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Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 306

Lumen

Lumen

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices. A project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

https://www.lumendatabase.org/
Rank this Week: 748

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

Covers Kentucky family, criminal and business law. By Gatlin Voelker, PLLC.

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Business as your most valuable marital asset?

    Business as your most valuable marital asset?
    Building up a successful business is a difficult task. If you are married, it can put a lot of strain on your relationship, as the hours and money involved are often substantial. However, when things are going well, it can...
  • Jul 21

    What mistakes should I avoid with co-parenting?

    What mistakes should I avoid with co-parenting?
    Many separating couples who have children together in Kentucky believe the hardest part of their separations is moving on. Even though their relationships with each other did not work out, they still have a commitment to their kids.…
  • Jul 5

    What you should know when preparing to adopt a child

    What you should know when preparing to adopt a child
    There is little else you can do that is as selfless as choosing to adopt a child. Preparing for an adoption requires significant time and thought to determine a timeline and approach that will be beneficial for yourself and the...
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Jul 26

    4 Employee Rights You Should Know Following a Crash with the Company Car

    4 Employee Rights You Should Know Following a Crash with the Company Car
    If you are injured in an accident while driving or riding in a company car, you may wonder who is liable for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses as a result of the accident. Often, employees believe that since they are in the…
  • Jul 26

    Dangers of the Road: What Truck Drivers Need to Know About Personal Injury Law

    Dangers of the Road: What Truck Drivers Need to Know About Personal Injury Law
    If you operate a commercial truck, it is important that you learn more about the liability laws related to commercial drivers in your state. These requirements can be very different from the non-commercial motorist insurance laws. The…
  • Jul 25

    How to Maneuver Your Way through a Medical Malpractice Case

    How to Maneuver Your Way through a Medical Malpractice Case
    An error during surgery could cause serious pain or limited use of part of your body. If you are given the wrong medication or the victim of an incorrect diagnosis, your health could take a turn for the worse. What can you do to get financial…
Rank this Week: 479

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Jul 26

    Maternal Mortality in a Pro-Life Culture

    Maternal Mortality in a Pro-Life Culture
    Maternal mortality is rising in the United States, and comparing the spike in Texas with the dramatic reduction in California could tell us a lot about why. The post Maternal Mortality in a Pro-Life Culture appeared first on Legal Reader.
  • Jul 25

    DoT Fines Airlines for Violating Consumer Protection Guideline

    DoT Fines Airlines for Violating Consumer Protection Guideline
    The United States Department of Transportation imposed fines against two of the country’s largest air carriers earlier in the week, claiming they’d violated consumer protection guidelines. American Airlines and Delta agreed to pay…
  • Jul 25

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Blasts Sanctuary Cities Using Misinterpreted Graph

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Blasts Sanctuary Cities Using Misinterpreted Graph
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions escalated his rhetoric against sanctuary cities last week, making remarks and citing studies in attempt to argue that policies protective of illegal immigrants encourage crime. Even before assuming his…
Rank this Week: 695

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 26

    Sex with Client And Witness Draws Minnesota Suspension

    Sex with Client And Witness Draws Minnesota Suspension
    A minimum of three years suspension has been imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court for misconduct "arising out of sexual relations [the attorney] had with a client and a witness in separate matters, both of which involved his…
  • Jul 26

    Minnesota Imposes Discipline Based On Patent And Trademark Office Sanction

    Minnesota Imposes Discipline Based On Patent And Trademark Office Sanction
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has imposed a sanction as reciprocal discipline for a sanction ordered by the PTO. This case presents the question of whether we should impose reciprocal discipline on respondent Alan Richard Stewart. The U.S.…
  • Jul 26

    One Is Not Enough

    One Is Not Enough
    The Indiana Supreme Court, which had suspended an attorney for failure to cooperate in two bar complaints, vacated the order as to one but not the other Pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(c), this Court suspended…
Rank this Week: 376

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    In Re: Two Email Accounts Stored At Google, Inc.

    In Re: Two Email Accounts Stored At Google, Inc.
    This post examines a recent opinion a U.S. Magistrate Judgewho is assigned to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ofWisconsin issued in a civil case. As Wikipedia explains, “The United States district courts are…
  • Jul 24

    The Chief of Police, the Facebook Posts and Stalking

    The Chief of Police, the Facebook Posts and Stalking
    This post examines a rather unusual stalking case from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts: Commonwealth v. Cristino, 2017 WL 2989723 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that [a]fter a jury trial, the defendant was convicted of…
  • Jul 21

    Grand Theft, “Unlawful Use of a Computer System” and the Eighth Amendment

    Grand Theft, “Unlawful Use of a Computer System” and the Eighth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of South Dakota: State v. Krause, 894 N.W.2d 382 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]win brothers Ryan Alan Krause and Brian Michael Krause appeal the circuit…
Rank this Week: 566

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.rhllaw.com/Blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 342

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 561

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Shorter sentences when locals on the hook for incarceration cost

    Shorter sentences when locals on the hook for incarceration cost
    In California, when counties were made to pay for juvenile incarceration instead of pawning off costs on the state, local decision makers chose to incarcerate youthful offenders for shorter periods, according to this academic paper describing…
  • Jul 25

    Petition seeks change to DPS rules on Class C arrest

    Petition seeks change to DPS rules on Class C arrest
    Yesterday, Just Liberty filed a formal petition to initiate rule making at the Texas Department of Public Safety to substantially limit arrests by state troopers for non-jailable Class C misdemeanors. See the document here.The proposal enjoys…
  • Jul 25

    Texas AG: Carrying a gun doesn't justify 'Terry' frisk

    Texas AG: Carrying a gun doesn't justify 'Terry' frisk
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has signed onto an amicus brief aimed at the US Supreme Court to argue that carrying a firearm in a state where that's legal does not justify a "Terry frisk" based on officer safety. Here's the full text…
Rank this Week: 472

Boston Personal Injury Attorneys…

Boston Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Mitcheson & Lee LLP.

https://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Devastating Effects of TBI

    The Devastating Effects of TBI
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that approximately 2.8 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. Out of these 2.8 million, the CDC states: 50,000 die; 282,000 are hospitalized; and 1.365 million, nearly…
  • Jul 25

    When A Dog Bite

    When A Dog Bite
    A dog bite occurs every 75 seconds in the US. Each year, according to a study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (“AHRQ”), 1,000 Americans require emergency treatment due to a serious dog bite injury. In 2016, there…
  • Jul 19

    Truck Driving: One of America’s Deadliest Job

    Truck Driving: One of America’s Deadliest Job
    In 2016, truck driving was ranked number 8 in Forbes magazine’s deadliest jobs in America. Truck driving is deadly because of the grueling shifts drivers must work. In 2013, the U.S. Department of transportation’s Federal Motor…
Rank this Week: 955

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/
  • Jul 26

    County of San Mateo v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2017)

    County of San Mateo v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2017)
    Depressing opinion.  Concise holding:"A 72-foot diseased tree fell on a sleeping child’s tent pitched in a campground that is located within a vast public wilderness park. The park’s owner, the County of San Mateo, contends…
  • Jul 24

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)
    Your usual parental termination appeal typically involves horrible facts.  If there's a jurisdictional dispute, it often involves technical stuff about ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) notice.But this one's different.  And I learned…
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
Rank this Week: 379

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study
    Yesterday, a new study on brain injuries in NFL players that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association made news. As you may have heard, the study looked at brains of 111 former NFL players, and 110 of the brains had…
  • May 16

    Driverless Car Drama

    Driverless Car Drama
    We obviously represent a lot of people who are injured in car wrecks so I’m always interested in what happens on the driverless car front.  This story  presenting real life drama and corporate espionage in the driverless car…
  • May 12

    U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injurie

    U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injurie
    My University of Texas football team hasn’t been on the cutting edge of winning the last few years (and we’re hoping that’s changing), but we are on the cutting edge of trying to protect players from brain injuries.…
Rank this Week: 329

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

Covers software, hardware and electronic evidence for litigation support professionals.

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Jul 26

    Linked – Texts Generate New E-Discovery Dilemmas for In-House Counsel

    Linked – Texts Generate New E-Discovery Dilemmas for In-House Counsel
    As more organizations switch to BYOD policies, where people use their personal devices to get work email, for example, this is becoming a real concern for me. “No matter how in-house counsel choose to handle text messages, it’s…
  • Jul 21

    Linked – Over Half of IT Professionals Don’t Know Where Sensitive Data is Stored: Survey

    Linked – Over Half of IT Professionals Don’t Know Where Sensitive Data is Stored: Survey
    This isn’t a great statement on the security of sensitive data, and the last sentence isn’t a great statement in terms of the litigation readiness of organizations either. “Polling a little over a thousand IT professionals…
  • Jul 6

    Linked – Best practices for culling your data to save time and money

    Linked – Best practices for culling your data to save time and money
    If you’ve ever taken one of the classes I taught back when I worked for eDiscovery software companies, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve seen me get up on my proverbial soapbox about this. “The process involves…
Rank this Week: 811

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
Rank this Week: 760

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    U.S. House Passes Measure to Repeal New CFPB Arbitration Rule

    U.S. House Passes Measure to Repeal New CFPB Arbitration Rule
    Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives voted 231 to 190 to repeal a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) rule that prohibits most financial service providers such as banks and credit card issuers from…
  • Jul 23

    Online Voting for the GPC Series Open Until July 31st

    Online Voting for the GPC Series Open Until July 31st
    The Global Pound Conference (“GPC”) Series is collecting votes from dispute resolution community stakeholders regarding “how to shape the future of commercial dispute resolution and improve access to justice in the 21st…
  • Jul 19

    Is a Mediator Like a Bus? How Legal Ethics May Inform the Question of Case Discrimination by Mediator

    Is a Mediator Like a Bus? How Legal Ethics May Inform the Question of Case Discrimination by Mediator
    Kristen Blankley, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, has published a thoughtful article titled “Is a Mediator Like a Bus? How Legal Ethics May Inform the Question of Case Discrimination by…
Rank this Week: 285

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 26

    In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earner

    In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earner
    Who is making the big cash in-house? Read this in-house compensation report to find out: “By the time A.J. Kess joined Travelers’ Insurance Company as the chief legal officer in December 2016, the year was... The post In-House…
  • Jul 25

    Richard Susskind Sees Rosy Future For Law – With Technology

    Richard Susskind Sees Rosy Future For Law – With Technology
    Does the End of Lawyers author believe technology will help law have its Dunkirk moment? “For more than three decades, Richard Susskind has been one of the profession’s most prolific voices in support of implementing... The post…
  • Jul 24

    6 Critical Steps to Jumpstart Your Legal Job Search

    6 Critical Steps to Jumpstart Your Legal Job Search
    Deborah Z. Thompson, a Managing Director for Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group in Philadelphia, gives tips on how to jumpstart your legal job search: “Something is telling you it’s time to make a... The…
Rank this Week: 717

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Mary Barzee Flores is running for Congre

    Mary Barzee Flores is running for Congre
    Mary Barzee Flores is running for Congress. Ileana's seat. Mary is a former federal defender and was nominated by Obama to be a federal district judge. But Marco Rubio blocked her by not signing the blue slip. So she is fighting back. …
  • Jul 25

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1. Richard Strafer's memorial service will be held on August 6 at 10am at Kendall Mt. Nebo, 5900 SW 77th Avenue. Miami, FL 33143.2. We filed an emergency petition in the Supreme Court for former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli. Jay…
  • Jul 21

    RIP Richard Strafer

    RIP Richard Strafer
    RIP Richard Strafer.What a tragedy. Richard was a friend. A really great guy. Brilliant lawyer. He could spot a great issue and crank out a 50-page perfect brief faster than anyone I knew. Here's the DBR obit:Miami criminal appellate lawyer…
Rank this Week: 762

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity
    One of my favorite public intellectuals (writer, lecturer …) on the Left, whose worldview I would characterize, broadly, as exemplifying “spiritual humanism,” recently wrote in response to a comment at his blog, that…
  • Jul 24

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography has a long title but is comparatively short: “Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence.” It is “framed”  with two murals by Diego Rivera and…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Fanon mural, in the morning,” by Bruce Clarke“Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are…
Rank this Week: 458

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jul 26

    British Columbia Commissioner finds that "Creep Catchers" violated province's privacy law

    British Columbia Commissioner finds that "Creep Catchers" violated province's privacy law
    The Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia has just released a very interesting decision and order against the "Surrey Creep Catchers". The Creep Catchers are a loosely affiliated group of people whose stated purpose is to…
  • Jun 7

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action
    It's official ... the ability to sue for damages under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has been put on ice. An order-in-council dated June 2, 2017 repealed the provision of a previous cabinet order that set the commencement of the private right…
  • Jun 7

    CASL's civil right of action to be delayed?

    CASL's civil right of action to be delayed?
    I am hearing from reliable sources that the government has agreed to postpone the civil right of action under Canada's Anti-spam Law. The provisions, that were planned to come into effect on July 1, 2017, would mean a person or corporation…
Rank this Week: 646

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Dammit’ Jim, I’m a Doctor, not a Coder

    Dammit’ Jim, I’m a Doctor, not a Coder
    In my many years in Healthcare I know that Doctors are looked upon with awe and admiration, sometimes irritation, but never has anyone mistaken a Doctor for a Coder, until now.The GAO has put out a report that patients are not utilizing their…
  • Jul 25

    Tuesday Afternoon Linkfest

    Tuesday Afternoon Linkfest
    ■ FoIB Avik Roy makes a point about the Emperor's New Clothes CBO scoring fiasco:"73% Of Coverage Difference Between Obamacare & GOP Bills Driven By Individual Mandate"Okay, but what does that mean? It's actually pretty simple: not…
  • Jul 25

    The Willard Scott Conundrum

    The Willard Scott Conundrum
    For many years, Willard Scott would announce each morning those lucky folks who'd hit the 100 year marker in life. They likely didn't know, however, the impact that reaching such a milestone would have on any "permanent" life insurance they…
Rank this Week: 445

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 26

    Transport Canada publishes draft drone rules – still not hobbyist friendly

    Transport Canada publishes draft drone rules – still not hobbyist friendly
    In March I wrote about Transport Canada’s overly restrictive drone rules.  A few weeks ago they lightened those rules a bit. Transport Canada just released draft permanent rules for comment.  They propose a complex set of…
  • Jul 5

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank
    OSFI just issued an advisory threatening to bring criminal sanctions against non-banks that use the words “bank”, “banker”, or “banking”.  Their cover note gives specific dates by which use must…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of Canada overrides forum clause in Facebook agreement

    Supreme Court of Canada overrides forum clause in Facebook agreement
    The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that a British Columbia privacy class action may proceed against Facebook in the courts of BC, despite the contract naming California as the forum for legal actions. My personal view is that in business…
Rank this Week: 490

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 411

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 26

    Transport Canada Publishes Draft Drone Rules – Still Not Hobbyist Friendly

    Transport Canada Publishes Draft Drone Rules – Still Not Hobbyist Friendly
    In March I wrote about Transport Canada’s overly restrictive drone rules. A few weeks ago they lightened those rules a bit. Transport Canada just released draft permanent rules for comment. They propose a complex set of rules that vary…
  • Jul 26

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Saugeen First Nation v Ontario…
  • Jul 26

    Client Relationship Report Card: A for Effort?

    Client Relationship Report Card: A for Effort?
    Though the market is more competitive now than ever, new revenue opportunities arise regularly. One of the keys to taking advantage of them is through strong relationships and a robust network of contacts. It should also go without saying…
Rank this Week: 641

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Preparing Someone’s Tax Return Without Permission

    Preparing Someone’s Tax Return Without Permission
    Five years ago, I wasn’t seeing as many television court shows as I do now, in part because I was teaching full-time. So I’ve certainly seen far fewer episodes than have been produced and aired. The several hundred that I have…
  • Jul 24

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?
    True, polls aren’t necessarily accurate barometers, but a new poll from Bloomberg indicates more Americans favor an increase in the federal gasoline tax than oppose it. Among those who identify themselves as Republican, the edge is…
  • Jul 21

    Gross Income from Dating?

    Gross Income from Dating?
    A reader has added another television court show episode to the list of those on which I cannot help but comment. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge Gets Tax…
Rank this Week: 587

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/
  • Jul 26

    BALCA Discusses Advertisements Placed by Private Employment Firm

    BALCA Discusses Advertisements Placed by Private Employment Firm
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the final determination of a Certifying Officer (CO) denying labor certification for the position of “Latin American Refining Prospect Director.” An Audit…
  • Jul 25

    Revised – Updated Service Center Processing Times (5/31/17) *Using New Specific Date Format*

    Revised – Updated Service Center Processing Times (5/31/17) *Using New Specific Date Format*
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 7/18/17 with processing dates as of 5/31/17. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Jul 24

    USCIS Returns Unselected FY 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petition

    USCIS Returns Unselected FY 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petition
    USCIS issued a news alert on Wednesday, July 19th stating that they have returned all fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in their computer-generated lottery. USCIS completed the data entry of all…
Rank this Week: 820

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Jul 26

    California Court of Appeal Puts a Small Crack in the Glass Door

    California Court of Appeal Puts a Small Crack in the Glass Door
    An employer who unfairly and inaccurately is slammed by a former employee (or maybe even a current employee!) on a job-posting or employer-rating website will often look to its lawyer for help.  Surely the law protects against outrageous…
  • Jul 5

    Oregon Amends Sick Leave Law: 5 Key Clarification

    Oregon Amends Sick Leave Law: 5 Key Clarification
    Oregon recently passed amendments to its statewide sick time law, clearing up several areas of uncertainty for employers.  The amendments clarify that: Employers may cap employees’ annual accrual of sick leave at 40 hours. The…
  • Jun 30

    Breaking News: Oregon Legislature Passes Employee Scheduling Bill

    Breaking News: Oregon Legislature Passes Employee Scheduling Bill
    Oregon is poised to become the first state to enact a “secure scheduling” or “fair work week” law that will impose significant new employee scheduling requirements on certain categories of large employers.  Senate…
Rank this Week: 995

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/
  • Jul 26

    Harrington on the Language Rights Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada

    Harrington on the Language Rights Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada
    Matthew P. Harrington (Université de Montréal) has posted Language Rights and the Political Compromise Doctrine on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers the progress of language rights jurisprudence in the Supreme Court of…
  • Jul 26

    Lens pm Justice Thomas & Civil Asset Foreiture

    Lens pm Justice Thomas & Civil Asset Foreiture
    Jill Wieber Lens (Baylor University - Law School) has posted Justice Thomas, Civil Asset Forfeitures, and Punitive Damages on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For centuries, governments have used civil asset forfeiture laws to seize property used…
  • Jul 25

    Bodansky, Brunnée, & Rajamani on International Climate Change Law

    Bodansky, Brunnée, & Rajamani on International Climate Change Law
    Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée and Lavanya Rajamani (Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and Centre for Policy Research) have posted Introduction to International Climate Change…
Rank this Week: 698

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jul 26

    How Integrity and Ethics Fit into Your Estate Planning Law Practice

    How Integrity and Ethics Fit into Your Estate Planning Law Practice
    As a leader in your office and community, lawyers are required to serve with the highest ethics. But integrity and ethics should also play a lead role in how your practice serves clients and treats team members every day. And let’s not…
  • Jul 25

    Seek Visibility And You Will Find… More Estate Planning Connection

    Seek Visibility And You Will Find… More Estate Planning Connection
    Doctors and lawyers know that small talk at a networking event or social occasion will invariably bring with it at least one “I know you’re not working but I have a question” conversation. Often a doctor can beg off, saying the question…
  • Jul 24

    How Leadership Impacts Law Firm Business Development

    How Leadership Impacts Law Firm Business Development
    Leadership styles in law firms vary but whether you are in a huge law firm or a boutique practice, leadership requires understanding what makes people tick, communication skills and the ability to inspire trust. Interpersonal skills are just…
Rank this Week: 531

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 26

    Can Lawyers Ameliorate the Trumpian Threat?

    Can Lawyers Ameliorate the Trumpian Threat?
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column takes issue with the tendency of the punditocracy to call every political issue with constitutional overtones a "constitutional crisis." I adopt and build a little on the typology of crises set forth in…
  • Jul 25

    Veganism, Year Nine: Why Do Hipsters Mock Vegans?

    Veganism, Year Nine: Why Do Hipsters Mock Vegans?
    by Neil H. BuchananIn July 2008, I became a vegan.  Every year since then, I have celebrated my "veganniversary" by writing a column specifically on the subject of veganism.  Here are links to previous years' columns: 2016, 2015,…
  • Jul 24

    The Politics of Mean

    The Politics of Mean
    By Eric SegallThe President of the United States is one of the few democratically elected leaders in the world who is both the administrative leader of the government and the symbolic head of the Country. In many nations, these roles are…
Rank this Week: 359

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 26

    Seventh Circuit Forbids Magistrates From Awarding Monetary Sanction

    Seventh Circuit Forbids Magistrates From Awarding Monetary Sanction
    First Classics, Inc. v. Jack Lake Prods., Inc., No. 17 C 1996, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 1, 2017) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole granted plaintiff’s motion to cancel the parties’ agreed settlement conference, but denied…
  • Jul 24

    Court Construes Key Terms in Mini-Markman

    Court Construes Key Terms in Mini-Markman
    WorldLogic Corp. v. Chicago Logic, Inc., No. 16 C 11713, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 5, 2017) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman construed a key claim term from each patent in suit as part of a mini-Markman proceeding in this patent dispute…
  • Jul 21

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi
    Midwest Innovative Prods., LLC v. Kinamor, Inc., No. 16 C 11005, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 31, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Kinamor”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 383

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 26

    Birch v Birch: Appeal allowed

    Birch v Birch: Appeal allowed
    Lord Wilson gives the judgment of the Supreme CourtBACKGROUND TO THE APPEALThe husband and wife entered into a consent order on 28 July 2010. Part of the order provided that the husband should transfer to the wife his legal and beneficial…
  • Jul 24

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers July/August 2017

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers July/August 2017
    The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.In this issueElectronic evidence – Stephen Mason and George Weir describe the various mechanisms by which electronic evidence is adducedRobot lawyers – Casey…
  • Jul 23

    News Essentials: 24th July 2017

    News Essentials: 24th July 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSInternational meeting addresses domestic / family violence and the 1980 Child Abduction ConventionNew Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b) developed. Full…
Rank this Week: 450

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 26

    Google Saves Screenshots Of Your Android Searche

    Google Saves Screenshots Of Your Android Searche
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 26

    Google Photoscan - Why Aren't You Using It?

    Google Photoscan - Why Aren't You Using It?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 26

    PhotoScan - Google Digital Image Scanner

    PhotoScan - Google Digital Image Scanner
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 716

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 635

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 29 – Pet

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 29 – Pet
    Letting to tenants with pets Most landlords are adamant. No pets.  Pets can cause damage to the property, future tenants with allergies may not want to live there, and you are worried about neighbours complaining about barking dogs.…
  • Jul 25

    What rights does a tenant have if a property is advertised with a washing machine but then finds it does not work?

    What rights does a tenant have if a property is advertised with a washing machine but then finds it does not work?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Jo whose daughter is a tenant. Hi there, my daughter moved into a rented property 10 days ago, the inventory showed a problem with the washing machine, the management company sent out an engineer who…
  • Jul 23

    Hope for our housing future?

    Hope for our housing future?
    In a time of general gloom and depression, it is nice to have something good to write about on the housing front. Something, in fact, quite exciting. We all know we need more housing, and we all know that traditional builders are not really…
Rank this Week: 398

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Jul 25

    von Briesen & Roper, s.c. Launches Waukesha Office with Ribbon Cutting

    von Briesen & Roper, s.c. Launches Waukesha Office with Ribbon Cutting
    Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced that on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, von Briesen partnered with the Waukesha County Business Alliance and launched von Briesen’s new Waukesha offices. Waukesha…
  • Jul 16

    von Briesen Welcomes M&A Attorney Thomas A. Myer

    von Briesen Welcomes M&A Attorney Thomas A. Myer
    Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced today that Thomas A. Myers has joinedthe firmas a Shareholder in the Business Practice Group.  Myers focuses his practice on mergers and…
  • Jul 10

    You Don't Have to Go Home (But You Can't Stay Here): Negotiating Construction Related Relocation Right

    You Don't Have to Go Home (But You Can't Stay Here): Negotiating Construction Related Relocation Right
    For most of the country, summer season also means construction season, which impacts everything from your morning commute to your vacation plans. For landlords and their retail tenants, construction season also means center upgrades and…
Rank this Week: 318

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

Covers new reinsurance-related and arbitration developments. By Carlton Fields.

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 685

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    Seyfarth’s recent layoffs:  Much ado about nothing

    Seyfarth’s recent layoffs:  Much ado about nothing
    The LPM sky is not falling. In fact, we predict that a few years from now almost no one will remember the Seyfarth hiccup.  The firms that will be healthiest will be the ones that have given clients what they are asking for: LPM, LPM,…
  • Jul 11

    Legal project management and business development (Part 2 of 2)

    Legal project management and business development (Part 2 of 2)
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner Stuart J.T. Dodds is director of global pricing and LPM at Baker McKenzie, one of the largest law firms in the world, with over 4,500 lawyers and 77 offices in 47 countries. Dodds is...
  • Jun 27

    Legal project management and business development (Part 1 of 2)

    Legal project management and business development (Part 1 of 2)
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner The best way to develop new business is to give clients what they want. And the data on what legal clients want is crystal clear. In its most recent Chief Legal Officers Survey, Altman...
Rank this Week: 725

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Police are from the same cloth as all court witnesse

    Police are from the same cloth as all court witnesse
    Police are from the same cloth as all court witnesses, drawn from the general population that ranges from the angelic to the amoral to the sinister. Neither the law nor good sense merits cloaking police with any more presumption of…
  • Jul 21

    Virginia drug defense – The hype of no suspended driving for a marijuana 251

    Virginia drug defense – The hype of no suspended driving for a marijuana 251
    Virginia 251 dispositions for drug and marijuana possession are not necessarily the panacea that numerous police, prosecutor and judges elevate them to be. Talk is abuzz about a July 1, 2017, Virginia law change that no longer requires a…
  • Jul 19

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four
    John Coltrane (above playing “Alabama”, after the 1963 Birmingham church bombing) has inspired me for years to pursue beyond the seeming limits of possibility. I have searched him out through his music, at the house where he lived…
Rank this Week: 729

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    How Does This Work? The Senate and Health Care Reconciliation

    How Does This Work? The Senate and Health Care Reconciliation
         Now that the Senate, defying many pundits’ expectations, has voted to begin debate on a reconciliation bill to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it may be useful to review the procedural rules…
  • Jul 25

    Trump as a Different Type of Failure

    Trump as a Different Type of Failure
    Calvin TerBeekAfter the shock of President Trump’s election, some political scientists and legal scholars turned to Stephen Skowronek’s theory of political time to understand Trump’s place in presidential history. Political…
  • Jul 25

    Due Process of Lawmaking and the Obamacare Repeal

    Due Process of Lawmaking and the Obamacare Repeal
                    In 1976, former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Hans Linde published a provocative article--Due Process of Lawmaking--which suggested, among other things,…
Rank this Week: 565

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
  • Jul 5

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer
    The Oregon legislature recently enacted an expanded Equal Pay Act designed to eliminate discriminatory pay practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (as defined in ORS 174.100), national origin, marital status, veteran…
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional
    Earlier this week, in Matal v. Tam, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Portland-based rock band, the Slants, finding that the section of the Lanham Act banning offensive trademarks was an unconstitutional restraint…
Rank this Week: 604

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    CAFC vacates PTAB decisions in Netlist v. Diablo

    CAFC vacates PTAB decisions in Netlist v. Diablo
    Of note in the Netlist caseNetlist argues the Board’s constructions are wrongbecause its analysis is based on a flawed interpretation of“selectively electrically coupling.” We agree. The specificationuses the terms…
  • Jul 25

    CAFC explicates the meaning of the word "over" in Home Semiconductor. PTAB reversed.

    CAFC explicates the meaning of the word "over" in Home Semiconductor. PTAB reversed.
    In Home Semiconductor v, Samsung, appellant Home won a reversal of PTAB:Home Semiconductor Corp. (“Home”) appeals from thefinal written decision of the United States Patent andTrademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Jul 24

    Did Heartland open the floodgates to the ITC? Not really.

    Did Heartland open the floodgates to the ITC? Not really.
    In a post at The Hill titled Supreme Court fails to close key avenue for patent trolls , MATT TANIELIAN states:The ITC is unaffected by the TC Heartland case. This matters because, in recent years, the ITC has become a popular venue to bring…
Rank this Week: 679

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    The Central Mediterranean Route: Working on the Alternatives to Dangerous Journeys - Supplementary Appeal, January-December 2017 (UNHCR, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]A Dramatic Deterioration for Asylum Seekers on Lesbos (MSF, July 2017)…
  • Jul 25

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    Beyond Assistance: How to Support Refugees' Aspirations, London, 15 June 2017 [info]- Follow link for video.“Distress Migration”: Moving Beyond Vulnerability-Based Paradigms (IPI Global Observatory, July 2017) [text via…
  • Jul 25

    Thematic Focus:

    Thematic Focus:
    Event:Workshop: Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus, Boston, 27-28 October 2017 [info]Publications:Blaming the Rescuers (Goldsmiths, Univ. of London, June 2017) [access]Italy’s Smuggling Prosecutions Ruin Lives While Real…
Rank this Week: 785

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case
    The importance of witnesses and witness statements in an employment or a wrongful termination case cannot be overstated. Even one witness can make a difference between having a no case and having a case, and between having a weaker case and…
  • Jun 24

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”
    Unlike many other claims that can only be brought against employers or individual employees, California anti-retaliation laws extend much further. In many cases, a retaliation case can be made in many cases against “any person”.…
  • Jun 4

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer
    Here are my top three tips on presenting your potential employment case or wrongful termination case to a lawyer: I. Be able to explain the basics of your case in just a few sentences to capture a lawyers attention right away. For instance…
Rank this Week: 938