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A recent article on the use of social media by lawyers appeard in the NY State Bar Association publication Inside titled: Social Media and Attorney Ethics, There’s an App for That By Natalie Sulimani.  Sulimani offers an overview of the benefits and pitfalls of social media use by attorneys and reviews a number of ethics […]

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In the public interest : medical licensing and the disciplinary process / Ruth Horowitz Describes the institutions and process of medical licensing and discipline with a look at the actors and their respective power and ability to influence the system. Patent law in a nutshell / Martin J. Adelman, Randall R. Rader, Gordon Klancnik A […]

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It is the time of the year to remind you all about our recent additions to our Law in Film Collection. Anyone with library borrowing privileges may check DVDs from our collection out for up to five days at no charge. Our collection is located on the main level of the library. The following are […]

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It is the time again to let you all know about the new additions the library has recently acquired for our Law In Film Collection, which is located on the main floor of the library. All patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of those movies out for up to five (5) days and for free. […]

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In an ABA Journal posting a lawyer in South Carolina was suspended from practice for 60 days for incivility.  The lawyers breach consisted of sending a letter to the town manager regarding a zoning question involving his client, a church.   “The missive accuses McIver (the town manager) of making false statements about the zoning matter, and goes on […]

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In another ABA Journal posting a Massachusetts lawyer was reprimanded by the State’s Board of Bar Overseers for failing to include ellipses when removing language from a quotation.  The lawyer presented a brief in which the statement of facts consisted of a quote from the court below.  This implied that the quote included all of the facts […]

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In a recent 7th Circuit case, the court affirmed a lower court decision holding that the appellant had submitted a rambling brief that far exceed the Court’s 14,000 word limit.  An ABA Journal posting quotes the opinion written by Judge Posner “The flagrancy of the violation in this case might well justify the dismissal of the appeal: […]

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In today’s New York Law Journal, Shari Claire Lewis has a informative article about how the New York courts are dealing with social media and discovery issues.  “Courts Grapple with Discovery of Posts” focuses on two New York cases:  Romano v. Steelcase, Inc., 907 N.Y.S. 2d 650 (Sup. Ct. Suffolk Co. 2010) and McCann v. Harleysville Ins. […]

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The attorneys’ professional responsibility to keep certain information confidential is nothing new but what if confidential, privileged, or otherwise sensitive information is inadvertently revealed via electronic file transfer because that information happened to be part of the document’s metadata? American Bar Association (ABA) has recently tackled such situation and created a comparative chart displaying the […]

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