Owned and maintained by Ethics Northwest, Inc., Crossing the Bar “aspires to be the source of information and commentary on the Internet on the multijurisdictional practice of law by lawyers,” which covers the ability of attorneys to practice law in states other than the one where they are licensed. Complexities, both legal and ethical, abound when lawyers need to represent clients or advise them on law of a state other than where the lawyer is licensed. This site organizes links to all state laws and rules in categories that define multijurisdiction practice: admission to the bar, corporate counsel, pro hac vice (temporary admission for a particular case), and unlawful practice of law. In addition, the site offers descriptions and analyses of the issues, as well as charts and bibliographies, to explain the laws and their effect. With a Google search engine, site map, and table of contents, it is easy to move around and find what you want in this site which has few graphics and clean, easy to read text.
Perkins Coie LLP is the largest law firm in the Pacific Northwest and was originally founded in 1912. The 560 lawyers at the 14 offices of the firm have a diverse practice but they are very strong in intellectual property areas. The Internet Case Digest (ICD), part of the firm's website, is a major collection of both U.S. and international cases which monitor developments in Internet law. The ICD is an excellent research tool as it has both a topic search (with 30 preselected topics), a keyword search, and an advanced search which allows date restrictions and other specialized limitations. Cases are quickly found with the listing in chronological order from newest to oldest. This is simply a great way to check the current status of Internet issues. If that was all this site offered it would still be great, but it would be remiss not to mention the general Internet law research areas of the site which include links to other sites, analysis of various issue including privacy, authentication, and even a discussion of the various encryption issues. The site offers a quick and easy method of providing feedback on the entire site. This is a great site for understanding and finding materials on a wide range of basic Internet issues.
Scotland Legislation is part of a larger site managed by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), the official printer and copyright administrator for the Crown, which includes legislation by all the members of the United Kingdom. The Scotland Act of 1998 resulted in the Scottish Parliament's first session in 1999. The full text of all Acts of the Scottish Parliament, the Explanatory Notes to the Acts, and Scottish Statutory Instruments (which are akin to administrative regulations) are available. New materials are posted on the site within 24 hours of their publication in print. The Scotland Legislation Welcome Page also links to the Scottish Parliament and to legislation from the UK, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Legislation from 1988-1999 affecting Scotland can be found in the UK Legislation portion of the HMSO site. The search feature for Scotland Legislation actually searches the acts and instruments of all UK members. The search page contains a conspicuous link to a Help page that does a good job of covering the search features of Muscat Empower and basic search strategies, including natural language and Boolean connectors.
We have all been spammed at one time or another. But what can you do about it? How do we prevent it? Here is the site where those questions are answered. The SpamCom Foundation is a non-profit corporation based in San Francisco with the primary mission of reducing the amount of unsolicited email ("spam") flowing into mailboxes. An extensive "Library" link provides policies and approaches to alleviating unsolicited email. Anti-spam tools are provided for recipients, marketers, and system administrators along with reference to books and white papers on the issue of spam and its cost to businesses and individuals. There is a law center, which provides text of relevant legislation, legislative news, and information about actual cases and incidents. Of course, information on how to join the organization and help prevent the abuse of email is offered. Seems like that is a very laudable effort.
InSITE contributors: J. Callihan, P. Court, C. Finger, B. Kreisler, J. Pajerek (editor)
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