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FYI – The ABA Says It Is Okay To Facestalk Jurors

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Essentially, you can stalk jurors all you want, but you can’t contact them (and requesting access to view a private profile counts as contact). You can read an article about it from the ABA Journal here, and you can download ...

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Tell Me About FindLaw: Spam, Contracts, & Bullying

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Yesterday a legal start-up I had never heard of put up a rather interesting story. LawDeeDa aims to be a social network for lawyers (yes, another one). No comment on their name or business model, but what they shared was ...

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What Makes Lawyers Happy?

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Many law students and new lawyers are obsessed with things such as rank, grades, and law review. But (thanks to the Legal Skills Prof Blog) I recently came across an empirical research study on SSRN that shows that those things ...

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Law . com: Help Us Help Ourselves

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So apparently the folks over at Law.com decided they want to be the Huffington Post. From Robert Ambrogi: ALM revealed that it will be pushing out a major overhaul of the Law.com website by the end of November and that, ...

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What is Unconstitutional Animus?

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  Today the Supreme Court handed down a significant decision in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Besides the decision, what was of particular interest to me was the reasoning behind the decision – unconstitutional animus. I ...

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Can Software Replace Outside Counsel? or Shiny New Tools

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  The use of computer automation and software continues to make its presence felt in the legal industry. Much of it is actually rather banal or inconsequential; Twitter for lawyers or some other silly thing. But there is a gradual, continued ...

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