Timothy J. Stanley

Timothy J. Stanley

Justia Inc
  • Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law, Business Law
  • California
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Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Business Law
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Member, Board of Trustees
- Current
Board Member
American LegalNet Inc.
- Current
- Current
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center at Stanford University
- Current
Board Member
CEO, CTO, VP Products
Social Science Research Network
Harvard Law School
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
Stanford University
Stanford University
CALI Excellence in Service Award
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Research Fellowship
Stanford Center of Economic Policy Research
Richard S. Goldsmith Award
Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, Stanford Law School
Law and Society Fellowship
Institute for Humane Studies
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
- Current
The American Association for Justice
- Current
Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
Editorial Board Member
- Current
Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Current
California State Bar # 161897
- Current
Activities: Law Practice Management and Technology Executive Committee
American Civil Liberties Union
- Current
Computer Professional for Social Responsibility
American Law and Economics Association
Speaking Engagements
Super Google Strategies for Legal Research, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA
State Bar of California
Low to No-Cost Internet Applications: E-Tools For Lawyers, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA
State Bar of California
Websites & Blogs
Website Website
Justia Law, Technology and Legal Marketing Blog
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. I have a green card for 23 years. With the latest immigration law has anything changed in terms of naturalization?
A: There have been no recent changes in the immigration laws, as Congress has been unable to agree on any immigration reform measures. That said, you might want to become naturalized, as their are certain benefits to being a US citizen, including reducing the chance that you might be deported if a legal issue occurred.
Q. Are court documents considered public domain for purposes of posting them on a website or blog?
A: Depends on what the document is. Judicial opinions and orders from Federal Judges are not copyrighted, as it is Federal work product. For state judicial opinions and orders, the courts have not allowed an enforceable copyright. Recently some lawyers sued West and Lexis for having their briefs as part of their research products. West & Lexis argued fair use, and while an order was issued in their favor, the written opinion as to reasons for the judges decision has not yet been released. That said, there are copyrighted documents that are filed that do not lose their copyright (e.g. the Harry Potter books have been attached to filings in previous cases).
Q. What is an amicus brief
A: Amicus or amicus curiae is Latin for a 'friend of the court.' An amicus curiae is not a litigant, but a party interested in the outcome of the case. Amicus briefs are legal position statements that the interested party must first ask the court for, and receive, permission to file. The amici curiae (plural) seek to influence and persuade the court to take a particular position in the case.
Q. definition of DOES 1 - 100 inclusive
A: "Does", "John Doe" or "Jane Doe" are placeholder name used in legal actions for people whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal reasons. "Does 1-100" being used in a particular case probably means that there are up to 100 additional parties (fictitious defendants) to the legal action that are not yet known. See Wikipedia for more info: and Nolo's Legal Dictionary: John Doe: Jane Doe:
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Johnson v. M'Intosh
US Supreme Court
Mas v. Perry
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Harris v. Quinn
US Supreme Court
Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus
US Supreme Court
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