Jose Baez

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  • Jose Baez

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.18.15

    * Jose Baez of Casey Anthony trial fame gave the commencement address at Valparaiso Law this weekend and let graduates know that they, too, can be attorneys, even if they’ve been financially irresponsible. They’re letting this man teach at Harvard Law now. [The Times]

    * Suffolk Law and Cardozo Law will have new deans this summer, and both are planning for smaller classes. Considering Suffolk’s plummeting LSAT scores (and standards?), its new dean may have bigger problems to deal with than filling seats. [National Law Journal]

    * He “Pressure Drop[ped]” the ball: If you could take the LSAT or open for the Rolling Stones with Toots and the Maytals, which would you pick? This Paul Hastings partner took the test, and says it’s his only regret about choosing law over music. [Am Law Daily]

    * Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have been sentenced to death last week, but it’s highly unlikely that his punishment will be carried out any time soon, if at all. Instead, he’ll be putting his lawyers to work for time ad infinitum. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * “[D]on’t let anyone say that Charleston School of Law was already in trouble.” A local attorney says that this soon-to-fail law school only started circling the drain after its proposed sale to InfiLaw was announced. That’s quite the indictment. [Post and Courier]

    35 Comments / / May 18, 2015 at 9:02 AM
  • Casey Anthony

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Books, Crime, Department of Justice, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Judges, Job Searches, Law Schools, Litigatrix, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Trials, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 05.08.13

    * “Is there a public interest in unwanted pregnancies … that can often result in abortions?” The judge who ordered that Plan B be made available to all women regardless of age is pissed at the DOJ. [The Caucus / New York Times]

    * Mary Jo White, the littlest litigatrix, will “review” the Securities and Exchange Commission’s policy of allowing financial firms to settle civil suits without affirming or denying culpability, but for now, she’s defending it. [Reuters]

    * Dewey know what this failed firm is supposed to pay its advisers for work done during the first nine months of its bankruptcy proceedings? We certainly do, and it’s quite the pretty penny. [Am Law Daily]

    * In a round of musical chairs that started at Weil Gotshal, Cadwalader just lost the co-chairs of its bankruptcy practice and another bankruptcy partner to O’Melveny. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Another day, another law school comparison website. Take a look at Law Jobs: By the Numbers, which includes a formula from the laughable National Jurist rankings system. [National Law Journal]

    * In a move that shocked absolutely no one, attorneys for Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes announced they will enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity for their client. [CNN]

    * From the “hindsight is 20/20″ file: the judge who presided over the Casey Anthony trial thinks there was enough evidence to convict the ex-MILF. He also likened Jose Baez to a used car salesman. [AP]

    * Check out Logan Beirne’s book (affiliate link). Even when sensationalizing George Washington’s rise from general to president, attention must be paid to the rule of law. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    1 Comment / / May 8, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    Celebrities, Crime, Paralegals

    Casey Anthony, Paralegal?

    Is Casey Anthony entering the legal profession? Her lawyer believes she’d make a great paralegal.

    8 Comments / / Jan 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    Attorney Misconduct, Bankruptcy, Bar Exams, Department of Justice, Football, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Politics, SCOTUS, State Judges, Supreme Court, Technology, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 01.28.13

    * So, this happened over the weekend: Anonymous hacked the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s website and is threatening to release government secrets about the DOJ (and possibly all nine of our Supreme Court justices) unless the legal system is reformed. [CNET]

    * A spoonful of sugar makes the lawyering go down? Apparently the best way to remind lawyers that they need to act civilly is through song. Or through Above the Law posts, but we aren’t in the habit of hosting sing-a-longs like the New York Inn of Court did. [Wall Street Journal]

    * “[U]nless there are major changes in the legal industry,” law school administrators shouldn’t expect people to apply in droves, especially when they’re now fleeing like rats from a sinking ship. [National Law Journal]

    * Arizona’s Supreme Court will allow people to take the bar exam after two years of study, but come on, the justices don’t want to jump the shark by allowing online law grads take the test, too. [East Valley Tribune]

    * Tim Tebow got to trademark Tebowing, so why shouldn’t Colin Kaepernick get to trademark Kaepernicking? All the San Francisco 49ers quarterback wants to do is sell some inevitably overpriced t-shirts. [NBC Bay Area]

    * An appeals court threw out two of Casey Anthony’s convictions, but her legal drama is far from over. The ex-MILF filed for bankruptcy to escape nearly $1 million in liabilities, including Jose Baez’s legal fees. [CNN]

    3 Comments / / Jan 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    Conferences / Symposia, Practice Pointers, Small Law Firms, Technology

    The Practice: The Future of Law, Circa 1972

    Small firm columnist Brian Tannebaum opines on why nothing else about practicing law matters if your reputation sucks.

    18 Comments / / Nov 19, 2012 at 4:02 PM
  • Casey Anthony: Who you gonna call?

    Crime, Deaths, Jury Duty, Kids, Media and Journalism, Nancy Grace, Television, Trials

    Trials and Error: The Casey Anthony Case

    So what was that Casey Anthony case all about anyway? Here’s a short primer.

    71 Comments / / Jun 1, 2012 at 6:36 PM
  • Antitrust, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Copyright, Gay, Gay Marriage, Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, Morning Docket, Murder, Westlaw

    Morning Docket: 02.23.12

    * And now another reason for lawyers to hate other lawyers (even more than they already do): Westlaw and LexisNexis are being sued for copyright infringement for selling access to publicly filed legal documents. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * MGA Entertainment’s antitrust suit against Mattel has been dismissed. In celebration, attorneys from Quinn Emanuel will buy themselves hot pink convertibles while singing that “Barbie Girl” song. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Yesterday in the Golinski case, a federal judge ruled that the definition of marriage under DOMA is unconstitutional. Come on, even a Bush II appointee knows what’s up. [Poliglot / Metro Weekly]

    * After finally realizing that he was a lawyer and not an agent — and that his most infamous client wasn’t worth as much as he thought — Jose Baez dropped Casey Anthony like a bad habit. [Miami Herald]

    * Former University of Virginia lax player George W. Huguely V was found guilty of second degree murder in the death of Yeardley Love. UVA students are instructed to pop their collars at half-staff. [Bloomberg]

    9 Comments / / Feb 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM
  • Facebook, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Murder, Religion, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas

    Morning Docket: 01.12.12

    * Landmark case alert. This just in from SCOTUS: the separation of church and state even applies to employment discrimination lawsuits. Say hello to the “ministerial exception.” [New York Times] * Paul Ceglia was fined for ignoring a discovery order. He also has to reimburse Facebook for all of its related, Biglaw legal fees. Here’s […]

    15 Comments / / Jan 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    ATL’s 2011 Lawyer of the Year: The Finalists!

    The year is quickly drawing to a close, but we have unfinished business to conduct here at Above the Law. We still have to crown our Lawyer of the Year for 2011. The polls will remain open until January 3 at 11:59 PM. And the nominees are….

    31 Comments / / Dec 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM
  • Books, Litigators, Quote of the Day, Trials

    Quote of the Day: You’re Not the Only One

    I genuinely dislike Jose Baez. — Jeff Ashton, former Florida prosecutor in the Casey Anthony case, commenting in his new book, Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony (affiliate link), on how he really feels about her lead attorney, Jose Baez. (More of Ashton’s less-than-complimentary commentary on Baez, after the jump.)

    24 Comments / / Nov 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM
  • Holidays and Seasons, Small Law Firms

    Size Matters: Trick or Treat

    Halloween holds a special place for small-firm attorneys. Why? Because small firms permit, even encourage, their attorneys to dress up for All Hallows Eve. So, with only a few days left before the big day, Valerie Katz offers you her tips on how to dress up at your small firm….

    18 Comments / / Oct 27, 2011 at 4:36 PM
  • Barack Obama, Basketball, Election 2012, Gay Marriage, Gloria Allred, Marijuana, Morning Docket, Murder, Politics, Pregnancy / Paternity

    Morning Docket: 09.15.11

    * “If you love me you’ll pass this bill.” Sorry, Obama, but even the Democrats are busy washing their hair on this one. How about we pass a resolution like this instead? I’d totally love Obama for that. [New York Times] * What’s with town clerks in New York and gay marriage licenses? If you […]

    7 Comments / / Sep 15, 2011 at 9:16 AM
  • Biglaw, Celebrities, Crime, Legal Ethics, Lindsay Lohan, Money, Morning Docket, Music, Partner Profits, Pictures

    Morning Docket: 08.22.11

    * Unfortunately, it looks like law schools aren’t the only ones cooking the books. According to Citigroup, partner profits in the Am Law 100 may have been a teensy bit overstated last year. [Wall Street Journal] * A perp walk is a terrible thing to waste. Prosecutors may be dropping the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn […]

    9 Comments / / Aug 22, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  • Kids, Lawyer of the Day, Pregnancy / Paternity, Reader Polls

    July Lawyer of the Month: It’s Raining Babies

    It’s time to announce the winner of July’s Lawyer of the Month. Actually, it’s well past time to announce the winner of July’s Lawyer of the Month, but I forgot to do it before I went on vacation. Sorry about that. Since it’s late I’ll make this column free. The winner of the July contest […]

    15 Comments / / Aug 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM
  • Contests, Lawyer of the Day, Reader Polls

    Lawyer of the Month: July Reader Poll

    July was an awesome month for lawyers. June was great for scandalous lawyers, but July has been great for straight-up star power. We’ve got some great candidates from July. We’ve got some candidates who accomplished things in the law. But only one of our Lawyer of the Month contestants is also a new mother…

    36 Comments / / Aug 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM
  • Airplanes / Aviation, Bankruptcy, Fast Food, Food, Hair, Howrey LLP, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.29.11

    * I’m flying this weekend for the first time in over a year (it couldn’t be avoided). I’ll need to brush up on what rights I still retain during air travel. As long as I acknowledge TSA’s droit du seigneur to my wife, I’m allowed to carry an unopened water bottle on board, right? [Legal […]

    35 Comments / / Jul 29, 2011 at 5:18 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.20.11

    * Should innkeepers with religious beliefs be able to turn away same-sex couples seeking marriage reception venues? [Burlington Free Press] * What are the best law firms in different cities and regions of the country? Check out the Vault regional rankings. [Vault’s Law Blog] * I bet she bites off the next thing he forces […]

    16 Comments / / Jul 20, 2011 at 5:53 PM