Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Some Legal Toys for the "Non"-Lawyer Dude

Check out this review (by Al Nye the Lawyer Guy)of a new legal thriller written by retired lawyer Grover Alexander (writting under the nom de plume Jim De Fee)entitled Flawed Judgment. Al says it's a good read but very steamy... I didn't know things could get steamy in Maine.

The American Bar Association's Division on Public Education has a new website out to teach Americans about "How Courts Work" (now if we could only teach the NYS Office of Court Administration...Just a joke guys, ease up.) You can access the site here. It is filled with useful information, including how a trial proceeds and interviews with judges about their views of their jobs.

Be Spacific turns us onto Amnesty International's website against Internet Censorship. Titled "Irrepressible.org it will seek to use the power of the world's citizenry to make governments back off the net. Given the mainland Chinese response to the internet, and American companies complicity in the actions, this doesn't come a moment too soon.

Finally, I would be remiss not to mention DoSomething.org's announcement of the nine winners of their 2006 Brick Awards. These awards are for young people (under 25) who make a real difference in the lives of others by acting on a local level. Check out the winning projects and their leaders here.

Well that's it for this weekends edition of That Lawyer Dude. Don't forget to check out our sister blog Long Island (Criminal)Trial Law where we are discussing the new Nassau County NY DWI Court.

I will be spending the rest of this week in Miami Beach taking a seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines given by the Tampa Federal Bar Association and the USSG Commission. I will try to blog from down there but the schedule looks pretty full. I will more than likely have a few posts over at Long Island (Criminal)Trial Law about the CLE and other items so check us out over there too.
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