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For Love Of The Game: Is A ‘Tetris Effect’ Possible In Law?

Lawyers need different motivations for their work.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Small Law Firms, Mike Whelan, Featured Podcasts, Lawyer Forward, Lawyer Forward Podcast


Former Gartner Executive Named CEO of ALSP Axiom

David McVeigh, the former executive vice president for global business sales at industry reseearch and advisory firm Gartner, has been named chief executive officer of Axiom, an alternative legal services provider that specializes in high-caliber, on-demand legal talent. McVeigh succeeds Elena Donio, who had been CEO since 2016, taking over in that job from Mark Harris, who cofounded the company in 2000 and recruited Donio to succeed him. Donio will remain with the company as a member of its boa...
Tags: Law, Ipo, Uncategorized, Gartner, Permira, Axiom, Blackstone Group, McKinsey Company, McVeigh, Mark Harris, Hellman Friedman, Elena Donio, Alec Guettel, Axiom Managed Services, Varun Mehta, David McVeigh


John Roberts Fall Down And Go Boom

The Chief Justice went to the hospital last month... and no one heard about it until now.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, John Roberts, Fix the Court


Bar Exam Tells Woman To Stop Worrying About Petty Concerns Like ‘Health’ And Study More

Nothing promotes an atmosphere of respect like the 'sit down and shut up' pitch.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exam, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The Fandango Statute Of Limitations

The California State Bar Court Review Department overturned the dismissal with prejudice of bar charges on statute of limitations grounds We disagree with the hearing judge’s ultimate dismissal with prejudice. The ANDC [Amended Notice of Disciplinary Charges] and documents judicially... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Review Department


Johnny Depp admits heavy drinking but denies abuse of Amber Heard

Actor’s libel case against Sun over term ‘wife-beater’ begins in UK high courtJohnny Depp has admitted excessive drinking, drug-taking and trashing hotel rooms, but denied accusations by his former wife Amber Heard that he had been violent towards her in his libel battle against the Sun, which has accused him of being a “wife-beater”.Lawyers for Depp said the accusations of violence made by Heard were “invented” and he strenuously denied that he had ever been violent towards her. Continue readin...
Tags: UK, Media, Law, Film, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, The Sun, News UK, Sun, Johnny Depp, Depp


"The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday teachers at religious schools are foreclosed from bringing workplace discrimination cases against their employers."

"The 7-2 ruling said the lawsuits could not move forward due to the “ministerial exception” and court precedent, which has held the First Amendment protects religious institutions from some workplace discrimination complaints."The Washington Times reports.AND: A second case announced this morning — "In Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, the justices upheld a federal rule exempting employers with religious or moral objections from providing contraceptive coverage to their employees under...
Tags: Supreme Court, Education, Law, Court, Pennsylvania, Birth Control, Poor, Nuns, Thomas, Ginsburg, The Washington Times, Sotomayor, Breyer, Kagan, Clarence Thomas, RFRA


Laws on rioting an anachronistic snapshot into Texas Legislature's anti-civil rights mentality in 1965

Grits has heard of people reading someone the Riot Act, but until recently had never read Texas' own riot act for myself. On the Reasonably Suspicious podcast the other day, Mandy Marzullo and I discussed Texas' laws on "riots," which were invoked via dozens of arrests around the state, including "several dozen" in Fort Worth. In Dallas, protesters have sued to challenge the constitutionality of the law. First, some historical context. Texas' offense of "Riot" was created in spring 1965, rea...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Daniel, Legislature, Trotsky, Texas Legislature, John Connally, Subsection, Gritsforbreakfast, UT Austin, Wiley College


Why Brexit could make it harder to fight money laundering

The prime minister says the United Kingdom will not extend the Brexit transition period. The UK is leaving transition on 31 December 2020, with or without a deal. London lawyers have questioned whether intelligence sharing has become a political bargaining chip in ongoing negotiations. The City of London is asking whether Brexit risks making the UK’s money laundering fight harder. If we don’t share information with our neighbours, it will be more difficult to detect and prosecute financial crime...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Featured, Law, Russia, US, Eu, European Union, Iran, United Kingdom, Brexit, Arts & Humanities, UK law, EU trade law, Christine Roy


The trap.

It's a good trap because you can't see the trap. That's the point. Looks simple to you.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 7, 2020 By the way, Matt Yglesias was the specific person I was referencing when I wrote — in that last post — "Since before some of the signatories to this letter were born." Yglesias is 39. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Scott Adams, Matt Yglesias, Yglesias, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics


WBNUJS Faculty and Officer Vacancy Recruitment 2020

Recruitment of Faculty and Officer Vacancy in WBNUJS The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata invites application on prescribed format for Academic Faculty Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Professor,  Associate Professor and Assistant Professor and Administrative vacancy posts of  Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Information Officer, Assistant Registrar etc. on Direct Recruitment 2020 on Regular basis in WBNUJS... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. ...
Tags: Jobs, Law, University, Professor, West Bengal, Manisha, Librarian, Registrar, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor


Morning Docket: 07.07.20

* The Supreme Court has upheld a ban on automated calls to mobile phones. Maybe now I'll stop getting calls about my car's extended warranty... [USA Today] * Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer says that Maxwell will never reveal the full connections between Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein. [New York Post] * The New York Attorney General has ordered a Black Lives Matter organization to stop soliciting donations in the state since the organization did to comply with the proper registrations. [New Yo...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Bbc, Maxwell, Prince Andrew, Black Lives Matter, Law360, New York Daily News, Central Park, Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket


Asia Update – Senior PE M&A (Finally, the Market is Coming Back!). [Sponsored]

Economic activity is picking up in China market and so is legal hiring.
Tags: Asia, Law, China, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles, Robert Kinney


Kanye West is running for President as the candidate of "the Birthday Party," Elon Musk is advising him....

... and he's not for Trump anymore — "I am taking the red hat off, with this interview."Here's the interview — in Forbes. Other high points:... he’s ok with siphoning off Black votes from the Democratic nominee, thus helping Trump. “I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.”... he’s never voted in his life.... he was sick with Covid-19 in February.... he’s suspicious of a coronavirus vaccine, terming vaccines “the mark ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, White House, China, Shoes, America, Joe Biden, Chicago, Kanye West, Wyoming, Satan, Bill Clinton, God, Vaccine


The Toronto Mask by-Law: Velvet Law in a Velvet Glove?

Laws serve several purposes. In broad terms, they reflect government policy and prescribe the behaviour required to achieve it. More specifically, they tell us what we cannot do, unless we want to risk penalty, whether criminal, civil or regulatory; they identify (and these are not all laws) the moral attributes of a society; they serve to control, by framing the parameters of permissible activity; they have the goal of changing behaviour. Generally, laws are successful when they are enforced ef...
Tags: Law, Toronto, United States, HRC, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, Greater Toronto, TTC, Public Health Ontario, Substantive Law: Legislation, City of Toronto, Ontario Human Rights Code, Abacus Data, College of Optometrists


Am Law 200 Firm Conducts Associate Layoffs Due To COVID-19

Associates were 'blindsided' by the news.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Learn To Science, People! Coronavirus Deaths Are Not Overcounted, And It’s Way Worse Than The Flu

Admitting when you are wrong is wisdom, not weakness.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Deaths, Flu, Health / Wellness, Jonathan Wolf, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Veteran State Court Judge Rips Bar Exam, Says Test ‘Does Not Function To Protect The Public’

This judge is dropping anvils on the bar exam's defenders.
Tags: Law, Courts, Law Schools, Darleen Ortega, Bar Exam, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Veteran State Court


US anti-abortion groups received millions in federal Covid-19 aid

Planned Parenthood also received funding from Paycheck Protection Program, which some lawmakers demanded it returnChristian anti-abortion lobbying organizations received millions in taxpayer-backed forgivable loans from the US government’s coronavirus aid program, even as lawmakers demanded the nation’s largest abortion provider return federal loans.Pro-reproductive rights groups have also received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Planned Parenthood, America’s largest network ...
Tags: Health, US, Society, US news, US politics, Abortion, PPP, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak, Paycheck Protection Program


Restructuring Has Arrived [Sponsored]

Why is this happening and what does it mean for different classes of attorney?
Tags: Asia, Law, Sponsored Content, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles, Restructuring, Robert Kinney


Kenya calls for help in fight against rising sexual abuse by foreigners

Anti-trafficking organisations say widespread trust in white outsiders makes children an easy target for abusers from the westChild protection organisations in Kenya say more needs to be done to protect young people from exploitation by overseas perpetrators, as the country reports a rising number of abuse cases.The warning follows the arrest of Gregory Dow, a 61-year-old missionary, who last month pleaded guilty in a US court to sexually abusing girls at an orphanage he ran in Kenya. Continue r...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, Society, World news, Global development, Kenya, Online Abuse, Sex tourism, Coronavirus outbreak, Gregory Dow


Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyer May Need Competent Counsel Of His Own

Maybe DON'T ask the bank teller how to structure your withdrawals to avoid reporting requirements?
Tags: Law, Finance, Deutsche Bank, Jeffrey Epstein, Elizabeth Dye


New BREATHE Act proposes, among lots and lots of reforms, eliminating federal mandatory minimums and life sentences

As reported in this new AP piece, headlined "Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes," a big new federal criminal justice reform bill includes some big new ideas for sentencing reform. Here are some of the details: Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the Movem...
Tags: Law, Congress, Department Of Defense, Ap, Associated Press, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Thompson, University Of Michigan, Drug Enforcement Administration, John Legend The, Movement for Black Lives, Douglas A Berman, Heather Ann Thompson, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, George Floyd


Some summer criminal justice highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

It has been far too long since I thought to do a round-up of posts of note from my blogging over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, though that is certainly not because there has been any shortage of interesting COVID-19 or social justice issues arising these days at the intersection of marijuana policy and criminal justice policy.   Rather than try to do a comprehensive review, I will be content to stoplight some favorites with an emphasis on criminal-justice-related stories in this abridged li...
Tags: Law, America, Nevada, States, Biden, Ccrc, MLP, Douglas A Berman, Restorative Justice


Florida Lawyer Shows Up To Federal Court In Full Hazmat Suit

A tie 'would have been a nice touch,' said one judge.
Tags: Florida, Law, Courts, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Samuel J. Rabin Jr


Seriously, Just Google The Guy Offering You 40,000% Returns

Chances are, he’s done it before — and those people didn’t get their $1 million a week, either.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized


Johnny Depp's barrister tells court Amber Heard invented abuse claims

Libel case against Sun newspaper over term ‘wife-beater’ begins in UK high courtAmber Heard, not Johnny Depp, was the one who started fights during their marriage, the high court has been told at the start of a libel battle involving the divorced Hollywood actors.It was Heard who was “the abuser” and who invented claims that her former partner was a “wife-beater”, according to an opening statement submitted to the court by Depp’s barrister, David Sherborne. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Media, Law, Film, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, The Sun, News UK, Johnny Depp, Depp, It was Heard, David Sherborne


Board Of Law Examiners: The Kings Of Wishful Thinking

LawProfBlawg has spent too much time with the Board of Law Examiners lately. He’s become one of them.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Biglaw, LawProfBlawg, Bar Exams, BARBRI


Morning Docket: 07.08.20

* Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized last month for head injuries he sustained in a fall while walking around his neighborhood. [CNN] * The Trump family is continuing its efforts to prevent the publication of a tell-all book written by President Trump's niece. [Daily Beast] * Disappointingly, there are still some Biglaw firms that have zero black partners. [American Lawyer] * The Supreme Court announced yesterday that the first women appointed to oversee the justices' security and ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Milwaukee, Biglaw, Cle, Trump, John Roberts, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee County, Morning Docket, President Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts, University of Kentucky -LSB- New York Times



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