Can Texas Secede From the Union? The Answer Is Still “No”

After President Barack Obama was reelected last week, several petitions to secede appeared on the White House website. The petition feature of the site promises that “if a petition meets the signature threshold [of 25,000 signatures within 30 days], it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response.” The Houston Chronicle reports that by 3:40 PM

Gender Differences in Voter Reporting on Facebook

Facebook has launched a special tool for Election Day that tracks (in real time) who is reporting their votes on the social network. Interestingly, throughout the day thus far, women have reported voting at nearly twice the rate of men (see screenshot below taken just after 1:00 PM PDT). This difference could mean any number of things, but the two

Holiday Gifts For Lawyers: Justia’s List

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there’s still time to get terrific gifts for lawyers and clients.  Here are some of our favs: The Apple iPad —  It’s sleek, small, and über cool. It holds nifty free legal apps like Fastcase to find state and federal statutes and cases and Oyez’s PocketJustice that let’s lawyers listen

Apps to Track the 112th Congress

It’s election day and all of us here at Justia hope you get out and vote! Given that we’ll have a new Congress at the beginning of the year, we’d like to point you to some iPhone apps you can download to keep informed on what’s going on in the U.S. Senate and House.   Note: All of these apps are

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell = Can’t Recruit, Can’t Retain

Yesterday, we discussed some of the evidence presented at trial in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America et al., a case heard in the United States District Court Central District of California by Judge Virginia A. Phillips. Today, we continue with the court’s analysis and conclusion. Analysis of Evidence and Findings of Fact Based on the evidence presented,

Say Cheese

Photos can make your website or blog stand out. You may wish to display photos of the attorneys in your firm, photos to simplify legal concepts, or photos to highlight certain points. However, you should be mindful of legal, aesthetic and technical issues before spicing up your website or blog. Legal. While Google Images is a great tool to see

Targeting Your Audience Through Search Engine Optimization

Does your law firm have a web presence? One that commands attention and attracts clients? If not, you may want to focus on improving your web site’s keyword selections, which encompasses the search terms that potential clients will use to locate your law firm’s web site. One form of keyword selection is focusing on the geographical location of your potential

Justia Free Sixty: 60 Essential Free Law Firm Competitive Intelligence Resources 45-60

Competitive Intelligence for Transactional Lawyers Venture Capital Yahoo! – Venture Capital. Offers venture capital news. As I’ve discussed in a prior tip, you can even set-up a customized news feed to target a specific venture capital firm. For example, here’s an RSS news feed for Draper Fisher Jurvetson. MoneyTree Survey Report. PricewaterhouseCoopers compiles a quarterly study of venture capital investment