Last week, Canadian Heritage posted the Ministerial briefing book that officials used to bring new minister Mélanie Joly up-to-speed on the issues in her portfolio. The proactive release is a great step toward further transparency. While...Show More Summary
The holiday season is upon us, and travel is a nightmare.
There's just something absolutely nutty when politicians with no technical knowledge whatsoever try to make technology policy, and it often crosses over into out-and-out slapstick when that technology policy involves surveillance. It's...Show More Summary
Sure, attorneys aren't the biggest early adopters of new technology. You won't find many esquires who are well-versed in artificial intelligence or nano-architecture, for example. But it turns out that we're also terrible at technology basics. The Legal Tech Assessment, a program developed to test attorneys' skill at simple office......
It happens. Despite years of hard work and dedication, every year thousands of attorneys fail to pass the bar exam. This year was particularly bad, with some of the lowest pass rates ever in many states. So, don't worry, if you failed, you're not alone -- and you can......
The Clean Air Act might be massive, complex, and unwieldy, but it doesn't "occupy the field" of air pollution control, the Sixth Circuit reminded us in two decisions released earlier this month. As such, the Clean Air Act does not preempt state common law claims against polluters who are......
Seasoned fashion general counsel Donna Edbril says that "[a] lot of people come with different preconceived notions about lawyers -- and many of those notions aren't positive." ForeFront magazine got a hold of Edbril and asked her to share her thoughts on what tips would be useful for lawyers thinking......
In a decision that has all the glossy fun of civil procedure nit-pitpicking, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Sergio Casillas Ramirez properly and timely filed a second amended complaint under FRCP Rule 15(a) and that the lower court ran afoul of Erie. Let this be......
Reflecting the high stakes in an upcoming union case, the Supreme Court on Monday accepted a request from government lawyers to expand arguments on whether public employees can be required to contribute funds to a public-sector unio...
A Stamford, Conn., college student who jumped over the White House fence on Thanksgiving Day was due to appear in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
We can continue to foster toxic work environments where suffering is the norm, or we can imagine a better, more inclusive, mission-driven law firm, where lawyers actually want to work.
Courts won't let you blame your 30-hour boner on your motorcycle.
Nick Selby says an LA councilwoman has just proposed "the worst use of license plate data in history." He's not lying. Automatic license plate readers gather tons of plate/location data, which can then be used for law enforcement purposes (when not being sold to, or by, private entities to insurance companies, repossession firms, etc.). Show More Summary
What better way to procrastinate doing work on a Monday than by shopping for some deals. We're hopping on that bandwagon this year with 25% off all of the eLearning deals (except the Pay What You Want ones) in our Deals Store. Just use the code CYBERMONDAY25 when you check out today only. Show More Summary
Instead of just pushing the mentally ill into corners and hoping to never see them again, Mayor Bill de Blasio's tackling the issue head on.
Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her high court debut when she argued against the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaplan spoke with National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman about her new book about the case.
You'd think that a Biglaw bro could afford to enjoy a higher-quality beverage.
The mission of museums and art galleries is generally to spread knowledge and appreciation of beautiful and interesting objects. So it's rather sad when they start taking legal action against others that want to help them by disseminating images of public domain works of art to a wider audience. Show More Summary
A well-crafted, China-focused NNN Agreement will almost always allow you to generate sufficient fear of litigation to greatly reduce the likelihood of your ever having to go to court.
Listen to Episode 31 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. Show More Summary