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Blogging & The First Amendment

Opening arguments took place yesterday in the Brooklyn federal court trial of Hal Turner, in a case that pits bloggers rights versus the First Amendment and asks us to consider if blogging is really journalism. Turner is the New Jersey blogger and Internet-radio talk-show host who is accused using his blog to threaten to assault and kill three federal judges because they…

MicroSeminar on YouTube: Ethics of Attorney Websites

Attorney Credits has started a new feature in an attempt to reach out to attorneys online – our new MicroSeminars on YouTube. Our MicroSeminars will detail specific areas that attorneys may need further educating. Our first MicroSeminar on the Ethics of Attorney Websites details the ethical areas that attorneys must be concerned with when maintaining a website for their law practice. Domain…

Thank You FDR!

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. What could be more American than stuffing your face all day and watching the Lions lose again? With this post, on this Thanksgiving Day 2009, I just wanted to take the time to thank FDR. On this day sixty-eight years ago, some two weeks before America’s entry into World War II, President Franklin…

Former Levinson Axelrod Attorney Sued Over “Gripe Site”

A New Jersey law firm is trying to shut down a disgruntled ex-employee’s “gripe site,” calling the website a cyber assault of “toxic fire” on its reputation. Former Levinson Axelrod attorney Edward Heyburn – who worked for the firm for six years – started his website “Levinson Axelrod Really Sucks” in late September, using the domain address levinsonaxelrod.net. The law firm’s website…

ESI in the Criminal Context

In the arena of civil litigation, the rules governing the preservation, collection, production, and use of electronically stored information (ESI) have been developing rapidly over the last few years. Spurred in part by the Sedona Principles which were a precursor to the 2006 amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2006, litigators at least have some guidance to deal with…

Attorney Credits on YouTube

Check out Attorney Credits on YouTube. As part of our new outreach to our attorney clients, we have decided to reach out through social media outlets to gauge the pulse of the legal profession. As part of this outreach, we have begun posting video clips about current legal topics and questions on YouTube. Something that has always interested me is the intersection…

Super Lawyers to Rank Law Schools

People love lists — George Carlin even joked that the reason there are 10 commandments is strictly for marketing purposes — and ranking law schools and lawyers in no exception. Many have even opined that ranking law schools has undermined their goal of educating future attorneys because schools are so concerned about a high ranking that they forsake other educational goals. That…

Thinking of Going Solo?

Many of you work at law firms that have recently experienced layoffs or know of lawyers who are thinking about leaving their firms for other reasons. Legal Vertical Strategies is hosting an event on Dec. 3 that is targeted specifically to this audience. The program, “Legal Transitions: Business Considerations for Starting a Law Firm,” is aimed at helping lawyers understand the business…

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Issues

In our current economic turmoil, attorneys must be versed in bankruptcy issues more than ever. Schedule I? Schedule J? The 910 Rule? Sorting through the maze of forms and law can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned practitioner. Join U.S. Trustee David L. Skelton in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Issues for an excellent discussion of the mechanics of the trustee’s…