[T]his might be a helpful alert to lawyers who are hiring someone to try to promote their sites: It’s possible that the promotion might consist of behavior that is par for the course for purported penis enlargement products, but not really in keeping with the sort of reputation that lawyers generally seek to cultivate.
Social Networking Websites
- 24 Jan 2012 at 3:19 PM
- Bad Ideas, Blogging, Eugene Volokh, Junk Email / Spam, Lawyer Advertising, Quote of the Day, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology
Tags: Adventures in Lawyer Advertising, Bad Ideas, Blogging, Eugene Volokh, Fake Penis, Junk Email / Spam, Law Firm Websites, Lawyer Advertising, Online marketing, Penis, Penis enlargement, Permission Marketing, Quote of the Day, Social Media, social networking, Social Networking Websites, Spam, Technology
- 18 Jan 2012 at 2:20 PM
- General Counsel, Google / Search Engines, In-House Counsel, Quote of the Day, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Twittering
Bad day for the Internet…. Having been there, I can imagine the dissension @Google to search being warped this way.
– Alexander Macgillivray, general counsel of Twitter, commenting via Twitter about Google’s recent plan to alter search results based on users’ Google+ networks. Macgillivray used to be in-house counsel at Google. Corporate Counsel analyzed his comments yesterday.
- 17 Jan 2012 at 5:46 PM
- Cyberlaw, Google / Search Engines, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Wikipedia
Tomorrow is going to be the most boring day in the recent history of the Internet. For 24 hours — on January 18 — several high-profile websites will go dark, to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act.
No one will be able to research potentially fake facts about their favorite celebrities, discover the newest nerdy memes, or upload photos to social media sites.
It’s true, the frightfully unpopular bill is losing legislative steam, but the Internet’s collective rage is still hot, hot, hot.
So who’s shutting down tomorrow?
- 11 Jan 2012 at 5:58 PM
- Books, Feminism, Google / Search Engines, Law Professors, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Supreme Court, Women's Issues
* Being 15 minutes early to crucial meetings is not all that it’s cracked up to be. [The Ying-a-Ling]
* The key for women getting ahead in 2012: working for companies that don’t discriminate against women. I mean, it’s underwhelming advice, but voting with their feet is a big thing women can do to improve gender equality in the legal marketplace. [The Glass Hammer]
* It’s a point worth emphasizing: working a full-time job while in law school and doing well at said law school are basically incompatible goals. At least in this day and age. Maybe law school was easier for the Boomers because there was less competition (from, I don’t know, women and minorities). [Constitutional Daily]
* Note that this decision in support of federalism, the subject of a new article by Professor Ilya Somin, came from a unanimous Supreme Court. It’d be nice if Republicans could remember that this election season, instead of calling every progressive a devotee of centralized authority. [The Volokh Conspiracy]
* Is anybody still using Google Plus? Any lawyers? Bueller? Frye? [Legal Blog Watch]
- 10 Jan 2012 at 5:27 PM
- Alex Kozinski, Election 2012, Federal Judges, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Social Networking Websites, Wall Street
* There’s a new chief legal officer at Morgan Stanley: Eric Grossman, a former Davis Polk partner, replaces Frank Barron, a former Cravath partner (who joined Morgan Stanley not that long ago; if you know more about this odd situation, email us). [Bloomberg Businessweek]
* Will anybody be surprised if it turns out that Ron Paul likes to fire people too? [Politico]
* Et tu, Bill Kristol? [Weekly Standard]
* How often does a federal judge get a shout-out in the announcement of a pop music group’s tour? [The Music Network]
* Or how often does a federal judge go on tour with his own band? [Patently-O]
* Most people will just ignore the balanced budget amendment as proposed by Chuck Woolery (yes, that Chuck Woolery), but on the off chance that somebody actually says to you, “You know, Chuck Woolery has some really good ideas,” here’s somebody who took the time to smack the Chuckster down. [Recess Appointment]
Tags: Alex Kozinski, Chuck Woolery, Citizens United, Election 2012, Eric Grossman, Facebook, Federal Judges, Francis Barron, Francis P. Barron, Frank Barron, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment, Mitt Romney, Morgan Stanley, Music, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Randall R. Rader, Randall Rader, Ron Paul, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Wall Street
- 28 Dec 2011 at 9:15 AM
- 2nd Circuit, Biglaw, Divorce Train Wrecks, Holidays and Seasons, Jed Rakoff, Morning Docket, Nude Dancing, SCOTUS, Securities and Exchange Commission, Social Networking Websites, Supreme Court, Twittering, Women's Issues
* Like a virgin, detained for the very first time: thanks to this court order, Egypt will be forced to come out of the dark ages and ban virginity tests for female detainees and military prisoners. [CNN]
Tags: 2nd Circuit, Asia, Biglaw, Boston, Christmas, Citigroup, Coach, Divorce, Divorce Law, Divorce Train Wrecks, Divorces, Egypt, GuidoFawkes, Holidays, Holidays and Seasons, Jed Rakoff, Jed S. Rakoff, John Whiting, Judge Jed Rakoff, Judge Rakoff, Justina Cardoso, Las Vegas, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Morning Docket, MTA, New Year's Resolutions, New York, Nude Dancing, Santa, Santa Claus, SCOTUS, SEC, Second Circuit, Securities and Exchange Commission, Sinead O'Connor, Snow, Social Media, social networking, Social Networking Websites, Stripper, Strippers, Subpoenas, Supreme Court, Theft, Twitter, Twittering, Virgin, Virginity, Virgins, What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, Women's Issues, Women's Rights
- 21 Dec 2011 at 11:11 AM
- Blogging, Drinking, Facebook, Pornography, Reader Polls, Shopping, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Video games
Thoreau admonished us that we cannot “kill time without injuring eternity.” But what did he know? That proto-hippie pond-fetishist could not have imagined today’s world, where our collective attention spans have shriveled to goldfish levels and so much actual productive white-collar labor can be, to an observer, indistinguishable from simply loitering in front of a computer screen. Unless someone is looking over your shoulder, nobody knows whether you’re on PACER or playing Angry Birds.
We asked you, the ATL readership, where you turn for distraction when you don’t feel like billing or studying. The results of our research poll, after the jump….
- 29 Nov 2011 at 12:51 PM
- Cyberlaw, Facebook, Intellectual Property, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Trademarks
The Internet may be infinite, but people still are constantly fighting over online real estate. It happens in the porn industry, and it happens to celebrities. Even Miami Dolphins cheerleaders have to fight for their right to party at their own website.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently ruled in a dispute between two models using the stage name Elizabeth Sky. The defendant allegedly went on a campaign across the Internet to destroy the other model’s social networking presence. Will the real Elizabeth Sky please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.…
- 08 Nov 2011 at 1:53 PM
- Attorney Misconduct, Deaths, Facebook, Legal Ethics, Patton Boggs, Screw-Ups, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Trials
When a tipster sent us an e-mail with the subject, “Court awards $700,000+ in sanctions for destruction of FB page,” I thought it sounded like it might be interesting. Because hey, that’s a lot of money.
I didn’t realize it would also be one of the most depressing legal news stories I’ve read since this tragic murder-suicide.
The three-quarters-of-a-million-dollar sanction award was levied against the widower of a woman killed in a car accident and the widower’s lawyer. The ruling was an abrupt table-turn for Isaiah Lester, who had previously won a $10 million wrongful death suit against the driver whose truck overturned and killed his wife.
Keep reading for the depressing details….
Tags: Allied Concrete Company, Attorney Misconduct, Civil Procedure, Deaths, Depressing stuff, Depressing Things, Discovery, Edward Hogshire, Facebook, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Isaiah Lester, Jessica Lester, Judge Edward Hogshire, Legal Ethics, Marlina Smith, Matt Murray, Patton Boggs, Screw-Ups, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Trials, Virginia, William Donald Sprouse, Wrongful Death
Ed. note: The Asia Chronicles column is authored by Kinney Recruiting. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates, counsels and partners in Asia than any other recruiting firm in each of the past seven years. You can reach them by email: email@example.com.
It’s that time of year again when JDs are starting to apply for 2L summer jobs and 2L summers are deciding which practice area to focus on.
For those JDs with an interest in potentially lateraling to or transferring to Asia in the future, please feel free to reach out to Kinney for advice on firm choices, interviewing and practice choices, relating to future marketability in Asia, or for a general discussion on your particular Asia markets of interest. This is of course a free of cost service for those who some years in the future may be our future industry contacts or perhaps even clients.
For some years now Kinney’s Asia head, Evan Jowers, has been formally advising Harvard Law students with such questions, as the Asia expert in Harvard Law’s “Ask The Experts Market Program” each summer and fall, with podcasts and scheduled phone calls. This has been an enjoyable and productive experience for all involved.
The choices a JD makes during their IL and 2L summers and 2L falls can have an enormous affect on their future marketability in Asia, should they be interested in such a move.Keep reading »
If you are considering a virtual law practice, you know that many of today’s solo firms started that way. But why are established, multi-attorney law firms going virtual?
Many small firms are successfully moving part—or even all—of their practice to a virtual setting. This even includes multi-jurisdictional practice spanning several states and practice areas, although solo and small partnerships are still the largest adopters of virtual law.
Can you do the same? The new article Mobile in Practice, Virtual by Design from author Jared Correia, Esq., explores how mobile technology bring real-life benefits to a small law firm. Read this new article—the next in Thomson Reuters’ Independent Thinking series for small firms—to explore how a mobile practice:
- Reduces malpractice risk
- Enables you to gather the best attorneys to fit the firm, regardless of each person’s geographic location
- Leverages mobile devices and cloud technology to enable on-the-spot client and prospect communication
Download your free PDF copy of Mobile in Practice, Virtual by Design to learn more about best practices for operating a partial or fully virtual practice.Keep reading » »
Transitioning in-house is something many (if not most) firm lawyers find themselves considering at some point. For many, it’s the first step in their career that isn’t simply a function of picking the best option available based on a ranking system.
Unknown territory feels high-risk, and can have the effect of steering many of us towards the well-greased channels into large, established companies.
For those who may be open to something more entrepreneurial, there is far less information available. No recruiter is calling every week with offers and details.
In sponsorship with Betterment, ATL and David Lat will moderate a panel about life in-house and we’ll hear from GCs at Birchbox, Gawker Media, Squarespace, Bonobos, and Betterment. Drinks, snacks, networking, and a great time guaranteed. Invite your colleagues, but RSVP fast, as space is limited.
Details and panelists after the jump…Keep reading »
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