What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering

November 25, 2011
Published: November 19, 2011
Law schools have long emphasized the theoretical over the useful, leaving law firms fairly resigned to training their hires how to actually practice law.
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Supreme Court imposes limits on class-action lawsuits

May 1, 2011

Tribune Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dealt a blow to class-action lawsuits that involve small claims affecting thousands or even millions of people, ruling that corporations may use arbitration clauses to block dissatisfied consumers or disgruntled employees from joining together.
In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the justices said the Federal Arbitration ...   read more

Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software

March 9, 2011
Published: March 4, 2011
New “e-discovery” software can analyze millions of documents in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost consumed by human lawyers, even deducing patterns of behavior.

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Shouldering the Burden of Data Dumping

October 15, 2010
In an ongoing employment dispute, the plaintiffs asked for discovery of selected data from two laptops, but instead received millions of digital documents, which the defense described as "everything" possibly related to the matter. The plaintiffs counsel, Charles Stillman, founder of Stillman, Friedman & Shechtman in New York, did what he could to manage this sudden influx of data, including soliciting ...   read more

Social networking sites: Subject to discovery?

August 24, 2010
On May 26, a federal court issued an opinion in a discovery dispute that applies outmoded federal electronic privacy laws from the 1980s to Facebook and MySpace. The ruling could permanently change the way "social networking" sites are viewed by businesses and those involved in litigation. The decision also appears to offer the first in-depth analysis on the effect of "privacy settings" found on many social networking ...   read more

An Interesting Juxtaposition

July 20, 2010
This morning Lindsay Lohan goes to jail AND the Senate Judiciary Committee votes 13-6 to recommend Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.  The top news story on Google for an hour after the Senate vote was still about Lindsay Lohan, with twice as many associated stories listed.  In the long run (or even the short run), how much impact is Lohan going to jail going to impact anyone's life?   Come on media ...   read more


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