Tag Archives: Legal Consumer

More Technology for Legal Consumers in Massachusetts

Attorney William Palin is at it again, this time with his PaperWork app for iOS, which enables family law legal consumers in Massachusetts to fill out, edit and save documents in Family Court.  The app allows the user to share the … Continue reading

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It’s National Love Your Lawyer Day!

The American Lawyers Public Image Association (ALPIA) announced in a press release that November 6, 2015 is National Love Your Lawyer Day and to commemorate the occasion, ALPIA is asking the public to cease lawyer jokes and bashing for the … Continue reading

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Attorney Fear And The Effect On You

We have written before about the attorney/client relationship and the benefits of understanding your attorney’s perspective.  Shedding more light on the subject, University of Missouri emeritus professor of law John Lande has researched and compiled a list of common attorney … Continue reading

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Court Square Law Project To Serve Moderate-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), The City University of New York Law School (CUNYLS), and a number of BigLaw firms have banned together to serve moderate-income legal consumers in New York who don’t qualify for legal aid – … Continue reading

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Judicial Transparency

We have posted on a number of occasions about the benefits of cameras in the courtroom, and recently another controversy sparking video has surfaced.  In an August 8, 2015 post titled, Tearful woman gets judicial scolding, 3 days in jail for failing … Continue reading

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ABA and Rocket Lawyer Announce New Service For Small Business

On October 1, 2015, the American Bar Association (ABA) and Rocket Lawyer announced the launch of “ABA Law Connect,” which matches small businesses with lawyers.  $4.95 buys the small business one online question, answered by an ABA-member lawyer in the … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Tom Brady . . . It Can Happen To You

Tom Brady learned a hard lesson about forum shopping this week.  He and the NFL Players Association (“NFLPA”) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota over his four game suspension for his alleged … Continue reading

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How Do Law Firms Hire Attorneys . . . And Why Should You Care?

So, how do law firms hire attorneys?  Well, according to University of Colorado Law School Dean Philip Weiser, law firms seek to hire attorneys based on pedigree: those who went to the best law schools and got the highest grades.  In … Continue reading

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Judge Sends Kids Away . . . For Refusing To Lunch With Dad

Last month, Michigan Judge Lisa Gorcyca found three children (15, 10 and 9) in contempt of court for refusing to have lunch with their father and sent them to live at Children’s Village until they reconsidered.  The full transcript of the … Continue reading

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Observing Jury Verdict Grief

Our favorite blogging judge, Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, has written yet another blog post that caught our attention titled, A grief observed, posted on July 1, 2015 on Herculesandtheumpire.com.  Referencing C.S. Lewis’ book A Grief Observed, … Continue reading

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