How Debt Collectors are Destroying the Legal Profession

July 26, 2012 Debt Collectors
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Say you have to deal with a debt collector. Perhaps it’s a firm claiming to be from the Pittsburgh area that outsources its call center in India. One called my office looking for someone who had allegedly failed to pay a medical bill of approximately $35.00. Classy. If you are at all familiar with the Fair Debt […]

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Wikipedia anti SOPA Protest Blackout and ways Around

January 17, 2012 Democracy
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Wikipedia Blackout January 18, 2012 A number of high profile internet sites will be going black tomorrow  to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (or “SOPA”) as it is now known. SOPA would impose draconian regulations upon internet providers and content creators all for its presumed goal of fighting online piracy. Among the bill’s provisions are the […]

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When you Think Your Vote Doesn’t Count, Remember January 3, 2012

January 4, 2012 Democracy

The most common excuse given for not voting in elections is always, “but my vote won’t count.” Well, tonight will prove you wrong. From the FiveThirtyEight Blog at the New York Times: And then there was one. A precinct in the town of Clinton in Clinton, County, Iowa will determine the winner of the Iowa […]

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Copyright for Artists – Myths and Facts

October 20, 2011 Arts
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Having recently started a family arts and crafts business (and being an art photographer in a parallel life), intellectual property issues are one of the day to day legal matters that always seem to be a cause of confusion in the artistic world. No wonder, just a read through the U.S. Copyright Act is a […]

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Attorney’s Guide to Beginning Twitter

October 20, 2010 Legal Technology

Each of the big three social networking platforms has its own unique niche in the online world. Twitter is used for sending short streams of messages, called a timeline, of no more than 140 characters each. This article is intended to be a short guide on how to maximize Twitter as a resource for the […]

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The Linux Based Law Office

October 8, 2010 Legal Technology

The Microsoft-Apple desktop duopoly has stood in the business and home computer marketplace for over a quarter century. Every now and then, an upstart competitor arises to challenge the lock on the market shared between the two. Pundits and tech observers make bold predictions about how the new upstart system will topple the Windows or […]

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Where in the World?

October 3, 2010 Legal Technology

I have been working on evaluating new software to power this website. As unbelievable as it may seem, this is actually one of those old-fashioned hand coded HTML sites (with some scripts thrown in for good measure), so trying to maintain things in a post-Web 2.0 world has become difficult. Based on how long it […]

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ABA Legal Rebels

September 13, 2010 Video

I submitted an entry for the American Bar Association’s Legal Rebels Essay Contest. You can see the entry on my You Tube page. (Update: seems like I got the Bronze Medal, you can see the ABA page here). The video is about legal cloud computing, a technology concept that will take the legal profession beyond […]

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Work Update

September 9, 2010 General

Currently working on an article with Anna called “Real Estate in Russia: what to know”. It will cover the basic types of real estate contracts you can use to invest in Russia. More coming.

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