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Threats To Law Firm Draw Proposed Disbarment

The California State Bar Court Review Department recommends disbarment of a former Dentons associate In 2017, Michael Bernard Potere demanded over $200,000 from a law firm where he worked by threatening the release of confidential firm information, including financial documents,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Review Department, Michael Bernard Potere


Collectible Judgment Not An Element Of Legal Malpractice Claim

The Louisiana Supreme Court has held that the plaintiff in a legal malpractice suit need not prove that the underlying lost judgment was collectible We granted this writ application to determine whether “collectibility” is a relevant consideration in a legal... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof


California Will Study Bar Discipline Reforms

From the web page of the California Bar Journal At its meeting on November 19, the Board of Trustees set in motion a new commission to conduct an in-depth examination of the State Bar’s attorney discipline process system, a core... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Board of Trustees, State Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California Bar Journal, California Will Study Bar Discipline Reforms


New Monster Hunter Movie Trailer Now Has More Beasts & Less Guns

The live action Monster Hunter movie might stir interest in hesitant fans of the series yet again as a new Japanese trailer has proven to be more engaging and familiar, unleashing a myriad of battles as diehard fans are likely able to pick out notable weapons and beasts. The Japanese subtitled trailer, which shows off […]
Tags: Games, Movies, Guns, Drama, Trailer, Fantasy, Military, Anime, Weapons, Live Action, Adaptations, Monster Hunter, Isekai


It’s A Homer Kind Of Day — See Also

Pathetic Morons In My Employ Stealing My Precious Money: Associates are wondering if these bonuses are real? Yes. Yes! Well, That's Not Too Bad: Florida Bar results are out. The Dreaded Osaka Flu Has Hit Springfield: COVID strikes courthouse. Snake: Ah, Wallet Inspector. Nerd 1: Oh, Here You Go. I Believe That's All In Order: Rudy Giuliani thinks Pennsylvania needs to give him the ballots and he'll count the votes.
Tags: Florida, Law, Pennsylvania, Rudy Giuliani, Springfield, See Also


Disney (Disney!) Accused Of Trying To Lawyer Its Way Out Of Paying Royalties To Alan Dean Foster

Company claims it purchased the rights but not the obligations to acquired IP. What?
Tags: Technology, Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Alan Dean Foster, Disney Disney


Stat Of The Week: Law Departments Feel The Squeeze

And they’re increasingly focused on legal ops.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, In-House Counsel, Stat of the Week, Legal Operations


US Department of Justice sets three more execution dates

In this July post I wondered aloud "How many federal death row prisoners does Attorney General William Barr want to see executed in 2020?".  My main point in that post was that, after the completion of an initial three federal executions that month thanks to SCOTUS lifting lower court stays, it seemed that AG Barr would likely be able to have completed as many executions he decided to set.  For anyone who might have thought AG Barr would be content with ten executions in 2020 (eight already comp...
Tags: Law, Bourgeois, Johnson, Doj, US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Higgs, Cory Johnson, AG Barr, Douglas A Berman, William P Barr, William Barr, Alfred Bourgeois, Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute Indiana, Curtis Thorne, Dustin John Higgs


US Department of Justice sets three more execution dates, including for the only woman on federal death row

In this July post I wondered aloud "How many federal death row prisoners does Attorney General William Barr want to see executed in 2020?".  My main point in that post was that, after the completion of an initial three federal executions that month thanks to SCOTUS lifting lower court stays, it seemed that AG Barr would likely be able to have completed as many executions he decided to set.  For anyone who might have thought AG Barr would be content with ten executions in 2020 (eight already comp...
Tags: Law, Bourgeois, Johnson, Doj, US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Higgs, Cory Johnson, AG Barr, Douglas A Berman, William P Barr, William Barr, Alfred Bourgeois, Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute Indiana, Curtis Thorne, Dustin John Higgs


The Federal Courtroom At The Center Of A COVID Outbreak

Trials are dangerous in the time of COVID.
Tags: Texas, Law, Courts, Biglaw, Judge Amos Mazzant, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Useful and Helpful Information When It Comes to Custom Law Essays

Do you need help with law articles? Are among those classified as understudies in the UK? Well, you are in the right place. Paper Writer’s Custom Law Essays is here for you. Understudies may not be so familiar with custom law essays, and therefore they are here to cater to your needs. These articles call for in-depth law research. It requires you to think of adequate law components and be familiar with UK laws, standards, law speculations, and regulations. Following 2001, the article writer ha...
Tags: UK, Writing, Law, Jazz, Custom Law Essay, Uni Tutor, Uni Tutor Custom, Conclusion Uni Tutors


New York tells justices not to intervene in conflict over attendance limits at worship services

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the Supreme Court on Friday to stay out of the state’s battle with two Orthodox Jewish synagogues in New York City over an executive order that limits attendance at houses of worship as part of an effort to combat the coronavirus. Cuomo told the justices that because of “continued progress in containing COVID-19 spread,” the restrictions that the synagogues asked the court to block no longer apply to them. Cuomo, a Democrat, issued the order at the heart of the d...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, Cuomo, Howe, 2nd Circuit, U S Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Barbara Underwood, Emergency appeals and applications, New York Solicitor


How Smarter Legal Software Impacts The Practice Of Law [Sponsored]

Collaboration is just the beginning for Lexis+, which continues to evolve to help lawyers thrive in the new normal.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, Data Analysis, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Small Law Firms, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis Custom


Court shelves oral argument in dispute over Mueller materials, grants two new cases

The Supreme Court announced on Friday morning that it would postpone oral argument in Department of Justice v. House Committee on the Judiciary, the dispute over access to secret materials from the Mueller investigation that had been scheduled for Dec. 2. The news came as part of the orders released from the justices’ private conference on Friday. The justices also added two more cases, both involving the scope of law enforcement officials’ authority to search, to their argument calendar for the...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Montana, Court, Joe Biden, United States, Department Of Justice, Wall, Committee, House Committee, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Cranston Rhode Island, House Judiciary Committee


Superlawyer Rudy Leaks Nonsense All Over Federal Docket

It'll take more than a hanky to mop up this mess.
Tags: Law, Government, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Election Law, Jenna Ellis


Is This Billion-Dollar Biglaw Firm Offering ‘Special Bonuses’ In Name Only?

This can't be how the firm plans to repay associates for its salary cuts....
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Baker & McKenzie, COVID-19, Salary Cuts


Legaltechnologyhub.com: Find The Right Technology Tool Fast

Legaltechhub is loaded with functionality you can search or browse. Check it out today.
Tags: Technology, Law, Jean O'Grady


All The Unethical Lawyers

The role of Trump’s lawyers in this election underscores that solutions to promote democracy lie at home, not abroad.
Tags: Law, Legal Ethics, Trump, Mandeep S. Minhas


FYSA: Am in Atlanta ground-sensing

Georgia is an epicenter in the election issues. Atlanta is capital of Georgia. I likely will not go live from the ground. Much to listen and watch. There sure is a LOT of highway work on I-85. Going on for years, based on reports I see when checking online. Amazing we spent so many lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, and trillions of dollars, and I see so many shoddy roads in my travels. Not to mention homelessness on levels I have never seen before in America. We sure built a lot of roads in...
Tags: Featured, Iraq, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Afghanistan, Military, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon


Petitions of the week: CARES Act payments for Alaska Natives, courts in church-property disputes, Miranda warnings and more

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to review, among other things, whether Alaska Native corporations are “Indian tribes” who can receive CARES Act payments, whether courts should defer or decide disputes over church property, and how explicit police officers must be in explaining to a suspect her right to a lawyer before and during interrogations under Miranda v. Arizona. In the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Congress established a different relationship ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Alaska, Arizona, Watson, Michigan, Seattle, Miranda, Fort Worth, Jones, Wolf, Episcopal Church, D C Circuit


Niki Black on Legal Ethics and #WFH Tech in the Time of COVID-19

I was fortunate to have Nicole Black join me earlier this week for my Law Insights show on Litera.TV, where we discussed recent legal ethics opinions relating to COVID-19 and also talked about the essential tech every lawyer should have for working remotely. Niki is a Rochester, N.Y., attorney, author and journalist, and she is the legal technology evangelist at the practice management software company MyCase. Niki is the author of the ABA book Cloud Computing for Lawyers, co-author of the ABA b...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Rochester, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Niki, Nicole Black, Niki Black, WFH Tech, MyCase Niki


The cost of Christmas: Boris Johnson faces dilemma on Covid rules

PM must decide whether to listen to Tory MPs or his scientific advisers on relaxing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Boris Johnson ordered the phased reopening of England’s shops and schools in July after a gruelling three-month lockdown, he gave the public permission to hope for a “more significant return to normality” in time for Christmas.Four months on, and as so often in this crisis, the prime minister’s optimism appears at best premature. Continu...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


EC/VC And The Biglaw Tech Firm — An Overview By A Former Gunderson Associate [Sponsored]

Tech-focused firms have extremely cool work, clients, and cultures, and the sector in which they operate has been experiencing tremendous and consistent growth.
Tags: Technology, Law, Venture Capital, EC, Career Advice, Biglaw, Corporate, Gunderson, Sponsored Content, Job Searches, Transactional practice, Emerging Companies / Startups, Stephen Damato


NACDL continuing great work spotlighting the ugly trial penalty now through compelling clemency petitions

This news release, titled "NACDL Trial Penalty Clemency Project Submits Second Set of Petitions to White House," reports effectively on work by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to shine light on, and seek needed remedies for, criminal defendants unfairly subject to the "trial penalty."  Here are some details on NACDL's latest efforts and prior work: As of this week, NACDL’s Trial Penalty Clemency Project submitted four more federal clemency petitions to the Office of the Par...
Tags: Law, White House, Washington Dc, NACDL, National Press Club, Chris Adams, Douglas A Berman, University of California Press, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Norman L Reimer, Martin Antonio Sabelli, Trial Penalty Clemency Project, Life For Pot the Project


Florida Bar Exam Results Are Out

Passage rate sits right below 50 percent.
Tags: Florida, Law, Law Schools, Bar Exams



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