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Roll up, roll up, one and all. The circus is in town!
Marvel at the clowns as they slip and slide around... the truth.

It's called "Friends O Science".

You see, that’s the joke!

As Prof @KHayhoe explains: "It's like calling vegans Friends of BBQ."
Prepare to be threaded...
They are the darlings of the denialists, the trumpeters of tall tales, the pedallers of hyperbole. They pretend to love children, yet prefer they be seen but not heard. "Go sit in the corner, dear. The grown-ups are talking."
They abuse the message and image of @GretaThunberg to sell their snake oil and boost their reach

Their recent vid "A Letter to Greta" once again foists the falsehood of the "500 Scientists" onto unsuspecting viewers.

#Lawyers of Twitter, does this not violate the Lanham Act?
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Struggling to get #lawyers on board with a big change, strategic, or technology initiative? Here's a fun way to engage them (and the whole firm) and turn them into advocates for something they'd otherwise likely complain about. 1/
Start by announcing a competition pitting teams of lawyers and peer professionals against one another to craft and deliver a "closing argument" for a secret (for now) firm-wide initiative. Teams might be office vs. office, partners vs. associates, etc. 2/
The secret initiative might be the firm's new strategic plan, a new CRM tool, a client-service model, an alternative fee pricing strategy, etc. It doesn't matter what the initiative is so long as it has firm-wide impact and is something they've not paid a lot of attention to. 3/
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In-house counsel v. law firm partners: knowledge deficit

I spent a good part of my weekend with a close friend, a VP legal of a finance company. He was helping me to figure out what to teach in a banking and finance litigation course.
#lawfirm #partner #knowledge #lawyers
This is an in-house lawyer who is meticulous, has every update on his fingertips and is respected for the depth and breadth of his knowledge.
He has overtaken many senior lawyers to become a VP in a big private equity and finance company thanks to his sheer knowledge and ability to apply the same to complex situations.
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The story of Knocker Uppers and a lesson for lawyers

A few days back, I was reading about the Industrial Revolution in Europe when I came across the story of ‘knocker-uppers’.

#knockerupper #lesson #lawyers #revolution
It was a profession in Britain and Ireland that started during the Industrial Revolution. This was prevalent even in the 1920s when alarm clocks were priced exorbitantly and were not reliable. A knocker-upper's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.
They would wake up their clients by tapping on their bedroom windows. On the street outside, walking to the next customer's house would be a figure wielding a long stick.
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Happy #SundayMorning! I was the subject of a hit piece recently. The piece made lots of accusations but didn’t point out the obvious:

I don’t want AZ to suffer. I care that a mobster is taking advantage of people who didn’t do their research.

I didn’t even write the article.
2/ What is interesting about this hit piece is that it doesn’t mention the name of the businessman (Jacob Gitman) or all the lawsuits he’s been involved/named in or the fact that he’s working with a half dozen Russian oligarchs or that all his associates spent years in jail.
3/ The AZCENTRAl article this unsigned hit piece is mad about mentions that Thomas Galvin is Gitmans lawyer.
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9 big problems in-house counsels face with litigators and why there could be an opportunity for you in it

Lawyers want to work for big companies. Even when you are in a law firm, big corporate clients are the most sought after.

#inhousecounsels #litigation #lawyers #Corporate
Especially for litigators, big companies are the most lucrative clients, in terms of money, prestige and standing in court.

Big companies typically have their own in-house legal teams.
However, such lawyers are not allowed to appear in court, nor is it a good idea because litigators in specific courts have better knowledge of what works and what doesn’t before a certain judge. So big companies are always hiring litigators for all their litigation related work.
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I have reached a whole new level of #PISSEDOFF.

I didnt think such a #dark and #scary state, or level, could be reached. It may top 12-14-17's causation. It's. That. Bad. So, I've prepared a statement...

docs.google.com/document/d/1_J…

#PascoSheriff #HaveYouAllNoShame @CigarCityBeer
Dear @FBI,
I must implore you ask your colleauges in @FBITampa to help research this new level of #PISSEDOFFNESS. As locals, they may offer a special indepth knowledge of this new level I have reached. This is not fair & law enforcement must #investigate. No one deserves this.
This is my #apogee of #Pissedoffness.
If #motherfuckers & #tears werent a noticable level.
If #HUSH or #INTIMIDATION tactics being deployed didnt strike a chord.
If #EVIDENCE, PROOF, or 30k Bonds didnt #WOW YOU.
If posting mom with no shred of investigatable value wasnt enough...
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A #data informed look at how the #human experience of #lawyering has changed over time.

Just as #clients need better #value propositions, #law firms need better business models. Meaningful #legal #transformation will occur where the two intersect.

legalevolution.org/2019/02/pay-ho…
H/T to @augierakow @robsaccone for the post #inspirelegal 🤓 email chain that #inspired this tweetable.

(Bc I’m a tweetable factory. 🤷🏻‍♀️)
Another reaction to this @wihender post: we NEED to deal with #automation anxiety in #legal.

Legacy models of law practice aren’t built for the pace of #business and volume of #information of the #digital age.

More #hours from more #lawyers can’t be the default answer.
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#Q new thread
VP .. SA..MISSILES..NOV 2017.. TWITTER.. LOC.
Why Did VP get envelope to?
#911
#money
#security
#SA.
#PODESTAGROUP
#LAWYERS
#QAnon
What does VP know relates to 911?
@arresthrc
@fedupwarriorq17
@Qstorm1969
VP & Tim Kane 911.

freebeacon.com/politics/tim-k…
@fedupwarriorq17 @arresthrc
@Qstorm1969
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their day jobs properly & decided to take the law into their own hands. It started as a small cover up 12 years ago but has turned into British State Persecution.

#Skynews #BBCNews #DailyMail #Guardian #Euronews
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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1/ UPDATED ACTION ITEM TO STOP KAVANAUGH; The ABA has issued a formal notice requesting that the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings be delayed pending a formal FBI investigation. In the meantime, the ABA continues to rate Kavanaugh as "well qualified." As no federal judge has ever
2/ been confirmed without a "well qualified" rating by the ABA, if the ABA were to rescind this rating (as it did once before in 2006) it could further derail Kavanaugh's confirmation. For all of you who hire lawyers or know lawyers please ask them to contact the ABA to urge the
3/ ABA to immediately withdraw Kavanaugh's rating of "well qualified" and institute a process to reconsider whether this rating is still appropriate after the surfacing of extremely negative information about Kavanaugh during his hearing with Dr. Ford. Of course this request
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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1/ What's wrong with #lawfirm compensation? Let @jordan_law21 count the ways.As predicted 🔮 (by me, about what I was going to do 😇), a #tweetstorm. First the link: law21.ca/2018/09/how-co…
2/ Next, my favorite #micdrop 🎤 quote: "law firms incentivize their lawyers to act in ways that are counter-productive to lwayers' happiness, clients' satisfaction and the firms' effectiveness." and 💥goes the 🧨-- more #truthbombs follow.
3/ 💯 agree that legacy compensation systems (and the attendant infrastructure of #tech, #process, #policy, governance as well as resulting #culture) emphasizes #lawyer effort over #client outcomes (namely, the billable hour). BUT I add here: what would be a better #alternative?
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it - ukcoverup.com/search-warrant-

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here ukcoverup.com/arrest-details as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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showing his First and last charge. Note on 1 charge his middle initial is given, this is where too much info entered will give you a negative return should you use it. Without knowing his birthday (year) it makes it more difficult locating anyone. Note the charge of assault on
the first charge.HIs actual crime was throwing his infant child into a wall causing permenant brain damage. There is nothing about child neglect. This MISSING information could have been life saving. Assault 2nd falls under too many catagories, such as"I got into a barroom brawl
protecting a women". LIES. #BrittanysLaw will give the needed, life saving information we need to protect our most vulnerable. Had more information been given on the original charge, the murder charge could very possible have been omitted and Helen ad Brittany may still be alive.
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OK - here goes! My take on the legal issues around #BIM and #winfieldrock...
#BIM has huge potential for improving collaboration, particularly early stage, in #construction and thereby reducing #disputes and #performancegap
Problem is the limited take-up particularly among private sector – reasons include lack of knowledge (of how to use and of benefits), lack of standardisation (in what BIM means and in proprietary programmes used, although moving towards #Revit – barrier for SMES)
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