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I run this joint. I like to write, talk, and think about law, professional development, technology, and whatever else floats my boat. I practice law in Birmingham, AL.

Fake News Thought Police

“Fake news” is currently a hot topic in, well, the news. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs (NPR) Fake News and the Internet Shell Game (NYT) Trump’s fake-news presidency (WaPo) At the same time as fake news ...

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Did The CEO Of Reddit Pierce Section 230

One of my long-running themes regarding technology companies is that they often act without taking into consideration the legal repercussions of their actions. I know that tech companies believe they need to move fast and break things, but not if ...

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You’re Being Played By Twitter

There doesn’t seem to be much available out there about Social Media from a gamification perspective that is accessible to regular users as opposed to designers or math-types. Gamification is the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications, particularly consumer-oriented ...

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How To Break Things In A Law Firm

There is often a gap between the way things function and the way things ought to function. Law firms in particular are susceptible to this problem. Law firms are bastions of doing things “the way they’ve always been done.” This is because lawyers are ...

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The Ten Commandments of Brief Writing

Brief writing is part art and part science. How you develop your theme, present your arguments, structure your facts. While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) ...

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I Called It

This won’t take long. In November 2o15 I began writing a post about the presidential election. It took me two months to complete. It was on a technical, arcane topic of information distribution called preference cascades and why I thought ...

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Media Resources For Lawyers

Considering that the majority of lawyers are solos or in small firms, it’s also likely that you’re going to be in charge of marketing your practice. This likely means building out a website or putting together newsletters. But many lawyers are ...

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Bad Motion v. Good Motion: Motion to Compel

When writing a motion to compel for a judge, you want to make it persuasive. You don’t want to make it a chore to read. Honorable Randy Wilson, a District Judge out of Texas wrote an article in the Advocate juxtaposing two ...

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Lawyers Aren’t Free

Should you work for free? Last week on the Twitters, I noticed a post by Bob Ambrogi, offering details on a new website that wants to be “the WebMD of law:” The video site TalksOnLaw describes itself as on a ...

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