Monthly Archives: May 2007

It’s Convertible Season — Buy A Safe One

In Texas and other parts of the South and Southwest, it’s convertible season. Although in Dallas we’ve had 21 days of rain so far in May, so there hasn’t been much opportunity for top-down driving here. If you’re considering buying a convertible, don’t let emotions control your purchase — think about safety also. The Insurance […]

Link of the Day – U.S. Access Board

The U.S. Access Board is a federal government agency. The Mission Statement at their Web site nicely summarizes their purpose: Mission The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information […]

Link of the Day – The National Bar Association

The National Bar Association is an African-American organization. Here is information from their Web site: During the first quarter of the 20th century, twelve African-American pioneers with a mutual interest in, and dedication to justice and the civil rights of all, helped structure the struggle of the African-American race in America. George H. Woodson, S. […]

Link of the Day – National Lesbian And Gay Law Association

The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA) is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. NLGLA promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. At the 1987 march on Washington, DC for […]

Link of the Day – Is He Really A Lawyer?

My friend, and my sponsor for admission to the Supreme Court of the United States, Terry Berger, has created a wonderfully useful Web site called IsHeReallyALawyer, with links to the attorney licensing authorities in every state. The purpose of the site is to make it easy to check whether someone is really a lawyer. This […]

Link of the Day – Job Accommodation Network

There is an incredibly helpful disability Web site hosted by West Virginia University. The site is the Job Accommodation Network, and here is a description from the site: The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP […]

Link of the Day – National Disability Rights Network

The National Disability Rights Network is: … the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. Through training and technical assistance, […]

Link of the Day – Friday Fun

I like simple computer games — ones I can play without having to think, just to give me a brief distraction. One of the simplest is Collapse. Check it out.

Link of the Day – ADA Technical Assistance Program

To go along with yesterday’s Link of the Day, here is another ADA site. The ADA Technical Assistance Program describes itself this way: The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has established ten regional centers to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under […]

Link of the Day – ADA Document Portal

The ADA Document Portal is a great Web site for information about the Americans With Disabilities Act. Here you’ll find tons of information and links to other resources.

Link of the Day – Brain Injury Association Of Texas

The Brain Injury Association of Texas (BIATX) is an excellent resource for those who have suffered brain injuries, and for the families of such unfortunate people. Here is the group’s description from their Web site: The Brain Injury Association of Texas is an organization which arose from the mutual frustration and sense of helplessness experienced […]

Avandia Diabetes Drug Linked To Heart Attacks

According to an article in the New York Times today, the popular dates drug Avandia has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. The Times article quotes from the New England Journal of Medicine. Here are excerpts from the article: An article released today by The New England Journal of Medicine raised safety […]

Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity And Immigration Reform Act Of 2007

Every lawyer who represents personal injury clients has to occasionally deal with problems involving illegal immigration. Here is a link to the latest draft of the proposed U.S. Senate immigration reform bill.

Link of the Day – Federal Bureau Of Investigation

If you’re lucky, you’ll never have to have any dealing with the FBI. If you’re not so lucky, you can learn a lot about the Bureau at the official Web site of the Federal Bureau Of Investigation.

Link of the Day – The Texas Register

The Texas Register, a publication of the Texas Secretary of State, serves as the notice bulletin of state agency rulemaking. The Texas Register contains emergency, proposed, and adopted rules; notices of withdrawn and repealed rules; notices of rule review and other information submitted by state agencies for publication. Quoting from the Web site: Established by […]

Link of the Day – Friday Fun

Lines is an old, simple computer strategy game that you’ll probably find to be either boring or addictive. There are a number of versions floating around, and one of the better ones is at Take a look — you may find it to be the perfect way to waste a few minutes between projects.

Link of the Day – Gasoline Price Map

I seem to be taking a break from purely legal posts this week and putting up consumer-related posts instead. But these things do catch my eye, and I hope you find them useful to you. Gas prices have busted through the $3.00 per gallon level again, and if you have to use Super Premium gas, […]

Link of the Day – Paperback Book Rentals

This really has nothing to do with personal injury cases or Social Security disability claims, but I think it’s a great new service. I spend so much time working or on the Internet (or working on the Internet) that I barely have time to read magazines, much less time to read books. So I hesitate […]

Link of the Day –

I’ve mentioned before that personal injury trial lawyers are always looking for quotations appropriate to arguments they make before juries. Quotations can be helpful to other people also, whatever the situation. One of the oldest quotations databases on the Internet is It has lots of helpful information, and is easily searchable.

Link of the Day – Texas Commercial Motor Vehicles Drivers Handbook

The Texas Department of Public Safety publishes an online version of the Texas Commercial Motor Vehicles Drivers Handbook. This will tell you everything you need to know in order to drive a commercial vehicle, from how to shift gears to how to stay awake (keep cool and take frequent breaks). And of course for personal […]