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Biglaw Is Always Open: Hours get crazier during the pandemic. Is Breyer Retiring? A check on the justice's hubris. A Lawsuit Over *Not* Building The Wall: This is an absurd complaint. Legal Tech Company With Biglaw Roots: For litigation, corporate and IP, compliance, and legal operations needs. Treaties In Spaaaaccce: But like a serious analysis.
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The New York Biglaw Partner Promotion Slowdown

Promotions to partnership are down this year.
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Law Blog Posts As Statements and Footnotes in Wikipedia

Searching Wikipedia for backgroud information on a B Corporation, a certification of “social and environmental performance” for a for profit companies, I came across a footnote from a statement that such status bring an annul fee. The footnote was to a blog published by the law firm, Bryan Cave. Got me thinking. Wikipedia could be an excellent place for posts from your blog to be cited. Wikipedia entries are replete with footnotes documenting the source for a statement. Wikipedia is fu...
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SCOTUS Copyright Forecast: Sunny And Fair

This SCOTUS decision does little to reassure those who believe that Google leads a charmed life as the efficient infringer extraordinaire.
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Intellectual Property, Oracle, Gaston Kroub

Testing The ‘Strength And Validity’ Of The Canons

Justice Alito gives a shoutout to corpus linguistics!
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Alito, Corpus Linguistics, Juris Lab, James Heilpern

5 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss This Year’s Virtual Bar Exam Summit

Free bar prep resources AND free bar prep prizes? Seems like a no brainer to us.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exams, BarPrep, Bar Exam Advice, Bar exam prep courses, Bar Exam Review, Vinco Bar Exam Coaching, Virtual Bar Exam Summit

Biglaw Firms In Talks For Merger That Could Create One Of The Largest Firms In America

These firms are feeling the urge to merge in 2021.
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Law School Marketing Materials Translation Guide

We bet you almost convinced yourself to apply to law school again.
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Biggest Law Firm In The Country Announces Special Bonuses

Baker McKenzie is even offering a little extra!
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The Future Of Legal Marketing: Why Lawyers And Law Firms Need A Digital Footprint

Your online presence can increase brand recognition and awareness.
Tags: Technology, Law, Career Advice, Legal Marketing, Wendi Weiner

Report: Fewer Health System M&A Deals In Q1 2021 Offset By Larger Transactions

The total transacted revenue was $8.8 billion, the second-highest Q1 figure in the last five years.
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U.S. Should Push New Space Treaty: Atlantic Council

'If everybody we talk to is the enemy, and there's a boogeyman behind every question and every opportunity, we're not going to go anywhere,' retired Marine Corps Gen. Hoss Cartwright says. 'We're frozen.'
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Brennan Center launches notable new essay series titled "Punitive Excess"

I was very pleased to receive a few emails this morning alerting me to a new essay series unveiled today by the Brennan Center for Justice, titled "Punitive Excess." Here is how L.B. Eisen, the Director of the Brennan Center Justice Program, describes this notable new series of essays: America’s criminal legal system is unduly harsh.  Experts explain how we got here and solutions that will benefit everyone. America can’t shrink its reliance on mass incarceration until we confront our approach t...
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Facebook users to get ‘independent’ appeal hearings against posts

Oversight Board braced for onslaught of cases concerning issues including blasphemy and hate speechFacebook users can now appeal to the company’s quasi-independent Oversight Board to get bad posts removed, the body has announced, in a large expansion of its role just three months after it issued its first findings.From Tuesday, the Board, which is comprised of 20 luminaries from the worlds of law, media and academia that include a former editor of the Guardian and a former prime minister of Denm...
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Biden plans to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Pfc. Poff, a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East advisory team security force, keeps watch from behind a position of cover in a rural area adjacent to the the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center during an advising trip Jan. 6, 2015. US Army US Army President Joe Biden plans to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan by September 11. The withdrawal deadline marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that pulled America into the war. "...
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Johnson and Johnson Vaccine "Paused" in U.S.

Six women between the ages of 18 and 48 have been afflicted with a blood clotting disorder within three weeks of taking the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. One died, one is in critical condition in the hospital. While that's a tiny number of the 9... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Learn To Think Like A Writer To Boost Your Communication With Clients [Sponsored]

For lawyers, effective writing requires key skills that law schools seldom teach.
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Ransomware Perfect Storm

Ransomware attacks are up and are creating challenges for SMBs and for their Cyber Risk Insurers. And we may be facing a perfect storm for continued ransomware attacks. Proactive steps to reduce exposures combined with Cyber Risk Insurance can greatly reduce financial and operational exposure to cyber risks – make sure you have the right Cyber Risk Insurance.
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The top 11 things you need to know about being sued by an (ex) employee

Because of the impending changes to Ohio's workplace discrimination law that take effect in two days, the filing of employment discrimination lawsuits in my state is seeing record numbers. Do you know what to do when an employee sues your company?  Here are the top 4 issues you to think about ASAYS (as soon as you're sued). 1/ Relevant documents should be identified and preserved. Employment lawsuits are not as document-intensive and some other disputes in which businesses are involved...
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Coronavirus Update 4-12-2021: It’s time to end pandemic PTO hesitancy

I haven't taken a proper vacation in 25 months. We were supposed to go to Portugal last March, but then Covid happened. In the 13 months since, there's been little point in taking off from work for any length of time because I haven't been able to go anywhere. "I can't go anywhere, so I might as well work," has been a popular pandemic refrain (me included).Americans were bad at vacations before Covid. The pandemic certainly hasn't helped our PTO hesitancy.  Consider the following from The Atla...
Tags: Law, America, Portugal, PTO, Blue Ridge Mountains, Jon Hyman, Coronavirus, Mohamed Ajufaan

Any interesting new insights about the interesting new folks tapped by Prez Biden for DEA and AAG positions at the Department of Justice?

As detailed in this press release, Prez Biden yesterday announced "His Intent to Nominate 11 Key Administration Leaders on National Security and Law Enforcement."  Two of the nominees could prove be particularly impactful in sentencing and other federal criminal justice reform arenas:  Anne Milgram, Nominee for Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice Anne Milgram has had a distinguished career as a state, local, and federal prosecutor.  As New Jersey’s Attorney G...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, US, United States, New Jersey, New Orleans, DEA, Louisiana, Department Of Justice, Biden, Justice Department, New Jersey State Police, Milgram, Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP, Douglas A Berman, AAG

Biglaw’s Chaotic Pandemic Hours

It's not just you -- hours have gotten increasingly erratic during COVID.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Billable Hours, Cahill, COVID-19, Unprecedented

When Immigration Laws Affect The Practice Of Spirituality

Here’s the story of how the delay by the immigration service in one extraordinary case caused immense stress for a congregation of thousands during one of the worst pandemics in history.
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Treasure Trove On Thumb Drives: Remand Ordered In Dispute Over Conduct Of Departing Attorneys

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has remanded in a suit brought concerning the conduct of departing law firm attorneys. Over the course of more than two decades representing clients in asbestos litigation, the plaintiff Governo Law Firm LLC (GLF) systematically... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Former Tribal Judge Disbarred

Despite an expressed appreciation for career accomplishments, the Wyoming Supreme Court has disbarred the former Chief Judge of the Wind Rind River Tribal Court. In light of "significant mitigating factors " and the "long delay," the court imposed the sanction... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wyoming Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Wind Rind River Tribal Court

D.C. Court Remands Case Where Law Firm Sued For Radio Statements

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals remanded a lawsuit against a law firm, concluding that defamation claims were properly dismissed but that a tortious interference count survived A local radio station published statements by attorney Michael Nadel, a partner... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Two decades after Tulia, corroboration requirement for police in drug cases may finally have its day

Debates around the Texas George Floyd Act have revived discussions of accountability in drug enforcement that first arose two decades ago following the Tulia drug stings. Regular readers know George Floyd was one of scores of Houstonians convicted of drug possession based on the uncorroborated testimony of Houston Police Narcotics Officer Gerald Goines, whose mendacious testimony about fabricated informants resulted in the deadly Harding Street raid.Goines' case - and the audit of the HPD narcot...
Tags: Texas, Law, Police, Drug Policy, Houston, Rikers Island, Thompson, Amarillo, Jeff, Mandy, Texas Legislature, Legal Aid Society, Jeff Blackburn, Harding Street, Gritsforbreakfast, Goines

Yes, Mr. Schaefer, police violence is a problem, even in Tyler

Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), who represents my hometown, said at the Homeland Security and Pubic Safety Committee hearing the other day that there'd been no serious police violence incidents in his district in many years. Maybe he meant police shootings or deadly force. But a couple of folks in the audience grumbled that somebody should tell that to the 15-year old kid thrown to the pavement by a Bullard police officer last fall. Here's video from the incident: The kid was 15 and had tried t...
Tags: Texas, Law, Police, Austin, Tyler, Schaefer, Smith County, Bullard, Gritsforbreakfast, Senfronia Thompson, Matt Schaefer R Tyler, Homeland Security and Pubic Safety Committee

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