I said recently that most people spend way too much time worrying about which computer to buy. So I’ve made it easier. Here are my best laptop picks. There are four, total, two thin-and-light laptops, the Lenovo X1 Carbon and 13″ MacBook Air, and two power laptops, the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s and the 15″ Retina [...]
Our Law Technology Buyer’s Guide (f/k/a Top Tech Upgrades) is where we keep our “best of” picks, based on all the stuff we review every year. We also try to keep it up to date. But the format has been getting unwieldy, so to make it easier to find what you are looking for, I [...]
The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 is “made for” Windows, and the S1500M is “made for” Mac. What that really means is that they are different colors and ship with the appropriate version of Acrobat. However, if you switch from Windows to Mac, you may not want to buy a new scanner. Easy enough; you just need [...]
A while back, I advised you to buy yourname.com so someone else doesn’t. Case in point: when Marc Randazza got in extortionist blogger Crystal Cox’s way, that’s what she did. And the domains of his wife and child. Then, she posted all sorts of horrible stuff. And then, she offered to “fix” Randazza’s online reputation [...]
From the LAB: I’m exploring contracting out certain areas of my solo practice. We are cloud based on the Clio platform and have cloud based forms as well. I have a great virtual paralegal for Medi-Cal / elder planning and a drafter for basic estate planning. I’m looking for someone (paralegal? attorney?) with experience in [...]
Then again, anyone who thinks a few tips and checklists from a free app will make him a better writer may be beyond help: The app, which was developed by legal writing professor Kathy Vinson of Suffolk University Law School, is described on Suffolk’s website as “an app designed to help legal writers improve their [...]
We got nominated again, in the “Business of Law” category. Vote here if you like popularity contests.
You know what’s embarassing? When a judge takes the time to respond to your motion for a longer brief with by editing part of your brief (pdf) and referring you to The Elements of Legal Style. A review of the proposed, twenty-nine-page motion’s commencement confirms that a modicum of informed editorial revision easily reduces the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
BREAKING: Law firm websites are boring and repetitive. Pick three or four firms at random, visit their websites, and pretend you can’t see the logo identifying the firm. Try to guess which firm it is. You probably can’t, obviously. Law firm websites are pretty much all the same, but Adam Smith doesn’t think it has [...]
Google Authorship is a way of enhancing the way your writing appears in Google’s search results. If you’ve told Google where to find your writing by connecting it to your Google+ account, your posts and pages will show up with a byline and your Google+ profile picture, like so: Why would you want this? It [...]
The surprising origin of the term bellwether, and why it’s an ominous label to apply to litigation: The term “wether” originated in 9th century Old English, and referred to a castrated male sheep. However, by the 13th Century, the term “bellwether” had become synonymous with “wether,” and both referred to the poor, castrated male sheep. [...]
Read Beware Flood Damaged Car Scams In Sandy Aftermath on AOL Autos, then join the National Association of Consumer Advocates and look for a mentor in your state. Oh, and pick up a copy of the NCLC Automobile Fraud manual. That should get you started.
I like Marc Randazza’s rules about porn: Rule #1: The subjects must be adults Rule #2: The subjects must be consenting adults Sounds fair enough. Here’s why he brings up the subject: