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NBlack
I have a blog that focuses on legal issues of interest to NY lawyers: <A href="www.nylawblog.typepad.com">Sui Generis--A New York Law Blog</A>
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Thanks so much everyone! I really struggled with this challenge since the beads are so different from what I'm typically drawn to. I've only been making jewelry for about 1/2 a year now and I just wasn't sure what to do with the beads to make them "mine." I'm really learning a lot from seeing everyone else's pieces!
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Here's my creation for the Michael's Challenge. I was really excited to participate in this blog hop for the first time. I'm a lawyer/author/legal technology evangelist by day and a jewelry hobbiest by weekend. So it was a ton of fun to be a part of this. You can see... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at My Jewelry Fix
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I've been delinquent in posting, but here is a link to my Pinterest board of all the jewelry I've made so far. And here is a pair of earrings I made for the Art Scene Blog June Challenge: Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at My Jewelry Fix
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Here are my latest creations--2 bracelets and a necklace. First, a bracelet that I really like. I moved the beads around to make the bracelet a bit more balanced after I took this photo, but it's close to what it looks like now. It has Vintaj brass findings, along with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at My Jewelry Fix
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Here's my latest creation--a gorgeous Golem Beads bracelet that is a copy of one that Lorelei Eurto often makes. If you'd like one of your own, check out her Etsy store--I'm sure she'll have one for sale soon! Oh and I didn't have any metal buttons in my small, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at My Jewelry Fix
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In my very first post, I mentioned that I used to buy really cool bohemian-style jewlery from Target, of all places. I figured that there might be a few skeptics out there so I took the liberty of photographing some of my favorite pieces from that now defunct line of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at My Jewelry Fix
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Here's my latest creation. It features ceramic, glass, and wooden beads. The button is by California Mud Slinger. The white and brown bead ceramic was a freebie from Pajego Art House that they threw in with another bead order. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at My Jewelry Fix
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I've decided to chronicle my jewelry-making through this blog. It's my brand new hobby. Here's how it came about. So one of my necklaces broke so I headed to Michael's with my girls to buy a new clasp. I left with $100 in jewelry-making supplies. Then I did some research... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at My Jewelry Fix
Allison--In 2008, the NYS ethics committee addressed this issue and concluded that lawyers may use services such as gmail where a computer scans emails for content in order to serve up relevant ads in the sidebar. See Op. 820 (http://www.nysba.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Ethics_Opinions&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=13652) Niki Black
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Jeff--For what it's worth, I used (and reviewed) an earlier version of this stand and really liked it. One thing though--after about 6 months, the black plastic circular part in the back that secured the angle of the stand cracked and made it so that the stand was unusable. Up until that happened though, I really liked it. Perhaps this more current version of the stand no longer has that problem but I figured it was worth mentioning.
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Thanks Bruce. Especially for the "man" part. I was about to have an identity crisis.
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Also, Bruce, I do hope you're not referring to me as an aging fat man. If so, I'm really quite offended;) Niki
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Interesting post. Thanks for the mention, Bruce. I would like to clarify that I am not a legal marketer. I do not personally consult with lawyers and provide legal marketing consulting services and have never done so. I am a lawyer, author and speaker, with a focus on emerging legal technology issues. I was admitted to the NY bar in 1996 and practiced full time for nearly 8 years prior to taking a brief hiatus from the legal field in 2003. In 2005 I opened up a solo practice wherein I offered contract legal services to other attorneys and have been of counsel to Fiandach & Fiandach since 2007. I co-author "Criminal Law in New York" (Thomson-West) and "Social Media for Lawyers" (ABA) and am the sole author of "Cloud Computing for Lawyers" which will be published by the ABA next month. In 2007 I started writing a weekly legal technology column for the Daily Record (and continue to do so), which is syndicated nationally by Dolan Media. In my Keynote, I did not advise the attendees how to "manage their practice." I examined the roots of the rapid technological change beginning in 1995, with a particular focus on the last 6 years. I then explored how emerging technologies, including cloud computing, mobile computing and social media, are affecting the legal field and are changing the way that business is conducted. Again, very interesting post and thanks again for the mention and for permitting me to clarify a few assumptions made in your post.
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Image via Wikipedia I've revised my assessment of guilt under CPC s. 485 after it was brought to my attention that both parties had knowledge of the original owner's identity as a result of viewing his Facebook account on the phone before it was bricked. Accordingly, the following is my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at The "lost" iPhone & Gizmodo blog
Image by R.Rasmussen via Flickr Wisdom from around the blawgosphere: Is It a Crime to Receive an Item That You Know Belongs to a Third Party? Volokh Conspiracy (Volokh) Thoughts on the Legality of the Gizmodo Warrant Volokh Conspiracy (Kerr) Fourth Amendment news--iPhone4 search FourthAmendment.com Police Seize Gizmodo Reporter's Computers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at The "lost" iPhone & Gizmodo blog
Image by Farid Iqbal via Flickr Based upon what I've read, having done very minimal research into the legal issues, and as an attorney who is not, and has never been, licensed to practice California, here are my thoughts and the defense I'd mount, on the fly, in the Gizmodo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at The "lost" iPhone & Gizmodo blog
Image by Citizensheep via FlickrPeople v. Stay, 19 Cal. App. 3d 166 addresses issue of what constitutes "lost" in relation to prosecution under Cal. Penal Code s. 485. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at The "lost" iPhone & Gizmodo blog
Image by wallyg via FlickrThis case, which revolves around allegations of criminal theft of trade secrets and was cited in the annotations relating to CPL s. 485 & 496 may offer a good summary of some of the issues presented in this case, People v. Gopal, 171 Cal. App. 3rd... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at The "lost" iPhone & Gizmodo blog
Image by powerbooktrance via Flickr Let's start here for now--was the Gizmodo iPhone "stolen or obtained by theft or extortion?" from perspective of 1) original finder or 2) Gizmodo? Of course, other statutes may ultimately be the basis for prosecution, such as California's trade secret misappropriation statutes, but this is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at The "lost" iPhone & Gizmodo blog
Image via CrunchBase I'm fascinated by the Gizmodo lost/stolen iPhone saga - in large part because it is the result of the intersection of two subjects that are near and dear to me--criminal law and technology. I'm particularly interested in substantive criminal law issues, in part because I author a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at The "lost" iPhone & Gizmodo blog
At this point, my blogs are so overrun with comment spam that I'm inclined to just ban comments altogether. I get at least 5 comments per day on my various blogs along the lines of "thank much for insightful ideas you bring all days" from a "Duilawyer" or "PI lawyer" or "viagra"aka some hired gun sitting in India randomly commenting on law blogs with a google page rank of 4 or up. In my opinion, social media is making blog comments a thing of the past, in any event. The conversation re: the topics discussed on blogs is taking place elsewhere. Between that and the deluge of spam comments, there's really no need for blog comments anymore.
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Mar 15, 2010
Guilty: The Legal Profession, the Internet and Harry Potter. But c'mon Venkat! When you're constantly trying to come up with content, as I have to for my weekly Daily Record column, connecting the dots between our profession and just about anything else is a great way to come up with a topic/theme. Without that option, I'd be dead in the water;)
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I wrote an article for my Daily Record Column about the real-time web in October entitled Real-time Web a Game Changer. My conclusion: "Make no mistake about it —real-time search finally is here, and it’s going to alter the way that business is done. It’s a game changer, folks. At the very least, learn about it and understand its ramifications. If you’re feeling especially daring, put it to work for your law practice. It can never hurt to stay ahead of the curve, especially when most of your competitors don’t even realize the curve exists."
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2009 on The 'Real-Time Web' Is Upon Us at Legal Blog Watch
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Thank you both so much for your insightful, supportive comments. It really means a lot to me and I do appreciate it. I struggled greatly with my decision to take a hiatus from the legal field. Criminal law has always been my passion, and leaving it, even for only just a brief while, was difficult. I am so much happier now that I've managed to strike a balance in my life and my career. I practice criminal law on a part-time basis, performing research and writing for my firm, and co-author a West treatise on substantive criminal law for New York attorneys. I also write about criminal law issues for my Daily Record column. Accordingly, a good percentage of my "legal" thought processes are devoted to criminal law issues. I've never been happier in that regard. I continue to "fight the good fight," preserving our constitutional rights (and help other attorneys do the same via my West treatise), which has always been a passion of mine. I'm also able to pursue another passion of mine--technology--as it relates to lawyers. My consulting business at lawtechTalk allows me to explore that passion by educating attorneys about emerging online legal technologies. I'm using my law degree in ways I never envisioned would be possible when I entered law school. I truly hope that other attorneys are able to find their own paths as well. Obtaining a law degree should not sentence you to a life of unhappiness. Rather, it should provide you with opportunities and happiness.