ABA: Search Lawyer Wage Data for Your County

by Rob 22. February 2011 13:54

Search the ABA database for wage information for lawyers in any county. $$$

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What I am reading: RSS

by Rob 15. February 2011 13:04

I am a huge fan of RSS (Real Simple Syndication) and since Newsgator folded I have used Google Reader. RSS is a web 2.0 tool anyone involved with the law should use to select which information should be sent to them from designated websites. It eliminates the need to go to websites to look for information because information seeks you out in an aggregator. RSS is excellent for current awareness purposes. More on RSS here.

My reader tells me since July 31, 2009 I have read a total of 11,904 items. From my 267 subscriptions, over the last 30 days I read 791 items, clicked 135 itemsstarred 13 itemsshared 1 item, and emailed 0 items.

Here are the top ten feeds I subscribe to and actually read. Only one blog do I read 100%!

 

Reading trends (last 30 days)

Subscription      

ResourceShelf 

Law Librarian Blog           

The Ticker          

Legal Skills Prof Blog       

The Volokh Conspiracy                 

Dilbert Daily Strip  100%

The Onion          

LISNews - Librarian And Information Science News         

WSJ.com: Law Blog         

Phoenix School of Law Library Blog         

 

 

Social Media and the Law

by Sarah Prosory 28. January 2011 16:07

Things are stirring up when it involves social media and the law...

Check out this article regarding private Facebook posts being mined by defense lawyers. This seems to be a new litigation tactic. Hat tip to Slashdot.  

From reading the article above I discovered Westlaw News & Insight Beta. Looks like a promising place for legal news. Some of the articles have links to Westlaw for ease to view the cases.

And... it appears to have happened yet again, jurors doing their own research. Only this time a librarian juror was a bit too interested in doing her own research for a case. We've discussed this before how jurors are more often doing their own research about a case because it has become so easy for them to do so with their cell phones and Internet capabilities at home. Here's another article I found on this topic.

What do you think should be done? Comment below!

Arizona Declares Judicial Emergency

by Rob 28. January 2011 13:19

The shortage of Judges has become an emergency delaying criminal proceedings up to six months: Article

State of the Union 2011 Trivia

by Sarah Prosory 25. January 2011 12:23

Today President Obama will give the annual State of the Union Address. Here's some trivia about the address:

Watch this awesome video all about the making of the State of the Union Address:

Will you be watching the State of the Union address? It will be on tonight at 7pm here in Arizona.

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