I recently read an interesting summary of a medical malpractice case in which the doctor overextended himself and one of his patients died.  The lesson for doctors, which should apply to all the rest of us as well, is don’t let yourself get backed into a corner where you won’t have the ability to respond to developing problems. The doctor in question was an anesthesiologist practicing at a smaller hospital.  It was the weekend and he was scheduled to participate in the care of an older patient who had a lot of complicating medical conditions.  After examining the patient and…
A few weeks ago, I received a message from one of my classmates from high school that said her child recently came out to her and her husband as non-binary and said their pronouns are they/them. My friend asked how she can educate herself and what guidance I could offer for dealing with relatives who may be less accepting. When I responded, I started with, “Oh geez – your life just got a lot more complicated, but in a good way.” I gave her my number and asked her to let her kid know that they have an Oggy Ruth…
Each new area of the law that you encounter during law school has its own jargon, quirks, and intricate research pathways.  The beginning of the semester can feel complicated and overwhelming.  But fear not!  The Ross-Blakley Law Librarians have developed research guides to help you during your journey.  It might seem difficult to get a good start, particularly with casebooks to read. But our research guides can help you dive in to the hot-button legal issues ripe for new perspectives. In particular, we have recently added entries for the Spring 2021 semester to our Topical Seminar Research Guides to help students who will…
QUESTION:   WILL THE DEADLINES SET BY THE SMALL BUSINESS REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2019 ACTUALLY SPEED UP SMALL BUSINESS BANKRUPTCIES? ANSWER:    SMALL BUSINESS REORGANIZATIONS WILL ONLY BE FASTER IF THE DEADLINES ARE ENFORCED. Other than sunrise and sunset, few deadlines are self-enforcing! The mandatory expedited deadlines in the Small Business Reorganization Act won’t speed up cases unless judges enforce them.  If the Standing Trustees and the creditors actively urge courts to enforce the rules, there is a chance that small business reorganizations will be timely completed. What are the basics of the new Subchapter 5 Small Business Bankruptcies? Currently, small business…
I know many of us expected changes to arbitration in 2016 — well, those changes were delayed — will they happen now? Curious what our readers think about the following two prospects — feel free to comment below or e-mail me: Elimination of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration. Having regained control of the Senate, Congressional Democrats are expected to pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, and Biden has indicated his support. The act, which has already passed the House, would invalidate pre-dispute arbitration agreements in the employment, civil rights, consumer, and antitrust contexts, and would require employers to litigate workplace disputes…
As the cost of college increases, a student-loan crisis looms over the United States. The problem with student loans is that it doesn’t allow recent graduates to take risks, test different career options, or follow dreams. Instead, they accept their first job offer to alleviate student loan debt as fast as possible. If you’re struggling to pay back your student loans, moving to another country may seem promising. Better job opportunities and a lower cost of living could assist with managing expenses. But, is moving to a different country to avoid your debt a good idea? Keep reading to learn…
Rape is now referred to as sexual assault under most states’ laws. The definition of rape in Arizona is to knowingly force or coerce someone into sexual activity without that person’s consent. When sexual assault occurs between friends or acquaintances, it is called date rape. Date rape can also refer to sexual assault committed after drugging the victim. A date rape charge in Arizona can put you at risk of severe penalties such as jail time, fines and restitution. Understanding Arizona’s date rape laws can help you protect yourself if you are facing this type of criminal charge or allegation.…
The US Commission on Civil Rights contends they exist, but Commissioner Gail Heriot takes that apart. “This report should not have been published in this form. When the results of an empirical study don’t come out the way Commission members hoped and expected that they would, the right thing to do is usually to publish those results anyway. Why hide useful information? Instead, the Commission sat on the report for years. Then it decided to discard the draft written by our staff and publish instead a transcript of the witness testimony received at our briefing that took place on…
There are smart and simple ways to provide the right kind of structure on your website. One of these methods is known as pillar pages and topic clusters. Here’s what you need to know about using pillar pages and topic clusters for your law firm’s website. The post How to Attract More Web Visitors with Pillar Pages & Topic Clusters appeared first on LawLytics.…