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    Non-Sequiturs: 11.23.15

    * There is life after a failed bar exam. Here’s how to make it through. [The Anxious Lawyer]

    * Get the full breakdown of the results of the California bar exam. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * “Mayor of Roanoke not racist, says Mayor of Roanoke,” and really, do you need a better source than that? [Lawyers, Guns and Money]

    * Ugh, the discovery of employee text messages — it’s gonna get messy. [Law and More]

    * Get some *free* CLE credit for an online session on legal project management. [Practical Law]

    * It sucks, but being too busy really does make you better at your job. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    32 Comments / / Nov 23, 2015 at 5:47 PM
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    Continuing Legal Education / CLE

    Bridge the Gap CLE: What Is It?

    With the New York 2015 July Bar Exam results being released this week, New York is welcoming thousands of new attorneys to the profession. While the bar exam marks the end of your law school experience, learning never stops for attorneys. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is mandatory for all New York attorneys. Newly admitted New […]

    / Oct 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.16.15

    * Thinking about transferring law schools? Get the ugly truth first. [Underdawg Law]

    * Is it possible your smart phone shouldn’t be your everything? [What About Paris?]

    * Now this is scholarship I can get behind: The Walking Dead Colloquium. [Savannah Law School]

    * In trial be ready for anything… including vomit. [Katz Justice]

    * NFL players and prospective law students — I totally get the similarities. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Sigh… Mississippi. Still defending its ban on adoption by same-sex couples. [Slate]

    * Free CLE! Next Thursday on “The U.S. & China: Perspectives on Brand Protection & Intellectual Property.” [AABANY]

    19 Comments / / Sep 16, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    White-Collar Crime

    You Should Go To The NACDL’s White-Collar Conference in New York

    Learn what’s happening in your area of the law.

    13 Comments / / Sep 3, 2015 at 1:31 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 08.12.15

    * A new paper by Professors Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman on the process of marriage equality. For those of you who get really excited over civil procedure. [SSRN]

    * Fresh off the threat of Supreme Court sanctions, partner Howard Shipley, formerly of Foley & Lardner, has landed at Gordon & Rees. Good fit… there’s no way he’ll embarrass that firm. [Gordon & Rees]

    * We had some fun at the expense of a very predictable Norwegian prison escape the other day, but it’s worth recognizing an outlier for what it is — here’s a detailed look at Norway’s usually successful prison system. [New York Times]

    * With public defenders like these… An interpreter employed by the public defenders’ office scammed immigrants seeking bribes with promises to pull strings to avoid deportation. [Times-Picayune]

    * Is “Office Temperature-Gate” worthy of a Title VII claim? [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]

    * A guy sat in prison for over 3 months after he completed his sentence because the system is as awful as it is incompetent. [Mother Jones]

    * If you’re looking for CLE and have tickets to New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 8, then here’s the panel for you. [NY Comic Con]

    * Most employers in New York City can no longer check credit history in making employment decisions. Time to hit up Saks for that shopping spree. [DLA Piper]

    19 Comments / / Aug 12, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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    New York State Makes Changes To Its Continuing Legal Education Requirements

    New York State’s CLE Board has recently made several changes that lawyers admitted in the state should be know about. The following changes will take effect on January 1, 2016: For newly admitted attorneys: The Law Practice Management and Areas of Professional Practice credit may now be completed in any approved format, including nonparticipatory formats such as […]

    / Jul 8, 2015 at 12:52 PM
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    Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Sponsored Content

    Spot The Fake CLE Course

    Can you tell the difference between actual CLE courses and ones we’ve just made up? Take our challenge and find out!

    / Apr 20, 2015 at 2:01 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 03.09.15

    * Pretty significant typo… [Legal Cheek]

    * King v. Burwell plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Carvin of Jones Day has some interesting things to say about Obamacare. Like being sure to characterize the law as the product “by living white women and minorities,” which in some circles constitutes throwing shade. Racist circles. [Talking Points Memo]

    * South Carolina makes its potential magistrate judges take the same Wonderlic test given to potential NFL draft picks. The justice system is even based on football down there. I assume occasionally they’ll let a defendant think they’ll get off and then give him the chair and the jury yells, “CLEMSON!” [Lowering the Bar]

    * We take a break from our regularly scheduled NS segment, “Louisiana Seems Crazy,” to bring you a great idea out of Louisiana. Effective May 1, lawyers can earn their CLE hours by doing pro bono work. Brilliant. More substantive legal work to fill a huge need and less garbled streaming video. [New Orleans City Business]

    * OK now back to regularly scheduled programming: arrest warrant issued for New Orleans lawyer accused of intentionally triggering a mistrial by refusing to participate in jury selection. I think Perry Mason did that once. It was one of the more obscure episodes. [Nola]

    * Leave it to the people who wield the awesome punitive power of the state to be the first to give themselves a get out of jail free card. [USA Today]

    * Richard Hsu scores an interview with Jon Lindsey of legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa. Apparently, the busy founding partner Lindsey really knows how to juggle things. Literally. [Hsu Untied]

    * History buffs out there may recall that Emperor Augustus instituted a bunch of moral reforms during his reign that really only succeeded in revealing that his daughter was a total whore. But what if the Emperor’s prude rules actually helped solidify his broader goals? [Law & Humanities Blog]

    10 Comments / / Mar 9, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 01.30.15

    * Did two little kids get slapped with a lifetime gag order barring them from talking about fracking. But how will they explain their third eye? [The Guardian]

    * Private equity firm TPG is suing its former PR man — former Bush spokesperson Adam Levine — for allegedly stealing confidential documents and threatening to leak them to the press. They probably showed where the Iraq WMDs were. [O’Dwyer’s]

    * So maybe the blizzard of 2015 fizzled for New Yorkers. But winter’s not over yet — how do you interview in a snowstorm? [Corporette]

    * Simpson Thacher could have some malpractice issues with that $1.5 billion SNAFU. [Law360]

    * “The Supreme Court’s Billion-Dollar Mistake”? Well, they’re still half a billion ahead of Simpson Thacher. [New York Review of Books]

    * Suge Knight accused of murder. Not an archival story. [Los Angeles Times]

    * As Juggalo Law likes to say, “‘Sup With Aaron?” A recap of day 2 of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, the Patriots scandal that isn’t about deflated balls. [ESPN]

    * Lagarrette Blount marijuana charges dropped like a Boise State linebacker. Huh. I guess this was yet another Patriots scandal. [ESPN]

    * 30 bats flew into an Arkansas courtroom disrupting a trial. That’ll teach them to let Joe Chill go free. [MyFoxNY]

    * An online CLE on the ethical issues of laterals and collapsing firms. Dewey know any firms who could have used this information? [Bloomberg BNA]

    16 Comments / / Jan 30, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    Career Center, Career Files, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawyers

    From The Career Files: Fulfilling Your CLE Requirements Without Breaking The Bank

    Sunny Choi of Ms. JD has some tips on how to complete your CLE classes on the cheap.

    / Sep 6, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 04.26.13

    * Yesterday, we shared Paul Caron’s plan to end the sequester by forcing government officials to experience delays due to air traffic control furloughs. Well, Congress voted to end the furloughs. We should have known that once the sequester inconvenienced a member of Congress this would end. [Reuters via Yahoo!]

    * Ken Langone does not agree with Richard Farley of Paul Hastings. And tells him so. Loudly. [DealBreaker]

    * If you’re looking for CLE credits in Houston, check out this event where you can win a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun for your trouble. And it counts for Ethics! [NRA Blog]

    * “Izadi suggested she could pay her law school tuition by turning tricks.” Is a pimp really that much worse than Sallie Mae? [Las Vegas Review Journal]

    * Overlawyered is now part of the CATO Institute. Enjoy working for the Koch brothers! I hear they’re really easy to work with over there. [Overlawyered]

    * Getting tossed from a case for “bad behavior”? That’s the Chicago way! [Chicago Tribune]

    * An interview with American Lawyer Editor-in-Chief Robin Sparkman about the newly released Am Law 100 law firm rankings, after the jump….

    33 Comments / / Apr 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM
  • Biglaw, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Small Law Firms

    The Practice: Three Perfectly Good Uses For Biglaw Lawyers

    It appears that Brian Tannebaum isn’t a big fan of Biglaw — but that’s not true. Actually, Biglaw has been very good to him, and it can be good to you as a solo or small firm lawyer. Just don’t steal any of the embossed coffee cups, and consider some of these ideas….

    151 Comments / / Nov 14, 2011 at 1:47 PM
  • Conferences / Symposia, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, In-House Counsel

    Moonlighting: Inside an Insider’s Legal Conference

    Last week was my company’s annual legal conference. This year, lawyers from around the world descended upon the cultural and historic haven called New Orleans. And we had lots of stuff planned. And I don’t mean just food. Although the week did feel kind of like this: Food / Event / More Food / Event […]

    11 Comments / / Nov 4, 2011 at 11:23 AM