Lawyers: Take a look at these two social media platforms

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers: Take a Look at These Two New Social Media Platforms As you plan for a successful 2021 for your law firm, don’t forget to consider how you plan to use social media to forward your firm’s marketing and business development goals in the coming year. Importantly, you may want to think about whether you should broaden your presence to additional social media sites. You might be wondering why y...
Tags: New York, Law, Social Media, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Clubhouse, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, YouTube Audio, These Two New Social Media Platforms

ABA offers ethical guidance on responding to negative online reviews

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA Offers Ethical Guidance on Responding to Negative Online Reviews Now that we live in a digital world, online reviews are becoming increasingly useful tools for consumers. Using these reviews, consumers are able to make more informed decisions when making purchasing decisions about products or services. Online reviews are great for consumers, but for business owners, navigating the world of o...
Tags: New York, Law, Social Media, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Evan, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, American Bar Association ABA, First the Committee

Hall Of Justice

The Kentucky Supreme Court imposed a consent sanction for a criminal incident in a courthouse Just after 8:00 a.m. on July 17, 2019, a deputy heard a voice call for help from the second floor of the Jefferson County Hall... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Hall of Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Jefferson County Hall

Bar Discipline Follows Civil Sanction

A California attorney admitted pro hac vice has been reprimanded by the South Carolina Supreme Court for frivolous litigation in a family matter Respondent's great-aunt passed away in February 2009, and through a series of frivolous pleadings, motions, and appeals,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, California, Respondent, South Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Phoenix Falling

The Florida Supreme Court sustained misconduct findings but increased a referee's proposed 90 day suspension to two years This case arises from Phoenix’s involvement with Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas (Cay Clubs), a company that pitched to investors the opportunity... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Phoenix, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas Cay Clubs

What Should Employers Expect from the New Biden Administration?

Did you hear the one about the two employment lawyers who walked into a Zoom? If you know of a good punch line, then you may have figured out that the answer is actually a link: Employment law attorney Eric Meyer (who writes the always topical blog Employer Handbook) and I have a lunchtime webinar scheduled for Friday, January 28th at noon on all things employment law. You can find the link here. Like most good Zoom sessions, we promise we won’t take ourselves too seriously.  But we will try to ...
Tags: Law, White House, Blog, Employment law, Meyer, Executive Order, Vaccines, Biden, Administration, Zoom, Discussion, Marty Mcfly, Eric, Eric Meyer, Legislative Developments, Emmett Brown

At the Thursday Night Café...

 ... it's another bitterly cold night, so snuggle in. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

"When she wakes up, if she has slept at all, she tells me about the giants carrying trees and bushes on what she calls zip lines..."

"... which I am able to identify as telephone wires. Beneath the busy giants, she explains, there is a marching band playing familiar tunes by John Philip Sousa. She is not especially impressed by either of these things, and the various children playing games in the bedroom annoy her. 'Out you go,' she says to them. Then she describes the man with no legs who spent the night lying beside her in bed. He had been mumbling in pain, but nobody would come to help him. She remembers her own pain, too....
Tags: Marriage, Law, Diana, John Philip Sousa, Ann Althouse, Strange Medical Condition, John Matthias

A loophole might allow lawmakers to bring guns into the Capitol, but it's not a free pass to violate local laws

A police officer stands guard near the north door of the Capitol on November 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images An exception to a Capitol gun ban lets lawmakers store their licensed firearms in their offices. Some have chosen to wear them on their person, dodging security measures after the Capitol siege.  Lawyers told Insider the exception doesn't give lawmakers a pass to walk around with guns in DC.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Maryland, Guns, Law, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, US, Trends, C, Cnn

Biden to visit Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland to visit with wounded service members

President Joe Biden tomorrow afternoon (Friday, January 29th) will travel to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to visit with wounded service members. [via] President Biden and VP Harris will have an economic briefing with Treasury Sec. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Joe Biden, US news, Military, Veterans, Treasury, Biden, Walter Reed, HARRIS, Bethesda Maryland, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Wounded Vets

Latest Election Lawsuit Seems Headed Toward The Fires Of Mount Doom — See Also

Even A Trump Judge Thinks This Election Lawsuit Is 'Without Merit': Actually, 'without merit' is pretty much the nicest thing you can say about the lawsuit. Not Used To Reading Indictments: Don't get fooled by the hype. Robinhood Class Action Filed: Only took a matter of hours. DLA Piper Bonuses Are Out: But a disappointment to many. Justice Kagan's Poker Prowess: Revealed on Jeopardy.
Tags: Law, Dla Piper, Don, Kagan, See Also

Study reveals depth of BAME health inequality in England

Impact in some ethnic minority groups equivalent to being 20 years older than actual age, study saysThe health impact of belonging to some ethnic minority groups is equivalent to being 20 years older than your actual age, England’s largest ever study of health inequalities in BAME communities has found.Not only are people from these groups often poorer and more likely to suffer from underlying health conditions, they are also more likely to report worse treatment when visiting their GP surgery, ...
Tags: Health, England, Race, Society, NHS, BAME

My Mixed Review On The ABA Ethics Opinion On Responding To Negative Reviews

Many lawyers have objected to the ABA’s Opinion as an unfair encroachment on speech that could harm lawyers – particularly solos – by leaving them defenseless from an unjustified attack.
Tags: Law, Aba, Small Law Firms

Examining COVID-19-Related Insurance Litigation Trends [Sponsored]

There have been some significant rulings in favor of policyholders over the last few months which should cause insurers pause for thought.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline, Related Insurance Litigation Trends

New efforts to fix the ugly old problem of sentencing disparity for federal crack and powder cocaine offenses

As detailed in this press relase from Senator Cory Booker's office, "U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced legislation that will finally eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and apply it retroactively to those already convicted or sentenced."  Here is more: After the passage of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, sentencing for crack and powder cocaine offenses vastly differed. For instance,...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Barack Obama, Senate Judiciary Committee, Cory Booker, Durbin, Matthew Charles, Douglas A Berman, Dick Durbin D IL, Heather Rice, Kevin Ring, FAMM, Church Mobilization for Prison Fellowship

Trump’s legal positions will test Biden’s acting solicitor general

“We didn’t change position in a single case. Not one.” That was the determination of Neal Katyal when he took the helm of the Office of the Solicitor General on the first days of President Barack Obama’s administration in 2009. The solicitor general’s office is... The post Trump’s legal positions will test Biden’s acting solicitor general appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Barack Obama, Biden, Trump, Neal Katyal, What's Happening Now, Office of the Solicitor General

Jones Day Hires Homeland Security Lawyer… Doesn’t Mention Kidnapped Immigrant Children In Press Release

There's nothing surprising here which is the saddest part.
Tags: Law, Department Of Homeland Security, Biglaw, Jones Day, Chad Mizelle, Kathryn Mizelle

General Counsel Will Hit Biglaw Firms Where It Hurts If They Don’t Increase Diversity ASAP

Biglaw firms will go without cash payments if they don't give Black lawyers the chance to succeed.
Tags: Law, Diversity, Biglaw, Black, Quote Of The Day, In-House Counsel

[SHOT 2021] Peek-A-Boo! The Silver Shadow Corner Shot Scorpion

The ability to shoot from behind cover is pretty cool. More importantly, it can keep you alive. With good ol’ fashioned Israeli engineering, the CornerShot made this a real possibility. Extending the reach of the famous CornerShot, Silver Shadow Israel has introduced the Corner Shot Scorpion. Our newest addition to the The Corner Shot® products […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] Peek-A-Boo! The Silver Shadow Corner Shot Scorpion appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Israel, Law Enforcement, Military, Daily News, SHOT Show, Shooting Accessories, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Cornershot, Product Announcement, Silver Shadow, MIL/LE, SHOT 2021, SHOT Show 2021, Corner shot

"But Trump must never have an official presidential library, and Congress should move quickly to make sure he doesn’t."

Writes WaPo art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott.  The case of Trump is exceptional by any standard, and he should be afforded no discretion over his records or any privilege to extend the amount of time before the public can see them. Trump’s 2017 requirement that the National Archives withhold access to his materials until 2033 should be abrogated, and Congress should begin an extraordinary effort to recover as much of his communications legacy as possible, even material that wasn’t de...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, History, National Archives, Trump, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Philip Kennicott, FBI the Justice Department, Trump the ex-President

"As he entered his first week in office, President Joe Biden was handed a priceless gift: the blissful sound of former President Donald Trump’s Twitter silence...."

"While Trump's absence from Twitter has been a gift to Biden early on, it also may end up benefiting the GOP.... 'Be careful what you wish for,' said Sam Nunberg, who served as a 2016 consultant on Trump’s campaign before being fired. Nunberg said of Biden and the crises facing the nation: 'All the focus is now on him and it hasn’t been on him. … He owns it now.'" From "Twitter's priceless gift to Biden/In booting Trump, Twitter has seemingly realigned the political universe and shielded the n...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Censorship, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Twitter, Sam Nunberg, Ann Althouse, Nunberg, Trump the ex-President

Class Action Against Robinhood Over Gamestop Trading Arrives. Will Depart Very Soon.

What's this 'mandatory arbitration' thing mean?
Tags: Law, Finance, Stocks, Robinhood, Class Action, Small Law Firms

Elk Hunting: Prepping Time is Now

It may seem early to begin prep for elk Season, but with a big game animal like elk, nothing less than the best will cut it.  Elk season varies from place to place. The earliest elk hunting seasons kick off in late August. That may seem like a lot of time, but you have a lot to do! The time is now for big game hunters to check their gear , secure their tags, plot their hunt, and practice their aim! Here are all the things you should be doing now to make that shot. Apply Now to Win B...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, America, Blog, Wyoming, Idaho, Gear, Arizona, Google Earth, Hunting, Nevada, Elk, Richard Douglas, Scopes Field, National Interest Cheaper Than Dirt Daily Caller

Politician Can Block Constituents at Twitter–If It’s a “Campaign” Account–Campbell v. Reisch

This is another case challenging an elected official’s blocking of a constituent’s Twitter account on First Amendment grounds. It’s a 2-1 Eighth Circuit ruling that appears to distance itself from the approach of the Second and Fourth Circuits. As Eric notes, plaintiff may seek en banc review and perhaps take it further. (The Supreme Court is considering the government’s request to review the cases against ex-President Trump for blocking constituents on Twitter. Given Twitter’s ban of Trump, the...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Kentucky, Court, Social Media, West, BLM, Randall, Knight Foundation, Trump, Morgan, Campbell, Eric

Want to Learn Legal Marketing? This New On-Demand Platform Can Help

The legal marketing agency Good2BSocial launched a service this week that is designed to provide on-demand training in legal marketing and business development. The Good2BSocial Academy is designed for marketing, business development and communications professionals at law firms, as well as for lawyers who want to learn more about marketing and building their practices. The Academy will offer a variety of courses, webinars, podcasts, certifications and other educational resources. It is launchin...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Academy, Guy Alvarez, Good2BSocial Academy

Guest Post: Pandemic drug shortages: Is compulsory licensing the answer?

Ed. Note: Prof. Sapna Kumar has been working on international intellectual property law issues for decades. In fact, I believe we were students in the same international IP course at the University of Chicago way back when, along with Prof. Rantanen. I asked Prof. Kumar to provide some of her thoughts on how our international IP system is responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. A draft of her recent on-point article is available online: Compulsory Licensing of Patents During the Pandemic. By Sapna ...
Tags: Law, India, European Union, Canada, United States, South Africa, Bangladesh, University Of Chicago, Patent, Clinton, Bayer, Gilead, Sapna Kumar, Prof Kumar, COVID, Beximco

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