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Court-Appointed Lawyers: Can My Court-Appointed Lawyer Be the Municipal Court Prosecutor of the City

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Alabama. My previous court-appointed lawyer withdrew off my case and the judge give me another one which is the municipal court prosecutor of the city that I got my charges from. Is this possible?
Tags: Law, Alabama, Criminal Defense Lawyers


Legal tech companies at Legalweek have yet to master marketing as a conversation

A year ago this week, I blogged that legal tech companies and their founders and executives didn’t understand how to use technology and the Internet to market and sell. Unfortunately, nothing much has changed for legal tech companies marketing at this week’s Legalweek/Legaltech in New York City. Applies equally to most of the PR and marketing agencies they use to engage reporters, bloggers and potential customers attending the show. Sure, there are exceptions, such as Ed Walters, the CEO...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Ed, Legal Tech, Social Media Principles, Legal Marketing, Doc Searls, Searls, Ed Walters, Jack Newton, LegalWeek, Dave Weinberger, Legalweek Legaltech, New York City Applies, Blogging Twitter Facebook, Cluetrain Searls


This New Mom Doesn’t Know Why Kids’ Menus Exist and the Internet Came for Her

Pretentious foodie mom think her kid will grow to not eat off the kids menu and experienced moms tell her how it's really going to be.
Tags: Parenting, Funny, Life, Relationships, Society, Gallery, Food & Drink, Fails, Gallery. Trending


Ohio Mom of Twins Claps Back at Daycare Facility for Asking Her to Breastfeed in a Closet

Jenn is killing the motherhood life. Go tell all the moms you know that they are doing a great job and you love them!
Tags: Parenting, Life, Society, Amazing, Gallery, Jenn


Welsh health board criticised after worker killed woman while under investigation

Independent review into ABMUHB highlights string of concerns about Kris WadeA health board has been criticised over the case of a nursing assistant who murdered a neighbour in a sexually motivated attack while under investigation for abusing three patients with learning disabilities.Kris Wade had been suspended from work for three years after the allegations of sexual abuse when he murdered his neighbour, Christine James, at her flat on Cardiff Bay in south Wales. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Wales, Society, UK News, Cardiff, Cardiff Bay, Kris Wade, ABMUHB, Kris WadeA, Christine James, south Wales Continue


"Are Collateral Consequences Deserved?"

The question in the title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Brian Murray now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: While bipartisan passage of the First Step Act and state reforms like it will lead to changes in sentencing and release practices, they do little to combat the collateral consequences that ex-offenders face upon release.  Because collateral consequences involve the state infliction of serious harm on those who have been convicted or simply arrested...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Brian Murray, Douglas A Berman, Retributivist


Medical Bills

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Issued in MO, living in NE My wife's daughter's father (they we're never married) recently put a medical bill in my wife's name. We have full custody of the child with the child seeing her every other weekend. Recently he took her to the hospital for some reason and out an $800 dollar bill in my wife's name. We knew he took her but did not know of the bill until it was sent to us weeks later. The custody agreement says he is the provi...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation


Expenses: Can a Child's Medical Bills be Incurred in the Other Parent's Name

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Issued in MO, living in NE My wife's daughter's father (they we're never married) recently put a medical bill in my wife's name. We have full custody of the child with the child seeing her every other weekend. Recently he took her to the hospital for some reason and out an $800 dollar bill in my wife's name. We knew he took her but did not know of the bill until it was sent to us weeks later. The custody agreement says he is the provi...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation


I’m Seriously Considering Starting A Coffee Chain — See Also

WAIT, THEY'RE STILL FIRMS JUST ANNOUNCING BONUSES? And it's not even going to everybody? NO SERIOUSLY, HOW IS THIS STILL A THING? January is the new November, I guess. SUPREME COURT ADVOCACY MUSICAL CHAIRS: In non-white Paul Weiss news. SUMMER INTERNSHIPS TELL YOU NOTHING: Nothing useful about your life as a Biglaw lawyer, anyway. A NATIONAL EMERGENCY IS NOT AN OPTION: It doesn't help Trump build a wall, it just helps him destroy America.
Tags: Law, Trump, Paul Weiss, See Also


Senate Finance debate ignores policy solutions to excessive DPS license-center lines

The Texas Senate Finance Committee this morning had a quite-animated discussion over long lines at DPS driver license offices. But nobody yet has raised the topic Grits considers the most significant in this debate: state-driver's-license-revocation policies contributing hundreds of thousands of extra people annually to DPS license-center lines. I'd written about these issues last fall.How the Driver Responsibility surcharge contributes to long lines at DPS license centersLong DPS lines making c...
Tags: Texas, Law, Republican Party, TX, DPS, Senate Finance, Gritsforbreakfast, DRP, Customer Service Center, Kirk Watson, Texas Senate Finance Committee, DPS Customer Service Center


Steal This: Social Media Content Idea Calendar [Infographic]

Did you have a nice big piece of chocolate cake yesterday? You should have, because yesterday was Chocolate Cake Day. If you didn’t want the extra calories, there was still a good reason to have this date marked on your calendar: it’s just one of many engaging ideas from which you can build a blog or social media post around. For example, if you’re a divorce attorney, you could pen a post about how couples in contentious divorces try to use the court to exact revenge on a spouse and why that doe...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Aba, Social Media Marketing for Law Firms, Social Media For Law Firms, Social Media For Lawyers, Google PPC, LinkedIn Using Facebook, Power of Social Media During, Power of Social Media According


More Plaintiffs Added To Astonishing Pregnancy And Gender Discrimination Case Against MoFo

A spokesperson for the firm calls the allegations 'inconsistent' with the firm's values.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Morrison & Foerster, MoFo, The Jabot, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sanford Heisler Sharp, Sanford Heisler LLP, Aimee Krause Stewart


Smile, You’re On Candid Camera

These days, virtually everything anyone does on a street in New York (and probably all big cities) is captured on video.
Tags: Videos, New York, Crime, Law, Cameras, Evidence, Toni Messina, Criminal Defense Attorneys


Google v. Oracle – Supreme Court Petition

by Dennis Crouch Google, LLC v. Oracle America (Supreme Court 2019) This new petition from Google asks important questions about the role of copyright in protecting software.  Questions presented: Whether copyright protection extends to a software interface. Whether, as the jury found, petitioner’s use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitutes fair use. Rather than licensing Java, Google rewrote the programming language for Android App development in...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Wikipedia, Oracle, Patent, Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Google LLC, Supreme Court Petition, Oracle America Supreme Court


"Driven By Pure Greed, And A Hardwired, Vindictive Personality"

Dan Trevas has a summary of an attorney discipline matter up for oral argument bef ore the Ohio Supreme Court tomorrow Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas A. Shimko, Case no. 2018-1438 Cuyahoga County A Cuyahoga County attorney objects to a proposed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cuyahoga County, Thomas, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dan Trevas, Disciplinary Counsel


Alcohol And Obstructionist Behavior Draw Suspension Recommendation

An Illinois Hearing Board proposes a two-year suspension of an attorney who was intoxicated both on the highway and in court. His third DUI was in 2013 Sgt. Todd observed Respondent's car, parked in the parking lot, and Respondent standing... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Todd, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Hearing Board


Go Fund A Lawyer

The West Virginia Record reports on an unusual bar discipline matter A Charleston attorney's law license has been suspended for three and one-half years after attempting to raise funds via Go Fund Me in exchange for legal advice. Mark Allen... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Charleston, Mark Allen, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, West Virginia Record


Justices asked to enter abortion fray (Updated)

[UPDATE: On January 29, Justice Samuel Alito directed the state to file a response to the challengers’ request by 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. ] The hot-button issue of abortion returned to the Supreme Court today. Two doctors who perform abortions and an abortion clinic asked the justices to block a lower-court ruling that upheld a Louisiana law that, according to a federal trial court, would leave “only one physician providing abortion in the entire state.” The challengers – which would m...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Howe, Roberts Court, U S Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, 5th Circuit, What's Happening Now, Louisiana Alito


Justices asked to enter abortion fray

The hot-button issue of abortion returned to the Supreme Court today. Two doctors who perform abortions and an abortion clinic asked the justices to block a lower-court ruling that upheld a Louisiana law that, according to a federal trial court, would leave “only one physician providing abortion in the entire state.” The challengers – which would mean that the state could not enforce the law – to give them time to file a petition for review; the justices’ ruling on today’s request could tell u...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Howe, Roberts Court, U S Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, 5th Circuit, What's Happening Now, Louisiana Alito


Security Deposits: Roommate Not on Lease, Moved Out Without Sufficient Notice, Wants Deposit Refund

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California She is not on the apartment lease. Before moving in, I emailed her the roommate agreement without personal information filled in and and she agreed to it verbally. The roommate term is from 10/1/18 until 4/30/19. Here is what it says about the deposit: "roommate will pay a mandatory month’s rent deposit to cover damages and/or unexpected departures:"."Each roommate will receive his/her share of the security deposit if and when...
Tags: Law, California, Landlord-Tenant Law, Dec, Jan


Everlaw: Win More Cases By Getting The Most Out Of eDiscovery [Sponsored]

Everlaw’s platform does much more than just simplify standard eDiscovery.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Technology, Ediscovery, Everlaw, Sponsored Content, Everlaw Legal


"Top Wall Street executives would love to be rid of President Donald Trump. But they are getting panicked about..."

"... the prospect of an ultraliberal Democratic nominee bent on raising taxes and slapping regulations on their firms. The result is a kind of nervous paralysis of executives pining for a centrist nominee like Michael Bloomberg while realizing such an outcome is unlikely from a party veering sharply to the left.... While Bloomberg represents something of the platonic ideal on Wall Street — fiscally responsible while strong on climate change and gun policy and not in need of cash — Biden represen...
Tags: New York, Law, Bloomberg, Howard Schultz, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Jonathan Chait, Schultz, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Trump Schultz


My car, right now.

I can't drive until after my eye surgery, so let it sleep soundly under its fluffy white blanket. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Audi TT, Ann Althouse


This Firm’s Tiered Bonus System Put Associates Down In The Dumps Or Way Over Market

This was either really good for associates... or really, really bad.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Associate Bonus Watch 2018


Traffic Accidents: What Should a Hit-and-Run Victim Do if They Find the Car that Hit Them

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Washington We were involved in a hit and run a few weeks ago. Vehicle collided with our car, and then took off. We were able to follow them for a while, in a somewhat high speed chase, but they got away. During the "chase", we were on the phone with 911. We were able to describe the car, but it was a used car that was purchased more recently so there were no plates on it. We knew it was a used car because it still had the car lo...
Tags: Law, Washington, Accidents and Injuries


Traffic Accidents: Victim of Hit and Run, but Found Them

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Washington We were involved in a hit and run a few weeks ago. Vehicle collided with our car, and then took off. We were able to follow them for a while, in a somewhat high speed chase, but they got away. During the "chase", we were on the phone with 911. We were able to describe the car, but it was a used car that was purchased more recently so there were no plates on it. We knew it was a used car because it still had the car lo...
Tags: Law, Washington, Accidents and Injuries


Judge Tells Notorious Serial Killer He Would’ve Been A ‘Good Lawyer’

Ted Bundy could've been great in a courtroom as an attorney, but he turned into a defendant instead.
Tags: Crime, Law, Netflix, Courts, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, Ted Bundy, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Judge Edward D. Cowart


"If I am unlucky enough to get Alzheimer's, and lucky enough to have my wife take care of me, feed me, clothe me, and clean me, I'm going to go ahead right now and..."

"... give her permission to have a boyfriend, two of them if she wants. It's a debilitating disease for the person that has it, as well as for the family members that love them."Says the second-most-liked comment on "Lifestyle guru B. Smith has Alzheimer’s. Her husband has a girlfriend. Her fans aren’t having it" (WaPo).The third-most-like comment:Alzheimer's can take *years* of misery before the patient is released. Is another human being supposed to put all life on hold while that happens? T...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Relationships, Brain, Alzheimer's, Alex, Dan, B Smith, Ann Althouse


Biglaw Firm Announces Bonuses, But Not Every Associate Is Taking Home Money

To their credit, at least the firm is transparent about their bonus process.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Goodwin Procter, Associate Bonus Watch 2018



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