in suit. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which…
  • Sep 18

    '"Best Structured Settlement Company" Review Site Has Low Trust Rating

    '"Best Structured Settlement Company" Review Site Has Low Trust Rating
    Topconsumerreviews.com claims to rate the" best structured settlement companies" Use of the term structured settlement companies to portray settlement purchasers, companies that purchase structured... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 18

    Structured Settlement "Sellers Remorse' Being Wrongly Portrayed as Scam

    Structured Settlement "Sellers Remorse' Being Wrongly Portrayed as Scam
    Just because you made what proved to be a bad financial decision to sell your structured settlement doesn't necessarily mean that you got scammed or were a victim of fraud. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
Rank this Week: 66

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 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Woman of 24 Found to Have No Cerebellum in Her Brain, NewScientist In The Popular Press: Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? New York Times Hitchcock Thriller Reveals Busy Mind in 'Vegetative' Man,...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 231