Unauthorized Practice of Law
* Lawsuit ahead for Rosie O’Donnell! The comedienne was sued by a former The View producer she was allegedly mean to. [Jezebel]
* So Justice Breyer heard a case about a company he holds stock in. The self-monitoring SCOTUS does for conflicts seems to be working out swimmingly. [Fix the Court]
* The IRS computers are still on Window XP. Good thing we don’t give them super sensitive information or anything. [TaxProf Blog]
* Sure to get Second Amendment enthusiasts fired up: let’s create a Mount Doom for guns! [Wonkette]
* $5 for some [possibly] unauthorized legal advice? Still sounds like a raw deal. [The Associate’s Mind]
* A judge limits the questions a doctor can ask patients — when they’re about guns, that is. [Harvard Law And Policy Review]
* Is it even possible to have non-lawyer friends? Don’t they all leave you once you’ve canceled plans for the 800th time? [Daily Lawyer Tips]
* Ellen Pao, formerly of Cravath, won’t be appealing her gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins. Did she settle? Hell no! “Settlement might have provided me with financial benefits, but only at the great cost of silence.” [Re/code]
* During a time when first-year law school applications are still low, Arizona State Law claims to have just welcomed its “largest class” in law school history. Spoiler alert: The school is counting all of its LL.M. students in that figure. [ASU News]
* BU Law teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for clinic offerings that will provide entrepreneurs from both schools free legal advice. MIT students might “change the world,” and BU Law students might… get jobs? [Boston Business Journal]
* Per the latest report from the Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform, East Texas is the nation’s “least fair and reasonable litigation environment.” With its huge tort awards, this pro-business lobby thinks it’s simply the worst. Go figure. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Leaford George Cameron, a man who allegedly practiced law without a license for more than a decade, has been indicted on federal charges. The
“scary man”would-be lawyer reportedly defrauded clients across the country. [Daily Delco / Philadelphia Daily News]
Alternative legal service providers, don’t say that Anthony Kennedy never did anything for you.
It’s easy to disregard this convicted con-man, but he has a point.