LexBlog Product Roadmap Update for Fall 2019

Josh Lynch, our CTO, shared with the team last week an update of our product roadmap for this Fall. Any company obsessed with customers is going to be advancing technology all of the time, especially tech companies where we’re constantly shipping (delivering) software to customers. Software delivered in the form of core updates, features and user experience enhancements is not always apparent to the user and customer. That may not matter so long as the experience gets better and better. I sugge...
Tags: Law, Lexblog, Cto, Josh Lynch

2 Critical Numbers Every Law Firm Must Know

This post was originally published on Dec. 18, 2018, and updated on Sept. 24, 2019: Do you know how much money each lead is really costing you? How much does it cost you to get a new client? Knowing the answers to these questions can mean the difference between a profitable firm and a struggling one.  These numbers are known as “KPIs” — Key Performance Indicators. They are the critical numbers or metrics that run your law firm. Two of the most important KPIs that every law firm should be trackin...
Tags: Law, Cpc, ACV, CPL, The Rainmaker Institute

UK Supreme Court on Prorogation: The Role of Unwritten Constitutional Principles

This morning, the UK Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament. Its decision in R (on the application of Miller) v. The Prime Minister and Cherry and others v. Advocate General for Scotland held that the Prime Minister had broken the law because the length of the prorogation without reasonable justification “prevented Parliament from carrying out its constitutional role [of holding the Government to account]” [para.56...
Tags: Law, Scotland, Government, Court, Eu, Canada, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Johnson, UK supreme court, Cherry, Miller, Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, Toronto City

It's Official: Pelosi Announces House Impeachment Inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced the House will launch an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump for trying to pressure the Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden. The process is explained here. Today, impeachment is a longshot... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi

IP/Internet/Antitrust Professor Amicus Brief in 1-800 Contacts v. FTC

Prof. Mark Lemley (Stanford Law) and I filed an amicus brief in 1-800 Contacts v. FTC with the Second Circuit on behalf of 29 professors of intellectual property, Internet law, and antitrust. The abstract: The case involves 1-800 Contacts’ settlement agreements with its online competitors in which they agreed not to bid on each other’s trademarks as keywords for search engine advertising. The FTC held that 1-800 Contacts’ conduct violated antitrust law. The brief makes two main points. First,...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Florida Bar, Phillips, Greenberg, Mediapost, ALJ, CDF, Simons, Jive


It all started with this Facebook post back on July 7th of this year.  My Facebook friends are awesome and I immediately subscribed to a ton of recommendations. Since then, I’ve been like a kid (or myself – I love candy), in a candy shop. My ears have opened up to a whole world of truly amazing and free entertainment. Here goes the list of what I’ve listened to so far; commuting, road trips, housework…I’m entertained! And yes…I love the dark stuff! S-Town Serial (seasons 1 &3)  Dr. Death Culp...
Tags: Facebook, Uncategorized, Military, My Facebook, Podcastmania

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology. Practice Unclear Days: Computing Time in Statutes and Regulations Shawn Erker What does it mean when a statute or regulation says that there must be “x days between” two actions? What about “at least x days between” two actions? In keeping with the relative, wibbly-wobbly nature of time itself, the answer sometimes depend...
Tags: Law, Cbc, Tips Tuesday, Neil Guthrie, Shawn Erker, Research Writing Redundancy Redux

Best Apparel for Warm Weather Hunts

Don't get beat by the early season heat. Here's a look at the best apparel for warm weather hunts.... Read more... The post Best Apparel for Warm Weather Hunts appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, Nomad, Don, Sitka Gear, Bowhunting Blog, ScentLok, Non-Typical

Construction Law Reform Across Canada: Prompt Payment and Adjudication

Construction law is being reformed at the federal and provincial levels across Canada. The changes will have wide-ranging impacts across the construction sector and related industries. Among the changes are “prompt payment” reforms that impose legislated payment deadlines on private and public construction contracts, as well as a new fast-track private dispute resolution regime called “adjudication.” Any lawyer with clients in the construction supply chain ought to take careful note to avoid bei...
Tags: Law, Miscellaneous, Canada, New Brunswick, United States, United Kingdom, Bill, Quebec, Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, Practice Of Law, Given Statistics Canada, Bill M223

Trump nominee to the 9th Circuit has a record as an apologist for creationism

As a student at Harvard Law School fifteen years ago, Lawrence VanDyke (Trump's nominee) published an incompetent apologia for Intelligent Design creationism, under the guise... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Trump, Harvard Law School, 9th Circuit, Brian Leiter, Lawrence VanDyke Trump

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