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Round Up: Secure Communication, Post-Pandemic Law Firms, Practice Management Software, and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles published from April: Manage your bankruptcy law practice with this software - ABA Journal The Fate Of Midsize Firms In A Post-Pandemic World - Above the Law When Bar Associations Innovate, Everyone Wins - Above the Law Managing, Motivati...
Tags: Law, Cloud Computing, Web/Tech, Legal Practice, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack


Top gadgets for lawyers working from a home office

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Top Gadgets for Lawyers Working From a Home Office It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and what a year it’s been! The good news is that as we head into the spring, the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel as vaccination rates increase. As a result, sometime in the near future we may finally be able to head back to our offices on a full or part-time basis. Of co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, New York, Law, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Amazon Another, Aidata LHA


The Diaper Bag And The Hatchet

A public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for a second degree menacing conviction. The same court had affirmed the conviction Defendant's contention on appeal that he was entitled to a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Misplaced Trust

Disbarment has been ordered by the Minnesota Supreme Court The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition for disciplinary action against respondent Barry L. Blomquist, Jr. The petition alleged Blomquist misappropriated trust assets by investing in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Blomquist, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, Barry L Blomquist


Reciprocal Censure

A reciprocal censure has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department for sanctions imposed in federal court By order entered December 7, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit publicly... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Substack for Lawyers, What’s the Attraction?

Bob Ambrogi has a real nice piece this morning on “The Lawyers of Substack.” As early adopters of digital publishing in the law turned to blogging, something we’ve seen explode over the last decade, some legal publishers are turning to Substack. Substack is an online platform that provides publishing, payment, analytics, and design infrastructure to support subscription newsletters. Among the legal Substack users Ambrogi highlights are lawyers and career legal journalists, David Lat...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, David Lat, ABA Journal, Alm, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi, Substack, Jason Tashea, Tashea, Substack Substack, Substack Lat, Colin O'Keefe


US Justice Department expresses 'concerns' over the GOP's Arizona election audit being conducted by Cyber Ninjas

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan, left, a Florida-based consultancy, talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as a Cyber Ninjas IT technician demonstrates a ballot scan during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. The equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden and the 2.1 million ballots were moved to the site Thursday so Republicans in the state Senate who...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Politics, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Audit, Gop, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Conspiracy Theories, Doj, Charles Davis


A fallen sprig of very young oak leaves.

Photographed by Meade:    I like the fleshy, sugary look of them. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trees, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


Anger at reports of UK proposals to ban Troubles-era prosecutions

Sinn Féin, Labour, SDLP and Alliance accused Downing Street of betraying victims of violencePoliticians in Northern Ireland have condemned reports that the UK government is to ban prosecutions of British army veterans for alleged crimes during the Troubles.Sinn Féin, the SDLP, the Alliance party and Labour accused Downing Street of betraying victims of violence and making a shameful attempt to protect security force personnel at the expense of justice. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, UK News, Military, Ireland, Labour, Northern Ireland, British Army, Sinn Féin, SDLP, Alliance, Alliance Party, Official IRA, Sinn Féin Labour SDLP


" It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored...."

"In applying a vague, standardless penalty and then referring this case to the Board to resolve, Facebook seeks to avoid its responsibilities. The Board declines Facebook’s request and insists that Facebook apply and justify a defined penalty.... Within six months of this decision, Facebook must reexamine the arbitrary penalty it imposed on January 7 and decide the appropriate penalty. This penalty must be based on the gravity of the violation and the prospect of future harm. It must also be con...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Censorship, Free Speech, Board, APA, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, USC Section, Facebook Oversight Board, the Trump resistance, Gregory Ogden, Federal APA


RUC erred at Troubles’ dawn by firing on flats from armoured cars

Ombudsman says police were at fault when four people were killed in Divis and Ardoyne areas in 1969Police blundered at the dawn of Northern Ireland’s Troubles by using vehicle-mounted machine guns in residential areas and not effectively investigating the ensuing deaths, including that of the first child killed in the conflict, according to a new report.The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) committed “significant operational and investigative failures” during the killing of four people in Belfast ...
Tags: Police, UK News, Military, Northern Ireland, British Army, Belfast, RUC, Ardoyne, Divis, Royal Ulster Constabulary RUC


4 Steps For A Stress-Free Home Insurance Claim

Whether it’s your car, your home or even your business, insurance can protect you against disaster in all aspects of your life. It helps you manage the financial burden during difficult... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Money, Parenting, Insurance, Money Tips, Steps For A Stress Free Home Insurance Claim


Now, That’s A Satisfying Benchslap — See Also

This Bill Barr Benchslap Is Everything: This federal judge sees through the lies. Judge Loses His Cool: The allegations are startling. Rudy Giuliani Really Is A Terrible Lawyer: The subpoena was entirely expected. Will In-Person SCOTUS Mean A Quiet Clarence Thomas? Probably. Wanna Get A State Clerkship? There’s a law school for that.
Tags: Law, Rudy Giuliani, Clarence Thomas, See Also, Bill Barr Benchslap


New Urban Institute resources on FIRST STEP Act prison particulars

I learned today via email about two notable new resources from the folks at the Urban Institute engaging with some of the intricacies of the prison reform elements of the FIRST STEP Act.  First, this posting by Emily Tiry and Julie Samuels, titled "Three Ways to Increase the Impact of the First Step Act’s Earned Time Credits," suggests how this piece of the Act could be improved. Here is a snippet: The 2018 First Step Act—the first major federal criminal justice reform legislation in nearly a d...
Tags: Law, US Department of Justice, Urban Institute, Douglas A Berman, Julie Samuels, Bureau of Prisons BOP, Emily Tiry


Might Prez Biden use his clemency power relatively soon?

The question in the title of this post is promoted by this notable new Hill article headlined "Biden set to flex clemency powers."  The headline is a bit more encouraging than the full article for those eager to see some action on this front, and here are some of the details: White House officials are signaling that President Biden is prepared to flex his clemency powers as officials wade through a large backlog of requests behind the scenes, according to advocates with whom the White House has...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Aclu, Susan Rice, New Orleans, Biden, Voice, Justice Department, American Civil Liberties Union, Hill, Hoskins, Dana Remus, Jen Psaki, Douglas A Berman, Cedric Richmond


Junior To Mid-Level Litigation Associate For Litigation Boutique In DC [Sponsored]

A high-end litigation boutique in Washington DC is seeking a junior to mid-level litigation associate. Great opportunity to gain "hands-on" litigation experience. Apply within.
Tags: Asia, Law, Washington Dc, Dc, Litigation, Associates, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles


‘Dreams, Hopes, and Bank Accounts Wiped Clean’ In Surrogacy Scam

Because of the especially vulnerable nature of intended parents, this is an area where fraud continues to happen, and where special caution is appropriate.
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Greg Blosser, Bank Accounts Wiped Clean


Will Clarence Thomas Return To Silence Once Justices Return To Supreme Court?

He previously spent a decade without speaking once during oral arguments.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Clarence Thomas, Will Clarence Thomas


Tweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’

Limited data from small test trial shows positive results against South Africa and Brazil strainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first “tweaked” vaccine against the worrying coronavirus variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil has successfully neutralised them in laboratory trials, the US company Moderna has said.The results of the small trial suggest that boosters against the variants will be feasible and could potentially be rolled out this year to count...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Moderna, Coronavirus


A California court case over a flammable hoverboard could force Amazon to change its entire third-party sales business model

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images In 2015, a woman named Kisha Loomis suffered burns when a hoverboard ordered on Amazon caught on fire in her house. Loomis sued Amazon in California, and saw her case against the tech giant receive a summary judgment. Amazon successfully argued that the hoverboard merchant "fell outside the chain of distribution," and that it was therefore not responsible for the accident. But now, an appellate court has cleared the lawsuit to go before a judge an...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Law, California, China, Trends, Customers, Retail, Wiley, Browning, John Wiley, Loomis, John Browning, Patrick T Fallon, Aine Cain, Insider Amazon


Judge Amy Berman Jackson Delivers Epic Benchslap In Mueller FOIA Suit

Bill Barr: Exactly who you thought he was all along.
Tags: Law, Government, Courts, Department Of Justice, Amy Berman Jackson, Bill Barr


Canada becomes first country to approve Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15

Officials say vaccine is safe and effective in younger age group‘We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel’Canada has became the first nation in the world to authorise the use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 12 to 15, describing the move as a light at the end of the tunnel.Supriya Sharma, a senior adviser at the Canadian federal health ministry, said on Wednesday that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was safe and effective in the younger age group. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, Society, World news, Canada, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Supriya Sharma


SEC Enforcement Chief’s Departure Shows Need For Deeper Recruiting Pool

Coming straight from a big white collar defense firm to the SEC, long a solid career path, proves disastrous.
Tags: Law, Finance, Government, SEC, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Legal Operations, ATL Finance, Finance Docket, Law Departments


Law & Order fans hopeful new spin-off will feature this fan favourite

Law & Order may have only recently launched its latest spin-off series, but the...
Tags: Law


That Time When A Potential Client Wanted My Advice On Doing Something Illegal

Good business plans do not require breaking laws, devising strategies for minimizing jail time, or getting sued for fraud.
Tags: Law, Legal Ethics, Small Law Firms, Steven Chung


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

These law schools may help you get local jobs that are in high demand.
Tags: Law, Rankings, Law Schools, Job Searches, Clerkships


Big Move: US Supports IP Waiver for COVID Vaccine

by Dennis Crouch In the USA, COVID vaccines have been widely distributed and are now available at no cost almost on-demand for anyone seeking vaccination.  Vaccines are not widely available in most other countries and global COVID cases are again at an all-time high. And, people around the world don’t really trust that Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J are going to be serving them anytime soon.  That is where the TRIPS waiver comes into play. TRIPS:  Countries around the world are asking for a waiver of...
Tags: Usa, Law, India, US, WTO, Pfizer, Biden, Patent, Dennis Crouch, J J Pfizer, Pfizer Moderna, Katherine Tai


The Lawyers of Substack

This week, David Lat, who founded the blog Above the Law in 2006, and who earlier, in 2004, started the anonymous blog Underneath Their Robes, and who left blogging two years ago to take a job as a legal recruiter, is returning to writing as a full-time livelihood. But this time, Lat will not be publishing his writing on a blog. Instead, he will be publishing a newsletter on Substack, hoping that enough subscribers ante up $5 a month to support him in his craft. As someone who gained near-celebr...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Maryland, Law, Washington, Nsa, India, New York City, Time, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Bbc, Britain, New York Times, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald



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