Attorneys, law students, anyone: what is the best legal opinion you've ever read? I am fascinated by legal rhetoric and I want to read the best-written, best-argued, opinions (majority or dissenting) you can come up with. Amicus briefs will also be accepted. And the case doesn't need to be historical or momentous, nor does it need to be a Supreme Court case, but cool of it is.
I am writing a memoir, in which living people, some of whom I am estranged from, will be portrayed. I will be changing any details which could lead to them being identified. I will be publishing it under a nom de plume. What else, to protect myself and them, legally and otherwise, do I need to know? [more inside]
My ex and I had a couple of ideas for books before we started dating. They were joint ideas and something we were going to work on together. Unfortunately our working styles clashed and very little got done on even the main one. I want to have the option to actually put the hard work in to develop the story from the tiny amount of info I have now into a finished story at some point in the future. So is it possible, wise, legal or even moral to ask him to sign something saying he relinquishes the rights to the ideas in return for a very small royalty IF I finsih the books and get them published? [more inside]
Hi , I was wondering if any mefiers could help advise me on potentially choosing a certain module for my llb (undergraduate law) option. I was thinking of choosing the legal writing and advocacy option, but I am not sure. Has anyone any idea of what is usually expected in a module such as this? It strikes me as an option very similar that provided in American law schools. How are these usually assessed? The naive bone in me is entertaining the prospect of a slightly less harsh marking criteria compared to the substantive core modules I shall be studying as well; but I could be wrong. My course book mentions the break down of the module as follows: Legal Writing and Advocacy: - Reflective Learning Journal (40%) - Response to Consultation Document (30%) - Oral Presentation 1 - (15%) - Oral Presentation 2 - (15%) [more inside]
I intend on writing a career advice book for a particular field and the content of the book will be interviews with leaders in that particular field. What legal or contractual issues should I be concerned about? [more inside]
I want to buy a manual typewriter, that I will not have trouble finding paper/ink/ribbons for... [more inside]
Legal question (but not for an actual legal matter! Just for research on a present project.) What would the likely typical sentence for a teenage kid under Canada's Young Offenders Act (since replaced by the Youth Criminal Justice Act)? [more inside]
Are there any good free boilerplate contracts for a writer assigned to do a regular column? [more inside]
How can I publish my fiction online anonymously and still retain the copyright? [more inside]
What are some good books written about where to find free information on the internet? What are the legal implications about writing a book about a collection of internet websites?
fiction writing filter - I'm writing a story set in anytown, USA. I know that gun laws are different everywhere, and I've googled gun laws for each state, but they don't really answer my question. So, here goes... [more inside]
I've been asked to co-author a nonfiction book with a woman who is an expert in her field, but not a writer. I have some questions about contracts and rights to the material. [more inside]
Is there a way I can work both these jobs without killing myself? [more inside]
Help me be a better law clerk! [more inside]
BestPrintingOnline stole content from my website, I allege. How do I get them to take it down? [more inside]
What is the legal state of using the names of local businesses, locations, politicians, and "people of import" in a work of fiction? [more inside]
The IMDB entry for Donnie Darko says: "The script initially called for Donnie's fantasies to be about Alyssa Milano. This had to be changed however when Richard Kelly was denied the legal rights to reference her in this manner." Does anyone know what laws are operating in this situation?