22. February 2011 13:54
Search the ABA database for wage information for lawyers in any county. $$$
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 items, starred 13 items, shared 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)
Law Librarian Blog
Legal Skills Prof Blog
The Volokh Conspiracy
Dilbert Daily Strip 100%
LISNews - Librarian And Information Science News
WSJ.com: Law Blog
Phoenix School of Law Library Blog
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!
28. January 2011 13:19
The shortage of Judges has become an emergency delaying criminal proceedings up to six months: Article
25. January 2011 12:23
Today President Obama will give the annual State of the Union Address. Here's some trivia about the address:
- Article 2, Section 3 of the United States Constitution describes the President's duty to give the State of the Union Address.
- Did you know that one member of the President's cabinet is absent for the address in case of emergency to maintain the line of succession?
- This year the White House's website will be providing an "enhanced viewing experience" to those who choose to watch the address online.
- "Enhanced experience" means you will get to see charts and graphs as President Obama gives his speech.
- Be sure to visit the State of the Union White House website.
- Also on the website, check out the list of upcoming live events following the event. For example, on Thursday President Obama will answer your questions live via YouTube.
- Did you know the current White House Director of Speechwriting is Jon Favreau? Not the same as the actor and director of Elf and Iron Man, Jon Favreau...
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.