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Blawgger Ronda Muir and her unique approach to Practice Management

Posted on August 25, 2009
1. In what capacity does your blog serve the legal community? I am a specialist in organizational development for law firms and law departments. I have an expertise in lawyer personalities, which in this industry has a major impact on how their organizations work...

Blawgger Ronda Muir and her unique approach to Practice Management

Posted on August 25, 2009
1. In what capacity does your blog serve the legal community? I am a specialist in organizational development for law firms and law departments. I have an expertise in lawyer personalities, which in this industry has a major impact on how their organizations work...

Interview with Bonnie Shucha

Posted on February 12, 2009
The stuffy old style of running a library has definitely changed. In order to keep up with today?s fast-paced lifestyle and technological innovations, law librarians have to continuously be on the cutting edge. The consequence of falling behind the times could land your small library in heavy debt and into closing...

Interview with Dan T. Frith

Posted on February 12, 2009
Virginia lawyers Dan Frith and Lauren Ellerman have over 25 years of combined practice experience and are dedicated to the hard work necessary to bring skilled and experienced representation to their clients. Dan and Lauren blog frequently about medical and professional negligence cases, wrongful death claims, and nursing home abuse and neglect...

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The Rescue Plan and Other Posts

Posted on September 30, 2008
Professor Adam J. Levitin authored a post, Congress to Homeowners: Drop Dead, at Credit Slips which noted [a] draft of the bailout plan is out. And it contains nothing substantive for financially distressed homeowners. And, after the vote, What Now? Life After the Bailout Bill - Doom, Gloom but Also Opportunity as Lawmakers Pick Up the Pieces...

Carl Icahn

Posted on September 24, 2008
With markets in turmoil, it is hard not to check the financial headlines throughout the day. Beyond the headlines, I have been finding some informative reading among weblogs. One to which I have subscribed is investor Carl Icahn's The Icahn Report. Whether you agree with his views or not, Mr...

The SEC and Short Sales

Posted on September 23, 2008
With the continuing turmoil in the market, lawyers continue to post on a variety of related topics. To wit, Thomas Gorman of Porter Wright has offered hist thoughts, via SEC Actions, on the recent moves by the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning short sales: The SEC?s Bold Step Into The Markets Mandates Quick Follow Up Measures SEC Modifies Its Emergency Short Sale Rules And Suggests They May Be Extended Technorati Tags: short sales,sec,security and exchange commission,shorts

Monday Morning Headlines

Posted on September 22, 2008
Headlines across the blawgosphere this Monday morning, September 22, 2008: Microsofts Patent Tax - Patent Prospector Jureeka! - Legal Writing Prof Blog Sexual Harassment Guide for Employees - Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Attorneys Muslim Arbitration Tribunal sets up 5 Sharia courts in UK...

Government Steps in with AIG - Blawgosphere Reacts

Posted on September 17, 2008
Lots of commentary on the happenings on Wall Street these days. News about faltering insurance giant AIG is the latest hot topic. Interested? Dive into the topic via any of the links noted: AIG...US Government To The Rescue! Post Mortem - Structured Settlements 4Real We Bought Ourselves an Insurance Company - Concurring Opinions Whats the Law of the A...

Topics Across the Blawgosphere

Posted on September 16, 2008
Law Firm Merger Mania: The Heller / Mayer Merger Is Off - Above the Law UCLA fires up election blog featuring expert analysis of presidential campaign - idealawg Jay Hein on Hiring Rights and the Future of the Faith-Based Initiative - Blog From The Capital Patent Profile: Allele Biotech Announces Issuance of siRNA Patent - Patent Docs Anti-Cybersquatting: The Problem of an Eminent Domain Name - Conglomerate U...

Law School Rankings - 2008 Z-Scores

Posted on September 09, 2008
For anyone interested in the topic of annual law school rankings, Professor Tom Bell recently posted the 2008 edition of his z-scores via this post, Z-Scores in Model of 2009 USN&WR Law School Rankings, at MoneyLaw. U.S. News & World Report publishes scores for each of the hundred or so schools that it ranks highest, and offers some of the data that goes into calculating those scores...

Marquette Laws Adds Faculty Weblog

Posted on September 03, 2008
Marquette Law has recently added an official Faculty Blog, which makes five (official and unofficial) weblogs from the school. Check them out via any of the links below: Indisputably Faculty Blog Shark and Shepherd Truth on the Market Workplace Prof Blog

Headlines Across the Blawgosphere for Monday August 18th

Posted on August 18, 2008
Perusing my feed reader over the last couple of days, more than a few headlines caught my eye. Here are a few you may find worth the click-through. Virginia Keeps Unconstitutional Laws On The Books - Legal Juice Carl Icahn on Shareholder Activism - Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog SHOULD GEEK SQUADS BE INFORMANTS? - Ride the Lightning: Electronic Evidence Another Settlement In The Auction Rate Securities Market - SEC Actions Blog Trafficking in Counterfeit Labels Renders Alien Inadmissible to Stay in United States - Seattle Trademark Lawyer Financing the Olympic Games--Posners Comment - The Becker - Posner Blog Changing Sex in Corporate America - Transgender Workplace Diversity Secularism and the Rule of Law in Turkey - Law Librarian Blog Layoffs Under New York Civil Service Law - Adjunct Law Prof Blog Contracts Remedies: The Expectation Measure of Damages; The Proof Requirement - Law Study Systems Loophole in regulations results in a freeze on approval of new bus companies - Administrative Law Prof Blog

ABA Criminal Justice Section Annual Supreme Court Review

Posted on August 12, 2008
Hat tip to Dean Ellen Podgor for the heads up, A Review of the Recent Supreme Court Term, posted at White Collar Crime Prof Blog. Professor Rory Little (Hastings) moderated the recent ABA Criminal Justice Section Annual Supreme Court Review. Speakers on the panel were: Robert Dean, Katherine P...

Wall Street Journal Law Blog Looking for Case Studies re: Judicial Criticism

Posted on August 07, 2008
Just a quick heads up... On Friday, the Law Blog will moderate a panel at the annual ABA program entitled, ?Judicial Criticism: Judges Under Fire.? We were looking for current case studies to discuss on the panel, when the following news of fall-out from the Viacom-Google battle came across our desk...

More Monday Morning Headlines Across the Blawgosphere

Posted on August 04, 2008
Some headlines across the blawgosphere for a Monday... Legal Theory Lexicon: Strict Construction & Judicial Acitivism - Legal Theory Blog Disputes over Unpaid Sales Commissions and Bonus Payments: When Does a Mere Expectation Become into an "Earned" Wage? Part I -Performance-Based Employment Compensation as a Unilateral Contract - California Labor & Employment Defense Blog IMMIGRATION AND FAITH - Greg Siskind's Blog An Expert Copyright Lawyer Tells It Like It Is - Patterico's Pontifications Althouse: Half Right - Discriminations Montana Enacts Digital Billboard Moratorium - Law of the Land New Structured Settlement Law in Louisiana - Cerebral Palsy Law Blog Student-Edited Law Reviews in Europe - Edublawg

Bar Exam Week!

Posted on July 30, 2008
Here I am caught up in my own work and life and I totally forgot that it is Bar Exam week. Thankfully, other blawgs have not, including Above the Law, which includes a growing thread of comments on the topic via the post Bar Exam Open Thread: So How Was Day One? (Earthquakes aside...

Monday Morning Headlines

Posted on July 28, 2008
Some interesting headlines across the blawgosphere this morning... Thats Right: When Youre in a Hole, Keep Digging - Korea Law Blog Employee Fired For Calling Cops On Shoplifter- Legal Juice NLRB General Counsel Memo on Political Advocacy _ Adjunct Law Prof Blog The SEC Files Another Insider Trading Case Based On International Trading - SEC Actions Blog Tax Shelters - White Collar Crime Prof Blog How many points is INFRINGEMENT? - Likelihood of Confusion Law - More on "Who Killed Chandra Levy?" - The Indiana Law Blog Social Security Benefits Do Survive Divorce - VA Family Law Blog

Blawgosphere Covers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Posted on July 14, 2008
As might be expected, lawyers and commentators involved in Banking and Security Law are writing about yesterday's announcement from the Fed: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced Sunday that it has granted the Federal Reserve Bank of New York the authority to lend to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should such lending prove necessary...

Footnote 17

Posted on July 09, 2008
A blog post from Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog has been making the rounds this week across the blawgosphere and in the legal press. The post, A Warning About Litigant-Funded Research in Supreme Court Cases, highlights a footnote in Justice David Souter's opinion in EXXON SHIPPING CO...

Back from the 4th Headlines...

Posted on July 07, 2008
Across the blawgosphere this morning, here are some of the topics being discussed: China: The Peoples Republic Of Capitalism - China Law Blog The important point that Kennedy v. Louisiana proves about Boumediene v. Bush - BeldarBlog Providence Journal summarizes the lead paint ruling - Point of Law ACS Week in Review: June 27 - July 3, 2008 - ACS Blog U...

Headlines Catching Eyes Across the Blawgosphere

Posted on June 25, 2008
Some eye-catching headlines across the blawgosphere this morning: Court Overturns Fathers Decision to Ground 12-Year-Old Daughter - Lowering the Bar The Cocktail Party Question - Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Is A Full Labor Relations Privilege Developing? - Adjunct Law Prof Blog Hillary Clinton Returns to Senate Amidst Cheers - TalkLeft This Is the Subprime Mortgage Smackdown? - White Collar Crime Prof Blog State of Florida to Buy US Sugar While US Sugar ESOP Litigation Continues - Pension Protection Act Blog Law Librarianship as an Alternative Career for Attorneys - WisBlawg - From the UW Law Library Oil Spills, Waste, Shipwrecks and Liability: Case C-188/07 - by EU Law Blog Smokers Need Not Apply at Rogers Towers - The Legal Beat Technorati Tags: blawgosphere headlines,blawgosphere

U.K. Law's Fast Fifty

Posted on June 24, 2008
Legal Week has an interesting piece this week entitled 'Fast Fifty' Tracks U.K. Firms' Top-Growth Sites. This year's Intendance "Fast Fifty" benchmarking of the 50 fastest-growing law firm Web sites is further proof of how the legal sector is stepping up its online operations...

Two Years of Law School

Posted on June 23, 2008
Interesting note this weekend, Law School in 2 Years (Same $$?) ? Assessing Northwestern?s Program, on Northwestern's coming two year law program Here is a snippet on the subject from the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog: Is the plan, spearheaded by Dean David Van Zandt, an innovative break with the conservative, time-honored traditions of law school? After all, how much law is learned in that third year? Or, as Chicago?s Professor Stone suggests, is the two-year program an ?irresponsible? ploy that risks churning out substandard lawyers? Here are the details of the program, according to Van Zandt: Tuition: Don?t expect to save money...

Law Professor Goldstein Travels Through China

Posted on June 17, 2008
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has given some space to NYU law professor Brandt Goldstein, who is on a Ford Foundation travel grant speaking at several Chinese universities. Professor Goldstein has begun reporting back on some issues of interest to the legal world, including the state of legal education in China...

Blawg Book Highlighter #32: Legal Fictions: Short Stories About Lawyers and the Law

Posted on June 16, 2008
Blawg Book Highlighter #32: Legal Fictions: Short Stories About Lawyers and the Law I find it curious that with all of the lawyer-authors out there, the well-known ? Scott Turow, John Grisham, Lisa Scottoline, David Baldacci, and the lesser-known ? Randall Hicks, David Ellis, Laura Caldwell, myself, to name just a few ? why there aren't more anthologies or compilations of their works...

Graduate Certificate in Law Firm Management

Posted on June 09, 2008
Hat tip to Silvia Coulter at The Legal Compass for pointing out George Washington University's Graduate Certificate in Law Firm Management. The Graduate Certificate Program in Law Firm Management is a challenging, highly interactive education experience for lawyers and other law firm administrators who want to broaden their skills and career opportunities...

Monday Morning Headlines

Posted on June 02, 2008
Interesting Headlines Across the Blawgosphere this Morning... Ten New Law Schools In The Works! - Adjunct Law Prof Blog Mankiw Makes the Case for McCains Corporate Tax Cut - Truth on the Market The "Early Show" addresses internet prescriptions - poorly - Internet Pharmacy Law Lawdable Quotes: Immanuel Kant - Fastcase - Accelerated Legal Research Democratic Rules Committee Decides Florida, Michigan - Wise Law Canadian Blawg Britany Spears mentally incompetent to appear in probate court - Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog Common Good "Boundaries of Litigation" forum - Point of Law Technorati Tags: blawgosphere headlines,blawgosphere

Blawg Book Highlighter #31: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges

Posted on May 24, 2008
Blawg Book Highlighter #31: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges The conservative wing of the U.S. Supreme Court seems to be spreading its wings these days in a surprisingly public fashion: by penning books. It?s rare when we, the people, hear from the nine men in black...

Blawg Book Highlighter #30: The Whole Truth

Posted on May 17, 2008
Blawg Book Highlighter #30: The Whole Truth David Baldacci would be on most any short list of best-selling lawyer-writers. Right up next to Scott Turow, Lisa Scottoline, John Grisham and Phillip Margolin. His latest, The Whole Truth, debuted at No. 1 in the New York Times Best Sellers List and currently stands at No...

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