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  • 04/25/2019 9:25 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    LawSites

    April 25, 2019


    A new website, Trialdex, is a comprehensive resource for finding and comparing federal and state jury instructions.


    Formally launched yesterday, the site provides a searchable collection all official or quasi-official federal civil and criminal instructions and annotations, as well as an index of 20,000 legal terms, statutes, CFRs and Supreme Court cases referenced in jury instructions.



    https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2019/04/new-site-is-comprehensive-resource-for-federal-and-state-jury-instructions.html




  • 04/25/2019 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    New York Times

    April 24, 2019


    The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that workers at a California business could not band together to seek compensation for what they said was their employer’s failure to protect their data.



    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/politics/supreme-court-class-arbitrations.html




  • 04/24/2019 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    CEBBLOG

    April 24, 2019


    California law establishes unique rules governing when time spent is compensable “hours worked.” How these rules are applied to travel time is continuing to evolve.


    Unlike federal law, under which employees need only be paid for time when they’re “suffered or permitted to work,” California law requires that an employee be paid for time if the employee is either “suffered or permitted to work” or “subject to the control” of the employer. The second standard results in more compensable time under California law than federal law.



    https://blog.ceb.com/2019/04/24/when-must-employee-travel-time-be-paid/#more-23163




  • 04/24/2019 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)
    Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast

    April 18, 2019


    Criminal or civil, plaintiff or defendant — what’s the one piece of legal advice all should follow? Shut up! That being said, should a judge be able to make you do this? In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White talks to Steven Zansberg about gag orders and how far judges can go to restrict the dissemination of case information. They outline the practices of issuing prior restraints and gag orders on case participants and the media, and discuss whether these orders are constitutional. Steve talks about his litigation efforts to keep courtrooms and court records open and they highlight the fact that the legal profession’s rules of professional conduct contain restrictions that negate the need for additional orders issued by judges.


    For more than two decades, Steven D. Zansberg has represented media companies, online publishers, and individuals in defending claims based on content, fighting subpoenas, and seeking access to government information and proceedings.



    https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/make-no-law/2019/04/gag/





  • 04/23/2019 7:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    April 23, 2019


    "Today, 36 states have adopted a duty on technology competence, and yet, for many, understanding AI is an ongoing challenge. Helping lawyers meet these standards was part of our work with the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, a multiyear, international, multidisciplinary effort focused on the ethics of AI. This first-of-its-kind set of comprehensive principles for ethical adoption of AI in legal systems includes accountability, effectiveness, transparency and, yes, competence."



    http://www.abajournal.com/lawscribbler/article/before-lawyers-can-ethically-adopt-and-integrate-ai-into-their-practices-they-must-first-be-competent




  • 04/23/2019 7:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal News

    April 22, 2019


    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted three petitions regarding whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status.



    http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/SCOTUS-will-consider-sexual-orientation-and-transgender-discrimination-under-Title-VII






  • 04/23/2019 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    April 16, 2019


    The inaugural AALL State of the Profession 2019 report—which captures information from academic, government, law firm and corporate law libraries—shows that 27.4% of law firms or corporations have at least one active artificial intelligence initiative. Of those, 68.4% involve the library.



    http://www.abajournal.com/web/article/law-libraries-chart-new-direction-for-the-future-aall-report-shows





  • 04/20/2019 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    April 15, 2019


    Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Administrative Director Martin Hoshino share answers to common questions about the policy making body of the judicial branch.



    https://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/the-judicial-council-of-california-6746084




  • 04/19/2019 2:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

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    EVENT INFORMATION:


     7th Annual Law Rocks San Francisco


    Thursday, April 25th, 2019


    The Chapel, 777 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110


    Doors 6:30pm


    Concert 7:00pm


    Tickets and additional

    information:


      https://lawrocks.org/sfo






  • 04/17/2019 8:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    CEBBLOG

    April 17, 2019


    "But these proposed changes don’t impact California employers, because they must observe the stricter state rules already in effect. Specifically, employees must be paid at least $960/week (80 times the state minimum wage) to qualify under the California executive, administrative, and professional exemptions. This equates to $49,920 a year. Consequently, even if the DOL’s proposal becomes final, the federal standard would remain considerably below the California test."



    https://blog.ceb.com/2019/04/17/dols-proposal-for-exempt-employees-doesnt-meet-cas-standard/#more-23110





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