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Why AtomicPR Sucks Ass. And How They are Breaking the Law, Too.

A little while ago, I blogged about how some public relations firms were spamming me.  In short, I was getting tired of random PR firms sending me emails about stuff that I didn’t care about and thus further cluttering up my inbox.  These random carpet bombing strategies were both abusive and stupid – some poor…

Lunchtime with Lawyers – Part of Boulder Startup Week

Okay, some of you are sarcastic and are probably going to ask when I’m going to promote “Lunchtime with Dentists,” but give me a chance. Next week, Boulder Startup Week will have an event that I’d encourage folks to check out:  Namely, Lunchtime with Lawyers.  With over 3000 people expected to attend the Boulder Startup…

Attorney River

The guys over at Legal River emailed today and let me know about a new product offering that they’ve come up with called Attorney River. Attorney River is trying to help improve upon the lawyer directory model, i.e. Martindale, which has not seen a lot of innovation in the last few decades. Attorney River allows…

Layoff Trackers

I find numbers fascinating and even better when they are put into context with digestible displays.  Data visualization is key and people with these skills will be in demand for my lifetime and well beyond. Two recent experiences with large data sets has been satisfying to me.  Unfortunately, both are showing the continual deterioration of…

Law Degree for Sale

Some enterprising lawyer in San Francisco has decided to sell his law degree on Craigslist.  Awesome stuff.  From the sale description: “After several years of practicing law I have come to the conclusion that my law degree is useless and I don’t want to be a lawyer anymore. Though I spent over $100,000 on it…

Have You Used Our Term Sheet Series?

Brad and I are thinking about updating our Venture Capital Term Sheet Series. We’ve heard over the years from folks that they’ve used our series to teach classes.  We are delighted by this and whenever we’ve been asked, we’ve always said (and will continue to always say) “with our blessing.”  However, we haven’t kept track…

GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups

Today, I learned that former classmate of mine at the University of Michigan has started a blog for startups dealing with intellectual property issues. Jill Bowman is a great person and her blog is not only informative, but is also written in her voice, not legalese.  (Her husband says it’s too “girly” but I totally…

Diary of a 3L Trying to Find a Job

One of my former students, Daniel Fredrickson has started a blog chronicling his quest to secure employment in what seems to be the toughest legal hiring environment ever. He’s a smart guy and I’m really excited to see what he writes about his travails.  He promises that he’ll mix in some fun along the way,…

Need A Terms of Service or Privacy Policy – Quick and Easy?

My friends at LegalRiver.com have released two document generators for quickly and easily assembling standard terms of service and privacy policies. Much like other document generators, you fill in a few pieces of relevant info and “boom” (to quote John Madden, whom I am sure is following this blog closely) you are done. Check the…