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Straaaaange cases: does paralyzing man during search violate Constitutional rights?

By JohnnyZ on August 30, 2013//Leave a comment

Here is a question for our recent bar exam takers, just to keep you from losing any of the sharpness you have gained from bar studies:   FACTS:  Doug Drugge was concealing contraband inside his body. They arrested him on a drug charge and later, against his will, a doctor paralyzed him for eight minutes…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part III] – Imagine the possibilities!

By JohnnyZ on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES! In part one of Dead Leader Walking we covered how Scott Koslosky’s ITLA keynote addressed the need for the legal community to embrace technology to keep itself relevant.  Monica Bay of ALM reported:   Koslosky then offered several provocative predictions about where technology is headed. He cited existing products such as Google…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part II] – the Game Plan to Achieve Tech Competence

By JohnnyZ on August 26, 2013//Leave a comment

CONTINUED from legal journalist and Yankee fanatic Monica Bay‘s excellent summary of the ILTA conference keynote by Scott Klososky. Scott’s six-step model to achieve technology competence:   1. Establish three to five technology guideposts that set you apart from competitors. 2. Create an adaptive culture, where the team is encouraged to be catalysts of change….

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Straaaaange cases: Toying with teddy bears

By JohnnyZ on August 23, 2013//Leave a comment

It has been reported that for the fourth time in the past two years, a Cincinnati man has been arrested for indecent behavior in public with the aid of a teddy bear.   Municipal Court records show that Charles Marshall has already been convicted three times of engaging in public indecency/disorderly conduct with a teddy…

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Dead Leader Walking! Yep, she forgot about technology!

By JohnnyZ on August 22, 2013//Leave a comment

  At this week’s International Legal Tech Association Meeting, the ubiquitous and lovely Monica Bay writes about keynoter Scott Klososky extolling the importance of recognizing the power of technology to disrupt — and bankrupt — traditional business models. Scott has an “obituary list of former business giants, including Kodak, Polaroid, and Borders, that failed to…

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Straaaaange cases: Cat DNA Database Convicts a Killer!

By JohnnyZ on August 16, 2013//Leave a comment

A newly created DNA database of British cats has helped convict a killer!   David Hilder was convicted of manslaughter with the aid of cat DNA. Investigators were trying to identify the cat hair discovered on the dismembered torso of the victim, which was discovered hidden in a trash bag on a British beach in…

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On Tap! FutureSHOCK Meets National Imperative!

By JohnnyZ on August 13, 2013//Leave a comment

  Along the lines of the Law Library’s FutureSHOCK! Legal Assistance Providers Forum that we held recently, there is a new national task force of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) looking at the ways that law librarians can be more involved in practice-oriented education.   The interesting thing from my perspective is that…

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Straaaaange cases: Man Poops, Court Smells Cover-up

By JohnnyZ on August 09, 2013//Leave a comment

We are here to present the facts and the law, that’s all.  No smear campaign in this blog, no way. But according to freelance writer and Lawyers.com writer Aaron Kase , here is this straaaaange case: The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a man’s conviction for willfully damaging and creating a hazard in…

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Making the Cut — Measuring Up in Sports, Career & Family

By JohnnyZ on August 02, 2013//Leave a comment

Life management skills for athletes is rarely thought of ahead of time.  Now is the time to think about how to plan for the future.   If an athlete is lucky enough to find success in high school —  at the college level — and then go on to become a pro — what life…

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FutureSHOCK Legal Help for the Public

By JohnnyZ on August 02, 2013//Leave a comment

The FutureSHOCK Summit Meeting was a rousing success and I gotta say:  our legal assistance community is awesome! The takeaways from this first meeting for me: meeting everyone — some for the first time — made us a much stronger and more dynamic group; and the synergy and excitement of future collaboration was palpable and…

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