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Posts cover the issues behind current litigation in the entertainment industry, note legal pitfalls that artists and entertainers may encounter and sometimes just opine on the content of the next big thing in art or cinema.
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Sep 10, 2014, 03:37 pm CDT
The focus of this blog is on state and local taxes in the U.S., providing in-depth coverage of quirky or important cases from around the country.
Gamso - For the Defense
Sep 3, 2014, 05:14 pm CDT
Posts cover recent cases in the news related to criminal defendants; the wrongfully convicted and the exonerated; the death penalty and sentencing in general.
Aug 27, 2014, 09:41 pm CDT
Posts cover legal news related to transportation (with a focus on Illinois), tax issues related to travel expenses, and legal issues surrounding airport security.
Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act
Aug 20, 2014, 05:34 pm CDT
The blog covers various aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act with advice for lawyers on how to navigate claims.
Aug 18, 2014, 08:21 pm CDT
The authors post about current trademark news and litigation nearly every day, including a weekly summary of news briefs about the trademark world. The goal of Trademarkology is to help readers select a brand name or logo by providing insight on how others have selected and protected their brands.
Employment Discrimination Report
Aug 13, 2014, 08:36 pm CDT
Posts with an employer-side focus cover employment discrimination and harassment; relevant new court decisions, legislation, compliance and best practices; and trends in workplace relations.
Texas Agriculture Law Blog
Aug 6, 2014, 05:44 pm CDT
Posts aim to keep readers up to date on legal issues impacting Texas agriculture and cover water law, oil and gas law, leasing, property rights, right-to-farm statutes and animal cruelty issues.
White Collar Wire
Jul 30, 2014, 08:37 pm CDT
Practical tips and commentary on white-collar criminal law, written for an audience of business people, internal counsel, defense lawyers, prosecutors and law professors. "Sometimes, we write about crime fiction, cocktails and theology. As anyone who’s ever been involved in the defense or prosecution of a white-collar case can testify, all three come in handy."
Jul 23, 2014, 06:56 pm CDT
"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in all her glory." Posts consist of tributes to Ginsburg in the form of videos, memes, and links to quotes about her in the news media.
Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire
Jul 16, 2014, 07:04 pm CDT
Posts discuss cases dealing with the purchase, possession, import, export and smuggling of cultural artifacts, both in the United States and internationally.
Third Branch News
Jul 8, 2014, 09:03 pm CDT
Posts cover federal judges in the news, reports drafted by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and programs developed by U.S. district courts.
Top Class Actions
Jul 1, 2014, 08:16 pm CDT
Breaking news about details of class action settlements and ongoing mass tort litigation.
Tipping the Scales
Jun 25, 2014, 06:53 pm CDT
Posts cover information relevant to law students and law school applicants, such as law job statistics, productivity tips, and news related to law schools.
Jun 18, 2014, 07:27 pm CDT
Posts aim at keeping in the wine, beer and spirits industries apprised of legal developments that may affect their businesses.
Managing Law Firms in Transition
Jun 11, 2014, 06:56 pm CDT
Posts discuss law firm management strategy, including succession planning, and explore strategic errors that can cause a law firm to decline.
Ad Law Access
Jun 4, 2014, 07:23 pm CDT
Posts cover new trends in consumer class-action litigation as well as recent announcements from the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division.
The Mad Clientist
May 28, 2014, 08:47 pm CDT
Posts cover practice management topics for law firm partners and in-house counsel.
All About Advertising Law
May 21, 2014, 05:18 pm CDT
Posts cover proposed changes to Federal Trade Commission regulations, actions of the National Advertising Division of the Council of the Better Business Bureau, and consumer protection and advertising generally.
May 14, 2014, 06:16 pm CDT
Posts cover topics relevant to those who manage their own law firms.
The FCPA Blog
May 7, 2014, 07:13 pm CDT
Posts provide news and commentary on anti-corruption and compliance enforcement around the world, with a focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Apr 30, 2014, 07:30 pm CDT
"Thoughts on constitutional rights and remedies, discrimination, race, identity, culture, and commodification." Some posts also note scholarship written by the author and others or discuss online privacy issues.
Jost on Justice
Apr 23, 2014, 07:37 pm CDT
Posts cover how U.S. Supreme Court rulings factor into the news of the day, his experiences as a U.S. Supreme Court reporter and excerpts from his Supreme Court Yearbook.
Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform
Apr 16, 2014, 08:06 pm CDT
Posts address the legal issues arising from the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states.
Excess of Democracy
Apr 9, 2014, 05:53 pm CDT
"Perhaps little more than my own often-conflicted views about what the 'right' democracy is." Posts discuss election law and legal education topics.
Apr 2, 2014, 05:30 pm CDT
Posts cover international law, legal scholarship and constitutional originalism.
Mar 26, 2014, 03:46 pm CDT
Posts cover appellate rulings that pertain to the federal rules of evidence
40 Days in Orange
Mar 19, 2014, 05:00 pm CDT
The blogger is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit for the 40 days of Lent, "minus Sundays because they are “little Easters.'" He is writing here about his experience during his short season "in orange."
Mar 12, 2014, 06:29 pm CDT
"Covers the intersection of celebrities and the law, including celebrities who break the law and celebrity legal problems." Posts also recap the TV show The Good Wife.
Mar 5, 2014, 05:27 pm CST
Posts include illustrated recipes for "healthy meals that are relatively easy and inexpensive."
Feb 26, 2014, 07:09 pm CST
"Smart conversation about the Constitution." Posts cover cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and a recent "27 Amendments (in 27 Days)" initiative led to posts about the amendments to the constitution. Blogger Lyle Denniston also writes a "constitution check" series of posts in which he investigates assertions made about the constitution in the media and appellate opinions.
The Red Velvet Lawyer
Feb 19, 2014, 06:53 pm CST
Posts discuss how the author trains her students to meet the needs of law firm clients and mediation parties. Posts also touch on legal marketing and tidbits about Appalachian School of Law.
Feb 12, 2014, 08:33 pm CST
Posts cover career and lifestyle topics for law students and young attorneys.
Open Law Lab
Feb 5, 2014, 07:19 pm CST
Posts—which are often illustrations—discuss the author's ideas on design thinking and law.
Sports and Entertainment Law Insider
Jan 29, 2014, 07:01 pm CST
Posts tackle challenges and legal needs facing professional sports leagues; teams; owners; athletes; movie studios; entertainers; casinos; and video game, film and television production companies.
Best Practices for Legal Education
Jan 22, 2014, 08:39 pm CST
Law professor-bloggers exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions concerning the future of legal education. Posts also cover news from the Association of American Law Schools.
Jan 15, 2014, 06:22 pm CST
"Ruminations (brief and to the point) on the law and lawyering." Posts cover appellate cases in Connecticut and beyond, with a particular interest in Freedom of Information Act issues.
Jan 8, 2014, 06:06 pm CST
Posts cover trademark litigation cases that inspire amusement or raise interesting questions.
The Legal Geeks
Jan 2, 2014, 03:49 pm CST
Posts and podcasts cover the legal issues that arise (whether they are acknowledged or not) in TV shows and the latest theatrical releases—usually of the sci-fi / fantasy variety.
Cordell Parvin Blog
Dec 18, 2013, 04:59 pm CST
Cordell Parvin's posts discuss strategies lawyers can use for time management and client development. His clients also regularly contribute reflective posts.
The Legal Watercooler
Dec 11, 2013, 08:34 pm CST
Posts jump in the blogosphere's conversation about law firm marketing hits and misfires.
Stop Asking Where I’m From
Dec 4, 2013, 07:51 pm CST
The author writes about her experiences as a new criminal defense lawyer.
The Illustrated Guide to Law
Nov 26, 2013, 07:17 pm CST
Illustrated posts explore concepts and ideas having to do with crime and punishment.
The Litigation Consulting Report
Nov 20, 2013, 08:44 pm CST
Posts—many of them in list form—share ideas with litigators about persuading juries as well as working successfully with co-counsel and trial consultants.
Nov 13, 2013, 05:22 pm CST
The author keeps track of her experiments in Web 2.0 and covers general library-centric topics.
Nov 6, 2013, 06:22 pm CST
Posts are devoted to cases of corporate espionage and computer fraud.
Oct 30, 2013, 06:07 pm CDT
Posts focus on workplace no-nos as seen on TV as well as employment law issues in films (not necessarily recent) and real-life litigation behind the scenes of TV shows.
What the Public Defender?
Oct 23, 2013, 06:04 pm CDT
"This is simply a place to vent and make other PDs laugh—because sometimes our job is really hard." Posts on this tumblr are humorous animated GIFs.
The Legal Genealogist
Oct 16, 2013, 06:05 pm CDT
"Genealogy, the law and so much more." Posts help those conducting genealogical research on using and understanding the legal documents they encounter.
Law Deans on Legal Education Blog
Oct 9, 2013, 04:19 pm CDT
"A blog devoted to legal education and the legal profession from the perspective of law deans." Posts discuss topics such as student debt, access to justice and the two-year JD.
Oct 2, 2013, 05:05 pm CDT
The blog's title stands for Journal of Things We Like (Lots). In posts, law professors evaluate the latest and greatest legal scholarship in their respective disciplines.
Lady (Legal) Writer
Sep 25, 2013, 04:25 pm CDT
Posts include links to legal writing resources, offer editing tips and note court opinions in which the judges writing them had a little fun.
Medical Futility Blog
Sep 18, 2013, 07:32 pm CDT
Posts take note of life-support disputes in the news, discuss scholarship from critical care ethicists and explore the legality and ethics of patients' different end-of-life options.
Sep 11, 2013, 05:36 pm CDT
Bloggers comment on the legal angles of true stories in the news that are stranger than fiction.
Sep 4, 2013, 03:38 pm CDT
Posts track the course of criminal prosecutions of Ponzi schemers and their accomplices as well as efforts to recover stolen funds for victims of these schemes.
Chasing Truth. Catching Hell.
Aug 28, 2013, 06:00 pm CDT
The aim of the blog is to help readers have a more informed opinion about the criminal justice system and the effects on those who come in contact with it.
Center for Law and Religion Forum
Aug 21, 2013, 05:05 pm CDT
Posts provide commentary on law and religion issues in the news and around the Web, highlight new books in law and religion, and note news around the world of those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in their nation when they practice their religion or express their religious views.
Aug 14, 2013, 04:42 pm CDT
"Civil discovery from beginning to end." Posts provide insight into opinions by Nevada's discovery commissioners, cover Nevada cases related to discovery as well as analogous cases from the federal courts.
JD Careers Out There
Aug 7, 2013, 06:55 pm CDT
Posts feature video interviews with lawyers in various professions—from a personal injury lawyer to a sports agent to a CEO of a wireless site-acquisition company—showcasing the flexibility of a law degree.
Arms Control Law
Jul 31, 2013, 05:11 pm CDT
Posts analyze and discuss legal issues relevant to arms control, including actions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the dispute between the West and Iran over Iran's nuclear program.
Bar Exam Toolbox
Jul 24, 2013, 04:56 pm CDT
Posts offer tips on how to cope with the particular stressors that accompany preparing for the bar exam as well as practical advice about how to study.
Washington D.C. Employment Law Update
Jul 17, 2013, 07:41 pm CDT
Posts cover labor and employment issues for federal employees, federal legislation related to labor and employment law, and key federal court rulings related to labor and employment law.
Jul 10, 2013, 08:15 pm CDT
Posts include snarky op-eds related to the legal news of the day, columns written by law students and young practicing lawyers about their experiences in the profession, coverage of quirky legal news stories—and a weekly caption contest.
Consumer Law & Policy Blog
Jul 3, 2013, 01:28 pm CDT
Hosted by Public Citizen's Consumer Justice Project, this group blog focuses on consumer law and policy from the consumer's point of view. The banking industry has been the focus of many recent entries.
Law School Cafe
Jun 26, 2013, 04:17 pm CDT
Posts discuss the efforts of law schools and other entities to improve employment outcomes for graduates.
Southern District of Florida Blog
Jun 19, 2013, 04:33 pm CDT
Southern District of Florida Blog is dedicated to providing news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida.
Comment is free: Glenn Greenwald on security and liberty
Jun 12, 2013, 05:38 pm CDT
Guardian reporter and blogger Glenn Greenwald broke the story on secret U.S. collection of cellphone data. Posts at his blog explore decisions made by the U.S. federal government related to the "war on terror" and what press freedoms, civil rights and privacy rights are being traded off as a result.
The Law School Tuition Bubble
Jun 5, 2013, 07:28 pm CDT
"An amateurly illustrated think tank of one." The author conducts empirical research about legal education; student debt; and law students, law schools and lawyers per capita (of which he keeps an archive).
At the Intersection
May 29, 2013, 06:14 pm CDT
Posts explore topics of legal project management in transactional practices.
Comedians at Law
May 22, 2013, 06:35 pm CDT
The bloggers find the legal angles of trending news stores and share their funny observations.
Dewey B Strategic
May 15, 2013, 06:41 pm CDT
"Risk, value, knowledge, strategy libraries and the legal profession." Topics include legal publishing, business mergers, law firm staffing and law practice management.
Blog of Rights
May 8, 2013, 05:10 pm CDT
"Because freedom can't protect itself." Posts offer the authors' takes on matters of government secrecy, individual privacy, women's rights, workplace discrimination and on death penalty cases of interest.
Hercules and the umpire.
May 1, 2013, 07:03 pm CDT
Posts describe the challenges facing federal district judges—insufficient funding of the courts chief among them—and share the author's memories from his career as a lawyer and judge.
Preaching to the Choir
Apr 24, 2013, 06:39 pm CDT
"My opinions are my own, but the world would be a better place if everybody agreed with me." Posts discuss constitutional and evidence issues in high-profile criminal trials.
Apr 17, 2013, 07:05 pm CDT
"Going where cameras cannot." Posts include the blogger / artist's sketches from oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court and from other D.C.-area trials as well as a brief description of what is pictured and links to further coverage.
Jennifer Ellis, JD
Apr 10, 2013, 08:16 pm CDT
Posts explore issues related to technology, law practice management, social media and CLE.
Apr 3, 2013, 07:21 pm CDT
Posts cover how lawyers can use social media to benefit their law firms, how lawyers can improve their websites and blogs, and alert readers about Avvo Legal Marketing Webinars.
Mar 27, 2013, 07:36 pm CDT
"Impunity Watch’s mission is to monitor and address horrific human rights abuses and possible situations of impunity. Whether the atrocities committed are acts of discrimination, acts of human trafficking such as the forced labor or sexual exploitation of individuals, the denial of access to food and water, acts of genocide, or other violations of fundamental human rights, those who commit these inhumane acts should be held accountable and brought to justice. Impunity Watch will be in the forefront creating awareness of these tragedies."
A Public Defender
Mar 13, 2013, 08:05 pm CDT
A Public Defender has posts about about criminal law, recent opinions and proposed legislation, sometimes with a Connecticut focus.
In Custodia Legis
Mar 6, 2013, 07:44 pm CST
In posts, authors interview other Law Library of Congress staffers about their jobs, cover highlights of the LLC's online publication, Global Legal Monitor and note developments and enhancements in THOMAS, an online archive of congressional proceedings.
Feb 27, 2013, 08:11 pm CST
Posts share insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions as well as the debate about what law schools need to do to produce "practice-ready" graduates and "practice-ready" scholarship.
Feb 20, 2013, 07:26 pm CST
Discusses entertainment law with a strong focus on intellectual property cases.
Feb 6, 2013, 08:37 pm CST
"A way to pass on my hard-won knowledge and understanding of the way things work in bankruptcy court." Posts cover consumer bankruptcy law.
Jan 30, 2013, 08:37 pm CST
Posts cover criminal law issues and current events from the standpoint of a prosecutor, offer insight into the criminal justice system and trials and tell amusing court stories.
Suits by Suits
Jan 23, 2013, 08:55 pm CST
Posts cover legal disputes between companies and executives over noncompete and confidentiality agreements, mandatory arbitration clauses, religion in the workplace and much more.
The Unwashed Advocate
Jan 16, 2013, 07:29 pm CST
Though not every post is law-related, those that are give an entertaining little window into military law practice.
Jan 9, 2013, 06:58 pm CST
Posts detail recent labor and employment laws and cases as well as "practical information needed to administer cubicle justice."
The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog
Jan 2, 2013, 09:00 pm CST
Posts explain complex real property law and property use law to both law professionals and the lay public and follow significant Massachusetts real estate cases through the courts.
Adams on Contract Drafting
Dec 19, 2012, 09:03 pm CST
Posts cover the blogger's thoughts on contract drafting and contract automation, critique other document assembly systems and otherwise explore language in legal contracts.
The Girl’s Guide to Law School
Dec 12, 2012, 07:15 pm CST
The author draws on her own experiences and interviews with experts to give law students concrete suggestions on how they can handle their present course loads and plan for their futures.
California Corporate & Securities Law
Dec 5, 2012, 08:34 pm CST
Posts cover developments in corporate and securities law—mostly the latest in California, but also federal law.
Nov 28, 2012, 06:09 pm CST
Posts cover actions of the nation's federal bankruptcy courts, U.S. Tax Court rulings, bankruptcy-related rulings in federal appellate courts, and actions of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules for the Judicial Conference.
M&A Law Prof Blog
Nov 20, 2012, 06:07 pm CST
Posts cover mergers & acquisitions activity, M&A rulings and analyses of those rulings, the contract process, private transactions and insider trading.
Nov 14, 2012, 07:22 pm CST
Posts cover interesting new litigation filed and opinions handed down in federal and state courts in Minnesota, and the author includes his own thoughts and predictions. "Noteworthy events for bench and bar" as well as issues likely to have an effect on law practice in Minnesota are also covered.
Nov 7, 2012, 08:01 pm CST
Posts analyze the latest developments in law and policy regarding the immigration consequences of criminal violations. The blawg summarizes and provides links to recent opinions by the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal district and appeals courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
California Attorney’s Fees
Oct 31, 2012, 04:22 pm CDT
Provides information to practitioners, jurists, and the public about the law governing the awarding of attorney fees and costs with a focus on California state law and rulings coming from California federal judicial forums.
Oct 24, 2012, 07:39 pm CDT
Arguing that the word zombie (and related words) are increasingly appearing in political rhetoric and legal discourse, posts focus on the use of the word 'zombie' in law and current events.
Oct 17, 2012, 07:16 pm CDT
Posts cover interesting cases of first impression throughout the country; the constitutionality of institutions' laws and policies; and op-eds on controversies in the news.
Oct 10, 2012, 04:43 pm CDT
"The name Lawfare refers both to the use of law as a weapon of conflict and, perhaps more importantly, to the depressing reality that America remains at war with itself over the law governing its warfare with others." Posts cover subjects such as cybersecurity, international law as it relates to U.S. military operations, and anti-terrorism legislation from nations around the world.
Defrosting Cold Cases
Oct 3, 2012, 04:52 pm CDT
Posts discuss cold cases in the news, forensics, cases the blogger is examining and interviews with people involved in cold cases.
Sep 26, 2012, 04:34 pm CDT
The focus of this blog is international judicial assistance in civil and commercial cases. Specific issues covered include service of process abroad, obtaining evidence abroad for use in the United States and vice versa, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbital awards.