Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
- Reduce Screen Time Before Bed
- Exercise to Enhance Sleep
- Eat to Enhance Sleep
- Mater the Power Nap
- Avoid the Soul-Shattering Alarm Buzzer
- Solve Problems in Your Sleep
- Beat Insomnia with Visualization
- Shortcut a Long Nap with the Clattering Spoon
- Take a Caffeine Power Nap
- Teach Yourself to Lucid Dreams
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Alt+Tab shortcuts
- Switch between documents
- Jumping text shortcuts
- Cut, copy, and paste shortcuts
- Paste special shortcut
- Text formatting shortcuts
- "Right click" formatting shortcuts
- Banish the new e-mail pop-up
- Improve your docketing habits
The Rules of Professional Conduct align ethics standards in form and numbering sequence with the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. That change will make it easier for New York attorneys to reference ethics rules and advisory and legal opinions nationwide when researching issues, supporters of the new rules say. "It is a tremendous relief to now speak the same language as the rest of the country," said Steven C. Krane, chairman of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct, which proposed the revisions. "The code is dead. Long live the rules." Starting April 1, 2009, the Rules of Professional Conduct will replace the New York Code of Professional Responsibility.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here is the short of the list, click here for the full article:
10. UK, workouts becoming intolerable to neighbors
9. US, a woman whose hair turned from blond to dark after using a coloring product sues L'Oreal
8. Greece, two residents of Lesbos, sued to get an exclusive right to call themselves Lesbians
7. Italy, identical twins are working one job to account for double-booking
6. Romania, legal action demanding a radio station to broadcast at least one positive news a day
5. Austria, Supreme Court is asked to rule that a chimpanzee is a person
4. US Florida, a teenager is arrested for wearing saggy pants - "fashion police"
3. Macedonia, a brown hair is accused of stealing honey
2. UK London, no parking fine car engine had to run to keep reptiles warm and awake
1. New Zealand, a nine-year-old girl with a name of "Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii" was placed under guardianship after judge rules her name being a form of abuse
Read for yourself and share 'funny' or 'weird' cases you came across!
Throughout its 100-year history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has protected the American people from threats to our way of life. Whether the greatest dangers came from gangsters, public corruption, hate crimes, cyber attacks, white-collar fraud, or terrorism, these threats have changed over the decades. And those threats have evolved, the FBI has changed to meet them head on.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Applicants must be law librarians, or other professionals working in the legal information field, currently employed in countries other than the United States with significant responsibility for the organization, preservation, or provision of legal information. The application deadline is March 1, 2009. The Grant Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications.
Details regarding the FCIL Schaffer Grant, as well as the application form, can be found HERE.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to interested parties, post it on your blogs, share via listservs, or spread the word otherwise!
Feel free to contact any of the Committee Members directly.
Thank you for your assistance,
2009 FCIL Schaffer Grant Committee Member
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Printing things out in order to read them away from your PC is so last century. Today, devices like the iPhone offer perfectly readable displays, and bookmarking articles to read on tiny mobile screens is no problem thanks to apps like Instapaper.
The Law Pod is a legal resource for iPhone and iPod Touch. Law Pod's web applications can be quickly and easily installed on your iPhone or iPod Touch by following the directions on the law pod home page. The Law Pod currently features the following web applications:
- Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
- Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
- Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
- Federal Rules of Evidence
- Constitution & Amendments
- Federal Rules of Bankruptcy
As mentioned on the website, the following are the upcoming Law Pod web applications:
- Offline Versions Through the App Store
- Model Penal Code
- Title 28
- And Many More!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the UDHR drafting committee, which consisted of 18 individuals from as many countries. The group argued over every word and every comma in every language, but ultimately overcame cultural differences and, guided by the firm hand of Mrs. Roosevelt, completed the UDHR in two years. A number of events are scheduled in celebration of this important achievement at the UN and around the world.
Good writers don’t need typographic gimmicks to pack their prose with power. Good writers do something else, too: they manipulate the number of sentences to increase or decrease the number of stress positions.
In Canada this traditional belief undergone a reform, and the general rule has changed. As reported in this post, Ontario has been publishing its laws online since 2001. As of November 30, 2008, the Canadian government has gone even further.
According to MAG press release, copies of regulations and statutes published on e-laws will now be an official source of law. Further, an on-screen display of a statute or regulation viewed on, or downloaded from, the e-Laws website; and a prinout of a statue or regulation viewed on, or donwloaded from, the e-Laws website, are both going to be official.
Monday, December 8, 2008
1. Australia - It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.
2. France - Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of the music in the radio must be by French composers.
3. Thailand - It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear.
4. Italy - It is an offence for women of ‘ill repute or evil looks’ to enter a cheese factory in the area of Ferrara.
5. Scotland - It is illegal to be a drunk while in possession of a cow.
6. France - It is illegal in Antibes to take photos of police officers or police vehicles, even if they are just in the background. (I hope the photo at right isn’t from Antibes!)
7. Lebanon - Men are legally allowed to have sex with animals so long as the animals are female. It is illegal to have sex with a male animal.
8. China - Women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may only be naked whilst in the bathroom.
9. Hong Kong - A woman is legally allowed to kill her cheating husband, only if she uses her bare hands. The husband’s lover however may be killed in any manner desired.
10. Switzerland - A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.M.
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Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Preservation law pioneer, advocate, educator and mentor, Miner was a powerful force for civic good, a fearless voice for the rule of law and the built environment. Ms. Miner was instrumental in the development, implementation and defense of preservation laws at local and statewide levels, and her pioneering work was significant in establishing preservation law at the national level. She was informed of her award before her death on October 21, 2008.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Pace Environmental Notes is a service of Pace Law Library and is compiled by Jack McNeill, Associate Library Director and liaison to the Environmental Law Program. P.E.N. offers the latest periodical publications, library acquisitions and other materials in the areas of environmental and public utilities law, ecology, and related areas.
Pace Environmental Notes is published each month during the school year, September through May. Back issues may be found by following the P.E.N. link on the Law Library’s “Internet Resources” web page.
Pace Environmental Notes is distributed to members of the Pace Law School community and other interested individuals in Adobe .pdf and Microsoft Word formats. Either version may be read online or printed out. If you would like to be added to, or removed from, the distribution list, please send an e-mail to Jack McNeill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deeside Colleges' Student Association this week received a payment of nearly three hundred pounds as a result of staff and student's commitment to recycling plastic bottles.
As part of the innovative 'Waste Pays' scheme, the students place their used drinks bottles in recycling bins located around the College, and thereby raise money for the Student Association.
This book is designed to serve as a hands-on manual for law students who are entering the job market during or after law school. It is designed to serve as a tool to help you get from start to finish in the career choice process. It is not like a novel to be read from cover to cover, or a casebook to be briefed for later regurgitation. It seeks to help you where you need help, so use the parts that help and skip the rest.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Professor Humbach also developed a number of CALI lessons in property law. These are available via the CALI website.
These tutorials are very useful not only in preparing for exams, but for bar preparation as well.
The upshot for many is that, while they appreciate the knowledge they gained, they find that they are no more marketable -- and sometimes less -- than if they'd avoided the law school ordeal altogether.
What do you think? Is a law degree good for anything but practicing law?
she created and taught the first course dedicated to courtroom communication at Harvard Law School. Today, she lectures worldwide and consults on cases with law firms, analyzing jury issues about cases and what advocacy skills are needed, preparing witnesses, developing strategies and creating visual presentations of evidence.
Sonya Hamlin wrote books “What Makes Juries Listen” and ”What Makes Juries Listen Today”. These books are now accompanied by her latest title "Now What Makes Juries Listen." It reflects the changing attitudes and behaviors of today’s jury members and gives new techniques and approaches for every aspect of the trial.
Ms. Hamlin cites three major issues that she says “have changed everything radically” in the jury box:
- Technology - “We don’t talk to each other now, we type! We get our information about anything online, on our own, fast and easy,” Hamlin says. “So, learning from someone talking at us has lost its power and credibility. And our attention span is now one and a-half minutes.”
- Generational Differences - “We now have four generations sitting on the jury: seniors, baby boomers, generation X and generation Y. They’re almost from different planets. Reaching each one requires new information in order to reach and persuade them.”
- Multicultural Diversity - “We have people on juries who have become American citizens but are conditioned by other societies, other governments and other kinds of laws.”
Health law is an emerging and exciting field in Canada. The Health Law Student Association at the University of Ottawa (HLSA) grew out of the observation that, unlike other Canadian law schools, Fauteux Hall did not yet have a student organization for those students specifically interested in health law. So far, the student response to the HLSA has been fantastic.