As the head of compliance, I frequently call on a team of lawyers for advice on how to interpret the law and move that interpretation into implementation. As a consumer of legal services, I have an interest in innovation and improvements in the delivery of those services. As an former practicing lawyer, I understand the
The ABA Journal is compiling its annual list of 100 best legal blogs (They use “blawgs.” I hate that term.) They would like your advice on which legal blogs you think they should include. Use the Blawg 100 Amici form to tell the ABA Journal about a legal blog that you read regularly and think
After pushing through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Barney Frank now needs to run for re-election. He is not running unopposed in the Democrat primary, but the opposition is … “interesting.” Barney is the congressman for my district, so I have voted for him in the past and plan to vote
One part of compliance is investigation. Find the facts. Don’t rely on opinion or self-interest statements. With all the hullabaloo about the Ground Zero Mosque I thought I would gather some factual information. First off. It’s not at Ground Zero. Just How Far Is the “Ground Zero Mosque” From Ground Zero? by Matt Sledge in
It’s August, but here in Massachusetts we need to start thinking about snow and ice. Not because of climate change, but because of the Supreme Judicial Court. They just issued a ruling that changes the standard of liability for snow and ice hazards. The standard in the Massachusetts had been that a property owner could
An image from A Treatise on Commercial Law: With Forms of Ordinary Legal and Business Documents, and Copious Questions with References, by A. Norton Fitch. This 1889 image is part of the Yale Law Library collection and published in their Flickr gallery.