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NYC Bar On the Ethics Lawyers Appearing in Court During the Pandemic

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYC Bar On the Ethics Lawyers Appearing in Court During the Pandemic In October, I wrote about an opinion issued by the New York State Bar that addressed the ethical issues presented when a lawyer sought to withdraw as counsel due to health-related concerns regarding in-person court appearances during the pandemic. As I reported in my article, the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Profe...
Tags: New York, Law, Ethics, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, NBlack, Nicole Black, Committee on Professional Ethics, New York State Bar


The Judge Is Not A Witness

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has affirmed the denial of a recusal motion filed by a defendant law firm in a legal malpractice case. The trial judge had handled the underlying class action settlement that led to the malpractice allegations.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


Rand Paul Is The Worst, Federal Judges Edition — See Also

Rand Paul Continues To Be Awful: This time to a judge whose son was murdered. All The Bonus News That's Fit To Print: Covington, Winston & Strawn, Perkins Coie, and Roche Cyrulnik. Biglaw Continues To Hire Associates: Pandemic be damned. Cleveland's Baseball Team Is Getting A New Name: What IP law tells us about the renaming process.
Tags: Law, Cleveland, See Also, Covington Winston Strawn Perkins Coie


An inmate who is scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons


An inmate whose scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons


What is Best Caliber for Deer Hunting

The post What is Best Caliber for Deer Hunting appeared first on Deerhuntingbigbucks.com. What is the best caliber for deer hunting? Well it’s a question that has been asked around camp fires at deer camp for years. Almost all deer hunters have debated the question and all have t...
Tags: Georgia, Army, Marines, Hunting, Mike Tyson, North America, Winchester, Wsm, Flint River, Springfield, Madison County, Marlin, Remington, Creedmoor, Walton County Georgia, Winchester Magnum


At the Sunrise Café...

...you can talk about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse


Citing imminent expiration, justices reject Christian school’s request for exemption from Kentucky’s in-person school closures

The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a request from a Christian school in Kentucky and the state’s attorney general to allow in-person classes at faith-based schools, stressing that most schools in Kentucky will close for the winter holidays on Friday, Dec. 18, and are slated to reopen on Jan. 4. The justices left open the possibility that the school could return to seek relief again if the state’s governor issues a new school-closing order after the holidays. Justices Samuel Alito and Neil...
Tags: New York, Featured, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Cameron, Howe, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Lexington, Samuel Alito, Christian school, Beshear, Kelly Shackelford, Gorsuch


Final Deadline Friday For Startup Alley Applications

Pass the word to your favorite legal tech startup. Applications will not be accepted after midnight Pacific time on Dec. 18.
Tags: Technology, Law, Startup Alley Applications


Surviving An Economic Downturn: Pandemic Proof Your Small Law Firm [Sponsored]

The program will cover law practice management issues, including best practices for running a law firm virtually for an extended period of time.
Tags: Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Sponsored Content, Lawline


Sense And Nonsense

Why doesn't the hammer come down more often on ridiculous, frivolous litigation?
Tags: Law, Litigators, Frivolous Lawsuits, Jill Switzer


Branch Out and Gain Ground with SEO and Postali

Search engine optimization, aka SEO, refers to internet marketing techniques used to increase a website’s exposure, or ranking, in search engine results. It is also the marketing initiative that many law firms struggle with the most.  A lot of lawyers think they don’t need SEO when word-of-mouth and traditional advertising still generate leads. This kind of thinking only leads to missed opportunities. Potential law clients are searching for attorneys online more than ever, and an effective l...
Tags: Law, Seo, Sponsored Posts, Product Spotlights, Postali, Postali SEO


Barclays Acted A Bit Too American In Its Dealings With British Customers

That kind of predatory nonsense belongs only in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Tags: Law, Finance, Barclays


13 books everyone should read and why—as voted by you

We asked BigThink's readers and staff for their recommendations on books everyone should read. A collection of fiction and non-fiction works from around the world spanning millennia, these books will expand your horizons.Many of these books are long out of copyright, and can be read for free. Do you ever want to read more but find yourself unsure of what to read? Lots of people have the same problem. To help, we're adding to the collection of "books everyone should read" lists. For this one, we ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, New York Post, England, Science, Minnesota, California, Washington Post, India, Religion, Race, America, Society, Earth, Radiohead, United States


Use A Sow To Prevent A Client From Hogging Time When It Comes To Fixed Fee Legal Services

A tight scope of work offers the best protection plus it’s empowering to clients by helping them understand your practices and preferences.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


4 Takeaways From FDA’s Emergency Vaccine Reviews

What lessons can future COVID vaccine candidates take from the FDA’s response to Pfizer and Moderna’s study data?
Tags: Law, Government, Fda, Pfizer, Health Care / Medicine, Moderna, Healthcare Docket


After Being Trump’s AG, Bill Barr May Have A Rough Job Search If He Wants To Work In Biglaw Ever Again

Jones Day would probably be glad to have him on board.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Bill Barr, Trump 's AG, Bill Barr May


Twitter to remove tweets that spread lies about Covid vaccines

‘Anti-vaxxer’ misinformation to be tackled from next week, and conspiracy theories from 2021Twitter will remove tweets that spread harmful misinformation, starting with the Covid-19 vaccine, the company has announced – and from 2021 it will begin to label tweets that push conspiracy theories.The move sees the company follow Facebook and YouTube in tightening up policies around the coronavirus vaccination as the rollout of the jab begins across the world. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Society, Vaccines and immunisation, Tiktok


Northern Ireland to enter six-week lockdown from Boxing Day

Plan also approved to reinforce the ambulance service with units from Republic of IrelandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNorthern Ireland is preparing for a sweeping lockdown and the deployment of paramedics from the Republic of Ireland in an effort to control Covid-19.Health officials on Thursday proposed a six-week lockdown and approved a plan to reinforce the ambulance service with units from across the border. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Health policy, Coronavirus, Republic of IrelandCoronavirus




‘Gas stations in space’ startup Orbit Fab extends seed round to $6M with strategic investor Munich Re Ventures

Orbit Fab CDO Jeremy Schiel shows off the company’s satellite coupling system on stage at TC Disrupt 2019. On-orbit servicing startup Orbit Fab, which bills itself as the company focused on creating “gas stations in space,” has added an additional investor to its seed funding round. The add-on investment comes from Munich Re Ventures (the corporate VC arm of Munich Re Group, one of the largest insurance companies in the world). Munich Re Group is a key provider of insurance for satellite ope...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Science, Insurance, Tech, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, National Science Foundation, Outer Space, Faber, Private Spaceflight, Munich Re Group, Recent Funding


‘Gas stations in space’ startup Orbit Fab extends seed round to $6M with strategic investor Munich Re

Orbit Fab CDO Jeremy Schiel shows off the company’s satellite coupling system on stage at TC Disrupt 2019. On-orbit servicing startup Orbit Fab, which bills itself as the company focused on creating “gas stations in space,” has added an additional investor to its seed funding round. The add-on investment comes from Munich Re Ventures (the corporate VC arm of Munich Re Group, one of the largest insurance companies in the world). Munich Re is a key provider of insurance for satellite operators...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Science, Insurance, Tech, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, National Science Foundation, Outer Space, Munich Re, Faber, Private Spaceflight, Munich Re Group


Last-Minute Holiday Gifts For Lawyers

If planning isn't your strong suit or if you've just fallen behind, last-minute gift purchases may be in order.
Tags: Technology, Law, Holidays and Seasons, Holidays & Seasons, Nicole Back


"At the start of this pandemic, I recall feeling both horror at the unfolding calamity, and also a small sense of hope..."

"... that as in other times of hardship, people would find ways to change the world for the better. There was talk of community support, mutual aid and the rediscovery of the positive powers of the state to protect its citizens. Much of that has dimmed now, and it often seems that we simply want relief — to go back to the way the world was before, and as soon as possible. We have to get back to that place. Yet this may be the best chance in our lifetimes to break the hold of an industry that, un...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Capitalism, Big Pharma, Ann Althouse, Stephen Buranyi, Coronavirus


"When Paul visited Moscow in May 2003, to perform a concert in Red Square, he had an audience with President Putin, who told him that hearing the Beatles as a boy growing up in the Soviet Union..."

"... was 'like a gulp of freedom.' On the same visit, former president Gorbachev told Paul: 'I do believe the music of the Beatles taught the young people of the Soviet Union that there is another life.'" From Craig Brown's "150 Glimpses of the Beatles."  Also: Mikhail Safonov was a schoolboy in Leningrad when Soviet radio played ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ as an example of a capitalist song about the relentless pursuit of money.... but before the end of 1965 he had become caught up in a partic...
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, Gorbachev, Moscow, Ussr, Beatles, Ringo, Lennon, Hairstyles, Soviet Union, PAUL, Craig Brown, Lenin, Leningrad, Red Square


Top 50 Biglaw Firm That Laid Off Associates Hands Out Market Bonuses If You Bill Enough

It's been a bumpy 2020 for the firm, but it looks like they've turned a corner.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Winston & Strawn, Associate Bonus Watch 2020



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