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Offering a Police Officer Dance Lessons

My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Mexico Myself and my boyfriend were wondering what would happen if we got drunk together stood on the sidewalk and waited for a police car to drive by, then wave them down and start blasting music from our boom box and offer to teach them the dance we made up the a song we both like. Could we get in trouble for this?
Tags: Law, New Mexico, Criminal Charges


WordPress partners with Google on Newspack for news publishers

WordPress.com announced last week its partnership with Google on the launch of Newspack by WordPress.com, a new publishing solution for small and medium sized news organizations.  With many local news organizations struggling to find sustainable models for journalism, we’re seeing a need for an inexpensive platform that provides the technology and support that lets news organizations build their businesses and focus on what they do best — providing critical reporting for their communities. O...
Tags: Google, Publishing, Technology, Law, Wordpress, Cnn, James L Knight Foundation, CMS WordPress, WordPress WordPress, Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Google News Initiative, Civil Media, Newspack


Guns For Me, But Not For Thee

Fox News: Liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg bemoaned the lack of a private armed security force at Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater, due to the murder rate in Baltimore. The former mayor of New York City, who’s likely to run for president in 2020, has long been an advocate for gun control, but his comments on Tuesday raised eyebrows and accusations that his support of an armed private force on campus were at odds with his views on gun control. “When you have a city that has the murd...
Tags: Maryland, New York City, Bloomberg, Military, Gun Control, Baltimore, Michael Bloomberg, Statehouse, Annapolis, Brian Frosh, Johns Hopkins University, Michael Bloomberg On Gun Control, Baltimore Sun Bloomberg


Coyotes Everywhere!

Via Kenny and WiscoDave, this: There aren’t many places in the U.S. where coyotes aren’t breeding pups, including Central Park in New York City, Scotten said. The canines’ native habitat was once the dry, open expanses of the western United States. But like humans, coyotes have slowly expanded their territory across the nation by quickly adapting to disturbances in their natural habitats. Coyotes have learned to thrive in the same urban development that has caused other predator populations to d...
Tags: Florida, Animals, Military, United States, Alaska, Moose, Central Park, Coyote, State, Coyotes, Bloomingdale, Kenny, Coywolf, Scotten, New York City Scotten


Repossession: Secured or Unsecured Debt

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: WA I bought a pickup about 3 years ago, and about a two years ago received a clear title in the mail. I thought not to much about it and filed it away, well do to financial difficulties I had to file chapter 7 bankruptcy about a two months ago. Well i wanted to keep the pickup so the attorney was going to have it reaffirmed. After about a month or so after attorney contacted the bank to see what hold up was, still no reaffirmation...
Tags: Law, Cars and Dealerships, WA


Ethics Of Sitting Judge Seeking TV Judge Gig

A recent opinion of the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Opinion Number: 2019-02 Date of Issue: January 14, 2019 ISSUES 1. May a sitting judge film a pilot for a law-related television show? ANSWER: Yes, as long as doing so... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


Repair and Maintenance: Repair Responsibility

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: GA The gutter has broken off on a rental home on the 2nd story. Landlord has been notified in text and mail and has not responded. Who is responsible for repair? Home is 2 story and broken gutter extends from one side of the home to the other and a good strong wind can push it over. The gutter can fall onto the driveway and front door area and hurt people and/or property.
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law


At the Sly Rat Café...

... what are you so smug about? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rat, Smiling, Ann Althouse


Join Me For A #Legalweek19 Pre-Event: ‘How To Build A Better Tech Show’

On Tuesday next week, the combined Legalweek/Legaltech kicks off in New York, one of the world’s largest conferences devoted to legal technology and the business of law. But on Monday night, a pre-conference program will consider, “How To Build A Better Tech Show.” Sponsored by Above the Law and Evolve the Law, five panelists — me among them — will discuss how attendees and vendors can make the most of legal trade shows, how to navigate Legalweek, and how to make conferences more compelling, tim...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, American International Group, Bob Ambrogi, Legaltech, Joe Patrice, LegalWeek, Dera Nevin, Legalweek Legaltech, Jenevra Georgini, Legal Aid Society of New York Register


Changing an Adult's Name: Amending a California Legal Name Change

This is a little confusing so bear with me. We’ll say my birth name is “Joe Jack Jim, Jr”. On the court documents I only put “Joe Jack Jim” because my father has passed. My new name is “Joe Jack”..obviously not my name but pretty much what I did. Now I can’t amend my birth certificate because the original has “Junior” and I left that out on the court docs. So do I have to do the whole process again.. change my name back to my birth name (with Junior) and then do another change to my current name...
Tags: Law, California, Name Change, Junior, Joe Jack, Joe Jack Jim Jr, Joe Jack Jim


Nick Sandmann Will End Up On The Supreme Court — See Also

THE KAVANAUGH SIMILARITIES ARE STRIKING: That smug look will make him a darling of the right. BIGLAW ASSOCIATE BATTLES ALS: The story of Brian Wallach. WILLKIE PICKUP: Michael Gottlieb leaves Boies & Schiller. WEAPONIZED FIRST AMENDMENT:Doesn't do any damage, today at least. EMBRYO DESTRUCTION LAWSUIT: Sounds like lawyer sci-fi.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Kavanaugh, Boies Schiller, Michael Gottlieb, See Also, Nick Sandmann, Brian Wallach WILLKIE


Sue State of Washington , Department of Social and Health Services

i want a sue dshs , king county washington because i'm trying to get medicaid , they are not applying my medical bills (spend down), to get my $1,850/mo ss income lower, so i can qualify for medicaid, they seem to be saying medicare has not paid their part yet on the medical bills, but medicare has paid it's part on the medical bills; thanks 206 257 1276 how would I sue , I think, it would be the state of Washington, because i'm assuming dshs is a state program , not county ? how much w...
Tags: Law, Washington, Civil Rights


Life Estates: Life Tenancy when Parent Must Go into Nursing Home

My question involves real estate located in the State of: PA My father transferred his house deed to my siblings and I over 10 years ago. He has it set up a life estate where he is the life tenant. He is the only person living there. He takes care of ALL bills on the property. He is starting to decline, more forgetful than a physical health issue. If he would be placed into a nursing home permanently, and he runs out of assets to pay the bills, including the nursing home fees, we are concern...
Tags: Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title


The Best At This Law School Keeps Getting Better

The LSAT scores at this law school are on the rise.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day, LSAT


Lifestyle Law Firm Interview with Otis Landerholm of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.

Otis Landerholm of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. This interview was originally published in January 2017.  At the end of that year, Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. was named to the Law Firm 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Law Firms, ranking #50 out of 200 U.S. law firms, with an annual percentage growth rate of 217%.  Recently, the firm made the Law Firm 500 list again with an annual percentage growth rate of 178% for 2018.  How did they do it?  Read on…. The Rainmaker Institute’s Directo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, California, America, Portland Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Rainmaker, Adam, Otis, Rainmaker Institute, Otis Landerholm, Adam Reiman, Oakland California They, Vancouver Washington My, Otis Otis


Pipeline explosion in Mexico kills 91 and counting

Last week, a gasoline pipeline exploded in central Mexico, killing 91 people, with numbers expected to surpass 100. Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex, did not respond properly to the initial leak, which resulted in backlash from citizens towards the newly appointed President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The leak is believed to have been caused by thieves attempting to steal fuel after President Lopez Obrador mandated all pipelines close in an effort to crackdown on criminal activity in la...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Government, Oil, Fuel, Policy, Gas, Military, Leak, Electricity, Pipeline, Investigation, Gasoline, Virgin Atlantic, Shortages


Homeowners Associations: Who Owns the Land Under the Roads Within Our HOA

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Colorado Our small (20 home) community was formed about 40 years ago on land that was once a hay field. When the developers of our community formed the subdivision, they created and recorded a plat, which states, "That the undersigned, being the owners of the following described land [lengthy legal description of land] do hereby dedicate and convey to and for public use, forever, hereafter, the streets as laid out and designated on this ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Road, County, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Public Improvement District


Must Lawyers Use AI in 2019? According to One Judge, the Answer is “Yes”

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Must Lawyers Use AI in 2019? According to One Judge, the Answer is “Yes” Many of the lawyers I encounter are intimidated by technology. Rapid technological advancements have left them bewildered, and thus unwilling to even attempt to catch up. For those lawyers, turning a blind eye to technology and practicing law as if it were still 1995 seems like a viable option. After all, it’s worked so far,...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, North Carolina, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Casetext, ABA Journal, Mark, Cass, Ontario Superior Court, Rochester New York, Borg, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack


Introverted Lawyers Need Their Voices To Be Heard

Introverts have the ability to change the legal profession for the better.
Tags: Law, Introverts, Law Schools, Jill Switzer, Heidi K. Brown


The Lesson to Take Away From the Confrontation Between High Schoolers and a Native Elder

How to tell what is and isn't just noise
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Society, Onetime


No Short Cut Through Wake Forest

The Winston-Salem Journal reported on a former prosecutor's legal troubles. A former prosecutor in Wilkes and Yadkin counties was convicted last week of going onto Wake Forest University’s campus even after the school banned him because he was accused of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Winston Salem Journal, Wilkes, Wake Forest University, Legal Profession Prof, Yadkin


Multiple Violations Draw Disbarment

The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney for conduct summarized in the case head note Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer who engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice by failing to keep client reasonably informed about... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Texans incarcerated thousands of years over traffic-ticket debt

In 2018, according to Office of Court Administration data, 524,628 people satisfied Class C misdemeanor fines and fees through jail credit. By contrast, despite legislation passed in 2017 to make it easier for judges to waive fines and provide community service options, only 53,773 people had their fines waived for indigency in 2018, and 97,260 avoided fines with partial or full credit for community service. So more than three times as many people last year sat out their fines in jail compa...
Tags: Texas, Law, Federal Reserve, OCA, Gritsforbreakfast, Office of Court Administration


Parole and probation reforms now the focus for powerful players

A couple of days ago, Amy Solomon of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Jake Horowitz of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ public safety performance project together penned this notable Hill commentary headlined "US needs bold reforms to transform probation and parole." Here are excerpts: The scale of American incarceration has been in the news recently, with growing bipartisan agreement that this challenge needs to be addressed. Yet a related issue continues to operate below the radar: The numb...
Tags: Texas, Law, Jay Z, Nbc News, US, America, United States, New England Patriots, Philadelphia, Brooklyn Nets, Kraft, South Carolina, Laura, Hill, Van Jones, Vista Equity Partners


Morgan Stanley Forex Guys Have Bad Opinions On Pumping Breast Milk At The Office, And That’s Bad For All Of Wall Street

Even binding arbitration might be getting short Morgan Stanley this week.
Tags: Law, Finance, Morgan Stanley


Law School With Universally Happy Graduates

But why are so many of these former students so happy?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, University of Virginia School of Law




Join Me For A #Legalweek19 Pre-Event: ‘How To Build A Better Tech Show’

On Tuesday next week, the combined Legalweek/Legaltech kicks off in New York, one of the world’s largest conferences devoted to legal technology and the business of law. But on Monday night, a pre-conference program will consider, “How To Build A Better Tech Show.” Sponsored by Above the Law and Evolve the Law, five panelists — me among them — will discuss how attendees and vendors can make the most of legal trade shows, how to navigate Legalweek, and how to make conferences more compelling, tim...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, American International Group, Legaltech, Joe Patrice, LegalWeek, Dera Nevin, Legalweek Legaltech, Jenevra Georgini, Legal Aid Society of New York Register



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