North Carolina on the ethics of mining social media for evidence

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** These days, the vast majority of people, including lawyers, interact on social media. For many, social media platforms are a part of their daily lives and are a primary way of communicating with family and friends. That’s why social media sites are a goldmine when it comes to obtaining evidence for pending litigation. So it’s no surprise that lawyers began to mine social media for evidence more tha...
Tags: New York, Law, Massachusetts, Social Media, Pennsylvania, Ethics, Web/Tech, Maine, North Carolina, Ethics Committee, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Philadelphia Bar Association

WIRTW #573 (the “last laugh” edition)

When I go, I hope I have enough forethought to go out like this. A dead man pranked his family at his own funeral by using a recording to scream ‘Let me out!’ as they put his coffin into the ground Here’s what I read this week. Discrimination Can your business prevent Oscar from living in a trash can without violating the ADA? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog The Anxiety of Being the “Only” — via Harvard Business Review Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Connecticut, Ada, Harvard Business Review, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, Amy Howe, FMLA, Kevin Russell, Gorsuch, Jon Hyman, Phil Miles, Walter Olson, The Labor Dish Can a Party

Lack Of Certainty, Real Skepticism And Public Protection From Unfit Lawyers

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals declined to order the fitness requirement proposed by its Board on Professional Responsibility and suspended an attorney for one year with automatic reinstatement The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (known until 2015 as the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Close Encounters Of The Opposing Party Kind

A rather remarkable bar discipline matter from a hearing committee of the Law Society of Alberta involves (in part) issues that arose in a lawyer's defense of a client in a paternity action Mr. Virk was retained by JK to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, JK, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Law Society of Alberta, Virk

Revocation Notwithstanding Mitigation

The Tribunal Hearing Division of the Ontario Law Society revoked an attorney's license The Lawyer, Mercy Dadepo, admits that she committed professional misconduct when she: falsely billed Legal Aid Ontario; counselled two of her clients (Clients A and B) to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ontario, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tribunal Hearing Division, Ontario Law Society, Dadepo

A Career Dedicated To Upholding The Integrity Of The Legal Profession

Sad news from the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court Scott Drexel, Ohio’s disciplinary counsel, passed away yesterday after a brief illness. For the past six years, he was the head of the office that investigates and prosecutes complaints... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ohio Supreme Court Scott Drexel Ohio

Tell Your Pro Bono Story, Get A Cool ‘Mug of Justice’

Monday marks the start of Pro Bono Week, and to help highlight the good work lawyers do, the legal technology company Paladin will send you a free mug of justice for sharing your story about a pro bono matter you take on during the week. “It’s simple, really, 5.1 billion people lack access to justice,” explains Paladin’s website. “You can help. In celebration of pro bono week 2019, Paladin will send you a free mug of justice for telling us about a pro bono matter you’re taking on this week. No s...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Paladin, Bob Ambrogi, Pro Bono Week

"Hillary Clinton has warned that Russia, which interfered in the US election she lost in 2016, is 'grooming' a Democratic candidate for a third-party run next year..."

"... signalling congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard could fill the role. The goal of this would essentially be to divide the US electorate and help President Donald Trump win re-election, Clinton said. 'I'm not making any predictions but I think they've got their eye on somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary, and they're grooming her to be the third-party candidate,' the former secretary of state told David Plouffe in his 'Campaign HQ' podcast. 'She's the favorite of the Russians. They have ...
Tags: Law, Russia, US, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary, Conspiracies, Clinton, Democratic Party, Yahoo News, Tulsi Gabbard, Tulsi, David Plouffe, Ann Althouse, Hillary goes away, Tulsi If Trump

"It’s been … suggested that Turkey may have called America’s bluff, telling the president they are coming no matter what we did."

"If that’s so, we should know it. For it would tell us a great deal about how we should deal with Turkey, now and in the future.... Are we so weak and inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey!?... I believe that it’s imperative that public hearings are held to answer these questions, and I hope the Senate is able to conduct those hearings next week."Said Mitt Romney, quoted in "Sen. Mitt Romney raises a troubling theory about Trump and Turkey" (WaP...
Tags: Law, Senate, America, Turkey, Syria, Mitt Romney, Erdogan, Trump, United States of America, Donald J Trump, Romney, Ann Althouse, Trump And The Military

Friends Don’t Admit That Friends Committed Crimes — See Also

HERE ARE SOME GRAPHS: About how Trump is reshaping Article III courts. "ENDEMIC CULTURE OF SEXUAL INAPPROPRIATENESS": Of course we're talking about Jones Day. TRUMP IS VIOLATING MORE THAN EMOLUMENTS: This isn't 'Nam, there are rules about government contracts. THIRTY-SEVEN AND LIFE TO GO: McConnell's newest unqualified appointment. YOUR KARDASHIAN UPDATE OF THE DAY: How she handles law school stress.
Tags: Law, Kardashian, Trump, McConnell, NAM, See Also

Tennessee Deputy Sued Twice In The Same Day Over A Roadside Anal Search And A Forced Baptism

There's something you don't see every day.
Tags: Technology, Law, Police, Tennessee, Fourth Amendment

Imagine Being 37 And Getting A Job For Life

Mitch McConnell advances another 'unqualified' judicial appointment.
Tags: Law, Courts, Mitch McConnell, Tweet Of The Day

Chapter 7: Installment Loan Before Bk7

My question involves bankruptcy in the state of: Ohio. So, we are trying to save up enough money for a chapter 7 filing. Of course things are getting tight since i no longer make the money I used to. I've thought about a sack d job but don't want to risk our BK. It's been suggested that I get a small installment loan like 400 bucks from advance America or that type of places and pay it back before filing however as I understand it this puts us at risk of messing up our ability to file as it woul...
Tags: Law, America, Ohio, Bankruptcy Law

Turns Out Leaning In Is Awfully Difficult When You Are Nursing A Broken Ankle

Sheryl Sandberg acknowledges that women giving their all may not actually solve gender inequality.
Tags: Law, Finance, Sheryl Sandberg

The Best Teams Are Those That Like Each Other [Sponsored]

If you are interested in joining our dedicated, hardworking, determined, and most importantly, fun team, reach out to us today.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Headhunters / Recruiters, Lateral Link

Get To The Point ASAP

We lawyers really, really love to talk (and to write). But our listeners don’t need all that talk and writing. Communicate tactically to win.
Tags: Law, Litigators, John Balestriere

Argument analysis: “Not a paragon of clarity”

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Rotkiske v. Klemm. What seemed like a run-of-the-mill statutory-interpretation case revealed itself to be deeply convoluted, involving uncertainty both about which issues had been waived in earlier proceedings and what the question presented even means. These fundamental questions clouded the argument enough that I would not be surprised to see this case dismissed as improvidently granted. The underlying facts in the case are fairly standard. ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bond, Fdcpa, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Richard Posner, Klemm, Andrews, Bailey, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer

Branding: It’s More Than Just A Fluffy Word

Many lawyers dismiss branding as 'marketing speak,' but in the age of consumerism, mastering positive perceptions and substance should be the goal of every professional, including legal professionals.
Tags: Law, Branding, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack, Anna Lozynski

Cher offers to pay the legal expenses of that West High School security guard who got fired for saying the n-word in the context of telling a student not to call him that.

[email protected] says if the fired security guard wants to sue the Madison School District, she will pay for it. — Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) October 18, 2019 We talked about the controversy yesterday, here. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cher, West High School, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Insults, Molly Beck, Madison School District

Tell Your Pro Bono Story, Get A Cool ‘Mug of Justice’

Monday marks the start of Pro Bono Week, and to help highlight the good work lawyers do, the legal technology company Paladin will send you a free mug of justice for sharing your story about a pro bono matter you take on during the week. “It’s simple, really, 5.1 billion people lack access to justice,” explains Paladin’s website. “You can help. In celebration of pro bono week 2019, Paladin will send you a free mug of justice for telling us about a pro bono matter you’re taking on this week. No s...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Paladin, Pro Bono Week

The R-Word

If a recession is truly in the offing, what can law students be doing now to help ensure they do not become a downturn statistic?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Career Services, Nicholas Alexiou, Recessions

"Without ambitious projects to fill space... there is often a void that makes some of the bigger questions hard to avoid."

"The things you neglected are no longer drowned out by noise; they are the signal. It’s like facing the Ghost of Christmas Past."Says a "life-hacking author and podcast star" named Tim Ferriss, quoted in "Why Don’t Rich People Just Stop Working?/Are the wealthy addicted to money, competition, or just feeling important? Yes" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Psychology, Law, Retirement, Wealth, Tim Ferriss, Ann Althouse

"To read in the service of any ideology is not, in my judgment, to read at all."

"The reception of aesthetic power enables us to learn how to talk to ourselves and how to endure ourselves. The true use of Shakespeare or of Cervantes, of Homer or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one’s own growing inner self. Reading deeply in the Canon will not make one a better or a worse person, a more useful or more harmful citizen. The mind’s dialogue with itself is not primarily a social reality. All that the Western Canon can bring one is the proper use of one’s own so...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Reading, Brooklyn, Jonathan Franzen, Alice Walker, Shakespeare, Canon, Dante, Hemingway, Tolstoy, Jonathan, Beckett, MFA, Don Giovanni, Bloom

Take It To the Bank(sy): Why Works Of Art As Trademarks Are Not As Simple As You Think

It seems ironic that an artist known to buck the system appears to be using that very system to assert rights.
Tags: Law, Bank, Banksy, Gross Domestic Product, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Art Law, Tom Kulik

After Sale of His Company, Catalyst Founder Forms Foundation to Promote Open Source Software in Law

John Tredennick, the Denver lawyer who founded the e-discovery company Catalyst Repository Systems in 2000 and sold it earlier this year to OpenText for $75 million, has now announced the launch of the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that seeks to improve access to justice and make legal and regulatory compliance more efficient through the use of open source software. “Open source has revolutionized the way software is developed worldwide,” Tredennick, who will serve...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Asia Pacific, Merlin, Catalyst, Denver, Australasia, Tredennick, Bob Ambrogi, John Tredennick, Catalyst Repository Systems, Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation, Merlin Foundation, Lew Visscher, Separately Tredennick, Merlin Digital Magic

President Trump Is Violating More Than The Emoluments Clause With His Doral Summit

You know we have laws governing federal contracts, right?
Tags: Politics, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Trump, G-7

Justices to review constitutionality of CFPB structure

The website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Act as a response to the 2008 financial crisis, describes the CFPB as a “U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.” Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of statutory restrictions on the president’s ability to remove the director of the CFPB from office. The dispute is not merely an academic one: If the ju...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, United States, Department Of Homeland Security, Lebanon, Howe, CFPB, Nasrallah, Lomax, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Kavanaugh, Seila, Barr, Board of Immigration Appeals

Oh Hey, Come To Law Jobs For Humans 2.0

Join us in New York City on November 15 (right now at Early Bird prices!).
Tags: Law, New York City, Evolve the Law

Kim Kardashian Turns To CBD To Handle Stress Of Law School

She claims it 'really changed things' for her.
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Law, Law Schools, Health & Wellness, Cbd, Kim Kardashian West, Quote Of The Day, Law Students

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