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New Cybersecurity Recommendations For Lawyers

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Cybersecurity Recommendations For Lawyers Now that lawyers have been intermittently working remotely over the past year - and may continue to do so in the near future - their ethical obligations relating to cybersecurity practices have taken on a whole new level of importance. That’s why technology competence is paramount in 2021: it is essential for law firm leaders to have a full understandin...
Tags: New York, Law, Cloud Computing, Wisconsin, Vpn, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Formal Ethics Opinion EF


Pennsylvania Lawyers Can Ethically Practice Remotely From Out-Of-State

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Pennsylvania Lawyers Can Ethically Practice Remotely From Out-Of-State In March of last year, as we faced lock downs and the newfound threat of COVID-19, remote work became a sudden and unexpected reality. Law firms shut their doors and sent everyone home, and the work-from-home revolution began out of necessity, not choice. As lawyers tried to adapt to the “new normal,” they encountered ethical q...
Tags: New York, Law, Cloud Computing, Pennsylvania, Web/Tech, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Joint Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology


At the Thursday Night Café...

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


Got my second shot.

 So far so good. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Coro, Ann Althouse


Can global capitalists bring an end to capital punishment around the globe?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by the interestng news of the creation of a notable new death penalty abolition group going by the name "Business Leaders Against the Death Penalty."  , headlined "Branson leads business group demanding end to death penalty," provides the backstory: Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson feels the time has come to galvanize business leaders in a movement to eradicate the death penalty, a cause he has ardently supported for years. A group of 18 ...
Tags: Law, Arianna Huffington, Washington, Virginia, Joe Biden, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Associated Press, Branson, Southwest, Trump, Ben Cohen, Ben Jerry, Jerry Greenfield, Ouellette, Mo Ibrahim


Will Staff Bonuses Be The Next Biglaw Trend — See Also

Two Biglaw Firms Hand Out Staff COVID Appreciation Bonuses: Will others follow? What's the WORST Zoom Failure? Vote now! Orrick's Awesome New Policy: Billable credit for actual vacation. Let's Look Outside Of The Box: When it comes to U.S. Attorneys. What's In A Font? A lot, if you don't want to piss off the D.C. Circuit.
Tags: Law, Orrick, See Also


What do you call it? For almost two-thirds of you, it’s the “specification”

By Jason Rantanen First of all, I’m overwhelmed by the survey responses on § 112(a) – thanks to everyone who responded to this short survey.  You’re terrific. As of this afternoon, over 800 readers had responded to the question about how you refer to the part of the patent application that is required by 35 U.S.C. § 112(a).  The graph below shows the distribution of responses. (n=720) When asked “ What term do you use most often to refer to the part of the patent or patent application that is re...
Tags: Law, Patent, Webster, University of Iowa College of Law, Jason Rantanen First


Avoid Legal Pitfalls In Developing Innovative Physician-Hospital Payment Structures

To optimize patient care and ensure rapid payment for services, avoid running afoul of these sometimes counterintuitive regulatory schemes.
Tags: Law, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket


Welcome To The Law Firm ‘Clause It’ – Launching Next Week!

Getting this product into the hands of attorneys will make their lives easier and enable them to protect themselves and their business.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


European countries to resume AstraZeneca jabs after safety backing

EMA says benefits outweigh risks but it is continuing to study possible link with very rare blood clotting disorderCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageItaly, France and several other countries will resume administering AstraZeneca jabs from Friday after Europe’s medicines regulator said the vaccine was “safe and effective” and its benefits outweighed its risks.Germany and Portugal will resume on Monday, Spain and the Netherlands next week, while Sweden’s public health age...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, France, Germany, Spain, Society, World news, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, EMA, Coronavirus


D.C. Circuit Takes Bold Stance… Against A Font

Hmmm, who could the D.C. Circuit be throwing shade at?
Tags: Law, Courts, D.C. Circuit, John Elwood, Garamond, Sean Marotta


Covid vaccine side-effects: what are they, who gets them and why? | Nicola Davis

Most side-effects are mild and short-lived, and some groups are more likely to get them than othersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAccording to Public Health England, most side-effects from the Covid vaccines – Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca – are mild and short-lived. These include soreness where the jab was given, feeling tired or achy and headaches. Uncommon side-effects include having swollen lymph nodes. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Public Health England, Nicola Davis, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca


Do As We Say, Not As We Do

The black eye the profession has once again due to the escapades of a lawyer who had been well-respected in the Los Angeles legal community for years is quite aggravating.
Tags: Law, California, Los Angeles, Legal Ethics, Jill Switzer, Tom Girardi


"Their passion for nature cuts to the heart of what Scandinavians call friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv)."

"The expression literally translates as 'open-air living' and was popularised in the 1850s by the Norwegian playwright and poet, Henrik Ibsen, who used the term to describe the value of spending time in remote locations for spiritual and physical wellbeing.... Today, the phrase is used more broadly by Swedes, Norwegians and Danes to explain anything from lunchtime runs in the forest, to commuting by bike (or on cross-country skis when the snow falls) to joining friends at a lakeside sauna (ofte...
Tags: Travel, Health, Law, Milwaukee, Bbc, Henrik Ibsen, Danes, Ibsen, Ann Althouse


"I Am an Absolute God in Bed. Women Seem Alarmed When I Reveal This."

 Headline on an advice column at Slate — paraphrasing the letter-writer. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Headlines, Law, Sex, Ann Althouse, Paraphrasing


Dominic Raab 'totally misunderstands' Northern Ireland Brexit terms, warns EU

European vice-president Maroš Šefčovič says claim about Brussels trying to erect barrier down Irish Sea undermines UK’s reputationBritain’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has been accused by Brussels of displaying a “total misunderstanding” of the Brexit deal after claiming the EU was trying to erect a barrier between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.Maroš Šefčovič, the European commission’s vice-president, said Raab’s comments raised major questions, and warned that Britain was tarnishing i...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Court of justice of the European Union, Brussels, Brexit, Great Britain, Irish Sea, Raab


Court Determines Worker Was Employee, Awards Punitive Damages

Written by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc. Cases in which courts must determine reasonable notice for a dismissed employee are generally straightforward, involving an analysis of certain time-honoured factors in relation to the employee and his or her work. The case before the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Cho v Stonebridge Solutions Inc., 2020 BCSC 1560 involved a unique twist: the court first had to determine whether the plaintiff worker was an employee (as he cl...
Tags: Law, Court, Employment law, Daniel, Cho, Independent Contractor, Stonebridge, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment, Bardal, Substantive Law, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Punitive Damages, Globe Mail Ltd, General Damages, Marzari


Today's walrus.

Giant walrus having a nap on a Russian submarine. pic.twitter.com/LEWNmbRZce— Human For Scale (@humanforscaIe) March 18, 2021 ADDED: Is this image a fake? Snopes dealt with it in 2019, and that particular image is fake, but there really was a walrus sleeping on a Russian submarine in 2006 and these pictures of it are not fake: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Walrus


In case you're wondering...

... yes, I got rid of the Google AdSense ads on purpose. I'd only put them back recently because I'd thought, for my own protection, I should open up the flow of information from Google about whether it is getting complaints that this blog — on Google's Blogger — is offensive. Yesterday, I got email from Google that 3 things had been reported, and I just found it too annoying to look into. Two things were supposedly "sexual" and the other was something I didn't want to waste time trying to under...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Law, Blogging, Ann Althouse


IDEA Act of 2021

The first step in a non-discriminatory US patent system is to make sure it is available to all Americans without legal limit.  The second step, and the one with real potential to drive an innovation economy, is to takes steps to ensure that the system is inspiring to all Americans.  The trick is how to get there without causing undue damage.  One underlying issue is also a lack of information about what’s really happening. A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives have re-introduced the...
Tags: Law, US, Patent, PTO, Velázquez, Sen Leahy, Sen Tillis, Sen Hirono, Subcommittee on Courts Intellectual Property, Sens Tillis Coons Leahy Grassley, House Intellectual Property, Johnson Rep Issa


China may need Britain more than it cares to admit | Jeevan Vasagar

The value of British cultural capital in China makes the souring of relations all the more painfulWhen it is fully open later this year, the Londoner Macao hotel will be a kitsch recreation of tourist Britain, with a facade modelled on the Houses of Parliament, actors in bearskin hats performing the changing of the guard, and an English fried breakfast served at a restaurant called Churchill’s Table.The new casino resort in China is one of the more tacky examples of the country’s fondness for Br...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, US, UK News, World news, Britain, Military, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Churchill, English Premier League, Houses of Parliament, Jeevan Vasagar, Gulf China, Londoner Macao


Compelled discovery in foreign arbitration and sentencing reductions after criminal convictions

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. The Supreme Court has 278 petitions scheduled for review at Friday’s conference. Among the nearly 300 cases, the court will... The post Compelled discovery in foreign arbitration and sentencing reductions after criminal convictions appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Cases in the Pipeline


"For years I’ve told my clients to avoid talking about politics on the first date, but in D.C., and in a year like this one, that’s somewhat impossible. Plus, for Claire..."

"... who worked on the campaigns of Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton and is passionate about progressive issues, where someone lands on the political spectrum is very important. So, she flat-out asked him, 'Who did you vote for in the Democratic primary?' Ben stammered a bit. He revealed he admired Andrew Yang’s ideas but didn’t end up voting in the 2020 primary.... By this time, the conversation had started to drag and Pistachio needed to go outside to do her business. Ben asked for Claire’s n...
Tags: Law, Dogs, Relationships, New York City, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Yang Gang, Ben, Yang, Claire, Chihuahua, Ann Althouse, Andrew Yang, Damona Hoffman, WaPo Pistachio, Date Lab


Newspaper Isn’t State Actor–Plotkin v. Astorian

Plotkin placed a political ad with the Daily Astorian newspaper that allegedly advocated against Holcom and Hilton. The opinion doesn’t explain why Plotkin objected to these candidates, but Plotkin’s frequent letters to the editor give some clues. Even without advertising, Plotkin appears to have good access to the Astorian’s audience. I count 6 letters so far in 2021. After accepting the ad, the newspaper heard from one of the referenced individuals (Holcom, according to the complaint). Pointi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Linkedin, Icann, Hilton, Johnson, Alphabet, Wilson, Perez, Lewis, Jayne, Google Facebook, ZIMMERMAN, Facebook Google, Quigley


AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is safe and effective, says European regulator

EMA says benefits outweigh risks but also that it is continuing to study possible link with very rare blood clotting disorderCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is “safe and effective” and its benefits outweigh the risks, Europe’s medicines regulator has said, but it would continue to study possible links between the shot and a very rare blood clotting disorder.The director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Emer Cooke, said the ag...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, EMA, Coronavirus, European Medicines Agency EMA Emer Cooke



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