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Have An Upcoming Court Date? Here's A Message From Your Local Courthouse

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.19.2016 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Greetings. I am your local courthouse, and I have a message for all of you. If I sound old and uptight in the advice that follows, there's a reason fo...

This Legal Brief Is Going To Move You To Tears

Katie Redford | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Katie Redford

Over one night in December 1984, the people of Bhopal became the victims of the worst industrial disaster in history. Over the following decades, they became the victims of corporate neglect, as the pesticide plant made infamous by the gas disaster leached toxins into their drinking water.

5 Things to Do If You Are Pulled Over For a DUI

Victoria Yore | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Victoria Yore

Let's get one thing straight. People: Don't drink and drive. Just don't to it. It is dangerous for you, it is illegal, and most importantly, it is dan...

Endemol, World's Biggest TV Producer, Bullies World's Best Dad

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

Hi. I'm Jon Hotchkiss, a 14 time Emmy nominee (really) and I make TV shows. I've worked on quite a few... some you've liked (Politically Incorrect, P...

American Mustache Institute Files Truth-In-Advertising Legal Brief Against Taco Bell Over Quesalupa

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

In launching the chain's relatively new Quesalupa offering, Taco Bell as captured the attention of the American dining public. However, understanding ...

Key Ruling to Bludgeon Government's Core Pre-Trial Strategy

Blayne Davis | Posted 04.12.2016 | Crime
Blayne Davis

The Federal Government touts a conviction rate of more than 90%, largely represented by guilty pleas, not trial wins. The government specializes in producing statistics that invite the inference they want, so there should be no surprises here.

What Apple vs. FBI Means for VR

Steven Schkolne | Posted 03.23.2016 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

It's the year 2025 - we're all walking around with technogoggles on our heads, living in a mixture of virtual reality and real reality. Welcome to the...

What Happens in the Amazon, Doesn't Stay in the Amazon: One Mother's Inspiring Quest for Justice

Katie Redford | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Katie Redford

During this week where we honored so many women, we at ERI are celebrating champions like Adolfina, and sharing their inspiring stories which confirm that no place, and no person, is too remote for justice.

From blue sky science to blue ribbon policy: a call to action

Terry Babcock-Lumish | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Terry Babcock-Lumish

Exhortations to learn from history are nothing new. But how to make sense of that which is wholly novel, for which history books fail to offer a tidy ...

Law's Effect on Society

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 02.17.2016 | College
Ege Ozyegin

Studying law in the United States as opposed to my home country, Turkey, lifted a veil of ignorance, or maybe more simply put; opened my eyes to so much in the politics, government and legal infrastructure of my home country.

Four Steps to Appointing a Supreme Court Justice

The Conversation US | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Leaving Justice Scalia's seat empty until there is a new president would mean that difficult cases this term could come down to a tie, evenly split along ideological lines. So what will it take to get a new justice named?

Why the Surprise Supreme Court Decision Won't Stop the Clean Power Plan

Keith Gaby | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

In a surprise procedural decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court put the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan on pause while a lower court reviews it. The Court did not weigh in on the merits of the Environmental Protection Agency's plan, and didn't explain its reasoning.

8 Ways To Deal With A Bad Landlord

Trulia | Posted 02.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

The tenant/landlord relationship can be a tricky one. Whether it's dealing with a landlord who doesn't return your calls or arguing over what qualifie...

Move the Ball: Testing the Rooney Rule to Increase Diversity Within the Legal Profession

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Tamesha Keel

Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.

Capital Punishment -- Justice or State Sanctioned Murder?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.21.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

State sanctioned execution of convicted criminals is a hotly-debated, life-and-death social issue and the subject of capital punishment pushes more em...

Dying With Dignity

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Garry Rodgers

Let's face it. We're all going to die. You. Me. Our parents. Our children. Friends. Neighbours. Co-workers. Even our pets. It makes me wonder why we...

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's Enduring Legacy

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 12.17.2015 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

As the year draws to a close, so too does the tenure of New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. Since his appointment in 2009, the Chief Judge has inspired us with his pursuit of justice for every New Yorker.

The Relevance of Law Schools

Tamesha Keel | Posted 12.16.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

We do not want law school "factories" churning out lawyers -- ones worried more about filling seats to make payroll and perpetuating outdated tradition for tradition's sake rather than developing leaders.

Nightmare in Waco: Bikers' Sans Justice

Candy Chand | Posted 12.14.2015 | Crime
Candy Chand

"Speak up for the ones who cannot speak for themselves. Ensure justice for those being crushed." --Proverbs 31:8 Law and order, not tempered by jus...

When Did Marriage Become Disposable?

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Consider what your lifetime together will look like. Contemplate what issues you need to work on. Be willing to do whatever you can to try and salvage this relationship with the person you fell in love with.

Content Marketing in The Law Niche: 4 Strategies To Succeed

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Elena Prokopets

Content marketing is about bringing value, rather than squeezing out a sale. Use it to establish your authority online and earn the name of "this amazing, friendly legal company" to bring more referrals on board.

Legal Questions When Creating a Musical Group or Band

Brad Reid | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Like it or not, law permeates our society including the arts. Musical groups find themselves surrounded by legal questions. Frequently, default legal ...

On-Demand Economy Goes White Collar: The Rise of the Lawyer-Entrepreneur

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While other professions have been completely transformed by technology, the day-to-day practices of lawyers have remained largely the same.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Still Hasn't Signed Four Year Old Divorce Papers: Can He Do That?

Brian Beltz | Posted 10.16.2015 | Divorce
Brian Beltz

How long does it take to sign divorce papers? If you are Arnold Schwarzenegger, four years... and counting.

Sketchy Terms and Conditions You Didn't Read (But Probably Should)

Thrillist | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology
Thrillist

By: Joe McGauley Credit: Shutterstock No one takes the time to actually read the Terms and Conditions. No one. Hell, the one that pops up before yo...