The importance of technology competence when communicating electronically

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** The importance of technology competence when communicating electronically I’m sure that by now you’ve already seen the now infamous cat filter court hearing video. If not, Google it and watch it. I’ll wait. Now that you’re back, let’s talk about how you can avoid replicating that unfortunate predicament. The short answer? By maintaining technology competence when using electronic methods to comm...
Tags: Google, New York, Law, Ethics, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Florida Bar, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black

Bar Communication Not "An Unsolicited Invitation To Join A Book Club"

The South Dakota Supreme Court concluded that an attorney's one time violation of practice while suspended merited a short extension of the prior suspension This Court has observed that “[h]e acts at his peril who treats a communication from the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, South Dakota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

#Txlege should use savings from closed prison units to fund needed treatment services

The Texas Legislative Budge Board has "Recommended funding maintains correctional security operations, with a decrease totaling $148 million, primarily related to recent facility closures and 2020–21 repair/renovation projects." Grits is glad for more prison closures, but it's a mistake simply to reduce the budget by the amount of those units' costs. TDCJ has significant unfilled needs that those savings should pay for.  One of the biggest: The agency doesn't fund treatment service sufficie...
Tags: Law, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ, Texas Legislative Budge Board

At the Headless Snowman Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Failure to enact public duty law 'has worsened England inequality in pandemic'

Exclusive: government urged to activate part of Equality Act that would impose duty on public bodies to tackle inequalityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe failure of successive governments to enact part of the Equality Act, which would have imposed a duty to address socio-economic disadvantage, has exacerbated inequalities in England during the coronavirus pandemic, a thinktank has claimed.The Runnymede Trust’s report, Facts Don’t Lie, says that the public sector du...
Tags: Politics, England, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Local Government, Inequality, Equality Act 2010, School meals, Runnymede Trust, Coronavirus

Attorney/Capitol Insurrectionist Still Filing Motions About ‘Bizarre’ Developments — See Also

Getting Fired -- Twice -- Hasn't Stopped Him! Paul Davis, the attorney who attended the January 6th insurrection, is still busy filing motions. Biglaw To Government And Back Again: Don't expect Merrick Garland to do anything about it. Is Being Married To A Lawyer Worse Than Being One? No, but it still sucks. The Bar Exam Is Coming For Washington State: This is why we can't have nice things. DLA Piper Wants To Grow: Yes, even bigger.
Tags: Law, Washington, Paul Davis, Dla Piper, Don, Merrick Garland, See Also

Ex-NYPD officer charged with using a flagpole to assault a cop during the US Capitol riot

A pro-Trump mob clashes with police on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Thomas Webster appeared in court Tuesday over charges he assaulted a police officer. Webster is a former member of the New York Police Department. Prosecutors accuse him of using a flagpole to attack an officer at the January 6 US Capitol riot. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A former member of the New York Police Department appeared in cour...
Tags: Law, US, Trends, Associated Press, Charles Davis, New York Police Department, Riot, Trump, Webster, US Department of Justice, US Marine Corps, James Monroe, Metropolitan Police Department, US Capitol, Thomas Webster, Insurrection

Tiger Woods 'lucky to be alive,' police say, after breaking his legs in a Tuesday morning crash

Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies gather evidence from the car that golf legend Tiger Woods was driving when seriously injured in a rollover accident on February 23, 2021 in Rolling Hills Estates, California. Rescuers used hydraulic rescue tools to extricate him from the car where he reportedly sustained major leg injuries. Law enforcement reports that there was no evidence of impairment. He was in town to participate in The Genesis Invitational golf tournament. David McNew/Getty Images ...
Tags: News, Law, Trends, Tiger Woods, Car Crash, Charles Davis, Woods, Los Angeles County, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, VILLANUEVA, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Fire Department, David McNew, Alex Villanueva, Daryl Osby, Osby

Justices to consider whether “hot pursuit” justifies entering the home without a warrant

An old English maxim instructs that a man’s home is his castle – a refuge from the outside world. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case testing how much protection the Constitution provides to the home. At issue in Lange... The post Justices to consider whether “hot pursuit” justifies entering the home without a warrant appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Merits Cases

Looking At Cravath’s Federal Case Footprint

How Cravath litigators mostly spend their time.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Cravath, Trivia Question of the Day

Lots of good criminal justice reads from CCRC, Law360, and Reason

A full in-box and some surfing produced this fulsome reading list from a few sources chock full of pieces I recommend checking out: From CCRC, "After a haul of record relief reforms in 2020, more states launch clean slate campaigns" From CCRC, "Study: Texas diversion provides dramatic benefits for people facing their first felony From CCRC, "A Plan to Restructure (and Revive) Pardoning After Trump" From Law360, "Goodwin Wins Freedom For Cannabis Offender Serving Life" From Law360, "Biden's Scien...
Tags: Texas, Law, Biden, Ccrc, Douglas A Berman

Did Izzy Englander Earn $2.2 Billion Last Year, Or $3.8 Billion?

Depends on whose fuzzy math you’re buying.
Tags: Law, Finance

Third Time’s A Charm: Will California Finally Manage To Regulate Hemp-Derived Products?

Like its predecessor bills, the goal of AB-45 is to 'legalize' a plethora of hemp-derived products.
Tags: Law, California, Marijuana, AB, Nathalie Bougenies, Cannabidiol (CBD

Data Breach Plaintiff Doesn’t Have Standing in the Absence of Fraud or Identity Theft–Tsao v. Captiva

This is a data breach lawsuit. Plaintiff was a patron of a restaurant (PDQ) that suffered a breach that compromised credit card payment information. The breach occurred because a hacker gained access to customer data through “an outside vendor’s remote connection tool.” Plaintiff made purchases at PDQ using two different cards (a Wells Fargo Home Rebate card and a Chase Sapphire Reserve card). Both cards offered types of rewards and one of the two also charged a fee. Upon learning of the breach...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Linkedin, Best, Amnesty International, Starbucks, Low, Anderson, Privacy/security, Reilly, GAO, Ninth Circuit, Katz, PDQ, Clapper

Giuliani Stands Up To Dominion By Ducking Process Server

And by “We’ll have a nice fight, a real fight" he meant YOU CAN'T CATCH MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Tags: Law, Government, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Dominion Voting Systems

Being Married To A Lawyer Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

The battle hymn of the lawyer's wife: 'I wouldn’t wish this half-life on anyone.'
Tags: Marriage, Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Romance and Dating

Pandemic Prep: What Small Firms Need To Know To Counsel Clients Through COVID-19 [Sponsored]

Need to brush up on legal concepts and regulatory developments related to COVID-19? There’s a treatise for that.
Tags: Law, Small Law, Pli, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, Practising Law Institute (PLI, PLI Custom Small Law

Is The Customer Always Right? Lessons On Interpreting Market Research

Here are some tips that can help legal professionals understand how to navigate and interpret research to increase the successful outcomes of innovation.
Tags: Technology, Law, Innovation, Ken Crutchfield

Merrick Garland Asked To Put A Stop To Biglaw Revolving Door… He Won’t.

There's an opportunity here to discuss a persistent problem, but we're not going to get it.
Tags: Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Biglaw, Merrick Garland, Revolving Door Project

This Gigantic Biglaw Firm Wants To Get Even Bigger In 2021 And Beyond

This firm is willing to go harder, better, faster, and stronger to build revenue. Is yours?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Dla Piper

Evisort, AI Contract Management Platform, Raises $35M Series B

Evisort, an AI-powered contract management platform, today announced a Series B funding round of $35 million, bringing its total funding to $55 million. The funding round follows a year of four-times revenue growth, the company says. The round was led by global growth equity investor General Atlantic, with participation from existing investors Amity Ventures, Microsoft’s venture fund M12, and Vertex Ventures. Evisort was founded in 2016 by two Harvard Law School students, Jerry Ting and Jake Sus...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Mit, General Atlantic, Harvard Law School, Ting, Jake Sussman, Longer, Evisort, Jerry Ting, Amine Anoun, B. Evisort, Amity Ventures Microsoft, Vertex Ventures Evisort

Scotland's stages: how coronavirus lockdown will be eased

Unlike England’s roadmap, Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘strategic framework’ avoids setting specific datesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a “cautious and gradual” plan for how coronavirus lockdown measures will be eased in Scotland.Unlike Boris Johnson’s “roadmap”, the “strategic framework” deliberately avoids specific dates. “If we open up too quickly to meet arbitrary dates, we risk setting our progress back,” the first minister says in a foreword...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Health policy, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus

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[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Ann Althouse

Coronavirus Update 2-22-2021: Get ready for the glut of Covid whistleblower tag-along claims

The headline reads, "Ex-Manager Sues Ample Hills in Lawsuit Alleging Harassment and Unsafe COVID-19 Protocols" (emphasis mine).Here's the lede:Bryce Mottram, a former general manager at one of quirky ice cream purveyor Ample Hills' scoop shops, has filed a lawsuit in New York Eastern District Court alleging that he was fired from the company in retaliation for speaking up about instances of sexual harassment and unsafe COVID-19 workplace protocols at the company.I firmly believe that for the n...
Tags: Law, Hassan, OSHA, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, Ample Hills, Coronavirus, Bryce Mottram, New York Eastern District Court

Federal defendant in Terry with many notable friends urging broad application of crack retroactivity provision of FIRST STEP Act

As reported in this new Law360 piece, headlined "First Step Act's Authors Tell Justices Courts Are Misreading It," the First Step Act case currently on the  SCOTUS docket, Terry v. United States, No. 20-5904, and generated some notable amicus briefing.  Here are excerpts from this article: The senators who wrote the First Step Act of 2018 have told the Supreme Court that they did not intend to exclude low-level crack offenders from the law's sentencing relief, contrary to the findings of some c...
Tags: Utah, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, United States, Dc, Donald Trump, Terry, Mike Lee, Justice Department, NACDL, Eleventh Circuit, Constitutional Accountability Center, ACLU NAACP, Rutherford Institute

Coronavirus Update 2-23-2021: John Oliver tackles Covid and other safety issues in the meat packing industry

Last year I nominated Tyson Foods for 2020's Worst Employer because some of its managers started a cash buy-in betting pool on which of its employees would fall ill with COVID-19.This past weekend, John Oliver did a scathing indictment of Tyson Foods and others for their health and safety record during the pandemic and otherwise. If doing the right thing by your employees isn't enough for you to take health and safety seriously during the ongoing pandemic and beyond, and if staying off ...
Tags: Law, John Oliver, Tyson Foods, Jon Hyman, COVID

"The online publication Slate has suspended a well-known podcast host after he debated with colleagues over whether people who are not Black should be able to quote a racial slur..."

"... in some contexts. Mike Pesca, the host of 'The Gist,' a podcast on news and culture... made his argument during a conversation last week with colleagues on the interoffice messaging platform Slack. In a lengthy thread of messages, Slate staff members were discussing the resignation of Donald G. McNeil Jr., a reporter who said this month that he was resigning from The New York Times after he had used the slur during a discussion of racism while working as a guide on a student trip in 2019....
Tags: Law, Censorship, New York Times, Anderson, Slate, Mike Pesca, Jacob Weisberg, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Joel Anderson, Employment Discrimination, DONALD G McNEIL Jr, Jacob Weisberg Slate, Slate disagreed For Black

"At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court."

"There is a bright blue hospital tent with white bunk beds inside. A legal services trailer has the Spanish word 'Bienvenidos,' or welcome, on a banner on its roof. There are trailers for classrooms, a barber shop, a hair salon. The facility has its own ambulances and firetrucks, as well as its own water supply.... he most colorful trailer is at the entryway, where flowers, butterflies and handmade posters still hang on its walls...." From "First migrant facility for children opens under Biden" ...
Tags: Law, America, Journalism, Biden, Trump, Ann Althouse, Bob Boyd, Trump and immigration, Biden And Immigration

The Voting Rights Act isn’t a moving target, but the 9th Circuit’s test would turn it into one

This article is part of a symposium on the upcoming argument in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. Our case preview is here. Megan A. Larrondo and Robert A. Berry are deputy attorneys general for the state of Idaho, which joined an amicus brief on behalf... The post The Voting Rights Act isn’t a moving target, but the 9th Circuit’s test would turn it into one appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Idaho, 9th Circuit, Democratic National Committee, Brnovich, Megan A Larrondo, Robert A Berry

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