"I Don't Care"

The North Carolina State Bar recently filed a three-count complaint against an attorney. Count One alleges that the attorney engaged in unauthorized practice while suspended for CLE non-compliance; Count Two alleges a number of tax violations. Count Three alleges conduct... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cle, North Carolina State Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

No Privity, No Recovery, When Law Firm Seeks Payment From Client's Insurer

A law firm may not recover its legal fees from its client's insurer according to a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiff law firm lacks standing to recover its legal fees under the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Billable Hours, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department Plaintiff

Sunrise — 5:53, 6:10.

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

The Biglaw Churn — See Also

Logging Your Clicks: MoFo's mandatory surveillance/timekeeping software. These Law School Grads Are Making Moves: Into Biglaw. Alex Oh Is Staying At Paul Weiss: Because, wow, the scandal. The Jones Day/Government Merry-Go-Round: It's worse than you think.
Tags: Law, Paul Weiss, See Also

Cornered by a direct question, Kamala Harris says "I don’t think America is a racist country."

But you have to hear her say it, so click through to "Kamala Harris: ‘I Don’t Think America is a Racist Country’ BUT…" (Mediaite).As the "BUT" in the headline indicates, she moves on as quickly as possible to what amounts to an assertion that America is a racist country: "But we also do have to speak truth about the history of racism in our country, and its existence today." I'm sure there's a way to make a distinction to save her from the charge of incoherence. The term "racist country" can be ...
Tags: Law, America, Kamala Harris, Scott, HARRIS, Tim Scott, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Think America

Law School Deans Need to Use Twitter

Law school deans need to be using Twitter. It’s no longer acceptable to have your communications person craft a statement for you, include it in a press release and hope you’ll pick up accolades in the traditional media. I am not saying that it’s bad. But this morning, I saw coverage in a local east coast newspaper of law school’s legal tech certificate program being offered to lawyers and other legal professionals because of tech training needs arising out of the pandemic. The dean...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Uncategorized

One new case, two issues of appellate procedure

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. A lot of movement on the relist front this week. The court granted review in relisted cases involving the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution, summarily overturned a court of appeals decision in a relisted habeas case for the second time in a month, and denied leave to file an “original jurisdiction” lawsuit between two st...
Tags: Health, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Johnson, DOE, Ericsson, Tcl, Ortiz, Scott, HARRIS, Allen, Dobbs, Fifth Third Bancorp

Second-Class Biglaw Partnership Is Growing

Uptick in income partners across Biglaw.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, Nonequity Partners

CMS Proposes Putting $2.5B Into Hospitals’ Coffers, Eliminating Part Of Price Transparency Rule

CMS has released its proposed inpatient payment rule for fiscal year 2022, which includes a payment bump that could increase reimbursement for hospitals by $2.5 billion.
Tags: Law, Cms, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket

Thinking Caps For Sale

One weird trick for avoiding bank fees. And other slip-ups by the legal community.
Tags: Law, California, Legal Ethics, Small Law Firms, Jill Switzer

Joe Biden Had ‘No Idea’ Rudy Was Getting Raided

Meanwhile, Trump was busy lamenting the country-loving patriot's plight on Fox News.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Joe Biden, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Quote Of The Day

‘Indonesian Torture Case’ Not Exactly The Phrase You Want To See Attached To Biden Official

Criticism had grown louder of the pick, but this proved too much to overcome.
Tags: Law, Government, Biden, Biglaw, Securities And Exchange Commission, Paul Weiss

How Much Are In-House Counsel Making? 

Take our anonymous survey and help us share this crucial information.
Tags: Money, Law, Compensation, Surveys, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Job Searches, In-House Salaries, General Counsel Compensation

Sheltie love.

I encountered these incredibly beautiful dogs yesterday (at Devil's Lake State Park):     They could not have been sweeter. Could they have been more beautiful? I have to say yes, because there was a third one, the prettiest of the bunch, but I didn't catch him on camera.I love the way the one in back comes to the fore. And I love the way the black one has a swath of white across the chest that continues onto the leg. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Dogs, Ann Althouse, Devil s Lake State Park

Top 3 Ways To Help Your Law Firm Save Money

Do you feel like your law firm is hemorrhaging money? Maybe it is and you don’t even realize it. Take the time to evaluate how your firm operates and identify how you can help stop the bleed. Top three ways to save: 1)           Don’t duplicate effort or function. Many law firms pay top dollar for accounting software that is meant to have all the functionality necessary to reconcile their IOLTA, operating, or other business accounts. The problem is, most lawyers may find these functions to...
Tags: Law, Time, Uncategorized, PAUL, M T Bank, Nota, IOLTA, About Nota by M T Bank Trust, Paul Garibian, M T Bank Member FDIC, NY NJ MD PA DE CT VA DC

"It’s ridiculous. Obviously they’re very ungracious people. I did the vaccine. They like to take the vaccine. But even the fake news isn’t giving them credit for that."

"We did the vaccine, saved tens of millions of lives throughout the world by coming up with a vaccine. If I weren’t president, vaccine, you wouldn’t have a vaccine for five years, three to five years would be the minimum. I got it done in less than nine months. And that’s only because of me."  Said Trump on Fox News this morning, talking to Maria Bartiromo, who asked him how he feels about "how they’re blaming you on everything and they do not attribute the successes that you had to your admini...
Tags: Law, Obama, Fox News, Trump, Maria Bartiromo, George W, Said Trump, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Trump the ex-President, Coronavirus, Mediaite Did Trump

"The single worst part of this was where the totally unfathomable 'word' from a non-famous Queen song title was sitting right next to a 'high-earning Tik-Tok personality' (there's not one word of that phrase that isn't glistening with inanity)..."

"... and then both of those ran straight through The Crucial Word in the damn 'poem' (i.e. HAIKU). The very worst fill at the most important point in the puzzle—again, winning. I resent this kind of self-indulgent, no-concern-for-solving-pleasure, make-your-theme-work-at-all-costs construction. I would've been somewhat quicker getting through this section if I could've remembered SERRANO sooner (31A: Pepper between jalapeño and cayenne on the Scoville heat scale), but the real added difficulty w...
Tags: Law, Puzzles, Scoville, Ann Althouse, Rex Parker, COYER Rex Parker

I’d be interested in your thoughts on this COVID thread.

This is often couched as a patent issue, but it is really a technology transfer (knowhow) issue. Patents are territorial (country-by-country). There are currently no issued patents in any less-developed country that would prevent people from making/using the vaccines there.2/ — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) April 29, 2021 via twitter.
Tags: Law, Patent, Dennis Crouch

Tips for Managing Remote Employees

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips for Managing Remote Employees The shift to remote work was an abrupt and unexpected change for most businesses, including law firms. For that reason, it didn’t always go smoothly. However, over time, most legal employers were eventually able to work through the challenges and put technology and work processes in place that allowed their workforce to get work done efficiently regardless of wher...
Tags: New York, Law, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black

Court rules against government on technical question of notice requirement in immigration law

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a 6-3 opinion in Niz-Chavez v. Garland, reversing a lower court’s decision that had limited access to “cancellation of removal,” an important form of relief for noncitizens in deportation proceedings. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion, adopting a rigid interpretation of a federal statute that requires the government to serve a “notice to appear” in order to trigger the “stop-time” rule. That rule can foreclose access to immigration relief by pr...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, John Roberts, Garland, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Gorsuch, Merits Cases, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Stephen Breyer Sonia Sotomayor, Niz Chavez

The 8th nominee for the “Worst Employer of 2021” is … the vaccine vetoer

In a stunning show of ignorance, a Miami, Florida, private school has informed its staff that because the Covid-19 vaccine poses a health risk to those in close proximity to those who have been vaccinated, those who have already received the vaccine must physically distance from students and anyone vaccinated will not be permitted to return to work after the summer break.  In a letter to parents, CEO, Leila Centner wrote:We are not 100% sure the COVID-19 injections are safe and there are too m...
Tags: Law, Miami, Cbs, Miami Florida, Jon Hyman, COVID, Leila Centner

"I began to evaluate what I really enjoyed doing and what I valued about interactions with friends."

"I did not like standing for prolonged periods of time, for almost any reason. I did not like waiting in line for food. I did not like anything that included the word 'networking.' I did like getting drinks or dinner in a place where we could really talk, or lounging in someone’s living room, or going to a party if there were going to be lots of people I knew there and ample seating room.... Especially now that people are making plans with frenzied abandon, saying yes to all manners of activitie...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Jessica Grose, Festivities, Ann Althouse, Grose

VC Tim Draper Invests $1M In Blockchain-Based Dispute Resolution Platform

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, known for early investments in companies such as Twitter, Skype and DocuSign, has invested $1 million in seed capital in Jur, a blockchain-based dispute resolution platform founded in Switzerland. Draper described Jur’s dispute resolution platform as “the future of decentralized justice” and its recently issued cryptocurrency, the Jur token, as “the token of justice in the new blockchain era.” In an article yesterday in Business Insider, Jur’s founder a...
Tags: Law, Tesla, Switzerland, Tim Draper, Draper, Palombo, ODR, FairClaims, Twitter Skype, Jur, Alessandro Palombo

A Sanction with Teeth

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court imposed a reprimand for conduct described in a summary of the Board of Bar Overseers The respondent was retained to represent a dentist client, sued over an Asset Purchase Agreement whereby he had essentially agreed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar

Once Is Not Enough

An attorney's cooperation in a bar investigation was insufficient to stave off his interim suspension per a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department Here, respondent asserts in his responsive affidavit that AGC's motion should... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

US Sentencing Commission releases FY 2021 first quarter sentencing data showing COVID's continued impact on federal sentencings (and USSC data)

A helpful colleague made sure that I did not overlook the fact that the US Sentencing Commission this week published here its latest quarterly data report which covers "Fiscal Year 2021 - 1st Quarter Preliminary Cumulative Data (October 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020)."  These new data provide another official accounting of how COVID challenges continued to dramatically reduce the number of federal sentences imposed through the end of 2020.  Specifically, as reflected in Figure 2, while the ...
Tags: Law, Commission, Usc, USSC, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission

Bitcoin, Emissions Credit Company Tesla Posts Record Quarterly Profit

It does some other stuff, too, but they're not relevant to the bottom line.
Tags: Law, Finance, ATL Finance, Finance Docket

BYU Law Students Develop Web Resource To Address Flaws In Expungement Process

Eight students in the LawX legal design lab at BYU Law have developed an online resource, called Goodbye Record, that is designed to address flaws in the process for expunging criminal records in Utah and potentially other states as well. I’ve written a number of times about LawX, a lab program launched in 2017 in which law students use design thinking to analyze and address critical issues in access to justice. In each semester-long lab, the students tackle a different issue. Previous LawX proj...
Tags: Utah, New York, Justice, Law, Uncategorized, BYU, Clifford Chance, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Josef, Utah Supreme Court, CCO, Administrative Office, LawX, Genesis Block, SixFifty, Constandinos

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