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Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

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

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    ALR Student’s Corner: Deliberate Intent: Race, Gender, Murder, and the First Amendment: A Review

    ALR Student’s Corner: Deliberate Intent: Race, Gender, Murder, and the First Amendment: A Review
    Deliberate Intent, a 2000, made for cable movie, directed by Andy Wolk, begins with a hitman rehearsing the step-by-step instructions of a carefully planned execution of three people. The film initially appears to be both suspenseful and…
  • May 26

    More Advice from “The Reference Desk”

    More Advice from “The Reference Desk”
    “The Reference Desk” is a regular column featured in the AALL Spectrum.  The column below originally appeared in the May 2015 issue and is reprinted here with permission. Q: I’m a director at a law school…
  • May 25

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — May 25, 2015

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — May 25, 2015
    What Makes You Happy? Everyone wants to be happy. But how, exactly, does one go about it? Here, psychologists, journalists, Buddhist monks and more gives answers that may surprise. Where Is All of Your Time Going? In the 1930…
Rank this Week: 361

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Equal marriage soon?

    Equal marriage soon?
    The ball is in the PM's court. With Bill Shorten upping the ante, and now signalling that next week he will move a private member's bill to allow for same sex marriage, the issue will be whether the PM uses the authority of his office to stop…
  • May 24

    My history of LGBTI activism

    My history of LGBTI activism
    An activist Back in 2012, at the height of controversy about Queensland's proposed discriminatory surrogacy changes, ABC news showed a clip of me giving a speech to an equal love crowd, and described me as an "activist". Not as a…
  • May 23

    History making LGBT Family Law Institute conference in London

    History making LGBT Family Law Institute conference in London
    I have been away from the office for the last three weeks, but had the joy while away of being very busy: speaking at the American Bar Association family law/assisted reproductive technology committee conference attending the awards night…
Rank this Week: 966

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26: First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http… http://t.co/6JhjCPYPra -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26 http://t.co/TUX22lN7WN -> Are You…
  • May 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26
    First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http://t.co/8bYhazCW8o -> Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling http://t.co/VzsFFoave4 -> CASL: Insuring the perils in Canada’s “tough” anti-spam laws…
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25
    Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap http://t.co/YH3VmZXdu6 -> Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation https://t.co/Aq8hUJDz7X -> Three-tiered system of data protection…
Rank this Week: 582

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • May 28

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line
    A number of news sources report that SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), James Heaney, will be joining Carnival Cruise Line as CFO next month. Mr. Heaney worked at SeaWorld since 2011. As the movie Blackfish reveals, SeaWorld profits by…
  • May 26

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau
    The Bahamas Weekly reports that four Florida residents wre arrested this weekend for possession of pot on a cruise ship moored in Nassau, Bahamas. The newspaper reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The report says that…
  • May 25

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?
    A former crew member posted photographs saying that the Liberty of the Seas hid equipment, pots, pans and other items from the galley during an USPH inspection last December. You can see photographs of the galley equipment hidden throughout…
Rank this Week: 129

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    My version of democracy v. your version - the Hong Kong experience

    My version of democracy v. your version - the Hong Kong experience
    Electoral reform is in the agenda of Hong Kong’s Legislative Assembly and is hotly debated in public sphere. Democratic assertions of Hong Kong have attracted world attention lately by the sustained occupy movement spearheaded by the…
  • May 15

    Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Clause Referring to Non-Existent Arbitration Rules: Pricol v. Johnson

    Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Clause Referring to Non-Existent Arbitration Rules: Pricol v. Johnson
    In a relatively recent decision in Pricol Ltd. v. Johnson Controls Enterprises Ltd. & Ors. [Arbitration Case (Civil No. 30 of 2014) dated 16 December 2014], the Supreme Court of India addressed a pathological arbitration clause and…
  • May 13

    Shhh… Don’t tell Maneka, I cooked my chicken for dinner

    Shhh… Don’t tell Maneka, I cooked my chicken for dinner
    I am glad none found killing the chicken, I rear in my pen and cooking it for dinner, awkward and called for support of Maneka Gandhi to book me under Section 428 of IPC. It had all trappings of attracting the attention of animal rights…
Rank this Week: 650

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 28

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation
    In February, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its much-anticipated commercial drone regulations. While the proposed drone regulations relax some restrictions, there is still along way to go before businesses will be able to…
  • May 27

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline
    The SEC addresses criticism for its use of administrative proceedings as a means to secure more favorable rulings.  In response to the criticism, the agency recently published  forum-selection guidelines on its approach to forum…
  • May 22

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic
    Once your startup is ready to hire employees, it is important to do it right. A written employment contract is recommendable to establish and structure the legal relationship when it you start to hire employees. If artfully drawn, the…
Rank this Week: 796

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Data Mining and Facebook: Lucrative Business for Tort Lawyer

    Data Mining and Facebook: Lucrative Business for Tort Lawyer
    The Dispatch recently ran an article on how tort attorneys strategically use Facebook, combined with other research resources, to identify potential litigants. "For example, [digital bounty hunter Tim] Burd was hired for a lawsuit…
  • May 27

    The Latest in Music Copyright Infringement Lawsuits: Stairway to Heaven

    The Latest in Music Copyright Infringement Lawsuits: Stairway to Heaven
    Stairway to Heaven was released in 1971 by Led Zeppelin. That's 44 years ago. Forty-four years is half a lifetime at least, so why has a copyright infringement suit been filed only now? Well, most likely it has to do with court cases and…
  • May 20

    Presidential Librarie

    Presidential Librarie
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Rank this Week: 257

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 28

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule
    The government issued a long-awaited Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS for short).  No doubt there will be much gnashing of teeth about the issuance of the rule — a very safe bet since the gnashers of teeth got going long…
  • May 27

    All This, and the Environment, Too?

    All This, and the Environment, Too?
    It’s hardly news that Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is the most right-wing in the country’s history, stoking dismay in the White House and in the international community. But this hardly implies a lack of environmental…
  • May 27

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel
    Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in California, responsible for about 37 percent of the state’s total emissions. This distinction makes the sector a prime target for regulation. But with tens of…
Rank this Week: 246

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • May 28

    Corporate Code of Conduct for Cuba Transaction

    Corporate Code of Conduct for Cuba Transaction
    Editorial Note: There is a lot of legalese in this post, by design.  If you have any questions, please call or email. Thank you. We’ve seen a large spike in Cuba-related inquiries this year at our law firm. Yet, as I told…
  • May 21

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better
    Do Your Due Diligence Before Engaging in Authorized Transactions in Cuba, Especially When it Comes to the Confiscated Lands Issue The idea that travel by U.S. persons to Cuba will result in meaningful political and economic reform on the…
  • May 19

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law
    Latin America is a policy backwater in this town, but that needs to change. Really change. It is one of many important, yet seemingly not significant enough regions in the world that, for some odd reason, fails to garner much-needed…
Rank this Week: 683

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • May 28

    Corralling & Curtailing Merger Litigation: Lessons Learned From Past Reform

    Corralling &amp; Curtailing Merger Litigation: Lessons Learned From Past Reform
    Here’s an excerpt from this blog by Lane Powell’s Doug Greene: What’s the harm with taking a shot at as many fixes as possible? Even if someone could see the big picture well enough to judge that these problems aren’t…
  • May 27

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse
    For RBC v Jervis, the opening brief of RBC seeking reversal of Rural/Metro was filed last week in the Delaware Chancery Court. According to the scheduling order: 1. RBC’s Opening Brief may be up to 70 pages long and is due on or before…
  • May 20

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian &amp; DuPont
    A few days ago, I blogged about these law firm memos describing the end result of Trian’s attempt on DuPont. Here’s an excerpt of this blog from “The Activist Investor” looking at it from the activist’s…
Rank this Week: 579

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 159

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • May 28

    Frases de los clientes que los abogados odian

    Frases de los clientes que los abogados odian
    Con ocasión de una conversación en un Colegio de Abogados me comentaron que el momento mas decepcionante cuando leen una sentencia de algún caso que defienden tiene lugar cuando tras un arranque de Fundamentos de Derecho…
  • May 26

    Punto y seguido de las costas procesales contencioso-administrativa

    Punto y seguido de las costas procesales contencioso-administrativa
    Tal y como me solicitaron y gustoso lo atiendo, aquí está el video donde ofrecí mi discurso de ingreso en la Real Academia Asturiana de Jurisprudencia titulado “Versiones y perversiones de los criterios de…
  • May 25

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional
    El pasado jueves publicó diario El Mundo un brillante artículo titulado “Cuando no hay amparo judicial” a cargo de D. Jesús-María Silva Sánchez, Catedrático de Derecho Penal y abogado. Me…
Rank this Week: 715

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 28

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man
    Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist…
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
Rank this Week: 156

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
Rank this Week: 45

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • May 28

    Professor Lettow Lerner on Civil Jurie

    Professor Lettow Lerner on Civil Jurie
    My former colleague and now Justice Russ Brown used to write about civil juries. We liked (I say liked because I still do but I am not sure what Justice Brown thinks today) them. Professor Renee Lettow Lerner, one of...
  • May 27

    Top 25 Lawyers - vote!

    Top 25 Lawyers - vote!
    Two of my colleagues have been nominated for the top 25 lawyers in Canada: Peter Sankoff and Dean Paul Paton. If you think they deserve the honor, then please vote for them!
  • May 26

    Amy Schumer sketch - The People vs. Cosby

    Amy Schumer sketch - The People vs. Cosby
Rank this Week: 992

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • May 28

    The new European Insolvency Regulation

    The new European Insolvency Regulation
    Antonio Leandro, the author of this post, teaches International Law at the University of Bari. On 20 May 2015 the European Parliament approved the new European Insolvency Regulation (EIR) in the text adopted by the Council at first reading on…
  • May 25

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation
    Andrea Isabell Dicke, attorney at law in Berlin, has authored a book on capital market related financial transactions with consumers under the Rome I Regulation (“Kapitalmarktgeschäfte mit Verbrauchern unter der Rom…
  • May 24

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé
    The release of the latest volume of the Travaux du Comité Français de DIP, 2013-2014, has just been announced. These are the contributions therein: Olivier CACHARD Les conventions uniformes régissant les transports…
Rank this Week: 132

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Larry Klayman Sues Hillary & Bill Clinton & Clinton Foundation

    Larry Klayman Sues Hillary &amp; Bill Clinton &amp; Clinton Foundation
    Th following is the text of a press release issued by Freedom Watch on May 27, 2015: Today, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor, filed a civil suit against Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and their family…
  • May 22

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle
    Washington Times:  “FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday…
  • May 15

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy
    Arizona Republic:  “An Arizona real-estate developer was arrested last week on fraud and bankruptcy charges stemming from an alleged scheme to hide $17 million in assets.  Alex Papakyriakou, also known as Alex Papas, 57, of…
Rank this Week: 729

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom
    If you ask a resident of British Columbia what the murder capital of Canada is they may well tell you it’s Surrey. But they’d be wrong. The latest statistics tell us that it is Regina, Saskatchewan, followed by Toronto, Ontario.…
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
Rank this Week: 730

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    Nevada Senate Bill 444 – now with extra sleaze

    Nevada Senate Bill 444 – now with extra sleaze
    Well, I knew that politics was a dirty game — but I didn’t realize just how unethical some Senators would be in licking their masters’ boots. You might recall that Senate Bill 444 sought to repeal Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP…
  • May 24

    Il Soldato — Natale C. Misuraca

    Il Soldato — Natale C. Misuraca
    Originally posted on The Legal Satyricon:Pvt. Natale Misuraca Today being Memorial Day, I thought I’d write about my favorite war hero, my grandfather Natale Misuraca – or as we all knew him, “Papa.” Natale Misuraca…
  • May 24

    Dancing Man

    Dancing Man
    If aliens are watching us, and trying to decide whether our planet should remain where it is, or be destroyed to make way for an intergalactic bypass, I hope they see this story — because they might just move the bypass if they do.…
Rank this Week: 179

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • May 27

    CFP: Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family – Atlanta, GA

    CFP: Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family – Atlanta, GA
    Emory Law hosts Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family October 16-17, 2015. This workshop will connect institutional and human vulnerability in the context of...
  • May 27

    Election Law Stories – Columbus, OH

    Election Law Stories – Columbus, OH
    Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University hosts Election Law Stories, a works-in-progress event in which contributors to the forthcoming book, Election Law Stories, will discuss the histories of...
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly

    Call for Papers: European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly
    The European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly (ENLR) invites case annotations, article submissions and book reviews relating to the network industries. It is a European journal, but I hope that...
Rank this Week: 26

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 142

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Ruling of the Week 2015.16: SCOTUS Edition

    Ruling of the Week 2015.16: SCOTUS Edition
    I'm falling behind on my goal of blogging a ruling a week. So, I am cheating and calling an action of the United States Supreme Court a "ruling," which it technically is.Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari in…
  • May 19

    Happy Tariff of Abominations Day

    Happy Tariff of Abominations Day
    May 19th is a holiday for customs and trade professionals. I know that because I declared it to be so. If you don't recall, read this post.
  • May 14

    Ruling of the Week 2015.15: The Festive Penguin

    Ruling of the Week 2015.15: The Festive Penguin
    Several alert readers have pointed me in the direction of the May 6, 2015 Customs Bulletin & Decisions in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposes to revoke NY N035321 (Aug. 18, 2008). In that ruling, Customs considered the…
Rank this Week: 685

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • May 27

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?
    With the June LSAT fast approaching (a little under two weeks!), test takers are more eager than ever to maximize the value of their remaining study time. And that's exactly what I want to discuss: how, with only two weeks and likely a…
  • May 26

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe
    Learning the rules of law firms is critical to your success there.  I have included a lot of material about how law firms work in my book, Best Friends at the Bar:  The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen…
  • May 25

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel
    On May 18th, I attended the Committee on Women in the Legal Profession of the New York City Bar Association's fourth annual General Counsel Panel, which discussed how women general counsels manage crises and their role in protecting their…
Rank this Week: 357

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • May 27

    Surprise! You Heard About that May 29th Filing Deadline, Right?

    Surprise! You Heard About that May 29th Filing Deadline, Right?
    You’re looking at the headline and wondering what I’m drinking. There’s no May 29th tax deadline, right? Well, yes, that’s correct; however, there is a May 29th government filing deadline that will impact some business…
  • May 26

    IRS “Get Transcript” Application Hacked; 104,000 Tax Returns Illegally Accessed

    IRS “Get Transcript” Application Hacked; 104,000 Tax Returns Illegally Accessed
    This afternoon IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced that criminals were able to use the IRS “Get Transcript” application to access approximately 104,000 tax returns. (An additional 100,000 or so attempts were unsuccessful.)…
  • May 25

    Staking and the WSOP: 2015 Update

    Staking and the WSOP: 2015 Update
    The 2015 World Series of Poker begins on Wednesday at the Rio Hotel and Casino here in Las Vegas. While many things have changed for this year (for example, the WSOP will have a “Colossus” tournament this coming Friday and…
Rank this Week: 901

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • May 27

    My Toughest Assignment - Ever

    My Toughest Assignment - Ever
    No one goes through childhood saying, “What I want to be when I grow up is a mentor.” That’s like saying, “When I grow up, I want to be an actuary.” It just doesn’t happen that way. When given a chance,…
  • Apr 28

    Thinking of leaving the field? Try this instead.

    Thinking of leaving the field? Try this instead.
    Recently, I was a speaker at the Los Angeles Paralegal Association's 19th Annual Spring Conference. The theme was the Paralegal Career - What's happening today; alternative careers and the ever-talked about licensing, registration and…
  • Apr 11

    Still Thinking About Licensing Paralegals? Hogwash. Old School Thinking.

    Still Thinking About Licensing Paralegals? Hogwash. Old School Thinking.
    Just about every week, the question of whether to license paralegals comes up. What never comes up is the real "why". Oh sure, you'll hear ramblings on and on as to the pros and the cons. The reasoning includes how paralegals are supposed to…
Rank this Week: 752

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 27

    Flash Mob Law at Jenkin

    Flash Mob Law at Jenkin
    Have you ever watched a flash mob video on YouTube? Have you wondered if there are any legal consequences surrounding flash mobs and the people who plan (or participate in) them? Have you thought about planning a flash mob and want to know…
  • May 21

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online
    Summer is the time for block parties, parades, and other fun activities. See how to stay safe and lawful this summer by searching the Philadelphia Code online, provided by the American Legal Publishing Corporation. For easy searching, this…
  • May 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile &amp; LegalTrac
    You may have noticed that General OneFile and LegalTrac look a little different lately. The new Gale interface facilitates a streamlined approach to legal research. After logging in to either database through jenkinslaw.org, conduct a Basic…
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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/
  • May 27

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!
    Nebraska abolishes the death penalty.Led by Ernie Chambers, the legislature overrides veto by vote of 30-19.Sleep tight, Judge.
  • May 26

    Considering the Monster

    Considering the Monster
    Judge Kopf is conflicted about the death penalty.  He's told us that, in various ways and at various times, most recently and explicitly (where he uses the actual word conflicted here.This morning, he offers "one side of that…
  • May 18

    Resuscitating the Dying

    Resuscitating the Dying
    It was 20 years ago when Clifford O'Sullivan sat on the witness stand in a California courtroom.  He was six years old.  He could barely see above the railing.  But he was there to testify.  Eighteen months earlier, his…
Rank this Week: 354

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art
    Museums have recently been criticized by the Jewish Claims Conference in a report here for ethical lapses: promising to, yet failing to research their collections and to coordinate and promote research into the provenance of their…
  • May 18

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23
    Join us this Saturday morning May 23 at 9 am in Westhampton Beach NY to learn about how to save oysters and clean up the bay through oyster farming.   An adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day and the…
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
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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
  • May 27

    Carrel on Dreams of an ADR Career

    Carrel on Dreams of an ADR Career
    This dispatch comes from FOI Alyson Carrel (Northwestern). Last week, Robert DeNiro spoke at the NYU Tisch School of Arts graduation ceremony.  After congratulating the students on their success, he paused, then added, “…
  • May 21

    Save the date: AALS ADR Works in Progress in October

    Save the date: AALS ADR Works in Progress in October
    As the summer begins and a lot of us are planning our research and writing, please keep in mind that the 9th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be on October 23 & 34, 2015, …
  • May 21

    Why Cooperate?

    Why Cooperate?
    A short piece in the New York Times by Harvard economists and Yale psychologists has a suggestion that may surprise you – or maybe not – about people’s motivation to cooperate. The authors focus on the “tragedy of the…
Rank this Week: 373

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War
    "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"  -- Groucho Marx"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating…
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
Rank this Week: 314

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 291

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • May 27

    #barpreplife: Don’t Fall Behind

    #barpreplife: Don’t Fall Behind
    GUEST BLOG by Ifeoma Ukwubiwe Graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark Lesson # 1: Don’t Fall Behind. My Law School Graduation was last Friday. The third day of the Torts Lecture was last Friday. I missed the Torts lecture. I…
  • May 20

    #barpreplife: New York Goes With The Uniform Bar Exam

    #barpreplife: New York Goes With The Uniform Bar Exam
    GUEST BLOG by Ifeoma Ukwubiwe Graduating 3L from Rutgers School of Law-Newark The A couple of weeks ago, New York’s highest court announced it will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in July 2016. UBE is accepted in more…
  • May 5

    #thebarlife: Remembering My Mantra

    #thebarlife: Remembering My Mantra
    GUEST BLOG by Ifeoma Ukwubiwe Graduating 3L from Rutgers School of Law-Newark It’s no surprise that in law school you can easily feel like you’re drowning in stress. The first year is devoted to academic achievement in the…
Rank this Week: 877

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 27

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period
    Barbara S. Mishkin A bipartisan group of 255 members of Congress have sent a letter to the CFPB seeking a grace period for enforcement of  the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule which becomes effective on August 1, 2015. …
  • May 27

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study
    Barbara S. Mishkin Five leading financial services industry trade groups have sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to solicit public comments on the final results of its arbitration study before deciding whether to initiate a rulemaking…
  • May 26

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon
    Barbara S. Mishkin Just in time for the holiday weekend, the CFPB released its Spring 2015 rulemaking agenda last Friday.  The agenda sets the following timetables: Prepaid financial products.  In November 2014, the CFPB issued…
Rank this Week: 697

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • May 27

    Being in the Know

    Being in the Know
    While working at your summer job or internship, it is important to stay up to date on legal developments and current events. One way to do this is to monitor legal news by using an RSS feed. If you have never set up an RSS feed, watch this…
  • May 23

    Memorial Day Weekend Library Hour

    Memorial Day Weekend Library Hour
    Saturday May 23rd           9 am – 10 pm Sunday   May 24th            9 am – 10 pm Memorial Day…
  • May 22

    New York State Adopts the Uniform Bar Examination

    New York State Adopts the Uniform Bar Examination
    On April 30, 2015 the New York State Court of Appeals, which oversees legal education in the state, amended the rules of admission to the bar to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE).  The UBE is a uniform battery of tests that are…
Rank this Week: 270

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 27

    The Pee Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving

    The Pee Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving
    Find out if I have ever seen anyone use this defense successfully or not. Contact me about your case and let’s see what defense options you have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • May 26

    Should You do Driving School Before Court for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Should You do Driving School Before Court for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    It really does depend upon your prior record, the facts of your case and importantly the local judge who’s going to be hearing your case. Contact me today to see if this is an option for you in your case. © marketing for Andrew…
  • May 21

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer
    I’ve had people ask me this question and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it simply is not relevant in Virginia. Let’s take a look at what defense options you DO have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015.…
Rank this Week: 724

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/
  • May 27

    Better late than never...

    Better late than never...
    FCC waits a year to publish formal notice needed to make porting reforms effective. One finds the strangest things while meandering through the pages of the Federal Register. Recently, for example, we noticed that the FCC had published…
  • May 26

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?
    Audio Division cracks down on permittees who construct non-compliant, less-than-permanent facilities. A broadcast construction permit comes with conventional expectations. The permittee is expected to build the facilities specified in the…
  • May 22

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)
    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the FCC has released its proposed regulatory fees for 2015. Now we all have something to mull over during all those boring parades, fireworks shows, baseball games and cook-outs. Lucky us! As usual,…
Rank this Week: 876

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Social Security Disability still under attack

    Social Security Disability still under attack
    This is what I suspected would eventually happen. Some members of Congress want to make it even tougher to win disability benefits. One obvious way to do that is to change the medical/vocational rules, or the grid, that direct decisions of…
  • Feb 11

    The attack on Social Security Disability and, yes, Social Security as well.

    The attack on Social Security Disability and, yes, Social Security as well.
    I will continue to post articles on this situation as it develops over time. Gradually, a few more people are becoming aware of what the newly elected Congress is trying to do. However, I would say that many still don't realize what is…
  • Jan 21

    Republicans attack SSD on basis of out of control claim growth...but claims are going down.

    Republicans attack SSD on basis of out of control claim growth...but claims are going down.
    Certain members of Congress are setting the stage to attack the Social Security Disability program, based partly on the premise that claims are continuing to rise. However, this graphic provided by attorney Charles Hall shows that really…
Rank this Week: 714

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 27

    Problems with the New Uber Economy

    Problems with the New Uber Economy
    There is a fascinating article over at the Washington Post on some of the issues that are arising with non-traditional jobs such as those employed by Uber, AirBnb, Taskrabbit and others. While these jobs can provide workers with unparalleled…
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
Rank this Week: 20

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • May 27

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death
    The family of an Illinois nursing home resident recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an ambulance company after the woman fell from her wheelchair during transport. Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers details this case and…
  • May 12

    Trauma Treatment for the Elderly

    Trauma Treatment for the Elderly
    A recent study found that elderly patients admitted to hospital trauma units are increasingly likely to be discharged to nursing homes instead of inpatient rehab facilities or home. Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers examines how…
  • May 1

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care
    Our team of nursing home negligence attorneys receives similar complaints by families with elderly loved ones, concerned over the true quality of care they are receiving. Families rarely see actual instances of abuse or neglect, rather…
Rank this Week: 717

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 27

    IAG One Step Closer to Aer Lingus Takeover

    IAG One Step Closer to Aer Lingus Takeover
    The Irish government has decided to support the sale of it's 25 percent stake in national carrier Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG). All eyes now turn to Ryanair, Aer Lingus' largest shareholder and itself the…
  • May 21

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System
    The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reportedly will begin assigning safety ratings to all foreign carriers serving Chinese airports, with the possibility of revoking licenses of carriers with low scores. The carriers will be…
  • May 18

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015
    The University of Zagreb Faculty of Law and the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences invite you to attend the First International Transport and Insurance Law Conference – INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015, on October 15 and 16. The conference will…
Rank this Week: 258

Maine Injury, Accident, &…

Maine Injury, Accident, & Disability Law Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/
  • May 27

    Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Safety Information

    Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Safety Information
    Lyme Disease Awareness Month is a public service campaign supported by the Lyme Disease Foundation to educate the public about prevention and treatment of Lyme disease, which is a growing problem in parts of the country, including…
  • Apr 27

    Harley Davidson Recall Information

    Harley Davidson Recall Information
    Harley Davidson is recalling approximately 46,000 motorcycles in the United States due to defects with the clutch mechanism which can prevent the clutch from fully disengaging.  This can result in the rider losing control of the…
  • Apr 27

    Shark Vacuum Recall Information

    Shark Vacuum Recall Information
    The makers of Shark vacuum cleaners have issued a voluntary recall of four models:  NV650W, NV651, NV652, and NV660 due to a possibility of electrical failure.  The affected models are purple or maroon in color.There have been no…
Rank this Week: 904

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • May 27

    Illinois Lawyers Must Now Register Online

    Illinois Lawyers Must Now Register Online
    Amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 756, effective June 1, 2015, requires all attorneys to register annually online.  Paper registration is no longer accepted.As part of the yearly registration process, new Rule 756(g) also requires that…
  • May 14

    Limited Scope Representation Retainer…

    Limited Scope Representation Retainer AgreementsIllinois has recognized limited scope representation for a long time. In 1983, an Illinois State Bar Association opinion (here) approved the preparation of pleadings for a pro-se litigant…
  • May 8

    Can a driver legally make a u-turn to avoid a DUI checkpoint?

    Can a driver legally make a u-turn to avoid a DUI checkpoint?
    Criminal defense attorney Samuel Partida, Jr. publishes a tremendous criminal law blog and podcast located at Illinoiscaselaw.com. He's also a great follow on Twitter (here). One of last week's podcasts analyzed whether a police…
Rank this Week: 991

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • May 27

    Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act

    Q&amp;A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act
    Today we talk IP insurance with Matt Cutler, a principal at Harness Dickey Patent Baristas: You are currently with Harness Dickey specializing in intellectual property litigation and Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review proceedings…
  • May 8

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost
    Protecting your intellectual property, whether domestically or internationally, is traditionally a complex and costly process. On an international scale, that cost is largely due to translations, with the largest patent filers often budgeting…
  • May 4

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?
    Google announced an experiment it says will “remove friction from the patent market and improve the landscape.” The experiment, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, will run from May 8 through May 22, 2015. In it, the…
Rank this Week: 313

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 398