At the Serenity Cafe...

... you can talk all night.(And shop through the Althouse Portal to Amazon). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Photoshopping, Althouse Portal to Amazon, Expression Sunrise

Remote Working During COVID-19: Improve Your Mindset

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Remote Working During COVID-19:   Improve Your Mindset Working remotely in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic isn’t easy. In fact, it can be incredibly stressful, in part because there are a lot of things about that current situation that are simply beyond our control. The good news is that there are some things we can control, such as our mindset and our immediate environment. The key is to...
Tags: New York, Law, Rochester, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, NBlack, Nicole Black, Jeena Cho, Karen Gifford, Web resources, Monroe County Bar Association

Justice Resigns

The New York Judicial Conduct Commission accepted the resignation of a Supreme Court Justice The New York Post reported A Long Island judge who pleaded guilty in a drunk driving incident — and who was accused of using his position... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Long Island, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Justice Resigns, New York Judicial Conduct Commission, Supreme Court Justice The New York Post

CCA passes on judging forensic hypnosis, paroled but still imprisoned, Ken Paxton's 'lonely and misguided' crusade, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: On the absurdity of keeping 15k already-paroled prisoners in TDCJ so they can do treatment by correspondence The Marshall Project's Beth Schwartzapfel has a story on an ongoing problem that's taken on new life in the coronavirus era: More than 15,000 Texas prisoners have already been paroled but can't leave prison because they haven't completed required treatment programming and the state underfunds it so badly there's a mas...
Tags: Texas, Law, Houston, Dallas Morning News, HARRIS, Legislature, Paxton, Moore, Ken Paxton, Harris County, Travis, CCA, Jimenez, Texas AG, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, James Harris

Life Insurance: Why It’s Important and How to Choose the Right Policy

Few people enjoy the idea of discussing how much life insurance they need and what the ideal policy is for them. However, the truth is … Read the rest of the post...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, Policy, Life Insurance, Premium

More Butt Humor In The Law Today Than Usual — See Also

Cutback Corner: Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown, Nixon Peabody. All I Want To Do Is Zoom-A-Zoom-Zoom-Zoom: Former Biglaw partner avoids rumpshaking sanctions. You Know The Nazis Had Pieces Of Flare They Made The Jews Wear: Wisconsin Supreme Court blasts stay-at-home order as akin to Japanese internment camps... over teleconference arguments while sheltering at home. Mr. Hankey Visits The Supreme Court: Someone was not enthralled by today's Supreme Court oral arguments. Are you my pal... "Mr. Scho...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Hankey, See Also, Hogan Lovells Mayer Brown Nixon

How Will We Act When The Courts Reopen?

California is very slowly loosening some restrictions, with some counties letting go of all restrictions due to their rural nature (the state is not all SF and LA).
Tags: Law, California, Courts, Biglaw, Jill Switzer, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Ray Dalio Is Delivering A Twitter Commencement Address Because Of Course He Is

Cue up 'Pomp and Circumstance' on YouTube and settle in for some radical truth.
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Sometimes We Wait

Conservatorship hearing for Britney Spears adjourned until August.
Tags: Law, Britney Spears, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Coronavirus, Cori Robinson, COVID-19

Insta-Grab: Does The Popular Social Media Platform Really Own Your Art?

Your right to control your work, per this decision, goes up in smoke once you post your work on Instagram.
Tags: Instagram, Law, Intellectual Property, Stephanie Sinclair, Scott Alan Burroughs

Wisconsin Supreme Court Goes Full Korematsu. You Never Go Full Korematsu.

Wisconsin Court will reopen the state. Via Zoom, of course.
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Courts, Korematsu, Wisconsin Court, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Wisconsin Supreme Court Goes Full Korematsu

Argument analysis: After marathon argument, little consensus on future of birth-control mandate exemptions

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in the latest chapter of the battle over the Affordable Care Act’s “birth-control mandate,” which generally requires employers to provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to certain forms of contraceptives. In 2017, the Trump administration issued new rules that expanded an exemption from the mandate and allowed private employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing coverage without any noti...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, Fda, Catholic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Francisco, ACA, Hobby Lobby, Paul Clement, Trump

Butt-Shaking Biglaw Partner Out Of Biglaw But Avoids Sanctions

But the judge thinks his professional reputation should suffer.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Legal Ethics, BakerHostetler, The Jabot, Dennis Duffy

The Law Schools That Offer Students The Most Help With Tuition

Some law schools are interested in keeping their graduates out of the poorhouse.
Tags: Law, Student Loans, Law Schools, Scholarships, Law Students, Law School Tuition, Grant Money

Thomson Reuters Sues ROSS Intelligence Claiming Theft Of Proprietary Data

In what could be a Goliath v. David legal battle, legal research giant Thomson Reuters has filed a lawsuit against legal research startup ROSS Intelligence alleging that it surreptitiously stole content from Westlaw to build its own competing legal research product. , filed today in U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleges that ROSS “intentionally and knowingly” induced the legal research and writing company LegalEase Solutions to use its Westlaw account to reproduce Westlaw data and deliver i...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Uncategorized, David, West, Delaware, Thomson Reuters, Ross, U S District Court, Westlaw, Goliath, ROSS Intelligence, Andrew Arruda, Thomson Reuters Sues ROSS Intelligence, LegalEase Solutions, LegalEase Thomson Reuters

Noting some new tales of the COVID-era challenges of criminal justice administration

In reviewing the news of the day, I came across a number of notable new stories about the (many) unique challenges that now arise as a global pandemic dramatically alters the administration of criminal justice.  Here are headlines and a highlight from a few of these pieces: From The Appeal, "Covid-19 Is Creating A State Of Emergency For Incoming Public Defenders. Diploma Privilege Is The Only Solution." The public defender system that sprung out of Gideon, however, has faced crises ranging from ...
Tags: Law, California, Ohio, District Of Columbia, Witt, Gideon, Fairfield County, Douglas A Berman, Michael Nail Georgia, WSYX WTTE Ohio, Kyle Witt

More Nixon Peabody Cost-Cutting Measures. This Time Associate Salaries Are On The Chopping Block.

More cuts on the horizon for this Am Law 100 firm.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Nixon, Nixon Peabody, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

UK coronavirus: official death toll rises to 30,076 as 649 more people die – as it happened

Robert Jenrick holds daily briefing as daily number of tests stands at 69,463; PM says some lockdown easing to come on MondayGovernment misses testing target for fourth day in a rowBoris Johnson suggests lockdown will be eased from MondayCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.52pm BST That’s it from us on the UK side for today. Thank you to everybody who got in touch and to all of you for reading along. If you would like to contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, David Spiegelhalter

New Banksy piece celebrates superhero health workers

Artwork depicts child playing with nurse toy, with Batman and Spider-Man discarded in a binCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHe may be best known for his comic and subversive street art, but Banksy has been working within the constraints of lockdown to produce a more intimate piece paying tribute to the NHS.The elusive artist has created a piece called Game Changer that has gone on display, nicely framed, in a corridor at Southampton general hospital. Continue reading.....
Tags: Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, NHS, Southampton, Banksy, Batman, New Banksy, Coronavirus outbreak

Webinar Tomorrow! Total Spend Management: Go Beyond E-Billing For Better Outcomes [Sponsored]

Join us on May 7th at 1 p.m. ET for a webinar to hear about how Chubb and Dell improved their operations with a Total Spend Management approach.
Tags: Law, Dell, Wolters Kluwer, Webinars, Chubb, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Legal Ops Resource Center

SEC Allows for Expedited Crowdfunding During COVID-19 Pandemic [Sponsored]

New temporary rules relax the requirements for financial statements and allow issuers to close a crowdfunding offering as soon as they achieve their target.
Tags: Law, SEC, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Law Firm Business Development

Online resources are more important than ever to originating new business.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Top 20 Am Law Firm Cuts Pay For All Due To COVID Crisis

The firm is also postponing the start date for incoming first-year associates to January 2021.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Mayer Brown, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Coronavirus antibody tests: what they are and how they work

Tests have been hailed as key to helping end the UK lockdown. But what can they tell us?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAntibody tests have been hailed as a key to understanding the spread of the coronavirus and even as a means of easing us out of lockdown. But what are they, and what can they tell us? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak

UK coronavirus live: official death toll rises to 30,076 as 649 more people die

Robert Jenrick holds daily briefing as daily number of tests stands at 69,463; PM says some lockdown easing to come on MondayGovernment misses testing target for fourth day in a rowBoris Johnson suggests lockdown will be eased from MondayCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.28pm BST Jenrick takes a question from Emma from Swansea. She says sport seems to have been prioritise over religion. When will people be free to worship aga...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, Swansea, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Public Health England, Emma, Matt Hancock, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick

Is Having Your Ex As A Sperm Donor A Terrible Idea?

Turning to an ex as a sperm donor is not an unheard-of proposition.
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Educational seminar: Preview of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru

Today at 1:00 p.m., we held a 30-minute webinar before the oral argument next Monday, May 11, in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru. Kevin Russell of Goldstein & Russell and Daniel Mach of the American Civil Liberties Union led an interactive discussion with high school students, starting with a preview of the case and then addressing questions related to the separation of church and state. The post Educational seminar: Preview of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru a...
Tags: Law, American Civil Liberties Union, Goldstein Russell, Daniel Mach, Guadalupe School, Morrissey Berru, Educational seminars on May 2020 oral arguments, Morrissey Berru Kevin Russell

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