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State supreme courts and bar associatons are limiting access to legal services

The latest comes from the New Jersey Supreme Court, the governing body for lawyer licensure in the state, which last week blacklisted services from Avvo, LegalZoom and RocketLawyer that match consumers with attorneys because of concerns over fee-sharing and referral fees. […] Lawyers, courts and bar associations talk a good game when it comes to public service and making legal services more accessible. But it’s not happening. When businesses everywhere are seizing technology to reduce prices and improve services, bar associations and courts governing lawyers are sticking their heads in the sand and digging in their heels. This is a real shame — for the public who don’t have access to the law and for lawyers who are increasingly becoming irrelevant to the average person in this country.


Vir: Real Lawyers Have Blogs.

PCA Case No. 2012-04: Arbitraža med Republiko Hrvaško in Republiko Slovenijo

Dne 4. novembra 2009 sta predsednika vlade Republike Hrvaške in Republike Slovenije podpisala Arbitražni sporazum med Vlado Republike Slovenije in Vlado Republike Hrvaške, s katerim sta se državi zavezali, da bosta spor o meji na kopnem in morju rešili z arbitražo. V obeh državah je sledil proces ratifikacije sporazuma v skladu z veljavno ustavnopravno zakonodajo.

Nadaljuj z branjem PCA Case No. 2012-04: Arbitraža med Republiko Hrvaško in Republiko Slovenijo

Tedensko branje

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” Three Years Later –  Brad DeLong

Mark Pleško: Če hočeš dobro službo, si jo ustvari sam – Petra Kovič, Uroš Urbas

So We All Can Succeed: 125 Years of Women’s Participation in the Economy – Janet L. Yellen

Best Law Firm Websites – Lawyerist

Can You Be Cryogenically Frozen After Death Against Your Wishes? –  George Khoury

The Brexit Bill and the Law of Treaties – Michael Waibel

Examining the Role of Law of War Training in International Criminal Accountability – Laurie R. Blank

There’s A War On Sugar. Is It Justified? – Stephen J. Dubner (podcast)

Earth 2.0: Is Income Inequality Inevitable? – Stephen J. Dubner (podcast)

Lawyers Who Became Famous (But Not for Their Legal Work) – Mike Vraa

Bolj delamo red, manj ga imamo – Miha Mazzini

Is Consciousness Fractal? – Jordana Cepelewicz

The End of Globalization

The 2016 U.S. presidential elections triggered emotions I had not felt for years. In 1998, Venezuela, where I’m from, elected a populist president who, like U.S. President Donald Trump, ran a campaign based on anti-establishment sentiments. Countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Nicaragua followed suit, and I began to wonder about the extent to which the benefits of neo-liberalism were really reaching the general population. Systematic research on the possible “end of globalization” was not taken seriously, at least not by many of the Western drivers of today’s political-economic order. But now Brexit in the UK and Trump have shaken faith in the conventional wisdom and have many asking, “Is this the end?”

Rebecca Van Roy, študentka LSE (A Student Perspective on a Global Network Course on Globalization — LSE Management, 6. maj 2017)

Parlameter za dobro informirano javnost

Ekipa Parlameter, ki deluje v okviru inštituta Danes je nov dan, je zagnala spletno orodje Parlameter, ki z analizo glasovanj in transkriptov lajša spremljanje dogajanja v Državnem zboru.

Orodje je namenjeno splošni javnosti, novinarjem in medijskim hišam, raziskovalcem in razvijalcem ter vsem, ki jih zanima delo Državnega zbora. Parlameter analizirane podatke vizualizira in predstavlja v obliki samostojnih informacijskih kartic, ki jih je mogoče deliti na družabnih omrežjih ali jih vgraditi v druge spletne strani.

Med več kot sto tisoč unikatnimi karticami in skoraj dvajsetimi različnimi analizami lahko uporabniki najdejo informacije o zadnjih aktivnostih kateregakoli poslanca ali poslanke, pa tudi različne analize njihovega besedišča ali primerjave glasovalnih linij celotnih poslanskih skupin.

Orodje odlikuje napreden iskalnik, ki omogoča brskanje po parlamentarnih govorih in glasovanjih in tako poenostavlja spremljanje, izpostavljanje ter analizo specifičnih tematik.

Avtorji upajo, da bo prijazna uporabniška izkušnja dogajanje v parlamentu približala splošni javnosti. Parlameter želi prispevati k povečanju transparentnosti delovanja največje demokratične institucije in zanimanja splošne javnosti za demokratični proces.

Razvoj Parlametra je pred nekaj meseci, ko je bil izdelan prvi delujoč prototip platforme, v okviru fundacije DNI podprl Google.


Vir: Parlameter.

Nedeljsko branje

Europe’s Ugly Future – Andrew Moravcsik

Proti-slovja: Evropa, ne vihaj nosu! – Damijan Slabe

Creepy Clown Threats Are Making Kids Criminals Online –  George Khoury

What went wrong with democracy? – John Lloyd

What Threats or Conflicts Will Emerge or Escalate in 2017? – Micah Zenko

Bitka z Islamsko državo bo dolga in negotova – Boštjan Videmšek

A Role for the Security Council on Defensive Force? – Monica Hakimi & Jacob Katz Cogan

Assessing Proportionality: An Unreasonable Demand on the Reasonable Commander? – Janina Dill

How to Do Business in China AND Sleep at Night –  Dan Harris

Valonska miška, ki je zaustavila sporazum CETA – Jože P. Damijan

It’s a war of ideas, not of interests – Dani Rodrik

 

 

 

Should Attorneys Learn to Code | Lawyerist.com

Having authored a computer language for attorneys, you might think my answer to the question of whether attorneys should learn to code is an unqualified “Yes.” In truth, my answer is “It depends.” It depends on what you mean by code. It depends on who you mean by attorneys, and it certainly depends on what’s… More on Lawyerist.com.