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Gordon Firemark named “Best Lawyer” for 6th year running!

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For the 6th year in a row, Gordon Firemark has been selected by his peers for recognition among Best Lawyers in Entertainment – Theatre.

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Why I’m Pulling My Chips Out Of Attending ILTACON In Las Vegas

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It is fitting that Las Vegas is a major mecca of gambling, given that, next week, several hundred people will take a gamble on their safety to attend the physical portion of the first-ever hybrid ILTACON, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association.

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: August 7, 2021 to August 13, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

Douglas on Defamation Actions and Australian Politics

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Michael Douglas, The University of Western Australia Law School, is publishing Defamation Actions and Australian Politics in the UNSW Law Journal Forum (2021). Here is the abstract. In recent years, politicians have been frequent participants in Australian defamation litigation. Former

#FrozenMechanicals Crisis: Unfiled Supplemental Comments of @helienne Lindvall, @davidclowery, @theblakemorgan and @sealeinthedeal

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[Here’s the context of this post. As it turns out, the CRB extended the filing deadline for comments due to what they said was a technical difficulty, although we have yet to meet anyone who couldn’t file their comment on time. This extension seems contrary to the CRB’s February revised rules for filings by participants. The CRB procedures presciently have an email filing procedure in the case of technical problems arising out of their “eCRB” document filing system.

Over Seven Years, Scant Progress in Law Firm Diversity, New Survey Shows

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law firms have made little progress towards achieving greater diversity, with only minimal gains over the last seven years, according to a new analysis by Law360 Pulse.

Bills Introduced to Bring Back Tax Certificate to Foster Diversity in Broadcast Ownership – Exploring the Proposals

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The minority tax certificate is back in the news with revised bills being introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. We wrote about a version of this bill introduced in the last session of Congress here.

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Dems' Voting Rights Act update is very good — and maybe too late

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Dems' Voting Rights Act update is very good — and maybe too late Aug. 19, 2021 There’s a lot of good in the House Democrats’ latest attempt to shore up voting rights ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

International Working Group Creates Best Practices Guide for Drafting Legal Documents

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An international working group of academics, vendors, lawyers and other legal professionals is today releasing the legal industry’s first comprehensive guide to best practices and workflows for creating effective legal documents in Microsoft Word.

On LawNext: Northwestern Law’s New Dean Hari Osofsky On Leading the School’s Next Chapter of Innovation

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On Aug.1, Hari M. Osofsky took office as dean of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law , after four years as dean of Penn State Law School and nearly two decades of teaching law.

Featured Resource: A Lawyer’s Guide to Online Marketing

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This week’s featured resource from LawSites Resources : A Lawyer’s Guide to Online Marketing. Marketing your law firm is a different beast today than it was 20, 10, or even five years ago. Whereas previously firms were jostling for prime Yellow Pages placement (“AAAA Divorce Attorneys,” anyone?),

Litera Makes Another Acquisition, of UK Relationship Marketing Company Concep

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Barely a week after acquiring AI pioneer Kira Systems , and building on its acquisition earlier this year of Foundation Software, the legal technology company Litera is today announcing another acquisition, of U.K.

Litera Issues Statement on Withdrawal from Attending ILTACON

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After I reported earlier today that Litera had withdrawn its employees from attending ILTACON next week, the company issued the following statement.

Contract Management Company Evisort Named ‘Hot Vendor’ By Aragon Research

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The market research and advisory firm Aragon Research has named the contract management company Evisort as one of three emerging “hot vendors” in workflow and content automation.

Another Major Vendor Appears to Have Pulled Its Employees from Attending ILTACON

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Last Friday, I reported that a major exhibitor, iManage, facing mounting fears around the surge in the Delta variant of the coronavirus, had decided to pull its staff from attending ILTACON, while continuing to support the conference virtually.

The Free Press In Afghanistan After the Taliban Take Over

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From the Washington Post, a look at what happens to the nascent free press in Afghanistan now that the Taliban has taken over

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Vaccine Effectiveness Against Infection May Wane, C.D.C. Studies Find Federal health officials said the new data justified a campaign of booster shots. But some scientists disagreed, saying not every American needs another dose.

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Vaccine Effectiveness Against Infection May Wane, C.D.C. Studies Find “Federal health officials said the new data justified a campaign of booster shots. But some scientists disagreed, saying not every American needs another dose. 18, 2021 Coronavirus vaccinations in a church in the Bronx this month.

Aid Trickles to Quake-Ravaged Haitians as Storm Threatens - The New York Times

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Aid Trickles to Quake-Ravaged Haitians as Deaths Exceed 1,400 "Prime Minister Ariel Henry privately expressed frustration at Haiti’s own slow response to the Saturday quake and promised a “tenfold increase” in efforts to help the victims. 16, 2021 Updated 5:16 p.m.

Ron DeSantis gets shut down ON FOX NEWS

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Taliban Sweep in Afghanistan Follows Years of U.S. Miscalculations - The New York Times

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". The United States kept forces in Afghanistan far longer than the British did in the 19th century, and twice as long as the Soviets — with roughly the same results. Taliban Sweep in Afghanistan Follows Years of U.S. Miscalculations - The New York Times

Behind the Surprising Jump in Multiracial Americans, Several Theories

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Behind the Surprising Jump in Multiracial Americans, Several Theories “Families across the country have grown more diverse. A design change in the census form also allowed the government to report people’s identity in greater detail. 13, 2021 Kori Alexis Trataros, of White Plains, N.Y.,

NY Times reporter breaks down how Republicans are trying to take over vote counting in Atlanta

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GOP-led panel to review Fulton County's elections

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Opinion: Govs. DeSantis and Abbott, in denial and risking lives, have betrayed the public trust

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Opinion: Govs. DeSantis and Abbott, in denial and risking lives, have betrayed the public trust Michael Gerson Roxana Weeks, 8, and sister Farah, 4, stand with their family on Aug. 16 as students and parents gather outside the Governor's Mansion in Austin to urge Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to drop his opposition to public school mask mandates. Eric Gay/AP) “In covid-19?s s dismal fourth wave, some things haven’t changed. Vaccination still dramatically reduces the chance of serious disease.

US hospitalizations of people under 50 at highest levels since start of pandemic

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US hospitalizations of people under 50 at highest levels since start of pandemic “Largest increases among those in their 30s and under 18 as US urges world leaders not to attend UN meeting in person Hospitalizations of people under the age of 50 with Covid-19 are now at the highest levels seen in the US since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest government data shows.

A lament for Haiti: ‘It is as if we are cursed’

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A lament for Haiti: ‘It is as if we are cursed’ Anthony Faiola 10:33 p.m. EDT Mourners attend the funeral for Delfrygny Barbier in L’Asile, Haiti, on Wednesday. Barbier was killed in a landslide during the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday. Joshua Lott/The Washington Post) “L’ASILE, Haiti — A wailing rose Wednesday from the brass section in front of what was left of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Afghanistan Live Updates: Fear Spreads in Kabul as Taliban Take Charge - The New York Times

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Afghanistan Live Updates: Fear Spreads in Kabul as Taliban Take Charge - The New York Times

'Mini-Trump' DeSantis' Covid-19 Failures Are So Bad They Are Making Flor.

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How the Census Bureau Stood Up to Donald Trump’s Meddling - The New York Times

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How the Census Bureau Stood Up to Donald Trump’s Meddling Aug. 12, 2021 Nicholas Konrad/The New York Time s "By Emily Bazelon and Michael Wines Ms. Bazelon is a staff writer at The Times Magazine.

Former AG Holder On Whether Trump Should Be ‘Held Accountable'

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To Save His Presidency, Biden Must Tell the Truth About Afghanistan

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To Save His Presidency, Biden Must Tell the Truth About Afghanistan Aug. 19, 2021 Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times By Michael Kazin Mr. Kazin is a historian who has written extensively about the antiwar movement and the Democratic Party in the United States.

Live Updates: Biden to Address Afghan Crisis as Desperation Builds at Kabul Airport President Biden will speak on Friday amid intense criticism of the evacuation effort. A 17-year-old boy was identified as one of the Afghans who fell from a U.S. military plane as it lifted off. Threats against Afghan journalists are growing.

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“Live Updates: Biden to Address Afghan Crisis as Desperation Builds at Kabul Airport President Biden will speak on Friday amid intense criticism of the evacuation effort. A 17-year-old boy was identified as one of the Afghans who fell from a U.S. military plane as it lifted off.