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After all the jokes were told, the statuettes (both Lego and real) were handed out, and the speeches were made, one image stood out above the rest from this year’s Academy Awards: John Travolta clutching the chin of “Adele...more
So I had an epiphany last night—I was thinking about why more FDA lawyers do not get involved in helping Congress or FDA with developing legislation, regulations, and guidances to help FDA do its business....more
Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct...more
Former senator Joe Dunn has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the State Bar of California, claiming that the organization fired him from his position as Executive Director after he reported various ethical breaches...more
Finding that "naked paternalism" will not justify "protecting the public from truthful information," a Florida federal court held that two Florida Bar rules restricting attorney advertising violate the First Amendment to the...more
Season's greetings and happy new year! This is my last post of 2014.
News: Elected to State Bar of California Board of Trustees -
As recently reported at the State Bar of California website, three attorneys have...more
The California Supreme Court has returned to the State Bar 17 revisions to the California Rules of Professional Conduct that the Bar had previously submitted to the court. The court asked the State Bar to set up a second...more
The California State Bar, Environmental Law Section hosts an annual conference which welcomes attorneys and students from across the state to learn and discuss cutting edge environmental law issues. This year’s Environmental...more
August 13, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association, talks with Lee Pacchia about a recent decision by the Texas State Bar to limit the use of non-lawyer professionals in the management...more
As reported here last month, the USPTO recently issued a memorandum to the Examination Corps, entitled “Preliminary Examination Instructions in view of the Supreme Court Decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank...more
The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section recently held a program discussing the three recent bankruptcy-related Supreme Court decisions: Law v. Siegel (a case regarding surcharge, which was discussed on this...more
On July 16, the New York State Bar Association’s Securities Regulation Committee held a meeting to discuss three of the recent developments in securities regulation. The first discussion focused on the Supreme Court’s June...more
Will social media help your law practice? How do clients find you? And how do you find referral sources? CEB asked attendees at the 2013 California State Bar Annual Meeting about their use of social media....more
Some Bar Associations are behind the times. And some are challenged by the dual and potentially conflicting roles they play: one, to self-regulate the practice of law in order to protect consumers; and two, to protect the...more
Dec. 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- "Ironic" could be the theme of the current market for legal services: thousands of unemployed new lawyers, but even more potential clients who can't afford market-rate legal bills.
Recently, I received my new American Bar Association card in the mail. This is what the envelope looked like. Notice anything? To me, the first thing that stuck out was the transparent effort to show the “right” mix of...more
As our article from earlier this week demonstrates, immigration and the unlicensed practice of law often go hand in hand. It is a crime to practice law without a license in the United States. Unlicensed immigration...more
In Barry v. The State Bar of California, the California Courts of Appeal for the Second District decided a unique attorney discipline case arising under the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16(c). The court...more
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