Report: Online Searchers Motivated to Find and Hire Lawyers
A LexisNexis survey reports that online searches for lawyers result in hiring lawyers more than 50% of the time. Adjust your marketing accordingly.
The Oatmeal is Being Sued…Again
A maker of greeting cards in Massachusetts is suing The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman for potential and unlikely confusion over their respective cards.
Disbarred? It Could Be Worse …
Louisiana lawyer James Turnage was recently disbarred for practicing while disbarred...for 8 years. The Louisiana Supreme Court was not happy.
Canadian Judge’s Plagiarized Ruling Deemed Impossible to Review by Court of Appeals
A Canadian Court of Appeals threw out an appeal due to the trial court's plagiarism of attorney's briefs in the matter.
Lawyer Biographies Are The Most Popular Law Firm Website Content
A recent LexisNexis study on law firm marketing shows that lawyer biographies are by far the most viewed content on law firm websites.
Biglaw and Parenthood Don’t Mix
A departure memo by a mother leaving her biglaw job details the inherent difficulty in excelling in law and parenthood.
Law School Job Numbers Suit Dismissed with Prejudice
One of the many lawsuits brought against law schools for inflated employment numbers has been thrown out by a judge in Chicago.
Lawsuit Idea: Defamatory Search Results
This Australian guy won over $200,000 suing Google for delivering results associating him with the mob. The judge explained the jury verdict by saying Google search results are just like publishing a newspaper: Google Inc. is like the newsagent that sells a newspaper containing a defamatory article. While there might be no specific intention to […]
In Which the Public Rejects its Civil Liberties
This is how liberty dies: The poll found almost one third of American adults would accept a “TSA body cavity search” in order to fly. Moreover a majority believes that it is reasonable to criminalize the act of disobeying any TSA agent. We kill it. Read Poll: One-Third of Americans Would Accept Cavity Searches By […]
Money Money Money Money Money
American Lawyer magazine published data on the salaries of Biglaw non-equity partners, showing a large disparity in pay and responsibilities.
Responsibilities (and Salaries) Rising for In-House Counsel
More space and more cash is being made available for in-house attorneys. Check out the numbers on median salaries and increased job duties.
News Flash: Beating Client with A Baseball Bat is Unethical
A West Virginia attorney has had his law license annulled for beating a client with a baseball bat. Whatever for?
NY and NJ Courts Still Closed; Some Deadlines Extended
New York and New Jersey courts remain closed in the wake of hurricane Sandy, and deadlines have been extended for affected cases.
The Legal Job Market IS as Bad as It Seems
The Washington Post published an article outlining the continuing problem with high law school enrollment and low legal career options.
Fraud in Ceglia Facebook Suit May Spell Trouble for Former Lawyers
Former lawyers for Paul Ceglia may face legal ethics problems for failing to report fraud to the court in the course of their representation.