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PDF/A-Whaaaat? Preparing for the Mandatory Change in Electronic Case Filing

Last year, the federal judiciary announced that it was planning to "change the technical standard for filing documents in the Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system from PDF to PDF/A." At the time, no target date for the change was provided, but it appears that the change may be coming soon in some jurisdictions. Each federal court is responsible for setting its own deadline for requiring documents to be filed in the PDF/A format. In the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, for example, the court will start posting documents in PDF/A format beginning June...

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Using Social Media to Support Navy SEALs … Pass It On!

Bradley Shear, an attorney in Washington, D.C., who writes the excellent Shear on Social Media Law blog, is trying to use social media in a different way this week. On the heels of the historic mission by the U.S. Navy SEa Air Land (SEAL) team that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, Shear wishes to draw attention to the Navy SEAL Foundation. The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to "provide educational and motivational support, promote health and welfare programs for the Naval Special Warfare Community, and perpetuate the history and heritage of the U.S. Naval Commandos." Specifically, it describes its...

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Tattoo Law: Can ‘Hangover 2′ Use Tyson Tattoo on Ed Helms’ Character?

In April 2010 I pointed out some examples of tattoo law jurisprudence and asked, "[t]here are blawgs out there on everything from "Law and Magic" to "Mixed Martial Arts Law" so how can there not be a blawg about Tattoo Law? Is there not an ink-loving lawyer out there who will step up here?" I have yet to see any tattoo law blogs, but it is not too late for any of you wannabe tattoo bloggers, as the tattoo lawsuits continue to pile up. Most recently, an interesting lawsuit was filed by the tattoo artist who created the now-famous "tribal”...

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