Success Through Coaching by Phone

Ed Poll, who coaches lawyers by phone and is a management consultant to law firms, has an interesting article at the ABA’s Law Practice TODAY titled, Those Who Can, Coach: The Power of Coaching Can Transform Your Life, in which he writes, inter alia:

Some might feel that seeking the help of a coach is an admission of personal inadequacy. The more logical conclusion is that you should engage a coach from the moment you decide you want to be successful. A coach can help you achieve that success more quickly than you would on your own. In sports, that is proven so many times on a daily basis that it is axiomatic. “

Read more here.

We haven’t even talked to Ed but already feel motivated to improve just through a reading of that article. We have no doubt that coaching works. Almost all world champion athletes have coaches. So why not world champion professionals in the legal field? It makes sense.

Link to Law Practice Today originally via Vertretbar (hat tip).

The Blogosphere Comments on the Google Cache Case Nevada Court Ruling

Google Cache Copyright Infringement Case Summarized at

A good summary of the Nevada District Court ruling in the
Google Cache Copyright Infringement Case
(see our previous LawPundit posting)
is found at, a website of the international law firm, Pinsent Masons. No registration is required to view this article.

The article also comments on the status of search engines in the UK and links to the UK’s E-commerce Regulations (free registration is required to view this guide).

Germany Leads in .eu Domain Registrations

A January 27, 2006 article by Teresa K├╝chler reports that over 165,000 applications have been made for .eu domains thus far in the Sunrise Period, with German applications accounting for 34.7 percent of the total, followed by the Netherlands with 15.6 percent and France with 13.4 percent.

The article points out that companies should act quickly to register their trademarks and names.

Copyright Infringement and Blake A. Field vs. Google Inc.

The important case, Blake A. Field vs. Google Inc., was recently decided by summary judgment in favor of Google regarding the issue of whether caching of website pages was copyright infringement. The reasoning and interpretation of judicial precedent in the case have wide-reaching applicability and portend the handling of legal issues in suits against Google for its Google Print library digitization project (renamed as Google Book Search), although of course the cases differ factually. We find that the court’s reasoning in Field v. Google follows the same lines of logic that we have previously posted to LawPundit, especially regarding the issue of “transformative use” and the precedent in Kelly v. Arriba.

See our postings at:

Google Book Search replaces Google Print Nov. 24, 2005

Transformative Use Justifies GooglePrint Scans of Entire Books as Fair Use Sept. 28, 2005

and chronologically, for more issues:

European Union (EU) Digital Libraries Initiative – i2010: DIGITAL LIBRARIES Oct. 8, 2005

A European Perspective on Author’s Guild v. Google Print Oct. 5, 2005

Yahoo Starts Open Content Alliance – A Library and Archive Digitization Project Oct. 4, 2005

Twenty Key Questions for Author’s Guild v. Google Oct. 3, 2005

Google and University of Michigan Library Agreement as a .pdf Oct. 3, 2005

Google Print or Library – Who is the “Copier” according to Law? Oct. 1, 2005

A Misunderstanding with Scrivener’s Error Sept. 29, 2005

Bloggers re Author’s Guild v. Google Print Sept. 29, 2005

Author’s Guild v. Google Print (GooglePrint) Sept. 29, 2005

Transformative Use Justifies GooglePrint Scans of Entire Books as Fair Use Sept. 28, 2005

Author’s Guild Sues Google for Copyright Infringement – The Author’s Guild does NOT represent THIS Author Sept. 26, 2005

What is the Universe? Kas ir Visums?

The Latvian website E-Misterija in a translation by RV entitled Kas ir Visums? presents a small theory that I first published online at my personal website as What is the Universe? It has gotten quite a bit of reaction in Latvia, so you might be interested in the English version.

After all, as Dionne Warwick and Cher have sung, “What’s it all about, Alfie?” (words by Hal David and music by Burt Bacharach)

The French Judicial System and Terrorism

ZenPundit has a short but interesting piece on the French judicial system at Counterterrorism, French-Style.

The question is whether the theory quoted there from Foreign Policy actually mirrors the realities in France today. We do not know.