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Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 598

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and…

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and ugly

Advice, comments and discussions about consumer bankruptcy. Some of the discussions are for laymen and others for lawyers.

http://www.dianedrain.com
  • Sep 22

    Wells Fargo and Equifax to be Roasted by Senate

    Wells Fargo and Equifax to be Roasted by Senate
    The post Wells Fargo and Equifax to be Roasted by Senate appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Sep 4

    Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy

    Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy
    The post Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Sep 4

    Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy

    Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy
    The post Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
Rank this Week: 691

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Sep 22

    Why You Should Be Careful When Signing Texas Divorce Form

    Why You Should Be Careful When Signing Texas Divorce Form
    There are many people who are getting a divorce but are choosing not to hire a Texas divorce attorney. Most of the time, it is because they underestimate the situation, thinking that it’s too simple to be needing a divorce…
  • Sep 21

    How To Establish Paternity in Texa

    How To Establish Paternity in Texa
    When a married couple has a child, even without properly establishing paternity, people will automatically assume that the husband is the father. In order for that thought to be legally changed at court, ample evidence is necessary.…
  • Sep 20

    Dealing With Your Spouse’s Hidden Assets in a Texas Divorce

    Dealing With Your Spouse’s Hidden Assets in a Texas Divorce
     It is normal to be anxious about many things when thinking about getting a Texas divorce. You may have heard of horror stories about getting a divorce from your friends or acquaintances who have been through it. It’s…
Rank this Week: 696

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Sep 22

    Blog Post: What Enviro Lawyers Should Be Watching At The High Court

    Blog Post: What Enviro Lawyers Should Be Watching At The High Court
    A new U.S. Supreme Court term kicks off next month, when the justices will hear a closely watched battle over where challenges to the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule should be filed, and decide whether to review a slew of other…
  • Sep 22

    Blog Post: Supreme Court Petitions Energy Lawyers Should Watch

    Blog Post: Supreme Court Petitions Energy Lawyers Should Watch
    While the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket for its upcoming term isn't brimming with energy cases, the justices are poised to decide whether several suits, including ones over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's air enforcement…
  • Sep 22

    Blog Post: Longtime Mass. Judge Uses Fiction To Bring Readers To The Bench

    Blog Post: Longtime Mass. Judge Uses Fiction To Bring Readers To The Bench
    U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor was nearly 30 years on the bench before he published his first novel. The delay wasn’t for lack of material.
Rank this Week: 661

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    Taking It Personally: One Lawsuit Tries to Hold Individuals Accountable for the Equifax Data Breach

    Taking It Personally: One Lawsuit Tries to Hold Individuals Accountable for the Equifax Data Breach
    As we discussed recently, the Equifax data breach has inevitably brought a great deal of scrutiny and legal action against the credit reporting agency. Amidst the numerous brewing class actions and other reactions from government agencies and…
  • Sep 21

    When Ripples Become Waves: The Equifax Cybersecurity Incident

    When Ripples Become Waves: The Equifax Cybersecurity Incident
    Since September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of three credit rating agencies in the United States, has been dealing with the fallout from one of the largest (known) data breaches of personal information, putting 143 million Americans at risk from…
  • Sep 14

    Disclose or Else: FTC Steps Up Prosecution of Social Media Influencer

    Disclose or Else: FTC Steps Up Prosecution of Social Media Influencer
    Last week, the FTC brought its first action against a social media influencer for failing to make appropriate disclosures on sponsored posts. While it had previously prosecuted companies who pay influencers for posts such as Lord & Taylor…
Rank this Week: 641

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

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

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    What are 3 reasons why I should create estate plans today?

    What are 3 reasons why I should create estate plans today?
    You may not think that having a will and estate plans are all that important. According to USA Today, you are not alone; 15 percent of Americans do not feel they need estate plans and 27 percent of them are not...
  • Sep 15

    Can unpaid child support interfere with tax refunds?

    Can unpaid child support interfere with tax refunds?
    If you are required to pay child support, you could find yourself facing an array of financial problems that make it difficult to stay current. For example, you might have lost your job or been through an unexpected accident that...
  • Sep 9

    How can I protect my business from divorce?

    How can I protect my business from divorce?
    Before you file your divorce papers in Fort Mitchell, think about how it can affect your business. If you are not careful, you could risk everything you have worked so hard for to a spouse who contributed considerably less or...
Rank this Week: 675

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Sep 22

    OCIE Issues Risk Alert on Misleading Advertising Practice

    OCIE Issues Risk Alert on Misleading Advertising Practice
    By: Josh Watson The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a risk alert on September 14, 2017 identifying misleading advertising practices that examiners have found during examinations of registered…
  • Sep 21

    Attack of the Indirect Investor

    Attack of the Indirect Investor
    A company’s indirect investors may sue the company and its principals for fraud, according to a recent federal court ruling in Robert Colman et al. v. Theranos Inc. et al. Private funds attorney Josh Watson discusses the case…
  • Sep 19

    John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting

    John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting
    At the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Eastern Region Meeting, corporate attorney John Hession will participate on the panel “Title Founders and Initial Equity Distribution for Startups.” The panel will…
Rank this Week: 707

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 22

    Equifax is a reminder of larger cybersecurity problem

    Equifax is a reminder of larger cybersecurity problem
    This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The Equifax data breach was yet another cybersecurity incident involving the theft of significant personal data from a large company. Moreover, it is…
  • Sep 6

    INTERNET & JURISDICTION'S AUGUST IN RETROSPECT: PRIVACY IN INDIA, REAL NAME POLICIES IN CHINA, COUNTER TERRORISM IN EUROPE, AND MORE.

    INTERNET & JURISDICTION'S AUGUST IN RETROSPECT: PRIVACY IN INDIA, REAL NAME POLICIES IN CHINA, COUNTER TERRORISM IN EUROPE, AND MORE.
    The August 2017 edition of Retrospect is now available.   This edition brings news about the recognition of the fundamental right to privacy in India, efforts in Europe to counter terrorism online, the approval of regulations…
  • Sep 2

    "Tool Without a Handle: Metaphors of Gender"

    "Tool Without a Handle: Metaphors of Gender"
    Tool Without A Handle:  Metaphors of Gender It’s difficult to recall an internal memo gone viral that has sparked as much commentary as James Damore’s statement on gender and engineering at Google.[1]  This post is not…
Rank this Week: 635

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

Stay up-to-date with Georgia law, news and current events.

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At The Wheel

    Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At The Wheel
    Actors, like many other professionals, often spend long hours on set doing their jobs. Being tired from work or other stress while driving can cause anyone to become involved in... Read more » The post Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At…
  • Sep 21

    Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in Car Accident

    Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in Car Accident
    It’s been a long, eventful year for a Georgia Congressman who was recently involved in an auto accident and was witness to a June shooting where a vocal critic of... Read more » The post Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in…
  • Sep 20

    Judge Throws Out State Lawsuit for Dieselgate

    Judge Throws Out State Lawsuit for Dieselgate
    Volkswagen is amid one of the largest, and possibly most expensive, auto scandals of all time. Due to emissions software designed to cheat and show the engines as emitting fewer... Read more » The post Judge Throws Out State Lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 716

Michael H. Cohen Law Group

Michael H. Cohen Law Group

Covers healthcare, FDA and FTC law.

http://michaelhcohen.com/
  • Sep 22

    Breaking Away Into Your New Practice and Common Insurance Issue

    Breaking Away Into Your New Practice and Common Insurance Issue
    Are you planning to break away from your current employment to form your own medical or healthcare practice? Be sure to understand some of the insurance legal basics. The post Breaking Away Into Your New Practice and Common Insurance Issues…
  • Sep 15

    Off-Label Promotion Has Legal Limit

    Off-Label Promotion Has Legal Limit
    While recent legal developments have loosened legal strictures around truthful, non-misleading, off-label promotion of drugs, there are legal limits to an off-label promotion strategy. Here are several key limits to off-label drug…
  • Sep 8

    Rock Your Practice with an MSO—MSO Compliance vs. using Independent Contactor Practitioner

    Rock Your Practice with an MSO—MSO Compliance vs. using Independent Contactor Practitioner
    Growing Pains in Your Healthcare Practice or Healthcare Venture? We’ve had many clinical practices and healthcare ventures come to us asking how to mitigate risk of anti-kickback and fee-splitting enforcement as their healthcare clinic,…
Rank this Week: 679

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 701

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Sep 21

    Embrace Aging

    Embrace Aging
    Do you consider yourself to be old? Well, if you are over 37, statistically you are old, according to an article in the New York Times, Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It. However, "S[s]udies show that people start feeling...
  • Sep 21

    The "Well-Meaning Friday Child" Syndrome and Long-Distance Caregiving

    The "Well-Meaning Friday Child" Syndrome and Long-Distance Caregiving
    There's an old rhyme that's been running through my head lately, the one about Monday's child (who was fair of face) and so on. In the rhyme, "Friday's child is loving and giving." I like to think of myself as...
  • Sep 20

    Coming Changes to Medigap Policie

    Coming Changes to Medigap Policie
    The Chicago Tribune ran a story on changes to Medigap policies, Why Seniors Should Choose Wisely When Selecting Medigap Supplement Insurance. The article explains that In 2020, people who are on Medicare and don't already have what's known as…
Rank this Week: 736

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 606

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Sep 21

    U.S. Dodges OPA Claim But Must Defend Against Insurer’s Negligence Claim

    U.S. Dodges OPA Claim But Must Defend Against Insurer’s Negligence Claim
    On September 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit released a significant Oil Pollution Act (OPA) ruling. The case is Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company v. U.S., et al. The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s…
  • Sep 21

    Ninth Circuit Weighs in on “Field and Obstacle Preemption,” Reversing District Court’s Finding of Preemption

    Ninth Circuit Weighs in on “Field and Obstacle Preemption,” Reversing District Court’s Finding of Preemption
    Whenever a claim is made that a state law has  been prempted by an analogous federal law, the courts will rigorously test the strength of the claim.  As as example, in a preemption case decided on September 15, by the U.S. Court of…
  • Sep 21

    NYDEC Waived Right to Act on a CWA 401 Water Qualification

    NYDEC Waived Right to Act on a CWA 401 Water Qualification
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision in the matter of Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC was issued on September 15, 2017. FERC determined that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC)…
Rank this Week: 628

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Sep 21

    Qu’est-ce qu’un Représentant Personnel (PR) pour une Succession

    Qu’est-ce qu’un Représentant Personnel (PR) pour une Succession
    Quand quelqu’un décède en Floride ou s’il possède des biens en Floride, la succession du défunt passera par le processus d’homologation de Floride. Une partie de ce processus comprend la…
  • Sep 17

    Investir en Floride -2

    Investir en Floride -2
    Généralement, il existe cinq types de sociétés en Floride : les sociétés C, les sociétés S, les Sociétés à Responsabilité Limitée ou LLC, les…
  • Sep 10

    Plan d’Affaires d’une Entreprise

    Plan d’Affaires d’une Entreprise
    Un plan d’affaires est une déclaration formelle de l’avenir de votre entreprise Un plan d’affaires peut être une chose facile à négliger, mais ne pas en avoir pourrait causer des problèmes…
Rank this Week: 601

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund
    The process of starting a new hedge fund or private equity fund involves choosing whether the fund will be structured as a “3(c)(1) fund” or a “3(c)(7) fund.” Many new fund managers are confused by the difference…
  • Aug 29

    Can Initial Coin Offerings Be Regulated As Securities? The SEC Says Yes.

    Can Initial Coin Offerings Be Regulated As Securities? The SEC Says Yes.
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz involving so-called “Initial Coin Offerings” (ICOs), which are crowdfunded offerings powered by distributed ledger technology (a.k.a. “the blockchain”), which is also the…
  • Aug 17

    Accredited Investors vs. Qualified Clients vs. Qualified Purchasers: Understanding Investor Qualification

    Accredited Investors vs. Qualified Clients vs. Qualified Purchasers: Understanding Investor Qualification
    Private funds, such has hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds, are governed by a host of intersecting federal laws that impact who can invest in these fund, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange…
Rank this Week: 622

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Sep 21

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power
    Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article, Faith-Based Emergency Powers, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law &  Gender. Here is the abstract: This Article explores an expanding phenomenon that it calls Faith-Based…
  • Sep 21

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre
    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico School of Law) is running for Congress! Her official campaign page is here.  The page includes the candidate’s views on a variety of issues including these:…
  • Sep 21

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging
    Tanya Kennedy (Women’s Studies, Univ. of Maine at Farmington) has issued this call for papers/panelists for a conference on “The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation,” sponsored by the Temporal…
Rank this Week: 638

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Are Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat relevant to law firm marketing?

    Are Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat relevant to law firm marketing?
    Tim Peterson (@petersontee) of MarketingLand.com did a great job of analyzing a moving target in sizing up “How Facebook’s, Instagram’s and Snapchat’s audience size estimates compare.” Now, I realize that many…
  • Sep 15

    How to use Facebook in a crisi

    How to use Facebook in a crisi
    I've been a member of Facebook since, I don't know, maybe 2009? I have always been cautious about Facebook. It was never my favorite social media tool. But, as they say, keep your friends close but your enemies closer. I'm fairly…
  • Sep 10

    On Law Firm Marketing Bullshit

    On Law Firm Marketing Bullshit
    First, the obligatory nod to On Bullshit. For the academically inclined, there is subversive fun in being able to deploy “bullshit” as a term of art. The custom is “bullshit” does not constitute profanity if you…
Rank this Week: 662

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/
  • Sep 21

    New Amici Brief: "The reality is that “just compensation” is, in application, often neither just nor results in compensation."

    New Amici Brief: "The reality is that “just compensation” is, in application, often neither just nor results in compensation."
    Here's the amici brief we're filing today in a case we've been following, Jarreau v. South LaFourche Levee District, No. 17-163. As the name of the case indicates, this one is out of Louisiana and the Question Presented asks whether the Fifth…
  • Sep 16

    "This Was Not Written For Chiefs!"

    "This Was Not Written For Chiefs!"
    Yeah, its Sunday, but it is also Constitution Day (or should we say Khaaaaan-stitution Day?), so you know what that means: the annual reading of the Preamble by One Named Kirk. He might be from Iowa, but that guy who plays him is from north…
  • Sep 14

    New Cert Petition: Is It Just Compensation To Be Paid In Space Bucks?

    New Cert Petition: Is It Just Compensation To Be Paid In Space Bucks?
    Here's a recently-filed cert petition involving property in the Florida Keys. The city allegedly downzoned the property to virtual worthlessness, but the lower courts concluded that it was not a Lucas take because the owners could still camp…
Rank this Week: 612

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Sep 21

    Yes, You Can Steal a Car in Minnesota Without Moving It

    Yes, You Can Steal a Car in Minnesota Without Moving It
    During winter, the temperature drop in Minnesota can paralyze most vehicles. Each morning, J.V. would start his car and leave it in the driveway before leaving for work. One morning in 2016, J.V. spotted a stranger knocking on his front door.…
  • Sep 20

    Divorcing a Spouse with a Mental Illne

    Divorcing a Spouse with a Mental Illne
    “I, take you, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse…in sickness and health, until death do us part.” Most people want to believe that they can stand by their marriage…
  • Sep 19

    DACA On a Limited Lifespan, What Should You Expect? Part 2: Implications of Losing DACA

    DACA On a Limited Lifespan, What Should You Expect? Part 2: Implications of Losing DACA
    President Trump has declared the upcoming death knell of the Deferred Action for Children Act (DACA)-an Obama era program allowing immigrants who’ve been here most of their life to receive deferred deportation, get drivers licenses,…
Rank this Week: 647

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Sep 21

    Alvarez-Nakagawa on Law as Magic: Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans @Ger_Law_Journal

    Alvarez-Nakagawa on Law as Magic: Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans @Ger_Law_Journal
    Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa, Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, has published Law as Magic. Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans at 18 German Law Journal 1248 (2017). Here is the abstract. Legal metamorphoses between…
  • Aug 28

    Selling a Canadian House That's NOT Haunted? You're OK

    Selling a Canadian House That's NOT Haunted? You're OK
    New Brunswick, Canada, realtor Jake Palmer was having trouble selling this nice St. John house (looks like a Dutch colonial to me). So he decided to try sparking some interest in the property by adding some adjectives to describe how...
  • Aug 18

    Knaier on Homeopathy on Trial: Allen v. Hyland's, Inc., and a Failure of Evidentiary Gatekeeping

    Knaier on Homeopathy on Trial: Allen v. Hyland's, Inc., and a Failure of Evidentiary Gatekeeping
    Robert G. Knaier, Fitzgerald Knaier, LLP, and California Western School of Law, is publishing Homeopathy on Trial: Allen v. Hyland’s, Inc. and a Failure of Evidentiary Gatekeeping in volume 57 of Jurimetrics (2017). Here is the abstract.…
Rank this Week: 694

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Sep 21

    Latest Health Care Bill Would Reduce Federal Funding to Many State

    Latest Health Care Bill Would Reduce Federal Funding to Many State
    On September 13, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) unveiled new proposed legislation to replace the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The legislation…
  • Aug 25

    DC Circuit Panel Rejects Pipeline Project on Climate Concern

    DC Circuit Panel Rejects Pipeline Project on Climate Concern
    The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not properly analyze the potential climate impact from burning natural gas when approving the Southeast…
  • Jul 28

    Justice Department Denies the Times in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

    Justice Department Denies the Times in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case
    In an amicus brief filed with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in July, the U.S. Justice Department argues that “discrimination because of sexual orientation is not discrimination because of sex under Title VII.” Brief for the…
Rank this Week: 625

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    I Have DACA. What Are My Immigration Options When DACA Ends?

    I Have DACA. What Are My Immigration Options When DACA Ends?
    The President recently announced that the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “Dreamers”) program is ending as we know it. The government will not accept any new applications for DACA effective September 5, 2017. If…
  • Sep 6

    President Trump Has Ended DACA? What Do I Do Now?

    President Trump Has Ended DACA? What Do I Do Now?
    On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that he was ending DACA . . . sort of.  Its true, DACA, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is ending as we have known it since 2012 when President Obama created the…
  • Aug 30

    When A Dropped Criminal Charge Can Turn Into A “Conviction” For Deportation Purpose

    When A Dropped Criminal Charge Can Turn Into A “Conviction” For Deportation Purpose
    Typically, if the government is going to institute deportation proceedings on the basis of a criminal charge, there must be a conviction.  In immigration court, the term “conviction” is interpreted very loosely.  For…
Rank this Week: 650

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Post-hurricane assessment issue

    Post-hurricane assessment issue
    Commercial leases are different than residential agreements. Boyer Law Firm, P.L. The post Post-hurricane assessment issues appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
  • Sep 19

    Rebuilding after Irma & Harvey

    Rebuilding after Irma & Harvey
    Florida is beautiful, but it is also very vulnerable. While we don’t have state income tax, it’s expensive for Florida businesses and individuals to recover from a natural disaster. Citigroup estimates the economic damage…
  • Sep 14

    E-2 Visa Adjust Status vs. Consular Processing

    E-2 Visa Adjust Status vs. Consular Processing
    If you are outside the United States, the only way to immigrate to the U.S. is to obtain an immigration visa from a U. The post E-2 Visa Adjust Status vs. Consular Processing appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
Rank this Week: 600

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Sep 21

    A Top Success Tip: Set a Goal and Review Obstacles.

    A Top Success Tip: Set a Goal and Review Obstacles.
    Do you have a really challenging goal you want to accomplish either in your career or personal life? If so, I want to help you by sharing a story and putting you on to some reading I know will help you. I coached an outstanding associate who,…
  • Sep 19

    Client Development Coaching: Give Me Lawyers with a Burning Desire to Get Better

    Client Development Coaching: Give Me Lawyers with a Burning Desire to Get Better
    I’ve started working out with a trainer again. I am working far harder and far more focused than I ever did on my own. I confess that I am amazed how out of shape I am compared to earlier times in my life when I was regularly running 5…
  • Sep 14

    A Coaching Session with Cordell: What Was the Most Important Thing You Did to Build Your Practice?

    A Coaching Session with Cordell: What Was the Most Important Thing You Did to Build Your Practice?
    Seth Godin posted a blog recently titled: On being discovered. In it he said something that describes my strategy and approach to developing business. Instead of hoping that people will find you, the alternative is to become the sort of…
Rank this Week: 611

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Sep 20

    Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Texas Deferred Adjudication is a Conviction

    Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Texas Deferred Adjudication is a Conviction
    Don't Learn The Hard Way. What Happens When You Find Out Too Late That Your Criminal Case Will Result In Removal Proceedings If You Are Not A United States Citizen by Walter M. Reaves, Jr. This is a great article by Walter Reaves about what…
  • Sep 15

    Baylor Law Immigration Clinic To Host Legal Clinic for DACA Renewal

    Baylor Law Immigration Clinic To Host Legal Clinic for DACA Renewal
    The Baylor Law Immigration Clinic is offering DACA renewal assistance to undocumented immigrants who's DACA status expires anytime before March 5, 2018. Those who's DACA status expires after March 5, 2018 are not eligible for renewal. The…
  • Sep 6

    Waco Police Chief says SB 4 won't put Waco PD in immigration enforcement role

    Waco Police Chief says SB 4 won't put Waco PD in immigration enforcement role
    Waco Tribune Herald by J.B. Smith Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt says Texas’ new sanctuary cities law gives officers leeway to ask about immigration status, but he expects it will be rare and must be done with documentation justifying it.
Rank this Week: 697

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
Rank this Week: 646

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Sep 20

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada
    On September 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published proposed new regulations in the Canada Gazette, which set out specifics regarding the mandatory data breach reporting requirements under the Personal Information Protection and…
  • Sep 11

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk
    The Equifax breach will likely devour the entire breach news cycle in the near term, given the size of the incident and that it gets to the essence of the company’s business of maintaining some of the most sensitive consumer…
  • Aug 29

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    Earlier this month, Delaware revamped its data breach notification law, with changes to go into effect April 14, 2018.  Most notably, the new law requires any entity that has suffered a data breach that includes social security numbers…
Rank this Week: 709

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Sep 20

    Legal Analytics – Researcher Beware?

    Legal Analytics – Researcher Beware?
    If you have been following legal information news lately, you have probably heard quite a bit about legal analytics – the so-called “MoneyBall” for lawyers.  Litigation outcomes are located, summarized, categorized, and…
  • Sep 11

    CS-SIS Member Spotlight: Sue Altmeyer

    CS-SIS Member Spotlight: Sue Altmeyer
    The Computing-Services Special Interest Section is made up of awesome law librarians doing interesting things.   The CS-SIS Member Spotlight is designed to shine light on our membership so that we can learn more about each other and…
  • Sep 8

    Blockchain for Law Librarie

    Blockchain for Law Librarie
    There’s been a lot of talk about blockchain recently.  It’s the technology that runs Bitcoin.  It can be used to create smart contracts.  It’s going to be the future of security on the web.  But what is…
Rank this Week: 674

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Sep 20

    Discussing Your Divorce: Avoiding Dangerous Advice

    Discussing Your Divorce: Avoiding Dangerous Advice
      There comes a time in our life when you must make decisions based on what lies ahead in your future. The decision could be to pack up and move to another country for a promotion, go back to school, get married, start a family, even…
  • Aug 9

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep
                                               Are Limited Scope Retainers Right for Everyone? You may feel that you have a strong case.…
  • Mar 2

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?
    I often have clients that ask, is it really necessary to get a travel consent letter? The short answer is yes. Unless you want to take the risk of having your beautifully planned trip ruined, then yes. It can be a small bothersome task to…
Rank this Week: 604

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 20

    Canadian IT Law Association annual conference

    Canadian IT Law Association annual conference
    I just signed up to attend the fall IT-Can conference, and thought the conference was worth mentioning.  It is a consistent high quality conference for lawyers practicing in the IT/IP fields, and for others such as CIO’s. Topics…
  • Sep 6

    PIPEDA privacy breach notification regulations published for comment

    PIPEDA privacy breach notification regulations published for comment
    The draft privacy breach regulations under PIPEDA have just been published.  They are open for comment for 30 days. These regulations detail the mechanics of notifying the Privacy Commissioner and individuals when there is a privacy…
  • Aug 30

    Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

    Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession
    Artificial Intelligence is going to have a disruptive effect on the legal profession.  The question is how soon, how much, and what areas of law come first.  This kind of disruptive change builds up slowly, but once it…
Rank this Week: 722

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 731

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Sep 20

    Building better restraining order

    Building better restraining order
    A few weeks ago I blogged about what I considered ill-conceived child custody restraining orders. These restraints criminalized behavior that, while not ideal, are hardly incarceration worthy (e.g., no vulgarity around the children),…
  • Sep 9

    Falling into the tiger pit of prior consistent statement

    Falling into the tiger pit of prior consistent statement
    About a decade ago I represented a pre-teen girl in a DSS abuse and neglect case in which she alleged her stepfather had sexually abused her. DSS became involved after she reported the abuse to a school counselor. At a pre-trial hearing, in…
  • Aug 29

    The myth of the ironclad prenuptial agreement

    The myth of the ironclad prenuptial agreement
    Intolerable Cruelty, a lesser Coen Brothers movie, follows the courtship of an over-slick, high-powered divorce lawyer and a man-eating gold-digger, as they take turns getting over on the other. The plot’s Macguffin is the…
Rank this Week: 648

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Sep 19

    How to hire LPM staff (Part 2 of 2)

    How to hire LPM staff (Part 2 of 2)
    Based on our LPM work with over 100 law firms, LegalBizDev recommends that candidates should be evaluated based on the five criteria below, which are listed in order of importance.
  • Sep 6

    How to hire LPM staff (Part 1 of 2)

    How to hire LPM staff (Part 1 of 2)
    ...we also believe that if limited resources force one to choose between the two, LPM is ultimately more important than pricing.  These days, the fees that firms are able to charge are often determined more by competitive bidding than by…
  • Aug 22

    How to increase new business through active listening (Part 2 of 2)

    How to increase new business through active listening (Part 2 of 2)
    Professional salespeople have an old saying that “Whoever talks the most will enjoy the meeting the most.” That’s one reason lawyers so often leave business development meetings thinking the meeting was very successful; they…
Rank this Week: 620

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Sep 19

    Slip and Fall at a Job Interview- Do I Have a Case?

    Slip and Fall at a Job Interview- Do I Have a Case?
    Question: I recently had a job interview at (name omitted). When I was leaving the job interview, I tripped and fell in the office stairwell. The stair that I tripped on had a wooden board that had rotted away. The maintenance man who helped…
  • Sep 18

    Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.

    Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.
    When hospitals fail in its duty to protect their patients, the results can be disastrous. According to recent research by the John Hopkins School of Medicine, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right…
  • Sep 14

    Attorney Sean P. McDonough achieves recertification with National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Attorney Sean P. McDonough achieves recertification with National Board of Trial Advocacy
    The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Sean P. McDonough of the law firm Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. Mr. McDonough has been a NBTA…
Rank this Week: 724

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 720

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    How Does a Court Decide They Should Terminate Parental Rights in Texas?

    How Does a Court Decide They Should Terminate Parental Rights in Texas?
    Understanding the standards used to make a decision when a CPS termination has been started can be crucial. Whether you are attempting to adopt through foster care or you are facing a termination hearing yourself, understanding the way the…
  • Sep 13

    What are the Requirements for a Valid Premarital Agreement in Texas?

    What are the Requirements for a Valid Premarital Agreement in Texas?
    Pre-nuptial agreements, called premarital agreements under Texas law, are frequently in the news and even in pop culture references (shout-out to Kanye West).  You may think that living in Dallas, Kaufman, or Rockwall County that you…
  • Aug 28

    As of September 1, 2017, Children Under 16 Can No Longer Get Married in Texa

    As of September 1, 2017, Children Under 16 Can No Longer Get Married in Texa
    This may seem crazy to most people, but under current Texas law children under the age of 16 can get married in Texas with consent of one parent and approval from a judge. There has been no floor on the age that a child can get married in…
Rank this Week: 737

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    WCAB to Change Oral Argument

    WCAB to Change Oral Argument
    When a party to a PA workers’ compensation litigation receives a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ), the party can file an appeal to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB).  If a party is not…
  • Sep 11

    Diagnosis Not Dispositive Whether Medical Treatment For PA Work Injury Covered

    Diagnosis Not Dispositive Whether Medical Treatment For PA Work Injury Covered
    The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act sets forth that medical treatment related to a work injury is to be paid for by the workers’ comp insurance carrier (provided the treatment is reasonable and necessary).  If there is…
  • Sep 5

    Appealing a PA Workers’ Compensation Decision; Reinstating Accepted Work Injury

    Appealing a PA Workers’ Compensation Decision; Reinstating Accepted Work Injury
    Complicated fact patterns tend to make for complicated blog entries.  A recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in McNeil v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Department of Corrections, SCI-Graterford) is one of…
Rank this Week: 705

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    OSHA Protects You From Dangerous Working Conditions Post-Hurricane

    OSHA Protects You From Dangerous Working Conditions Post-Hurricane
    I'm getting lots of calls and emails about employers making employees work in conditions they deem unsafe. Here's what OSHA says about workplace safety:You have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970…
  • Sep 4

    If My Office Is Closed Due To A Hurricane Do I Get Paid?

    If My Office Is Closed Due To A Hurricane Do I Get Paid?
    With Texas recovering from Harvey and Irma bearing down on Florida right now, I thought I'd re-run this popular and necessary column.Whether you’re entitled to be paid when the office is closed depends on whether you are…
  • Aug 25

    If Your Prospective Employer Has Lots Of Turnover, Think Twice

    If Your Prospective Employer Has Lots Of Turnover, Think Twice
    All the craziness and turnover at the White House has many Americans wondering what anyone joining the Administration is thinking. But I see it all the time. Folks either desperate for a job or getting an offer that's off the charts decide…
Rank this Week: 596

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

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

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver
    In a decision likely to spur defendants to make immediate motions to compel arbitration in class actions, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, found that a defendant who chose to wait for class certification before seeking…
  • Sep 6

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit
    In an unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that The Finish Line, Inc., an athletic retailer, cannot arbitrate a former associate’s pregnancy discrimination claim, finding the company’s…
  • Aug 30

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right
    On July 13, 2017, in a unanimous opinion, the California Supreme Court affirmed PAGA plaintiffs’ broad rights to discovery under the Civil Discovery Act. Williams v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, No. S227228 __ Cal.5th __ (July 13, 2017) (slip…
Rank this Week: 616

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 702

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK & Two of Our Partner

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK & Two of Our Partner
    Friday, Chambers and Partners released their annual rankings for their Chambers High Net Worth publication. Chambers HNW is objective, independent and research-based; the guide recognizes the world’s leading high net worth advisers. The…
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
  • Aug 2

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
Rank this Week: 656

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/birth-injury-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 636

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

Provides practice management tips for Oregon lawyers. By Beverly Michaelis.

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 18

    Support Your Local Bar Association

    Support Your Local Bar Association
    If you’re newly admitted, recently moved, or just transitioned to private practice the best way to get connected to your new community is to join the local bar association. A quick visit to the Oregon State Bar website reveals that…
  • Sep 12

    Important Advice from the Oregon AG About the Equifax Breach

    Important Advice from the Oregon AG About the Equifax Breach
    Yesterday the Oregon Attorney General shared important advice about the Equifax data breach. Here are the key takeaways: Do not visit the Equifax website to determine if your information has been compromised. Check your credit report. Place a…
  • Sep 11

    Report and Remit Abandoned Funds in October

    Report and Remit Abandoned Funds in October
    Funds held in your IOLTA account are deemed abandoned (unclaimed) if the owner has not accepted payment of the funds, corresponded in writing about the funds, or otherwise indicated interest in the funds within two years after the funds are…
Rank this Week: 653

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    Third Circuit: Who's a "supervisor" for harassment claims?

    Third Circuit: Who's a "supervisor" for harassment claims?
    Yes, the Supreme Court already answered this question in Vance v. Ball State Univ., holding per the syllabus that:An employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII only if he or she is empowered by…
  • Sep 1

    Third Circuit on Title VII, ADA, and 1983 claim

    Third Circuit on Title VII, ADA, and 1983 claim
    Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Williams v. PHRC. Williams sued the PHRC for allegedly discriminating against her based on her race and disability. Generally, under 42 U.S.C. §1983, people can sue state…
  • Aug 15

    Can employers fire employees for attending Charlottesville protests?

    Can employers fire employees for attending Charlottesville protests?
    I'm sure you've already heard about the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend, and you've probably heard about the efforts to get the white supremacist protesters fired. Is is legal for employers to fire employees for attending the…
Rank this Week: 672