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Beyond Biglaw: The Power Of Speech

The lawyer’s power of speech is a useful gift that comes with an equal measure of responsibility. Use it wisely.

Nationwide Layoff Watch: Staff Feeling The Pinch

Check out the update, no one is happy with how these lay offs were handled.

5 Best Ways to Improve Your Lawyer Marketing, on the Cheap

You've got to spend money to make money, right? Right. But you don't have to spend all your money. When it comes to lawyer marketing, there are a few strategies you can take to improve your marketing without breaking the bank. To help you sell your services better, without......

Weights, Coffee, and Yoga Might Improve Your Memory for the Bar

The bar exam isn't about your ability to charm potential clients, to craft a finely written legal document, or to persuade a fact finder. That is, it's not about many of the skills that make a great lawyer. Instead, mastering the bar is about rote, brute memorization. Get that......

The FAA Finalizes New Drone Rules

FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Federal Aviation Administration has announced in a press release that it has finalized its first operational rules for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise more commonly known as drones. According......

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Clinic Restrictions

In its last major decision of the October 2015 term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Texas law regulating abortion clinics and doctors placed an undue burden on a woman's right to end a pregnancy. The statute required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and......

Stop Fussing With Word Formatting Issues

You've got your document formatted exactly to specifications: titles are properly bolded, block quotes are well blocked, bullets sit in perfect lines. Then you insert just one troublesome picture or footnote -- everything is shot. Goodbye beautiful formatting; goodbye well-arranged page. Hello desperate plea for a last-minute extension. It......

7 Best Ways to Enjoy the Summer as a Lawyer or Law Student

Summer isn't like it once was, when you were a young kid or even just an undergrad. Long, slow summer days are replaced by all-nighters as an associate. And if you're still a law student, life isn't that much better. Lazy days at the beach are harder to come......

Houston Law Schools in Trademark War

Academic politics can be vicious. Academic trademark infringement fights can be no less intense, particularly when the stakes are as large as alleged by the University of Houston System in a lawsuit against the newly renamed Houston College of Law.

Appeals Court Rejects Revenge Pornster's Appeal; Another Bad Section 230 Ruling

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've noted in the last month or so a series of court rulings in California all seem to be chipping away at Section 230. And now we've got another one. As we noted last month, revenge porn extortion creep Kevin Bollaert had appealed his 18-year sentence and that appeal raised some key issues about Section 230. Show More Summary

DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program

As many of us are aware, the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor operates a superb honors program for attorneys. The program is seeking to add about ten new lawyers who would start in the Fall of...

Lawfact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday June 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDT Many custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now resolved through mediation, rather than court action. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Patent Report: End of 2015 Term

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has completed its patent law business for the 2015 term and will re-open decision making in September 2016.  Briefing and new filings will, however, continue throughout the summer. Two Decisions: The Supreme Court has decided its two major patent cases – Halo/Stryker and Cuozzo.  In Halo, the court re-opened the door to […]

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reviews Liability of Landlord-Out-of-Possession in Slip and Fall Case (Non-precedential)

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In recent non-precedential opinion in the case of Mills v. Gubbio’s, LLC 1907 MDA 2015 (Pa.Super. June 28, 2016 Stabile, Platt, Strassburger, J.J.)(Op. by Strassburger, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Judge Terrence R. Show More Summary

Which Firms Offer Women The Most Power And Highest Pay? (2016)

In a profession ruled by men, these Biglaw firms have taken steps to level the playing field for women.

Airbnb Goes To Court To Stop San Francisco's New Anti-Airbnb Law

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in May, we noted that large cities around the country were rushing to put in place anti-Airbnb laws designed to protect large hotel companies. In that post, we noted that many of the bills almost certainly violated Section 230 of the CDA by making the platform provider, Airbnb, liable for users failing to "register" with the city. Show More Summary

Daily Deal: The Complete Machine Learning Bundle

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Dive into the world of self-driving cars, speech recognition technology and more with the $40 Complete Machine Learning Bundle. Over 10 courses, you will learn about pattern recognition and prediction and how to harness the power of machine learning to take your programming to the next level. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Tech Policy Plan Includes Some Empty Broadband Promises And A Continued War On Encryption

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Hillary Clinton's tech policy plan has been released, and it includes some new, potentially hollow broadband promises, a pledge to continue defending the FCC's net neutrality rules from telecom industry attack, some feel good commentary...Show More Summary

Senate Hearing Shows Cable Companies Routinely Overbill Customers, Do Little To Correct Errors

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you've been distracted by something like a coma, you may have noticed that the cable industry has developed an atrocious reputation for poor customer service, built over a generation of regulatory capture, prioritizing growth over customer service, and just generally not giving much of a damn. Show More Summary

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