Survey Reveals The New Face of Law Firm Marketing: Zoom Meetings and Digital Content

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In-person meetings have given way to videoconference meetings on platforms such as Zoom.” “Cancelled or postponed client work, delayed payments, video conference meetings, and new court procedures all wreaked havoc on law firms,” the survey says.

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Breaking: ABA Annual Meeting Will Be Virtual

Media Law

The annual meeting of the American Bar Association, which had been scheduled to take place July 29 to Aug. “The ABA will present our annual meeting this year with a fresh, new approach to our always informative and inspiring event that so many of us and our families look forward to.”

FCC Publishes Tentative Agenda For March 17th Open Meeting

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has published the tentative agenda for its March 17th open meeting. Among the items the FCC plans to discuss at this point: Improving the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts Consideration of Two National Security Matters (unidentified

Meet the hosts of Entertainment Law Update

Gordon P. Firemark

Tamera Bennett will be visiting LA this weekend, so on Friday night, February 6, from 6pm-8pm, we are have a MEETUP at Caulfield’s bar in Beverly Hills (more info on the RSVP Page Here’s a short video invitation! link]. RSVP: [link]. Tamera Bennett will be visiting LA this weekend, so on Friday night, February 6, from 6pm-8pm, we are have a MEETUP at Caulfield''s bar in Beverly Hills (more info on the RSVP Page Here''s a short video invitation! link]. RSVP: [link].

Rocket Lawyer Raises $223 Million To Meet Growing Demand For Its Services

Media Law

The online legal services provider Rocket Lawyer has raised $223 million in growth capital financing to help it meet what it says has been a strong and accelerating demand for its digital legal documents and advice.

Amid Pandemic, Legaler Offers Its Video Meeting Service Free to Solo/Small Firms

Media Law

Legaler’s platform allows lawyers to schedule, host and archive secure video meetings with multiple participants and screen sharing. It includes: Personal meeting room with link sharing.

Mr. Obama, Meet Mr. Kafka

Music Technology Policy

Hers is a timeline replete with strange coincidences, secret White House meetings, and missing chunks of resume, all held together by a common thread: Whenever Hesse is around, Google seems to benefit. Mr. Obama, meet Mr. Kafka, the author. Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested… ”And why am I under arrest?” ” he then asked.

VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

Digital Media Law

Pi Day – a multi-city international meeting of VFX artists – took place Thursday evening amid rising concern about the state of the industry. Normal. false. false. false. However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal. VFX vet Scott Ross and others outlined a plan that involves the formation of a VFX union for VFX artists and of a trade association for visual effects facilities, all aimed at addressing the troubled VFX business model.

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SAG Board Meeting Starts

Digital Media Law

The SAG National Board meeting began this morning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting is expected to be contentious. Also strange: I saw SAG President Alan Rosenberg entering the meeting at about 10:15, i.e., about an hour after it had started. I don’t know if he had been in already and left the meeting, but it looked like he was coming from the parking lot, which suggests he had just arrived. accompanied by light informational leafleting from pro and con sources.

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FCC May Hold January Open Meeting By Conference Call, Without the “Meat”

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC by law is required to hold a monthly public meeting but, when the bulk of its employees are furloughed, it is difficult to meaningfully adhere to that obligation. The FCC announced earlier this week that it would go ahead with its January 30 meeting but, if the lapse in appropriations continues through January 29, it will conduct that meeting by conference call, rather than live as is routine. If the shutdown resolves before January 29, a live meeting will be held.

Facebook boycott leaders slam Zuckerberg after meeting

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

'Girl Meets World' Star Sued by Ex-Music Managers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit centers on revenue from the Disney star's music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Television Music THR Online

SAG, AFTRA Meet About Merger

Digital Media Law

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Two Distortions of the Open Meeting Law

Media Law

The same, it seems, can be said about public officials and the open meeting law, as two items in the news today illustrate. First is a story from the Worcester Telegram about the Dudley Board of Selectmen's decision to reprimand the town's fire chief for supposedly violating the open meeting law. Did he violate the law by holding a secret meeting? No, the selectmen claim he violated the law by being open about what happened at a meeting. Tags: open meetings

FCC Pulls Controversial Set-Top Box Proposal From Meeting Agenda

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says rules reshaping access to TV programming will remain under consideration, but that the FCC needs to resolve technical and legal issues. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Richard Simmons' Libel Lawsuit Against National Enquirer Meets Skeptical Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court tentatively holds that "like race, being transgender is an immutable characteristic" and while being transgender may subject a person to contempt from a portion of the population it "will not validate those prejudices by legally recognizing them." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Home THR Online

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An Egregious Open Meeting Violation

Media Law

I constantly hear the refrain that government officials never intentionally violate the open meeting law. The article describes multiple, blatant violations, including locking the door to its meeting room to keep out a news reporter who had every legal right to be there. Tags: open meetings When they do violate the law, these people say, it is only because of an innocent mistake.

Goodnight Glassholes: Permissionless Innovation Meets 3D Reality

Music Technology Policy

Permissionless Innovation Meets The Real World. With models like these, what could possibly go wrong? Shortly before Google Glass launched, Jonathan Blum wrote a column on the product in his Digital Skeptic column on TheStreet.com–and he was the first columnist to predict the demise of Glass (“ The Digital Skeptic: Terms of Service Could Shatter Google Glass “).

FCC Meeting Agenda, February 20, 2013

Media Law Prof Blog

Below is the meeting agenda for the FCC's February 20th meeting. Commission Meeting Agenda A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission News Media Information (202) 418-0500 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Internet: [link] ftp.fcc.gov.

Several Open Meeting Items Today

Media Law

A number of open meetings items in the news today: Board Cited 3rd Time on Meeting Law. For the third time in a year, the Charlton Water-Sewer Commission has been cited for violating the open meeting law. Stoughton residents vent anger over perceived open meeting law violation. Patrick for a series of closed-door meetings with local officials. Boston City Council admits open meeting law violations. Tags: open meetings

Meet the Hollywood Lawyer on 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' (Q&A)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"They wanted to have someone from Arnold’s actual team in the boardroom and I was very honored when I was asked to come on board as an advisor," says attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Crazy, meet Racists. Racists, meet Crazy.

The Legal Satyricon

Man skipped in line allegedly beats McDonald’s manager with bat | www.wftv.com. Come for the workers’ compensation story, stay for the racist commentary. Seems like some guy has been reading the Consumerist too much and decided that the executive e-mail carpet bomb was insufficient. So, he registered his complaint with management with a baseball [.]. bigots Flori-duh

Two New Open Meeting Investigations

Media Law

In Brookfield, the Worcester district attorney is investigating allegations that the Board of Selectmen violated the open meeting law twice in as many months, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports. Two selectmen are alleged to have participated in unposted meetings on July 8 and Sept. Both allegedly involved private meetings held just prior to or immediately following public selectmen's meetings. Tags: open meetings

Meet Roman Polanski's new lawyer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Roman Polanski has hired a new lawyer, Herve Temine. Contrary to some news reports, he's not Swiss. He's French. In fact, the private practice attorney is former president of the Association des Avocats Penalistes, the French equivalent.

DA says Rockland Selectmen Violated Open Meeting Law

Media Law

violated the open meeting law in the process of hiring a full-time accountant, The Patriot Ledger reports. Tags: open meetings The Plymouth County district attorney's office has found that selectmen in Rockland, Mass., A town accountant search committee also violated the law.

Texas Democrats finally reveal results of meeting with Manchin | No Lie.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FCC To Hold Open Meeting August 3

Media Law Prof Blog

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting Friday, August 3, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TWC305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. Here is a link to the agenda

AG Seeks Comment on Rule for Posting Open Meeting Notices

Media Law

The new open meeting law that takes effect in Massachusetts on July 1 requires municipalities to post meeting notices "in a manner conspicuously visible to the public at all hours." But many municipalities are concerned "about their practical ability to post numerous meeting notices outdoors." Providing an audio recording of meeting notices, available to the public by telephone at all hours. Tags: open meetings

Implications of SJC's Open Meeting Ruling

Media Law

Reporter Kendall Hatch has a piece in The Metrowest Daily News considering the long-term implications of the Supreme Judicial Court's recent ruling in the open meeting law case, District Attorney for the Northern District v. Tags: open meetings School Committee of Wayland , which I previously blogged about here. I am among the sources Hatch interviewed for his article.

Implications of SJC's Open Meeting Ruling

Media Law

Reporter Kendall Hatch has a piece in The Metrowest Daily News considering the long-term implications of the Supreme Judicial Court's recent ruling in the open meeting law case, District Attorney for the Northern District v. Tags: open meetings School Committee of Wayland , which I previously blogged about here. I am among the sources Hatch interviewed for his article.

The Week's Open Meeting Law News

Media Law

Some items in the news this week regarding the Massachusetts open meeting law: A Cape Cod Times editorial calls for the state legislature to put teeth in the open meeting and public records laws. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette files a complaint alleging that the Charlton Board of Selectman violated the open meeting law in its performance evaluation of the town administrator. Tags: open meetings

The Week's Open Meeting Law News

Media Law

Some items in the news this week regarding the Massachusetts open meeting law: A Cape Cod Times editorial calls for the state legislature to put teeth in the open meeting and public records laws. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette files a complaint alleging that the Charlton Board of Selectman violated the open meeting law in its performance evaluation of the town administrator. Tags: open meetings

Two Opinion Pieces on Open Meeting 'Deform'

Media Law

As I wrote here Friday, the ethics bill passed this week by the Massachusetts legislature had the ironic effect of weakening the open meeting law. Two opinion pieces published over the weekend make this point in no uncertain terms: Hired guns shoot up Open Meeting law , an op-ed by Larry McDermott, publisher of The Republican. Our opinion: Open meeting loopholes tarnish solid reform effort , an editorial in The Patriot Ledger. Tags: open meetings

Yet Another Open Meeting Violation

Media Law

Milford selectman violated "both the letter and the spirit" of the open meeting law when they met privately last summer with a real estate developer to discuss a proposed casino, the Worcester district attorney ruled this week. Hardly matters, given that violations of the open meeting law in this state -- intentional or not -- carry no meaningful consequences. This was an exploratory meeting to discuss a possible casino development in Milford. Tags: open meetings

FCC Open Meeting Scheduled For June 18, 2015

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC will hold an open commission meeting on June 18, 2015. Here's a link to the agenda

FCC Meeting November 30, 2012: Meeting Time Changed To 10 a.m.

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC's November 30th meeting will begin at 10 a.m. instead of 10:30. More here

SJC Rules in Key Open Meeting Case

Media Law

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today issued its ruling in a key open meeting law case, District Attorney for the Northern District v. The SJC ruled that the School Committee violated the law when it met in a closed session to discuss the performance evaluation of Wayland's superintendent of schools and when it exchanged private e-mails regarding the evaluation in advance of the meeting. Tags: open meetings

SJC Rules in Key Open Meeting Case

Media Law

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today issued its ruling in a key open meeting law case, District Attorney for the Northern District v. The SJC ruled that the School Committee violated the law when it met in a closed session to discuss the performance evaluation of Wayland's superintendent of schools and when it exchanged private e-mails regarding the evaluation in advance of the meeting. Tags: open meetings

Lowell Sun Files Open Meeting Complaint

Media Law

Latest example of government officials turning the law upside down: Preparing to go into a closed school committee meeting, the Wilmington, Mass., school superintendent told a Sun reporter that it would be illegal for the committee to meet in public. In fact, the law requires a public meeting before going into closed session. Tags: open meetings

Goldieblox Meets Chucky: Case Targets Songwriters and Producers

Music Technology Policy

Goldieblox–meet Chucky Producers and songwriters should be aware that in the Temporary Autonomous Zone of Northern California (home of the class action award payoffs to the EFF, Berkman Center and other places where copyright haters thrive), the new new thing appears to be suing record producers and songwriters. Rick Rubin in particular.

Blake Morgan’s Notes from The Music Managers Forum’s first US meeting in NYC

Music Technology Policy

The Music Managers Forum is hosting a number of meetings in the US in the coming days: Blake Morgan attended the first MMF meeting in New York so we asked him some questions about how it went and what jewels of wisdom the assembled brain trust imparted to the audience. What was the purpose of the MMF meeting? Seriously, there was a repeated notion put forward at the meeting which was, “if only artists would ever step up.” Were artists invited to the meeting?

SJC To Hear Key Open Meeting Case

Media Law

An important case interpreting the Massachusetts open meeting law comes up for argument before the Supreme Judicial Court on Monday. The open meeting law requires that all committee meetings be open to the public except those that fall within express exceptions. This case involves the exception that allows a committee to meet in private "to discuss the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health rather than the professional competence of an individual."

SJC To Hear Key Open Meeting Case

Media Law

An important case interpreting the Massachusetts open meeting law comes up for argument before the Supreme Judicial Court on Monday. The open meeting law requires that all committee meetings be open to the public except those that fall within express exceptions. This case involves the exception that allows a committee to meet in private "to discuss the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health rather than the professional competence of an individual."