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Blog to a niche community not just an area of law

I always liked immigration attorney, Greg Siskind’s mantra that niches lead to riches. Rather than immigration law, Greg blogged, spoke and wrote on niches such as immigration for the healthcare industry or immigration law for professional athletes and teams. I too advocate blogging on a niche. Blogging on subjects like IP litigation by culling cases from your district and circuit court of appeals, employment law for your state, or a particular product or procedure when it came to a plaintiff’s...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Blogging, Chicago, Dallas, Greg, Rodriguez, Donoghue, David Donoghue, Churchill Downs, Greg Siskind, Allison Rowe, Allen Rodriguez, National Breeders Association


Denial of Access: Landlord Rented Apartment to Somebody Else Before a New Tenant Finished Moving In

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Suffolk County, LI, New York My friend rented an apartment. Gave $1500 for security and $1200 for first months rent which was Oct 15 to Nov 15th. It was $1200 because landlord agreed to tenant painting. She signed a lease and got the keys. She was moving in on Nov 15th and of course would have paid her the months' rent of $1500. however she went there today for something and she saw something hanging on the door. she looked in...
Tags: Law, Long Island, Landlord-Tenant Law, Suffolk County LI New York


Unlawful Eviction: Friend Illegally Evicted

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Suffolk County, LI, New York My friend rented an apartment. Gave $1500 for security and $1200 for first months rent which was Oct 15 to Nov 15th. It was $1200 because landlord agreed to tenant painting. She signed a lease and got the keys. She was moving in on Nov 15th and of course would have paid her the months' rent of $1500. however she went there today for something and she saw something hanging on the door. she looked in...
Tags: Law, Long Island, Landlord-Tenant Law, Suffolk County LI New York


Stephen Willeford: Reckoning With History

Texas Monthly: On most Sunday mornings , Willeford would have been 45 minutes away, in San Antonio, at the Church of Christ he and his family had attended since his kids were young. But on November 5, 2017, he decided to stay home and rest up. He was scheduled to be on call the upcoming week at San Antonio’s University Hospital, and he knew he’d inevitably be summoned for a middle-of-the-night plumbing emergency. He had drifted to sleep sometime before 11:30 a.m. when his oldest daughter, Steph...
Tags: Texas, Guns, America, Military, Ford, God, San Antonio, Firearms, University Hospital, Stephanie, Julie, Workman, Church of Christ, Sons of Liberty, Stephen Willeford, Willeford


Mid-Term Election Discussion

Take advantage of this as a free thread to discuss the mid-term elections.  I’ll kick it off to observe that we always knew that Trump gave us more time, an oasis in what is still a very dry desert. Remember that approximately half of the country is still collectivist and thinks of the state as god.  Marx and Freud did their jobs well in the colleges, as did Horace Mann in the public school system.  Coupled with an anemic and powerless church who refused to teach their congregants theology and i...
Tags: Politics, America, Military, Freud, Trump, Marx, Horace Mann


Watching the midterm election results.

1. How are you watching? The news channels have been nattering for hours about how to watch. They’re laying down the first phase of a narrative that we’ll look back on. In 2016, I didn’t fully appreciate the narrative at the time, and I don’t want to miss it this time. But I always assume things will be boring!2. Seems fair to say it’s not a “blue wave.” 7:51 CT.3. Fox News says the Democrats will take the House.4. CNN says Cruz wins and GOP keeps the Senate. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Al...
Tags: Law, Senate, Cnn, Gop, House, Fox News, Cruz, Ann Althouse


Justices call for additional briefs in dispute about “cy pres” class-action settlements

It looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer than expected to find out what the justices think about “cy pres” class-action settlements: On Tuesday afternoon the justices called for additional briefing in Frank v. Gaos, a case argued last week in which the Supreme Court could address the propriety of those settlements. As I explained in my preview, a “cy pres” settlement is a common device in class actions that award trivial sums to a large class of plaintiffs. Specifically, when the costs o...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Robins, Frank, Samuel Alito, Merits Cases, GAOS, Spokeo, Knick v Township


What do you need to find out now that you've gotten a tenure-track offer?

MOVING TO FRONT, SINCE SOME SCHOOLS HAVE BEGUN VOTING OUT OFFERS (ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2009--I HAVE UPDATED CERTAIN NUMBERS)--SEE ALSO THE COMMENTS, WHICH HAVE... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Podcast Episode 16 – New AALL Executive Director Vani Ungapen

On this episode of The Geek In Review, we talk with the new Executive Director of the American Association of Law Libraries, Vani Ungapen. Vani discusses her initiation into AALL and having to learn all of the different acronyms that Law Librarians like to use. Greg was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management as a Fellow. While at the CoLPM meeting, former Harvard Law School President, Martha Minnow discussed her mission as the Vice-Chair of the Legal Services Corporation, and the n...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Harvard Law School, Greg, Jerry, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, AALL, Legal Services Corporation, Vani Ungapen, Vani Ungapen Vani, Martha Minnow, Meredith Williams Range, Jerry David DeCicca Jerry, Eve Searls


Some Non-Election News To Distract You — See Also

T14 Law School In Financial Trouble: Cuts are coming. Lawyer Calls Client "Idiot" On Facebook: Look who's an idiot now. Surefire Intelligence Continues To Dig A Hole For Themselves: Maybe stop talking, especially to the press. Who Doesn't Want To See Tupac's Hologram In Concert: A look at the legal issues involved. How Do You Deal When They Fire The Most Useful Attorney In The Room? Corporate realignment sucks.
Tags: Law, See Also


The Rise Of The Freelance Lawyer

More and more attorneys are opting for a freelance lifestyle and LAWCLERK is there to help.
Tags: Technology, Podcasts, Law, Small Law Firms, Thinking Like A Lawyer, LAWCLERK


Biglaw PACs Sure Have Been Active Leading Up To The Midterms

Trial lawyers also made some hefty contributions.
Tags: Money, Law, Trivia Question of the Day, Election 2018


Joke: What do you call a claim without a transition phrase?

by Dennis Crouch Acceleration Bay, LLC v. Activision Blizzard Inc., Docket No. 17-2084 (Fed. Cir. 2018) This consolidated appeal involves 12 different inter partes review proceedings collectively challenging three Acceleration Bay patents.[1] The patents at issue here are all related to methods of broadcasting information over a peer-to-peer network.  The basic approach here is to ensure that the network is sufficiently connected and then send data through each node to its neighbor participants....
Tags: Law, Boeing, Patent, Fed, CSE, Activision Blizzard Inc, Lin, Federal Circuit, NTP, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, NTP Inc, Jazz Pharma, Klopfenstein, Jazz Pharm Inc, Amneal Pharm LLC


Subleases: Can My Roommate Sublease Without My Consent

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Massachusetts I am extremely distressed. My roommate (and longtime friend) of 4+ years informed me that she was moving out and subleasing her room in our shared apartment. We have both signed the lease, which does not allow for subleasing. There is 10 months left in the lease (originally 12 months). I REALLY don't want to live with a random roommate. I told her that I would be open to her finding a subletter as long as they fit a ...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Landlord-Tenant Law


Criminal justice reform ballot measures passing in Florida and Louisiana, but losing badly in Ohio

As noted in prior posts here and here, a whole lot of criminal justice matters were before voters this year. And though results are not yet official, it seems there are a few notable winners and one big loser: Florida's Amendment 4, which would restore people’s voting rights after they finish their sentences (with a few exceptions), and Amendment 11, which enables the repeal or reform of criminal laws to be applied retroactively, both appear on pace to pass. And Louisiana's Amendment 2, eliminat...
Tags: Florida, Law, Ohio, Louisiana, Douglas A Berman


Threats To Traditional Legal Practice: An Interview With Richard Susskind (Part II)

In the second half of this two-part interview, we unpack current and future challenges facing law firms, law students, and in-house legal departments.
Tags: Law, Evolve the Law


Product Breakdown: The EDC / CCW Leather Gun Belt

In our latest Product Breakdown Video, we highlight our new  EDC / CCW Leather belt.  Watch the video to get a better understanding on how the belt compares to atypical leather pant belt.  Watch the video here Shop for the belt here [Author: Rothco NY]
Tags: Youtube, Military, Rothco, Rothco NY, CCW belt, EDC belt, Gun Belt, Leather Belt, Product Breakdown


No Exceptional Circumstances For Grave Misconduct

An attorney admitted in 1969 should have his license revoked rather than be permitted to resign per a decision of the Tribunal Hearing Division of the Upper Canada Law Society. The misconduct was indeed grave The Lawyer was an active... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tribunal Hearing Division, Upper Canada Law Society


Is ‘E-Discovery Day’ Really A Thing?

A celebration across the country of the hard-working people who frequently toil behind the scenes to help make the legal process work.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Operations, Mike Quartararo, eDiscovery Day


GM Defense Wants You to Wage War With a Green, Off-road Silverado HD

When Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, infamously tweeted her country’s congratulations to Syria’s despotic leadership for its commitment to fighting climate change (a tweet reviewed and approved by 31 civil servants), it became clear that, for some, the environment ranks higher than anything else. In the military world, it’s true that armies are […] The post GM Defense Wants You to Wage War With a Green, Off-road Silverado HD appeared first on The Truth Abo...
Tags: General Motors, Syria, Canada, Military, Gm, Autos, Hydrogen, Trucks, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Catherine McKenna, Silverado, News Blog, Product Planning, GM Defense, Silverado HD


What does Trump wish he could "take back and redo"? "I would say tone," he answers.

"I would like to have a much softer tone. I feel to a certain extent I have no choice, but maybe I do, and maybe I could have been softer, from that standpoint, but I want to get things done. We've had tremendous victories on trade, we've had tremendous victories on so many different things, on our military.... But I would say, if there's anything, I think tone would be, perhaps, something. I'm not sure that if I did that, maybe I'd be swamped — OK? — meaning, with the other side, because I woul...
Tags: Law, Trump, Cape Girardeau, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Civility Bullshit


Overrated: ‘Are Ballot Selfies Legal?’ Underrated: ‘You Are The Creeping Narcissism Destroying America’

Can not everything be about you for just one day?
Tags: Law, Government, Free Speech, Election Law


I was the 700-and-somethingst voter at my polling place, just before noon.

I walked right up to the A-L table, and no one was in front of me or behind me. We were in and out of there in no time.It wasn't raining then, but it had been raining earlier. Rain averse people might be shying away. Who knows?I was surprised to see there was a referendum on legalizing marijuana, so I just voted yes. I used to be against it, but I changed my mind for 2 reasons: 1. We're past the tipping point where too much is partly legal, and I don't like the confusion, and 2. I decided back ...
Tags: Voting, Law, Marijuana, Henrik Ibsen, Lyndon Johnson, Ibsen, LBJ, Meade, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse, I'm for Boring, Tony EversBut, Tommy Thompson Wisconsin




Client-First Focus Keeps Locke Lord Ahead Of The Competition [Sponsored]

Knowing that technology is one key method of attracting and retaining clients, Locke Lord recently invested in Westlaw Edge.
Tags: Law, Research, Biglaw, Thomson Reuters, Locke, Westlaw, Locke Lord, Sponsored Content, Westlaw Edge


Section 230 Doesn’t Support Habeus Petition by ‘Revenge’ Pornographer–Bollaert v. Gore

As you may recall, Kevin Bollaert ran UGotPosted, which published third-party submitted nonconsensual pornography, and ChangeMyReputation.com, which offered depicted individuals a “pay-to-remove” option. Bollaert appeared multiple times in my inventory of nonconsensual pornography enforcement actions. Bollaert’s conduct was disgusting, and I have zero sympathy for him. Nevertheless, I also didn’t love the path prosecutors took to bust him. The lower court convicted him of 24 counts of identity t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Jones, Gore, Privacy/security, Petitioner, CDA, California Court of Appeal, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Bollaert, Kevin Bollaert


China & IP: Our Century’s Opium War?

As IP lawyers, we have to counsel our clients based on the business realities of the day -- and today’s reality means respecting China.
Tags: Law, China, Patents, Intellectual Property, Gaston Kroub


Sex Offenses: What Happens if an Adult Dates a Minor

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Texas I am 18 and a senior and she is 16 and a junior our parents are both friends and are okay with us dating. However I am skeptical about it I know the age of consent is 17 in the state of Texas however I don't want to have sex with her just date her. I want to know what am I allowed to do before she turns 17. Can I hold her hand? Can I kiss her? what are my limitations.
Tags: Texas, Law, Criminal Charges


Im 18 She 16 but No Sex

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Texas I am 18 and a senior and she is 16 and a junior our parents are both friends and are okay with us dating. However I am skeptical about it I know the age of consent is 17 in the state of Texas however I don't want to have sex with her just date her. I want to know what am I allowed to do before she turns 17. Can I hold her hand? Can I kiss her? what are my limitations.
Tags: Texas, Law, Criminal Charges



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