Informative Articles, Interesting Blogs…..

Our guest blogger today is Celia Elwell – back with another useful column of Informative Articles and Interesting Blogs:

Legal Articles & Blogs:

2011 a transformative year” for workplace
class action litigation
, by Ashley Post, InsideCounsel

D.C. Judge Orders Deloitte To Court In Subpoena Dispute,
posted by Mike Scarcella, The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Piggybacking on Students' Free LEXIS Access by Practitioners: "No
can do" says Utah State Bar
, Law Librarian Blog

Stop Online Piracy Act Wants Biglaw Support; Biglaw Says, Aw,
Hell No’
by Christopher Danzig, Above the Law Blog

What Employers and Employees Should Understand About Conducting
Background Checks
, by Jason Shinn, Michigan Employment Law

The Best of the Best of the Best – The 2011 ABA Journal Blawg
, by Jason Shinn, Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Litigation Tips & Techniques:

Did Mark
Cuban's Attorney Just File Greatest Legal Scoreboard Ever in Ross Perot Jr.
by Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Observer Blog

His First Jury Trial, by
Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips

Plaintiff “Entitled” to Search Non-Party’s Personal Hard
Drive Pursuant to Modified Subpoena
, by K&L Gates Electronic Discovery
Law Blog

Local Rules, Forms and Guidelines of United States District
Courts Addressing E-Discovery Issues
, by K&L Gates Electronic Discovery
Law Blog

Current Listing of States That Have Enacted E-Discovery
, by K&L Gates Electronic Discovery Law Blog

Examining Witnesses: Tips from Pace Law Library, by Evan
Schaeffer, The Trial Practice Tips Blog

Legal Writing and Research:

Competitive Intelligence – A Selective
Resource Guide – Completely Updated – December 2011
, by Sabrina I.
(Extremely comprehensive – a “must” bookmark)

Locating the Law – A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians,
by Southern California Association of Law Libraries (with hat tip to Bill

Writing Clear and Effective Legal Prose – When to Use the Passive
, by George P. Gopen, ABA Law Practice (with hat tip to Raymond
Ward, the (new) legal writer!)

Your Honor, could you repeat that . . . in plain language?,
Writing Matters, by E-Write’s Leslie O’Flahavan

Website Explores the Evolution of Law and Language at Supreme
, by Marcia Coyle, Law Technology News

Exemplary Legal Writing – 2011 Honorees, by the Green Bag
Almanac & Reader

CEOExpress (great one-stop site to find all types of handy
links for research, travel, news, etc.)

LawyerExpress (Like CEOExpress above, but with legal slant. See
“user manual” link at bottom of page to maximize use.)

Technology Tips and Tricks:

Review: iPad at Work by David Sparks –
excellent book for attorneys using an iPad
, by iPhone J.D.

Ten Essential Classes of Websites for Lawyers, by Jim
Calloway’s Law Practice Tips Blog
(Another “must” bookmark!)

Six Tips to Safeguard Your Mobile Devices, by Albert
Barsocchini, Law Technology News

TRUSTe's 2011 Website Privacy Index, by Law Librarian Blog
(with hat tip to Sabrina I. Pacifici!)

Law Office Management & Ethics:

Social Media Networking For Lawyers: A
Practical Guide to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Blogging
, by Simon
Chester and Daniel Del Gobbo, ABA’s Law Practice

Social Media Management Tools, by Jim Calloway and Catherine
Sanders Reach, ABA’s GP Solo