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Archives for July 2013
The social media privilege
According to Lawyers.com, over 60% of users of social networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Vine) think that what they post could not be used against them in court. Apparently they believe there is some sort of "social media privilege" th…
The prisoner's dilemma, with actual prisoners
You probably encountered the Prisoner's Dilemma in law school, if not before. Here's the basic problem:
Two criminals are arrested, but police can’t convict either on the primary charge, so they plan to sentence them to a year in jail on a lesse…
How do you prepare for oral argument?
I argued an appeal last week, which was my first oral argument in nearly a year. But I used to argue a lot of motions, and I realized as I was preparing for last week's argument that I have developed a routine for preparing for important arguments. …
How to mark all discussions as viewed
If you get intimidated by seeing a large number of un-viewed discussions when you visit the Lab, it's easy to mark the whole forum "read" so you will only see new and newly-updated discussions the next time you visit.
To do this, just click the ge…
Digital asset inventory
As some of you know, I'm involved with an estate planning startup. I'm not going to try to promote it here, but I do want to show off a free tool we just put together, our Digital Asset Inventory. There are no strings and no catches. We just wanted …
What did you do after finishing the Bar Exam?
I remember clearly what I did before the Bar Exam (my now-wife and I spent a week at my uncle's cabin, studying and trying to relax). I vaguely remember taking the Bar Exam itself (I brought the wrong pen, and my hand ached by the time I finished). …
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July 29, 2013
I've just finished making a bunch of updates to the forum.
First, you'll notice that the forum's highlight color is blue, no…