iPad Mania - Yesterday, Apple announced the release of its new and updated iPad which is being called iPad 3, iPad HD, or the “new iPad.” Will lawyers buy it? The ABA is publishing an electronic book, iPad for Lawyers in One Hour. The library is purchasing this.
Should Law Students Be Blogging? - Fordham University School of Law thinks so. They brought in Silvia Hodges, a marketing and communications specialist, to teach law students to develop business plans. Hodges says it is all about students building a brand and indicates that it is never too early for students to start constructing their brand. According to an article in Law.com, Hodges says “Why wait?” she said. “Take courses in the area you want to focus on, join associations and interest groups, etc. — and blog about it. All this will help build your own brand and distinguish you from the many other young lawyers out there. This will put you in front of firms and potential clients.”
It Is Time for Cameras in the Court - In the era of bipartisan rancor, it was refreshing to hear that Democrats and Republicans could agree on something. U.S. Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) began his blog post this morning in The Hill’s Congress blog with the statement that Republicans and Democrats alike could agree on the following: oral arguments this month about the healthcare law before the United States Supreme Court should be televised. He said “(t)his month’s Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of that landmark legislation ought to be televised so the public can hear the oral arguments on a case that will affect the lives of every American. “
Rush Limbaugh’s Sorry Approach to Corporate Communications - Law.com’s Corporate Counsel published an article, advising corporate clients about how to publicly apologize and avoid the furor evoked by Rush Limbaugh’s recent apology to Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke. According to the article’s author, James F. Haggerty, there are three rules of an effective apology. They are “Explain what happened. Take full responsibility, owning up to your mistakes in a direct, compelling manner. Explain how you are taking steps to ensure it will not happen again.”