Going On’s…..This ‘n Thats…..

Tough week?  Take a few moments to enjoy our guest blogger, Celia Elwell, RP and senior paralegal, who sends us interesting links and articles.  Enjoy! Judge Throws Out RICO Claims Against Johnson & Johnson, by Shannon P. Duffy, The Legal Judge Dismisses BP Oil Spill Fraud Lawsuit, by Maureen Cosgrove, Awards $900 Thousand In Age Discrimination Case, by Ellen Simon, Employee’s...

Legal Tech West Coast: A Wealth of Information

Risk & Responsibility vs. Cost Control:Managing eDiscovery’s Great Balancing ActA Session Presented by Bill Speros LegalTech West Coast 2011Guest Blogger:  Raul Estravit Legal Tech West Coast – what a wealth of information! On Wednesday, May 18, I attended the session given by Bill Speros, lead counsel handling all of the e-discovery and litigation processing matters related...

Is Your State One of the Top Five Worst for Lawsuit Fairness?

Do you know how your firm ranks in terms of lawsuit fairness? The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) released its survey ranking the states with the best and worst legal climates in the country. According to the survey, the states with the worst legal climates are California (46th), Alabama (47th), Mississippi (48th), Louisiana (49th), and West Virginia (50th). The states with the...

Website: Famous Trials

This admittedly bare-bones website was created & is maintained by professor Douglas O. Linder at the University of Missouri-Kansas Law School. Linder says: "My vision was to create the Web’s largest collection of primary documents, images, essays, and other materials relating to famous trials from Salem to Simpson. Trials have long struck me as wonderful vehicles for exploring history...

“Sunshine and Judge Seidlin”

Have to point to this very smart blog post about Judge Seidlin, of "judging on TV" fame: "In 1933, Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis advised, 'Sunlight is the greatest disinfectant.' True to this notion, Florida is known as the Sunshine State not only for its weather -- it has long been a leader in open government. But when it comes to cameras in the courtroom, does openness...

Paralegal now jury coordinator

It's all about making jury duty sound like fun -- or at least time well spent: "Most people aren't thrilled to be called for jury duty. They think they are too busy, can't afford to miss work, or need to be home caring for their children. "Mary Poston considers it her job to change their mind -- or at least make them feel like their time in the courthouse is well-spent. "Poston,...

NY Trial Court Online Case Access

Legal Dockets Online describes new enhancements to New York State's case information databases: "Supreme Court and County Clerk dockets, decisions, monitoring, and calendar access is finally consolidating and improving. If you practice in New York, be prepared to be impressed. Here is a summary of the state's major case information databases now available to the public: "This system...

“Paralegal breaks the fashion law”

Can't quite figure out if this story is mostly funny or sad. Of course, 'dress for success' is usually a good idea, right? "A colourful Toronto paralegal is seeing red after his forceful ejection from court for a 'fashion crime.' "Ex-lawyer Harry Kopyto alleges that a Toronto cop 'manhandled' him out of a Scarborough court yesterday after a justice of the peace adjourned a case because...