The Common Scold

The Common Scold is named after a cause of action that originated in Pilgrim days, when meddlesome, argumentative, opinionated women who displeased the Puritan elders were punished by a brisk dunk in the local pond. Believe it or not, the tort lasted until 1972, when State v. Palendrano, 120 N.J. Super. 336, 293 A.2d 747 (N.J.Super.L., Jul 13, 1972) pretty much put it to rest. But the thought of those feisty women, not afraid of a little cold water, has always cheered me up and inspired me. I first used the moniker as the name of my humor column at the University of San Francisco School of Law many moons ago, and revive it now for this blawg!

Mark Your Calendar: 9/23 for Virtual LegalTech

22340488 On Sept. 23, ALM will host the next "live" session of Virtual LegalTech. It is free, and all but one of the four hour-long panels will offer continuing legal education credit for California, New York, and Illinois attorneys (Florida credit is pending).

• 10:15: "Tools & Techniques for a Successful Business Development Culture: Client Teams." (No CLE.)

• 1:45: "Improving Legal Department and Firm Efficiences through Innovative Technologies." (Speakers include consultant Steven Levy, a frequent contributor to Law Technology News.)

• 2:45: "FRCP 26 (F) All Access: A Behind the Scenes View of the Current Requirements." (U.S. District Court Judge Michael Baylson is among the speakers.)

• 4:00: "Social Media & eDiscovering: Untangling the Tweets for Trials." (U.S. District Court Judge David Waxse is on this panel.)

For a full schedule, click here.

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