eDiscovery Compliance in the Cloud

“Cloud Computing will be a disruptive technology that will ultimately change the face of computing,” with a market approaching $300 billion over the next five years, according to recent research from the Market Intel Group. The seemingly unstoppable migration of data to the “cloud” is undoubtedly due to numerous financial benefits, particularly for small and … Continue reading

Paralegal Ranked Better Job than a Lawyer

A paralegal job outranks lawyer in a new rating of 200 jobs by a career website. The job of paralegal assistant is in 13th place, while the job of attorney is in 82nd place on the list by CareerCast.com. The ranking is based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, outlook and stress. Stenographer/court … Continue reading

Howrey MP Says Outsourcing, Electronic Discovery Spurred Downsizing

Time will tell whether Howrey’s downsizing was the right thing to do, according to the law firm’s managing partner. Howrey has lost more than 60 partners in the past year, and managing partner Robert Ruyak says it was all part of a plan to strengthen the law firm, the Lawyer reports. “We had to make … Continue reading

E-Discovery Sanctions Reach All-Time High for Litigants and Lawyers

E-discovery sanctions have reached an all-time high after three decades of litigation over alleged discovery wrongdoing, and lawyers are increasingly being targeted. A study of federal decisions by three King & Spalding lawyers identified 30 cases in which attorneys were sanctioned for e-discovery violations, seven of them in 2009, according to a summary on the … Continue reading

LSAT Would Be Optional if Proposed Accreditation Change is Adopted

Would-be law students may not have to go through the ordeal of the Law School Admission Test if a proposal by an ABA committee is adopted. Currently, accreditation rules require law schools to ask applicants for results of a “valid and reliable admission test,” the National Law Journal reports. But that may change, says Santa … Continue reading

Ex-Con Allegedly Worked as Bogus Lawyer for 5 Years, Likely Watched TV Legal Dramas to Hone Skills

A convicted burglar allegedly passed himself off as an Illinois lawyer and represented paying clients for at least five years before finally being caught when a court clerk in suburban Chicago recognized him and blew the whistle. Held in contempt last month and jailed after being accused of representing clients in dozens of Illinois cases, … Continue reading

Fourth Amendment challanged before Supreme Court

Police smelling marijuana coming from behind an apartment door can enter the home without a warrant in some instances, some U.S. Supreme Court Justices said. The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard arguments that could have Fourth Amendment implications, The Washington Post reported. The Kentucky Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Hollis King, saying police didn’t … Continue reading

PS3 jailbreak legal battle continues..

After being hit with a restraining order from Sony earlier this week for allegedly bypassing “effective technological protective measures” in PlayStation 3 firmware 3.55, iPhone hacker George Hotz, better known as “Geohot,” has decided it’s time to stand up to the tech giant. “Right now, still legally, you can go to my Web site and … Continue reading

NO DWI/DUI While Riding Your Animal!

Two men were arrested for riding animals while drunk. One guy was on a mule, the other was on a horse. But when they got to the police station, the county attorney determined that the animals did not fall within the definition of “a device in, on or by which a person or property is, … Continue reading

9th Circuit punts federal Prop 8 case to California Supreme Court

The federal case against California’s Proposition 8 took an odd turn Jan. 4 when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals punted the case to the California Supreme Court. The federal court pronounced itself confused about whether the people who put Prop 8 on the ballot have legal “standing” to be at the federal appeals … Continue reading

  • Join 2 other followers