Friday, November 23, 2018

Slaw Jobs

Slaw Jobs is a new Canadian legal job listing service that supports

Friday, October 09, 2015

Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona

Stem client Lawrence Koplow recently published this comprehensive guide to blood alcohol testing in Arizona. The guide includes extensive explanations and images of the processes and equipment used to test blood alcohol levels in suspected DUI cases.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury

Stem client Frank Van Dyke has a new website, and with it, a new blog. One of the first posts is on how to respond to a job loss when you've been in an accident.

Injury law blogging is tough to do well. Lots of lawyers finish their posts with an "injured? call now!" approach, rather than trying to be helpful.

I appreciate this type of sans-sales style of blogging. Aggregate useful information & tips, and then get it out there.

Friday, July 10, 2015

How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page

via Whitespark.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

10 Tools to Combine, Mix, Blend Multiple RSS Feeds

The 13 Best Yahoo Pipes Alternatives You Should Look at Today

Can Reading Make You Happier?

Fascinating piece in The New Yorker on the growing field of bibliotherapy.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

Turns out we've all been doing brainstorming wrong; this article from Fast Company tells us how to be significantly more effective through "brainwriting".

(hat tip to Gerry Riskin)

Friday, March 20, 2015

How to unshorten and shorten links

"You might be familiar with shortened links from social media or email. They’re handy for keeping things tidy and within a character limit, but you can’t see what you’re clicking on. What if the link is malicious or just a waste of time? Turn that short link into a long link with and see where you’re going."

Handy tips from the Chicago Bar Association's Law Practice Management & Technology center.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?

Tips from Susannah Tredwell for designing a summer student training program, via The only thing I'd add is to show the students where the candy jar is, too -- gives them an extra reason to come to the library :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Five Ways to Revive Your LinkedIn Profile

Great post from Joan Feldman of Attorney at Work on making your LinkedIn profile as effective as possible. Find some great tips in #4 if you have a common name that makes you hard to find in Google.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page

Very slick!

(via Search Engine Land)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charges

Stem client Lawrence Koplow, a Phoenix DUI lawyer, was consulted for an article on, West Valley police get new DUI enforcement tools, on what penalties drivers can face if charged with DUI in Arizona.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What kind of library user are you?

Neat quiz from PewResearch Internet Project:

"Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population."

Tuesday, June 03, 2014


Relevanssi. Plugin to improve default site search functionality in Wordpress.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Atlantic on Sleep Deprivation Culture

Florida Criminal Records FAQ -- Why a Firefighter was Denied Record Sealing

via Ron Chapman's Florida Criminal Records FAQ.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Say Good-bye to Facebook email addresses

Remember when Facebook changed everyone's email to According to the verge, that service is about to die.

Users are getting notified over the coming days, and going forward, emails should route to your default email address registered on FB.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ontario Closing Costs

Frost Law has a summary of closing costs for real estate purchase & sales in Ontario.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

DUI Case Involving Driver trying to Save Dying Cat

Ron Chapman has an interesting post up on a DUI conviction where the driver was rushing a dying cat to the vet-hospital. While the driver was convicted under Florida DUI laws, he might not have been if it was a person involved.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

2013 Clawbies Nomination Period is now open

Visit the website & help spread the word!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lessig: MIT Report re: Aaron Swartz

"The report says that MIT never told the prosecutor that Aaron’s access was “unauthorized.""

"The whole predicate to the government’s case was that Aaron’s access to the network was “unauthorized,” yet apparently in the many many months during which the government was prosecuting, they were too busy to determine whether indeed, access to the network was “authorized.” "

Geist on Verizon, Privacy & Risk

Geist: "The privacy issues associated with Verizon are significant and deserve a full airing. Yet in an effort to score points with the public, opponents of their entry to Canada should come clean on their own practices and acknowledge that seemingly none are able to provide assurances that Canadians are not currently subject to extensive surveillance activities."

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Enviro-friendly & Cloud Technology

From the Google Blog: "migrating all U.S. office workers to the cloud could save up to 87 percent of IT energy use—about 23 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, or enough to power the city of Los Angeles for a year."

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pew Internet: Tablet Ownership Numbers in 2013

Pew Internet: "Tablet adoption has almost doubled over the past year. A third of American adults now own a tablet computer, including almost half of those ages 35-44 and a majority of those in higher income households. "

New Grads and LinkedIn

via the LinkedIn blog: "Three Ways Recent Grads Can Leverage LinkedIn for Long-Term Success"

Covers profile tweaks, alumni connectivity.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hissey Kientz's YouTube Channel

Stem client and product injury law firm Hissey Kientz has developed quite an extensive YouTube channel. Its latest videos are directed toward consumers who have experienced painful side effects from transvaginal mesh, the Mirena IUD, and GranuFlo and Naturalyte dialysis products.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stem Legal Welcomes Heffner & Associates

Over at Stem, we've just welcomed our newest client, Heffner & Associates. Certified Elder Law Attorney Mark Heffner and his team help older Rhode Islanders and their families with estate planning, nursing home cost management, Medicaid applications, special needs trusts, asset protection, and other elder care legal matters.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Google Alerts: Still Broken

Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land writes that Google Alerts is still not working properly, despite Google assuring him they're working on it. At, Omar Ha-Redeye has noticed the same, and wonders if Alerts is next on the chopping block, after Google announced they were pulling the plug on Reader earlier this month.

Alerts and Reader are two products that virtually every library person I know uses. It'll be interesting to see what people come up with to replace them. As Sullivan suggests, maybe this is an opportunity for Bing to step in?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stryker Hip Recall Help from Hissey Kientz LLP

Stem client Hissey Kientz LLP recently launched a microsite for their Stryker hip replacement recall practice, at The site describes the US and Canadian recalls in place for metal hip replacements manufactured by Stryker Corporation, which have been known to cause metal poisoning, dislocation, osteolysis, and other major problems.

See more details at Stem News.

Monday, January 28, 2013

On the Internet as a Memory Aid

Monday, January 21, 2013

Guide to Responsive Web Design

Guide to responsive design; including embedded media.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Russell Alexander Launches New Website

Stem congratulates Russell Alexander on the launch of his new firm website. Russell's practice is located in the cities of Markham, Lindsay, and Brooklin, Ontario; and serves the surrounding regions.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

If Your Library Was a Small Business, Would It Still Be Open?

The first installment of Joan Rataic-Lang's thoughtful article on, which uses’s "25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs" to identify characteristics for successful librarians.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New Microsite for GranuFlo Recall

Stem client Hissey Kientz recently rolled out a microsite,, for consumers affected by dialysis agents GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care (FMC). The site includes details on why FDA recalled these products and serious side effects such as heart attack and stroke.

Can Blogging Be Your Secret Weapon For Local SEO?

Great tips from Chris Silver Smith on how to set up an optimal blog for local SEO and social media, and what kind of topics to blog about.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The New Librarian (ITLA White Paper)

As mentioned by Shaunna Mireau on Slaw, ILTA's new white paper is pretty slick.

"The content is great with articles by some folks well known in the legal information community.  One of the really cool things is that the paper was created with Uberflip."

I particularly like Candice Fong's article on taking RBC's manual catalogue online.  

Friday, October 05, 2012

County Microsites from The Law Offices of John Marshall

As noted over at Stem, criminal defense attorneys The Law Offices of John Marshall recently rolled out four new microsites for its services in Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Passaic County, and Bergen County

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Consumer Reports Picks Lawyers over Legal Zoom

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer issue of VALL Review

Now published on the VALL website.

BC Paralegal Roles to Expand

via BC Law Watch

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Holmdel NJ DWI Website for John Marshall

Stem's client John Marshall has launched another new website; this time for his Holmdel, New Jersey practice at

Friday, June 29, 2012

John Marshall Launches New Woodbridge Office Website

Stem's New Jersey client John Marshall has launched a new website for his Woodbridge DWI practice at

John's practice includes defending first offense charges and DWI refusals.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Boating season and DWI

First offense DWI doesn't always happen on the roads. Stem client, New Jersey Attorney John Marshall, writes about how boating season is also a time to be aware of impairment.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Gowlings Release Solar Energy in Canada Primer

New primer on Solar Energy in Canada by Gowlings' Thomas Timmins.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New book on Legal Protection of Software

Gowlings Christopher Van Barr has co-authored a new book titled Legal Protection of Software: Patents and Trade-marks. Available via LexisNexis.

Monday, February 13, 2012

List of Navy Auxiliary Ships Containing Asbestos

Via HKLLP's Mesohotline: A full list of U.S. Navy auxiliary ships that may have been outfitted with materials or supplies containing asbestos.

Monday, January 30, 2012

FAQ: Google’s new privacy policy

Hayley Tsukayama answers questions about Google's new privacy policy in this Washington Post article.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Deep Web Research 2012

Marcus Zillman's annual deep/invisible web research report is now available on LLRX. The report includes an impressive number of articles on the deep web, and an extensive list of search engines (including verticals) and tools for locating this content, which never get indexed by any of the big search engines.

"The Deep Web covers somewhere in the vicinity of 1 trillion plus pages of information located through the world wide web in various files and formats that the current search engines on the Internet either cannot find or have difficulty accessing. The current search engines find hundreds of billions of pages at the present time of this writing."

This is the 8th annual deep web research report.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jonathan Marshall Offering Passaic County Criminal Defense Services

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall offer criminal defense legal services through their Passaic County and Mercer County, NJ offices.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Propecia Microsite from Hissey Kientz

Stem client Hissey Kientz LLP recently launched a microsite for its Propecia side effects practice. The new site gives details on the hair loss drug and sexual side effects it has been linked to, as well as information on lawsuits and research related to the drug.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ComScore’s 2011 Social Report: Facebook Leading, Microblogging Growing, World Connecting | TechCrunch

ComScore’s 2011 Social Report via TechCrunch: Good numbers: "Google+ now has 65 million users worldwide", "1 in every 5 minutes of time online is now being spent on social networking sites", "Facebook, now reach 82% of the world’s internet-using population".

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2012 Pricing Trends for Canadian Law Publications

The 2012 edition of the ever-useful guide from CALL's Vendor Liaison Committee is now available.

(via Joanna Spurling at the VALL Blog)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Stem Welcomes Thorsteinssons

Stem welcomes our newest client Thorsteinssons LLP Tax Lawyers.

The firm's new website just went up yesterday, along with a brand new online publication, the Canadian Tax Alerts.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Pushor Mitchell Launches Canadian Tax Dispute Website

Congrats to Stem client Pushor Mitchell LLP who launched Canadian Tax Dispute Help today, including a requisite blog for commentary.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Historical Canada Gazettes now searchable online

Library & Archives Canada has added back issues of Canada Gazette from 1841-1997 to complement the existing archive of issues from 1998-present.

Hat tip to Simon Fodden at

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hissey Kientz LLP Launches New Zoloft and Depikote Birth Defects Websites

Stem client Hissey Kientz LLP has launched two new informational microsites related to birth defects potentially caused by the products Zoloft and Depakote.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google+ Now Lets You Search for People & Topics

Google+ alters search box to include topics, brands. Good news.

Monday, August 01, 2011

The G+ spot

via Nicholas Carr: "Google+ skews pretty heavily to the publishing side. Its early core membership seems dominated by what might be called the new media axis - a combination of techies and media types who love to talk shop. These folks aren't generally too keen on Facebook (too conversational, too intrusive, too untrustworthy), and while they tend to be heavy Twitter users, many of them have become frustrated by Twitter's limitations.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Being Nice to Your Partner’s Kids: Inheriting Child Support Obligations « Familyllb's Blog

Being Nice to Your Partner’s Kids: Inheriting Child Support Obligations « Familyllb's Blog: "When and to what extent does a non-biological parent-figure have support obligations towards the children of his or her new partner?

via Markham divorce lawyer Russell Alexander

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

HKLLP Launch Zoloft Defects Website

Stem client Hissey Kientz LLP have launched a new recall website on Zoloft Birth Defects. The site reviews the legal implications surrounding a recent FDA warning on the use of the antidepressant during pregnancy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BC Grass Hockey Appeal Lost by School District

Monday, June 06, 2011

Person vs. Enterprise in RICO Prosecutions

Ron Chapman discusses why the distinction between "person" and "enterprise" is critical during a RICO prosecution.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How To Use Free Alerts For Link Discovery

"Alerts are a great way to stay informed about what’s being said [about you or your company]. You can use alerts just to monitor your brand or a keyword and stay informed, or you can view the information sent to you as a new place to get a link, however you go about doing that."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

No Crash – No Cash? The Big Lie of LVI

From David Sliman at Waterstone LLP.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

DePuy Lawsuit FAQ

Hissey Kientz LLP have released DePuy Lawsuit FAQ and a summary of the Johnson and Johnson Recall.

Illinois Roundup: Nursing Home Injury Laws

Jonathan Rosenfeld offers a roundup of Nursing Home Injury Laws in his home state of Illinois.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Canadian M&A Guide for Chinese Acquirers