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For Rivendell!: Paul Davis continues to impress, stepping away from Tolkien to propose a new government where Donald Trump just gets to veto any government action. Honestly, this motion reads like something Gollum would write, except replace all references to his precious with Trump or "tacit public acceptance of transphobia." This Is Why We Have Black History Month: There's rightly a lot of backlash against performative politics. Having a month set aside for corporate brands to repackage themselves with kente cloth before going back to systematically denying access to meaningful equality can be dispiriting. But this is why we have to keep having these observances -- because lawyers unwittingly reveal exactly how far we really are from fixing the problem. Flag That, ExamSoft: What will the proctoring algorithm do with someone peeing into a bottle during the test? We're about to find out! But seriously, this is no way to manage a profession. We also learned of an applicant who got her period during the exam and is confident that she was flagged for cheating as she squirmed from cramps. Nothing about this test is acceptable. Oh, Pardon Me: Steve Bannon thought getting a pardon would put an end to the federal charges against him. But the government points out that just because he can't be punished doesn't mean he isn't still in the matter.
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:17:32 +0000

Attorneys Spend An Awful Long Time At This Biglaw Firms

That's a long time at one firm.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:44:57 +0000

Stat Of The Week: The Pandemic Slammed Solos

But technology softened the blow for some.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:18:26 +0000

Embrace Your Legal Tech Journey

Notes to my (legal) self.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:46:24 +0000

Fifth Circuit Says Tasing A Person Soaked In Gasoline And Setting Them On Fire Isn’t An Unreasonable Use Of Force

Where does 'qualified' end?
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:17:39 +0000

There Is Always A Solution. Always.

It will take lots of work, as any good result by a trial lawyer always does.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:46:33 +0000

Law Technology Today

Five Reasons to Trust a Password Manager and Not Your Notepad

In the digital age, passwords are king, and protecting your many different safeguards is a challenging task. Find out why Password Managers are the answer.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Industry Insight Webinar | How to Find New Clients Online with Legal Leads

Join us on March 3rd for an Industry Insight webinar with 4LegalLeads.com on how to find new clients online with legal leads.

The post Industry Insight Webinar | How to Find New Clients Online with Legal Leads appeared first on Law Technology Today.


Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:00:33 +0000

Women of Legal Tech: Hon. Judge Samantha Jessner

A Q&A with one of our Women of Legal Tech 2021 honorees, Hon. Judge Samantha Jessner!

The post Women of Legal Tech: Hon. Judge Samantha Jessner appeared first on Law Technology Today.


Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:15:00 +0000

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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Upcoming Deadline for California Employers to Report Employee Pay and Hours Worked Data to the DFEH

Pursuant to Government Code Section 12999, employers of 100 or more employees, and at least one California employee, must report pay and hours worked data by establishment, job category, pay band, sex, race, and ethnicity to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).  The deadline to do so is March 31, 2021 and annually... Continue Reading
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 23:43:16 +0000

California Employers Should Be Aware of Updates to Leave Requirements

The Ninth Circuit and the California legislature recently updated employer leave requirements, impacting California employers.  The Ninth Circuit recently handed down two decisions regarding leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), including a decision concerning what constitutes a “workweek” for FMLA purposes.  Additionally, as of January 1, 2021, smaller employers in California will have... Continue Reading
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 00:21:17 +0000

Employee Separation Agreements Likely to Face Increased EEOC Scrutiny

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)—the agency tasked with enforcing federal labor laws—was deputized by Congress in 1972 with authority to bring lawsuits against employers for violating anti-discrimination laws and retaliating against employees.  Since then, the agency has made a concerted and aggressive effort to challenge, among other things, standard clauses in separation agreements that... Continue Reading
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:09:08 +0000

New Administration, New Direction as Acting NLRB General Counsel Rescinds 10 General Counsel Memos and Reverses Course on Neutrality Pacts With Unions

Substantial changes are afoot at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Most notably, these include the firing of the NLRB’s General Counsel Peter Robb and the rescission of ten of Robb’s General Counsel Memoranda. The New Acting General Counsel further ordered the withdrawal of an unfair labor practice complaint against UNITE HERE challenging a pre-recognition... Continue Reading
Wed, 03 Feb 2021 20:16:28 +0000

SCOTUSblog

Court clears way for indoor worship services in northern California

In the latest of a line of challenges to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court ordered a California county to allow churches to hold indoor worship services. In a brief order on Friday night, the justices granted a request to block county...

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Sat, 27 Feb 2021 02:17:46 +0000









Rocket Lawyer

2021 Eviction Moratorium Extension and Tenant Rent Relief Update

Millions of Americans continue to struggle financially as businesses big and small fight to stay afloat amid repeated pandemic shutdowns and re-openings. Renters, in particular, worry about the possibility of […]

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Mon, 01 Mar 2021 01:00:00 +0000

12 Inspirational Quotes from Black Lawyers Who Made History

The annual celebration and recognition of the accomplishments of African Americans that is Black History Month started as a week-long celebration in the United States in 1926. Created by historian, […]

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Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:34:28 +0000

Raising Your Profile as a Black-Owned Business During the Pandemic

The pandemic has caused financial upheaval for businesses across the country. From trying to find new customers to adjusting how to do business while keeping people safe, these issues have […]

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Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:03:55 +0000

Filing an Insurance Claim After a Disaster

Insurance is something you buy but hope you’ll never have to use. So unless you’ve gone through it before–and we hope you haven’t–you might not be fully aware of how […]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021 20:06:00 +0000

What Are the Most Common Home Remodeling Disputes?

Disputes during construction and remodeling projects are common, from general breaches of contract to disputes over boundary lines and the quality of the work performed. Most home remodeling disputes can […]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:17:44 +0000

How to Transfer Rental Property to an LLC

If you’re a landlord, it means you’re also a small business owner and may benefit from establishing your operation as such. More to the point, you should really consider the […]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:27:47 +0000

What Happens When Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy?

A tenant declaring bankruptcy is never good news for a landlord. Even if you’ve been collecting full rent so far, it means your tenant is having serious financial difficulty that […]

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Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:05:45 +0000

The Crime Report

Can We Lower Urban Violence Without Police?

The common response to violence has traditionally involved law enforcement. But researchers and activists are turning to new community-based programs and practices that remove law enforcement from the center of the anti-violence conversation entirely, a webinar hosted by the Council on Criminal Justice heard Thursday.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:40:49 +0000

Tackling Overcriminalization in 2021: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Overcriminalization is as much a cause of America’s incarceration addiction as it is a symptom, writes a resident fellow of the R Street Institute. States are making some progress in reducing the number of statutes and regulations on the lawbooks, but there’s still a long way to go.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:35:34 +0000

U.S. Facing ‘Most Violent Year of Century’: Researcher

Criminologists and criminal justice activists analyzing the nearly 50 percent increase in mass shootings in 2020 are debating whether vaccinations and reopening schools and businesses will be enough to reverse this alarming trend.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:48:51 +0000

Utah Weighs College Courses for Incarcerated Youth

Under a bill presented to state lawmakers this month, incarcerated young people can choose a variety of degrees or technical certificates to pursue. Utah State Rep. Lowry Snow, the bill’s author, called education “the antidote to recidivism.”
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:00:51 +0000

Capitol Police Chief Warns of New Extremist Attack on Congress

Acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Yogananda D. Pittman told lawmakers that militia members involved in the Jan. 6 riot “want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible” during President Biden’s first congressional address.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:50:44 +0000

Law.com

Go-To Law Schools Sneak Peek | A Year Into COVID, Can Firms Keep Up the Intensity? | Boeing Sued Over Faulty Fire Alarm That Grounded Flight: The Morning Minute

The news and analysis you need to start your day.
       

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:00:27 EST

Firms Rallied in Response to the Pandemic, but How Long Can That Intensity Last?

For all the success Big Law had in 2020, in large part due to a common rallying cry, a new problem now comes into play: What happens when that unifying crisis is no longer there?
       

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 05:01:00 EST

Sneak Peek at the 2021 Go-To Law Schools: Nos. 41-50

Here's an early look at Law.com's 2021 Go-To Law School Big Law hiring report, featuring schools 41-50 on our annual ranking of the 50 law campuses that sent the highest percentage of recent graduates on to large firm associate jobs.
       

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 04:01:09 EST

Skilled in the Art: It's Door-to-Door Combat in VLSI-Intel Trial + SK Hynix Will Have to Get Used to Waco

The patent stars have converged on the Western District of Texas this week and they haven't disappointed.
       

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:43:41 EST

News Headlines

The Akron Legal News - Akron Legal News
Posted on Friday February 12, 2021

Sneak Peek at the 2021 Go-To Law Schools: Nos. 41-50 - Law.com
Posted on Monday March 01, 2021

Trump Fumes, GOP Senators Baffled by Legal Team's Debut - U.S. News & World Report
Posted on Tuesday February 09, 2021

Legal woes grind Fairhaven town administrator search to a halt - SouthCoastToday.com
Posted on Monday March 01, 2021

Ex-Skadden Star Stephen Sims Joins UK Asset Management Boutique - Law.com
Posted on Monday March 01, 2021

Legal scrutiny of Donald Trump intensifies post presidency - ABC News
Posted on Tuesday February 09, 2021

Reminder: Donald Trump's legal and financial problems are still very serious - CNN
Posted on Friday February 19, 2021

GameStop: Who's Left Holding the Bag? - Legal Talk Network
Posted on Wednesday February 24, 2021

This is Trump's heaping list of legal problems post-impeachment - CNN
Posted on Monday February 15, 2021

Learning from history: How forward-thinking legal professionals approach technology - JD Supra
Posted on Friday February 26, 2021

Trump lawyer Castor's impeachment trial defense was inept. But he already told us that. - NBC News
Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2021

GOP castigates ‘terrible job’ by Trump legal team - POLITICO
Posted on Tuesday February 09, 2021

The utter weirdness of Donald Trump's new impeachment trial legal team announcement - CNN
Posted on Monday February 01, 2021

What Is Delta-8-THC?: The Hemp Derivative That's a Hot Seller - The New York Times
Posted on Saturday February 27, 2021

More than 3,000 lawyers call for Giuliani to lose law license - New York Daily News
Posted on Monday February 01, 2021

What happens now that marijuana is almost legal in Virginia - WSLS 10
Posted on Monday February 08, 2021

After more than two decades as a law-abiding citizen, Racine man's sole felony has finally been pardoned - Journal Times
Posted on Sunday February 28, 2021

Higher Law: Q&A: New Jersey's New Marijuana Law | More SPAC Work for Big Firms | Merrick Garland's Views on Cannabis - Law.com
Posted on Thursday February 25, 2021

'There is real teeth to this': Legal experts weigh in on Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News - CNN
Posted on Friday February 05, 2021

Boyd Matheson: Outsourcing moral and legal choices hurts America - Deseret News
Posted on Monday March 01, 2021

And finally… trial and error - Scottish Legal News
Posted on Monday March 01, 2021

AD-ttorneys@law – February 2021 #2 | BakerHostetler - JDSupra - JD Supra
Posted on Friday February 26, 2021

The Future of the Legal Profession, AI and Legal Work - JD Supra
Posted on Thursday February 04, 2021

Legal experts say Trump could face prosecution now that he's no longer president - WSET
Posted on Thursday February 11, 2021

Trump’s Legal Team Says Senate Has No Right to Try Him as Prosecution Calls Him ‘Singularly Responsible’ for Riot - The New York Times
Posted on Monday February 22, 2021

Legal protection for mountain hares welcomed - Scottish Legal News
Posted on Monday March 01, 2021

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood under investigation for possible voter fraud in Georgia - NBC News
Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2021

Google says publishers don’t want collective bargaining as it starts news partnership talks in the US. USA Today disagrees. - Digiday
Posted on Monday March 01, 2021

Episode 181 — Cryptocurrency Review: Matt Stankiewicz Discusses the SEC’s Case against Ripple, Predictions under the Biden Administration, and Bitcoin’s Corporate Surge - JD Supra
Posted on Sunday February 14, 2021

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