News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

False Claims in a Blog Could Lead to Lawyer’s Suspension

A recent ABA Journal article tells the cautionary tale of an Illinois lawyer who stands accused of blogging with a reckless disregard for the truth.  The attorney is facing a proposed three-year suspension.

The attorney in question “oversaw a blog about a probate matter in which she alleged corruption in the probate court, both generally and in the probate matter. Specific individuals were identified in a table of torts, which Denison described as TEN PAGES of questionable behavior, corruption, misfeasance, malfeasance, perpetration of misdemeanors and felonies in the case.”

The hearing board of the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission found that there was no rational basis to support the allegations about improprieties.

Obviously, this case of malfeasance by a lawyer is extreme, however it is important for a lawyer who blogs to know the nuances of the law in this area.  Attorneys or students may want to check out our newly arrived book:  The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers to make sure they are compliant with their ethical obligations.


Calling all Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff: Get with the Library on Social Media

social mediaHopefully you are already engaged with us on social media. If not, get to it! We offer unique content on our Facebook (Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library), Twitter (@CMLawLibrary), and Pinterest offerings. Also, you can get all of our blog posts seamlessly by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter 😀

Need a Place to Recharge Your Electronics?

001Did you know we have a lot of places to charge your electronics in the library? Besides the outlets located throughout the library, there are charging stations to plug your devices in the computer lab and in the student lounge (pictured). The charging station in the student lounge has plenty of chargers for your electronics as well.

Browse Our Legal Research and Writing Materials on Facebook

We’ve put together an album on our Facebook page of some of the most recent Legal Research and Writing Books. You can get an idea of what you can borrow from us on Facebook, and once you’re ready to get your hands on the goods, stop down in room AO66 on the Atrium level. There you’ll find copies of the majority of the titles featured in our FB album.

ABA’s Health Law Section

Are you getting a Certificate in Health Law at CM Law? Are you interested in Health Law? Then you should check out the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Health Law Section. This is one stop shopping for Health Law Information, and publications along with events and programs of interest to Health Law professionals. The ABA also has discounted student memberships available [here]. Law student dues are only $25 or three years for $60. Once you are admitted to the bar, your first year is free. So that’s four years of uninterrupted membership for only $60.