Lawyer Advertising, Education Laws, and Corruption

by Mike Mintz on August 23, 2011 · 0 comments

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Here’s what you may have missed on Connected …

Lawyer Jokes Got Nothing on Law FAILS

So we decided to do a comedy theme in the community. So far we’ve had some great posts and podcasts, with more on the way. Here are a few of the items you can grab now before they’re gone:

  • LawFAILS landing pageclick here to visit your directory of funny stuff
  • Awesomely Bad Lawyer Videos – what do you get when you cross lawyer ads with YouTube? Click here to find out.
  • Vote in Our Poll – which is the funniest Awesomely Bad Lawyer Video? Click here to vote.
  • Lawyer … Rapper?click here to listen to our interview with lawyer and rapper Michael Naso.
  • Bow tie Photosfor some reason lawyers love bow ties. Click here to see a nice collection of bow tie wearing lawyers, and feel free to share your own.
  • Best Lawyer Jokes – who doesn’t love a good lawyer joke? Click here to add yours.

There’s more to come, so stay tuned!


Should United States colleges and institutions support the call for increased athletics aid for student-athletes?

The president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Mark Emmert, is pushing for more money to be given to student athletes, which would cover the full cost of attendance at schools. In a world where some people feel student athletes get too much already and others feel that student athletes deserve actual “pay-for-play” there are some pretty harsh lines drawn.  Should state educational laws be amended or drafted to support this increased aid?

Click here to share your thoughts.


What is best recommendation for technological firms wrestling with hypergrowth?

Even in a down economy, companies like Groupon and Facebook are experiencing hypergrowth. How can these companies add large numbers of new employees and handle the increased infrastructure without “fracturing the corporate DNA?” What is your best recommendation for technological firms wrestling with hypergrowth?

Click here to share your insights.

Should the Brazilian government be applying more sanctions to ministers accused of corruption?

Over the past three months, corruption scandals and ministerial resignations have changed the face of the Brazilian government.  However, to date, the government seems unwilling to impose real sanctions to the malfeasance.  Should the Brazilian government be applying sanctions to the ministers involved in corruption scandals?

Click here to see what other members have written about this.


Should anything be done legally to prevent more-expensive home foreclosures from taking longer than less-expensive ones?

According to data collected from an American national mortgage tracker, LPS Applied Analytics, from January through May almost 400,000 homes were repossessed by lenders or sold at foreclosure auctions.  More expensive home foreclosures, however, happen much slower than less-expensive ones.  Should anything be done legally to prevent more-expensive home foreclosures from taking longer than less-expensive ones?  Is there a violation of the constitutional rights of low-income homeowners when this occurs?

Click here to share your take.


What is anticipated outcome of Apple-Samsung patent case?

Earlier this week, the preliminary injunction filed by Apple, which banned Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1  in the European Union was partially lifted by a German court. However, the ban is still underway in Germany. What do you think the outcome of the case?

Click here to find out why an EU law may create a surprise outcome.



Use of a Composite Mark may not be Use of a Registered Mark

A recent decision made in the context of Section 45 of the Trade-marks Act illustrates the importance of ensuring that a trade-mark is used in the form in which it is registered.

Click here to read member John McKeown’s commentary.


That’s All Folks (go to the site for more!)

That’s it for today’s Connected Round Up, but there are plenty of posts we didn’t cover, so be sure to check them out. And remember:

  • Members can get in on these discussions and more by clicking the links and commenting.
  • Non-members can check see all these discussions, but need to register to comment – it’s 100% free.

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