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August 11, 2004

Great Tips on Google

AJ Levy, of Out-of-the-Box Lawyering, has posted a great paper on out-of-the-box ways to use Google. I fancy myself a pretty solid Google searcher and I still learned a lot. Here's a teaser:

If you want to expand your search by adding alternative words in your search, Google has a command that tells Google to search for synonyms. To use it, place a ~ (a tilde) in front of the words that you want to have Google automatically search for synonyms. Thus, ~attorney would search for attorney as well as lawyer.

This is definitely a feature that Westlaw should provide to further expand the utility of headnotes.

Posted by AJR at 06:28 PM

July 19, 2004

Posting Lull

News will not be updated regularly for the next two weeks as the bar exam approaches.

Posted by AJR at 11:09 AM

July 08, 2004

Everything that's believed is bullshit

Although it has no relation to Louisiana or the law (at least directly), this column is well worth a few minutes of your time. It documents a discussion with the legendary Alan Kay, the man who "invented or contributed heavily to the invention of: the personal computer, windows-type graphical user interfaces, personal computer networks, and object-oriented computer programming." Mr. Kay is upset that business has co-opted computers and has failed to put them to creative uses. You'll have to read the column to see what he is doing about it.

Posted by AJR at 03:11 PM

October 01, 2003

Bar Results Released

Results from the July 2003 Bar Examination were released by the Louisiana Supreme Court last Friday. A summary follows:

LSU175131 (75%)34 (19%)10 (6%)
Loyola13681 (60%)37 (27%)18 (13%)
Southern12348 (39%)32 (26%)43 (35%)
Tulane8560 (71%)20 (24%)5 (5%)
Other9958 (59%)21 (21%)20 (20%)
Total618378 (61%)144 (23%)96 (16%)

Statistics are also available from February 2003.

Posted by AJR at 12:52 PM

August 21, 2003

Schedule Interrupted

Daily postings have been sacrificed to the start of a new semester this week. My schedule is suddenly overflowing with new obligations and things to do, so posting will be sporadic until judicial clerkship applications and employment negotiations are completed. Please e-mail me if you are interested in sharing the daily responsibility of updating the site. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

Posted by AJR at 11:54 AM

July 15, 2003

Back to regularly scheduled posting. . .

I am happy to say that we have completed our move and that Internet service is up and running in the new place. Posting should return to normal beginning this morning.

Posted by AJR at 06:59 AM

July 01, 2003


Things will be light around here for this week, and maybe next, as my morning commute has gotten significantly longer until I move.

Posted by AJR at 07:21 AM

June 25, 2003

Court TV to Feature Louisiana Case

The Advocate reports that "Forensic Files" on Court TV will examine the Janice Trahan case at 8:00 this evening.

Trahan, a registered nurse, will tell the story of how she was intentionally injected with the AIDS virus in 1994 by her former boyfriend, Dr. Richard Schmidt. Trahan had ended their affair and married another man.
Posted by AJR at 07:29 AM

May 12, 2003

Server Crash

No posting this morning because of a server failure. Tech support:

The server suffered a hardware failure late Sunday night. Our techs worked to restore the server until 5 AM. In the end the data was deemed too corrupt to use and a backup was restored from approx 7AM Sunday morning.

Luckily, nothing appears to have been lost on this end. New clerkship begins today, so expect regular postings to resume tomorrow morning.

Posted by AJR at 02:18 PM

May 05, 2003

Exams in Progress

Posting will be a little spotty this week because of final exams. State and Local Government and Persons are done, and Administration of Criminal Justice and Western Legal Tradition are on deck.

Posted by AJR at 09:32 PM

April 28, 2003

Site of the Day

Today's site of the day is a little self-serving. Naked Ownership is pleased to preview a parish directory page for Ascension Parish.

Similar data for all 64 parishes has been collected and organized, so all that remains is to finalize the presentation format. Please provide compliments and criticisms for this directory page so that the format can be finalized and all of the parish data can be uploaded. Please note that the Naked Ownership Court pages will be updated shortly after the parish pages are completed. Thanks.

Posted by AJR at 03:06 PM | Comments (0)

April 16, 2003

Server Problems

Posting has been spotty for the last few days because of problems with the Naked Ownership hosting provider. Please be patient as things are resolved. Thanks.

Posted by AJR at 10:06 AM

April 09, 2003

No More Updates Until Next Week

I will be heading to Houston this evening to attend the ABA Litigation Annual Conference. According to the front desk of the conference hotel, they do not have wireless Internet access. Therefore, I won't be able to blog any of the sessions. As a result, any updates made for the remainder of the week will be lagniappe.

Posted by AJR at 08:32 AM

March 26, 2003

New Chief Assigned to FBI's Louisiana Operations

The Times-Picayune reports that the FBI has named a new head for its Louisiana operations. Louis Reigel III will take over duties for departing Special Agent in Charge, Kenneth Kaiser. "Reigel said Tuesday that it has been a dream of his to head an FBI office. In New Orleans, his focus will be on counterterrorism and to continue Kaiser's efforts to root out political corruption."

Posted by AJR at 07:41 AM

March 21, 2003

News Coverage Focuses on War

The state newspapers are obviously focusing resources on the war in the Middle East. As a result, the offerings around Naked Ownership have been slim for the last few days.

Posted by AJR at 07:47 AM

March 04, 2003

Happy Mardi Gras!

Naked Ownership will return to its regularly scheduled programming on Ash Wednesday.

Posted by AJR at 07:52 AM

January 27, 2003

Welcome Blawgistan Times Readers

Before the debut edition of today's Blawgistan Times, only a very few people were aware of my efforts to develop this site. I am pleased to welcome any new readers and even more excited to implement the big ideas in store for the site.

More specifically, I intend to develop a web site that I will one day use in my daily law practice. Most of the links on the sidebars are not yet working, but that should all change by this weekend. I also plan on including a "To Do" list that will outline my goals and objectives for the next several months.

Posted by AJR at 08:08 PM | Comments (1)

December 28, 2002

Starring NOLA Court X

Film scouts for John Grisham's thriller, "Runaway Jury," have overruled New Orleans CDC as a filming location, even though the Hollywood version of the thriller focuses on a lawsuit against gun manufactuerers in New Orleans. The Times Picayune reports that the more photogenic criminal courhouse at Tulane and Broad and the the new Supreme Curt are serious contenders for the film location.

Posted by AJR at 08:42 PM | Comments (0)

December 27, 2002

Brown Appeals to Supremes

Not-acting Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown has filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court reports the Times Picayune. Brown has already served two months of his six-month sentence and does not expect a response from the Supreme Court for sixty to ninety days.

Things must be getting a little more intense in prison, since Jim isn't even updating his website with thoughts and insights on prison life anymore.

Posted by AJR at 08:17 AM

December 26, 2002

Law Primer

The News Star provides a basic introduction to the legal system. Additionally, they detail the importance of court-appointed lawyers in criminal proceedings. More to come?

Posted by AJR at 09:23 AM

December 24, 2002

Deja Vu Appeals

The Times reports that the Deja Vu strip club has filed an appeal in the Second Circuit requesting that the court allow them to open while their certificate of occupancy is being contested. Scott Sinclair, attorney for opponents of the club, says: "Their game, from day one, was to hurry up, get the thing built and dare somebody to keep them from opening."

This controversy will likely go back in front of the city council, which will have 6 (out of 7) new members in the new year. It is certainly a possibility that the 20,000 square foot club will lose its occupancy certificate and a zoning debate if that were to happen.

Posted by AJR at 01:19 PM | Comments (0)
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