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Substance Abuse & Addiction: Pharmaceuticals

California lawyers looking for specialty units, we have the one hour of substance abuse credit that you need: Substance Abuse & Addiction: Pharmaceuticals! While many substance abuse courses cover traditional areas of abuse and addiction, in this one hour Substance Abuse course, Deputy District Attorney Ann Barber covers a disturbing new drug trend in our country – pharmaceutical abuse. Substance Abuse &…

Legal Ethics: The Lawyer, The Judge, and The Lawsuit

We are pleased to announce that we have added a great new ethics course right in time for California’s February 2 MCLE deadline (and also for the rest of the attorneys across the country!). Legal Ethics: The Lawyer, The Judge, and The Lawsuit is a must for attorneys that spend the majority of their time in the courtroom. And even if you…

Email in Litigation: Digital Evidence Made Simple

“I believe that e-discovery has been made complicated and technical by a lot of large companies” – Eric Robi, President of Federal Forensics Group So begins Email in Litigation: Digital Evidence Made Simple an excellent class that we have just added right in time for the February 1 California MCLE deadline (and also for the rest of the attorneys across the land).…

The Psychiatric Autopsy and Its Application in Law

At first glance, the term “Psychiatric Autopsy” seems to be a misnomer. Unlike a traditional psychiatric assessment and treatment, a decedent is unable to participate in the psychiatric interview and psychotherapy. Luckily however, death does not preclude a valid psychiatric assessment. The tool that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use to assess the mental state of a decedent preceding death is…

Google Dealt Major Setback by French Court

A French court ruled today that Google’s expansion into digital books infringed France’s copyright laws when they digitized books and put extracts online without authorization. The court ordered Google to pay over 300,000 Euros ($430,000) in damages and interest to French publisher La Martiniere – which brought the case on behalf of a group of French publishers – and slapped the Internet…

Facebook Slapped With FTC Complaint

It seems like all the buzz over the changes made to Facebook’s privacy policy just won’t die down. Unfortunately for Facbeook, a group of ten privacy and consumer groups announced today that they have filed a complaint with the FTC, alleging that the changes to the privacy policy violates federal law. The groups are “urging the FTC ‘to open an investigation into…

Supreme Court to Weigh in on Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Email & Text

Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will rule for the first time on whether government employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy when they send electronic messages on digital devices supplied by their governmental employers. At stake are employer’s and employee’s privacy rights in our new digital age and how far a government employer may go to monitor the private communications…