This morning I logged into my email account to find a missive from the LinkedIn Cardozo members forum. A member had posted a blog entry entitled, Pop-up Restaurants: 5 Legal Questions Every Operator Must Ask. The writer listed liquor licensing, tort liability, sales tax collection, employer/employee relationships, and lastly, “who pays for a violation?”, as things to worry about. No mention of the requirement that the facility be permitted, or that the food had to be prepared in a permitted facility. Needless to say, my interest was piqued.
Software Review Update: On February 10, 2012, I reviewed TheFormTool, loved it, and didn’t think it could get much better. I was wrong.
Your Dollar Matters just released version 2.0 and its new features include more than two dozen sophisticated math functions to its already robust toolkit, including Days and Dates, Minimum, Maximum and Count, plus PMT, ROUND, RAISE, ROOT, LOG, ABS, and a dozen more. Like its other functions, TheFormTool PRO 2.0‘s math functions can be linked and nested in almost endless combinations to support even the most complex calculations.
TheFormTool combines a dozen core capabilities with an intuitive menu and commands that are fully integrated into MS Word. No change in the the price, it’s still $89. The basic version is still free and can be downloaded from their homepage.
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This post is the last in the series of reviews on the cool tech stuff I came across at the beginning of February at LegalTech 2012 NY. Today’s review is on the iTwin, a fantastic and ingenious way to access files remotely and securely.
The National Administrative Law Judiciary Foundation (NALJF), has announced its 2012 NAALJ Fellowship Competition. NALJF is the public interest arm of the NAALJ and sponsors the NAALJ Fellowship Competition to encourage research and scholarship for improving administrative justice.
The deadline for Submissions is April 30, 2012. The Fellowship Committee will review the submissions and select the Fellowship Winner by May 30, 2012. The winner will deliver a “pre-publication” presentation at the 2012 NAALJ Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in September, and receive a $1,500 cash stipend, in addition to reimbursement for registration, transportation, accommodations, and meals, for the Conference.
The 2012 Fellowship Competition topic, rules for submission, and other competition rules and requirements, are posted on the Foundation’s web page at http://www.naalj.org/foundation.
One of many interesting discoveries I made at LegalTech NY 2012 was something I didn’t know I needed until I saw it. Philips has manufactured some pretty cool tech over the years. As a user of Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking, I was impressed to learn that Philips makes several handheld digital dictation recorder models, called DPMs (for Digital Pocket Memos) that integrate with Dragon Naturally speaking.
If you’re a full-time neutral, chances are you don’t have to worry about capturing your time for billing purposes. But, if you’re providing hearing officer services on an ad hoc, billable hourly basis, keeping track of your hourlies is critical to your billing.