We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week's offerings from various areas of FindLaw's unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what's new:
FindLaw Consumer Blogs:
- NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional; Mayor Vows to Appeal: The nation's largest police force must end its controversial "stop-and-frisk" tactic after a federal judge's ruling this week. While New York City's mayor still defends "stop-and-frisk," the judge found that police violated innocent people's rights time and again. FindLaw's Decided explains the ruling and when police are (and aren't) allowed to conduct pat-down searches.
- Top 5 Reasons to Update Your Will: The newly enriched winners of this week's big Powerball jackpot will likely want to revisit their estate plans. But it's not just lottery winners who need to revise their wills -- the rest of us do too. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life highlights some significant life events that may warrant a change to your will.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Is it Time for a SCOTUS Code of Ethics?: There's a battle brewing over the U.S. Supreme Court, but it's not about a controversial case. Instead, it's about a proposed bill in Congress that would institute an ethical Code of Conduct for the High Court. What exactly would the code cover, and how would it affect justices' recusals and disclosures? FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog considers the possibilities.
Law Firm Management:
- Law Practice Management Software - Security Concerns Explained!: The good news: Lawyers are no longer tied to their desks nowadays. The bad news: Mobile lawyering raises many issues about security, whether you choose go with a cloud-based practice management solution or in-house servers. FindLaw's latest Legal Technology article offers some suggestions about selecting the best type of software for your practice.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team