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Daily Archives: June 5, 2018

New on LLRX – You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It.

Via LLRXYou’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It. – Jack Heller reviews recent research conducted by Casetext identifying a major concern on the part of judges concerning the rigor and accuracy of current legal research by litigators. Judges believe attorneys miss important cases often, and when they do, it has real consequences in the course of a litigation.

Libraries are Bridging the Summer Gap for Hungry Kids

Civil Eats – Lunch at the Library programs support kids from food-insecure households and underscore the evolving roles of libraries. “School districts across the U.S. are beginning to close their doors for summer vacation, giving students a respite from classes and exams. But for millions of young people from food-insecure households, there’s less to celebrate—because… Continue Reading

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach

In all likelihood, regardless of how careful you are and how many email addresses you employ, all of them have been compromised many times over as a result of a multitude of breaches of sites and services that range from Tickefly to Adobe. You may want to check in with Have I Been Pwned (HIBP)… Continue Reading

Legal Project Work: The Solution to the Law Graduate Unemployment Crisis

Lawyer Exchange: “Market disruptors have become an economical sleeping giant – just ask taxi companies how they feel about ride sharing services! When it comes to the legal industry, though, innovation has had trouble gaining traction due to rigid business models and hiring practices. Now, legal project work is quickly changing how legal work is… Continue Reading

How ‘Googling it’ can send conservatives down secret rabbit holes of alternative facts

Washington Post: “Type “Russia collusion” into a Google search, and the search engine will try to guess the next word you’ll type. The first of those is “delusion…Accept the suggestion, and you’ll find yourself in a conservative rabbit hole. The first result is a New York Post opinion piece with the headline, “Democrats, get set to lose… Continue Reading

Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans

Pew – “If you feel like there is too much news and you can’t keep up, you are not alone. A sizable portion of Americans are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of news there is, though the sentiment is more common on the right side of the political spectrum, according to a Pew Research Center… Continue Reading

The Evolution of Competitive Intelligence in Law Firms

The Evolution of Competitive Intelligence in Law Firms – “This report relies on one-on-one interviews and online surveys of more than 100 law firm professionals. The bulk of respondents were Chief Marketing and Business Development Officers. Others included Chief Strategy Officers, Directors of Competitive Intelligence, Business and Market Intelligence Managers and Chief Client Officers. For… Continue Reading

Restricting Books behind Bars Books-to-prisoners groups face roadblocks

American Libraries: “Backlash was swift when it was publicized in January that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) had begun requiring that packages to prisoners come from a handful of state-approved vendors only.  While the package contents were not limited to books, the proposed change hampered books-to-prisoners organizations in their… Continue Reading

The case against leaf blowers and noise pollution – everywhere!

CityLab: “…The tragedy of the leaf blower is that it makes assholes of us all, users and neighbors alike. The aggressively un-civil nature of these devices is the stuff of legend, especially here at Atlantic Media, where The Atlantic’s esteemed national correspondent, James Fallows, has led an epic campaign against the Leafblower Menace. Those who… Continue Reading

2018 Annual Report of Medicare Trustees to Congress

Medicare fund on a course to run dry by 2026 – “The Medicare Program is the second-largest social insurance program in the U.S., with 58.4 million beneficiaries and total expenditures of $710 billion in 2017. The Boards of Trustees for Medicare (also Boards) report annually to the Congress on the financial operations and actuarial status of… Continue Reading

Social Security Combined Trust Fund Reserves Depletion Year Remains 2034 Says Board of Trustees

“The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent of… Continue Reading