“Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution”

Chere Estrin's "Are You Pretty Enough for your Job" was Featured in an Article on Fortune Magazine 10/27/21 Issue "Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution" the article's author Emily Peck jumps right in ... "Even as companies struggle to hire amid labor shortages and the so-called Great Resignation, older workers are having trouble finding jobs. Particularly women. Sixty-nine...

Florida Makes a Move to License Paralegals: Coming to your state soon?

  FLORIDA BILLS PUSH FOR LICENSING, DEFINITION OF PARALEGALS   Companion bills in the Florida Legislature are currently under consideration to make Florida the first state in the country to require licenses for paralegals. The bills require the Florida Supreme Court to develop a licensing and continuing education scheme and make it a felony for unlicensed people to identify themselves...

Paralegal Student Article about 1st Amendment

Impressed with this letter to the editor by a paralegal student about a new Indiana license plate (published in The Journal Gazette):"The pending lawsuit regarding the 'In God We Trust' license plates has a few attention-catching flaws. As a paralegal student with a special interest in constitutional law, I found the suit to be a serious mistake. "The first reason comes from the popular...

“D.C. Law Firm Suspends Woman Who Worked as Escort”

ABC News finds another person involved in the growing D.C. Madam scandal: "A legal secretary at one of Washington's most prominent and well-connected law firms, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, has been suspended after telling her bosses she secretly worked at night for the escort service run by the so-called D.C. Madam, Jeane Palfrey. "The woman both serviced clients and, at...

Paralegal’s “Obama” MySpace Page

Only in the brand-new world of user-managed online politics could news like this be reported: "The manager of an unofficial Barack Obama MySpace page tells MTV News how the campaign took his URL. "'They took it ... they just took it from me.' "That was how Joe Anthony described what happened this week when the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama took control of...

“New York’s Most Obnoxious Lawyer”

Hmmm, I'm sure someone could nominate lawyers "worthy" of this "honor" in other states. But check out the "competition" in this Village Voice article: "'With so many jerks working as attorneys in New York City, you'd think there would be no way to determine who's the single biggest pain in the ass. You could be wrong. The winner (or loser) is arguably Kenneth...

“Virginia Tech Tragedy and the Law”

A compilation of legal & factual issues surrounding this tragic event has been posted on Legal Blog Watch by lawyer & blogger Carolyn Elefant:"As our nation continues to mourn the victims of the senseless Virginia Tech massacre, many bloggers' thoughts turn to the question of whether this tragedy could have prevented or whether others like it can be prevented in the future. ...

Editorial: “Gonzales v. Gonzales”

All politics aside, this is not the kind of testimony you want to hear from a witness on your side! Here's the opinion of the New York Times:"If Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had gone to the Senate yesterday to convince the world that he ought to be fired, it’s hard to imagine how he could have done a better job, short of simply admitting the obvious: that the firing of eight United...

“Deleting embarrassing e-mails isn’t easy, experts say”

So, you think those embarrassing emails sent to the computer's trash can are truly deleted, right? Uh, no:"If Karl Rove or other White House staffers tried to delete sensitive e-mails from their computers, experts said, investigators usually could recover all or most of them. "The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating whether the White House or the...

“Still Guilty After All These Years”

Very interesting op-ed in the NY Times from author & lawyer Scott Turow, all about how advances in forensic technology may also impact statutes of limitations. He raises some intriguing questions about changes in law & the passage of time:"THIS Friday a 33-year-old man named Juan Luna will go on trial here for the murder of seven people in a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in Palatine,...