Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 10 Lawffice Space Entries of 2009


As the year draws to a close, it's the perfect time to roll out the top 10 Lawffice Space entries for the year... nay, the decade... of all time! Alright, I started the blog May 7th of this year, so it's all the same.

10. Senate to Examine Gross v. FBL
No doubt about it, the Supreme Court decision in Gross v. FBL was one of the employment law stories of the year. Lawffice Space was one of the first blogs to cover the legislative response, including this announcement of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the issue.

Ricci was one of those rare employment law cases that drew national media attention and got people who otherwise ignore the law all riled up. I wrote numerous entries on the case including summaries of each opinion. My attempt to read between the lines of Justice Scalia's concurring opinion was the most popular and the only one in the top 10.

The first substantive Lawffice Space entry ever has proven popular these last few months. It includes several useful citations for the premise that the ADA Amendments Act is not retroactive.

This entry described a case in which a Court protected a transgender individual under Title VII.... which is remarkable because Title VII does not protect transgender people. It's an interesting take on using sex-stereotyping to broaden the protection of Title VII.

There's a new antidiscrimination law, GINA, necessitating a new EEOC poster. Federal law requires that every employer have one. Of course it's popular!

Readers like to know what the EEOC is up to. They really like data. They LOVE pictures! This post utilizes all three.

H1N1 was all the rage for a while. It seems to have dropped off the radar a little, but employers are still interested on how best to prepare. This entry provides my notes/overview of guidance issued by the federal government.

This entry details the case of Seva Brodsky who filed an ADA claim after failing out of law school. I don't want to spoil #1, but it will better describe this entry's popularity.

I don't know what it is, but lawyers LOVE old problems in new mediums. I should go write an entry on Twitter harassment to really drum up some hits.

And the number one Lawffice Space entry of all time is...

I noticed that I was getting a ton of traffic for the #3 entry in this countdown. Upon examining the site analytics I determined that no one cared about Seva Brodsky, they were searching for advice on failing out of law school! Being a man of the people, I knew I had to give the people what they wanted: Advice on what to do when confronted with the terrifying possibility that you are failing out of law school.

Well, that wraps up 2009. Thanks for reading and I look forward to bringing you more Lawffice Space in 2010 and for many years to come!