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AOL Propelled Lawyers Onto the Internet

Verizon announced this morning that it is selling its media business – AOL and Yahoo – for $5 Billion. I couldn’t help but recall how AOL launched me from a practicing lawyer to a legal tech entrepreneur. The same was true for many other lawyers. AOL was the entry to the Internet in the 1990’s. Heck, we did not even call “it” the Internet or the World Wide Web (WWW). We called AOL an online community that we accessed via our home phone lines plugged into a disc we picked up at Barn...
Tags: Verizon, Yahoo, Law, Uncategorized, Aol, Wisconsin, Seattle, Barnes, Westlaw, Martindale, Google AOL


NHS introduces 3D heart scans to diagnose patients in 20 minutes

Revolutionary HeartFlow technology turns CT scan into 3D image, allowing treatment five times fasterPatients with life-threatening coronary heart disease will be treated five times faster thanks to 3D scans being introduced on the NHS that allow for a diagnosis in just 20 minutes.The revolutionary technology can turn a regular CT scan of the heart into a 3D image, allowing doctors to diagnose them rapidly, NHS England said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Society, Heart Attack, NHS


On Second Thought, Just Pay Her — See Also

State Bar President Learns Why Extortion Is So Effective: He went to the police when a woman blackmailed him and he ended up getting punished for it. Receipts: California broke its own rules to get an online bar exam. Home Of The Clerkships: Which schools are doing best when it comes to clerking? Toxic: Everyone’s […]
Tags: Law, California, See Also


Dominion is accusing Sidney Powell of promoting 'defamatory falsehoods' to attract money and fame

Sidney Powell participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Dominion is accusing attorney Sidney Powell of lying about the company to earn money and sell books. It made the argument in a court filing on Monday as part of a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit. Powell's lawyers argued her conspiracy theories were not meant to be taken as statements of fact. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sidney Powell doesn't think any "reasonabl...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, Law, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Venezuela, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Rudy Giuliani


The nation's top general is considering ending commanders' roles in reviewing military sex assault cases

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley arrives to the chamber ahead of President Joe Biden speaking to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Gen. Mark Milley says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. He said sexual assault in the military continues to happen despite efforts to stop it. ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Defense, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Speed, Military, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Defense Department, Robert Burns


How Much Are Law Firms *Actually* Helping With Employees’ Mental Health During COVID?

The pandemic made the already massive mental health issues in the industry worse.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Health / Wellness, Trivia Question of the Day, Unprecedented


Terry v. US, the final SCOTUS argument of Term, provides yet another reminder of the persistent trauma and drama created by the 100-1 crack ratio

It was 35 years ago, amid intense media coverage of a "crack epidemic" and the overdose death of basketball star Len Bias, when Congress passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 with the 100-to-1 powder/crack cocaine quantity ratio defining severe mandatory minimum sentencing terms.  As the US Sentencing Commission explained in this 1995 report, Congress "dispensed with much of the typical deliberative legislative process, including committee hearings," when enacting this law, and "the abbreviated...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, United States, Kardashian, Biden, Terry, U S Supreme Court, Christian Science Monitor, Len Bias, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, Ekow Yankah, Henry Gass, Tarahrick Terry


CISA Investigates Possible Hacks Of Federal Agencies

"We are working with each agency to validate whether an intrusion has occurred and will offer incident response support accordingly," CISA's deputy executive assistant director told Breaking Defense.
Tags: Technology, Law, Cisa, Military / Military Law


Congressional committee told Marine division commander placed on administrative leave in fatal AAV sinking off San Clemente Island

Marine Corps officials told lawmakers during a congressional hearing Monday, May 3, that Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi, who was in command of the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton at the time of a July 30 training accident in which nine men died, has been put on administrative leave while a new investigation is completed. The House Armed Services Committee hearing Monday focused on testimony from two top Marine leaders regarding the investigation into the accident, in which an amphibious assaul...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Thomas, AAV, House Armed Services Committee, Camp Pendleton, Gary Thomas, David Berger, San Clemente Island


Bill and Melinda Gates Announce Divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are getting a divorce. Both their twitter feeds have the same message. They say they will continue their work together at the Gates foundation, but won't continue to work together as a couple. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Bill, Melinda Gates


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.
Tags: Utah, Technology, Law, BYU, Law Schools


New York City Bar Association to host webinar on CVSGs with Neal Katyal

On Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. EDT, the patents committee of the New York City Bar Association will host a webinar with Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general of the United States, discussing how the views of the solicitor general’s office can influence the Supreme Court’s decisions. The solicitor general is often called the “10th justice” of the Supreme Court because the court, which seldom asks for anyone else’s opinion, will solicit the opinion of the executive branch in many cases,even ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Neal Katyal, New York City Bar Association, Event Announcements


ICE transfers women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. AP Photo/Jeff Amy ICE has transferred out the last women at Irwin Cou...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Immigration, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ice, Department Of Justice, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Charles Davis, Los Angeles Times, Trump, GEO Group


The biggest leak in Supreme Court history

In a city full of anonymous sources, the Supreme Court is famously leak-proof. But a century ago, the court had a serious leak on its hands. Judge John Owens of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit joins SCOTUStalk to tell the tale of Ashton Embry, the Supreme Court clerk who was at the center of the scandal. He also shares stories from his time clerking for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, opens up about how the 9th Circuit is coping in the COVID era, and reveals his thoughts on cameras i...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U S Court of Appeals, John Owens, SCOTUStalk, Ashton Embry the Supreme Court


"Staff... have been encouraged to... wear rainbow lanyards on campus to show solidarity with the transgender community."

According to "Edinburgh University lecturers given list of ‘microinsults’ and guidance on transgender issues" (London Times). Rainbow lanyards! FROM THE EMAIL: Lloyd points me to this: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Transgender, Edinburgh University, Jennifer Aniston, Lloyd, Symbols, Ann Althouse, London Times Rainbow


Just Because Associates Are Working From Home Doesn’t Mean They Should Always Be On Call

For the sake of their mental health, give associates a break for once.
Tags: Work From Home, Law, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Quote Of The Day, COVID-19


Intapp Says It Will Acquire Content Management Company Repstor

Intapp, a major provider of cloud-based business applications for larger law firms and financial services firms, said today it has signed an agreement to acquire Repstor, creator of Microsoft 365-based enterprise content management and team collaboration tools. Founded in 2012 and based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Repstor’s cloud-based solutions are designed to help law firms, accountancy practices, and in-house legal teams optimize Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams for content management, cas...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough LLP, Microsoft Teams, Intapp, Repstor, Belfast Northern Ireland Repstor, Mark Holman, Intapp Alan McMillen


Now Live At The Non-Event: What The Heck Is ‘Contract Lifecycle Management’?

We all have to ‘do more with less’ these days. Here’s the legal operations software that can help. 
Tags: Technology, Law, Automation, Document Management, Legal Technology, Practice Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Legal Operations, ATL Non-Event, Non-Event, Non-Eventcast


The LinkedIn Lawyer

The LinkedIn lawyer is connected, savvy, and rarely phased by the unexpected.
Tags: Technology, Law, Linkedin, Branding, Job Searches, Olga V. Mack


Bar President Resigns After Prostitution Charge

He stepped down the same day charges were filed.
Tags: Crime, Law, Prostitution, Legal Ethics, David Eric Schwager


Meaningful Signals From The Bench

There might be a reason that you'll be happy you're losing on all your objections.
Tags: Law, Courts, Litigators, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel


Tears and bear hugs as Wales lifts ban on having a cwtch

‘A wonderful day’: friends and families finally able to enjoy a cuddle after months of abstentionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome were accompanied with laughter, others with tears. There were shy, tentative cuddles but also great bear-sized hugs.After long months of abstention, families and friends across Wales were finally able to enjoy a cwtch – Welsh for a cuddle or hug – on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Wales, Communities, Society, UK News, Labour, Health policy, Welsh politics, Coronavirus


Court names military attorney as second-ever female marshal

Col. Gail Curley, an attorney in the U.S. Army who has advised military leaders on national security law, will be the Supreme Court’s new marshal, the court announced on Monday. Curley succeeds Pamela Talkin, the first woman to serve as marshal, who retired last year after 19 years on the job. Curley, who will begin her new position on June 21, comes to the court 30 years after graduating from West Point with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her law degree from the Univers...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Germany, Afghanistan, Army, U S Army, Howe, University of Illinois College of Law, Curley, What's Happening Now, Pamela Talkin, Gail Curley, National Security Law Division, Supreme Court Police Force


5 Safety Rules You Must Follow When Planning A Family Hunting Trip

If you are an outdoor lover, you will probably want to introduce your kids to the thrill of the wild at some point. It makes sense to take them for their first family hunting tour when they are old enough to handle the rigors of the experience and enjoy the excitement it offers. But it also requires good planning as the leader of the group because you will want your family to have a safe and memorable experience. Fortunately, planning a family hunting trip isn’t as daunting as it sounds. F...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Camping, Hunting, Family Activities, Family Camping, Family Vacation, Family trip, Camping Trip, Hunting Trip


The Law Schools Where The Most Graduates Got Federal Clerkships (2020)

These law schools may help you get the most prestigious jobs.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Rankings, Law Schools, Job Searches, Clerkships


Well-Being In The Law: Preparing For A Post-COVID World [Sponsored]

This year’s Well-Being Week in Law arrives as many firms are gearing up for a return to the office. While most have made operational changes to keep their people COVID-safe, how will they address their mental health needs during this unprecedented transition?
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practising Law Institute (PLI, Unprecedented, PLI Custom Unprecedented, Lawyer Wellness


"Why do people feel the need to label their sexuality with such specificity? As if a 'demi-sexual' is a thing you are and always have been and always will be."

"So short-sighted. Why pressure people into fitting into a sexual 'tribe'? Once we label, we sort ourselves, and then we're in a tribe, and then we reinforce tribal culture within that tribe. So if you join the 'asexual' tribe, then your asexuality will be reinforced and you'll stop going through the normal changes that most of us experience over our lives. Once you classify yourself, you ossify yourself."Asks PatHMV, emailing me about yesterday's post about "Platonic" — sex-free — marriages. I ...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Sex, Language, Asexuality, Peter, Ann Althouse, PatHMV, Peter (the ocmmenter


Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook


Report: Providers Cut Mental Health Staff, Even As Demand Increased During The Pandemic

As demand for behavioral health services increased during the pandemic, many organizations providing these services cancelled or rescheduled appointments, or laid off staff, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Tags: Law, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket



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